Dirty Habits Playground Opened in Cape Town

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.

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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.

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The Dirty Habits Playground will be open Tuesdays – Sunday

Call us to book your slot now.

For more info check out Dirtyhabits.com/playground

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Thanks to:

Solid Air Ride Systems,

Red Bull

Hillcrest Quarry

Bay Sports,

Red Paddle Co,

Dirty Habits,

The Endless Summer Beachhouse,

Liquid Force South Africa

 

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Email: Dirty@dirtyhabits.com
Location: Hillcrest Wine Estate 33° 49′ 32″ S 18° 35′ 21″ E
Durbanville, M13 Tygerberg Valley Rd
Graham Howes: 076 404 5852
*Bookings Only

Wakeboard Park

Photo: Chris Rodger / GoPro

Photo: Chris Rodger / GoPro

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

BOOK YOUR PARTY NOW

  • Wakeboard Coaching
  • Birthday parties,
  • Events,
  • Bachelor Parties,
  • Kids Parties,
  • Corporate Functions
  • Team Buildings
Photo: Chris Rodger / GoPro

Photo: Chris Rodger / GoPro

 

Scroll to Bottom of the Page for  LIVE BOOKINGS

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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.

Dirty Habits playground from Airfilms Productions on Vimeo.

Advanced riding

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.

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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.

Rates:

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)

*request only

*limited to max 20 riders.

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.

*Rights of admission reserved.

BOOK NOW Below

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Email: Dirty@dirtyhabits.com
Location: Hillcrest Wine Estate 33° 49′ 32″ S 18° 35′ 21″ E
Durbanville, M13 Tygerberg Valley Rd
Graham Howes: 076 404 5852
*Bookings Only
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THE BIG HIGH FIVE – Extreme sports Cape Town

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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’!

YOU WANT TO SEE THIS!

‘Riders’:
Kevin Langeree
Luke McGillewie
Steven Akkersdijk
James Taylor
Lewis Crathern
Johnno Scholte
Graham Howes
Dylan Mitchell
Nic van Graan
Tom Courly
Jacopo Testa
Matteo Testa
Jan Jaap Zwart
Helena Mercera
Daan Gras
Renan Camargo
Sheree Smit
Grant Brown
Sam Brown
Alex Vliege
Steve Benjamin
Amy McDowell
Waldemar Vroegop
Joseph Olden
Chris Vlok
Rene ‘Sky’ Keller
Joel Hirschi
Morgan Fullard
Rosa de Mooy
Mike Johnson
Sebastian Siegenthaler

Book your activities and come and stay at one of our Surf hostels at the beach in Cape town, South Africa;
www.endlesssummerbeachhouse.co.za
www.themystichouse.com
www.capetownguru.com

Buy your newest gear at our webshop;
www.surfmore.co.za

Thanks to:
Mystic
RRD
Animal Ocean
Dirty Habits
!Khwa Ttu
aFreaKa
Face Adrenalin
Sky Dive Robertson
Sharkdiving Unlimited

Camera & edit:
Koen van Herk
https://www.behance.net/koenvanherk

Music:

P.H. Fat – Big Five
Lee Perry – Jungle Lion
Horace Andy – aint no Sunshine

Contactdetails;

High Five Kitesurf School & Adventure centre
68 Beach Boulevard
7441 Bloubergstrand, Cape Town
info@high-five.co.za
Tel: +27 (0) 729027899 / +27 (0) 845543262 (S.A.)

www.high-five.co.za

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/High-F…

Twitter & Instagram: #HighFiveCT

Christophe Tack – NEW Kiteboard World CHampion.

Christophe Tack (Belgium) and good friend of ours has just won the PKRA Kiteboarding World Title.

chris tackAfter coming in a Close 2nd place behind his mate Youri Zoon at the PKRA China, Chris Tack earned his points to crown him the PKRA 2014 Freestyle world Champion.

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.

PHOTO: Lukas Prudky / Red Bull Content Pool

PHOTO: Lukas Prudky / Red Bull Content Pool

Christophe Tack Sponsors:

https://www.facebook.com/redbull

https://www.facebook.com/mysticboarding

https://www.facebook.com/liquidforcekb

Google boss breaks Felix Baumgartner’s free fall record in secret 135,000 foot jump from the edge of space

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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

Hannah Whiteley Video

Hannah Whiteley

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.

