2021 set to be the biggest year yet on the GWA Wingfoil World Tour with 6 events currently in the pipeline and prize money in the region of €60.000!
For the 2021 GWA Wingfoil World Tour, there are two official disciplines in which competitors may compete: Surf-Freestyle and Surf-Race.
We will run pro divisions with a limited number of competitors and also amateur divisions at certain events. An explanation of each category is below!
Surf-Freestyle The Surf-Freestyle discipline includes the expression format where competitors surf waves or swells and perform air and surface tricks using the given water conditions. It is a mix of both wave riding and air tricks.
Surf-Race In the Surf-Race discipline, multiple competitors ride around a course with a start and finish line that combines jibes, tacks and parts of pumping or surfing without wing assistance. The Race Director sets the course according to the given conditions in the competition area. It is called Surf-Race because it includes upwind racing with surfing/pumping downwind.
Expression session In addition to the two official disciplines, an event may host an expression session format.
An expression session is a non-official show format that does not count towards the world ranking. During the expression session, the athletes compete in a special format that is chosen depending on the conditions to provide a spectacular show (for example Best Trick, Best Wave, Highest Jump, Team contest, etc.)