Wakeboarder: Ian Curry-Lindahl VIDEO

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Photo: STVii Photography

Photography: STVii Photography

Dirty Habits team rider Ian Curry-Lindahl from Bussels has been hanging out at Hip-notics cable park in Turkey gfor the pass week. We got found this video in our inbox this morning and couldn’t think of a better way to start the week.

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Name: Ian Curry-Lindahl
Date of birth: 29/07/1988
Nationality: Belgian
Hometown: Brussels
Profession: Graphic designer
Homespot: The spin cable park
Sponsor: Dirty Habits, BROY
Riding since: 2009
Favorite food: Italian
Favorite band: Radiohead
Favorite movie: Seven / Lucky number slevin / …
Best trick: toe FS 720 / S-blind
Favorite trick: indy glide
Favorite spot: Cape Town South Africa / the spin
Most inspiring rider: Dane reynold / Aaron Hadlow / every good snowboarder on a rail!
Hobbies: Kitesurfing / wakeboarding / football / ice hockey / snowboarding

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Photo: STVii Photography

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Antalya 2013 from ian Curry-Lindahl on Vimeo.

 

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Shawn Watson, Kevin Henshaw & Jimmy La Riche in Africa

The Past couple a days have been a mind shocker. StokeCity WakePark just through a massive wakeboarding event; Ticket2Ride

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

 

Kevin Henshaw. Photo: Bianca Asher

Kevin Henshaw. Photo: Bianca Asher

 

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.

 

Shawn Watson, Craig Egynburger & Graham Howes were responsible for this grand finale.

Shawn Watson, Craig Egyenburger & Graham Howes were responsible for this grand finale. thank to Liquid Force CT

 

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.

 

Jimmy La Riche.  Photo: Bianca Asher

Jimmy La Riche. Photo: Bianca Asher

 

Jimmy La Riche filming Kevin Henshaw Photo: Bianca Asher

Jimmy La Riche filming Kevin Henshaw Photo: Bianca Asher

 

Shawn Watson session after shark diving

Shawn Watson session after shark diving

 

Shawn Watson  photo: Bianca Asher

Shawn Watson photo: Bianca Asher

 

Liquid force Cape Town put on a huge display for the boys. Photo: Bianca Asher

Shawn Watson and the LF & Dirty Habits crew lit up the sky. Thanks to Liquid Force. Photo: Bianca Asher

 

Instagram: @shawnmwatson

Instagram: @shawnmwatson

 

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About to hop in the water with some big ass Great White Sharks

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Craig Egyenburger filming Jimmy. Photo: Niel Engelbrecht

Craig Egyenburger filming Jimmy. Photo: Niel Engelbrecht

Kevin warming up. Photo: Niel Engelbrecht

Kevin warming up. Photo: Niel Engelbrecht

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Dirty Habits showing the boys some ocean wild life

Dirty Habits showing the boys some ocean wild life

 

Jimmy La Riche

Jimmy La Riche

 

Kevin Henshaw Instagram: @kevinhenshaw

Shawn Watson instagram: @shawnmwatson

Jim La Riche instagram:  @jim_shot_it

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PHOTOGRAPHY:

Bianca Asher Photography

  Liquid Force / Dirty Habits

Dirty Habits and the crew will be releasing a movie of the boys trip to Africa, so follow us to stay tuned for more action:

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Get in touch with us if you planning a trip to Cape Town. Never a dull moment with Dirty Habits

 

SA Wakeboarder: Ange Schriber

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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

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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.

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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.

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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/

Facebook.com/AngelikaSchriber.com
Twitter: @Angeschribes
Instagram: @Angeschribes
Vimeo.com/AngelikaSchriber
YouTube: Angelika Schriber

Matti Buys: Wakeskate Video and Interview.

 

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Nationality: Proudly South African
Age: 22
Home Town: Benoni
Started ridng: when i was 15
Gear: Goodwood 102cm signature deck, Globe Motely Shoes
Top Places to Ride: Little Africa, Bryans house, Battle Falls, McCormicks and Stoke City
Favourite Moves: Nothing wrong with a straight kickflip
Favourite Rider: Dieter Humpsch       

Riding Tips: if it gets frustrating, just remember why you started, to have fun.
Other Dirty habits: Skateboarding is the only other major one i would consider as a habbit.
Sponsors: Goodwood Wakeskates, Fox Head Inc. Clothing,  Skullcandy earphones and Globe footwear.
Facebook: Matti Buys
Twitter: @MattiBuys
Instagram: MattiBuys

Pictures: Dale Nieuwstad

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Dirty Habits: You are currently in Orlando living and riding with SA home boy Dieter Humpsch at his home (Little Africa) in Florida, One of the best wakeskaters in the World. Tell us about more.

