Kumba Skate Plaza Weekend Update: Dodging Puddles, Pulling Out The VX, Skate Lessons, And More

Our friends Wandile, Brandon, Sharne, and Ayanda came from Johannesburg to visit us over the weekend. This was kind of a big deal seeing as very few crews from further than Bloemfontein seem to make it out this way other than Midway Mayhem and the Skateboarding World Championships (the Rand isn’t quite in first place at the moment).

Since Friday was a bust due to the rain (except for a few minutes, watch the clip below), Saturday brought in a nice crowd and it didn’t take long for a filming session to break out. Wandile came through with his Sony VX and proceeded to point it everywhere, filming for an edit for Homegrwn Media. Can’t wait to check that edit out!

On Sunday we were greeted by the blazing sun and a huge group for our always growing Skate Lesson Sundays free weekly skate clinic. Our friend Sharne always comes to participate in our Women’s Street Contests and she was a big hit at the skatepark over the weekend as all the girls wanted to hang out, skate with, and learn a few things from her. She was super keen to get involved as a guest coach at Skate Lesson Sundays as well and got several of the girls stoked.

Check out a bunch of photos and videos from the weekend below!

Jaydan Klaasen Lazer FlipKimberley ripper Jaydan Klaasen dodges some puddles and puts down a lazer flip for the homies this past Friday at the #kumbaskateplaza Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Johannesburg in KimberleyA few #Kimberley clips from our #johannesburg friends from their trip to the Diamond City featuring Wandile Msomi, Martin Kotze, Brandon Gomez, and Sharne Jacobs.#kdcskate #experiencenortherncape #skateboarding #southafrica Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Brandon Gomez SlashOur friend Brandon Gomez from Skateistan South Africa padded up and managed to get a scratch in on this big scary vert ramp we’ve got here in Kimberley, South Africa.#kdcskate Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Monday, February 22, 2016

Skate Lesson Sundays 21 February, 2016Good times at Skate Lesson Sundays! Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Monday, February 22, 2016


These first few photos were actually taken during the week. BK hates having his picture taken!


Damian forgets about the “No Street Grab” rule and works on his tuck knees on the A-Frame.


Thabang pays tribute to the swingin’ sixties and hippy jumps over the A-Frame rail for peace and free love.


Mean muggin’!


On to Saturday. Our friend Wandile Msomi from Jozi and company came down to visit for the weekend. Wandile captured what will have been the first VX footage shot at the Kumba Skate Plaza. These kids just don’t know!


Siphiwe puts down a bs 5050 for the camera.


Our buddy Brandon works for Skateistan in Johannesburg and made it out to Kimberley for the weekend to skate the park.


Brandon pads up for the backside scratch.


Time to sign up for Skate Lesson Sundays!


Sharne from Johannesburg was a magnet for all the girl skaters at the park (which are quite a few these days) and was teaching everyone some new stuff. She didn’t hesitate to help out during Skate Lesson Sundays, either!


This is the weekly ritual for Skate Lesson Sundays. Group chat, stretch it out, and get to it.


Line ’em up. Regular or goofy?


Samkelo helps a young lady out with her first time on a skateboard.


Tlotlo helps the crew to learn how to roll down the bank with A1 balance.


Back to the mini to end off the day. Tlotlo helps a Kimberlaaitie learn how to pump.

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