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

Midway Mayhem Returns to Kimberley

Some of the thousands of local kids that have lined up to attend weekly free skateboarding clinics at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

Some of the thousands of local kids that have lined up to attend weekly free skateboarding clinics at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, Northern Cape.Some of the thousands of local kids that have lined up to attend weekly free skateboarding clinics at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

Kimberley gets its own grand slam skateboarding event

Skateboarding enthusiasts in the Northern Cape can look forward to one of the biggest skateboarding events in the country when the Midway Mayhem takes place at the Kumba Skate Plaza on Saturday, 18 April. The event falls exactly halfway between the 2014 and 2015 Kimberley Diamond Cup skateboarding world championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American.

According to John Block, MEC for the Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism of the Northern Cape Provincial Government, Midway Mayhem sports a unique character. “Now only in its second year, the event has become legendary in skateboarding circles and is completely different from any other skateboarding events hosted in the country. It is not only a really tough contest, but it also allows participants to enjoy the community of skateboarding. It sends a message that the world championships are on the way and renews interest in our world-class skate park, which has become a global phenomenon,” mentions Block.

As the best skate plaza in Africa, the Kimberley facility is the only one of its kind in the world offering free access, training clinics and contests all-year round. Thousands of skaters are drawn to the state-of-the-art facility on an annual basis and it has become one of the key tourism attractions in the capital city of South Africa’s largest province.

Yvonne Mfolo, Executive Head of Public Affairs of presenting sponsor Kumba Iron Ore, welcomes the event back to the province. “The Northern Cape government has identified the sport of skateboarding as an appropriate vehicle to promote the province as the ultimate adventure and extreme sport destination, while simultaneously making a significant contribution to youth development. As a company, we’ve had the privilege of observing the positive impact this programme has had on local communities and are proud to offer our support.”

This year’s Midway Mayhem is billed as a Grand Slam event during which top skateboarders will be able to qualify for the KDC skateboarding world championships in October. At the same time, it will also feature a Skateboarding for Hope tour stop with skateboarding clinics for underprivileged youth from the region. The top street skater will walk away with one of the top prize purses available in South Africa.

Midway Mayhem will feature five different categories, including contests for 13 & Under TOPGROM skaters, riders aged 14 & Over, women street skaters, vert skaters and the Rider Cup team contest. The street contests will feature a novel format not often seen in South African competitions with the top skaters going head to head in the finals. Midway Mayhem is also one of the few contests showcasing the vert skating talent in the country and the depth of skills of local female skateboarders.

Registration starts at 09h00 followed by Skateboarding for Hope clinics, qualifiers and finals in each category. Live entertainment will be provided during the lunch break and the prize-giving is scheduled for 18h15.

Upcoming events:
Saturday, 18 April: Midway Mayhem, Kumba Skate Plaza, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Saturday, 2 May: Skateboarding for Hope Stoneridge, Edenvale, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Saturday, 16 May: Skateboarding for Hope, I2B Park, Somerset West, Western Cape
Saturday, 13 June & Sunday, 14 June: Joburg Grand Slam
Tuesday, 16 June: Skateboarding for Hope, Springbok, Northern Cape
Thursday, 18 June: Skateboarding for Hope, Upington, Northern Cape
Saturday, 20 June: Skateboarding for Hope, De Aar, Northern Cape
Friday, 26 June: Skateboarding for Hope Durban, Beach Front, KwaZulu Natal
Friday, 27 June: Durban Grand Slam, Beach Front, KwaZulu Natal
Saturday, 4 July: Skateboarding for Hope, SkateLab, George, Western Cape
Saturday, 18 July: Skateboarding for Hope, Key West Mall, Krugersdorp, Gauteng
Saturday, 1 August: Skateboarding for Hope, Thrashers Pretoria, Gauteng
Saturday, 22 August: Skateboarding for Hope, Langebaan, Western Cape
Friday, 28 August: Skateboarding for Hope, Witbank Highveld Mall, Mpumalanga
Saturday, 5 September: Skateboarding for Hope, Canal Walk Cape Town, Western Cape
End Sept, Green Point, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Monday, 5 October: Skateboarding for Hope, Kumba Skate Plaza, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Wednesday, 7 October – Saturday, 10 October: Kimberley Diamond Cup Main Event, Kimberley

Kimberley skater Warrick Delport in action at the world-class Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley.Kimberley skater Warrick Delport in action at the world-class Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley.

