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Friday Night at The Boardr

Friday Night at The Boardr

Monday, January 23, 2017

Randoms from Staff Photographer Chaz Miley on a Friday after work where we also showed the Welcome "Fetish" video.

A New Kicker at the Airport DIY Spot

A New Kicker at the Airport DIY Spot

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Airport DIY spot got a kickstart a while back when we used the DLX Build funds to put in some work there. We recently put in a kicker to join up the two uneven slabs.

The Boardr 2016 Skateboarding Year in Review

The Boardr 2016 Skateboarding Year in Review

Friday, December 30, 2016

Scotty The Body Conley takes us through a year in review on all the stuff that went down in our skateboarding adventures here at The Boardr. Thanks for being there and backing what we're up to. We'll see you in your town in 2017!

Recap: Grind for Life Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ

Recap: Grind for Life Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Every year, we crunch the numbers from all the stops at the Grind for Life Series to get the top skaters in each division. We also pick a few random and fun awards for standouts during the year.

Recap: The Boardr BBQ at the Dream Driveway

Recap: The Boardr BBQ at the Dream Driveway

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Every year while Tampa Am brings all our global friends into town, we have a private party at the #DreamDriveway. It seems to get less and less private each year, but it's all good. Thanks to everyone that showed up for an afternoon of food, friends, skateboarding, and a view of Tampa that most visitors don't get to see.

Recap: Timeline Film Festival at The Boardr HQ

Recap: Timeline Film Festival at The Boardr HQ

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Compound Collective is a Florida based group showcasing creative individuals and their work, featuring independent skateboard filmmakers and photographers. Thanks to Theories for the exclusive edit and product for a fun Best Trick Contest before the films started and thanks to all the filmers and photographers with work in the show.

#BoardrBoys Road Trip to Boston

#BoardrBoys Road Trip to Boston

Monday, November 14, 2016

We stacked the #BoardrBus with the crew and rolled to Boston for Innoskate at MIT. The Boardr Staff Photographer Chaz Miley has a story to tell through his photos here.

Tampa Am 2016

Tampa Am 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Tampa Am as seen through Chaz's lens.

Texas Skate Jam Benefiting Make-A-Wish

Texas Skate Jam Benefiting Make-A-Wish

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

#BoardrBoys Tim O'Connor and Jason Rothmeyer were the small crew at this one where we donated event services for the cause at Southside Skatepark. This one is 20 years deep and is skateboarding's longest running charity event. Thanks for having us be a part of it!

Recap: Grind for Life at Lakeland Presented by adidas

Recap: Grind for Life at Lakeland Presented by adidas

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

There were 162 total entries with 69 of those being skaters new to the Grind for Life Series. Many of you also skated your first contest ever with us. All those good times plus contributing to the Grind for Life cause of battling cancer? What a Saturday. Thanks to everyone that was a part of it.

Skateboarding at MIT: Innoskate Cambridge

Skateboarding at MIT: Innoskate Cambridge

Monday, October 31, 2016

MIT was host to this stop of Innoskate where Vans also joined in to participate in the skateboarding innovation that Innoskate is all about.

Southbound and Down III at The Boardr HQ

Southbound and Down III at The Boardr HQ

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bikes, boards, and PBR beers took over HQ for the third year at Southbound and Down.

#BoardrBoys Evening at Lakeland Skatepark

#BoardrBoys Evening at Lakeland Skatepark

Friday, October 21, 2016

We gathered up the crew and headed to Lakeland Skatepark to prep for the upcoming Grind for Life Contest here on November 5th. It's going to be a fun one here. As usual, if you've never skated a Grind for Life Contest before, your first one is free. Just show up on site and we'll get you in there. Below are some photos Chaz snapped.

Friday Afternoon at The Boardr HQ

Friday Afternoon at The Boardr HQ

Saturday, October 15, 2016

We're open to the public for free skating from noon to 5pm on weekdays. Friday afternoon is a good one here. Come join us. Check out a sample from The Boardr Staff Photographer, Chaz Miley.

