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.

TRY COASTALWATCH PLUS & score 6 issues of Surfing World Magazine, free delivered to your door!


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

Sign up for your local Daily Surf Report email delivered to your inbox. It's Free!

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

Tags: video , (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Features
Jump On The Surfer's Christmas Gift Guide

Jump On The Surfer's Christmas Gift Guide

And stoke out your loved ones!

0 13 Dec 2017
Smoked: The Best Fails Of 2017

Smoked: The Best Fails Of 2017

It never gets old.

0 13 Dec 2017
Sean Doherty On: F**k, He's Good

Sean Doherty On: F**k, He's Good

Pipeline showdown: The soft launch

3 12 Dec 2017
Recent

How To Forecast Your Next Surf Trip

Six DIY tips to help you get the most of the magic.

0 9 Dec 2017
And the Superbrand Tazer Surfboard Goes To...

And the Superbrand Tazer Surfboard Goes To...

0 8 Dec 2017
Wave of the Week: Wade Carmichael On Point

Wave of the Week: Wade Carmichael On Point

0 8 Dec 2017
Jump On The Surfer's Christmas Gift Guide

Jump On The Surfer's Christmas Gift Guide

0 7 Dec 2017
Luke Stedman's Three Mental Things To Focus On In Your Next Surf

Luke Stedman's Three Mental Things To Focus On In Your Next Surf

0 5 Dec 2017
Latest News

How To Forecast Your Next Surf Trip

Six DIY tips to help you get the most of the magic.

And the Superbrand Tazer Surfboard Goes To...

7 Boards, 7 Weeks Winner Announced!

Wave of the Week: Wade Carmichael On Point

What's the 2018 rook look like on a long righthander?

Jump On The Surfer's Christmas Gift Guide

And stoke out your loved ones!

Luke Stedman's Three Mental Things To Focus On In Your Next Surf

The way you breathe plays a massive role in your surfing.

Popular This Week

Weak Wrap: Man Wrestles Shark!

Plus much more in a very special tropical edition

Wave of the Week: Wade Carmichael On Point

What's the 2018 rook look like on a long righthander?

Go to Top