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2022 King Of The Air

Dates: 24 November - 9 December 2022

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Red Bull King of the Air being hosted in Cape Town, South Africa. During this time the competition has become THE marquee big air kiteboarding event on the global calendar. 18 of the world’s best kiteboarders will descend upon the Mother City for some massive air and huge scores.

Red Bull King of the Air is the world’s premier Big-Air kiteboarding contest, featuring invited riders from around the globe. Riders are judged based on the height of their jumps, variety of tricks, and style. The event first took place in Hawaii in the early 2000s before moving to Cape Town in 2013. It has served as the single biggest driver of progression in the sport of Big Air kiteboarding, with riders pushing the limits of amplitude, variety, execution and difficulty grade of the tricks to earn the crown.

Riders who have already qualified are 2021 champ Marc Jacobs, three-time champion Kevin Langeree who finished second in 2021, and third-placed Stig Hoefnagel. In addition, Colombian Beto Gomes won the Fly-To Red Bull King of the Air qualifier event at Cuesta del Viento in Argentina to gain his spot. The rest of the fleet is still to be decided on 3 other official feeder/satalite events around the globe, as well as standard video contest which is currently underway.

Fleet will be announced on October 14th so make sure to check back here regularly for that and all other KOTA related information, socials, events, parties and more.

2021 King Of The Air 

MARC JACOBS IS THE KING 👑! KEEP EYES ON @DIRTYHABITSTV FOR UPDATES!

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BTS WITH RIDERS:

Graham Howes goes behind the scenes mic'd up and hearing what all the athletes have to say.

 

 Featuring: Ruben Lenten, Lasse Walker, Marc Jacobs, NIck Jacobson, Josh Emanuel, Janek Grzegorzewski, Oswald Smith, Liam Whaley, Stig Hoefnagel, Tom Bridge, Kevin Langeree, Aaron Hadlow, Steven Akkersdijk, Jett Bradshaw and more.

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