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Aaron Airs – Episode 1

Aaron Hadlow has a new vlog “Aaron Airs”! In the first episode from Cape Town, Aaron runs through his King of the Air, meets up with photographer Craig Kolesky, chats to Ruben Lenten and lets us know about his new upcoming project. Watch it and stay tuned for the next episodes!

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This local favourite is ready to take on the world’s best big air kiters

See what Josh Emanuel has to say ahead of finals day. After a big start to the 2018 Red Bull King of the Air, with Rounds One and Two completed on Saturday 27 January all the elements seem to be lining up for an epic finals day. Local favourite Joshua Emanuel finished second behind Steven Akkersdijk in their round one encounter and will face fellow Saffa, Oswald Smith and Hawaiian Jesse Richman in the first heat of Round Three when competition resumes. Josh has been on a tear of late, taking out the Red Bull Megaloop Challenge in Holland and topping the Woo height world record table. Here’s what he had to say ahead of the event: “The atmosphere at King of the Air is just something else – when you look back at the beach and you see five to 10 thousand people standing there, it’s pretty amazing. To win it this year you’re going to have to go super high, get your kite super low and just fly on the extreme.” “The Megaloop Challenge was a huge success for me and has motivated me and pushed me a lot further. It has always been a dream for me …

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All the action from Day One of Red Bull King of the Air

Upsets and drama as rounds one and two of Red Bull King of the Air were completed. Red Bull King of the Air got underway on Saturday 27 January and it was on another level! Some 7000 spectators braved the 25-30 knot southeasterly wind to line Kite Beach line in Blouberg, Cape Town and see the world’s big-air kitesurfers take to the sky. And they were duly rewarded with a day filled with action and upsets. Round One Highlights – Lasse Walker was an early standout throwing various big moves to advance all the way to round four for his efforts. – Steven Akkersdijk looked super confident and brought a lot of variety to the party with his 10m kite. – Local boy Ross-Dillon Player put on a big performance but fell short to a rampant Sam Light. He’ll have another shot in Round Three – A very focussed Lewis Crathern rode a calculated heat, producing a massive boogie loop to take the win. Sam Light during Round One © CRAIG KOLESKY / RED BULL CONTENT POOL – In the final heat of the round Antonin Rangin scored (what was up until then) the highest single move of the day …

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