Thalente Biyela Project

Thalente Biyela Project

Thalente Biyela’s latest video part. So proud of this guy.

“Where should I start? I love skateboarding and what it has too offer, but most of all how far it’s got me. This has been in the works for a hot sec now. It’s incredible to watch something you’ve put so much hard work towards unfold into the most amazing thing. I couldn’t have done this without my incredible friend Lawrence Mccullum. Words cannot explain how thankful, blessed, and honored I am to do what I do. Hope you all enjoy yourselves. OH AND KEEP SKATING.” – Thalente

Cliché Gypsy Life Premieres

Cliche Gypsy Life

Cliche Gypsy Life

We’re hosting premieres of Cliché Gypsy Life! Check below to see which premiere is closest to you and make a plan to be there. Believe us, you don’t want to miss this.

Cape Town
Venue: Yours Truly, Kloof Street
Date: 9th April
Time: 8:00pm

Johannesburg
Venue: Alicats
Date: 9th April
Time: 8:00pm

East London
Venue: Johnos Skate Shop
Date: 10th April
Time: 8:00pm

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Huge Boost for Skateboarding For Hope

Skateboarding for Hope George

Skateboarding for Hope George

The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach programme has received a significant boost with global apparel company Vans signing up as presenting partner for its year-long programme. As part of the run-up to the Kimberley Diamond Cup skateboarding world championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore in October, the Skateboarding for Hope road show will travel the country to introduce the youth of South Africa to the sport of skateboarding.

The Skateboarding for Hope road show 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. The tour itinerary for 2015 includes fifteen Skateboarding for Hope activations around the country from bustling urban skate parks in Johannesburg to deep rural towns in the Northern Cape.

According to Tim McFerran from World Skateboarding Grand Prix, the global leader in skateboarding event management, they are very excited about Vans’ support of the Skateboarding for Hope initiatives throughout South Africa. “Their support will be invaluable in growing these events nationally and moving them to the next level. Vans play a prominent role in the skateboarding community in South Africa and we are delighted in the joint commitment to the development of skateboarding in this country. This initiative is very important to both the Kimberley Diamond Cup and the Northern Cape as it forms part of our aggressive approach to youth development and providing our youth access to skateboarding. This is also a great community service as it provides fun events for the kids to engage them in a meaningful way and teaches them skateboarding and life skills. The programme also gains access to marginalised youth, a vital part of our local communities that is often overlooked,” mentions McFerran.

Since 2011, the Skateboarding for Hope community outreach initiative has hosted more than 500 activations and handed out more than 5000 skateboards to youth at risk and underprivileged kids. During the first part of 2014, the programme touched the lives of more than 18000 youth throughout South Africa. The nationwide tour creates enormous exposure for skateboarding and also provides young skaters with the opportunity to grow and improve their skills. In addition, it also promotes tourism to the Northern Cape and creates awareness of the numerous skate parks that have been built in the province.

According to Vans marketing manager Warren Talbot, “Vans is committed to skateboarding, but more importantly, we are committed to developing skateboarding in South Africa. It is a privilege to be a partner of Skateboarding for Hope as we continue to build and support the KDC tour 2015,” states Talbot.

The Skateboarding for Hope tour stops will include:
14 March – Brightwater, Johannesburg
2 May – Johannesburg
16 May – Somerset West, Western Cape
13 June – Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
17 – 19 June – Northern Cape Youth Month Tour
4 July – George
18 July – Langebaan, Western Cape
1 August – Thrashers, Pretoria
29 August – Stoneridge, Johannesburg
5 September – Canal Walk, Cape Town
29 – 30 September – Northern Cape

Skateboarding for Hope Soweto

adidas Skateboarding in Namibia 2015

adidas Skateboarding Namibia 2015

The adidas South Africa skateboarding team recently explored the unknown territories of Namibia. They travelled to the capital city of Windhoek and made their way back to Cape Town via Swakopmund, Luderitz, Sossusvlei and small coastal towns.

