Contest Coverage: Skateboarding Articles and Event Coverage

How to Run a Skateboarding Event - A Detailed Roadmap

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Before we started The Boardr years ago, we ran events with Skatepark of Tampa for nearly two decades. We're still trying to improve everything we're doing, including evolving along with skateboarding and staying true to core values.

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Recap: Hot Wheels™ Junior Series Built by Woodward at Rye, New Hampshire

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Skateboarders and BMXers from all over the northeast came through Rye, New Hampshire with us for the 4th stop of the Hot Wheels Junior Series. Check out a few photos.

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The Boardr Live Scoring in Olympic Street League Format

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Our live and instant scoring system, The Boardr Live, used by both large and small event organizers in the skateboarding and BMX industries, now supports the Street League format that will likely be used for Olympic scoring.

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Tampa Pro Weekend

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Staff Photographer Chaz Miley was in Tampa during Tampa Pro week while most of the #BoardrBoys where in Australia running the Vans Park Series down there. He's got a few photos from the Contest and people stopping by The Boardr HQ.

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Tampa Pro 2017 Photo Dump

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Our staff photographer Chaz Miley has a truckload of photography from Tampa Pro.

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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.

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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.

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$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...

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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.

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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.

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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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Recap: adidas Skate Copa at NYC

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Homage Skate Shop won it at the NYC stop of the 2015 adidas Skate Copa series. They're going all expenses paid to The Berrics for the Global Finals in September. We've got the recap and results here.

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How Luan Olivieria Won Tampa Pro 2015 and Felipe Gustavo Got in Street League

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Wow, that was some damn good skating as it has always been. It was nice being a spectator again enjoying watching Tampa Pro and not in frantic workhorse mode. HiDefJoe and I did just a bit of work at the end though and got two videos for you, Luan winning it with his extended superhuman run and The Boardr Team Rider Felipe Gustavo making that Street League cut along with Kelvin Hoefler. Congrats all ya'll.

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Nike SB Demo with Grant Taylor, Justin Brock, Ishod Wair in Tampa

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

HiDefJoe and all of us at The Boardr watched Tampa Am in our hometown this weekend. It was nice to watch without having any work to do. Joe did point his lens a bit, though. Check out some of the ripping skateboarding that went down and how Jagger ended up winning it. Congrats again, Jagger!

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How Jereme Knibbs Won the Popular Vote at Tampa Am 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Damnnnn, Jereme! Would the fakie flip have done it? Check his third run in the Finals at Tampa Am 2014 here. We could not be more hyped on Jereme repping for Tampa and The Boardr this weekend.

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On The Boardr: Shredding at Dew Tour Brooklyn

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ride Channel has a new episode of On The Boardr with all the ripping from the first couple days here in Brooklyn at Dew Tour. We've got full results from Dew Tour Brooklyn Street here, too.

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On The Boardr: Am Getting Paid Qualifiers Recap

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Canada's top ripping skateboarding ams are in HiDefJoe's video recap of day one at Am Getting Paid in Montreal.

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Van Doren Invitational Huntington Beach Women's and Shop Battle

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today the Women's division at Van Doren Invitational went down where Lizzie Armanto's shred lead the female pack. The Shop Battle wrapped up over the weekend, too. I've got some results and photos from both right here.

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X Games Austin is a Wrap: Behind the Scenes On The Boardr

Sunday, June 8, 2014

I hope you caught all that on ESPN for the Street Finals for both men and women. It was a fun and ripping afternoon of skateboarding here in Austin, Texas. After Grant Taylor skipped town and gave up his spot in the cut to Alec Majerus who had just missed it yesterday, I was certain he was going to take it today. Then Nyjah came with new tricks and of course his usual bag of destruction. Get the full week's results here. Congrats Nyjah, Lacey, and Pedro for gold in Street and Park this year.

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Women's Skateboarding at X Games Austin 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

These ladies are killing it and pushing skateboarding forward for women year after year. I've got a few photos and sequences here from the weekend. Congrats Lacey Baker for winning it this year at X Games Austin Womens.

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Saturday at X Games Austin On The Boardr

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The ripping continues on Saturday at X Games Austin with a little bit from behind the scenes and judging with Porpe.

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Street and Park Practice, Monster Party Lurk with Joey Badass, and More at X Games Austin

Saturday, June 7, 2014

HiDefJoe comes in with another episode of On The Boardr documenting the shred here at X Games Austin. I've got a few skate photos, and Porpe runs the nightlife at the Monster party where Joey Badass did a small private show that I didn't know about prior to making my decision to stay in. Stupid. Moral of the story kids: always go out and party. You never know what you're going to miss.

