Lunatic or legendary? Worlds best windsurfers arrive in Cornwall for 'Storm Chase' event: AUDIO (From Falmouth Packet)
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Lunatic or legendary? Worlds best windsurfers arrive in Cornwall for 'Storm Chase' event: AUDIO
12:20pm Saturday 8th February 2014 in News
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
Leon Jamaer power smack in Round 3 at The Bluff http://t.co/CPSjHjIkqG— @rbstormchase 08 February 2014
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.
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."
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