Lasse Walker wins the Red Bull Megaloop Challenge 2015

June 3, 2015 | Kiteboarding
Lasse Walker: how high is he? | Photo: Ydwer van der Heide/Red Bull

Lasse Walker has taken out the Red Bull Megaloop Challenge 2015 at The Spot, in Zandvoort, the Netherlands.

There were 16 big air kiteboarders, but only one could claim the trophy. In an incredibly windy day, the Dutch storm served the perfect conditions for all aerialists.

There was no holding back and spectacular crashes, too. For example, Steven Akkersdijk suffered a tremendous wipeout while pulling his third mega loop. He is recovering in the hospital.

"With a gust, my lines went completely slack and I came crashing down to the water. All looks good. Just have some water in my lungs, so they are keeping me for an overnight stay. A big thanks to all the people being worried! It's all good!" expressed Akkersdijk.

Ruben Lenten, the mastermind behind the Red Bull Megaloop Challenge, said it was "an epic show", with Lasse Walker celebrating victory at The Spot, ahead of Kevin de Smidt and Willem van der Meij.

Red Bull Megaloop Challenge 2015 | Top 3

1. Lasse Walker
2. Kevin de Smidt
3. Willem van der Meij