One of skateboarding’s longest running shindigs and always a hell of a time, The 23rd annual Tampa Pro kicked off yesterday in Tampa, Florida. Alongside the Industry VIP contest, Friday welcomed some of the best in the biz for an all day practice session and was closed out with an open bar (things got real weird) and live performaces by Ray Barbee and The Drowning Clowns, Evan Smith’s band.
Get the Skatepark Of Tampa’s official scoop here on their site.
The live webcast streams Saturday & Sunday from 12pm only on ETN, download it here in the iTunes store.
All photos Mike Chinner / Skate Daily
Amongst the sold out crowd and his peers and competitors – Nyjah Huston, Paul Rodriguez, Cody McEntire, Ryan Decenzo, SLS Pick Chris Joslin, Luan Oliveira and Chaz Ortiz – Shane O’Neill racked up the most points in the 8-man Final of the 2016 SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona, Spain yesterday to bring home $20,000.
And with his win, Shane has earned the Golden Ticket to this year’s SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, his second of the year after winning Tampa Pro in March of this year. Keeping his momentum going after the contest, he took home an additional $5,000 at Diamond Supply Co.’s Best Trick event with a backside bigspin fakie 5-0 fakie flip out for the win. Congrats Shane!
Drop by the Street League site for all news, photos and recaps from Barcelona and information on the remaining stops of the 2016 SLS Nike SB World Tour.
SLS Nike SB Pro Open Results
1. Shane O’Neill – 34.8
2. Nyjah Huston – 32.8
3. Cody McEntire – 31.8
4. Paul Rodriguez – 31.0
5. Luan Oliveira – 29.9
6. Ryan Decenzo – 28.9
7. Chaz Ortiz – 28.4
8. Chris Joslin – 22.2
Real Street, the X Games all-street skateboarding video contest, is back for 2016. The Fan Favorite vote is a one-round, winner-take-all cage match. Watch the videos at The Real Street mini site and vote for your pick to win. Voting ends on Sunday, May 15th, at 11:59pm PST.
The behind-the-scenes stories on the making of this contest will broadcast in 60-minute “World of X Games” show on ABC, Saturday, May 14th at 2:30pm ET, and again on Sunday, May 15th at 10pm ET on ESPN2. Winners of the judge-awarded X Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be announced on the ABC broadcast. The Fan Favorite will be announced on XGames.com on Monday, May 16th.
Please note: Only one vote per day, per browser will be counted. Cheating on behalf of your favorite skater will result in disqualification, so play nice.
Venture Trucks just dropped a new Awake video with a minute and a half of bangers from Chris Joslin. Peep it!