05/01/2018 – Today begins the Waiting Period of the Red Bull Storm Chase pending a gale Force 10!
When and where exactly the perfect storm hits’ you do not know, but when she does.’ the Red Bull Storm Chase will be there for a battle Royal in windsurfing.
For 14 riders waiting the tensions are high after the 2017 the suitable conditions to the Red Bull Storm Chase have not produced. Now everyone is eager for action in 2018. With patience to have to watch the weather charts for a big storm that has hit the northern hemisphere, the group selected as one of the best wave riders to storm the world will mobilize as soon as the race gets the green light.
The whole thing is to find the most epic conditions rather than set time and place and manage weather available, the Red Bull Storm Chase is mobile and responsive, chasing the perfect place at the last possible minute. The result? A windsurfing race possible.
Adding complexity? Once a storm offers suitable conditions for windsurfing you must make sure that it is close to a major airport, and there is safe access to the beach for the staff and emergency personnel.
Initial warnings will come out for riders and crew 124 hours before the potential start. The time of confirmation of the green light will’ 72 hours before the start of the contest, There will be’ a notification and riders will have 48 hours to be on site at the event location. The inability to get (with the equipment) means that the rider will lose’ the place for another rider on the list of candidates.
The waiting period ends on 17 March.
• The hardest in the world windsurfing competition
• The waiting period begins 5 January 2018 and ends on 17 March 2018
• Riders are judged on jump, wave riding and running rigging
• Four riders have qualified since last event; another four will be selected from a pool of ten athletes in the days leading up to the event
• Fans (and riders) may propose the spots
• The event is confirmed only 72 hours before the competition
Spot & Security: for mobile and reactive nature of the race the spot is still unknown. However priority will be given to sites that offer:
a likely combination of strength 10 of wind and waves;
proximity to an international airport,
adequate medical coverage and emergency services,
an absolute guarantee of adequate access to water.
During the time these conditions are more likely to form in the northern hemisphere.
Comprehensive security crews composed of medical professionals and sports will be on site to assist in emergencies.
The timing of the event: the “Watch alert” Sara’ given about 120 hours before the event, and the confirmation will arrive just 72 hours before the event. At that point the riders and crews of the events will go to the selected location.
Details on www.redbullstormchase.com
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