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

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.
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Nicolas Landre Joins Dirty Habits

Ian Curry Lindahl, one of the Dirty Habits crew left Cape Town Last week to hit up CWC in the Philipines. a week later our mail box is getting bombarded with crazy images, video’s of him shredding picnic table’s and even a new addition to the Dirty Habits crew, young French rider Nicolas Landré. This kid is unreal, he doesn’t even have a home spot or local cable park. he just missions around to ride where he can and have a blast.

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Cant wait to to show you more from this kid.

Age:19
Name: Nicolas Landré
favorite trick: S-mobe 5/ 900 on a kicker
Sponsors: O’neill / Hyperlite / Dirty Habits
Nationality: French
Years of Riding: 4
Goal: World champion

Dirty Pig / Niko Landré at CWC 2014 from ian Curry-Lindahl on Vimeo.

Edit: Ian Curry Lindahl

filmed: STVii Photography

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Dirty Habits Freeride summer teaser

Well in case you missed the boat. This is how The Crew at Dirty Habits does summer.

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Amongst the Chaos this summer and all the international legends visiting The Dirty Habits crib, including Nitro Circus’ Erik Roner, Wake legends Shawn Watson and Kevin Henshaw, World champ freestyle paraglider Marvin Ogger, extreme kiters Ruben Lenten, Robbie Naish… we also had had Freeride Project and Riplslix Productions founder Tom Court spend the summer with us along with Crane jumper, Nick Jacobsen. Between the 3 boys including Mr. Dirty Habits Graham Howes, 3 very different projects began to merge into one common idea, The quest for epicness. and although the lines are still blurred between our different lives existing at other parts of the world, one thing remains certain. we sure as hell are having a good time. Here is the evidence. the teaser… just the tip of the iceburg.

Vid by Ripslix production – Tom Court

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Tom Court:

“So this winter I decided to hit the Cape Town kite scene again, after filming a section of the #freerideproject 2 (coming soon) here last year I couldn’t resist going back again. Heading out to roll with Dirty Habits crew (Graham Howes, Nick Jacobsen) and get the full CT experience…
Also catching up with Aaron Hadlow, The North team, riding some sessions with Craig Cunningham and generally getting up to some FreeRide Project kiteboarding fun!
Keep your eyes peeled for the web cuts that are coming soon from this Cape Summer.”

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FreeRide Project: https://palmeralocal.com/freeride-pro…

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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.

 

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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

Silver Slipstreams: Downhill Longboarding Cape Town

Remember the GoPro video of the downhill skateboarder that tripped the speed camera on Kloof Nek Road? Well, he’s back in the latest promotional video for Mercedes Benz’ new A45 AMG hot hatchback.

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The beautifully filmed video pits Decio Lourenco, the 24 year old downhill skater, against the Robbi Smith new Mercedes Benz A45 AMG in a mock race along the Franschhoek Pass. The amazing slow-motion shots were accomplished using a Phantom Flex camera –

The A 45 AMG is the epitome of performance, control and expression – essential attributes shared with extreme downhill skateboarding. In a beautifully filmed video pitting man against machine these unlikely four-wheeled allies tango at high-speed on the majestic Franschhoek Pass in the Western Cape.

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In order to visualise and share this idea, we challenged Decio Lourenco – a 24-year-old graphic design student by day and champion downhill skateboarder by night (or perhaps it’s the other way around) – to ride alongside Mercedes-Benz’s game-changing pocket rocket.

Decio’s passion for his sport extends to a point few of us would dare to go: hurtling down steep hills at speeds in excess of 100km/h, with considerably fewer safety features than your average Mercedes-Benz.

Some might call it sheer insanity, but in over a decade of countless high-speed descents, a ‘pretty bad roastie’ is the worst injury he’s had. And it’s no dumb luck. Like his counterpart in the video, Decio’s ability to hug hard tarmac turns at improbable speeds and unnatural angles is the result of years of practice – that never-ending ritual that fuels our passions.

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Behind the wheel was former pro racing driver Robbi Smith, the go-to-guy for jobs involving cars where perfection is a prerequisite. Having been involved in stunt and precision driving for over 25 years, Robbi has featured in more than 1 200 vehicle television commercials – including a couple for Mercedes-Benz.

No stranger to the Franschhoek Pass, Robbi relished the opportunity to put the A 45 AMG through its paces, and was consistently blown away by the capability of this pocket rocket. With the pass closed for shooting by traffic officials, he probably had the most ideal testing ground imaginable.

Similarly, Decio basked in the rare opportunity of having an entire mountain pass as his playground, carving, bombing and sliding his way down with a playful abandon that belies immense concentration. Crouched low in his racing leathers and helmet, he mirrored not only the aerodynamics and compactness of the A 45 AMG Edition 1, but also the distinctive colouring package – Cirrus white with matt graphite stripes and distinctive red detailing on the grille, seat stitching, brake calipers, side-view mirrors, seatbelts and rear spoiler.

