Ten windsurfers the best in the world’s from eight countries completed a requiring competition in Kerry, Ireland throughout the first mission of the Red Bull Storm Chase – the most-challenging windsurfing contest of life.

Regardless of tape-recorded storm-force winds of up to 74 knots (137kmh) and intense 20-ft waves, the contestants finished three rounds of competition in two areas on the Maharees peninsula.

After possibly the most extreme day in windsurfing archives, Marcilio Browne, Dany Bruch, Victor Fernandez, Robby Swift, Julien Taboulet and Thomas Traversa advance to Mission 2 of Red Bull Storm Chase.