FreeFly-Slalom winners crowned in Gran Canaria

  • FreeFly-Slalom: 3 men’s & 7 women’s eliminations were completed.
  • Nia Suardiaz and Titouan Galea tool first place in the FreeFly-Slalom discipline.
  • Friday is all about Big Air action, where we plan to crown the first ever GWA Wingfoil Big Air World Champions 2023.

MEN’S ELIMINATIONS 5-7

The third day of competition, with 35 men and 14 women battling for 8 hours, served up some of the most exciting FreeFly-Slalom ever seen, with the athletes amped by the cranking winds and swell for the challenging pump sections of the course.

France’s Titouan Galea was so dominant in the FreeFly-Slalom contest of the GWA Wingfoil World Cup in Gran Canaria, Spain, that he had the title in the bag even before the last race.

But Italy’s Francesco Cappuzzo, who looked like a strong challenger for the crown earlier in the competition, had to battle to the end to take the second podium step, just ousting Alan Fedit (GER), who had shown remarkable consistency throughout.

“For sure when it’s 30, 35,40 knots it’s really cool to fight against everyone,” said Fedit. It’s really challenging. The pump track is super-long, so it’s really challenging. But if it’s nuclear conditions, it’ll be great to try the 2.8m2 wing. That would be really, really cool.” – Fedit said.

FreeFly-Slalom winners

WOMEN’S ELIMINATIONS 9-15

Nia Suardiaz never took her foot off the gas pushing to the end in every elimination. But Flora Artzner (FRA) performed much better on the second day of FreeFly-Slalom, making two bullets and the second podium step, just ahead of her French teammate, Orane Ceris.

“We had very tough conditions, I barely can feel my legs, but I’m very happy with my second place.” – Artzner said.

FreeFly-Slalom winners

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Report from Day Three
Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria

Words: Ian MacKinnon

Photo: Lukas K Stiller

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