SAN FRANCISCO, California - Red Bull Heavy Water is officially in the green light phase. This weather window schedules the event for Tuesday, October 18, with Wednesday, October 19 as the alternate day in San Francisco Bay. As an official stop on the 2016 Stand Up Paddleboard World Series, Red Bull Heavy Water challenges 40 of the world's best watermen to a demanding 12km (7.5 miles) race starting at Ocean Beach, heading under the Golden Gate Bridge, before concluding at Crissy Field near the iconic San Francisco Yacht Club. With rough swell, strong currents and numerous obstacles, the Red Bull Heavy Water route is perilous and unforgiving, a true test of will and athleticism for the competitors.
Featured athletes from the 40-strong lineup include Red Bull athlete Kai Lenny (Naish), multiple times Racing and Surfing World Champion, Red Bull athlete Casper Steinfath (Naish) -current yellow jersey / #1 on the 2016 World Series, Connor Baxter (Starboard) - 2014 World Champion and current #2 in 2016, San Francisco Bay Area local (El Cerrito, CA) Haakon Hoyer-Nielsen and Mexico’s Fernando Stalla, who recently took gold in the Air Tahiti Nui Spartan Race. These athletes and 35 more will prove to be worthy challengers at Red Bull Heavy Water.
Full athlete list can be found HERE.
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