Skateboarding For Hope Presented By Vans: Pretoria Recap
Check out some photos and results from the event and keep your eyes peeled for the video recap coming soon!
1. Michael Stylianou
2. Brian Stylianou
3. Aiden Searle
Wildcard- Boipelo Olisamaka
1. Alan Marola
2. Khule Ngubane
3. Brandon Valjalo
Wildcard- Etienne Leroux
Pretoria locals: The more sessions you pay for, the closer Menlyn Skatepark will be to fixing this old hip. We did what we could for the day, using stickers, tape, and everything sticky.
Young skate rat Brandon Botha hardflips the double set for the camera.
Josh Chisholm nosegrinds the hubba before leaving on the KDC African Tour.
Time to say cheese before taking the new boards for a stroll. It was our friend’s first time on a skateboard and he learned how to drop in later on in the day!
More free skateboards, more smiles.
One group photo before the skate clinic goes down.
Spice taking the kids under his wing.
After they learned to push, the guys didn’t hesitate to take them to the ramps to teach them to drop in. Lots of falling happened, but some of the kids managed to catch on and get the hang of it.
On to the TopGrom division. Here’s Aiden Searle with an ollie down the big stairs.
Etienne LeRoux had frontside flips over the hip on lock.
Khule Ngubane, nosegrind.
Trae Rice goes for it on the big scary vert wall. Frontside rock.
David Woolf, gap out to nosegrind.
Alan Marola, back tail.
Crazy dudes David Woolf and Anton Roux took each took home R250 for going for broke. David did gap to nosegrind on the rail and Anton pulled a blunt nosegrab on the vert wall.
Etienne was so stoked to get the wildcard. Well deserved, man.
TopGrom finalists from left to right: The homie (cameo appearance), Brian Stylianou (2nd), Boipelo Olisamaka (wildcard), Aiden Searle (3rd), and Michael Stylianou (1st).
Open Div. winners from left to right: Khule Ngubane (2nd), Etienne LeRoux (wildcard), Alan Marola (1st), and Brandon Valjalo (3rd).
Good times! Thanks to everyone in Pretoria for coming out!
Photos by Rudi Jeggle