Well the semi-finals just wrapped and the pros are enjoying a brief respite from the crowds while everyone runs out front to indulge in one of the Skatepark of Tampa's sloppier traditions: the moat race. Every year the kids run through the sewer infested waters of the "moat that lies between the park and the road.
The top ten from the semi's advance to the finals along with the "golden ticket holders," Keegan Sauder and Paul Rodriguez who qualified second and first respectively yesterday.
In the semis, the most fun dude to watch was Dennis Busenitz who sweated through two t-shirts and his pants while zipping around the course faster than anyone else.
Other highlights included: watching Reese Forbes ollie up the park's legit 7-stair, Brian Anderson pulling kickflip pivot to fakie up and down the bank to wall and seeing Nick Dompierre and Justin Strubing kill tricks across the quarterpipe and over the little pull-out wall. Justin's back tails are so ill.
In the finals (in no particular order) we have:
And the Golden tickets: