Tampa Pro 2013 Presented by Nike SB, Tampa, Florida

March 21 - 24, 2013
A pro contest.
View Last Year's Coverage

Event Details

Thursday, March 21

  • Open to public, regular admission to skate
  • 12pm - 9pm Regular hours

Thursday Nightlife

  • 7pm - Welcome to Tampa Party / Art Show Presented by Girl Skateboards
    • Girl and SPoT celebrate 20 years
    • The Bricks, 1327 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City
    • Free / All Ages

Friday, March 22

LIVE BROADCAST AT 6pm EST - 9pm EST at skateparkoftampa.com

  • 9am - Doors open
  • Open Pro Street & Am Vert Practice
  • 12pm - Team Manager / Industry VIP Street Contest
  • 2pm - Am Vert Contest
    • Two, 45-second runs, best counts
    • Top 10 advance Finals
    • Finals
      • Three, 45-second runs, best counts
  • 4pm - Riders' meeting
  • 6pm - Open bar courtesy of Red Bull and PBR
  • 7pm - Legendary Vert Session Presented by Nike Skateboarding
    • New at Tampa Pro is the Legendary Vert Session. From Grant Taylor and Ben Rayborn to Christian Hosoi and Mike Frazier, the Legendary Vert Session is going to be an amazing display of multiple generations. Red Bull's vert ramp is going to be raging!
    • $10,000 purse for best doubles runs, best lip trick, best invert, crowd favorite, etc.

Friday Nightlife

  • Survived the Legendary Vert Session? We're still celebrating 20 years of Girl and SPoT
    • The Bricks, 1327 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City
    • Free / All Ages

Saturday, March 23

LIVE BROADCAST AT 2pm EST - 5pm EST at skateparkoftampa.com

Saturday Nightlife

  • 7:30pm - Tampa Pro Party Presented by Converse
    • Featuring Big Boi with Metz (Sub Pop)
    • The Ritz, 1503 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City
    • Tickets available at SPoT, SPoT Ybor, and Ticketmaster

Sunday, March 24

LIVE BROADCAST AT 11am EST at skateparkoftampa.com

  • 9am - Doors Open
  • 12pm - Pro Street Semi-Finals
    • Two, one-minute runs, best counts
    • Top 10 advance to Finals to join Golden Ticket holders from Pro Qualifiers
  • Moat Race
  • Pro Street Finals
    • Top 12 get three, one-minute runs, best counts
  • 3pm - Open bar courtesy of Red Bull and PBR
  • 5pm - Awards
  • Giant Product Toss

Sunday Nightlife

  • 8pm - Tampa Pro After-Party
    • The Bricks, 1327 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City
    • Free / All Ages

Other places to visit:

  • Reservoir Bar
    • 1518 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City
    • $1.50 Tall Boy PBR and Red Bull drink features ALL WEEK with plastic Skatepark wristband
  • Czar
    • 1420 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City
  • The Bricks
    • 1327 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City

Thanks to Tampa Pro 2013 Sponsors

Nike, Gatorade, Red Bull, Girl Skateboards, Zumiez, Mophie, Arnette, Mob, Independent, Silver, World Industries, Nixon, Ride Channel, PBR, Dakine, Bones Wheels, Bones Bearings, Team Pain, Dean Guitars, Reservoir Bar, Brixton, Bob Bulatowicz, The Skateboard Mag, Transworld, Thrasher, Skateboarder, Lowcard, Spitfire, Real

Don’t Drink & Drive

Cab Numbers - 813-964-8000 - 813-229-1888

$75,000 Tampa Pro 2013 Prize Purse

  • Street
    • 1st: $20,000, 2nd: $15,000, 3rd: $10,000, 4th: $5,000, 5th: $4,000, 6th: $3,000, 7th: $2,000, 8th: $1,750, 9th: $1,500, 10th: $1,250, 11th: $1,000, 12th: $1,000
  • Best Trick
    • 1st: $3,000, 2nd: $2,000, 3rd: $1,000, 4th: $1,000, 5th: $1,000

Special Awards

  • Gatorade "Driven from Within" Award - $2,500 cash and a year’s supply of G Series products for the skater who rips hard all weekend long and pushes himself to skate his best
  • Red Bull "That S**t's Tight" Award – tightest moves yo' and $2,500
  • Fan Favorite Award Presented by The Skateboard Mag, SPoT, and Nike SB - based on crowd noise, fire power, and countless other intangible unmentionables
  • SPoT Lifer's Choice Award - your votes determine which skater in Tampa Pro gets an automatic advance to the Semi-Finals on Sunday. Vote here!

Remember Last Year

SPoT Life Tampa Pro Finals Wrap-up

What a day of mindblowing skateboaring topped off by Weezy on lurk out. Italo Romano, Nyjah Huston, Kyle Berard, Chris Cole, Manny Santiago, Eric Koston, Ishod Wair, Shane O'Neil, Billy Marks, Ryan Sheckler, Matt Bennett, Leo Romero, Porpe, The Moat Race, Mike Vallely, Brian Schaefer, Ryan Clements, James Craig, Chris Cole again and more ripping at the Tampa Pro 2012 Finals. Damn! Oh, and Sean Malto's fakie 5-0 fakie flip out? Video part tricks in contest runs. Yep, you should watch this.

Rob Meronek's Cell Phone Edit: Tampa Pro 2012

Warning for kids: there are a lot of words that they don't put in the dictionary in this video. Ask ma and pops if you can watch. So much went down during Tampa Pro from Thursday to Sunday, it's hard to shrink it down to a single edit. I had my phone out and was filming the whole time as usual.

Chill Cam Dump

Not only did I have my phone out filming the whole weekend, I also had my camera pointed in your face, and sometimes mine. Here are some of my favorites from the weekend from the Contest to the nightlife and everything in between: Tampa Pro 2012 Chill Cam Dump.

How It Was Won

Here's how Torey won Tampa Pro 2012. Full coverage and photos coming up soon. I'll be the wasted guy at The Bricks. See you there! Here are the full Finals results.