Philip Köster: ready for the 2012 Red Bull Storm Chase

Marcilio Browne, Daniel Bruch, Ricardo Campello, Victor Fernandez Lopez, Boujmaa Guilloul, Philip Köster, Kai Lenny, Robby Swift, Julien Taboulet and Thomas Traversa will be challenging the 2012 Red Bull Storm Chase.

The ten riders have been chosen and the competition grounds are selected. The most challenging windsurfing contest of all time is starting on August 1st.

The windsurfers scored the majority of votes in the public online voting. They are the ones you want to see tackle the fiercest challenge against the elements.

From August 1st these sailors will be on standby to hunt down three massive storms anywhere in the world.

To find the best regions for storm wavesailing Red Bull Storm Chase asked you for your favorite spots around the world. "The feedback was stunning", said sports director Klaas Voget, who assisted Robby Naish, Duncan Coombs and John Carter with the decision-making.

148 locations were suggested by the community. As the contest format requires maximum flexibility we spontaneously decided to pick seven instead of six spots: Brittany (FRA), Galicia (ESP), Cape Hatteras/US-East Coast (USA), the South West Coast of Iceland, the North West Coast of Ireland, Omaezaki at the South East Coast of Japan, and the North West Coast of Tasmania (AUS).

Waves are constantly breaking all over the world, and if you're on a surf trip or family vacations it's always good to know you can rent a surfboard anywhere there's a gem to be ridden.

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