Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Photos of the month

Photo: MARCIN KIN

The Desert Challenge in Abu Dhabi, ride-downs wich kayaks from waterfalls or Red Bull Sound Select  - these photos will take your breath away      

SAND STORM

ABU DHABI, UAE

For 26 years, Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge participants have struggled through the sand dunes of the Gulf Emirates. This year, British rider Sam Sunderland had to deal with poor visibility, characteristic of the area, on the very first day on his ride through the Liwa Oasis, south of Abu Dhabi.

However Sunderland, who was making his return to racing after breaking his leg at the end of last year, didn’t let it slow him down and he eventually finished second behind his KTM teammate, Australian Toby Price. 

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FREE FALLING

CHIAPAS, MEXICO

In order to prepare for his first ride down the Niagara Falls, Mexican kayak pro Rafa Ortiz travelled to some of the most difficult kayaking locations in the world.

For three years, a film crew followed Ortiz and his team (pictured is Evan Garcia’s training session at the Agua Azul waterfalls) on their journeys and captured breathtaking descents, which are the subject of new documentary Chasing Niagara.

The film is out soon

Evan Garcia’s training session - Agua Azul waterfalls

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CAKES’ WALK

ATLANTA, USA

Each year, Red Bull Sound Select puts on more than 200 gigs in 18 cities worldwide in order to support aspiring musicians. At the intimate events, artists and audience come together at eye level.

Take Cakes da Killa’s show at Aisle 5 in Atlanta: the ferocious rapper and his 200 fans had the club jumping.

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Red Bull Sound Select

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