Aaron Hadlow: the new King of the Air 2015 | Photo: Craig Kolesky

Aaron Hadlow has conquered the Red Bull King of the Air 2015, at Cape Town's Big Bay.

The unstable weather forecasts were not strong enough to detain the world's best air kiteboarders from showing how high they could fly in South Africa, in front of 17,000 fans.

The capacity crowd watched Hadlow besting Jesse Richman, Kevin Langeree, and Jerrie van de Kop in the final. The British trickster landed two massive mega loop KGBs twice during semis and finals to claim the prestigious title.

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Philippines: a kitesurfing nation | Photo: 250K Kite Camp

The Philippines and Filipinos are a friendly lot. Their numerous beaches have always been a popular destination with surfers. One big bonus being that locals speak English, unlike elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

Wave and surf conditions vary from coast to coast, and the warm, tropical weather meets a laid-back lifestyle. Definitely head away from the dense, cramped cities and escape to outlying islands, of which there are over 7,000. Surf's always up if you know where - and when - to go.

The monsoon trade winds, locally called "Amihan" and "Habagat," determine the kitesurf season. "Amihan" is the wet season on the east and north coast, while "Habagat" is the wet season in the western and southern parts.

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Aaron Hadlow: physically and mentally ready for Red Bull King of the Air 2015 | Photo: Kolesky/Red Bull

It's on. The Red Bull King of the Air 2015 will get underway between 11th-12th February, 2015.

Cape Town's Big Bay in Bloubergstrand prepares to host the prestigious big air competition as 24 of the world's best competitors take to the skies in a unique "flag-out" competition format to stand a chance at taking the prestigious title.

"We've consulted with local meteorologists and analysed the different aspects including wind, weather, time available and days left in the window period," explains Sergio Cantagalli, director of the Red Bull King of the Air.

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