Dutchman wins King of the Air 2019 for 3rd time!

Kevin Langeree won a closely-contested three-man final battle at Kite Beach in Table View on Wednesday 6 February, to retain his title. This is the Dutchman’s third Red Bull King of the Air win, making him the winningest big air rider on African soil.Langeree outgunned Hawaiian Jesse Richman (2013 Red Bull King of the Air champ) and Liam Whaley (Spain) in 30-knot ‘Cape Doctor’ conditions during the 13-minute final.

“To be up here for the third time is amazing,” Langeree commented from the podium. “Sharing it with these amazing riders is just something magical, you know!” According to Langeree he had no idea of the situation during the final as it was so close. “These guys were killing it – they were going so big!” He said.“I managed to land a new trick, so I’m stoked,” he concluded. “I think that put me on top.”

Around 9000 people lined Kite Beach to watch the remaining six riders contest the semi-finals and final, on the day.

A tale of two days

The first day ran on Thursday 31 January. That day offered near perfect conditions for the world’s 18 best big air kiteboarders to hit the water and take to the skies. Four rounds were run on the day before the call was made to go on hold, when the wind dropped.

Source: https://www.redbull.com/za-en/Red-Bull-King-of-the-Air-2019-report

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