Filmed by: Adriaan Louw & Leon Bester
Edited by: Adriaan Louw & Pieter Retief

Langebaan Summer Skate Comp 2014 Video

Langebaan Summer Skate Comp 2014

Langebaan Summer Skate Comp 2014, by Push Skateboarding.

Results:

Advanced:
1st – Alan Marola
2nd – Jean Marc Johannes
3rd – Stefan Jacobs

Intermediate:
1st – Tyler Kammies
2nd – Aya Gericke
3rd – Ethan Cairns

Beginner:
1st – Fidel Smith
2nd – River Gericke
3rd – Stephan Strickner

Best Tricks:
Stefan Jacobs, Alan Marola, Byron Rhoda and Reinart de Villiers.

Filmed by: Greg Maxwell
Edited by: Matthew Lesch
Song: Guards – Silver Lining

Ultimate X in 1 Month

Ultimate X 2015

Ultimate X 2015

Ultimate X is in less that 1 month!

SA’s Premiere Action Sports Festival Moves to its NEW home Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino, come 27th / 28th Feb 2015.

See Top SA & International Athletes in FMX / BMX / Skate compete for a prize purse of over R 150 000 with Blade / MTB & MX Trials PLUS a whole lot more action.

UX 2015 Sees something totally Unique with Africa’s 1st ever indoor floodlit, pyrotechnical lazer action sport blowout, plus performances by South Africa biggest Band / DJ’s.

Title Sponsor: Old School Productions

Redbull
DC Shoes Africa – Skate
Fox Head South Africa – FMX
World of Heroes / GoPro – BMX
Western Cape Gov
Skullcandy South Africa
Sprite / Peninsula Beverage Company

Ticket Prices: Available through Computicket
Friday Night – R150
Saturday Night – R220
Weekend Pass – R250

Contact Info: Markus Museler
021 462 42 56 / 083 655 3176
Markus@oldschoolproductions.co.za

Tickets @ Computicket – http://online.computicket.com/web/package/ultimate_x_action_sports_fest_adult_weekend_pass_mezzanine/547700
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/UltimateXeXtremeGames
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/801775829881994/
Website – UltimateX.co.za

Rev Cresta Closing Down Sale: 10 Days Left

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 10 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale. 40% off everything. 10 Days left. Last day is 24 January 2015.

Revolution Cresta Closing Down Sale Countdown

– 10 DAYS TO GO –

40% off EVERYTHING in store!

Shoes from R240
Decks from R360
Caps from R150
Wallets from R130
Tees from R130
Shorts from R300
Wheels from R150
Trucks from R100
Completes from R420
Backpacks from R210

Final trading day is Saturday 24 January 2015.

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Langebaan Summer Skate Comp 2014

Langebaan Summer 2014 Comp

The Langebaan Summer Skate comp was organised by Push Skateboarding.

Results:

Advanced:
1st – Alan Marola
2nd – Jean Marc Johannes
3rd – Stefan Jacobs

Intermediate:
1st – Tyler Kammies
2nd – Aya Gericke
3rd – Ethan Cairns

Beginner:
1st – Fidel Smith
2nd – River Gericke
3rd – Stephan Strickner

Best Tricks:
Stefan Jacobs, Alan Marola, Byron Rhoda and Reinart de Villiers.

Edit by Duncan Walker.

Jean-Marc: A Day with NKA in LA

Jean Marc Johannes with NKA in LA

When Jean-Marc Johannes went to LA last year he filmed with Nigel Alexander for an episode of “A Day with NKA”. He was stoked on the flatground tricks JM was doing and wanted to film it for his channel and this episode.

Big ups JM!

Gone Cruzin Port Elizabeth

Cruzin Port Elizabeth

By Clinton Theron

This holiday I spent a day in PE to visit the homies, so Part A was filmed in that one day. Part B is made up of countless kill sessions through the years at Kings Beach Plaza aka “The Bowl”, a spot that is no more, but will always be remembered and never replaced.

