Young Guns Open Bids for Title Glory at Maiden Youth World Cup in Spain
23-26 June 2022
Words: Ian MacKinnon
Photos: Antonio Herrera Trujillo
The globe’s youngest up-and-coming riders opened their campaigns for title glory in breathtaking style at the inaugural GWA Youth World Cup event, which is firing just off Oliva’s beach, on Spain’s Costa Blanca.
Several of the teenagers, like Spain’s Nia Suardiaz and the US’s Christopher MacDonald, have already marked themselves out as rising stars with stunning victories on the GWA senior world tour.
But at Oliva after the first three days of competition, the pair’s rivals have shown they will not be getting an easy ride. With complex, powerful and smooth tricks in the Surf-Freestyle category, and pulsating racing in Surf-Slalom, the competition was intense.
The four-day event run by the Spain Wing Foil Tour is the opening stop of the GWA Youth World Cup tour, with a second scheduled for France in October. The overall winners will be crowned Youth World Champions in the U14, U16, and U19 divisions in each discipline.