Windtown, Langebaan with Tom Court

 

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.

 

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Tom Court

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.

 

 

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Ripslix at the office

Tom Court

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courtintheact

Instagram: courtintheact

Ripslix productions film/photo: https://www.facebook.com/ripslix

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Even the Canadians are in Cape Town the summer: Sam Medysky

 

Langebaan

Aerial shot by 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

 

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Aerial shot by Ripslix

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Sophie Mathews (Palmera Local)

 Sophie Mathews Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sophiemathews

Palmera Local: https://www.facebook.com/palmeralocal

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Kite Launcher – doesn’t pump kites

 The Kite Launcher

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More info: windtown-sa.com

 FacebookWINDTOWN Lagoon Resort, Restaurant & Spa

Windtown Lagoon Resort & Spa, Bree St. 9, 7357 Langebaan, South Africa.

reservations@windtown-sa.com

+27766430195

Oswald Smith Kiteboarding Mauritius

SA Kiteboarding champ Oswald Smith is taking a break from the cold winter in Cape Town, and throwing in some tropical training sessions in Mauritius before he heads off to Germany to compete against the best riders in the world. Enjoy the pinacolada ‘s Ozzie.

Photography: Stephan Kleinlein

Oceanbluesky Productions

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Red Bull: Rising High Big Air

Red Bull Rising High, the megaramp of wakeboarding goes down with a bang in front of 15 000 spectators. Riders and fans celebrate successful premiere of first wakeboard roller

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Red Bull Rising High: Raph Derome, the Captain of Hamburg takes gold.

Hamburg, 24 June 2013 – 15 000 wakeboarding fans at the Magellan-Terraces in Hamburg and online via live stream all over the world witnessed Raph Derome (Canada) take the trophy on the UNIT Parktech wakeboard roller. Nico von Lerchenfeld (Germany) won the “Swatch Best Style Award”, voted live by the audience. 16 of the world’s best wakeboarders made for a fantastic event with tons of stylish action. The invited riders had spent a week in Hamburg to prepare for Red Bull Rising High, mostly training on “Big Willy”, as UNIT Parktech’s innovative combination of XXL kicker and landing was lovingly christened. Pulled by the SESITEC System 2.0, the setup was kept at a secret location, where the riders could test it and watch the others from their yacht, where they stayed all week. After the training sessions they enjoyed skate sessions and trips to the city.

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Sunday afternoon, the Big Air showdown finally went down. Cable and setup, as well as a UNIT Street Series Rail, were ready at the Magellan Terraces, where the riders had completed their final training in the morning. Spectators started arriving in the early afternoon to get the best seats by the waterside. Eventually there were 15,000 spectators celebrating their idols, making for a fantastic atmosphere. “Mr. Wake voice” Clint Liddy and local Patrick Unger did their part to rock the event on their mics. Local hero and crowd favorite Frederic von Osten was not able to compete, due to a lingering injury, but he did enjoy being in the crowd.

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red bull rising high

The first round was all about style and the competitors had to impress head judge Flo Meeh and wakeboarding legend Parks Bonifay with Grabs and Shiftys in head-to-head mode. Inverts and Spins were allowed to be rotated no more than 360⁰, so everything was possible in each pair-up. Raph Derome (CAN), Adam Errington (USA), Steffen Vollert (GER), Dominik Hernler (AUT), Shane Bonifay (USA), Nico von Lerchenfeld (GER), and Brenton Priestley (AUS) made the cut in this round. For some big names like e.g. Jeremia Hoppe (SWE), Daniel Grant (THA), and a few other big names this was already the end of the line.

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Round two was clearly more technical; full Spins and Flips were allowed now. Brenton Priestley (AUS) missed his Double Halfcab Roll and Steffen Vollert (GER) lost the handle on landing his 720, so they were out. Raph Derome pulled the first Heelside Frontside 900 and made the finals, along with Dominik Gührs (GER), Dominik Hernler (AUT) and Nico von Lerchenfeld (GER).

Now it was about taking the crown at the first Red Bull Rising High, so no prisoners were taken. Nico von Lerchenfeld (GER) landed his Heelside Backside 700, but missed the 900. Dominik Gührs (GER) pulled his 9 and got third, and Dominik Hernler (AUT) came in second with a super clean and grabbed Mobius.

It wasn’t easy for the judges, but eventuall Raph Derome deservedly added the Red Bull Rising High Boxing Belt to his trophy collection, since he was the only rider who had a Heelside Frontside 1080 safely on lock.

