Chris MacDonald Claims Surf-Freestyle World Title!

Report from day Two – GWA WINGFOIL WORLD CUP TARIFA 2023

Words: Gemma Hamaini

Photo: Samuel Cardenas

  • On Day Two in Tarifa, we concluded the men’s division
  • Christopher MacDonald won the event and became the new Surf-Freestyle discipline World Champion

Men’s Finals

Anticipation hung thick in the air as the final unfolded on the second day of competition, lending an electrifying atmosphere to the climax of the GWA Wingfoil World Cup Tarifa. Chris MacDonald wasted no time unleashing a barrage of colossal tricks, setting the stage for a compelling battle to secure his world title in Tarifa.

The intensity soared with each athlete pushing the limits, but this pursuit of greatness came at the cost of some spectacular crashes. As the 7th trick attempt approached, the scoreboard remained a tight battleground, with Chris maintaining a slight lead. Jerome, Malo, and Bastien were hot on his heels, making it clear that one substantial score could reshape the entire competition landscape.

In the decisive moments, both Chris and Jerome executed impressive tricks, securing solid scores for their final attempts. However, Bastien and Malo both succumbed to crashes on their final attempts, leaving the outcome hanging by a thread. In a triumphant display, Chris MacDonald seized his well-deserved crown on the shores of Tarifa, surrounded by the cheers of family, friends, and the spectators who had gathered to witness this thrilling event.

Bastien Escofet secured a commendable second place, closely followed by Jerome Cloetens in 3rd and Malo Guenole in 4th.

With this victory, Christopher MacDonald ascends to the top as the new GWA Wingfoil Surf-Freestyle World Champion 2023, etching his name into wingfoiling history.


GWA Wingfoil World Cup in Tarifa


1st Christopher MacDonald (USA)

2nd Bastien Escofet (FRA)

3rd Jerome Cloetens (ESP)

4th Malo Guenole (FRA)

Stay updated with the GWA Wingfoil World Cup in Tarifa, Spain by following the live scoring and live ticker on the GWA website

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