Tampa Am 2015: Practice - SPoT Life

Here we are at our 22nd Annual Tampa Am contest and it's unbelievable how many people are already here ripping and watching. Over 200 hungry Ams figuring out the course and tightening up their lines, with a lot of them from different countries. Here's our first SPoT Life episode from the weekend and Bart Jones' photos. Coverage of last night's party and art show coming later today.

#TBT: Jack Olson Tampa Am 2013

With today marking the official kickoff to the 22nd Annual Tampa Am, it seems important to note that of all the winners of the Am since 1999, every one of them has turned pro except for the last two. And it’s only a matter of time. Jack Olson is one of those recent champs, and he’s coming to skate the Am again this year. So in a shout out to his return, we’re throwing it back to his winning run from 2013. You think he can do it again? Our guess is that he can. Welcome back Jack, and good luck.

Tampa Am: Who To Watch

The kickoff to Tampa Am 2015 starts today, with open practice and registration pretty much most of the day. After the park closes, we'll all be heading to The Bricks in Ybor City for drinks and high-fives to get everyone acquainted. The amount of Ams skating this weekend can be pretty overwhelming, especially if you're a newcomer to one of these events, so Street Leauge helped us out by putting together a "Who To Watch" section on their website. This isn't a star player list by any means...it just gives you an idea of who's been killing it during all the Damn Am contests this year and has the potential to place high at Tampa Am. For all we know, someone completely unknown could come out and win it...you'll just have to watch to find out. For now, head over to the SLS site and watch some incredible skateboarding.

SPoT Employee of the Month Party - October 2015

All of our staff kills it daily, but every month we pick one that's really just stood out and gone above and beyond. Then in traditional SPoT fashion, we throw a party. For October, we picked Andy Johnson who you can find in the back offices handling shipping and receiving for our online department. Andy also handles any emails you might send our way with questions or concerns, and he does a hell of a job. Congrats Andy...here's some photos from his EOTM party.

SPoT Product Watch: Nike SB GT Blazer

When the Nike SB brand decided to cut down the Blazer into a Low and put Grant Taylor's name on it, no one disagreed and the outcome was superb. However, with the recent trend of mid and high-top silhouettes making a come back, the OG Blazer SB has returned. This Holiday season, Nike SB introduced some of the best color ways in both the Blazer Low GT and Blazer SB that we've seen in some time. Each one features a premium suede upper, vulcanized outsole construction, and limited insole cushioning for supreme board feel. Shop these products and more from the Blazer Collection all available now.