Articles Posted in 2010

Frontside Grind Magazine Covers Old Guy Tuesdays

by Rob
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Every Tuesday, the old guys gather in the bowl, but before that, I spent some time in the other building.

Virtual Tour - SPoT Street Course

by Rob
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A 360 degree view of the SPoT street course as of December 2010.

Boards for Bros 2010: Distributing the Boards

by Rob
Thursday, December 23, 2010
This year, we took the truckload of over 200 boards over to St. Pete.

SPoT Skate Shop Ybor December 2010

by Rob
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Been to SPoT Skate Shop in Ybor recently? Here's a quick tour if you haven't...

Skatepark of Tampa Facebook Statistics

by Rob
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
We're about to hit 35,000 fans on our Facebook Page. I dug through some of the interesting statistics here.

SPoT Ghetto Christmas Party 2010

by Rob
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I'm just unloading my camera here from last night. I got no energy for words and banter on all these photos. Thanks everyone for coming to our holiday shindig.

Helping Santa's Helpers: Toys for Ta-tas

by Rob
Friday, December 17, 2010
So, once again, we heard the children need our help, so early this morning at 6am, we piled up some skateboard gear to donate and headed over to Toys For Ta-tas.

Boards for Bros 2010 Assembly

by Rob
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Boards for Bros is our charity at Skatepark of Tampa. All year long, we collect used parts in the Shop. At the end of the year, we gather some friends and put everything together into as many usable skateboards as we can. Then we go through the rough neighborhoods of Tampa and give out hundreds of boards to kids. Last night we had a two hours session of putting the first 100 boards together for our giveaway trip this Saturday.

Tampa Am 2010 Awards, Nightlife, Randoms, and Credits

by Rob
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Random photos from the whole weekend including our thanks to people who helped make it happen.

Tampa Am 2010 Sequences

by Rob
Monday, December 06, 2010
A small sample of some of the ripping going down at Tampa Am 2010 on Sunday.

Tampa Am 2010 Semi-Finals Heats

by Rob
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Top 16 from each day make up the Semi-Finals joined by top two from Damn Am all year.

Tampa Am Friday 2010 Qualifiers and Damn Am Awards

by Rob
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Footage from Friday's ripping Qualifiers and photos from the Damn Am Awards later that night.

Tampa Am 2010 Practice and Welcome to Tampa Party

by Rob
Friday, December 03, 2010
Did I see nolllie flip backside noseblunt slide? Wow. No one cut the budget on practice.

Tampa Am 2010 Street Qualifiers

by Rob
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Top 16 from each day make the cut.

Damn Am of the Year 2010 Results

by Rob
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
If you make the cut to Sunday at at least two Damn Am contests during the year, you're in the running for Damn Am of the Year. Your top two Sunday scores are averaged to get the final score. Results for 2010 are here.

Deja Vu at the MIA Video Premiere at The Bricks

by Rob
Monday, November 22, 2010
You all thought I skipped the MIA Video Premiere at The Bricks. Nope, I was there. Check out a few party photos.

Snack Bar and Parents Only Lounge at SPoT

by Rob
Monday, November 22, 2010
A 360 degree view of the Snack Bar and Lounge at SPoT.

Tampa to Texas: Road Trip to the Johnny Romano Skate Jam

by Stalker
Monday, November 22, 2010
We packed up the posse into Clements' truck and headed to Houston, Texas for the Johnny Romano Skate Jam.

14th Annual Johnny Romano Skate Jam Benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation

by Stalker
Monday, November 22, 2010
We once again made our annual pilgrimage to Houston for the 14th Annual Johnny Romano Skate Jam this year.

Course Construction: November 18, 2010

by Rob
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Another course construction update. Things should be done by tomorrow night.

Street Course Construction Update: November 17, 2010

by Rob
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Looks like the course will be done this weekend. It's about half way through.

Harvest Jam All Ages Contest and All Ages Awards

by Rob
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The more I learn about photography, the more I realize I don't how much about photography. I'm blowing it on so many of these with the focus and exposure. What can I blame this on? My camera! Look at these crappy photos my camera took...

All Ages Awards Results 2010

by Rob
Saturday, November 13, 2010
The full standings for the All Ages End of Year Awards.

A Decade of Tampa Am Memories

by Rob
Friday, November 12, 2010
Over these years, I slowly learned how to use a camera as you can see in this trip down Tampa Am memory lane.

