The Boardr Events
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Grind for Life Series is a national, all ages and skills series benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. This year's first stop was in New Smyrna, Florida where 144 entries went down in 14 divisions in bowl and street skateboarding.
Friday, February 10, 2017
For no reason other than to have a big weekend, Tim came to Tampa and had a big weekend. We showed him around Tampa and our local hood, Seminole Heights aka #SHMF, where impersonating security guards and skateboard coaching went down, among other recreation as seen here.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
It's free and open skating weekdays from noon to 5pm here at The Boardr HQ. We're at 4611 North Hale Avenue near the Bucs Stadium in Tampa. Staff Photographer Chaz has a few snaps from the week here.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Randoms from Staff Photographer Chaz Miley on a Friday after work where we also showed the Welcome "Fetish" video.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Bikes, boards, and PBR beers took over HQ for the third year at Southbound and Down.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The Boardr Staff Photographer, Chaz Miley, rolled through downtown Tampa and Ybor City recently while Felipe Gustavo was in town.
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.
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.
Monday, September 12, 2016
The #BoardrBus filled with #BoardrBoys went Knoxville this weekend for another stop of the Grind for Life Series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
17 year old Ivan Federico from Italy destroyed it in Vancouver to take the win at this stop.
Friday, July 1, 2016
On an afternoon off work, the #BoardrBoys hit the streets of Montreal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
This weekend was The Boardr Am stop at NYC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, April 25, 2016
We're in town for Zappos Rideshop and had some extra time to get lost around the sinning city.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
What a night. Thanks to everyone who came through. We've got photos and a video recap here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 $500 for a no grab ollie over the whole quarterpipe. It was handled! Wow, thanks everyone in town for stopping by.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Brandon was the last stop of the year for the 2015 Grind for Life Series presented by adidas.
Monday, November 9, 2015
The #BoardrBoys were in Houston this weekend donating event organization services to the annual Texas Skate Jam benefiting Make-A-Wish. This is the longest running charity event in skateboarding that's on track to raise a million dollars total.
Friday, October 30, 2015
In this episode of #BoardrBoys, we had our most fun event of the year at home, Southbound and Down Presented by Emerica. Immediately afterwards, we went far, far from home on our annual skateboard trip to South Africa for the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships. Thanks for following along with everything we're up to in skateboarding.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Photos and video from the Brandon stop of the Grind for Life All Ages and Skills Skateboarding Series.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Today was like your average day in #BoardrBoys life, but multiplied by 10. We had two events to run. First was Joey Brezinski's Wheelie Dope at the Courthouse followed by the adidas Skate Copa Global Finals at The Berrics where 10 teams from around the world were in town for the big shindig. Following that, A$AP Ferg shut it down. That was one damn fine skateboard day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Our friends at Stoke ran this one Down Under.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Monday, August 10, 2015
This weekend in Greenville was another stop for the Smithsonian's Innoskate program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 10, 2015
This weekend we're in Vancouver for the first stop of the Van Doren Invitational. If you can't make it, check our full recap here.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
The 3rd Lair crew is going all expenses paid for a damn good skateboard time at The Berrics for the Skate Copa Global Finals in September! Check the full recap here.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The #BoardrBoys were in Chicago this weekend helping our friends at Dew Tour get it done with putting on another ripping skateboard shindig, the first stop of the year. We've got some photos and video to recap if you weren't there to see it. Watch for the broadcast on your local NBC listings, too.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Ripping skateboarding in every age category from tykes to 50+ killed it this weekend in another stop of the Grind for Life Series Presented by adidas.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Six of them won their way in at one of The Boardr Am Qualifying stops in the US. The other six we invited to make 12 total top ams that set off an amazing weekend of shredding on the X Games course. Congrats Tyson Bowerbank who is biting into that X Games Gold Medal right now for winning The Boardr Am Series Finals at X Games. Congrats to Nyjah Huston for winning Men's Street, Curren Caples for winning Park, and Alexis Sabline for winning Women's. We've got some photos from the whole weekend below.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Enzo won last week's last stop of The Boardr Am here in Vegas. Today he also won Zappos Rideshop on the streets of downtown. Next week we'll see Enzo at The Boardr Am Finals at X Games. Will it be three weeks in a row of firsts? We'll see. We're hopping in the Boardr Bus first thing in the morning for the next skateboard shindig in Austin, Texas next week.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Congrats, Enzo! He's going to The Boardr Am Series Finals at X Games in Austin to join winners from the five other stops. We've got an AirBnB there where everyone is staying and filming for the World of X Show on ESPN featuring all the skaters on the road to the Finals at X Games.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
We've got a few photos from the Levi's X Hellaclips project where Front Rock Concrete did some work with us to get a DIY spot built near the airport and a new bank to ledge at The Boardr. Check the episodes here if you haven't seen them yet.
