We got an interesting show at the Opening Ceremonies.
When they were asking Joe Maloof about the Contest, he predicted that a South African would one day win a Maloof Money Cup. That came real close to happening when Tommy Fynn ended up in the Final bracket.
This is about a quarter of the super hyped crowd.
They have the coolest security in the world here in South Africa. None of them have the Jocko Bifarellie power trip going on like the US and Australia.
We first met Jean-Marc Johannes in Amsterdam earlier this year. He's from Cape Town here in South Africa. Maybe we'll stop by your place next year, Jean-Marc.
That's a frontside flip melong gab contest make right at the end of the Jam in the South African Am.
Andy MacDonald, Ian Berry the Fallen TM, and Schaefer. And that's the last of my camera dumps. It's about to be a long series of flights back home tomorrow morning.
Maloof Money Cup South Africa: My Weekend in Five Minutes
Over the course of five days in Kimberley, South Africa for the Maloof Money Cup, I had my phone out and was piecing together this edit of everything from our arrival into town for sheephead and chicken feet dinner with our new friends to working at the contest and watching the Finals.
I can't believe all the things we've done in the last 40 or so hours. After landing in Johannesburg following 30+ hours of traveling, we've had an adventure that has included gambling, drinking, skating, wildlife, and friends from around the world. Here's a camera dump so far...
We just arrived on site at the Maloof Money Cup Skate Plaza in Kimberley, South Africa. I came out a few days early to see the cast of Lion King in real life and do the usual tourist mission. Here's a few photos from all that.
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.