- 18 July 2016 | Windsurfing
Belgian windsurfing wizard Steven Van Broeckhoven has claimed the EFPT Lanzarote, in Costa Teguise, Canary Islands.
The second stop on the European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) had powerful winds and exciting swell. Adrien Bosson won a single elimination, and Van Broeckhoven took out a double elimination.
The 2011 PWA Freestyle world champion landed a shaka flaka, pasko, shove-it spock 540 and air-bob counting on the way out and a double culo, air funnell 360, double burner and planing culo scoring on the way in. The judges were unanimous in their winning decision - 5:0 on the Belgian's favor.
- 12 July 2016 | Windsurfing
Victor Fernandez and Daida Moreno have conquered the Gran Canaria PWA World Cup 2016, in Pozo Izquierdo, Canary Islands.
It has already been considered one of the windiest days ever in the history of the event. The Spanish competition had gusts of over 50 knots, and forced windsurfers to pick their smallest rigs.
As a result, all sailors touched the sky with their boards and sails. Fernandez, a top 3 finisher in Pozo Izquierdo since 2006, landed perfect double forwards, one of the biggest stalled forwards of the contest, and multiple goiters on the wave.
- 11 July 2016 | Windsurfing
Thomas Goyard and Charline Picon have been crowned the 2016 RS:X European windsurfing champions, in Helsinki, Finland.
On the sixth and final day of competition, there was a lot of tension on the water. All sailors across four divisions wanted to grab the medals and raise their national flags. But only four windsurfers tasted gold.
Goyard, from France, won the medal race and secured a one-point-margin over Kieran Holmes-Martin, who finished second. Pawel Tarnowski kept bronze.