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Tony Hawk and Friends Demo and X Games Austin Vert

Friday, June 6, 2014

Yesterday was a skateboarding rager in downtown Austin, Texas with the Tony Hawk and Friends Demo followed by X Games Austin Vert Finals. HiDefJoe has the video recap with Ryan Clements for you on our return to Ride Channel with our new show, On The Boardr. OTB will feature all these skateboarding adventures we get in all around the world and in your backyard. Watch for episodes all weekend starting here at X Games Austin this weekend.

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Maryland Am at Charm City Skatepark in Baltimore

Monday, May 26, 2014

Jason Chapman invited us up to Baltimore to check out his skate park and scene that he's been part of since 1994 when Charm City Skatepark started. The park's second home in that time is now in an old paintball warehouse. It's huge, has a vert ramp, and more wood than a forest. Today, Jason ran his Maryland Am Contest that we helped run with The Boardr Live, our scoring app that we run our events with. Baltimore is an interesting city with some good skateboarding. We should make it part of our long term plans. More on that later. As usual, my story is in the photos below.

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Grind for Life Series at Ramp 48 in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, May 19, 2014

This past weekend was very eventful for the skateboarding world. Street League Pro Open went down in Los Angeles, most of The Boardr crew was in Las Vegas for the Zappos Rideshop and Mr. Grind for Life himself, Mike Rogers, was in Orange County, California for the Vans Pool Party. But the most important event of the weekend was the Grind for Life Series at Ramp 48 in Ft. Lauderdale. Here are the photos, videos, and results.

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Transworld CUT in Austin, Texas

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This past weekend I was in Austin for 36 hours for the second stop of Transworld's Come Up Tour. I was surprised with how much I was able to do in Austin in the day and a half I was there.

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Grind for Life Series at New Smyrna Beach, Florida: Video, Photos, and Recap

Monday, April 14, 2014

I've got some photos and HiDefJoe has the video. The skateboarding at last weekend's New Smyrna Beach stop of the GFL Series was all over the spectrum of different types and ages of skateboarding as usual, but this time, the bowl portion was most memorable. The street course there is not the best in the world, but just as skateboarders do, you make the best of what you've got. There were parent/child combos, toddlers, teens, girls, grown ass men, and extra grown 50+ men all ripping all day. Thanks to everyone that made it out to another one.

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Transworld CUT in Sacramento, CA

Monday, April 7, 2014

While Rob, Ryan, and Joe were in Phoenix for PHX AM I was in Sacramento helping out Transworld with the first stop of the Come Up Tour. I got some photos from the contest. Here are the full TWS CUT Sacramento Results here.

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Results and How Matt Berger Just Won Phoenix Am 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Matt Berger's ripping skateboarding in his third run sealed the deal for him getting first place in Phoenix Am 2014. Here's how it was done, wrapping it up with a backside 180 fakie 5-0 on the hubba. Damn, Matt!

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Phoenix Am 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

We're in Phoenix this weekend for Cowtown's Phoenix Am. They're using The Boardr Live for scoring and the live webcast on Sunday. We've got two edits, one from practice yesterday and one from the Qualifiers today.

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Chill Cam Dumps from a Skateboard Party Weekend in Tampa

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Porpe and I are both unloading our cameras that are filled with day and nightlife from the contest this weekend. It was nice to be around as a spectator instead of overworked madmen for the first time.

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Chill Time at Tampa Pro

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Friend of The Boardr, Stephen Oliveira, sent over a nice photo set from Tampa Pro this weekend. I like his angle of covering it.

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Tampa Pro 2014: Ishod Pukes, Mark Suciu, Nyjah Huston and More

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HiDefJoe has Brad Cromer, Evan Smith, Jake Donnelly, Zered Bassett, Mark Suciu, Felipe Gustavo, new pro Trevor Colden, Chris Troy, David Gonzalez, Chaz Ortiz, Stefan Janoski, Kevin Romar, Justin Brock, Silas Baxter-Neal, Wes Kremer, Louie Lopez, Chris Cole, Brian Anderson, Ben Raybourn, Curren Caples, Nyjah Hyston, and Ishod Wair at Tampa Pro on Saturday, wrapping up with Ishod blowing some bile all over the course. Porpe is your host.

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Ishod Wair, Justin Brock, Felipe Gustavo, Shane O'Neill at Tampa Pro 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

HiDefJoe has some raw footage from Tampa Pro today. These four ripping skateboarders have something in common. First commenter here on our YouTube channel will get a box from us here that includes The Boardr t-shirt and some other goodies. Here's a hint: it has to do with the business side of skateboarding.

