Mark Mathews, one of the most dedicated surfers at one of Australia’s most feared waves, is the director of the event. “Everything is ready to go,” he said of the window to the waiting period opening. “Now it’s all up to Mother Nature to do her thing.
For those that don’t know, Red Bull Cape Fear is an invitation only event held at what has been described as “pound for pound, the heaviest wave in the world. ” It has long been a haven for only the most devoted of madmen.
When it is called on, 16 of the invitees, including Mark Mathews, Ryan Hipwood, Makua Rothman, and up-and-comers Russel Bierke and Jack Robinson, will paddle out and test their mettle in waves that have could potentially have very, very serious consequences.
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