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.

Dirty Habits Base Jumping Cape Town

Dirty Habits Joins one of the Dirty boys, Jason Baker, George Schoonraad, Bev, Al, Paki and Cookie on a early morning BASE jump off of the Sentinal Mountain in Houtbay, overlooking Dungeons big wave spot.

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Ep 3 – Wakeboarding with paintball guns & beers

Beers, Paintball guns, flour bombs and cliff jumping all in a days work. The Dirty Habits crew including Top SA wakeboarders Dylan Mitchell & Craig Eygenbergen and Pro Kiteboarder Graham Howes, Spent the Day on a Eugene Pienaar’s Mastercraft at Misverstand.

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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

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

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Dirty Habits Web series

Dirty Habits is launching a series of web video to kick off 2015.

This is just a teaser to show what you can expect in the upcoming video’s featuring the Worlds best Boardriders including Nick Jacobsen, Tom Court, Ruben Lenten, Kevin Langeree, Craig Eygenbergen, Dylan Mitchell and of course Mr Dirty Habits, Graham Howes.

You can except some seriously dirty content coming your way and not just kite, wake, surf, skate action there will be plenty of flames, parties, girls, crashes and cross over sports like motocross, spearfishing, skydiving and base jumping.

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Craig Eygenberger – Wake vid

Craig Eygenberger has been a massive part of Dirty Habits over the past years, full of energy, motivation, idea’s and motion. Without a crew of guys like him, Dirty Habits would just be a cool name. oh and he is ok on a wakeboard.

Check his latest vid from his trip to Thai Wakepark

2014 WAKE edit. Travel and Wake from craig eygenberger on Vimeo.

A day at Dirty Habits Playground

Dirty Habits and Solid Air have just finished the Twin Tower Wakeboard rail park in Cape Town, and the Hillcrest quarry

Before it opens to the public Dylan Mitchell, Jacques Labuschagne and Graham Howes put it through the test.

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About the Dirty Habits Playground:

The exclusive rail park has opened in Cape Town, 15 minutes from Bloubergstrand on the way to Durbanville in the Wine Valley

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Location: Hillcrest Wine Estate 33° 49′ 32″ S 18° 35′ 21″ E
Durbanville, M13 Tygerberg Valley Rd
Graham Howes: 076 404 5852
*Bookings Only

Dirty Habits Playground Opened in Cape Town

The Dirty Habits Wakepark opening Day was a massive success, we had over 300 people Visiting and hanging out at the Park, and 74 People Wakeboarding, 0ver 60 of those people had never tried wakeboarding before.


So we are so stoked to see how many young groms are hooked on wakeboarding!

Thanks for all the support! There was an amazing vibe at the park, with the crowd cheering on the beginners getting up for the 1st time as much as they were cheering for guys landing 540’s for the 1st time.

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The Dirty Habits Playground will be open Tuesdays – Sunday

Call us to book your slot now.

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Thanks to:

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Red Bull

Hillcrest Quarry

Bay Sports,

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Dirty Habits,

The Endless Summer Beachhouse,

Liquid Force South Africa



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Location: Hillcrest Wine Estate 33° 49′ 32″ S 18° 35′ 21″ E
Durbanville, M13 Tygerberg Valley Rd
Graham Howes: 076 404 5852
*Bookings Only

Wakeboard Park

Photo: Chris Rodger / GoPro

Photo: Chris Rodger / GoPro

Dirty Habits and Solid Air have just finished the Twin Tower Wakeboard rail park at the Hillcrest Quarry.

The exclusive rail park has opened in Cape Town, 15 minutes from Bloubergstrand on the way to Durbanville in the Wine Valley


  • Wakeboard Coaching
  • Birthday parties,
  • Events,
  • Bachelor Parties,
  • Kids Parties,
  • Corporate Functions
  • Team Buildings
Photo: Chris Rodger / GoPro

Photo: Chris Rodger / GoPro


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The rail park is ideally situated in a quarry with 100m high cliffs surrounding it, blocking the predominant South East summer winds.

The water is warm with a huge grass beach, braai facilities, a bar, good fishing with Trout, Carb and Bass, and an chill island that lies alongside the cable and obstacles.

Dirty Habits playground from Airfilms Productions on Vimeo.

Advanced riding

The Twin Tower System (Solid Air Ride System) is the best way to hit rails and kickers, as no other towing device can give you the same amount of time on the obstacles. When you fall, you get picked up instantly and can try that trick again. The turns at each end are quicker than a boat, jet ski or lap of a full cable and allow you to hit the same rail over 30 times in a ten minute session!

No more swimming to the shore and then walking back to the dock.

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Learning to Wakeboard and Kiteboard

 Ideal for beginners to learn wakeboard  and kiteboarding water starts as you . The cable can be stopped when the rider falls and returned back to the rider to attempt the water start again at their own pace. it’s also simulates a kite boarding waterstart as the cable is at a very high angle similar to that of a kite.

The main aim of this cable is to build an advanced rail park to run pro wake events along with the quarry’s mainstream events which they host there, including international artist, DJ’s transparties, beach parties, beer fests, jazz days and more.


