Anthony de Mendonca at Arts on Main

Anthony de Mendonca

World Skateboarding GP was invited by the Northern Cape Tourism Association to Johannesburg to skate on SABC’s Morning Live show, to celebrate the launch of Northern Cape World Tourism Month. Check out Anthony de Mendonca, Adam Woolf and some other skaters shredding on a narrow ramp/rail setup outside Arts on Main in Maboneng.

Skateboarding for Hope Soweto Video

Video recap of Skateboarding for Hope at Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto on Youth Day, 16 June 2014. Congrats to Kanya Spani for earning a slot in the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup South African Championships!

Skaters in order of appearance: Mike Stylianou, ?, Brian Stylianou, Jeremy Stone, Sam Vider, ?, Adam Woolf, Dean Marais, Anthony de Mendonca, Kanya Spani.

Filmed and edited by Chinner.

Check out photos from the event here.

DEW TOUR BOOTCAMP UJ

Dew Tour Bootcamp Fueled by Mountain Dew

The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits the University of Johannesburg today! It’s the final tour stop, so make sure you get there!

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UJ (Kingsway)

Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest. Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes. Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

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SESSION AT SK8WORLD

A rad little edit from Sk8World featuring Revolution team riders Trae Rice, Anthony de Mendonca, and friends Adam Woolf, David Woolf and Khule Ngubane.

DEW TOUR BOOTCAMP STELLENBOSCH

Dew Tour Bootcamp Fueled by Mountain Dew

The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits Stellenbosch University today!

Dew Tour Bootcamp – Stellenbosch

Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest. Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes. Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

Upcoming Dew Tour events:

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UKZN

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UJ (Kingsway)

DEW TOUR BOOTCAMP CPUT BELLVILLE

Dew Tour Bootcamp Fueled by Mountain Dew

The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits CPUT (Bellville Campus) today!

Today’s Facebook Event

Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest. Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes. Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

Upcoming Dew Tour events:

Dew Tour Bootcamp – Stellenbosch

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UKZN

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UJ (Kingsway)

DEW TOUR BOOTCAMP UCT

Dew Tour Bootcamp Fueled by Mountain Dew

The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits UCT today!

Today’s Facebook Event

Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest. Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes. Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

Upcoming Dew Tour events:

Dew Tour Bootcamp – CPUT (Bellville)

Dew Tour Bootcamp – Stellenbosch

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UKZN

Dew Tour Bootcamp – UJ (Kingsway)

DEW TOUR BOOTCAMP – CPUT (CAPE TOWN)

Dew Tour Bootcamp Fueled by Mountain Dew

The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits CPUT at 11am today!

Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest.

Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes.

Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

Click here to go to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/616173158455403/

#DOTHEDEW TOUR 2014

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2014

SA’s Biggest Action Sports Athletes Take to the Ramp with Mountain Dew

The biggest names in South African action sports will take to the ramp in Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp, kicking off in mid-February. This adrenaline-fuelled roadshow will visit major campuses across the country, offering students the chance to witness exciting performances by the country’s best in freestyle BMX and skateboarding.

Featuring top athletes including Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg, the Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skate park where street culture, big production and action sports collide, giving audiences the audacious show they deserve. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes.

Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MountainDewSA or follow @Mountain_DewSA #DotheDewSA

Next Events:

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2014 Fuelled by Mountain Dew

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2014 – CPUT

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2014

Athlete Line-up:

Skate:
Adam Woolf
Martin Stoffberg
Alan Marola
Khule Ngubane
Anthony de Mendonca (Revolution team rider)

BMX:
Colin Loudon
Stuart Loudon
Malcolm Peters
David Rigby
Darren Oatley

Event Schedule

17/02/14 – Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Town)
20/02/14 – University of Cape Town
24/02/14 – Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Bellville)
27/02/14 – University of Stellenbosch
07/03/14 – University of KwaZulu Natal
14/03/14 – University of Johannesburg (Kingsway)

Check out these photos from the 2013 edition of the Dew Tour Bootcamp:

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2013

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2013

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2013

Dew Tour Bootcamp 2013

KDC AM STREET FINALS 2013

KDC Am Street Video Recap

The Kimberley Diamond Cup Am Street Finals took place on September 29, 2013.

