Short report from Head of EFPT Adam Sims:
How was the organization of the foilstyle event?
We had a great event in Vieste, it was one of those forecasts where you simply could not tell if it was enough for freestyle or not. With the inception of foilstyle some years ago it took some years to get here to the first international competition; one attempt at our event in Geneva a couple years ago (unfortunately the wind didn’t quite provide) and some smaller national events. The wait was worth it and perfectly timed.
With 12-15 knots most days, we saw an impressive display from the guys and girl, who mark their names in the windsurfing history books. Extensive discussions took place as often as possible surrounding the judging of the moves and the wide variety of ways you can enter a move (which adds degrees of difficulty). The outcome was some tight battles, huge moves in marginal winds and exciting competitive moments.
What are the plans for the next foilstyle competitions?
Our next stop is back to Geneva, redemption for 2021 and the title showdown for this year. We absolutely loved the setup with the Swiss crew last year, we are confident of an awesome show as we bring windsurfing to city stages right in the heart of Europe. Be sure not to miss that, we’ll be live on air once again, or come down and watch it first hand. The tow-in show is also completely next level.
Congrats to all the competitors who took part, our awesome event organisers and the team behind the Freestyle Pro Tour.
Wir möchten an dieser Stelle gerne alle Fotografen und Fotografinnen nennen, deren Fotos das Kite Paradies erst so paradiesisch machen. An erster Stelle seien erwähnt Manuel Storzer und Raphael Sütterlin (unten mehr) nicht zu...