Follow Hannah on Facebook: facebook.com/HannahWhiteleyOfficialPage
Instagram: instagram.com/hannahwhiteleyofficial
Hannah’s Website: hannahwhiteley.com

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

Broken Head Film On Vimeo: vimeo.com/brokenheadfilm
Like Broken Head Film’s Facebook Page: facebook.com/pages/Broken-Head-Film/277357802367958
Broken Head Film’s Official Website: brokenheadfilm.com

Radical Kitesurf On Vimeo: vimeo.com/radicalkitesurf
Like Radical Kitesurf’s Facebook Page: facebook.com/pages/Radicalkitesurfcom/106234902763292
Radical Kitesurf’s Official Website: radicalkitesurf.com

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 !

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Red Bull Rally dos Ventos

Red Bull Rally dos Ventos

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.

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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.

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“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.

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“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

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Wake the Goon Video

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“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.

Final Positions:

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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Fox Head South Africa

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VIDEO BY Chris Rodgers:

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Music:
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Wake Selfie – The quest for the ultimate selfie

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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

Day at the Dirty Habits Playground from Dirty Habits on Vimeo.

At the Dirty Habits Playground – wake park in Cape Town.

Info on the Dirty habits Playground – http://dirtyhabits.org/dirtyhabitsplayground/ 

@Dirtyhabitsmag

Graham Howes: @grahamhowes
@Liquidforcewake
@mysticboarding
@gopro
@Wohza

Dylan Mitchell – @dylmitchell
@foxheadsouthafrica
@skullcandysa
@cwbboardcompany
@monsterenergy

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Soundcloud: @ball-trap-music

Jay Adams. DEAD

 

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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.

 

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/08/15/jay-adams-dead-dies-heart-attack-dogtown-z-boys/#ixzz3ATyPEDDn

Summer playground / Ian Curry

Photo: Mike Roberts

Photo: Mike Roberts

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.

Summer playground / Ian Curry from ian Curry-Lindahl on Vimeo.

Ian on Instagram: @iancurrylindahl
Dirty Habits Instagram: @dirtyhabitsmag
Lavieest Belge Instagram: @lavieestbelge
Corrat And Peanuts Instagram: @corrotandpeanuts
The Spin Cable Park: @thespin

Also a big thanks to Pepe Sainz and Grzegorz Kaźmierczak

Countdown to Red Bull X Fighters Pretoria

Local Hero Nick de Wit gears up for the Red Bull X-Fighters event on 23 Aug as Madiba looks on

Nick de Wit – Kolesky /Nikon/Red Bull Content Pool

(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.

Tom Pagès performs his one-of-a-kind bikeflip at the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour stop in Madrid in June 2014

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.

Levi Sherwood, currently 1st in the Red Bull X-Fighters standings performs a Shaolin Backlflip at the Munich Stop

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.
Josh Sheehan performs a double backflip in front of the Munich crowd

Tickets start from R295 and are available at www.redbullxfighters.com.

IMAGE CREDITS: 
Tom Pagès – Jörg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool
Levi Sherwood – Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool
Nick de Wit – Kolesky /Nikon/Red Bull Content Pool
Josh Sheehan – Daniel Grund/Red Bull Content Pool

 

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

 

 

Dirty Macaroni – Jaco Steyn

Dirty Macaroni – Jaco Steyn

Dirty Macaroni – Jaco Steyn from Dirty Habits on Vimeo.

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.
Filmed.
Kale Richards
Kosie Steyn
Dolfina Steyn
Song.
Bassnecktar – Magical World
baronsurfboards.co.za
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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.

 

 

Shark Attack Muizenberg

Photo: Reza de Nicker

Photo: Reza de Nicker

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.

Melissa Colborne

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.

