Apocalyptical winds storm Switzerland's Lake Uri

Swiss windsurfer Balz Müller has been chasing winter storms for quite a while, but what you're about to witness is absolutely extreme.

On December 11, Switzerland's Lake Uri was invaded by a dry, warm, and down-slope wind called foehn wind, resulting in powerful 120 km/h (75 mph) winds.

Müller and a small group of local windsurfers decided to give it a go. A decade ago, the 23-year-old sailor watched a video shot in Pointe Rouge, Marseille, and dreamed of riding a similar storm. So, this was his day.

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How to windsurf foil

Foil windsurfing is an exciting and unique new discipline. Learn to get flying effortlessly above water.

Windsurf foiling will allow you to experience a silent flight above the water. Hydrofoils offer a different sensation and will make your bigger board feel looser and freer.

One of the greatest advantages of foiling is that you'll be able to sail a windsurfer in really light winds. This underwater wing will allow you to ride according to your personal style.

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The Red Bull Storm Chase 2018 is eager to go

The 2017 edition didn't get the Force 10 winds required for the green light, but the organizers have announced the waiting period for the 2018 season.

The Red Bull Storm Chase 2018 will get underway whenever the weather conditions deliver wind speeds of 48-55 knots in the Northern Hemisphere.

The most extreme windsurfing contest on planet Earth challenges eight experienced sailors to defy Mother Nature between January 5 and March 17, 2018.

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