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.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Congrats Yoshi Tanenbaum for winning the NYC stop of The Boardr Am today. Yoshi joins Jon Cosentino (LA), Jagger Eaton (Houston), Jamie Foy (Tampa), and Dustin Blauvelt (Detroit) as the fifth person to shred their way into a spot at The Boardr Am Series Finals on the course at @XGames Austin this summer. The next stop is Las Vegas for the last chance for you to get your spot and be the first amateur skateboarding holding an X Games Gold Medal when the dust settles in June. Thanks everyone who skated today. See you there next year.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
What a journey it's been for the fist run of The Boardr Am. I can't believe we're almost at the series Finals at X Games this summer. There's one more stop in Las Vegas on May 23 where one last person is going to get an all expenses paid spot to Austin for the Finals to join a list of just 12 top ams ripping to bite into that X Games gold.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Come skate the freshly cured concrete at The Boardr HQ commissioned by Levi's Skateboarding and Hellaclips. The homies at Front Rock Concrete were recently here for a week and got it built. It's finished right now, but we will patiently wait until May 19th to skate it with you. We're also filming an edit that will be released on Hellaclips documenting the build and the first ripping session to go down on it with you and your crew.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Thanks to everyone who stopped by for the first Industry Swap Meet at The Boardr. Many of us were out of town for this one, but Tampa local Chaz was there and has a few photos.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
We'll be in Chicago and LA helping with the Dew Tour stops this year. Check out some renderings of the Chicago Street and Streetstyle courses. Looks like yet another unique and interesting roll through on this one. Chicago is June 20 - 21 and LA is August 14 - 16.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
adidas Skate Copa is an international Shop Team vs Shop Team contest where the winners get flown to The Berrics for the Global Finals. This stop in Portland involved both ledge destruction from Mark Suciu and wall jamming from the rest of the rippers like Brennan Boothe and Augie Johansen from all 20 of the shop teams that were in town for the event.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
This Friday at The Boardr HQ in Tampa, there's a bit of classic skateboard bid'niss being done with shops and brands from 10am to 3pm. Then at 3pm, we're open to the public with free skating, hand shaking, and network making.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Big Al is currently at The Boardr HQ here in Tampa building the Zappos Rideshop course that will puzzle piece together for a flatbed trip to Las Vegas on May 29. We're taking over downtown again with some ripping skateboarding sans open container laws with your favorite pros and top ams. Attendance is wide open for all ages and completely free, too.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Dustin Blauvelt won the Detroit stop of The Boardr Am, earning himself an all expenses paid spot in The Boardr Am Finals at X Games Austin to join a short list of just 12 elite top amateur skateboarders, one of which will be holding an X Games Gold Medal after the Texas dust settles. The next stop of The Boardr Am is in New York City on May 2.
Monday, April 13, 2015
It was another nice Florida weekend of skateboarding from literally all ages and skills. From 7-year-olds to 53-year-olds and everyone in between, men and women included, everyone ripped. Thanks for coming out to another one. With HiDefJoe on the west coast working on other projects, filmer intern Nate took over on this one and has the video recap along with some photos.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Congrats, Dustin! And little Silas Blauvelt! After the second of three runs in the Finals, Jereme was in first and Dustin knew he had to step it up. He stepped for sure and now Dustin is joining us at X Games Austin where The Boardr Am Finals are going down. Thanks everyone and Modern Skatepark for hosting.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The day before everyone's in town for Tampa Pro 2015, we have all our friends over for an annual session in the Dream Driveway, Ryan Clements' home that he's slowly adding concrete skateboarding goodness to. Check out the recap from a fun afternoon of skateboarding, fishing, and chilling.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Boardr Am at Detroit is just a few weeks away! Register now. Recognize the inspiration for Casey's work for the Detroit stop? It's Kevrick on a nose manny in downtown Detroit as seen in a recent issue of Transworld.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Congrats to Active Ride Shop for taking the win against 17 other shops in the first stop of the 2015 adidas Skate Copa series in Los Angeles today. We've got the full recap here with video, photos, and results.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Marcos Montoya had the Qualifiers and Semi-Finals on lock, but when the format switched to Runs for the Finals, it was Jamie Foy who ended up putting the best line of tricks together. Jamie will join Jon Cos and Jagger Eaton at The Boardr Am Series Finals at X Games in Austin. Congrats Baby Body! Thanks to everyone who was here today.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Photos and HiDefJoe's video recap from Lakeland this weekend. Thanks to all 140+ of you that entered.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Check out Chaz's skate photos and HiDefJoe's video recap of a session on a new obstacle in The Boardr HQ that adidas had us build for Skate Copa this year.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
I wish we could show you the full uncensored version, but we had to scale it back to plain old PG-13. Thanks to everyone that stopped to have a chat with Tim about everything from this super fun skateboard shindig to who is looking for a girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Jagger put together three solid ones to win the Qualifiers, Semi-Finals AND Finals here at Houston's stop of The Boardr Am. He joins Jon Cos as the second spot of just 12 at The Boardr Am Series Finals at X Games in Austin. Congrats, Jagger! The next stop is in Florida!
