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Ladies, Get Your Guns

Red Bull Magnitude is back for this North Shore winter, with $50k on the line.

elsewhere // Nov 17, 2021
Words by Michael Ciaramella
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Last year, Red Bull Magnitude gave female surfers in Hawaii a financial incentive to charge.

The event was designed to encourage female big wave paddle-surfing (much to Justine Dupont’s chagrin) performances across the Hawaiian islands from December to February. That means Waimea, Jaws, Phantoms, Himalayas, and everywhere in between.

Keala Kennelly ended up taking home almost the entire kitty — $25,000 for the best overall performance, and $5,000 for the biggest single wave. Makani Adric was awarded the $5000 “Runner-Up” prize, and Emi Erickson was given the “Best Ride” Award for one of many steep drops at Waimea Bay.

This year, Red Bull is hosting the same event but with a bigger cash prize. There’s now $35,000 on the line for the best winter-long big wave surfing performance, along with ancillary prizes for singular achievements (best ride, biggest wave, best tow-in, etc.)

For more info and sign-up details, check here.


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