Over three days on the magnificent Franschhoek Pass, an enthusiastic crew from Bring Back Choirboy pulled out all the stops to capture this speed-of-light ballet. Their arsenal included extreme slow-motion cameras, helmet-cams, car mounts, remote-controlled drones filming from the air, plus cameramen on skateboards weaving between man and machine

Aside from some badly chewed fingernails on the safety and medical crew’s side, the shoot went off without a hitch and yielded some breathtaking sequences. Despite nearly three decades separating Robbi and Decio, it’s more than a thirst for adrenaline and an unrelenting commitment to their particular form of art that unites them. After a few days with the A 45 AMG, both gentlemen now desire one.

We’re very excited to bring you this much-anticipated production, created in conjunction with Bring Back Choirboy.

Credits

Directed by Luke Apteker.
Filmed by Cale Jansen.
Phantom camera operated by Karl Schmidt.
Aerial photography by Dean Engela and Tommy Gunn.
Time-lapse photography by Rory Allen.
Edited by Matthew Swanepoel.

More: http://www.mblife.co.za/Passion/King-of-the-Hill/

Jamie O’Brien punches Brazilian Ricardo Dos Santos during heat at Teahupoo

Brazilian, Ricardo dos Santos, Ricardinho, was assaulted by Hawaiian Jamie O’Brien during trial for the sixth stage of WCT event in Teahupoo.
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Hawaiian surfer Jamie O’Brien has apologized and put his head down as he shook the hand of Brazilian surfer Ricardo Dos Santos to express humility, this according to Santos following an earlier incident at the Billabong Pro Teahupo’o trials where O’Brien punched Santos in the face during the contest. “After the episode, @whoisjob, came to say sorry and make sure that will never happen,” wrote Santos on his Instagram account. “For the brazilian people I told him to put his head down and be humble as a normal human! Brazil, we got dignity back!”
 

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Above his comment is a photo of O’Brien with his head down shaking the hand of Santos. In a message that Santos wrote online he explained the incident. “I was making the heat and he was in third needing a 3,” wrote Santos. “With 30 seconds remaining we had a paddle battle and I won, so he took off in front of me and as soon as I was doing a bottom turn, he punched me in the face. Basically that was it.” O’Brien wrote a message of his own before Santos revealed the apology. “”Every truth has two sides” it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either”,” wrote O’Brien on his Instagram account. The message accompanied a picture he took of a Tahitian island.
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 The ASP, which is the governing organization of the Billabong Pro Teahupo’o, has yet to comment on the incident. It’s unknown if O’Brien will face any consequences for his actions or if the apology will suffice. Video and photos of the incident are currently not available and it isn’t known if there is any footage of the contest.
This is What Dane Reynolds had to say about the indecent. Leave your comments and tell us what you think about this episode. hopefully JOB 2.0 will show us some more Northshore fighting tactics.
In case you don’t know who Jamie O’brien is watch his reality show below JOB 2.0

Dungeons 5 August 2013

Dungeons Big wave spot Cape Town Delivered winter 2013

“As Dungeons rumbled and roared the cream of SA’s big wave surfing crew (plus Hawaiians John John Florence and Albee Layer) waxed up their big boards, stretched on their neoprene and tucked in their brass balls to tackle some of the biggest and cleanest Dungeons in ages.”- Alan van Gysen (www.zigzag.co.za)

Photo: Steve Benjamin  from Animalocean.co.za (Seal & Ocean tours Cape Town)

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Photo: Steve Benjamin  Animalocean.co.za

 

Video Produced by – AVA

Shot by – Dan Mace and Gareth Kaatze
Edited by – Gareth Kaatze
Track: It’s Going To Be Fine – Andrew Bayer

 

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.

 

Dieter Humpsch

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

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www.globe.tv

www.skullcandy.com

 

Anti Shark Wetsuit ??

Scientifically designed shark deterrent wetsuits and watersports products

Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) has launched new shark deterrent design technology that is applied to wetsuits to reduce the chance of shark attack. The patented designs can also be applied to stickers for surfboards, dive tanks, kayaks and other watersport products.

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Shark protection wetsuit, anti shark suite.

In recent years, there has been mounting global concern about the increased number of shark sightings and fatalities. Western Australia is now recognised as the world’s deadliest location for sharks – with 5 fatal attacks over the last two years.

VIDEO: Below

In response to an increasing problem, Shark Attack Mitigation Systems collaborated with the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia to find a practical solution for shark protection.

