ARGENTINAS GONZALO COSTA HOEVEL DOMINATES THE HYPE DISCIPLINE

Wind Foiling and Freestyle brought an extreme display in light winds

Wind Foiling was one of the anticipated exhibition racing formats and the fourth days conditions were just perfect, with a light breeze blowing over the Lake of Silvaplana.

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A total of 8 Races were completed at the end of the event and one could see the hydrofoil pilots silently flying at a fast phase, especially when crossing near to shore line of the event site, while heading back towards the windward mark. Crossing the finish line was another exciting moment ( which we could have easily missed ) but thanks to the event MC who announced the names of each flying pilot who were pretty fast gone if you would not pay attention.

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The Argentinian Worldcup rider Gonzalo Costa Hoevel wins the Wind Foil Exhibition Race before the 2016 Formula World Champion Alexandre Cousin from France and the Vice-Freestyle World Champion Amado Vrieswijk from Bonaire. The reigning Slalom World Champ Matteo Iachino from Italy and Freestyle European Champion Steven van Broeckhoven took fourth place.

Full Results Listings HERE


FREESTYLE RIDERS PERFORM A SHOW

The first session was held in the morning, the riders got pulled by a home made winch at good enough speeds to perform spectacular maneuvers even if no wind, which made it special as they could get close to the shore where the crowd was waiting to see their fast spinning stunts.

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A crowd teaser show with some of the best Freestylers from around the World

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Watch the Adam Sims edited Video

Wind Foiling and Freestyle brought an extreme display in light winds

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