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 →
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.
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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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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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
Fresh off her win this past weekend at the CASA Cable Wake Tour Stop 2. Liquid Force and Roxy team rider Melissa Colborne is dominating on the ladies tour both at cable and boat events. She has 2 wakeboarding brothers, Jason and Chris, who have to spend many hours a week on the water just to keep up Melissa. Dirty Habits caught up with her for an interview.
VIDEO: Shot by Chris Rodger
Images: Bianca Asher Photography
Video: Chris Rodgers
Name: Melissa Colborne
Nationality: South Africa
Date of Birth: 25 June 1995
Home Town: Cape Town, Somerset West
Started riding: 14 years old
Sponsors: Roxy South Africa and Liquid Force South Africa
Board setup: Liquid Force witness and Melissa bindings
Cable or boat: both but mainly cable
Top places to ride: Blue Rock cable, StokeCity Wakepark, CWC phillipines
Riding tips: shred hard but most importantly have fun!
Facebook: Melissa Colborne
2011: Cable pro tour stop 1 -1st open ladies
SA cable nationals- 1st Open ladies
2012: Cable pro tour stop 1 -1st open ladies
SA cable nationals- 1st Open ladies
SA boat nationals- 1st Open ladies
2013: Cable pro tour stop 1 -1st open ladies
cable pro tour stop 2- 1st open ladies
Boat pro tour stop 2- 1st open ladies
How did you get into wake boarding? My older brother, Jason, started riding a few years before me. I always used to go watch him at the cable until one day I decided to try it. After my first try, I was hooked.
Gnarliest injury? Towards the end of last year, I fell on a scarecrow off of the kicker and tore the ligaments in my knee. My leg got put into a full plaster cast and I was out for 4 months which sucked!
Favourite trick? Blind 360 off the kicker.
What’s it like being the girl wake board sister with 2 brothers wake boarding in the family? It’s awesome. I have fun going riding with them and we all push each other. My younger brother is still quite new to the sport but my older brother has been wakeboarding for longer than I have so he coaches me quite abit and encourages me a lot.
Who is your favourite rider and why? Nick Davies, he has his own unique style of riding and doing tricks.
If you weren’t a wakeboarder what would you be? Nothing comes to mind, I can’t imagine not being on the water.
What’s the one trick that gives you trouble and why? Definitely a railey. I’ve had a few concussions from this trick so I find it super scary.
Cable or behind the boat? Cable. I enjoy boat but don’t get the opportunity to ride much boat. I stay close to a cable so I ride way more cable than boat. I always have fun riding cable and love the obstacles.
Any weird phobias? Scared of the dark but not sure if that classifies as weird.
What are you most proud of in your wake boarding career so far? Becoming a Roxy teamrider and winning both boat and cable SA nationals last year.
What do you plan to do once you wrap up matric? I want to go travel and wakeboard around the world. I would also l like to compete in international events.
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The Dirty Habits crew, Pro kiteboarder Graham Howes and danish film maker Louis Larsen recently visited the uncharted Northern coast of Madagascar, in the Diana Region of Diego Suarez.
Over the course of 2 weeks they not only rode and competed at the best freestyle spots in the country, they also searched for new unridden spots that litter the east coast of Madagascar. With hundreds of turquoise bays, protected by mangroves, mango trees and the grand Boabab trees.
The Video gives you just a taste of this amazing kitesurf destination. One of the most amazing kite and travel destinations that are truly unspoilt.
Film Produced, edited, filmed by Louis Larsen.
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Professional Call of Duty Gamers will compete at the inaugural MLG X Games Invitational during the first ever X Games Medal competition in Austin, Texas this June, Major League Gaming announced.
The Xbox One Version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will be used for the tournament. The tournament will take place over the three-day festival with other extreme sports competition such as skateboarding and BMX. The game will be field of eight participants and will be consist of the top three finishers from the 2014 Call of Duty Championship last month – EnVyus, CompLexity and OpTic Gaming, and the top five Ghosts teams in terms of MLG Pro Points rankings.