Stand Up For Skateparks in Vegas

by Ryan
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thanks to Tony and the entire staff for an amazing event and experience. I finally feel normal after staying up all night on Saturday night and catching my 6am flight home on Sunday morning.

All Ages End of Year Awards So Far...

by Rob
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This weekend is the Harvest Jam where the overall winners in each division will be determined for the End of the Year Awards at The Bricks.

Make-A-Wish Johnny Romano Skate Jam 2010

by Rob
Monday, November 08, 2010
It's been 14 years of giving for Make-A-Wish at the Texas Skate Jam in Houston.

Tampa Am 2010 Schedule of Events

by Rob
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
The full details on what's going on at Tampa Pro 2010.

Damn Am Volcom 2010 Photos and Video

by Rob
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Skate and lurk photos from the weekend.

Damn Am Costa Mesa 2010 Semi-Finals

by Rob
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Tyson Bowerbank and Tommy Fynn are not in the Semi-Finals. Here's the full list.

10th Annual Damn Am Costa Mesa Set-up

by Rob
Friday, October 22, 2010
Today was set up and check-in along with practice. Before I got locked down at the check-in desk all day, I shot these few photos.

10th Annual Damn Am at Volcom Qualifiers

by Rob
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The full list of who's skating in the Qualifiers on Friday and Saturday.

Old Man Appreciation Bowl Jam Presented by Nike SB, Creature, and Blue Point Brewing Company

by Rob
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Thanks to Blue Point Brewing Company for some damn good beer, Nike SB and Creature for plenty of free product, and all you frontside grinders for my personal entertainment. I hope you see that all I'm trying to do is make you laugh with my weirdo sense of humor. If you don't have a funny bone, don't go any farther.

Habitat's Origin Premiere at The Bricks

by Rob
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
If you were here, thanks for stopping by to check the video out.

Acid Trip Manny Pad Construction

by Rob
Thursday, October 14, 2010
We're building a wavy, curvy, twisted version of a manny pad/ledge between the buildings here at SPoT.

2nd Annual BMX Jam Results

by Rob
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Full results from the BMX Jam.

West 49 Take the Cake 2010

by Ryan
Saturday, October 09, 2010
While Rob, Brian, and Jorge were in Hollywood, I flew up to Niagara Falls to help out West 49 with Take the Cake.

Downtown Showdown Webcast Party

by Stalker
Friday, October 08, 2010
While the boss-men were out running the Vans Downtown Showdown, the rest of us were back in good ol' Tampa having a party at The Bricks and enjoying the Contest via webcast. Enjoy the photos.

Coping with Autism with A-Skate

by Stalker
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Chris Worley and Peter Karvonen from the A-Skate Foundation, a charity organization devoted to introducing skateboarding to autistic kids, came to the Park to host a clinic for any autistic kids interested in coming out.

Vans Downtown Showdown 2010

by Rob
Monday, October 04, 2010
Congrats to Beauty and the Beast for winning the 2010 Vans Downtown Showdown.

Sequence Dump: Jereme, PJ, Ichabod

by Rob
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Enough with the chill cam dumps, here's a sequence dump.

Street League 2010

by Rob
Monday, September 27, 2010
A quick weekend in Vegas for the last Street League of 2010.

Damn Am Canada 2010

by Rob
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Late Friday morning in Vancouver, we realized the forecast called for cats and dogs falling from the sky all weekend. There was an 80% chance that our Damn Am parade would be rained on the next day...

Chill Cam Dump: Saturday on Wheels and Sauce

by Rob
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I am long overdue on a chill cam dump. Here's one from yesterday.

Emerica's Stay Gold Premiere at The Bricks

by Rob
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Complimentary sauce courtesy of Emerica, everyone in your crew, and a damn good skateboarding movie. If you were here, thanks for stopping by.

A Nerdy Analysis of Sketchy Skateboard Industry Paper Trails

by Rob
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
A full nerding out on our Captain Corporate's Coverage Patrol database of skaters and magazine coverage we've logged.

Tourist Mission to Berlin

by Ryan
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
After AmsterDamn Am, the rest of the crew went back to the States while the lovely Mrs. Clements and I took a little side trip to Berlin.

Warped Tour 2010

by Stalker
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Another hot summer, another Warped Tour stop in neighboring city, St. Petersburg.

