2016 Final position: 59
Making his debut in the late 1990s/early 2000s, local skate legend, photographer and scene shaper, Kent Lingeveldt, has been in the game since – turning heads and spear-heading change at the same time. Kent admits to starting out using his board to commute, but very quickly, his passion turned into a career. Owner of the Cape Town-based skateboarding company, Alpha, he specialises in producing quality longboards that feature customised local artwork and designs. Kent also happens to be Kryptonics Wheels’ first international brand ambassador.
The youthful and multi-talented influencer often dabbles in photography, and has published pictures in The City Press, Mail & Guardian, and The New Age.