The European Freestyle Pro Tour management in collaboration with Eilat's local organisation board has to withdraw the EFPT event in Eilat from the 2011 tour calendar. Despite greatest efforts to run the event on its scheduled dates, crucial issues in the organisation process could not be finally settled until one month before the event. The idea of another postponement within the season 2011 was defeated by Eilat's wind conditions. "The best winds come from May to September", stated Gal Sameora, local organiser, in one of the latest calls between him and the EFPT tour management. All involved parties agreed to postpone the event to 2012.
No European Freestyle Champion 2011
The season 2011 saw three events. The Surf Magazin Tow-In Night Session in Podersdorf, the Milos Beach Lefkada Open and the 3rd Sardinia Freestyle Grand Prix. With the Tow-In event not counting for the total season ranking and no result in Porto Liscia, Sardinia because of a lack of wind, the current and therefore final total season ranking comes from only one event. This leaves not enough results to present a European Freestyle Pro Tour Champion 2011.
In reaction to the negative development seen the last two years the EFPT tour management evaluated the tour´s initial goals and ways to achieve them. One of the first results of this evaluation process still in progress is to accept the so successful Tow-In competitions for the total season ranking. Further news about the tour will be presented within the next few weeks.