RECAP: Grind for Life Series at St Pete

St Pete set a new record for entries at a GFL Series. With 231 entries at this stop, our day that started at 7am didn't end until well past 9pm.

RECAP: Grind for Life Series at St Pete

Posted by Rob Meronek 10 months ago on February 2nd, 2022

St Pete set a new record for entries at a GFL Series. With 231 entries at this stop, our day that started at 7am didn't end until well past 9pm. Photography from Chaz and video from Bowser are below along with results. The next stop is Zephyrhills on March 19th.

GFL St Pete - Banners Up

7am, banners going up. About 14 more hours and it's a wrap.

GFL St Pete - Frontside Bluntslide
Dan Mancina Photo

Dan out here early with a frontside bluntslide.

Profile: Dan Mancina
GFL St Pete - Justin Ollie
Justin Bishop Photo

Justin cracking an ollie down the stairs before you crack your eggs in the morning.

Profile: Justin Bishop
GFL St Pete - Dan Mancina Crooked Grind
Dan Mancina Photo

Dan with a crooked grind on the ledge.

Profile: Dan Mancina
GFL St Pete - Dan Mancina 5-0
Dan Mancina Photo

Dan with a frontside 5-0 on the flatbar.

Profile: Dan Mancina
GFL St Pete - Tia Pearl Kickflip
Tia Pearl Photo

Tia with a flatground kickflip.

Profile: Tia Pearl
GFL St Pete - Justin Bishop Frontside Nosepick
Justin Bishop Photo

Man, that's scary. Justin on a front nosepick in the deep.

Profile: Justin Bishop
GFL St Pete - Justin Bishop and Anthony Ferraro
Anthony Ferraro Photo

Justin and Anthony on the podium.

Profile: Anthony Ferraro
GFL St Pete - Anthony Ferraro, Dan Mancina, Justin Bishop
Dan Mancina Photo

Anthony, Dan, and Justin on the podium.

Profile: Dan Mancina
GFL St Pete - New Balance

You don't just want these for skating, you want them for 14 hour days like today. Thanks New Balance for backing GFL Series.

GFL St Pete - Red Bull

We went through a few cans today.

GFL St Pete - Dog of the Day
Dog of the Day Photo

Record attendance of people also means too many dogs for Chaz to pick Dog of the Day.

Profile: Dog of the Day
GFL St Pete - Kickflip Stairs

A nice flick down the stairs gets the Street divisions started.

GFL St Pete - Judging
Justin Ryan Photo

The hardest job here is judging.

Profile: Justin Ryan
GFL St Pete - A Frame
Gabriel Lavallee Photo

Over the a-frame.

Profile: Gabriel Lavallee
GFL St Pete - Gabi in the Crowd
Gabriel Lavallee Photo

Gabriel in the crowd.

Profile: Gabriel Lavallee
GFL St Pete - Boardslide
Delbie Jager Photo

Big hop up to this boardslide.

Profile: Delbie Jager
GFL St Pete - Into the Step Up
Braydan Santos Photo

Braydan going into the step up.

Profile: Braydan Santos
GFL St Pete - Raffle Time

Raffle time!

GFL St Pete - Shiloh Kickflip
Shiloh Catori Photo

Shiloh with a kickflip down the stairs.

Profile: Shiloh Catori
GFL St Pete - Baby Snake Session

The littlest snake session you ever did see.

GFL St Pete - Shion Front 5-0
Shion Suganami Photo

Shion with a front 5-0 in the deep.

Profile: Shion Suganami
GFL St Pete - Alex on the Mic

Thanks to Alex for helping out on the mic all day.

GFL St Pete - Baby Eggplant

Maybe we'll call it a quail when someone this little does an egg.

GFL St Pete - Cona Smith Grind
Cona Suganami Photo

Wow, Cona with the super legit Smith.

Profile: Cona Suganami
GFL St Pete - Harlow Smith Grind
Harlow Johnsey Photo

Harlow also with the proper Smith in the deep.

Profile: Harlow Johnsey
GFL St Pete - Kai Frontside Air
Kainalu Canubida aka Kai Kai Photo

Kai blasting a frontside out of the deep end.

Profile: Kainalu Canubida aka Kai Kai
GFL St Pete - Street 9 and Under
Curren Jennette Photo

Street 9 and Under winners.

