Skateboarding in South Africa

South Africa has numerous skate parks that offer awesome skateboarding and rollerblading adventures.

South Africa’s skateboarding and rollerblading community is a fast growing group of hardcore enthusiasts who spend their days looking for the highest jumps, the smoothest rails to grind and the best terrain to showcase their skills. South Africa has numerous skate parks that offer awesome skateboarding and rollerblading adventures.

Did you know? There are skateparks in most cities in South Africa. Durban is home to the IS Skatepark which is an awesome indoor skatepark that boasts a street section and miniramps.

Essentially, where there’s tar or cement, there’s a skating and rollerblading venue, however South African’s are privileged to have official skate parks in almost every major province. Wave House, located at Gateway’s Theatre of Shopping on Umhlanga Ridge in Durban, is one of South Africa’s hottest skateboarding and rollerblading entertainment venues. It is an awesome fusion of all boardsport cultures providing the ultimate place to hang out!

Wave House boasts an unbelievable 4000m² Skatepark designed by 10-time World Skating Champion, Tony Hawk. Tony Hawk himself was present at the opening of this unique South African skatepark and did the opening run for an audience of thousands of excited fans. Wave House is a playground for everyone!

Did you know? Germiston is home to the Germiston Bowl where the riding surface material is concrete and for the more hardcore skateboarders and rollerbladers.

For a little competition, be sure not to miss the Vodacom Winterslam at the Durban Beachfront skate park from 30 June to 9 July. Run by the Indigo Skate Camp each year, the Vodacom Winterslam is one of the biggest attractions at the Durban Beach Africa Festival.

The event features a completely original line up with the aim of exposing the youth to a variety of fun and engaging activities in which they can express themselves. Also featured is Girls Go Skate Day which is designed to attract newcomers and encourage more ladies to give skateboarding or rollerblading a try at a traditionally male-dominated sport.

There are skateparks in most cities in South Africa. Durban is home to the IS Skatepark which is an awesome indoor skatepark that boasts a street section and miniramps. Germiston is home to the Germiston Bowl where the riding surface material is concrete and for the more hardcore skateboarders and rollerbladers.

Johannesburg is home to Boogaloos, Green Ramp and Hartbees Holiday Resort. Boogaloos has lots of blanks, rails and bowl type quarter types as well as a 6 foot miniramp. The riding material is wood. Whilst skateboarding you can listen to MTV and view the pro’s in the skatemovies which are projected on a big screen. Hartbeespoort Dam Holiday Resort is a setting to die for. One can enjoy exhilarating skateboarding adventures at the skatepark and enjoy a refreshing swim in the swimming pools. The riding surface material is metal.

Mandini is home to the Mandini Bowl which was originally a water catchment that was built in the 70’s. Now it has become a popular skateboarding destination. The riding surface material is therefore concrete. It consists of a tight snake run into a bowl which has been extended into an over vertical wall.

If falling onto rough tar and concrete is a deterrent to you enjoying South African skateboarding and rollerblading, then why not try your hand at ice skating. There are stunning ice-rinks in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg. All facilities are top-notch. DJ’s play awesome music while you enjoy skating or falling with friends. Enjoy good times filled with laughter and fun.

Come and enjoy the exhilarating rollerblading, ice-skating and skateboarding adventures throughout South Africa.

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