Maloof U Madness at Panama City Beach Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Maloof U Madness at Panama City Beach

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

Yep, we're here. It's way more Florida here than it is in our hometown.
Of course, there's a wel-fair. Every town south of West Virginia has one of these at every special event.
The truck was like a rolling mullet with the bid'niss up front and the party in the back. After getting into the thick of Panama City, we rolled two miles an hour in Spring Break traffic.
Skater Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
When I show up on a three wheeled Vespa at work, Clem will probably fire me on the spot.
Jock up at the jock bar. We're like irresponsible Spring Break chaperones.
Colin Clark's v-neck granite shirt was a target for destruction even when we were sober. Eric gets it started by deepening the neck.
Skater Profile: Colin Clark
Wow, I have this same problem when I'm drunk - picking people up. Eric and Dave handled it a lot better than I usually do.
The traffic was so slow you could get out of the car and walk around, hang out with other cars, piss in the woods, etc.
What a crazy scene in the two mile an hour traffic through the thick of Spring Break partying in Panama City. Clem got out to ghost ride the whip.
Skater Profile: Ryan Clements
Of course, right after this photo, I get an earful of how they used to skate.
Dolphin thinking of being set free. Nope, come back here and get to work, fish.
Skater Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
SPoTlight Productions, the pure professionals here to help you run your skateboard shindig. Porpe, Rob Meronek, Ryan Clements, Colin Clark, Brian Schaefer. Missing is Jason Rothmeyer. He's not a shirtless flex on the beach kind of dude like us jocks.
Just add a Tampa Kit and Bobby Brown jaw and we got DJ Wade here.
The local news always gravitates towards Clements.
Skater Profile: Ryan Clements
The Maloof U documentation team.
We haven't seen Tommy Gurrola since Tampa Am 2007. He's still ripping. That's a front blunt.
Skater Profile: Tommy Gurrola
Nate Principato - baby gap to crooks baby gap out.
Skater Profile: Nate Principato
Nate Principato - nollie heel crooked grind to 1st place and $5,000.
Skater Profile: Nate Principato
Tommy Gurrola - backside flip.
Skater Profile: Tommy Gurrola
Maloof U girl has various photographer stances.
Stance #2.
Stance #3.
This guy is going the extra mile of photography stances.
If we did the Contest at 3am, the crowd would have been a little bigger and more live.
Maybe he's just tired.
Judge Porpe.
Skater Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
Get the full results here. See you next semester. Thanks for having us!

Colin Clark's Footage

The Road Trip As Seen From My Phone

We stopped in Gainesville and skated for a bit. Then the rest of the trip was a party in the truck then on to some jock bar when we got to Panama City where Spring Break was in full swing. Boredom had us to attempting to rip Colin Clark's granite looking Euro v-neck shirt off. Later in Chili's, Porpe tore it to pieces, lit it on fire, got thrown out, and skated away before the police arrived. Here's the whole thing seen from my phone.

The Contest as Seen From My Phone

A little bit of skating, attack of the crusty girl fanny packs, and we're out - 20 hours in Panama City for a skateboarding contest. A nice, fast, good time.


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