Riding The Lakes Over The Ocean: Kiteboarding Faroe Island

Turquoise water, coconuts and palmtrees’s are trending. People flocking to paradise to fill their instagram feeds with smoothie breakfast bowls and bikini shots… Well, one thing was sure.. we wanted none of that!

The idea came about in Cape Town over summer, everyone was booking their tickets to Bali, Tarifa, Cabarete.. Don’t get me wrong, spending a week in boardies and a Bintang tank top is tempting, but we wanted something new, something real, something to remember… Continue Reading →

Graham Howes: Kitesurfing and Surfing Namibia

An African Winter

As winter approaches in Cape Town, I am repeatedly asked “So where in the world are you off to next?”. In the past there has always been a fantastical answer ‘Bali, Mauritius, Dubai”, somewhere tropical… This year my answer was simple and a lot less glamorous. Continue Reading →

Kiteboarder Nick Jacobsen Jumps off Burj Al Arab Hotel

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.

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Dirtiest Summer in Cape Town: Dirty Habits Latest Video

 

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 Drops New Swag

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.

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Dirty Habits Crew invited to Join Worlds Top Kiters in Red Bull King of The Air 2016

A handful of the Dirty Habits crew including founder Graham Howes and International sensation Nick Jacobsen, are amongst the list of the worlds top 24 riders to be invited to compete in the most extreme Kiteboarding contest, the 2016 Red Bull King of the Air.

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What really goes on with the Worlds best during Red Bull King of the Air

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

Episode 1 –

Dirty Habits King of the air Behind the scenes (DIRTY) from Dirty Habits on Vimeo.

Episode 2

Episode 3

Dirty Habits KOTA Filthy interview questions from Dirty Habits on Vimeo.

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Hannah Whiteley Video

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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”.

‘HANNAHLAND’ from Hannah Whiteley on Vimeo.

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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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Hannah would like to thank her sponsors for making her adventures and achievements around the world possible: Best kiteboarding, Chiemsee, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge and Prolimit.

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Ozzie in Kiteboarding Muizenberg

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South Africa’s Top kiteboarder Oswald Smith busts out a quick kite sesh at one of his local spots, Muizenberg, Cape Town.

We can’t wait to see what he gets up to this summer in Cape Town.

Check it out and enjoy !

Oswald Smith Kiteboarding

Richard Branson and BEST buy the PKRA World Tour

 

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Richard Branson is preparing to buy the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA).
The Virgin mogul, a passionate and avid kiteboarder, has bought the rights of the PKRA World Tour, in an unusual joint-venture agreement with BEST Kiteboarding and the Spanish entrepreneur behind clothing company Zara.

According to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, the deal is sealed, and a new umbrella company will start controlling the PKRA World Tour at the end of August, when the Tarifa Pro Kite Tour 2014 runs in Spain.

Richard Branson is absolutely into kiteboarding. The 64-year-old businessman discovered the sport in the 21st century, but he rapidly helped boosting its growth with a series of spectacular events and moves.

He rode with naked models; he set Guinness World Records; he crossed the English Channel; he organized kite events in his Necker Island, and he lobbied for kiteboarding in the Olympic Games. Now, he’s taking one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in the world to the center stage of action sports.

The Professional Kiteboard Riders Association manages and runs the official world kiteboarding tour, as sanctioned by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), but it was not the first structure to control it. The Kiteboard Pro World Tour (KPWT) was the inaugural world tour circuit, but it was replaced in 2009 by the PKRA.

Richard Branson faces many challenges. Improving the competitive feel of the events, solidifying the kiteboarding classes, improving media coverage, broadcasting events online and increasing the prize money at each venue, are only a few goals that lie ahead.

It is rumored that the PKRA will add Big Air Contest to the circuit with a huge prize purse, with the Aim of taking kiteboarding to the masses. No one can argue that Red Bull has pulled off the hugely successful King Of the Air in Cape Town for the past 2 years. This event, along with the help of Ruben Lenten has been groundbreaking in creating a new generation of ‘Extreme Kiteboarders’.

It’s really exciting to see how the sport will evolve over the next 2 years, The kiteboarding revolution is out there. It’s time to fly.

Source: www.surfertoday.com

PKRA: www.prokitetour.com

 

 

BEST kiteboarding – Everyone Knows 2015

best kiteboardingThe Best team met up to celebrate the arrival of the new 2015 gear. Everybody knows that the Best characters like to shred their hearts out! Luckily one does recover fast when accommodated in beautiful locations so the team also had the power to party hard, go dirt biking, go-carting, speed boating, skating…
Filmed and edited by talented Mr. Miguel Willis
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Music by – Elementary Penguins – Everybody Knows My Name Especially On The Dance Floor
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Featuring the Best Team Riders bestkiteboarding.com/de/team/ and their new 2015 gear Ride.Best/2015

RIDE WITH US – Ride.Best/2015

Everybody Knows from Best Kiteboarding on Vimeo.

