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SPoT Life: Volcom Damn Am - Day 3

by Sebastian
Sunday, April 13, 2014

SPoT Life: Volcom Damn Am - Day 2

by Sebastian
Saturday, April 12, 2014

SPoT Life: Volcom Damn Am - Day 1

by Sebastian
Friday, April 11, 2014

SPoT On with Evan Smith

by Chris
Friday, April 04, 2014

Tampa Pro 2014 Day 4: The After Party

by Chris
Monday, March 24, 2014

Tampa Pro 2014 Webcast Replay

by Sebastian
Monday, March 24, 2014

Tampa Pro 2014 Day 4: Finals and Awards

by Chris
Monday, March 24, 2014

Tampa Pro Semi-Finals Heat Sheets

by Sebastian
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tampa Pro 2014 Day 3: Qualifiers and Best Trick

by Sebastian
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tampa Pro Skaters List

by Sebastian
Friday, March 21, 2014

Tampa Pro 2014: Day 1 Nightlife

by Chris
Friday, March 21, 2014

Tampa Pro 2014: Day 1

by Chris
Friday, March 21, 2014

Clash of the Crews 2014 presented by Vans

by Chris
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Old Man Bowl Jam

by Sebastian
Friday, February 21, 2014

Cruise Control Gainesville

by Frank
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Massacre 2014

by Frank
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wit-E Beats Diamond Dunk Review

by Sebastian
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Agenda Trade Show NYC Photos

by Sebastian
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wit-E Beats Chinese New Year Dunk Review

by Sebastian
Friday, January 24, 2014

Franks for Nothing: Winter Haven

by Sebastian
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Surf Expo Photos

by Sebastian
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Agenda Trade Show Long Beach Photos

by Sebastian
Sunday, January 12, 2014

Nike SB Lunar One Shot

by Sebastian
Friday, January 03, 2014

Shaqueefa Mixtape Vol. 2 Premiere

by Sebastian
Monday, December 30, 2013

Boards for Bros 2013

by Sebastian
Monday, December 23, 2013

SPoT Ghetto Christmas Party 2013

by Sebastian
Friday, December 20, 2013

Donny Barley - Skatepark of Tampa Experience - Tampa Am

by Sebastian
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Damn Am Trailer

by Sebastian
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Damn Am is the top amateur skateboarding contest series started by Skatepark of Tampa and the creators of Tampa Am. Damn Am was established in 2001 and went global in 2007. It's a top am skateboarding contest series and the only way to qualify for Tampa Am every year. Over 120 of today's top pros have skated Damn Am in the last decade.

Support Boards for Bros

by Sebastian
Thursday, December 12, 2013
"Giving the gift of skateboarding, one skateboard at a time."

Damn Am Awards

by Sebastian
Sunday, December 08, 2013

SPoT Life: Tampa Am Day 2 Qualifiers

by Sebastian
Saturday, December 07, 2013

SPoT Life: Tampa Am 2013 Day 1 - Practice

by Sebastian
Friday, December 06, 2013

SPoT Black Friday 2013 and free skating presented by Supra

by Chris
Friday, November 29, 2013
Here's a brief recap of how Black Friday 2013 went down at SPoT.

Franks for Nothing Melbourne

by Sebastian
Friday, November 29, 2013

SPoT Life: Road Trip to Johnny Romano Skate Jam

by Sebastian
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Johnny Romano Make-A-Wish Skate Jam Road Trip

by Sebastian
Friday, November 22, 2013

Zero Cold War Video Premiere

by Sebastian
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

17th Annual Johnny Romano Make-A-Wish Skate Jam

by Sebastian
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Zoom Stefan Janoski Premium Doernbecher Shoe

by AlBow
Saturday, November 16, 2013

Annual Damn Am Awards 2013

by Sebastian
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Harvest Jam Presented by Expedition One Photos and Video

by Sebastian
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

2013 All Ages Awards

by Sebastian
Monday, November 04, 2013

New 2014 Street Course Pictures

by Sebastian
Friday, October 25, 2013

Main Course Rebuild 2013 Update Part Two

by Sebastian
Monday, October 21, 2013

Main Course Rebuild 2013 Update

by Sebastian
Thursday, October 17, 2013

SPoT Team in CA: Photos and Video

by Sebastian
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nike Dunk Low Black Rain Review

by Wit-E
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Damn Am Woodward West Photos: Day 3

by Sebastian
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Damn Am Woodward West Photos: Days 1 & 2

by Sebastian
Sunday, October 06, 2013

SPoT Team in Melbourne, FL: Bojangle$ Premiere

by Sebastian
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Franks for nothing: Gainesville

