June has been a crazy month with a qualifier every weekend for the Manny Mania finals on Sunday in Kempton Park. We’ve been crossing the country with the Red Bull team hitting up Stellenbosch, Jeffreys Bay and Umhlanga, finding qualifiers to send to Johannesburg for the final. Tomorrow it’s gonna be the [R]evolution park in Festival Mall for the last qualifier before the big final on Sunday.
The level of skating has been phenomenal, but what’s been really amazing has been the turnout and support. Despite being so different from any other skate event, Manny Mania gets a lot of attention from skaters, which is awesome. It’s gonna be cool watching how this event grows from year to year.
If you’re not able to get down to the location this weekend follow the whole thing on Twitter, just look for the #MannyManiaZA hashtag. We’ll be broadcasting pics, comments and vids the whole weekend. Come Sunday afternoon we’ll know who is gonna be heading to New York to compete in the global amateur final.
In the meantime check out the Red Bull Manny Mania SA satellite page for all the skinny and the footage from the last three stops.