Crowdfund Your Skateboarding Career

Crowdfund Your Skateboarding Career

Sunday, October 9, 2016

What if there was a funding option similar to GoFundMe on every skater profile on TheBoardr.com? Today we are launching that feature.

An Afternoon with the #BoardrBoys in Tampa

An Afternoon with the #BoardrBoys in Tampa

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Boardr Staff Photographer, Chaz Miley, rolled through downtown Tampa and Ybor City recently while Felipe Gustavo was in town.

Recap: Grind for Life at Bradenton

Recap: Grind for Life at Bradenton

Monday, October 3, 2016

Another stop in the Grind for Life series wraps up at Bradenton. Chaz has the snaps and HiDefJoe has the video coming soon. Thanks again to everyone for the support stop after stop.

Chaz in the Streets

Chaz in the Streets

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Boardr Staff Photographer, Chaz Miley, shoots in the streets whenever there's not a big skateboard shindig going down on the weekends. Here's a nice collection spanning recent times.

#BoardrBoys Day Off: No Contest, No Skateboarding, No Shirts

#BoardrBoys Day Off: No Contest, No Skateboarding, No Shirts

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

In all this globetrotting doing all these skateboarding shindigs, the days off to explore are pretty amazing. Sometimes the best ones happen right here in our own country, 'Merica.

Recap: Grind for Life at Knoxville Presented by adidas

Recap: Grind for Life at Knoxville Presented by adidas

Monday, September 12, 2016

The #BoardrBus filled with #BoardrBoys went Knoxville this weekend for another stop of the Grind for Life Series.

Frontside Grind Tuesdays With the Old Skateboarders

Frontside Grind Tuesdays With the Old Skateboarders

Friday, September 2, 2016

The last Tuesday of every month is Frontside Grind Tuesdays, where we reserve the 5pm to 9pm time slot for those over 30. It's free as usual, along with free skating for everyone from noon to 5pm every weekday at The Boardr HQ here in Tampa.

Friday at The Boardr HQ

Friday at The Boardr HQ

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Our indoor, private facility in Tampa is wide open for free skating for the public on weekdays from noon to 5pm. Stop by and join us. Here are a few snaps from The Boardr Staff Photographer, Chaz Miley.

Recap: Vans Pro Skate Park Series World Championships at Malmo

Recap: Vans Pro Skate Park Series World Championships at Malmo

Sunday, August 21, 2016

After four stops around the world to determine which Challengers would meet the pre-seeded Select Pros in the Vans Pro Skate Park Series, we had our 20 top skaters set for the first ever World Championships of park terrain skateboarding. What a show that was.

Recap: Copenhagen Open

Recap: Copenhagen Open

Saturday, August 13, 2016

This counts as work? Yep, one of the best skateboarding shindigs year after year is in Copenhagen, Denmark, and we're hyped to be back for another year helping to organize the chaos behind the scenes.

Recap: Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Huntington Beach

Recap: Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Huntington Beach

Monday, August 1, 2016

Photos and video from the last Qualifiers stop of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series. Top qualifiers to go Malmo for the World Championships.

Who's Winning the Instagram World Championships of Skateboarding?

Who's Winning the Instagram World Championships of Skateboarding?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Some people pretend to be too cool for contests, but just about everyone skates the biggest contest ever: Instagram. How many likes? Views? Followers? It's the new rat race and skateboarding sure isn't immune. Kind of sad in a way, but whatever. I'm here to report the numbers on it just for fun, curiosity, and conversation.

Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Vancouver

Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Vancouver

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

17 year old Ivan Federico from Italy destroyed it in Vancouver to take the win at this stop.

Randoms from The Boardr Staff Photographer, Chaz Miley

Randoms from The Boardr Staff Photographer, Chaz Miley

Friday, July 1, 2016

Every now and then, Chaz digs through his archives and takes us back.

#BoardrBoys Episode 12: Jamie Foy and Crew in Montreal

#BoardrBoys Episode 12: Jamie Foy and Crew in Montreal

Friday, July 1, 2016

On an afternoon off work, the #BoardrBoys hit the streets of Montreal.

