FreeFly-Slalom Day 5

  • On Day 5 of the competition, a light breeze finally arrived, providing enough wind for the completion of the FreeFly-Slalom Men’s Elimination 2
  • So far, Nia Suardiaz and Mathis Ghio lead the FreeFly-Slalom rankings
  • Today is the last day of competition at Mondial du Vent, and our aim is to conclude the Surf-Freestyle Men’s discipline and run a few more heats of the FreeFly-Slalom discipline
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MEN’S ELIMINATION 2

During the Men’s Elimination finals, the wind was blowing at around 12 knots, providing the perfect conditions for the competitors to showcase their skills. Mathis Ghio, one of the top contenders, took an early lead at the first mark, showing his quick reflexes and agility on the water. However, Bastien Escofet was not far behind, pushing himself to the limit in his pursuit of victory.

As the race progressed, Ghio continued to hold the lead, but Escofet remained in hot pursuit, navigating the challenging course with precision and speed. In the final FreeFly section, Escofet closed the gap between himself and Ghio, putting up an impressive fight. Despite his best efforts, Ghio had his sights set on the finish line and surged ahead, cruising through it in first place. Escofet followed closely behind, securing second place, with Titouan Galea claiming third.

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WOMEN’S ELIMINATIONS

We unfortunately only managed to complete 2 women’s heats from Elimination 4, where we saw Paula Novotna and Nia Suardiaz winning their heats. Today we hope to complete the full women’s elimination to gain yet another full elimination result.

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Leucate-La Franqui, France

Words: Gemma Hamaini

Photos: Lukas K Stiller

Video: Mintautas Grigas

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