With a lack of wind on day three, this meant athletes were spending their time on the water and grasping the world of pump foiling while we caught up on some interviews.
Thursday 16th April 2022
Words: Liam Dredge
Photos: Sailing Energy/Engadinwing
Videos: Aalvaa Media
It was back to Silvaplana for day three of the Ensis Engadinwing by Dakine GWA Wingfoil World Cup. After a successful day of competition in Surf-Slalom on Wednesday, the crew were keen to power through the remaining heats of the Men’s Surf-Freestyle picking up from where we left off on Tuesday.
We knew early morning that Thursday might be a struggle for wind. The forecast wasn’t looking too promising with northerly winds coming through, paired with an overcast sky that these factors would likely delay the breeze. After patiently waiting throughout the day it was decided by our race director at 17.30 that the competition wouldn’t take place today.
However, there was still action on display from the athletes with the majority of them perfecting their pump foiling. With that being said our crew thought it was the perfect opportunity to speak to local hero, Balz Mȕller (CHE), and get his take on why he enjoys pump foiling so much!
We also caught up with the team from both Ensis and Dakine, two major sponsors of the event this week.
Day three – Thursday 16th – A day of no competition saw some fun, relaxed pump foil action and getting to know some of the event sponsors a little more. Check out our interview with sponsors and Balz Mȕller below.