Riding The Lakes Over The Ocean: Kiteboarding Faroe Island

Turquoise water, coconuts and palmtrees’s are trending. People flocking to paradise to fill their instagram feeds with smoothie breakfast bowls and bikini shots… Well, one thing was sure.. we wanted none of that!

The idea came about in Cape Town over summer, everyone was booking their tickets to Bali, Tarifa, Cabarete.. Don’t get me wrong, spending a week in boardies and a Bintang tank top is tempting, but we wanted something new, something real, something to remember… Continue Reading →

Kiteboarder Nick Jacobsen Jumps off Burj Al Arab Hotel

Nick Jacobsen has jumped off one of the most iconic buildings in the World, Nick jumped off the helipad of the 1000ft hotel and landed safely in the Arabian Gulf.

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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 →

Nick Jacobsen: 5 days in Cape Town with Dirty Habits

Nick Jacobsen took a quick break from his chaotic schedule of traveling the world. Between Maui, California, Mauritius and Zanzibar and Europe in the last month, he took a break and booked a ticket to Cape Town to hang with the Dirty Habits crew and see what Cape Town was like in the winter time. Well it couldn’t have been a better week, with The South Easter pumping, the surf cooking and some of the local riders enjoying the Town to themselves. This Video was the outcome.

What really goes on with the Worlds best during Red Bull King of the Air

Over the past two weeks with no wind during the Red Bull King of the Air waiting period, Dirty Habits spent a lot of time getting up to no-good with the King of the Air riders. Including DJ’ing and Drone flying with Ruben Lenten and Kevin Langeree, paintball gun ambush at the WOO house with Jesse Richman, Tom Hebert and Sam Medysky, Braaing and ‘training’ with Sam Light, kiting and crashes with Lewis Crathern and naked roof jumping with Nick Jacobsen and Graham Howes

Episode 1 –

Dirty Habits King of the air Behind the scenes (DIRTY) from Dirty Habits on Vimeo.

Episode 2

Episode 3

Dirty Habits KOTA Filthy interview questions from Dirty Habits on Vimeo.

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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


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.”


Get the goods here:
KiteLauncher: https://palmeralocal.com/kitelauncher
Dirty Habits: https://palmeralocal.com/dirty-habits
FreeRide Project: https://palmeralocal.com/freeride-pro…

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Nick Jacobsen gets loose at Nitro City, Panama

Nick Jacobsen just cracked an invite to possibly the best place on earth. Along with 2x world champ Youri Zoon, Nitro City in Panama is the ultimate fun park resort where everything and anything is possible. And who better to put that to the test, but Nick himself. He was invited for 2 weeks, but seems to be finding it hard to leave and has extended his trip for another 2 weeks. This is what he sends us this morning.. thanks Nick.. like we’re not jealous enough..

Words: Nick Jacobsen

Pics: Louis Larsen

Youri Zoon and myself got invited to Nitro City in Panama for a week, to do some kite clinics. We have both been here before, so we were looking forward to go there again.

We had a warm welcome by the Nitro crew. Apparently I got my own ”Nick Jacobsen Pro Room” with an old board of mine and some photos hanging on the wall. Everyone here are super nice and helpful. You can pretty much do whatever you feel like doing. There is a 2.0 system cable, quad bikes, lagoon, gym, jetskies, skydive, skatepark, motocross track.

In this place its only your creativity that sets the limit. Its pretty much paradise in my opinion. There are always so much to do. After the first week had past, I couldn’t move my legs anymore, from all these activities. Youri had to go for the 1st stop of the world tour, and I decided to stay for another 2 weeks. Now we are busy filming a promo for my new beer sponsor DONN.

  A normal day at Nitro City:

Wake up at around 8am. Check the wind. If there is no wind, I hit the cable for an hour. Then breakfast. The wind normally pics up at around 11am. Kite for a few hours, chill/kite on the pool. Then I hit the cable again. There is a sweet motocross track. They have some really nice quadbikes, which are a lot of fun to play around on. Then its internet time. We have perfect internet in our rooms. After that, there are still 1000 of things to do. Cant even describe how insane this place is.