Fans and gamers alike can watch the MLG X Games Invitational Tournament Livestream on the MLG website or in the MLG.tv applications for android, iOS and Xbox 360. X Games Austin attendees can check out the competition in person — tickets for the three-day festival are available for $89, and eSports aficionados in attendance have the option of paying an additional $100 for a 3-Day Major League Gaming Premium Upgrade, which includes reserved seating for the tournament, a backstage tour, the opportunity to meet the players and a gift bag.
This weekend, on the 18th January, local fisherman were using live bait to catch a shark in the Cape Town’s paradise lagoon, Langebaan, Shark bay Kiteboarding spot. They caught more than they bargained for whilst using a large live Yellow Tail as bait. The fisherman caught this large female 190kg, 3 meter ‘Bronzie’ (Bronze whaler or Copper Shark) a few kilometers up the lagoon in the channel between Shark Bay, (the very popular kiteboarding location, frequented by hundreds of beginner and professional kiteboarders every day) just across from Kraal Bay, a popular freestyle windsurf spot.
Just before Ruben Lenten packed his bags for Cape Town the storm or the winter hit the shores of Holland.
Just in time for Ruben to test out his new BEST kiteboarding pro model, The EXTRACT. This kite is designed for 1 thing.. and that’s riding hard. check out the pics from his session shot by
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Kevin Langeree can pretty much call himself a Cape Town Local, he has been spending the summers in Blouberg for longer than i can remember. He is the definition of waterman; SUP, surf, spearfish, big waves and ofcourse a world champion kiteboarder. So to get this dude to sit down for 10 minutes and ask him a few questions was a task on it’s own.
With the whole kiteboarding world moving onto riding wakeboarding boots on their kiteboards, it’s a pretty straight forward progression for your average pro wakestyle kiter. However for Kevin, it’s not that easy. If you have been lucky enough to see Kevin freeriding, you would understand, he is either doing 40ft high board-offs, riding his board one footed, riding it on his ass, flying through the air with it under his arm, climbing a coconut tree with it or doing Jesus walks. Now tie a board to his feet and see what happens. But progression is progression, and when you are chasing a 2nd world title, that little bit more power, or more board control can mean the world of difference in a PKRA final. So lets see what he has to say about riding boots, and if it is actually ‘the way forward’.
Home Town: Noordwijk/ Cape Town
Started riding: Spring 2000
Top Places to Ride: Cape Town hands down! Hawaii is really sick as well.
Favourite Moves: All depends on the conditions but bootsing as high as possible never gets boring.
Other Dirty Habits: Farting on airplanes feel extra good.
Gear: Naish Torches and Monarch 134 for freestyle and Park and global for waves.
Sponsors: Naish, O’Neill, G-Shock and Sinner eyewear
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ kevin_langeree
Dirty Habits: So Kevin, we see you riding in boots now, you have always hated the idea of riding boots as it’s so restricting and style and trick. Tell us about how it lead to you riding boots?
Kevin: Yea I’ve never really liked boots cause it limits your movement. But the riding and the landings with freestyle are getting so much harder that you need a lot of control on the landings and the only way to achieve that is to ride boots.
Dirty Habits: It is a huge change for you, your whole style and energy on the water is about freedom and fun, board offs, one footers, jesus walks etc…. isn’t it frustrating having your feet locked into boots all the time now.
Kevin: Yes it really is a big change for me and sometimes a bit frustrating but I feel that riding boots give me an other challenge. I love challenges cause they keep me motivated. But I must say that it isn’t as big as a different as I thought it would be, I actually feel pretty confident on them already. Board offs are a lot harder…
Dirty Habits: Do you see yourself riding boots full time in the future, or is this a purely competition and power thing?
Kevin: For comps I’ll definitely keep riding them but I would never go on a trip without throwing a par of straps in. The cool thing about kiteboarding is that there are so many ways of riding and it doesn’t really matter if you ride boots, straps, strapless, finless, waxless ect. As long as you are having loads of fun, then that will be the only thing that matters.
