WHAT IS RED CHARGERS?

PROMO

In surfing, the term charger is often used to describe a surfer who is always ready to “Go for It”, always up for anything. Big wave surfers are RED CHARGERS. Why red? These athletes, who dream of riding the biggest waves they can find, will travel with only a moments notice, half way around the world, reluctantly leaving behind family and responsibility, sometimes emptying the bank account in the hope of the perfect ride.

To find these larger than life waves, these men and women spend countless hours monitoring wave forecasting models and weather predictions. When a huge storm system is on the horizon you can often find them checking the forecast every 10 minutes even though it only updates every 6 hours. The storms these big wave surfers are charging towards are classified with colors, RED being the indicator that its time to start packing and preparing. These athletes are RED CHARGERS.

RED also represents danger. The conditions and situations these RED CHARGERS often face can be life threatening and sometimes fatal. They risk it all for the ultimate reward… a life of doing what you love.

 



An OPEN INVITATION FREE SURF EVENT showcasing world-class big wave surfers in their attempt to ride the biggest waves in the world.

Athletic accomplishments will be recognized through SIX PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS, chosen by the surfers that participate, fans that watch the live webcast, and fans following on social media.

This year, the focus is on NAZARÉ, PORTUGAL.

Live Webcast

Live video from the biggest waves on the planet.

T.V. Special

A television special highlighting the events of the swell

AWARDS

Awards highlighting achievements during the event period

 

WHAT IS A RED CHARGER?

 




WORLD CLASS ATHLETES

The men and women who attempt to ride the biggest waves on the planet 

RIDE THE BIGGEST WAVES IN THE WORLD

These men & women must often sacrifice comfort, relationships, and financial stability, in the pursuit of pushing the limits of the human experience.