Windsurfing – EFPT Tour, in long beach (Vieste, 29 MAG -2 down.) the second stage: the great windsurfing international arrives for the first time in Apulia
The great windsurfing international stops in Puglia for the first time in its history. From 29 May to 2 June in Vieste (in the province of Foggia) at long Beach Village is staged the second leg, only in Italy this 2019, the European Freestyle Pro Tour, prestigious circuit that takes place on the territory of the old continent which is understood by the IFCA European freestyle champion. The discipline, the freestyle precisely, the industry's youngest and most spectacular funboard.
The competition is organized by long Beach Village under the patronage of the sports of the Puglia region and the municipality of Vieste. The race is included in the calendar Aicw/Fiv federal standards. The prize money available to participants is 10 thousand euro.
The European Freestyle Pro Tour is a sports contest windsurfing born in 2003. An event that travels in different European countries and enables European athletes to compete and perform alongside athletes from the rest of the world. The community of EFPT consists of over 500 registered rider and from events that took place in 11 European countries so far. In this 2019 the stages in the program are seven, to which is added a first leg held in Austria last April but dedicated solely to tow in, discipline that involves the rider driven by jet skis in no wind.
The first with the classic format is planned in Costa Brava from 21 to the 26 may that will precede to three days off to the races of Vieste. To follow will be the stage of Fuerteventura, in Lanzarote, of Lake Silvaplana in Switzerland, in Denmark and in the Netherlands.
The way some of the strongest athletes in the world and, between them, the strong rider of the Italian team. The milanese Jacopo Head (third placed Pwa in 2017 and first Efpt 2017), the Roman Giovanni Pal (third placed Efpt 2018), the biker Louis Fabiano (ninth Pwa 2018 and sixth Efpt 2018: the three of our riders that in recent years have achieved the best results in the international arena. With them also the strong Sicilian Francesco Cappuzzo, real waterman that competes in various disciplines both in windsurfing (reigning Italian champion wave) which in kitesurfing, the athlete of Riccione and Italian champion freestyle 2018 Richard Brand, the milanese Marco van der Merwe, the young talent marches Eugenio Marconi and trentino Benjamin Masoner. At the starting line also two young local athletes who will be given a wild card for the main draw: Caesar Latin and Daigle.
Already registered to the event entry list are international athletes of the caliber Vice World Champion Adrien Bosson, French, and Yentel Caers, last year's Belgian quarter in Pwa. Two of the major players expected to whom our Italians have already thrown down the gauntlet. Besides him, among others, the Dutchman Davy Scheffers, Briton Adam Sims, German Julian Wiemar and two Israelis Eliran Levi and Eilon Wilson.
Long beach is located just a few kilometres from Vieste, in the province of Foggia. Apulian town much frequented by tourists in the summer months and not only. For the quality of its bathing water has been repeatedly awarded the blue flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education, is part of the Gargano National Park.
It is known for its wind conditions of maestrale and scirocco, both driven by the typical thermal reinforcement of the spring-summer. The realization of the event is also the result of partner support long Beach Village, Hotel degli Aranci, Seafood sandwiches, Banco Popolare di Milano BPM and Fiat-Eurovector.
PRESS OFFICE: Simone Pape
Photo credit: Gwen Marché/Efpt, (Caers Yentel) John Carter/Pwa
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