The “Swatch Best Style Award” went to Nico von Lerchenfeld (GER) for his sweet Indy Crowmobe, collecting the most clicks at the digital fan voting.

Raph Derome on his victory: “The contest was dope! The roller was a lot of fun, and it will surely give kicker riding a boost in the next couple of years. Winning Red Bull Rising High was the perfect ending for my week in Hamburg.”

Dominik Gührs, the best German at third place, was very excited after the event: “The level of performance was extremely high. We trained together all week, so we kind of knew what the other guys had in store, but everybody really pushed their limits today. For me personally, Red Bull Rising High was really cool and a season highlight.”

A new era of wakeboarding has dawned, and it will be thrilling to see the new tricks made possible by this obstacle. The crowd and the riders were stoked, and the event was rounded off nicely by summer temperatures in Hamburg Port City, a true wakeboarding mecca.

All further info, pictures and videos of the event here: www.redbull.de/risinghigh.

Results:

1. Raph Derome (CAN) – 89.75 points

2. Dominik Hernler (AUT) – 84.25 points

3. Dominik Gührs (GER) – 81 points

4. Nico von Lerchenfeld (GER) – 79.5 points

Dylan Mitchell Profile

Nationality:  South African yeeeeew!
Age: 20
Home Town: Cape Town
Started ridng: 13
Gear: CWB DB9 with CWB Answer Bindings
Top Places to Ride: Misverstand Dam, Xtreme Gene in Spain
Favourite Moves: Pulp Fiction, Get him to the Greek, Pointless Incomplete
Favourite RiderJosh Twelker shredds it up!
Riding Tips: Have fun and make sure you keep having fun, and don’t be afraid to try something new if you think it will be fun. (the worst thing that could happen is a good old front or back edge ;))
Other Dirty habits: haha
Sponsors: Fox Clothing, Monster Energy, CWB Wakeboards
Website: dylanmitchell.tumblr.com (although I haven’t given it proper attention in a while)
Facebook: Dylan James Mitchell
Twitter: Dylanmitchell_
Instagram: Dylmtchell_

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Dylan Mitchell

Dirty Habits: You spent most of last year traveling, competing and riding with the best wakeboarders in the world. Tell us about that and what it meant to you.

Dylan Mitchell: it was awesome, after finishing my Matric in 2011 my parents gave me the opportunity to take a Gap year to pursue Wakeboarding overseas, With the Support of my sponsors and friends I had made over the years overseas I was able to go traveling for almost the entire year. I started off the year at Shaun Faccio’s place in Johannesburg at the Vaal river where we got some serious shred time in behind his Tige to get fit for the season overseas. After that I headed across the pond to Orlando Florida, where I got to live with SA’s legend Dieter Humpsch and his fiancé for two months. It was awesome to stay with Dieter because I have always looked up to him as a rider and to get to ride with him every day was way to sick. After America I headed back across the pond to Europe where I spent the rest of my Gap year taking part in competitions and riding as much as I could. I started off in Germany and then went to go stay with the Kroon family in Holland for a bit, which was awesome. After that it was off to the UK for Wakestock and some more shredding, there I stayed with Charlotte Bryant and her family, which was awesome. Then I went to Spain to Train and coach at the most amazing place for riding in Europe, Xtreme Gene. I stayed there for 4 months, Got to meet and ride with lot of great people, and got to travel to quite a few events like the Europeans in the Ukraine and Chill and Ride in Germany. It was one of the sickest years of my life because I got to see so much and ride nearly every day and I am so thankful to everyone that was a part of it and allowed it to happen.

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Ugen Photography

Dirty Habits: If anyone ever met you, they’d know that you are always full of monkey business and don’t take anything to seriously. How did you get so good with such a relaxed attitude? you don’t seem to have a competitive bone in your body?

Dylan: Haha! I don’t really know how to answer this, but I guess I started wakeboarding and got so addicted to it because it was fun and for me wakeboarding has always been about the fun aspect. Competitions aren’t the funnest things, but the best part about them is being able to see all your buddies and have a laugh with them, in my eyes the competition just gets everyone in one place to have a good time with one another. The competing part is short, so you just have to get it over with quickly and hope you ride well.

Dirty Habits: We see a lot less boat riding going on and a lot more cable parks and 2.0 systems opening, there over over 150 in the world more than 60 in Germany alone. How does that effect the future of boat riding and wake boarding in general.

