Dirty Habits Halloween Kite Jam

Dirty Habits hosted the 1st annual Halloween Kite Jam, Downwinder in Cape Town.

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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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Wake the Goon, SA’s 1st wakeskate winch event

© Daniel Deak Bardos/Red Bull Content Pool

© Daniel Deak Bardos/Red Bull Content Pool

Wake the Goon is a wake skating event which will be held at the La Mercy Lagoon.


Where: Durban, La Mercy Lagoon

Troy and his crew have been wake skating the La Mercy Lagoon for the past year and this sport has been shown a lot of interest from fellow wake skaters and spectators alike.

This event will showcase some of SA’s most talented Wake Skaters – where these athletes will battle it out on various obstacles to win the R5,000 prize purse and be crowned champion.

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Wakeskater: Matti Buys | Photo: © Kolesky/Nikon/Red Bull Content Pool

Thanks to Red Bull for making this event habppen.

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453988831523212/


el Jimador Surf Classic this weekend.


el Jimador Tequila, in partnership with Zigzag and Mahala, will be hosting the very first Agave Surf Classic at Big Bay, Blouberg, Cape Town between 24 – 31 May. The premium 100% agave tequila has teamed up with local shaper Ian Armstrong and carpenter Jason Hayes to produce five unique agave surfboards, which contestants will have the opportunity to ride and if they do well, stand a chance to win and keep forever!

The event has a waiting period and will run on June 7th and promises to be an action-packed day in the best surf possible, ending with the after party at the local beach bar, Boardhouse.

Anyone over 18 years of age can enter, so if you’re amped on alternative surfboards (and good times) then the Agave Surf Classic is not to be missed. Contestants need to be at the beach by 9:00am to sign-up, while spectators are in for a treat as they watch the wave warriors shred these original wooden sleds. And then there’s the after party!
Master craftsman, Ian Armstrong, has already taken care of R&D, so the boards should be ready to fly.

Follow #AgaveSurfComp to stay in tune.

Talented Cape Town shaper, Dutchie, inspected one of the agave boards at the opening function.

Check out the video below, which shows the craftmanship and steps that are required to make one of these beautiful agave wood surfboards.


Dirty Habits visit Madagascar.

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.

kitesurf madagascar battle of the bays tour to the island of Madagascar with the graham howes and the dirty habits crew
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.

Dirty Habits RCM Battle of the Bay kiteboarding contest and exploration trip organized my Mad Power Events.

Film Produced, edited, filmed by Louis Larsen.

2014 Madagascar Kitesurfari coming up in September. More info:

Mada Power Events: https://www.facebook.com/madapowerevents27
Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/RcmKiteContest
Shakaloho Guest House: https://www.facebook.com/ShakalohaGuestHouse
RCM: https://www.facebook.com/ryancapmada

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Call of Duty is the newest sport at the X Games

Call of Duty - X Games

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.

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Life is full of events – Make them great with GYBE Event Tents

Whether you are at a big event, on the move or just having a nice day at the beach, the GYBE Event Tents is the perfect solution. This season the GYBE Event Tents is use in the event in South Africa.

GYBE Event Tents

GYBE Event Tents is easy to use, fast to rig and you can put it anywhere. Also with a complete digital printing combination to allow business or brand stand out wherever you are.

Our tents are made with the highest quality standard and are inspired by the sports that we love.

Check our website: gybe-design.com

Filmed/Edit: Tom Court –Ripslix.co.uk
Big thanks to bebeach.com – Sophie Mathews

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Dirty Habits Wake & Beer Fest results and pics

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.


  1. Jacques Labuschagne – Liquid Force

  2. Marius Tequila Labuschagne – Liquid Force
  3. Stuart Gutridge. Hyperlite

  4. Jeanu Du PlooyCNTRL


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(1) Jacques Labuschagne – Liquid Force (2) Marius Labuschagne – Liquid Force (3) Stuart Gutridge – Hyperlite              (4) Jeanu Du Plooy – CNTRL


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The Judge – Craig Eygenberger



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William ‘Rikkets’ & Jenz Henriksen kept the crowd and riders pumped all day. bigup’s boys.