Friday, February 13, 2015
We've got a nice mix of nerds, media types, microphone personality, shredders, bid'niss dudes, and workhorses. One thing we all have in common: we're all skateboarders.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
I hope every town gets to cut the ribbon on a nice Team Pain built park like Zephyrhills just opened up this weekend. We were there hosting the ceremonies and have a photos and video recap below.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Chris Nieratko made the rounds with ams, pros, moms and more asking the hard hitting questions you need answers for at your typical skateboarding shindig.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Jon wins a personal red carpet laid out by Porpe for The Boardr Am Finals at X Games Austin. Porpe will be taking care of his flight, hotel, local travel, chow downs, and might even give him a foot massage. Yep, Jon gets all expenses paid for destroying it today at Stoner Skate Plaza. Check out full results and a recap.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
This one hit fairly close to home for me. I've been both a computer and skateboard nerd my whole life. Recently, Rodney Mullen has immersed himself in the world of Linux, a computer operating system made by this dude Linus who I would imagine now can kickflip like everyone else. Anyway, Rodney was recently written about in this Wired article where he goes on about the similarities between banging your head on a computer keyboard like I do all day and perfecting skateboarding stunts.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Thanks again to PASS~PORT for food and beer at Frontside Grind Tuesdays this month. I've got a few covers and snaps.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Location has changed from Sheldon to Stoner Skate Plaza! Our first event and stop of the year is less than two weeks away. Register for The Boardr Am Los Angeles online before it fills up. Winner gets all expenses paid to the Finals at X Games Austin. You going??? Thanks to Casey Wayne, Cap'n of The Boardr Bus for the custom illustrations. Find him on the road with a crew to LA leading up to January 24th.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Theories crew made stops all around Florida on their Escape from New York Tour. HiDefJoe has the recap and Seamus and I have some photos from The Boardr stop.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Join the Theories crew at The Boardr HQ on Monday at 5pm where we'll have another open house and free skating.
Friday, December 19, 2014
We're putting all the individual match ups for the later rounds in the industry game of SKATE we had here at The Boardr. We called it BINGO at The Boardr where letters worked opposite from SKATE, so the first old guy with BINGO wins.
Friday, December 19, 2014
The Boardr Live is our live and instant scoring software that is used at most of the skateboarding events we run. Zumiez, Vans, adidas, Cowtown, and other friends in the industry also use it to make their events run smooth and integrate with live TV and web broadcasts. I dove into the numbers to get some end of the year stats on the 4,000+ skater profiles that were created and/or updated. We've got pros, ams, and "former pros" in our database which throws the pro/am percentage total off a bit, FYI.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
While much of the industry is in town, we had a few things of our own going on including an industry game of SKATE we called BINGO at The Boardr. We also showed the Dekline True Blue video and watched some of Tampa Am, too. I've got a few photos from all that and HiDefJoe has the video recap.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Body made the rounds at The Boardr Headquarters right after we did the premiere for Plan B's True. Which girls have had to use Plan B? What do people think of the video? Body's got you.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Thanks everyone for stopping by to skate and check out True. The video is for sale now. I sat in front of the ledge and fired off a few sequences. Our next open house session is this Friday night for BINGO at The Boardr, an industry game of SKATE with Dekline's True Blue premiere at 9pm.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
When it's a 30+ session, you get some far out stunts coming through. This is just a small sample. Thanks to everyone that came through for this month's Frontside Grind Tuesdays. We open the doors for free skating on the last Tuesday of every month where The Editor just might land you on the cover of the hottest rag to hit the digital press, Frontside Grind Magazine.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Thanks to everyone who came from all over Florida to join us in recognizing all that was accomplished by everyone this year, plus one last event benefiting GFL's cause. I've got a few photos here and HiDefJoe has the video.
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?
