A stellar cast of wingfoil’s leading athletes is set to battle at France’s biggest windsports’ event—the Mondial du Vent—vying for honours at the GWA Wingfoil World Cup in Surf-Freestyle and new FreeFly-Slalom disciplines. It is the third straight year that Mondial du Vent, staged in Leucate, has hosted the GWA Wingfoil World Tour. The event always attracts a large field of wingfoilers drawn by the reliable and strong Tramontana winds. With France’s strong pedigree in wingfoiling, which includes top-ranked riders like Malo Guénolé, Titouan Galea and Orane Ceris, many athletes are eager to make their mark in front of home fans.
It was an action-packed first day of competition in Leucate with Surf-Freestyle discipline for the women, and up to the finals for the men. Bowien van der Linden took the win for the women’s Surf-Freestyle division. The wind unfortunately dropped before the men’s final, which will be Alan Fedit vs Xavi Corr.
The third day of competition in Leucate has come to a close, with both men and women completing one more elimination round. The day started late at 15.50, and the athletes continued with the FreeFly-Slalom discipline. Despite the delayed start, the athletes pushed through and gave their best performances, resulting in another successful day of competition. Currently, Nia Suardiaz and Mathis Ghio are leading the rankings.
On Day 5 of the competition, a light breeze finally arrived, providing enough wind for the completion of the FreeFly-Slalom men’s elimination 2. Mathis Ghio claimed victory, with Bastian Escofet taking second place and Titouan Galea finishing in third.
Take a look at the full event overview of the third stop of the GWA Wingfoil World Tour in France at Mondial du Vent.