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Mondial du Vent – Day 2

April 19th, 2018

Day two at the famous Mondial du Vent provided perfect weather and a crowd pleasing tow-in competition.Sixteen riders signed up to fight for the top ten positions in Saturdays final. Qualification round one was sent out on the water today. The riders had two runs with the higher score counting and the top five would advance. The first official tow-in competition also gave the EFPT the chance to te...

Mondial du Vent – Day 1

April 18th, 2018

At 10.00 am this morning the last part of the registration was finished. 21 riders signed for the first freestyle event of the season at the beautiful beaches of Leucate. The five French riders including top sailors Antony Ruenes, Nico Akgazciyan and Sam Esteve (JP/Neilpryde) and the young guns Nil Bacon Aubert (Severne/Starboard) and Romain Le Gouez (Northsails) are ready to take on the remaining...

The first freestyle event of the season – MdV Day 1

April 17th, 2018

It is this time of the year again and the freestyle windsurfers reconnect after weeks and months of winter training at some of the best spots worldwide, to match each other at the first freestyle event of the year. This season is launched with the EFPT stop at the Mondial du Vent in Leucate, France. The event gained recognition over the past 20 years by providing a perfect organisation, an amazing...

The kids are the future – the EFPT juniors division

April 12th, 2018

The kids are the future! After many years of observing a high attendence of young and highly talented riders in the pro fleet, that weren’t given a proper foundation to compare themselves with each other, it is now official: the EFPT will run junior divisions for boys and girls at two tour stops in 2018. The IFCA stated: ‚The IFCA Class hereby announces the extension of its long standing rel...

EFPT at the Surf Worldcup – 100 % Freestyle

April 2nd, 2018

For more than two decades, the Surf Worldcup in Austria has been re-inventing itself, bringing watersports into the center of attention and proving year by year that windsurfing and the lifestyle around it hold a special kind of attraction for the masses. It doesn’t matter which age group you are in, this event doesn’t seem to disappoint in any way. This year the organisation decided to focus ...

The Mondial du Vent 2018

March 16th, 2018

The countdown is on for the first freestyle event of the season. For the first time ever the EFPT will be staged at the infamous Mondial du Vent, an event that had become a regular for the past twenty years. We spoke to Julien ‚Wesh‘ Taboulet, who runs the Wesh Center Crew at one of the most popular freestyle spots in Europe - Leucate. Julien told us how he got involved with the Mondial du Ven...

Welcome to the EFPT 2018

March 10th, 2018

2018 will see exciting new tour-stops, some great comeback as well as events that became regulars and highly upgraded the European tour over the past years. The season will be openend at the Mondial du Vent in Leucate, France in the middle of April. It has been a wish for many years for the local organisers and the team of the European Freestyle Pro Tour to bring the EFPT riders to this event. We...

The Official EFPT 2017 Aftermovie

January 13th, 2018

With the beginning of a new year and a new season for the EFPT, it was also time for us to look back on the amazing tourstops we had in 2017. Adam Sims, who will also be responsible for the EFPT video-productions in 2018, pulled together a nice summary of last years action, the ups and the downs and presents us a beautiful round-up clip of our journey last year. The new tour-calendar will be out w...

‘JAKLAR’ – Where it came from & where it’s heading

November 28th, 2017

If you are part of the windsurfing world, there isn’t a way you haven’t stumbled across the lifestyle brand ‚JAKLAR’ in one way or the other. You might have seen the stickers in the sails of riders worldwide, the popular colorful ‚JAKLAR’ caps or even the man behind it at windsurfing events. Harry Goeft is bringing ‚good vibes only’ to every competition site he shows up to. Him and...

Who is Alexa Escherich

November 21st, 2017

One month has passed since the last event of the freestyle windsurfing season 2017, the DAM-X in Brouwersdam, where 37 men and elven girls stepped into the ring to compete for the European title. Apart from the pro ladies like Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard/Neilpryde), Maaike Huvermann (Starboard/Severne) and Arrianne Aukes (North/Fanatic), 15 years old Alexa Escherich (JP/Neilpryde) from German...