The first day at the DAM-X EFPT event saw already nice weather and suitable wind conditions to start the EFPT freestyle comptition. On the second day the eastwind picked up to 25 knots and was blowing for the whole day. Tom Hartmann and his judges worked nonstop and at around 6 o’clock Steven van Broeckhoven and Sarah-Quita Offringa were annouced as the winners of the double elimination.
We edited a clip with some of the best action we captured during the day.
Windsurfing Action from Day 2 – Double Elimination
Du to the eastern wind direction, the race director had to place the heat area further outside. We saw pretty all high level freestyle moves. Sarah-Quita impressed with one handed Burners, Ponches or fast Flakas. Steven landed the only Shifty of the event in the final of the double elimination against Jacopo Testa. Steven was extremely consistent and went for big moves. He tried to go as high as possible and even tried a Double Air Culo. But it was not only Steven, who showed great moves. Davy Scheffers slided through incredible Lolly Pops, Taty Frans landed an ankle dry Back Loop, Antoine Albert went for big Air Kabis, Jacopo Testa landed a great Bongka and other move combinations, Sam Esteve had big air moves on his score sheets and Dieter van der Eyken is still not tired of a long season landing fast double moves. In the ladies fleet Arrianne Aukes and Maaike Huvermann were the two ladies who came the closest to Sarah-Quita’s performance but Jazzy Zwerus and Hanna Poschinger showed good skills, too. Freestyle windsurfing is a big show nowadays. The best riders land most of their move attempts and just a few moves are crashed.