The best riders in the world put on a great show at Las Cucharas Beach over four days.
For four days, Lanzarote was once again the epicentre of international sport with the celebration of the third stage of the Wingfoil World Tour 2022. The event took place at Las Cucharas Beach (Costa Teguise), a place that has been the stage of the European Windsurfing Championships for several years, being a privileged destination 365 days a year for lovers of sports where the sea, the wind and the waves are part of the game.
The Global Wingsports Association (GWA), which is the body responsible for the world circuit, were pleasantly surprised by the good weather conditions and the island’s capacity to host this type of event, highlighting its wide range of accommodation just five minutes from the championship venue and the accessibility which ensured the public wouldn’t miss as single detail of the nautical spectacle.
After four days of intense competition, favoured by excellent wind conditions, Las Cucharas has proclaimed the champions of the Wingfoil World Cup Lanzarote in the different categories, both Freestyle and Slalom. The 60 riders taking part in the event were very positive about the excellent weather conditions they experienced on the Canary Island.
In the competition, the victory in the Freestyle category went to Gollito Estredo. In the women’s category, the winner was the Czech Paula Novotna, who repeats her place on the podium after her victory in the last stage held in Switzerland. In Surf Slalom, in the men’s category, the victory went to Titouan Galea from New Caledonia. In the women’s category, Spain’s Nia Suardiaz took the top step of the podium.
Sustainability was embedded throughout the four days of competition, with no use of plastic containers permitted and the celebration of a waste collection day on the beaches of Las Cucharas and Los Charcos.
The Wingfoil World Cup has come to Lanzarote to stay and the dates for the next edition will be announced soon. The island adds wingfoil to its extensive list of water sports that can be practised all year round. This means that companies on the island have specialised in this sport and offer their services by providing advice, teaching and the rental and sale of equipment to anyone interested in exploring this young water sport.