Gone Cruzin is an iPhone edit made up of afternoon city missions with the homies. The idea is that “we’re having fun so might as well film it”.

Skateistan Building a Skate School in JHB

Skateistan Skate School

Skateistan Skate School

The best thing about skating is that it keeps us away from the streets and drugs. – Happy, 12, Skateistan South Africa student

Over 100 students already participate in Skateistan South Africa’s regular programming and this number is growing every week. They now need a space of their own for the kids to learn and play! You can help them fund the creation of a safe learning center and skatepark in central Johannesburg by making a donation.

Scheduled to open in mid-2015, Skateistan South Africa’s skate school will be a safe space for ages 5-25, with a focus on girls, migrants and vulnerable youth.

So far they’ve raised 58,275 USD during the Keep Skateistan Rolling campaign. With your help they can reach our goal of 60,000 USD and continue to provide safe spaces and quality programming to over 1200 youth each week.

Your investment in Skateistan allows them to ensure their skate schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa are safe, inspiring environments for our students, especially the skater girls.

Click HERE to make a donation.

A Safe Space for At-Risk Youth

Skateistan Skate School

You have to think bigger than the streets. Think bigger than where you come from. – Ayanda Mnyandu, Skateistan South Africa Operations Officer

In South Africa, children under the age of 18 make up 37% of the population. Youth face a range of issues such as urban poverty, health issues (particularly related to HIV), lack of employment opportunities, social/racial divisions, and gender-based violence. In our focus area of central Johannesburg, young people, especially those from low income and migrant backgrounds, face violence, drug abuse, poor quality education, and social isolation.

Located on 990m2 of donated land in central Johannesburg, the skate school will include a containerized education and training center, together with an outdoor skateboard plaza (concept pictured above). Programming will run six days per week, with a capacity to teach up to 700 children weekly.

The learning center will feature a classroom, study lab, office, and multi-purpose rooftop space. Beside it will be an outdoor skate plaza (the only one in central Johannesburg). The entire space will reflect the creativity, inspiration and new opportunities for the youth.

Watch our new “Safe Spaces” video to see what Skateistan youth think about having a safe space to skate and learn. In a neighborhood that includes both a rundown, low-income industrial area and the growing artistic community of Maboneng, the Skateistan South Africa skate school promises to be a transformative and exciting space for youth coming from all walks of life.

The long-term vision is for the skate school to become a training hub for youth to create and lead their own community projects in South Africa and the continent.

What Your Donation Can Do

Every bit counts. To give you an idea of just what your donation can do, here are some examples:

$10 – Emergency first-aid supplies for student injuries

$50 – Monthly internet connection for student exchange programs

$100 – Wood to repair our mini ramp in Johannesburg each year

In-kind sponsorship to reduce costs. If you area able to provide shipping containers in South Africa please contact us at development@skateistan.org.

Jean-Marc at Tampa Am

Jean-Marc Johannes at Tampa Am

Jean-Marc Johannes just got back from the States, where he spent some time in LA, and then competed in the 22nd Tampa Am in Florida.

Apparently this year’s Tampa Am was the biggest one yet, with close to 300 skaters from all over the world competing.

My aim going into any contest is to ultimately win but also do better than before. This year I was very great full to do better than that and get top 50 out of Tampa AM contest! My run was different, I wanted to learn new tricks going in to the contest. I stayed in L.A for about 2 weeks prior to the contest, practicing every day and learning all new tricks with help of two international pro skateboarders and good friends Sewa Kroetkov and Micky Papa at the Berrics. – Jean-Marc

Big ups Jean-Marc! We’re proud of you. Keep an eye on this guy; he’s going places.

Here’s a short interview with Jean-Marc at Tampa from their Thursday Practice video:

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.

Kent Lingeveldt Tests Killer Street Slayers

Kent Lingevelt testing out the new Killer Street Slayers Abec 7 bearings

South African longboarding legend, Kent Lingeveldt, tests out the all new Killer Speed Co. Street Slayers Abec 7 Bearings.

He hit 90.9km/h. That is pretty damn fast.

