In 2015, the Tampa Pro contest became an official stop on the Street League Skateboarding Pro tour. As a game changer for both trademarks of the skate culture, the union brought some interesting point of views. VICE Sports was there to capture this pivotal moment in skateboard history and heard from Brian Schaefer, Brian Atlas, Chris Cole, and many others about what it really meant for the two skate giants to finally come together.
Street League is in the final weeks of harnessing the power of technology to find the Trick of the Year for 2015. It can be anybody’s trick, by anyone, Pro or Joe. All you need is an Instagram account and you can compete against Nyjah, Luan, and the rest of the SLS Pros. You’ve still got time to get into the mix!
SPoT’s Brian Schaefer breaks down the impact and importance of the Tampa Am contest, and how it’s shaped many careers. The 22nd Annual Tampa Am is going down November 12-15th. Read more about Why Tampa Am Matters, and get yourself fully prepped for the upcoming contest.
Watch Tampa Am live on streetleague.com starting November 14th and continuing through November 15th. Visit the Tampa Am page for full details.
As was reported earlier this week, Street League and The Skatepark of Tampa have formed a new partnership. Transworld Business spoke to both Brian Atlas of Street League and Brian Schaefer from The Skatepark of Tampa to discuss what the merger means for each of the parties involved and for skateboarding as a whole. You can read the interview by clicking here.
Today, Street League Skateboarding has proudly announced its partnership with Brian Schaefer and Skatepark of Tampa to form a true qualification system in skateboarding that spans from amateur events all the way to the SLS Pro Super Crown.
As a result of the partnership, streetleague.com will serve specifically as the exclusive platform and website for live streaming of Tampa Pro and Tampa Am.
The pair of companies will also be collaborating with SPoT in introducing an evolved version of the Damn Am Series as an elite qualifier of amateur skateboarding contests, starting in 2015. This evolved version of the Damn Am Series will qualify the world’s best amateurs into both the Tampa Am and ultimately, future SLS Pro Opens.
Brian Schaefer and Lee Dupont keep the ship on course in part two of the TWS Awards: Ray Barbee and Evan Smith present Best Team, Theotis Beasley and Jason Hernandez present Best Video, Marc Johnson and Chris Roberts present Best Video Part and Christian Hosoi introduced the TWS Legend Award.
Stay tuned to the TWS site as they’ll be dropping the Skateistan and Jay Adams Legend videos next month when their Awards issue hits newsstands!