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Windsurfers Race to Kerry for Red Bull Storm Chase

27th January 2013

#Windsurfing - Due to 2012's calm storm season, organisers of the Red Bull Storm Chase recently extended the competition into this year - and competitors are currently racing to Ireland for the first mission of the contest.

Brandon Bay in Kerry was decided as the spot early this morning, and the competition is scheduled to begin just after sunrise tomorrow (Monday 28 January) when stormy weather conditions are expected to be at their peak.

The Red Bull Storm Chase website has live updates from competitors making their way to Kerry from as far away as the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Ten windsurfers chosen by community vote will take part in the first mission, with the top six going on to the second mission some time before 22 March at any one of seven possible destinations around the world, most of which have not before taken centre stage on the windsurfing scene.

Sadly no Irish windsurfers will be competing this time round, but names the likes of Timo Mullen and Dan Gardner on the shortlist will surely be keeping an eye on the competition as they get set to chase the ride of their lives.

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  • Comment Link Pat Lawlor Tuesday, 29 January 2013 23:38 posted by Pat Lawlor

    Amazing stuff, next time give us notice on local radio etc, so sorry to miss this spectacural event. Most daring sportsmen in the world, what a sport.
    Hope Tim Smith has taken some photographs ?

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