The Oceans Institute team headed by Professor Shaun Collin and Professor Nathan Hart has been studying shark vision for a number of years and is considered the world leading authority in the field. The team has made a number of significant scientific discoveries relating to shark sensory systems – including the fact that sharks see in black and white.

Although sharks use a number of senses to locate prey, it is known that vision is the crucial sense in the final stage of an attack. By disrupting a shark’s visual perception, an attack can either be diverted altogether or at least delayed to allow time to exit the water.

SAMS has been working with the university for a number years and has translated the scientific data into a range of shark deterrent designs.

The two design variations either present the wearer as potentially dangerous and unpalatable to a shark, or make it very difficult for the shark to see the wearer in the water.

The shark deterrent technology can be applied to products such as wetsuits, skins and stickers for diving air tanks, surfboards, kayaks, skis and more.

Radiator is the first company licensed to incorporate SAMS Technology into wetsuits and surfboard stickers, while other established brands are expected to follow suit soon.

A range of questions relating to the new technology are covered in the FAQs.

SAMS Technology will be featured in a National Geographic documentary to air worldwide. Check out “Australia’s Deadliest: Shark Coast” premiering in July 2013.

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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
Addicted Zen Photography

Facebook: facebook.com/AddictedZen

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Windtown, Langebaan with Tom Court

 

When the wind blows 6 days a week in Bloubergstrand during summer it’s really easy to get stuck in a routine; Big Bay session at 9am, Kite beach at 2, and downwinder to Haakgat for sunset. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not complaining, but sometimes you just have to get away, ride some different spots, session some different conditions, and Langebaan is just that. A fresh escape from Cape Town. Dirty Habits Boardriders Magazine was invited to WINDTOWN Lagoon Resort, Restaurant & Spa for a few days with Tom Court, Sophie Mathews, Nick Catelan, Graham Howes, Candace Liu and RipSlix Prductions.

Tom Court was busy on this trip with filming for the Freeride Project with Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, and James Boulding. Traveling with Tom is a very unique experience, he has a constant entourage following him, He has camera’s following him, girlfriends pumping his kites and laying his lines (Sophie girls need to take pointers from you), a guy to repairs his helicopter when he crashes it (Chris Willmott),  he even has The Kite Launcher to launch and land his kites. He suffered an injury whilst training for the Red Bull King Of the Air which meant and even bigger support crew to tighten his boots and other stuff he couldn’t reach.

 

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Tom Court

It’s a wonderful place, 200m from Langebaan Kitebeach, were all the action goes down. Restaurants, pubs, kiteshops, lessons; it’s were it all happens. Then you can hop in the car and less than 5 minutes you’ll be standing at Shark Bay, one of the best kite spots in SA. Waist deep, turquoise, flat water, for as far as you can see and most of the time you’ll be riding in board shorts or a bikini.

When you done with your 8 hour kite season, sunburned and dehydrated, the oasis that is WINDTOWN awaits you, Totally protected from the wind, and with a pool side bar, it’s a trap that makes it very hard to leave.

 

 

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Tom Court

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Even the Canadians are in Cape Town the summer: Sam Medysky

 

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Aerial shot by Ripslix

Watch the VIDEO Below‘The Freeride Project’ for the action from this trip and Cape Town, with Tom, Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light and James Boulding

 

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Aerial shot by Ripslix

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Sophie Mathews (Palmera Local)

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Palmera Local: https://www.facebook.com/palmeralocal

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Kite Launcher – doesn’t pump kites

 The Kite Launcher

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More info: windtown-sa.com

 FacebookWINDTOWN Lagoon Resort, Restaurant & Spa

Windtown Lagoon Resort & Spa, Bree St. 9, 7357 Langebaan, South Africa.

reservations@windtown-sa.com

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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_

dylan mitchell

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.

ugen photograpahy

Ugen Photography

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.

dylan mitchell wakeboarder

Ugen Photography

 

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.

Fox Head South Africa
Monster Energy
CWB Board Co.

Follow Dylan of Facebook: Dylan James Mitchell

Thanks to Eugene Van Der Elst for the use of his photos:

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Instagram: @Ugenphotography

 

 

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.



https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reed-Hansen/582646638417898/

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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Be sure to check our We Live blog for more Reed

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SA Best Brand contest

Local is lekker. we all know it but do we support it.

Dirty Habits is running a contest to find out which South African brand has the most steez. You nominate them, we’ll run the voting and showcase SA’s favorite swag. Whether it’s your mate printing T’s in his mom’s laundry, paining on his old clothes or international quality with Local  flavor…

You decide who’s threads you choose to wear. And we’ll make sure the chosen brand throws some rags back at you.

As for the winning brand, they get a photo shoot with Dirty Habits lifestyle, fashion and sports photographer Bianca Asher Photography. in Cape Town.

