Would You Take On Broeckhoven?

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More and more of the world’s top freestyle stars sign up to the final EFPT event of the season…

Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 12.50.50The last stage of the EFPT circuit is approaching. The organisation in Six Fours les Plages is happy as many top riders have already pre-registered. ‘We expect Italian, English, Russian, Slovenian, Dutch and Belgians competitors but above all, it’s interesting to welcome four riders of the top 10 world ranking’ says Fred Bosson the organiser.

Among them, the Belgian Steven Van Broeckhoven, already World Champion in the discipline in 2011. At 28, he has just finished third on the PWA World tour this year. As he announces he’ll be in Six Fours, we have asked him a few questions about some riders he knows well:

Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 13.24.14- Tonky Frans (world ranked 4 in 2013): THE style master, the best !

- Dieter Van Der Eyken (top 5): he’s a very good competitor, really dangerous as he knows what he is doing !

- Antony Ruenes (top 7 and world’s best French): he always goes for style when he is on fire. He really rips !

- Adrien Bosson (top 12): the guy who surprized me the most this year how his level has grow a lot.

- Rick Jendrusch (top 18 and top 7 EFPT): upcoming young dutch talent, really motivaded to compete.

Van Broeckhoven will battle against his most serious opponents, Frans and Van Der Eyken (respectively second and 1st on last year’s EFE event), but Six Fours is this year the final step of the tour and will deliver the title of European Freestyle Champion. The issue is also very important for some guys like the German Adrian Behölz (currently 4th on the European Tour) or the Dutch Rick Jendrusch (ranked 7th) !

The action will take place on the spot “Brutal Beach” in Six Fours, from Thursday October 24th to Sunday 27th. Registrations will be held up until 12pm on the first day. The competition can start at 1pm, depending on weather conditions. Each day, the competition schedule will be from 10am to 6pm . If the wind fails, the ‘tow in’ discipline will take place but in the afternoon only.

Fanatic, North Sails, Avanti Sails and F2 will be present to show up their new 2014 toys. Some Stand Up Paddle boards will be available. A photo exhibition on the theme of windsurfing is also planned in the tent where you can enjoy the comfort of a lounge area set up by the partner Bigbao.

A night programme is also scheduled as the organisation announces a drink at ‘le Mafana’ (on the harbor of la Coudoulière) the first night just after the opening ceremony, and two dinners on the spot of Brutal Beach at ‘La Vague’ and “la Cidrerie”. More information on the website of the event or via the daily updated Facebook page, from October 24

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