Go Skateboarding Day and Emerica's Wild in the Streets

Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

After 300 or so skateboarders took off and hit the streets from Skatepark of Tampa, there wasn't much the police could do other than help clear a path at each intersection to help keep it safe. Once again, nice move, boys. Maybe next year we can work together on something? Who knows. Here are some photos I took along the way including a sequence of Andrew Reynolds' ollie out of the Bro Bowl.

Wild in the Streets shirts were gone pretty fast. All the money from these was given to Boards for Bros.
Around noon, things started to get thick out front.
Just before rolling...
Andrew Reynolds took care of photos and autographs and we were off.
Skater Profile: Andrew Reynolds
Andrew Reynods' shoes and Ed Templeton's board.
Skater Profile: Ed Templeton
Thanks to the Emerica Team for joining us - Andrew Reynolds, Ed Templeton, Marquis Preston, and Bryan Herman.
Skater Profile: Andrew Reynolds
Is that an Altamont logo on that truck flap?
Leaving the Park was crazy as all of us stopped traffic going in the other direction.
Turning the corner left from Columbus on to 40th Street was an amazing scene.
Do you spy yourself?
Andrew Reynolds pushed the whole way with us.
Skater Profile: Andrew Reynolds
Ed Templeton in the pack on 7th Avenue.
Skater Profile: Ed Templeton
Andrew Reynolds and Ed Templeton lead the crew down 7th Avenue.
Skater Profile: Andrew Reynolds
Headed into Ybor now.
Flicks on 7th.
I think we were a little spread out by this point on 7th in the heart of Ybor City.
Thanks to the Red Bull team for hooking up refreshments along the way.
On to Channelside Drive.
By the time we got to downtown, it was thinning out with many people stopping to rest after this already long skate. Here, Bryan Herman and Yonnie Cruz lead the charge into downtown.
I think it was down to only about 60 people that made it this far on the downtown stretch on to the Bro Bowl. Everyone else must have taken a short cut.
Our final resting and skate spot was the Bro Bowl.
Skater Profile: Ryan Clements
Stadium seating
Alejandro, Alex, and Kearley know how to stay cool.
Next up was a flat gap session with Andrew Reynolds and Bryan Herman.
Skater Profile: Andrew Reynolds
Bryan Herman - 360 flip.
Skater Profile: Bryan Herman
Rep your company.
There were many take a poops on attempts to ollie this gap. Reynolds is the only one who can do it.
I don't think I know of anyone else who has done anything out of the Bro Bowl to flat like Andrew Reynolds' 1998 kickflip meron and today's ollie out of it.
Skater Profile: Andrew Reynolds
Bryan Herman bought pizza for everyone. You can see it in his eyes.
Skater Profile: Bryan Herman
Ed Templeton and Andrew Reynolds recovering from the heat. Maybe the shirts should have been white.
Skater Profile: Ed Templeton
Ed and Clements auctioned off decks to raise money for Boards for Bros. We'll be back at Christmas to give away all the boards we accumulate.
Skater Profile: Ryan Clements
As far as I know, no one ended up in the paddywagon.
Thanks to everyone who donated and joined us for a fun skate across town.

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