‘The freestyle event with the best action ever!’ – those are the words that describe the EFPT Lanzarote in 2015 best. Not only the spectators at the beach but also the riders, the windsurfing media, the industry and the whole EFPT team were amazed by the incredible action at Costa Teguise last season. With mast high waves and strong wind the competitors were performing on a level that hasn’t been seen in any other freestyle event around the globe. Wave maneuvres, sliding and air moves were filling the judging sheets of the 27 riders who were fighting for the event win last year.
In 2016 the organisation team around former European Freestyle Champion Antxon Otaegui (http://procenterlanzarote.com/) are stepping it up again: more prize-money, a bigger event-site and an even better deal for all the participating athletes. The best news are though: the weather seems to play ball! The forecast shows up to 30 knots and two meter waves for the event period.
The pre-registration list shows 31 competitors – amongst them some of the best freestyle windsurfers worldwide. Reigning EFPT champion Amado Vrieswijk (JP/Severne), vice EFPT champion 2015 Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde), Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic), Tonky Frans (Patrik), Yentel Caers (JP/Neilpryde) and Hugo De Sousa are just a few top level sailors to be named here. The list also includes some rookies like Johnny Yagen from Israel, Marc Sogl from Germany as well as Cheppi Gustowski (North/Fanatic) and De Koningh Bastiaan (Starboard/Severne) from Bonaire. We are also happy to welcome some up and coming talents like Sam Esteve (JP/Neilpryde) from France, Riccardo Marca (North/Fanatic) from Italy and Tony Mottus (JP/Neilpryde) from Estonia.
Registration will take place on Wednesday morning and the first single elimination will be underway straight afterwards. We are looking forwards to some outstanding action in this upcoming week.
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Watch the highlight video of 2015: