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    Swatch Free4Style: A Triumphant 22nd Edition!

    The 22nd edition of the Swatch Free4Style has been a success! The organizers have announced a positive result: nearly 20’000 visitors on site enjoyed a weekend filled with bright sunshine, a relaxed atmosphere, a wild Saturday night and explosive shows. During three days, the Swatch Free4Style showcased impressive competitions, dazzling shows and sizzling DJs, all in a friendly atmosphere! 

    The Swatch Free4Style 2014 finished with spectacular watersports finals, demonstrations and FMX show. Three wild days were enough for the town of Estavayer-le-Lac to vibrate with the sounds of many sports and DJs at this 22nd edition. In a relaxed atmosphere, families and freestyle sports aficionados gathered together to be wowed. Levi Sherwood from New Zealand wins the FMX competition on Saturday night.

    FMX was showcased on Saturday night at Place Nova Friburgo. The world star Levi Sherwood won the contest of this 22nd edition of the Swatch Free4Style with his bag of tricks and amazing figures. The local star Mat Rebeaud finishes in second place.


    Jet ski, Wakeboard and Jet surf 


    Belgian rider Niels Willens won the freestyle discipline in Jetski with a perfect execution of six consecutive backflips. This year only, the Swatch Free4Style hosted a round of the Jetcross Tour, and Kevin Reiterer from Austria won the competition. Also on the water, spectators could enjoy extraordinary freestyle Jet Ski and Wakeboard.


    New this year, Jetsurfing debuted with much fanfare with a round of the world championship. This sort of motorized surfing took the audience’s breath away on the banks of Lake Neuchâtel, and awarded Ivo Strouhal from Czech Republic.


    The organizers of the Swatch Free4Style have closed the event on a positive note, thanks to the many spectators who made Estavayer-le-Lac buzz during three days. They are already looking forward to the next edition, which will take place from July 3-5, 2015.


    Jetskiers - Action Niels Willems - Action

    Results FMX 

    1. Levi Sherwood (NZL)

    2. Mat Rebeaud (SUI)

    3. Josh Sheehan (AUS)

    Jetski Standup – Slalom 

    1. Valentin Dardillat (FRA)

    2. Morgan Poret (FRA)

    3. Stian Schjetlein (NOR)

    Jetski Standup – Elite 

    1. Kevin Reiterer (AUT)

    2. Valentin Dardillat (FRA)

    3. Mathieu Betes (FRA)

    Jetski Standup – Juniors 

    1. Nycolas Olivin (FRA)

    2. Pierre Guilbert (FRA)

    3. Antoine Goethals (BEL)

    Jetski Standup – Women 1. Julie Bulteau (FRA)

    2. Jonna Borgström (SWE)

    3. Jennifer Menard (FRA)

    Jetski Standup – Freestyle 

    1. Niels Willens (BEL)

    2. Nicolas Denille (FRA)

    3. David Ecarnot (FRA)

    Jetski Runabout 

    1. Didier Chabert (FRA)

    2. Jordan Lambert (FRA)

    3. Loic Labbé (FRA)


    1. Ivo Strouhal (CZE)

    2. Martin Sula (CZE)

    3. Flavien Neyertz (FRA)

    Photo credit : Swatch / Sebastian Marko

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