Available from Revolution retail stores and www.revolutiononline.co.za.

Screenshot taken from Kent’s phone:

Kent Lingeveldt Killer Street Slayers test

Killer Street Slayers Abec 7 Bearings

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Verb at KDC 2014

Verb at KDC 2014

Verb at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Verb asked some pro’s at Kimberley Diamond Cup this year what they thought of the new Verb x Adventure Time collaboration.

Featuring Micky Papa, Ivan Monteiro, Dane Burman, Phil Zwijsen, Rachel Reinhard, TJ Rogers, Louie Lopez, Tyson Bowerbank, Byron Rhoda, Ryan Naidoo, Dlamini Dlamini, Andre Beverley, Jean-Marc Johannes, Continue reading “Verb at KDC 2014”

AV24 Trailer

AV24 Cover

The trailer for issue 24 of AV Skateboarding. This one’s going to be good. Catch the premiere at Yours Truly, Kloof Street, Cape Town tonight!

AV24 Cover

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

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Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Video Recap

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Kimberley Diamond Cup / World Skateboarding Championships 2014.

Featuring Nate Rojas, Boo Johnson, Jordan Hoffart, Andre Beverley, Vincent Milou, Jean-Marc Johannes, Tom Knox, Flo Mirtain, Dlamini Dlamini, Gosha Konyshev, Dane Burman, Matt Berger, Marius Syvaven, Justin Brock, TJ Rogers, Micky Papa, Tyson Bowerbank, Louie Lopez, Nassim Guammaz, Nyjah Huston, Kelvin Hoefler, Tommy Fynn, and more.

Filmed / edited: Matthew Lesch

Music: Bass Drums of Death – Crawling After You

KDC 2014 Street World Championships

Kelvin Hoefler wins KDC 2014

Kelvin Hoefler wins KDC 2014

Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler took out Tommy Fynn of Australia in the finals for the KDC 2014 Street World Championship title after one of the most insane final rounds ever! Some of the tricks that Kelvin laid down in the finals were switch front blunt down the rail, tre flip lip the rail, and more. Stay tuned for more content from the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup in the near future and keep an eye out this evening for a recap video from the finals that’s expected to be pretty amazing.

Check out the highlights from the 2014 KDC Street World Championships featuring Matt Berger, TJ Rogers, Dlamini Dlamini, Tyson Bowerbank, Micky Papa, Tom Knox, Nyjah Huston, Nassim Guammaz, Louie Lopez, Tommy Fynn, and Kelvin Hoefler. This is one of the wildest finals we’ve ever seen.

Results:
1. Kelvin Hoefler
2. Tommy Fynn
3. Louie Lopez
4. Nassim Guammaz
5. Nyjah Huston
6. Micky Papa
7. Tyson Bowerbank
8. TJ Rogers
9. Matt Berger
10. Tom Knox
11. Jereme Knibbs
12. Dlamini Dlamini

KDC Mini Mega Comp

KDC Mini Mega

KDC Mini Mega

Alana Smith of USA takes first place in the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup Mini Mega Best Trick contest! Alana, at only 13 years of age, Alana is the first female to do a backflip over the Mini Mega Ramp gap. Alana took home $5,000 for first trick against Andy MacDonald, Jono Schwan, and more. Check out the highlights video below from the contest featuring Jono Schwan’s Woodchipper, Andy Mac’s cab bigspin mute, and of course, Alana’s backflip.

KDC 2014 Vert World Championships

Kimberley Diamond Cup Vert Championships

Kimberley Diamond Cup Vert Championships

Vert skaters from all over the world traveled to Kimberley, South Africa to compete in the Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Vert World Championships and a shot at their share at the $83,000 prize purse. In the end, Jimmy Wilkins of Columbus, Ohio ended up taking the top spot and the $35,000 grand prize! Some of Jimmy’s tricks that worked as leverage to towards his win were huge frontside ollies, bs 540 ollies, kickflip lien melon, alley oop tailgrab 540, and more.

Check out the highlights video featuring PLG, Trey Wood, Jono Schwan, Marcello Bastos, Andy MacDonald, Sandro Dias, Elliot Sloan, Jimmy Wilkins, and more.

