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Kumba Skate Plaza Weekend Update: Game of Skate, Night Moves, And More

It’s been a while since we’ve brought you anything from the Kumba Skate Plaza. Since Midway Mayhem, we’ve been continuing on with our free weekly skate clinics and events that hundreds participate in on a weekly basis. This past weekend we held the Game of Skate contest, a single elimination bracket-style flat ground tournament...

Kumba Skate Plaza Weekend Update: Best Line Contest

Last weekend at the Kumba Skate Plaza, we held the best line, or “Lord of the Lines” contest for the local skaters. The beginners were hyped to get involved and try something new and the OG’s were equally as excited, because there was a deck on the line, of course.

In the end, Martin Kotze’s line consisting of a kickflip manual down the manny pad, ...

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...

Kimberlaaities Tour: Cape Town

The Kimberlaaities left George from the Buck Tour and hit the road for the long drive to the Mother City. The weather wasn’t looking so hot (figuratively and literally) in CPT, so we decided to hit some spots along the way. By the time we got there, it was still a bit wet to skate, so we hit Table Mountain for some sight seeing action.

The next da...

Game of Skate Kumba Skate Plaza

Game of Skate at Kumba Skate Plaza

Following the Women’s Day program on Saturday, 9 August, we took a short break and went right into everyone’s favorite contest and the determiner of a month’s worth of bragging rights; the game of skate contest. Over 30 Kimberley skaters made it out to try their luck for a shot at some rad prizes and hopefully a fun time on their skateboards for th...

Kimberlaaities: King’s Beach, Port Elizabeth

The Kimberlaaities Tour was a youth tour featuring some of Kimberley’s up and coming rippers and Kumba Skate Plaza management staff. The goal was simple: show the kids an awesome time while giving them the opportunity to explore their beautiful country and skate spots and meet friends along the way. We hit the road on the 2nd day of last month, Jul...

Kimberlaaities Tour - Meet the laaities

Kimberlaaities Tour: Meet the Laaities

     In South African culture, a laaitie is described in general as someone who is younger than oneself or compared to oneself as younger in experience or intellectual ability. (More on that word here). The Kimberlaaities Tour was a youth cross-country skate trip that went down on 3-9 July, 2014. KDC’s skatepark staff was given the difficult ta...