Incase you still do your shopping in Edgars and missing out of SA’s local flovour, here’s a few to get you started.

Dope industries, i am wok, Gutta Kings, finger, Wolfalley, Mister, Malacious mustache, True bearings, Dirty Funka

To Nominate your favorite brand, drop it in a comment bellow.

MISTER

MISTER

Facebook: MISTER
Wolfalley

Wolfalley

Facebook: Wølfålley

dope industries

Facebook: Dope Industries

malicious mastache

malicious mastache

Facebook: Malicious Mustache

dirty habits clothing

Dirty Habits

 Facebook: Dirty Habits Boardriders

i am wok

i am wok

Facebook: I AM WOK

True Bearings

True Bearings

Facebook: TrueBearings

dirty funka

dirty funka

Facebook: Dirty Funka

To Nominate your favorite brand, drop it in a comment bellow.

To follow the comp, see some other slick brands and vote for the winner, give our facebook page a like:

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ASP Big Wave World Tour

Huge day for the big wave industry, as the ASP merges with  The Big wave would tour, taking big wave surfing to the next level. what does all this mean? Bigger sponsors, more prize money, worlds best competitors.

LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Wednesday, May 29, 2013) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International is pleased to announce the acquisition of the global Big Wave World Tour (BWWT), with arrangements for support in 2013 and formal sanctioning commencing in 2014.

The Big Wave World Tour is now part of the ASP family.

The Big Wave World Tour is now part of the ASP family.

“We are very pleased to have finalized the deal between the ASP and the Big Wave World Tour,” Paul Speaker, ASP CEO, said. “The competitors on the BWWT are some of the fiercest and most-respected watermen on the planet and we are eager about the opportunity to take their tour to the next level. This arrangement also allows the world’s best surfers on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) to compete in big-wave events moving forward. 2014 will be an exciting year on all fronts.”

Currently servicing six international big wave events in Pichilemu/Chile, Punta Hermosa/Peru, Lincoln City/Oregon, Half Moon Bay/California, Baja California/Mexico and Punta Galea/Spain the Big Wave World Tour was founded by Gary Linden and pits the world’s best big wave surfers against the elements in some of the most intense venues on the planet.

“The Big Wave World Tour is thrilled to be joining the ASP family,” Gary Linden said. “ASP run the best events in the world and we’re thrilled to have their support and guidance as we continue to build the platform of big wave surfing. We also look forward to seeing some of the world’s best surfers tackle some of the world’s biggest waves in the coming years.”

The new-found arrangement between the ASP and the BWWT will allow for top ASP surfers such as 11-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 41, reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson (AUS), 32, Hawaiian phenom John John Florence (HAW), 20, amongst others to join respected BWWT surfers like Greg Long (USA), 28, Grant Baker (ZAF), 40, and Carlos Burle (BRA), 45, in competition with waves in the 25-foot-and-above range.

“The Big Wave World Tour is a great addition to the Association of Surfing Professionals,” Kieren Perrow, ASP Commissioner, said. “It adds another dimension to the sport and will make it significantly easier for ASP Top 34 surfers to compete in big-wave events. We have the utmost respect for the athletes on the BWWT and we really look forward to working with them.”

The acquisition of the Big Wave World Tour will complement the current ASP tours of the men’s and women’s ASP World Championship Tour, the ASP World Junior Tours, ASP World Longboard Tours and regional tours around the globe.

The Big Wave World Tour is currently on high alert for a possible run of the Quiksilver Ceremonial at Pichilemu in Chile in the coming days.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

Lagoon Beach Winch Session

The last of the summer days have produced some epic conditions these last few weeks. The Dirty Habits crew, including Sean Bacon, Craig Eygenberger and Graham Howes with Bianca Asher behind the lens, set up a winch session at the the Milnerton Lagoon.

With a crowd of spectators looking on these boys had a bit of fun.

The guys setting up.

The guys setting up.

 

Craig Eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger

Graham Howes

Graham Howes

 

Sean Bacon

Sean Bacon

 

Graham Howes

Graham Howes

 

Craig Eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger

 

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Craig Eygenberger & Sean Bacon

Craig Eygenberger & Sean Bacon

 

Craig Eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger

 

Graham Howes

Graham Howes

 

Craig Eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger

 

Craig Eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger

 

Graham Howes

Graham Howes

 

Graham Howes

Graham Howes

 

Craig Eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger

 

Graham Howes

Graham Howes

 

Craig Eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger

 

Donkin Downhill Dash 2013

donkin downhill dash

The Boardhub Crew made there way up the East Coast this past Easter weekend to go take part in the Donkin Downhill Dash contest.

Photo’s and video from Eugene van der Elst: Ugen Photography

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