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EFPT Lefkada Corona Open, end report

Anxton Otaegui wins the Corona open in Milos Beach&

The word of the day was "sick". Everyone who saw these last heats will leave the place stoked like hell.

But first things first.
The double on Saturday brought amazing action to Milos Beach. top riders in yellow lycras were waiting for their opponents to move forward and fight for better positions.

Young Swedish rider Niklas Strahlen (RRD/Simmer Style) was fighting his way through, beating Jakub Kosmowski (Tabou/Gaastra) as well as Andy "Bubble" Chambers (JP/NP) until he got stoped by Normen Günzlein (JP/NP). In the end he finished in 6th Position what is a great success. Normen met then Nikolas Akgazcyan (Starboard/Gun Sails) and as we all know the heat had to be stopped because of the dropping wind. In the end, Niko even broke his mast and had to be brought back to the beach by the rescue boat. As Niko had to leave the place at Saturday night the heat couldn't be repeated and Normen, who was leading the stopped heat, went one step further. In heat 33 he met the newcomer of this season the Belgium dude Stevan van Broeckhoven (F2). The young man was on fire and Normen had to fight hard to advance, but he knew what to do and in the end of the 5min heat G186 was in front. And as he was already on fire he was fully motivated during his heat against Andre Paskowski (Fanatic/North Sails). Another unbelievable heat was on the water. Andre and Normen, the two freestyle heroes of the team germany gave everything and as the chop was pretty high you could see "sick" jumps. All other riders and the greek spectators on the beach went crazy when both guys showed fantastic high one handed flakas almost at the same time. When the red flag went up and the heat was over Normen was once again announced as the winner of the heat and the final run against Antxon Otaegui (JP/NP) was about to begin. Both competitors on JP Boards and Neil Pryde sails in the same colour, pretty hard to say who is who… the judges had to use binoculars at the beginning to recognize the guys.

The almost 20 knots onshore wind brought them closer to the beach during the heat and they were fighting straight in front of the judge tower. Normen pulled a funnel Diablo, a nice switch kono and even had a kulo on his side and also other moves. Antxon showed his style in moves like switch chachoos, clef first punyeta Diablo, a "sick" ponch and esliders on both sides. In the end the riders and spectators were waiting severall minutes for the decision of the judges which had a hard time to decide between the two riders. a tough job.
It was Antxon Otaegui from Spain in the end who the judges had in first position. 3 of 5 judges gave their vote for him and a 3:2 decision shows once again how close it has been.
Right at the prize giving ceremony you could already feel how hard this night will be!!! Free corona for everyone brought the guys in the right mood and after packing their stuff most of them hit the road to go and celebrate in the famous "zeus bar"!!!
And if the party will be just half as good as the Corona Party last night, you better get in the way of the boys.
EFPT leaves Greece with 2 results. Next stop will be Alacati in Turkey where we also expect great conditions and as always a good time.

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