Skaters in order of appearance: Yann Horowitz, Kanya Spani, Justus Kotze, Anthony De Mendonca, Ofentse Ramakanya, Adam Woolf, Martin Stoffberg, Jean Marc Johannes, Stefan Jacobs, Byron Rhoda, Wesley Schroeder, Ryan Naidoo, Pieter Retief, Khulu Dlamini, Alan Marola, Trae Rice, Warrick Delport, Khule Ngubane, Mitchell Rice, and Braxton Haine.

Filmed and edited by Chinner.

Song: “One Way” by Black Them Boots.

KDC HOOD TO HOOD TEAM SKATE CHAMPS

The Hood to Hood Finals brought out 4-person teams, featuring SA’s best skaters for a head to head single elimination jam format competition. Teams were chosen via online video entry, Hood to Hood Qualifiers at Boogaloos Grand Slam events in CPT, DBN, and JHB, along with the last minute qualifiers at KDC on Wednesday, bringing in the wildcard team, “Here by Chance” to the brackets.

With R25k first place prize on the line, we saw skating that was equally as gnarly as the pros from several of the skaters. In particular, “The Scumbags” and “The Woolf’s” brought the heat and took no prisoners. We saw several kickflip front board attempts from JHB young gun Brandon Valjalo in the first two rounds, and after several attempts with no luck along with a “contest make”, he pulled it just in time for the buzzer in the finals. The Woolf’s and Anthony De Mendonca also held it down for their crew. Adam Woolf pulled a kickflip back lip and several kickflips over the 4 block rail and his brother was backing him up with front salads and front nosegrinds down the 4 stair rail every try. Anthony’s flawless skating definitely complimented the rest of the team’s flow and landed “The Woolf’s and Two Other Dudes” 2nd place and R10000, respectively. Emcee Jeff Pang renamed ”Here by Chance” to “Beer by Chance”, but it was for sure that rounds were to be bought by HBC when they took out the Dope/Plankie team, landing them in 3rd place and R5000.

“The Scumbags” blew minds in Durban at the Hood to Hood Qualifiers, putting on a full-on demo, earning them a spot in the Hood to Hood Championships at KDC. There was some stiff competition, especially from The Woolf’s, but it was almost obvious from the beginning of the contest who was going to win. Dlamini’s frontside flips over the 4 stair rail, Braxton’s back noseblunts, Jean Marc’s kickflip melon’s combined with Khule’s consistency landed them the gold and R25000 in cash.

Results:

1st – The Sumbags (R25000)
Khule Ngubane
Braxton Haine
Dlamini Dlamini
Jean Marc Johannes

2nd – Woolf’s and Two Other Dudes (R10000)
Brandon Valjalo
Anthony De Mendonca
Adam Woolf
David Woolf

3rd – Here by Chance (R5000)
Andrew Nero
Grant McLachlan
Bryce Rheeder
Damon De Clercq

Jean Marc JohannesJean Marc Johannes

Mitchell RiceMitchell Rice

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Jean Marc JohannesJean Marc Johannes

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Images courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com.

KIMBERLEY DIAMOND CUP PHOTO GALLERY 2

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All photos courtesy of Grant Mclachlan / Monster Energy

WSGP RIDER CUP TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR KDC

The WSGP/KDC Rider Cup Teams Skateboarding Championships features eight 4-man teams comprised of SA’s best skaters competing in a head-to-head jam format competition on Friday, 27 September at the KDC. Three teams qualified from each of the 3 Boogaloos Grand Slam Rider Cup Qualifiers in CPT, DBN, & JHB securing their spots in the Rider Cup Finals. Additional entries were chosen from a quite large range of video entries that were submitted via our website. Only four teams will advance via online video entry.