Dylan: This is so true, Germany is crazy about their cable parks and I guess that’s why you get to see so much talent busting through into the cable scene from their country. When I got there and I wanted to go ride a cable I went onto google maps to find the closest one and there were three parks within 30 minutes drive of where I was staying.. haha it was nuts! I think Cable Wakeboarding is great and even though I don’t consider myself a cable rider, I have just as much fun behind a cable with nice obstacles than I do behind the boat. I think the sport is growing so quickly and Cable has become just another discipline in it. Just like Superpipe and Park disciplines in snowboarding. I don’t think it’ll have much of an effect on boat riding, but more on the riders, pushing them to become more dynamic and push themselves in both disciplines equally.

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Ugen Photography

 

Dirty Habits: How does that change things for someone like you (one of the best boat riders in the country)?

Dylan: It doesn’t change much for me, I have so much fun doing both although my cable riding still needs quite a lot of work

Dirty Habits: Why is South Africa so far behind with only 3 parks. and a hand full of good riders?

Dylan: I think the sport is still quite small and young in South Africa compared to the rest of the world, but hopefully that will change in the near future, Setting up full sized cable parks isn’t the cheapest thing either, so I think we’re going to have to wait it out and see, but I have been entering the lottery quite a bit lately . We also have quite a few grommies tearing their way through the ranks now especially on the cable side, so I’m sure that handful will become bucket loads soon!

Photo: Eugene Van der Elst

Photo: Eugene Van der Elst

Dirty Habits: If you could change anything about SA Wake boarding what would it be?

Dylan: maybe get some more grassroot competitions going to get more lighties involved, I think a lot of people are intimidated by entering the South African “pro tour” but in actual fact we all can’t wait to see more people in the sport whether your just slashing the wake and learning your first few ollies or busting massive tantrums, it’s all the same to us. So come be part of the fun!

Extreme wakeboarding - Dylan during a heat at the nationals, wind was gusting of 40 knot

Extreme wakeboarding – Dylan riding in the finals at the nationals, wind was gusting over 40 knots

Dirty Habits: Unfortunately you are going to be preoccupied with you engineering degree now. and the last of the event you were rushing from home between study breaks to throw down some sick runs, then racing off back to the books. and didn’t even make to it prize giving to collect your silverware. how do you see your career changing during your studies..

Dylan: It is very hard and this year has put quite a lot of strain on me so far in terms of balancing work and play. Especially when Shaun Faccio and myself headed over to the world cup in Australia earlier this year a week before my test week (it was not so fun when I got back), but if you graft hard enough during the week, you’ll always have the weekend to take part in a dirty habit and let’s not forget about those nice long University holidays!

Dyl Taking Gold at Ultimate X

Dyl Taking Gold at Ultimate X

Dirty Habits: Tell us about Varsity Wakeboarding… is it growing? do you think you could have a good impact on the students being such a big name in the sport. maybe even competing in the inter-varsity comps.

Dylan: We had the first inter-varsity Comp about a month ago and it was sick! Unfortunately I couldn’t ride because of a knee injury, but I got to judge and it was awesome to see the guys shred it up. Wakeboarding clubs are being set up at a bunch of universities now, but it’s still really young as well, so I’m sure we’ll see the guys ripping it up just like on the pro tour in the next few years which I am excited for.

Dylan Mitchell 2013 Profile Movie  Roberto Colombo on Vimeo.

Fox Head South Africa
Monster Energy
CWB Board Co.

Follow Dylan of Facebook: Dylan James Mitchell

Thanks to Eugene Van Der Elst for the use of his photos:

Facebook: Ugen Photography

Instagram: @Ugenphotography

 

 

SA Best Brand contest

Local is lekker. we all know it but do we support it.

Dirty Habits is running a contest to find out which South African brand has the most steez. You nominate them, we’ll run the voting and showcase SA’s favorite swag. Whether it’s your mate printing T’s in his mom’s laundry, paining on his old clothes or international quality with Local  flavor…

You decide who’s threads you choose to wear. And we’ll make sure the chosen brand throws some rags back at you.

As for the winning brand, they get a photo shoot with Dirty Habits lifestyle, fashion and sports photographer Bianca Asher Photography. in Cape Town.

Incase you still do your shopping in Edgars and missing out of SA’s local flovour, here’s a few to get you started.

Dope industries, i am wok, Gutta Kings, finger, Wolfalley, Mister, Malacious mustache, True bearings, Dirty Funka

To Nominate your favorite brand, drop it in a comment bellow.

