See what Josh Emanuel has to say ahead of finals day.
After a big start to the 2018 Red Bull King of the Air, with Rounds One and Two completed on Saturday 27 January all the elements seem to be lining up for an epic finals day.
Local favourite Joshua Emanuel finished second behind Steven Akkersdijk in their round one encounter and will face fellow Saffa, Oswald Smith and Hawaiian Jesse Richman in the first heat of Round Three when competition resumes.
Josh has been on a tear of late, taking out the Red Bull Megaloop Challenge in Holland and topping the Woo height world record table.
Here’s what he had to say ahead of the event:
“The atmosphere at King of the Air is just something else – when you look back at the beach and you see five to 10 thousand people standing there, it’s pretty amazing. To win it this year you’re going to have to go super high, get your kite super low and just fly on the extreme.”
“The Megaloop Challenge was a huge success for me and has motivated me and pushed me a lot further. It has always been a dream for me to win a competition like that, especially on an international level,” he commented.
Joshua during Round One
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