Jacques Labuschagne

Jacques Labuschagne


wakepark cape town

Thanks to Endless summer beach house for the SUP’s and fun activities




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Stuart Gutridge

dirty habits playground

Dirty Habits Party Island


craig eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger Has already qualified for the 2014 Ultimate X Games, so he helped with the judging

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Marius Labuschagne


cape town cable park

Johnno Scholte (SLINGSHOT) pro kiteboarder from the Netherlands also joined the event for a bit of fun.


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Stuart Gutridge tweakin some big move’s off the spine kicker



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.

Follow: Dirty Habits Playground on FB to stay uptodate with events and contests.

Thanks To The Endless Summer Beachhouse for the always bringing a good vibe to a party.

and Solid Air Ride Systems Bringing wakeboarding to your backyard.



 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

SA Boat Champs Stop 3: Cape Town Results & Pics

The 2013 SA Wakeboaridng and wakeskate Champs Stop 3 went down this weekend at Rietvlei in Cape Town this weekend, the condition were super tough with gusts of over 35knots blasted riders side on and almost flattened the wake at times. Despite these gnarly conditions and surviving on the water everyone was throwing down hard. Thanks to all the sponsors and everyone involved. Sunburn, windburn and big smiles all around.

Pictures:  Bianca Asher Photography / Dirty Habits



Dirty Habits own, Graham Howes did a kite demo between runs.


Dirty Habits Kite Demo – Graham Howes








Craig Eygenberger



Craig Eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger


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Shaun Faccio








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SA Pro Wakeboard and Wakeskate Tour Stop 3 SA Champs Results ::

WAKESKATE Open Final: Saturday Final

Bryan Loggerenberg, Dale Nieuwstad, Matti Buys

1 Bryan Loggerenberg 2 Dale Nieuwstad 3 Matti Buys

1 Bryan Loggerenberg 65.2 67.1
2 Dale Nieuwstad 63.2 65.2
3 Mattie Buys 67 64.7
4 Darren Turner 62.5 58.9
5 Brandon Stuart 51.5 56.9
6 Sean Bacon 49.8 52.8
7 Chris Rodgers 60.5 49.9

Ladies Final: (Open ) Saturday Final

1 Melissa Colborne, 2 Candice Bacon, 3 Courtney Scholtz

1 Melissa Colborne, 2 Candice Bacon, 3 Courtney Scholtz

1 Melissa Colborne 60 75
2 Candice Bacon 56 50
3 Courtney Scholtz 32 35

Masters Final: ( 30 years and over )

Jono Joseph, Justin Selby, Darryn Ridgway

1 Jono Joseph, 2 Justin Selby, 3 Darryn Ridgway

1 Jono Joseph 71 75
2 Justin Selby 63 52
3 Darryn Ridgway 55 48


Pro Men Final: Saturday Final

Shaun Faccio

Shaun Faccio

1 Shaun Faccio 62 56
2 Dylan Mitchell 65 54
3 Ryan Durham 35 48
4 Craig Eygenberger 50 41
5 Andrew Bourne 38 30

Junior Men Final: (18 and under) Saturday Final

Dean Trollip, Marius Labuschagne, Travis Pienaar

1 Dean Trollip, 2 Marius Labuschagne, 3 Travis Pienaar

1 Dean Trollip LCQ’s 50
2 Marius Labuschagne 38 45
3 Travis Pienaar 32 44
4 Louis Schutte 35 30
5 Chris Colborne 29 29
6 Keenan Pilley LCQ’s 28

