For the fourth time in as many years, 24 of the world’s finest big-air kiteboarders took to the skies of Big Bay Beach on the West Coast of Cape Town for Red Bull King of the Air.
During a two-week weather window the riders from 11 nations waited for the windiest day – and,with iconic Table Mountain as backdrop – both wind and sea delivered on Sunday 7 February.
In pumping conditions and with a crowd of some 13000 spectators looking on, it was the UK’s Aaron Hadlow who claimed the throne ahead of Hawaiian Jesse Richman (who won in 2013) and Kevin Langeree from the Netherlands (2014 winner). The clinically technical Hadlow pulled his trademark Kiteloop KGB to complete the win, his second in a row.
The final could play as a highlight reel in itself (watch ON DEMAND, here) but that would be an injustice to the amazing feats of the other magnificent men and their flying machines. There are too many standouts to mention, too many highlights to list. Go watch it again…