The annual BMX Waffle Jam hosted by Vans South Africa took place in Cape Town recently, with a high school swimming pool as the venue. Lead be Brandon Blight (Vans team rider) who saw potential in the newly repurposed swimming pool, which made for an exciting contest that gave riders a variety of unique lines to throw down on.
Dallas Oberholzer (local skate legend) has worked closely with the principal of the school with the goal of turning the pool into a unique skatepark. This presented the perfect opportunity for BMX riders to get involved and help get the pool closer to the dream DIY setup.
The Vans team riders, with the help of a few homies, pulled in early to help setup and build wooden ramps, with Dallas and his team handling all the crazy trannies in the shallow side. They managed to get everything done just days before the jam.
Luck was on their side as Cape Town provided the beauty of a warm and windless day in the Mother City – perfect conditions for the comp. A host of South Africa’s top riders gathered to compete, each bringing their own style to the unique course. A huge thank you to everyone that picked up a spade, bucket and drill, and to Vans and Red Bull for the support.
The Waffle Jam 2019 Results
1st – Vincent Leygonie
2nd – Murray Loubser
3rd – Malcolm Peters
Best Trick – Jason Prins
Photos by Wayne Reiche – Video by Thomas Sandell.