Back to School Bash 2010 All Ages Contest Presented by Altamont

by Stalker
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The collective heavy sigh of all Florida kids is deafening when you mention another school year to them. Luckily we're here for one last hoorah before the upcoming nine or so months of school with our annual Back To School Bash.

Altamont Demo at SPoT

by Rob
Monday, August 23, 2010
Altamont was kind enough to sponsor this year's Back to School Bash, and to really kick off the fun weekend an Altamont Demo was scheduled.

DC King of Montreal 2010

by Rob
Monday, August 23, 2010
DC had another King Contest in Montreal.

Innetech Check-In: August 18, 2010

by Rob
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Justin, Kearley, and Austin are busy as usual, organizing all the new product coming through Innetech...here are some photos. We have 30 pairs of these new Dunk Highs that are only available at SPoT Skate Shop in Ybor. They'll be on sale on August 19 at noon. You'll get a voucher for a free Tecate at The Bricks when you pick up a pair.

ASR and Crossroads August 2010

by Rob
Monday, August 16, 2010
Two $10,000 Best Trick Contests and a bunch of random lurk out at ASR and Crossroads.

$1,000,000 UP FOR GRABS AT MALOOF MONEY CUP

by News
Friday, August 13, 2010
Maloof Money Cup Creator Joe Maloof, owner of the Sacramento Kings and Palms Casino Resort, today announced that any pro skater who wins four consecutive Maloof Money Cup Men’s Pro Street titles will earn an unprecedented one million dollar bonus.

Lunch at The Bricks, Austin's Bowl Mural, and Downtown Tampa

by Rob
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I was in town for just a couple days before having to head back out to San Diego for ASR this afternoon. While here, I took the lens through three of my favorite places.

Coastal Carnage 2010 Presented by Converse

by MikeD
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Mike Derewenko shot these photos and wrote captions for Coastal Carnage 2010.

Maloof Money Cup OC 2010 Weekend

by Rob
Monday, August 09, 2010
Footage and photos from Maloof Money Cup in Orange County this weekend.

Thursday at Maloof Money Cup: SPoTlight Employee Session and Last Chance Qualifiers

by Rob
Friday, August 06, 2010
We get to the contest early so we can skate a bit before all the madness settles in.

Maloof Money Cup OC 2010 Course and Masters Session

by Rob
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Wednesday at Maloof Money Cup was just practice and the Masters' Session on the course. I snuck away from being stuck at registration all day and shot a few photos.

An Analysis of Site Traffic and Sales at skateparkoftampa.com

by Rob
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
If you’re in the skateboarding business, especially retail, I’m sure you’re scratching your head while looking at numbers decline like we have been over the last few years. What do you do? Change your product line up a little? Change how you present things? Change your shop layout? Change your website?

Member Appreciation Day Presented by Nike SB - August 2010

by Rob
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Nike SB backed this month's Membership Appreciation Day. Here are a few photos from a little ledge contest we had.

The Cure and a Tour of SPoT Skate Shop Next Door

by Rob
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Cure (two eggs over easy, cheese, bacon, tomato, avocado cream, toasted baguette) is a popular item. I ran into Bartender Durke on break who was enjoying one and snapped a photo before heading over to check out SPoT Skate Shop Ybor next door.

eS Game of Skate 2010 at SPoT

by Rob
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Here are some photos I shot during our four hour Monday night where 146 people came down to PJ Castellano winning it again this year.

Skatepark of Tampa Annual Free Day 2010

by Stalker
Monday, July 26, 2010
Another summer swelter, another SPoT Free Day...

New Shoes and an Old Ditch

by Rob
Friday, July 23, 2010
Somehow I'm on a list at eS where it seems like every new shoe suddenly shows up on my desk. Today I got the Atiba colorway of the new eS Square Two shoe.

Free Day Benefiting Boards for Bros 2010

by Rob
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday was our annual Free Day Benefiting Boards for Bros...

Good Day Tampa Bay Visits SPoT

by Stalker
Monday, July 19, 2010
Good Day Tampa Bay, a local Tampa-area morning news show, hit us up about coming out and filming a segment on the Park.

CJ Dixon: Welcome to the SPoT Team

by Rob
Monday, July 19, 2010
CJ Dixon is officially on the Skatepark of Tampa Team. Check out a video by Ricky Lester...

