First GWA Qualifier Delivers Thrilling Action at Iberian Wingfoil Tour in Spain
14-16 May 2022
Words: Celtia Rebolledo Heil
Photos: Michel Martin
Videos: José del Corral
The Spanish resort of Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol played host to the inaugural event of the GWA Qualifying Series with a strong roster of athletes, including the son of windsurfing legend Bjorn Dunkerbeck. The wingfoilers hailed from all corners of the globe, eager to do battle in the historic competition.
The first stop of the Iberian Wingfoil Tour went down over the weekend of May 14-16 off Torremolinos’ Costa Lago Beach. It lives in starry company, with Europe’s kitesurf capital, Tarifa, just west along the cost. Torremolinos, too, is a major kitesurfing hub and the Iberian Tour’s organisers believe it will also prove a big draw for the fast-emerging wingfoil scene, with the opening event serving as a fitting spotlight.