Just over a year ago, I was was packing my car for a big air training session, a few days prior to the start of the Red Bull King of the Air, Max Blom, the owner of Mystic pulled up in my driveway to drop off Continue Reading →
Nick Jacobsen has jumped off one of the most iconic buildings in the World, Nick jumped off the helipad of the 1000ft hotel and landed safely in the Arabian Gulf.
Dirty Habits Launches Episode 1
Dirty Habits hosted the 1st annual Halloween Kite Jam, Downwinder in Cape Town. Continue Reading →
Dirty Habits Launches new Web Series filmed in Cape Town, with the Dirty Habits Crew teaming up with some of the Dirtiest Athletes In the world as we party, kite and push the limits in different extreme sports. Continue Reading →
The Dirty Habits Crew is a group of professional athletes from around the world, who chase the sun to Cape Town and other parts of the world to push each other to the extreme limits in performance, stunts, and taking day-to-day activities to the next level. We also feature friends and other professional athletes.. surfers, kiteboarders, stuntmen, skateboarders, wakeboarders,, adventure filmmakers, freedivers, and big wave surfers. Continue Reading →
Dirty Habits hosted the 1st annual Halloween Kite Jam, Downwinder in Cape Town.
Although the wind didn’t really play along, it had the most WILD day to say the least, everyone dressed up to the max (mainly in drag) and the vibe was pretty crazy, Continue Reading →
We are stoked to present the new Dirty Habits Clothing Range just in time for summer. The new threads will keep you looking Fresh this summer with unique artist collections and boardriders range. If you feel happy with your 2 feet on a board.. and you wanna join the crew.. you need to get in this gear now.
The Dirty Habits Crew spent 12 hours in the car for the chance to have 1 good session at a right point break that needs a certain rare swell and wind to work, This place is by no means a secret anymore, but the fact that it is so fickle and need a very very specific swell direction to break and a certain tide, it doesn’t work of long.. sometime only just a couple hours a day, a few days a year. Continue Reading →
Graham Howes and Darryl Partington were driving along a dirt road up the Weskus (wild stretch of coast North of Cape Town) searching for waves, when they spotted Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker standing on a big dune watching some heavy bombs detonating on reef Continue Reading →
Graham Howes and the Dirty Habits crew went for a Paraglide with Fly Cape Town.
the conditions were perfect and we were able to jump of the iconic Lions Head and use the wind to clim up to 1000ft before performing some Acro stunts on the way down to the landing in Camps Bay.
This weekend Dirty Habits along with Solid Air ride Systems opened the new Wakeboard Cable park in Cape Town near Durbanville.
The new exclusive park is situated on the Hillcrest Wine Estate, surrounded by wine farms and a majestical quarry.
This venue is home to some of the best events in Cape Town included the Parlotones and Prime Circle concerts, the Blues summit, Tropical roast and more.
The Dirty Habits playground was established last summer, but now will be open to the public for exclusive bookings, events, parties, bachelor parties, corporate functions, tema building and private venue hire. the Wakapark will soon be launching member sessions which will allow members to ride on off-peak periods after work between 4p and 7pm.
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Beers, Paintball guns, flour bombs and cliff jumping all in a days work. The Dirty Habits crew including Top SA wakeboarders Dylan Mitchell & Craig Eygenbergen and Pro Kiteboarder Graham Howes, Spent the Day on a Eugene Pienaar’s Mastercraft at Misverstand.
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Over the past two weeks with no wind during the Red Bull King of the Air waiting period, Dirty Habits spent a lot of time getting up to no-good with the King of the Air riders. Including DJ’ing and Drone flying with Ruben Lenten and Kevin Langeree, paintball gun ambush at the WOO house with Jesse Richman, Tom Hebert and Sam Medysky, Braaing and ‘training’ with Sam Light, kiting and crashes with Lewis Crathern and naked roof jumping with Nick Jacobsen and Graham Howes
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Dirty Habits is launching a series of web video to kick off 2015.
This is just a teaser to show what you can expect in the upcoming video’s featuring the Worlds best Boardriders including Nick Jacobsen, Tom Court, Ruben Lenten, Kevin Langeree, Craig Eygenbergen, Dylan Mitchell and of course Mr Dirty Habits, Graham Howes.
You can except some seriously dirty content coming your way and not just kite, wake, surf, skate action there will be plenty of flames, parties, girls, crashes and cross over sports like motocross, spearfishing, skydiving and base jumping.
So make sure you link up to all our social media pages to see it 1st.
Craig Eygenberger has been a massive part of Dirty Habits over the past years, full of energy, motivation, idea’s and motion. Without a crew of guys like him, Dirty Habits would just be a cool name. oh and he is ok on a wakeboard.
Check his latest vid from his trip to Thai Wakepark
Images and Words: Anthony Churchyard Photography
This month, Dylan Lightfoot, 2014’s SA surf champion in the U/20 division, Billabong U/20 Mossel Bay Champion and Jeffreys Bay RVCA supertrial winner, joined up with Matti Buys, the renowned SA wakeskate champ, in Johannesburg for a few days.
As Johannesburg is landlocked, Matti set out to show Dylan how the Vaalies get their board on water fix in Gauteng.