14:00 Open men Final: Saturday Final

Wian Marais, Shaun Meredith, Chris Rodgers

1 Wian Marais, 2 Shaun Meredith, 3 Chris Rodgers

1 Wian Marais 55 50
2 Shaun Meredith 45 38
3 Chris Rodgers 46 30

Boys Final: ( 9-14 ) Saturday Final

1 Jacques Labuschagne, 2 Keegan McDonough, 3 John McDonough.

1 Jacques Labuschagne, 2 Keegan McDonough, 3 John McDonough.

1 Jacques Labuschagne 16 20
2 Keegan McDonough 3 6
3 John McDonough 6 4
4 Daniel Human 2 3
5 Finn McDonough 5 2
Novice Final: Saturday Final
1 Glen Watling 13 14
2 Brandon Scheepers 15 12
3 Marc Avella 11 10
4 Adrian Geyer 16 9
5 Reinard Schuhknecht LCQ 8
6 Jamie Chemelli LCQ 6

11:00 Girls Final: ( 9-14 ) Saturday Final
1 Micaela Wiseman (8) 11 9
2 Kaylen Shelton 13 4
3 Coral Du Preez 8 3

11:30 WAKESKATE Novice Final: Saturday Final
1 Jacques Labuschagne 38 42.5
2 Austin Stuart 30 40
3 Shaun Meredith 25 27.5
4 Jono Joseph 24 25
5 Jess Nieuwstad 28 22.5



1. Boating International.
2. Malibu, 22MXZ.
3. Burn Industries.
4. Monster Energy.
5. CWB Board Co.
6. Billabong.
7. Sport Unlimited.
8. Liquid Adrenaline Magazine.
9. Leisure Boating Magazine.
10. Milnerton Aquatic Club.
11. Touareg. Tents
12. Officials.
13. Judges
14. Riders.

Keep up With the Tour, Upcoming events and rider profiles with

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Red Bull King of the Air is a GO for this SUNDAY, 3 FEB 2013

This afternoon Ruben Lenten hit the water for a pre-event session just as the Cape Town sun was setting

As charts and websites are confirming the possibility to have great weather and wind conditions for the coming weekend, this is your “OFFICIAL CALL” for the Red Bull King of the Air 2013.
With a cold-front hitting the cape peninsula on saturday night the expectations are to have “proper southerly wind” starting form the late morning of Sunday 03 Feb, sharply increasing to 30/35 knots during the day. Together with a long period moderate swell to complete the right ingredients for “perfect” conditions.
ruben leaves slingshot and joins best kiteboard

Image: (c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool)



(c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool)


The King of the air takes this home


(c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool)


Pictures from Redbull.co.za images (c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool)

more info on redbullkingoftheair.co.za


Red Bull King of the Air Green Light – Sunday 3rd Feb


The World’s top Kiteboarders to descend on Cape Town for Red
Bull King of the Air 2013


“Green” light for the Red Bull King of the Air 2013.
As charts and websites are confirming the possibility to have great weather and wind conditions for the coming weekend, this is your “OFFICIAL CALL” for the Red Bull King of the Air 2013.
With a cold-front hitting the cape peninsula on saturday night the expectations are to have “proper southerly wind” starting form the late morning of Sunday 03 Feb, sharply increasing to 30/35 knots during the day. Together with a long period moderate swell to complete the right ingredients for “perfect” conditions.
Get Down to Big Bay on Sunday 03, for the Biggest and most extreme Kite comp in history.
Press Release.

The much anticipated return of Red Bull King of the Air has seen kiteboarders the world over doing
anything to get their hands on an entry. Sixteen of the world’s best as well as eight wildcards have
been selected to compete.

CAPE TOWN (South Africa) Red Bull King of the Air returns to the fore after an eight year
hiatus since the last running of the event in Maui, USA and wind patterns are currently
looking favourable for the window period of 1 – 15 February at Big Bay, Blouberg on Cape
Town’s coastline.

Sixteen invited kiteboarders from around the world will be joined by eight wildcards.

Included in the lineup are extreme kiteboarder Ruben Lenten (NED), compatriot and
world number 1 in 2012 Youri Zoon (NED), Lewis Crathern(UK), who recently jumped over the Brighton and Worthing piers, and local wildcard Oswald Smith who goes into the competition having just won SA Champs.

