Press Release: ULT.X 2024 raises skateboarding and BMX in SA to yet another level

Mar 8, 2024 | Adrenalin, Bike, BMX, Creativity, Events, Press Release, Ramp skateboarding, Skateboarding, Skateboarding contests, Skateparks, Street Skateboarding

First place skateboarding, Moses Adams, 360 flip liplslide. Photo by Grant Maclachlan.

Cape Town played host to an electrifying spectacle of athleticism and adrenaline as contestants from around the globe converged for the Converse Ult.X at Battery Park in the famous V&A Waterfront last weekend. The event saw the world’s top freestyle BMX riders and South Africa’s best park skateboarders battling it out for supremacy in the African Champs.

Words Monster Energy PR. Skate photos by Grant Maclachlan / Monster Energy. BMX photos by Eric Palmer / Monster Energy.

In the BMX Anthony Jeanjean (Fra) beat out Kevin Peraza (Mex) and Boyd Hilder (Aus) to successfully defend his Converse ULT.X BMX title. His winning run of 92,75 was cheered on by the crowds for his unique lines and style. 

“I’m so happy to win this event again, it’s been a pretty good week with an amazing crowd, yeah, the sun is out and I’m really just happy to take the win again,” said a jubilant Jeanjean.

 Jeremy Mallot (USA) took home the Pat Casey Best Trick award for his 180 Triple Tailwhip.

“It was a little windy towards the end, but we managed to make it work, and I’m so incredibly honoured to take home the Pat Casey Best Trick, this one was for him, and it was a trick he was an absolute legend at, so I’m glad that I stuck it. ” – Ult.X Pat Casey Best Trick winner Jeremy Mallot .

“This is one of the best events, everyone comes together and pushes it,” said Jeremy. “It was a little windy towards the end, but we managed to make it work, and I’m so incredibly honoured to take home the Pat Casey Best Trick, this one was for him, and it was a trick he was an absolute legend at, so I’m glad that I stuck it. I took the slams for him and this one’s incredible man.”

BMX Best trick winner, Jeremy Malott. Photo courtesy Monster Energy.

It was an all-Cape Town affair in the Converse ULT.X Skate final, with Moses Adams edging out Ty Adams and Ethan Cairns to claim the title. 

“Everything went so well today,” said Moses. “I’m grateful to have reached the finals through qualifiers and semis. I did my best, I’m at a loss for words, I’m a bit emotional at the moment, but really glad with the win. I want to thank my man overseas, Manny Santiago, for telling me to rock the boat. Thank you.”

First place skateboarding, Moses Adams, varial heelflip. Photo by Grant Maclachlan.

Durban’s Khule Ngbane ensured that Cape Town didn’t take a clean sweep in the skate discipline, winning the best trick for his nollie big spin backside lipslide on the rail. 

“I’m super super stoked to win the best trick, it’s an awesome way to start the new year, a big shout out to all the brands that supported this event to make it happen!” said an elated Ngubane.

Best trick winner Khule Ngubane, nollie big spin backside lipslide. First place skateboarding, Moses Adams, varial heelflip. Photo by Grant Maclachlan.

Converse ULT.X is the pinnacle of action sports events in South Africa, attracting top local and international talent in BMX and skateboarding. Since its inception in Cape Town in 2008, the event has become a celebrated platform for showcasing the best in action sports while fostering a community of athletes and fans.

“Every year the level gets raised, the skateboarding was on another level and the BMX boys went off. We couldn’t believe what we witnessed today, it was a great day of action sports here in Battery Park in the mother city,” said event organiser, Markus Museler of Old School Productions.

 Converse ULT.X was proudly supported by Suzuki, Monster Energy and Swatch.

For more info check out the Ultimate X website.

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