Epic Kiting Photos at King of the Air Final in Big Bay

There were some spectacular scenes Sunday at the second and final round of the Red Bull King of the Air competition at Big Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

King of the Air Cape Town

MANIE VAN DER HOVEN from JustASurferDude.co.za and VICTOR TEIXEIRA were there to capture these awesome photos of the kiteboarders in action.

King of the Air, Cape Town


“The wind and wave conditions were perfect and the kiting was epic,” says Manie.

King of the Air, Cape Town

Aaron Hadlow of the UK won it for a second time in a row. The 27-year-old has also won the Pro Kiteboard Riders’ Association World Championships five times

King of the Air, Cape Town

Red Bull King of the Air has been one of the biggest kiteboarding events since 2000.

King of the Air, Cape Town

It’s all about who can jump the highest… and from these photos it looked like some jumped “mountain high”!

King of the Air, Cape Town

The competition began in Maui when – according to Red Bull’s website – pioneering kite legend Robby Naish and his mates went out to see “how big they could go”.

King of the Air, Cape Town

The international event ran for five years, then took an eight year break, before returning to Cape Town.

King of the Air Cape Town

This year’s event was due to happen on the windiest day between Saturday January 30 and Sunday February 14…and today was perfect!

King of the Air, Cape Town

King of the Air Cape Town

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