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Improve your style at the Rookie Camp Vieste

May 22nd, 2022

The EFPT event in Vieste is approaching rapidly, and with it our second Rookie Camp of the year! After a successful weekend in Austria, led by Head Coach Dieter van der Eyken, it is now time to move to warmer waters and explore the future of freestyle windsurfing there. Taking place on the 4th and 5th of June the rookie camp will introduce you to the secrets of competition, all while improving you...

Freestyle Action Roundup of the Month – April

May 6th, 2022

After a great start to the competition season, the windsurf scene is back to normal again. Right before the Surf Opening in Austria started, many riders were still releasing action clips. In our monthly Freestyle Action Roundup feature, we have put them all together for you to enjoy. This month we will cover training in Cape Town, exploring new spots and a vlog by a very promising freestyle windsu...

Day 5 – Testa and Huvermann take their first event win in 2022 – EFPT Austria 2022

May 2nd, 2022

With the wind not filling in on the last day of the 2022 EFPT Surf Opening in Austria, the results are now official! Italian Jacopo Testa (AV-Boards) wins the Men's division, and Dutch Maaike Huvermann (Severne/MUF) takes the crown in the Women's.  Both riders stood on top of the podium during the award ceremony on the shore of lake Neusiedl. Check out the event recap video below and read on ...

Day 4 – Never seen before tow-in moves! – EFPT Austria 2022

April 30th, 2022

The penultimate day of the 2022 EFPT Surf Opening in Austria saw another tow-in show entertaining the thousands of people visiting the Summer opening festival. With no perspective on finishing the double elimination today, all eyes were on 8 invited riders who were tasked with being as creative as they could be with their board and sail. The resulting display of freestyle fireworks goes to show th...

Day 3 – Tricks for cash as chances for finishing the double crash – EFPT Austria 2022

April 30th, 2022

Tow-in action on the third day of the 2022 EFPT Surf Opening in Austria. All hopes for finishing the double were quickly shattered and a long cooldown after an action packed previous day began. The afternoon brought the return of the infamous Tricks for Cash tow-in discipline. Riders got to impress the judges, but instead of scores, they got euros tucked into their wetsuits. Watch the highlights f...

Day 2 – Testa and Huvermann take the single elimination win, big strides are made in the double – EFPT Austria 2022

April 29th, 2022

Full on action at the second day of the EFPT Surf Opening in Austria! Eleven hours of competition culminated in two official results and some significant progress in the double eliminations on both fleets as well. With some huge upsets and tricky conditions this day will do down in EFPT history as one as the longest ones on record. In the end it is Italian Jacopo Testa (AV-Boards/Point-7) and Maai...

Day 1 – No results, but not for a lack of trying – EFPT Austria 2022

April 27th, 2022

The first day of the 2022 Freestyle Pro Tour season saw tricky winds at the edge of competing possibility. The conditions lead to a lack of results on the scoreboards at the 2022 Surf Opening, but not for a lack of trying. After a quick registration in the morning, including all the riders posing in the new sustainable Freestyle Pro Tour lycra's, the green light was given for the first round of th...

Impressive Progress at the EFPT Rookie Camp in Austria, Rautnik wins a board!

April 26th, 2022

The first edition of the 2022 Rookie Camps saw impressive progress from all participants. With two action packed days under the watchful eye of head coach Dieter van der Eyken (Severne), the rookies will surely remember this weekend for years. Some in particular have finished the camp with a souvenir, with JP-Australia and NeilPryde supporting the camp with some gear brought along by none other th...

What to expect during the EFPT Surf Opening in Austria

April 25th, 2022

The legendary freestyle windsurfing event on lake Neusiedl is back! Since 1998 the best Freestyle Windsurfers in the world travel down to the Austrian water sports capital to compete in the European Freestyle Pro Tour. This edition, taking place between the 27th of April and the 1st of May, will be historical in that for the first time ever Women will be competing at the EFPT Surf Opening as well!...

Freestyle Spot Guide – Neusidlersee by Max Matissek

April 22nd, 2022

In line with our first event of the season, the Surf Opening in Austria, this month’s spot guide is all about Neusiedlersee! We have special insight into the legendary spot from Max Matissek (Duotone/Fanatic), who grew up in this diverse freestyle windsurfing location. Read on to learn all about how to find your way around the spots so you can catch the Lake Neusiedl ramps as expertly as possibl...