Ripping it up

Ripping it up

Kids should be wild and free, and have safe spaces where they can express themselves both physically and creatively. SAPumpTrax owner and developer, and former SA champ skateboarder Eben Combrink has created a space exactly like this at Sugar Rush Park.

It’s time for North Coast kids to let it rip and ‘feel the stoke’ as Ballito’s first surf and skate training facility opens at Sugar Rush Park.

Passionate about developing the youth, former SA skateboarder Eben says the idea to open the facility comes in light of the fact that both surfing and skateboarding will feature in the 2020 Olympic Games.

“The primary focus of this project is to develop the youth.” Not only focussing on surfing and skating, the facility caters for both board and bike enthusiasts and will be used to help develop bike riders from the local community. Eben says more pump tracks are being planned before the end of this year.

According to Eben, the multi-use asphalt pump track is perfect for weight distribution techniques, board control, fitness and interval training in a low-impact environment.

The facility also includes a half pipe that will accommodate all levels of skaters, with the addition of an airbag landing, which is perfect to try new twists, spins and flips before taking to more advanced terrain or the ocean.

“We decided to add a 3ft mini ramp for the little groms to learn and progress to the performance training ramp, as well as a couple of extra dirt pump tracks for bikes coming soon. One of the dirt pump tracks will be for exclusive use of under 6-year old riders.”
The ramps are also going to be ‘all-weather’ friendly, with roof coverings over each.

If your child isn’t one to hit the pump track or ramps, but is looking for an expressive outlet, there is something for them too.
“We’ve included a few separate entities to accommodate the creative self-expression of the youth.” ‘The Shack’ offers an art club, beading, a photography club, design and tattoos and Enzo’s DIY workshop will allows kids and parents to experience some hands-on DIY with an on site workshop. Enzo also offers shop fitting, furniture, shelving, security and alarm systems and pretty much all other DIY needs.
Also on site is Naughty Designs, where you can get custom painted boards and helmets.

The new park will also function as an outdoor party venue for both boys and girls. Kids can enjoy the skate boarding and biking and end off their party with a braai and movie on the big outdoor screen. And you can even set up your tent for an overnight stay!

If you’d like to get involved in the development of the park, Eben says there are still a number of opportunities for advertisers, sponsors and contributors.

“We’ve already had a great response from the community and are so grateful to our sponsors who have helped make this vision a reality.”

Get In Touch
Eben at SAPumpTrax, Sugar Rush, Ballito: 061 430 9422 /

Text: Leah Shone | Photos: Taryn van Rensburg


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