Dirty Habits: The big debate is whether it is safer riding boots or not, some argue you are ‘locked in’ and more secure in boots, others say there is more risk as you are ‘stuck’ to your board on big crashes. Do you think boots has are safer and maybe better in terms of knee injuries and ankle.
Kevin: That is a pretty good question. Being locked in and not you losing your board and being stable on landing can prevent you from crashing hard. But if you crash it’s NOT really nice to have a board stuck on your feet. Boots definitely give you a better whiplash on hard crashes. I think it doesn’t really make a different whether you ride boots or straps.
Dirty Habits: A lot of your fans will follow your footsteps and go straight out and buy boots (even if they are still learning to jump. When do you think a rider is ‘ready’ to start riding boots.
Kevin: That is hard to say… I would ride boots when every you feel comfortable enough to ride them. It took quite a while for me
Dirty Habits: Give us some pro’s and cons about riding boots
– You don’t lose your board
– Landings are more stable and soft
– Takeoffs can be more powerful
– No cold feet
– Limits your movement on some tricks
– Takes a while to put them on
– Your board is heavier
Dirty Habits: Ok. Lets get serious now about these Playboy bunnies, tell us about these lovely ladies who volunteered to model for this shoot in Cape Town. They put on quite a show for you.
Kevin: That was just SOOO hilarious! Haha this chick was so on it and the only thing she wanted was posing as sexy as possible. She did pretty good don’t you think! HAHA The only thing she needs to do is to bring a visit to the dentist for some new front tooth. Haha thanks for the laugh
Dirty Habits: I heard the Playboy Girls you did the shoot with in Nitro City Panama were jealous that they missed out on the action.
Kevin: Yea they called me and sounded really upset… Guess the only way to make them happy is to do an other shoot with them!
Dirty Habits: You obviously will be beck in Cape Town for the summer to train and enjoy the life down here, any other plans for new movie projects, clinics or anything like that, which we can look forward to.
Kevin: Still planning some things. But I’m really looking forward on heading back to CT. That place is just magic!
Dirty Habits: Lasty.. Hidden line’s movie you filmed with Eyeforce was a huge success around the world. I’d say it was the biggest production kiteboarding has seen. Do you think we will see a Hidden lines 2? or another coloration with Nick or Youri?
Kevin: Yea it really was a big success even bigger than I had every dreamed off. I had a meeting with eyeforce a couple weeks ago and we talked about some new plans. But they will stay secret for a little. Sorry…
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Dirty Habits Wakepark opening went down like a cracker. With cold beers, small bikini’s, great music, awesome crowd and ofcourse some killer wakeboard action.
Photo’s by : Bianca Asher Sports Photographer
With the opening of this new rail park in Cape Town it wouldn’t be an easy challenge walking away with the gold. The park is a completely new set up and the only one of it’s kind in SA, using the Solid Air Ride Systems (Twin tower system) so the riders only had an 8 minute practice set to try out this system, with some advanced testicles like the new 10m Handrail being one of the features, the boys were forced to step up their game, with any hope of competing in the 2014 Ultimate X – eXtreme Games. with the final consisting of Brother’s Jacques Labuschagne and Marius Labuschagne (Liquid Force) , Stuart Gutridge (Hyperlite) and Jeanu Du Plooy (CNTRL), the crowd was inline for an awesome showdown.
Jacques Labuschagne – Liquid Force
- Marius Tequila Labuschagne – Liquid Force
Stuart Gutridge. Hyperlite
- Jeanu Du Plooy – CNTRL
Thanks to everyone who made it an amazing day, all the people who have helped with the setup of the Cable Park, Including Tich Mitchell and Laurence Gutridge. This is just the beginning of an era. So keep your ears and eyes open.
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Make sure you are at the Hunter Xtreme Ultimate X 2014. SA’s best wakeboarders and other extreme athlete doing there thing infront of Cape Town : https://www.facebook.com/events/167115603487249/
Photo’s by : Bianca Asher Sports Photographer
Liquid Force South Africa & Hyperlite South Africa brought out 3 of the worlds most legit wakeboarders to ride the comp and Stoke City Cable Park.
