House of Vans Johannesburg was a wild week of skateboarding, music, art and photography. 3 days of skate jams went down in the space during the 4 days of HOV and they were jam packed! Not only was there a heavy contingent of local JHB skaters, but plenty more made their way to JHB from Cape Town and Mpumalanga. Furthermore, international Vans team riders from from the UK and Europe were also there, but more about their JHB skate tour soon! To top it all off US legend Ray Barbee was around every day, playing jams, skating and even hosting a photography workshop. But it wasn’t all just about the guys, there was a board workshop for the girls, and alongside local shredder Melissa Williams, European rippers Helena Long and Amy Ram were in the mix too! Custom-designed obstacles from Skate Society Soweto, Baseline Skate Shop and Yardsale (UK) were the elements that made up the skate space. The main skate event went down on Saturday with a ‘cash for tricks’ jam, alongside tunes by TCIYF from Soweto.
Check out a whole heap of photos by the two Grants (McLachlan and Payne) below.
Photos by Grant McLachlan:
Photos by Grant Payne: