Craig Eygenberger has been a massive part of Dirty Habits over the past years, full of energy, motivation, idea’s and motion. Without a crew of guys like him, Dirty Habits would just be a cool name. oh and he is ok on a wakeboard.
Check his latest vid from his trip to Thai Wakepark
Dirty Habits and Solid Air have just finished the Twin Tower Wakeboard rail park in Cape Town, and the Hillcrest quarry
Before it opens to the public Dylan Mitchell, Jacques Labuschagne and Graham Howes put it through the test.
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About the Dirty Habits Playground:
The exclusive rail park has opened in Cape Town, 15 minutes from Bloubergstrand on the way to Durbanville in the Wine Valley
Location: Hillcrest Wine Estate 33° 49′ 32″ S 18° 35′ 21″ E
Durbanville, M13 Tygerberg Valley Rd
Graham Howes: 076 404 5852
The Dirty Habits Wakepark opening Day was a massive success, we had over 300 people Visiting and hanging out at the Park, and 74 People Wakeboarding, 0ver 60 of those people had never tried wakeboarding before.
So we are so stoked to see how many young groms are hooked on wakeboarding!
Thanks for all the support! There was an amazing vibe at the park, with the crowd cheering on the beginners getting up for the 1st time as much as they were cheering for guys landing 540’s for the 1st time.
The Dirty Habits Playground will be open Tuesdays – Sunday
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For more info check out Dirtyhabits.com/playground
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Dirty Habits and Solid Air have just finished the Twin Tower Wakeboard rail park at the Hillcrest Quarry.
The exclusive rail park has opened in Cape Town, 15 minutes from Bloubergstrand on the way to Durbanville in the Wine Valley
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The rail park is ideally situated in a quarry with 100m high cliffs surrounding it, blocking the predominant South East summer winds.
The water is warm with a huge grass beach, braai facilities, a bar, good fishing with Trout, Carb and Bass, and an chill island that lies alongside the cable and obstacles.
The Twin Tower System (Solid Air Ride System) is the best way to hit rails and kickers, as no other towing device can give you the same amount of time on the obstacles. When you fall, you get picked up instantly and can try that trick again. The turns at each end are quicker than a boat, jet ski or lap of a full cable and allow you to hit the same rail over 30 times in a ten minute session!
No more swimming to the shore and then walking back to the dock.
Learning to Wakeboard and Kiteboard
Ideal for beginners to learn wakeboard and kiteboarding water starts as you . The cable can be stopped when the rider falls and returned back to the rider to attempt the water start again at their own pace. it’s also simulates a kite boarding waterstart as the cable is at a very high angle similar to that of a kite.
The main aim of this cable is to build an advanced rail park to run pro wake events along with the quarry’s mainstream events which they host there, including international artist, DJ’s transparties, beach parties, beer fests, jazz days and more.
As this is a new project and intended to grown and support the industry, these Rates are Valid until 1 December 2014 Only and will be adjusted after the month trial period.
Group bookings 10am – 4pm
You will have the whole cable park exclusively for your group for the hour.
1 hours = R500 (3 or 4 riders per hour recommended, Max 5 riders)
Day Booking 10:00 – 16:00 (Book the cable for your private group)
Weekday – R3000
Weekend – R5000 (subject to other event commitments)
Members Freeride session. From 4-6pm
SILVER Temporary members card: R700 – 10 sessions = (R70 per ride)
*Membership valid until 30 March 2014 or until sessions are used up.
*Limited number of memberships
R25 entrance fee
*prices subject to change without prior notice.
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Situated on the Hillcrest Quarry
Check these animals (The Big Five) going wild while doing all the activities that are being organised by the team of ‘High Five’, like kiteboarding, surfing, skateboarding, SUP, mountain biking, scuba diving, freediving, paragliding, bungee jumping, sky diving, sealsnorkling and wake boarding!
So you could spent your entire holiday in Cape Town searching for the ‘Big Five’..
Or you could enjoy your trip while experiencing life with ‘High Five, Kite Surfschool & Adventures’!
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Nic van Graan
Jan Jaap Zwart
Rene ‘Sky’ Keller
Rosa de Mooy
Book your activities and come and stay at one of our Surf hostels at the beach in Cape town, South Africa;
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High Five Kitesurf School & Adventure centre
68 Beach Boulevard
7441 Bloubergstrand, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0) 729027899 / +27 (0) 845543262 (S.A.)
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Christophe Tack (Belgium) and good friend of ours has just won the PKRA Kiteboarding World Title.
