Dirtiest Summer in Cape Town: Dirty Habits Latest Video

 

The Dirty Habits Crew is a group of professional athletes from around the world, who chase the sun to Cape Town and other parts of the world to push each other to the extreme limits in performance, stunts, and taking day-to-day activities to the next level. We also feature friends and other professional athletes.. surfers, kiteboarders, stuntmen, skateboarders, wakeboarders,, adventure filmmakers, freedivers, and big wave surfers. Continue Reading →

Dirty Habits Halloween Kite Jam

Dirty Habits hosted the 1st annual Halloween Kite Jam, Downwinder in Cape Town.

Although the wind didn’t really play along, it had the most WILD day to say the least, everyone dressed up to the max (mainly in drag) and the vibe was pretty crazy, Continue Reading →

Ozzie in Kiteboarding Muizenberg

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South Africa’s Top kiteboarder Oswald Smith busts out a quick kite sesh at one of his local spots, Muizenberg, Cape Town.

We can’t wait to see what he gets up to this summer in Cape Town.

Check it out and enjoy !

Oswald Smith Kiteboarding

Red Bull King of the Air Green Light – Sunday 3rd Feb

 

The World’s top Kiteboarders to descend on Cape Town for Red
Bull King of the Air 2013

 

“Green” light for the Red Bull King of the Air 2013.
As charts and websites are confirming the possibility to have great weather and wind conditions for the coming weekend, this is your “OFFICIAL CALL” for the Red Bull King of the Air 2013.
With a cold-front hitting the cape peninsula on saturday night the expectations are to have “proper southerly wind” starting form the late morning of Sunday 03 Feb, sharply increasing to 30/35 knots during the day. Together with a long period moderate swell to complete the right ingredients for “perfect” conditions.
Get Down to Big Bay on Sunday 03, for the Biggest and most extreme Kite comp in history.
Press Release.

The much anticipated return of Red Bull King of the Air has seen kiteboarders the world over doing
anything to get their hands on an entry. Sixteen of the world’s best as well as eight wildcards have
been selected to compete.

CAPE TOWN (South Africa) Red Bull King of the Air returns to the fore after an eight year
hiatus since the last running of the event in Maui, USA and wind patterns are currently
looking favourable for the window period of 1 – 15 February at Big Bay, Blouberg on Cape
Town’s coastline.

Sixteen invited kiteboarders from around the world will be joined by eight wildcards.

Included in the lineup are extreme kiteboarder Ruben Lenten (NED), compatriot and
world number 1 in 2012 Youri Zoon (NED), Lewis Crathern(UK), who recently jumped over the Brighton and Worthing piers, and local wildcard Oswald Smith who goes into the competition having just won SA Champs.

The judging panel consisting of fearless female kiteboarder Susi Mai, editor of Kiteworld
Magazine and presenter of ‘The Kite Show’ Jim Gaunt and South African original Red Bull
King of the Air alumnus Greg Tijsse will be watching the water to gauge height, style and
creativity each kiteboarder executes their movement with.

Local wildcard Graham Howes. Photo: Craig Kolesky/Nikon/Red Bull Content Pool

The newly developed ‘flag out’ competition format is unlike any others – it gives each
kiteboarder the opportunity to pull their best moves and score high. Four riders hit the water
wearing different colour rash vests that matching a corresponding flag on the beach. After
an allocated time, the rider with the lowest score will be flagged out (flag will be lowered) and
must leave the water. The last man standing is the winner.

The event will also feature the godfather of wind-based watersports Robby Naish who will be
in Cape Town to put the title hopefuls through their paces in the lead up to the event. Robby
has multiple World Titles across windsurfing and kiteboarding disciplines and still competes
internationally, at the tender age of 49.

