The Weather Report with Kevin Langeree

This is it: The Southeaster is shunting! We will crown a champion today.
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All systems go for an afternoon of competition! This from Sergio:

The wind is here. We are expecting that the morning winds may not be quite as strong as the competition requires and that it is only likely to reach the desired strength by mid afternoon (15H00-16H00) to sunset as is the usual pattern in the area.

 

Kevin Langeree has been spending the European Winter down in sunny South Africa for the past 11 years. Usually he's in Cape Town for a good three to four month stint. He's always into whatever is going on - when the conditions aren't blustery enough for kiting, he's on his paddleboard or our surfing. He's developed an intimate knowledge of the entire Western Cape coast and knows which spots work on what conditions. A local? Not quite, but an honourary 'bru' for sure. 

Safe to say he's dialled on what the weather is doing...he's also rather connected.

Kevin has competed in all three previous SA editions of Red Bull King of the Air in 2013 he was 7th, after putting on perhaps the performance of the day, but coming unstuck in the semifinals by pushing it too hard.

In 2014 he walked away with the crown. In 2015 he was second to a rampaging Aaron Hadlow.

Aaron is back this year and amping to defend his title. Also in the mix will be newly-crowned SA freestyle champ, Ozzy Smith and Hawaiian charger, Jesse Richman.

Richman will no doubt be busting huge board-offs riding footstraps rather than boots - it's a debate as old as extreme kiteboarding...

Only the finest big air riders in the world are invited to compete (whether the ride boots or straps, that doesn't matter to the judges). These are them:

What kind of weather are these riders after?

And when those conditions happen, this is how it will all go down...how the new Red Bull King of the Air, will be crowned.

The weather window runs until February 14th, 2016. Stay up to date with everything Red Bull King of the Air here.

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