With SUP racing events happening all over the world every day it’s sometimes hard to keep up. But there are just some events that you just can’t miss. Red Bull Heavy Water, San Francisco is definitely one of those events.
Press Release : Waterman league
With just two weeks to go until the Holding period officially opens for Red Bull Heavy Water, an Official Stop on the 2016 Stand Up World Series, anticipation is mounting for what will be a dramatic and sensational event in every respect.
The combination of these 3 hazardous obstacles, that stand in the way of a direct shot from Ocean Beach to the St Francis Yacht Club for the Elite 40 athletes, will doubtless create one of the most spectacular races ever witnessed. Check out a preview for the event with words from some of its key contenders:
PREVIEW OF RED BULL HEAVY WATER
Given the tides and surf requirements for the Red Bull Heavy Water event, we anticipate a green light towards the middle to second half of the month, although we will be monitoring conditions closely to ensure we choose the best possible window for this groundbreaking event.
With $50,000 at stake and a staggering $20,000 for the winner, this year’s Red Bull Heavy Water will be an event to remember, so make sure to stay tuned for the build up to this historic race over the coming weeks on Facebook.com/standupworldseries & at www.watermanleague.com/red-bull-heavy-water
Watch out as the best of the best step up to do battle in San Francisco for the World Series’ Red Bull Heavy Water in September
The race course will be the most challenging yet and the location, intimidating to say the least, but beyond nature’s challenges, the caliber of athletes invited to take part in this all new event format is staggering, so competition will be fiercer than ever before.
As you would expect, Kai Lenny (Naish), multiple times Racing and Surfing World Champions and a favorite in any kind of surf race will be a headliner in this unique event, but he will have his work cut as he comes up against a list of Champions with both talent and proven track records. Here are just a few of the names to watch out for:
There are so many more talented athletes to mention, from the likes of Australians James Casey (JP Australia), Michael Booth (Starboard), Kelly Margetts and Paul Jackson, to a solid US contingent featuring Slater Trout (Infinity), Josh Riccio (Rogue SUP), Chase Kosterlitz and Noa Hopper, not to mention the likes of Fernando Stalla (Rogue SUP), our Brazilian star Vinnicius Martins (JP Australia) and so many more (see the full list at www.watermanleague.com/red-bull-heavy-water).
Finally, we are expecting some of the most exciting performances from the underground wildcards, as we anticipate breakout performances from the likes of Bullet Obra, Andrew Logreco and Bernd Roediger (Naish), all exceptional surfers, but also endurance athletes, as they look to combine their skill sets to make waves in San Francisco.