Big Wave Updates
Watch Red Chargers event live on XTreme Video’s YouTube Channel
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 December, 2015 - XTreme Video announced today a partnership with the inaugural Mercedes AMG Red Chargers event at Nazaré, bringing the world’s biggest wave to the XTreme Video YouTube Channel.
The best big wave surfers in the world, including Garrett McNamara, will be reunited at Praia do Norte in Nazaré Portugal to attempt to break a new world record. All the action will be recorded from both the water and on the cliff and broadcast live on XTreme Video.
The organisers have confirmed a "Code Orange" alert for the 24th of December with a big swell on the way. We will confirm the live event as soon as we have more details on the forecast.
Stay tuned and subscribe to XTreme Video’s YouTube Channel to be alerted. The competition window runs until February 29th 2016.
The event is an open invitation contest showcasing world-class big wave surfers attempting to ride the biggest waves in the world. Athletic accomplishments will be recognised through six prestigious awards, chosen by the surfers that participate, fans that watch the XTreme Video live webcast, and fans following on social media.
Torsten Durken © Jorge Leal
Garrett McNamara will host the competition, but he will also be part of the competition. Hugo Vau, Andrew Cotton, Rafael Tapia, Alessandro Marciano, Alex Botelho, Maya Gabeira, João de Macedo, David Langer, and Sérgio Cosme have already confirmed their participation.
Garrett McNamara has been dreaming of a project like this for many years: “It is amazing to see this event come to fruition. The goal in creating the Red Chargers is to not only show the world the biggest waves being surfed live in Nazaré, but to showcase the men and women who risk their lives and sacrifice so much to follow their dreams. Their stories are truly inspiring and deserve to be told so that others can follow their dreams whether it’s surfing big waves or opening their own business. It is an honour to be working with incredible companies who also want to inspire and change the world for the better.”
Live webcast will be available here
You can embed the live player directly on your website. Copy/Paste the embed code here: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ 79J14qRemd8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Stay tuned on Red Chargers and XTreme Video Facebook Page below for daily updates: Red Chargers Facebook page and Website & XTreme Video Facebook Page
Media Kit including press release, pictures and clips is available here
The Red Chargers has also sent out the call to all creators, Photographers and Videographers as the winter season has officially kicked off with more solid swells on the way to Nazaré. If you want to be a part of this season's awards please visit www.redchargers.com for the submission guidelines.
This event would not be possible without the support of other partners such as GOMA, XTreme Video and The Go Big Project (Executive Producer). A huge thank you Stop Smoking Start Living, Buondi Coffee, Deloitte Digital, Tag Heuer, Thule and Via Verde for supporting the Mercedes-AMG Red Chargers.