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!
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.
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.
The world’s best professional skateboarders descend on Skatepark of Tampa for the 26th Annual Tampa Pro, the most legendary contest in skateboarding. Nyjah Huston, Shane O’Neill, Ishod Wair, Yumeka Oda and so many more. But the Pro weekend is about a whole lot more than just a bunch of tricks and scores, it’s the celebration of skateboarding at its very best. Experience it all right here.
From his first time at the park and seeing all of the guys he’d watch in videos, to winning Tampa Pro, Paul Rodriguez reflects on it all, in this 2015 interview.
A trip to California isn’t complete without a little sightseeing. After setting SPoT’s sails for Damn Am Woodward West 2013, stops at Cherry, Stoner, and Westchester were definitely needed. Check out some footage from Uncle Sam, Dylan Perry, Sebastian Chande, Dakota Servold, Josh Love, Sewa Kroetkov, and more.
Legendary skate photographer Pete Thompson put together this short documentary about SPoT’s early days. It’s a video companion to his new photo book of the same name, and a look back at the roots of Tampa’s skateboarding scene in the 1990’s. Narrated by Josh Stewart.
Back in 2014, Lakai sent Sebo Walker and Daniel Espinoza out to the park for one of our all-ages contests. Of course, we hit the streets and gave them a session worth capturing. Check it all out, including contest footage of Zion Wright and Tyson Peterson crushing it as young guns in this SPoT Life throwback.