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GWA World Cup Gran Canaria
The first ever GWA Wing Foil World Tour in Pozo/Gran Canaria took place in very challenging conditions with nuclear winds. Strong winds allowed for three different disciplines to be run over the course of six consecutive days.
Nia Suardiaz dominates the FreeFly-Slalom and Surf-Freestyle with big victories in epic conditions in Pozo Izquierdo! She never took her foot off the gas pushing to the end in every heat - well done Nia!
Also big shoutout to Benjamin May, who finished in fourth in the Surf-Freestyle discipline almost making his first podium!
And the first ever GWA Wing Foil Big Air World Champions were crowned with Mar De Arce in 1st, Nia Suadiaz in 2nd (also winning the Big Air Rocket!) and Benjamin May in 2nd!
GWA Wing Foil World Cup Gran Canaria 2023/Women’s Surf-Freestyle
In the Surf-Freestyle discipline Nia was similarly dominant even though the conditions were really difficult and most of the women fighting to hold their smallest 2m2 wings. Nia showed off with clean Back Flips, Toeside Frontside 3 and a Back Loop that gave her the win in the final against Oranen and takes the victory in a thrilling duel that keeps her world title hopes on track. The win was an emotional moment, meaning double victory in both disciplines!
Results Women: 1 Nia Suardiaz (ESP) 2 Orane Ceris (FRA) 3 Bowien van der Linden (NED) 4 Agata Blach (POL)
Benjamin May was on fire as well - he dispatched the current Surf-Freestyle world champion Malo Guénolé closely lost against Axel Gerard and finished 4th, which was so far his best result and sureley will motivate him for Fuerteventura!
Results Men: 1 Christopher MacDonald (USA) 2 Axel Gerard (FRA) 3 Alan Fedit (FRA) 4 Benjamin May (GER) 5. Jerome Cloetens (FRA)
Women & Men
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GWA Wing Foil Big Air World Champion 2023
The first ever GWA Wing Foil Big Air World Champions took place in cranking winds!
In the Women´s Nia Suardiaz and Mar De Arce Sanchez were had an incredibly tight final. Mar proved unstoppable in those challenging conditions, securing victory by a mere fraction of a point. She was rightfully crowned the GWA Wing Foil Big Air World Champion 2023, while Nia was the winner of the Big Air Rockets measuring the highest jump during the whole competition!
WOMEN’S BIG AIR RESULTS: 1. Mar De Arce Sánchez (ESP) 2. Nia Suardiaz (ESP) 3. Agata Blach (POL)
In the Men´s Benjamin May mad a big show, only closely finishing in 2nd behind the Italian Rattotti. This was a big breakthrough for the young Bavarian and it was realy cool to see the whole community firing with him during the event!
MEN’S BIG AIR RESULTS: 1. Julien Rattotti (FRA) 2. Benjamin May (GER) 3. Titouan Galea (FRA)