Watch Red Bull Storm Chasers Take On The Irish Sea

The world's hardiest windsurfers head directly into the eye of a vicious Force-10 storm.

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Prepare to be swept away by the most extreme windsurfing action you'll see until… well, until the next time the Red Bull storm chasers reconvene.

Ten of the world's best windsurfers gathered in Brandon Bay in southern Ireland earlier this week to be buffeted about by gusts of up to 137kph and 20-ft waves in Mission 1 of Red Bull Storm Chase.

The conditions were such that the majority of us might expect a state of emergency to be declared, but these surfers are rather hardier than that. In fact, these chaps were like pigs set loose on a truffle farm and put on a spectacular show.

Watch the video above to see how Marcilio Browne, Dany Bruch, Victor Fernandez, Robby Swift, Julien Taboulet and Thomas Traversa advanced on to Mission 2.