The inaugural Mercedes-AMG Red Chargers will hit Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, in Portugal. The new big wave surfing event may be run between November 3rd, 2015, and February 29th, 2016.
Garrett McNamara will host the competition, but he will also be part of the contest. Hugo Vau, Andrew Cotton, Rafael Tapia, Alessandro Marciano, Alex Botelho, Maya Gabeira, João de Macedo, David Langer, and Sérgio Cosme have already been confirmed.
"It is amazing to see this event come to fruition. The goal of creating the Red Chargers is to not only show the world the biggest waves being surfed live in Nazaré but to showcase the men and women who risk their lives and sacrifice so much to follow their dreams," explains McNamara.
"Their stories are truly inspiring and deserve to be told so that others can follow their dreams whether it's surfing big waves or opening their own business. It is an honor to be working with incredible companies who also want to inspire and change the world for the better."
When the Mercedes-AMG Red Chargers is over, surf fans will vote for their favorite riders in each of the following categories: "Performance Award," "Most Intense Wipeout," "Best Team," "Best Ride," "Standout Local Performance," and "Best Paddle Performance."
Then, the top five athletes from each category will choose the winner of the first edition of the Red Chargers.