SPoT Skate Shop Ybor Virtual Tour

by Rob
Monday, July 19, 2010
Get a 360 degree view of our Shop in Ybor.

Checking in With Innetech and SPoT Skate Shop

by Rob
Friday, July 16, 2010
There's a bunch of new Traffic boards, Vans, Converse, new Austin's Art War decks, and more that are piled up and ready to be put out into SPoT Skate Shop. I rolled through with my camera again to show you some of it.

Furlong in Iraq

by Furlong
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I just returned from the Middle East, where I went on a USO mission to visit troops deployed in "Operation Iraqi Freedom."

A Tour of SPoT Skate Shop Ybor July 2010

by Rob
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
SPoT Skate Shop in Ybor is connected to The Bricks. We've been open just a few days down here now but we're already on a routine of regularly changing up the Shop and how it looks. Check out a few photos from today.

Amsterdam Sunday Night During the Game

by Rob
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday night after AmsterDamn Am, the big deal soccer game was on. We all met up at some bar and then got lost in the city afterwards.

AmsterDamn Am 2010 Sunday

by Rob
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Photos and footage from the Finals at AmsterDamn Am 2010.

AmsterDamn Am 2010 Semi-Finals Heat Sheets

by Rob
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Top 10 from the Semi-Finals make the cut to the Finals to join Tiago Lemos Soares and John Koetzier.

Tourist Trap Cam Dump from Amsterdam

by Rob
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Last night I could barely stay awake. Tonight, I can't go to sleep. I think I'm finally a victim of jet lag. Here's a dump of random photos from my camera today. It's 2:30am in Amsterdam...

AmsterDamn Am 2010 Qualifiers Heat Sheets

by Rob
Friday, July 09, 2010
A list of everyone skating in the Damn Am Qualifiers at Amsterdam.

Arrival in Holland for AmsterDamn Am 2010

by Rob
Friday, July 09, 2010
I'm here in Holland with the entire SPoTlight Productions crew minus that one guy who started a bar in Tampa and stayed home. We are here to watch a bunch of cleated mullets kick a ball into a box. Nah...

Clem Crappy Copenhagen Clips

by Ryan
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Brian and I stayed behind in Copenhagen while the rest of the crew took off on Monday after the event. Our mission was to host a few demos and then a small contest at this thing called Roskilde Festival.

Innetech Check-In: July 7, 2010

by Rob
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Another stroll through Innetech to check out some product and other randoms...

Sunday and the Finals at Copenhagen Pro 2010

by Rob
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Photos and video from Sunday at Copenhagen Pro.

Copenhagen Pro 2010 Weekend

by Rob
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Dancing with the Anti-Hero crew, general lurking around the Contest, and a few skate clips and photos from Saturday at Copenhagen Pro.

Copenhagen Pro 2010 Qualifier Heat Sheets

by Rob
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Top 12 make the cut to the Finals on Sunday.

Our First Day in Copenhagen

by Rob
Friday, June 25, 2010
Planes, trains, weird coffee, pushing through the streets, the Copenhagen Skatepark, and soccer madness on day one of Copenhagen Pro.

School's Out Jam 2010 Presented by KR3W

by Stalker
Friday, June 25, 2010
Another sweltering June in Tampa, another School's Out Jam.

Go Skateboarding Day and Emerica's Wild in the Streets

by Rob
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
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.

Emerica Mild in the Park 2010

by Rob
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
On Sunday, the Emerica team came and spent a few hours at SPoT.

Red Bull Manny Mania Charlotte 2010

by Rob
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thanks to Red Bull for having us at another Manny Mania Contest in Charlotte.

An Afternoon in Charlotte, NC

by Rob
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I'm here in Charlotte, NC with Schaefer and Clements where SPoTlight Productions is running Red Bull's Manny Mania Contest today. Last night, we got into a bit around town...

Old Photos from Tampa by Ed Templeton

by Rob
Friday, June 18, 2010
Ed Templeton sent over some old photos from Tampa.

Casual Thursday? Barefoot in Innetech

by Rob
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Another tour of Innetech and the bare feet going on back there.

Torey Pudwill's DVS Shoe for Copenhagen Pro

by Rob
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Torey Pudwill has been on a rampage lately, and judging from word on the street about his recent part in the Transworld video, he's been hard at work when you're not looking, too.

Hot Summer Skate Camp With Wizard

by Rob
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
When the little kids are taking their shirts off, you know it's pretty hot.

