The 15-year-old FreeWing Dream Team rider blasted away from the completion to take big wins in both the U16 surf-freestyle and surf-slalom competitions. The Spaniard is leading the Wingfoil Youth World Cup rankings (U16) and now has his sights set on St Pierre La Mer, the next stop GWA tour for junior riders, looking to take the first GWA Junior World Champion Title.
The globe’s youngest up-and-coming riders opened their campaigns for title glory in breathtaking style at the inaugural GWA Youth World Cup event, which was firing just off Oliva’s beach, on Spain’s Costa Blanca.
Several of the wingfoil teenagers have already made their mark as rising stars with standout performances and even some victories at stops on the GWA Senior World Tour earlier this year. The Olivia Wingfoil World Cup was the first of two GWA Youth World Cups stops set to take place for the 2022 season, which consisted of a surf-freestyle and surf-slalom events.
10 wingfoil junior rippers from France, US, Italy, Australia & Guadeloupe and Spain (Xavi) competed in the U16 freestyle event. Conditions were superb with 10 – 18 kts of wind, ideal for Xavi’s 4m & 5m FreeWing AIR Team wings, which he unleashed to take hist first gold.
GWA Surf Freestyle Final Scores
1. Xavier Corr 24.5. (Backflip, F720º, Toeside 540º, Tried Toeside Backflip)
2. Noe 21.5
3. Clemente 18.5
4. Axel. 17.5
Only two races took place in the surf slalom event due to lack of wind, with races taking place in 10 – 13knts. Xavi whipped out the powerful FreeWing AIR Team 6m and took decisive wins in both of the rounds, and take the over u16 surf slalom gold medal as well.
GWA Surf Slalom Race Results
1. Xavi R1 1º R2 1º
2. Clemente. R1 3º R2 2º
3. Noe R1 2º R2 3º
The next generation get their chance to shine in French waters at St Pierre la Mer, in both full World Cup disciplines of Surf-Freestyle and Surf-Slalom, where the U19, U16, U14 and U12 World Junior Champions will be crowned. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates direct from the GWA Wingfoil World Tour.