When a kiteboarder becomes a wingfoiler

There's no doubt that wingfoiling has taken the wind world by storm. Windsurfers, surfers, kiteboarders and watermen and women everywhere have been spotted diving into our new favorite sport. We sat down with professional kiteboarder Paula Novotna for a look at her drive and passion for wingfoiling. What is it that makes someone so ingrained in one wind sport, equally excited to pick up another? Is there a point when you have too many sports? Why winging? Read on to hear about Paula's inspirations and where she hopes to take wingfoiling in 2021 and beyond!

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Registration for Leucate Now Open!

Get ready to be part of the GWA WINGFOIL WORLD TOUR 2021.  We are running several events in different countries around the world in the two professional disciplines: Surf-Freestyle and Surf-Race and also Amateur divisions where available. Preregister for one or more events in the disciplines that you want to compete in. Preregistration for our first event in Leucate, France ends on April 6th. 

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Wing Foil Disciplines

For the 2021 Wingfoil World Tour, there are two official disciplines in which competitors may compete: Surf-Freestyle and Surf-Race. An explanation of each category is below!

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Where will winging take you? Bobo Gallagher’s Island Crossing

At just 11 years-old, Bobo Gallagher became the youngest person to make the Alenuihaha crossing. The Alenuihaha crossing is an epic and legendary crossing from the Hawaiian island of Maui to the Big Island. The channel is 30 miles across and deep and dark. It is formidable. 

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Competition Insights: Tarifa Wing Pro

We sat down with some of the GWA champions for an insider's look at what tricks were thrown down, the best pre-competition snacks and where wingfoiling is heading.

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Everything you need to know about the GWA (for now) in 2021

2020 was a tough year for most of us and yet in the midst of it all, the GWA not only launched into existence on August 16th but managed to achieve some incredible feats in 2020.

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The Tarifa Wing Pro Prize Giving

The prize giving took place at Balneario beach at 2pm, with the presence of local politicians, including the Mayor of Tarifa Francisco Ruiz. Tarifa has served up perfect conditions for this first edition of the Tarifa Wing Pro, proving that it is an ideal location for this newly evolving sport.

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The Tarifa Wing Pro | Day Three

Another action-packed day at the Tarifa Wing Pro, as the competition concluded with a race and an expression session.

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The Tarifa Wing Pro | Day Two

The full men’s elimination was completed today in Tarifa, with strong conditions gusting up to 35 knots of south wind.

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Disciplines

Surf-Freestyle

Men | Women

The Surf-Freestyle discipline includes the expression format where competitors surf waves or swells and perform air tricks using the given water conditions.

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Surf-Race

Men | Women

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.

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Upcoming events

When & where

Status

Winners

Wingfoil

La Franqui, Leucate, France

28th April – 2nd May 2021

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Prize money

TBC
Wingfoil

Schönberg, Baltic Sea, Germany

29th July – 1st August 2021

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Prize money

TBC

Finished events

When & where

Status

Winners

Wingfoil

Tarifa, Spain

27 – 30th December 2020

Finished

Winners

Balz Müller

Eva Wyss

Prize money

€10.000,-
Wingfoil

Fortaleza, Brazil

10 – 14th November 2020

Finished

Winners

Titouan Galea

Leysa Perotti

Prize money

€3.000,-

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