On Thursday the 6th of November, we traveled with Dylan and Matti to the Vaal River to join Shaun Faccio from Tige boats. The Tige boat produces a wake of about one and a half foot. Dylan, obviously not a rookie when it comes to waves, showed the locals how to ride this endless wave on his surfboard.
Matti is a natural on most boards and kept his cool following Dylan’s example, but then he set the pace on the wakeskate, showing Dylan how wearing shoes and a shirt are the stylish way to ride on water.
The next day, Matti and Dylan hit Stoke City cable park, Matti’s home turf for some wakeskate training.
Matti described his friend’s skills by saying,
“Dyl is one of the most talented dudes I know. He killed wake surfing on Thursday and then went out on Friday with the wake-skate and stuck the kicker and then a pop shuv on his first try.”
Dylan was stoked with the experience,
“It was motivating having Matti cheer me on and give me some coaching tips on how to hit the kicker and lay down a pop shuv. It was really cool to see Matti in action, his unpredictable approach with a cool mellow style is awesome to watch, I definitely gathered inspiration from watching him.”
These unusual friends have both just returned from internationl trips.
Matti spent the USA summer traveling with the US Wakeskate tour, in between the tour he joined the SA Cable team in Norway for Cable Worlds, returning to the US to spend time with the legendary wakeskater and filmmaker, Dieter Humpsch.
Dylan recently returned from a trip to Portugal where he competed in the U/20 World Champs, he’s also recently been to Brazil where he participated in a 6 star qualifying series event.
Dylan and Matti met up in California during the US Open. They cruised around together, visiting the FOX head offices, and catching some local surf.
Dylan has one more trip for the year – he heads to China for two more competitions at the end of November, and then he’ll begin planning his campaign for the beginning of next year, which will more than likely include a trip to Hawaii and Australia.
Matti plans to fit in a few wakeskate road trips this summer. He’s also hoping to see a few wakeskate only contests go down this year in SA.
We are excited to see athletes crossing paths and encouraging each other in their pursuits.
We wish them the best of luck as they travel the world representing our beautiful South Africa in water sports.
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Professional Kiteboarder from the UK, Hannah Whiteley in Turkey. An insight into the madness and fun that goes on inside ‘HANNAHLAND”.
Another Art Project by Broken Head Film
DOP Kieran Bray
MUA Pippa Buist
Producer Radical Kitesurf
Directed by Mark Bristol
Music – Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitar
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Kiteboarders from around the world gathered in northeastern Brazil this past Saturday for the first edition of the Red Bull Rally dos Ventos, a unique competition that sees athletes travel across both sand and water. Local hero Alexandre Neto won the men’s event, with Kristiin Oja from Estonia the fastest woman.
The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, also known as the wettest desert on the planet, hosted the first ever Red Bull Rally dos Ventos this Saturday, a one-of-a-kind kiteboard competition where athletes must overcome sand dunes up to 45m tall to reach the natural lagoons that make the place unique.
On a course measuring 16km, the rules were simple: the first to arrive at the finish line wins. The challenge, though, was very complicated, riders normally used to water were suddenly having to also deal with sand.
Among the starting field were athletes from four countries, with a strong contingent of local riders keen to impress. The winner of the men’s competition was Alexandre Neto, who is currently in the top 5 standings on the PKRA World Tour. The Brasilian beat Carlos “Baby” Mário on the final metres to claim top spot.
“I was in first place during almost the entire race, but right before the end I made a mistake and Carlos moved into first place,” said Neto after the race. “When we got to the last dune, I saw that he picked a path through the dune and I decided to go to his right. Fortunately I found water and could accelerate over the lagoon to win the race.”
The women’s event also saw a high-class field take on this unique desert challenge. Among the riders participating were two former world champions, the Brazilian Bruna Kajiya and the American Susi Mai, but it was Kristiin Oja from Estonia who outshone them all to claim victory.
“I did not have a good start and I saw a lot of kites in front of me. As anyone could pick different paths, I did not realise that I had passed all of them. I was really surprised when I was told that I was the fastest woman. I was super happy to be in first place and I’m even happier now the result has been confirmed,” smiled Oja in the finish area.
Final Standings Men:
1. Alexandre Neto, BRA – 37.3s
2. Carlos Mário (Bebê), BRA – 37.45s
3. Bruno Lobo, BRA – 39.12s
4. Wanderson Souza, BRA – 40.47s
5. Roberto Veiga, BRA – 50.05s
“The event Wake the Goon which was proudly supported by Fox Racing South Africa and this saw some of SA’s most talented wakeskaters battle it out behind the winch for the R5,000 prize purse. La Mercy Lagoon made the scene for this event and the weather was cold and windy but this did not hold the riders back as they glided through the water busting aerial manouvers out of the man made pool and hitting some radical and technical manouvers off the rail to score maximum points.
We had 2x 45min jam sessions and the riders were scored on their lines. The top 2 riders from each heat progressed to the 45 minute final in which the riders best lines were judged to be crowned champion. In the end 2 of the finalists were tied for first and the judges had to go to a tie breaker to decide the champ and in the end it was Darren “Two-Step” Turner who snuck past Dylan Mitchell for the win and the R4,000 prize.
1 – Darren Turner
2 – Dylan Mitchell
3 – Justin White
4 – Russell Daymond
Best Trick – Troy Allers (BS 360 Shuv-it out of the pool)
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