Photos: Bianca Asher Photography
Words & some pics: Dirty Habits Boardriders Magazine
While the boys from Orlando where here, they came to visit Dirty Habits and The Cape Town Liquid force/ Hyperlite team. I somehow don’t think they knew what they were in for when the booked their tickets.
What was meant to be a week of sipping cocktails on Table Mountain turned into a week of Great white shark diving, penguin chasing, lion hugging , car ramping, firework banging and table smashing shenanigans. It all went surprising smooth, considering these boys were under the same roof for a week. Well… apart from Kevin setting Jimmy’s face and hair alight in the bar with an toilet aerosol can. Not to forget Watson getting the Dirty Habits truck stuck on an traffic island and us having to dig it out for 45mins at 4am. Luckily for Kevin, he escaped with 4 boxes a pizza hot and left us to deal with the cops.
The fact that we were all sleep deprived and the guys probably accumulated 19 hours of sleep over 6 days didn’t help much. Luckely for Jarrod from LF who dropped 4k on professional fireworks for our private beach display, helped Craig Egyenburger and myself keep their eyes wide open for another night. Totally epic week though and what a bunch of legends. Looking forward to their next trip to Africa to finish up the Cape Town bucket list.
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Get in touch with us if you planning a trip to Cape Town. Never a dull moment with Dirty Habits
Another Gem from SA spreading her wings and dominating the womens wakeboard scene. Ange Schriber left Joburg 7 years ago and moved to Austrailia where here wake career took of, she now live in the State and followos the world tour. Ange is the 2012 ‘Pro Women’s’ and ‘Pro Women’s Features Only’ world champion, and has her eye set on a repeat as she enters the 2013 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort.
In an era when women’s cable riders are throwing Frontside 720′s, pressing out rails, and boosting huge transfers, Ange Schriber hasn’t only maintained the high caliber of progression, but she’s pushed other female riders to join her on the progression super-highway.
This is what makes Ange Schriber tick.
- Date of Birth: March 21, 1986
- Division(s): Pro Women, Pro Women’s Features Only
- Years Pro: 4 years
- Where are you from? Johannesburg South Africa, living in Cairns, Australia for 7 years.
- 2012 Wake Park World Championships Placement: Pro Women – 1st Place, Pro Women’s Features Only – 1st Place
- Home riding spot: Cable Ski Cairns, Thai Wake Park and BSR
- Sponsors: CTRL, Rixen Cableways and Breathe
WWA: Hey Ange, You’ve got a pretty interesting life, fill the fans in on your background.
Angelika Schriber: My dad was the one that introduced me to wakeboarding when we went to America for waterskiing, I started waterskiing at the age of 5 ½ and started representing my country traveling and competing around the world where I gained my SA Colors (South African Colors) and broke records in 3 events. After my waterskiing career I then transitioned into wakeboarding behind the boat and gained the junior world title in 2005. End of 2005 we moved to Cairns, Australia where I still continued to ride behind the boat and compete in the Pro Tours. I would go down to Cable Ski Cairns on a weekly basis to improve my boat riding and unfortunately had to sell our boat and this is where I started to ride Cable. I have been traveling the world on the Professional circuit for 4 years being on the road for 8 months of the year. Its been a fantastic fun journey being able to pursue a career that you love and a career that allows you to tour the world and explore so many cultures and traditions.
WWA: So your originally rode behind the boat, do you ever get a chance to get back out behind the boat?
Ange: Unfortunately, I never get time to go behind a boat. I would love to try next season and try and get some time riding, as I really loved riding boat when I started wakeboarding.
WWA: You won both the Pro Women’s and Pro Women’s Features Only divisions at the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships; How have those two wins influenced your life for the 2013 season so far?
Ange: Winning both those competitions definitely gave me the confidence in knowing that if you work hard it really pays off, and those two wins definitely influenced me for this season in making sure I am always working hard and learning new things along the way. I am so ready for the season ahead.