Friday, November 14, 2014
Last night the bay doors went up after work and Porpe's grill skills got everyone fed while PBR and Red Bull kept everyone skating before we headed over to see On Any Sunday. I've got a few snaps...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Boardr crew had the pleasure of working with Tyler the Creator and Vans Syndicate to run a skateboard shindig right alongside the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. We saw ripping skateboarding and equally shredding hip hop shows from Action Bronson who threw half a pound into the crowd to Rick Ross whose boys let us chill on stage behind him as he performed. Damn, what a Saturday.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
We've got one more upcoming event this weekend outside of Tampa where Tyler and the Golf Wang crew have hired The Boardr to run an invite only skateboarding contest while the 3rd Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival goes down right next to us. There's an open best trick portion to it, too, so bring your board if you have a ticket. Pharrell, Tyler, Ricky Rosay, Mr. Fisherman, Earl and more are performing. I'm a fan of the entire spectrum of hip hop from party rap to the intellectual tunes, so I'm especially excited on this one. After that, it's all Tampa. Here's the list of things coming soon with The Boardr. Thanks for being a part of what we're doing in skateboarding.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Adam sent over some great photos from that super fun Saturday dedicated to Ray.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
What a day for Ray it was in Raleigh today. We've got full results from everything that went down and a new episode of On The Boardr documenting the ripping and celebration of Ray's life.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I still can't believe that we have skateboarders from 6-years-old to 53-years-old skating all day in these events. We saw the sun come up on one side of the skatepark and saw it set on the other side as 150+ entries went through in all those divisions.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Finally, we were in town to have our first event at The Boardr Headquarters after a super busy summer and fall of events in everyone else's backyard. I've got a few photos and Joe has an episode of On The Boardr from what turned out to be a super chill and fun day of bikes, skateboarding, a little booze, and a lot of friends meeting a lot of other friends as these worlds of four wheels and two wheels spent an entire day together. I hope you were here!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Get the full final leaderboard standings for each division of the 2014 Grind for Life Series here. Top two scores from all the events you enter count towards you final score.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Half way through the 3 minute jam, you could hear the crowd getting more and more live as it became apparent that Nassim had a chance of beating Nyjah in their first head to head bracket. Then the crowd started chanting for Nassim. After the last minute of the jam with both skaters getting in their bangers, it was Nassim on top by just 1.33 points to advance. When it was announced, the crowd went nuts. Nyjah smiled and congratulated Nassim for knocking him out of the brackets. In the end, Kelvin who didn't have to skate against Nyjah because of that, ended up winning the $100k. The tricks here are just a small sample of what went down. HiDefJoe is only one person filming these two rippers.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Make it a complete weekend of skateboarding shindigs on the west coast of Florida this weekend with the Grind for Life Contest at Bradenton Skatepark on Saturday followed by the Mini-Ramp Jam in Lakeland. Register for both right here online before your division fills up. See you there at both this weekend!
Monday, October 6, 2014
That crowd reaction when Nassim edged out Nyjah in the second round by just a few points was insane. They almost brought all the tents down. Here's the recap of the ripping in the Finals of the Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup in a new episode of On The Boardr. I've also got a camera dump below.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Our full coverage of Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 in our episodes of On The Boardr.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Porpe and I were up here sweating bullets as the last few Jams' scores came in and Jereme was hanging on the bubble of the cut the whole time. He made it! Tomorrow he's matched up against Tyson Bowerbank in the head to head battles for the Finals.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Neal's out here working with us this weekend at Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa and has a few photos from our arrival here which started out with lions of course.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The crew of Boardr Boys took 16 hour flights and other puddle jumpers to get to Kimberley, South Africa where before getting to work on running this skateboarding shindig, we went on a lion petting and feeding mission. It's Scotty the Body's first time in the motherland where you'll find him on the mic all weekend entertaining with Tim O'Connor.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
We've got two events on an upcoming weekend for you to make a nice Florida skateboard weekend from. Check it...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Congrats Trevor! We've got an episode of On The Boardr and some photos from the weekend.
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.
Friday, September 19, 2014
One week from tomorrow on Saturday the 27th at The Boardr HQ is a melting pot of motorcycles, skateboarding, and damn good times starting at noon. Our mini-ramp will be done where a jam will go down at 3pm after free PBR starts flowing at 2pm. At 5pm is a garage built chopper show. Most of the staff here at The Boardr rolls on two wheels when we're not on four, so this is one we're super excited about. I hope to see you here.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
After Am Getting Paid wrapped on Sunday, Vans had a $2,000 Best Trick Contest at the DIY P45 site behind the park where things got good and nuts. Check it in this new episode of On The Boardr.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
We have the full recap in a new episode of On The Boardr here along with some photos from the weekend.