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Grind for Life Series at Lakeland Skatepark

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

HiDefJoe has a video recap of a great day of skating from young to old at the first stop of the Grind for Life Series in association with The Boardr. We weren't sure if 1 or 100 of you would enter. Turns out it was 143 with everyone bringing a crew of family and friends for a nice day on wheels with a good sized crowd and great Florida weather to match. Damn, it couldn't have been any better. I'll tell you the rest of the story in my photos below.

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Registration Is Now Open: Grind for Life Series

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Grind for Life Series in Association with The Boardr is a Florida series of all ages/skills skateboarding contests. You should pre-register now to save your spot. We are certain that most divisions will fill up and have no room for on-site registration. We will do our best to accomodate spots in the more popular divisions that fill up, but space and time is limited. Thanks and we'll see you at the Contest!

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Volcom's Wild in the Parks at Surf Expo

Friday, January 10, 2014

Today I spent some time at Surf Expo taking some headshots and updating skater profiles for everyone who skated in Volcom's Wild in the Parks Contest. They'll have the results on their site later. Check your updated skater profile here and a few sequences here.

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Ishod Wair's Thrasher SOTY Party in San Francisco

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Last night was all about Ishod Wair. Good thing I have these photos to remember what went down.

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Thrasher's Halloween Hellride Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It was a Hellride alright. Thrasher's coverage of their Halloween Hellride a few days ago:

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Alec Majerus Wins Red Bull Triple Set 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ride has the recap from Red Bull's Triple Set event this weekend where Alec Majerus came away with the win.

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Damn Am Woodward West Under Way

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Our sister company, SPoT Productions, which owns the Damn Am Series, has a crew out in Tehachapi running Damn Am Woodward West again this year. The Qualifiers have already wrapped up with the Semi-Finals and Finals going on today. I think it's going to be a Dylan Williams win again. Ride Channel has the recap from practice and the first day on site.

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Belcopalooza Top Six: Tommy Fynn Takes It

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Our friends down under just wrapped up their annual Belcopalooza Series where Tommy Fynn ended up taking it. Watch for their great video and photography coverage of the event coming up soon.

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Sunday in South Africa: Kimberley Diamond Cup and Tourist Mission

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sunday in South Africa was a packed day of ripping skateboarding combined with a tourist mission in the city and the bush. I've got a few photos for you, a cell phone edit, and Clem and Porpe's Saturday episode of Build Skateboarding for our friends at CA PROductions.

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Damn Am Shanghai and Nike SB's City Jam Finals

Friday, August 16, 2013

Our friends at Nike SB China have a contest series of ams and pros called City Jam. They have us out here each year to help with running the Finals for both the pro and the am portion. They take the winner from each one and get them a trip to Tampa Am. Before we had to get to work, we got to spend a whole day just checking out the city and other random tourist stuff. I've also got a cell phone edit as I pointed my phone in your face for the entire trip. Thanks to Nike SB for having us in China to help run their amazing event.

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Street League and X Games Los Angeles

Monday, August 5, 2013

Last night, my wife Brittany and I flew to LA. After a late night landing and amazing airport pick-up by our friend Lanna with a beer and non-cocktail ready in the car for a pregnant Brittany, we went straight to bed to prepare for an early day of what I guess is work even though I don't have a job right now. Work being high fiving everyone, talking general bid'niss, figuring out my plans, sorting through opportunities, and just watching some skateboarding. When we were'nt skating or watching skating it was couples lurk through LA random spots. I've got a few photos from the weekend on site at Street League and the X Games, plus a cell phone edit from the whole thing.

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The Finals at Copenhagen Pro 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Finals at Copenhagen Pro are always some of the best skating you'll see all year. The mix of skaters that come to this contest is so diverse and unlike any other contest, which is why we started referring to it as the Tampa Pro of Europe years ago. I hope you where here, but if not, I've got a cell phone edit and photos for you.

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Copenhagen Pro 2013 Ring of Fire, Vert, and the Street Qualifiers

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The good times continue this week at Copenhagen Pro where the Ring of Fire was set and the Street Qualifiers went down. If you weren't here, I got your back with photos.

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Copenhagen Pro 2013 Kicks Off

Friday, August 2, 2013

There aren't many events out there that remind me of how we used to run Tampa Pro. Copenhagen Pro is one of those. It's just loose and chill with ripping skating, raging nightlife, and big smile hospitality. I've got a bunch of photos and sequences as usual.

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