As summer arrives, we often encounter gentler breezes that can pose challenges to getting out on the water. Nonetheless, several brands have stepped up and begun manufacturing wings designed specifically for light wind conditions, enabling wing foiling at speeds as low as 8-10 knots!
The light wind wings by North, Duotone, and F-One have really impressed us. We highly recommend exploring our review of these top models below.
What the brand says: Light, compact, and easy to use, the STRIKE CWC V3 is the quintessential light-wind weapon. The patented 3-strut wing has proven to be the ideal concept for a successful large surface wing, and the STRIKE CWC has dominated light-wind wing foiling since its appearance on the market. Featuring a new and revolutionary design as well as F-ONE’s latest technologies and materials, this CWC V3 will let you show off your wing foiling skills in full confidence on any light wind day.
What we say: This is the wing that kickstarted the light wind side of wing foiling and has quickly become a shop favourite. Its defining feature is its remarkable lightness, making even the larger wings feel surprisingly easy to handle. The 7m has been a real session saver when the wind is only 8-12 knots when you arrive at the beach. Additionally, its compact design reduces the chances of catching the wing tips during riding. The Strike CWC V3 is a perfect light wind machine.
What the brand says: Waiting for wind? The all-new Nova Light Wind has the power to unlock borderline sessions, lift you up instantly in the lightest wind and keep you on the foil for longer. Its deep profile and ultra-stiff frame provide the most efficient power delivery per m2, carrying you through the lulls and converting the slightest puff into powerful forward momentum. Engineered to feel as light as possible, the Nova Light Wind has balanced load distribution and lift for easier gybes, tacks and low-speed transitions. Rigid GripLock micro-trim handles deliver a more immediate response. Its refined compact outline and rounded wingtips help reduce tip-strike, and the manageable span width is tailored to fit every rider. Go by height to choose just one Nova Light Wind size for your quiver, and end the wait for wind.
What we say: We have warmly embraced North’s light wind offering, impressed by its combination of a lightweight and compact design along with sturdy handles that differentiate it from the F-One Strike CWC. As is typical of North wings, the firm handles provide a direct and highly responsive feel while riding and pumping. Thanks to its compact design, the wing delivers ample power without catching it in the water. Depending on your weight and size, you can choose from the available options of 6m, 7m, or 8m. For the team at Fluid Lines, all weighing in the low to mid 80kgs, the 7m has been our go-to choice.
What the brand says: With maximum lift and power packed into a sleek, reduced wing tip design, you’ll be flying while others are left grounded. The Ventis transforms marginal conditions with active lift that pulls you up and on Foil without the need for excessive pumping. The two side struts retain the rigid frame and wings profile to allow for a reduction of the wing tips, meaning you are now less prone to catch or drag the wing tip when starting or pumping to get on foil.
Sizes of 7m and 8m become manageable with this effective tip reduction even for smaller or less experienced riders. The side struts not only enhance handling, they also allow to keep the profile of the canopy all the way towards the tips. This increases lift and power through the entire surface of the wing while still maintaining good canopy tension, flying stability and depower.
The longer carbon front handle on the Ventis enables one-handed riding and adds benefits for handling and mastering maneuvers. The strut profile of the Ventis enhances the ergonomics of the handles, resulting in a more comfortable angle for your hands to be positioned. This allows you to maintain a straighter back arm position, enabling you to enjoy longer, more comfortable sessions on the water.
What we say:
The Duotone Ventis shares a strikingly similar design to the Strike CWC V3, making use of side struts that significantly boost power and maintain a strong canopy tension. However, what truly sets the Ventis apart from other wings is its unique firm handle setup and strut profile. This design results in a remarkably comfortable riding position, and you can even flag with the wing simply by holding the long front handle. Think of the Ventis as a version of the Strike CWC with firm handles.
Also, Duotone offers the Ventis in the D/LAB construction, incorporating Aluula material in the leading edge and struts. This particular frame enhances the wing’s stiffness while riding, ensuring remarkable efficiency. If you’re looking for a wing that combines power, comfort, and compact the Ventis is an excellent choice.
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Fluid Lines Team
Fluid Lines is snow and watersports shop based in Colchester, Essex