Barge The Bay 5 Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Barge The Bay 5

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2023 by Matt Shail

John Paul's Barge the Bay returns for the 5th time. Shops and crews in the Tampa Bay area duke it out over the course of a weekend by completing trick challenges at SPoT, St. Petersburg Park, and the streets!

Click here to register on the Barge The Bay IG


  • Complete as many challenges as possible for points. Most points at the end of the weekend wins.
  • Your team is compromised of 3 skaters + 1 additional if they are over 30 years of age. You can bring a filmer with or your crew can film each other.
  • Schedule:

    Friday, June 30

    • 5:00pm - meet at St. Petersburg Skatepark to grab BTB 5 challenge book
    • 5:15pm - Get to work! Start to complete challenges from your book

    Saturday, July 1

    • You've got all day to complete as many challenges as possible.
    • 8:00pm - Meet at The Bends (21+ only) for a night of good times and Best Trick Contest for additional points for your team.

    Sunday, July 2

    • Keep completing those challenges if you aren't too hungover!
    • 4:20pm - Meet at St. Petersburg Skatepark to turn in your book.

    Thursday, July 6

    • 8:00pm - Meet at The Bends (All Ages) to watch all of the Barge the Bay 5 entries and announce the winner!

    What's at stake?:

  • 1st place: $600 CASH
  • 2nd place: SPoT Gift Cards or Westside Prize Pack
  • 3rd place: SPoT Gift Cards or Westside Prize Pack (whichever remains from 2nd place choice)

  • St. Petersburg Skatepark: 600 12th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
  • Skatepark of Tampa: 4215 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33605
  • The Bends 919 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
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