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World Skateboarding – Inca Cup 2017

World Skateboarding – Inca Cup 2017

Inca Cup 2017 Lima, Peru Selected to Host Latin American Skateboarding Championships and Peru Skateboarding Championships World Skateboarding, the leading international skateboarding events management company, will host the first-ever Latin American Skateboarding Championships in Lima, Peru in 2017. The Inca Cup will include the Latin American Skateboarding Championships and the Peru Skateboarding Championships, which will […]

2017 African Skateboarding Championships

2017 African Skateboarding Championships

The 2017 African Skateboarding Championships completed its second year in existence with perhaps its most competitive contest to date.  The hotly contested contest was won by Rabetisivalaka Rado Nirina from Madagascar, while the second place was taken by El Mehdi Anys from Morocco.  in Previous years this contest was held in Kimberley, South Africa but this year […]

2017 Skateboarding For Hope Kickoff

2017 Skateboarding For Hope Kickoff

The 2017 Skateboarding For Hope program kicked off with a bang at our first event of 2017 in Cape Town. These lucky youths were the recipient of brand new skateboards, courtesy of Tim McFerran and World Skateboard Federation. After these young skaters received their free skateboard, they then participated in a free clinic, a skate […]

Message from WSF President

Message from WSF President

A personal message from WSF President Tim Mcferran: This past week was a tough one for me, deciding what to do and whether or not I wanted to be a sheep or try to protect the rights of skateboarding. We have one chance to make a successful debut for skateboarding in the Olympics, so it’s […]

Salzadella is cancelled!

Salzadella is cancelled!

We are extremely disappointed to find out that the Spanish organizers have canceled the Salzadella Race due to low racer numbers. Please contact info@ridersfly.com for further info. The post Salzadella is cancelled! appeared first on International Downhill Federation.

Kozakov 2016 – finals day

Kozakov 2016 – finals day

The last day of Kozakov was looking promising. Sunny weather, stacked heats and tons of people long the track. Like every day, the day started with 2 warm up runs for the bracket A. The other categories (luge, women, masters and juniors) would enter later during this bracket, so all finals would be held at […]

Kozakov Repechage Day: Brackets B and C

Kozakov Repechage Day: Brackets B and C

Riders fought through two repechage brackets today to determine the final five spots in tomorrow’s finals. Patrick Switzer (CA) cruised through both brackets to claim the 60th spot in the finals, and he was joined by Ben Hay (AU), Nico Gallmann (CH), Gustav Funck Norrhall (SE) and Adria Arquimbau (ES). Kozakov 2016 – winners bracket […]

Down Time: Durban

Down Time: Durban

While in Durban for the KDC Grand Slam Regional Qualifiers, we were able to take some time here and there to explore our surroundings and see what Durban had to offer. While most of that time was spent at the Beachfront Skatepark and The Stadium, we were able to make a few missions into the […]

Kozakov 2016 – day 3 (qualification)

Kozakov 2016 – day 3 (qualification)

Today riders were charging hard at Kozakov to get a fast time for the finals. After two warm up runs the first riders started setting times. See below for qualifying times for all categories. Riders gathering around the screen Open Skateboard qualification timesLuge qualification timesOpen Skateboard C-bracketOpen Skateboard B-bracketOpen Skateboard A-bracket Tomorrow we start at […]

WSF Announces Construction of New Skatepark in Montreal’s Famed Olympic Park

WSF Announces Construction of New Skatepark in Montreal’s Famed Olympic Park

New Skatepark will Host the 2017 Canadian Skateboarding Championships “In just five years, the Olympic Park has become a major cultural and sports recreational tourism site of the city. This new asset, which will be launched in the summer of 2017, strengthens our recreational and sports offer, offering Montrealers one of the most beautiful skateparks […]

Kozakov 2016 – day 2

Kozakov 2016 – day 2

Today was the first official day of Kozakov 2016 (the freeride day is optional and also open for non-idf riders). Riders got on the line at 9 and we started of with some practice runs. Zak Maytum out front in the first corner @ Kozakov 2016 While the riders were taking their runs in the […]

Kozakov 2016 – day 1

Kozakov 2016 – day 1

After being rained out on Almabtrieb, the first day at Kozakov was a welcome relief, with warm temperatures all day and a total of 14 runs. About 160 riders got on the hill at 9 for their first runs. The sun was out, the road was dry. Nothing stood in the way of a lot […]

Golden Opportunities — Business Never Stops!

Golden Opportunities — Business Never Stops!

