COVID-19 Update #3

In the last couple of days some restrictions have been lifted in certain countries with the permission of participating individual sports, including windsurfing. Watersport enthusiasts in Europe sighed with relief, however travel bans and the prohibition to meet in bigger groups remain. These bans are of course not only highly affecting people personally and economically, but also affect the EFPT events of which a majority should have been staged in the first half of this year.
EFPT Las Dunas Costa Brava , Spain
After the EFPT event in Vieste, Italy has already been moved to September this year we now have to announce that also the EFPT at Costa Brava, Spain will have to be postponed. Since the organiser and sponsors need the event to happen early in the season and there isn’t the same value in it if they’d run it in late summer / autumn, the event has been moved to 2021 with the new dates being 8th to 13th of June 2021.
The action-loaded EFPT Las Dunas in 2019 (by Job Vermeulen)
 
The statement of the organiser:
‚(…) Following the rules set by the Spanish government, and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, nautical events cannot be organized until June 30, 2020. This forces us to postpone the windsurfing and paddle surfing competitions, until the new edition in 2021. (…)
We appreciate your interest and support during the preparation of this SURF WEEK 2020 edition. We have one year to prepare the new edition, and continue to count on your trust to organize a high-flying event.
Finally, we also thank Camping Las Dunas, European Freestyle Pro Tour, Euro Tour SUP and Fase Wind, for not having lost hope and working with interest, until the last minute, in this event.
We will inform you of our progress in the coming months.’
(credit: www.fasewind.com)
No 2020 edition, but the dates are set for 2021 (by Job Vermeulen)
EFPT Surf Worlcup Neusiedl am See, Austria
The Austrian event at Neusiedl am See was cancelled already in March with an option to be running it in September. At the present day it doesn’t look like the permission and funding from local authorities can be received to stage the Surfworldcup this autumn. Therefor the EFPT in Austria needs to be cancelled for this year.
For now, the rest of the events remain like originally scheduled. For the updated tourcalendar please head to the EVENT SECTION of our website.
Staying positive whilst looking forward (by Job Vermeulen)
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