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Alana Smith Backflips Mini Mega Gap in South Africa!

October 5th, 2014 Posted by Articles, News, Press Releases No Comment yet

Alana Smith of USA takes first place in the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup Mini Mega Best Trick contest! Alana, at only 13 years of age, Alana is the first female to do a backflip over the Mini Mega Ramp gap. Alana took home $5,000 for first trick against Andy MacDonald, Jono Schwan, and more. Check some photos from the contest and out highlights video below from the contest featuring Jono Schwan’s woodchipper, Andy Mac’s cab bigspin mute, and Alana’s backflip.

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Jono Schwan and Andy Mac double up in practice. Sam Clark photo.

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Dane Burman padded down for an airwalk over the gap, so sick. Sam Clark photo.

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Alana Smith’s backflip was the first ever done by a female and it went down at Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa. Rudi Jeggle photo.

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Congrats, Alana! Put that money in the bank. Rudi Jeggle photo.

Photos by Rudi Jeggle & Sam Clark

Video filmed by Hein Kotze & Colin Clark

Video edit by Dan Shetron

Brandon Valjalo Wins 2014 KDC South African Championships!

October 5th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

Over 30 skaters from all over South Africa competed in the KDC South African Championships at the Kumba Skate Plaza on 5th October, 2014. Competing skaters were drawn from wildcard winners from Skateboarding for Hope presented by Boogaloos & KDC Grand Slam events, KDC select list, and skaters that were chosen to qualify at the KDC SA Championship open qualifiers. The top 3 skaters ages 16 & under were deemed South African Youth Championships and the top 5 overall left with cash prizes. In the end, Brandon Valjalo from Johannesburg left with both the KDC Youth Champion and South African Championship title! Check the results below and stay tuned for more content from the KDC South African Championships!

KDC SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

Brandon Valjalo Profile

1: Brandon Valjalo, 90.16

Alan Marola Profile

2: Alan Marola, 87.35

Stefan Jacobs Profile

3: Stefan Jacobs, 86.70

Braxton Haine Profile

4: Braxton Haine, 86.58

Ofentse Ramakanye Profile

5: Ofentse Ramakanye, 86.12

Enwin Gealant Profile

6: Enwin Gealant, 85.59

Warrick Delport Profile

7: Warrick Delport, 81.08

Byron Rhoda Profile

8: Byron Rhoda, 79.03

Anthony De Mendonca Profile

9: Anthony De Mendonca, 76.45

Andrew Nero Profile

10: Andrew Nero, 71.94

Mitchell Rice Profile

10: Mitchell Rice, 71.94

Brandon Ramos Profile

12: Brandon Ramos, 71.65

KDC South African Youth Championships Results

Brandon Valjalo Profile

1: Brandon Valjalo, 90.16

Stefan Jacobs Profile

2: Stefan Jacobs, 86.70

Enwin Gealant Profile

3: Enwin Gealant, 85.59

 

 

Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler Wins 2014 World Skateboarding Championships!

October 5th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

(Kimberley, South Africa – October 5, 2014) – The 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup concluded today in dramatic fashion. It was an all-out battle in the Street Championship Semi Finals with Nyjah Huston upset in the first round by the Netherlands’ Nassim Guammaz. Guammaz lost to Brazilian Kevin Hoefler in the third round. Hoefler would go on to battle with Australian Tommy Fynn in the Finals, just edging him out for the world title and $100,000 top prize. Read More… (more…)

Jimmy Wilkins Wins 2014 KDC Vert World Championships!

October 4th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

Vert skaters from all over the world traveled to Kimberley, South Africa to compete in the Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Vert Skateboarding World Championships and a shot at their share at the $83,000 prize purse. In the end, Jimmy Wilkins of Columbus, Ohio ended up taking the top spot and the $35,000 grand prize! Some of Jimmy’s tricks that worked as leverage to towards his win were huge frontside ollies, bs 540 ollies, kickflip lien melon, alley oop tailgrab 540, and more. Peep the results below and stay tuned for more from the KDC Vert World Championships soon!

