The Winging Family

It's a family affair… Duotone's Nia Suardiaz and her family are family goals! Ones that wing together, stay together.

You likely all know Nia Suardiaz, our 2023 GWA World Champion in FreeFly Slalom, Surf-Freestyle and Red Bull Big-Air and Vie World Champion in Waves! At only 17 years of age, Nia is arguably the most successful female Wing Foiling athlete to date, and her career is just beginning. She won her first two Vice World Champion titles at the age of 15, shortly after learning to Wing Foil back in 2020.

In 2024, Nia kicked off the season with some impressive GWA podium finishes: 1st place in Surf-Freestyle and FreeFly Slalom in Leucate, another 1st place in Surf-Freestyle in Tarifa and a 3rd place in the Waves on Cape Verde!

But what about her family? Over the last two years, Nia has received a lot of support from them; without that, her success would not have been possible. Essentially, Nia's success is a project for the entire family.

The Suardiaz-Münzinger family lives in Tarifa, just a few minutes from the water, with the Balneario spots and Los Lances, always in view. So, the whole family is on the water almost every day.

All four family members share a passion for Wing Foiling, enabling them to enjoy this stunning sport together—both at their home in Tarifa and as they travel to contests and events. Nia’s younger brother Leo is also competing in some events. Living in Tarifa and surrounded by his Wing Foiling family & friends, he’s basically immersed in the sport!

A family affair

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