WWA: What influences you to continue to progress your riding?
Ange: I would say just the love of the sport, it makes me happy wakeboarding everyday and the fact that its always different and you never get board learning new tricks and exploring different avenues makes it fun and exciting.
WWA: How has the 2013 season been so far?
Ange: It’s been really good, I’m happy on how it’s gone so far. I’ve been having a lot of double wins this year, which is always good, and being nominated for Transworld wake awards again this year made me happy. I’m also happy to be apart of the female wake movie “Sets in Motion” where It showcases the progression of female wakeboarding and to get the opening section was really something I wanted as it shows the audience that I worked hard and laid some of the tricks I can do down This year isn’t over yet and I look forward to the rest of the WWA (Wake Park) World Series stops.
WWA: We hear that you’ve moved from Australia to Texas for the summer. Is this year the 1st “Never-Winter” season that you’ve had and how has this helped your riding?
Ange: It’s taken me 3 years to finally move to America. It’s been such a rad summer being here in Texas with Matty as there are a lot of cable parks I get to explore and progress at. Matty Hasler and I were Tom Foshee roommates for the summer, which is rad. Thanks Tom. We really had such a great summer living in New Braunfels. We got to ride TSR a lot and always drove up to BSR in Waco. Matty and I road tripped everywhere this year which was definitely a fun experience. Definitely riding all the parks in Texas progressed my riding this summer for sure and I can’t wait to come back next year.
WWA: What has been your favorite trip this year and why?
Ange: My Favorite trip is definitely BSR. It’s such an amazing place where you can hang out for a week and be content with life and have no worries. The Cable Park, the staff and all its activities make it so much fun to just chill out in the wilderness.
WWA: What is your mindset coming into the 2013 Wake Park World Championships?
Ange: I definitely know that I have to lay the tricks down and it’s game on. My mindset into the Wake Park Worlds is to be aggressive and go for it-No holding back. I definitely would like to of course win both titles again like last year. That is definitely my ultimate goal and if I can make this happen I will be on top of the moon with joy.
WWA: Where is you’re favorite place to wakeboard?
Ange: When I am back in Australia, Cairns Wake Park is fun. Definitely my ultimate place to ride is Thai Wake Park, as all the pros are there to ride with. When I am in America, BSR Cable Park at the moment is my favorite place to ride but there is definitely more to explore.
WWA: What rider will you be most prepared to compete against?
Ange: It’s always a tough question as all the girls definitely put the pressure on. I’m not really sure.
WWA: Any particular person that you’ll have your eyes set on to beat in the karting race?
Ange: Courtney Angus
WWA: What else do you do for fun besides wakeboard?
Ange: I love to hang out at the beach and surf and explore different countries
WWA: Whom would you like to thank?
Ange: I just want to say thank you to my sponsors CTRL, Rixen Cableways and Breathe. My family for there amazing support and Matty’s parents for supporting me as well.
Be sure to follow Ange as she tries to become a back-to-back world champion at the 2013 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort :http://www.thewwa.com/
Pro Kiteboarder Kevin Langeree has been hanging out in Indo for the past couple of weeks while he waits for the next stop of the PKRA.
One thing’s for sure, he definitely hasn’t been getting bored. Kiting, SUPing, getting shacked, free diving, all in a days work for Kev.
Dirty Habits photographer Bianca Asher Photography is on also on a surf trip with Jarrod David and met up with Kevin to snap a few shot of his wave session. Kevin also got some pics on his GoPro
Kevin working on his barrel face.
Cape Town Kitesurf Photography: Bianca Asher Photography
Durban (South Africa) – In a field of the country’s best professional skaters and in an area that skating is usually prohibited in , Moses Adams fought off Dlamini Dlamini and Jean-Marc Johannes to win Red Bull Unlocked on the stairs at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
Pictures: Kevin Sawyer / Red Bull Content Pool
In a hotly-contested final against Dlamini Dlamini, Jean-Marc Johannes, Braxton Haines and Yann Horowitz on the smooth, polished concrete surfaces at Moses Mabhida Stadium’s People’s Park, Cape Town resident Moses Adams impressed the judges to win the first ever Red Bull Unlocked.
