Red Bull King of the Air will be back in 2014 Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town (South Africa) – Off the back of a successful event in early 2013, the world’s best kiters will again descend on Cape Town’s Big Bay to compete in their big air competition and will have to prove their mettle in a spectacular new format for the contest. Spectators are bound to be treated to some with radically high jumps, various tricks and kite-loops combined with style, height, and speed in the one-day showcase of big air prowess.

 Red Bull King of the Air will be back in 2014 Cape Town South Africa

Red Bull King of the Air will be back in 2014 Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town is known for its prime kiting conditions during January and February – with the south easterly wind, dubbed ‘Cape Doctor’, almost guaranteeing big airs and even bigger moves.

Twelve of the best from 2013 will return and 12 wildcards, selected from online entries at www.redbullkingoftheair.co.za, will round up the 24 participant line up.

Defending champion, Jesse Richman (USA) is already training hard in the lead up to the event: “Big Bay in Cape Town is possibly the best kiteboarding arena I have ever seen, the place is made to send us flying. The Red Bull King of the Air is kiteboarding at its highest level of extreme! I am really pumped to come back this year and see how far we can push it past the limits.”

Judges William Bogaards (NED), Greg Thijsse (RSA), Arek Jerzelkowski (POL), Reinier Korstanje (NED), Ralf Bachschuster (GER) and Jim Gaunt (GBR) are bound to have a tough time in the judges tower adjudicating the aerial masters.

In order to ensure the best wind conditions possible for Red Bull King of the Air to take place, the event window period extends from 25 January 2014 to 9 February 2014.

Invited Riders:
Jesse Richman (USA), Nick Jacobsen (DEN), Sam Light (GBR), Gianni Aragno (ESP), Ruben Lenten (NED), Lewis Crathern (GBR), Oswald Smith (RSA), Shawn Richman (USA), Billy Parker (USA), Kevin de Smidt (NED), Kevin Langeree (NED), Andries Fourie (RSA).

For more information on the invited riders visit: http://redbullkingoftheair.co.za/public/the-lineup

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2013 Triple-S Cape Hatteras USA News Release No. 2

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2013 Triple-S Cape Hatteras USA News Release No. 2

2013 Triple-S Cape Hatteras USA News Release No. 2

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The World’s top Kiteboarders to descend on Cape Town for Red Bull King of the Air 2013

The much anticipated return of Red Bull King of the Air has seen kiteboarders the world over doing anything to get their hands on an entry. Sixteen of the world’s best as well as eight wildcards have been selected to compete.

The World’s top Kiteboarders to descend on Cape Town for Red Bull King of the Air 2013

The World’s top Kiteboarders to descend on Cape Town for Red Bull King of the Air 2013

CAPE TOWN (South Africa) Red Bull King of the Air returns to the fore after an eight year hiatus since the last running of the event in Maui, USA and wind patterns are currently looking favourable for the window period of 1 – 15 February at Big Bay, Blouberg on Cape Town’s coastline.

Sixteen invited kiteboarders from around the world will be joined by eight wildcards who secured their entry by sending in a video of themselves in action in the water.

Included in the lineup are extreme kiteboarder Ruben Lenten (NED), compatriot and world number 1 in 2012 Youri Zoon and local wildcard Oswald Smith who goes into the competition having just won SA Champs.

The judging panel consisting of fearless female kiteboarder Susi Mai, editor of Kiteworld Magazine and presenter of ‘The Kite Show’ Jim Gaunt and South African original Red Bull King of the Air alumnus Greg Tijsse will be watching the water to gauge height, style and creativity each kiteboarder executes their movement with.

The newly developed ‘flag out’ competition format is unlike any others – it gives each kiteboarder the opportunity to pull their best moves and score high. Four riders hit the water wearing different colour rash vests that matching a corresponding flag on the beach. After an allocated time, the rider with the lowest score will be flagged out (flag will be lowered) and must leave the water. The last man standing is the winner.

The event will also feature the godfather of wind-based watersports Robby Naish who will be in Cape Town to put the title hopefuls through their paces in the lead up to the event. Robby has multiple World Titles across windsurfing and kiteboarding disciplines and still competes internationally, at the tender age of 49.

The Invited Kiteboarders

Ruben Lenten (NED)
Kevin Langeree (NED)
Youri Zoon (NED)
Nick Jacobsen (DEN)
Billy Parker (USA)
Sam Light (GBR)
Lewis Crathern (GBR)
Kevin de Smidt (NED)
Steven Akkersijk (NED)
Jesse Richman (USA)
Tom Court (GBR)
Luke Whiteside (GBR)
Gianni Aragno (ESP)
Shawn Richman (USA)
Luke McGillewie (RSA)
Reno Romeu (BRA)

The Wildcards

Sam Medysky (CAN)
Oswald Smith (RSA)
Johnno Sholte (NED)
Andries Fourie (RSA)
Graham Howes (RSA)
Jandre Fraser (RSA)
Alan Steele (RSA)
Nicolas Falcou (FRA)

Seven years later the famous Red Bull King of the Air is back in Cape town South Africa

Red Bull King of the Air has found new energy to bring back the wowfactor of kiteboarding. In the past Red Bull King of The Air was the most prestigious event in kiteboarding, where the world’s best battled it out with the biggest airs. The sport has gone in many different directions since. Now seven years later, an all new format focused on extreme big airs and a new location is going to bring us to new heights of kiteboarding.

Seven years later the famous Red Bull King of the Air is back

Seven years later the famous Red Bull King of the Air is back

During this event we have the 16 best kiteboarders invited by the King Of The Air committee and eight wildcards will be divided through international and national kiteboarders that send in their most extreme tricks. The event is set to take place on the windiest day in the first two weeks of February. If you want to see this crazy action from up close come join us at Big Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

more information in here: http://redbullkingoftheair.co.za/public/

IKSURFMAG online Magazine Issue 36 Goes Live

We hope you are well and have been managing to find some time to get out on the water recently! We wanted to let you know that Issue 36 of IKSURFMAG has just been released and it is packed with all the latests and greatest photos, videos and stories from around the world of kiting. We have travel guides for Cape Town, Montenegro and Peru, plus there are nine kites on test, including five “pocket rockets” for those howling days. Christian and Karine are on hand with the technique and we also have an in depth look at North Kiteboarding and interview the man behind it Till Eberle. Of course there is plenty more inside so be sure to check it out…

IKSURFMAG online Magazine Issue 36 Goes Live

IKSURFMAG online Magazine Issue 36 Goes Live

We hope you enjoy the latest issue!

Cheers

The IKSURFMAG Team

 

http://www.iksurfmag.com/issue36/