As this is a new project and intended to grown and support the industry, these Rates are Valid until 1 December 2014 Only and will be adjusted after the month trial period.

Group bookings 10am – 4pm

You will have the whole cable park exclusively for your group for the hour.

1 hours = R500 (3 or 4 riders per hour recommended, Max 5 riders)

Day Booking 10:00 – 16:00  (Book the cable for your private group)

Weekday – R3000

Weekend – R5000 (subject to other event commitments)

*request only

*limited to max 20 riders.

Members Freeride session. From 4-6pm

SILVER Temporary members card: R700 – 10 sessions = (R70 per ride)

*Membership valid until 30 March 2014 or until sessions are used up.

*Limited number of memberships


R25 entrance fee

*prices subject to change without prior notice.

*Rights of admission reserved.


Situated on the Hillcrest Quarry

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Location: Hillcrest Wine Estate 33° 49′ 32″ S 18° 35′ 21″ E
Durbanville, M13 Tygerberg Valley Rd
Graham Howes: 076 404 5852
*Bookings Only

THE BIG HIGH FIVE – Extreme sports Cape Town

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Check these animals (The Big Five) going wild while doing all the activities that are being organised by the team of ‘High Five’, like kiteboarding, surfing, skateboarding, SUP, mountain biking, scuba diving, freediving, paragliding, bungee jumping, sky diving, sealsnorkling and wake boarding!

So you could spent your entire holiday in Cape Town searching for the ‘Big Five’..
Or you could enjoy your trip while experiencing life with ‘High Five, Kite Surfschool & Adventures’!


Kevin Langeree
Luke McGillewie
Steven Akkersdijk
James Taylor
Lewis Crathern
Johnno Scholte
Graham Howes
Dylan Mitchell
Nic van Graan
Tom Courly
Jacopo Testa
Matteo Testa
Jan Jaap Zwart
Helena Mercera
Daan Gras
Renan Camargo
Sheree Smit
Grant Brown
Sam Brown
Alex Vliege
Steve Benjamin
Amy McDowell
Waldemar Vroegop
Joseph Olden
Chris Vlok
Rene ‘Sky’ Keller
Joel Hirschi
Morgan Fullard
Rosa de Mooy
Mike Johnson
Sebastian Siegenthaler

Book your activities and come and stay at one of our Surf hostels at the beach in Cape town, South Africa;

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Koen van Herk


P.H. Fat – Big Five
Lee Perry – Jungle Lion
Horace Andy – aint no Sunshine


High Five Kitesurf School & Adventure centre
68 Beach Boulevard
7441 Bloubergstrand, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0) 729027899 / +27 (0) 845543262 (S.A.)


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Christophe Tack – NEW Kiteboard World CHampion.

Christophe Tack (Belgium) and good friend of ours has just won the PKRA Kiteboarding World Title.

chris tackAfter coming in a Close 2nd place behind his mate Youri Zoon at the PKRA China, Chris Tack earned his points to crown him the PKRA 2014 Freestyle world Champion.

What Christophe had to say about his win, “Since I was a kid, I wanted to become World Champion one day. I worked hard for it and today that dream became reality! I am truly stoked and greatfull for having my family, friends, supporters and of course sponsors supporting me and making this possible!
So big thanks to all of you; Liquid Force Kites, Red Bull and Mystic!
Dream big, work had, get out in the Jungle and make your dreams come true!”

Christophe has ridden like a machine all year, and deserves this World Title more than anyone. We can’t wait to celebrate with him in Cape Town soon.

PHOTO: Lukas Prudky / Red Bull Content Pool

PHOTO: Lukas Prudky / Red Bull Content Pool

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Google boss breaks Felix Baumgartner’s free fall record in secret 135,000 foot jump from the edge of space

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Alan Eustace, 57, was wearing a specially designed spacesuit
Was lifted by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium
Took 15 minutes to descend after using explosives to separate himself from balloon
Jump preparations and three year project kept secret until today
Exit Altitude, Vertical Speed and Freefall Distance records broken

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One of Google’s most senior executive’s has broken Felix Baumgartner’s record for the highest parachute jump in history.
Alan Eustace, 57, a senior vice president of Knowledge at Google, was this morning lifted by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium, from an abandoned runway at an airport in New Mexico.
A well-known computer scientist, he fell faster than the speed of sound and broke Baumgartner’s world altitude record set just two years ago by jumping from 135,000 feet.

Mr Eustace spent two hours and seven minutes climbing to an altitude of 136,401 feet (41,575m or nearly 26 miles). He began his freefall at 135,890 feet.

Wearing a self-contained space suit similar to those used in the international space station, the computer scientist used an explosive device to separate himself from the balloon which elevated him.

He descended towards the earth at speeds which peaked at more than 800mph, breaking the sound barrier and creating a sonic boom.

After landing, he said: “You could see the darkness of space and you could see the atmosphere, which I had never seen before.

