The Gateway Canal at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town will be transformed into a hot spot for adrenaline junkies when the Absa Life Xtreme UltimateX Festival takes place on Saturday 18 February. This sporting event is all about the extreme, the daring and the heart-stopping action that comes with living life on the sporting edge.
Taking part in this year’s festival will be death defying BMX, FMX, skate and wakeboarders and not to mention the mega influx of vendors, amateur and professional thrill seekers and loads of entertainment.
Now in its third year, organisers are expecting around 5 000 visitors with tickets available at Computicket at R100 per person. Gates open at 11am and close at 7pm, followed by an extreme concert at Zula Lounge in Long Street with top local DJs and bands playing into the night.
So, get there early to make sure you see all the action, soak up all the tension and cheer your heart out for your favourite extreme sport hero.
Appearing at this year’s UltimateX will be international competitors in action like Nick de Wit (FMX), Greg Illingworth (BMX) and Moses Adams (Skate) plus extreme stars like Alastair Sayer and Dallan Goldman on FMX; Colin and Stuart Louden on BMX; skaters Dlamini Dlamini and Justus Kotze; and wakeboarding extremists Devon Nassif and Nick Burton-Moore.
To up the ante, 23 of the country’s best riders in each discipline will compete for a piece the R80 000 in cash prizes and the title of Absa Ultimate X Gold 2012 South African champion.
Make a day of it and enjoy the two 25 metre decks by the canal that feature day-beds, bean bags, cocktail tables and sofa’s all under a huge shaded tent. Xbox 360 games will also be made available for the public to enjoy.
Pre-bought tickets from Computicket cost R80 plus R10 booking fee for adults. Tickets are also available at the gate at R100 for adults and R40 for children under four years old. For more info check out the UltimateX Festival Facebook Page.