by Sebastian on Thursday, December 12, 2013
Damn Am is the top amateur skateboarding contest series started by Skatepark of Tampa and the creators of Tampa Am. Damn Am was established in 2001 and went global in 2007. It's a top am skateboarding contest series and the only way to qualify for Tampa Am every year. Over 120 of today's top pros have skated Damn Am in the last decade.
by Rob on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
What a weekend at Damn Am Atlanta. From the road trip to the skating to the new friends and old ones, I hope you had as much fun as I did. Thanks to DVS, Red Bull, and all the other sponsors that contributed to making yet another Damn Am event that leaves us wanting more. I like to re-live the weekend through my photos...
by Rob on Friday, April 12, 2013
Damn Am Atlanta started on the road and day one just wrapped up with a bowl jam in the back at Hazard County Skatepark. Check out a few snaps from along the way. My favorite is Marcos Montoya's backside noseblunt in there. Wow, Marcos.
by Rob on Thursday, March 7, 2013
Below are the Friday and Saturday jams for Damn Am Costa Mesa Presented by Volcom. We're working on getting those headshots updated as fast as we can. Top 16 from each day make the cut to Sunday.
by Rob on Friday, July 6, 2012
Top 30 from the Qualifiers make the cut to Sunday with the top two going straight to the Finals. Top 12 all get a spot in Tampa Am. All Damn Am's get you into Tampa like that. The full schedule is below also.
by Rob on Friday, April 20, 2012
The top 30 from the Qualifers Jams below skating on Saturday make the cut to Sunday. Top two go directly to the Finals and the remaining 28 skate in the Semi-Finals where the top 10 from there join the two already in the Finals.
by Rob on Friday, December 9, 2011
Thanks to everyone who joined in on the dance party and good times at the Tampa Am After-Party at The Bricks. We also had the Damn Am of the Year Awards. Check out a classic list of party photos and some banter.
by Rob on Tuesday, November 8, 2011
If you make the cut to Sunday at at least two Damn Am contests during the year, you're in the running for Damn Am of the Year. Your top two Sunday scores are averaged to get the final score. Results for 2011 are here.
by Rob on Friday, October 21, 2011
Here are the Friday and Saturday Qualifier Heats for Damn Am Woodward West Presented by Volcom, CONS, and The Skateboard Mag. Top 16 from each day make the cut to Sunday's Semi-Finals with 1st place on each day going straight to the Finals.
by Rob on Tuesday, August 23, 2011
What's amateur skateboarding like on the other side of the world? We got to experience it in a classic contest setting when Nike SB invited us to be a part of their City Jam contest series that ran all through south east Asia to qualify skaters for this Final one.
by Rob on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
If you make the cut to Sunday at at least two Damn Am contests during the year, you're in the running for Damn Am of the Year. Your top two Sunday scores are averaged to get the final score. Results for 2010 are here.
by Rob on Sunday, September 19, 2010
Late Friday morning in Vancouver, we realized the forecast called for cats and dogs falling from the sky all weekend. There was an 80% chance that our Damn Am parade would be rained on the next day...
by Rob on Friday, July 9, 2010
I'm here in Holland with the entire SPoTlight Productions crew minus that one guy who started a bar in Tampa and stayed home. We are here to watch a bunch of cleated mullets kick a ball into a box. Nah...
by Rob on Thursday, February 4, 2010
Over at Damn Am and SPoTlight we used to joke about throwing our own party. We discussed the idea of a fun time with no cover and no security, free beer to those of age, and just a good ol’ time focused around skateboarding. Pair that up with the fact that we wanted to recognize the ams that participate in the Damn Ams and Tampa Am and the Damn Am Awards were born.
by Ryan on Monday, October 26, 2009
You know the routine, right? This was our 8th annual trip out to California to what we like to dub the West Coast Tampa Am. It’s also the last Damn Am of the year prior to Tampa Am in December…
by Ryan on Monday, September 21, 2009
The 2nd Annual Damn Am Canada went off in beautiful weather and pretty much no hassle with us getting into the territory occupied by our friends in the great white north...
by Press on Friday, May 2, 2008
We have been slowly working on turning the Damn Am events into more of a series that leads up to the end of the year at Tampa Am. Step one was moving Tampa Am to December. Step two is the SPoTlight Am of the Year Awards.
by Ryan on Thursday, August 2, 2007
After AmsterDamn Am, Jenna and I stayed to be tourists for a few more days. Here are some pics that she shot throughout the weekend and a few words from me explaining each one.