The window period for Red Bull King of the Air is open with a possible start on Wednesday 3 February. The 24-Hour waring has been given the Green Light with the event on standby from 2pm with probability of a late afternoon start. The contest is likely to spill over onto the next optimal day within the window period (30 January – 14th February).
Considered the most extreme Kiteboarding contest in the world, this is one event you don’t want to miss. The event will see 24 athletes from across the globe meet at Big Bay in Blouberstrand, Cape Town and battle it out for the title.
The wait is on for the South Easterly winds that blow in excess of 25 knots which allows for per condition for the riders to Megaloops and big boosts.
South Africa’s Graham Howes, Oswald Smith and Andries Fourie have qualified to compete against the world’s best; Jerrie van de Kop (Netherlands), Tom Herbert (France), Antonin Rangin (France), Oli Sweeny (UK), Nick Jacobsen (Denmark), Lasse Walker (Netherlands), Antoine Clerk (France), Alex Pastor (Spain), Youri Zoon (Netherlands), Sam Medysky (Canada), Gijs Wassenaar (Netherlands), Ariel Corniel (Dominican Republic), Willem van der Meij (Netherlands), Marc Jacobs (New Zealand), Reno Remeu (Brazil), Jesse Richman (USA), Sam Light (UK), Lewis Crathern (UK), Kevin Langeree (Netherlands), Steven Akkersdijk (Netherlands) and Aaron Hadlow (UK).
There is a 16 day window period for Red Bull King of the Air that will be monitors extensively for the announcement of the start. For updates and info visit http://www.redbullkingoftheair.com or follow @RedBullZA.