MISTER

MISTER

Facebook: MISTER
Wolfalley

Wolfalley

Facebook: Wølfålley

dope industries

Facebook: Dope Industries

malicious mastache

malicious mastache

Facebook: Malicious Mustache

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Dirty Habits

 Facebook: Dirty Habits Boardriders

i am wok

i am wok

Facebook: I AM WOK

True Bearings

True Bearings

Facebook: TrueBearings

dirty funka

dirty funka

Facebook: Dirty Funka

To Nominate your favorite brand, drop it in a comment bellow.

To follow the comp, see some other slick brands and vote for the winner, give our facebook page a like:

https://www.facebook.com/Dirtyhabitsmagazine/

Jean-Marc, SA Red Bull Skater gaps container 10m in the air

Every skater looks for the biggest and gnarliest gaps to land. South African Red Bull athlete Jean-marc Johannes took it to a whole ‘nother level when he landed a gap between 2 containers suspended 10 metres in the air, with Cape Town’s famed Table Mountain as the backdrop.

Photographer:  Craig Kolesky

Jean Marc

Mind the Gap

 

 

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Getting used to the container movements

 

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intsaskate moment before JM heads of to a contest straight after the shoot.

 

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JM tests the bigger gap while Leander checks the movement

 

 

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Jean Marc

Mind the gap

 

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JM flipping the container gap

 

Copyright: Craig Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull content pool

Follow Jean-Marc on Facebook: Jean-marc Johannes

Follow Craig Kolesky on Facebook: Craig Kolesky

Red Bull ZA 

Jeanmarc.co.za

 

West Coast Surfing

Pics: Koos Steyn / Graham Howes      Words: Dirty Habits
How many times have you been at a braai, and after a few six packs and a bottle or 2 of Old Brown later, you find yourself making wild plans for trips that you talk about at every braai, with guys you’ve just met. Well 7 days later I found myself standing at the exact spots with the exact guys who help me finish the 2l bottle of sherry. (Didn’t see that happening) How better way to start new friendships than over an empty barreling reef, alongside a long dusty road, with a Sedrick’s babalas.

Jaco Steyn, Bjorn Larsen, Philip & Greg Visagie and Gareth Moys or definitely no new faces to me. They have always been hardcore surfers, but just as natural progression has it, they all added kite’s to their quivers this summer. Now i regularly see them shredding Karma’s when the wind too much to surf.

This trip was a shot in the dark, the forecast wasn’t that great, lots of rain foretasted (we were sleeping in tents) and the SA Bodyboarding champs were on at the same time. So there was a good chance half a Somerset West Drop Knee team would be up there invading the waves. Luckily Elands keeps all the kooks at bay, and we had these pits to ourselves all morning.

Wes Fokken Kus.

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Jaco Steyn self portrait – GoPro 3 Black edition.

 

 

Bjorn Larsen

Bjorn Larsen – Pic: Koos Larsen

 

 

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Bjorn Larsen.   Photo: Koos Steyn

 

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Hjalmar Larsen

Hjalmar Larsen

 

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 InstaCrowd

 

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Greg Visagie. Photo: Koos Steyn

 

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Jaco Steyn – Photo: Jaco’s Dad

 

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Philip Visagie

Philip Visagie – Photo: Koos Steyn

 

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Kyle Hanekom

 

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Bjorn Larsen

 

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Weskus Lunch

 

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Gareth Moys

 

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Nick Jacobsen gets loose at Nitro City, Panama

Nick Jacobsen just cracked an invite to possibly the best place on earth. Along with 2x world champ Youri Zoon, Nitro City in Panama is the ultimate fun park resort where everything and anything is possible. And who better to put that to the test, but Nick himself. He was invited for 2 weeks, but seems to be finding it hard to leave and has extended his trip for another 2 weeks. This is what he sends us this morning.. thanks Nick.. like we’re not jealous enough..

Words: Nick Jacobsen

Pics: Louis Larsen

Youri Zoon and myself got invited to Nitro City in Panama for a week, to do some kite clinics. We have both been here before, so we were looking forward to go there again.

We had a warm welcome by the Nitro crew. Apparently I got my own ”Nick Jacobsen Pro Room” with an old board of mine and some photos hanging on the wall. Everyone here are super nice and helpful. You can pretty much do whatever you feel like doing. There is a 2.0 system cable, quad bikes, lagoon, gym, jetskies, skydive, skatepark, motocross track.