Results
1. Jimmy Wilkins
2. Sandro Dias
3. Elliot Sloan
4. Andy MacDonald
5. Pierre Luc Gagnon AKA PLG
6. Rony Gomes
7. Jono Schwan
8. Italo Penarrubia
9. Clay Kreiner
10. Sam Beckett
11. Mitch Brusco
12. Marcelo Bastos
13. Trey Wood
14. Edgard Vovo Perier

KDC 2014 Rider Cup Team Championships Results

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Rider Cup Results

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Rider Cup Results

Eight 4-man teams of skateboarders from South Africa and around the world congregated in Kimberley for the Rider Cup Team Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. We had Soul Team from Brooklyn, NY in the house all the way from the US along with several teams of South Africa’s top skaters to compete for their share of the R40k cash prize purse. In the end, SA dream team squad 4 Staxx consisting of Moses Adams, Khule Ngubane, Mitchell Rice, and Jean Marc Johannes ended up taking the top spot and the Rider Cup Team Championship 2014 title. Check the results below.

Results

1. 4 Staxx – R25,000
Moses Adams
Jean Marc Johannes
Mitchell Rice
Khule Ngubane

2. Get It Get It! – R10,000
Yann Horowitz
Dlamini Dlamini
Khulu Dlamini
Kanya Spani

3. Clean Team – R5,000
Kyle Trusky
Enwin Gellant
Ofentse Ramakanya
Allen Adams

KDC Day 1 Photos

Dlamini Switch Nosegrind. Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.Nyjah Huston – Kickflip Backside Tailslide

Some amazing photos by Grant Mclachlan from Day 1 of the Kimberley Diamond Cup.

Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Alan Adams. Photo by Grant MclachlanAlan Adams – Bs 180 Switch 50

Am Vert. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert

Am Vert. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert

Am Vert Winners. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert Winners

Am Vert. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert

Brendon Boneless Blunt Slide. Photo by Grant MclachlanBrendon – Boneless Blunt Slide

Brendon Frontside Smith. Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Dlamini Switch Frontside Blunt. Photo by Grant MclachlanBrendon – Frontside Smith

Dlamini Switch Nosegrind. Photo by Grant MclachlanDlamini – Switch Nosegrind

Flip fs Nose Grind. Photo by Grant MclachlanFlip fs Nose Grind

Khule Bigspin fs Boardslide. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Bigspin fs Boardslide

Khule Flip K. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Flip K

Khule Hurricane. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Hurricane

Khule Nollie fs K. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Nollie fs K

Mini Mega Warmups. Photo by Grant MclachlanMini Mega Warmups

Nassim 50 up the rail. Photo by Grant MclachlanNassim – 50 up the rail

Nassim Flip to Flat. Photo by Grant MclachlanNassim – Flip to Flat

Nassim. Photo by Grant MclachlanNassim

Pro Vert Warm ups. Photo by Grant MclachlanPro Vert Warm ups

Tommy Flynn. Photo by Grant MclachlanTommy Flynn

Vert Warm ups. Photo by Grant MclachlanVert Warm ups

Vert Warm ups. Photo by Grant MclachlanVert Warm ups

Kimberley Diamond Cup – Day 1 Press Release

Samarria Brevard at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

Samarria Brevard at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

High flying start on day 1 of Kimberley Diamond Cup

Kimberley, South Africa – October 3, 2014

Day one of the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore got off to an exciting start with the high flying action of the Big Air World Championships followed by the inaugural Women’s Street World Championships.

First up was Big Air and Jono Schwan landed a heelflip body varial 360 over the gap to a 900 on the quarterpipe, earning him the title and a $22,000 cash prize.

The inaugural Women’s Street Championships featured standout performances by Alexis Sablone (kickflip front 50-50) and Brazilian Pamela Rosa (frontside boardside the big rail), but it was Samarria Brevard, who ripped the entire course and front-180’d the entire manual pad. “I was very nervous before we started skating, but I’m so excited having won!” said Brevard. “My mom was worried because I had to travel on my own to get here – it’s my first time out of the country – but both of my parents are very supportive of me skateboarding and will be so happy for me!”

