The official competition has finished here at the GWA Wingfoil World Cup in Lanzarote, with trade winds blowing from start to finish during two days of mind-blowing competition, so now was a chance to showcase our various disciplines on the Tour.
Yesterday the focus was on Surf-Slalom, with riders putting on a show, with local competitors also being able to join the roster.
Thirty-two men registered for an afternoon of surf-slalom. Local riders also joined the party, as it was not an exclusive show for registered GWA riders. After two elimination rounds, Hugo Marin (FRA) took the first and Titouan Galea (NCL) took the second. Both F-One riders going to war with a final elimination to follow.
It was Titouan Galea who prevailed against his teammate in the final elimination. After missing a win in the first round he showcased elegant riding, gliding around the buoys and using every wave possible on the pumping track.
Over in the women’s heats, Nia Suardiaz (ESP) gave a show-stopping performance, winning all four race heats. Today she was too quick for rival Paula Novotna (CZE) and displayed effortless control throughout the course.
Novotna taking the surf-freestyle win back on Wednesday, and some race wins for Nia, regardless of it being for the show, will still be a big confidence boost heading into the next event.
Slalom racing is always good to watch, especially on the GWA tour. When racing gets tight it can come down to the final corner and it’s been great to demonstrate this by bringing the best of the best here to Costa Teguise, Lanzarote.
One more day is on the cards for this event. As the competition was over and the surf-slalom had wrapped up, the crew today plan to run the best trick showdown.