Hot Heels Africa Event Details

Hot Heels Africa 2014

Hot Heels Africa Event Details

From 2003 to 2012, Hot Heels Africa was the final race on the International Gravity Racing Association (IGSA) world cup circuit making it the longest running World Cup Race in the world. In 2013 there was some drama on the international racing scene and SAGRA made the decision not to be associated with any international body for a year and for the first time since 2003, Hot Heels Africa was not a world cup event.

It’s now 2014, the drama seems to have settled and the IDF is the new association in charge of the World Championships of Downhill Skateboarding and Luge Racing. That said, Hot Heels Africa 2014 is once again the final race on the world cup circuit. This is big for the scene in South Africa as the eyes of international longboarding community will be on us!
Something to be especially excited about is the fact that there are very few points between Kevin Rimer and Patrick Switzer in positions one and two on the current points standing so they will both have to be at Hot Heels to fight for the title of World Champion! There will surely be a lot of the other top guys there to defend their rankings too. So if for nothing else, you need to be at Hot Heels Africa 2014 to meet and greet your heroes! 😉

Hot Heels Africa Event Details:

Rider registration through IDF here.

Don’t let this picture mislead you. Those corners are tighter than they look! Especially in the howling winds that usually blow over Kogelberg in December. Usually the most exciting corner is Lloyds Left but depending on the wind direction, the right before Lloyds can be quite tight and Baboon Bend has claimed a few broken bones too. Oh and don’t forget the little left kink after Baboons. A few have gone off there too.

Hot Heels Africa Route

From Cape Town take the N2 (direction Hermanus). Continue past the Airport, Somerset West & Strand on the N2. Before getting onto Sir Lowry’s Pass, turn right at the traffic light where the sign reads Gordon’s Bay/Kleinmond. Follow the road (Sir Lowry Road) into Gordon’s Bay until you get to a T-junction. Turn Left. Follow the mountain pass for about 30 km. Travel through Rooiels. Just before you get to Pringle Bay there is a road to the left. That’s where the finish line of the race is.

For the tech savvy ones, here is the route from Cape Town on Google Maps.

Entrants and organizers will be staying at the Hangklip Hotel in Pringle Bay. To make your booking, email

For alternative accommodation, try these links:

Everything you should need is available on the Hot Heels Africa website. For anything else, get hold of Donovan at

Want to know what you’re in for? Here are some videos from previous Hot Heels Africa events:

Hot Heels Africa 2013:

Hot Heels Africa 2012 Race Day. By Troy Davies:

Hot Heels Africa 2012 Qualifying. By Troy Davies:

Hot Heels Africa 2012. Celebrating 10 years. By Troy Davies:

Hot Heels Africa 2011. By Troy Davies:

Hot Heels Africa 2010. By Ramon Konigshausen:

Hot Heels Africa 2009 Race Day. By Massimo Bastiotto:

Hot Heels Africa 2009 Qualifying. By Massimo Bastiotto:

Hot Heels Africa 2009 Practice Runs. By Massimo Bastiotto:

Hot Heels Africa 2008 Raw Run:

Hot Heels Africa 2008 Promo (footage from 2007):

Hot Heels Africa 2007. By Justin Boast:

Hot Heels Africa 2007. By Armin Gray and Justin Boast:

Hot Heels Africa 2006:

Hot Heels Africa 2003. By Justin Boast:

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