The first day of competition ended with a concert featuring dance performances and popular South African musicians followed by a 15-minute fireworks show. “It was a great start of what promises to be a fantastic weekend of skateboarding,” said Tim McFerran, CEO of World Skateboarding Grand Prix. “Skateboarders have travelled from all over the world, from 37 countries, and today we saw just a small preview of the caliber of skateboarding we’re in store for this weekend.”

Women’s Street World Championships Top Three
1. Samarria Brevard ($15,000)
2. Alexis Sablone ($10,000)
3. Pamela Rosa ($5,000)

Big Air World Championships Top Three
1. Jono Schwan ($22,000)
2. Elliott Sloan ($15,000)
3. Clay Kreiner ($10,000)

Click here for the full results from Day One of the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup.

Fireworks at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

Jono Schwan at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

The official events of the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup were the Women’s Street Championships, Vert World Championships, Street World Championships, Big Air Championships, Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championships as well as four national championship events for South African skaters, including Girl’s Street Championships, Vert Championships, Street Championships and the Youth Street Championships.

About Kimberley Diamond Cup
The annual Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships is a partnership between South Africa’s Northern Cape Provincial Government, World Skateboarding Grand Prix and Kumba Iron Ore. Located 300 miles southwest of Johannesburg in the Northern Cape Province, Kimberley was the location of South Africa’s first diamond mine, thus its nickname, “The Diamond City.” For the latest news and information go to www.kimberleydiamondcup.com.

About World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP)
World Skateboarding Grand Prix is an international skateboarding event management company. WSGP hosts world-class skateboarding events with a commitment to help stimulate local economies through tourism while supporting youth development, especially those in underserved or impoverished communities. For the latest news and information on the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup and other upcoming World Skateboarding Grand Prix events, visit www.WorldSkateboarding.com.

KDC SA Women’s Street Champs Results

KDC SA Women's Championships Results

KDC SA Women's Championships Results

South Africa’s best girl skaters pulled into Kimberley this weekend for the KDC SA Women’s Street Championships. The prize purse was R20 000, and they stood the chance to win one of two slots in the Women’s Street World Championships. In the end Kelly Murray snatched the gold, for the second year in a row. Big ups to Natalie Bramley and Melissa Williams for making podium!

Results

1. Kelly Murray – R10,000

2. Melissa Williams – R6,000

3. Natalie Bramley – R4,000

Photos: Rudi Jeggle

Kelly MurrayKelly Murray

Kelly MurrayKelly Murray

Melissa WilliamsMelissa Williams

Melissa WilliamsMelissa Williams

Mel Willams, Kelly Murray, Natalie BramleyMel Willams, Kelly Murray, Natalie Bramley

Mel and Kelly who will be skating in the KDC Women’s Street World ChampionshipsMel and Kelly, who will be skating in the KDC Women’s Street World Championships

KDC SA Vert Champs Results

KDC SA Vert Championships Results

KDC SA Vert Championships Results

South Africa’s top vert skaters owned at Kimberley Diamond Cup this year. Each skater had five runs, with maximum eight walls in each run. Their best run of five counted. In the end it was Jacques Allison who took the win.

Results:

1. Jacques Allison – R10,000

2. Werner du Plessis – R6,000

3. Graham Denoon – R4,000

Photos by Rudi Jeggle:

Damian BramleyDamian Bramley

Graham DenoonGraham Denoon

Jacques AllisonJacques Allison

Jacques AllisonJacques Allison

Werner du PlessisWerner du Plessis

Jacques Allison, Werner du Plessis, Graham DenoonJacques Allison, Werner du Plessis, Graham Denoon

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

KDC (Kimberley Diamond Cup) has announced the South African skaters competing this year. Below is the complete list of skaters that are pre-qualified to skate in the KDC South African Championships at 12pm noon on Sunday, 5th October. If your name is not on this list, you must skate the open qualifiers on Friday, 3rd October from 3 – 4pm. This list is composed of wildcard winners and additional skaters that KDC feels is deserving of being pre qualified to skate in the contest.

