Kumba Skate Plaza Weekend Update: Mini Ramp Clinic, Game of Skate, And More

Another blazing hot weekend at the Kumba Skate Plaza. That Kimberley sun is ruthless.

We kicked off the weekend with a skate clinic on the mini ramp. We padded up and took care of some of the basics like pumping, kickturning, and a few basic tricks. The highlight of the session was definitely helping Tediso drop in and eventually seeing him get it on his own every try. Check out the video from the clinic below.

On Saturday we had the game of skate contest, a local favorite for a few years now. The finals were between Brad Balie, Alec Balie, and Darren Joseph. After a close game, Brad Ended up taking everyone out with a frontside flip. Congrats, Brad!

On Sunday we hosted our usual skate lessons. We’re there hosting free skate lessons from 14h00-16h00 if you need to brush up on your skills. Some of our locals were kind enough to volunteer and work with some of the younger, up and comers for a few hours, making sure their game is on point.

Photos and videos from the weekend below.


On Friday we held the Vert Fridays Mini Ramp Clinic. Here’s the crew padding up before they head to the mini to work on some basics. Craig inspects the grass in the background.


Babans with a rock to fakie.


Tsietsi has been ripping the mini ramp lately. 5050.


On Saturday we held the game of skate contest. Alec was kind enough to volunteer and help keep things on track.


Dakes and Mohudi roshambo for first set.


Brad Balie setting a switch heelflip in the semi finals.


Steven going for a switch heel against Brad.


Alec tre flips in the semi finals.


Congrats to our game of skate winners, from left to right: Darren Joseph (2nd), Brad Balie (1st), and Alec Balie (3rd). Thanks to Boogaloos for hooking us up with the prizes! Brad is stoked on his new Sk8 Mafia.


On to Skate Lesson Sundays. Charles was helping the guys perfect their ollies on to the Pier 7 ledge.


Siphiwe giving some tips on the kickturn.


Charles advises Tsietsi’s ollie over the bin.


Damian assists with the roll in.

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