Defying the Elements: World-Class Kite Surfers Take On Force 8 Winds in Zandvoort

21 September 2023
2023-09-21 10:30

16 world-class kite surfers have braved the wrath of a gale-force storm to ride the turbulent skies, as they took part in the 2023 Red Bull Megaloop held in the Dutch city of Zandvoort.

Battling brutal gusts at wind force 8, the athletes embarked on a journey that pushed the limits of their sport, and saw Italian Andrea Principi being crowned the champion of the competition.

The event only occurs under the most extreme North Sea conditions, demanding wind speeds exceeding 30 knots for riders to execute the most challenging kiteboarding tricks.

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