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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Dylan Mitchell Profile

Nationality:  South African yeeeeew!
Age: 20
Home Town: Cape Town
Started ridng: 13
Gear: CWB DB9 with CWB Answer Bindings
Top Places to Ride: Misverstand Dam, Xtreme Gene in Spain
Favourite Moves: Pulp Fiction, Get him to the Greek, Pointless Incomplete
Favourite RiderJosh Twelker shredds it up!
Riding Tips: Have fun and make sure you keep having fun, and don’t be afraid to try something new if you think it will be fun. (the worst thing that could happen is a good old front or back edge ;))
Other Dirty habits: haha
Sponsors: Fox Clothing, Monster Energy, CWB Wakeboards
Website: dylanmitchell.tumblr.com (although I haven’t given it proper attention in a while)
Facebook: Dylan James Mitchell
Twitter: Dylanmitchell_
Instagram: Dylmtchell_

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Dylan Mitchell

Dirty Habits: You spent most of last year traveling, competing and riding with the best wakeboarders in the world. Tell us about that and what it meant to you.

Dylan Mitchell: it was awesome, after finishing my Matric in 2011 my parents gave me the opportunity to take a Gap year to pursue Wakeboarding overseas, With the Support of my sponsors and friends I had made over the years overseas I was able to go traveling for almost the entire year. I started off the year at Shaun Faccio’s place in Johannesburg at the Vaal river where we got some serious shred time in behind his Tige to get fit for the season overseas. After that I headed across the pond to Orlando Florida, where I got to live with SA’s legend Dieter Humpsch and his fiancé for two months. It was awesome to stay with Dieter because I have always looked up to him as a rider and to get to ride with him every day was way to sick. After America I headed back across the pond to Europe where I spent the rest of my Gap year taking part in competitions and riding as much as I could. I started off in Germany and then went to go stay with the Kroon family in Holland for a bit, which was awesome. After that it was off to the UK for Wakestock and some more shredding, there I stayed with Charlotte Bryant and her family, which was awesome. Then I went to Spain to Train and coach at the most amazing place for riding in Europe, Xtreme Gene. I stayed there for 4 months, Got to meet and ride with lot of great people, and got to travel to quite a few events like the Europeans in the Ukraine and Chill and Ride in Germany. It was one of the sickest years of my life because I got to see so much and ride nearly every day and I am so thankful to everyone that was a part of it and allowed it to happen.

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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.

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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:

Facebook: Ugen Photography

Instagram: @Ugenphotography

 

 

Awakening: Cape Town crew vs Joburg crew.

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

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

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

Cape Town Vid.

Joburg Vid

 

Click on this link to vote & enter.

https://www.facebook.com/LiquidForceSA?v=app_190076381016644&

 

SA Boat Champs Stop 3: Cape Town Results & Pics

The 2013 SA Wakeboaridng and wakeskate Champs Stop 3 went down this weekend at Rietvlei in Cape Town this weekend, the condition were super tough with gusts of over 35knots blasted riders side on and almost flattened the wake at times. Despite these gnarly conditions and surviving on the water everyone was throwing down hard. Thanks to all the sponsors and everyone involved. Sunburn, windburn and big smiles all around.

Pictures:  Bianca Asher Photography / Dirty Habits

 

 

Dirty Habits own, Graham Howes did a kite demo between runs.

 

Dirty Habits Kite Demo – Graham Howes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Eygenberger

 

 

Craig Eygenberger

Craig Eygenberger

 

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Shaun Faccio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Bacon

 

 

SA Pro Wakeboard and Wakeskate Tour Stop 3 SA Champs Results ::

WAKESKATE Open Final: Saturday Final

Bryan Loggerenberg, Dale Nieuwstad, Matti Buys

1 Bryan Loggerenberg 2 Dale Nieuwstad 3 Matti Buys

1 Bryan Loggerenberg 65.2 67.1
2 Dale Nieuwstad 63.2 65.2
3 Mattie Buys 67 64.7
4 Darren Turner 62.5 58.9
5 Brandon Stuart 51.5 56.9
6 Sean Bacon 49.8 52.8
7 Chris Rodgers 60.5 49.9

Ladies Final: (Open ) Saturday Final

1 Melissa Colborne, 2 Candice Bacon, 3 Courtney Scholtz

1 Melissa Colborne, 2 Candice Bacon, 3 Courtney Scholtz

1 Melissa Colborne 60 75
2 Candice Bacon 56 50
3 Courtney Scholtz 32 35

Masters Final: ( 30 years and over )

Jono Joseph, Justin Selby, Darryn Ridgway

1 Jono Joseph, 2 Justin Selby, 3 Darryn Ridgway

1 Jono Joseph 71 75
2 Justin Selby 63 52
3 Darryn Ridgway 55 48

 

