el Jimador Surf Classic this weekend.

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el Jimador Tequila, in partnership with Zigzag and Mahala, will be hosting the very first Agave Surf Classic at Big Bay, Blouberg, Cape Town between 24 – 31 May. The premium 100% agave tequila has teamed up with local shaper Ian Armstrong and carpenter Jason Hayes to produce five unique agave surfboards, which contestants will have the opportunity to ride and if they do well, stand a chance to win and keep forever!

The event has a waiting period and will run on June 7th and promises to be an action-packed day in the best surf possible, ending with the after party at the local beach bar, Boardhouse.

Anyone over 18 years of age can enter, so if you’re amped on alternative surfboards (and good times) then the Agave Surf Classic is not to be missed. Contestants need to be at the beach by 9:00am to sign-up, while spectators are in for a treat as they watch the wave warriors shred these original wooden sleds. And then there’s the after party!
Master craftsman, Ian Armstrong, has already taken care of R&D, so the boards should be ready to fly.

Follow #AgaveSurfComp to stay in tune.

Dutchie
Talented Cape Town shaper, Dutchie, inspected one of the agave boards at the opening function.

Check out the video below, which shows the craftmanship and steps that are required to make one of these beautiful agave wood surfboards.

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Westcoast Boardriders Surf Event 4

Jaco Steyn

Another epic weekend of surfing at the West Coast Boardriders Surf event #4. The events are getting better and better, and these boys are setting the bar high for the other surf club in SA. Not to mension the high level of surfers at these events.
Looking forward to the start of the next series.

Results from event #4 Saturday 17 November.

westcoast boardriders club

Mom of the day – Norm’s Mom
Dad of the day – Jason Neeleman (drive to the beach 5 times, between nappie duty)

Best Air- Diran Zakarian
Best Move – Rigard Smit
Stylemaster – Udi Lev
Retro craft – Greg Visagie

Boys (u/13)
1st – Julian Zens
2nd – Christian Venter
2012 series winner – Julian Zens
(wins a custom Dutchie surfboard sponsored by Redbull)

Juniors (u/17)
1st – Adin Masencamp
2nd – Norm Lotz
3rd – Gareth Williams
4th – Gabriel Bayhack
2012 series winner – Adin Masencamp

Girls
1st – Tanika Hoffman
2nd – Tarryn Chudleigh
3rd – Anoush Zakarian
2012 series winner – Anoush Zakarian

Masters (over 35)
1st – Adrian Fields
2nd – Leon v.d. Merwe
3rd – Dirk Wilson
4th – Nikki Venter
2012 series winner – Adrian Fields

Open Plate
1st – Rodney Somogyvari
2nd – Leon du Preez
3rd – Jason Neeleman
4th – Ettiene Buys

Open Pro
1st – Ryan Payne
2nd – Peder Christensen
3rd – Phillip Visagie
4th – Jaco Steyn
2012 series champion – Ryan Payne

Photo’s Below by Pictures by: FCC Photography & John Wilkinson Photography

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The Boardhouse skate, surf & beach bar opening in Cape Town

Dirty Habits is stoked to announce that The Boardhouse surf, kite, skate and beach bar is opening this friday 19 Oct in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town.

The Boardhouse is a unique concept that will finally give us boardrider’s a place to call home. It’s a Surf Bar with an indoor skatepark, coffee/breakfast bar that is geared to host events and parties for all the local surfers, kiters, wakeboarders, windsurfers SUPers and skaters.

Dirty Habits and The Boardhouse will be joining forces to bring you the best and biggest events, theme nights, parties and boardriding competitions  in Cape Town.

Some of the events will we will be throwing this summer include:

  • Big Air kiteboarding series
  • Hidden Lines Movie premiere, Hosted with 2 World Champs Youri Zoon & Kevin Langeree with Nick Jacobsen
  • Opening Season Party (Nov. 2)
  • Boardriding Movie Premiere’s
  • Skate demo’s and jams sessions with SA’s tops skaters
  • Hip Hop Karaoke nights
  • And sooooo much more…

Join The Boardhouse and Dirty Habits for the Pre Opening of Cape Towns’ first board riders club.

*** The pre-opening will kick-off at  18:00 with a skateboard downwind session from the Milnerton Lighthouse (Woodbridge Island) to the new Boardhouse in Boubergstrand beachfront

Location: 12 Marine Circle, Bloubergstrand, Table View – (Opposite the entrance of Primi)

The Boardhouse Pre-opening event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/447565321961996

The Boardhouse Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBoardHouseCapeTown

Dirty Habits on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Dirtyhabitsmagazine

 

 

See you Friday

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive pics from perfect Supertubes at the Billabong Jbay Pro 2012

 Billabong Pro Jbay 2012

Jeffreys Bay – Brazilian surfer Adriano De Souza is the winner of the Billabong Pro J-Bay 2012. Adriano defeated French surfer Joan Duru in small and difficult conditions in the final with a polished and dynamic display of small-wave surfing.

David Van Zyl

 

It was an icy winter day that dawned for the remaining competitors in the Billabong Pro J-Bay today, but with contestable waves running down the point, contest director Luke Egan showed no hesitation in sending the remaining competitors straight out into the water. “We’re going to crown a winner today, weather permitting,” said Egan.

