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Crowning of the new European Champions

October 15th, 2017

On the ultimate day of the DAM-X 2017, the wind unfortunately didn’t kick in just like we expected. Therfor the double elimination unfortunately couldn’t be finished. We are looking back on four amazing days though, filled with freestyle competition, amazing side programs and a spectacular tow-in show. The local crew here at Brouwersdam delivered a flawless event, which happens to be one of th...

DAM-X 2017 – Day 3

October 14th, 2017

Day number three here at the DAM-X event in Brouwersdam started with high hopes to finish the remaining heats of the double elimination. The south-westerly wind started to fill in around lunchtime and the first ladies heat was sent out to the water. German freestyler Johanna Rümenapp was eager to continue her way up in the double elimination and faced young Slovenian windsurfer Lina Erzen. Howeve...

DAM-X 2017 – Day 2

October 13th, 2017

With a forecast for south-westerly wind, that would improve during the day, the remaining heats of the double elimination both for men and women have been launched around 10.00am this morning. By this evening, six men and six women remain in the run for the podium positions. Double elimination men Adam Sims (Patrik/Sailloft), who had to give way to Julien Mas (JP) already in the second round o...

DAM-X 2017 – Day 1

October 12th, 2017

For the third consecutive year, the EFPT is staged at one of the most popular windsurfing spots of Europe: the Brouwersdam in the Netherlands. Already yesterday evening 37 men and eleven ladies signed up for the last freestyle windsurfing event of the season, where the new European Freestyle Champions will be crowned. It is great to see the development of this particular event over the past seaso...

‘Nine till now’

October 1st, 2017

The trailer to the new windsurfing movie ‘Nine till now’ starring North/Fanatic rider Marco Lufen dropped just a few days ago, giving an idea of what to expect from the final result: a high quality image film about one of the most popular freestyle windsurfers. The production company ‘Hometown Creations’ is new to the windsurfing scene and watersports in general and the challenging shootin...

Queen of windsurfing: Sarah-Quita Offringa

September 24th, 2017

At the young age of 26 years, Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard/Neilpryde) already made it to the all time ranking of the most successful windsurfers ever. The sailor from Aruba is undefeated in the freestyle discipline for ten years in a row and also holds several world titles in slalom, whilst consistently also making it onto the podium in PWA wave competitions. Sarah-Quita is also the reigning Eu...

Outlook for the EFPT final: the DAM-X 2017 (with Rick Jendrusch)

September 10th, 2017

Only four more weeks to go and the last international freestyle battle will go down at the Zeil- and Surfcentrum Brouwersdam, Holland. By this day 36 men and 10 women signed up to compete at one of the best freestyle windsurfing spots in the world. From the 12th through to the 15th of October 2017, the EFPT final should be once again an event to remember - not only for the riders, but also for the...

Fresh Faces: Alexandre Mertens

August 24th, 2017

Since the European Freestyle Pro Tour was founded, the events were not only a place for the pro windsurfers to face each other and battle for the European title, but also a great oppurtunity for up and coming talents to gain their first international competition experience. Former EFPT rookies like Johnny Yagen (RRD/RRD) and Riccardo Marca (North/Fanatic) were making their first baby steps in the ...

Rising star Jacopo Testa

August 18th, 2017

There is one name in the freestyle windsurfing circuit, that you cannot get your head around in 2017: Jacopo Testa. The Italian RRD rider, who lives and trains in Sardinia, has been competiting on the EFPT and PWA tour for several years now, yet never had his performance on the water such a huge impact and caused so many upsets, as this year. We caught up with the 25 years old talent from Italy, t...

Julian Wiemar – Taking on the World’s Best Freestylers

August 10th, 2017

20 years old Severne/Starboard rider Julian Wiemar from Germany, had his debut on the European Freestyle Pro Tour in 2014 and since then regularly ended up in the top 25 positions in the EFPT and PWA rankings. This year though, the young German seems to be ready to take on the top ten. We caught up with the talented freestyler, who grew up close to Cologne and far away from the next sailable spot,...