Windsurfen voll im Trend auf der boot Düsseldorf 2020
Vanora Engadinwind by Dakine
EFPT tow-in at 1.800 meters above sealevel
It is the second consecutive year that the organisation team around Christian Müller brings the EFPT tow-in show to lake Silvaplana in Switzerland. Müller, who has been one of the original founders of the European Freestyle Pro Tour, is one of the most passionate people one can meet, when it comes to the windsurfing sport and everything that evolved around it. Freestyle, Slalom, Tow-in, Foiling, Foil-Freestyle - you name it and you can be sure Christian has already brought it to this event.
Lake Silvaplana which is located 1.800 meters above sealevel in the Swiss alps, has been providing a spectacular arena for the Engadinwind event for over 40 years already. In 2018 the EFPT tow-in competition took place in the glassy turquoise waters of this mountain lake for the first time. The photos and videos that have been created that year were second to none and pulled a lot of media attention to this beautiful spot, that’s usually more popular in the winterseason.
In 2019, eight international freestyle windsurfers have been invited to compete for the € 4.000,- prize-money. According to the seeding of the previous years they have been assigned to two qualification fleets. Every rider will have three runs in two qualification rounds, which makes a total of six moves over the next two days with the best two scores counting together. The top six riders will then advance into the final on Saturday.
Skippers meeting was held at 09.00 am this morning and the first fleet has been on the water around 10.30 am, early enough to make sure the Maloja wind will be on the light side while the competition is on.
all pics by Emanuela Cauli