Every weekend at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, South Africa, we provide free skate lessons for the local skaters and community to enjoy. This weekend, we carried on with our Vert Fridays Clinic and Skate Lesson Sundays weekly skate lessons and allowed the kids to pad up and learn some skateboarding basics on the Vert Ramp and Street Course, respectively. Always a good time with the Kimberlaaities, several children from the area came to the skatepark to learn a few things from our skatepark staff and youth volunteers.
Check out some photos from the weekend below.
On to Vert Fridays. “There’s no way I’m dropping in on that thing.”
Friends help each other pad up for the session.
Full house! Everyone was down to pad up and learn how to cruise the vert ramp.
Among the usual suspects, Mvelo was in the house.
Mvelo nears the top.
A Kimberlaaitie pumps his way up the vert ramp.
Sunday brought forward, you guessed it, more skate lessons. Charles, Samkelo, and Siphiwe address their group and give them some pointers on how to roll down the ramp.
Erwin lends a hand or two.
Charles and his group learn how to roll down the street course during Skate Lesson Sundays.
Siphiwe assists with a backside turn on the bank during Skate Lesson Sundays.
A group of Kimberlaaities eagerly await their turn.
Erwin helps his young homie pad up for lessons.
At only 4 years old, this Kimberlaaitie was so stoked to learn how to skate!
Each one teach one. The ladies were out and had a blast!
Siphiwe guides a young man down the 2 stair ramp.
Photos: Mike Chinner & Erwin Lyon