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
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.
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!
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!
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
The only thing possibly better than the views, the people, the parties and everything else rad in Barcelona was the level of skateboarding in the Finals. And Brazil, Portugal, and Japan went berserk in the battle for top three. Check it!
Skaters from Austria to Australia put it down in Barcy trying to make a 30 cut to Semis. Guess what, they slayed. Then everyone went mental for Best Trick and Angelo Caro cab flipped to back lip down the handrail.
In addition to packing his run with the most insanely difficult tricks, Sora made it easy for the judges by doing it all flawlessly. He also locked up his spot in the Tampa Am Semi-Finals. Sora!
Damn Ams Finals are amazing everywhere we go. So what about Japan? Maybe the AMAZINGEST.
Qualifiers and the Independent Best Trick contest at Damn Am Japan could both be summed up with two words: Daisuke Ikeda!
Straight up, the talent level of the kids skating the Higashi-Shizuoka Skatepark for Damn Am Japan can only be matched by how amazingly awesome the entire Japanese scene is. Check it!