VIDEO: Shot by Chris Rodger

Words: DH

Images: Bianca Asher Photography

Video: Chris Rodgers

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
Twitter: Melis_Colborne

Results:

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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Groms That Rip: The Stuckey Boys

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After watching this video I feel like i want to give up wakeboarding…. Trent and Gavin Stuckey have been killing it lately, tearing it up at Lake Ronix as well as dominating the features at OWC. Typically, kids this age have a hard time adding any sort of style to their tricks, but when I saw Trent air up that unit staircase, bonk the end, and then frontside 270 into a blind landing, It blew me away.

 

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Xfighter Munich

Sheehan wins summer fairytale at Red Bull X-Fighters

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Josh Sheehan double-backflipped his way to a spectacular victory at the Red Bull X-Fighters stop in Munich, a mid-summer fairytale that threw the championship battle into a heated two-way contest ahead of the season finale in South Africa.

Clinton Moore ( AUS ) - Action

MUNICH (Germany) – Australia’s Josh Sheehan beat Taka Higashino of Japan in an action-packed Red Bull X-Fighters final in Munich on Saturday under brilliant blue skies and sizzling temperatures in front of 18,000 frenzied spectators on a first-of-its-kind freestyle motocross track built on a lake next to Olympic Stadium. Sheehan powered his way to his second career win and first victory since 2011 with three perfectly executed Double Backflips that had the big German crowd on its feet and begging for more of the mid-summer fairytale performance.

Josh Sheehan (AUS) - Action

Sheehan’s victory, which was worth 100 points, also tightened the Red Bull X-Fighters championship battle as it slashed the lead of World Tour leader Levi Sherwood (NZL) to just five points ahead of the season finale in Pretoria, South Africa on August 23. Sherwood, who leads the World Tour with 265 points to Sheehan’s 260 points, had to settle for his second straight third place while local hero Luc Ackermann, just 16 years old, delighted his home crowd watching from the shores of the picturesque lake with a stunning fourth place in his first Red Bull X-Fighters competition, a best-ever result for a German that kept the nation’s sporting festival rolling week after Germany won the World Cup in soccer.

Taka Higashino (JPN) Josh Sheehan ( AUS ) Levi Sherwood ( NZL )  - Award

“Doing that Double Backflip was really scary,” said Sheehan, who celebrated the victory with an impressive backflip dive without his bike off a dirt ramp into Olympia Lake upon which the world’s first floating FMX track was built out of 260 floating pontoons. “It’s amazing to win in front of a great crowd like this,” added Sheehan, the only rider in the field who has mastered the mind-boggling Double Backflip – which he nailed in Qualifying on Friday as well as in Saturday’s quarter-final, and in his semi-final victory over Sherwood before doing it again in the final. “It’s a bummer that Sheehan beat me in the semis,” said Sherwood. “I think I rode as well as I could. We’ll see what happens now in South Africa.”

Levi Sherwood (AUS) - Action

It was a bittersweet day for defending champion Thomas Pages of France, who had moved into third place overall in the championship battle with his brilliant victory over Sheehan in the final in Madrid last month. But Pages, who won Friday’s Qualifying, saw his title hopes evaporate after he had to abandon his bike in mid-air while attempting the treacherous Bike Flip that he did for the first time in Madrid. The Frenchman crashed hard to the ground, suffering a shoulder injury, and was lucky that his 100-kg bike just missed landing on top of him.

Brody Wilson (USA) - Action

Results Munich: 1. Josh Sheehan (AUS), 2. Taka Higashino (JPN), 3. Levi Sherwood (NZL), 4. Luc Ackermann (GER), 5. Thomas Pagès (FRA), 6. Dany Torres (ESP), 7. Rob Adelberg (AUS), 8. Clinton Moore (AUS), 9. Adam Jones (USA), 10. Rémi Bizouard (FRA), 11. Brody Wilson (USA)

World Tour Standings: 1. Sherwood 265 points, 2. Sheehan 260, 3. Pagès 190, 4. Torres 185, 5. Higashino 150, 6. Adelberg 120, 7. Bizouard 110, 8. Jones 75, 9. Rebeaud 70, 10. Melero 60

Pictures: Sebastian Marko, Andreas Langreiter, Daniel Grund, Armin Walcher, Flo Hagena

Red Bull X Fighters have their next stop in South Africa, Pretoria and the Iconic Union Buildings.  For more info check out:

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