Tomorrow morning the EFPT DAM-X event will kick off here in Brouwersdam, we are on site and will be reporting from here. You can expect plenty of action from the get go as the forecast is set to kick off from the early hours. We caught up with local boy Rick Jendrusch for a few words on the event and what is to come, but first, check out the awesome teaser video…
Over to Rick…
BS: We are about to kick off here at the DAM-X in Brouwersdam, what can the public and riders expect from this event?
RJ: I hope a lot of action, the wind looks pretty good at the moment, there will also be a lot of events around it, so we will always have plenty of action, not just for the pros. We will have a live cam on the heat area so people can tune in and check it out whilst the EFPT updates are flowing. With so many talented riders from all over the world here, the most ever on an EFPT event, we can expect some exciting action during the windsurfing side, there will also be tow-in on the light wind days and even a night tow-in on Friday evening before the night SUP tour for charity. Saturday night will bring a big party and plenty of great music to dance to.
BS: The PWA was hosted here two years ago, now it’s the turn of the EFPT, this is a first for you guys, you seem stoked on having a competition here, what is the reason for bringing everyone, and more, back?
RJ: Yeah the PWA was a great success but we just want to show how high the level is here in Brouwersdam, how good the spot is and how much of an icon it is to a lot of windsurfers from all over the world. It is probably one of the busiest spots in the world during the summer. Of course we are also keen to put something back into the sport and by doing this we bring a lot of the best riders but also give the opportunity for some younger up and coming riders to get involved and begin to chase their dreams.
BS: Can you tell us what conditions the riders can expect here for the comp and your personal thoughts on having many of your friends, who are top riders in the world, here at your home?
RJ: First of all it is super sick to have them all here, I’m stoked to be able to show them my home spot, to show them that Holland is incredible for windsurfing, not just Brazil, Cape Town and all these other spots. Just to prove it the forecast looks super good for tomorrow and then again on the weekend, the wind is normally quite constant as it comes straight off the sea over the dam and down to us. The water state is similar to a shallow lake with small chop, perfect stunt ramps for some big new school freestyle moves.