Copenhagen Pro 2010 Construction

by Rob
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Copenhagen Pro is June 25 - 27, 2010. Copenhagen is one of the most fun pro contests of the year. They change up the course every year and sent over these progress photos.

Red Bull Manny Mania Orlando 2010

by Rob
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
This year's Manny Mania Florida stop was at City Walk in Orlando...

Damn Am Minneapolis 2010

by Rob
Monday, June 14, 2010
Photos from the Damn Am at Minneapolis 2010.

The Damn Am Bowl Jam in Minneapolis

by Rob
Saturday, June 12, 2010
We had a little bowl jam at the 3rd Lair Skatepark in Minneapolis the night before Damn Am kicks off here.

Damn Am Minneapolis 2010 Qualifiers Heats

by Rob
Friday, June 11, 2010
A list of everyone skating in the Damn Am Street Qualifiers at Minneapolis.

Sequences from Maloof Money Cup NYC 2010

by Rob
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Several sequences from the Maloof Money Cup NYC 2010.

Party Time at Maloof Money Cup NYC 2010

by Rob
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
After a very hard working weekend, a lot of pro skaters and the grown up industry dudes posted up at the bar, stole some beer, and got a little loose. Brian's quote was, "We got back on the Skatepark of Tampa Party Team in one night."

Chill Time and Skate Photos at Maloof Money Cup NYC 2010

by Rob
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Several photos from the Maloof Money Cup all weekend in New York City.

Maloof Money Cup NYC 2010 AM Skater Jams

by Rob
Friday, June 04, 2010
A list of the ams skating in each jam.

Maloof Money Cup NYC 2010 PRO Skater Jams

by Rob
Friday, June 04, 2010
A list of the pros skating in each jam.

Thursday at Maloof Money Cup: Check-In and Course Construction

by Rob
Friday, June 04, 2010
It was check-in and a bunch of admin work on Thursday arriving for the MMC NYC.

Friday Afternoon at Innetech

by Rob
Friday, May 28, 2010
I'm here in Innetech, Skatepark of Tampa's back offices where we handle bid'niss like checking in inventory, taking product photos, and scanning newspapers for silly headlines. Check out Friday Afternoon at Innetech.

A Close Up Foot Fetish With Shoes We Cannot Mail

by Rob
Friday, May 28, 2010
You can't buy any of these shoes online. They're available in the Shop only. So, I'm taking you on a closeup tour of these smokin hot items.

Clem is Getting Married

by Rob
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Last night, cruising through the streets of downtown Tampa and Ybor was a flock of about 250 years worth of skateboard experience.

Chinese Chill Cam Dump

by Rob
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
As usual, it wasn't just skateboarding on this trip to China. The Woodward staff and their amazing hospitality allowed us to experience things in China that we would never have been able to do on our own. Here's a small sample of what we saw outside of Woodward in China.

Camp Chill Cam Dump

by Ryan
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The last few weeks prior to heading to China were pretty hectic.

Woodward Beijing Grand Opening

by Ryan
Monday, May 17, 2010
I'm stoked to head home from China, but I feel like we barely scratched the surface of such an interesting country.

Chingrish and Facilities Tour of Woodward Beijing

by Rob
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Chingrish is off the chain here in Beijing. Also, take a tour of the Woodward facilities.

Arrival in China for Woodward's Grand Opening

by Rob
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
A few photos from our tourist mission in Beijing.

Maloof Money Cup Launch Party 2010

by Rob
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Clem and I are on our way to China for the Woodward Grand Opening. On the way, we stopped in Vegas for 12 hours to high five some friends and get some skateboard bid'niss done at the Maloof Money Cup launch party. When I woke up, here's what was in my camera.. We are now in LA on our way to Beijing.

MALOOF MONEY CUP ANNOUNCES NYC ROSTER

by News
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Cole, P-Rod, Sheckler, Rowley, Dollin among 48 Top Pro Skaters Descending on NYC June 5-6: $250,000 Prize Purse and Title of MMC NY Champ up for Grabs

Clem Chill Cam Dump

by Ryan
Monday, April 26, 2010
When Rob and I went to LA last week, I flew out a day early to have a couple of meetings.

Spring Roll 2010 Presented by DVS

by Stalker
Monday, April 19, 2010
We held our annual Spring Roll Presented by DVS this past weekend.

