Video: Best action from Red Bull King of the Air

Check out kiteboarding highlights from Red Bull King of the Air 2014 at Big Bay, in Cape Town.
By Sean Calvert and Tim Sturtridge

For the second year in a row, Cape Town’s Big Bay played host to Red Bull King of the Air, where 24 of the world’s best kiteboarders went head-to-head in a unique ‘flag out’ competition format.

In front of an up-for-it crowd of around 12,000, the final podium was a lock-out for the Dutch, as Kevin Langeree took the honours ahead of his compatriots, Ruben Lenten and Steven Akkersdijk, to become Red Bull King of the Air 2014 champion.

Check out the highlights above and the video on demand here.

Aaron Hadlow performs at Red Bull King Of The Air that took place at Big Bay Beach in Cape Town, South Africa on the 2nd February, 2014
Aaron Hadlow in action in Red Bull King of the Air © Kolesky/Nikon/Red Bull Content Pool

The event was adjudicated upon utilising Xensr technology, which measures the height, speed, airtime, gravity loading, location and the 3D motion of each athlete, with all data captured at 400 times a second and is accurate to within 3mm, as soon as they land a jump.

And champion Langeree was delighted with his victory.

"The conditions picked up during the day and I couldn’t have hoped for anything better," he said. "The final was definitely tough and everyone of us was so close to winning. I definitely had my best heat of the day in the final. This is the third Red Bull King of the Air I’ve competed in and was a title I didn’t have yet so I was hungry for it. I’m so stoked!"

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