by Sebastian
Friday, September 27, 2013

Booze Cruise 2013

by Sebastian
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Vans SPoT x Russ Pope Sk8-Hi Shoe Release

by Sebastian
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Emerica MADE Chapter One premiere

by Sebastian
Saturday, September 14, 2013

Surf Expo 2013

by Sebastian
Friday, September 13, 2013

Cruise Control - Episode 1

by Sebastian
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Quick Miami Trip

by Sebastian
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A weekend in NYC, Project BA, LES Skatepark, Street League

by Sebastian
Sunday, September 01, 2013

Damn Am Shanghai: SPoT Life and Photos

by HiDefJoe
Friday, August 23, 2013
SPoT Life episide and photos from Damn Am Shanghai 2013

Damn Am China, 2013: Day 1 and 2

by HiDefJoe
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Hidef Joe takes you through day 1 and 2 of Damn Am China, 2013

Back to School Bash presented by Emerica

by HiDefJoe
Monday, August 12, 2013

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor Three Year Anniversary

by HiDefJoe
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
If you weren’t at the SPoT Ybor and the Bricks 3-year anniversary party you missed out on a damn good time. Here's the coverage.

Agenda - Los Angeles, 2013

by Lep
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Lep, Brian, and Albow flew out to L.A. for Agenda this year and got to party with some homies at the Vans U.S. Open. Check out some photos and a story by Lep.

AmsterDamn Am 2013

by Rob
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Photos from AmsterDamn Am 2013.

AmsterDamn Am 2013 Heats

by Rob
Friday, July 12, 2013
Heats for AmsterDamn Am 2013.

Franks For Nothing Episode One

by Frank
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Aaron Austin has some photos that he shot while Frank was filming the first episode of Franks for Nothing.

Go Skateboarding Day 2013 With Kayo

by Rob
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Go Skateboarding Day takes the damn good time we have skateboarding every day to a whole new level of good times this year around with the Kayo team stopping by to rip, hang out, and hold down. We've got a new episode of SPoT Life with all the footage and a bunch of photos and sequences, too.

The Bro Bowl: Historic for Us, But a Small Piece of Something Bigger

by Rob
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
On June 11, 2013 I attended a meeting at Tampa City Hall concerning historic preservation. I remember seeing a petition on the internet to "Save the Bro Bowl" and I think any of us (and many did) would sign a petition to save something that we all have skated from being demolished. The petition that was signed by many, lead people to believe that the government was viciously tearing down a skateboarding landmark with no alternative plan, this wasn't really the case.

School's Out Jam 2013 Presented by Krew

by Rob
Monday, June 10, 2013
As usual, it was some of the best local skateboarding at the School's Out Jam this weekend, however, many of you came from as far as Texas, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico. Thanks for making the trip and joining us for another one. We've got photos and video here.

My History With The Bro Bowl in Tampa

by Rob
Monday, June 10, 2013
When I first moved to Tampa, I was at the height of my skateboarding life as far as ability goes. Jumping down stairs and gaps, going on the endless treasure hunt for spots like ledges, manny pads, and even transition like backyard mini-ramps and vert ramps. Of course I found Tampa's oldest "skatepark", the Bro Bowl. As every other skater I rolled with, we avoided the Bro Bowl because it sucked for anyone who wasn't stuck in the last generation of skateboarding...

Nerdsday Thursday: Top Brands Among Our Top Skateboarders

by Rob
Thursday, June 06, 2013
This week on Nerdsday Thursday, I'm taking a look at what the most popular brands among our top 50 skaters are.

SPoT Life Road Trip to Atlanta

by Rob
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
When we went up to Damn Am Atlanta last month, we did so many other things on the road trip that we made a separate SPoT Life episode from it. The highlight was being able to skate and film at Da Playground. I've got a bunch of sequences and photos from there along with the episode.

Damn Am Los Angeles 2013 Sunday

by Rob
Monday, June 03, 2013
I've got a bunch of chill shots from Sunday and some clips that didn't make it into SPoT Life.

Damn Am Los Angeles 2013 Qualifiers

by Rob
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Photos and a SPoT Life episode from Saturday at Damn Am Los Angeles Presented by Nike SB

Damn Am Los Angeles 2013 Presented by Nike SB: Semi-Finals Skaters and Format

by Rob
Saturday, June 01, 2013
The skaters and heats for the Semi-Finals, including details on the format and times.

Damn Am Los Angeles 2013 Presented by Nike SB: Skater List

by Rob
Friday, May 31, 2013
Top 30 from the Qualifers make the cut to the Sunday for the Semi-Finals and Finals. Sunday is the live broadcast at skateparkoftampa.com/damnam.

