Kevin Langeree Playboy shoot

Kevin Langeree can pretty much call himself a Cape Town Local, he has been spending the summers in Blouberg for longer than i can remember. He is the definition of waterman; SUP, surf, spearfish, big waves and ofcourse a world champion kiteboarder. So to get this dude to sit down for 10 minutes and ask him a few questions was a task on it’s own.

With the whole kiteboarding world moving onto riding wakeboarding boots on their kiteboards, it’s a pretty straight forward progression for your average pro wakestyle kiter. However for Kevin, it’s not that easy. If you have been lucky enough to see Kevin freeriding, you would understand, he is either doing 40ft high board-offs, riding his board one footed, riding it on his ass,  flying through the air with it under his arm, climbing a coconut tree with it or doing Jesus walks. Now tie a board to his feet and see what happens. But progression is progression, and when you are chasing a 2nd world title, that little bit more power, or more board control can mean the world of difference in a PKRA final. So lets see what he has to say about riding boots, and if it is actually ‘the way forward’.

Home Town:                Noordwijk/ Cape Town
Started riding:            Spring 2000
Top Places to Ride:  Cape Town hands down! Hawaii is really sick as well.
Favourite Moves:      All depends on the conditions but bootsing as high as possible never gets boring.
Other Dirty Habits:  Farting on airplanes feel extra good.
Gear:                               Naish Torches and Monarch 134 for freestyle and Park and global for waves.
Sponsors:                     Naish, O’Neill, G-Shock and Sinner eyewear
Website:                       www.kevinlangeree.com
Facebook:                     www.facebook.com/kevinlangeree
Twitter:                         www.twitter.com/ kevin_langeree
instagram:                  @kevinlangeree

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Dirty Habits: So Kevin, we see you riding in boots now, you have always hated the idea of riding boots as it’s so restricting and style and trick. Tell us about how it lead to you riding boots?

Kevin: Yea I’ve never really liked boots cause it limits your movement. But the riding and the landings with freestyle are getting so much harder that you need a lot of control on the landings and the only way to achieve that is to ride boots.

Dirty Habits: It is a huge change for you, your whole style and energy on the water is about freedom and fun, board offs, one footers, jesus walks etc…. isn’t it frustrating having your feet locked into boots all the time now.

Kevin:  Yes it really is a big change for me and sometimes a bit frustrating but I feel that riding boots give me an other challenge. I love challenges cause they keep me motivated. But I must say that it isn’t as big as a different as I thought it would be, I actually feel pretty confident on them already. Board offs are a lot harder…

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Dirty Habits: Do you see yourself riding boots full time in the future, or is this a purely competition and power thing?

Kevin: For comps I’ll definitely keep riding them but I would never go on a trip without throwing a par of straps in. The cool thing about kiteboarding is that there are so many ways of riding and it doesn’t really matter if you ride boots, straps, strapless, finless, waxless ect. As long as you are having loads of fun, then that will be the only thing that matters.

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Dirty Habits: The big debate is whether it is safer riding boots or not, some argue you are ‘locked in’ and more secure in boots, others say there is more risk as you are ‘stuck’ to your board on big crashes. Do you think boots has are safer and maybe better in terms of knee injuries and ankle.

Kevin: That is a pretty good question. Being locked in and not you losing your board and being stable on landing can prevent you from crashing hard. But if you crash it’s NOT really nice to have a board stuck on your feet. Boots definitely give you a better whiplash on hard crashes. I think it doesn’t really make a different whether you ride boots or straps.

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Dirty Habits: A lot of your fans will follow your footsteps and go straight out and buy boots (even if they are still learning to jump. When do you think a rider is ‘ready’ to start riding boots.

Kevin: That is hard to say… I would ride boots when every you feel comfortable enough to ride them. It took quite a while for me

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Dirty Habits: Give us some pro’s and cons about riding boots

Kevin:

Pro’s

–  You don’t lose your board
–   Landings are more stable and soft
–   Takeoffs can be more powerful
–   No cold feet

Cons:

– Limits your movement on some tricks
– Takes a while to put them on
– Your board is heavier

-No Board-offs

Dirty Habits: Ok. Lets get serious now about these Playboy bunnies, tell us about these lovely ladies who volunteered to model for this shoot in Cape Town. They put on quite a show for you.

Kevin: That was just SOOO hilarious! Haha this chick was so on it and the only thing she wanted was posing as sexy as possible. She did pretty good don’t you think! HAHA The only thing she needs to do is to bring a visit to the dentist for some new front tooth. Haha thanks for the laugh

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Dirty Habits: I heard the Playboy Girls you did the shoot with in Nitro City Panama were jealous that they missed out on the action.

Kevin: Yea they called me and sounded really upset… Guess the only way to make them happy is to do an other shoot with them!

Dirty Habits: You obviously will be beck in Cape Town for the summer to train and enjoy the life down here, any other plans for new movie projects, clinics or anything like that, which we can look forward to.

Kevin: Still planning some things. But I’m really looking forward on heading back to CT. That place is just magic!

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Dirty Habits: Lasty.. Hidden line’s movie you filmed with Eyeforce was a huge success around the world.  I’d say it was the biggest production kiteboarding has seen. Do you think we will see a Hidden lines 2? or another coloration with Nick or Youri?