(ATR) This week’s Golden Opportunities: 1. Featured Jobs – Exposure UK, IMG Media, and others from the sports industry…2. Conferences – 8th International Sport Business Symposium (Aug. 16), International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (Aug. 31-Sept. 4), Paralympic Inclusion Summit (Sept. 15-16)3. Olympian Efforts – Right to Play Big Red Ball on October 244. Awards […]

Almabtrieb 2016 – The Swedes Triumph

Almabtrieb 2016 – The Swedes Triumph

Mauritz Armfelt won Almabtrieb, with fellow Swede Adam Persson taking second relegating Brazilians Thiago Lessa and Douglas Dalua to third and fourth. While the North American races featured a running battle between Colorado and Brazil, in Europe the Coloradons have been replaced by the Swedes. The Austrian summer morning began very cold – at the […]

Almabtrieb – Day 1

Almabtrieb – Day 1

Photo by Longboardmagazine.eu It was a soggy start to the Austrian leg of the IDF tour as rain brought Day 1 at Almabtrieb to a close after only a few practice runs. After the morning riders meeting everyone took the bus from the campsite to the start line. The drive up was dry but once […]

Weekend Update: Skating The City

Weekend Update: Skating The City

We took the Kimberlaaities out of their comfort zone this Sunday by hitting up the city in search of new spots to skate. Every now and again a group of locals would hit up the streets to explore some new spots, some to settle a score at an old spot. This time around i had […]

2016 African Skateboarding Championships At Kimberley Diamond Cup

2016 African Skateboarding Championships At Kimberley Diamond Cup

Established in 2015, the African Street Skateboarding Championships is an initiative sanctioned by World Skateboarding Grand Prix held annually at the Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup in Kimberley, South Africa. The goal of the African Skateboarding Championships is to develop the moral and level of skating all over the continent and allowing the chance for […]

Persson Wins Lilyhammer

Persson Wins Lilyhammer

Adam Persson out in front while Max Ballesteros makes life difficult for Mauritz Armfelt.Photo: Justin Rouleau Racing at the first European World Cup began under the Norwegian sun as B-bracket riders fought it out for the last four spots in the main event. The clouds moved in as the A-bracket was ready to get underway, […]

TMI Lilyhammer – day 1

TMI Lilyhammer – day 1

Today was the first day of the Euro tour, which kicked of way up north in Lillehammer, Norway. In the next month the tour will pass through five more countries. First up is Almabtrieb (Austria) and Kozakov (Czech Republic), then there’s a 1.5 week hiatus, followed by Teolo (Italy), Insul (Germany) and Salzadella (Spain). Who […]

Canucks Charge the IDF North American Series

Canucks Charge the IDF North American Series

The results are in and the Canadians have conquered the IDF North American series of races! Last week’s world cup Whistler marked the end to the five-race series around the continent and crowned the champions. Opens North American Championship With the top riders attending the same number of races and sticking close in points it […]

WSF Sanctions 10 African Championships, Develops African Skate Academy

WSF Sanctions 10 African Championships, Develops African Skate Academy

World Skateboarding Federation Sanctions 10 National Championships in Africa, Introduces African Skateboarding Academy  Groundbreaking Training Program Aims to Further Develop Top African Skateboarders with Expansion to South America in 2017 LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – May 29, 2016) – Today the World Skateboarding Federation (WSF), on the heels of the IOC’s announcement that skateboarding will be in […]

Skateboarding World Championships Set for Oct. 3-8

Skateboarding World Championships Set for Oct. 3-8

Skateboarding’s biggest contest of the year is expected to draw more than 300 competitors from 60 countries (Los Angeles – May 25, 2016) World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) announced today the Skateboarding World Championships will return to Kimberley, South Africa October 3-8. Sanctioned by the World Skateboarding Federation, a governing body for skateboarding, this year’s championships […]

In Her Own Words: WSF Board Member Maga McWhinnie

In Her Own Words: WSF Board Member Maga McWhinnie

Maga McWhinnie born in Peru but currently living in Australia. I’m 30 years old. I love skateboarding, I’m a female skateboarder myself. The feeling of flying downhill in complete control is what I live for. Been skateboarding for like 6 years or more. I did 5 years of professional racing in Downhill Skateboarding (speed boarding)  all around the […]

Ethiopia’s First Skatepark is Open!

Ethiopia’s First Skatepark is Open!

After only a little over two weeks of hard work from volunteer skatepark builders from around the world and help from local Addis Ababa skaters, the dream of Addis Skatepark, Ethiopia’s first skatepark, finally became a reality on 16 April, 2016 and opened its gates for the first session to several eager local skaters and volunteers […]

News 24 Feature on Skateboarding in South Africa

News 24 Feature on Skateboarding in South Africa

News 24 caught up with World Skateboarding President Tim McFerran about the state of skateboarding in South Africa and how the industry has grown in the last few years, largely as a result of the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships. News 24 also visits Mill St. Skatepark in Cape Town and speaks to local [...]
Event Recap: Midway Mayhem 2016

Event Recap: Midway Mayhem 2016

The 2nd KDC Grand Slam of the 2016 season went down at Midway Mayhem at the Kumba Skate Plaza and brought out several local skaters and bus fulls & car loads of skaters from around the country alike for another incredible weekend of skateboarding and camping. While the weather was a little cold and the […]

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