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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15 millons $ catamaran VS Hawaiin Kai Lenny’s $1,500 Kite Board Gear…

Kai Lenny's $1,500 Kite Board vs Oracle Team USA's $15 million Catamaran Cal

Kai Lenny's $1,500 Kite Board vs Oracle Team USA's $15 million Catamaran Cal

Can a kiteboarder outrace the new 72-foot catamaran of Oracle Team USA? Kai Lenny decided to give it a go, in San Francisco.

kiteboarding 1500$ kai lenny VS 15 millons $ 72 foot catamaran  of oracle team usa San Francisco Red Bull sponsors

kiteboarding 1500$ kai lenny VS 15 millons $ 72 foot catamaran  of oracle team usa San Francisco Red Bull sponsors

kiteboarding 1500$ kai lenny VS 15 millons $ 72 foot catamaran of oracle team usa San Francisco Red Bull sponsors

Can a kiteboarder outrace the new 72-foot catamaran of Oracle Team USA? Kai Lenny decided to give it a go, in San Francisco.

The challenge was simple. Pink slips were on the line when Lenny put his $1,500 kite board up against the $15 million boat.

Kai Lenny got a significant jump out of the starting gate, launching his kite and harnessing the power of the winds to propel himself at 20 knots across the water (23 mph).

This caught Oracle Team USA off guard at first, before they found their rhythm and cranked it up to 30 knots (34 mph) to blow by the kite board.

“He got a really good start, so we just put the hammer down. It’s like bringing a knife to a gun fight”, tells Jimmy Spithill, the skipper of Oracle Team USA.

Oracle Team USA will be looking to defend its America’s Cup title when racing starts September 7, in San Francisco.

kiteboarding 1500$ kai lenny VS 15 millons $ 72 foot catamaran  of oracle team usa San Francisco Red Bull sponsors

kiteboarding 1500$ kai lenny VS 15 millons $ 72 foot catamaran of oracle team usa San Francisco Red Bull sponsors

sources:  surfertoday.com

“It’s like bringing a knife to a gun fight.” Those were the comments of Jimmy Spithill, the skipper of ORACLE TEAM USA and the defenders of the America’s Cup.

The question was whether kite board champion Kai Lenny can outrace the new 72-foot catamaran of ORACLE TEAM USA.

Pink slips were on the line when Lenny put his $1,500 kite board up against the $15 million Catamaran  …

 

Red Bull Ragnarok Norway 2013 Cancelled

The Red Bull Ragnarok 2013 was cancelled but the competition will return in 2014.

Red Bull Ragnarok Norway 2013 Cancelled

Red Bull Ragnarok Norway 2013 Cancelled

Reb Bull will spend 2013 looking for the most suitable and perfect battlefield for the next year’s race, and snowkite heroes can expect an even more challenging snowkite endurance competition when Red Bull Ragnarok returns in 2014.

Rider profile KITEBOARD.COM Airton Cozzolino Lopes

Rider profile KITEBOARD.COM

rider Name :Airton Cozzolino Lopes

nick name  :Ai

Country origin : Cabo Verde (sal) Italy (Sardegna) mn Kiteboard 

kitesurf favorite destination :Cabo verde (sal) Italy (sardegna)

Rider profile KITEBOARD.COM Airton Cozzolino Lopes ika

Rider profile KITEBOARD.COM Airton Cozzolino Lopes ika

Rider profile KITEBOARD.COM Airton Cozzolino Lopes kitesurf wave strapless photo action

Rider profile KITEBOARD.COM Airton Cozzolino Lopes kitesurf wave strapless photo action

Favorite wave spot:Ponta Preta (sal) Sardegna (Capo manna)

Future Goals in the kiteboarding world : keep the world title

Other  interests : Surf, stand up paddle, Skate Wind Surf

Rider profile KITEBOARD.COM Airton Cozzolino Lopes kitesurf wave strapless photo action close up

Rider profile KITEBOARD.COM Airton Cozzolino Lopes kitesurf wave strapless photo action close up

Mac or Pc : Mac

Music :House, R&B

Favorite trick :Aerials and rotation

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Rider profile KITEBOARD.COM Airton Cozzolino Lopes kitesurf wave strapless photo action north ion

Website : https://www.tribalsurf.it

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Sponsors: North, Triba Surf, Atos, Ion, fanatic ,Red Bull

Airton Cozzolino is just 18-years-old but he is already the Kitesurf Wave World Champion 2012. He was born in Cape Verde, and it was there that he first gained passion for kitesurfing. Thanks to his Italian father he discovered the world of kitesurfing, and was able to focus all his energy on the sport, which lead to great results.
Airton Cozzolino nasce 18 anni fa a Sal (Capo Verde), una piccola isola situata nel mezzo dell’Oceano Atlantico. Si avvicina sin da bambino al mondo delle onde diventando il Campione del Mondo di Kitesurf Wave nel 2011! Il padre gli ha trasmesso la passione per questo sport verso il quale il giovane ha dedicato tutte le sue energie e ottenuto risultati grandiosi.

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