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Who's In? Athletes confirmed for world's first stadium surf comp




Red Bull Unleashed

Surf Snowdonia, Wales UK
Qualification and Seeding - September 18, 2015
Event Dates -  September 18 and 19, 2015 

Eclectic mix of surf talent includes Zeke Lau, Jack Freestone, Dillon Perillo

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 September, 2015 - Big name athletes from across the surf world are among those confirmed to compete at Red Bull Unleashed, Surf Snowdonia 18-19th September 2015.

An exciting 24-man field will showcase top talents from freesurfing and competition alike including Albee Layer & Ezekial Lau (HAW), Jack Freestone & Mikey Wright (AUS), Dillon Perillo & Kainoa Igarashi (USA) and Brendon Gibbens (ZAF). Full athlete list below.

“The wave looks so fun, just to surf it sounds amazing but to compete in it sounds even better. It's going to be amazing hanging with all the boys, especially with this being the first event of its kind.” said Leo Fioravanti.

Red Bull Unleashed will feature a brand new competition where surfers will compete head to head, wave for wave, in best of five matches, the winner advancing to the next round. In another departure from conventional surf events, the judging panel will be made up of an esteemed crew of former pro tour legends, including Pipemaster Jake Paterson, former World no.2 and XXL winner Brad Gerlach, as well as European charger Alain Riou.

“The potential is there for some crazy performances to go down,” said Paterson. “With a stacked talent roster from around the world, bringing names you never normally see in competition, surf fans are in for a real show.”

Spectators will witness mind-blowing performances at close range in a unique stadium atmosphere, purpose built around Surf Snowdonia’s lagoon.



Jack Freestone (AUS) Albee Layer (HAW)

Kanoa Iagarashi (USA) Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)

Kalani David (HAW) Kai Hing (AUS)

Slade Prestwich (ZAF) Brendon Gibbens (ZAF)

Yadin Nicol (AUS) Mikey Wright (AUS)

Dillion Perillo (USA) Luke Davis (USA)

Mitch Crews (AUS) Hiroto Arai (JPN)

Billy Stairmand (NZL) Ezekiel Lau (HAW)

Marc Lacomare (FRA) Evan Geiselman (USA)

Ian Crane (USA) Ian Gouveia (BRA)

Jayce Robinson (GBR) Oli Adams (GBR)

Reubyn Ash (GBR) Alan Stokes (GBR)



Name:  Red Bull Unleashed

Date : 18-19 September 2015

Location:  Surf Snowdonia, Wales, UK

Athletes:  24 Surfers – 20 International invites + 4 UK invites

September 18th/19th  – Match Play: Surfers compete wave for wave with the best wave winning. A maximum

of 5 waves per surfer per match play will be surfed.

Seating : 2,500 tickets are available. All tickets are £8.

Wavepool Technology : Wavegarden

Lagoon Dimensions:  300m x 113m

Wave speed:  6-7 meters per second

Wave length:  150m

More information and tickets 


Brodie Carr

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