Blind Skateboards See North Tour

Blind See North Tour

Blind drops episode 3 of the #SEENORTH tour with the Ride Channel. Watch Cody McEntire, TJ Rogers, Kevin Romar, Sewa Kroetkov, Sam Beckett, and Jason Thurtle destroy everything in their path.

Micky Papa’s “Blinded” Part

Micky Papa

Check out Blinds newest team rider Micky Papa. This guy is so dialed-in he makes it look easy. His bag of tricks is beyond belief and the hammer section is straight up psychotic. Enjoy…

Spitfire Video 1993

Spitfire 1993

After 22 years in a cardboard box, the rarely, barely seen Spitfire video with the original soundtrack has been recovered. Enjoy this blast from the past!

Hall of Fame 2015

Hall of Fame 2015

Hall of Fame 2015

Click on the image above to check out the 6th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards Ceremony. The event was held in Costa Mesa, California on May 14th, 2015 with a packed house of legends, pioneers and hardcore fans of skateboarding to celebrate another year of inductees.

Headcleaner Official Trailer

Headcleaner

This is the official trailer for Headcleaner, edited by Chris Thiessen. The world premiere is on twskate.com Monday June 1.

The video focuses on three locations: Long Beach, Atlanta, and Chattanooga

Read more at here.

Skateboarding for Hope Campaign Heads for Joburg

Stoneridge Skateboarding for Hope

Stoneridge Skateboarding for Hope

The next stop for the Skateboarding for Hope national tour presented by Vans is taking place at Stoneridge skate park in Edenvale, Johannesburg on Saturday, 2 May. Seasoned skaters will be on hand to present skateboarding clinics and novice skateboarders and underprivileged kids from the area are invited to come along between 09h00 and 17h00 to discover the magic of skateboarding.

The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach initiative is currently in its 5th year of operation and off to its fastest start yet with larger crowds and more youth in attendance as it makes various stops around the country. Since its inception, it has engaged with more than 100 000 people through the sport of skateboarding and has given away over 5 000 pairs of shoes, 10 000 T-shirts and almost 5 000 skateboards. The Northern Cape Provincial Government has been a great partner and has shown the vision to promote skateboarding as a way of addressing social issues in the country.

The Skateboarding for Hope road show is traveling throughout South Africa to promote skateboarding amongst local youth in the run-up to the Kimberley Diamond Cup skateboarding world championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American, which will take place in Kimberley in the Northern Cape in October.

The event will also feature a TopGrom competition for kids aged thirteen and under and an open street contest for skaters aged 14 and older. TopGrom is a global campaign and has been incorporated into the Skateboarding for Hope tour for the first time this year. Skateboarding for Hope is a youth development initiative launched by the Northern Cape Provincial Government four years ago to promote skateboarding as an affordable and accessible leisure activity.

Jeremy Stone

“The Northern Cape is very pleased that initiatives such as Skateboarding for Hope and free access to a world-class training facility like Kumba Skate Plaza are available to the youth of the Northern Cape and the rest of the world. It is amazing to see the growth, development and the progress in skateboarding skills among the youth in South Africa, but particularly in the Northern Cape,” mentions John Block, MEC for the Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism of the Northern Cape Provincial Government.

According to Tim McFerran, CEO of World Skateboarding Grand Prix, the integration of TopGromSA into the KDC series of events, allows the integration of South Africa’s youngest skaters into this prestigious world championship event. “We are very serious about supporting young skateboarders worldwide and to create opportunities for them to showcase their talent. This partnership is yet another way for us to grow skateboarding in South Africa and to engage with local youth to the sport.

The contest will also see some of the country’s top skaters go head-to-head for the opportunity to qualify for a wildcard entry into the amateur street contest at the world championship event at the world-class Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley from 7 – 10 October 2015.

The ever-increasing list of countries due to participate in this year’s event include Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brasil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius Islands, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Reunion, Russia, Swaziland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

“TopGrom was created with the vision of inviting skaters aged 13 and under from around the world to be part of something much larger than any local event,” stated co-founder Sean Bittle. “The opportunity to be affiliated with an event as prestigious as the Kimberley Diamond Cup will be ego food for groms across South Africa and around the world – it’s simply amazing,” affirmed Bittle.

For a detailed schedule of events, visit www.kimberleydiamondcup.com or connect with us on Twitter at KDiamondCup #kdcskate and KimberleyDiamondCup on Facebook.

Issued by Department of Economic Development and Tourism
On behalf of KIMBERLEY DIAMOND CUP

For enquiries, please contact Mr Lucky Chonga on 060-577-2729 or lucky.chonga@gmail.com.

Globe Mahalo Special

Globe Mahalo Special

Globe Mahalo Special

Buy a pair of the Globe Mahalo and receive a free 5 pack of Globe socks.

Available from Revolution retail stores and online.

Revolution Long Street, Cape Town: (021) 423 3482 / longstreet@revolution.co.za
Revolution Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town: (021) 447 6801 / woodstock@revolution.co.za
Revolution Online: http://www.revolutiononline.co.za/

GET JEAN MARC TO BATB 7

Revolution team rider Jean Marc’s submission for Battle At the Berrics 7 Joes vs. Pros. How tech can you get?

