Jesse Richman Crowned King of the Air 2020

Even though it was a workday, Capetonians arrived in the hundreds to witness the action-packed King of the Air event at Kite Beach, Bloubergstrand. In which Jesse Richman was King!

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After 34 heats and 7 hours of competing Hawaiian, Jesse Richman claimed the trophy. Jesse has been a strong contender over the years, having won the event back in 2013.

“This year I adjusted a few things and was really confident in my plan and my strategy. It was really cool to see it play out.” – Jesse Richman

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Nick Jacobsen from Denmark took second place with previous King of the Air winner Aaron Hadlow from the UK taking 3rd place.

If you missed the action you can watch the live replay on Red Bull TV.