May 30, 31, June 1, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico
You have all heard the legend of the miles and miles of amazing concrete transitions, the land they call Albuquerque, NM. Others think of it as a secret Mecca of Skateboarding. The International Distance Skateboarding Association (IDSA) and the IGSA are proud to support Albuquerque, NM as a host city for a college only longboard event. The Collegiate Longboard Championships will include an event unlike any other. It will be a three-day festival that will include three disciplines of longboarding: Push, Slalom, and Downhill. The weekend is open to any participant that is enrolled in College credit at any accredited 2 year or 4 year institution.
On Sunday the 9th of December 2012 during the semi finals of the Hot Heels Africa race our friend Felipe Malaga from Peru had a very bad crash resulting in a serious head injury. He is still in a critial condition.
Felipes insurance denied covering the international cost and of medical bills. This is a fund in aid of assisting his family with his medical bill.
This years Hot Heels final day was not only the culmination of the season and the highlight of the South African race calendar but a IGSA world title was still up for grabs with 16 points separating the top 4 riders in the mens open Skateboarding division.
This ensured a very strong International contingency combined with a local field that was prepared to keep the Hot Heels trophy on African soil. This was proper downhill racing.
Camera - Paul & Troy
On board - Ben & Anton
Edit - Ryan & Troy
a ©2012 Retroyspective production
Silva Wins, Clinches IGSA World Cup Series Championship
Kogelberg, South Africa - Douglas Silva was the winner of today's Hot Heels Africa IGSA World Cup Series finale in Kogelberg, South Africa. The victory clinched the 2012 IGSA World Cup Series Open Downhill Skateboarding Championship for the veteran skater from Brazil. Silva's Championship is the first for a skater from South America and also marks the fist time it has been won by a skater outside of North America or Europe. Silva had two World Cup wins (France, South Africa), a second place in Australia and three third place World Cup finishes in his Championship season.