The European Funboard Expression (EFE), which is held on at the moment in South of France, Le Brusc, did not see too much wind so far. But there was enough to see Steven Max taking the honour in the u15 1st round on the EFPkT! »


A cloudy morning welcomed the riders on the 4th day of the EFPKT finals and the 3rd edition of the European Funboard Expression. After the skippers meeting took place, windgusts were measured up to 20 knots on the outside, short after riders were put on standby with the first possible start straight after lunch.The boats were organized and ready to take the riders and the judging crew out to the competition area which was put together a few hundred meters of the coast.


Continuing with the rounds that were canceled yesterday, we saw two Dutch brothers Robbin and Remco Vandervet battling it out against each other. Robbin won with a few more moves than his little brother and was up against Steven Max from Aruba. Steven Max beats Robbin and makes it into the final against 13 year old Mattijs Lasore from Belgium. In the losers finals we had French kid Loick Lesauvage versus Robbin Vandervet, who actually had a hard time keeping up planing. In the battle for first and second, we saw Steven and Mattijs giving their best performance in the gusty conditions, both riders managed to impress the judges with stylish looking Flakas, Grubbies and a few sail tricks combination’s including a Gecko from Mattijs where he took both hands of during the rotation.


The girls were up next but the head judge decided to wait as the winds dropped down to 12 knots. After a 15 minute break, the wind started to blow up to 18 knots again, so the girls got ready for their action. A few tricks were done by Rolien Caers, while Anna Chiochetti was trying to get some more speed to show off some of her air tricks. Rolien added a bodydrag and a switch stance Airjibe to her trick list just before the end.The head judge Tom Hartmann decided to extend the waiting period for the other rounds until theforecasts would become better. So everyone was brought back to the beach and the winners could finally be announced in the main event tent.

The highlight of the day was definitely a Tow in session while the sunset in the late afternoon. Julian Mas, who already had won session number one, continued with the next victory landing a perfect Double Burner. Looks like he is very hard to beat at the moment. The EFE will see one more day with action. Let´s hope for more wind on the final day!!


1.Julian Mas (Double Burner)
2. Loïc Viandier (one handed Burner)
3. Jordan Ema Otu (Airfunnel)


EFPKT Girls results round 1:
1. Rolien Caers
2. Anna Chiochetti


EFPKT U15 dingle elimination 1 results:

1.Steven Max
2.Mattijs Lasore
3.Loick Lesauvage
4.Robbin van der Vet


Watch the following two video clips, which deliver nice clips from the action at Le Brusc and give you an excellent view on the event. The excellent clips got edited by Pertusatofilms! Well done guys!!

European Funboard Expression 2011_Podcast #1 from Open Ocean Media on Vimeo.