The Boardr Milestones: Skateboarding Articles and Event Coverage

A Tour of The Boardr Store and Facilities in Tampa

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Boardr is located at 4611 North Hale Avenue in Tampa near the Bucs Stadium. We're 10 minutes from the airport and downtown Tampa. Our facilities include a retail store space, a warehouse with regularly updated skateboarding obstacles, and connected office spaces.

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The Boardr HQ Construction Update

Thursday, January 4, 2018

We interrupted our usual free skate sessions to build some new things in our private TF here at The Boardr HQ. Chaz has a set of photos from the progress this year.

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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!

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The Boardr Store Gainesville Grand Opening

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Well that was a fun day starting with an afternoon of skating and ending with a night of PBR, pizza slices, rolling dices, and other vices. Thanks again to the tight skateboarding community in Gainesville for the warm welcome. We've got some photos and video to recap the night.

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The Boardr Gainesville Now Open

Monday, April 20, 2015

We're open with our new location in Gainesville! Thanks to everyone that has stopped by so far. We'll have a real housewarming party soon. For now, check out a few photos.

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First Session on the Red Curb

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Once Kyle Berard poured and set it, we patiently waited while it cured and Casey lathered layer after layer of red. Finally, it's ready for trucks. HiDefJoe documented the build and what it costs and takes for you to do this yourself if you've got the space. I've also got a few sequences to cap it off.

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The #BoardrBus Delivered Today

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Casey and Ryan both said it best. A dream come true and this is where skateboarding has brought us? Damn! Today we made a big investment and continue to go all in on skateboarding with our purchase of The Boardr Bus. This rig will be at all your favorite skateboard shindigs that The Boardr runs, including The Boardr Am, adidas Skate Copa, and more. Casey will be the youngest RV driver ever. We are beyond hyped today. See you out there in 2015!

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The Boardr 2014 Year in Review

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 was our first full year of being in business after we started this little skateboard gathering of a company in late 2013. HiDefJoe has the video recap and I've got a walk down short term memory lane here for 2014. What a year it was of whipping around the world for all these skateboard adventures from South Africa to Denmark to Canada to China to all over America. Thanks to everyone who was a part of it along the way. 2015 will be much of the same and more. See you around out there on the wood and wheels.

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Coolest Guy in Skateboarding, Austyn Gillette, Tells Us What to Do in 2015

Monday, November 24, 2014

We did a lot of events for 2014 and now that the year has wrapped up, we need ideas for 2015. Who better to ask than the coolest guy in skateboarding?

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Joe's New Filmer Gear for 2015

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Today a big ol' box of digital happiness just dropped on The Boardr Store doorstep. We've got some extra projects lined up for 2015 involving TV shows and other filming, so HiDefJoe got a 100% head to toe, lens to eyecup gear update. We'll soon be making announcements on the new stuff we're up to for next year. That MacBook isn't for Joe, though. It's for a new full time employee at The Boardr that's starting on December 1st who will be hitting the road with us to do all these skateboard shindigs. Guess who? We'll have an announcement on that soon, too.

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Ribbon Cutting! The First Session at The Boardr Mini Ramp

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Clements barged it after discovering he didn't get the memo on the first session where we cooked it up for the crew that broke it in. Thanks for coming ya'll. Look for regular edits from the regular shred that will be going on at The Boardr Mini.

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The Boardr Mini-Ramp is Done: Skate For Free on Saturday!

Friday, September 26, 2014

We're inviting you over for a Saturday session on our new mini-ramp at The Boardr Headquarters, 4611 North Hale Avenue in Tampa. While all that's going on, we've got the Southbound and Down shindig going on, too. Free PBR and more will be had along with some good times and ripping two wheeled transportation to scope. I hope to see you here. Check out a few construction photos.

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Ishod Wair Wins Dew Tour Brooklyn Street

Saturday, September 20, 2014

All the skaters you'll see in Dew Tour Brooklyn this weekend.

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Jereme Knibbs: Welcome to The Boardr Team

Monday, September 8, 2014

Today marks another milestone for us and the how hyped we are to announce our second team rider. We could not be any more proud of Jereme Knibbs for putting this Welcome to The Boardr Team part together. We've watched him grow up and I'm hyped to say he's been raised by modern day wolves, that being skateboarding, the real ones, and turned into one of everyone's favorite. We're nominating ourselves for another Oscar performance on this one, too. Welcome home, Jereme!

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More Construction at The Boardr TF in Tampa

Friday, August 8, 2014

In case you haven't see the social networks, Big Al is out here sending nails and screws into the planks building a new skateboard playground contraption for The Boardr TF. Maybe you'll be by for a session when we're done? We'll let you know.

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Looking Back One Year After I Quit My Job and Started The Boardr

Thursday, July 3, 2014

All I knew was that things had irreversibly changed where I was and I had to move on and join up with Clements and Porpe who had left months earlier. It was a scary move with a kid on the way and no real plans. That was one year ago today. A lot of things have gone down since then. How about a recap? Let's start with a few high level numbers. As you know, I'm attracted to the digits.

