Skateboarding For Hope Supported By DC Shoes returned to Menlyn Skatepark in Pretoria for the 2016 season on Saturday, 6 August at to host the area’s top skaters to compete for cash prizes and slots in the Rider Cup and TopGrom Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup this October.
Ashton Banwell ended up taking his first TopGrom win and Sipo Shaka wound up with a wildcard entry into the TopGrom Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. In the tricks for cash session, Theo Setsetse, Adam Woolf, Antohny De Mendonca, Lloyd Thangwane, and David Woolf are a few of the big guns that wound up with some big cash. Theo’s hardlip was just too bangin’; check the photo and video below for the proof.
Big shout out to our sponsors and partners who helped make the event a success and for their support: DC Shoes, Northern Cape Tourism, Red Bull, World Skateboarding Federation, Kumba Iron Ore, Menlyn Skatepark, and Pragmatics & Old School Productions behind the scenes.
1. Ashton Banwell
2. Michael Stylianou
3. Brian Stylianou
Boneless from Sipo.
Michael Stylianou launches a big ollie over the funbox.
TopGrom Ashton Banwell pops one down the double set.
Crooked grind from Brian Stylianou.
Monster nollie heel from Lloyd Thangwane.
Smith grind from Zuko.
Smith from Botswana’s Theo Setsetse.
Nosegrind from Kyle Stoffberg.
Phillip de Vries, bs flip.
Big ole kickflip from Adam Woolf.
Setsetse making a hardflip look easy.
D. Woolf with a steep crooks.
Ca$htime. Adam Woolf gets some G-money.
And a randella for Anthony.
Big ups to team PTA for securing a spot in the Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championships at KDC this October.
Congrats to the little guys who came out on top in the TopGrom division (left to right): Michael Stylianou (3rd), Ashton Banwell (1st), and Brian Stylianou (2nd).
Shout out to Sipo Shaka for winning the wildcard entry to the TopGrom Championships at KDC this October!
Theo flossing that G-money.
Product toss from Slappy Skateboards to close the day off.
Photos by Werner Lamprecht