12th Annual Clash of the Crews presented by Vans Article at Skatepark of Tampa

12th Annual Clash of the Crews presented by Vans

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 by Chris

Clash of the Crews is a Southeastern shop vs. shop contest where each shop skates in a jam with four of their riders, plus one optional owner/TM. Skaters are scored individually, and the top three scores from skaters in your jam count for your shop's final score. The top six shops then advance to the Finals which are head to head bracket format to determine the final winning crew!


  • Skatepark of Tampa
    • 4215 E. Columbus Dr. / Tampa, FL

Friday, January 19, 2018

  • Practice and registration
    • 12:00pm - Doors open
    • Free skating for contestants
    • 6:00pm - Free BBQ + beer for contestants 21 and up
  • Vans Death Race in Pro Course
    • 7:30pm
  • Camping permitted for participating shops
  • $100 entry fee per shop
  • 10:00pm - Park closes
  • Friday Night

    • 10:00pm - Gathering at The Bricks
      • 1327 E. 7th Ave. / Tampa, FL

Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • 10:00am – Doors open
    • Free skating for spectators all day
  • 12:00 pm - Boards for Bros tent in the courtyard. Stop by the tent, buy some merchandise, make a donation and help us get skateboards to kids who can't afford their own. BoardsforBros.org
  • 1:00pm – BBQ starts and contest starts
    • 20-30 invited teams
      • 4 skaters per team
      • 1 pro permitted within the 4 skaters
        • If pro is not currently on your roster, they are not permitted entry
      • 1 additional owner/manager permitted to skate
        • This will be the only option to allow 5 skaters per team
    • Five minute jams
    • Each skater gets scored individually
    • Top three skaters scores count for your shop's final score
    • Top 6 teams qualify for finals
      • 1st and 2nd place teams get "Golden Tickets"
  • Finals
    • 1st and 2nd place teams go direct to the 2nd bracket
    • Single elimination brackets
    • Head to head
    • Winner advances
  • Awards
    • Purse $2,500
      • 1st - $1,000
      • 2nd - $500
      • 3rd - $400
      • 4th - $300
      • 5th - $200
      • 6th - $100
  • Product Toss
  • 10:00pm - Park closes
  • Saturday Night

    • 8:00pm - Gathering at The Bricks
      • 1327 E. 7th Ave. / Tampa, FL



  • Crew must be established for at least one year; website, skatepark, t-shirts, and/or something that is known (you didn't just make it up on the fly)
  • If a crew (no shop) places in the top six spots, 50% of the prize money will be given to the shop that was bumped out

Boards For Bros

Boards For Bros will have a tent set up at this event, so if you have any old boards that aren't broken, or even skateboard parts, come by and say hey to Michelle. She'll take your donations that will help with our Boards For Bros Give Day later on this year. You can also win cool stuff when you donate! For more info about Boards For Bros, go to Boards4Bros.org.


We know you're on Instagram and Twitter as much as we are, so we made it easy to spread the word. Just save the image below and post it on your feed if you want. Don't forget to follow us @SPoTTAMPA. We'll be using the hashtag #SPoTTampa and #VansClashOfTheCrews.


Last Year's Coverage


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