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
The window period has already started! From 1st April to 1st November, when the wind hits 30+ knots in right direction, 16 kiteboarders will be challenged at ‘The Spot’, Zandvoort. With only 2 wildcards to be decided, here is the list of the 14 heroes: Lasse Walker Linus Erdmann Willem van der Meij Oli Sweeney Antoine Clerc Steven Akkersdijk Kevin de Smidt Jerrie van de Kop Thomas Vidal Ryan de Witte Ross-Dillon Player Joshua Emanuel Gijs Wassenar Brandon Snider Stay tuned for more updates!
What conditions do the world’s best big air kiteboarders need to perform. To get big air, you need big wind. Simple really. That almost didn’t happen last year, and the year before, and the year before that. The story of Red Bull King of the Air 2015 could so easily have scripted along the lines of one of those wildlife channel doccies on searching for the Yeti or Bigfoot or something similar – a massive build up and suspense throughout, but then never actually finding it. After waiting out the traditional two week window period – which saw enough wind to complete rounds 1 through 3, split over two separate days – the official weather window was extended by one day…that day saw the good old ‘Cape Doctor’ (southeasterly) honk to the needed strength. It’s not good to deal in ‘what if’s’ and with the current weather patterns and long range forecast it looks unlikely that this scenario will play out again…but: “When you start playing with elements there is always a chance, if not more than one, that you might not succeed. Guess that is the reason why we call it ‘Mother nature’!” explains event Sportive Director Sergio Cantagalli. …