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Red Bull King of the Air 2019 | Window Period Update

The weather window for the Red Bull King of the Air 2019 is open. Stay tuned for the 48HR call! Read bellow the update from today. We’re 3 days into our window period for Red Bull King of the Air and conditions are looking promising. Please see today’s WEATHER REPORT: Tomorrow morning winds veer to fresh NW before moderating in the afternoon. On Wednesday winds back and increase again fresh SE. On Thursday winds increase to near to full gale SE in the afternoon before moderating overnight and increasing again on Friday afternoon near gale SE. There will be increased long period SW swell on Wednesday and Thursday. The next potentially encouraging winds are for Thursday/Friday this week therefore the event sportive team has released YELLOW WARNING with a possible call for 31 JAN. Source: Red Bull


Red Bull King of the Air ALMOST gets underway

Lack of wind sees round one get underway, but postponed after just a few minutes. Round one of Red Bull King of the Air got underway at Big Bay on Tuesday, 31 January. The first heat of the non-elimination round started at 19:30 when the Southeasterly eventually showed its true colours and gusted to over 25-knots – conditions needed in which to run an extreme big-air contest such as Red Bull King of the Air. Oswald Smith, Gijs Wassenaar and Lewis Crathern played guinea pigs of sorts as they tested the conditions into the Cape Town sunset. The riders managed to make the most of the conditions and dropped a few medium-sized moves over the ramps on offer by the one-metre swell. Some five minutes into the heat however the organisers made the call to nullify the result and call-off the heat as the conditions did not provide enough opportunity in which to perform. “Conditions simply weren’t as epic as we had hoped for on the day,” commented Sportive Director, Sergio Cantagalli afterward. “It’s a big air contest, not a freestyle event, and the wind as it was today just did’t offer the riders the opportunity to put on a …

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