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Introducing the GWA Class Discipline

On June 9th, 2021, the GWA has established the GWA Wingfoil Race Class to house and develop wingfoil racing for professionals and nonprofessionals on a national, continental and world level.  The wing class discipline will be governed according to the standards set out by the World Sailing Federation. This class will encompass all purely race competitions for wingfoiling. 

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Interview with Annelous Lammerts

More and more water sports enthusiasts are adding wingfoiling to their list of sports. Pro kiteboarder Annelous Lammerts was on the leading edge of the wingfoil movement and has been shredding in the waves. We sat down with the Cabrinha team rider to glean insight on how to maximize sessions, learn faster and get longer rides!

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Everything you need to know about learning to wingfoil

So you want to learn how to wing foil? We get it. You want to join the frenzy that is wing foiling. There are many reasons why you might want to wingfoil; you want to impress your significant other, you want to learn to ride swell, you’re bored and want to try something new. You’ve come to the right place--We’re here to give you everything you need to know about learning to wingfoil.  We’ve broken this handy dandy guide into sections, so you can skip to exactly what you’re working on. 

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We’ve got you covered

The GWA is proud to stand behind our riders and offer protection in case of injury and medical emergency.  In partnership with Battleface Insurance, the GWA World Tour will be insuring all riders attending the world tour event for the duration of their event participation as well as their travel to and from events. 

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GWA Wingfoil World Cup Leucate 2021 | Grand Finale

The sun was out bright and early on the last day here at Mondial du Vent, bright and early this morning, lighting the way to the playground for the final time. It's a beautiful clear morning here, with a cold 20kts Tramontana chill blowing through the air. The women’s Surf-Freestyle heats  were up first. 

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GWA Wingfoil World Cup Leucate 2021 | 3, 2, 1, ACTION!

We had a sopping wet morning here in Leucate, with a thrilling 8 degrees Celsius, the perfect temperature to chill the riders nerves before their heats. But the rain certainly didn’t dampen the mood as finally…THE WIND ARRIVED!  Competitors made their way to the beach nice and early, croissants in mouths and suited up in an extra layer or two to the 8am skippers meeting held at the shore.

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GWA Wingfoil World Cup Leucate 2021 | Day Three

Today we had our first sunny start here in Leucate! The substantial breeze blew hope through the air during the morning skippers meeting.  Aiming to speed up the tempo of the event, judges planned to kick off with the Surf-Racing discipline. Riders were told to remain alert for the calls, as the GWA Wingfoil World Tour race director Dani Jimenez and GWA head judge Mallory de la Villemarqué headed to the beach to plan the race course of the day.

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GWA Wingfoil World Cup Leucate 2021 | Day Two

We had a bit of a rainy start to day 2 here in Leucate at Mondial du Vent. The wind is taking its time to wake up, but the riders were engaged from the get-go, taking advantage of this time to propose their suggestions on the judging criteria, ensuring everyone is on the same page before they hit the water. 

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GWA Wingfoil World Cup Leucate 2021 | Day One

After a nervous time on hold due to travel restrictions the GWA Wingfoil World Tour is stoked to arrive here at Mondial du Vent in Leucate, to kick off the first event of the 2021 season! Riders have arrived from all around the world and lift those spirits high to  show what Wingfoiling is all about.

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Registration for Leucate Now Open!

Get ready to be part of the GWA WINGFOIL WORLD TOUR 2021.  We are running several events in different countries around the world in the two professional disciplines: Surf-Freestyle and Surf-Race and also Amateur divisions where available. Preregister for one or more events in the disciplines that you want to compete in. Preregistration for our first event in Leucate, France ends on April 6th. 

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Wing Foil Disciplines

For the 2021 Wingfoil World Tour, there are two official disciplines in which competitors may compete: Surf-Freestyle and Surf-Race. An explanation of each category is below!

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Where will winging take you? Bobo Gallagher’s Island Crossing

At just 11 years-old, Bobo Gallagher became the youngest person to make the Alenuihaha crossing. The Alenuihaha crossing is an epic and legendary crossing from the Hawaiian island of Maui to the Big Island. The channel is 30 miles across and deep and dark. It is formidable. 

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