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Contest GKA Kite World Tour Kite Kitesurfing


Live on day five (Saturday 22nd) and ahead of the Freestyle Finals we ran a special big air event in the strong morning winds. Find the main Freestyle Finals running on this stream: Follow the livescores, heat ladders and find the embedded livestream on the official event page:… — Running as part of…


Learn more about the ideal conditions needed for Red Bull King of the Air

The South-easterly explained. To get big air, you need big wind. Simple really. “There is not a minimum limit of wind speed needed to give a ‘go’ to the event,” explains Sergio. Rather what the team look for are suitable and sustainable conditions in which to start the event. The call is to be made by the contest director, Olaf van Tol. “Ideally – and unless straggled for unexpected reasons – we will hardly consider any wind below an average of 25 knots (46km/h) to start with, and with a forecast to rise to 35 to 37 knots (65 – 69km/h), if not more,” he says. According to Sergio, the ideal wind direction for Kite Beach is the proverbial ‘Cape Doctor’ south-easterly. “The prevailing weather in summer comprises the South Atlantic High pressure system sitting a lot more south,” explains weather guru, professional surf forecaster and founder of, Steve ‘Spike’ Pike. “Cape Town is situated along the eastern edge of this anti-cyclonic system. Simplistically, the counter-clockwise flow around the High forms the basis for the summer southeast trade wind that blows during summer. The dry, denser air that creates the High pressure also means sunny, dry weather.” To radically …


NK Big Air Kitesurfing 2017

Watch the video highlights of the Dutch Championship Big Air Kitesurfing 2017 held in Castricum aan Zee, the Netherlands.

1: Dylan van der Meij
2: Jerrie van de Kop
3: Yusca Balogh
1: Mariska Wildenberg
2: Lidewei Lamsma
3: Dafne …

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