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What’s up Tim Gerdes?

November 26th, 2022

Today, the FPT catches up with upcoming freestyler Tim Gerdes from the Netherlands! The Brouwersdam local tells us about how he doesn't complain when it's 4.8 or windier, the moves he is working on, and about where he sees himself in a couple of years. He also sheds some light on his recent sponsor change to Severne, as well as his early windsurfing days. Read the full interview to get a glimpse i...

2022 FPT Awards Announced

November 10th, 2022

The Freestyle Pro Tour is excited to announce the second ever FPT Awards! Coming to you on the 31st of January, the 2022 FPT Awards will celebrate the biggest achievements in our sport this year. The FPT aims to push everyone (even you!) in their riding and media production through these awards, putting out a total of €5000 in prize money in 8 different categories. Submissions are already open s...

Freestyle Action Roundup – October

November 4th, 2022

Full on freestyle windsurfing action in October! We absolutely love to see riders uploading their best action, and in October we were treated to a host of quality video's from around the world. In this month's Freestyle Action Roundup feature we will see tricks thrown down on water as flat as a pancake, on the hydrofoil and in some gnarly strong wind conditions! Strap in, enjoy the show and get in...

Maaike Huvermann is 2022 Women’s European Freestyle Windsurfing Champion

October 31st, 2022

With no more competitions in sight for the 2022 Freestyle Pro Tour, the official rankings can be confirmed. Maaike Huvermann (Severne/MUF) comes out on top after winning at the 2022 EFPT Surf Opening in Austria. Claiming the title for the fourth ranking year in a row, the dutchie proves she is absolutely dominant on the European freestyle scene. Although the number of successfully ran women's even...

Jacopo Testa becomes 2022 European Freestyle Windsurfing Champion

October 29th, 2022

Italian Jacopo Testa (AV-Boards/Point-7) has officially become the 2022 European Freestyle Windsurfing Champion! In what is uncharacteristic of Leucate, the wind did not fill in to a satisfactory level during the 10-day waiting period, causing the EFPT Finals to be called off, settling the current championship rankings.  The lack of wind for the event means that the European Championship has ...

Freestyle Spot Guide – Leucate by Sam Esteve

October 26th, 2022

The essence of our sport (or any for that matter) is practice. With freestyle windsurfing we as riders are in a peculiar position, because our practice is dependent on the weather and location we are at. Consequently, every freestyle windsurfer travels around the world to sail the best possible conditions. Don't know where to go on your next trip and maybe you're looking for something closer to ho...

The Waiting Period for the 2022 EFPT Finals is open!

October 23rd, 2022

Today marks the start of the waiting period for the 2022 EFPT Finals in Leucate, France. For the next 10 days FPT crew and local riders are studying the forecasts closely to select the best possible conditions for the finals at the Wesh Center Crew. The current predictions are not too promising, but riders and crew are holding high hopes for the event that will crown the 2022 European Champion. Th...

Blast from the Past: Leucate Skate Park with Julien Taboulet, Antony Ruenes and Thomas Traversa

October 17th, 2022

With the EFPT Finals waiting period about to start in Leucate, let's take a look back at some of the action the spot has to offer. In our monthly Blast from the Past feature we will explore at a time in 2011 when Wesh Center Crew owner Julien Taboulet built a skate park at his spot and invited Thomas Traversa and Antony Ruenes to try it out with him. We're pretty sure we won't quite run an event o...

Spot Guide – Kiel with Foivos Tsoupras

October 14th, 2022

Kiel might not be the first spot to come to your mind when thinking about your next windsurfing trip. However, the city has a lot on offer: the freestyle community, the numerous spots in close vicinity and the massive events all contribute to it being a hub for our sport. A rider who chose to move there for these, and many other reasons, is Foivos Tsoupras (Duotone/Fanatic/MUF). In our monthly spo...

EFPT Finals waiting period explained

October 8th, 2022

The EFPT Finals in Leucate France are right around the corner! With a waiting period between the 23rd of October and the 1st of November, you might be wondering how this 2 day event will be run. Fear not, as we will explain everything here. Let's start with the waiting period. When it is on, EFPT crew and local riders are in constant discussions about the developing forecast, looking for the perfe...