Matti: Its pretty nuts, im not going to lie. I cant believe how lucky i am not only to be staying with one of my favourite riders but also to be shown the ropes not only in wakeskating but also in life in general by him. i could’nt call a better place home than Little Africa while im in the US. i am super blessed.

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Dirty Habits: Seems like a insane set up at Dieters spot, with pool gap in the garden, a lake and a bunch of pro wakeskaters getting up to no good. Walk us through your average day at Little Africa.

Matti: Haha, well it will normally start off with Diets thinking up some creative way to wake us up like flying the RC helicopter into our window or setting Brutus on us, then we will start filling up the pools and get down to some breakfast, usually cookie crisp or something with peanut butter, after this we will assess the conditions and decide on what we want to ride, either boat, jet ski or the pool gap, some days we will head to Battle Falls or try and get some riding in at one of the cables, after a good midday set we will either head out to lunch or make something at home, this is generally where we discuss what our next rail or pool gap invention will look like, then we will have another set on one of the above options all depending on whether or not we have a typical Florida afternoon thundershower(hence how i found the time to answer this interview) after which we will probably head out to Lowes hardware to get some form of materials for a build or repair or just something to add to the aesthetics of Little Africa, then we will end off the day with some dinner and either a skate on the mini-ramp or some XBox in the garage.

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Dirty Habits: Wakeskating seems to be becoming a lot more popular now, with some sick events around the globe, and a solid wakeskate tour with some decent stops. Tell us about the wakeskate industry, and how we can grow it in SA.

Matti: The Wakeskate industry seems to be growing more and more by the year and with its diversity it really opens up a lot of doors for dfferent angles of attack, with the boat side, or jet ski riding as well as the winch and system 2.0 stuff seen on the wakeskate tour. i think everyone in SA is putting in some effort to do it, i just think the sport needs to be brought to the people more with proper, legit and safe contest set ups in Urban areas as well as near schools rather than out on a lake where exposure is limited.

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Dirty Habits: You’ve been riding with some of the best wakeskaters in the world this last month, tell us about the crew there and how it is influencing your riding and progression.

Matti: Most of the guys here are really cool and pretty much anyone you meet can really throw down on a, its been super fun to ride with some of the legends and also the newer guys who throw down. Seeing them ride infront of you defintely motivates you a lot more and gets you really excited to go out and learn something new.

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Dirty Habits: Tell us about wakeskating in SA, do you see it growing enough for there to be a pure wakeskate event. what would be the perfect wakeskate event?

Matti: we used to have ‘Welcome To Summer Jam’ which was a reallu amazing wakeskate only event in SA that i really felt was moving in the right direction as well as West Coast wakeskate Jam which was also really good. i truely believe that wakeboarding and wakeskating collaberated contests are neccesary but also the more wakeskate only contests we have the faster the sport will grow and the more wakeskate only groms we will produce.

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

Matti: i would just want more Wake The Line, Wakeskate Tour vibed contests as opposed to that of the usual federation affiliated contests. The federation contests are neccessary no doubt, but i dont feel that they appeal to spectators as much of say Ultimate X does.

 

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Big Up to Matti’s mentor Dieter Humpsch (Pictured), he’s taken a lot of SA wake crew under his wing.. and his couch

Dirty Habits: What are your plans for the rest of the year

Matti: i land back home on the 5th of September and then the following weekend the Cable Tour starts again in Joburg, followed by a few more events in September that i would like to go to. i was looking forwards to spending a couple weeks in Cape Town shredding the cable and possibly winching during the end of September to the beginning of October but certain circumstances may have caused these plans to change. Other than that i would like to do a few more wakeskating related road trips as well as just hanging out with everyone back home for our summer and comp season. i would definitely like to release a few more web clips as the years goes by.

VIDEO: Matti Buys

Matti Buys 2013 from craig eygenberger on Vimeo.

Edited by : Craig Eygenberger (Eggburger)
instagram: @craig_wake

 

Dirty Habits: Shout out?

