GWA Wingfoil World Tour 2021 from April – November’21
Having enjoyed the flavour of a Wingfoil competition with the world’s best riders in Tarifa in Dec’20, we cannot wait for this tour to hit the road! For the GWA to be serious about pushing this sport, its boundaries and the performance of the athletes with every single competition is massive for the sport.
Being an official partner of the fair BOOT DÜSSELDORF, which just happens to be the largest watersports exhibition in the world, shows they mean business. The GWA will also be supporting the first ever German Wingfoil Championship, which takes place in Kiel from the 29 July – 1 August 2021, which is another string to their bow. (globalwingsportsassociation.org)
There are two official disciplines for the GWA Wingfoil World Tour: Surf-Freestyle and Surf-Race, plus a possible third discipline called the Expression Session, which does not count towards world rankings, but can be added to the main two categories at the discretion of the respective event. Read on to find out what’s involved:
The Surf-Freestyle discipline includes the expression format where competitors surf waves or swells and perform air and surface tricks using the given water conditions. It is a mix of both wave riding and air tricks.
In the Surf-Race discipline, multiple competitors ride around a course with a start and finish line that combines jibes, tacks and parts of pumping or surfing without wing assistance. The Race Director sets the course according to the given conditions in the competition area. It is called Surf-Race because it includes upwind racing with surfing/pumping downwind.
In addition to the two official disciplines, an event may host an expression session format.
An expression session is a non-official show format that does not count towards the world ranking. During the expression session, the athletes compete in a special format that is chosen depending on the conditions to provide a spectacular show (for example Best Trick, Best Wave, Highest Jump, Team contest, etc.)
- 28 April – 5 May: Leucate/FRA
- 1 – 4 July: Vian do Costello/ POR
- 12 – 15 Aug: Silvaplana/ SUI
- 18 – 21 Oct: Fortaleza/BRA
- 3 – 6 Nov: Dakhla/MOR
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