The Red Bull Storm Chase 2019 hit the north-west of Ireland. Wind speeds over 100km/h and big waves were the perfect ingredients for a radical Sunday at Magheraroarty.
Riders competed in three rounds of short heats that had them out on the water for about 20 minutes. Although each heat wasn’t a head-to-head battle, they were limited to two riders for safety and ease of judging. During each heat, riders collect points for each jump and wave ride – at the end of competition, they’ll receive points on a 1 – 10 score for their top five scores from each category. A five point bonus will go to the single biggest jump of the entire contest and five points for the best wave ride.
The event is far from over – while winds and waves take a quick break today, Monday, the forecast for ocean action is off the charts for Tuesday, with even more wind and much bigger waves headed their way.
Current standings are:
1. Philip Köster
2. Jaeger Stone
3. Leon Jamaer
4. Thomas Traversa