Opening up the 2023 GWA season, the Tip Top GWA Wingfoil World Cup, presented by Armstrong Foils, is the first the GWA event in New Zealand or the Pacific.
WATERBOURNE BEACH FESTIVAL
The Tip Top GWA Wingfoil World Cup presented by Armstrong Foils will run as part of the Waterbourne Beach Festival that also hosts lots of other fun activities and competitions for visitors to see or get involved with.
Featuring both the Surf-Slalom and Surf-Freestyle disciplines, this first world cup event of the season will be held at Mount Maunganui Main Beach over 6 days of an 8 day window, 4-11th March.
WIND & WEATHER
MOUNT MAUNGANUI, TAURANGA
PREVAILING WEATHER AND WIND
The climate is warm and fluctuates from 22-30 degrees celsius in February/March.
There are two primary wind directions; SW and NE. The wind is usually weakest in the morning and then builds through the day as the temperature rises.
Over this event period in early March you can expect to see wind strengths of 10-18 knots each day in the afternoons. Although it is not a super windy location, it is suitable most days with the sea breezes building up to 15-25 knots maximum.