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Kevin Langeree is the 2019 Red Bull King of the Air Champion

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 …

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Red Bull King of the Air 2019 – Action from Day 1

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 …

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Red Bull King of the Air 2019 – Action from Day 1

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 …

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