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The New European Champions

October 14th, 2018

On the ultimate day of the DAM-X event the wind unfortunately never properly filled in and even though the double elimination has been started several times to see if the conditions were suitable, the competition had to be called off at 02.30 pm eventually. With €1.000,- prize-money up for grabs, a tow-in competition was staged right in front of hundreds of spectators. The best ten tow-in rider...

Scheffers and Huvermann on top

October 13th, 2018

The penultimate day here at the Zeil- and Surfcentrum Brouwersdam saw great comebacks, high performances in difficult conditions and two local riders on top of the podiums. Double Elimination Juniors In the double elimination of the junior girls, 14 years old French gir Salomé Fournier had a great comeback, winning three heats in a row. Since she managed to take out leader of the single elimi...

Erzen & Dumond take victory

October 12th, 2018

Day number three started early, with high hopes that the southerly wind would kick in properly already within the morning hours. Just around midday, the conditions were stable enough to send the juniors to the water. Junior Boys The losers final saw Nil Bacon (Severne) from France battling for 3rd place against Stefan de Bell (Severne) from Curacao. Nil, could land a flaka, spock, funnell and ...

DAM-X 2018 Day 2

October 11th, 2018

At day two here at the DAM-X event, race director Tom Hartmann called the riders for an early meeting. With a fairly strong forecast for southerly wind in the morning hours, the first possible start was schedulded for 08.30 am. However, it took a couple of hours until the conditions looked suitable to kick off with the first junior heats. Local boys Tigo Kort (Severne) and Tijmen Meijer (Severne) ...

Kick off for the DAM-X 2018

October 10th, 2018

It is the fourth consecutive year, that a stage of the European Freestyle Pro Tour is being hosted at the Zeil- and Surfcentrum Brouwersdam, Holland. Since the beginning, the local crew has focused on promoting windsurfing in every possible way. After implementing the first ever EFPT girls competition in 2015, the DAM-X had also always been a great event for freestyle rookies to make their first a...

Debuts at the DAM-X 2018

September 28th, 2018

Even the greatest of seasons have to come to an end eventually and we like to end ours at the DAM-X. The Zeil- and Surfcentrum Brouwersdam has been hosting the finale of the EFPT and the last international freestyle event of the season for many years now. Apart from the flawless organisation and a world-famous spot, the riders who are attending the competition year by year, make this tour-stop as ...

EFPT Las Dunas Costa Brava – Day 5

September 10th, 2018

All hopes to complete the single elimination in the freestyle windsurfing discipline were on the last day of the event. Sunday started with a light onshore breeze from the right wind direction slowly building up at noon, but the sky fully covered in clouds prevented the thermic effect to kick in for a suitable wind strength to continue with the quarterfinals. Crew and riders were playing the waiti...

EFPT Las Dunas Costa Brava – Day 4

September 8th, 2018

All focus on saturday was about action with the tow-in finals scheduled around noon and the forecast of wind for the afternoon to run the single elimination. The day opened calm and sunny like predicted, the beach started to fill up soon with the weekend crowd to enjoy the beautiful beach at Camping Las Dunas in Costa Brava. Skippersmeeting was held at 10.30h and as planned the start of the tow-in...

EFPT Las Dunas Costa Brava – Day 3

September 8th, 2018

The expectations were high when waking up with sunny skies this morning. After a cool night, the warm temperatures started heating up quick and everything looked promising for the thermic winds to kick in early afternoon. Therefore the first tow-in qualification for heat B was started right after skippers meeting around 11.30h to make use of the calm water conditions before the wind increases. Up ...

EFPT Las Dunas Costa Brava – Day 2

September 7th, 2018

The heavy rain of the first night left the camp site Las Dunas and the event beach wet for the morning hours of the second competition day.  It was pretty obvious that all the cloud coverage would hold back the thermic wind from building already at noon, therefore the first tow-in qualification round was scheduled for 12.00h. Like in many of the other events on tour the organiser, race crew a...