An Special Invite to the Family Piknik a Festival concept in a Park "CHATEAU DE GRAMMONT" all day............ long
Constant Deep Electro sounds with an amazing set up, vibes, entertainers and crowds
Antxon Otaegui who was the main organiser and is the owner of the Pro Center Antxon Otaegui. Not only this stage of the EFPT was organized with a lot of dedication and effort, but also the video check it out....
The Action was still on despite the poor wind conditions
IFCA Slalom Youth & Masters World Championships in Rosas in Spain.
"An event full of tension"
Roses is a marine and touristic town at the north Costa Brava and gives the name to the Gulf of Roses, 35 km to French border and 160km to Barcelona international airport. Surrounded by nature parks Cap de Creus and Aiguamolls d'Emporda (marshland). Wind steady area from February to November.
On the 5th and final day of the IFCA Slalom Youth & Masters World Championships in Rosas in Spain, the tension was palpable with a slalom # 3 started the day before, still in progress, and the final result set to have a significant impact on the general classification. Everyone knew the chances of running 5 rounds to get the second discard were nil and everything depended on the completion of this round. read more...
Record-breaking participation for the 14th edition of DEFI WIND in Gruissan.
1,000 windsurfers from 27 different countries, all here to defy the notorious Tramontana wind from the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Adding to the records, DEFI WIND is definitely the largest gathering of windsurfers in the WORLD. An incredible success story, all thanks to a handful of enthusiastic organizers.
4 days 30+ knots of blazing tramontana winds caused for the most exciting longdistance race in windsurfing history. A great event village set up, great music and one of the best briefings with big screen display by beach concepts provided a truly amazing atmosphere in Gruissan, South of France.
Free download the soundtrack: www.soundcloud.com/defi-music
RedBull France Video here
DEFI WIND and DEFI KITE, two races like no other in this world
From 23rd May to 1st June 2014 in Gruissan
1.000 windsurfers from 25 nations will line up at the start of DEFI WIND, with world champions, sporting legends and a large number of amateurs including one born in 2001 and another in 1941. These are the figures. Registration for this event, the largest of its kind, is now closed, all sold out.
With 150 kitesurfers, the second edition of DEFI KITE confirms its position as the largest kitesurf event in France. All the big French kite surfing names will be there as well as several international kitesurf stars, notably Kevin Langeree, the freestyle world champion and recent winner of the Red Bull King Of The Air in South Africa.
DEFI KITE, from 23rd to 25th May
DEFI WIND, from 29th May to 1st June
The IFCA Slalom World Championships took place from the 5th until the 10th of May in the Bay of Praia da Vitoria in Terceira, Azores.
A great location and well organized event provided great racing conditions on the 4th event day. The best winds suddenly came trough after...
The third judging seminar took place in the city of The Hague on the sandy coastline of Holland from the 4th of April till the 6th, at the Internationaal Topzeilcentrum in Scheveningen.
The seminars program contained several sessions from mornings till afternoon about subjects such as freestyle event set up, judging, freestyle maneuvers knowledge and event management.
On the final day a written test plus a visual freestyle competition judging test were scheduled, followed by a closing lunch with reviewing of the answers.
This Seminar was organized by the president of the International Funboard Class Association to grant official certificates to a selection of IFCA certified judges.
These judges get priority and are useful for events running underneath the IFCA such as:
The European Freestyle Pro Tour and the IFCA Freestyle Championship events for youth, Junior and pro kids. Next to that it is also useful for local organizers to work with international certified judges.
Why is there a need for more judges:
Finding good judges for national and international events is sometimes not so easy. With this annual seminar we would like to have a bigger contact list of certified judges around Europe and the World for future events and to be able to provide contacts to local organisers.