Kevin Langeree made his mother a promise back in 2009, and this year, he made that promise come true.
After 10 years of competing on the PKRA Freestyle Tour and claiming the 2009 World Champion Title, there was only one thing left to do…win the Red Bull King of the Air!
It all came down to variety, quality over quantity, and good style mixed with elements of extremity. Put your hands in the air and scream as Kevin separates the men from the boys, rattling through the heats to eventually, walk away with the 2014 Red Bull King of the Air Title.
The future of kite boarding is here and Kevin is leading the way!
A Champion’s Guide to winning the KOTA:
1) Make sure you’re Kevin Langeree
2) Whisper sweet nothing’s to your Naish Monarch 134
3) Get pumped with your Naish 10m Torch
4) Use your 24m lines to your advantage
5) Get stoked!
While the north shore of Maui suffered a major wind drought this winter, Patri McLaughlin finds world class waves in some of the most dangerous and least explored places on Maui. Unnamed beachbreak walls provide ample ramps for massive carves, giant punts and incredible rolls. Then, at the rarest of gems, Kona Lanes, Patri battles the elements and an invasion of feral windsurfers, and picks off the best of the best. There are no maps of the outer reefs, but you will find Patri there. In the end, Patri exit's the season with wind and waves in Maui's incredible kitesurfing arena feeling good. Aloha and goodluck
Rider: Patri McLaughlin
Photography: Rick Dobrowski, Ryan Toaspern
Additional Photography: Tricktionary, Xensr
Edit: Rick Dobrowski
Music: Feeling Good- Nina Simone (Bassnectar Remix)
Special Thanks: North Kites, Ion, Veg Out, Maui Jim
Skeleton bay is an amazing surf and kite spot, only with a specific conditions of swell and wind, it works, and I had the chance to Kite there on my last day of the trip. This is my travel after 3 weeks and 6000 km . Enjoy