Kites ready to fly at Cape Town's Big Bay

February 10, 2015 | Kiteboarding
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.

The decision is start late Wednesday (11th) and "we'll most likely only get through Round 1," which could see a possible continuation of the event's semifinals and finals on Thursday (12th).

Spectators will watch five-time world champion Aaron Hadlow, Red Bull King of the Air defending champion Kevin Langeree, and Jesse Richman take to the water and skies of Cape Town. Hadlow says he's prepared physically and mentally.

"I've been testing my equipment, making sure I know what set up will work best for what conditions as this is important on the day. I have also been training at the gym," explains the British kitesurfer.

"Red Bull King of the Air is especially demanding on the body - your core muscles and legs should be strong and ready for anything. If I know I'm in shape, in tune and trusting my equipment then I'm comfortable and set for the competition."

Big Bay Beach is the perfect amphitheatre for the best kiteboarders in the world to push the limits of amplitude in this extreme kiteboarding competition.

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