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Kimberlaaities 2015 Youth Tour: Durban

Following our session at Germiston Bowl on Friday afternoon, we waited for Wandile to meet us before hitting the road for our 6 hour drive to the coast. Durban was filled with lots of transition skating, and although the lack of photos would prove otherwise, plenty of sessions at Moses Mabhida Stadium and at the beachfront & beachfront skatepark.

Durban was extra kind to the Kimberlaaities crew and we just want to take a minute to thank to the many people who showed us love and skated with us on our journey: Thanks Jamie & Warren de Villiers & family for hosting us at your house on Saturday evening. Thanks to Wong and the surfer bros for showing us a good time on the backyard mini. Thanks to Khule, Wong, Jay Besaans, and Wandile for rolling with us in the streets and showing us around. You all rule!

Check out some of our photos from the days prior in Johannesburg: Part 1 here and part 2 here.

Photos from Bloemfontein, our last stop of the trip, will be up tomorrow followed by the video edit from the trip on Friday. Stay tuned!

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You’ll see our ancestors everywhere around Durban.

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On to a backyard mini ramp sesh. This thing is as tight as they get. Nothing that ramp champ Yann Horowitz can’t take care of. BS boneless under supervision of Jimmy Wong.

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Wandile 5-0s to fakie.

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Khule Ngubane took us to this virgin handrail in the Durban suburbs and Siphiwe was the first and only to step to it (to our understanding). Noseslide.

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Khule flexing with the bros.

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One of the many pleasures of taking the kids out of their home environment was getting the opportunity to expose them to different types of cuisines. A little overwhelmed by the menu, here Samkelo orders his first ever Asian fusion dish.

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Camaraderie.

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After the meal we hit the lanes. Here’s another rare action shot from Charles. He did not pull this 7-10 split, in case you were wondering.

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Siphiwe with a victory lap in the arcade.

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Durban was a “hit”. Get it?

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A rare moment with Martin in front of the lens. Here he demonstrates his spinning technique on the escalators.

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Khule, winning.

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Leaving our mark on Tekweni Backpackers in Durban before heading out.

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26 year old Martin Kotze, never too old for some good ‘ole weiner humor.

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“Hey guys, check out this weiner.”

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Charles bottles some water for his family straight from the Indian Ocean.

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One last one on the beach before hitting the road.

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Samkelo and the gang prepare for our 650km drive to Bloem. Thanks to everyone in Durban who showed us love.

Photos by Martin Kotze 

Words by Chinner

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