What Christophe had to say about his win, “Since I was a kid, I wanted to become World Champion one day. I worked hard for it and today that dream became reality! I am truly stoked and greatfull for having my family, friends, supporters and of course sponsors supporting me and making this possible!
So big thanks to all of you; Liquid Force Kites, Red Bull and Mystic!
Dream big, work had, get out in the Jungle and make your dreams come true!”
Christophe has ridden like a machine all year, and deserves this World Title more than anyone. We can’t wait to celebrate with him in Cape Town soon.
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Alan Eustace, 57, was wearing a specially designed spacesuit
Was lifted by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium
Took 15 minutes to descend after using explosives to separate himself from balloon
Jump preparations and three year project kept secret until today
Exit Altitude, Vertical Speed and Freefall Distance records broken
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One of Google’s most senior executive’s has broken Felix Baumgartner’s record for the highest parachute jump in history.
Alan Eustace, 57, a senior vice president of Knowledge at Google, was this morning lifted by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium, from an abandoned runway at an airport in New Mexico.
A well-known computer scientist, he fell faster than the speed of sound and broke Baumgartner’s world altitude record set just two years ago by jumping from 135,000 feet.
Mr Eustace spent two hours and seven minutes climbing to an altitude of 136,401 feet (41,575m or nearly 26 miles). He began his freefall at 135,890 feet.
Wearing a self-contained space suit similar to those used in the international space station, the computer scientist used an explosive device to separate himself from the balloon which elevated him.
He descended towards the earth at speeds which peaked at more than 800mph, breaking the sound barrier and creating a sonic boom.
After landing, he said: “You could see the darkness of space and you could see the atmosphere, which I had never seen before.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2806972/Google-Executive-breaks-Felix-Baumgartner-s-highest-parachute-jump-record-secret-135-000-foot-leap-edge-space.html#ixzz3H8hjs4Pm
Professional Kiteboarder from the UK, Hannah Whiteley in Turkey. An insight into the madness and fun that goes on inside ‘HANNAHLAND”.
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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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.
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Kiteboarders from around the world gathered in northeastern Brazil this past Saturday for the first edition of the Red Bull Rally dos Ventos, a unique competition that sees athletes travel across both sand and water. Local hero Alexandre Neto won the men’s event, with Kristiin Oja from Estonia the fastest woman.
The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, also known as the wettest desert on the planet, hosted the first ever Red Bull Rally dos Ventos this Saturday, a one-of-a-kind kiteboard competition where athletes must overcome sand dunes up to 45m tall to reach the natural lagoons that make the place unique.
On a course measuring 16km, the rules were simple: the first to arrive at the finish line wins. The challenge, though, was very complicated, riders normally used to water were suddenly having to also deal with sand.
Among the starting field were athletes from four countries, with a strong contingent of local riders keen to impress. The winner of the men’s competition was Alexandre Neto, who is currently in the top 5 standings on the PKRA World Tour. The Brasilian beat Carlos “Baby” Mário on the final metres to claim top spot.
“I was in first place during almost the entire race, but right before the end I made a mistake and Carlos moved into first place,” said Neto after the race. “When we got to the last dune, I saw that he picked a path through the dune and I decided to go to his right. Fortunately I found water and could accelerate over the lagoon to win the race.”
The women’s event also saw a high-class field take on this unique desert challenge. Among the riders participating were two former world champions, the Brazilian Bruna Kajiya and the American Susi Mai, but it was Kristiin Oja from Estonia who outshone them all to claim victory.
“I did not have a good start and I saw a lot of kites in front of me. As anyone could pick different paths, I did not realise that I had passed all of them. I was really surprised when I was told that I was the fastest woman. I was super happy to be in first place and I’m even happier now the result has been confirmed,” smiled Oja in the finish area.
Final Standings Men:
1. Alexandre Neto, BRA – 37.3s
2. Carlos Mário (Bebê), BRA – 37.45s
3. Bruno Lobo, BRA – 39.12s
4. Wanderson Souza, BRA – 40.47s
5. Roberto Veiga, BRA – 50.05s
“The event Wake the Goon which was proudly supported by Fox Racing South Africa and this saw some of SA’s most talented wakeskaters battle it out behind the winch for the R5,000 prize purse. La Mercy Lagoon made the scene for this event and the weather was cold and windy but this did not hold the riders back as they glided through the water busting aerial manouvers out of the man made pool and hitting some radical and technical manouvers off the rail to score maximum points.
