Only a few days are left to vote for your favourite riders! You can influence, who will participate in the 2012 Red Bull Storm Chase! The voting is open until July 15th.

Click on Red Bull Storm Chase Voting 2012!


Decide who you want to see tackle in the fiercest challenge against the elements. Just visit and vote for your favorite sailors before July 15th.

In total 140 riders from 33 countries applied to participate in the Red Bull Storm Chase. Now 50 of them have been nominated for the online voting stage by windsurfing legend Robby Naish and his expert companions – PWA Head Judge Duncan Coombs and official PWA tour photographer John Carter.


We were blown away by the high level and band of sailors: prominent professionals like Victor Fernandez, Ricardo Campello and Philip Köster registered as well as hot-shot amateurs and promising rookies. This was definetely not an easy choice. Big thanks to all the riders who registered.” (Duncan Coombs)


Red BullStorm Chase – ©Pic: Koerber


Now it is your turn to select the ones you want to see competing. The voting is open until July 15th 2012. Just visit and login using your Facebook account. You have ten votes in total, but only one per rider. Make your choice now!
Red Bull Storm Chase 2012 timetable:

July 2 – July 15:  Top 50 Online Voting for the 10 finalists 
August 1 – November 30: Contest, 3 storms 

It will be really interesting to see, who will make it into the top 10. Looks like most of the qualified sailors will be top PWA sailors. It´s not easy to sail in 55 knots and show any airmoves or decent waveriding. Some of the top sailors can do it as we witnessed in Pozo last week. They even rotate through Double Forwards and over 12 meter high Backloops. 

Philip Köster told us, that he is already really excited about sailing at new destinations like Tasmania or Iceland. Let´s see, which spots will be chosen for chasing the ultimate storm.