Photo: JD Photofairy: Red Bull Content Pool

The Invited Kiteboarders

Ruben Lenten (NED) Redbull Extreme Kiteboarder.
Kevin Langeree (NED) 2009 World Champion
Youri Zoon (NED) 2011/2012 World Champion
Nick Jacobsen (DEN) Crane Jumper
Billy Parker (USA)
Sam Light (GBR)
Lewis Crathern (GBR) Brighton/Worthing Pier jumper
Kevin de Smidt (NED) Redbull Boven N.A.P winner
Steven Akkersijk (NED) Redbull Boven N.A.P winner
Jesse Richman (USA)
Tom Court (GBR)
Luke Whiteside (GBR)
Gianni Aragno (ESP)
Shawn Richman (USA)
Luke McGillewie (RSA)
Reno Romeu (BRA)

The Wildcards

Sam Medysky (CAN)
Oswald Smith (RSA)
Johnno Sholte (NED)
Andries Fourie (RSA)
Graham Howes (RSA)
Jandre Fraser (RSA)
Alan Steele (RSA)
Nicolas Falcou (FRA)

Local Bruce Gonlag. Photo: Nick Muzik/Red Bull Content Pool

Follow Red Bull King of the Air:
Twitter: @RedBullZA (#RedBullKingoftheAir)
www.redbullkingoftheair.co.za

Luke Mcgilliwie Video

Luke McGilliwie is off to the 2nd leg of the KSP in Ireland,

Luke has been getting some decent training in with the last 2 weeks of Solid South Easter.

Check out his latest video from his session with 3 GoPro’s on him and his kites.

Photo: Mandi Ireland

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How To: Tack Jibe a Surfboard with Luke McGillewie

RRD Team rider Luke McGillewie shows us how to tack a surfboard or race board.

Luke McGillewie shows us how to tack a kiteboard/surfboard

For best results, you should already be able to perform the basic gybe transitions before learning this maneuver.

The Tack is a useful move for changing direction without losing downwind ground. This move can prove extremely handy when trying to get out past breaking waves or during course racing.

Luke McGillewie Tack Jibe from Luke McGillewie on Vimeo.

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Oswald Smith Kiteboarding in France

Oswald Smith is arguably South Africa’s top kiteboarder. he is on almost every podium for freestyle, waveriding and course racing. Ozzie recently returned from a trip to France and Holland where he competed in his 1st PKRA tour.

This video was filmed at Beauduc

Ozzie Smith: http://www.oswaldsmith.com

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Len10 Megaloop Challenge, Video, Pics & Results

The wind was pumping and kites were flying high as Lewis Crathern wowed the judges to win the first ever LEN10 Megaloop Challenge in Cape Town.

Crathern, from Worthing in the UK, went up against Sam Light (UK) and Gianni Aragno (ESP) in the final. “I was just stoked to have been in the final with two of my best friends. A megaloop isn’t the easiest trick because you have to try and get height while trying to get your kite as horizontal as possible. I’ve been coming to Cape Town to kiteboard for the last six years and I love it here. The people are friendly and the weather and wind conditions are perfect here,” he commented.

 

A megaloop isn’t the easiest trick because you have to try and get height while trying to get your kite as horizontal as possible

Brainchild of Red Bull Athlete and ‘King of the Megaloop’ Ruben Lenten, the LEN10 Megaloop Challenge saw 24 participants compete in a format new to kiteboarding competitions.  Ruben remarked: “All the riders and spectators were excited about the format which gives the guys time to pull their best moves and score high. I’m happy that such a big crowd came down to see the guys  pull some gnarly tricks and see some pretty epic wipeouts too – which is just as much part of kiteboarding as landing the trick.”

Participants were scored on the height, technique and the style in which they executed the megaloop with.
Len10 Megaloop Challenge
LEN10 Megaloop Challenge winner, Crathern and the other finalists had decided before they went out for the final to split the prize money – it wasn’t about the prize but rather spending a good day out doing what they love.  He does, however, walk away with a one-of-a-kind trophy and a photo shoot with renowned South African action sports photographer, Craig Kolesky.

Ruben Lenten is keen to bring the competition back in 2013 and throw himself into the mix. “We’re going to push the limits of kiteboarding even more.”

 


A slow start but after the wind finally made an appearance the riders were able to hit the waves


The riders were pulling out all the stops, holding nothing back for the imagination


Pushing themselves to the limit, the riders pulled off some massive Megaloops to see them into the next round


Big Bay was the perfect backdrop, playing tribute to the perfect day for the riders


Late into the evening the riders kept the pace going, eager to enter the final rounds of the day


A great turnout and loads of support throughout the day and a very exciting finish


Congrats to Lewis Crathern for the win, but an extended congratulations to all the riders who took part in a stunning display of bravery and talent

 

Thanks to Craig Kolesky & Redbull for these sick images

all image copyright (c) Kolesky/Nikon/Red Bull Content Pool