After four days of competition and very light winds the European Freestyle Pro Tour wraps up yet another successful event for 2015.
Despite the light winds the single elimination got underway and the first round was complete. Unfortunately this is where the wind stopped and so the event finishes with 8 people sharing 1st place, such is the way of competition. Nevertheless the EFPT crew and the organisers managed to make the best of a bad situation and the riders put on a show everyday for the gathering spectators.
On the final day (today) the wind failed to fill in once again due to a rare high pressure that is sitting over much of Croatia and Europe. This provided extremely warm temperatures and light winds, which meant perfect conditions for tow-in. So without a fully complete podium the EFPT and organisers decided to run a tow-in competition for the trophies.
The level was very much mixed with some very young first timers taking to the line right up to world class professionals. At the top Yentel Caers, Amado Vrieswijk, Adrien Bosson, Hugo De Sousa, Loick Spicher and Adam Sims secured the top 6 spots. In third place and with a perfect burner into burner was Amado Vriewijk, in second place Adam Sims nailed the first ever spock into culo in competition, another first ever came from the tow-in winner, Adrien Bosson, who stuck an incredible air funnel into one handed burner. Despite a few big names missing the level continues to be pushed by the guys that could get here.
Continuing to lead the tour, Adrien Bosson from France is here next to us at the beach, so we asked him a few questions.
BS: First place in the tow-in, a new variation of a top level move and leading the EFPT Tour right now, is this currently your best year yet?
AB: Yeah on the EFPT for sure yeah. Actually it is the first time I am doing the whole tour so I am quite happy to be first. But on the PWA World Tour I’m not super stoked because of the first event in Leucate but I am looking forward to Sylt and of course the rest of the year on the European Freestyle Pro Tour.
BS: Obviously there are one or two big names missing from this event but the level was still super high, do you think it was affected at all by them not being here?
AB: For the tow-in I don’t know *laughs*. But you know when there is a big guy missing then there is an impact on the ranking and of course the overall and everything can be really different. In the windsurfing it’s quite hard to tell as we only sailed a few heats this event, but of course Steven is one of the best in the world in light winds and can get planing super early, so he would have certainly shown us a thing or two.
BS: From here you are heading back home to Six-Fours Les Plages, are you planing on staying there, going on any training trips between now and the next competition which will be PWA Sylt?
AB: No, no official plans so yeah my plan is to stay in Six-Fours until Sylt. If the wind drops then maybe I head to Leucate for a few days in September, let’s see. To be honest I love to sail at home, conditions are good there.