Our first event of the year couldn't have went better. Damn Am Costa Mesa Presented by Volcom is officially a wrap.
Sunday was an amazing day filled with some incredible skateboarding in the Finals and Best Trick. After everything was said
and done Curren Caples came out on top, earning first place and a shortcut straight to the Semi-Finals of Tampa Am.
Congrats to Brodie Penrod for taking the Best Trick, and Dashawn Jordan for winning the Zumiez Destroyer Award.
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported. We are already looking forward to next year's event. Check out some photos below.
Day one here at Damn Am Costa Mesa Presented by Volcom is a wrap. After a rainy start, the clouds cleared up and the skating commenced. Today was Qualifiers with about 100 skaters ripping through a jam format. The top 16 move on to Sunday for the Semi-Finals. Curren Caples destroyed the course earning himself the Golden Ticket and a spot straight to the Finals. Get full results from Friday's Qualifiers right here and check out some photos below.
Saturday Qualifiers were insane with everyone battling for the golden ticket. Ultimately Brodie Penrod pulled it out in the end with a backtail kickflip out down the hubba. The course was being destroyed inside, while the shenanigans carried on outside at the Wheel of Fortune tent. Get full results from Saturday's Qualifiers right here and check out some photos below.
Damn Am Atlanta started on the road and day one just wrapped up with a bowl jam in the back at Hazard County Skatepark. Check out a few snaps from along the way. My favorite is Marcos Montoya's backside noseblunt in there. Wow, Marcos.
This week on Nerdsday Thursday, I'm looking at all the skaters who have skated Damn Am over the years that have gone pro. The list includes three Thrasher Skaters of the Year (Grant Taylor, David Gonzales, and Leo Romero) plus many of today's top pros. I can't belive how we've been able to meet over 120 of today's pros as they were kids coming up and skating contests like Damn Am for the fun and friendships you form at events like that. Take a look at this amazing list of pros that have skated Damn Am. Who's skating Damn Am right now that will be on this list in the future? We'll see.