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16 Riders Chosen for Red Bull Megaloop Challenge 2019

On March 29, 2019   |   By
Megaloop Challenge 2019

Photo: Jarno Schurgers / Red Bull Content Pool


On Monday 1st April the waiting period starts (and runs through to November 2019) for the most extreme kiteboarding event in the world: Red Bull Megaloop. Today the 16 selected riders have been announced who will wait for the perfect storm to hit Zandvoort, the Netherlands.


Selected riders Red Bull Megaloop 2019:

Joshua Emanuel (RSA) Winner Red Bull Megaloop 2017
Steven Akkersdijk (NL) 2nd place Red Bull Megaloop 2017
Lasse Walker (NL)3rd place Red Bull Megaloop 2017
Ruben Lenten (NL)
Kevin Langeree (NL) Winner King of the Air 2019
Jesse Richman (USA)2nd place King of the Air 2019
Nick Jacobsen (DK)
Ross-Dillon Player (RSA)
Kevin de Smidt (NL)
Gijs Wassenaar (NL)
Jerrie van de Kop (NL)
Louk Timmer (NL)
Antoine Clerc (FRA) Selected rider video entry
Ryan de Witte (NL) Selected rider video entry
Janek Grzegorzewski (POL) Selected rider video entry
Ben van den Burg (NL) Selected rider video entry

Red Bull Megaloop will be organized when the weather conditions are perfect. That means when the wind hits 30 knots or more and the authorities warn to stay indoors. Thats the time when these world’s best kiteboarders only have one goal: ride hard and fly high.

Megaloop Challenge 2019

Photo Aron Suveg / Red Bull Content Pool

Kevin Langeree & Jesse Richman get wildcard

In 2018 unfortunately Mother Nature didnt deliver the required conditions for the event to run. Therefore the same 14 selected riders moved on to the 2019 line-up. Red Bull King of the Air 2019 winner Kevin Langeree, and runner up Jesse Richman, receive the two wild cards and complete the list of 16 riders.

All riders have been selected by the judges, 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 4 riders have been selected last year by their video entries.

Stay tuned: As of Monday 1st April we all wait for the storm. Stay tuned and follow the updates on Facebook or check:

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