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.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Below are the Streetstyle and Street Contest in House of Vans course renderings for Dew Tour Brooklyn.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
We just arrived on site in Montreal at the untouched course for Am Getting Paid going down this weekend. There's no live webcast on this one, so hopefully you're here in the flesh to put your marks down. Watch for On The Boardr edits from Ride Channel and coverage/results as it happens here.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
I had my cell phone out the whole time we were witnessing the ripping skateboarding going down in Copenhagen all week. The chill time is documented, too.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
After things got rained out on Sunday, we moved it all over to Copenhagen Skatepark and added a Vert Jam along with a tight squeeze for the crowd into the bowl there. Then followed the usual after-party until 6am. HiDefJoe's got a video recap and I've got a weekend camera dump below.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
The only thing unmellow about the Pool Contest yesterday was the serious ripping going down. At 2pm when the Contest was supposed to start, neither skaters or crowd were on site. Then around 3pm, they all descended in mellow troves, Tuborgs and spliffs in hand. We made it through some Jams before the rain turned it into a big chillfest under the trees. Check out more photos from Neal Hendrix and HiDefJoe's video recap in another episode of On The Boardr.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The first of four ripping days of bowl skateboarding and friendly faces here in Copenhagen is a wrap. Neal Hendrix is behind the shutter and HiDefJoe is on it for the video. They've got photos and an episode of On The Boardr to make you feel like you where right here with us if you aren't able to make it here. Today when we walked into this BMX bowl, we weren't sure what would be going down in there. It wasn't long before Raven Tershy, Ronnie Sandoval, Greyson Fletcher, and more were dropping jaws in that thing.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
What's the number one excuse not to travel? At least when you're young, it always seems to be 'I'm broke.' Traveling broke makes you rich in life experience that no economic downturn can ever take away. One way to spice up a trip and increase your chances of having a floor to sleep on with new friends is to base it around a good old fashioned skateboard shindig. It just so happens that we've got a few good international gatherings of skateboard rippers coming up in Canada, Denmark, South Africa, and yes, America! Check these out along with some suggestions on how to get there.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The Streetstyle Contest at Dew Tour Portland looks insane in person. Then when you see people like Raven and Sheckler skate the stuff, it's even more nuts. We could relocate The Boardr offices to Portland. This city too good. We've got photos and video from the whole weekend here.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
In just two weeks is another ripping bowl jam, this time in that happy city of Copenhagen, Denmark. CPH Bowl is August 28 - 31 with a $30,000 USD prize purse and a schedule packed with fantastic skateboard times as usual.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Empire and The Boardr have partnered up to bring back Canada's top am skateboarding skateboarding Contest. Registration is going on right now and you know who to email. Yep, hit me up at Rob@TheBoardr.com and I'll take care of you. This one's in Montreal at Le Taz.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Mike Mo Capaldi's impossible late flip knocked PJ out in the last round. Check the full live replay here.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Clements and Porpe have a recap of all the Qualifiers ripping that went down at Van Doren Invitational in a new episode of On The Boardr on the Ride Channel.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Details on the Van Doren Invitational Live Webcast 2014 this weekend in Huntington Beach. This is going to be some of the best bowl skating you'll see all year. I hope you're here on the beach with us, but if not, we'll see you in the internet.
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.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
This week in the sands of Huntington Beach is the Van Doren Invitational featuring this insane bowl that will host three events. In just one month, there's also the Copenhagen Bowl Jam over there on that side of the earth that you'll also find us at. I hope you're at both or at least enjoying the broadcasts. This week at Huntington Beach looks like this:
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Clements and Porpe went to Roskilde to host and announce some vert demos. The scene at Roskilde is quite a circus of European psycho. Take a glimpse into that Porpe Life here on another episode of On The Boardr along with some great photos from Neal Hendrix and Porpe Life himself.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This weekend starts the US Open at Huntington Beach where Vans is having another Van Doren Invitational in the sand. Included in this one is a week's worth of events in the bowl including a Shop vs Shop Contest on Sunday and a Women's Contest on Tuesday. That following Friday and Saturday are the main events where you can watch live online.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Last weekend was a busy one for The Boardr. Rob and Paul Zitzer were in Vancouver running the Van Doren Invitational, while the rest of the crew was in Los Angeles at The Berrics for adidas Skate Copa West Coast Regionals and Finals.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Vans brought the a-list of bowl shredders in its Van Doren Invitational event to Canada this weekend where Hastings in Vancouver was inked up by local artists. We've got some coverage here as it happens with an episode of On The Boardr and a few photos from a nice skateboarding weekend in Vancouver.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
After winning the West Coast Regionals yesterday, Active went on to win the adidas Skate Copa 2014 Finals today at The Berrics. Have you seen that trophy designed by Gonz??? Porpe will have some photos soon and of course The Berrics will have footage of the ripping published before you know it. Congrats to Active and thanks again to adidas for putting together a top notch national crew against crew contest that turned out to be one of the most fun contest series we've done in a long time.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Boardr staff is split up into two crews today, both at skateboard shindigs where the digital back end is powered by our instant scoring app, The Boardr Live. Porpe and Clements are with one troupe in LA at The Berrics to run adidas Skate Copa and Paul Zitzer and I are in Vancouver for Van Doren Invitational at Hastings. Details are below.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
We're in the thick of that time of year where skateboarding has all those good times gatherings, contests, after-parties, webcasts, and more. Allow me to fill you in on a few we're associated with. Our skateboard shindig software, The Boardr Live, powers all the digital madness and number crunching behind the scenes while our staff helps make sure everything else goes smooth and fun for you. If you can make it, see you there, thanks!