Kevin: Yea it really was a big success even bigger than I had every dreamed off. I had a meeting with eyeforce a couple weeks ago and we talked about some new plans. But they will stay secret for a little. Sorry…

Website: www.kevinlangeree.com
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instagram: @kevinlangeree

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Kevin Langeree Kiting Indo

Pro Kiteboarder Kevin Langeree has been hanging out in Indo for the past couple of weeks while he waits for the next stop of the PKRA.

One thing’s for sure, he definitely hasn’t been getting bored. Kiting, SUPing, getting shacked, free diving, all in a days work for Kev.

Dirty Habits photographer Bianca Asher Photography is on also on a surf trip with Jarrod David and met up with Kevin to snap a few shot of his wave session. Kevin also got some pics on his GoPro

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Kevin working on his barrel face.

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Naish www.naishkites.com – O’Neill www.oneill.com – G-Shock www.gshock.com – Sinner www.sinner.eu

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Cape Town Kitesurf Photography:  Bianca Asher Photography

Red Bull King Of The Air 2013

With some of the World’s best international and local kiting talent, the Red Bull King Of The Air was rebooted in Big Bay on the 3rd of February 2013. With 16 invited riders and 6 local entries to go head to head in a ‘flag-out’ competition (During the heat the riders vest colours, represented by flags, are removed according to their scores whereby the top 2 advance). Ultimately the American Jesse Richman went on to claim the title, beating Nick Jacobson and and Sam Light in the final.

A judging panel including, Greg Thijsse, Susi Mai and Kiteworld Magazine editor Jim Gaunt judged the riders on their style, creativity and height of their massive jumps.

Andries Fourie was the highest advancing South African, making it to the semi-finals.

Results:

1. Jesse Richman (USA)

2. Nick Jacobsen (Denmark)

3. Sam Light (GBR)

4. Youri Zoon (Ned)

5. Andries Fourie (RSA)

6. Lewis Crathern (GBR)

7. Gianni Aragno (ESP)

8. Kevin Langeree (NED)

Images: © Bianca Asher Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIDDEN LINES – Full movie released

Two world champions and the craziest stuntman in kitesurfing set out to travel the destinations on top of their bucket list. While re-discovering the essence of kitesurfing, the hidden stories behind their dreamlike lifestyle’s are told. Along the way they find themselves in unexpected situations and magical moments.
Hidden lines will take viewers on a kitesurfing adventure full of action, travel, stunts and fun. and Feature kiteboarding from Cape town, Peru and Panama

HIDDEN LINES – Chapter I – Chile from EyEFORcE on Vimeo.

A film by EyEFORcE productions
Music composed by Jorrit Kleijnen – Paraphrase
Aerial shots by Aeriallive

Starring: Youri Zoon, Nick Jacobsen and Kevin Langeree.

Sponsored by: Sportlife.nl, slingshotsports.com, brunotti.com, oneill.com.

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2012 SAKT Event Cape Town – Results and Pics

The Cape Town stop of the South African Kiteboarding Tour was successfully held this weekend  at kitebeach in Cape town!

Spectators fulled the beach’s to watch SA best kiteboarders battle it out for the podium positions, we even had the 2009 World champion. Kevin Langeree and the current junior world champion competing in this event! the 2 Talented Dutch riders took 1st place in the wave and freestyle events respectively.

James Busse Taking Advantage of His favourite conditions... Nuking!!

2012 SAKT kitebeach Results

Wave Men
1st Kevin Langeree
2nd Luke McGillewie
3rd Colin Heckroodt
4th Oswald Smith,

Wave Ladies
1st Karina figl
2nd Meghan Van Rensburg
3rd Candice  Daley

Wave masters
1 Jens van rensburg
2 Stephen smith

Wave novice
1 Jonah Filen
2 Stephen Esterhuyse

Race men
1 Colin Heckroodt
2 Oswald Smith
3 Tyler Ryan

Race women
1 Sophie Routaboul

2 Candice Daley

Freestyle men

1 Jerrie van der Kop
2 Oswald smith
3 Luke McGillewie
4 James Busse

Freestyle women
1 Candice Daley
2 meghan Van Rensburg
3 Sophie Routaboul

Freestyle masters
1 Armin Wohlhgemuth
2 Jense van rensburg
3 Allen Daley

freestyle novice
1 Jonah Filen
2 stephen esterhuyse

Cape Town Session with Youri Zoon, Kevin Langeree and Nick Jacobsen

Big Bay Freeride Session With 3 of the best kiters in the world

If anyone was at Kiting at Big Bay, Cape Town yesterday it was quite possible to confuse a free-riding session for a PKRA World final. With 2009 World champion, Kevin Langeree, 2011 World champ, Youri Zoon, and Nick Jacobsen (Danish Champion & The craziest mofo kiter in the world!) all shredding it to the max. We escaped the crowds and headed to Small Bay for some fun freeriding, I’ve had the privilege of riding with all 3 of these guys in locations all around the world, but when you put the 3 of them together, without any titles on the line, the energy and comradery on the water between these guys is unreal. Check it out for yourselves,
And Next time you find yourself moaning about our CT conditions, remember that the worlds finest choose Cape Town as their training grounds!

Kevin Langeree

Nick J

Nicky J

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Youri keeping an eye on Nick

Youri Zoon 2011 world champion

Youri and Kevin in Sync