In this place its only your creativity that sets the limit. Its pretty much paradise in my opinion. There are always so much to do. After the first week had past, I couldn’t move my legs anymore, from all these activities. Youri had to go for the 1st stop of the world tour, and I decided to stay for another 2 weeks. Now we are busy filming a promo for my new beer sponsor DONN.

  A normal day at Nitro City:

Wake up at around 8am. Check the wind. If there is no wind, I hit the cable for an hour. Then breakfast. The wind normally pics up at around 11am. Kite for a few hours, chill/kite on the pool. Then I hit the cable again. There is a sweet motocross track. They have some really nice quadbikes, which are a lot of fun to play around on. Then its internet time. We have perfect internet in our rooms. After that, there are still 1000 of things to do. Cant even describe how insane this place is.

Nitro City gave Nick Jacobsen’s his own pro room. You can stay in it if you visit there. (right – his favourite outfit hanging on the wall)

Nick Jacobsen and his team mate 2x World Champ Youri Zoon

Bum slide

Frontside 360 to shovit off the box

About Nitro City Panama – The world’s first beach front “Action Sports Resort”
36 Room Beach Front Hotel with a focus on Action and Motor Sports.
On-site skate park, pit-bike track, wakeboard cable park, fitness gym and kite beach.
Nearby surf, skydiving, scuba, fishing and jungle wakeboard tours also available.
Nitro City Panama is a beach front boutique hotel in Punta Chame, Panama. The Pacific Ocean wind offers great kite-boarding during the first six months of the year (Kite Season) and the best spot for riding is out the hotel front door. There is also a two tower system 2.0 wake board cable park and sheltered outdoor skate park on the property.Founder and Action Sports Icon, Travis Pastrana has designed the Nitro City Sand Trap beach front motocross track. Hubert Rowland built the track with local track manager Hector Lopez. The track is 100% to regulation for Panama and Latin American Championship Events and already proves to be a fun and exciting venue to ride and race.

Sponsors:

Liquid Force Kites
Brunotti
DonnBeer
Prolimit

Keep up with Nicks crazy adventures with Dirty Habits Boardriders Magazine

BIG BAY BIG AIR CHALLENGE

Dean Kaplan

The Big Bay Big Air Challenge went down with a bang this weekend. The 1st event of many to come i’m sure. The condition were fantastic, the turnout, amazing, and the vibe… incredible.

Big thanks goes out to Hans de Gelder for organising the Big Bay Big Air Challenge! The event was a massive success and well attended. 64 competitors including 8 women!

Emphasis was 100% on fun, and going big, keeping the big names out of the event meant everyone had a chance at taking gold, and the old school finally prevailed with some of SA’s 1st kiters walking away with silverware.

Lets hope our community can learn from this, and see how much fun there is to be had when everyone gets involved. and build on a great platform.

Oliver Umpierre

Niel Joubert – Braai Master

Donavon O’neal – The firestarter.

1 Heinrich Rohwer
2 Greg Thijsse
3 Colin Heckroodt

Women

1 Hannah Whiteley
2 Nanette van der Snoek
3 Iva Lopes De Sarria

Over 35’s Men

1 Lanral Ruddock
2 Neill Niel Joubert
3 Clinton Santillan

Youngsters

1 Jason David van der Spuy
2 Eden Faclio
3 Leo Faclio

Lewis Crathern & Raymond Long did a great job behind the mic and judging all day.

For more info and upcoming events in Cape Town follow:

Dirty Habits Boardriders Magazine

 

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SA Pro Wake Tour stop 2 – Results and Pics

 

Malibu Pro Wakeboard/Wakeskate Tour Stop 2, took place this weekend in PE.

The boys and girls had to step up there game for this event. There are 3 tour stops this season and the riders are fighting for a spot on the SA team to represent our country at the Worlds in Korea later this year. “Selection is based on their overall score for the season”

Dylan Mitchell – Whirlybird

 

Pro Men: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Dylan Mitchell 65 78
2 Shaun Faccio 80 77
3 Ryan Durham 62 76.6
4 Andrew Bourne 50 45

Ryan Durhan KGB

 

Junior Men: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Marius Labuschagne 65 55
2 Jason Telfourd 50 40
3 Stuart Gutridge 57 30
4 Astin Owen 20 29
5 Travis Pienaar 58 25
6 Keenan Pilley 55 24

Shaun Faccio – Slim Chance

 

Masters: ( Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Jono Joseph 60 60
2 Darryn Ridgway 58 55
3 Carl Franz 30 28
4 Robert “Speed Ball” Brighton 11 11
5 Johan Klumm 10 10

