European Federation debuts ESF in Viana as a launch pad for high level european surfing

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Source: European Surfing Federation

The European Surfing Federation opens a new chapter in it’s activities as a promoter in wave sports by launching the new ETS (European Tour of Surfing) that is thought up to emulate the success of the Longboard (ETL) and Bodyboard (ETB) in the development in european talents in wave sports, with it’s maiden stage to that took place in Portugal, more specifically in Viana do Castelo, in the North of the country from the 9th to the 11th of August.

Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

The ETS will then follow to Morocco, in November and Reach it’s conclusion in France, in December (detailed calendar below).

As the ESF president, Xavier Delanne puts it: “Recently, and under its Technical Director Rui Félix influence, the European Tours of Bodyboard and Longboard were created to help those sports to emerge. The good sporting spirit and interesting prize money have been the success for those two European Tours. ”

Eric Rebiere Won the Inaugural Event of the ETS in Viana

The concept behind this tour is to involve some upcoming talents without being too expensive, for the athletes and for the local organizations themselves since it wont burden them with costly logistic and travel, which take about 90% of expenses in this kind of event. The first stage will be webcasted in the ESF new website, predicted to be online in the next couple of weeks.