t was a hot end-of-summer weekend in Kimberley, and hundreds of amped skaters came to check out the first of KDC’s Grand Slam events. Six months before and after the Kimberley Diamond Cup in early October, Midway Mayhem brought out the best South Africa skaters, and with a R50k prize purse and slots in the KDC Am finals on the line, the skateboarding was very high caliber.
There were women’s street, amateur vert, and am street events, as well as the Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championships.Local hiphop acts Taliban and Prof were on the mic throughout the day and Cape Town’s infamous hiphop duo and 20SK8’s hype man B Fake had the crowd hyped for the party following the finals.
Thanks to all the skaters who came out, as well as Kumba Iron Ore, who has been a great supporter of skateboarding in South Africa. Our partners also include Northern Cape Tourism and Monster Energy — Midway Mayhem couldn’t have happened without their generous support. Results for all events coming in news posts over the next few hours.