Recap: Get Rad for Ray

Recap: Get Rad for Ray

Monday, June 20, 2016

Get Rad for Ray is hosted by the Tony Hawk Foundation and The Boardr to celebrate the life of Ray Underhill. This year, it went down in Atlanta at Kennesaw Skatepark.

Why is Skateboarding Contest Participation on the Decline?

Why is Skateboarding Contest Participation on the Decline?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Ever since I started working in the skateboarding industry, I've wondered if "real" skateboarding is growing or shrinking. The data out there isn't all that great, so all I've ever had to go on was my own when I formerly worked for Skatepark of Tampa prior to 2013. SPoT continues to do all the same things they've done, including their all ages contests. At The Boardr, we do similar ones on the Grind for Life Series, but they're spread all over Florida.

Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Florianopolis

Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Florianopolis

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Going into the last of four runs in the Finals, newcoming ripper from Italy, Ivan Federico, was far in first place. When it came time for Pedro to put it down in his final run, he nailed it. Ivan had one last chance to improve on his second place, being the last skater in the Finals. An early bail took him out and the hometown hero, Pedro Barros became the winner of the second stop of the season here in Brazil.

#BoardrBoys Episode 10: DLX Build Project in Tampa

#BoardrBoys Episode 10: DLX Build Project in Tampa

Thursday, June 9, 2016

We took our bucket of contributions and went straight to a local Tampa spot overlooking the Bay. After a bust, we moved it to the old reliable airport slab.

The Boardr Am Season Finals and X Games Austin

The Boardr Am Season Finals and X Games Austin

Monday, June 6, 2016

The full crew of #BoardrBoys, both the Road Crew in the #BoardrBus and the Flight Crew in the air, descended upon Austin, Texas for the week of X Games where The Boardr Am Finals were going down. We're also running the Pro Street and Park events. Seven winners from all the stops of each of The Boardr Am Series were flown in to join five other specially invited ams. The Boardr staff photographer Chaz has a recap in photos for you.

The #BoardrBus Road to X Games for The Boardr Am Series Finals

The #BoardrBus Road to X Games for The Boardr Am Series Finals

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The morning after the last stop in The Boardr Am Series at Tampa, we threw Marcos Montoya in the #BoardrBus and headed to Texas. Marcos won it in Tampa and was the last one from the season to get into the Finals. Staff photographer Chaz has a few snaps here from the trip.

The Best Contest Skateboarders of Today

The Best Contest Skateboarders of Today

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

We track everything from contest results to Instagram and YouTube stats. If you like the spirit of friendly competition and numbers, here's a breakdown with the key people to watch in contest skateboarding.

Recap: The Boardr Am at Tampa

Recap: The Boardr Am at Tampa

Monday, May 30, 2016

At the 7th and final stop of The Boardr Am international amateur skateboarding series, Marcos Montoya put it together to get the top spot and earned himself a trip to X Games Austin with the #BoardrBoys Road Crew. They immediately hopped in The Boardr Bus and drove to Texas for The Boardr Am Finals. You're in for an amazing week, Marcos!

#BoardrBoys Episode 11: Harold Hunter Day X in New York City

#BoardrBoys Episode 11: Harold Hunter Day X in New York City

Thursday, May 26, 2016

This weekend after The Boardr Am at NYC, we volunteered with some event services to help out with Harold Hunter Day. It was a pleasure working with you all and being part of this special day in the City.

#BoardrBoys Chill Time in New York City

#BoardrBoys Chill Time in New York City

Thursday, May 26, 2016

This weekend was The Boardr Am stop at NYC.

Recap: The Boardr Am at New York City

Recap: The Boardr Am at New York City

Monday, May 23, 2016

Once again, it came down to the last runs in the Finals where Maurio McCoy was holding the lead. Jake Ilardi had the slight benefit of going last in the Finals from his clean sweep of the Semi-Finals and Qualifiers where he had just placed first in both. On Jake's third and final run, also the last run of the day, he put it down and edged out Maurio for the win at this stop.

