Aaron Hadlow: hitting the sun at Cape Town

Aaron Hadlow was been training hard for the Red Bull King of the Air 2014, in Cape Town, South Africa. Is the British kiteboarder ready for a winning season?


Aaron Hadlow is a five-time world kiteboarding champion. He has nothing to prove. Last year, the British rider suffered a knee injury, and lost time recovering for the professional arena. Nevertheless, he's now ready to conquer the world.

"I have 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," says Hadlow.

"The King of the Air is an event pushing height in extreme conditions, for me it is all about the risk, a high jump is not necessarily extreme but when you see riders jumping as high as possible and throwing a kite loop in there too, then it gets crazy".

In 2010, Aaron took a step back from competing and decided to work more on product development. Now, he's back for good, and he wants titles.

The waiting period for the Red Bull King of the Air 2014 runs between 25th January and February 9th.

Red Bull King of the Air 2014 Participants:

Aaron Hadlow (GBR)
Andries Fourie (RSA)
Billy Parker (USA)
Gianni Aragno (ESP)
Graham Howes (RSA)
Jandre Fraser (RSA),
Jerrie van de Kop (NED)
Jesse Richman (USA),
Johnno Scholte (NED)
Kevin de Smidt (NED)
Kevin Langeree (NED)
Lewis Crathern (GBR)
Linus Erdmann (GER)
Luke McGillewie (RSA)
Nick Jacobsen (DEN)
Oswald Smith (RSA)
Reno Romeu (BRA)
Ruben Lenten (NED),
Sam Light (GBR),
Sam Medysky (CAN)
Shawn Richman (USA)
Steven Akkersdijk (NED)
Stuart Downey (RSA)
Tom Hebert (FRA)