The Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore was a non-stop high octane skateboarding event.  Spectators saw some never-seen before tricks as the best pro skaters in the world went head-to-head for the world champion title and a total prize purse of R5-million.  Nyjah Huston, currently considered to be the best street skater in the world, already wowed the crowds by executing an unbelievable backside 270 kickflip to backside lipslide down the large rail at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley during the practice session.

In the amateur vert competition Dallas Oberholzer from KwaZulu-Natal walked away with the R10 000 first prize.  The amateur ladies contest provided lots of excitement with Kelly Murray from Johannesburg pulling off some great tricks to impress the judges with Melissa Williams from Cape Town second and Natalie Bramley in third place.

Check out Nyjah’s amazing trick below…

Picture credit: Rudi Jeggle: Nyjah Huston in action during a practise session for the Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore taking place this weekend.

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