Riders list announced for 2020 Red Bull King of the Air

December 17, 2019 | Kiteboarding
Lewis Crathern: he will compete at the 2020 Red Bull King of the Air | Photo: Chen/Red Bull

The full list of riders that will compete at the 2020 Red Bull King of the Air has been announced.

The big air kiteboarding event held in Cape Town, South Africa, will debut a new competitive format.

And there's a female competitor - Angely Bouillot - among the 24 chosen ones. She has been trying to be selected for three years, and now she has a chance to unleash her talent.

The 2020 Red Bull King of the Air will also have a record number of five local riders: Jason van der Spuy, Joshua Emanuel, Oswald Smith, Ross-Dillon Player, and Stuart Downey.

Four riders qualified through the brand new four satellite events that took place around the world.

Round 1 and 2 will showcase the 12 winners of the video contest, and the top four kiteboarders from the Fly to Red Bull King of the Air Qualifier.

These rounds will run in a mobile format, depending on the best wind conditions - it could be either the Kite Beach, in Blouberg, or Witsand/Misty Cliffs.

Round 3 will feature the top six riders from the last year's KBOTA edition, plus 12 qualified athletes from Round 1 and 2.

The waiting period for the 2020 Red Bull King of the Air runs from February 1-16, 2020.

Red Bull King of the Air: the most prestigious big air kiteboarding contest in the world | Photo: Van der Heide /Red Bull

2020 Red Bull King of the Air | Riders' List

Top Six from 2019 RBKOTA | Into Round 3
Kevin Langeree (NED)
Jesse Richman (USA)
Liam Whaley (ESP)
Nick Jacobsen (DEN)
Lasse Walker (NED)
Aurelien Petreau (FRA)

Fly to Red Bull King of the Air Winners | Into Round 1 and 2
Lewis Crathern (GBR)
Luis Alberto Cruz (DOM)
Stuart Downey (RSA)
Ross-Dillon Player (RSA)

Video Entry Winners | Into Round 1 and 2
Steven Akkersdijk (NED)
Angely Bouillot (FRA)
Airton Cozzolino (ITA)
Ryan De Witte (NED)
Joshua Emanuel (RSA)
Janek Grzegorzewski (POL)
Aaron Hadlow (GBR)
Clement Huot (FRA)
Marc Jacobs (NZ)
Posito Martinez (DOM)
Antonin Rangin (FRA)
Reno Romeu (BRA)
Oswald Smith (RSA)
Jason van der Spuy (RSA)

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