Marcilio Browne – Pic: Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Contentpool
A third round of storm-force conditions – often with bright sunshine as the icing on the cake – saw the battle to qualify for the final Red Bull Storm Chase mission intensify. Wrecked gear and harsh poundings were the evidence of everyone’s effort in windsurfing’s most-challenging contest.
Speaking of the level on the water Duncan Coombs said: “For storm conditions, this was as good as it gets. It’s the best windsurfing I’ve ever seen. We came to Tasmania for a full-on ‘out there’ experience and the North West coast was always going to be about waves in the XXL range with some of the largest surf I’ve ever seen, which definitely made the journey more than worth it.”
After tabulating their overall scores of the best waves and jumps from the two days – including bonus points for both the highest – the judging panel consisting of former World Champion Scott McKercher and Sports & Athletes Manager Klaas Voget delivered their verdict. At the finalists’ announcement Duncan Coombs mentioned how close the struggle for the final four tickets to Mission #3 had been.
Red Bull Storm Chase, Results Second Mission, Marrawah, Tasmania:
- Thomas Traversa (France)
- Dany Bruch (Germany)
- Leon Jamaer (Germany)
- Marcilio Browne (Brazil)
- Julien Taboulet (France)
- Victor Fernandez (Spain)
The top four sailors from the second mission will compete in the third and final mission.
THE NEXT MISSION
Only Mother Nature knows when and where Mission #3 will visit before the end of the year. But one thing is for sure, as soon as a suitable storm is likely to hit one of the seven nominated locations, the crew and athletes will be ready to strike within 48-hrs notice.
Remaining Red Bull Storm Chase competition grounds (1 will be visited): Brittany (France), Cape Hatteras/US-East Coast (USA), South West Coast (Iceland) Omaezaki/South East Coast (Japan), Galicia(Spain)
Contest Period: July 22 – December, 2013
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