The riders line up for this year’s Red Bull Megaloop has just been announced. Last month The first 12 invited riders were already announced in February and to complete the 16 rider list, the Red Bull Megaloop committee and judges have selected the last four riders out of 47 video submissions for this most extreme kiteboarding event in the world.
Opening wind window postponed
The wind window for this annual one-day event is usually open from April 1st to November 1st, but due to the current situation with the Corona / COVID-19 virus, the opening of the wind window has been postponed until further notice. Red Bull Netherlands and The Spot took the decision in light of health concerns and advice from the Dutch health authorities.
We can still bring you news of the riders who will eventually line-up in this incredible, extreme kiting event!
Invited Red Bull Megaloop riders:
• Jesse Richman (USA) Winner King of the Air 2020
• Ross-Dillon Player (RSA) Winner Red Bull Megaloop 2019
• Oswald Smith (RSA)
• Lasse Walker (NED)
• Joshua Emanuel (RSA)
• Steven Akkersdijk (NED)
• Ruben Lenten (NED)
• Kevin Langeree (NED)
• Nick Jacobsen (DK)
• Aaron Hadlow (UK)
• Liam Whaley (SPA)
• Louk Timmer (NED)
4 XVIDEO ENTRIES
The Red Bull Megaloop committee has decided to award the video entries a place in the 2020 edition to:
Janek Gregorzewski (POL)
Maarten Haeger (NED)
Ewan Jaspan (AUS)
Stig Hoefnagel (NED).
All of these riders have been knocking on the door for a while and will now get a chance to shake things up in the all-star lineup of the 2020 Red Bull Megaloop.
All riders have been selected, based on a combination of the ranking of previous editions and the level of riding – in particular mastering the performance of the megaloop, one of the most extreme tricks in kiteboarding. Additionally four riders have been selected by their video entries. The committee has judged the video’s on extremity, execution and flow.
The Red Bull Megaloop Committee states: “The committee and judges looked for riders that showed a combination of height, kite angle and vertical ground covered in their megaloops. These four riders certainly checked those boxes of extremity. Added to that they have shown great variety and technical difficulty in their megaloops. They convinced the judges with their overall control in extreme conditions with high-end performance and full completion of their tricks.”
About Red Bull Megaloop
Red Bull Megaloop will be organized when the weather conditions are perfect. That means when the wind hits 35 knots or more. That’s the time when these world’s best kiteboarders only have one goal: ride hard, fly high and show the biggest megaloops.
Keep an eye on www.redbull.nl/megaloop to stay updated about event.