Dirty Bird Does Africa Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Dirty Bird Does Africa

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 by Brian

By Brian Schaefer

So the title before leaving and the theme of the trip was "Skate, Surf, Safari" and it was truly all of these. Safari applies to the wild animals mostly, but also applies to the politics and other things surrounding our trip. There will be more details and pictures following this when I get back to the daily grind. In the mean time, here are a few photos. Thanks to Girl, Lakai, Dakine, Nike SB, employees at the Park, and everyone for donating the products. The entire trip was amazing, but the best and most rewarding part was donating product to all the Zulu kids and families at the Indigo Skate Camp in the Valley of a Thousand Hills.

Bird's eye view of the ramp
Dirty Bird does Africa
Durban City Skate Park on the beach
Elephants and me
Elephants getting close
Giraffe in the bush
The girls and I at the Indigo Skate Camp
Product toss on the ramp
Promo preparations for the Zulu kids at the Camp
Sketchy ass bowl that was super fun
The camp and the kids
The entrance of the Camp on the Valley of a Thousand Hills
Thomas Kring and I hanging with Nelson Mandella
Thomas Kring at the Indigo Skate Camp - frontside air into a heavenly background
We released Dirty Bird for air with the rest of the goods at Customs
Yes, another fat grind by me in the Germiston Bowl
Zulu Nation and the Indigo Camp is somewhere in the mix


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