Skateboarding For Hope Supported By DC Shoes: Somerset West 2016 Recap

The second stop of the Skateboarding For Hope Supported By DC Shoes National Tour went down on Saturday, 23 April at Inspired 2 Become Skatepark in the beautiful Cape Town suburb of Somerset West. Heaps of local skaters came out to show support and rip for their share of cash and product prizes.

Joined by the children of Bright Lights Children’s Ho...


Kumba Skate Plaza Weekend Update: Highest Ollie Contest and Skate Lessons

Every weekend at the Kumba Skate Plaza, we have exciting activities for the youth of Kimberley and nearby townships. This weekend we had the Highest Ollie contest for the first time in 2016. It was  good to see everyone putting in extra work on that pop...


Midway Mayhem Returns To Kimberley On 7 May

KDC is stoked to bring back one of SA’s favorite skate events for another weekend of camping, good times, and incredible skateboarding.

Midway Mayhem, the 2nd KDC Grand Slam Regional Qualifier of 2016, offers 5 spots to the top 5 previous unqualified skaters in each the TopGrom (ages 13-) and Open Div...


AV Skateboarding KDC African Tour Edit

Last winter, KDC rounded up some of SA’s top skaters for a 15 day skate trip across Eastern South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique searching out some untouched African spots and meeting friends along the way. AV Skateboarding just dropped the edit featuring the insane footage from the trip, and you can finally watch it here or on their site.



Addis Skatepark Build Update: Things Are Coming Together!

Almost two weeks have passed since over 50 volunteers from all over the world have congregated in Addis Ababa to build Ethiopia’s first skatepark. Things have come together insanely fast since then and it’s tough to believe that the final product will soon be complete and ready to rip for a city full of hungry local skaters and volunteers alike.


Kumba Skate Plaza Recreation Day

This Weekend we decided to break away from Skateboarding for a moment and get the local skaters involved in some painting. With two teams of kids in rotation, one crew painted all the trash cans while the other crew was busy cutting stencils out to be sprayed on the bins. With a solid system in place, everybody had a chance to paint, cut and spray...


Addis Skatepark Build: Welcome To Ethiopia

The good folks at Make Life Skate Life and Ethiopia Skate joined forces to bring to life Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s first skatepark: Addis Skatepark. A crowd-funded initiative, Addis Skatepark’s Indigogo campaign raised over $30,000 in one month for a public skatepark free for the community of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to enjoy...

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