A Sample of Downtown Tampa Skate Spots
Published 2/16/2014 by Rob Meronek
I recently downloaded this app called Skate Spots. It lets you log spots by automatically getting the map location for you while you add all the extras like a photo, the type of spot, the bust factor, and any notes you want. I tested it out in my neighborhood where I live in Downtown Tampa. I'm lucky that I can push out my front door and find all these skateboarding spots withing a few blocks of each other, especially with them all being such a wide variety of skill level and style. Notice how I don't count the Bro Bowl as a skate spot. Yep, I'm hating. Blow that thing up already and build something new. I still can't believe that useless giant bird bath is still keeping us from getting a new skate park downtown. Oops, okay, back on topic. Anyway, I combined my use of the app with a nice tour for you of a few downtown Tampa skate spots I pass by on the regular as I roll around down here.
Get more details and download the Skate Spots App here. I like how it will get your latitude and longitude coordinates for you, then from there, you create a new spot. You can add a photo, notes, and trick list to each spot. A quick view of the map of spots you've created is useful for remembering what's nearby after you get a good list going. Nice job on this app, Sean!
Outside of the Element building downtown are these plastic benches that you can hot foot it on with that gap between the two. You can get arrested at most of the spots I'm showing you here, of course. Run into The Hub across the street if the cops come. I did that once downtown and the cop followed me in and dragged me out.
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