The 2021 GWA Surf-Freestyle World Champions
Bowien van der Linden has been unstoppable this season, winning three out of the four stops in the Surf-Freestyle discipline. At each event she has given competition her full focus and dedication, and it has truly paid off. She has now be crowned as our new GWA Surf-Freestyle World Champion, followed by Olivia Piana and Paula Novotna, who together are pushing this sport and encouraging other women to participate and enjoy wingfoiling.
1st Bowien van der Linden (NLD/RRD)
2nd Olivia Piana (FRA)
3rd Paula Novotna (CZE/Duotone)
“It’s been an amazing year,” said Bowien.“I only came to the first event in Leucate to try it and now look at what an amazing result. I’ve met so many nice people this season. I’m amazed when I see how fast the sport is growing, it’s very exciting.”
For the Men’s Surf-Freestyle discipline, Titouan Galea won two out of the four events, and has managed to maintain solid results to achieve the win. Camille Bouyer and Hugo Marin were close behind him all the way. The advancement we have seen in this discipline during each event has been outstanding, with the athletes executing bigger and more technical tricks at each event.
1st Titouan Galea (NCL/F-One)
2nd Camille Bouyer (FRA/RRD)
3rd Hugo Marin (FRA/F-One)
“I’m really stoked of course,” said Titouan. “I always try to the best I can in any competition, and of course I’m really happy with this result.”