Skateboarder Magazine Hollenbeck Jam Benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation

by Ryan
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Skateboarder Magazine and Make-A-Wish had a contest at Hollenbeck in Los Angeles.

Spring Roll Presented by DVS Contest Results: April 17, 2010

by Rob
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Results from the Spring Roll Contest.

With the Four Horsemen Ride

by Ryan
Friday, April 16, 2010
Everyone's busy. But sometimes you've got to take some time out for yourself.

This is not the Spring Roll

by Rob
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I'm bummed I'm missing the Spring Roll Contest at SPoT this weekend, so I went out to the course to shoot a few photos today.

Skateboarding is Everywhere: Galapagos Islands

by Rob
Thursday, April 15, 2010
On my adventure through Quito and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, I was surprised by how many skate spots I ran into.

Phoenix Am 2010

by Porpe
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Waking up to catch a 5:30am flight is a challenge, especially for me. This was my first time to Phoenix Am...

Skatepark of Tampa Introduces SPoT Footwear

by News
Thursday, April 01, 2010
The skate park, retail, online, event production, and bar/cafe business are just not enough for the minds at Skatepark of Tampa. The group has recently announced the introduction of SPoT Footwear.

Weekend in Tampa

by Ryan
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The weekend after Tampa Pro, Rob went to NYC and I volunteered to photo-document a few things that went on around town since he'd be missing it.

Element's Make It Count Contest

by Rob
Monday, March 29, 2010
Photos from the Element Make it Count Contest at SPoT.

Tampa Pro 2010 Skater Profile Click Stats

by Rob
Thursday, March 25, 2010
See the list of top 100 skater profiles viewed on the site during Tampa Pro and the days following.

SPoT Demo At UCF

by Rob
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
We were off to University of Central Florida to skate Tim Kulas' Goat Ramp in a field while bands played.

Tampa Pro 2010 Thanks and Just for Showing Up Awards

by Rob
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The short list of people we thanked on stage at the awards for being part of Tampa Pro. There are so many more of course, but unfortunately, we can't have every single one of you up. Thanks for another great time at Tampa Pro.

Tampa Pro 2010 Skate Photos

by Rob
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Skate photos and banter from the weekend.

Chill Time at Tampa Pro 2010

by Rob
Monday, March 15, 2010
Photos from everything that went on outside of the skating at Tampa Pro 2010 - the parties, the awards, the new friends, and good times.

Tampa Pro 2010 Team Manager/Industry VIP Contest

by Rob
Monday, March 15, 2010
Results and photos from the Team Manager and Industry VIP Contest.

Tampa Pro 2010 Street Semi-Finals Heat Sheets

by Rob
Saturday, March 13, 2010
The full list and order people are skating in the Semi-Finals.

Tampa Am Vert Qualifiers

by Rob
Friday, March 12, 2010
The list of riders at Tampa Am Vert 2010.

Tampa Pro 2010 Street Qualifiers

by Rob
Friday, March 12, 2010
The skater list and order for the Tampa Pro Street Qualifiers.

An Evening with Frontside Grind Magazine

by Rob
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
After a few photos on the street course with Paul Rodriguez, I put on my editor had and went back to the bowl to find victims for more Frontside Grind Magazine covers. Here are two more issues I know you've been waiting for.

An Evening With P-Rod

by Rob
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Paul Rodrigeuz hung out and skated at SPoT tonight.

The etnies Team Was Here, I Swear

by Rob
Monday, March 08, 2010
A few photos from the etnies team session at SPoT

White Trash Weekend 2010

by Ryan
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
It's been an entire year since my last visit to Daytona for their annual Bike Week. This time, possibly due to the cold-ass weather and maybe the economy, it wasn't quite as white trash as I recall from last year.

The Munny Art Show and Cigar City Tattoo Convention

by Rob
Monday, March 01, 2010
Some chill shots from the Munny Art Show and Cigar City Tattoo Convention.

Munny to Blow

by Stalker
Monday, March 01, 2010
The cool thing about art is that you can do a lot of different things...

Let's Go Exploring!

by Stalker
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Many trips out to skate some street spots begin with "Oh, let's go to that spot," only to get kicked out and for us to just end up exploring Tampa and the surrounding areas.

Lack of Traveling

by Ryan
Thursday, February 25, 2010
For the past few months we haven't been traveling all that much, so I've really been getting used to spending my weekends at home.

