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The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

We hope you enjoyed the Bricks and SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary party. These dancin' fools sure did. Thank you Vans, Cigar City Brewing, PBR, J.J. Taylor, Fernet Branca, Camus, Absolut Vodka, Sierra Nevada, 44 North, Papa's Pilar, Angel's Envy Whiskey, William Grant & Sons, Red Bull, The Bricks, Monarch, Florida Night Heat, Gwan Massive and Surfer Blood for a great time.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

The party goers on 14th street made their way into the Bricks for more booze and music being laid down by DJ Qeys. I was diggin' his neon vinyl.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

I guess Schaefer felt musical after the Surfer Blood set and thought he'd give the wax a scratch. Best leave that to the pros, like DJ Blenda who's standing behind you, Brian.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Surfer Blood and Schaefer. Happy.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Three drops of Surfer Blood, as seen from just to the right of the drummer.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Thomas Fekete, guitarist and vocalist of Surfer Blood, employed some crazy playing styles including plucking this guitar solo with his teeth. So rad.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Surfer Blood drummer, Tyler Schwarz, doing what he does on his kit, while Kevin Williams thumbs his bass in the background.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

When Gwan Massive exited the stage, I walked back over to the mini-ramp expecting it to be shrouded in darkness, but found SPoT shop employee Michael Andruzzi going full-force with the help of a couple floodlights. Here's Mr. Andruzzi balancing a beanplant.
Skater Profile: Michael Andruzzi

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Surfer Blood hit the stage well after dark, but illuminated the faces in the crowd with smiles and cheers. Surfer Blood is, from bottom left hand corner to right: Tyler Schwarz, drums; Kevin Williams, bass; John Paul Pitts, lead vocals, guitar; Thomas Fekete, vocals, guitar.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Gwan Massive took the stage as the sun ducked behind the Earth around 7:30PM. I'd like to point out that this guy is wearing the Cigar City Nike Dunk, with matching T-shirt. Way to rep Tampa and the park.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Sam Bellipanni is next level, no bullshit. I didn't even know how to shoot this trick. Sam ollied out of the quarter to backtail on the brick wall, then kickflipped out and back into the tranny. Please, do yourself a favor and watch the edit Jean-Luc made to see this insane maneuver.
Skater Profile: Uncle Sam Bellipanni

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Eric McKenney was just warming up during the first jam. Eric blasted this frontside flip into the stratosphere and picked up a few extra bucks for his effort.
Skater Profile: Eric McKenney

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

This man-child is Paris. He's got lien tails already and is going to be a force on a skateboard one day.
Skater Profile: Paris Laurenti

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Schaefer decided to offer up $40 to a "first time drop-in." This young lady decided to give it a shot. This is what the first few attempts looked like. She took a bit of a beating, but eventually made it. Everyone was stoked, especially the shirtless carny lurking just behind the little lady. He was offering up a free sleeve of Oreo's for a frontside ollie. And they were already opened.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

SPoT team rider and employee Uncle Sam Bellipanni launched out of the ramp, over the brick wall and into the parking lot about 8 feet below. It was epic, but he had something else up his sleeve. Read on and find out what it was.
Skater Profile: Uncle Sam Bellipanni

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

At about 7PM, twilight started falling on the mini-ramp as Mikah pulled out the cash for the second mini-ramp jam of the day before Gwan Massive took the stage.
Skater Profile: Jack Loktu

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Vans sponsored our block party, and Frank Mare from House of Vans in New York came all the way down to Tampa just to hand you a free T-shirt, shades and wallet. Thanks for being here, Frank , and thank you Vans for the support.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

These two ladies were enjoying the PBR cornhole.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Brittany pouring out whiskey under the Sierra Nevada tent. As the sun started to recede behind the buildings in Ybor, the liquor started to flow fast and strong.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

I caught Chad and Suzie Cardoza, Mr. and Mrs. Kickstart My Art, being wrist-banded at the entrance of the party. If you haven't checked out Kickstart My Art, give it a look. They're great people.
Skater Profile: Chad Cardoza

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

It was warm Saturday evening, but the psych-stoner trio Florida Night Heat cooled us down with their melodies. Bassist Andre Jones looked as cool as a polar bear's toenail while he sweated out his riffs.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

The crowd started really filling in by 6PM, just as Florida Night Heat took the stage.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Former SPoT lensman Frank Branca showed up and went straight to ripping. Here's Frank locked into a backside nosepick.
Skater Profile: Frank Branca

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

We had $600 to give away throughout two mini-ramp jams. During the first jam, SPoT employee and team rider Eric McKenney collected some coin for his ultra-stylish nosepick yank-in off the brick wall that backed our ramp.
Skater Profile: Eric McKenney

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Monarch was juiced.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Around 5 o'clock, Monarch took the stage to kick off the live music. Critter, their frontman, works for us at the Bricks. You're a mad man up there, Critter! Thanks Monarch for bringing the energy level up to 11 right out of the gate.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Mikah had to test the water guns at the SPoT marketing tent. Hope you got to soak your friends.
Skater Profile: Mikah Collins

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Tampa Police were on hand to keep you all feeling safe, or quite the opposite if you're a skateboarder. These two watched SPoT employee Jack Loktu really closely as he boosted this boneless to tail on the mini ramp.
Skater Profile: Jack Loktu

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

Sound check: Monarch, a band fronted by one of our Bricks employees, is up first.

