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Bosson wins the Toro Andaluz 2017

May 21st, 2017

The ultimate day here at the Toro Andaluz in Tarifa, the most southerly city of Europe, started off easy with the skippers meeting at 12.00 o’clock. With the Levante that has been blowing relentlessly strong through the whole night and with no improvement in the morning, the start was postponed to see if the conditions would change a little. Since there was no real decrease in the wind speed and...

Toro Andaluz – Esteve takes victory in the 2nd single elimination

May 20th, 2017

Day 3 started just as predicted by the locals - already in the early morning hours, the Levante, coming from the Mediterranean Sea, was howling with more than 30knots. The water came flying over the courseway leading to Punta Tarifa. The strong offshore wind transformed Balneario to a flatwater playground, which did definitely suit some of the sailors. When the horn for the first heat went off at...

Toro Andaluz – Bosson on Top

May 19th, 2017

The Toro Andaluz 2017 started off yesterday with challenging onshore conditions at Balneario, the location of the event-site close to Tarifas beautiful old-town. Today the wind shifted to the east and gave little taste of what we can expect in the next two days. Whilst the forecast for the weekend looks nuclear, with Levante of up to 50knots, today started a bit easier and the riders could pick t...

Toro Andaluz – The Comeback

May 18th, 2017

After seven years of absence, the Toro Andaluz and therefor the European freestyle windsurfing elite could return to the shores of the Spanish South coast - Tarifa. The windy city, located at the Strait of Gibraltar is one of Europes most famous watersport destinations worldwide, providing strong wind basically the whole year around. Working together with the Andalusian tourism board and several ...

Victory for Amado Vrieswijk

May 7th, 2017

The first ever IFCA Grand Prix in Austria left us with all kind of different weather scenarios throughout the week. On the last day it eventually delivered suitable conditions to run the EFPT freestyle competition. With north-westerly wind, the bouy course was set in the morning and the horn for the first heat went off at 1.15pm. The sailors were on their 5.2s and bigger freestyle boards. The sli...

IFCA Grand Prix: Fleet 2 & the big final

May 6th, 2017

Day 3 started with high hopes to launch the freestyle competition at 6.00 am in the morning. Unfortunately the conditions left riders and crew disappointed, as the weather front seemed to have passed through in the night. Around midday we started into the second round of the tow-in championship. Big names like Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic), Davy Scheffers, Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde) an...

IFCA Grand Prix: Tow-in qualification fleet 1

May 5th, 2017

With a very light wind forecast for today, we figured that noon was the perfect time to send the first qualification fleet of the Chiemsee tow-in championship out on the water. For the past years, 30 riders could compete in three qualification rounds to proceed to the big final and claim 3.000€ prize-money. This year, the fleet was cut down to 20 guys, who were selected according to their tow-i...

IFCA Grand Prix Neusiedl am See – Registration day

May 4th, 2017

27 riders out of 12 different nations signed up for the first ever IFCA Grand Prix in Austria. After successfully finishing the windsurfing foil and slalom competition last weekend, the freestyle elite of Europe took over here in Neusiedl am See,  to fight for the total of 13.000€ prize-money. Just like the past years, Chiemsee provides the 3.000€ for the tow-in competition that will see a...

Surf Worldcup 2017 – Reinvention

April 28th, 2017

After running the famous Surf Worldcup in Austria for many consecutive years in Podersdorf, the venue of one of Europes biggest outdoor festival changed. So did the competition format. A kitesurfing competition was always part of the big happening at lake Neusiedl - this year though, the organisers decided to go for a windsurfing only event and an all new format: the IFCA Grand Prix, featuring sla...

Steven Van Broeckhoven – Five European Freestyle Titles and counting

November 21st, 2016

The exceptional European freestyle windsurfer once again managed to win the run for the European Freestyle Champion. The 31 year old Belgian who competed on the EFPT for the first time in 2008, still seems to be on top of his game. We caught up with the JP/Neilpryde rider to find out about his life and achievements as a professional windsurfer, his thoughts about the new live systems and his plans...