CONS Shoe Release Party

by Jorge
Monday, February 22, 2010
Barak asked me last week if I wanted to go to New York City with him to attend a shoe release party for Converse. Of course, with no hesitation I said, “Hell yeah!”

Sketchy Winter Jam Contest

by Rob
Monday, February 22, 2010
We packed up the Clem-350 and took it on another adventure this past weekend. There was a totally lame, strictly-run skate contest at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

A Night of Sounds and Visuals

by Rob
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I stopped by two art galleries last night, Transitions Art Gallery and the Tampa Museum of Art.

Austin's Artwar Notes

by Rob
Friday, February 19, 2010
I shot some photos of new work from Austin...

A Tour of SPoT Skate Shop

by Rob
Friday, February 19, 2010
No words, just a tour of the Shop as of February 2009.

Urban Renewal

by Stalker
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The crusty cityscape of Tampa has produced some memorable and unique spots over the years.

Valentine's Day Massacre 2010 Presented by Ergo

by Rob
Monday, February 15, 2010
Photos from the Valentine's Day Massacre.

Valentine's Day Massacre Presented by ERGO Full Results

by Rob
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Results from the Valentine's Day Massacre Contest.

Frosty's Dark Dungeon

by Rob
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Yesterday, all the ground in the Park was a sweaty death trap except for Frosty's Dungeon.

Skater Click Rankings on skateparkoftampa.com

by Rob
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
An analysis of what skater profiles have been clicked on the most in the last three months.

ASR Mini-Ramp Jam Presented by Volcom

by Ryan
Thursday, February 04, 2010
The plan was no plan at all. We were just hoping that some legit dudes would show up and skate. But Schaefer did a damn good job of recruiting heavy hitters from next door at CrossRoads and it was on.

Damn Am Awards 2009 and The Skateboard Mag’s YBAm

by Rob
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Over at Damn Am and SPoTlight we used to joke about throwing our own party. We discussed the idea of a fun time with no cover and no security, free beer to those of age, and just a good ol’ time focused around skateboarding. Pair that up with the fact that we wanted to recognize the ams that participate in the Damn Ams and Tampa Am and the Damn Am Awards were born.

ASR January 2010 Lurk Out

by Rob
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
The SPoTlight Productions and Skatepark of Tampa crew just arrived in San Diego for ASR, Crossroads, and the 2nd Annual Damn Am Awards going on tonight. Here's a few photos of what's going on so far.

My New Camera Isn't Going to Make Me Take Better Pictures

by Rob
Monday, February 01, 2010
I got a new camera and lens today. It takes faster sequences and the lens lets me shoot super lazy style from clear across the course.

A Walk in the Park at Curtis Hixon, Tampa

by Rob
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
All I wanted to do is make a point that skateboarders are there for the Grand Opening of Curtis Hixon Park. It worked.

Curtis Hixon is a Dick, Son!

by Stalker
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
As juvenile and childish as the title may be, nothing sums up the experience I had with my friends at the grand opening of Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park than the aforementioned.

First Photos of Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa

by Rob
Friday, January 22, 2010
On Sunday at 1:30pm, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio will be downtown cutting a ribbon to open Curtis Hixon Park.

Fisheye Photos Are So Old They're New Again

by Rob
Thursday, January 21, 2010
In the kiddie course and bowl warehouse, the ignorant ass hip hop is sounding much more vibrant than usual...

Yonnie and Porpe: Dark in the Park

by Rob
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Yonnie and Porpe were checking off all kinds of moves as I was leaving for work, so I pointed the lens.

Outlying Areas

by Stalker
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I left the city and hit the cuts to show some off the radar skating to the world. This one's for all the small towns.

The Moat Show Day Two, January 2010

by Rob
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Photos from Rob Meronek and Stalker Steve at the Moat Show, Day Two.

The Moat Show January 2010

by Rob
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Photos from the lurkage at The Moat Show, January 2009.

Larry Perkins on the Come Up

by News
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Larry Perkins' interview from Big Brother's May 2002 issue.

Austin England's Art Opening in Ybor

by Stalker
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
SPoT employee Austin England has a huge window display up at Urban Outfitters in Ybor City for the next month.

Zero Demo at SPoT, January 2010

by Rob
Monday, January 11, 2010
Photos and video from the Zero demo at SPoT.