Midway Mayhem 2015 is a wrap! Skaters from all over the country hit up the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley for a weekend full of skateboarding on arguably the best skatepark on the continent mixed in with camping and good times. We have so many photos from the event that we had to split it up into two separate posts. Here’s batch #1.
If you missed the results, you can check those out right here. Stay tuned for batch #2 of photos and more video to come throughout the course of the week.
Welcome to Kimberley!
Thanks to Vans for helping us provide fresh skateboards to needy Northern Cape locals. Several of these young men walk from the surrounding townships to the skatepark on a daily basis to borrow a skateboard. Needless to say, they’re stoked to finally own boards they can call their own.
Kimberley locals enjoying their new boards at the Skateboarding for Hope presented by Vans skate clinic.
The Kimberley locals are so stoked to finally own their own boards. Thanks to Vans for helping make this possible.
Kimberley’s own Boipelo Awuah with a nollie off the kicker ramp during the women’s street contest.
Damian Bramley has started out as a timid skater who took over a year to gain the confidence to even drop in on the vert ramp. Now he can backside air nearly head high. Keep an eye out for Damian.
Kimberley local Moeng Landella ollies the 4 stair in the TopGrom contest.
Hip hop dancing is very popular in Kimberley and Kimberley’s own the Dorx dance crew came through and delivered. Thanks guys!
Midway Mayhem runner-up and member of Rider Cup team Two Traes One Cup front blunts the handrail with power.
Midway Mayhem 2015 champ Khule Ngubane shut it down yet again. Here’s Khule with a nollie frontside feeble down the rail.
Best Trick winner Moses Adams took home R2k for a bigspin heelflip boardslide down the handrail.
Congrats to TopGrom winners Brian Stylianou (1st), Michael Stylianou (2nd), and Moeng Landella (3rd).
Women’s street winners Kelly Murray (1st), Natalie Bramley (2nd), and Boipelo Awuah (3rd).
Midway Mayhem vert finalists LAnie van der Walt (2nd), Damian Bramley (1st), and Graham Denoon (3rd).
Props to Two Traes One Cup for taking home the R10k cash prize for placing 1st in the Rider Cup qualifiers at Midway Mayhem.
Congrats to our Midway Mayhem 2015 finalists: Brandon Valjalo (3rd), Khule Ngubane (1st), and Josh Chisholm (2nd).
All photos by Martin Kotze