On The Boardr: The Finals in South Africa and Photos from the Week

That crowd reaction when Nassim edged out Nyjah in the second round by just a few points was insane. They almost brought all the tents down. Here's the recap of the ripping in the Finals of the Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup in a new episode of On The Boardr. I've also got a camera dump below.

On The Boardr: The Finals in South Africa and Photos from the Week

Posted by Rob Meronek 7 years ago on October 1st, 2014

That crowd reaction when Nassim edged out Nyjah in the second round by just a few points was insane. They almost brought all the tents down. Here's the recap of the ripping in the Finals of the Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup in a new episode of On The Boardr. I've also got a camera dump below.

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Photography: Direct Links

Direct links to all the images in this set are below.


Nassim Won the Weekend at Kimberley Diamond Cup
Nassim Guammaz Photo

Right after this frontside 50-50 to backside 180 out, Nassim switch hippie jumped the flat bar and the crowd went insane. It was like they already knew he had beat Nyjah in his first bracket. We soon found out that Nassim had in fact beat him by just over three points.

Profile: Nassim Guammaz
Lion Watching Tourist Mission in South Africa

Before the long work days start, we make time to go see lions.

Body's First Time Tourist Mission in South Africa
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Body's first time in the Motherland.

Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body
Tour Guide on Tourist Mission in South Africa
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

If you didn't know Body, you might not be able to tell which one was the tour guide.

Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body
HiDefJoe and Varmit on Tourist Mission in South Africa
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

I don't know my varmit names. HiDefJoe feeds some four legged creatures.

Profile: Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe
Boo Johnson Unchained on Tourist Mission in South Africa
Boo Johnson Photo

Boo picked this ax up and said, "Django Unchained!"

Profile: Boo Johnson
Clint Walker on Tourist Mission in South Africa
Clint Walker Photo

Clint Walker bros down with the fancy cat.

Profile: Clint Walker
Cheetas on Tourist Mission in South Africa
Rob Meronek Photo

I had to jump in for my own tourist photo.

Profile: Rob Meronek
Famous Cheeta on Tourist Mission in South Africa

This cheeta is Insta-famous.

The Feeding Scene on South Africa Tourist Mission

The feeding scene.

Hear Porpe Roar on South Africa Tourist Mission
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Heavy metal album cover.

Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
Body on Cat House on South Africa Tourist Mission
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Body with the fancy cat.

Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body
Justin Brock on South Africa Tourist Mission
Justin Brock Photo

Brock skates as fast as this cheeta runs.

Profile: Justin Brock
Body Kisses a Cat on South Africa Tourist Mission
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Body tames the white tiger.

Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body
Post Feeding on South Africa Tourist Mission

After lunch.

Jereme and Big Cats on South Africa Tourist Mission
Jereme Knibbs Photo

Jereme and big cats.

Profile: Jereme Knibbs
Joe Dreams of Cats on South Africa Tourist Mission
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

HiDefJoe dreams of cats.

Profile: Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe
Lined Up to Get In at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Kids lined up to get in.

Carnival at Kimberley Diamond Cup

In the parking lot is an old carnival. Looks abandoned but it actually runs.

Carnival Swings at Kimberley Diamond Cup

You put your kids on this crusty thing?

Habitat Brother at Kimberley Diamond Cup
Tim O'Connor Photo

Habitat family, Tim and Marius.

Profile: Tim O'Connor
Mark Runs Things at Kimberley Diamond Cup
TJ Rogers Photo

Mark Waters runs things as TJ checks the progress.

Profile: TJ Rogers
Prope and Brock at Kimberley Diamond Cup
Justin Brock Photo

Drinkin buddies.

Profile: Justin Brock
Boardr Boys at Kimberley Diamond Cup
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Follow them Boardr Boys here if Porpe approves you.

Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
TV Truck at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Much of my view for the weekend.

Jeff and Mark at Kimberley Diamond Cup
Jeff Gonzales Photo

Jeff Gonzales and Mark Issa. It was crazy meeting people from around the world that were already friends like Jeff and Mark here from Manila and Beirut.

Profile: Jeff Gonzales
Jono Wins Mini Mega at Kimberley Diamond Cup
Jono Schwan Photo

Congrats, Jono.

