Local and international surfers will compete head to head over three days at the Red Bull Ride My Wave in Sri Lanka surf capital, Arugam Bay scheduled to begin on July 23. The champion will be crowned champion of Red Bull Ride My wave 2015.
This event will be hosted by the Association of Surfing Professionals who will run the event as per international surfing rules and regulations, including three days of heats before culminating in the finals on July 25th.
The islanders will play with home advantage, but will face stiff competition from the international surfers. The combination of home grown and international talent promises to promote Sri Lanka as one of the best surfing destinations.
Surfing in Sri Lanka has seen a considerable movement from being a healthy pastime and tourism tool to one of professional sport. In 2013, Red Bull Sri Lanka held the Local Hero Tour with Peruvian Pro Surfer, Gabriel Villarán, who ran workshops and judged an intense competition where 30 young Sri Lankans showcased their talent on the beaches of Arugam Bay. The success of this event set the foundation for an international surfing stage in Sri Lanka, activating the inaugural Red Bull Ride My Wave last year.
To register for Red Bull Ride My Wave 2015, sign up before July 19th 2015 at http://www.redbull.com/ridemywave.