Damn Am is the top amateur skateboarding contest series started by Skatepark of Tampa and the creators of Tampa Am. Damn Am was established in 2001 and went global in 2007. It's a top am skateboarding contest series and the only way to qualify for Tampa Am every year. Damn Am was started by Skatepark of Tampa's Brian Schaefer and Rob Meronek. Over 120 of today's top pros have skated Damn Am in the last decade.
Damn Am Costa Mesa presented by Volcom used to be in October every year and started in 2001. It's been two years since we have been able to do this decade old "West Coast Tampa Am" because there hasn't been a course, but it's back on now and went down in Costa Mesa on March 7 - 10, 2013. Curren Caples won it. He and Louie Lopez in 2nd both get a spot directly in the Semi-Finals at Tampa Am 2013 in December. They both get to skip the 250+ skaters in the Qualifiers at Tampa Am.
For the third year now, Damn Am has gone down outside of Atlanta at Hazard County Skatepark. Congrats to Yoshi who blew minds and not only qualified first, but won the whole thing.
Nike is partnering up with Damn Am again to add a new stop in Los Angeles for Damn Am at their Sixth and Mill facility. Due to the location and limited spots, registration will be a little tighter for this one.
It's the 8th year of AmsterDamn Am where we hop boats, burn, pedal, and watch all our friends from around Europe rip.
We're three years in on doing Damn Am half way around the world in Shanghai with Nike.
Nike's second new stop for Damn Am in 2013 is New York City during Go Skateboarding Day. Due to the location and limited spots, registration will also be tight for this one.
We've done it for years up there in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. In 2013, we're working on a new location and will have full details soon.
Thanks to Woodward West for letting us take over the Target Plaza and the cabins for the week. It's our third year in.
Winner: Yoshi Tanenbaum
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Winner: Kevin Braun
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Contact Rob from Skatepark of Tampa at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for registration. If you've never skated Damn Am before, we're going to need to see a link to your video footage. From there we'll see if you're at the level needed to skate a top am contest like Damn Am.