Ryan Clements Skater Profile
Hometown: Tampa FL, Stance: Regular, Age: 41, Status: Am
Last Update: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Submit an Update
Ryan Clements on Instagram (@rtclem)
It was a really fun #tampapro weekend, but obviously the highlight for me was when I won Tightest Bro during #tampabro on MY #dreamdriveway, at MY house, hosting MY contest, with MY friends watching, MY filmer filming, and MY best bro @meronek taking this photo. As you can see I was holding MY daughter when I accepted MY award. Thanks @joshharmony, @_travesura, @brostyle, and all the bros that came out. You bros are the best bros.
I had too much fun at #tampabro today on the #dreamdriveway. This is @the_block_skate_supply shutting it down with a gap from the quarter to fs boardslide on the rail (that was definitely built to not be skated). Thanks to all of the friends that came out and to @brostyle for cutting the $1mil sponsorship check.
Another session, another back d. Stoked to skate with some friends this morning at Zephyrhills Skatepark. And it's even a better feeling to simply be in Tampa this weekend...it's almost like a vacation. Thanks for the photo @rothdigga, and good to roll with you @scottyb813, @justinsworld, @hollyryan78, @thegreek666, and Heidi...
He's getting married in two hours, but that didn't stop @porpe from sneaking in a last-minute bs tail at the Bradenton skatepark. I've watched this boy grow into a man over the last 15 years and I couldn't be more proud of him. Stoked we got to share a moment skating on his big day, because after all, skateboarding is what ties us all together anyway.
Florida in March is amazing and I got to spend this evening at the Rehearsal Dinner for the wedding of @porpe and @yuppyscum_. The temperature was perfect, and that sunset behind the live oaks and pines...we've got it good here in the Sunshine State. Congrats Jorge and Devin. Tomorrow is going to be magical.
While killing some time before hopping on a flight to Portland, I spent a few hours sightseeing in LA with tour guide @vernlaird. We stopped by Supreme, which had a line out front, and a staff member guarding the door, whose hand you can see next to my head. Then @tino_razo rolled up and got us right in! Great seeing you guys today...
How many guys does it take to put together the #adidasskatecopa #boostthebar? Only @chickenlivers actually, with the rest of us observing and documenting. If your shop is not in Skate Copa, you can still skate Best Trick at Westchester on Saturday at 5pm to win your share of $500 in cash. Come hang with us!
I flew from Tampa to LA this morning...and damn it's been a long day! Our first stop was @berrics to pick up some product for #adidasskatecopa, which is at Westchester on Saturday. It was a a skateboard-superstar packed session, and amongst Koston, Mountain, and Howard, I ran into one of the coolest dudes out, @danilebron, who happens to still have more pop than someone half his age.
I'm so grateful to not be in an airport right now. For the past few weeks it's been nonstop travel, but today was different...normal day at @theboardr, session on the #dreamdriveway after work, and dinner at my own kitchen table. The flights start again on Thursday, but I'm enjoying being in Tampa for now...
I flew out to LA on Wednesday night, had my top-secret, invite-only, industry who's-who meeting (I'm grateful to be included) yesterday, and now I'm flying home to Tampa. On a lighter, non-political note, we have our 3rd #TheBoardrAm tomorrow at Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark. Winner gets a spot in the Finals at X Games and hangs with the #boardrboys in Austin, all expenses paid. Hope to see you there!
While I was "on vacation" (as @porpe puts it) in Australia last weekend, the rest of the #boardrboys hosted @grindforlifeorg at Lakeland Skatepark. Check the coverage at TheBoardr.com. I swear I told them to do the bowl portion of the Contest in the big bowl, not the flow bowl, but maybe Jorge was like, "Clem will never know..."
Traveling and experiencing other places and cultures is the best. It's pretty easy to get by in Australia, though. The accents are heavy, so you have to listen carefully. And be sure to look both ways because they "drive on the wrong side of the road." But I always get a little laugh out of the way things are worded in other places. In Oz you get brekky, not breakfast, and your to-go order is take-away. Had a great time here...Tampa-bound now, with care.
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