In Red Bull Storm Chase, the world’s best extreme windsurfers face winds in excess of 100kph and the most severe storms that planet Earth can throw at them.
The Red Bull Storm Chase 2017 will take place between the beginning of January and mid March.
A gale-force 10 storm is advancing on a surfing spot
The windsurfers get the official go-ahead from the organisers
There’s a final opportunity to cancel if the storm dies down
The eight competitors set off from all corners of the globe
Red Bull Storm Chase begins
forcing a DECISION
Red Bull Storm Chase competitors must wait for gale-force 10 winds (89-101kph).
This satellite image shows the storm over the final venue – Cornwall – on February 10, 2014. The winds peaked at speeds of 61 knots (112kph).
The Red Bull Storm Chase is extreme and dangerous:
During a severe storm, it’s chaos on the high seas. Masts break, sails snap. A gust of wind might hit a windsurfer as he performs a jump and carry him away. Then, powerless, he can drop 10m into waves the size of a house.
Red Bull Storm Chase veteran Dany Bruch will take on the storms again in 2017. In an interview with The Red Bulletin, he reveals how he deals with panic and doubts.
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Englishman Duncan Coombs was an active windsurfer for 33 years. Now he is head judge at Red Bull Storm Chase and on the World Windsurfing Tour. He is convinced that it is possible to learn bravery.
Here, he reveals how …