Red Bull King of the Air

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Red Bull King of the Air is an annual freestyle Kiteboarding competition. Riders are judged based upon the height of their jumps, variety of tricks, and style.[1]

The competition began in 2000 at Ho‘okipa, a beach known for windsurfing in Maui, Hawaii. [2] After an 8 year hiatus, the competition was relaunched in 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa, where it has been held annually since.[3] The competition regularly features the world's best kiteboarders. In 2018, the event was attended by over 7,000 people.[4]

Year Women Men[5]
2003 Susi Mai
2004 Susi Mai
2005 Susi Mai[6] Ruben Lenten[7]
2013 Jesse Richman
2014 Kevin Langeree
2015 Aaron Hadlow
2016 Aaron Hadlow
2017 Nick Jacobsen
2018 Kevin Langeree[8]
2019 Kevin Langeree


  1. ^, Editor at. "Kevin Langeree crowned 2018 Red Bull King of the Air champion". SurferToday.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Editor, Cabrinha (22 January 2018). "The Red Bull King of the Air 2018".
  3. ^ Kitesurfing, inMotion (20 December 2012). "Red Bull King of the Air in Cape Town, South Africa". inMotion Kitesurfing.
  4. ^ "The Red Bull King of the Air". 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Red Bull KOTA 2018 rider line-up".
  6. ^ "Susi Mai – From Kitesurfing Pro to Successful Entrepreneur".
  7. ^ "Ruben Lenten about his kiteboarding career - windfinderblog". Windfinder News.
  8. ^ "Red Bull King of the Air 2018 - Kevin Langeree is King". Global Kitesports Association. 13 February 2018.

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