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2nd May '17
Risk vs Reward: The real numbers behind Cape Fear

For those who have never seen Red Bull Cape Fear in action, it’s hard to wrap your head around how a surfing event could ever be held at a wave like this – one of the heaviest in the world, on the biggest swell of the year.

But that’s exactly what Red Bull Cape Fear is all about. It’s about pushing the limits of what is possible in the ocean, and then celebrating the hellmen who put their lives on the line to do it.

But it’s also about weighing up risk versus reward, and having a safety team that is ready and waiting for any situation.

So here it is… Red Bull Cape Fear broken down by the numbers. The wave, the players, the gamble. how gnarly will 2017 prove to be? We’ll just have to wait and see what the power of the ocean offers up this time…

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