Season One of The Boardr Am, Our Full Length Show on ESPN World of X

Season One of The Boardr Am, Our Full Length Show on ESPN World of X

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Check out our full length show for ESPN covering the first season of The Boardr Am, what goes into creating it, why, the experience all the winners had at X Games, and all that. This is HiDefJoe's hard work in documenting and telling the story of the rewarding work we get to do with these ams.

Recap: The Boardr Am at Atlanta

Recap: The Boardr Am at Atlanta

Monday, May 9, 2016

Christian is the fifth winner of the 2015-2016 season who joins us at The Boardr Am Finals at X Games in Austin in June.

How We Run Things Behind the Scenes at Skateboarding Contests: The Boardr Live™ Scoring App

How We Run Things Behind the Scenes at Skateboarding Contests: The Boardr Live™ Scoring App

Monday, May 2, 2016

We wrote The Boardr Live™ from the ground up using over 20 years of experience running large and small skateboarding events. Check out a full demo from start to finish if you're into that sort of thing: business processes, systems, etc. I still can't believe I get to work on stuff in skateboarding like this for a living.

Recap: Jagger Wins The Boardr Am at Phoenix

Recap: Jagger Wins The Boardr Am at Phoenix

Monday, May 2, 2016

Jagger won it in his hometown and is now joining the #BoardrBoys at X Games for The Boardr Am Finals in June. Congrats! Full results and a recap are below.

The Boardr Global Skateboarding Rankings Report for April 2016

The Boardr Global Skateboarding Rankings Report for April 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Boardr Global Ranks are based on skateboarder performance in competitions. We factor in all major industry events, not just our own. If you're in the spirit of friendly competition, let's take a look at how things are shaping up for 2016 so far.

#BoardrBoys Day Off in Las Vegas

#BoardrBoys Day Off in Las Vegas

Monday, April 25, 2016

We're in town for Zappos Rideshop and had some extra time to get lost around the sinning city.

Recap: Zappos Rideshop $20,000 Double Set Contest

Recap: Zappos Rideshop $20,000 Double Set Contest

Monday, April 25, 2016

For the past two years, we’ve been taking over Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas for Zappos Rideshop in Las Vegas. This year, Zappos let us have their headquarters for the day where one hour was blocked off for a best trick contest down the never before skated double set out front.

Skate Shoes Upto 50 Percent Off, One Week Only

Skate Shoes Upto 50 Percent Off, One Week Only

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

From Saturday, April 30, we've got a list of 204 different shoe colorways at upto 50% off through Saturday, May 7.

Recap: The Boardr Am at Vista

Recap: The Boardr Am at Vista

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Tyson won The Boardr Am at Vista today! In his third run Zion Wright was sitting in first place with an 88 until Tyson Bowerbank edged him out with a 91 to take the top spot. We'll see him again this year at X Games for The Boardr Am Finals. Next stop is Phoenix on April 30. Register now online. Congrats, Tyson!

Recap: Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Melbourne

Recap: Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Melbourne

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The first stop of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Melbourne was a mindblowing display of park terrain skateboarding as expected. 12 of the 15 invited pros made it to Melbourne, allowing 8 challengers into the Semi-Finals to complete the field of 20.

Recap: Grind for Life at New Smyrna Presented by adidas

Recap: Grind for Life at New Smyrna Presented by adidas

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The third stop of the Grind for Life Series Presented by adidas just went down at New Smyrna in Florida. Grind for Life is a series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests with both bowl and street divisions. The year ends in December with the Grind for Life Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ.

April Fool's Kinda Sucked for Us at The Boardr

April Fool's Kinda Sucked for Us at The Boardr

Thursday, March 31, 2016

How was your April Fools? Ours totally sucked.

Recap: Grind for Life at Fort Lauderdale Presented by adidas

Recap: Grind for Life at Fort Lauderdale Presented by adidas

Monday, March 21, 2016

The second stop of the Grind for Life Series Presented by adidas just went down at Ramp 48 Skatepark in Fort Lauderdale. Grind for Life is a series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests with both bowl and street divisions. The year ends in December with the Grind for Life Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ.