The judging panel consisting of fearless female kiteboarder Susi Mai, editor of Kiteworld
Magazine and presenter of ‘The Kite Show’ Jim Gaunt and South African original Red Bull
King of the Air alumnus Greg Tijsse will be watching the water to gauge height, style and
creativity each kiteboarder executes their movement with.

Local wildcard Graham Howes. Photo: Craig Kolesky/Nikon/Red Bull Content Pool

The newly developed ‘flag out’ competition format is unlike any others – it gives each
kiteboarder the opportunity to pull their best moves and score high. Four riders hit the water
wearing different colour rash vests that matching a corresponding flag on the beach. After
an allocated time, the rider with the lowest score will be flagged out (flag will be lowered) and
must leave the water. The last man standing is the winner.

The event will also feature the godfather of wind-based watersports Robby Naish who will be
in Cape Town to put the title hopefuls through their paces in the lead up to the event. Robby
has multiple World Titles across windsurfing and kiteboarding disciplines and still competes
internationally, at the tender age of 49.

Photo: JD Photofairy: Red Bull Content Pool

The Invited Kiteboarders

Ruben Lenten (NED) Redbull Extreme Kiteboarder.
Kevin Langeree (NED) 2009 World Champion
Youri Zoon (NED) 2011/2012 World Champion
Nick Jacobsen (DEN) Crane Jumper
Billy Parker (USA)
Sam Light (GBR)
Lewis Crathern (GBR) Brighton/Worthing Pier jumper
Kevin de Smidt (NED) Redbull Boven N.A.P winner
Steven Akkersijk (NED) Redbull Boven N.A.P winner
Jesse Richman (USA)
Tom Court (GBR)
Luke Whiteside (GBR)
Gianni Aragno (ESP)
Shawn Richman (USA)
Luke McGillewie (RSA)
Reno Romeu (BRA)

The Wildcards

Sam Medysky (CAN)
Oswald Smith (RSA)
Johnno Sholte (NED)
Andries Fourie (RSA)
Graham Howes (RSA)
Jandre Fraser (RSA)
Alan Steele (RSA)
Nicolas Falcou (FRA)

Local Bruce Gonlag. Photo: Nick Muzik/Red Bull Content Pool

Follow Red Bull King of the Air:
Twitter: @RedBullZA (#RedBullKingoftheAir)

The Boardhouse skate, surf & beach bar opening in Cape Town

Dirty Habits is stoked to announce that The Boardhouse surf, kite, skate and beach bar is opening this friday 19 Oct in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town.

The Boardhouse is a unique concept that will finally give us boardrider’s a place to call home. It’s a Surf Bar with an indoor skatepark, coffee/breakfast bar that is geared to host events and parties for all the local surfers, kiters, wakeboarders, windsurfers SUPers and skaters.

Dirty Habits and The Boardhouse will be joining forces to bring you the best and biggest events, theme nights, parties and boardriding competitions  in Cape Town.

Some of the events will we will be throwing this summer include:

  • Big Air kiteboarding series
  • Hidden Lines Movie premiere, Hosted with 2 World Champs Youri Zoon & Kevin Langeree with Nick Jacobsen
  • Opening Season Party (Nov. 2)
  • Boardriding Movie Premiere’s
  • Skate demo’s and jams sessions with SA’s tops skaters
  • Hip Hop Karaoke nights
  • And sooooo much more…

Join The Boardhouse and Dirty Habits for the Pre Opening of Cape Towns’ first board riders club.

