KDC partnered back up with Ultimate X to bring the KDC Grand Slam Regional Qualifiers to the biggest action sports festival in Africa for the second year in a row and brought out tons of skateboarding enthusiasts from all over the area to watch SA’s top skaters duke it out for their share of the R50,000 prize purse. With all that cash on the line, the skating was top notch as it never fails to be.
The Rider Cup Teams Contest was in the mix and teams of 4 skaters teamed up to rip their hardest for a shot at R10K in cash and a slot in the Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. In the end, the 2015 Rider Cup Champions, Team AKAM, consisting of Alan Marola, Moses Adams, Khule Ngubane, and Allan Adams, took the top spot and a slot in the finals in October at Kimberley Diamond Cup to compliment their R10,000 cash prize.
Khule Ngubane puts down a backside noseblunt for Team AKAM, taking them back to the Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup this October. Photo by Grant McLachlan.
All photos: Grant McLachlan