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GWA Wingfoil World Cup in Tauranga, New Zealand - Overall

by GWA Wingfoil World Tour 13 Mar 06:48 PDT 3-11 March 2023
Winners - 2023 GWA Wingfoil World Cup Tauranga © GWA Wingfoil World Tour

The conditions were favorable for the start of the men's elimination 5, with winds blowing at 9 to 11 knots. After several attempts, the final was able to start, but four riders went over early.

Titouan Galea, Oscar Leclair, Ancor Sosa, and Camille Bouyer had to sail back to shore, missing out on the final race. This was a window of opportunity for the six remaining riders. The challenging wind conditions certainly did not make it easy, but Bastien Escofet managed to accelerate his way to the front of the pack and head into the final FreeFly section in the lead, pumping his way to the finish line to claim his fourth elimination win.

Chris Mac Donald cruised through in second position, and Zane Schweitzer in third. Local rider Hugo Wigglesworth finished fourth, followed by Francesco Cappuzzo who went down due to a drop in wind but managed to somehow finish the course to claim the sixth position.

The final results for the men's FreeFly-Slalom discipline are:

    1st Bastien Escofet
    2nd Francesco Cappuzzo
    3rd Camille Bouyer

The final results for the men's Surf-Freestyle discipline are:

    1st Chris Mac Donald
    2nd Malo Guenole
    3rd Alan Fedit

For the women, we managed to complete elimination 12 and 13 while the wind conditions were good. This time, Bowien van der Linden took both wins.

The final results for the women's FreeFly-Slalom discipline are:

    1st Nia Suardiaz
    2nd Aimee Bright
    3rd Bowien van der Linden

The final results for the women's Surf-Freestyle discipline are:

    1st Nia Suardiaz
    2nd Bowien van der Linden
    3rd Orane Ceris

For the afternoon, we finished up the Armstrong tow in surf foil competition, putting on a great show for the crowds, with Matteo Ell from Hawaii and Bowien van der Linden from the Netherlands taking the win.

That's a wrap for the GWA Wingfoil World Cup New Zealand. It has been an incredible event, with a huge variety in wind and wave conditions. We would like to thank all of the riders, organizers, sponsors, and crew for making our first event in New Zealand a huge success. We look forward to returning next year!

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