On October 19, 2016, 15 of the world’s best athletes took part in a brand-new SUP race – Red Bull Heavy Water. The 7.5-mile-long open course, from the notorious Ocean Beach to the Golden Gate Bridge, challenged athletes with mighty waves towering over 10 feet!
Red Bull Heavy Water gave a spectacular opening to the 2016 World Championship Series. The world’s most extreme SUP race was held at San Francisco. The race course is along spots where enormous ships once went against precarious waters to seek safe harbor at the San Francisco Bay.
Top athletes completed laps through the surf and ventured out in the open ocean facing massive waves. After navigating through one of the most inaccessible surf line-ups, they faced extreme currents out in the treacherous waters. However, the passing under the Golden Gate Bridge offered some relief as the race concluded.
Out of the 15 athletes, just 10 could complete the seemingly insurmountable task of completing the course in its entirety. Connor Baxter ...Read More