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January 24, 2019

RED BULL KING OF THE AIR

Counting Down To The Main Event In Cape Town, South Africa

Make sure you’re following @northkiteboarding to find out exactly what day the competition is called within the two week window, so you can watch the livestream at redbull.com.
Want to tune into the world’s most jaw-dropping big-air contest?

The Red Bull King of the Air competition, proudly sponsored by North Kiteboarding will be returning to Kite Beach, Cape Town on the 26th January, until the 10th Feb. It’s all about the amplitude as contestants go head-to-head in a “flag out” competition format. During the two week weather window riders will only face-off in the perfect conditions – wind speeds of over 30 knots are ideal for providing the perfect swell from which to boost some extreme maneuvers.

The field for 2019’s Red Bull King of the Air will be made up of top nine riders from the 2018 edition as well as nine wildcards and video entrants. After much deliberation the last nine participants have been chosen, securing their place for the showdown on the windiest day during the waiting period in early 2019.

Confirmed for the 2019 event is defending champion Kevin Langeree, as well as North athlete Nick Jacobsen. He is currently the only person in the world with a set of North prototype kites. Nick won the event in 2017, however missed out on a chance to defend his title last year due to injury.