The winner of the 2019 Red Bull Storm Chase - surely the most spectacular event ever to be staged off the Irish coast -was Australian Jaeger Stone. Second was Germany's Philip Köster. Third was Leon Jamaer (Germany) while Robby Swift of Britain was fourth.

The Red Bull Storm Chase Challenge came to Ireland this week - with north-west Donegal being the location for one of the most remarkable events ever to be staged in this country.

Magheraroarty was the centre for the action as the world's top extreme windsurfers came to take part in this incredible competition.

According to the organisers it's "the toughest windsurfing event on the planet!"

This video is surely the most dramatic ever filmed in Donegal. Over 200,000 people have viewed it.

The organisers have also posted this promotional video, with footage of wild Donegal.

The competitors were judged in a number of categories.

The contestants were all put on notice a few days ago and had their bags packed to make the journey to Ireland.

Competitors described the conditions as "mental" and "super, super, super windy."

One commented that it was "insane out there" but that is why there were there.

Donegal is now firmly on the map for 'extreme windsurfers.'

See this week's Donegal Post and Letterkenny Post for more.

Photos: John Carter, Sebastian Marko and Jorg Mitter.

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