Sa’s Dylan Mitchelle has a set with Danny Harf… The Lengend

Dylan Mitchelle SA pro wakeboarder is in the USA training and competing on the American Pro Wakeboard Tour.
He is riding with some of the best guys in the world, pushing his level and adding some big tricks to his repertoire.

This was he had to say about his about the latest session and the 1st stop of the American Pro Wakeboard Tour.

“We all had a little 15 minute shred at Trevor’s the other day. Danny Harf joined us, which was awesome. have a look see!

Got to see Danny Harf ride yesterday. even though his knee is still quite fragile he absolutely killed it. hopefully I’ll edited a quick little one of all of us riding together.

So this past weekend (18th-19th) Acworth will hosted the first stop of the American Pro Wakeboard tour, I can safely say I was both nervous as hell and excited.

I headed up there road trip style with Trevor Hansen, Parker Siegle, Massi Piffaretti, Gunner Daft and Ryan Anderson. The trip there took us about six hours, but it was a fun lengthy drive with good tunes, enough jokes to go around and good company. We left on Thursday midday and got there in the evening on Friday with enough time to check out the competition site and register. Gunner, Massi, Parker and myself were competing in the junior pro men division while Ryan Anderson was entered into Pro Men. After that we checked into our hotel, the Econolodge for a good nights rest.

Friday saw the qualifying rounds take place, and once again it was cut throat. The heats were stacked in Junior Pro men with 6 heats of 5 riders each and the top two riders advancing to a 12 man semifinal. I was in placed in the second heat along with my friends, Gunner Daft and Massi Piffaretti, as well as rippers, Mike Dowdy, and Keenan Allen. I was first off the dock in my heat. I had fun but was disappointed with my ride. Mastercraft debuted their new x-star for the first time and I didn’t quite know what to expect edging in for my first trick, but knew I’d have to throw down in order to make it through. I fell on my second trick (a kgb) which was frustrating but I decided to put it behind me and comeback to it later, I felt I slid well, but was still nervous about falling on my second trick and feeling the pressure, I felt I had to lay some hammers in to compensate, next up was a heelside 720 followed by a crow mobe 5 which I unfortunately also fell on. That rounded off my first pass. So two falls in my first pass and only one hammer to show for it. My second pass started off with a big worm into a moby dick , followed by a decent rail hit. Here I felt I needed the crow 5 in order to put any pressure on the rest of my heat so I decided to give it another go. Unfortunately I fell again and that was it for me. The rest of my heat killed it. Every rider had at least one seven in their pass. Mike, and Gunner both had 9’s.

Got to see Danny Harf ride yesterday. even though his knee is still quite fragile he absolutely killed it. hopefully I’ll edited a quick little one of all of us riding together.

 

The level of competition over here is very high, but I guess you learn something from every competition experience. I had fun and learned to keep a cool head and that sometimes a clean pass, that is not jam packed with hammers, can do better than one with a few hammers and unnecessary falls.

Either way, Mike and Massi qualified first and second respectively to advance to semi’s where Massi unfortunately just got edged out of competition and Mike went on to win the event.

The rest of the tour stop was a great experience. Watching the Junior Pro Men division compete was almost as intense as the Pro Men division. The format of competition for Junior Pro men definitely seems more cut throat with only 4 riders making it to the finals compared to Pro men’s 6 finalists. It was sick.

Hopefully I’ll have some more things to tell you guys soon!”

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Dylan Mitchelle shredding in the USA

If you own a wakeboard and live in South Africa, chances are you know exactly who Dylan Mitchelle is.
Well if you don’t, you shouldn’t be allowed to ride behind a boat! He’s a Cape Town local who’s been cleaning up at all the SA wakeboaring tour stops, and he kills it on a wakeskate to! But as natural progression goes, to be the best you have to go against the best. And the USA and Europe is where he has gone to take his riding to the next level. It’s a long shot going abroad to ride with the big boys, but when you land a Big Worm 7 (Toeside frontroll w/frontside 720) in your 2nd week, I guess it kinda pays off!

Check his Latest Video from the states riding with Trevor Hansen and Massi Piffaretti, don’t miss the Big worm 7 at the end!

From Dylan’s Blog

“First Video from the states!

i spent the last two days at Trevor Hansen’s house and got to shred a bunch of big wake with him and Massi Piffaretti which was awesome cause i think we pushed each other a little bit.

