Dirty Habits Opens Wakeboard Park in Cape Town

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This weekend Dirty Habits along with Solid Air ride Systems opened the new Wakeboard Cable park in Cape Town near Durbanville.

The new exclusive park is situated on the Hillcrest Wine Estate, surrounded by wine farms and a majestical quarry.

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This venue is home to some of the best events in Cape Town included the Parlotones and Prime Circle concerts, the Blues summit, Tropical roast and more.

The Dirty Habits playground was established last summer, but now will be open to the public for exclusive bookings, events, parties, bachelor parties, corporate functions, tema building and private venue hire. the Wakapark will soon be launching member sessions which will allow members to ride on off-peak periods after work between 4p and 7pm.

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For more info on the park and to make a booking please click here: dirtyhabits.com/playground

 

 

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
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Corrat And Peanuts Instagram: @corrotandpeanuts
The Spin Cable Park: @thespin

Also a big thanks to Pepe Sainz and Grzegorz Kaźmierczak

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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Follow Melissa:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/melis_colborne
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Melis_Colborne
Website: http://meliscolborne95.blogspot.com

Thanks To:

World of Heroes (GoPro South Africa)
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BRLS Hawaii (Board mount)
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Music:
Electric Joy Ride – “Origin”
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Dirty Habits Wake & Beer Fest results and pics

Dirty Habits Wakepark opening went down like a cracker. With cold beers, small bikini’s, great music, awesome crowd and ofcourse some killer wakeboard action.

Photo’s by : Bianca Asher Sports Photographer

With the opening of this new rail park in Cape Town it wouldn’t be an easy challenge walking away with the gold. The park is a completely new set up and the only one of it’s kind in SA, using the  Solid Air Ride Systems (Twin tower system) so the riders only had an 8 minute practice set to try out this system, with some advanced testicles like the new 10m Handrail being one of the features, the boys were forced to step up their game, with any hope of competing in the 2014 Ultimate X – eXtreme Games. with the final consisting  of Brother’s Jacques Labuschagne and Marius Labuschagne (Liquid Force) , Stuart Gutridge (Hyperlite) and Jeanu Du Plooy (CNTRL), the crowd was inline for an awesome showdown.

 

  1. Jacques Labuschagne – Liquid Force

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

  4. Jeanu Du PlooyCNTRL

 

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

 

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The Judge – Craig Eygenberger

 

 

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

 

Jacques Labuschagne

Jacques Labuschagne

 

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

 

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Stuart Gutridge

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Dirty Habits Party Island

 

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

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Marius Labuschagne

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thanks to everyone who made it an amazing day, all the people who have helped with the setup of the Cable Park, Including Tich Mitchell and Laurence Gutridge. This is just the beginning of an era. So keep your ears and eyes open.

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

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

and Solid Air Ride Systems Bringing wakeboarding to your backyard.

#Dirtyhabitsplayground

 

 Make sure you are at the Hunter Xtreme Ultimate X 2014. SA’s best wakeboarders and other extreme athlete doing there thing infront of Cape Town : https://www.facebook.com/events/167115603487249/

 Photo’s by : Bianca Asher Sports Photographer

CASA Wake Tour Stop 1 (Stokecity)

Stokecity, Johannesburg played host to the first stop of the CASA Wake Tour this past weekend.

Photos: Bianca Asher Photography

 

Results:

Junior Men:

1st Jeaunu du Plooy

2nd Marius Labuschagne

3rd Jacques Labuschagne

Ladies:

1st Melissa Colborne

2nd Candice Bacon

3rd LeeAnne Louw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro Men:

1st Jason Colbourne

2nd Ryan Durham

3rd Dom Reichmuth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wake Skate:

1st Darren Turner

2nd Matti Buys

3rd Kyle Holtzhauzen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Men:

1st Kaylib Louw

2nd Brad Morris

3rd Jacques Scheepers

Novice:

1st Perfect Dube

2nd Brad Morris

3rd Wesley Scheepers

 

 

Wakeboarder Profile: Jeanu du Plooy

Rider Profile

Jeanu du Plooy

Pictures: Claire Butler

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At only 15 years old Jeanu du Plooy is killing it on the water, behind a boat and on cable, with only a few contests under his belt, this kid is no stranger to the podium.

