Three fat storms, ten sailors, and the entire planet as a stage. Josh Angulo (CPV), Marcilio Browne (BRA), Dany Bruch (GER), Kenneth Danielsen (DNK), Victor Fernandez Lopez (ESP), Boujmaa Guilloul (MAR), Leon Jamaer (GER), Robby Swift (GBR), Julien Taboulet (FRA) and Thomas Traversa (FRA) were competing in Ireland, Tasmania (Australia) and Cornwall (UK) in hurricane-force winds and double mast-high waves to win one of the gnarliest windsurfing competitions ever.
When the project was started in 2012, it had been planned as a four month global hunt. Eventually, it turned out to be a two year long adventure around the globe, with Ireland, Tasmania and Cornwall as destinations. The criteria were simple: winds greater than force ten and ten world class windsurfers from eight different countries
After the three missions in Ireland, Tasmania and Cornwall the French windsurfer Thomas Traversa was crowned as the ultimate storm windsurfer and Red Bull Storm Chase Champion. “I feel super happy to win this – even happier than when I won the PWA Worldcup in Denmark and, yeah, especially to show what I can do in big, gnarly conditions because, for me, that’s really why I windsurf, so to be here in Cornwall and to have visited Tasmania and Ireland with these amazing riders is a privilege,“ a happy Thomas Traversa stated after his victory.
Now Red Bull has released a film with the best action and some bonus footage from the event.
Leon Jamaer – Red Bull Storm Chase Third-Place Finisher
“To watch this film together with my family and friends for the first time was amazing. Everybody was catched by the storyline from first second on no matter if there are into windsurfing or not. Great I do not have to think about Christmas presents anymore.”
Thomas Traversa – Red Bull Storm Chase Winner & World Champion 2014
“To see the film for the first time on the big screen was breathtaking! From the first second on I was in the middle of the adventure again. All emotions, everything we saw while we has been on this adventure a totally flashback. Something like this you do only once in your lifetime.”
RED BULL STORM CHASE – A FORCE 10 ADVENTURE
Length Main Movie: 65 Minutes
Bonus: 72 Minutes
Format Available: DVD, PAL