European Freestyle Pro Tour: contests end late in Europe

The European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) is preparing for the last windsurfing events of the season. Six Fours les Plages and Weymouth will play the decisive points to crown a 2012 champion.

It's time for cold water action. The best Freestyle windsurfers in Europe are heading to Six Fours les Plages, in the South of France, for the penultimate stage of the 2012 EFPT season.

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The Centaur King of the Wind will be the last event of the 2012 European Freestyle Pro Tour. Weymouth is favored by the gulf stream and eith a yearly wind statistic being above many other spots in the UK, the Atlantic will blow strong winds to crown a champion, from 3rd-6th November.

The European Freestyle Pro Tour was founded in 2003 and enables European windsurfers to close the gap between the level of Europe and riders from overseas. The EFPT is sanctioned by the IFCA, which means that the winner of the tour is the official European Freestyle windsurfing champion.

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