FLYSURFER Kiteboarding and Wind-Riders.de had the pleasure to open the test season 2017 at eastern Fehmarn in Germany. We started out with amazing conditions at a great spot in Großenbrode on the southern part of the island of Fehmarn. About 50 kiters enjoyed 20-35 knots wind speeds until late at night. Displeasure because of the cold weather? Not even slightly! Everybody had a great time and we had an incredible start of the this upcoming Testival season. Then our European tour went onwards to the Netherlands, where tour stops in the North and South of the country were on the program for 2 weeks, with 3 rideable days out of 4 and lots of testers coming to join our events, we again scored almost true to our slogan; Everyday is a Kiteday.
After a short stop in the South of France, at Lac de Serre Poncon, where once more freeride and hydrofoil testers anxciously came to test our gear in an epic mountain scenery, we also did a stop in the north of Italy, with light winds and our closed-cell foilkites range, SONIC2 & SPEED5, also these test days were a big success. At the end of April our demo tour headed back to Rügen, Germany to be exact, parallel to the Ummaii Festival. Because of the knee-deep water and the sunny weather, all products were put to the test by all kiters sharing our passion there. This tour stop was not only a testival, additionally there was live music and a „surf triathlon“ including races on the SUP, kitesurfing, and sailboarding.
Next the European Demo tour headed back to the south of Europe. The journey for Demo Tour and FLYSURFER ambassador Thom Thiele started again in May. Their first stop was KITESURF Leucate KSL in France – with 45 knots, sand blowing through the air and highly motivated test kiters. A big thanks from us goes to Xavier Bôlebréqueur. We continued driving along the French coast to Almanarre, where we had a great time with lots of good testers. Big thanks there for the support there by Benoît Miquel. Next stops were Nizza and Corsica and finally the Beekite’n’Surf Event at Lake Garda in Italy.
There we had five unforgettable days with perfect wind conditions. Stopping by the Giro d’Italia, Lago di Santa Croce and the Surfcamp Bolsena we made our way to Gargano. Every watersport enthusiast should have experienced the spectacular landscape of this peninsula at least once. During light winds and Caribbean conditions we were glad to have our Levitaz kitefoils who extend our kite range even further.
Next on the list was the Kite Club Corfu, where we were longingly awaited. True to its motto „Share the Stoke“, the locals enjoyed their first STOKE ride with excitement. Last but not least we stopped by Montenegro at Kiteboarding Center Laguna. 60 fearless kiters were ready to rock the water with all the new equipment. After two days of varied wind conditions and lots of testing, we were ready for our 2000 kilometer drive homewards to Germany. In the meantime, some of our testival crew also visited the Netherlands again to be present at HOOKED event in Workum, this major watersports event in Holland, showcased music, watersports, yoga, beachlife and kiteboarding in amazing weather.
A big thanks to everybody who was involved or is involved, we are excited for the remaining European Demo Tour 2017 and hope to meet you all somewhere on a beach near you!
You can find all upcoming events on our FLYSURFER event calendar.