 

 

Like Oh… Kite and Cable Riding

An eye-catching journey to discover what South East Asia has to offer in Kite and Cable Riding. One insane trip, Dominique Granger and Colleen Carroll went on a true adventure where they later met up with friend, Paula Rosales.

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Kite and Cable Riding

SONG: Lorde – Million Dollar Bills

CAMERA: Colleen Carroll, Dominique Granger, Chris Simpson, Elke Venken, Maja Enander
EDIT: Colleen Carroll

THANK YOU: Camsur Watersports Complex, Oui Kite, Kite Cable Thailand, Willy Kerr, Paula Rosales, Bahari Beach Resort
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The FreeRide Project 2 – A Proper Kiteboarding movie

The “FreerRide” project is an idea that started in 2011. Four riders from different brands started traveling together and filming how they wanted the sport to look and be represented.

 

The FreeRide Project 2 - Kiteboarding

Four riders quoted saying, this is a no-mess, un-brand motivated representation of what we want kiteboarding to be and what it means to us as we travel to some of the best spots and biggest wakestyle events throughout the year, to just have fun and ride!

This video goes to South Africa, Greece, Cape Hatteras, Egypt and Russia, with some kiteboarding and wakeboarding action in each spot.

Sit back and enjoy, the video will be available for free download soon. The idea being that you can burn your own DVD/movie, share it at home or play it in your shops!! Spread the word!!

A big THANKS to all involved who made this possible and helped us along the way! The KiteLauncher!!

Riders:
Tom Court
Sam Light
Aaron Hadlow
James Boulding

Edit: Ripslix – Tom Court – ripslix.co.uk/

Music: Original Soundtrack from Joe Publik, Born Ina Barn and Rustik Records
NEW ALBUM COMING SOON
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Other Tracks – The TrainSpotters – World Wide
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Link to FreeRide Project 1: vimeo.com/41314544

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Kitesurfer dies in Port Alfred, South Africa

At 17h06 on Tuesday the 8th of April, NSRI Port Alfred volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a kitesurfer in difficulty at Eastern Beach, Port Alfred in South Africa

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A NSRI Port Alfred volunteer sea rescue duty crew responded to the beach to find Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) efforts being performed by bystanders on a 66 year old local man.

The man had reportedly collapsed unconscious, suspected to be from unknown medical causes, while kite-surfing with his son and fellow kite-boarders and he had been brought to shore breathless and pulseless. CPR immediately commenced on the beach and the alarm was raised.

A past NSRI Port Alfred volunteer was amongst the kite boarders and he assisted with the CPR efforts.

On arrival on-scene our NSRI Port Alfred medics continued with CPR efforts and our local Multi-Security control room was instrumental in summoning additional emergency medical support to respond to the scene.

Guardmed ambulance services arrived and took over with advanced life support CPR which continued in the ambulance en route to hospital. Extensive CPR efforts were continued in hospital but sadly, after all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted, the man was declared deceased by doctors.

Sincerest condolences are expressed to the family.

Dirty Habits would also like to Thank the NSRI, (National Sea Rescue Institute)

The Sea Rescue is the charity that saves lives on South African waters.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is run by 940 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.

Donations and sponsorships cover our annual running cost of R27.5m

So please donate to this charity, you never know when you’ll be the one getting rescued.

http://www.nsri.org.za/

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The Road North (Kiteboarding New Zealand)

Kiteboarding New Zealand
James Boulding, Jamie Barrow and Keahi De Aboitiz teamed up with Anders Krüger and Dan Max to document this voyage of discovery through 15,000 km of coastline in the North Island of Aotearoa, known locally as the land of the long white cloud.

FILMED & EDIT: Anders Krüger
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: Jamie Barrow & James Boulding
PHOTOGRAPHY: Dan Max (maxy.co.nz/)
TRACK LIST: soundcloud.com/cabrinhafilms/sets/the-road-north
RIDERS: Keahi de Aboitiz, Jamie Barrow, James Boulding
GEAR: Switchblade, Chaos, Drifter, Contra, Custom, Custom CBL, Skillit

Sponsors:
Tourism New Zealand
Jucy Campervans
Skydive Bay Of Islands
Dive Tutukaka
AJ Hackett Auckland Bridge Bungy
Agroventures
Te Puia
Ogo
Kaitiaki Adventures Rafting

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Dirty Habits Freeride summer teaser

Well in case you missed the boat. This is how The Crew at Dirty Habits does summer.

