More than 2,000 spectators witnessed the first South African night skating event with skateboarders carving through the dark dressed in special LED light suits and skateboards. The Smoke and Mirrors presented by Arbor Skateboards and Silver Bullet Productions featured a commercial shoot for Arbor Skateboards, complete with billowing smoke, headlights and special paint dust that kicked up an amazing display for South Africa’s top skateboarders.
Wayne de Lange, director of Silver Bullet, said that the spectacle was a South African first, not so much by virtue of the individual elements of the evening, but because “We are bringing all these elements together and doing it properly”. The smoke billowed, the eerie lights flew down the course, and the audience lining the street cheered and hooted as music pumped from the Red Bull DJ truck halfway up the hill. “It was quite a vibe. While we were filming, it was also an excuse for everyone to have fun. Skating in the dark. The Smoke and Mirrors Event lasted for two hours, and was part of the inaugural Jeffreys Bay Winter Festival.