Prize money announced for Red Bull Big Wave Africa '08
Red Bull Big Wave Africa 2008
24 July - 31 August 2008
Dungeons, South Africa
Prize Money Announced for Red Bull Big Wave Africa 2008
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 July, 2008 : - - Cape Town - Red Bull South Africa are proud to announce the prize money for the ten year anniversary edition of the Red Bull Big Wave Africa. Over the last nine years the contest has only been run three times, but this year expectations are high that good conditions at Dungeons will be forthcoming, and the required conditions met.
First prize for Red Bull Big Wave Africa is R100,000 (US$12,500), second prize is R50,000 (US$6,250) and third prize is R30,000 (US$3,750). After this, every single one of the 24 invited surfers will receive prize money on a sliding scale related to their placing in the event. The prize pool is R300,000.
In addition to the overall prize money, there is also the added bonuses of all the speciality awards and their prize money. This includes the R5,000 Von Zipper Deep Throat Award, the R5,000 DaKine Ikaika Award, the R10,000 Billabong Biggest Tube Award and the R30,000 Sensi Threads Biggest Wave Award, which brings the total event prize pool to R350,000.
The event waiting period starts on the 24th July and continues until the end of August. Surfers from all over the world, including the top local big wave surfers, will be in attendance in Hout Bay for the duration of the waiting period.
The event website redbullbwa.com - will be going live on the 17 July, and will be updated daily. When the event runs there will also be a live webcast for the duration of the event. This is the first time that redbullbwa.com will have a live webcast, and it will beam the event onto the computer screens of surfers and interested parties from all over the world.
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