Experience the epic action of the Extreme Sports Park


Words: Olivia Jones Communications

Extreme sports enthusiasts have a host of thrilling attractions to look forward to at the popular surfing and lifestyle festival, The Ballito Pro presented by Billabong. Festivalgoers can leap off the SevensevenSports bagjump, watch the Le Riche Brothers break out some impressive motocross moves and be part of the surreal 2nd Lunar Project Event.

Pro skaters Troy O'Sullivan and Eben Combrinck.

Photo credit: Ryan Janssens

An absolute must for anyone looking for their next adrenalin rush, the SevensevenSports bagjump is a big air discipline that involves leaping off a six meter high tower onto a custom made stunt airbag. As one of South Africa’s newest extreme sports, and definitely a first for the coastal town of Ballito, bagjumping is certainly not for the faint-hearted. It’s also not just a spectator sport and from July 2 to July 5 the whole family can experience the heart stopping free fall feeling of bagjumping.

“We are excited to bring a new element for all adrenaline junkies to The Ballito Pro presented by Billabong this year. If you have ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a real life stuntman or stuntwoman- bagjumping is definitely not to be missed!” said Eben Combrinck, from SevensevenSports Bagjump.

The Ballito Pro presented by Billabong wouldn’t be complete without some death-defying motocross stunts from famous motocross duo, The Le Riche Brothers. As two of South Africa's best trail bike riders Brent and Bruce Le Riche have been wowing festival crowds for three years with their powerful freestyle motocross displays. Together they hold a plethora of South African titles as well as multiple US national round wins and spectators can catch the wildly popular event from July 2 to July 5 in the Extreme Sports Park.

On Thursday July 2 from 6:30pm until 9pm skateboarders and spectators are invited to the 2nd Lunar Projects Event in collaboration with the Mamba Skate Park and organised by Peg Lunar Projects. The action filled evening of technical racing will take place at Eden Village in Salt Rock and is set in a jungle of trees, complete with techni-coloured lasers and pumping music. Entry is open to all but pre-registration for racers must be done at mambaskate.com.

The Extreme Sports Park forms part of The Ballito Pro presented by Billabong, the world's longest professional surfing event and epic beach and lifestyle festival taking place in Ballito from June 29 to July 5.

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