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.
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.
How Ikeda Daisuke won Tampa AM 2018, 1st place winning run straight to a champagne shower.
Chaos in the concrete Jam #TampaAM Roman walks away in 1st, Jake Wooten second and Cedric 3rd.
Another year at TAMPA AM and it will NEVER get old! Its amazing to see where kids are taking the level of skating…Also if you watch till the end there’s a SURPRISE! – Manny Santiago.
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.
Skateboarding doesn’t have too many “traditions,” but after 25 years Tampa Am is probably its most famous one. And so it begins. Happy Anniversary Tampa Am!
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.
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!