Meaning, how do you go ashore?
Wingfoiling or kitefoiling, almost same thing it seems.
I always ride foiling, so far in, on both foil types, that it is only one or two feet deep, and then I fall back on my back in the water.
NOT very gracefully, I know, but fast easy and safe.
Kite racers do the same, except they lift the foil all the way up above the water, having straps, while falling on their back in lower water.
If you jump off your board to lee or windward, and land on your feet, even on a sandy bottom when you dont know how deep it is exactly, the risk of foot injury is extreme, some of my friends has really had some issues...
Even worse if small rocks and shells, you will cut your bare feet
Thus falling back on you back is safe, and the kitefoil can be tilted on its side so it does not scrape on anything.
A bit more difficult wingfoiling, because of the high span, tilting it on its side is not as good as just going slow and let it stop straight on the sandbank, after you have jumped off.
Here I also fall on my back, and this is even more ridiculous, as the wing does not lift and is taken down over me ha haa, must look stupid, but safe
Have sometimes headed upwind a tad, fallen deliberately upwind, and had the wing fall to the side of me, a bit more elegant.
Of course one could just stop out when deep, and jump in the water, and get pulled to shore from here with the kite, easy.
But no way I want to stop further out than necessary...
Not possible with a wingfoil, as you can not drag to shore, but have to sit on the board, or swim besides it, to low water
A boring topic maybe, just curious, sitting here waiting for something, but have honestly thought about how you guys/girls do it?
Going all the way towards shore, jumping high and holding the board under your arm, and landing gracefully on the beach, is of course top - but hardly possible as too low that close to shore in most spots, and can be risky, only advantage is you can see the ground, so no risk of foot injury
This does only apply for kitefoil though, not wingfoil.