BATB 7 consists of games of flat ground S.K.A.T.E. This year they’re allowing entries from Ams (or Joes) to enter against the pro’s. There are currently only 6 or 7 spots left, and Jean Marc is trying to get in there.

Let’s get him there. Spread this around!

SHORT FILM CONTEST LAUNCHES

Kelly Slater Barrel

GoPro BOS

An adventure sports film contest, Wavescape Shortcuts, has been launched to celebrate South Africa’s growing passion for extreme sports. Short films are a great format for sharing stoke in the Internet age, and the popularity of adventure sports is higher then ever. With the advent of quality, easy to use action cams like GoPro, almost anyone with passion can tell an adventure story and share it with a wide online audience. Wavescape Director Ross Frylinck says “We have seen the exponential growth of adventure sport short films over the last decade at the Wavescape Surf Festival and on www.wavescape.co.za. Shortcuts has been created to celebrate and support this movement in SA“. Adventure sports films covering surfing, skating, kitesurfing, bodyboarding, MTB, snowboarding are all welcomed. Film entries need to be between 30 seconds and 5 minutes in length, and can explore all aspects and angles through documentary, stop-frame, animation or anything in between. Dewald de Jager of GoPro says “GoPro is making it so easy to create, manage, edit and share high quality video using innovations like the GoPro app and newly released GoPro Studio. Anyone can now download the GoPro Studio application for free and edit a great video using one of the templates provided. It is that easy.” “We’re delighted to be part of the Wavescape Shorts Film Contest“, says Marié van Niekerk, Marketing Director of BOS Ice Tea. It creates a wonderful platform for self expression within the realm of natural sports and ties in wonderfully with our philosophy of Joy through Creativity.”

The contest launches 19 September and runs until 30 November 2013. Winning entries will be screened at the Wavescape Surf Festival in Cape Town in December. Prizes include R30,000 in GoPro cameras, a custom BOS surfboard, years supply of BOS drinks and R5,000 cash bonus if the winning film was shot on a GoPro camera.

Prizes
1st prize: GoPro Hero3 Black Edition, R5,000 cash (if shot on GoPro), BOS branded surfboard valued at R5,000 and a year’s supply of BOS valued at R2,000
2nd prize: GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition, BOS beach hamper consisting of cooler bag and beach umbrella valued at R600, year’s supply of BOS valued at R2,000
3rd prize: GoPro Hero3 White Edition, BOS cooler bag valued at R250, year supply of BOS valued at R2,000

The Assignment
Go out and shoot footage of any extreme or adventure sport, such as snow, skate, wake, surf, MTB, BASE jumping or wingsuit flying. You can make it doccie style, fiction, or just adrenalin-pumped action to music. Enter using four simple steps. Your submission will be reviewed and published on Wavescape. Get your Facebook friends to like your video on Wavescape as 40% of the judges’ decision is based on likes.

Rules
– Your video must be between 30 seconds and 5 minutes long.
– Content of your video should contain footage of any adventure sport involving gravity, for example surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding, snowboarding, and climbing. We reserve the right to decide what constitutes an adventure sport. There is no such thing as extreme tiddly winks. No motorised sports please.
– Your movie can be shot on any make of camera, though GoPro have offered R5,000 cash if the winning video is shot on a GoPro.
– Videos must be hosted on either Vimeo or Youtube. On the online entry form you will be prompted to paste the code from the end of your video URL. This will submit your film to us and it will be pubished on Wavescape.co.za.
– You must be able to provide Wavescape with the original HD video file if you win. If you can’t, you will be disqualified and the next closest entry will win.
– Videos that are submitted without the correct info in the upload form will not be judged.
– By entering the contest, you grant Wavescape Media, BOS, GoPro and Omnico a royalty-free licence for 24 months from date of submission to use your film in its submitted, finished format as content to promote the Shortcuts contest on the Internet and at live screenings at the Wavescapes Surf Festival.
– If you want to remove your video from the competition, you may do so by asking Wavescape to delete your video prior to the deadline for entries. There is no limit on the number of videos you may submit.
– To be eligible you must be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa. Children 13 years or younger must have parents’ approval. Employees of Wavescape, BOS, GoPro and Omnico, and their relatives are not eligible to enter the contest.
– The competition closes on Saturday November 30.

Judging
– After the contest closes on 30 November 2013, Round One of the process involves the films being previewed by Wavescape to ensure they comply with the requirements of the contest. Films that do not comply will be disqualified.
– Selected films will advance to Round Two where will be rated by a panel of judges from Wavescape and other experts in filmmaking. This accounts for 60% of the judging, which takes place from 1 to 6 December 2013.
– 40% of the total score will come down to Facebook Likes on the video embedded on Wavescape after you upload it (and we have moderated it). The more Facebook Likes on your video, the higher your score. In Round Three, we convert the Facebook score to a number out of 40, and tally this up with the judges score to get a final total out of 100.
– Winners will be selected and notified by email by 6 December 2013.

Privacy
The personal information you submit on the entry form will only be used to contact you in the event you win the contest or if there is a question or issue regarding your video or its content. We will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about you, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.

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