Aaron Hadlow steals the Red Bull King of the Air 2015

February 16, 2015 | Kiteboarding
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.

"We waited all this time and we finally got the conditions we were waiting for. I know the conditions here in Cape Town well, and I knew I had a good chance but you never know how it's going to go. Once I went out there I was just full of adrenaline and managed to pull some pretty sick moves, so I'm really happy now," explained Hadlow.

"Big Air is a discipline I don't always focus on, but it's something that I always have in the back of my mind. I know this event will grow the sport of kiteboarding. The atmosphere here at Big Bay is like nothing else - the crowd loves it. It's the one event in kiteboarding that really is for kiteboarding, and I'm so happy to be on top!"

The new King of the Air 2015 was also awarded the "Mystic Move of the Day" for his mega loop KGB while runner-up Langeree claimed the biggest air of the day with 13,5 meters.

Red Bull King of the Air 2015 | Top 10

1. Aaron Hadlow
2. Kevin Langeree
3. Jerrie Van De Kop
4. Jesse Richman
5. Nick Jacobsen
7. Ruben Lenten
7. Sam Light
9. Antonin Rangin
9. Billy Parker
9. Lewis Crathern
9. Tom Hebert

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