Saturday evening saw the return of the most prestigious dirt jump competition in South Africa, The Night Harvest - a dirt jump event for BMX and MTB. Locals and a load of international pro's made it out to Hout Bay for the evening, which promised to deliver some of the best riding to Cape Town. Riding masterfully sculpted trails into the night with lights set up makes it such a unique event. The crowds swarmed in with over 1500 people absorbing the craziness. As the sun set the BMX'ers and MTB boys warmed up together and even that was a spectacular show, especially knowing that it was just the beginning and it was only going to get better...
Johnty, The Pastor of Potato Trails Watering his garden. Imagine your back yard looked this good!
Kevin Peraza didn't waste time getting to the best Superman seat grabs
Monster Energy sent only their finest over to compete: Greg Illingworth, Kevin Peraza and Alex Coleborne
A permanent queue of amped riders were waiting to climb up the roll in tower all evening...
Nick Clarke was stoked to be surrounded by mountains and awesome African summer weather
They don't get any better than this! Andreu Lacondeguy's textbook Superman in front of an African Sunset
Greg had hurt his foot a few days before, but that didn't stop the steeze from oozing out of all of his tricks
Sam Reynolds had also hurt himself prior to the event while shooting for Pure Darkness 3, but the man is a beast and shredded with a tweaked wrist
Matt MacDuff brought the raditude and his master carpenter, Marshall
The Spanish King got lots of love from the fans and for good reason
Get out your protractor out folks... Andreu gets his 3's FLAT!
Daniel Walsh keeping things moist after practice
Big and flat, Andreu likes his 3's how I like my pancakes
Greg smashing out a 360 Table on the last jump in the line
Tricky Nicky bringing the Metal flavour
1500 happy fans
No rest for the wicked, Shaun Havenga kept any disobedient dirt in place
The Trails Crew at Potatoes take things very seriously and this beautiful berm is more than enough proof of their high standards
With so many amazing riders, the crowd was treated to many tricks that had never been done in South Africa and a few that had not been done anywhere in Africa before.
Damion Devlin from the UK getting the arms off to celebrate an epic sunset
Never gonna get tired of these 360's...
Josh Bull getting his legover
Cannonball's flying over Hout Bay... No pirates around, just Matt MacDuff
The wildness went up as the sun went down. Nick flipwhip on the last
Andreu taking time off to smile for the camera
Potato Trails local shredder, Justin Novella, Xing up this 3
Tables are meant to be flat, Kevin P missed the memo and got this upside down
Steeze cat Jonty Neethling was thowing beautiful shapes all over the place
In the MTB category, Nick "Tricky Nicky" Clarke, was throwing himself and his bike all over the place, showing fans that he has earned that nickname and took 1st. Sam Reynolds had injured his hand during Pure Darkness 3, but that didn’t stop the wildman from throwing down and earning himself 2nd. Matt Macduff brought his steezy bag of tricks to the party and ended up in 3rd. Andreu Lacondeguy was another crowd favourite & treating them to the flattest 360’s & his trademark textbook supermans.
Such a stacked line up!
MacDuff getting sideways on the stepup
Trails, lights and amazing riding... Does it get any better?
I'm sure if Andreu found an empty phonebooth he would come out in a superman suit. Such a ridiculous extention
I think a few laws in science got broken to get this 3 table this clicked
Damion with his signature sausage roll, underflip 360 intable
After riding the line of jumps, the boys moved over to the big trick jump for best trick. BMX and MTB together and just sending the most massive tricks they could. Tricky Nicky fought hard & managed to tame the beast and landed a flip barspin to tailwhip, but that wasn't enough to take it from Declan Brooks, who did a flip triple barspin.
Malcolm Peters whipping out this Super Seat Indian
Fans were going mental supporting their favourites
Tricky Nicky nailing a flip bar to whip over the big trick jump
KP 360 double whip
Sam must like SA, back for the 3rd time and loving it
1st Nick Clarke - 2nd Sam Reynolds - 3rd Matt MacDuff
Best Trick Declan Brooks - Flip Triple Barspin
The Trails Crew & Monster Energy really out did themselves this year & was by far the best Night Harvest to date!