 

Jordy Smith

First surprise of the morning was two- time and defending champion South African Jordy Smith getting eliminated by an on-form Joan Duru. In the small and inconsistent conditions, Jordy battled to find the high scoring waves, while Duru paddled into some good waves and rode them with confidence.

Second upset was a dominant Dale Staples defeating John John Florence from Hawaii. Surfing fast and smooth, Dale kept John John at bay all the way through to a nail-biting finish, with the young South African getting the nod from the judges. Dale was eventually knocked out by Aritz Aranburu (EUK) in the quarter-finals and finished as the highest placed South African in the event.

 

Maxime Huscenot

 

Although smaller than the absolute perfection that persisted throughout the first three days of competition, there were still excellent, high-scoring waves coming through and the remaining competitors were throwing it down on the fast, lined up Supertubes walls.

In the first semi-final it was Adriano De Souza against Ezekiel Lau (HAW) with the young Brazilian blasting his way through the heat and earning his spot in the final.

The ‘green room’ was the local hangout on this day.

 

The second semi-final was a one-sided affair between Duru and Aritz Aranburu (EUK), with Duru winning the heat comfortably and heading on to the final.

By the time the final heat paddled out, the bad weather that the contest organisers had been tracking all week was upon the competitors. With the onshore wind up and the rain falling, the two competitors went tooth and nail, with Duru quickly scoring a 9.27 out of a possible 10 points, showing that the conditions were still extremely contestable. after one particular wave Adriano De Souza lost a fin on the shallow inside rocks and chose to do a runaround, picking up his back up board in the process. Adriano slipped back into the line-up and picked up a nice little wave from way up the point that opened up for him and allowed him to score an 8.33 and victory.

 

Heats were run from dust till dawn

 

“I’ve come to South Africa and to Jeffreys Bay for so many years, and have always seen the guys win the Billabong Pro, and now it’s my turn,” said Adriano. “I’m just so happy, and I’m going to remember this win for my whole life. J-Bay is a special place for me and hopefully see you again next year.”

The Nixon Winner Takes All prize of a US$10,000 jewel-encrusted Nixon watch for the highest heat score of the event went to Nathan Hedge (AUS) for his incredible 19.27 score in the first round of the event. “What a sick prize,” said Nathan. “A few years ago I was in the final with AI and he needed a ten to beat me and he got it, so maybe it was AI who sent me the ten this year.”

Jordy Smith scoring a perfect 10

 

2012 Billabong Pro J-Bay Results
Final
1. Adriano de Souza BRA 16
2. Joan Duru FRA 13.60

Semifinals
Adrian de Souza BRA 15, Ezekiel Lau 5.57
Joan Duri BRA 14.93, Aritz Aranburu EUK

Mike February

 

NSRI in the water and on the ski’s all day looking after the riders.

 

Lines like this rolling in all day long

 

 

Billabong Pro Jbay 2012

 

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Westcoast Boardriders results and pics

Westcoast Boardriders event #2 went down this weekend with a bang. Day 1 saw some clean 2-3ft glassy conditions, and some epic surfing. We saw some of SA’s top surfers putting a a huge display including the likes of Shane Thorne, Ryan Payne, Diran Zak and Brandon Benjamin. On day 2 the swell dropped off a bit and we moved down to Derde’s for some fun wave’s and good surfing. The contest was however put on hold when organizers had to remove a man (Justin Kemp) while attempting to surf the contest in his ‘tiny winy pokerdot bikini’ (the bikini was later returned to it’s rightful owner)

The level of surfing in this event was amazing to see.  The public and brand support was fantastic  and of course seeing a surf community ‘Weskus’ putting their heads and hearts together to take our sport and lifestyle to the next level. Thanks to everyone involved.

All funds raised went to the Shark Spotters Program to ensure our playground is kept as safe as possible for all ocean users.

Results

Open Pro:

1st Ryan Payne

2nd Shane Thorne

3rd Diran Zakarian

4th Jochaid Salie

Jeandre Blignault

 

Open Plate:

1st Gareth Moyes

2nd Jason Neeleman

3rd Arron Heldsiger

4th Luke Venter

Tristan Lev

Juniors:

1st Brandon Benjamin

2nd Tristan Lev

3rd Greg Visagie

4th Adin Masencamp

Masters:

1st Adrian Fields

2nd Nikkie Venter

3rd Steve Gadd

4th Leon vd Merwe

Brandon Benjamin

Girls:

1st Chantelle Rautenbach

2nd Anoush Zakarian

3rd Krystal Tavenor

4th Caylin de Reuck

5th Lindi Louw

Jochaid Salie

VZ expression session:

Power turn. Shane Thorne

Best Move. Adin Masencamp

Best Air. Diran Zakarian

Best wave. Jochaid Salie

Jeandre Blignault

 

Weskus

Retro Heat:

Best noseride. Tyrone Jensen

Best Move. Tristan Lev

Retro Craft. Herman Oosthuizen

Style master. Greg Visagie

Legend award. Ted Preciado

Robbie Schofield

Extras:

Most Improved. Ben Alheit

Sportmanship award. Justin Kemp

Raw deal award. Rafael Gomes

Mom of the day. Shannon Masencamp

Dad of the day. Nikkie Venter

Youngest competitor. Christian Venter

Froth award. J ulian Zens

Freedom of Expression. Tyrone Jensen

Diran Zak

 

Westcoast Boardriders Leader Board

 

Diran Zak

 

Westcoast Boardriders

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