Jimmy Wilkins

Age 21 from Columbus OH
SPONSORS & SHOUTS
Green Issue Skateboards, Vox (flow)
Sandro Dias

Age 39 from Sao Paulo Brazil
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Red Bull, HD, Freedom Fog, Positiv Skateboards
Elliot Sloan

Age 26 from New York NY
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Rockstar, Birdhouse, Globe, Trip…
Andy MacDonald

Age 41 from San Diego CA
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Airwalk, Positiv, MovieTickets.c…
Pierre Luc Gagnon AKA PLG

Age 34 from Carlsbad Canada
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Darkstar, Osiris, Monster Energy…
Rony Gomes

Age 22 from Sao Paulo Brazili
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Santa Cruz, TNT Energy Drink, Oa…
Jono Schwan

Age 17 from Colorado Springs CO
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Nike, TSG, sk8-Strong, Theeve, D…
Italo Penarrubia

Age 23 from San Paulo Brazil
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Urgh, SA, VSB
Clay Kreiner

Age 17 from Simpsonville SC
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Osiris, Index Ink, Woodward, 187…
Sam Beckett

Age 22 from Norfolk England
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Vans, Monster, Oakley, Dickies, …
Mitch Brusco

Age 17 from Kirkland WA
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Underarmor, Rock Star, Almost, T…
Marcelo Bastos

Age 27 from Sao Paolo Brazil
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Element, Boneless, Guayaky
Trey Wood

Age 14 from Queen Creek AZ
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Blind, Monster, Triple 8, SoCal …
Edgard Vovo Perier

Age 32 from San Bernardo dos Campo Brazil
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Reef, Tent Beach, Stand Up, Cone…

2014 Rider Cup Team Championships At KDC

October 4th, 2014 Posted by Articles, News, Press Releases No Comment yet

Eight 4-man teams of skateboarders from South Africa and around the world congregated in Kimberley for the Rider Cup Team Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. We had Soul Team from Brooklyn, NY in the house all the way from the US along with several teams of South Africa’s top skaters to compete for their share of the R40k cash prize purse. In the end, SA dream team squad 4 Staxx consisting of Moses Adams, Khule Ngubane, Mitchell Rice, and Jean Marc Johannes ended up taking the top spot and the Rider Cup Team Championship 2014 title. Results

Results

1. 4 Staxx R25,000

Moses Adams

Jean Marc Johannes

Mitchell Rice

Khule Ngubane

2. Get It Get It! R10,000

Yann Horowitz

Dlamini Dlamini

Khulu Dlamini

Kanya Spani

3. Clean Team R5,000

Kyle Trusky

Enwin Gellant

Ofentse Ramakanya

Allen Adams

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Kyle Trusky back tails from Clean Team. Rudi Jeggle photo.

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Dlamini Dlamini gets it, noseblunt. Rudi Jeggle photo.

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Clean fs lip from Cape Town’s Enwin Gealant. Rudi Jeggle photo.

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Switch tre from Mosey. Rudi Jeggle photo.

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Congrats to 4 Staxx! Moses, Jean Marc, Khule, and Mitchell split R25k cash. Sam Clark photo.

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Congrats to the finalists! Sam Clark photo.

Photos: Rudi Jeggle & Sam Clark

Video filmed by Colin Clark & Hein Kotze

Video edit by Dan Chetron

Samarria Brevard Wins 2014 Women’s Street World Championships

October 3rd, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

On 3rd October, 2014, several of the world’s most talented female skateboarders were invited to compete in the inaugural Kimberley Diamond Cup Women’s Street World Championships. We had the vets and young guns out to represent and give a shot at the $40,000 prize purse. Even Elissa Steamer came out! The level of talent was amazing and the ladies had the support of the skateboarding enthusiasts of South Africa backing them. Samarria Brevard of Riverside, California ended up throwing together some flawless runs and took 1st place and the $15,000 grand prize! Bostonian and Arhitecture major Alexis Sablone brought out that famous kickflip front fifty for Kimberley, and came just behind Samarria in 2nd. Pamela Rosa of Brazil just made the podium and landed 3rd place and $5,000.

