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Final day at the EFPT Lanzarote

July 8th, 2017

After completing two whole double eliminations over the past three days here at Costa Teguise, where we have seen exciting freestyle battles and one of the greatest comebacks of a rider in a single elimination ever, the final day started off very easy for the crew and the sailors. It became kind of a tradition in the past years to run a supercross instead of a conventional supersession at the las...

Testa takes event victory at the EFPT Lanzarote

July 7th, 2017

With the third day of the competition and the remaining heats of the second double elimination, came new chances, yet also disappointments. With a slightly lighter forecast than yesterday, the pick of gear was between 4.8s - 5.2s and the 90lt freestyle boards. Still having the chance of winning the event, by sailing his way back up in the double elimination, all eyes were on Jacopo Testa (RRD/RRD...

EFPT Lanzarote – Day 2

July 6th, 2017

With a great forecast, day two at the EFPT Lanzarote kicked off with heat number 30 of the remaining double elimination. Julian Wiemar (Starboard/Severne) who was having one of his best international competitions so far, had to face Riccardo Marca (North/Fanatic) from Italy, whilst Antoine Albert (Goya/Goya) had to battle it out with Giovanni Passani. Wiemar was putting on a good fight against the...

EFPT Lanzarote 2017 – Day 1

July 5th, 2017

Since four years now, the best freestyle windsurfers of the world have been travelling to the Canaries to compete in what is known to be one of the best freestyle windsurfing events ever. The strong trade summer winds of the Canaries and the spot here at Costa Teguise, with the outside reef, used to provide a perfect playground year by year. At the 4th edition of the EFPT Lanzarote, 27 riders from...

Adam Sims – Taking event videography to the next level

June 25th, 2017

Adam Sims, pro windsurfer from the UK, is the man behind the EFPT video-production, which was first launched in 2017. Being a freestyle competitor and passionate videographer for many years, the Sailloft and Patrik Diethelm team-rider knows exactely what it takes to produce an action loaded clip, that would not only fascinate the windsurfing community, but also the world beyond it. We caught up wi...

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...