Expectations high as Red Bull Cape Fear Returns

Russell Bierke performs during the Red Bull Cape Fear in Sydney, Australia on June 7, 2016. // Ed Sloane/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160607-00698 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //
Red Bull Cape Fear

20 big-wave specialists will charge super-dangerous slab in Sydney

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 May, 2017 – Red Bull Cape Fear – the one-of-a-kind, invitation-only surf competition is back in 2017. The waiting period this year has been called – beginning 1 May and staying open through to 31 August. Last year’s event proved that Cape Fear is, pound for pound, one of the heaviest waves in the world.

Big wave surfer and Red Bull Cape Fear Contest Director, Mark Mathews said “Last year’s event was beyond my wildest imagination and I can hardly wait to see what Mother Nature throws up at Cape Solander this year. Having the 16 surfers from 2016 event and the additional four internationals will make for an unbelievable show.”

Red Bull Cape Fear by the numbers;
–    20 surfers
–    8 – 12ft waves, close to three stories high
–    27 Olympic pools worth of water breaks over a shallow reef
–    Waves breaking 10 meters from the rocks of Cape Solander
–    Surfers towed in at speeds up to 50km/h

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