Kimberley will be hosting the richest skate event in the world in September as the World Skateboarding Grand Prix announced the street lineup for the 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore.
The best pro street skaters from around the world will battle it out in Kimberley from 27-29 September for a world championship title and their share of a $500,000 prize purse, the largest single event prize purse in skateboarding.
The winner of the Street Championships will receive a $100,000 cash prize.
The 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup pro street competitors are:
Silas Baxter Neal
“This roster is insane,” said Pro Skater Greg Lutzka. “To bring all these guys together in South Africa, with a world championship title and a huge prize purse, it’s gonna be an intense contest. The head-to-head jam format means lots of action, and lots of crazy tricks are gonna get thrown.”
The Kimberley Diamond Cup Street Championships will take place in the Kumba Skate Plaza on a custom designed street course designed by California Skateparks, the global leader in skate park design.
The contest will be broadcast live in South Africa, and then around the world in 173 countries and 367 million homes.
The buildup to the Kimberley Diamond Cup will include two pro tours consisting of some of the top pros in the industry. One pro tour will start in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg and each tour will work its way to Kimberley, with the pros giving skate clinics, demos, autograph signings and building excitement for the world championships in the small townships along the way.
Kimberley Diamond Cup is a partnership between the Northern Cape Provincial Government, World Skateboarding Grand Prix, and Kumba Iron Ore, was named in homage to the host city’s history as the location of South Africa’s first diamond mine and its distinction as “The Diamond City.”
“South Africa has experienced a skateboarding movement over the last few years and the Kimberley Diamond Cup is the most highly anticipated event of the year,” said John Block, MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism. “This year’s contest has the largest number of skaters and the biggest names of any skate event we’ve ever hosted. The hotels in Kimberley are already at capacity and the anticipation is growing every day. Luckily fans won’t have to wait much longer. We’re excited to host this incredible event and see history made.”
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