Under the capable wings of the new TM, namely James ‘Griff’ Griffiths, the newly expanded Route One skate team recently set off to South Africa for a two-week trip taking in the sights and spots of Durban and Johannesburg, along with a day at Skateistan South Africa HQ situated in the CBD of Jo’burg.
Along for the ride were OG Route One riders Sam Beckett and Dylan Hughes, with the additional zest of newly added heads Daryl Dominguez and Jordan Thackeray thrown into the mix and Welsh lensman and with general ruler Nick ‘Nick the Bastard’ Richards on hand to film.
The article you can see here is the first of a two-parter with all photos by James Griffiths and the first of two edits by Nick Richards. As Griff put himself the day before leaving, “I’m not entirely sure what I’ve let myself in for here but hopefully it’ll all work out.”
Big knucks to all those involved for daring to think outside the ‘let’s go to MACBA’ box for once, and even more deserved knucks for planning a trip to Skateistan Johannesburg into the itinerary to give their vital work some more exposure. You can find out more regarding what went on there in Part 2 courtesy of Mr. Dominguez.
So for now – welcome to Route One presents Bourbon in Durban Part 1 – South Africa tour
Tour diary, all photos and captions by James Griffiths