Amazing Wakeskating with Matti Buys and Istudiomo

Wakeskating - Istudiomo

Welcome to Wakeskating

My first article of the new year and I must say I am stoked that it is about wakeskating and this movie.

Firstly, because I have always enjoyed watching wakeskating and secondly, because it features one of my favorite South African athletes, Matti Buys.

If you have not had a look at wake skating before, you may feel it is a hybrid child of wake boarding, skateboard and a wet t-shirt competition, which is not far off. It became popular once the urban kids starting riding cable parks and left the bindings off to be able to start doing skate tricks on the rails and jumps.

Since then it has grown at a rapid rate and now, especially with the aid of winch cables, has moved out into the great outdoors and urban water areas of the world. We also have a a pretty big crew in South Africa with a couple of wake parks you can go ride in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Ballito.

Istudiomo takes you into the heart of the wakeskating movement, featuring some of the world’s top riders and both crazy urban environments, as well as majestic and wild locations.

The gents have made the film free to view in order to help raise awareness of the sport and to attract new blood to the scene, something I can really respect. If you do enjoy the movie go and show some love on their website and you can make a donation – Istudiomo

The film features riding from Nick Taylor, Andrew Pastura, Cole Kraiss, Yan Lecomte, Matti Buys, David Roehm, Ollie Moore, Bret Little, Braden Ioi, Andrew Fortenberry, Nick Robinson, Travis Belsito and Collin Gee.

I rally enjoyed watching the film and highly recommend it. So make some popcorn, sit back and enjoy Istudiomo.

Enjoy the full film:

ISTUDIOMO from Andrew Roehm on Vimeo.

Bromdog’s Risky Business – Watch Now

I watched this film and simply marvelled at how how big Bromdog’s balls actually are! He is not afraid to go over the ledge in big waves and thus this short film deserves your time…

Risky Business from Guy Mac on Vimeo.

“…the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved…” “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac

Step out of your comfort zone; explore new places, meet new people and throw all caution to the wind – you never know where you’ll land up! Risky Business is all about putting yourself out there, and the rewards found at the end of the road less travelled.

Risky Business captures the journey of South African surfer Matt Bromley and filmer Guy Macindoe while they travel to some of the riskier places on earth in their pursuit of surf perfection; from surfing between icebergs in Iceland, to charging massive mountains of water at Jaws in Hawaii, to dropping into near-dry tubes over unforgiving ledges in Africa. The idea was to produce a contemporary surf film, one that showed the risks behind the reward of chasing global swells on a shoe string budget, all the while living every surfers dream for a year between South Africa, Europe, Hawaii, Iceland and Indonesia. The hope is that Risky Business will inspire its audiences to stretch the boundaries of their own capacity, flee their comfort zones, and chase all things bigger and better. Matt and Guy both stretched themselves to make this film a reality; traveling in debt and in fear of not knowing what was around the next swell. All their equipment was stolen in Portugal and they suffered many other hardships along the way, but as Matt reports, “It was worth every moment of risk, and made the journey and experience that much more unforgettable.”

Listen to the call of the road, and follow. Risky Business. This is their story in 25-mins.

6 Weeks of Aloha – Vans Triple Crown 2014

The Vans Triple Crown runs over the best period for waves during the North Shore winter. The world’s best compete against the core Hawaiian locals and the action is red hot. Vans have taken the best of the contests, the best of the free surf sessions and blended it all together into a power packed short movie for your viewing pleasure.

Every winter the North Shore of Oahu hosts 3 of professional surfing’s most prestigious events known as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. For 6 weeks the worlds best surfers join the surf community of the North Shore. Heavy waves and Heavy wipeouts. Contest day title races and lay day dream sessions. This is the story of the 2014 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Goose bump inducing Downhill Skate Movie – And it’s Free!

The crew at Arbor have a solid track record of great movies, whether Snowboarding or Downhill Skating. So I was pretty dam excited to watch their latest Downhill piece, Grade.

Caliber Truck Co. and Arbor Skateboards, in association with Blood Orange, present GRADE; a downhill/freeride full-length film chronicling a year of travel with our top team riders. Tag along with James Kelly, Liam Morgan, Tyler Howell, Brandon Tissen, and Jordan Riachi as they travel to some of the most critical and challenging roads in the world. GRADE was filmed on location in Mexico, Hawaii, Northern Sierras, Laguna Beach, Australia, and Switzerland.

There are moments watching this film that I was literally breathing hard and clutching the armrests on my chair. You can almost feel the adrenaline shooting through the riders veins with every wobble and vehicle drive by. I highly recommend watching it!

GRADE from Arbor Collective on Vimeo.

Go Boardin! & The Leftovers – 2 Free Snowboard Movies

Love my fans and with all your help I hit 1500 fans on Facebook today. To show my appreciation, I have not one, but two great short films from Transworld Snowboarding for you today. You can watch em below or download them from Youtube.

Go Boardin! – This movie will make you want to drop everything and go snowboarding. Too bad it’s only August… You’ve watched the webisodes, and now it’s time for the full Go Boardin! movie. Join Lucas Debari, Blake Paul, Kael Martin, and Alex Yoder as they travel the States looking for the deepest, most fun pow around.