*** The pre-opening will kick-off at  18:00 with a skateboard downwind session from the Milnerton Lighthouse (Woodbridge Island) to the new Boardhouse in Boubergstrand beachfront

Location: 12 Marine Circle, Bloubergstrand, Table View – (Opposite the entrance of Primi)

The Boardhouse Pre-opening event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/447565321961996

The Boardhouse Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBoardHouseCapeTown

Dirty Habits on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Dirtyhabitsmagazine



See you Friday






The Bronks Rail Smash up

A Wakeboard Rail event “with a difference” on 13 October 2012

Running for the second year, the biggest Rail Contest with the top 10 – 15 most stylish Rail Contest Riders our Country has to offer such as Dylan Mitchel(SA no.1), Devon Nassif, Kyle Hecht-Wendt and many more…

Big sponsors to sponsor the day such as Ronix Wakeboards, Wake to Wake, Monster Energy, Yamaha SA, RB10, Protia Hotel and much more…

Our Vision – We are Taking Wakeboarding to a Digital Audience. We will be filming the event from every angle with 4-7 Go Pros and at least two HD Cameras and two action photographers. All videos and images will be professionally edited (with branding) and posted to the web including, Wake to Wake (SA’s largest waterski online shop) and dedicated You Tube and Vimeo sites.

* A rail only Contest (only one of its kind in SA)
* 22m Long Rooftop
* 3 Heats – 5 riders each heat
* Finals = 6 riders HEAD TO HEAD
* Night Time Pool Gap

* Andre De Villiers ( Barefoot Freestyle World Champ) Farm at Bronkhorstspruit
* River Bank Seating for spectators
* Boats allowed
* Saturday night Party _ Bring your own “Tjop n Dop”
* DJ and Music available

No Entrance Fee asked…..

For More Details Contact:
Andre De Villiers
082 300 2017

Shaun van Rooyen
082 779 0388


Daze at sea: Surf movie SA premiere

Daze at Sea premiering around SA in august.
Get your ass to one of these evening. Black Label, giveways and good times.
What better reason do you need?

At Sea – Movie Trailer 2

A new surf flick – Presented by Billabong™

Check out this quick preview of what is coming…

Surfers: Jack Freestone, Ryan Callinan, Peterson Crisanto, Ian Gentil & more. Shot and directed by Victor Pakpour.

Locations: France, South America, Hawaii, Indonesia, Australia


Attending? Daze at Sea Premiere event: https://www.facebook.com/events/318534901575566/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

7 July: Open Boat Riding Day at Rietvlei

Is Winter Getting you down, well then come down to and for a bit of boatriding behind a Proper wake boat.

This is an opportunity MB sports and Liquid Force are giving wakeboarders from cable or boat to ride boat. If you don’t own a boat, or want to learn new tricks come join us for a chilled relaxed time just cruising and RIDING. That’s the whole point of the day, to RIDE & HAVE FUN.

Liquid Force have even decided to contribute a few prizes that makes it fun and motivating to learn and progress. Prizes will be for most improved rider, and best trick of the day. BUT its not a competition. Like said above. Its a day that MB and Liquid Force want to give the riders, a opportunity to ride behind a world class wakeboarding boat and have fun.

Whats it gonna cost? A normal boat set costs about R250-R300 for 15min set. That’s pretty hard on the pocket. So we working on it been around R250-R300 for a day of riding. We will allocate slots to riders. We will have a coach there if you want to learn new tricks or just want some advice. We going to be having a braai as well and there will be a trampoline to keep you warmed up and training when you not riding.

DONT HAVE A WAKEBOARD? we will be providing boards for you to shred on.

The MB boat will be on display and in use, If you are interested in a boat, there’s no better time to see it in action.

The dates will be during the school holidays. We just want to see the numbers and who is wanting to join. Plz only confirm if you are interested, it makes the planning alot easier

Location, Milnerton Aquatic CLub, Bloubergstand.
See map.

Confirm on Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/399743830075810/

or Contact Craig Eygenberger: craig.eygenberger@facebook.com

Pics From The 2011 Ultimate X

Some Pictures Of the Wakeboarders shredding the rails at the 2011 Ultimate X, This event has the best Names of SA Wakeboarding, including Dylan Mitchell, Devon Nassif, and even a special guest, 5 times kiteboarding world champ, Aaron Haldow!

Dylan Mitchell

Devon Nassif


Aaron Hadlow

Craig Eygenberger

Aaron Hadlow, 5 times world champion

Aaron Hadlow, Redbull rider

Dylan Mitchell