Results

Samarria Brevard

Age 21 from Riverside CA
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Hoopla Skateboards, Lakai, Movie…
Alexis Sablone

Age 28 from Brooklyn NY
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Adidas, Orchard
Pamela Rosa

Age 15 from Sao Paulo Brazil
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MVituzzo, Prefeitura Sao Jose do…
Lacey Baker

Age 22 from Covina CA
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Meow Skateboards, Pawn Shop, Ind…
Rachel Reinhard

Age 24 from Colorado Springs CO
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Etnies, BC Surf and Sport, Volco…
Alana Smith

Age 13 from Mesa AZ
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Hoopla, DC Footwear (flow), 187 …
Julia Brueckler

Age 24 from Vienna Austria
SPONSORS & SHOUTS
Nike SB, Volcom, Blue Tomato, Element
Marisa Dal Santo

Age 27 from Chicago IL
SPONSORS & SHOUTS
Reed Wheels, Freedom Airline Clothing
Kat Williams

Age 25 from Adelaide Australia
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Elan, Theeve, Daily Grind Skate …
Melissa Williams

Age 29 from Cape Town South Africa
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Your Mom’s Wheels, Brixton, RVCA…
Vanessa Torres

Age 28 from Los Angeles CA
SPONSORS & SHOUTS
Meow Skateboards, Rockstar Beariings
Elissa Steamer

Age 39 from San Francisco CA
SPONSORS & SHOUTS
Gnarhunters, Blood Wizard
Kelly Murray

Age 25 from Johannesberg South Africa
SPONSORS & SHOUTS
Sick Tricks

2014 KDC Big Air World Championships Results & Highlights

October 3rd, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

Some of the world’s most talented skateboarders hit the uber-scary mini mega ramp on 3rd October, 2014 for a shot at their share of the $63k prize purse and to put on a show for the local skateboarding enthusiasts of South Africa, of course. In the end, Jono Schwan (USA) took home 1st place and $22,000 for a heelflip body varial 360 to a 900 on the quarter. Elliot Sloan and Clay Kreiner also landed podium spots, taking 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Check out the highlights from the KDC 2014 Big Air World Championships featuring Jono Schwan, Trey Wood, Andy MacDonald, Elliot Sloan, and more.

Results

1Jono Schwan $22,000
2Elliot Sloan $15,000
3Clay Kreiner $10,000
4Mitch Brusco $6,000
5Trey Wood $4,000
6Andy MacDonald $3,000
8Marcelo Bastos $1,000

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Andy Mac with a 720 mute

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Clay Kreiner tailgrab 540s for Cacks

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Elliot Sloan, tailgrab 540

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Marcello Bastos, frontside flip.

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Monster 5 from Mitch

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Congrats 2014 KDC Big Air Champion Jono Schwan!

Photos by Rudi Jeggle

Video filmed by Hein Kotze & Colin Clark

Video Edit by Dan Shetron

Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa: LIVE Webcast Oct. 4-5

October 2nd, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

(Kimberley, South Africa – Oct. 2, 2014) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix – the leading international skateboarding events management company— today announced the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup, presented by Kumba Iron Ore, will be webcast LIVE online at www.KimberleyDiamondCup.com Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5. The event will also be broadcast live on Supersport, South Africa’s premier television network for sports coverage. Read More…

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2014 Skateboarding World Championships Return to Kimberley, South Africa

September 25th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

(Sacramento, Calif. – Sept. 25, 2014) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix – the leading international skateboarding event management company — today announced the street lineup for the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup Presented by Kumba Iron Ore. The best pro street skaters from the U.S. will join the top skateboarders from around the world to battle it out in Kimberley, South Africa October 2-5 for their share of the $500,000 prize purse, the largest single event prize purse in skateboarding. More than 30 countries will be represented in this year’s championships. Read More…

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Rider Cup NYC 2014 Finals Video Recap

September 4th, 2014 Posted by News, Press Releases No Comment yet

12 teams of 4 skaters from each of NYC’s 5 boroughs came out to the Rider Cup NYC Finals on Saturday, August 16th, 2014, to compete for the $10k cash grand prize and an all expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the Rider Cup World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. Congrats to Soul Team for winning the top spot, the cash, and a trip to South Africa!

Check out this sick video recap from the contest:

Filmed: Tombo Colabraro
Edit: Colin Clark

Check out the full post including results and photo recap here in case you missed it.