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What’s new Mr. Marco Lufen?

June 16th, 2021

He is the ever smiling blonde-haired surferboy, who boosts the good vibes whenever he shows up: Marco Lufen. The German freestyler entered the international competition scene in 2012 when he first participated at the EFPT event in Sigri, Greece. Lufen had been 16 years old back then and already showed huge skills for someone who didn't grow up at the seaside. Almost ten years in, the freestyler ca...

Virtual competition time

June 5th, 2021

Since running an on site competition in 2021 still remains somewhat tricky for many locations, despite the perfect launch the EFPT had at the Surf Opening in Austria earlier this year, we wanted to bring some virtual action to you. George Grisley of the ‚Supergusty Podcast‘ has extensively collected rider and heat stats and the EFPT have decide to collaborate to host a virtual freestyle compet...

Meet Freestylegirl Sterre Meijer

May 27th, 2021

It was just four years ago, that Sterre Meijer had her debut in the EFPT. Back then she was twelve years old and landed her first vulcans. Since then, the junior grew up to be a pretty teenager: pretty fearless, pretty rad, pretty committed. No matter the windsurfing conditions up North, you may Sterre on the water. Winter or summer, the Dutchie doesn't care and this reflects in her freestyle prog...

Obituary: Alexey Karachevtsev

May 24th, 2021

The sad news reached the EFPT office today, that Alexey Karachevtsev, passed away due to a tragic accident at the age of 33. Alexey has been part of the Russian freestyle team, that had been regulary attending the European Freestyle Pro Tour events. Just like Dimitry Tertyshnyy and Vladimir Yakovlev, also Alexey Karachevtsev impressed in competition through his technical sailing. First and foremos...

Theologos confirms pro men, women & junior division

May 14th, 2021

The date is set for the first EFPT in Theologos on the island of Rhodes: from the 8th - 12th of September we’ll see some of the best freestylers of the world make their way to Greece. The Surf & Kite Theologos center will not only host the pro men division, but will also run pro women and just recently confirmed the juniors division. This means, that this event in Greece will be one of the f...

Tourcalendar 2021 Updates

May 5th, 2021

We’d like to share some informations with you regarding the 2021 tourcalendar. Whilst we do our best to work around the difficult situation worldwide, with restrictions seemingly changing on a daily basis, there hasn’t been a way to find a solution for some upcoming events and they will have to be either postponed to a later date or a date in 2022. EFPT Vieste With new local restrictions bei...

Andreas Rössler – Winner at the 1st EFPT Rookies Camp

May 2nd, 2021

The first ever EFPT rookies camp in Austria with headcoach Julian Wiemar, took place just before the Surf Opening 2021 kicked off. With the COVID situation still being quite serious in this area of the country, the organisation certainly had its challenges, but we are very proud about the fact that we were able to run it after all. JP/NeilPryde stepped up and provided a brand new JP Freestyle Pro ...

Vrieswijk claims victory

April 26th, 2021

After eight full hours of competition, the single and the whole double elimination had been finished on the last day of the Surf Opening in Neusiedl am See! The north wind kicked in just like forecasted around lunch time and the first heats were up and running. Single elimination: Jacopo Testa (AV Boards / Point-7), is finally back on tour after several years of absence and how good it has been ...

EFPT Surf Opening: Day 3

April 24th, 2021

The penultimate day at the Surf Opening in Austria has been ‚tow-in day‘. With beautiful weather the five remaining finalists had been determined and the final had been staged right on time with one of the breath taking sunsets, that lake Neusiedl is known for. At 3.00 pm local time, tow-in fleet number two was on and the fleet was strong: Amado Vrieswijk (FutureFly/Severne), Yentel Caers (JP...

Felix Volkhardt EFPT

EFPT Surf Opening: Day 2

April 23rd, 2021

Day two had been started early with really high expectations. The north-westerly wind had been forecasted from the morning onwards, so the riders and crew were called to the even-site at 6.30 am by race director Danny Kater. The race course had been set and ready for a start at 09.00 am. With beautiful weather hopes were high that the wind would fill in early and stay throughout most of the day. ...