Bereits vor 10 Tagen gab es hier auf Windsurfnews die offizielle Bestätigung des EFPT Events am Brouwersdam. Das Orga Team um Pieternel Van der Linde und Uwe Jendrusch locken mit 10.000 Euro Preisgeld für das Herren Event, sowie 3000 Euro für das Tow-In Event. Außerdem dürfen endlich auch die Mädels ran – und sich über 3000 Euro Preisgeld freuen. Jetzt gibts den offiziellen Trailer zum DAM-X Event am Brouwersdam – schaut rein, denn neben dem Freestyle Contest wartet noch viel mehr. Action, Spaß , Abenteuer, Party, SUP, Boardsports und vieles mehr.
10 days ago I blogged about the confirmation of the EFPT event at Brouwersdam. It’s amazing what the organisation team around Pieternel van der Linde and Uwe Jendrusch makes possible – a 10.000 € freestyle event for men, a 3.000 € Tow-In event and the first ever ladies EFPT event with 3.000 € prize-money up for grabs. Apart from that there will be much more excitement for everyone to experience. DAM-X will be a five-day event with the following themes; action, fun, experience, lifestyle and promotion of Windsurfing, Sailing, SUP and many other additional board sports.
Interview with the organisation team Pieternel Van der Linde and Maarten van Ochten (former EFPT competitor)
EFPT: What was your motivation behind organising an EFPT event?
„As you know Brouwersdam is one of the best freestyle locations in the World. At the Brouwersdam big names such as Steven van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde), Dieter van der Eyken (Starboard/Severne), Rick Jendrusch (F2/Severne), Davy Scheffers, Yentel Cears (JP/Neilpryde) and Nick van Ingen (North/Fanatic) and the list goes on and on. They all grew up here to be some of the best in the Worlds rankings. The Brouwersdam is one of the best places for training and no doubt for competing too!“
EFPT: You are organising the first ever ladies EFPT event. What was your motivation to go for it?
„We felt that there’s so much potential for the ladies to compete. Lately the level of the ladies has been gone up a lot. Besides the group of women that do freestyle is increasing every year. The Dam-X event will give those ladies a chance to show the world what they’ve got.“
FPT: What are your expectations for the event?
„First of all we hope that the wind conditions for competing will be great so all athletes get fair chances to compete. In other words we are very motivated to run at least one double elimination for both men and women. By running this European Championships and of course the first ever EFPT women event, we aim to promote the sport, as well as to attract and motivate people to pick up windsurfing. Naturally the riders can expect that our goal is organising a very well event for them.
Besides the EFPT, there will be much more going one during the entire week. This event will be a great way to get people in touch and discover the water-sports in the area of Zeeland/ Zuid-Holland. Let’s say we are targeting to raise the awareness and show the potential and diversity of the watersport around this area. That’s why we’ve chosen dates in the Fall, which is the point of time when the area is getting less crowded even though the conditions couldn’t be any better!“
EFPT: What can the riders and spectators expect at your event and event-site?
„Having an European championship will most certainly not be all that specators will get. That’s why we called it DAM-X. At DAM-X you can also expect a big fun race, which will take place at the weekends. Furthermore we’ll have side events like parties, clinics, school-programs, masterclasses for talents, SUP by night, going live of the RTP (Training Programme in the area) and much more. Basically we’d like to reach out to the windsurfing world, but also motivate and attract those who are not that familiar yet with the sport.“