Here are the teams that qualified at Rider Cup (formerly All Cities) qualifiers at one of three Grand Slam stops:

RIDER CUP QUALIFIER

Woolf’s and Two Other Dudes (JHB)

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

1. Adam Woolf
2. David Woolf
3. Brandon Valjalo
4. Anthony De Mendonca

20SK8 (CPT)

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

1. Wesley Schroeder
2. Shuaib Philander
3. Ryan Naidoo
4. Tofeeq Raubenheimer

Scumbags (DBN)

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

1. Dlamini Dlamini
2. Khule Ngubane
3. Braxton Haine
4. Jean-Marc Johannes

VIDEO ENTRY QUALIFIERS

Plankie / Dope (CPT)

1. Kanya Spani
2. Joubert van Staden
3. Alan Morola
4. Dyllan Vaughn

Technique (CPT)

1. Warrick Delport
2. Uri Rubin
3. Dean Marais
4. Marcel van der Walt

G13 (PTA)

1. Kufie Kruger
2. Evan Binge
3. Stuart Walker
4. Ruben Els

Streets Crew (CPT)

1. Leon Bester
2. Jaun Smit
3. Pieter Retief
4. Craig Leak

KIMBERLEY DIAMOND CUP AM STREET

Below is the list of skaters that will be competing in the SA Amateur Street Competition at the Kimberley Diamond Cup. Competing skaters consist of eight skaters that won Wildcard entries from one of several Boogaloos Skate for Hope Tour competitions around the country and the KDC Choice list of SA’s best skaters. The KDC Am accommodates 24 skaters total, so only 5 skaters will advance from the open qualifiers in Kimberley.

Wildcard – The following skaters have already qualified to skate the KDC Am at a Skate for Hope Tour stop:
Khule Ngubane
Anthony de Mendonca
Trae Rice
Stuart Walker
Samuel Vider
Warrick Delport
Alan Marola
Evan Binge

KDC Choice – The following skaters do not have to skate the KDC qualifiers and are automatically entered into the KDC Am:
Jean Marc Johannes
Braxton Haine
Justus Kotze
Kanya Spani
Mitchell Rice
Simon Stipcich
Adam Woolf
Khulu Dlamini
Charyl Steyn
Wes Schroeder
Yann Horowitz

Only 5 skaters will advance from the open qualifiers at the KDC Am. Will you be one of them?

See you there!

KIMBERLEY DIAMOND CUP GRAND SLAM STONERIDGE

Congrats to our team riders for owning it at the Kimberley Diamond Cup Grand Slam at Stoneridge Skatepark in Johannesburg this past weekend. Anthony De Mendonca came first in the advanced division, with Trae Rice placing second and winning the Wild Card. Anthony, along with David and Adam Woolf, qualified for the KDC All Cities Competition. Kyfie Kruger took the Skaters Choice prize. This was the first of three events building up to the Kimberley Diamond Cup on 27-29 September.

Results:

Advanced
1 – Anthony de Mendonca (R10000)
2 – Trae Rice (R5000)
3 – Brandon Valjalo (R2500)

Best Trick
1 – Joshua Pape (R4000, Hardflip 50-50 down 4 stair hubba)
2 – Adam Woolf (R2000, Axle stall backside 270 on over-vert quarter)
3 – David Woolf (R1500, Alley-oop backside smith on over-vert quarter)
4 – Taylor Sturgess (R500, Backside heelflip 4 stair)

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Photos by Rudi Jeggle

ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING GAME OF SKATE

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The adidas skateboarding Game of Skate is happening at Area 3, Johannesburg.

Revolution team riders Anthony de Demendonca (also Cliché and Supra), and Adam Woolf (also Verb) were the first riders on the list, and now Gavin Scott and Ofentse have also made the finals on the 4th of August.

The list will be updated every week and the games take place every Sunday.

Round 1 – 14th July (Anthony and Adam advanced)
Round 2 – 21st July (Gavin Scott and Ofentse advanced)
Round 3 – 28th July
Round 4 and Finals – 4th August

R4000 for 1st place!

ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING GAME OF SKATE

Area 3 Gonz Game of Skate

The adidas skateboarding Game of Skate is happening at Area 3, Johannesburg.

Revolution team riders Anthony de Demendonca (also Cliché and Supra), and Adam Woolf (also Verb) are the first riders on the list.

The list will be updated every week and the games take place every Sunday.

Round 1 – 14th July (Anthony and Adam advanced)
Round 2 – 21st July
Round 3 – 28th July
Round 4 and Finals – 4th August

R4000 1st place!

Anthony de Mendonca & Adam Woolf Interview

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You guys are from Johannesburg right?

Adam: 100% Jo-burgers from Edenvale.
Anthony: Yeah man Jozi all the way.

How do you feel about many of the Jozi skaters/friends having moved to Cape Town?