Profile: Jono Schwan
Samarria Brevard Wins Womens at Kimberley Diamond Cup
Samarria Brevard Photo

Congrats, Samarria.

Profile: Samarria Brevard
Female Skateboarders at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Thanks to all the girls that made the long trip here.

Fireworks at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

The fireworks show was insane.

Jereme and Tyson at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Jereme Knibbs Photo

Jereme and Tyson ended up getting matched up in the first round of the Finals.

Profile: Jereme Knibbs
Jimmy Wins Vert at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Jimmy Wilkins Photo

Congrats, Jimmy.

Profile: Jimmy Wilkins
Dub Step Beat Boxer at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

This dude in the middle there did a crazy human beat box dub step show before Lil John came on.

Porpe and Boo at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Boo Johnson Photo

Porpe and Boo ready to turn up for Lil John.

Profile: Boo Johnson
Nightlife Scene at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Quit a nightlife scene.

Byron and Porpe at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Byron Rhoda Photo

Byron and Porpe with that Boardr Boys sign.

Profile: Byron Rhoda
Boo Hair Rubs at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Boo Johnson Photo

Not sure why all the kids are trying to rub Boo's head.

Profile: Boo Johnson
Dance Circle at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

A super good dance circle started.

Baby M at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

I believe this performer's name was Baby M.

Mos Def's Daughter at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Mos Def's daughters live in Cape Town and both skate. She got down in the dance circle and fended off sketchy boys very nicely.

Body and Politicians at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Body was making friends and fans all over South Africa, including local politicians.

Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body
Jordan Body Porpe at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Jordan, Body, Porpe not during down for anything.

Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
Rafter Climb at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Clint Walker Photo

Clint and Brock in the rafters was inspiration for Porpe's stupid stunt of the weekend.

Profile: Clint Walker
Beer Tent at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Meanwhile, over in the beer tent.

Body Berger Ian at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Matt Berger Photo

Matt Berger is not turning down for Lil John.

Profile: Matt Berger
Ryan Clements Donates at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Ryan Clements Photo

Every year, Ryan Clements brings gear for the locals.

Profile: Ryan Clements
Body and Lil John at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Even Lil John is a fan of Body now.

Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body
Tommy and Kelvin at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Tommy Fynn Photo

Tommy congratulates Kelvin on the win.

Profile: Tommy Fynn
Kevlin Wins at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Kelvin Hoefler Photo

Congrats, Kelvin!

Profile: Kelvin Hoefler
Kevlin Wins 100k at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Kelvin Hoefler Photo

That's NOT in Rand!

Profile: Kelvin Hoefler
Tight Crew at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

It was a pleasure having dinner with this tight crew after the Contest.

The Kimberley Club Register at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

We're at this old place called The Kimberley Club.

The Kimberley Club Men at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Old men honored at The Kimberley Club.

The Kimberley Club Gambling Room at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

The gambling room.

Snooker Tables at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Nassim Guammaz Photo

The pool tables are like football fields.

Profile: Nassim Guammaz
Shaqueefa at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Tagged.

Dinner at the Kimberley Club at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Dinner at The Kimberley Club is the best meal all week.

The Kimberley Club in South Africa

The entrance is grand.

Dlamini Dlamini in South Africa 2014
Dlamini Dlamini Photo

Leaving the next morning, we ran into Dlamini and his broken board that cost him the bracket loss.

Profile: Dlamini Dlamini
The Morning Paper at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

The morning paper on Monday.

The Upgrade at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Flying home is nice when you get the upgrade.

Passport Circle at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Some passports are new, some are used.

Tyson Traveling at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Tyson Bowerbank Photo

Nice traveling with you, Tyson.

Profile: Tyson Bowerbank
The Mall at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Our layover in Johannesburg is long enough for us to be able to go to the generic ass mall.

Flying at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

South Africa has a lot of desert.

Driving at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

They drive on the other side of the road here.

Airport Working at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

When the event is over, we're right back to regular work, even though we aren't even home yet. Here's the scene in the airport in Johannesburg at our makeshift office. Porpe's fancy beverage gets him through the office grind. Thanks everyone in Kimberley for hosting and having us for another event.

Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe

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