Tonky Frans gewinnt am Neusiedler See 2018
EFPT Presseinfo vom 30.04.2018:
It is done! Tonky Frans (RRD/RRD) from Bonaire took victory today in the EFPT at the Surf Worldcup in Neusiedl am See and becomes the new leader of the European Freestyle Pro Tour. After an exciting final and super final the all time happy rider won this five star event in howling southerly winds - but first things first…
Since the forecast looked huge from the morning onward, race director Tom Hartmann called the riders to action at 9.30 am. The remaining sailors of the double elimination were eager to fight for better positions or to defend their rankings, yet the lake here in the east of Austria remained calm until midday. Just when people were starting to doubt the weather forecast of this area, the southerly wind started to pick up more and more, to then deliver an action packed day.
With eight minutes heats and three moves counting each tack, the double elimination has seen some incredible performances and close calls, to say the least.