The Red Bull King of the Air event, in association with Mystic, is one of the most prestigious events in the history of kiteboarding. We’ve seen a lot of footage of the 2015 event in the past three weeks, but none captures the momentum and suspense of competition quite the same way that this edit (just dropped from Mystic) seems to do. With the wind at it strongest, and Cape Town waves building bigger, 24 riders took to the water this year — and only one walked away victorious.

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