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King of the Groms 2014

By n/a, Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What started at 3rd Lair in 2003 as a local contest for groms has grown into the largest youth skateboarding contest series in the world. King of the Groms/Ams currently includes 5 Qualifier stops culminating in an epic Final Championship weekend drawing young skaters from around the globe. Throughout the years, we have seen some of the most talented young riders in skateboarding come through the series including: Cody Davis, Chaz Ortiz, Curren Caples, Alex Midler, Tom Shaar, Jagger Eaton, Mitchie Brusco and more. King of the Groms/Ams, designed for skaters aged 16 and under, features a street contest as well as transition events with multiple divisions. This series is more than just a contest – it is an event. Our skaters are more than just participants – they are a community. Whether you have a shot at becoming the next King or you have just started skateboarding, King of the Groms/Ams is the perfect place to hone your skills, make friends, and have fun. We are the premiere event for young skaters setting the standards for all others.
  • May 8-10, 2015
  • at Skatepark of Tampa
  • Click here for more info.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

...and that's it! Can't wait to see how this thing gets skated. See you guys tonight at 5pm and stay tuned for more updates on the Kiddie Course as we get them.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

Now we get to the good stuff... The Pro Course is basically finished! We're just putting the last touches on it today and then you can skate it for FREE tonight at 5pm.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

Here's a pretty good idea of how the Kiddie Course demo is going so far...

Harvest Jam All Ages Contest

By n/a, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • Come skate with the Expedition One team!
    • Rob Welsh
    • Frankie Heck
    • Dylan Witkin
  • Open practice & registration - 8am / 8 & under starts at 10:30am
  • Divisions:
    • 8 & under
    • 9 - 12
    • 13 - 15
    • 16 & up
    • Sponsored
  • Prizes Awarded 1st - 5th in each division
  • Register online here
  • There are limited entries - register in advance
  • Entry fee is $25 in advance / $30 day of
  • Free BBQ for contestants

SPoT All Ages Awards

  • 6pm
  • Honoring those who made an impact in 2014

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SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kiddie Course update: The mini ramp is gone, to be replaced by...???

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stoked to see an A-Frame going back up.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Some silky new coping being cut.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Looks like they took out the small stairs and extended that Quarterpipe.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Skater Profile: Allen Russell

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sterling making sure this obstacle is tight before laying down Skatelite.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Big Russ and Jason Ranft are making sure the new transitions next to the Kahuna are perfect.
Skater Profile: Allen Russell

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

The new hip extension looks sick, they even moved the seven-stair over and added a hubba. I can't wait to see what goes down in this section of the course.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Most of the Pro Course demo is already finished, so now it's on to what you want to see: Construction! This new center obstacle is looking fierce...I love the rainbow ledge addition.

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

We took our final sloppy cruise from Hooters back to The Bricks to finish things off including anymore beer in our sight. Thanks to everyone who came out and pushed with us!?
Skater Profile: Marino Nicastro

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Fake Birthday to Wesley Box! We told the Hooters girls it was his birthday and they held him up and gave him a few kisses.
Skater Profile: Wesley Box

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Can't forget the mandatory group photo.
Skater Profile: Alex Bowers

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We come to the Turtle Ditch for every Booze Cruise, but this might be an NBD. FSEC member Justin Cruce can dump truck anything.
Skater Profile: Justin Cruce

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pit stop at the bottom of the garage for a skate session. Josh Wilson's got drunken nose mannys on lock.
Skater Profile: Josh Wilson

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

And they're off!
Skater Profile: Pat Daly

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This year we at added a stop at the 10-story parking garage for some good old fashioned group hill-bombing.
Skater Profile: Pat Daly

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Cruise had an unexpected visitor come complain about us being too rowdy, but I don't think anyone was listening.
Skater Profile: Eric McKenney

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This guy even had Pabst tattoed on his hand, a true drinker.

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Scooter, who owns the Hub is pretty familiar with our Booze Cruise by now.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A big thank you to PBR for supplying us with booze at every stop. Cheers!
Skater Profile: Josh Wilson

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Hub in downtown Tampa is a great place to keep the party going.
Skater Profile: Alejandro Burnell

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time for a group shot and on to the Hub.
Skater Profile: Wesley Box

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Things always get a little weird at the bowl. Jean-Luc doing a great job at capturing it all!
Skater Profile: Jean-Luc Vida

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We started out with a quick skate to the Bro Bowl.
Skater Profile: Marino Nicastro

Booze Cruise 2014

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This year we had to reschedule the Booze Cruise because it rained on our first attempt. Everything still ran smoothly and we all met up at The Bricks. Who doesn't love pushing down the street with multiple stops for booze?
Skater Profile: Alex Bowers

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By n/a, Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014
  • Skate with the Matix team
    • Zack Wallin
    • Turkey Stopnik
  • 5pm - Haunted High Ollie contest
  • 6pm - BBQ and beers
  • 7pm - Bloody Bowl Jam
  • Prizes awarded for best costume
  • After party at The Bricks

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SPoT Boards For Bros Build Day

By n/a, Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Free admission and BBQ with a hardgoods or cash donation to Boards For Bros.
  • 10AM - Free skating
  • 1AM - Free BBQ
  • Help us build completes!
    • Giving the gift of skateboarding one board at a time

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part one)

By Chris Preston, Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014

Some of this stuff will make it into the new course and some will get hauled off to the dump.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part one)

By Chris Preston, Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014

Looking out into the Pro Course.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part one)

By Chris Preston, Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014

The whole park is basically getting a makeover. Here's some new offices that are getting put in upstairs next to the other ones. These will be home to our live broadcast team and when they are in town for Tampa Am / Pro and also a spot where riders can hang out between runs. I think Schaefer just really wanted an excuse to finally have a toilet near his office.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part one)

By Chris Preston, Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014

The view from inside the new offices.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part one)

By Chris Preston, Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014

Neckface X Lance Mountain collab.
Skater Profile: Lance Mountain

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part one)

By Chris Preston, Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014

Found this scrawled on one of the old banks next to the stairs after the Skatelite got ripped up.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part one)

By Chris Preston, Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014

Aerial view of the west end.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part one)

By Chris Preston, Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014

That's longtime SPoT homie, Aaron Burkett on the left, SPoT FSEC member, Jared Currey, and Josh Knight helping out with demolition. Thanks for putting in work fellas.
Skater Profile: Josh Knight

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part one)

By Chris Preston, Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014

Big Russ's dog, Sarge is supervising everything to make sure it's up to par.
Skater Profile: Allen Russell

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part one)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014

Here's an Insta shot by @dailybs of some new tranny finally starting to take shape. Schaefer approved. Check back next week and we'll have more photos of the Kiddie Course and completed Pro Course, plus maybe a few surprises.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer