Eyethu Skate Park Crowd Funding – Help Hout Bay Skate

Eyethu Skate Park Crowd Funding - Help Hout Bay Skate

We want to build a skate park in Hout Bay that will integrate, empower and connect the children of Hout Bay.

If you would like to donate and help Hout Bay skate or for any more information take a look at the links below:

Social Media:
Eyethu Website: http://eyethuskatepark.org.za/
Indigogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/campaigns/eyethu-skatepark-community
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/eyethuskatepark
Instagram: eyethu_houtbay_skatepark

Skate City

Skate City

This is the city we live in and explore. An extract on the Cape Town Scene. Skate city, focuses on a few of Cape Town’s skate residents and the relation they have with their city. This extract focuses on: Shuaib Philander- head of the 20sk8 crew; long time Hout Bay resident MJ Johnson and Andrew Nero Africa Skate’s founder. – Jono Kay

More local edits!

DIY – Project Edgemead

Justin Leslie Front Board Slide by Sam Clark

Justin Leslie Front Board Slide by Sam ClarkJustin Leslie front board slide.© Sam Clark

Jamie from Woodies Ramps talks about the new obstacles at Edgemead Skatepark in Cape Town, the history of park, self-funding it, and DIY in skateboarding.

Read the full article HERE.

Promenade Mondays: Remember Jay Video

Promenade Mondays Remember Jay Video

Tribute to Jay Adams; The Original Seed
1961 – 2014

South Africa celebrated Heritage Day on 22 September 2014, a day in which we celebrate our diverse cultures.

At the core of skateboarding culture is Jay Adams, who passed away earlier this year. Jay, is the original seed and his style and skill has no forebears. Jay Adams is skateboarding personified, and for this reason we pay tribute and celebrate his life as a legend.

For the first time in South Africa, we are urging skaters to revel in our heritage, not as a “sub culture” or “fringe sport” but as a legitimate culture and community.

So we met up with a bunch of skaters on Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town to pay tribute and celebrate our skate heritage.

Revolution Skateboard Supply Co. | KFD Skateboards | VANS Store Cape Town | Kingdom Longboards SA

Filmed and edited by Matthew Lesch
Additional filming by Greg Maxwell
Skaters: Andrew Nero, Justus Kotze, Byron Rhoda
Music: Daft Punk – Digital Love

Red Bull Ledgends Photos

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

This past weekend, the Red Bull Ledgends competition took place at the Salesians Institute in Cape Town. Greg Maxwell was there to snap some photos of what went down.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Byron Rhoda at Mill Street Skatepark

Byron Rhoda at Mill Street Skatepark

Byron Rhoda put up this short clip of himself shredding at the Mill Street Skatepark in Cape Town.

Byron rides for Revolution, Verb Skateboards and Fallen Footwear.

Promenade Mondays: Remember Jay

Promenade Mondays Remember Jay

Promenade Mondays Remember Jay

South Africa celebrates Heritage day this coming week. A day in which we celebrate our diverse cultures.

At the core of skateboarding culture is Jay Adams, who passed away earlier this year. Jay, is the original seed and his style and skill has no forebears. Jay Adams is skateboarding personified, and for this reason we pay tribute and celebrate his life as a legend.

For the first time in South Africa, we are urging skaters to revel in our heritage, not as a “sub culture” or “fringe sport” but as a legitimate culture and community.

So join us this ‪#‎promenademondays‬ as we pay tribute and celebrate our Skate Heritage.

‪#‎REMEMBERJAY‬
22 SEPTEMBER 2014
18:00
Presented by: #PromenadeMondays
Queens Beach, Sea Point, Cape Town

In Association with:
Revolution
KFD Skate
VANS Store Cape Town
Kingdom Longboards SA

RSVP to the Facebook event HERE.

KDC Grand Slam Cape Town 2014

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

Check out the skating that went down for the KDC Grand Slam at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town on 30-31 August, 2014.

Skaters in order of appearance: Fidel Smith, ?, ?, Norton O Donnell, Quinton Mooiman, Ethan Cairns, Brad Balie, Edwin Gellant, Jeremy Stone, Tyler Kammies, ?, Charl Jensel, Toufeeq Raubenheimer, Justin Adonis, Ryan Naidoo, MJ Johnson, Warrick Delport, ?, Dylan Wright, Justus Kotze, Mitchell Rice, Byron Rhoda, Judo Chop, Alan Marola, Jean Marc Johannes, Wesley Schroeder, Alan Adams, Moses Adams, Kyle Trusky, Shuaib Philander, and Khule Ngubane.

Filmed and edited by Chinner

Check out the photo recap and results from the event HERE.

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam Photos

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

All Photos By Grant McLachlan and Eric Palmer. Words by Grant McLachlan.

The 4th Kimberley Diamond Cup Grand Slam skateboarding contest of 2014 took place at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town over the weekend of the 29 – 31 of August. Cape Town is always one of the most entertaining stops as there is a huge skate scene and a lot of up-and-comers who are hungry to make a name for themselves. Over the course of the weekend thousands of spectators got to enjoy amazing skateboarding during the contest, demos by 20sk8 crew, live performances by Bfake and 5fm DJ’s DJ Warras and Stephanie B along.

