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.
If the Friday Open Qualifier at Tampa Am was a kitchen appliance, it would be a meat grinder. 161 skaters from around the globe took their best shot at making a 10 cut to the next round, and yeah that’s pretty much as harsh as it can get.
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!
25th Annual Tampa Am Presented by Monster Energy November 8-11, 2018 Skatepark of Tampa. For more information click HERE.
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!
Marcos did his only kickflip front crook of the weekend when it counted most, in the Finals. And in addition to skating away with the win he goes straight to the Semi-Finals at Tampa Am. Yeah Marcos!
Straight up, the talent level of the kids skating the Higashi-Shizuoka Skatepark for Damn Am Japan can only be matched by how amazingly awesome the entire Japanese scene is. Check it!
The Finals at ETN Studios were one of the best to date, with the top 12 skaters of the weekend going all out. And the ending? Well you’re going to have to see it to believe it.
The Finals usually comes down to the last few runs with the winner barely edging out 2nd place. Not this time. After Maurio McCoy’s last run there wasn’t any doubt he’d won it, and he gets a spot in the Tampa Am Semi-Finals for his efforts.
The Qualifiers are all about making the top 30 cut to the Semis. Someone forgot to tell these dudes that it wasn’t already the Finals. Aaaaaand the Muska came out to check it.