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

For the Bricks and SPot Ybor 4 Year Anniversary, we blocked off 14th Street in Ybor City and had a huge block party on Saturday. We hope you didn't miss the mini-ramp jams, booze, food and music, headlined by Surfer Blood, but if you did, you can still experience some of it through these photos. Enjoy.
Skater Profile: Aaron Austin

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 4 Year Anniversary Party

By n/a, Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014
  • Live performances by
    • Surfer Blood
    • Gwan Massive
    • Monarch
    • Florida Night Heat
  • 4pm
  • Free BBQ
  • "Four Sight" Art Show presented by Vans
    • 8 artists pay homage to 4 years of SPoT Ybor & The Bricks in a 4'x4' space.
  • 14th St. will be closed to accommodate the party
  • Renegade launch ramp contest
  • Free giveaways and prizes courtesy of Vans

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Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Big thanks to everyone that participated in the Florida Skimboarder Crossover Tour. True skateboarding straight from the heart and good vibes all around with this crew. Shout out to Steve for making it all happen!
Skater Profile: Jean-Luc Vida

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Long time friends, Brian Schaefer & Steve Pullara, and our announcer Luke pose for a quick farewell photo until next time their paths cross.
Skater Profile: Luke Pallone

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Florida Skimboarder Crossover Tour at SPoT number one qualifier, Alex Chapin taking home first place after blazing through the course with his deep bag of tricks. A well deserved victory, Alex. Congrats!
Skater Profile: Alex Chapin

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Skateboarding defined truly from the heart. Schaefer was hyped. Top 4: 1st place - Alex Chapin; 2nd place - John Akerman; 3rd place - Joe Ward; 4th place - Turner Tenney
Skater Profile: Alex Chapin

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Alex pushes hard to get this axle stall re-entry. Glad we got to see it.
Skater Profile: Alex Chapin

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Everyone was clearly hyped. This group shreds land just as good as they do water.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

John Akerman earning himself $20 with a lipslide across the long flat bar. Spend it wisely John.
Skater Profile: John Akerman

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Alex Hood blowing minds with his keen sense of color coordination, matching the Rasta board shorts with the old school rasta ipaths, not the mention this boardslide through the corner. Yeah Alex!
Skater Profile: Alex Hood

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Amber getting barreled with a layback powerslide on the kahuna, reppin’ the skim signature soft foam grip tape.
Skater Profile: Amber Torrealba

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Alex Chapin taunting the judges with this proper front smith across the flatbar.
Skater Profile: Alex Chapin

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

The man behind the lens, Anthony Liuzzi getting the angles for a documentary he has been working on since last year. He's been to all stops on the tour and has the gnarly crossover footage to prove it. Be on the lookout for its debut sometime in 2015.

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Along with the killer judges for the day was Luke Pallone. This was Luke’s first time on the mic and he handled the commentary like a BOSS.
Skater Profile: Luke Pallone

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Representing for the ladies was Amber Torrealba. Don’t let the good looks fool ya, this girl had style.
Skater Profile: Amber Torrealba

Florida Skimboarder's Crossover Tour 2014 photos

By Jean-Luc Vida, Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

The crew that skated today couldn’t have been more rad. The comradery and stoke was on high, even out of the water. This group ripped!
Skater Profile: Jean-Luc Vida

Back To School Bash 2014 Recap

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014

That's it for the 2014 Back to School Bash here at the Skatepark of Tampa. We hope you and your bae had a nice skate date, or at least that she watched your broken board for you while you watched the contest with your buddies.
Skater Profile: Aaron Austin

Back To School Bash 2014 Recap

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014

16 and up winners from left to right: David Kennedy, 5th; Leo Moreno, 4th; Gavin Thompson, 1st; Landon Swan, 2nd; Chris Roque, 3rd.
Skater Profile: Gavin Thompson

Back To School Bash 2014 Recap

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014

Sponsored finals winners from left to right: Josh Douglas, 3rd; Haze Miller, 5th; Zion Wright, 1st; Alejandro Burnell, 2nd; Ross Caruso, 4th.
Skater Profile: Zion Wright

Back To School Bash 2014 Recap

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014

Ahh, that's what time it is Andy. It's time for the 16 and up and sponsored division awards.
Skater Profile: Andy Johnson

Back To School Bash 2014 Recap

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014

Zion Wright did this backside overcrook in qualifiers, then made about a million other tricks in the finals to take first place in the sponsored division finals. We're glad that nasty injury isn't having any effects on you, Zion! Now get your pops Mustafa back to the park next time.
Skater Profile: Zion Wright