Think of doing all of your hardest tricks possible with other skaters in your way at all times. Welcome to the Converse Concrete Jam, seems like it’s gotta be more fun to watch than skate.
You already know what to expect each year from Independent Best Trick at Tampa Am. Or do you!? This time Schaefer and the crew literally upped the ante with a mega launcher that was enough to turn an ollie into a hard trick. Bruno Senra’s ghetto bird over the 16 foot gap clinched it, but that’s only part of the story. Here’s the rest.
Daisuke Ikeda blew the SPoT roof off with a brain-scorching run that earned a 92 and took home the win for Japan at the 25th Annual Tampa Am. Congrats Daisuke!
The Finals are never easy, but for the 25th Annual Tampa Am it was NEXT level. Peru, Portugal, Germany, and the USA all turned up the heat, but the Brazilians and Japanese took it to 11. In the end, Tampa Am delivered all of the stoke and drama it’s famous for, and MORE.
Chaos in the concrete Jam #TampaAM Roman walks away in 1st, Jake Wooten second and Cedric 3rd.
With 100 of the best amateur skaters from around the world trying to out shred each other in the Tampa Am Qualifier, you know Giovanni Vianna had to bring some serious fire to snag the top spot. But there’s way more to Tampa Am than where people place, and here’s a ripping taste of it.
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.
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.
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