Tampa Am 2013 Photo Blitz

12.10.13 – Kevin Wilkins

Tampa Am at the Skatepark Of Tampa is a tradition that’s the same age or just a few years older than most of its participants (SpoT is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year), and that perfect coincidence can only really happen now because, like like your stoner buddy Wooderson creepily and prophetically said, “I get older, they stay the same age.”

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Hanging at the Skatepark Of Tampa again.

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But first, a little Dream Driveway BBQ action.

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Porpe on the ones and twos. Can someone get this dood a sock sponsor?

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The Dream Driveway hostesses: Jenna and Sloane Clements.

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PBRs were erupting all over the place.

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Dear Mom, You wouldn’t believe what they have out here.

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And in other Tampa Am event coverage news … We all got to experience Nike SB’s The Chronicles Vol. 2 on the big screen.

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Sorry, bros.

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Lobby vibes.

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Bruva Goldman and Bruva Henrie wish you a happy holiday.

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Beard buddies, Matt Welsh and Gabe Clement.

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Details, my friends. Details.

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Skatepark Of Tampa’s main man, Brian Schaefer, introduces The Chronicles 2 from the stage of the amazing Tampa Theatre.

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Erica Yary and Kenny Anderson get back to where they once belong.

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Back to your regularly scheduled contest.

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Matt Berger smoothed out the park all weekend. Back lip all the way over and down. Photo: Rodent

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While the rest of the country was caught in the grip of a winter storm, Ryan Dewitt was catching rays in the great outdoor viewing area.

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The Monty grind was a Florida-weekend fave. Nassim Guammaz gets one. Photo: Jones

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Dune and the Zizza sports anchoring the live broadcast.

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T.J. Rogers with a posi-traction SSBSTS. Photo: Rodent

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Trevor Colden and Erica discuss the weather patterns of the Gulf Coast.

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Trevor stirs up an indoor hurricane.

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Shawn Hale and his tapped-out wrist.

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Another homage to Florida’s Monty Nolder. This one from Chase Webb.

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Mike Sinclair and Bob Reynolds.

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Dr. Funkenstien snaps a quick ollie.

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Cool-kid corner.

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The man from Jupiter held it down all weekend.

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Cullen Traverso is outstanding.

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Scott Koerner and Andrew Cannon snack attack.

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Reganomics.

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If you eat shit at a Tampa contest, this will be the first man to your rescue. Endless thanks to SPoT’s EMT, Mr. Miller.

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MC Schaefer always keeps it moving.

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The charming Neckface and Brian Schaefer’s mom, Irma.

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Picture them scrollin’. Vern Laird and R.P. Bess.

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But, for real: Jack Olson killed it this weekend and we’re proud to present him as this year’s Tampa Am champion. Photo: Rodent

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Step up, Jack. Photo: Jones

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Skateboarding’s other Olson family was there to bear witness … all the way from Minnesota. Photo: Jones

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And thanks to your hashtagging, we all agreed that Tyson Bowerbank was this year’s TSM Fan Fave at Tampa Am. High fiver, dood. Ollie up to nosegrind. Photo: Rodent.

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Bowerbank with his box-fan Fan Favorite trophy. See what we did there?

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Quick! Let’s celebrate celebrating! Photo: Rodent

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The TampaJam sandwich is also excellent, but I highly recommend the roast TampaLamb.

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Channy Jeanguenin and TayClung. Photo: Jones

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Of course Cyril Jackson has theme music. Photo: Jones

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Derek Wilson and Carlos Ribiero. Photo: Jones

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Strange posse. Jon Coulthard and Ryan Reyes. Photo: Jones

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John Rattray agrees … Tampa Am was quite an adventure.