Pro Men Final: Saturday Final

Shaun Faccio

Shaun Faccio

1 Shaun Faccio 62 56
2 Dylan Mitchell 65 54
3 Ryan Durham 35 48
4 Craig Eygenberger 50 41
5 Andrew Bourne 38 30

Junior Men Final: (18 and under) Saturday Final

Dean Trollip, Marius Labuschagne, Travis Pienaar

1 Dean Trollip, 2 Marius Labuschagne, 3 Travis Pienaar

1 Dean Trollip LCQ’s 50
2 Marius Labuschagne 38 45
3 Travis Pienaar 32 44
4 Louis Schutte 35 30
5 Chris Colborne 29 29
6 Keenan Pilley LCQ’s 28

14:00 Open men Final: Saturday Final

Wian Marais, Shaun Meredith, Chris Rodgers

1 Wian Marais, 2 Shaun Meredith, 3 Chris Rodgers

1 Wian Marais 55 50
2 Shaun Meredith 45 38
3 Chris Rodgers 46 30

Boys Final: ( 9-14 ) Saturday Final

1 Jacques Labuschagne, 2 Keegan McDonough, 3 John McDonough.

1 Jacques Labuschagne, 2 Keegan McDonough, 3 John McDonough.

1 Jacques Labuschagne 16 20
2 Keegan McDonough 3 6
3 John McDonough 6 4
4 Daniel Human 2 3
5 Finn McDonough 5 2
Novice Final: Saturday Final
1 Glen Watling 13 14
2 Brandon Scheepers 15 12
3 Marc Avella 11 10
4 Adrian Geyer 16 9
5 Reinard Schuhknecht LCQ 8
6 Jamie Chemelli LCQ 6

11:00 Girls Final: ( 9-14 ) Saturday Final
1 Micaela Wiseman (8) 11 9
2 Kaylen Shelton 13 4
3 Coral Du Preez 8 3

11:30 WAKESKATE Novice Final: Saturday Final
1 Jacques Labuschagne 38 42.5
2 Austin Stuart 30 40
3 Shaun Meredith 25 27.5
4 Jono Joseph 24 25
5 Jess Nieuwstad 28 22.5

 

Sponsors

1. Boating International.
2. Malibu, 22MXZ.
3. Burn Industries.
4. Monster Energy.
5. CWB Board Co.
6. Billabong.
7. Sport Unlimited.
8. Liquid Adrenaline Magazine.
9. Leisure Boating Magazine.
10. Milnerton Aquatic Club.
11. Touareg. Tents
12. Officials.
13. Judges
14. Riders.

Keep up With the Tour, Upcoming events and rider profiles with

Dirty Habits Boardriders Magazine

 

 

Dylan Mitchell wake movie

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

Filmed by Jose Gonzalez Venezolion: Venezolion Photography

 

South Africa full video from VENEZOLION on Vimeo.

 

SA Pro Wake Tour stop 2 – Results and Pics

 

Malibu Pro Wakeboard/Wakeskate Tour Stop 2, took place this weekend in PE.

The boys and girls had to step up there game for this event. There are 3 tour stops this season and the riders are fighting for a spot on the SA team to represent our country at the Worlds in Korea later this year. “Selection is based on their overall score for the season”

Dylan Mitchell – Whirlybird

 

Pro Men: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Dylan Mitchell 65 78
2 Shaun Faccio 80 77
3 Ryan Durham 62 76.6
4 Andrew Bourne 50 45

Ryan Durhan KGB

 

Junior Men: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Marius Labuschagne 65 55
2 Jason Telfourd 50 40
3 Stuart Gutridge 57 30
4 Astin Owen 20 29
5 Travis Pienaar 58 25
6 Keenan Pilley 55 24

Shaun Faccio – Slim Chance

 

Masters: ( Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Jono Joseph 60 60
2 Darryn Ridgway 58 55
3 Carl Franz 30 28
4 Robert “Speed Ball” Brighton 11 11
5 Johan Klumm 10 10

Andrew Bourne sliding past the Nelson Mandela staduim

Open WAKESKATE: Sat Score Sun Score
1 Mattie Buys 55 78
2 Dylan Mitchell 56 75
3 Dale Nieuwstad 29 55
4 Brandon Stuart 21 50
5 Austin Stuart 20 45
6 Sean Bacon 30 38
7 Bryan Loggenberg 20.5 20

 

Ladies: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score
1 Melissa Colborne 58 60
2 Candice Bacon 50 50
3 Deidre Van Niekerk 49 25
4 Courtny Scholtz 30 18
5 Nadine Claassen 18 16
6 Astin Samson 16 15
7 Carmen Samson 10 14