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Obstacle Number One in The Boardr TF: A Ledge and Manny Pad

Monday, May 12, 2014

HiDefJoe has an edit from the first session and I've got a few construction photos from our first obstacle built in The Boardr TF. Thanks Jason Ranft for the manual labor. Zumiez also threw in on this one, so thanks to them for our first step towards an unempty warehouse.

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Another Milestone at The Boardr: TF Construction Begins

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Now that we've got some time to stop and breathe from having one big event behind us (NYC) and another one just about complete (Vegas), we can finally start dedicating some attention to the homefront. Yep, it's another baby milestone for us here at The Boardr. Today starts construction on our TF! We're going slow and calculated as usual with this project, too. I don't know my physical construction tools very well, but I do know there are some things in this photo that indicate concrete. Damnnnn, it's on. Feels like we're finally getting furniture in an empty home. Right now all I have for you is this one single photo.

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Our First Team Rider for The Boardr

Monday, April 21, 2014

Well, it sure isn't going to be any of us working here. We'll stick to the Business Team at The Boardr. For the real team, we're proud to announce our first pro.

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Skateboarding in 2016 Olympics, IOC Partners with The Boardr

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Check this press release out here: Skateboarding is in the 2016 Olympics, IOC Partners with The Boardr. Today is another mindblowing milestone for not just The Boardr, but for skateboarding itself. One small push for The Boardr Skateboarding Company, one giant ollie for skateboarding kind. HiDefJoe has the breaking news interview with Ryan Clements while The Boardr staff practices for Olympic gold!

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ESPN Teams with The Boardr for X Games Street and Park Skateboarding

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A little over 10 years ago, Ryan and I started attending X Games events as they started to really get a lot of things right, like the course, the invited skaters, and the format. We've been attending as spectators ever since, watching the evolution of their big event. This year, we're pleased to announce that we're working with X Games and ESPN as the skateboarding organizers for the Men’s and Women’s Street and Park disciplines. For the next three years, we'll be mixing skateboard business and pleasure with our friends at ESPN, as we all continue to help evolve their skateboarding events. This year, X Games is in Austin, Texas starting June 5th.

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Flatground and Scraps Session at The Boardr HQ with the Shaqueefa Crew

Thursday, March 13, 2014

There's nothing to skate in here yet, so when the Shaqueefa crew stopped by The Boardr Store today, a flat ground and scraps session went down where HiDefJoe was there to point the lens. Thanks for stopping by, ya'll! Awww, it's our first video edit from the TF. Another baby milestone we stacked up here.

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Welcome to The Boardr Staff!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Retail might be dead as vert and slow as Nate Sherwood right now while we just get started, but the events side of things are stacking up nicely. You can't be running the documentation with one of my crappy cell phone edits. So what are we going to do about that? Clem has to crack the whip on Porpe to get it taken care of.

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The Boardr Bland Opening

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

As we mentioned, we've got a lot more work to do before we can make this opening grand, so for now, it's bland. We put together a video and some photos of the Store for you after this week's Bland Opening of The Boardr Store. We're just getting started, ya'll. Thanks for following along.

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Join Us Monday for The Bland Opening of The Boardr Store

Thursday, February 27, 2014

That building in Tampa near the Bucs Stadium with no sign that you might drive right past? Yep, that's us at 4611 North Hale Avenue. There's no party, no fireworks, no naked ladies jumping out of cakes, and there's not even anything to skate! It's just the door opening up if you want to stop by and check out what we're up to here and maybe play a Game of SKATE on our glorious flatground in the empty TF. Join us for the low key, mellow ass, bland opening at 11am on Monday, March 3rd. We've got a lot of work left to do. Sometime down the road we'll make the real opening grand instead of bland.

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The First Obstacle in The Boardr TF?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

We haven't started building anything for The Boardr TF yet, but Big Al and Sarge are here building a ramp bed for Southern Living Magazine. Kids have it so much better these days. All we ever had was a plain old flatground bed.

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The Boardr Doors Opening Soon

Thursday, February 20, 2014

For the past couple of weeks we set up our offices inside the empty store at The Boardr. Looks like we need a new place to conduct the behind-the-scenes business since our first displays arrived today. Here are some photos of the progress. We open on March 3rd.

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Welcome Dakine to The Boardr Store

Sunday, February 16, 2014

We've been working with Dakine on all these am contests we've been running for more than a decade now. From being in most of the prize packs to being on our backs while we travel, Dakine has been with us all around. It's a pleasure to have them in stock as our first bag company in The Boardr Store.

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Austin England, A Chat With a Talented Tampa Transplant

Friday, February 14, 2014

Austin England did the illustrations for The Boardr Store. He's yet another Tampa transplant that is getting a foothold in working in the skateboarding industry out in Los Angeles. Austin's artwork has always been some of our favorite among this great community of artists that skateboarding attracts. I asked him a few questions about his move to LA and how that's going. Are you thinking of diving into California living? Hear some words from Austin about it and check out some of his work here.

