It REALLY depends on your local conditions.
If your spot is a good kiting spot, lots of room, steady winds, and if you can already kite proficiently, then, there is barely any incentive to ride a wing foil, apart from the novelty factor, or for a different approach to riding waves. As a side note, the purists of surfing, who used to see kiters as being handicapped by having some kite traction in the way of their surfing, seem to now be more happy to trade that handicap for a chunky board and a massive foil, and a flappy thing in their hand. Not too sure if it's more or less pure surfing this way, but this was just a side note...
On the other hand, if your local conditions are sketchy for kiting, then winging might solve some of the issues, maybe with a tradeoff in terms of performance, but being out and having fun is what matters. Probably best to go winging instead of not going kiting. Boat launches and retrievals also open a lot more options than kiting, for the many people into that kind of stuff. It gives options.
I feel pretty lucky to have some good spots nearby, lots of room, decent wind, often, but there is one direction of wind that is slightly cross off, with lulls and shifts, and it can really be hit and miss. It has provided at times some of the best wave kiting conditions but also, usually, some of the worst, the ones where the wind drops and you have to keep moving the kite a lot to keep it in the air, and as a result, going downwind pretty quickly, which is a bit stressful on a cross off wind. That's where wingfoiling can take the advantage. In the lulls the other day, I was just sitting on my board, no stress, just waiting for the next gusts, saving my energy while enjoying the view, and still able to go back to shore if I had to, with an easy grovel / paddle. That's just bonus sessions. There are other challenges though... getting through significant breaking waves, and not immune to a bit of walk of shame, which is worse than with kite gear.
So far, from what I see around, wing foiling doesn't really compete with kite foiling. For most people, kite foiling happens in the sub 15kts wind range, where winging is non existent, or essentially boring. It tends to draw people from windsurfing though, because their lower limit is even higher than that, and they aren't adverse to shlogging on big boards.
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