Vans South Africa has partnered up with The Shred to make Cape Town’s first high performance public skate bowl a reality. Built by CA Skateparks Africa, the custom-made precision concrete skate bowl is one of a kind on the continent.
The Skate Open Day allowed skateboarders of all ages and abilities to come and check out the bowl, and ride it for the first time. A series of jam sessions were held throughout the day, encouraging maximum participation from the skate community. Red Bull provided cash prizes to those who performed the best tricks in each jam.
All photos by Clint van der Schyf:
OG Brett Shaw wasted no time in hitting the pool coping in the deep.
Trae Rice made his plane ticket from JHB count, frontside tailslide.
Lee from Vans SA, yep even the guys in the Vans office can shred!
Chappies hoists a lofty melon grab over the corner.
Trae Rice frontside feebles the extension.
Dlamini Dlamini showing his diverse skill-set with a back smith on some pool coping.
Justus Kotze back disaster.
Brett Shaw with a classic rock n roll slide, that one’s for Caballero!
Yann Horowitz backside lipslides, he did them consistently all day, in about 30 runs!
Chris Cab getting some airtime in-between sessions on the mic, he helped build the bowl too!
Chris Cab getting inverted, that one is seldom seen on our shores.
Yann Horowitz’s hurricanes were entertainment for the whole family.
Yann’s backside lipslide reverts were also a pleasure to watch.
MC Chris Cab bringing the hype during the jam sessions.
Warren Talbot, the man with the plan from Vans. Hooking up free hot dogs and waffles with ice cream!
The waffles are a tribute to Vans’ iconic ‘waffle grip’. As you can see, they went down a treat!
Tranny ripper James Harris was in the house.
Marc & Jamie were front and centre! Shred co-owners and bowl builders, they were hyped to finally see everyone ride it!
Puddy Zwennis flew in all the way from Pretoria and backsmithed his way into the jam.
Charl Jensel front smith.
You know it’s a special occasion when Khulu leaves Kloof Street.
Warren and Chappies, the whole Vans family was in the house.
Justus showed up late, but made sure to get himself into the money with a switch frontside grind.
Trae made sure he front feebled everything.
Anton bringing the hype!
Yann bringing down the house with a wallplant to fakie. People went mad!
Everyone loves a product toss!
Free Vans product flying!
It got heated in there.
The next generation are going to destroy it with a bowl like this to grow up with.
Thank you Vans!