We had a good feeling about this one here at the Boardseeker news office. With barely any time before the first part of the front hits, the top selected riders will be racing across the globe to take up this opportunity. A great chance for many of these 10 windsurfers as we are personally aware that some of them were very keen to try out the conditions that Ireland had to offer. So buckle up your seat-belts ladies and gents, this is going to be one gnarly ride!
The chosen ones
The following riders are those selected and available for the Red Bull Storm Chase: Marcilio 'Brawzhino' Browne, Dany Bruch, Victor Fernandez, Boujmaa Guilloul, Robby Swift, Julien Taboulet, Thomas Traversa, Kenneth Danielsen, Leon Jamaer and Josh Angulo.
So what's the forecast?
Well we've scanned the net and reeled in two very tantalising reports. In general all are agreeing on one thing, a huge swell with monstrous winds will whip Irelands west coast on Sunday/Monday, there will be a chance for the early arrivals to get a warm up session on Saturday but with much smaller waves. The question is, will the wind be so strong it blows the sea flat? Our experience from Ireland is that the underlying swell will still push through and we could expect between 30-40ft waves with wind-strengths up to storm force 10! Well that sounds like RBSC's patients paid off. Take a look at our charts below that we grabbed from Bigsalty.com.
For those thinking of staying it looks like the fronts will keep on coming with 15-20ft swells right on through until the middle of next week.
We will do our best to bring some updates to this news post over the weekend and on into next week but if you are desperately seeking more then the RBSC website will go 'Live' tomorrow. It will change to a web-page which offers frequent updates, video clips, etc...