Last week, the #kdcafricantour came to an end in Johannesburg after a 10 day skate excursion across Swaziland, Mozambique, and South Africa. While our phones were unable to connect to the internet for the majority of the trip, we still managed to hop on Instagram every now and then to show everyone what we were up to. In case you couldn’t afford data earlier on in the month, we’ve compiled a quick post of all the Instagram photos and video clips that you missed out on.
You’ll have to wait a few months for the full scoop in Session Skate Mag and AV Skateboarding, but we did manage to snap a few photos that are higher than iPhone quality that you can see on our site next week. Be on the look out for more behind the scenes photos from the KDC African Tour in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique.
The tour officially started in Pretoria at Menlyn Skatepark. Spice and the gang get involved with the Skateboarding for Hope presented by Vans clinics.
Juan Smit, Trae Rice, and Anton Roux tackle Menlyn Skatepark’s massive bank to wall at #skateboardingforhope presented by Vans South Africa in #Pretoria #kdcskate #kdcafricantour Aqua Vita Northern Cape Tourism Red Bull
Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Friday, August 21, 2015
The crew wasted no time as Juan, Trae, and Anton went right into business on the bank to wall.
#kdcafricantour has officially begun and Anton Roux is already coming in hot with the weirdness. Catch us tomorrow at Menlyn Skatepark in #Pretoria for #skateboardingforhope presented by @vans_za #kdcskate
Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Friday, July 31, 2015
Anton comes in hot with the wierdness in Pretoria.
Some good’ns from Puddy and Trae at Puddy’s ramp in #pretoria #kdcskate
Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Saturday, August 1, 2015
Puddy’s house is any skate rat’s dream. Perfect mini and a nice area for the homies to braai and chill at. Here’s some clips of Trae and Puddy on his ramp.
Khule chillin’ with the dragons in Swaziland.
A taste of our short time spent in Swaziland. A few good spots matched with beautiful scenery.
Elisio has shown a few crews around Maputo over the years and he was kind enough to take the time to show us around as well.
Anton isn’t scared to toss his skeleton far ‘n long. Here is the aftermath of his bravery.
Our session at this dried-up waterslide was short lived, but we made the most of it. Here Joubert takes some time off of filming duties to try this backside flip.
@khulengubane at the backpackers flossing his 620 meticais, which is the equivalent of about R200. We put some dents in the furniture at this place every night after the sesh.
Here’s a few clips from the #Maputo #mozambique skatepark featuring Alan Marola, Khule Ngubane, Juan Smit, and Anton Roux.#kdcskate #kdcafricantour
Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Monday, August 10, 2015
Mozambique Skatepark Warmups.
Uncle Juan mans the braai for the crew in Maputo, South African style. @juan_smit
Memorial in central Maputo City @juan_smit
These kids kept us company during our session @khulengubane
The crew gives back to the local Maputo skaters @khulengubane
Tre hooks up Yulian with a skateboard at the Cathedral and his signature for the memories.
We hit the sea-side ledge spot and caught a postcard-esque Mozambiquan sunset. @khulengubane
Anton coming through with the death drop in #nelspruit #kdcskate #kdcafricantour
Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Anton with one of those whacky tail drop things in Nelspruit.
KDC African Tour Badplaas RailJuan Smit, Anton Roux, and Josh Chisholm fooling around on a flatbar outside a liquor store in Badplaas on the last day of the #kdcafricantour#kdcskate
Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Friday, August 14, 2015
Badplaas flatbar session.
Next time you’re in Barberton, hit up Ike if you’re fixin’ to get your ears lowered.
Big ups to Craig, the driver of the KDC African Tour. Craig put up with way more than he could have imagined and did it with a smile.
The KDC African Tour comes to an end in Joburg as the crew heads back to Cape Town. Keep an eye out for more photos from the trip next week!
Photos: @kimberleydiamondcup, @juan_smit, and @khulengubane