#BoardrBoys Episode 9: 4th Annual Tampa Bro Presented by Bro Style at the Dream Driveway

#BoardrBoys Episode 9: 4th Annual Tampa Bro Presented by Bro Style at the Dream Driveway

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Every year at this private event, we have industry friends over for a session in the Dream Driveway before things kick off with Tampa's big weekend of Tampa Pro. Thanks to everyone that stopped by.

Who Would Have Won? Tampa Pro 2016 Judged by a Machine

Who Would Have Won? Tampa Pro 2016 Judged by a Machine

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Every now and then you hear someone wonder how it would be if every trick in a skateboard contest was judged the same. That's what I'm trying to see with this nerdy Trick for Trick skateboard scoring system. Today we're going to see how results at Tampa Pro would have been different.

Gonz Storage Space Presented by adidas

Gonz Storage Space Presented by adidas

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

What a night. Thanks to everyone who came through. We've got photos and a video recap here.

#BoardrBoys Episode 8: Felipe Gustavo in Tampa, Winning Clash of the Crews

#BoardrBoys Episode 8: Felipe Gustavo in Tampa, Winning Clash of the Crews

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In this episode of #BoardrBoys, Felipe Gustavo comes to town to roll and rip with the crew before we all team up and get it done at the Clash of the Crews Contest.

Recap: Grind for Life at Zephyrhills Presented by adidas

Recap: Grind for Life at Zephyrhills Presented by adidas

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The first stop of the Grind for Life Series Presented by adidas just went down at the new Zephyrhills Skatepark in Florida. Grind for Life is a series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests with both bowl and street divisions. The year ends in December with the Grind for Life Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ.

Recap: Frontside Grind Tuesdays, January 2016

Recap: Frontside Grind Tuesdays, January 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

On the last Tuesday of every month, we have a free and open session for those of you aged 30+. Amateur picture taker Jared snapped a few for you here.

The Boardr Skateboarding Cringe Compilation with DJ Khaled

The Boardr Skateboarding Cringe Compilation with DJ Khaled

Monday, January 11, 2016

Get another one of all the best gear in skateboarding from The Boardr.

The Berrics Run and Gun Re-scored with a New Trick for Trick Scoring System

The Berrics Run and Gun Re-scored with a New Trick for Trick Scoring System

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

In the video and report here, I run our trick for trick scoring system through The Berrics' Run and Gun Contest. P-Rod won the internet vote. Who wins the technical trick for trick race? Check out a bit of discussion and the results I came up with as I continue to experiment with this system.

2015 Skateboarding Year in Review with the #BoardrBoys

2015 Skateboarding Year in Review with the #BoardrBoys

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Boardr runs some of the biggest and smallest skateboarding events all around the world every year. I hope we crossed paths last year and you made it to one of our shindigs. If not, see you in 2016.

Nike SB Dunk Ishod Wair Edition

Nike SB Dunk Ishod Wair Edition

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This one is Ishod Wair's colorway in the classic Nike Dunk. Let's just call it the Black SOTY.

Free Indoor Skateboarding Every Saturday 11am to 6pm: Open House Saturdays at The Boardr in Tampa

Free Indoor Skateboarding Every Saturday 11am to 6pm: Open House Saturdays at The Boardr in Tampa

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Every Saturday from 11am to 6pm, the doors to The Boardr private TF are wide open to the public for skating. I snapped a few today while the Shaqueefa Team was here with a pop-up store. Thanks for stopping by. It was cool to see an even mix of young, old, skate vets, and noobs learning to ollie here.

#BoardrBoys Episode 7: Camp Flog Gnaw, GFL Awards, and Skateboarding at HQ

#BoardrBoys Episode 7: Camp Flog Gnaw, GFL Awards, and Skateboarding at HQ

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tyler the Creator needed someone on point to run the skateboard shindig he set up at Camp Flog Gnaw, so he hit up the #BoardrBoys to run things. Back at home, we had the Grind for Life Annual Awards and announced a new team rider. Thanks for checking out another episode of #BoardrBoys.