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.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Congrats to 3rd Lair for winning it in the final bracket today. They're going all expenses paid to The Berrics for the Finals. Our video and photo recap is here.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
It was a beautiful day to be both a skate rat and skate nerd today in the City of Lakeland for Go Skateboarding Day. The Smithsonian, Polk Museum of Art, and IASC teamed up for the Innoskate program and taught us all new things, regardless of your new or seasoned veteran status as a lifelong skateboarder. I've got my story in photos below as usual along with HiDefJoe's edit of a new episode of On The Boardr.
Friday, June 20, 2014
It's your classic news coverage of skateboarding where it's always funny to see someone outside our tight circle of skateboard culture trying to figure it out. It's super good to see how Innoskate is getting more and more people interested in not just skateboarding itself, but how it works, how it has evolved, its history, and more. Check out a segment from when Ryan was on the news yesterday discussing it.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
So this amazing skateboarding history shindig went down last year called Innoskate in Washington, DC. This year, it's in our own back yard in Florida on Go Skateboarding Day.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Congrats Rukus on taking it at the Austin stop of adidas Skate Copa. They've got all expenses paid on a trip to the Finals at The Berrics. HiDefJoe's got his video coverage recap here and I've got a few photos for you.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Kimberley Diamond Cup crew caught up with The Boardr Head Judge Jason Rothmeyer about his trips to South Africa for the KDC there. If you check out Jason's Instagram, you'll see he's into shooting photos of all animals except humans. Check out a minute of 90's tricks and random varmits he snapped. See you back in Kimberley later this year!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The City of Lakeland has officially proclaimed the weekend of Go Skateboarding Day this year as a Skateboard Friendly City Weekend. On Saturday, June 21, at Innoskate, we'll be pushing through the City of Lakeland from Lake Bonny Skatepark to the Polk Museum of Art, where we'll see Rodney Mullen and Paul Schmitt break down skateboarding and their history with it. What a weekend that's going to be. See you there! Check out this official document!
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Plus and SPoT both have edits done from the Atlanta stop of the adidas Skate Copa series. They were the last two shops in the Finals brackets where SPoT ended up winning. We'll see them in LA at The Berrics for the Finals. Also, over at The Berrics, they've got their three edits from the Atlanta stop. The next Skate Copa is next weekend in Austin, Texas at House Park.
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
This year at X Games, we're taking an initial step into top am skateboarding with the first X Games Am. We complied the input from key people in the skateboarding industry like magazine editors and other influential skaters to get a short list of 12 top ams to have in this one. Then when we discovered how many of them can't make it, we return to the drawing board to rearrange. Repeat that process like five times and you're at this list of 12 confirmed rippers below. The process for Park and Pro Street works in a similar way. Watch for more on our plans for am skateboarding after we get through an already packed summer of good times at all these skateboarding gatherings. Here's the list of skaters you'll see this week in X Games Austin 2014.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
This is the last week to vote in X Games Real Street. We need Clint Walker to win this.
Monday, June 2, 2014
On Sunday after adidas Skate Copa ATL, we drove straight from Atlanta to Austin where we arrived at around midnight to get to work on X Games Austin this week. I've got a few photos of the course and our short night out last night in downtown Austin. It's going to be a week of ripping rolling and top quality chill time in this fun city and skateboard shindig that includes a show with Kanye, Mac Miller, The Flaming Lips, and more. I hope you're in Austin, Texas this week.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Skateboard shops from the southeast brought their crews to Kennesaw, Georgia for adidas' Skate Copa shop vs shop series. HiDefJoe has the video documentation of shredding that went down and I've got some photos. Who won? Get the results, photos, and more details about Skate Copa here.
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.
