13 hours after the 7.30am rider’s briefing on the beach here in Leucate on Saturday morning, Spain had their first event champion of the season in this year’s GWA Wingfoil World Tour in the form of 15 year-old Nia Suardiaz.
Saturday 30th April 2022
Words: Holly Keenan and Jim Gaunt
Photos: Samuel Cardenas
Videos: Julien Leleu
The action took off at 10.30am in light 10 – 15 knot conditions and as the sun gradually warmed up the atmosphere the Tramontana wind was fully pumping by the afternoon.
The event crew pushed the men’s event (46 riders) as far as possible right up to sunset, reaching the quarter final stage with just one more possible day of action coming on Sunday. Find a men’s update below, but for most of this post we are going to celebrate Suardiaz’ superb performance.