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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 / redbull.com/za

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
© CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL

“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
© CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL

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
© CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL

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
© CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL

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.

Source: redbull.com

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
© CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL

“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
© CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL

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
© CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL

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
© CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL

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.

Source: redbull.com

Check here the update from Day 1 in Cape Town!

On Thursday 31 January, 18 of the world’s most formidable big air kiteboarders battled it out on Day One of Red Bull King of the Air 2019, which saw four rounds completed. Heat by heat we saw riders land incredible moves in the epic wind and swell conditions the South Easter delivered.

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

With the wind subsiding late in the afternoon event Sportive Director Sergio Cantagalli called an end to Day One with a close eye on the forecasts for the next possible South Easterly wind.

Source: Red Bull


Ross-Dillon Player (RSA) in action on Day One of Red Bull King of the Air 2019.
Image credit: Tyrone Bradley / Red Bull Content Pool

On the Road to Cape Town!

Posted: 29th Januar 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Tom Court is in South Africa and ready for action! Take a sneak peek at his first session in Cape Town, since his second knee surgery.

A must watch for today: Nick Jacobsen and Graham Howes in Weskus, South Africa!

Snapping ankles, fireworks and night kiting up the Weskus with Nick Jacobsen and Graham Howes.

Last year a week before the King of the Air, Nick Jacobsen and Graham Howes packed the car and headed up the West Coast to find and ride new spots, and try pull off a night photoshoot with Ydwer with 36 Lume Cube’s. It was all going so well until Nick snapped his ankle 3 hours from the nearest hospital.

Video: Sem Lingerak & Stan de Wit

Sam Light // A weekend in Cape Town VLOG 5

Posted: 19th Dezember 2018 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Sam Light headed out to Cape Town for a weekend of shredding. Check here how it went!

The final 9 kiteboarders to make up the 18-man Red Bull King of the Air 2019 have been announced. The 2019 event takes place on the windiest day between the 26th of January and 10th of February 2019.

Check media release below and find out who will be in Cape Town!

FINAL NINE PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED FOR RED BULL KING OF THE AIR 2019

Video entries are now closed for the most prolific big-air Kiteboarding contest in the world. After much deliberation the last nine participants have been chosen and they now secure their place for the final showdown with the hope of taking the title of Red Bull King of the Air 2019 Champion.

Confirmed for the 2019 event are Kevin Langeree, Liam Whaley and Lewis Crathern along with past champions Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow and 2017’s winner Nick Jacobsen who missed out on a chance to defend his title due to injury.

Amongst some of the familiar faces like Ruben Lenten, Jerrie Van De Kop and South Africans Josh Emanuel and Ross Dillon Player in the mix, there are also a couple of new names to join the field. GKA Kiteboarding ‘Air Games’ World Champion, Carlos Mario will make his debut at the event.

“I wanted to compete in the event but I was nervous about it. I had a fear and I didn’t like doing freestyle in stronger winds. But after this GKA Air Games season and competing in stronger winds and doing big kite loops, I feel much more ready to compete in Red Bull King of the Air,” says the Brazilian. Mario is joined by Posito Martinez fellow first-timer of the Dominican Republic.

The renowned kiteboarding competition will return to Kite Beach, Cape Town – arguably the Cape’s Mecca for Kitesurfing – for the second time early next year and will have a window period of two weeks in late January and early February 2019 with the competition being run on the windiest day.

Fans are encouraged to keep an eye on the Red Bull King of the Air 2019 website to stay up to date on the final competition days and get ready for the action – Save the date and get ready for some of the most epic airs!

The 18 confirmed participants, in alphabetical order are:
Aaron Hadlow (UK) (2015, 2016 winner)
Aurelien Petreau (France)
Carlos Mario (Brazil)
Gijs Wassenaar (Netherlands)
Jerrie Van De Kop (Netherlands)
Jesse Richman (USA) (2013 winner)
Joshua Emanuel (South Africa)
Kevin Langeree (Netherlands) (2014, 2018 winner)
Lasse Walker (Netherlands)
Lewis Crathern (UK)
Liam Whaley (Spain)
Marc Jacobs (New Zealand)
Nick Jacobsen (Denmark) (2017 winner)
Posito Martinez (Dominican Republic)
Ross Dillon Player (South Africa)
Ruben Lenten (Netherlands)
Sam Light (UK)
Steven Akkersdijk (Netherlands)

Source: RedBull