Wow – the skateboarding scene is really growing in
Nelspruit! Normally it is just local competitions, but on the 3rd of July, Chris Van Der Merwe from Christian Skaters Africa came to Nelspruit to host a skate event at a local church and it was awesome! It was really cool having a different competition which was not about prizes or anything fancy. It was all about everyone having a good day and the skaters of Nelspruit learning what CSA is all about. More info on what CSA, visit http://www.christianskaters.co.za
We were a small group of about 15 skaters. Everyone wanted to show off their best tricks and that’s exactly what happened! The spot had a 5 stair, hand rails, hero gaps and some smooth flat land for the beginners. There was no junior or senior division in the competition – it was just a best trick contest for everyone to compete in. Just before the comp kicked off we all stood in a circle and prayed for a good day with no injuries. Everyone skated really well but in the end the winners were Dylan Whitehair, who landed in 4th place with his crazy Kickflip Indy up the hero gap, Jonathan Liebenberg in 3rd place for a technical Nose Grind 180 out on the flat box, Reuben Du Pisanie in 2nd place with his K Grind down the hand rail and 1st place went to Brandon Schulman for doing a really clean Hardflip down the stairs.
Thanks to everyone who was there to support and to CSA FOR A REALLY COOL EVENT!!!