EFPT Calendar 2018

On January 25, 2018 the European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) released their 2018 calendar. It’s a big calendar: 7 freestyle windsurfing events in South of France, Austria, Spain, Sardinia, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Brouwersdam and 1 tow-in event at Lake Neusiedl in Austria. We bet not many windsurfing insiders would have expected such a growth from 4 to 7 events within one year.

The events in France and Sardinia see a comeback on the calendar after an absence of 6 years on tour. The event in Austria is an EFPT event again and celebrates its 20th anniversary.

It’s nice to see completely new additions to the tour plan for this year: an event at the flat water spot Matas Blancas in Fuerteventura and at Costa Brava. The events in Leucate (France), Neusiedl (Austria) and Costa Brava (Catalonia/Spain) have the highest price money, with 15.000 € each and Brouwersdam will host the only event for ladies. Fuerteventura and Brouwersdam will also host junior divisions for boys and girls (U18 and U16).

The calendar looks big. It’s a strong sign for the freestyle windsurfing scene!! Let’s hope that all events will happen in 2018 and no events will be cancelled in the next months. The EFPT will be part of the PWA FQS (Freestyle Qualifier Series)

A total prize money of 86.000 € (33.000 € in 2017, 18.000€ in 2016) will be distributed in 2018, what’s an increase of 53.000 € compared to the 2017 season as long as the calendar stays like this. If more than 6 windsurfing events will happen, 2 events (results) can be discarded!

  • Leucate, France:  Mondial du Vent, 18. – 22.4.2018 – freestyle men 15.000 €
  • Neusiedl, Austria:  Surf World Cup 2018 (20th anniversary) 27.04. -01.05.2018 – freestyle men 15.000 €, tow-in 3000 €
  • Valencia, Spain: Tow-in Invitational, 19. – 20.05.2018 – tow-in invitational 5000 €
  • Tarifa, Spain, Toro Andaluz, 23.05. – 27.05.2018 – freestyle men 5.000 €
  • Sardinia, Italy 30.05. – 03.06.2018 – freestyle men 10.000 €
  • Fuerteventura, Canary Islands 27.06. – 30.06.2018 – freestyle men 5.000 €
  • Lanzarote, Canary Islands 04. – 07.07.2018 – freestyle men 10.000 €
  • Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain, 05.09.-09.09.2018 – freestyle men 15.000 €
  • Brouwersdam, Netherlands: DAM-X, 10. – 14.10.2018 – freestyle men 10.000 € / freestyle ladies 3000 €

 

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BIG UP FOR EFPT !!! Keep on the good work !