The breathtaking Big Air discipline is the fastest-growing category of kiteboarding. It is the natural evolution of “old school” Freestyle. The men and women athletes compete in the strongest winds, using the power of the kite to boost themselves off the water. They can achieve heights of 30 metres and travel more than 100 metres downwind.
The Big Air discipline has three categories: Twin-tip, Surfboard and Hydrofoil.
In each discipline the height, amplitude and explosiveness the athletes achieve is the biggest element of the judged scores. As the wind picks up, the emphasis on the height element increases exponentially.