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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,...

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...