 

Open Men: (Final) Sat Score Sun Score

1 Wian Marais 60 75
2 Shaun Meredith 50 40
3 Brydon Webster LCQ’s 38
4 Ryan Goddard LCQ’s 25
5 Marc Abrey 42 20
6 Bryan Weldrick 30 17

Huge Thanks to the sponsors of the 2013 Malibu SAPWT 2,

• Malibu Boats-22 MXZ.
• Boating International.
• Monster Energy.
• Leisure Boating.
• BMW Financial Services.
• Penny Pinchers.
• Mr Screw.
• Eastern Cape Powerboat Club.
• South African Wakeboard Association.
• Tich Mitchell, Laurence Gutridge, Jono Josephs, Judges.
• Kretz Marine-Jetski. –Carl Kretzman & Mark.
• Warric & Anzel Claasen
• Roland Du Preez.
• Barman & Food.
• Ronald Weizman.
• Gardmed-Paramedics.
• R500 Cash (Mr Skrew)

Goodwood Wakeskates

Goodwood Wakeskates

Riders
Matti Buys
Dylan Mitchell
Russel Daymond

Filmed and Edited by Ryan Vogel

Photographer: Anthony churchyard

GoodWood Wakeskates from We Are The People on Vimeo.

Twitter: @Goodwoodwake

Music: Bloc Party
Waiting for the 7:18 (Remix)

Images: Anthony Churchyard Photography

Filmed and Edited by Ryan Vogel

New Unit obsticles @Blue Rock Cable Park! Dylan Mitchell the Boys put it to the test!

Blue Rock has got new rails! from Dylan Mitchell on Vimeo.

Blue Rock, the only cable park in Cape Town just got some brand spanking new ‘UNIT’ rails today. So Dylan Mitchell, Chris Rogers and Jason Colborne went down to put them through their paces! They look sick, definitely get down there to indulge in them ASAP.

Pics From The 2011 Ultimate X

Some Pictures Of the Wakeboarders shredding the rails at the 2011 Ultimate X, This event has the best Names of SA Wakeboarding, including Dylan Mitchell, Devon Nassif, and even a special guest, 5 times kiteboarding world champ, Aaron Haldow!

Dylan Mitchell

Devon Nassif

 

Aaron Hadlow

Craig Eygenberger

Aaron Hadlow, 5 times world champion

Aaron Hadlow, Redbull rider

Dylan Mitchell

Dylan Mitchell Wakeskate Session


GoPro Testing – quick wakeskate sesh. from Dylan Mitchell on Vimeo.

Dylan Mitchell Just Picked up his new Gopro, so he did what anyone would do, strapped it to his head and shredded that shit out on his wakeskate!

Nice one Dylan!

Look forward to some wakeboarding footage with your new toy!

Tropical Roast – Full Length South African Wakeboard movie!



Dylan Mitchell sent this little gem of a movie over to us, showcasing the scene and sport in South Africa. Nothing stokes us out more than to see a passionate group of wakeboarders shredding. These guys put a ton of effort and time into their movie. Nice work boys! Check it out and say hello to South African wakeboarding!

Tropical Roast is a 10-15 minute wakeboarding short inspired by the whitelaw brothers. It is a non-profit video edit directed by: Marc Whitelaw. starring: Dylan Mitchell, Nick Burton-Moore, Devon Nassif and Ryan Whitelaw. Misverstand Dam plays host to the Break Your Crayons crew who have set out to capture some of South Africas finest riders and display it the way it should be. This year, we raise the bar and take everything to the next level.

Crew: Marc Whitelaw, Pierre devilliers, Patrick Spillsbury, Peter Lambert, Eugene van der Elst, Ross Hillier, Mike Jones, Roscoe Vercueli.

Tropical Roast… Short Film: A Crazy South African Wakeboard Movie!



Proudly Sponsored by: SPORT UNLIMITED & Monster Energy.

Tropical Roast is a 10-15 minute wakeboarding short inspired by the whitelaw brothers. It is a non-profit video edit directed by: Marc Whitelaw. starring: Dylan Mitchell, Nick Burton-Moore, Devon Nassif and Ryan Whitelaw. Misverstand Dam plays host to the Break Your Crayons crew who have set out to capture some of South Africas finest riders and display it the way it should be.
this year, we raise the bar and take everything to the next level.

Crew: Marc Whitelaw, Pierre devilliers, Patrick Spillsbury, Peter Lambert, Eugene van der Elst, Ross Hillier, Mike Jones, Roscoe Vercueli.

Track: Seven Nation Army, White Stripes (glitch mob remix)