The last All Ages contest of the year is always the biggest, as we pay tribute to all you guys and girls that come out and help us kill it for the year. Jake Yanko is going bigger, Nash Barfield is skating like a boss, Jonny Rips is ripping harder than ever, we had one of the best Girls Division turnouts ever, and our second 30+ division left everyone wanting more. Check out some highlights from the day.
25th Annual Tampa Am Presented by Monster Energy November 8-11, 2018 Skatepark of Tampa. For more information click HERE.
Thanks to SPoT’s friends at Vans, they had an awesome day full of building and giving the gift of skateboarding to Tampa Bay area nonprofits. SPoT kicked off their day by welcoming VIP guests from Positive Spin, Boys and Girls Club Liberty Teen Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each guest got to build their own skateboard, customize the grip, get a skate lesson and a yummy lunch from The Bricks. After their distribution party, SPoT set everything up in the Courtyard for their Annual Board Build In Memory of Matt Woods. SPoT welcomed a ton of volunteers and they helped us build over 200 skateboards for upcoming holiday distributions.
Always need cash donations to help fill the gaps in our donations – please donate at BoardsforBros.org
On Wednesday, September 26 Jamie Foy, Lizard King, Christian Henry, Pedro Delfino, Taylor Kirby, Neen, Jake Hayes, Jon Dickson, Beagle, Eric Valdez and Jeff Lenoce tore through SPoT in true Deathwish style. When the smoke cleared, they were nice enough to sign autographs and give out free stuff to the fans. Thanks to those dudes for making us a stop on your 2018 tour…check out the highlights.
SPoT’s house photographer Bowser tagged along on this year’s NYC trip and put together some raw iPhone edits from the contest and a little bit of street skating with the squad. Check it.
With the entire contest going down in one day at LES, it was non-stop shredding from start to finish, and Lucas Rabelo got his first win in STYLE. And then Independent Best Trick flew completely off the rails. Best day ever!
Lucas Rabelo only does the hardest tricks, and he put them all together in the Finals at Damn Am NYC to skate away with the win. As an added bonus he’s also going straight to the Semi-Finals at Tampa Am. Yeah Brazil!
Six of the 12 skaters who made Finals in Chicago were former Damn Am winners. But everyone killed it and was in the running until the very last runs. You’ll see.
Marcos did his only kickflip front crook of the weekend when it counted most, in the Finals. And in addition to skating away with the win he goes straight to the Semi-Finals at Tampa Am. Yeah Marcos!
It’s the last SPoT All Ages contest before you go back to school, and it’s also one of the hottest.
If you’re a ripping amateur skateboarder it’s never too early to start planning your annual pilgrimage to Tampa Am. And it’s probably never to early to start planning your run either. Because 250 of the best and hungriest ams in the world will be descending on SPoT once again, November 8-11, for their chance to join skaters like Donny Barley, Nyjah Huston, and Luan Oliveira on the all time winners list. And not only that, 2018 marks the Silver Anniversary of Tampa Am, that’s 25 years (!), so even if you’re not trying to skate it you should come celebrate with us. Registration is open now at SPoTTampa.com/TampaAm
A new film by Tristan Mershon, featuring Davin Wynkoop, Sam Bellipanni, Wes Box, Eric McKenney, Derick Glancy, Marse Farmer, Chris Roque, Alejandro Burnell, Jyrus Ferguson and more… Pick up a copy on DVD, available now at SPoTTampa.com