Damn Am Los Angeles 2013: Arrival in LA and Construction

by Rob
Friday, May 31, 2013
Today we arrived in LA for the first ever Damn Am Los Angeles at Nike's Sixth and Mill facility.

Nerdsday Thursday: An Analysis of Judges' Contest Scores

by Rob
Thursday, May 30, 2013
For this week's Nerdsday Thursday, we're taking a look at all the scores judges have given over the years using our live scoring system called SPoT Scoreboard.

Nerdsday Thursday: Our Top 50 Skateboarders Are Aging

by Rob
Thursday, May 23, 2013
This week on Nerdsday Thursday, I only have one chart for you.

Andrew Reynolds at SPoT for the Lakeland Skatepark Grand Opening

by Chris
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Andrew Reynolds is in town for today's grand opening at Lakeland Skatepark. Last night he stopped by Skatepark of Tampa with his daughter Stella.

Numbers Show Everyone Quitting Skateboarding: Nerdsday Thursday

by Rob
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I started with doing an analysis of our top 200 skaters over the years. Of course, the first question is regarding their ages. Then I dug deeper to see who out of those 200 top skaters from 2006 is still a skater. The numbers are pretty damn alarming. I don't want to believe it.

Florida Skateboard Hall of Fame Inductions 2013

by Rob
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Florida Skateboard Hall of Fame recently had their ceremony and new inductions here at SPoT. Chris Kelly has a few photos and HiDefJoe has an edit.

Vans Pool Party 2013

by Rob
Monday, May 13, 2013
Our last night and day in California this week was with Vans for the Pool Party.

Skateboard Bid'niss IASC Summit and Hall of Fame Awards

by Rob
Friday, May 10, 2013
I've spent the last two days at this conference about all the bid'niss stuff that goes on behind the scenes in the sketchy skateboard industry. I can't believe how lucky I am to be around all this stuff as an aging skateboarder. I'm nerding out and fanning out left and right.

A California Work and Play Day

by Rob
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Today I spent the day with Casey Wayne, Chris Kelly, HiDefJoe, and Brian Schaefer in California for plenty of mixing of business and pleasure as we always do. We rolled with Joey Brezinski and crew. Check out a few photos and sequences.

Nerdsday Thursday: Lakai Performance Over the Years

by Rob
Thursday, May 02, 2013
This week on Nerdsday Thursday, all I got is one simple chart for you. I was recently reviewing Lakai performance after this weekend's Spring Roll and found some fairly interesting ups and downs. Given major events over the years, you can read a lot into this one if you want.

Nike SB Floral Janoskis In Stock Now

by Wit-E
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Today, after many months of waiting, we finally received our shipment of Nike SB Floral Janoskis. They feature an upper composed of a digi camo print with a pixelated floral pattern along with a white Swoosh and midsole. They come with round waxed black laces and a pair of black standard flat laces.

Spring Roll 2013 and a Bradenton Session Presented by Lakai

by Rob
Monday, April 29, 2013
This weekend with the Lakai team being in town for the Spring Roll Contest, we did a lot more than just the Contest on Saturday. We've got a SPoT Life episode from that coming up soon, but for now, here are my photos from the Contest and the following day in Bradenton.

Spring Roll Presented by Lakai: Sponsored Division Skaters

by Rob
Friday, April 26, 2013
The list of skaters in the Sponsored Division in the Spring Roll Presented by Lakai.

Spring Roll Presented by Lakai: 16 and Up Division Skaters

by Rob
Friday, April 26, 2013
The list of skaters in the 16 and Up Division in the Spring Roll Presented by Lakai.

Spring Roll Presented by Lakai: 13 to 15 Division Skaters

by Rob
Friday, April 26, 2013
The list of skaters in the 13 to 15 Division in the Spring Roll Presented by Lakai.

Spring Roll Presented by Lakai: 9 to 12 and 8 and Under Skaters

by Rob
Friday, April 26, 2013
The list of skaters in the 9 to 12 and 8 and Under divisions in the Spring Roll Presented by Lakai.

Your Favorite Skateboarder Is Dead, Asian, Mexican, A Satanist, Married

by Rob
Friday, April 26, 2013
I was recently searching out some info on my favorite skateboarder and noticed some amazing results in Google's autocomplete, so I started trying random other people and came up with some pretty silly results. Check out what the internet generally thinks of some of your favorite pros.

Nerdsday Thursday: Education Edition

by Rob
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Today's Nerdsday Thurday is not a graph or numbers. I'm going to tell you about my friend Josh Friedburg...