Profile: Curren Jennette
GFL St Pete - Street 10 to 12 Winners
Gabriel Lavallee Photo

Street 10 to 12 winners.

Profile: Gabriel Lavallee
GFL St Pete - Street Womens Winners
Juri Iikura Photo

Street Womens winners.

Profile: Juri Iikura
GFL St Pete - Bowl 9 and Under
Shion Suganami Photo

Bowl 9 and Under winners.

Profile: Shion Suganami
GFL St Pete - Bowl 10 to 12 Winners
Tristan Phoenix Photo

Bowl 10 to 12 winners.

Profile: Tristan Phoenix
GFL St Pete - Bowl Womens Winners
Cona Suganami Photo

Bowl Womens winners.

Profile: Cona Suganami
GFL St Pete - Mike Raffle
Mike Rogers Photo

I hope Mike calls your number.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL St Pete - Kris Markovich Grind for Life Deck
Kris Markovich Photo

Looks like Kris hooked Mike up.

Profile: Kris Markovich
GFL St Pete - Vegas Frontside

A frontside air straight from Vegas.

GFL St Pete - Lindino Decked
Lindino Benedet Photo

Lindino decking that front rock.

Profile: Lindino Benedet
GFL St Pete - Good Times and Friends
Zion Effs Photo

Years from now, no one's really going to remember what place you got or what tricks you did. They will absolutely remember the good times, connections, and friendships that are forming and growing right here. Don't get lost focusing too hard on the contest part. Have a good time, find your people, compare yourself only to your past self, keep progressing, and you're good.

Profile: Zion Effs
GFL St Pete - Quick 50-50

A quick 50-50.

GFL St Pete - Boardslide Barge

Barging a boardslide.

GFL St Pete - Locked Into a Feeble

Locked into a feeble.

GFL St Pete - Tiago Christian Oliveira
Tiago Christian Oliveira Photo

Tiago on a front board.

Profile: Tiago Christian Oliveira
GFL St Pete - Crooked Grind

Crooks on the rail.

GFL St Pete - Crooked Grind 2

Crooks on the rail.

GFL St Pete - Frontside Hurricane
Austin McCahan Photo

Austin with a front cane on the rail.

Profile: Austin McCahan
GFL St Pete - Justin on the Sidelines
Justin Bishop Photo

Justin on the sidelines.

Profile: Justin Bishop
GFL St Pete - Purple Pants
Jake Yanko Photo

No one can pull off purple pants better than Jake.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL St Pete - Boneless
Jake Yanko Photo

Now that's a boneless.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL St Pete - Bowl 13 to 39 Winners
Oliver Holm Photo

Bowl 13 to 39 winners.

Profile: Oliver Holm
GFL St Pete - Bowl 30 and Up Winners
Doug Harrison Photo

Bowl 30 and Up winners.

Profile: Doug Harrison
GFL St Pete - Street 13 to 15 Winners
Trevor Morgan Photo

Street 13 to 15 winners.

Profile: Trevor Morgan
GFL St Pete - Street 16 to 29 Winners
Parker Leonard Photo

Street 16 to 29 winners.

Profile: Parker Leonard
GFL St Pete - Street 30 and Up Winners
Ricky Roberts III Photo

Street 30 and Up winners.

Profile: Ricky Roberts III
GFL St Pete - Into the Night

Things went well into the night.

GFL St Pete - Back to the Bowl

Back to the bowl.

GFL St Pete - Late Night Frontside Air

A late night frontside air.

GFL St Pete - Cris Frontside Grind
Cris A Lesh Photo

Cris on a frontside grind.

Profile: Cris A Lesh
GFL St Pete - The Boardr Live Scoring App

Will the batteries last in The Boardr Live scoring app?

GFL St Pete - Nash Lipslide
Nash Barfield Photo

Nash on a lipslide.

Profile: Nash Barfield
GFL St Pete - Dark Deep Smith Grind

Wrapping it up with a dark Smith grind in the deep.

GFL St Pete - Street Advanced Winners
Michael Premet Photo

Street Advanced winners.

Profile: Michael Premet
GFL St Pete - Bowl Advanced Winners
Jake Yanko Photo

Bowl Advanced winners.

Profile: Jake Yanko

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