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EFPT at the Surf Opening Neusiedl am See - Day 1

by EFPT 23 Apr 02:50 PDT
Surf Opening Neusiedl am See - Day 1 © Alex Lang

Thursday was the day that had been anticipated by professional freestylers, EFPT crew and online spectators likewise: the first international freestyle event after a break of over 1.5 years kicked off in Neusiedl am See, Austria.

All eyes were on the new EFPT, with Adam Sims holding the reigns and the reloaded Surf Opening with Georg Kloibhofer as head of organization. With the whole world being on a kind of ‚stand-still' for the past year, also the event scene came to a sudden stop - with no outlook of when it will be possible to pick it up again.

Georg Kloibhofer went through ups and downs and countless meetings where he presented different safety protocols and ever new ways to make sure a safe event would be possible. Him and his team pulled off, what many didn't believe was do-able in times like these: he brought the EFPT back to the shores of lake Neusiedl, one of the windsurfing hotspots of central Europe.

Read more here about the first heats of 2021 and the first five finalists of the tow-in competition.

We'll see an early start tomorrow with the first possible start being set for 09.00 am (CET), as we hope for the north west wind to kick in in the morning.

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