The area around Plettenberg Bay is not a flat area; there are hills and valleys, gorges and mountains. Oddlands Drive – one Plett’s main roads – is one of the most sensational – a gentle slope, getting steeper as it curls around the side of a hill on one side and a seriously high drop on the other – all overlooking the breathtaking Beacon Island, ocean and Robbberg Peninsula.
On 30th November & 1st December, this road is going to be the site of some seriously cool downhill skating at the first ever Plett Downhill Rage! Oddlands Drive will be closed to traffic as the skaters are set to impress the crowds as they fly down the hill on their longboards.
When we first watched the video below, there was no other possible response but “WOW” this is going to be awesome to watch! Adrenalin will surely be pumping during this epic 2 day event set to attract local and top riders from around the country.
Day 1 (30 Nov) will be a qualifying time trial and Day 2 (1 Dec) will be the finals and slide jam – the Plett Downhill Rage is clearly going to be piping hot adventure sport! The event is set to coincide with the beginning of the Plett Rage Student Festival, a celebration of year end exams that attracts students from all over the country to enjoy the best that Plett has to offer combined with exciting events such as the Plett Downhill Rage, beach sporting events and some of South Africa’s top DJ’s and bands.
Have a look at this video for some impressive downhill longboarding: