Red Bull KOTA 2018 rider’s list


The line-up for the Red Bull King of The Air 2018 has been announced!


The greatest kiteboarding show on earth is barely a month away and, after a hectic couple of months as the best Big Air chargers in the game put together edits of their most insane riding in the hopes of gaining entry to the prestigious Red Bull King of the Air – the official rider’s list has now been revealed!

The event’s also moving from Big Bay to Kite Beach, where the wind is generally much stronger, so this year should be an epic!

All Images: Tyrone Bradley, Ydwer van der Heide, Craig Kolesky / Red Bull Content Pool


Red Bull King Of the Air 2016 promo Big Bay


Pre-qualified riders from 2017




10: Jesse Richman (USA)



11: Kevin Langeree (NL)




12: Aurelien Petreau (FRA)


Aurelien KOTA 2018 from Aurélien Pétreau on Vimeo.


13: Joshua Emanuel (RSA)



14: Marc Jacobs (NZ)



15: Ross Dillon Player (RSA)



16: Antonin Rangin (FRA)



17: Sam Light (UK)



18: Gijs Wassenaar (NL)




1: Liam Whaley (ESP)

2: Tom Bridge (UK)

3: Graham Howes (RSA)



The event window is open from 27th January to the 11th February 

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