A full day of ripping skateboarding ended with a bang yesterday, with Damn Am Barcelona Qualifiers narrowing down the top 28 for Semi Finals today. Joorge Simoes brought his skills from Portugal to the Barcelona beaches and gets a straight shot to Finals by finishing on top. To seal the deal, the Indy Best Trick contest was a tornado of hammer after hammer, and Angelo Caro powered his way through to first place. More Damn Am radness coming soon!
Media crew runnin’ late?? No prob... Big Bri has got it handled.
Nuttin’ wrong with startin’ the morning off with a Gap Front Lip.
DJ Wade looked different today?
Emanuel Bacchiocchi jumps ship and goes Stalemate.
“And then I’m gonna do an Ollie in their faces this big!!” Jorge Simoes planning out his run.
Rysan Marien keeps it classic with a Kicky Backtail.
Big shout-out to the Agora Food Hut for keeping our bellies stuffed through out the day.
Chris Khan gives the train riders a little show with Front Blunt.
Filmer Frank indulges.
Wilton Souza got dat pop! Switch F/S Bigspin.
Homegurl stole my angle!
Another Switch Frontside Bigspin, this time from Russia with love; by Tyoma Smirnov.
From place to place cultures change, but one thing remains the same: Kids love stickers!
Gotta love yourself some Hugo Boserup; Noseblunt Screecher.
Emanuel Bacchiocchi strikes again with a Tre.
Why does Mathias Torres look so dang cool?!
Another Chilean chillin’: Goma Aliste taking a Smith Grind in stride.
Short but sweet, Giovanni Vianna bridges the gap with BSTS.
Wilton Souza hits us with a wardrobe change and Kicky Front Nose on the Hubz.
Yes it’s cool to see Aurelien Giraud again.. and yes his Tre Lip is cool; also yes that's great that he is now a Netflix star, but with that all being said….What's up with that Free WiFi though??
Hugo bosses up and Stales from corner to corner.
Congrats to Jorge SimÕes qualifying 1st yesterday.
Diego Suanes kicks-off The Independent Best Trick Contest with a Barley Grind down the Hubba.
Lotta crazy tricks to go down in Best Trick that won’t see the light of day. Here’s one of em’: Kickflip Noseslide Bigspin by Bojan Vladimir.
Joao Lucas Alves Miranda Rodrigues got hella close to the Switch Kickflip Front Blunt, but no dice.. altho he did get the S/S Kicky Backlip with very little trouble.
Congrats to Jorge SimÕes not only Qualifying First with the Golden Ticket but here also taking 3rd in BT as well.
Congratulations to Mauro Iglesias taking 2nd place in Indy’s Best Trick.
Angelo Caro actually won Best Trick with a Cab Flip Backlip, but showing this Sugarcane instead as it's a bit more photogenic.
Huge shout-out to Angelo on winning Independent's Best Trick!!! Yesterday was awesome, magical, and gnarly; and today should just be an extension of that. Please check back soon for the final wrap up!