$2.4 Million Paid to Skateboarders in 2015: Statistics and Contest Earnings

$2.4 Million Paid to Skateboarders in 2015: Statistics and Contest Earnings

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Well it sure pays to be a contest skater these days. $2.4 million in prize money was paid out at skateboarding contests in 2015. We've got a summary of that and some other numbers from our mountain of skateboarding data here at The Boardr.

#BoardrBoys Episode 6: The Dream Driveway BBQ, Jereme Knibbs at Tampa Am, and More

#BoardrBoys Episode 6: The Dream Driveway BBQ, Jereme Knibbs at Tampa Am, and More

Thursday, December 10, 2015

#BoardrBoys is a recap of our last few weeks in all these amazing skateboard adventures we get to be on. This time, it was a BBQ in the Dream Driveway, our boy Jereme Knibbs killing it in our hometown at Tampa Am, and a quick trip to volunteer at the Texas Skate Jam.

Recap: Grind for Life Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ

Recap: Grind for Life Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thanks to adidas and everyone who supported Grind for Life all year. We have the Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ in Tampa where we recognize the top skaters in each Division along with some special awards.

Welcome to The Boardr Team: But First, Tips from Coach Conley Skateboard Super Scout

Welcome to The Boardr Team: But First, Tips from Coach Conley Skateboard Super Scout

Monday, December 7, 2015

We've been trying to figure out who to add to The Boardr Store Team and with the help of Coach Conley Skateboard Super Scout, we found him, but not before some clean up tips. Welcome to the team!

An Innovative and Experimental Trick for Trick Skateboard Scoring System Demonstration

An Innovative and Experimental Trick for Trick Skateboard Scoring System Demonstration

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What I’m showing you today is a new technology I developed for scoring a skateboard contest. Right now, skateboard judging is 100% subjective. I want an option that makes it more objective, easier for a non-expert audience to understand, has more accountability, and of course is more fair to the skaters.

Recap: Camp Flog Gnaw

Recap: Camp Flog Gnaw

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tyler the Creator wanted a real skateboarding contest at his real music carnival, so he hired the #BoardrBoys to get it done for another year of ripping, ferris wheels, and damn good hip hop.

Recap: Red Curb Rampage and DC Premiere

Recap: Red Curb Rampage and DC Premiere

Monday, November 16, 2015

The old guys hucked themselves sideways. Then we sat down and watched the DC video. Thanks to everyone who came by for a fun Friday night session of skateboarding at The Boardr HQ.

Recap: The Boardr BBQ at the Dream Driveway

Recap: The Boardr BBQ at the Dream Driveway

Friday, November 13, 2015

We can't make this a wide open public event since it's Ryan's house, but we do have a few select people over during the big Tampa Am weekend to kick it off with some food, drink, and shred at the #DreamDriveway. This year, we put up some of Jorge's year end bonus money for certain tricks, the biggest being $500 for a no grab ollie over the whole quarterpipe. It was handled! Wow, thanks everyone in town for stopping by.

Recap: Grind for Life at Brandon

Recap: Grind for Life at Brandon

Monday, November 9, 2015

Brandon was the last stop of the year for the 2015 Grind for Life Series presented by adidas.

Recap: Texas Skate Jam

Recap: Texas Skate Jam

Monday, November 9, 2015

The #BoardrBoys were in Houston this weekend donating event organization services to the annual Texas Skate Jam benefiting Make-A-Wish. This is the longest running charity event in skateboarding that's on track to raise a million dollars total.

#BoardrBoys Episode 5: Motorcycles, Skateboards, Headquarters, and a Trip to South Africa

#BoardrBoys Episode 5: Motorcycles, Skateboards, Headquarters, and a Trip to South Africa

Friday, October 30, 2015

In this episode of #BoardrBoys, we had our most fun event of the year at home, Southbound and Down Presented by Emerica. Immediately afterwards, we went far, far from home on our annual skateboard trip to South Africa for the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships. Thanks for following along with everything we're up to in skateboarding.

