A handful of Hawaiian heavyweights have been invited to Mark Mathews new specialty death slab event, Red Bull's Cape Fear Challenge, set to go down at Cape Solander's right-hand death slab Ours as soon as swell shows up. In contrast to other big wave gigs, this one's going to be a joint tow and paddle event.

Shane Dorian, Bruce Irons, Jamie O’Brien, Makua Rothman and Alex Gray have all conquered Hawaii but taming Cape Fear could well be something else... Could these outsiders possibly steal the locals’ thunder in what’s set to be one of the most exhilarating surf contests ever? Red Bull considers the odds.

For more on the big wave event head over to Red Bull Cape Fear Challenge.