Adams proved throughout the competition that he was hungry for the win by landing some of the most insane tricks of the day. He fought off the competition with his sensational final run which included a varial heel flip, a nollie flip and a frontside flip.
“We never get to skate at somewhere like this. The surface is so nice to skate on – no cracks or rocks and just so smooth,” remarked Adams. “I felt really comfortable today and just worked on getting to the finals. Dlamini was really skating well and I’m just glad I did my best and was able to win. “
The one-day skateboarding event, unique in the fact that it gives participants access to an area where their sport would be ordinarily be prohibited, was judged by some of the most esteemed skaters in the community – Andrew Morck, Ken-Rae James and Editor at Session Skateboarding Magazine, Brendan Body,
Asked about the level of talent at the competition, Brendan Body commented: “The level of talent was super high and one of the highest I’ve seen in competition in a long time. With the event taking place at a street spot with the stairs and the inclusion of the hub and rail we saw some of best street skaters in a setup that worked for them and their skills.”
“It was really close between Dlamini and Moses in the final. Moses was consistent and super smooth throughout – he clinched it with his last two runs where he pulled out tricks Dlamini didn’t have.”
5. Braxton Haines
Pictures: Kevin Sawyer / Red Bull Content Pool. More images will be available at www.redbullcontentpool.com.
Candice Bacon & Sean Bacon Winter Wakeboarding
As winter sets in, the Bacons seem to let loose. Winter water and ice cold winds didn’t seem to stop these siblings, as they threw bigger and better at a recent photo shoot at Blue Rock. An afternoon in the water, was finally rewarded by a perfect Cape sunset allowing for epic shots.
Potographer: Jason Broderick
Dirty Habits Boardriders Magazine
When the wind blows 6 days a week in Bloubergstrand during summer it’s really easy to get stuck in a routine; Big Bay session at 9am, Kite beach at 2, and downwinder to Haakgat for sunset. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not complaining, but sometimes you just have to get away, ride some different spots, session some different conditions, and Langebaan is just that. A fresh escape from Cape Town. Dirty Habits Boardriders Magazine was invited to WINDTOWN Lagoon Resort, Restaurant & Spa for a few days with Tom Court, Sophie Mathews, Nick Catelan, Graham Howes, Candace Liu and RipSlix Prductions.
Tom Court was busy on this trip with filming for the Freeride Project with Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, and James Boulding. Traveling with Tom is a very unique experience, he has a constant entourage following him, He has camera’s following him, girlfriends pumping his kites and laying his lines (Sophie girls need to take pointers from you), a guy to repairs his helicopter when he crashes it (Chris Willmott), he even has The Kite Launcher to launch and land his kites. He suffered an injury whilst training for the Red Bull King Of the Air which meant and even bigger support crew to tighten his boots and other stuff he couldn’t reach.
It’s a wonderful place, 200m from Langebaan Kitebeach, were all the action goes down. Restaurants, pubs, kiteshops, lessons; it’s were it all happens. Then you can hop in the car and less than 5 minutes you’ll be standing at Shark Bay, one of the best kite spots in SA. Waist deep, turquoise, flat water, for as far as you can see and most of the time you’ll be riding in board shorts or a bikini.
When you done with your 8 hour kite season, sunburned and dehydrated, the oasis that is WINDTOWN awaits you, Totally protected from the wind, and with a pool side bar, it’s a trap that makes it very hard to leave.
Ripslix productions film/photo: https://www.facebook.com/ripslix
Watch the VIDEO Below‘The Freeride Project’ for the action from this trip and Cape Town, with Tom, Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light and James Boulding
Sophie Mathews Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sophiemathews
Palmera Local: https://www.facebook.com/palmeralocal
More info: windtown-sa.com
Facebook: WINDTOWN Lagoon Resort, Restaurant & Spa
Windtown Lagoon Resort & Spa, Bree St. 9, 7357 Langebaan, South Africa.