Recap: Grind for Life at Bradenton Presented by adidas

Recap: Grind for Life at Bradenton Presented by adidas

Monday, October 26, 2015

Photos and video from the Brandon stop of the Grind for Life All Ages and Skills Skateboarding Series.

#BoardrBoys Episode 4: A Good Skateboarding Day in Los Angeles

#BoardrBoys Episode 4: A Good Skateboarding Day in Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Today was like your average day in #BoardrBoys life, but multiplied by 10. We had two events to run. First was Joey Brezinski's Wheelie Dope at the Courthouse followed by the adidas Skate Copa Global Finals at The Berrics where 10 teams from around the world were in town for the big shindig. Following that, A$AP Ferg shut it down. That was one damn fine skateboard day.

Recap: Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa

Recap: Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa

Friday, October 9, 2015

All them #BoardrBoys are in South Africa for Kimberley Diamond Cup where the World Championships in Street, Vert, and Women's are going down with our help in running things.

Recap: Grind for Life at Knoxville Presented by adidas

Recap: Grind for Life at Knoxville Presented by adidas

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Grind for Life Series Presented by adidas just expanded out of Florida with a new stop added in Knoxville thanks to Ignition Church and the skateboarding community there.

Recap: Southbound and Down II Presented by Emerica

Recap: Southbound and Down II Presented by Emerica

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Well it was just as we billed it: Bikes, boards, beers, homies, and all the good things that results from that mix. What a Saturday at The Boardr HQ in Tampa. Thanks to everyone that was a part of it from the booth vendors to the two wheelers to the four wheelers and random lurkers.

Recap: Wheelie Dope Presented by Andale

Recap: Wheelie Dope Presented by Andale

Friday, September 25, 2015

The stage was set, literally, for a mindblowing balancing act to go down, and down it went. Wheelie Dope at the Courthouse Stage was shocking in both what dudes could do up the stage and what they could follow it up with on two wheels across and exiting the stage. Thanks Andale and Joey Brezinski for having The Boardr run the show.

Recap: adidas Skate Copa Global Finals at The Berrics

Recap: adidas Skate Copa Global Finals at The Berrics

Friday, September 25, 2015

The second year of adidas Skate Copa just wrapped up, this year with five extra international stops making 10 total shop teams that all came to Los Angeles for the Global Finals at The Berrics. 3rd Lair destroyed it this year. After that amazing day of ripping skating, A$AP Ferg came and did a show that blew everyone away before calling it a night.

#BoardrBoys Episode 3: Montreal for The Boardr Am and Am Getting Paid

#BoardrBoys Episode 3: Montreal for The Boardr Am and Am Getting Paid

Friday, September 18, 2015

This one is from a few days in Montreal to run Am Getting Paid and The Boardr Am where JS Lapierre won $10,000, a trip to The Boardr Am Finals at X Games, and a trip to South Africa for the Kimberley Diamond Cup Street Skateboarding World Championships.

Vern Laird's Retirement Part

Vern Laird's Retirement Part

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A damn good follow up to Vern's 40 Year Old Part is his newly done 41 Year Old Part. Damn, Vern! I hope you all keep rolling like this.

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Barcelona

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Barcelona

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Tactic team at adidas Skate Copa at Barcelona was Alejandro Martinez Barcelo, Daniel Jenks Franques, David Castells, and Joan Galceran. They advanced through all the brackets in the Finals today and won the trip to The Berrics for the Global Finals. Congrats, dudes, see you in LA!

#BoardrBoys Episode 2: Wheelie Dope Planning, #DreamDriveway, Dew Tour LA

#BoardrBoys Episode 2: Wheelie Dope Planning, #DreamDriveway, Dew Tour LA

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

We're doing episodes of #BoardrBoys every couple weeks now highlighting the stuff we're doing in skateboarding and the things we are lucky enough to be a part of that make our jobs a damn good time. In this episode, we met Joey Brezinski at the LA Courthouse ledges to plan and prepare for Wheelie Dope, a manny contest coming up there on September 19. We were also in LA to help run the Dew Tour stop there. Finally, we had a good two week break at home in Tampa where it was a pool party in the #DreamDriveway. Thanks for following along with everything we're doing in skateboarding. Find out about all our events and more at http://TheBoardrEvents.com.

