The Red Bull King of the Air competition is the highlight of the kitesurfing calendar in Cape Town. It sees the very best board-riders from all over the worl coming together for a day of adrenaline, actions, and a lot of wind. The event takes place in January or February each year.
The event doesn’t have a defined date—usually until the very last few days before it takes place. The organisers assign a two week period during the windiest time of the year, and then everyone waits for word that it’s a go. Once the dates are announced, the event goes ahead and the world’s best kitesurfers take to the waves for an incredible show.
Anywhere the wind blows
Cape Town has an incredible coastline that wraps around the whole city. We also have the infamous “Cape Doctor”, the strong south-easterly wind that earned its nickname by blowing the city smog away and leaving the Cape Town air clear and fresh. It’s also what makes the city a kite-surfers dream. When the rest of us dive for cover in..