Last weekend, the GKA crowned Charles Brodel 2021 Hydrofoil Freestyle World Champion in Fortaleza, Brazil!
The Men’s Final was an intense match-up between Charles Brodel and Maxime Desjardins. As Maxime had explained earlier in the competition, Charles has always been a big inspiration for him and one of the main reasons that he got into freestyle hydrofoiling. This made the final even more exciting. Charles showed his experience and confidence from the very start. He rode with plenty of control and showed great speed and variety in his wide array of tricks. Young athlete Maxime battled his way through with some impressive trick attempts, but failed to land several of his tricks. At the end of the day, Charles Brodel was crowned event winner and GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle World Champion with a winning overall score of 30.02 points.
1st Charles Brodel (FRA)
2nd Maxime Desjardins (FRA)
3rd Robby Stewart (CAN)
On the women’s side, a big congratulations goes to Italy’s Samuela Mule who finished in 3rd overall. Samuela started strong against Kylie Zarmati, gaining good scores for her first-ever competition, but Kylie managed to gain the advantage with some good tricks that allowed her to advance to the next round.
1st Maike Elise Mueller (DEU)
2nd Kylie Zarmati (USA)
3rd Samuela Mule (ITA)
It was an incredible week of action for this new, rapidly-evolving discipline, and we look forward to seeing even more incredible tricks next year, as each rider is really helping to push the sport further and further each season.
LIAM WHALEY WINS THE BEST HEAT SCORE
Liam Whaley fired up the spot at the 2021 Redbull King of the Air. Even though he did not take the win, his unreal performance was awarded with the best heat score prize.
MAXIME CHABLOZ PLACES SECOND
The last stop of the GKA freestyle championship also took place in Brazil last week and Maxime Chabloz climbed on the second step of the podium after a close final heat against Carlos Mario.
TITOUAN GALEA & HUGO MARIN
WIN THE RACE
Titouan and Hugo Marin nailed it in the race discipline at the GWA Wingfoil World Cup Brazil both getting on the podium for first and second place.
WINS THE SURF FREESTYLE
Titouan also put on a very good show in the freestyle discipline and placed first in front of Francesco Capuzzo and Wesley Brito.
GWA SOUTH AMERICA – BRAZIL
MARCELA WITT & MIZO FERNANDO
A special mention to our Brazilian riders: Marcela and Mizo who both won the title of South American Champions.