Towed hydrofoil lessons

Learn how to fly a hydrofoil behind a dinghy

This is the best way to keep improving if the wind lets us down. The steady pull of the boat will  help you learn how to foil and accelerate the process. The following prices represent the time the boat is in use. If you shared that time with another person, the price will be shared as well.

Towed hydrofoil lessons

Shared equipment

Learn flying a hydrofoil behind a dinghy


1h = 110€

2h = 200€

3h = 270€

4h = 360€

90€/per extra hour




Rescue boat

Tow dinghy

Equipment & wetsuit


Prices are for the full boat

General information

All towed hydrofoil lessons include insurance, safety gear, and a tow dinghy. If you took private equipment wingfoil lessons, every 1 hour lesson from your package will count as 30 minutes of towed hydrofoil lesson. If you took shared equipment wingfoil lessons, every 1 hour lesson from your package will count as 20 minutes of towed hydrofoil lesson.

Choose you package

  • 1 HOUR SESSION: This one time session is perfect to try flying a hydrofoil and see if you want to commit any further.
  • 2 HOURS PACKAGE: The way to go if you want to get a good chance at creating muscle memory and improving your technique.
  • 3 HOURS PACKAGE: Great package for those really looking to step up towards mastering the hydrofoil flight.
  • 4 HOURS PACKAGE: The best option for a couple of friends willing to learn how to foil together and improve meaningfully.

More details

  • I only accept a maximum of 2 students per lesson. Depending on bookings, it could very well be just yourself.
  • A maximum of 2 students will be sharing 1 hydrofoil towed by 1 dinghy.
  • You and your buddy will take turns practicing every 15 to 20 minutes. This gives you the opportunity to rest while you keep watching and learning.
  • I fluently teach in the three following languages : English, French, and Spanish.
  • Any lessons booking must be for a minimum length of 1 hour.
  • All you need to bring is a bathing suit, a towel, water, sunscreen, and a pair of sunglasses with a strap.
  • The exact time of your lesson will be set the day before according to the latest wind forecast. Please arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of your lesson.
  • We meet directly on the spot of Ponta do Espichel in Obidos lagoon pristine natural reserve.
  • We depend on the absence of wind so you need to be flexible on the days of your lessons.

Why take towed hydrofoil lessons ?

This option is the perfect opportunity to keep improving even if the wind doesn’t show up. You and a maximum of one other person will learn how to fly a hydrofoil easily by taking advantage of the constant pull the boat has to offer. Start flying the foil on your knees to understand the balance before you stand up and make rapid progress.

During this course, my main concern will be to adapt my tailored teaching method to your evolution. This multi-step method is designed to break down complex skills into simple motions and boost your learning curve. This approach and the efficiency of a boat pulling you will make foiling more accessible than ever.

The towed hydrofoil lessons are held at the Obidos lagoon (1h north of Lisbon). The Obidos lagoon is the perfect spot to learn foiling in Portugal due to its flat waters making balancing on the board or the foil a lot easier. Its size is also a big advantage when it comes to being towed behind a dinghy.

Learn to foil by following my step-by-step tailored method and improve like never before. Just book a towed hydrofoil lesson with Wingfoil Now and start living this dream I share.