America has been Awesome so far, this past week a lot went down, although not all of it was spent riding as a front decided to pull through the whole of last week so the weather wasn’t playing fair at all. We had a few rainy and cold days and the wind has been reminding me of Cape Town! But other than that it was still eventful.

A photographer, Chris West came over to Dieter’s house to shoot Marc Kroon and myself, which was good fun and an awesome experience. After that I joined the Kroon brothers Nils and Mark as we went to downtown Windermere to enjoy some ice cream from Allen’s Creamery, the place had some awesome flavours (the bubblegum flavour had chunks of bubble gum in it and there was a cotton candy flavour) – it was pretty sick.

This Past weekend saw the Byerly Toe Jam take place, the first Wakeskate only event of the Season here in the US and at the same time the first stop of the Wakeskate Tour. Deter entered both boat and winch and killed it in both, but unfortunately just got edged out of both finals. The level was crazy high, with Wake to wake bigspins, 360’s and late shuvs being a standard trick for any pass behind the boat. The winch part was also very impressive. ( I am aware that this might sound very confusing) Andrew Pastura got a frontside 270 shove into a backboard on the flatbar into a bs 270 shove frontboard backside 90 out down the handrail. Ben Horan also killed it with a bs nose slide bs 270 shove out into a back tailslide shove out down the handrail. Austin Pastura took top honours with a bs tailslide 90 shove out into a fs tailslide front bigspin out.

it was an awesome event with a great vibe.

let’s see what the next week in America has in store for me!”

Dyl’s blog

SA wakeboard and wakeskate

This weekend the Angry Spider Pro Tour Stop 3 / South African Open Wakeboard and Wakeskate Championship went down at Rietvlei (Cape Town). South Africa’s top wakeboarders and wakeskaters came to throw it down for a spot on the podium. Well they definetly did not dissapoint and the level that these guys are riding at was unreal,Check out the Results and some sweet pics captured by Eugene Van Der Elst

Results

Pro Men: Final

1 Dylan Mitchell 70 83
2 Ryan Durham 29 73
3 Andrew Bourne 48 69
4 Cameron Graham 47 60
5 Justin Mitri 32 58

WakeSkate Pro Final

1 Moritz Gruter 75 48
2 Dale Nieustad LCQ 41.2
3 Chris Rodgers 56 33.3
4 Dylan Mitchell 65 33
5 Darren Turner LCQ 31
6 Felix Gruter 55 20

 

Masters Final

1 Jonathan Joseph 65 50
2 Darryn Ridgway 41 49
3 Kosie Van Heerden 20 0

Boys: (10-15) Final

1 Kai Brockman 35 45
2 Keenan Pilley 30 36
3 Jaque Labuschne 40 35
4 Chris Colborne 22 30
4 Jaque Labuschne 5 30
6 Andrew Kofahl 5 14

Junior Men: 15 – 18 Final

1 Stuart Gutridge 48 47.5
2 Leighten Barnard 50 45
3 Astin Owen 35 33
4 Byron Brett 34 26
5 Bruce Strydom 20 23

Ladies: Final

1 Melissa Colborne 50 55
2 Courtney Scholtz 35 28
3 Jess Joseph 34 25

Open Division – Men Final

1 Craig Eygenburger 50 53
2 Nick Larsen 35 32
3 Marc van Cuyck 26 31.5
4 Robert Vanlierde 25 31
5 Julio Ramos 15 23
6 Kieron Dunn 24.8 15

Novice: ( Boys & Girls No Age Group)

1 Willaim van Niekerk 35 40
2 Marius labuschne 32 38
3 Mathew Nordoff 22 28
4 Dan Pitman 20 21
5 Trevor Clegon LCQ 19
6 Cobyn Pond 18 15
7 Adrian Haantjes LCQ 15
8 Damian Botha 15 10

Wakeskate: Novice Final

1 Brandon Stuart 32 44
2 Jess Neiuwstad 50 43.8
3 Kai Brockman 29 41
4 Austin Stuart 35 30
5 Sean Bacon 55 29
6 Austin Owen 31 20
7 David Le Roux 33 18
8 Simon Koty 26 11
9 Rory Johnstone 25 10

Event Sponcors:

Angry Spider Wakeboards.
Boating International.
Malibu Boats.
Monster Energy.
Leisure Boating.
Club Marine Insurance.
Sport Unlimited.
Go Pro.
Milnerton Aquatic Club-Cape Town.

Check out the Rest of the Pics from this epic event snapped by

Eugene Van Der Elst Photography