Lunatic or legendary? Worlds best windsurfers arrive in Cornwall for 'Storm Chase' event: AUDIO

(L-R) Julian Taboulet from France and Leon Jamaer from Germany wait for their heat at the Mission 2 of the Red Bull Storm Chase in Marrawah at the Back of Lighthouse, Tasmania on August 19 2013. Photographer CreditSebastian Marko/Red Bull C

(L-R) Julian Taboulet from France and Leon Jamaer from Germany wait for their heat at the Mission 2 of the Red Bull Storm Chase in Marrawah at the Back of Lighthouse, Tasmania on August 19 2013. Photographer CreditSebastian Marko/Red Bull C

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UPDATE: The competition is in full flow, with round three out on monstorous surf and gale force winds at the bluff.

Here are a few of the shots tweeted out today.

Thomas Traversa in Cornish airspace in Round 3 at the Bluff http://t.co/RG8DHJ8H33

— @rbstormchase 08 February 2014

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Leon Jamaer power smack in Round 3 at The Bluff http://t.co/CPSjHjIkqG

— @rbstormchase 08 February 2014

Falmouth Packet:

Pictures Red Bull Storm Chase

Follow the event live below.

While most people will be enjoying the safety of dry land, one group of intrepid watermen will be taking to the sea off Cornwall this weekend to do battle with the elements.

The windsurfers competing in the 'Red Bull Storm Chase Mission Three' will take to the water just as everyone else runs for cover, with the event taking place at one of four spots, Hayle, Gwithian, Newquay or Penzance/ Marazion.

Billed as "the most challenging windsurfing contest of all time", the event is the third of a series of three global hunts storms beyond wind force ten. 

The decision to run the event was only taken a couple of days ago, when organisers saw the scale of the surf and wild weather that has been confirmed for Saturday.

The decision on where the event will take place will be made at the last minute depending on the weather and wave conditions. However it looks at this stage that it will be at Gwithian.

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The website adds, "As lots of you are thinking about coming down here to watch live: Please bear in mind the competition is NOT set up as a public event."

Adding: "It's a free country, just saying, there's no shelter for the public, and we can't assume any liability."

 

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Red Bull Storm Chase 2013 - Tasmania: Leon Jamaer (GER)

You can follow the build up  and the event on Twitter below.

Listen to the Radio Cornwall interview here

 

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