Women’s Elimination 1
In the first women’s elimination of the GWA Wingfoil World Cup in Leucate, we had 16 women ready for FreeFly-Slalom action, which is the highest female participation we have ever seen in this division. Nia Suardiaz started strong and took the first win for this elimination, building upon her good performance in the FreeFly-Slalom discipline in New Zealand. Paula Novotna had a good start but had a close call with Nia at the first mark and settled back into second place, where she remained until the finish line. Coming in third was Bowien van der Linden, showing her strength in the FreeFly-Surf discipline as well as taking the top spot in the Freestyle-Surf discipline. Orane Ceris finished fourth.
The second elimination for the women was started but not completed due to the dropping wind conditions.
“Things went well for me today,” said Nia. “The conditions were gusty, and the course was really long with a lot of upwind. I managed to make it through the FreeFly section and finished in 1st place. I’m really happy!”