Red Bull Storm Chase is a windsurf contest unlike any other in the world. Restricted to neither time nor place, the contest only happens when a suitable storm develops, with enough advance warning for the riders and crew to get to safe location to hold the contest as the storm strikes.
When the perfect storm arrives, eight riders – four finalists from the last Red Bull Storm Chase, and four riders selected for this year – will mobilize to the event location. On site, the judges will determine the best multi-heat format for competition, with a keen eye towards safety. They’ll be rewarding points for height, style, creativity, wave size, and more as they determine who is the best storm sailor on the planet. Competition will take place over two days as conditions permit.
Due to the highest probability for suitable storms, Red Bull Storm Chase will happen in the Northern Hemisphere.
The storm should reach wind speeds of 10 Beaufort and produce a swell with waves way over mast high.
The destination must be reachable by all competitors and crew within 24 hours.
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