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Ghio takes 1st place in the Surf-Slalom Ocean Rodeo team rider Mathis Ghio has once again blown away the competition, flying right to top of the podium in the Men’s Race at the Freestyle Cup held at Cavalaire in France. The French rider rode like a bullet, hitting almost 30 knots on his 4m ALUULA-powered A-Series Glide and left no doubt as to who was the fastest around the racetrack! With incredible speed, and in any wind conditions, Mathis has been dominating the race podiums this year. The highlight occurred earlier this summer where, in light conditions, he won the...

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Carla Herrera Oria Lands 2nd Place at National Wingfoil Race Having sat in the strapless freestyle throne, Carla Herrera Oria is on the hunt for a new crown. Last weekend, the 2019 Strapless World Champion traded in her surfboard for a foil at the Spanish Wingfoil League Chiclana 2021 in La Barrosa. The Spanish-native competed in the premier races of the National Wingfoil Circuit, landing herself a 2nd place finish at her first ever wingfoil event.  “Stoked to take the 2nd place in the race at my first wingfoil contest,” she said after the race. “I still have a lot to...

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Photos by Svetlana Romantsova Mathis Ghio Steps onto the Podium at the GWA Wingfoil World Cup Last weekend, Mathis Ghio took on the world’s best in Dakhla, Morocco. By the last horn, the 18-year-old had seized 2nd place overall in rankings for Men’s Racing. Next up is Tarifa, as Ghio has his eyes set on gold. Action on this leg of the GWA Wingfoil World Tour kicks off Dec. 27-30.   Was this your first time wingfoiling in Dakhla, Morocco?   It was my very first time in Dakhla and it’s truly an amazing place for wingfoiling. I arrived there three...

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CONGRATULATIONS MATHIS! In his first major contest on the Glide A-Series wings, Ocean Rodeo team rider Mathis Ghio saw off most of the top seeds and scored a stunning 2nd place in the race discipline finals of the GWA Wingfoil World Cup in Morocco. Mathis only narrowly missed out on the top spot after Titouan Galea managed a risky overtake of Mathis in the final round. Good job Mathis, and we can't wait to see him in action again in Tarifa this December! WATCH THE FINAL DAY'S ACTION IN DAKHLA "I really enjoyed winning all my qualification heats, and especially...

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WE CATCH UP WITH DESIGNER ROSS HARRINGTON TO GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON THE INSIGHTS OF THE GLIDE Why did you decide the time was right to move into the world of winging? In January 2019, we attended a kite boarding trade event in Cape Town and a few other brands were discussing the new sport, wing foiling. A few reputable brands had already committed resources to develop wings at this point, so the game was on and we were aware of the developing market. At this time, we were very busy developing the ALUULA composites and decided to focus on this...

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