New Zealander Marc Jacobs edges out three-time champion Langeree to claim the iconic trophy on his 32nd birthday. He says: "I'm beyond stoked with the win. It's been three or four years of full-on dedication to make this come true. The fact that it happened on my birthday and that it played out exactly how I envisioned it is just crazy. It feels so good!"
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After a quarter-final against North Teamrider Tom Bridge, Marc came up against Liam Whaley in the Semis, but this time he got his own back, with the points playing in his favour. Three-time champion Kevin Langeree narrowly beat the Megaloop-master Nick Jacobsen, progressing through to the finals against rookie Stig Hoefnagel and Marc Jacobs.
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Tune in to Colin Colin Carroll's definitive commentary on the Kitesurf 365 podcast here. The Megapod review of Red Bull King of the Air 2021 with New Zealander Adrian Kerr and Colin Carroll. Adrian: "This was the best day of my life... I ask the question: who would you rather be? Arthur Guillebert, GKA Freestyle World Champion, or Marc Jacobs, King of the Air?"
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