Tag: Lanzarote

Welcome to the EFPT 2018

March 10th, 2018

2018 will see exciting new tour-stops, some great comeback as well as events that became regulars and highly upgraded the European tour over the past years. The season will be openend at the Mondial du Vent in Leucate, France in the middle of April. It has been a wish for many years for the local organisers and the team of the European Freestyle Pro Tour to bring the EFPT riders to this event. We...

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 2017 – Day 1

July 5th, 2017

Since four years now, the best freestyle windsurfers of the world have been travelling to the Canaries to compete in what is known to be one of the best freestyle windsurfing events ever. The strong trade summer winds of the Canaries and the spot here at Costa Teguise, with the outside reef, used to provide a perfect playground year by year. At the 4th edition of the EFPT Lanzarote, 27 riders from...

EFPT Lanzarote 2016 – Day 1

July 13th, 2016

32 riders registered for the EFPT Lanzarote 2016. Amongst the top freestyle windsurfers like Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde), Yentel Caers (JP/Neilpryde), Amado Vrieswijk (JP/Severne) and Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic) we were also more than happy to have two ladies signing up. Maxime Van Gent (JP/Neilpryde) and JP/Neilpryde team-mate Jazzy Zwerus were ready to take on the mens division. Apa...

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: Sunday-funday

July 12th, 2015

After four very successful competition days, where we were able to run two full double eliminations, the prize-giving took place yesterday evening at the beach bar of the Melia Salinas, the high class hotel and one of the sponsors of the event. With action that has never been seen like this at other freestyle events, the organisers as well as the sponsors were more than happy with the outcome and ...

EFPT Lanzarote – Final Day

July 11th, 2015

The final competition day at the EFPT event in Lanzarote started with very moody skies but sailable conditions from the morning onwards. The horn of the first heat of the double elimination went off just before 11.00am and we were able to run the whole competition through with the sailors on their 4.8's in the beginning but soon chaning down to 4.4's. One of the riders of the day has definit...

EFPT Lanzarote – Day 3

July 10th, 2015

At day number three of the EFPT Lanzarote 2015, the spot at Costa Teguise could prove its full potential and delivered amazing conditions for the whole competition. With an early start at 9.30am the first double elimination could be finished as well as the second single elimination, but first things first... Already at the start of the double in the morning the riders could take their 4.4s for a ...

EFPT Lanzarote – Day 2

July 9th, 2015

We started into day number two here at the EFPT Lanzarote with amazing wind conditions in the morning and a forecast that would guarantee an action-packed day with the remaining heats of the single elimination. The competition kicked off with a resail of Marco Lufen (JP/Neilpryde) from Germany against Dmitry Tertyshnyy (RRD) from Russia. The young German sailor was absolutely killing it by sendin...

EFPT Lanzarote – Day 1

July 8th, 2015

27 riders of 16 nations registered today for the second stage of the EFPT Lanzarote taking place from the 8th - 12th of July at the shores of Costa Teguise. Next to many experienced EFPT riders like Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic), Mattia Fabrizi (North/Fanatic), Yentel Caers (JP/Neilpryde) and Amado Vrieswijk (Severne/JP) just to name a few, we are delighted to also have see some new faces and eve...

EFPT Lanzarote – A Preview

July 5th, 2015

In 2014 the European Freestyle Pro Tour was staged at Costa Teguise, Lanzarote for the first time. A spot that is famous amongst windsurfers and a place that former European Freestyle Champion and PWA competitor Antxon Otaegui and top level freestyler Tonky Frans call home. Already in the first year Antxon Otaegui and the crew of the Pro Center Lanzarote impressed with flawless organisation. To e...

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...