Tampa Pro 2014 Finals

03.24.14 – Kevin Wilkins

A lot happens in a four-day contest weekend. Tunes, injury, consumption of consumables, hand shakes, shit talking, and a good amount of high-school dance/high-school reunion/high-school musical vibrations. And whether you’re a pep-rally booster, a reserve player, or a homecoming queen coasting through on your winning smile, you have to know that these are the best days ever. Sure the teachers are lame, PE was a drag, and parents just don’t understand, but this is Tampa Pro 2014 … your whole future is ahead of you. Good luck and may the force be with you.
Photos: Bart Jones

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But first, allow us to present you with The Skateboard Mag‘s Fan Favorite from Tampa Pro 2014: Mr. David Gonzalez. Tailbone frontside air.

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Again, David hoists, but this time it’s his freshly awarded Fan Favorite trophy. Congrats, man. You ruled the day.

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Back to our regularly scheduled dance. Eric Koston was there, tearing it up. Switch fandangle at the COFFEESPoT.

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Frosty brewed freshness. Koston keeps cool with a tailslide.

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And who’s riding good? Steez Ortiz’s riding good. Backside tailslide.

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Ishod runs tings. Tings nuh run Ishod. Back lip the whole way.

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Senior portrait.

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Getting Colden here. Trevor, backside Smith.

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Spring breakers gotta take breaks, too. Jacob Smith pauses for satisfaction.

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Koston snuck out for a quick game of HORSE with the locs.

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And, yeah, we snuck in a little skating of our own. It’s spring break, doods. What do you expect? Matt Bublitz gets high.

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The Zizza cranked an ollie for the love of the VIP contest game.

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Old man Wilkins does a wheelie grind in the corner.

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Even the good guys were down for fun times. Here are a couple Anderson’s getting hip out back. Mike over Kenny.

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The man, though. Our man. Your man. Nyjah Huston is a man. And he brought his man game to Tampa Pro this year. Nollie back 180 to switch five-0.

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Tampa Pro (psh psh) sprayed a man on Nyjah, son. Now he skates like a man and they treat him like one. Ollie over to backside noseblunt.

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Podium distribution. Nyjah Huston, first. Chaz Ortiz, second. Alec Majerus, third. Fist-bump emjoi, doods!

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Evan Smith. Voted most likely to rock.

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Chris Troy fights back against the robot invasion.

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JahCub embraces the high Sierras.

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Security check.