Finding themselves in the news lately, the EFPT are now stoked to confirm that there will be the first ever European Freestyle Pro Tour Ladies Championships taking place at the famous water-sports location of Brouwersdam in Holland.
A big step for the European Freestyle Pro Tour who have re-bounded with their biggest season in years and now with the first ever European Ladies title firmly secured for the Dam-X Festival, we can expect an exciting tour packed with action.
We caught up with PWA Freestyle Vice World Champion, Dutch National Wave Champion and all round super-star Arrianne Aukes to get a few thoughts on this European Championships and who could compete in it.
BS: EFPT Ladies Championships, how does that sound?
AA: Sounds amazing! Think it’s great that there is going to be a step in between competing on national level to straight away attending a PWA event. When I talk to girls about competing it seems that for most of them it feels like a very big step to take and hopefully this will motivate more girls to compete!
BS: Will you be attending and if so what are you looking forwards to about it?
AA: Yes, I will be attending! I have never been to an EFPT event, I will look forward to be part of it. It’s so nice that there is a big event like this in Holland again and I’m very thankful to Brouwersdam that they are organizing such a big event again and of course I’m hoping for some good wind.
BS: Who would you recommend to come along, as in what level and why is it a good opportunity for any windsurfing girls out there?
AA: I think it’s a good opportunity for girls who like to get more into competing to join this event. They will meet other girls, there is always such a nice atmosphere between all of us and I think with the flat water it will be a good place to get experience in competition. I think if you are able to do a vulcan, spock and sail tricks like downwind 360’s and bodydrag then you have the level to participate.