Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Check out Ryan de Witte’s video entry for a place at the King of The Air 2020. It was shot during his last trip to South Africa.

The third part of “Wind | Water | Wild” series takes us to the blue lagoon of Langebaan, in South Africa. Watch and enjoy Luke McGillewie’s epic weekend!

Riders Featured: Luke McGillewie, Alessandro D’Ambrosio, and Rose Bungener

Music: Kerala Dust by The Chain ft. Brooke Bentham & Wait For My Raccoon by Marbert Rocel

St Francis Bay

Posted: 27th Mai 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Joshua Emanuel ripping in South Africa! Watch a clip from his little trip to St Francis.

Filmed by: Dylan Wichmann Sacha Gallet
Edited by: Suma Media

Have you met Matt Maxwell? This 19 year old rider from Cape Town, South Africa, is now part F-ONE International team. Watch the clip!

Episode 2 of “Wind | Water | Wild” series is out! Cape Town local Luke McGillewie takes us to Hermanus for a secret spot mission and a session in ‘The Pond’, with a crew of friends: Gisela Pulido, Jason Van Der Spuy, Alessandro D’Ambrosio and Candice Bacon. Watch the second episode and stay tuned for more action and fun in South Africa!

A must watch for today! Brian Grubb and Matti Buys wakeskating all around Durban beachfront. Have fun!

Check out Marc Toth’s new video shot in Cape Town! Marc spent 3 weeks in South Africa during the King of the Air 2019. This footage pictures some moments from those 3 weeks.

“Wind | Water | Wild” is a new kiteboarding series by Luke McGillewie. In the first episode, he introduces us to kiteboarding in Cape Town, South Africa. Watch Luke searching for wind and waves at Cape Point and Scarborough.

Stay tuned for episode 2!

Dutchman defends his title in emphatic fashion

Kevin Langeree won a closely-contested three-man final battle at Kite Beach in Cape Town on Wednesday 6 February, to retain his title. This is the Dutchman’s third Red Bull King of the Air win, making him the winningest big air rider on African soil.

Langeree outgunned Hawaiian Jesse Richman (2013 Red Bull King of the Air champ) and Liam Whaley (Spain) in 30-knot ‘Cape Doctor’ conditions during the 13-minute final.

Spoils of war
© Craig Kolesky / Red Bull Content Pool

“To be up here for the third time is amazing,” Langeree commented from the podium. “Sharing it with these amazing riders is just something magical, you know!”

According to Langeree he had no idea of the situation during the final as it was so close. “These guys were killing it – they were going so big!” He said.

“I managed to land a new trick, so I’m stoked,” he concluded. “It think that put me on top.”

Around 9000 people lined Kite Beach to watch the semi-finals and final on the day.

A tale of two days

The first day ran on Thursday 31 January. That day offered near perfect conditions for the world’s 18 best big air kiteboarders to hit the water and take to the skies. Four rounds were run on the day before the call was made to go on hold, when the wind dropped.

Day one, however was not without a few upsets: Crowd favourite and two-time winner, Aaron Hadlow and SA’s Joshua Emmanuel had to retire due to injury in rounds two and four respectively.

Hawaiian Aloha
© Tyrone Bradley / Red Bull Content Pool

“It was the right call to stop on Thursday and come back today,” commented Sportive Director Sergio Cantagalli. “The conditions were epic and each rider had the opportunity to perform properly,” he said. “The guys peaked at the right time and the best man won on the day.”

The crowd loved it
© Tyrone Bradley / Red Bul Content Pool

Jesse Richman took the competition’s ‘Mystic Most Extreme Move’ award with his powered Kung Fu 1080 handlepass, on day one.

Source: Jazz Kuschke /

The first Four Rounds of the extreme big-air kiting contest were completed in epic conditions at Cape Town’s Kite Beach on Thursday 31 January.

The ‘Cape Doctor’ Southeasterly combined with a south-west swell offered ideal conditions for the world’s 18 best big air kiteboarders to take to the skies.

“We were lucky because we had a very big consistent patch of wind across the entire Peninsula,” commented Sportive Director Sergio Cantagalli after the day.

The ‘Cape Doctor’ was in the house

“It wasn’t too gusty and the wind was out of an south-south-easterly direction which was perfect,” he added.
“We managed to get the best out of the day and then when the wind started to drop we made the call to come back on the next good day in the waiting period,” he explained.

Don’t let your flag fall

The judges based their scores on 70% Height and 30% Extremity. Riders needed to go as hard and high as possible – in short, pull controlled, extreme technically moves, at height.

The Cape Town faithful came out

Some of the highlights included a megaloop back-roll board by Kiwi Marc Jacobs, who pulled it coming toward the beach and landed in about a foot of water.

The day however was not without a few upsets. Crowd favourite and two-time winner of the event, Aaron Hadlow and SA’s Joshua Emmanuel having to retire due to injury in rounds two and four respectively.

“We were really happy with the way it all worked out. The action was really good,” Cantagalli said. “The was some good action from the new blood and some big moves from some of the more experienced riders, mixed with some big upsets, which made for a day of drama.”

Queen of the air

In addition to the men’s action, for the first time ever the event also featured a women’s invitational expression session, which got the day’s proceedings underway. This featured Angely Bouillot (FRA) Hannah Whiteley (UK).

The event will be completed on next possible good day in the waiting period, which runs until 10 February. Stay tuned for updates.