Andrew Bourne sliding past the Nelson Mandela staduim

Open WAKESKATE: Sat Score Sun Score
1 Mattie Buys 55 78
2 Dylan Mitchell 56 75
3 Dale Nieuwstad 29 55
4 Brandon Stuart 21 50
5 Austin Stuart 20 45
6 Sean Bacon 30 38
7 Bryan Loggenberg 20.5 20

 

Ladies: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Melissa Colborne 58 60
2 Candice Bacon 50 50
3 Deidre Van Niekerk 49 25
4 Courtny Scholtz 30 18
5 Nadine Claassen 18 16
6 Astin Samson 16 15
7 Carmen Samson 10 14

 

Open Men: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score

1 Wian Marais 60 75
2 Shaun Meredith 50 40
3 Brydon Webster LCQ’s 38
4 Ryan Goddard LCQ’s 25
5 Marc Abrey 42 20
6 Bryan Weldrick 30 17

Huge Thanks to the sponsors of the 2013 Malibu SAPWT 2,

• Malibu Boats-22 MXZ.
• Boating International.
• Monster Energy.
• Leisure Boating.
• BMW Financial Services.
• Penny Pinchers.
• Mr Screw.
• Eastern Cape Powerboat Club.
• South African Wakeboard Association.
• Tich Mitchell, Laurence Gutridge, Jono Josephs, Judges.
• Kretz Marine-Jetski. –Carl Kretzman & Mark.
• Warric & Anzel Claasen
• Roland Du Preez.
• Barman & Food.
• Ronald Weizman.
• Gardmed-Paramedics.
• R500 Cash (Mr Skrew)

Stokecity Night Shoot

With a full moon hanging in the sky, some of the country’s best wake boarders hit the water after qualifying at Stokecity Cable Park. Even though the light disappeared  fast, these riders kept hitting the obstacles to get these fun shots.

Llandudno

Local Grom Tristan Lev is making his comeback to surfing after a 4 month injury time-out. Together with his side kick Jarrod David, they hit up Llandudno for a fun little session. With everyone at work, the line up was empty with some unfazed onlookers missing out on the show.

 Words: Jarrod David

Images: Bianca Asher Photography

Len10 Megaloop Challenge – Redbull & Ruben Lenten putting on the event of the year!!

Ruben Lenten Going Huge in Cape Town – Pic Dirtyhabits.org

In February 2013 Red Bull King of The Air returns from an 8 year Hiatus to a stunning new location: Big Bay in Cape Town, South Africa

Red Bull King of the Air has found new energy to bring back the wow-factor of kiteboarding. In the past Red Bull King of The Air was the most prestigious event in kiteboarding, where the world’s best battled it out with the biggest airs. The sport has gone in many different directions since. Now eight years later, an all new format focused on extreme big airs and a new location is going to bring us to new heights of kiteboarding.

During this event we have the 16 best kiteboarders invited by the King Of The Air committee and eight wildcards will be divided through international and national kiteboarders that send in their most extreme tricks. The event is set to take place on the windiest day in the first two weeks of February. If you want to see this crazy action from up close come join us at Big Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.


DATE: 1- 15 Feb (window period) the event is a one day event
TIME: Subject to wind conditions
VENUE: Eden on the Bay, Big Bay, Blouberg

 

Megaloop

 

RedBull Team Mate Aaron Hadlow in action!

 

Aaron and Ruben pushing it to the max

Check out   www.redbullkingoftheair.co.za

It’s gonna be an event to remember

Wakeboarding with Smoke Flares and Flashes

Flares and Flashes.

After seeing Bruce Irons in a glowing barrel with flares strapped to his board, we’ve been dying to strap some onto a wakeboard. The only problem is at R250 a flare (that last 30 seconds) and a photographer sitting on a boat in pitch darkness, 200m away; the logistics become a night mare.

We headed to Blue Rock Cable Park with one of Cape Towns best Photographers, Bianca Asher and a Nice Budget from Liquid Force Cape Town and ofcourse some of the best cable riders in CT. Bianca Managed to get these amazing images in a very limited 1 hour window. We are all stoked with the outcome and the surreal experience.

Cape Town Cable wakeboarders: Craig Eygenberger, Gregor Reichmuth, Sky Keller, Graham Howes, Candice Bacon, Sean Bacon, Craig Howes, Hjalmar Larsen, Nick Cattelan,

After all it was a proper shot in the dark… literally

Thanks to LiquidForce Cape Town, Bianca Asher Photography, Blue Rock Waterski.

