RVCA USA Team Skate Tour – South Africa

RVCA-RevDaily

RVCA-Poster

Curren Caples, Greyson Fletcher, Josh Harmony, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Julian Davidson and Aidan Campbell

1pm, Saturday 22 August – Maboneng Skatepark Skate Jam, Joburg

12, Saturday 29 August – Mill Street Skatepark, Skate Jam, Cape Town

2pm, Saturday 29 August – Baseline Skate Shop, Signing, Cape Town

Making Of “Cuatro Sueños Pequeños”

Making Of

French Fred created the “making of” for the skateboarding film “Cuatro Sueños Pequeños” directed by Thomas Campbell. The film stars Cliche team rider Javier Mendizabal and Madars Apse and was shot exclusively on film.

BFFS: Jeremie Daclin Part 1

BFFS - Jeremie Daclin Part 1

Jeremie Daclin is a European OG. Instead of moving to California, he created Cliché skateboards in France in 1997 to stoke and support the local scene.

Tired Skateboards Video Two

Tired Video Two

This video is exactly what skateboarding is and should be, fun. Tired Skateboards brings us one of the most entertaining offerings
I have seen in a while.

The American Dream

The American Dream

Willow and friends from Cologne went to fulfil their dream of skating New York City. This is “The American Dream”.

Who did it best?

Who did it best?

There’s no right or wrong answer to, “Who did it best?” Here are a bunch of skaters sharing who they like in the latest Loveletter.

BFFS: Lyon Sessions

BFFS-Lyon-Sessions

These Lyon dream spots get destroyed by both Flip and Cliché riders. There’s also a Gonz cameo, an amazing gap to noseslide, and Cairo has a brutal battle.

My War: Jamie Thomas

My War Jamie Thomas

Even though Jamie Thomas already had an untouchable skate legacy and was closing in on 40 years old, he still waged an epic battle for his “Cold War” ender—a trick that is gnarly by any standard.

Bust Or Bail 2: The Ripper at Clipper

Bust-or-Bail-2

The legendary Clipper spot is about to become a handicap-access elevator. A spot with so much history gets a truly gnarly send off. “Spots come and go, but Clipper is forever.” —Jake Phelps

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.

Impacting The Berrics

Dwindle at the Berrics

Fact, most of the skaters on dwindle brands ride Impact. Watch the Dwindle team riders test the impact boards at the Berrics.

BFFS: Charles Collet

BFFS Charles Collet

To experience the ecstasy, you gotta embrace the pain… Check out the French maniac Charles Collet as he takes some heavy hits.

Damn Am LA 2015 Weekend

Damn Am 2015

The SPoT Posse spent a couple of days skating the spots in LA before stop one of the Damn Am at Lincoln Skatepark. From the Diamond Park with locals to the Baker TF with Antwuan, this one is too good to miss.

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.

Double Rock: Blind

Double Rock Blind

Blind comes through with one of the best Double Rock episodes yet, featuring an ender from Cody Mac you gotta see to believe.

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.