Day 5 – A Teasing Day
With gusty winds all day the competitors who were first to the beach made it on the water for a session. Being 7am and not on the forecast it caught the EFPT riders and crew off guard and the only people to actually launch were Phil Soltysiak and Steven Van Broeckhoven. Phil quoted that “the conditions were not bad, I was on 5.4 and pumping a bit but mostly powered up, tomorrow looks more promising and we should be on for competition”.
So like every other day there was a plan B, and today’s plan saw the riders drive 20 minutes from the lake to Speed World where they got to try out stand-up jet-skiing. No one had ever tried it before but as expected these guys, who are some of the most talented people on the world when it comes to standing on a board/boat, took to it like a duck on water and found their feet within one or two minutes. A lucky few managed to jump on a fly-board, which launched them up to 15ft in the air as they hovered around the lake. Check out the video below (100% produced on the iPhone) and stay tuned for plenty of updates tomorrow as the wind is forecast to kick in from the early morning.
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