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.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Wow, what a great night that just went down here in Las Vegas where two city blocks were shut down for a ripping skateboarding contest. Check the results here. Congrats to Evan Smith for that insane line you see in this video.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
HiDefJoe, Clements, and I are in Las Vegas for the final finishing touches this week on the Zappos Ride Shop Series on Friday at 4pm on Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. Today we visited Big Al and Mean Gene putting together the obstacles and then conducted a field study of the event site. That included freak shows with everything Vegas you'd expect, with no open container laws and the easiest access to sinning you could possibly imagine.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Today voting starts in the X Games Real Street Contest. Each of these 16 pros filmed a one minute part that just dropped today. Judges determine who goes home with nearly a thousand bucks a second. Yep, someone's getting $50k for first. For the Fan Favorite popularity contest, it's up to you. There's $10k up for grabs for who gets the most Tweeted votes. Your Tweet needs to contain three things: the pro's last name hastagged, the #RealStreet hashtag, and @XGames. Click on any pro below and the correctly formatted voting Tweet is ready for you to help your favorite pro come up ten large.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
On May 17th in Fort Lauderdale is the next stop of the Grind for Life Series here in Florida. We're two stops in now and have the GFL leaderboard stats for each division here. Your top two events in the series count for your final score where we'll all high five and hang out at The Boardr Headquarters on November 22nd.
Friday, April 25, 2014
adidas Skate Copa NYC Regionals are a wrap. Check the Qualifiers Results here and the Finals brackets progress below. Congrats to the Labor Skate Shop crew that gets an all expenses paid trip to The Berrics for the Finals in July. Next stop for adidas Skate Copa is Atlanta on May 31. I've got some photos for you here and HiDefJoe has the video recap below.
Monday, April 21, 2014
This weekend in NYC at LES Skatepark, we're hanging out with the adidas team including two Marks that I'm definitely going to mark out on: Gonz and Suciu. It's the first stop of the adidas Skate Copa series, a national shop vs shop contest where the winning shop gets all expenses paid to the Finals at The Berrics in LA. See you there on Saturday. We're buying food and drinks for everyone on site after the contest is over, too.
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.
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.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Porpe is in Austin and the rest of us are in New Smyrna Beach. We're both running skateboard shindigs today using The Boardr Live.
Friday, April 11, 2014
adidas has teamed up with The Boardr to bring you adidas Skate Copa, a US series of Shop vs. Shop Team Contests that we're excited to be running. We're announcing the dates today with full details at TheBoardr.com/adidasSkateCopa. Stops include NYC in just two weeks, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and the last stop and Finals being in Los Angeles at The Berrics. The Shop Team that wins each stop gets all expenses paid to join us at the Finals in LA. What a summer it's going to be getting all these Shops together and local scenes in one town for a fun skateboarding shindig and some friendly competition. See you at all of them!
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.
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.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
The Editor is going to put you on the cover at the New Smyrna Beach April 12th stop of the Grind for Life Contest Series we're running. Sign up at TheBoardr.com/Register. See you in a short two weeks!
Friday, March 21, 2014
Every year before Tampa Pro, we invite our friends in town to hang out by the river, push through the Dream Driveway, and dig in on Porpe's BBQ. Thanks to everyone that came by. We're looking forward to hanging out for the weekend and watching some great skating with no work to do for a change.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Thanks to everyone who came to Lakeland Skatepark today for the first stop in the Grind for Life Series run by all of us here at The Boardr. Check the Results Page for the numbers rundown. We'll have photos and video up over the next few days. It's won't be as fast this time with all the preparation for our Bland Opening we have on Monday. And video? We'll have more on a proper announcement of our new addition to The Boardr staff coming soon.