We had 2x 45min jam sessions and the riders were scored on their lines. The top 2 riders from each heat progressed to the 45 minute final in which the riders best lines were judged to be crowned champion. In the end 2 of the finalists were tied for first and the judges had to go to a tie breaker to decide the champ and in the end it was Darren “Two-Step” Turner who snuck past Dylan Mitchell for the win and the R4,000 prize.
1 – Darren Turner
2 – Dylan Mitchell
3 – Justin White
4 – Russell Daymond
Best Trick – Troy Allers (BS 360 Shuv-it out of the pool)
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Day at the Dirty Habits Playground with wakeboarders, Dylan Mitchell and Graham Howes in an attempt to capture the ultimate selfie while flying through the air while wake boarding and wake skating
At the Dirty Habits Playground – wake park in Cape Town.
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Jay Adams — a legendary skater who was portrayed by Emil Hirsch in “Lords of Dogtown” — is dead of a heart attack.
Sources connected with the skater tell TMZ … he died late Thursday of an apparent heart attack in Mexico.
We’re told Adams was there with his wife and the 2 were on a long surfing holiday. They had been there for 3 months.
Family sources tell us … the 53-year-old has been sober for months and had no history of heart problems.
This was the first time in 20 years Adams was allowed to leave the U.S. He had been in and out of jail since the 80s on various felony drug charges.
Adams was Instagraming photos hours before he died of the waves.
“Jay Adams’ contribution to skateboarding defies description or category. Jay is probably not the greatest skater of all time, but I can say without fear of being wrong that he is clearly the archetype of modern-day skateboarding. Archetype defined means an original pattern or model, a prototype. Prototype defined means the first thing or being of its kind. He’s the real thing, an original seed, the original virus that infected all of us.
He was beyond comparison. To this day I haven’t witnessed any skater more vital, more dynamic, more fun to watch, more unpredictable, and more spontaneous in his approach than Jay. There are not enough superlatives to describe him. . Watching him skate was something new every second; he was “skate and destroy” personified.
Dirty Habits team rider Ian Curry-Lindahl spent the summer at CWC cable park in the Philippines. It has to best one of the best cable parks in the world were all the pro’s go to train. Not only is it one hell of a party, but it’s not to bad in progressing you riding.
Ian on Instagram: @iancurrylindahl
Dirty Habits Instagram: @dirtyhabitsmag
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Also a big thanks to Pepe Sainz and Grzegorz Kaźmierczak
(Pretoria, South Africa) – As the fight to be Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Champion heats up between bikeflipping Tom Pagès (FRA), Levi Sherwood (NZL) and king of the double backflip Josh Sheehan (AUS) the City of Tshwane is preparing itself to play host to the world’s best Freestyle Motocross athletes. They’ll descend from all over the globe to the world final at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 23 August 2014.
The city is no stranger to hosting large-scale events within its city limits having recently staged the inauguration of the President earlier this year.
“Hosting this world tour final in front of the 9 meter-tall statue of Madiba is a huge moment for the Capital City. We look forward to seeing the breathtaking tricks and awe-inspiring bike flips that the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour is known for,” said acting City Manager of Tshwane, Ms Lindiwe Kwele.
Head judge of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, South African Jason Moriarty is rather ecstatic that the tour makes its way to South Africa this year: “It’s been a long time coming and I’m so glad we finally get to bring Red Bull X-Fighters to my home country in 2014. It’s also the first world tour final on African Soil!”
“You can be sure you’re going to see a titanic battle of Freestyle Motocross featuring the best riders on the planet throwing down the craziest things you never even thought were possible, let alone on a motorbike. They’ll be putting their bodies on the line to win the World Final in front of a stalwart of South African history, the Union Buildings. “
Locals will have to get behind Nick de Wit who is the only South African competing in the stop. He competes as a wildcard in the event.
Tickets start from R295 and are available at www.redbullxfighters.com.
About Red Bull X-Fighters
Created back in 2001, the Red Bull X-Fighters concept has grown to become the biggest and most respected freestyle motocross tour on the planet, featuring the world’s best riders throwing down mad tricks in stunning locations across the globe. The best FMX riders in the world are set to step it up once again and push the sport forward as they visit brand new locations and bring the sport of freestyle motocross to new countries around the globe.
The World Tour 2014 kicked off in Mexico City (MEX) on 14 March. Events in Osaka (25 May/JPN), Madrid (27 Juni/ESP), Munich (19 July/GER) followed, before the World Tour stops in Pretoria (23 August/RSA) for the first tour-final in Africa.
