That’s what’s going on at the Red Bull King of the Air 2017


The Danish Nick Jacobsen won the “King of the Air” trophy in South Africa. On the Big Bay beach of Cape Town, around 8.000 viewers watched the competition for one of the most popular trophies in kite surfing.


From January 21st to February 5th, the adrenaline-loaded kite event took place again in Cape Town. The best and most fearless kiters in the world came together at Big Bay to get the sought-after trophy.


At events like this, star riders like Aaron Hadlow, Jesse Richman and Kevin Langeree were not missing, of course. Also the master of the Megaloops Ruben Lenten was back again to get the title.


Participants of the King of the Air 2017:


  • UK: Aaron Hadlow, Lewis Crathern
  • USA: Jesse Richman
  • NL: Kevin Langeree,  Lasse Walker, Jerrie van de Kop, Williem van der Meij, Gijs Wassenaar, Ruben Lenten, Steven Akkersdiik
  • BRA: Reno Romeu
  • RSA: Andries Fourie, Oswald Smith, Ryan Siegelberg
  • NZ: Marc Jacobs
  • FRA: Tom Hebert, Petreau Aurelien
  • DK: Nick Jacobsen

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But in the end, Danish Nick Jacobsen made some sensational tricks and won the trophy!


Curious? Then have a look at the summary of the best stunts of the Red Bull King of the Air 2017.


Source of title image: YouTube / Red Bull


So much concentrated power and adrenaline is rare. An event, which should definitely not be missed – whether live or by streaming!