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Red Bull King of the Air 2021

All hail the new King, Marc Jacobs

Orbit's reign of power continues. 

There's a new King in town!

New Zealander Marc Jacobs edges out three-time champion Langeree to claim the iconic trophy on his 32nd birthday. He says: "I'm beyond stoked with the win. It's been three or four years of full-on dedication to make this come true. The fact that it happened on my birthday and that it played out exactly how I envisioned it is just crazy. It feels so good!"
Watch the replay here... or scroll down for more from Marc and the North team.

Clean, technical, powerful.

After a quarter-final against North Teamrider Tom Bridge, Marc came up against Liam Whaley in the Semis, but this time he got his own back, with the points playing in his favour. Three-time champion Kevin Langeree narrowly beat the Megaloop-master Nick Jacobsen, progressing through to the finals against rookie Stig Hoefnagel and Marc Jacobs. 

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Colin's Megapod

Tune in to Colin Colin Carroll's definitive commentary on the Kitesurf 365 podcast here. The Megapod review of Red Bull King of the Air 2021 with New Zealander Adrian Kerr and Colin Carroll. Adrian: "This was the best day of my life... I ask the question: who would you rather be? Arthur Guillebert, GKA Freestyle World Champion, or Marc Jacobs, King of the Air?"

 

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King of Kites

The Orbit's powerful reign continues. Overpowered airs and megaloops in gusty conditions? The 2022 Orbit was born for this. Our iconic premier 5-strut kite delivers incredible top-end control and allows you to hold down more power than any other kite per square metre. Tested by nature, proven on the podium. The Orbit has your back when the rules of gravity don’t apply. 

 

Newlywed Marc Jacobs talks handbags and megaloops...

Jen Tyler from iKSurfMag interviews the New Zealand "man-mountain" as he ramps up for the 2021 Event. Get up close and personal with your reigning King.

 

KOTA Tricktionary

Become the most intelligent guy in the room with a master class from the current King of the Air : Jesse Richman. Wrap your head around the four main tricks before you watch this year's Red Bull King of the Air with Colin Colin Carroll and Adrian Kerr from Kitesurf365.

 

I am the storm

Big Air is not a sport for the faint-hearted. You're alone in the sky in massive conditions, relying on just your skills and your kite. We talk to North Team Rider and former King of the Air champion Nick Jacobsen, well known for his 'daredevil' antics, about how he tackles fear and what it takes to stay at the top of your game.

 

 

Hangtime with Jett

North Team Rider Jett Bradshaw was our host in Cape Town for the 2021 event, broadcasting live updates direct from the action at Kite Beach on our Instagram stories - follow us @northkiteboarding to watch the event unfold!

 

 

RED BULL KING OF THE AIR 2021

This is Big Air. It Calls.