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Amongst the Chaos this summer and all the international legends visiting The Dirty Habits crib, including Nitro Circus’ Erik Roner, Wake legends Shawn Watson and Kevin Henshaw, World champ freestyle paraglider Marvin Ogger, extreme kiters Ruben Lenten, Robbie Naish… we also had had Freeride Project and Riplslix Productions founder Tom Court spend the summer with us along with Crane jumper, Nick Jacobsen. Between the 3 boys including Mr. Dirty Habits Graham Howes, 3 very different projects began to merge into one common idea, The quest for epicness. and although the lines are still blurred between our different lives existing at other parts of the world, one thing remains certain. we sure as hell are having a good time. Here is the evidence. the teaser… just the tip of the iceburg.

Vid by Ripslix production – Tom Court

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Tom Court:

“So this winter I decided to hit the Cape Town kite scene again, after filming a section of the #freerideproject 2 (coming soon) here last year I couldn’t resist going back again. Heading out to roll with Dirty Habits crew (Graham Howes, Nick Jacobsen) and get the full CT experience…
Also catching up with Aaron Hadlow, The North team, riding some sessions with Craig Cunningham and generally getting up to some FreeRide Project kiteboarding fun!
Keep your eyes peeled for the web cuts that are coming soon from this Cape Summer.”

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Distinction, Pure wakestyle with Sam Light and Alex Fox

Wakestyle now, is a term thrown around pretty loosely these days in kiteboarding, which is unusual because as recently as two years ago, it was a term that essentially only referred to about %1 of the kiteboarding population. However with the recent emergence of bindings on the world tour, you see more and more people throwing that word around. It seems now as if almost all the top pros fall into the same category, what follows can be considered the distinction… In Patrick Wieland’s new short film “Distinction” produced by Mauicio Abreu, riders Alex Fox and Sam Light establish the standard and return the word “wakestyle” to its original roots.

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Distinction from Slingshot Kite on Vimeo.

Sam Light

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Alex Fox

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The Kite Show Episode 12

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Ruben Lenten joins the show as guest host to help us round up our top web videos of 2013. We bring you the highlights of the climax to the PKRA and KSP World Championships. Bas Koole starts his technique series taking you up to the S-bend, beginning this episode with the hooked-in front roll. Sam Light launches our Slingshot Vision board competition. Ruben Lenten tells us about extreme big air in Mystic Moments. Tom Court breaks news of Freeride Project 2 and we present our special Go Pro action compilation featuring clips from our viewers and pros. Someone has won a Go Pro – find out who at the end of the show!

Don’t forget to download The Kite Show app or subscribe to their podcast by searching the app store or iTunes!

Episode 12 with guest host, Ruben Lenten from The Kite Show on Vimeo.

Red Bull King of the Air Rider Interviews

Dirty Habits crew and King of the Air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree

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Dirty Habits crew and King of the air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree. Questions: What do you love about Cape Town? What do you hate about Cape Town? Blondes or Brunettes? What would you do if you won R1 000 000? What song describes your riding style? Boobs or Bums? What trick is gonna win Red Bull King of the Air? Black or white? Red Bull King of the Air Podium, excluding you? Do you ever pee sitting down? If you had to get rid of 1 sport which one would it be? Dirty Habits crew and King of the air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree, Follow us for more Dirtyness Website: http://dirtyhabits.org intagram: @Dirtyhabitsmag Twitter: @Dirtyhabitsmag Facebook: Facebook.com/dirtyhabitsmagazine Dirty Habits crew and King of the air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree. Questions: What do you love about Cape Town? What do you hate about Cape Town? Blondes or Brunettes? What would you do if you won R1 000 000? What song describes your riding style? Boobs or Bums? What trick is gonna win Red Bull King of the Air? Black or white? Red Bull King of the Air Podium, excluding you? Do you ever pee sitting down? If you had to get rid of 1 sport which one would it be? @grahamhowes @nick_jacobsen Filmed: Nick Jacobsen Edited: Koen van Herk Song: Für Hildegard von Bingen Thanks to Mystic House Cape Town Concept: @candacejaneliu @followthefish – Paul fisher Follow us for more Dirtyness intagram: @Dirtyhabitsmag Twitter: @Dirtyhabitsmag Facebook: Facebook.com/dirtyhabitsmagazine @grahamhowes @nick_jacobsen Filmed: Nick Jacobsen Edited: Koen van Herk Song: Für Hildegard von Bingen Thanks to Mystic House Cape Town Concept: @candacejaneliu @followthefish – Paul fisher Follow us for more Dirtyness intagram: @Dirtyhabitsmag Twitter: @Dirtyhabitsmag Facebook: Facebook.com/dirtyhabitsmagazine