Red Bull King of the Air 2014 line-up announced

2014-01-09 15:35
Five-time World Champion, Aaron Hadlow in action.

Five-time World Champion, Aaron Hadlow in action. (Craig Kolesky / Nikon/ Red Bull Content Pool)

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Date: 25 January 2014
Venue: Big Bay, Blouberg, Cape Town

Cape Town - This year’s Red Bull King of the Air event opens on 25 January and the full list of competitors selected to take part in the competition have been announced. 

Joining the likes of defending champion Jesse Richman (USA) and Ruben Lenten (NED) is five-time kite boarding World Champion, Aaron Hadlow (GBR). Unable to compete in the 2013 edition of the competition due to injury, Hadlow is hungry to challenge for this year’s title.

“I’ve been riding in Cape Town for 12 consecutive seasons and have always loved the strong winds. Big Air is not my focus but it’s a discipline I still love and enjoy. I wasn’t ready to compete this time last year because of my knee injury but now I’m fit and feeling strong and ready to ride,” Hadlow explained. He said that the best thing about this event is that anyone could take home the win and that there are no clear riders who stand above the rest. He said the win is also very dependent on the conditions on the day- different riders may excel in different wind strengths. 

24 participants are confirmed in the line-up for the competition. Hadlow joins 3 other wildcards: current PKRA world champion Alex Pastor, Reno Romeu and Linus Erdman along with the top 12 participants from the 2013 edition - who received automatic entry into this year’s competition. The remaining 8 participants, selected from online entries at www.redbullkingoftheair.co.za, join them to round up the line-up. 

The event takes place in Big Bay, Blouberg, prime location for gnarly airs and big moves. The Cape’s famous Cape Doctor – a south-easterly wind – ensures for perfect kiting conditions during South Africa’s summer months.

If you thrive on adrenalin-fuelled events, keep up to day on the Red Bull King of the air 2014  via #redbullkingoftheair

Take a look at some of the highlights from 2013

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