The Tip Top GWA Wingfoil World Cup presented by Armstrong Foils marks the opening of the 2023 GWA season, and it is also the first GWA event to be held in New Zealand or the Pacific. Read the event preview and watch the full preview on WINGFOILDAILY.
As part of the Waterbourne Beach Festival, visitors can enjoy many other fun activities and competitions in addition to the Surf-Slalom and Surf-Freestyle disciplines.
The event will take place over six days, from March 4th to March 11th, during an eight-day window.
The climate in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, is warm, ranging from 22-30 degrees Celsius in February/March.
There are two primary wind directions: SW and NE. The wind is usually weakest in the morning and then builds throughout the day, with sea breezes usually kicking in around 1pm.
Over the event period in early March, wind strengths of 10-18 knots are expected each day in the afternoons, and stronger, more frontal winds are possible but not very common during the event period.
The primary location for the event will be at Mt Maunganui Main beach, which is east-facing and can often see nice rolling waves.
There can also be some shore-break to deal with on the inside. If conditions are not suitable or winds are from an unfavorable direction, the competition could be switched to the harbor side, which is a flat water location.
Pilot Bay, on the west side, is another flat water location, though it is more tidal and can only be used 2-3 hours either side of high tide.
GWA Wingfoil World Cup New Zealand Teaser
In summary, the Tip Top GWA Wingfoil World Cup presented by Armstrong Foils is the first GWA event in New Zealand or the Pacific, and it will be held as part of the Waterbourne Beach Festival.
The event will take place over six days in early March, and visitors can expect warm weather and sea breezes building up throughout the day.
The primary location for the event is Mt Maunganui Main beach, which can often see nice rolling waves, but if conditions are not suitable, the competition could be switched to the harbor side or Pilot Bay.
Stay tuned, we will report and have the livestream embedded on WINGFOILDAILY.
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