3 September, 2015 3 September, 2015

Slade and Brendon to Compete in Welsh Wavegarden

Durban’s Slade Prestwich and Cape Town’s Brendon Gibbens have been included in the 24 man list of International competitors who’ll be taking part in Red Bull Unleashed at Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog Wales, on 18 – 19 September.

Surf Snowdonia offers mechanical 150m rides.

Surf Snowdonia is the first Wavegarden to be opened to the public, and despite a small hiccup which required the park to be closed for 10 days to repair a mechanical fault, Surf Snowdonia has been pumping out rippable walls for the past month.

The artificially created waves will take some getting used to, but Brendan and Slade will get a chance to figure the mechanical wall out in the qualifying on Thursday before the main event. Competitors will be given six rides each to work out the wave and their respective seeding for the event.

Invited British Pros, Alan Stokes and Jayce Robinson already have their eye in.

The main event will start on Friday 18 September, with the finals taking place on Saturday 19 September. If you’re in the UK and would dig to check out the action, 2500 tickets are available for at £8.00 each day. And if you’re back home in SA or somewhere else abroad, then stay tuned to redbull.com for all the highlights.

Go get ’em, Slade and Brendon.

Jack Freestone (AUS)
Kanoa Igarashi (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)

Name: Red Bull Unleashed
Date: 18-19 September 2015
Location: Surf Snowdonia, Wales, UK
Athletes: 24 Surfers – 20 International invites + 4 UK invites
Match Play: Surfers compete wave for wave with the best wave winning. A maximum of 5 waves per surfer per match play will be surfed.
Seating: 2,500 tickets are available. All tickets are £8.
Wavepool technology: Wavegarden
Lagoon dimensions: 300m x 113m
Wave speed: 6-7 meters per second
Wave length: 150m
More information and tickets: www.redbull.com/unleashed

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