Tag: EFPT lanzarote

Rising star Jacopo Testa

August 18th, 2017

There is one name in the freestyle windsurfing circuit, that you cannot get your head around in 2017: Jacopo Testa. The Italian RRD rider, who lives and trains in Sardinia, has been competiting on the EFPT and PWA tour for several years now, yet never had his performance on the water such a huge impact and caused so many upsets, as this year. We caught up with the 25 years old talent from Italy, t...

Julian Wiemar – Taking on the World’s Best Freestylers

August 10th, 2017

20 years old Severne/Starboard rider Julian Wiemar from Germany, had his debut on the European Freestyle Pro Tour in 2014 and since then regularly ended up in the top 25 positions in the EFPT and PWA rankings. This year though, the young German seems to be ready to take on the top ten. We caught up with the talented freestyler, who grew up close to Cologne and far away from the next sailable spot,...

EFPT Lanzarote Event Video

August 2nd, 2016

The second year in a row the EFPT Lanzarote seemed to be one of the freestyle events with the best action ever seen. We are looking back on four action packed days with two complete double eliminations and a flawless event organisation thanks to the Pro Center Lanzarote. It's great to see this EFPT tour-stop grow year by year and we are looking forwards to return in 2017. Let the event video prod...

Countdown to the EFPT Lanzarote 2016

July 11th, 2016

'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 ...

EFPT Lanzarote – Day 4

July 12th, 2014

At day 4 of the EFPT Lanzarote the chance of running the freestyle event seemed to be higher than at all the other days of competition despite the very low forecast of only eight knots. Around lunchtime the wind seemed to increase leaving crew, riders and organization with the hopes of being able to run at least the first eight heats of the single elimination to get a result. The scheduled tow-in ...

EFPT Lanzarote – Day 3

July 11th, 2014

On the third day of the EFPT Lanzarote there has been light winds around the event-site throughout the whole day and therefor was committed a 100% to tow-in windsurfing, proving that nowind doesn't have to be a problem. 20 out of 23 competitors signed up for the two fleets. Really good to see was the high participation rate of sailors who usually are not into tow-in windsurfing and even riders wh...

EFPT Lanzarote – Day 2

July 10th, 2014

With a rather marginal forecast we started the day with the skippersmeeting at 10.00am this morning. Just as the day before though, an unusual weather situation over the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura led to a messed up windsystem and cloudy skies. Just before midday there were some dark clouds passing through bringing some sailable gusts. Jeremy Pl├╝ss (Tabou/Gaastra) and Hugo de Sousa (...

EFPT Lanzarote – Day 1

July 9th, 2014

After amazing conditions on the day of registration here at Costa Teguise, Lanzarote the EFPT crew and the riders were left disappointed, despite a promising forecast for today. Throughout the whole day it stayed overcast with clouds that messed up the local wind system. The beauty and the curse of this great sport struck us all once again - sometimes not knowing when your next session will be ma...

EFPT Lanzarote – Registration Day

July 8th, 2014

It will be the first time that a tour-stop of the European Freestyle Pro Tour will be staged at the windy shores of a Canary Island, which are well known to be the Mekka for windsurfers throughout the summer months when constant trade winds deliver perfect conditions almost every day. Former pro windsurfer and EFPT champion Antxon Otaegui who grew up on Lanzarote and recently opened his Pro Cente...

EFPT rookies: Noah Vocker (North/Fanatic)

June 27th, 2014

When the European Freestyle Pro Tour was founded in 2003 the aim of the organisation was not only to assign the official title of the European Freestyle Champion, but also to foster upcoming freestyle talents. Due to that reason it is always good to see when young riders sign up to an EFPT event. 14-years old Noah Vocker is one of them. We caught up with the young sailor who told us about his life...