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More Milestones at The Boardr: Course Planning Begins and Our First Retail Customers' Support

Thursday, February 13, 2014

There's so much going on here from events planning to systems work to physical buildout to financial stuff to skate park ideas that I can't even keep track of where I'm at and what I've documented. We're working smart and steady here still putting our 2014 together while I pause here for an update. Our tenants in the other half of our warehouse are now out so we can start figuring out what will work for our facility to play with our skateboards in.

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Another Milestone: We Shipped Our First Little Stack of Orders Today

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Inventory's in and stuff's online now. We ended our first weekend of being digitally open with a few orders for The Boardr T Shirt and some other random stuff. It was a memorable day for us. I'm just documenting it with a few quick snaps. This milestone seems like it has caused the work to just get started. Good thing it's mostly skateboarding work because that's a pretty good time. If your name was in that pile, thanks for the support.

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Our First Apparel Brand: Welcome RIPNDIP

Monday, February 3, 2014

RIPNDIP is a clothing company started right in our backyard, next city over, Orlando, Florida. I remember years ago how their crew would show up super-deep at local Florida contests we were running. Next thing you know, the quality of their gear became top of the line and you started seeing them everywhere from The Berrics, to all over the streets of California. Congrats to our homies from the neighboring city for building an apparel brand proper.

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The Boardr Store is Now Open Online

Friday, January 31, 2014

Right now I'm in the back of a truck with Clements and Porpe as we drive across the state of Florida for some meetings and a special private event we're assisting with in West Palm Beach. Our mobile internet is running and this is where I'm flipping the switch from. The Boardr Store is now live and our first tiny baby step into retail has started.

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2nd Annual Tampa Bro Presented by The Boardr

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Please join us on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 2pm for a BBQ and skate session on the Dream Driveway at Ryan Clements' house.

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Construction Continues Both Digitally and Physically

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I've got a few more construction photos and an exciting announcement. We have a toilet!!! An epic milestone at The Boardr Headquarters. It's just a week away before we flip the switch on our little online shop that could. As I've mentioned, we're starting out small and growing slow.

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Two Milestones at The Boardr This Week

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A couple things happened this week that made it seem that much more real with all this skateboard bid'niss building we're doing around here. We got our first order of retail inventory in and our first online registration dollar hit the account.

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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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Deck the Halls and Stain the Walls: Construction Continues at HQ

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Everyone's on manual labor while I'm on digital labor. We're trying to get the basics set up for online retail doors opening up on February 1. I have a few more photos dumped from my camera here for you. Thanks for following along with our adventure to build something in skateboarding from the ground up.

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Construction Progress at The Boardr Headquarters

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Before we can build the skate stuff, we have to get the bill paying stuff done. That would be retail and office space. I can't wait to get started back in retail and customer service again. We'll be open for online orders in just a few weeks!

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Throwforward Tuesdays: A Florida Skateboarding Series With Grind for Life

Monday, January 6, 2014

We're still lining up plans for a big ol' am series and all that, but while we figure that plan out, we went ahead and set up an easy one. We're proud to announce that Grind for Life has teamed up with us to bring an all ages/skills series contest to our home state of Florida this year. Each one is a street and a bowl contest except for the last one at The Boardr Headquarters. The Grind for Life Series in Association with The Boardr has five stops set at various parks all around the state.

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2013 Year in Review With The Boardr, SPoT Fallout, and More

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 26, 2012: I'm starting this a few days prior to the end of the year last year. I was super happy with how 2012 went. We turned retail and margins around a few years prior and the health of the business was showing that, Justin Ryan's brand management in our shop was working great, SPoTlight Productions was killing it with worldwide events, the staff was hyped, and I proudly cheered to my partners (Clements, Schaefer, and Porpe) about how excited I was about 2013 coming to continue it all together.

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The Boardr Headquarters: First Shovel in the Dirt

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Before construction, there must be destruction. After closing on our building last week, we're making progress on The Boardr Headquarters as you can see in these photos by Justin Ryan.

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Help Us Build The Boardr Skater Database

Saturday, September 21, 2013

If scouring the internet for contest results, creating skater profiles for anyone not in our database, making sure sponsors are as current as possible, and general data janitorial duties like that sound like it might not be that bad of a job for you, see the post on our Facebook page here.

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Elephant Brand Skateboards: Neal Hendrix Part

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Neal's part for Elephant Brand is filmed right in his office. That would be the vert ramp at Woodward. I bet all the kids at Woodward Digital Skate camp had something to do with those effects. Where was that camp when I was a kid?

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Did Kanye Make it Uncool to be a Follower?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

What way do you use to keep up with people and companies you're interested in? I've got some options for you here with a fantastic work of digital drawing to match. Thanks for throwing down a follow.

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Meet Ryan Clements in 2009

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ride Channel's Free Lunch feature had Ryan Clements as a guest a few years ago. Antwuan Dixon was a hot topic.

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