 

Gregor Reichmuth

 

 

Craig Eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger

 

 

Candice Bacon

 

 

Graham Howes

 

Craig Eygenberger

 

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Graham Howes – Dirty Habits CEO

 

Gregor Reichmuth

 

Sky Keller

 

Candice Bacon Flaring

 

Sean Bacon

 

Craig fully flared

 

Sky Keller Christ Air

 

Bianca Asher Photography

Bianca Asher Photography

 

Blue Rock Cable Park

Blue Rock Cable Park

 

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sky keller

 

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Graham Howes

 

Candice Bacon

Candice Bacon

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Bianca Asher Photography: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bianca-Asher-Photography/307937012556782

Dirty Habits Boardriding Mag : www.facebook.com/Dirtyhabitsmagazine

Blue Rock Cable Parkhttps://www.facebook.com/brw.waterski

 

 

 

Graham Howes – Dirty Habits Halloween

Some people ‘trick-or-treat’ others carve pumpkins… at Dirty Habits this is how we do Halloween

 Jason V puts down his axe for a quick kite session in Cape Town.

Rider: Graham Howes (Dirty Habits)

Photo: Bianca Asher Photography

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graham howes

 

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Grahams sponsors: Dirty Habits, CTI, Brunotti, Mystic, Liquid force.

Bianca Asher Photographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Bianca-Asher-Photography/307937012556782

Dirty Habits Booard Culture: https://www.facebook.com/Dirtyhabitsmagazine

Thanks to Liquid force Cape Town

 

Undreground Skating with 20Sk8 and bFAKE

Last night Dirty Habits got the nod to an underground skate session; Some of Cape Town best Skaters from 20sk8 closed The Boardhouse park for an exclusive shoot for their new vid releasing soon, by Andrew van der Walt. They are busy mixing it up with SA’s rap group bFAKE

The 2 with the white faces are bFAKE aka PinKi & DA Bruin

And the Skaters:

Gavin Moses Adams, 
Justin Adonis
Ryan Naidoo
Shuaib Philander
Byron Rhoda 
Images: Bianca Asher Photography

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bFake- DIS IZ WHY I’M HOT…

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True Bearing: https://www.facebook.com/TrueBearingsskatepark

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Monster Energy king of the rail comp

It was a busy weekend for the SA wakeboard community, with 2 huge rail events going down, The Bronks Rail Smash up in Joburg

and the Monster Energy King of The Rail – indoor wakeboard comp at the Cape Town International Boat Show.

Monster had a crazy set-up at in the Cape Town Convention Center, with the 1st indoor pool setup hosting a 16m Rooftop rail,

and a 15m A-Frame rail between 2 inflatable (shallow) pools.

As always we saw some of the best wakeboarders in SA throwing down some impressive tricks, and it turned out to be a fun jam session with a bunch of mates pushing their limits.

Lets hope to see some more demo’s like this around Cape Town this summer!

 

Rider: Marius Labuschagne       Photo: Claire Butler
Rider: Dean Trollip Photo: Claire Butler
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Sick Setup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rider: Gregor Reichmuth Photo: Claire Butler

Rider: Craig Trollip Photo: Claire Butler
Rider: Craig Eygenberger Photo: Claire Butler
Rider: Craig Eygenberger Photo: Claire Butler
Rider: Marius Labuschagne Photo: Claire Butler

Rider: Gregor Reichmuth Photo: Claire Butler

Rider: Jacques Labuschagne Photo: Claire Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Claire Butler

Website: clairebutlerphoto.blogspot.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/whatshesaw

 

 

Rider: Gregor Reichmuth  Photo: Che Overmeyer

 

Rider:  Marius Labuschagne          Photo: Che Overmeyer    

 

Rider:  Francois du Toit          Photo: Che Overmeyer    

Photographer: Che Overmeyer Photography

Facebook Page: Che Overmeyer Photography

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Photographer: Claire Butler

Website: clairebutlerphoto.blogspot.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/whatshesaw

 

Thanks to Moster Energy Sa

and Andrew Bourne for a sick event

Spring surf session in the Cape

The Ripple Effect
Words and Photo’s by Claire Butler

September and October have been strange months in terms of surf. There hasn’t been too much around, probably signifying the changing of the seasons again. But this past week the beautiful South East wind started to rear its head – a strong signal that Summer is literally around the corner. This post is called “the ripple effect” because of the wave size recently. But who says you can’t make a beautiful photograph in small conditions?

