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Day 1 – Calm before the storm – EFPT Vieste 2022

June 9th, 2022

The first day of the EFPT Spiaggia Lunga Vieste 2022 saw registration, rain and lots of waiting. Excitement is high among the riders as the forecast for the upcoming days is epic to say the least, but the first day got off to a slow start. Travelling down to the south of Italy from all over the world, the athletes enjoyed a day of catching up with each other on the beach. Check out the highlight c...

What to expect from the 2022 EFPT Vieste

June 9th, 2022

The second tour stop of the 2022 European Freestyle Pro Tour is about to start in the picturesque (and windy) Vieste in Italy. With some quality conditions forecasted and €15,000 up for grabs the stage is set for an epic continuation of the European Championship battle. The fleet is stacked with past World and/or European Champions like Steven van Broeckhoven (Starboard/Gun Sails), Yentel Caers ...

Staying professional with Lennart Neubauer – The After Hours Lounge Podcast

June 1st, 2022

After a stellar 2021 Season, becoming European Youth Champion and European Tow-in Champion, Greek Lennart Neubauer (Starboard/Severne/MUF) has not had the best start to the new year. Missing the first event of the year as he was recovering from a knee injury, the 18-year old is now working hard to come back full force. He sat down with Freestyle Pro Tour commentator and The After Hours Lounge hos...

Sessions with the Pro’s – Eliran Levi around Tarifa

May 24th, 2022

After the first European Freestyle Pro Tour event of the year in Austria, the riders dispersed all around the continent. It seems like most chose to go to a similar location though, which Israeli Windsurfer Eliran Levi (F2 Windsurfing) captured on his camera. Known for other raw and powerful clips like Full BRAHA, he put together a quick action clip featuring big names like Jacopo Testa, Antoine ...

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...