About Nick de Wit
Nick de Wit’s rise to world stardom started where all FMX careers necessarily do, on the Motocross track. Somewhat of a late starter, De Wit started riding at age 15 and went on to win the South African 125B Championship two years after that. He raced MX for about five years before taking to FMX.
De Wit was one of the FMX pioneers in South Africa and largely responsible for the following it has in the country today. Not only has he maintained the number one position in South Africa for as long as anyone cares to remember, but has also placed fifth in the World Rankings and fourth in two separate World Cup events.
With the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour making it’s final stop in South Africa, 2014 is bound to be Nick de Wit’s biggest year. De Wit was the first African to compete in Red Bull X-Fighters, when he took to the sky as a wildcard at the Egypt event in 2010.
Tickets start from R295 and are available at www.redbullxfighters.com.
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.
Jaco Steyn headed back to Indonesia to catch up on his tube time, not that he needed it after just returning from his last trip catching one of the best swells ever to hit Skeleton Coast in Namibia.
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The 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…
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Featuring the Best Team Riders bestkiteboarding.com/de/team/ and their new 2015 gear Ride.Best/2015
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1 August 2014 at about 14:20 a surfer was attacked by a large Great White shark.
According to our Muizenberg local surfer Reza De Nicker (the source, not the victim), who works at the Airush Head offices close to surfers corner. A young surfer aged 20 from Newlands was airlifted to hospital after he was attack on his lower limbs, however, fortunately he still has his leg and is in a stable condition.
NSRI confirmed by the bite marks that it was a Great White. The Shark spotters allegedly saw the shark moments before the attack but were unable to sound the alarm before the attack happened.
The Beach has been closed until further notice.
Thanks to Reza for the Info and a speed recovery to the victim.
Fresh off her win this past weekend at the CASA Cable Wake Tour Stop 2. Liquid Force and Roxy team rider Melissa Colborne is dominating on the ladies tour both at cable and boat events. She has 2 wakeboarding brothers, Jason and Chris, who have to spend many hours a week on the water just to keep up Melissa. Dirty Habits caught up with her for an interview.
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Name: Melissa Colborne
Nationality: South Africa
Date of Birth: 25 June 1995
Home Town: Cape Town, Somerset West
Started riding: 14 years old
Sponsors: Roxy South Africa and Liquid Force South Africa
Board setup: Liquid Force witness and Melissa bindings
Cable or boat: both but mainly cable
Top places to ride: Blue Rock cable, StokeCity Wakepark, CWC phillipines
Riding tips: shred hard but most importantly have fun!
Facebook: Melissa Colborne
2011: Cable pro tour stop 1 -1st open ladies
SA cable nationals- 1st Open ladies
2012: Cable pro tour stop 1 -1st open ladies
SA cable nationals- 1st Open ladies
SA boat nationals- 1st Open ladies
2013: Cable pro tour stop 1 -1st open ladies
cable pro tour stop 2- 1st open ladies
Boat pro tour stop 2- 1st open ladies
How did you get into wake boarding? My older brother, Jason, started riding a few years before me. I always used to go watch him at the cable until one day I decided to try it. After my first try, I was hooked.
Gnarliest injury? Towards the end of last year, I fell on a scarecrow off of the kicker and tore the ligaments in my knee. My leg got put into a full plaster cast and I was out for 4 months which sucked!
Favourite trick? Blind 360 off the kicker.
What’s it like being the girl wake board sister with 2 brothers wake boarding in the family? It’s awesome. I have fun going riding with them and we all push each other. My younger brother is still quite new to the sport but my older brother has been wakeboarding for longer than I have so he coaches me quite abit and encourages me a lot.
Who is your favourite rider and why? Nick Davies, he has his own unique style of riding and doing tricks.
If you weren’t a wakeboarder what would you be? Nothing comes to mind, I can’t imagine not being on the water.
What’s the one trick that gives you trouble and why? Definitely a railey. I’ve had a few concussions from this trick so I find it super scary.
Cable or behind the boat? Cable. I enjoy boat but don’t get the opportunity to ride much boat. I stay close to a cable so I ride way more cable than boat. I always have fun riding cable and love the obstacles.
Any weird phobias? Scared of the dark but not sure if that classifies as weird.
What are you most proud of in your wake boarding career so far? Becoming a Roxy teamrider and winning both boat and cable SA nationals last year.
What do you plan to do once you wrap up matric? I want to go travel and wakeboard around the world. I would also l like to compete in international events.
GoPro wakeboarding with Melissa Colborne. Melissa is the top female Cable rider in South Africa, watch her shred the local Cable park. This video was shot in one day at Blue Rock Cable park in Cape Town, South Africa.
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