ECLECTIC MIX OF INTERNATIONAL SURF TALENT CONFIRMED FOR RED BULL UNLEASHED
Big name athletes from across the surf world are among those confirmed to compete at Red Bull Unleashed, Surf Snowdonia 18-19th September 2015.
An exciting 24-man field will showcase top talents from freesurfing and competition alike including Albee Layer & Ezekial Lau (HAW), Jack Freestone & Mikey Wright (AUS), Dillon Perillo & Kainoa Igarashi (USA) and Brendon Gibbens (ZAF). Full athlete list below.
“The wave looks so fun, just to surf it sounds amazing but to compete in it sounds even better. It's going to be amazing hanging with all the boys, especially with this being the first event of its kind.” said Leo Fioravanti.
Red Bull Unleashed will feature a brand new competition where surfers will compete head to head, wave for wave, in best of five matches, the winner advancing to the next round.
In another departure from conventional surf events, the judging panel will be made up of an esteemed crew of former pro tour legends, including Pipemaster Jake Paterson, former World no.2 and XXL winner Brad Gerlach, as well as European charger Alain Riou.
“The potential is there for some crazy performances to go down,” said Paterson. “With a stacked talent roster from around the world, bringing names you never normally see in competition, surf fans are in for a real show.”
Spectators will witness mind-blowing performances at close range in a unique stadium atmosphere, purpose built around Surf Snowdonia’s lagoon.
Tickets can be purchased from www.redbull.com/unleashed
Jack Freestone (AUS) Kanoa Iagarashi (USA) Kalani David (HAW) Slade Prestwich (ZAF) Yadin Nicol (AUS) Dillion Perillo (USA) Mitch Crews (AUS) Billy Stairmand (NZL) Marc Lacomare (FRA) Ian Crane (USA) Jayce Robinson (GBR) Reubyn Ash (GBR) Albee Layer (HAW) Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) Kai Hing (AUS) Brendon Gibbens (ZAF) Mikey Wright (AUS) Luke Davis (USA) Hiroto Arai (JPN) Ezekiel Lau (HAW) Evan Geiselman (USA) Ian Gouveia (BRA) Oli Adams (GBR) Alan Stokes (GBR)