Tampa Bro: A Session and BBQ in the Dream Driveway

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.

Tampa Bro: A Session and BBQ in the Dream Driveway

Posted by Rob Meronek 8 years ago on March 5th, 2014

Every year before Tampa Pro, we invite our friends that are 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.

HiDefJoe at Tampa Bro
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

HiDefJoe's got you on the video coverage. He's the latest addition to our crew here at The Boardr.

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Tampa Bro Mark Glass Work

Mark's here early with some of his custom glass work. Damn, thanks Mark!

Tampa Bro Chad Cardoza Work
Chad Cardoza Photo

Thanks Chad Cardoza for making the Tampa Bro deck.

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Tampa Bro Garage Talk
Mike Sinclair Photo

The industry garage talk is heavy here in this circle with Gabe Clement, Mike Sinclair, Jason Rothmeyer, Kyle Berard, and Jaws.

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Chaz Ortiz Frontside Rock
Chaz Ortiz Photo

Chaz Ortiz knows his way around the tranny a bit with a nice looking front rock.

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Mark Invert at Tampa Bro

Damn, Mark, you got it old guy style like that? We should play a street plant game of SKATE next time.

Bo Mitchell at Tampa Bro
Bo Mitchell Photo

Watch for Bo on a new show he's got on MTV coming up soon.

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Bo Mitchell at Tampa Bro Frontside Grind Magazine
Bo Mitchell Photo

The Editor had to get Bo on the cover. Thanks for repping The Boardr sticker, Bo!

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Nick Matlin BSTS Dream Driveway
Nick Matlin Photo

Nick Matlin on a BSTS. I spy Bernie.

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PBR Skating at the Dream Driveway

Evan looks like he rolled straight out of that PBR tent.

Jereme Knibbs Intsagram Backside Grab Over the Hip
Jereme Knibbs Photo

How many Instagrams were done from Jereme's backside grab over the hip? I had to fight for media space.

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Willy Akers at the Dream Driveway
Willy Akers Photo

Willy Akers was cruising around nursing a knee injury.

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Nick Matlin One Foot Ollie
Nick Matlin Photo

Nick Matlin's got the appropriate trick on The New Deal Westside deck.

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Stefan Janoski Frontside Grind Magazine Cover
Stefan Janoski Photo

Stefan Janoski has been validated as a legitimate career skateboarder now that The Editor hooked him up with a cover. He was keeping it casual today as you can see.

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Chris Troy at the Dream Driveway
Chris Troy Photo

Chris Troy is coming out to join the fishing scene in the back yard.

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Finshing Crew at the Dream Driveway

I don't think one fish came out of the water. We need some lessons from Johnny Tang.

Justin Strubing and Seamus at Tampa Bro
Justin Strubing Photo

Justin Strubing and Seamus, supplier of the tall cans of everyone favorite grown up sauce.

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Stefan Janoski and Justin Brock at Tampa Bro
Justin Brock Photo

Stefan Janoski and Justin Brock are the best looking beards on the river.

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Dyet and John at Tampa Bro
Adam Dyet Photo

Dyet and John, crouching tigers.

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Justin Strubing Japan Air Tampa Bro
Justin Strubing Photo

I don't think Justin ever made this Japan air, but you at least need to see the photo of that tweakage.

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Padless Mike Rogers at Tampa Bro
Mike Rogers Photo

A rare sighting of Mike Rogers padless.

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Chris Oritz, Willy Akers, John Montesi
Willy Akers Photo

Chris Oritz, Willy Akers, and John Montesi, a nice spectrum of personalities in skateboarding.

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PBR Can at Tampa Bro

It's starting to look more and more like a real event instead of a casual gathering of friends with the giant PBR can and Red Bull vehicles here.

Steezus Chris Selfie

I'm creepin' on a Steezus Christ selfie here.

Porpe on the Grill at Tampa Bro
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

If you get here early, you get Porpe's good BBQ. If you get here later, you get his burgers.

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Adam Dyet Fishing at the Dream Driveway
Adam Dyet Photo

Adam Dyet looks like a natural on the river.

