EFPT Lanzarote 2016
Back in Holland again after a great Championships. Finished 14th overall after 2 double eliminations. This championship was “AMAZING”, we’ve had incredible conditions during the contest. Waves, strong wind and level during this contest was the highest we’ve seen so far in any Freestyle competition! Very excited to break in the top 10 again in second double elimination (9th place). Still need to improve my contest sailing more and more. So time to review learn and train harder 😉 Congrats to my friend Steven van Broeckhoven winning the event and of course to all other riders, everyone was ripping so hard! Last but not least, big shout out to the organizers of this event very proffesional we’ve been spoiled by you!
To sum it up: moving forward and craving for more of this!
Words from the EFPT:
“The second Dutchie of the fleet Maarten Van Ochten (JP/Neilpryde) who is having his competition comeback this year went for nice double forwards and air chachoos at the reef. He managed to pull some very decent heats in the single and also double elimination yet had to give way to Loick Spicher in the end”
“Maarten Van Ochten (JP/Neilpryde) was filling his sheet against Manu Rodriguez , Loick Spicher and Tonky Frans who eventually ended his run through in a very close heat. Van Ochten showed shakas, shove it spocks, forwards, air-chachoos, burners, burner 360ies, switch chachoos and airfunnel 360ies and proved that even after a break in competition sailing he was still a rider to watch out for”!
My favorite tools for this contest were:
Boards: JP Australia Freestyle 92L and JP Australia Freestyle 101
Sails: Neilpryde Wizard 4,5 to 5,4
Style: NP Surf 2/2 mission Shortleg and NP Surf Mission Harness