Red Bull King of the Air – 2017 Edition

Red Bull King of The Air is a worldwide competition on Kitesurfing mainly in jumping high as much as possible within nice figures, this event is sponsored and organized by Red Bull, event started on 2000 and took place for five years in Ho’okipa on Maui, then stopped and returned on 2013 with a huge difference in terms of organization, levels of competitors and figures. Since its return three champions were elected and are Jesse Richman (2013), Kevin Langeree (2014) and Aaron Hadlow (2015-2016).

For 2017 edition the competition will take place in BIG BAY, BLOUBERG from 21ST of January till 5th of February 2017.

The list of participants for 2017 event is a follow:

  • Aaron Hadlow UK
  • Jesse Richman USA
  • Kevin Langeree NL
  • Reno Romeu BRA
  • Lasse Walker NL
  • Andries Fourie ZA
  • Marc Jacobs NZ
  • Lewis Crathern UK
  • Jerrie van de Kop NL
  • Tom Hebert FRA
  • Williem van der Meij NL
  • Gijs Wassenar NL
  • Ruben Lenten NL
  • Nick Jacobsen DK
  • Steven Akkersdijk NL
  • Oswald Smith RSA
  • Pietrau Aurelian FRA
  • Ryan Sygelberg RSA
  • 1st reserve Stuart Downey RSA
  • 2nd reserve Graham Howes RSA
  • 3rd reserve Joss De Pfyffer SPA
  • 4th reserve Antonin Rangin FRA
  • 5th reserve Antoine Clerc FRA



The new concept for 2017 event will include a more reliable and efficient manner for the judgment and this will be done by only no more than two/three riders per heat.

Further details of event are under this link: WWW.REDBULLKINGOFTHEAIR.COM

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