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Daring windsurfers battle stormy conditions in Ireland

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By ITN News Editor March 12, 2019 12:10

Daring windsurfers battle stormy conditions in Ireland

Windsurfers took to the sea at Magheraroarty Beach in Ireland to take part in the latest Red Bull Storm Chase.Eight of the world’s best and most adventurous windsurfers travelled to County Donegal in the Northwest corner of Ireland to take part in the event which challenges them to compete and perform tricks in extremely stormy conditions.

In freezing temperatures riders competed in three rounds of short heats which had them in the water for around 20 minutes, they are judged on jumps, wave riding and their ability to execute tricks.Wave size reached mast-high while gusty winds hovered between 30 and 60 knots, which is approximately 55-110kph.The event will be completed on Tuesday, March 12 when even more strong wind and waves are forecast.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 12, 2019 12:10

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