- 26 April 2013 | Windsurfing
The 2013 European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) will kick off with the Chiemsee European Tow-In Championship, in Podersdorf, Austria, between the 27th-30th April.
Steven Van Broeckhoven is ready. He wants to renew his 2012 EFPT title, but there are many windsurfers willing to steal the trophy from his hands. Max Matissek, Julien Mas, Dieter Van der Eyken and many other talented riders will battle for glory, too.
The countdown for the first EFPT event of the 2013 season has been running down fast and after a long and cold winter in Austria, rumors are on that the organizers ordered warm temperatures and strong south wind, from the the weather gods.
Thirty riders will compete in three qualification rounds for a place in the big final, taking place on the 30th of April. A big show for spectators is guaranteed due to the fact that all the rounds will be run at night, around 9pm.
The action will be floodlit by professional light equipment and the windsurfers will be towed behind a jet-ski, at speeds of 30 knots, in excess.
2013 European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) Schedule:
Chiemsee European Tow-In Championship | Podersdorf, Austria | 27th-30th April
Aqualeto Cup | Eysk, Russia | 20th-25th May
3 Style Area Cup | Sigri, Greece | 23rd-25th August
European Funboard Expression | Six Fours les Plages, France | 24th-27th October
Catch Me If You Can | Premantura, Croatia | 30th October – 2nd November
King of the Wind | Weymouth, UK | 5th-9th November