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What's next for women in wingfoiling?

by Sensi Graves 24 Oct 06:58 PDT
Women in wingfoiling © Laci Kobulsky

The GWA is thrilled to have had a successful 2021 (so far!) and we are pumped that so many women are participating. More and more female riders are getting into the sport and we are 100% for it!

In this article, we break down why you should try winging, what's coming up for women in competition, and the riders you should be following on tour.

Why you should try wingfoiling:

One of the most common proclamations (made by both men and women) is how intimidating windsports are. Kiteboarding looks scary and the lines, harness and "loads of gear", can feel like too much to overcome for newbies in the sport.

This is where winging shines! Wingfoiling does not require any lines or harnesses. The minimal amount of gear makes the sport feel less challenging.

Additionally, you can pump your wing in a relatively small area and access points to the water feel more doable. It can be less scary than other windsports.

If you're a lady, looking to get into the sport, there has never been a better time! Almost equal numbers of men and women are attempting to learn and therefore the camaraderie is genuine and heartfelt. According to Eva Wyss, "here in Switzerland, almost half of the wingers are women. This water sport feels light, like a butterfly dancing on the water."

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