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Victor Hays – Cape Town Freeride Kiting

Visiting Cape Town for his first time, Victor Hays was welcomed by the Cape Doctor on his day of arrival. Check out his freeride session in Big Bay! Video shot by: Kyle Cabano, Ydwer Van der Heide Edited by: Kyle Cabano Music by: Eric Wright – Upbeat Electronic Indie Beat


Exciting new venue for Red Bull King of the Air

Extreme big-air kiteboarding contest moves to Kite Beach in Cape Town for 2018. TO KITE BEACH “As the aim of Red Bull king of the Air is to continuously push the level of extreme kiteboarding,” says event Sportive Director, Sergio Cantagalli, “one of the key factors to be considered at an event of this nature is: where to possibly get the most radical and extreme conditions, to give contestants the best opportunity to perform at their limits.” “After several editions at Big Bay, the committee, in consultation with the riders have made the decision to move the contest site to ‘Kite Beach’ in Table view. This is known as the Capetonian Mecca of kitesurfing, as it is perfectly exposed to the blasting Cape Doctor and Westerly swell,” Cantagalli says. “There we expect to improve the extremity level of the sport by breaking records and establishing new heroes,” he added. CLASS OF 2018 With the competition – due to take place on the windiest day between the 27th of January and 11th of February – an all-star list of riders has been announced to compete for the 2018 title. The rider list is made up of the top nine riders from …


A 40 knots day

In this video Kevin Langeree shows us what is like to kite in Cape Town on a 40 knots day. While he’s out of the water due to an ankle injury, Dutch rider filmed Nick Jacobsen, Lewis Crathern and the other boys jumping to the moon and back. Check it out!


This is Redbull King of the Air!

Dutch rider Steven Akkersdijk ended up getting 4th place in the 2017 edition of the awesome King of The Air event. Watch his little clip shot in Big Bay beach! Filming: Leon Nobels and Jop Heemskerk Thumbnail: Jan-Dirk Ruhser Song: A Tribe Called RED – R.E.D.


Nick Jacobsen wins Red Bull King of the Air 2017

Popular Danish rider wins one of the most closely-contested extreme big-air battles yet. Jacobsen (DEN) outgunned Aaron Hadlow (GBR) and Ruben Lenten (NED) in front of a big crowd at Big Bay to be crowned Red Bull King of the Air for the first time. “This feels amazing!” commented a visibly elated Jacobsen shortly after the prize giving. “This is actually my first international win. I really can’t believe I just won Red Bull King of the Air.” The final provided a fitting climax to a day of close-fought battles where every heat produced highlights and upsets. Local favourite and 2016 finalist Andries Fourie was eliminated in round three, while the likes of Reno Romeo and Jerrie van de Kop went down in round four. This year featured a new ‘compact’ format with 18 riders in total – the top 12 ranked from the previous edition along with best four video contest entrants, as well as two wildcards. To the backdrop of a golden Cape sunset, some 8000 people watched as Jacobsen – who had been consistent since round one – put on the performance of the day to peak in the final. “Riding in the final between these two …


The Reigning King of the Air: Kiteboarder Aaron Hadlow

The world’s best kiteboarders take to the skies above Big Bay in Cape Town, South Africa, to battle it out for the Red Bull King of the Air title. Eighteen athletes try to outdo one another by pulling out their highest jumps and most insane tricks. Aaron Hadlow has been champion for the past 2 events…could this year be a threepeat for the kiteboarding phenom?

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