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.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
We stopped by Lakeland Skatepark today to do a sound check and a general planning session to prep for the first stop of the Grind for Life Series Street and Bowl Contests there this Saturday, March 1. The Bowl Contests are in the flow bowl and the street contests are in the main street course section.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
You know the fine folks that have been doing the skateboard shindig in Copenhagen for the past seven years? Year after year, many of your favorite pros refer to that as one of the best pro contests of the year. We certainly think the same. This year, they're changing it up a bit. It's the CPH Bowl and will be held in a new transition structure built inside the Copenhagen Skatepark. The dates have just been set for August 28 - 31. We'll have more details soon. For now, here's the basic schedule.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
In 2014, The Boardr and Grind for Life partnered up to bring back the Grind for Life Series of all ages bowl and street skateboarding contests around Florida. We're already looking forward to 2015 and will have more details as each event gets closer.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
This past weekend, Porpe, Clem, and I took a road trip to the East Coast of Florida to bring Sean Malto, Matt Miller, Brad Cromer, and Steve-O to surprise our friend Jacob at his bar mitzvah. We skated, hung out at the party, and got some other business done while we were in town. Thanks Jacob and family for having us as part of your weekend. We had a great time. Maybe The Boardr should start doing celebrity birthday parties, too? I've got a camera dump here.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
If you were at our BBQ yesterday at the Dream Driveway, thanks for stopping by for a roll and some sauce from either Red Bull or PBR depending on what side of 21 you're on.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
The women are beautiful. Men are cordial. College is free. And oddly enough it’s the site of the world’s raddest skateboarding gathering: The Copenhagen Pro.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Boardr Live is a live and instant real time scoring app I wrote to help people run their skateboarding events and competitions quicker, easier, and with less of a headache, fumbling with paper, spreadsheets, etc. I just recorded this quick demo that shows the entire process from start to finish.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Fun Fun Fun Fest requested the services of The Boardr so Ryan and I were in Austin, Texas to help coordinate some skateboard events this past weekend.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
We recently took a trip to the north of the south, Atlanta, Georgia, where just outside of that super city is Progressive Skatepark that shut down about a year ago. What's it going to take to re-open this place?
Saturday, November 2, 2013
The Boardr crew was recently in Lakeland for a meeting with city officials and representatives from the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. to discuss an event involving the Lakeland Skatepark and the Polk Museum of Art. Innoskate 2013 was an event at the Smithsonian that brought a lot of attention to skateboarding, its influence on culture, and its amazing evolution over the last several decades. The event we're working on in Lakeland will highlight and celebrate a lot of the same things. While we met at the Lakeland Skatepark early that morning, I shot a few photos of everything there. Team Pain and the Lakeland locals that helped design it did a great job with this Park. What's wrong with Tampa and why don't we have something like this already? It's because something got old and forgotten about, then suddenly ended up being a roadblock to progression. I hope our city can work through that mess and get us out of 1970's skateboarding soon. If you're trying to go to Lakeland Skatep
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
We're in Copenhagen once a year when the skateboarding world comes together at Copenhagen Pro. As you've seen from all the coverage, it's a great city with everything you need as a pusher of the wood and wheels: great skate spots, happy ass people, nightlife that lasts through noon the next day, and more. Get a sample of street shred going on outside of that party week from Hjalte Halberg, Jonas Skrøder, Laurent Gehin, Emil Hvilsom, and more in this Kingpin video they just put out. I'm still not convinced it's the last year of Copenhagen Pro. More on that later.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Watching the story of Ride It Sculpture Park in Detroit unfold over the years has been a demonstration of two powerful things, the Detroit community and skateboarding.
Friday, October 18, 2013
How much does your music taste vary? I think one of the best side effects of skateboarding is that your music taste is all over the place, except for the generally terrible jock rock food court jams. A music festival is just the place for people like us. This one in Austin, Texas on November 8 - 10 will also feature some vert skating from Christian Hosoi, PLG, and others. Speaking over the airwaves while all this goes down is Ryan Clements. See you there if you're anywhere near Austin in November. It's called the Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
As usual, the head to head bracket format produced some skating that had us all jumping out of our seats. Check out the full Kimberley Diamond Cup Street Finals Results. Congrats Nyjah Huston for taking out Felipe Gustavo in the last round, but not before Felipe got in this amazing switch flip backside tailslide down the hubba.
Friday, September 27, 2013
The live webcast starts below at 10:30am Eastern time on Saturday. I've got a few photos from today plus the full list of Jams in the South African Am Street and Kimberley Diamond Cup Street Qualifiers. Also included are the heats in the Vert Contest that had to be moved to Saturday due to high winds. It's going to be a ripping day of top quality skateboarding on Saturday in South Africa.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I'm adding photos from the early parts of the weekend here at Kimberley Diamond Cup. The ripping is already off the charts.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The Boardr crew is on staff in a few positions from live announcing to tech to photography to judging and more. Catch Nyjah Huston, Evan Smith, Manny Santiago and many other top pros and ams here this weekend on the live webcast or on live TV here in South Africa. We've got the full schedule for you here.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
This was the sixth year of the Empire Backyard Party in Montreal, where some of the best bowl skaters are invited for a backyard party style event that's getting better and better every year. I've got some photos and full results for you here along with the video recap from Empire.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
The Empire Backyard Party is on live today at 1pm at BackyardParty.ca.
Friday, September 6, 2013
We're in Montreal this weekend to mix skateboard bid'niss and pleasure yet again. We're getting lost around the city in harsh traffic at random skate spots and also running the Empire Backyard Party with The Boardr Live.
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.
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.
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.