Adam: Well, I’m happy for them. Cape Town is a rad place and there are lots of sick spots around. It does suck that the Jozi scene has gotten smaller, but the scene is growing here and there are a lot more projects on the rise. People are realizing that if they don’t do anything about it, no one will.
Anthony: I think its amazing. If I’m not mistaken, JHB was the scene for a while and developed a lot of talent. Look at the scene now; its gotten so much larger in such a short amount of time. Clearly good things are coming from their choices, so I’m hyped for the homies. They’re making changes for us and opening new doors.

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With all the major league videographers, photographers, and with AV and Session leaving Jozi, how have you managed to get coverage? Has it been hard or a walk in the “park”?

Adam: Well, I bought a video camera, so I can get my own coverage with all my homies. Either filming each other, making edits, sending footage to AV. On the photo side of things, there happens to be quite a few photographers here that are taking amazing photos, so that at least helps out shooting for Session. Also, filming with Preez films / Wandile, who is contributing to the scene with his new channel, as well as a few others on the rise.
Anthony: It’s been OK. I guess it’s all thanks to the dedicated time from Adam Woolf, Dwayne Erasmus and Jonathan Pinkhard. They’re the homies who are close to home for photos and filming. I also try push as much on social media networks as I can. Wandile and Preez Films have been a lot of help. Wands is taking back the streets. It’s always good riding and filming with him, and sending the occasional footage to AV.

How do you two manage summer without the ocean and fresh air?

Adam: I’m a fucking lizard!
Anthony: I love the ocean, but hate to swim. I get cold super quick, plus I’m paranoid of sharks.

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What are the pro’s and con’s of having skateparks at your disposal?

Adam: With the recent closure of the Revolution Festival Mall park, there isn’t much to skate in the area park-wise. We hit up Sk8world a lot more often now. A few of us came together and built a sick-ass grind box there. We want to keep adding on to the park and build it up. Other than that it’s street all the way.
Anthony: Progression.

Revolution Festival Mall Skatepark is no more. Now where will you guys be spending your rainy days?

Adam: At home, jamming PS3.
Anthony: Not in the rain. Balfours has a nice frontside-up ledge that’s covered. That would be a choice, but I won’t lie, rains a killa, so I’ll be at home.

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Could you share a fun or dangerous street mission you’ve had in the inner city of Johannesburg?

Adam: Skating it up with the MSA homies in town, cruising around at night skating road gaps. All the guys are super mellow and it was rad to get some footage with them.
Anthony: Brendan, two other homies and I had a good town mission quite a while ago. It started getting dark, but we kept it going. We decided to look for a hand rail, so we got in Brendan’s car and started the search. We got caught up behind a few taxi’s at a robot and the streets were packed with kids, gogos and madalas. Anyway, Brendan’s window was slightly down and these four guys come running towards us from behind the car, two on each side. They came up like they were trying to sell us some dope or crack, asking us if we were okay. I only noticed two on my side, not seeing the other two. All of a sudden the one guy was trying to get his arm in the window and the other guy was trying to open the doors. Brendan drove away as quick as he could but these guys were chasing us while holding onto the car for a brief time and as they let go I heard the one guy casually say “I’ll shoot you”. Brendan said “LET’S GET OUDDA HERE!”. He sounded like Arnold Schwarzenegger!

You guys must be looking forward to the Maloof Money Cup! Do you have any new tricks that you’ve mastered that you would like to try on the plaza this year?

Adam: Hellz yeah! Always looking forward to Maloof! I was thinking about trying a flip backside nosegrind down the hubba. There are lots of new things I want to try. Hyped!
Anthony: I have a Hardflip backside 5-0 in mind, but we’ll see how that goes. What would be what I’d like to leave with knowing I got that over the weekend.

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THROWBACK THURSDAYS

The Revolution skatepark at Festival Mall has just been taken down, so we thought that it was only fitting to show this video for today’s Throwback Thursdays.

“We got together on Wednesday night for one last session at the Revolution skatepark at Festival before it closes down. It was such a sick night! Homies skating, having a few beers, nothing better. Also made this track especially for the edit, hope you guys dig it. Peace.” – Adam Woolf

We’ll miss you guys. Make sure to pull in and get some super good deals before the shop closes.