Jeanu just joined the Dirty Habits Boardriding team, we stoked to have him on the team. Keep an eye on the kid with the fro… big things to come.

 


 

Nationality: South Africa
Date of birth: 25 March 1997
Home Town: Somerset West
Started riding: 13 years old
Top Places to Ride: blue rock cable and warm baths and base 3
Favourite Rider: Tom Fooshee
Riding Tips: Believe in your self, commit to what you are doing and if you bale make sure to have it on camera….
Sponsors: Dirty Habits.
Gear: Liquid Force Tom Fooshee TEX board plus vantage bindings
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeanu.duplooy
 

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Jeanu du Plooy 1st Place at the Blue rock Ice Breaker Comp. Under 19’s

Video Of Jeanu riding at Blue With Dominik Reichmuth, Kyle Hecht-Wendt and Dean Craig Trollip

 

 

Photo’s by Claire Butler

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Blue Rock Cable Park

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Winter Rail Sessions: Jason Colborne, Gregor & Dominik Reichmuth.

The South African wake scene definitely quiets down in the winter months, but the die-hards, the pro’s and the wannabe’s will be on the water come rain or shine.

Winter is wet, cold and windy, but perfect for them as it keeps the crowds away, which keeps the ques short and the water glassy; every riders dream. Here’s the latest video of Jason Colborne, Gregor & Dominik Reichmuth making the most of winter.

Winter Rail Sessions – 2012 from Jason Colborne on Vimeo.

“So I was injured all summer and finally got back onto the water during winter, been hitting allot of rails to get back into it. My sister and brother got cameras so I could finally film some of our shredding, so here is a little edit I put together of the footage we been taking at our local spot Blue Rock – South Africa.”

Sponsor: HYPERLITE South Africa – wakeboards.co.za/

Riders:
Jason Colborne
Gregor Reichmuth
Dominik Reichmuth

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Photo’s, Video and Results from The Icebreaker Cable Comp at Blue Rock

The Ice Breaker Event @ Blue Rock on the 15 &16 June 2012

VIDEO

The Ice Breaker from WØLFÅLLEY on Vimeo.

Venue :: Blue Rock Cable Ski
Production :: Wolfalley
Song :: LAVI – Far Away Place

Words: Samuel Reichmuth 

Picture: Claire Butler

The judging of the comp was a battle on its own. Dale Nieuwstad, the Ice Breaker’s Head Judge, expressed at the prize-giving how close the scores were between the contestants. The groms (Junior Men’s division), such as Byron Brett (3rd), Jacques Labuschagne (2nd) and Jeannu Du Plooy (1st) won the Junior Men’s division with fractions apart. Not forgetting to mention for those few months that they have been wakeboarding, they have shown a great deal of improvement and style in their riding.

Melissa Colborne

 

It was a pleasure to see the talent and dedication by the ladies. The Ice Breaker was an obstacle-only comp and it is maybe worthwhile mentioning that even the smallest of those floating boxes seemed like Icebergs when approaching them on the wakeboard. Never the less, none of the ladies gave into the terror: Jacqueline Reichmuth (3rd), Candice Bacon (2nd) and Melissa Colborne (1st) claimed their well-deserved titles.

In the Pro-Men’s Division those Icebergs became little toy boxes. We saw skills of international standards and the crowd was getting quite a treat. Clapping, awing and cheering were non-stop occurrences. It was not an easy task to finalize the three kings of the Pro Men division. They eventually were: Cameron Graham (3rd), Jason Colborne (2nd), and Gregor Reichmuth (1st). Please do yourself a favour and check out the video clips of the final run of those contestants on the Ice Breaker events page (www.bluerock.co.za/events), they will be up soon. Consider it riding and learning inspiration!

The wakeskating was judged a little differently to the wakeboarding. The contestants were marked on their best two obstacles and three best ground tricks. Chris Rogers (3rd) had a nice nose-grab-180 off the kicker, which impressed the judges, as he has never been on the Blue Rock Obstacles before. Dean Trollip (2nd) stunned the judges with his switch-board-slide-to-back-lip on the rooftop. But what set Sean Bacon (1st) apart from the rest was that his runs were always clean and controlled.

