After a one-year pause, the Red Bull Storm Chase returns in 2017. For many, the Red Bull Storm Chase is the toughest wave sailing competition in the world. Only experienced windsurfers are able to challenge Force 10 storms, in which winds of more than 100 km/h and powerful swells defy the human race.
The extreme windsurfing contest will return to the harshest ocean environments the planet has to offer. But only the most experienced sailors will receive the invitation for the event.
The Red Bull Storm Chase 2017 will get underway during Northern Hemisphere's winter season between January 9th and to March 12th. When the conditions meet the Force 10 requirements, the organization issues the green light.
Only eight windsurfers will chase the storms. If you think you're ready for the challenge, apply for one of the four wildcards available. The winner of the Red Bull Storm Chase 2014 was Thomas Traversa.