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surfing kommetjie

Claire Butler Photography

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Franks Solomon’s new quiver for his upcoming big wave adventure.

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Frank Solomon – Winter 2012/2013

all Images: Caleb Bjergfelt

Frank Solomon is one of the worlds biggest names in the scary game of Big Wave surfing, He has charged almost every big wave slab in the world. But the big wave season in Cape Town is over, and he’s off to chase some monster swell’s up North. Frank tells us what’s up his sleeve and whats in his board coffin for the next trip.

“Its that time of year again, the start of summer here in the Southern Hemisphere. Which means i shall be making my annual migration to the northern Hemisphere for the start of winter on the other side of the world. I am planning to spend a month in Mexico at Peurto then on to California for the big wave season at mavericks after which i gonna be off to Hawaii for the late season there. I have been working with Cape Town Shaper Dutchie this year and am super stoked with the quiver we came up with for this winter. I asked Dutch to write a small piece on each board. If you are interested in getting a high quality long lasting board check out http://www.dutchie.co.za/. And thanks to Caleb Bjergfelt for the epic pics.

Frank and Duchie Stickering up the 8’6

Frank and Duchie Stickering up the 8’6

 

 

Model: GALJOEN – 5’9” x 20” x 2 3/8”
A short stumpy quad fish is a alternative board design in order to put the stoke back in your grovel sessions. Plenty of volume, super fun, fast and loose. Ride approximately 6-8” shorter than regular short board. For Frank we pulled the tail in order to maintain control in the barrel, the fins are also set straighter than usual!

From 8’6 TO 5’10. how can you know be jealous of this amazing Quiver.

 

Model: GOLDEN GORILLA – 6’2” x 18 ¾” x 2 3/8”
A thruster short board for medium large to large surfers looking for a High Performance board that is smooth and powerful on the rail, yet quick and responsive for modern explosive surfing. More volume and outline curve than your existing pro model with a hip pulling the tail in creating control for powerful surfing on the rail, a wide tail block and extra tail rocker still allows for explosive release of the lip. Flattened rocker and deepened concave for turbo like speed. Comes standard with squash tail. This is Frank’s go to board for good running waves.

Model: AK47 – 7’2” x 19” x 2 ¾”
Semi to big guns for waves in the 8-15ft range. This is the most reliable weapon built for improved paddling and control in heavy water conditions. 5 fin setup for playing with a multitude of fin options, Quad particularly good in the barrel. Usually in the 7’0 – 8’0 range. For Frank we put some extra meat under the chest to get him early as this board is designed for 10ft plus Puerto Escondido and Pipeline.

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Frothing for my up coming trip and so stoked to have good boards

Model: G5 – 8’6 x 20 3/8” x 3 ¼”
The paddle in gun for giant waves in the 20ft+ range. Reliable guns built for serious waterman. Improved paddling and control in heavy water conditions. Usually in the 9’0 – 10’0 range, 5 fin setup for playing with a multitude of fin options, Quad adding stability when needed. For this particular gun that is not designed for Dungeons or Waimea bay but instead for giant Puerto Escondido, we chopped the board down to a 8’6 in order the handle the hollow curve better and fit in”

Franks Sponsors

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Follow Frank Solomon over the upcoming big wave season. It’s going to be crazy.

Website: franksolomon.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Franksolomoncoza/116416001758133

 

Wakeboarder Profile: Jeanu du Plooy

Rider Profile

Jeanu du Plooy

Pictures: Claire Butler

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At only 15 years old Jeanu du Plooy is killing it on the water, behind a boat and on cable, with only a few contests under his belt, this kid is no stranger to the podium.

Jeanu just joined the Dirty Habits Boardriding team, we stoked to have him on the team. Keep an eye on the kid with the fro… big things to come.

 


 

Nationality: South Africa
Date of birth: 25 March 1997
Home Town: Somerset West
Started riding: 13 years old
Top Places to Ride: blue rock cable and warm baths and base 3
Favourite Rider: Tom Fooshee
Riding Tips: Believe in your self, commit to what you are doing and if you bale make sure to have it on camera….
Sponsors: Dirty Habits.
Gear: Liquid Force Tom Fooshee TEX board plus vantage bindings
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeanu.duplooy
 

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Jeanu du Plooy 1st Place at the Blue rock Ice Breaker Comp. Under 19’s

Video Of Jeanu riding at Blue With Dominik Reichmuth, Kyle Hecht-Wendt and Dean Craig Trollip

 

 

Photo’s by Claire Butler

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