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Dan Rogers Fishing at the Dream Driveway
Dan Rogers Photo

Dan Rogers is fishing for proper reporting and data out of his business that always seems to be a bit of a problem for various companies. I wish I could solve the world's data issues, but for now, I have to just focus on The Boardr and our systems.

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Paul Schmitt and Mike Rogers at the Dream Driveway
Paul Schmitt Photo

Paul Schmitt aka The Professor and Mike Rogers.

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Porpe and Shane O'Neill at the Dream Driveway
Shane O'Neill Photo

Porpe and Shane O'Neill are going over the plans for his private skatepark. I hope we can push around in it soon.

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Jared at the Dream Driveway
Jared Currey Photo

Jared's inner hippie comes out on the river with the animals.

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Colin Clark and Strubing at the Dream Driveway
Colin Clark Photo

Colin Clark and Strubing on the sunset sauce, the best time of the day to tip one.

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Scott Koerner and Gabe Clement at the Dream Driveway

Scott Koerner from Dakine, Gabe Clement from Matix, and Keith Wilson from Indy might not be into the hip hop I blasted all day from the Red Bull ATV thing back there.

Donny Barley at the Dream Driveway
Donny Barley Photo

I've got a nice interview lined up with Donny Barley about working in the skateboarding industry after a pro career that will on the site soon.

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Ryan Clements and The Dango
Ryan Clements Photo

The Dango! Thanks Ryan for hosting another great gathering of friends at your house.

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Thomas Taylor in the Dream Driveway

If your son was Skater of the Year, does that make you Father of the Year? If you're ripping like Thomas Taylor here, yes.

Alex Bibiloni in the Dream Driveway
Alex Bibiloni Photo

Alex Bibiloni was one of a few girls here shredding.

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Gabe Clement and Vern Laird in the Dream Driveway
Vern Laird Photo

Gabe Clement has serious chill cam coverage in this photo set. Vern Laird is here to call you out.

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Curren Caples in the Dream Driveway
Curren Caples Photo

Curren Caples was up in the trees.

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Willy Akers at Tampa Bro
Willy Akers Photo

Willy Akers is permanently on the road right now with just his truck as living quarters. That's how to live when you're young and free.

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Chris Nieratko and Ron Allen at Tampa Bro
Chris Nieratko Photo

Chris Nieratko and Ron Allen are fans of each other and both just met right before I took this photo.

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Tyrone Olson at Tampa Bro
Tyrone Olson Photo

Tyrone Olson is the proud owner of a new SLR and a stock of filming gear. Watch for him in the streets pointing it at you.

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Kamal, Jake Donnelly, Peter Ramondetta at Tampa Bro
Jake Donnelly Photo

Kamal, Jake Donnelly, and Peter Ramondetta practicing for holding it down behind the skate park all weekend.

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Last Men Standing at Tampa Bro
Pat Stiener Photo

The party ends at sundown, ya'll. The Dango, Pat, and Bobby are still welcome to lurk it as long as they want.

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Foot Fetish at Tampa Bro

I'm ending it with a prototype foot fetish with Bobby from adidas. Most people keep their shoes on for a foot fetish. Thanks again everyone for stopping by. See you all weekend long.

James Luedde Felix and Manny Photo
Manny Santiago Photo

Manny and Felix with Sloane who just turned a year old. Photo by: James Luedde.

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Barak from etnies at Tampa Bro
Barak Wiser Photo

Barak from etnies. Photo by: James Luedde.

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Red Bull Cullen at Tampa Bro

Cullen trucks in the Red Bull and DJ vehicle. Photo by: James Luedde.

Scott Bentley and Ahser at Tampa Bro
Scott Bentley Photo

Scott Bently and Asher on lessons. Photo by: James Luedde.

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Porpe and HiDefJoe at Work at Tampa Bro
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Porpe and HiDefJoe. Photo by: James Luedde.

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Alex Peavey at Tampa Bro
Alex Peavey Photo

Instalines all day. Photo by: James Luedde.

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Rob Meronek and Alvis at Tampa Bro
Rob Meronek Photo

I got my son Alvis strapped to the chest. Dad duty combined with photo duty. Photo by: James Luedde.

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