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Hannah Whiteley Video

Hannah Whiteley

Professional Kiteboarder from the UK, Hannah Whiteley in Turkey. An insight into the madness and fun that goes on inside ‘HANNAHLAND”.

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Another Art Project by Broken Head Film
DOP Kieran Bray
MUA Pippa Buist
Producer Radical Kitesurf
Directed by Mark Bristol
Music – Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitar

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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 !

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Red Bull Rally dos Ventos

Red Bull Rally dos Ventos

Kiteboarders from around the world gathered in northeastern Brazil this past Saturday for the first edition of the Red Bull Rally dos Ventos, a unique competition that sees athletes travel across both sand and water. Local hero Alexandre Neto won the men’s event, with Kristiin Oja from Estonia the fastest woman.

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, also known as the wettest desert on the planet, hosted the first ever Red Bull Rally dos Ventos this Saturday, a one-of-a-kind kiteboard competition where athletes must overcome sand dunes up to 45m tall to reach the natural lagoons that make the place unique.

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On a course measuring 16km, the rules were simple: the first to arrive at the finish line wins. The challenge, though, was very complicated, riders normally used to water were suddenly having to also deal with sand.

Among the starting field were athletes from four countries, with a strong contingent of local riders keen to impress. The winner of the men’s competition was Alexandre Neto, who is currently in the top 5 standings on the PKRA World Tour. The Brasilian beat Carlos “Baby” Mário on the final metres to claim top spot.


“I was in first place during almost the entire race, but right before the end I made a mistake and Carlos moved into first place,” said Neto after the race. “When we got to the last dune, I saw that he picked a path through the dune and I decided to go to his right. Fortunately I found water and could accelerate over the lagoon to win the race.”

The women’s event also saw a high-class field take on this unique desert challenge. Among the riders participating were two former world champions, the Brazilian Bruna Kajiya and the American Susi Mai, but it was Kristiin Oja from Estonia who outshone them all to claim victory.

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“I did not have a good start and I saw a lot of kites in front of me. As anyone could pick different paths, I did not realise that I had passed all of them. I was really surprised when I was told that I was the fastest woman. I was super happy to be in first place and I’m even happier now the result has been confirmed,” smiled Oja in the finish area.


Final Standings Men:

1. Alexandre Neto, BRA – 37.3s

2. Carlos Mário (Bebê), BRA – 37.45s

3. Bruno Lobo, BRA – 39.12s

4. Wanderson Souza, BRA – 40.47s

5. Roberto Veiga, BRA – 50.05s

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Wake the Goon Video

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“The event Wake the Goon which was proudly supported by Fox Racing South Africa and this saw some of SA’s most talented wakeskaters battle it out behind the winch for the R5,000 prize purse. La Mercy Lagoon made the scene for this event and the weather was cold and windy but this did not hold the riders back as they glided through the water busting aerial manouvers out of the man made pool and hitting some radical and technical manouvers off the rail to score maximum points.

We had 2x 45min jam sessions and the riders were scored on their lines. The top 2 riders from each heat progressed to the 45 minute final in which the riders best lines were judged to be crowned champion. In the end 2 of the finalists were tied for first and the judges had to go to a tie breaker to decide the champ and in the end it was Darren “Two-Step” Turner who snuck past Dylan Mitchell for the win and the R4,000 prize.

Final Positions:

1 – Darren Turner
2 – Dylan Mitchell
3 – Justin White
4 – Russell Daymond

Best Trick – Troy Allers (BS 360 Shuv-it out of the pool)

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Wake Selfie – The quest for the ultimate selfie

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Day at the Dirty Habits Playground with wakeboarders, Dylan Mitchell and Graham Howes in an attempt to capture the ultimate selfie while flying through the air while wake boarding and wake skating

Day at the Dirty Habits Playground from Dirty Habits on Vimeo.

At the Dirty Habits Playground – wake park in Cape Town.

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Jay Adams. DEAD


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Jay Adams — a legendary skater who was portrayed by Emil Hirsch in “Lords of Dogtown” — is dead of a heart attack.
Sources connected with the skater tell TMZ … he died late Thursday of an apparent heart attack in Mexico.
We’re told Adams was there with his wife and the 2 were on a long surfing holiday.  They had been there for 3 months.
Family sources tell us … the 53-year-old has been sober for months and had no history of heart problems.
This was the first time in 20 years Adams was allowed to leave the U.S.  He had been in and out of jail since the 80s on various felony drug charges.
Adams was Instagraming photos hours before he died of the waves.

“Jay Adams’ contribution to skateboarding defies description or category. Jay is probably not the greatest skater of all time, but I can say without fear of being wrong that he is clearly the archetype of modern-day skateboarding. Archetype defined means an original pattern or model, a prototype. Prototype defined means the first thing or being of its kind. He’s the real thing, an original seed, the original virus that infected all of us.

He was beyond comparison. To this day I haven’t witnessed any skater more vital, more dynamic, more fun to watch, more unpredictable, and more spontaneous in his approach than Jay. There are not enough superlatives to describe him. . Watching him skate was something new every second; he was “skate and destroy” personified.


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