Nitro City gave Nick Jacobsen’s his own pro room. You can stay in it if you visit there. (right – his favourite outfit hanging on the wall)

Nick Jacobsen and his team mate 2x World Champ Youri Zoon

Bum slide

Frontside 360 to shovit off the box

About Nitro City Panama – The world’s first beach front “Action Sports Resort”
36 Room Beach Front Hotel with a focus on Action and Motor Sports.
On-site skate park, pit-bike track, wakeboard cable park, fitness gym and kite beach.
Nearby surf, skydiving, scuba, fishing and jungle wakeboard tours also available.
Nitro City Panama is a beach front boutique hotel in Punta Chame, Panama. The Pacific Ocean wind offers great kite-boarding during the first six months of the year (Kite Season) and the best spot for riding is out the hotel front door. There is also a two tower system 2.0 wake board cable park and sheltered outdoor skate park on the property.Founder and Action Sports Icon, Travis Pastrana has designed the Nitro City Sand Trap beach front motocross track. Hubert Rowland built the track with local track manager Hector Lopez. The track is 100% to regulation for Panama and Latin American Championship Events and already proves to be a fun and exciting venue to ride and race.


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Keep up with Nicks crazy adventures with Dirty Habits Boardriders Magazine

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.


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)

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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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Nick Jacobsen just released his new movie, shortly after jumping off the 40m crane in Cape Town! This video is almost more shocking than the crane jump itself!

We (Dirty Habits) have been lucky enough to join Nick and Louis (Lupah Films) during this amzing journey of filming this, ‘1 of a kind’ movie! It has been an experience above any other, and totally mind blowing being around 2 people so amazing and passionate about what they do! Watch it! it’s truly inspiring!


Western Cape, South Africa.

Piero Ulimiani, Panoramica (The Cinematic Orchestra – Remixes)
Skrillex, Sonny Moore, First Of The Year.

Special thanks to Graham and Candace.


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

youri zoon cape town

youri, kevin and nick

Youri keeping an eye on Nick

Youri Zoon 2011 world champion

Youri and Kevin in Sync

Nick Jacobsen a.k.a. ‘The Crane Jumper’ is Back in Cape Town for more action!!

So Nick Jacobsen is back in Cape Town!
Yes that crazy dude who climbed onto a ship with his kite and board, climbed up an industrial 40m high crane, whilst still flying his kite, put his board on his feet and boosted off of it, and thew in some loops on the way down… is back in CT for more action!

This time he has LUPAH Films with him to catch all the action! Dirty Habits has been hanging out with Nick and Louis from LUPAH films since their arrival, and trying to keep up with their crazy plans for their next 6 months in the Mother City!

Nick will be filming for his sponsors, Liquid Force, Brunotti, Pro Limit and Betsafe the video’s will also feature LF and Brunotti team rider, Graham Howes. There are some big plans and stunts coming up from Nick this summer and i can help but notice Nick eying out that rusty crane every time we drive past it! But don’t worry, Crane or no crane Nick never fails to impress, he might just be on the look out for another freeway to Megaloop over! Only Time will tell!

Here is the video of his Nicks crane jump last summer

Crane Jump from kitecentre Zanzibar on Vimeo.

And of course the road Nick megalooped over in Denmark a few years back!

Here is a commercial nick did with LUPAH films, using their remote controlled airplane to film it! Pretty sick!

Before Breakfast from LUPAH on Vimeo.

LUPAH Films is a production company that Nick and Louis started with their passion for filming and editing and watersparts! They will be taking on projects for numerous brands and kiters, so if you need any Filming or photo’s, Aerial photo footage, or similar, Contact Nick or LUPAH Films,
For more info check out LUPAH Films