SLALOM-X HIGHLIGHTS from Day 5 at the Gran Canaria GLORIA Windsurf World Cup | PWA World Tour

The decision was made early on on Day 5 of the 2024 Gran Canaria Gloria Windsurf World Cup that Slalom X would have the priority today after three solid days of wave competition. Slalom X was making its debut on the World Tour and for the majority it proved to be hugely popular as the worlds best racers got to battle it out on purely fins for the first time in several years, but with the subtle twist that they would be required to jump a hurdle at some stage of the race today. From a viewing perspective the racing looked spectacular with many of the sailors being on their smallest gear to combat the strong winds and water conditions, which saw a mixture or chop, swell and waves to provide a genuine all-round test for the mens and womens fleets. At the close of play, Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) and Pierre Mortefon (FMX Racing / Phantom Sails / Chopper Fins) both hold healthy leads at the top of the current event rankings.