Go Skateboarding Day is everyday but this year Red Bull, SPoT and Westside Skateshop teamed up to celebrate. They barged the Bro Bowl for a cash for tricks contest and a long ollie contest. Then headed SPoT for free food and even more cash for tricks. Everyone wanted a piece of the $1,000 cash purse but only the hammers got paid, check it out now!
SPoT’s 11th annual Old Man Bowl Jam was a few weeks ago and these “old” dudes shut it down as if they were 17 again. Huge shout out to Kyle Randall for coming through and locking in Free beer/prizes for all these skate veterans. We even got our fearless leader, Brian Schaefer, to take a couple of laps. Check out the highlights!
LAST Trip Before Lockdown: Maurio, Asta, Knibbs, Winky, Fabi, & Braun in FL | Santa Cruz Skateboards
Hop in the van and join Maurio McCoy, Tom Asta, Kevin Braun, Erick Winkowski & Fabiana Delfino as the gang heads to Tampa Florida for what would become Jereme Knibbs’ Pro Surprise. Whats next? Tampa Pro, of course! The crew holds it down at SPoT during the contest madness before heading to Lot 11 Skatepark in Miami for a much mellower session. Once the warm up session is crossed off the list, its straight to the streets to film for TTEv5! This was the last trip Santa Cruz took before the world locked down, so you definitely WON’T want to miss this one!
Skatepark of Tampa put the call out to concrete skaters around the world to post their best run from a bowl, pool, or DIY transition spot. And these are the top 30. Welcome to the JAMdemic Semi Finals where Brian Schaefer and Paul Zitzer get feedback on every run from SPoT judges Darren Navarrette, Justin Brock, and Mike Sinclair.
Skatepark of Tampa team footage from the Barge the Bay contest. Marse Farmer, Kris Clayton, Peter Kryger and Sam Bellipanni have 48 hours to complete as many challenges from the Challenge book (written by John Partytime) in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area to try to win $500.
On The SPoT is the first all ages contest in what seems like forever. It looks like everyone has improved during our break from the norm. Congrats to all the winners and especially to Jake Yanko, who won 1st place in the sponsored division!
Brazil’s Filipe Mota put down a dream run to win the first annual Global AMdemic. In addition to the 1st place trophy and $1000, Filipe gets the Straight Shot to the Tampa Am 2021 Semi Finals.
It’s the the Global AMdemic Finals, where the best of the best amateur skateboarders in the world battle it out for Tampa Am spots, a $1,000 cash prize and bragging rights for life. Plus Independent Best Trick and feedback from judges Kelly Hart, Kelvin Hoefler, and Mike Sinclair. Hosted by Paul Zitzer and Andrew Cannon. Finals Start List: Jhancarlos Gonzalez, Marcelo Batista, Mauro Iglesias, Raimu Sasaki, Ismael Henrique, Juan Ignacio, Gabriel Fortunato, Jorge Simoes, Vinicius Costa, Daiki Ikeda, Filipe Mota, Keyake Ike and Dylan Jaeb.
After hundreds of skaters from around the world submitted their runs for the Global AMdemic Qualifiers, only the top 30 remain. Welcome to the Semi-Finals! Join hosts Paul Zitzer and Andrew Cannon as they get insight from SPoT judges Kelly Hart, Kelvin Hoefler, and Mike Sinclair on each skaters run.
On Friday, October 9th at 9pm SPoT is premiering the Global AMdemic Semi-Finals right here. Featuring the top 30 skaters from Qualifiers along with judges Kelly Hart, Kelvin Hoefler, and Mike Sinclair.
Wesley Box and Keenan Lewis started filming for a new video project at the beginning of 2020. Unfortunately COVID-19 cut our filming missions short and the footage ended up sitting around for a little bit. When I heard that both Wes and Keenan were moving to California this month, I decided that I should dust off these clips and put something together to celebrate the move. These guys worked really hard for these clips and I’m really hyped to finally put them online. The video also features a few SPoT Team riders and friends plus a few clips filmed by Carlos Andres. Hope you enjoy it! – Josh
It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Frank Branca captured the best moments of Tampa Pro, including the best tricks and the best runs from all of the best skaters, and boiled it all down into the best highlight show out.