This weekend (Saturday the 17th September) sees a new event taking place in Mossel Bay. The event will take place on the Parkside West Hill in Mossel Bay. The Bomb Surf website reports the hill to be about 750m long at a gradient of 8 degrees. Downhill skaters will cover a total distance of 1.2km.
Longboarding South Africa
The 18th and 19th of June 2011 will see Africa’s fastest longboarders and lugers gather in Pretoria and battle for the title of King Of The Fort. Powered only by gravity and the desire to win, these adrenaline junkies will be racing four at a time down the Fort Schanskop road near the Voortrekker Monument.
by Raoul van den Berg
photos by Lee Casalena
On the second of April we hosted the first ever Loaded SA Slide Jam. It was held in Stellenbosch, pretty much the capital of Longboarding in South Africa at the moment.
Article from First Nature
by Massimo Bastiotto
After the success of the King of the Fort event in 2010, we were immediately excited to make it an annual event. The response from the riders after the first King of the Fort was huge and there was a lot of stoke about having another race on the South African calendar. It’s especially exciting because this is the only race outside of the Western Cape which shows that the downhill family is growing and we can look forward to having a true National Championship with a race in all the major cities in the very near future.
From the event page on Facebook:
The Big Ride In is an event to celebrate the newly built NMT lane. It forms part of the Tour d'Afrique.
You can see all the info on their website: www.bigride.co.za
We'll be doing the last leg from the Civic Center, riding with the cyclists to the EcoPark to promote longboarding as an alternative means of transport and create AWENESS!
Just the other day I wrote an article about Loaded that's now officially in South Africa. Then they go and push the stoke by organising the first Loaded SA Slide Jam. Seems like we can expect great things from Loaded SA!
There is a page for the event on Facebook:
It's South Africa's first Loaded slide competition!!