On 9 August 2016 legendary vert skateboarder Tony Hawk nonchalantly tweeted that he will be skating the Germiston Bowl with a handful of friends this coming Sunday (14 August 2016) at 14:00. At the time of writing there has been little information about the event.
The 42 year old professional skateboarder known as the Bird Man is a regular to our shores and has worked hand-in-hand with local NGOs and skate-camps to promote skateboarding and to improve living conditions of those less fortunate. Hawk is known for the Tony Hawks Pro Skater video game series and as the first skater to be documented landing the famed 900 skateboard trick.
The Germiston Bowl is a concrete snake run which leads into a nine foot bowl with concrete coping waxed up for maximum slides and grinds. The Germiston bowl can be located at 22 Rand Airport Road, Germiston.
By Shawn Greyling