Press Release: Siye Matshalilanga takes out the Red Bull Curb Kings skate comp at Magnolia Dell DIY skate spot in PTA
Red Bull Curb Kings event took over Magnolia Dell DIY spot in Pretoria on Saturday, 29 April 2023. The event saw local skateboarders from around the city come together at a spot built by the Slappy Skate Crew for an epic skate contest. The event was a huge success, featuring rad tricks and amped up performances from the contestants.
Words by Red Bull PR. Photos Grant Mchlachlan/Red Bull.
Red Bull Curb Kings is a competition that challenges skateboarders 18 years or older from amateurs to professionals, to showcase their skills on unique street obstacles, including curbs, rails, and ledges. The Pretoria event featured some of the best local skateboarders who battled it out on a course consisting of the existing DIY boxes, side curbs, small ledges and slappies, to be crowned the Curb King of Pretoria.
Siya Matshalilanga, Shaun Burger and Ruan Wessels emerged as the top three winners of the day, with Ruan taking 3rd place, Shaun earning 2nd place, and Siye securing the top spot with a flawless performance.
“Siye’s impressive consistency and technical skills allowed him to use the entire course to his advantage and take home the 1st place prize. Shaun also stood out for his impressive Best Trick performance, showcasing his deep understanding of the DIY spot as one of its local builders.”– Sam Khumalo of Skate Society Soweto.
“Siye’s impressive consistency and technical skills allowed him to use the entire course to his advantage and take home the 1st place prize,” said Sam Khumalo of Skate Society Soweto. “Shaun also stood out for his impressive Best Trick performance, showcasing his deep understanding of the DIY spot as one of its local builders.”
Practised by generations past to present, curb skateboarding will always be part of SA skate culture. “Overall, the event was a testament to the talent and passion of Pretoria’s skateboard community, and the Slappy Skate Crew’s commitment to creating a vibrant and welcoming skate scene in the city,” added Khumalo.
The Red Bull Curb Kings showcases the creativity and skill of some of the best local skateboarders and provides a platform for young skaters to showcase their talents.
For more information on Red Bull Curb Kings in Pretoria, visit the official website.
Check out the photo gallery of the top three below: