Windsurfers find perfect storm

Posted: August 21, 2013 by kirisyko in Water, Windsurfing
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A CREW of global thrill-seekers and storm chasers has rated the surf served up off Marrawah this week among the best they have seen.

After the two days of competition, four windsurfers have made it through the second mission of the Red Bull Storm Chase.

The Red Bull crew will now start scouring the globe for another perfect storm in which to compete in the third and final mission.

The crew is eyeing off France, the US, Iceland, Japan and Spain.

“Tasmania really turned it on with two days of mind-blowing windsurfing action for the second mission of windsurfing’s most-challenging contest,” the Red Bull team said after competing off Temma and Marrawah, in the North-West.

“After three more rounds of competition on the second mission day, in over 45 knots of wind and double mast-high surf, Thomas Traversa, Dany Bruch, Leon Jamaer and Marcilio Browne qualified for the third and final mission, where the ultimate Red Bull Storm Chase Champion will be crowned.”

Head judge Duncan Coombs said the conditions were as good as they get.

“It’s the best windsurfing [conditions] I have ever seen,” he said.

“We came to Tasmania for a full-on, out-there experience and the North-West coast was always going to be about waves in the XXL range. It was some of the largest surf I have ever seen — which definitely made the journey more than worth it.”


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