Wildcard Winners

Khule Ngubane
Daniel Miltiadou
Charl Steyn
Nico Ludek
Kanya Spani
Alan Marola
Jean-Marc Johannes
Braxton Haine
Andrew Nero
Sam Vider
Shuaib Phlander
Trae Rice
Xolani Thanjekwayo

KDC Select

Alan Adams
Anthony DeMendonca
Brandon Valjolo
Justus Kotze
Khulu Dlamini
Martin Stoffberg
Mitchell Rice
Simon Stiptich
Warrick Delport
Wesley Tooth Schroeder
Yann Horowitz

37 Countries Represented at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Nyjah Huston at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Nyjah Huston at KDC Nyjah Huston in action during the final heat of the 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore. The defending champion is back in Kimberley to battle some of the top pro skaters from around the globe.

Nyjah Huston will return to Kimberley to defend his world title against an unprecedented global roster from 37 countries at the Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore from 2 – 5 October 2014. The best pro street skaters from the United States will join the top skateboarders from around the world to battle it out in Kimberley, South Africa in October for their share of the R5 million prize purse, the largest single event prize purse in skateboarding.

“The unprecedented global participation in this year’s championships gives us the unique opportunity to showcase our beautiful country to the world and will also allow our young people to be inspired by these incredible athletes,” said John Block, MEC of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape provincial government. “This contest has grown beyond what we anticipated. It is now the premier skateboarding competition in the world and all eyes will be on Kimberley. We can’t wait to see the incredible talent that will no doubt be displayed during this year’s competition. It promises to be a truly historic event!”

“It is also an unbelievable opportunity for the Northern Cape to showcase itself as an extraordinary tourism destination and we are looking forward to welcoming the participants and their supporters with the traditional warm Northern Cape hospitality. We would be proud to share our tourism treasures with them – extreme nature, extreme culture and extreme adventure. We would like to encourage them to take this chance to explore the magic of South Africa’s largest province,” mentions Block.

Nyjah Huston, last year’s street skateboarding world champion, along with other top U.S. pros, will battle the top skaters from around the world in a fast-paced, adrenaline packed contest that takes place on the state-of-the-art Kumba Skate Plaza. Currently 37 countries are sending their best skaters to the world championships, including countries competing on the international stage for the first time such as Turkey, Vietnam, Philippines, Namibia, Mauritius Islands and Malaysia.

“To have so many countries competing in the World Championships is unprecedented in skateboarding,” said Tim McFerran, CEO of World Skateboarding Grand Prix. “Since there are only a handful of countries with federations established for skateboarding, most countries do not have any formalised means to support their top skateboarders to get to international contests. For them, it is crucial to get financial help to get to these contests. Even the US, as advanced as it is in skateboarding, has no mechanism in place to get governmental help to send its top skateboarders to the big contests and it has to rely on brands to help,” mentions McFerran. “Over the last seven months, we’ve seen first-hand the challenges in getting skaters to the world championships in countries that have no existing federation. We’ve been working feverishly to assist countries to help bring their skaters to South Africa. We want to help support the growing skateboarding talent around the world and to ensure that skateboarders who have the talent, but not the means, are represented in major events like the skateboarding world championships.”

The growing list of countries participating in the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships includes: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brasil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mauritius Islands, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Philippines, Reunion, Russia, South Africa, Swaziland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

For an up-to-date list of skateboarders and countries that will be represented at the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships, visit www.KimberleyDiamondCup.com. The Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup will be broadcast live in South Africa on SuperSport and distributed globally in 173 countries reaching 367 million homes worldwide. The event will also be webcast live.

Durban Go Skateboarding Day 2014

Durban Go Skateboarding Day 2014

The IS skatepark in the military museum on Durban’s beachfront was more than just the central hub of Durban skateboarding to me – it was very close to my heart – a project I was instrumentally involved in, one that turned into our own TF and something that really helped the DBN scene progress. It played its role for a period of time, and then its time was up to make way for the next wave of progression. It’s in honour of that history and heritage that we took the GoSkateDay session to the grounds the skatepark used to occupy – enjoy! – Andrew Morck

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.