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.
During this event we have the 16 best kiteboarders invited by the Red Bull 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.
In 1999 an event was held on Ho’okipa Beach, Maui, that gave wings to the fledgling sport of kitesurfing. That event was Red Bull King of the Air. Over the next 7 years, as the sport gained popularity worldwide, the event became the annual playground for some of the world’s most dynamic kitersurfers. Now, Red Bull King of the Air returns with more legends than ever before.