As Australia’s East Coast battens down the hatches to prepare for a weekend of wild weather, Red Bull Cape Fear competitors are flying in from all over the globe and waxing up their crafts in anticipation for the world’s heaviest surfing competition. Red Bull Cape Fear Contest Director, and one of Australia’s most renowned big wave chargers, Mark Mathews, has made the call to run the event on Monday 6 th June, starting at 11am.
“This is the best forecast I have seen since 2001, we are going to be in for a crazy event if all plays out as predicted.” – Mark Mathews.
With solid swells and perfect winds predicted, this one-of-a-kind surf contest is sure to gain world-wide attention as competitors go head to head in a unique format that includes both paddle-in and tow-in surfing at Sydney’s Cape Fear. As part of the competition, 16 of the world’s most fearless surfers will take to the wild waters in 8, one-on-one, winner takes all battles. These surfers will not only be battling each other, they’ll be out in the water, on the edge of Botany Bay taking off on what Mathews’ describes as, pound for pound, “the heaviest and most dangerous wave in the world.”
Tune into all the action from the live stream on Red Bull TV
Due to safety reasons, Red Bull Cape Fear 2016 will be closed to spectators, however the event will be broadcast LIVE and free 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.