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2012 Fair Cape Downhill Challenge #2

Yesterday I posted a few photos from SAGRA's Fair Cape Downhill Challenge. I thought I'd post a couple more today. If you'd like to see even more photos click here - you'll find dozens more.

Something that surprised me was the number of woman who I saw competing in the event. Skateboarding, and specifically downhill racing, is traditionally such a guy thing that it's to be expected that one would find almost exclusively guys competing. But it really does seem as though a good number of woman in Cape Town are getting into the sport!

I'd really like to see more woman take part, so if you're keen, visit SAGRA's website for more information or contact me and I'll put you in contact with a few pros. They'll have you racing in no time! :)

Skateboards of the 2012 Fair Cape Downhill Challenge

Skateboards of the 2012 Fair Cape Downhill Challenge
I spent this morning at day 1 of the Fair Cape Downhill Challenge, a downhill skateboarding event held on the super-smooth Malanshoogte road (map) that leads to Durbanville's Fair Cape dairies.

Sunday's action starts with practice runs between 09h30 and 13h00 with the race starting at 14h00. If you think downhill skateboarding may be your thing, stop by the event - I suspect you'll be convinced. :)

EDIT: See my follow-up article and more pics here.