It’s On: Red Bull Megaloop Challenge

We’ve got great news! On June 2nd 2015 the wind hit the Netherlands with over 30 knots and that means: Red Bull Megaloop Challenge “The world’s most extreme kiteboarding competition”.

Winners pose for a podium portrait at the Red Bull Megaloop Challenge #1 Lasse Walker #2 Willem van de Meij #3 Kevin de Smidt. Photo credit

You can see or skip through the recording of the live stream above!

The Red Bull Megaloop Challenge is set to be the most spectacular event making use of the extreme wind conditions in the Netherlands. We waited for the perfect day with wind speeds of 30+ knots and decent sized kickers, to see the best kiteboarding action possible. And today, June 2nd it’s on!

The worlds most “Extreme Kiteboarder” Ruben Lenten pre-selected 8 riders by invite and the remaining 8 riders are qualified through an online video competition.

Who will make the most spectacular megaloop?
Judges are looking for the biggest megaloops in kiteboarding. The criteria: Power, height, length, risk, style and execution. Quality over quantity. So 1 Megaloop can save the heat.

The Red Bull Megaloop Challenge will be broadcasted via a livestream by Lewis Crathern & Jim Gaunt.

We’re expecting to start at 1 pm (CEST). And if wind blows according to plan, the final will be between 5.30 pm and 6 pm. But, of course you’re also more than welcome to join the event in the Netherlands and experience the rough circumstances on the beach.

For more information, the 16 selected riders and some of their great megaloops, check:

Get ready to ride hard and fly high!

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