Some the stand out skaters over the weekend had to be Alan Adams, Jean-marc Johannes, Alan Marola, who landed a huge transfer 50-50 during his run, and Kyle Trusky, who came in 3rd place and skated the a-frame with style and ease. Shuaib Philander skated consistently throughout the contest and won himself the Wildcard and also placed 2nd. In the end it was Khule Ngubane from Durban who added another Grand Slam title to his name after winning the last contest in Durban. Some of the most entertaining skating came out of the under 16s division with Tyler Kammies and Brad Baily getting a tie after their final runs. The winner was chosen after a tie-breaker run. They both skated amazingly but in the end it was Tyler Kammies who won for the second year in a row. Enwin Gelant was close behind in third place.

The Rider Cup came down two teams The Little Rascals who consisted of some of the youngest skaters in the who contest and 4 Stax who had Moses Adams, Mitchell Rice, Justus Kotze, and Jean-Marc Johannes; some of the best skateboarders in South Africa. The Little Rascals were landing trick after trick with no problem but 4 Stax took the win in the end with some great all-round skating.

Results

Under 16:
1. Tyler Kammies – R1800 + R800 Boogaloos voucher
2. Jeremy Stone – R1500 + R500 Boogaloos Voucher
3. Edwin Gellant – R1000 + R300 Boogaloos voucher

Over 17:
1. Khule Ngubane – R12000
2. Shuaib Philander (Wildcard)- R5000
3. Kyle Trusky – R3000

Rider Cup:
1. 4 Staxx – R10000
Mitchell Rice
Moses Adams
Jean-marc Johannes
Justus Kotze

2. Little Rascals
Brad Balie
Tyler Kammies
Ethan Cairns
Jeremy Stone

Best Trick:
Alan Adams – Kickflip Backside Overcrooks down the A-Frame rail – R3000

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

Jean-Marc at Gardens Skatepark Opening

Jean Marc Johannes at Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

2 August was the official opening of the new Gardens Skatepark in Cape Town.

This was a big day/step for Cape Town skateboarding. There was loads of media covering this, as members of parliament were there giving speeches and chatting to the skateboarding scene on what the future holds. I was very grateful to have skated the demo and to have met everybody involved in making this dream a reality!” – Jean-Marc Johannes

Photos by James Johnson.

Jean Marc Johannes at Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

Jean Marc Johannes at Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

VANS presents The Pit Party 2014

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Vans presents The Pit Party 2014. Following on from last years epic bowl contest, this year’s Vans invitational skate contest will be held in the bowl again.

This event is open to public spectators.

RIDERS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Contest Rules:

All riders need to be at The Pit at 5pm to draw your heat numbers for round 1. You will have 2 hours to warm up. At 7.30pm we will start the contest. The heats will be 5 min jam sessions, with 3 guys in each heat. After round one, we will take the 9 top scoring guys into into the semi finals, where the same 5 min rules apply per 3 man heats. The finals will be the top 3 scoring guys from the semi finals, this final will be a 7min heat.

Riders will be judged for: Style, Consistency, Use of Bowl and Difficulty

Prize Money up for grabs:

1st: R7000
2nd: R2000
3rd: R1000

Red Bull Highest Wallride.

There will be loads of Vans promo stuff!

Red Bull will be providing energy for all the skaters and spectators throughout the evening.

Poster artwork by Ian Jepson.

NO UNDER 18’s.

The organisations involved are not liable for any damage to person or property on this evening.

2 August 2014
The Pit, 133 Bree Street, Cape Town

Facebook Event Link

Justus Kotze Full Part

The new full part from Justus Kotze, filmed in and around Cape Town, South Africa.

Filmed and edited by Matthew Lesch.
Additional filming by Andrew van der Walt.

Music:
“Intro Song” – Black Lung
“No Demons” – Bass Drums of Death
“Are You Ready for the Country” – Neil Young

Titles by Justus Kotze
Intro animation by Andrew van der Walt

www.kfdskateboards.com

REVOLUTION TEAM AT VALHALLA SKATEPARK

The Revolution team skated the Valhalla Park skatepark in Cape Town recently. It was a super hot day, but we managed to get a fun session down. At the end we were proud to be able to help some of the local kids out with a few completes.

Featuring Simon Stipcich, Andrew Nero, Jean-Marc Johannes, Byron Rhoda and Ryan Naidoo.

Valhalla Park skatepark, designed by Woodies Ramps and built by Umzali Civils and Spyda Ramps, is 4300 square metres and is one of the biggest skateparks in Africa. It officially opened on the 9th of December 2013.

Filmed and edited: Matthew Lesch
GoPro footage: Greg Maxwell
Logo animation: Andrew van der Walt
Song: Tame Impala – Solitude is Bliss

You can also watch this video on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/87545078