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Melbourne

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Melbourne

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Our friends at Stoke ran this one Down Under.

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Sao Paulo

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Sao Paulo

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

With a last minute plan coming together for this stop, Porpe and Vern were the only #BoardrBoys that had the visa hookup to get to Brazil to run the show for another stop of adidas Skate Copa. Congrats to the crew from Ratus Skate Shop there that will be headed to the US for the Global Finals at The Berrics in September. Porpe has a few photos and GoPro edit here.

Recap: Born and Raised Presented by Empire

Recap: Born and Raised Presented by Empire

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Born and Raised Presented by Empire was in Austin, Texas, hometown of our BMX friend Chase Hawk who helped put together this first annual BMX event in his hometown.

$1.7 Million in 2015 So Far: A Skateboarding Contest Earnings Analysis

$1.7 Million in 2015 So Far: A Skateboarding Contest Earnings Analysis

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Before we dive into this interesting data, let's look at some of the most interesting points: A total of $1,740,800 has been paid in 2015 so far at skateboarding events. An even $1,000,000 of this was from events run by The Boardr. Girls earned just 5% at $89k with the remaining $1.7k going to the men. Read on for more...

Nike SB Zoom All Court Cory Kennedy Quickstrike

Nike SB Zoom All Court Cory Kennedy Quickstrike

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A long awaited classic is reborn as Cory Kennedy’s Pro Model, the Zoom All Court CK QS is set to launch on September 2, 2015.

#BoardrBoys Episode 1: A Week of Shred on Huntington Beach

#BoardrBoys Episode 1: A Week of Shred on Huntington Beach

Saturday, August 15, 2015

#BoardrBoys is our show about all the good things we're lucky to be a part of in skateboarding. Every two weeks, we'll recap the madness of our jobs and travel adventure as we run skateboarding contests and events. This first episode is from a long stay in Huntington Beach for the Van Doren Invitational.

Recap: Innoskate at Greenville, South Carolina

Recap: Innoskate at Greenville, South Carolina

Monday, August 10, 2015

This weekend in Greenville was another stop for the Smithsonian's Innoskate program.

Nike SB x Pass-Port Blazer

Nike SB x Pass-Port Blazer

Friday, August 7, 2015

Nike SB collaborated with Australian skate shop, Pass-Port, to create this stylish, dark charcoal, canvas Blazer SB. This shoe features the shop's name embroidered on the heel and a custom graphic insole.

Nike SB x CNCPTS Dunk High Premium

Nike SB x CNCPTS Dunk High Premium

Friday, August 7, 2015

Nike SB teamed up with Concepts Skateshop out of NYC for their collaborative edition of the Dunk High. Replicating the beautiful stained glass art found around the world, the Nike SB Dunk High features a custom made stained glass print.

Recap: Van Doren Invitational at Huntington

Recap: Van Doren Invitational at Huntington

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

From the Shop Battle to the Women's to the main event, get a recap and results from everything that went down here.

Recap: Red Bull Hart Lines in Detroit

Recap: Red Bull Hart Lines in Detroit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Congrats, Curren! Finishing off his already ripping run with that gap to nosegrind on the big rail was mindblowing and put him far ahead in first early on in the Finals. I hope you were here to witness that! We'll keep you posted on when it airs on NBC on August 1st. Thanks Red Bull for having us on a fun project and another super good event.

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Berlin

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Berlin

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

While half of the #BoardrBoys were in Copenhagen, the other half consisting of Jorge, Tim, and Jason were in Berlin running another stop of adidas Skate Copa there. Aarow and Beast shut it down and gets the trip to The Berrics for the Global Finals in September.

Recap: The Boardr Am and CPH OPEN

Recap: The Boardr Am and CPH OPEN

Friday, July 17, 2015

It's a full week of ripping skateboarding, top pros and ams, parties, and the nicest and most fun crew of people we get the pleasure of hanging out with in all our skateboarding travels every year. We'll be stacking all the coverage here as it comes through.

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