For the past quarter of a century, the best amateur skateboarders have been making the annual pilgrimage to Skatepark of Tampa for the annual Tampa Am competition. It’s an opportunity to make lifelong friends from around the world, enjoy a week packed full of events and good times. And for one skater, it’s the chance to be crowned the winner of the most legendary contest in skateboarding.
The Converse Concrete Jam is terrifying to watch. Imagine SKATING it. This year’s Am edition was no exception, but thankfully everyone made it out alive…just barely.
The Tampa Pro Vert Contests used to go off. Soak up 3 minutes of Jake Brown, Rune Glifberg, and more, going after it during Tampa Pro 2003
The Independent Best Trick bypasses the flat bar this year and takes it to the bank to wall. Just like old times. Chaos ensues. Side note: if you’re thinking of throwing hate because Anthony Anaya didn’t crack the top 5 with his Peterblunt grind kickflip fakie, it happened way after time ran out so save it.
The 2019 Tampa Am lives up to the hype and gives us what we came out for. The best in amateur skateboarding, great friends, amazing times, and the hope that it’ll keep going forever. Yeah Tampa!
Kairi just smoked 250 of the best amateurs in the world, and now his name is on the winners list alongside legends like Donny Barley, Luan Oliveira, Nyjah Huston, and so many more. Congratulations!
It’s the final day of the 26th annual Tampa Am and only 32 skaters out of an original 250 are left in the chase for the ultimate title in amateur skateboarding.
Saturday’s Qualifier is for the best of the best. And out of 100 skaters only 30 make it to the next round. The cuts keep coming but so do the good times!
The world’s top 100 amateur skateboarders battle for 30 spots in the Semi Final at the 26th annual Tampa Am, followed by 30 minutes of mayhem in the Independent Best Trick contest.
Starting with a batch of roughly 150, if the skaters in the Open shred hard enough to get top 10 they get a pass to the next round. Easy enough right? Nope!
It’s the 26th year of Tampa Am, and more than 250 skaters from around the world are in town to take part in the most legendary contest in skateboarding.
Skatepark of Tampa brings you the footage from the Bowl Jam down at Tampa Am 2019.