Keen – Matti Buys Wakeskate

It has been a while since we saw wakeskate footage at home with Matti Buys. What with his travels around the world, competing in the USA and a busy schedule. So stoked to see some footage from home in a great edit, with some great local music!

KEEN from Matti Buys on Vimeo.

Wakeskating the South Coast of South Africa with Matti Buys and Kaylib Louw
Filmed and edited by Timothy Woodley

Fox SurferCross 2015 – Dylan Lightfoot and Bilko take the win in California

We used to have this event in South Africa and it was pretty dam cool. So stoked a South African took the win in the US version recently. Dylan Lightfoot made the semi finals at the Vans US Open and then took it a little further with his team mate, Fmx wildman, Bilko, to take the win at SurferCross.

Every year some of the best motocross and surf athletes gather together for Surfercross. This year marked the 15th consecutive year for Surfercross, with a heavy combination of Pro and Industry riders alike. In the pro class, each pro surfer was randomly paired with a pro mx rider, while the industry class was a random mix of desk jockeys. We took over the MX track at Milestone the first day, then hit the surf at Trail 6 in San Clemente the following day. Surfercross is just about the perfect amount of dirt and surf. This event brings together some of the most talented athletes across two industries, into one very unique contest.

Radical Wakeboard with Rusty Malinoski

While not the biggest name in the wake game, Rusty Malinoski has always been one of my favorites to watch ride. Big lines, style and huge strength (Just check the handle passes.)

Rusty Malinoski has always had a different approach to the sport of Wakeboarding than most others. Rusty’s hard core work ethic, confidence and competitive approach has taken him onto winning many National and World championships throughout his career. Growing older now, Rusty still has that competitive drive and desire to want to win at any level and all the time. Rusty hasn’t let off the gas yet. He feels he still has more to share with the sport and his competitors.

Ghost Wave – West Coast perfection with Twig and Frank Solomon

Ok, so the video is actually an Ian Walsh project, but to be fair, Grant Twig Baker and Frank Solomon, the South African chargers, are rather prominent. The video was shot by surf cinematographer, star, Taylor Steele, and funded by Hullet Packard, hence the Hollywood feel. The boys charge some rather perfect looking, but extremely heavy waves up the West Coast.

MX alive and well in South Africa – Round 3 in Richards Bay

I got to go down to the MX Nationals in Cape Town was pleasantly surprised to find a really solid crew racing at a well organised event. MX in SA has been languishing somewhat the last few years, but with this new series it seems things are back on the up. The most recent stop was Round 3 at teza, in Richards Bay. The track, built on a guy’s private farm for his son, is almost on the US scale, with massive jumps and a great mix of sand and dirt. The racing looked tight and fast, much like the promo girls! Check out the video and get down to a stop near you to see some proper , filthy MX…

A Smorgasbord of South African Surfing

There has been a flurry of activity online this week with a couple of surfing edits dropping from some of South Africa’s top surfers. What better way to remind yourself how good the waves are at home and what quality surfers we have here, than by watching these videos with Josh Redman, Dylan Lightfoot, Slade Prestwhich, Shane Sykes, Dan Redman, Brandon Jackson and Ricky Basnett. Well done to the guys behind the cameras too, we need more footage infiltrating the world wide web.

Lethe from Film Co. on Vimeo.

WHAT GOES ON TOUR VOL.2 BOARDRIDERSTV from steven michelsen on Vimeo.

Nitro Circus Live – South Africa get ready!

I have to say, well done Big Concerts. You may have shocked me in the past with some of the acts you have brought out, but seriously well done for bringing out the biggest action sports show on the planet! If you have watched the Nitro Circus Tv show or even better yet the 3D Movie, you will know what we are in for! Otherwise, just take a gander at the video below and start frothing!

Nitro Circus Live will perform three stadium dates on 15th February 2014 at Cape Town Stadium, 19th February 2014 at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban and 22nd February 2014 at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg. Tickets for the three cities go on sale today at 09:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased from from Big Concerts, Computicket and through