Up, up and away at Big Bay in South Africa, where the world’s best kitesurfers have been taking to the air in the blue ribbon King of the Air event.
Red Bull King Of The Air Big Bay Beach.Good Luck to all taking part in this epic event.#kiteboarding #kitesurf #kitesurfing
RedBullZA</a> <a href="https://t.co/BdWNDJtWNk">pic.twitter.com/BdWNDJtWNk</a></p>— Urban Carriers (urbancarriers1) 2 février 2017
With the Cape Doctor to fill their sails stars like British defending champion Aaron Hadlow and Rueben Lenten vied to see who could leap the highest or pull the most stunts.
But the big names were put in the shade by Nick Jacobsen, who won for the first time ever. What a title to win for your first-ever tournament victory.
Final #redbullkingoftheair podium results:— Red Bull (@RedBullZA) 2 février 2017
1. Nick Jacobsen 🇩🇰
AaronHadlow</a> 🇬🇧<br>3. <a href="https://twitter.com/RubenLen10">RubenLen10 🇳🇱 pic.twitter.com/jLxEmrk1KO
Mystic Best Move prize went to local kitesurfer Oswald Smith, while another Briton Lewis Crathern took the Biggest Boost award with a near 20-metre leap.