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British kiteboarding legend Aaron Hadlow further cemented his reputation as one of the sport’s all-time greats with a superb performance to be crowned Red Bull King of the Air in Cape Town, South Africa.
After days of weather-watching on the beach at the city’s famed Big Bay – including a day’s delay for the final two rounds of competition – conditions took a turn for the better on Sunday to green-light the world’s best kiteboarders for action, and right from the off Hadlow was the man to beat.
Having topped his third-round qualifier earlier in the week, Hadlow immediately found his form again as soon as he hit the water, pulling huge tricks to top his semi-final and set-up a hotly anticipated showdown in the final against Dutch defending champion Kevin Langeree, who topped the other semi final. There they were joined by a second Dutchman, Jerrie van der Kop and America’s Jesse Richman.
Amid low wind and water conditions in the final round, Hadlow kept his focus impressively, delivering a convincing display of riding that none of his rivals could match to be crowned Red Bull King of the Air for 2015.