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GWA Wingfoil Word Tour Qualifying Series Winners 2022

PROGRESSING FROM THE QS TO THE WORLD TOUR

As well as developing a solid platform for aspiring competitive riders to have a pathway into elite wingfoil competition, the GWA Qualifying Series also helps local organisers develop a framework for growing professional competition levels in their own countries.

Due to the highly over-subscribed GWA Wingfoil World Tour events for the last two years, participant numbers for each event are capped for the 2023 season. Listed below on this page are the clear ways for riders to enter a full world tour event. Finishing in the top five of each discipline on the 2022 Qualifying Series was just one way of being assured of competing on the 2023 World Tour events.

Nine GWA QS events ran in 2022 on four continents with six events in Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Hong Kong and South Africa. 190 men and 27 women competed in Surf Slalom events, while 84 men and 19 women competed across the Surf-Freestyle events.

FLEET SIZES AND ENTRY TO 2023 WORLD TOUR

SURF-FREESTYLE
In 2022 the Surf-Freestyle world tour fleet for each event was 48 riders.
In 2023 it is reduced to 32 riders.

SURF-SLALOM
In 2022 the Surf-Slalom world tour fleet for each event was 80 riders.
In 2023 it is reduced to 48 riders.

2023 SURF-FREESTYLE 32 RIDER FLEET

Riders 1 – 20: Pre-seeded competitors
Riders 21 – 26: Qualifying Series wildcards
Riders 27 – 29: Video application winners
Riders 30: GWA wildcard
Riders 31 – 32: Local / organiser wildcard

2023 SURF-SLALOM 48 RIDER FLEET

Riders 1 – 35: Pre-seeded competitors
Riders 36– 41: Qualifying Series wildcards
Riders 42 – 45: Video application winners
Riders 46: GWA wildcard
Riders 47 – 48: Local / organiser wildcard

QUALIFIERS FROM THE 2022 GWA WINGFOIL WORLD TOUR QUALIFYING SERIES

Congratulations to these riders who successfully made it through the Qualifying Series and will now be able to compete at each event on the 2023 GWA Wingfoil World Tour!

SURF-FREESTYLE QUALIFIERS – MEN
1 Liliam Juppet (FRA)
2 Chucho Nonnot (FRA)
3 Jeremiah Macdonald (NZ)
4 Oscar Leclair (FRA)
5 Sergio Perera (ESP)

(Alan Fedit (FRA) actually finished second overall on the QS, but is in the top 20 ranked riders on the world tour, so is already pre-qualified. Sergio Perera therefore took the fifth qualifying position on the QS.)

SURF-FREESTYLE QUALIFIERS – WOMEN
1 Julia Castro (ESP)
2 Lenna Thyssen (GER)
3 Pamela Pimentel (BRA)
4 Sonia Boutillier (FRA)
5 Carla Herrera (ESP)

(Roberta Sullini (BRA), Nia Suardiaz (ESP), Lidiane Sanders (BRA), Orane Ceris (FRA) and Roccio Reigert (BRA) are already pre-qualified for the full world tour.)

SURF-SLALOM QUALIFIERS – MEN
1 Sergio Perera (ESP)
2 Wong Yu Him (HK)
3 Matteo Guazzoni (ITA)
4 Kauli Seadi (BRA)
5 Yannik Holste (GER)

(Alan Fedit (FRA), Nicolo Spanu (ITA), Oscar Leclair (FRA), Jeremiah MacDonald (NZ) and Chucho Nonnot were the top five finishers at the end of the 2022 QS season, but all have already pre-qualified as top 20 ranked riders on the world tour from last season.)

SURF-SLALOM QUALIFIERS – WOMEN
1 Annmieke Kruijt (GER)
2 Nuria Goma (ESP)
3 Sonia Boutillier (FRA)
4 Monica Wohlgemuth (GER)
5 Lena Thyssen (GER)

(Nia Suardiaz (ESP), Timma Flanagan (USA) and Lena Thyssen (GER) finished within the top rankings of the QS, but are already pre-qualified for the World Tour after the 2022 season.)

 

Congratulations to all riders who have qualified for the full GWA Wingfoil World Tour 2023!

See the GWA Wingfoil World Tour main event calendar here.

Keep an eye on the individual event pages to submit a video application.

Event listings for the 2023 Qualifying Series will be posted soon.

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