Red Bull Storm Chase in Brandon Bay, Ireland

With wind speeds peaking at over 70 knots and angry, 20-ft waves, the ten competitors on Mission 1 of the 2013 Red Bull Storm Chase completed three rounds of competition at two spots in Brandon Bay, Ireland. There was no winner of the first mission, but Thomas Traversa scored highest overall on the day! Advancing to Mission 2 of Red Bull Storm Chase are: Thomas Traversa, Dany Bruch, Julien Taboulet, Marcilio Browne, Victor Fernandez and Robbie Swift. Breakinge news Tuesday: Mission #2 to Galicia, Spain, is officially abandoned . . . Showing great skills at timing his runs out through the impact zone, Dany fearlessly launched into this super-high and delayed forward loop.brightcove.createExperiences();

It’s hoped that the second Mission can be completed before the end of the first contest holding period on 22 March. Four sailors will advance from Mission 2 to a final held sometime between 22 July and 10 September.

Dany Bruch (G-1181): "It was definitely windier than we could've imagined and the windiest conditions I've ever experienced – it was stormy for sure! The contest itself was a cool format with all of us being good friends and able to push and motivate each other. It was super-hard to score well - if you could land one good jump and compete a wave ride you had done well. We all had fun and appreciate having been a part of it."

Robby Swift at 2013 Red Bull Storm ChaseClick image for a larger image