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Urban Descent Downhill Longboard Race Report

The inaugural Urban Descent downhill longboard skateboarding race took place this past weekend on the hills of KZN, Alan Paton Road to be exact, in what turned out be a hugely successful event in extremely windy conditions. Over 70 skaters took to the streets to compete in the 5 divisions held throughout the day. Top skaters hit speeds of over 66km/h on the over 1 kilometre length course which featured bends and chicanes.

Urban Descent downhill skateboarding race logo
Jason Brown won the Open Men’s division and was a clear standout on the day during the morning qualifying rounds but in the final he was closely contested by several other skaters who all had the potential of taking the win. Brown took the win over Stephen Hayes in 2nd and Ricki Allardice in 3rd.

Jason Brown wins the Open Mens division at the Urban Descent downhill skateboarding race
Jason Brown wins the Open Mens division at the Urban Descent downhill skateboarding race

Winners in the other divisions included Odin Kerkhof in the Boys under 10 years division, Davis Beare in the Boys 14 years and younger division, Mike Davies in the Boys 15 – 18 years division and Cindy Kritzinger in the Open Ladies division.

The contest boasted a total prize value of R40 000 and R5 000 in cash. A shout-out goas to the sponsors of the event for making such a rad day and contest possible, namely Quiksilver, Gunslinger Longboards, Red Bull, GoPro, Roxy, DC Shoes, Glenwood Village Music, Blue Dolphin Resort, Nev The Barber, Corner Cafe, Longboard Warehouse, Quattro and Sportsmans Warehouse.

Urban Descent skateboarders hitting the streets

Final Results:

Open Mens:
1st Jason Brown
2nd Stephen Hayes
3rd Ricki Allardice

Open mens podium at the Urban Descent downhill skateboarding race
Junior Boys 1:
1st David Beare
2nd Sebastian Rich
3rd Matt Uppink

Junior Boys 2:
1st Mike Davies
2nd Cameron Dubbe
3rd Seth Pretorius

Open Ladies:
1st Cindy Kritzinger
2nd Caylee Thomas
3rd Sadie Burger

Boys Under 10:
1st Odin Kerkhof
2nd Levi Ballard

Photos by Nick Ferreira
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