Red Bull Cape Fear: Watch It Here Live

6 Jun 2016 10



RED BULL CAPE FEAR | Partner Event

DAY 2 OF THIS SPECIAL EVENT WILL BE LIVE FROM 11AM +AEST, Tuesday 7 June

*Due to safety reasons, Red Bull Cape Fear 2016 will be closed to spectators, however, the event will be broadcast LIVE right here on COASTALWATCH and at redbull.tv. Ensuring safety is always the event’s number one priority; the site does not allow organisers to safely accommodate large crowds, while also protecting the integrity of the environment. All other areas of the National Park will remain open for visitors.

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ABOUT RED BULL CAPE FEAR COMPETITION FORMAT

  • 16 surfers
  • 8 head-to-head battles
  • 4 surfers in the water at all times (2 contesting a 30-minute paddle-in element and 2 in a 30-minute tow-in element)
  • Each battle crowns a winner, and the 4 highest placed winners will progress through to the final
  • The highest placed surfer at the end of the final will be crowned the Red Bull Cape Fear Champion

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TOW VS PADDLE SURFING

Paddle-in: The traditional act of using one’s arms while lying face down on a surfboard to propel the surfer forward and into the wave before attempting to stand-up. The slower-moving the wave is, the easier it is to paddle into.

Tow-in: A little like wake-boarding, the surfer is given a tow rope attached to a jet-ski and pulled to his feet outside the breaking zone. The jet-ski operator, or tow-in partner, then tows the already-standing surfer at speed into the next wave where the surfer lets go of the rope and attempts to ride the wave. The quicker the wave the more speed the jet-ski requires to whip the rider in safely. The major benefit of the tow-in is it allows surfers to ride much bigger waves.

Day1 - Justin 'Jughead' Allport, Photo by Ed Sloan / Red Bull Content Pool

Day1 - Justin 'Jughead' Allport, Photo by Ed Sloan / Red Bull Content Pool

Day1 - Ritchie Vass, Photo by Ed Sloan / Red Bull Content Pool

Day1 - Ritchie Vass, Photo by Ed Sloan / Red Bull Content Pool

Day1 - Russell Bierke, Photo by Ed Sloan / Red Bull Content Pool

Day1 - Russell Bierke, Photo by Ed Sloan / Red Bull Content Pool

Day1 - Russell Bierke, Photo by Ed Sloan / Red Bull Content Pool

Day1 - Russell Bierke, Photo by Ed Sloan / Red Bull Content Pool

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