The Leftovers – Benjamin Webb’s personal project from the 2012-13 winter season. Starring: Craig Bowl-u, Jesmond Dubeau, Fredi Kalbermatten, Jesse Millen, JF Fortin, Vince Fortin, Braden Dean, and Daniel Ek.
“The Leftovers was a way for me to give exposure to my friends and also a way to say thanks to everyone who has helped me out along the way. I hope you enjoy this 30 minutes of snowboarding as much as I have enjoyed making it. Thanks so much for watching.” – Benjamin Webb

Danny MacAskill’s Epeceun – The master of Trials is back!

I have been hanging for the new video to drop from Danny MacAskill and its finally here. So go make yourself some popcorn, pour a bevvy and sit back and relax for 2 seconds before jumping up in awe at the stunts this guy does. Shot in a town in Argentina of the same name, which flooded in the 80’s and now 20 years later it has risen as a ghost town. Eary, strange and beautiful landscapes are created for the master to ride trial on! So bloody good!

Watch Volcom’s True to This Movie today for free!

I got to watch the film at the premier in Durban and it was sick! Great footage, funky editing as we expect from Volcom movies and of course some sick tunes. I kinda enjoy the fact that it moves between the different sports too, with snowboarding, skate and surf on the menu. Keeps it fresh. Anyway, thanks to the kids at Zigzag you can watch it today for free in fullscreen and HD right here –

Check the trailer out…

Volcom Stone presents True To This | Official Trailer from Volcom on Vimeo.

The Cape Town Tattoo Expo 2014 – Win an Epic Prize Pack

Every year the best and most eccentric of the World’s tattoo artists make their way to our city, Cape Town, to put on a show of epic proportions. For those with ink already its an opportunity to see the best in the business and perhaps add to their collections, for those with clean skin like myself its an incredible journey into the artistic world of skin art, with some great parties thrown in for good measure. This year the Expo runs from the 28 february to the 2nd of March. As with last year I have a great prize pack to give away for the Cape Town Tattoo Expo including:

1 x R1000 tattoo voucher to be redeemed at convention by wildfire tattoo artists
2 x vip weekend passes
1 x bottle of sailor jerry
1 x bottle of jagermeister
1 x tattoo convention t-shirt and other goodies (stickers etc)

Pretty epic prize if I do say so myself! In order to win all you have to do is tweet me (@KapteinKai) which artist you want to get a tattoo from at the expo and why! Include the Expo (@CapeTattExpo) and of course the hashtag #6thCapeTattooExpoWin
Example: “@kapteinKai I want to get a tattoo from Manuela Grey at @CapeTattExpo because she is local and kicks ass! #6thCapeTattooExpoWin”
I will announce the winner on the 21st February 2014, so get tweeting peeps! (My decision is final etc etc) It goes without saying you need to follow both myself and the Cape Tattoo Expo…

For more information and the full lineup of artists go to

The Friday Mix – Mental Java Bodyboard, Josh Pall Skating & Bromdog ripping!

Time for another epic Friday Mix of action sports video from the week. I have been bombarded with good edits this week and it was tough choosing my three favorites, but these are them.

First off we go down to Java, Indonesia, with bodyboarder Joshua Garner and the Paradise Paradox. Deep and super thick pits with mental air game and a good backstory make this a winner. I am pretty sure most Bodyboarders will be booking tickets to Java soon…

Next up we go skating for a day round Sydney, with Josh Pall. Super relaxed and and clearly in an area he skates plenty, you can but help appreciate this video shot on a RED.

Lastly we go round the planet with Cape Town charger, Matt Bromley, as he throws himself into big pits and perfect waves. Edited by Steven Michelson.

Enjoy the mix 🙂

Paradise Paradox from Sherwood Studio on Vimeo.

DOLPHIN DAYS #3 – JOSH PALL WEEKEND from Riley Blakeway on Vimeo.

Visions with Matt Bromley from steven michelsen on Vimeo.

Skiing in a forest in the Summer – Valhalla Movie

At first I was like, how did they do this? Is it green screen? Then I realised these guys actually were skiing in the forest. Pretty dam surreal piece of work I must say. Now I wanna watch the whole movie.

Patagonia Presents
in association with Dynafit, Powder Magazine, and Whitewater Resort
an excerpt from Sweetgrass Productions’ VALHALLA
From backflips through old growth trees to huge airs over raging summer creeks, the action begs the question: “How’d the hell they do that?!” For the full feature length film, head here:
Starring Cody Barnhill, Sierra Quitiquit, Alex Monot, Pep Fujas, Zack Giffin, Eric Hjorleifson, Molly Baker, and Kazushi Yamauchi
Beyond action sports– with Valhalla’s totally unique style and structure, we’ve recognized an opportunity to put a daring new spin on the ski film, exploding the boundaries of the genre, opening the eyes and melting the hearts of any story-loving soul. With hard-hitting ski and snowboard action complimenting a more narrative-driven approach than our past films, or perhaps any other ski movie before it, we follow one man’s escape into the Northern woods, and his wild journey towards satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth.
Weaving story and character with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul.

Forest Ski Segment From Valhalla from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo.