Zaturdays: Tampa Am Challenge

You should come to Tampa Am even if you’re not skating the contest. Or especially if you’re not? It might be the most fun you have all year. In anticipation of your trip, here is the first annual Zaturdays - Tampa Am Challenge [Z-TAC] to make the weekend even more entertaining. I’ll do a Zaturdays story and a SPoT Insta post on whoever does the most of them. What an honor right? Just make sure to film it all and put together a (really) short edit. Then email me a link at Click here to see all 16 challenges. Should be easy. Good luck!

LRG "1947" Video Premiere + Team Signing

The new LRG video "1947" has been making its debut in select cities around the world, and now it's coming to Tampa. Word on the street is that Miles Silvas shut it down with his part, but with names like Tom Asta, Felipe Gustavo, Tommy Sandoval and Jack Curtin (to name a few), you'd be hard pressed to single out one person. Find out for yourself tonight. Come by SPoT Ybor at 6pm for a team signing with Miles, Tommy, Trent McClung, Carlos Ribeiro and Tom Asta, then head over to Muvico 10 at 8pm for the premiere of what is sure to be a contender for one of the best skate videos of the year. Full details here.

etnies Highlite Wear Test

etnies Ambassador Josh Wilson took some of the SPoT staff and locals out to the Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark to test the all new and improved etnies Highlite. With the shoe still being composed of zero rubber it makes for the lightest skate shoe on the market. With the added upgrades including the hot melted toe cap and improved grippy sole, the crew had no problem breaking these in and had a great session as a result. etnies is always pushing the limits on technology in skate footwear and didn't hold back on the new features for this addition to their line up. Pick up a pair in store and online today.

#TBT: Luan Oliveira Tampa Am 2008

As someone that’s judged a grip of Tampa Ams, I know it’s almost impossible to win without doing a flawless run, because with so many out there ripping, one fall is usually one too many. But not always. Case in point, Tampa Am 2008, Luan’s one missed hardflip attempt was completely eclipsed by a barrage of tricks that were so difficult that putting him anywhere besides first place would have been criminal. The next year he won again, with no falls, but I like this run better.

Cons Triple C's: In The Neighborhood

Back again for another Cons Triple C's and they hooked us up with the new Workwear Pack to try out. Catch Jack Loktu, Alejandro Burnell, Cash Gaddes and Derick Wynn cruising around the neighborhood in these, and make sure you get your pair here.