While most of the surf world is still coming down from last week’s all-time Teahupoo world tour event, Mark Mathews and a dozen of the world’s heaviest big wave slab hunters are preparing to tackle Red Bull’s specialty event at Ours this weekend.
With just a few days left in the official event waiting period, Red Bull Cape Fear has been given the green light with waves expected to be in the 8 foot plus range this coming Saturday.
Due to be broadcast live, the event will match the likes of Shane Dorian, Bruce Irons, Ian Walsh, Jamie O’Brien at another of the most dangerous waves on the planet. In fact, contest director and competitor Mark Mathews says “There’s no wave in the world from six to 10 feet that is heavier or more dangerous.”
Hoping to make the most of every single wave out their, competitors will tackle the lineup in two disciplines – tow-in with jet-ski assist and the most difficult task in surfing, paddling into monsters.
“I know everyone is super excited to see the event run,” added Mathews, “I been getting asked when the contest is running about three times a day so to have it actually come to life, I couldn’t be more excited. Or scared.”