The event’s main purpose and signature piece was the clinic. There was a surprisingly and unexpected high number of young Ice Breakers that took part in the wakeboard and wakeskate teaching clinic. The pros who coached the clinic were overwhelmed to see the improvements and hidden talents throughout the two days. The big tricks of the event were done by Kyle Hecht-Wendt who pulled a front KGB and another by Gregor Reichmuth with his S-Mob and rally 540. Dominik Reichmuth had his 900 spin almost cleared and Justin Mitri had a clean transfer 540 over the funbox. The crown of this event though went to the young boy, Mikyle Roets, who hardly filled out his own helmet with his tiny head and his legs were almost doing the splits to reach into the bindings of his wakeboard. But that didn’t stop him, he was eager to learn. He didn’t just want to learn anything, no, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. He told me he wanted to fly – he wanted to hit the kicker! And that is quite the task for a little kid like that. It didn’t take long and one could see him cruising around the cable and over the obstacles – definitely one of my favourite legends that I have seen here at Blue Rock!

There is a great deal more that happened in those two days of the Ice Breaker. The wakeboarding, the wakeskating and the great panoramic views were well absorbed by the photographers and the Wolfalley film crew. We have already received a great deal of entries to the photo contests. One that stands out, out of the many great photographers is Claire Butler. She has a great eye! She captures not only the stunning angles and action in the right moment but also frames a shot with a good composition. When it comes to wakeboarding, and similarly in all extreme sports, capturing the moment is gold. The riders do something to show one specific moment and if the photographer is not familiar to the sport, it is easy to miss exactly that.

Claire captured the press, the poke, the spins and the grabs, etc with a composition of atmosphere very well. Definitely an extreme sports photographer to keep an eye out for!

The entry to the photo contest will close this Sunday, the 24th June 2012 and the top professional extreme sport photographers: Craig Kolesky, Nick Muzik and Stephen Greeff, will make their selection and choose three winners in each category being, the best action shot, atmospheric shot and scenic shot. More on that next week…

To conclude, the event has reached its intended purpose. The Ice Breaker was designed to teach new-comers and existing riders, to get everyone more prepared for competitive riding, and most importantly, inspire each other to go further. I’m looking forward for the next event!

Over 19 Guys

1st Gregor Reichmuth

2nd Jason Colborne

3rd Cameron Graham

Wakeskate Division

1st Sean Bacon

2nd Dean Trollip

3rd Chris Rodgers

Under 19 Guys

1st Jeanu du Plooy

2nd Jacques Labuschagne

3rd Byron Brett

Ladies Division

1st Melissa Colborne

2nd Candice Bacon

3rd Jacqueline Reichmuth

 

Photographer: Claire Butler

Find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatshesaw

or check out her online portfolio: http://clairebutlerphoto.blogspot.com

 

Blue Rock Cable Park: http://www.bluerock.co.za/

 

 

 

 

Wind Or No Wind Board Jam @ CWC Cable park, Wake, Kite, Skate… Boom!!

The Wind or No Wind Jam is a one of a kind event designed to show the versatility of a location as well as the riders. The chosen location is great for kiteboarding and related boardsports such as Wakeboarding, Surfing, Wakeskating, SUP, Skateboarding etc… No matter if there is wind or no wind the riders will be able to get out and shred, which is what we all love to do.

Wind or no Wind 2010 from James Boulding – Steez Prod'ns on Vimeo.

The event has invited world class Professionals to be involved but happily welcomes anyone who wants to come and share the riding locations and festivities for the week.

Mission
The Wind or No Wind Jam will help create a better understanding of kiteboarding as an alternate tool which complements other boardsports, such as Wakeboarding and Surfing, while showing the different personalities and backgrounds involved.

This Event Takes Place at The CWC Cable Park in the Philippines and is coming up this month!
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The wait is finally over. Here we take a little look at the first in it’s kind wake/kite event @ CWC in the philippines.

For more info check out:
windornowind.com

Cut by James Boulding
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Additional photography: Boom Dupey, Will Milne, Ollie Jacobsen