Red Bull Storm Chase returns!


Red Bull Storm Chase returns!

The day has finally arrived: May 1st, 2012. Red Bull Bull Storm Chase is back!

Welcome to the official Red Bull Storm Chase blog. Here you’ll find the latest news and updates about Red Bull Storm Chase right from the epicenter of the action.

You can expect in-depth details about the contest, interviews with experts and sailors, info about selected destinations, insights about chasing storms and then some…

Make sure to check this blog frequently throughout the event. Don’t miss a thing by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and signing up for our newsletter.

Get ready to be blown away!

 

Be Part of the Chase!

Red Bull Storm Chase wants you to be part of the Chase.

In fact, this is a vital aspect of the whole event. We’re counting on the global windsurfing community to get involved by suggesting destinations, registering for the competition and selecting the 10 Storm Chasers by voting online.

To make sure the 3 missions match the most perfect storms at the perfect time, you can nominate your favorite destinations until May 31st. Our team of experts will go through all the nominated destinations and assess them regarding their suitability for the competition. Six destinations will then be shortlisted and announced as possible competition locations on July 16th, three of them will be sailed.

You can also register to take part – if you dare. Registration is open between May 1st and June 28th. After the registration is closed, 50 applicants will be shortlisted by a jury of three highly acclaimed windsurfing experts: windsurfing legend Robby Naish, PWA head judge Duncan Coombs and first-class windsurfing photographer John Carter.

Next up, the global windsurfing community will elect the 10 Storm Chasers who will compete in the missions. Everybody will be able to cast 10 votes for his favorite athletes out of the 50 shortlisted sailors from July 2nd until July 15th.

Finally, from August 1st until November 30th the Red Bull Storm Chase is on.

Are you ready for the ride of your life?

 

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Spin up Three Rock with TeamAwesome


Ok so yesterday all the lads got together as two of our team members are home from canada british columbia. We start at a point in dublin called taylors three rock its a  pub but has parking and is a free..
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Turns out 9 of us were there so it was going to be an epic spin.we set off all at our own pace on college road its a short 1km ride to get to our first climb. Once done we start a long gruelling cat 3 climb offroad up kilmashogue its 3.4-3.6km oh up hill indurance riding whats needed is big lungs and strong legs which i have neither hahaha. Once up the top we all regrouped and set off onto another climb its the bottom of a trail called ninja express way this will then lead us onto our final ascent to the top of fairycastle…
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At the top of fairycastle we again regrouped got some oxygen to the lungs and powered on like soldiers onto a trail called boggy descent.. Its self explanitory from the name but once the bog gets wet its a mucky wet trail of carnage… Even still its an awesome track.after that we rode a small bit of metro 1 and cut into another trail here i had a few over the bars moments but finally a deep rut chucked me over the bars… The ground was soft so it wasnt all that bad…

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Here is a pic of our team awesome member that has come home from canada and came out for a spin with us togged out in his steadcycles gear and using a full suss rocky mountain bike.

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Here is a pic of an amazing view of dublin with the light fading over the city. It was one of the best spins i have been on in a while.