Matti: Mom and Dad and the whole family, Diets, Victoria, Salem, Marley and Brutus. Dyl and Craig for sifting through footage, Craig for putting up with me, Anthony, Arno, 2-Step, Dale, Dev, Bryan, the Peaches, Ryan, Jono, Matt and Dorin, Clayton and Daniel and Dustin, Phiko, Hailey and Ryan and anyone else who has ever filmed for me, lifted me, drove for me and operated for me

www.goodwoodwakeskates.com

www.foxhead.com

www.globe.tv

www.skullcandy.com

 

Shawn Watson 2013

Pimpin ain’t easy, but someone’s gotta do it.

the Boss just dropped his new video.

Shawn Watson gets ready for wakeboarding a little different from most. But when it’s time to jump in, he doesn’t hold back.

Video from: LiquidForceFilms.com
Produced: Collin Harrington

Girls: Melanie Ryann Kayla Fitz Jolyne Lowery Brandyce Aileva

 

Shawn Watson’s Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shawn-Watsons-Fan-Page/329856630855

Candice and Sean Bacon – Winter Wakeboarding

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
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Facebook: facebook.com/AddictedZen

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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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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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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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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.

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Reed Hansen We Live

reed hansen we live


Reed Hansen “Big Chief” is living on a nother level, between drifting the ol’ el camino on the back roads of Groveland, catching some gators during the night, shooting guns with the boys, or just finding those couple epic winch spots all in one day… Reed is your man.



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Directed by:

Ryan Marcus/Elley Norman



Edit/Camera:

Ryan Marcus



Additional Cinematography:

BFY productions

Director/Director of Photography: Sean Kilgus

Camera: Tony Augustinack

Camera/Timelapse: Ryan Brien



Music:

Legendary Shack Shakers

”Dump Road Yodel”

Agridustrial

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Awakening: Cape Town crew vs Joburg crew.

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The Cape Town wakeboarding crew put out a challenge to the Jozi crew…the best edit will win bragging rights! The edit needed to showcase the lives of the guys & gals in SA who love to spend their AWAKE time riding.  Driven by a passion to find water, and use it in innovative, somewhat crazy ways….the 2 clips are the results of their collective sessions, from the Mother City to The City of Gold.

Now you get to choose who gets the bragging rights, please share it #AWAKENING

Your vote is your entry for some LF Swag and one lucky voter will be the proud owner of a 2013 LF FLX board valued at R6900.00.  Please ensure you insert your correct e-mail address.  Winners will be selected randomly.

Cape Town Vid.

Joburg Vid

 

Click on this link to vote & enter.

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Red Bull: Night wake shoot, flashes and lights

Red Bull Illume: Snap – Motion to Light

night wake shoot

The boundaries dividing sport and art are blurred in this mix between Red Bull and Snap! Orlando. Mike Dowdy, Adam Errington, and Dallas Friday strap lights to their wake boards and join with light painter, Patrick Rochon, in an effort to capture the inherent emotion and creativity of athleticism.

Red Bull Illume: Snap – Motion to Light a Wakeboarding video by redbull

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Bacon

 

 

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

 

Sponsors

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.

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Dylan Mitchell wake movie

Dylan Mitchell just dropped his latest wake edit. And it doesn’t get much better than this. Feature SA wakeskate Dale Nieuwstad shredding on his own private lake.

Filmed by Jose Gonzalez Venezolion: Venezolion Photography

 

South Africa full video from VENEZOLION on Vimeo.

 

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.

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

 

sky keller

sky keller

 

graham howes

Graham Howes

 

Candice Bacon

Candice Bacon

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Bryan Loggenberg

Wakeskater Bryan Loggenberg sea-doo edit

It’s always nice finding some local steez in our mailbox in the morning.

Bryan Loggenberg – “The weather has been awesome the last few weeks and i took full advantage, filming a couple of sets behind the sea-doo with the gopro. iv got a hd version but its too big to upload to my budget vimeo account so i lowered the quality a bit…thanks to nic, gav and vleis for the help! check it!”

PALLETS – Wake video

So you thought you’d need a ton of cash to build mean kickers and rails… well, it turns out that you just need to be a Badass rider and smash some old stacked up wooden pallets… like a boss!

<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/51081408?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0″ width=”500″ height=”281″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/51081408″>PALLETS</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user654019″>Andrew Adams</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

 

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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