The waiting period for this year’s Cape Fear event kicked off today, and among the updates is the invitation of four ‘internationals’ – 2017 BWWT Champion Billy Kemper, 2015 BWWT Champion Makua Rothman, Taj Burrow, and Nathan Florence – to join the original 16 surfers, including defending champ Russell Bierke, from last June.
Contest organizers have until August 31st to deliver the green light, which would ideally happen once storm activity over the Tasman Sea drives ESE groundswell to unload backwashed anvils onto the lineup. “Last year’s event was beyond my wildest imagination and I can hardly wait to see what Mother Nature throws up at Cape Solander this year,” said contest director Mark Mathews. ” Having the 16 surfers from 2016 event and the additional four internationals will make for an unbelievable show.
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