The suitable wind conditions finally arrived for day 4 of competition here in New Zealand.
On day four of the GWA Wingfoil World Cup in New Zealand, the wind finally kicked in, allowing us to advance halfway through Men’s Round One with approximately 14 knots of wind.
DAY FOUR OF COMPETITION
For Round 1, we ran 15-minute heats with two minutes of transition time. The riders were given 12 trick attempts, with the top wave and top trick counting. As of Heat 4, this changed to the top 2 waves and top 2 tricks counting.
Lilian Juppet started the day by scoring a solid 6.77 Front Flip, allowing him to advance to the next round. Camille Bouyer landed a clean Back Flip, also scoring him 6.77 and solidifying his lead into Round 2. Our current World Champion, Malo Guenole, scored the highest score of the day with his 6.8-point wave. Local rider Jeremiah McDonald also advanced through another round here at his home spot.
The conditions were unstable throughout the afternoon, and the AP flag went up several times. It was essential to try to push through as many heats as possible, with only four more days of competition remaining. Titouan Galea advanced to Round 2 after his heat with local rider Kyle Taylor was re-run due to the wind conditions. By the time we reached Heat 7, the wind had dropped, and the competition was called off for the day.
There are still four days left for this event, so plenty of time to complete both the Surf-Freestyle and FreeFly-Slalom divisions.
Stay tuned for tomorrow as we will be back with more.
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It was a stormy and windy morning on the penultimate day of competition in Tauranga, New Zealand. Despite the conditions, we completed 4 eliminations for the men and 11 for the women, with Bastien Escofet and Nia Suardiaz holding the lead.