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AM SLAM Event #3 @ Carmel Valley Skatepark

Witness all the action that went down at AM SLAM stop #3 at Carmel Valley Skatepark.


AM SLAM Event #2 at Clairemont YMCA Skate Park

Another successful AM SLAM contest went down this last Saturday at the Clairemont Skatepark. Check this post and our social media sites for updated photos and footage covering the event!

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US Open of Surfing + Agenda Tradeshow After Parties

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Modest Mouse Playing Free Show at Vans US Open of Surfing

2013 Vans US Open Of Surfing Announces Largest Free Concert Of The Summer; Modest Mouse, The Faint, Twin Shadow, Matt Costa and FMLYBND.


Cold War Tour Zero Team Signing

The Cold War Tour makes their first stop at Sun Diego Parkway Plaza in El Cajon with the entire Zero team!


Rip Curl Retail Tour with Tom Curren @ Sun Diego Wavehouse/Mission Beach

Tom Curren and the Rip Curl crew stopped by our Mission Beach store yesterday to host one of their stops on the Rip Curl Retail Tour. The lovely people of Mission Beach enjoyed free tacos, signed posters, free custom hats & stickers, along with a live music performance by Tom Curren.


AM SLAM Event #1 at Belmont Park

We kicked off the AM SLAM season with our first and biggest event at Belmont Park in Mission Beach.

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The 2013 AM SLAM Skateboard Contest Series

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Event #1: Saturday, June 29 – Wavehouse Belmont Park, Mission Beach
Event #2: Saturday, July 20- Clairemont YMCA Skatepark
Event #3: Saturday, August 17 – Carmel Valley Skatepark
Event #4: Saturday, September 14 – Melba Bishop Skatepark, Oceanside

FOR MORE INFO – EMAIL [email protected]

All Participants Are Required To Wear A Helmet And Participants Under 18 Years Of Age Are Required To Wear Helmet And Pads*


The Am Slam is an amateur skateboarding contest series, designed to give local skateboarders an arena to compete in and an opportunity to excel.  The Am Slam is a points-based series, which means skaters will work to accumulate points all summer and those with the highest points will advance to the Finals event. Although there will be some great prizes and trophies given out to top placing skaters at each stop, it is the winners of the Finals that will take home the CA$H and the title of SUN DIEGO’S 2013 AM SLAM CHAMPION!


The 4 events will take place June-September 2013

Saturday June 29th – Wavehouse in Mission Beach

Saturday July 20th – Clairemont Skate Park

Saturday August 17th – Carmel Valley Skatepark

Saturday September 14th – Melba Bishop Skatepark, Oceanside

DATES AND LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, so PLEASE check www.sundiego.com for all the current information.


Everyone!  Unless you are a professional.  There are 4 separate divisions at every stop.   They are:

Ages 13 and under…40 participants

Ages 14-16…40 participants

Ages 17 and older…40 participants

Open Division  (All ages of Advanced Skill Level)…40 participants

Anyone can enter the Open Division if you think you have the skills.  The Open Division will award the biggest prizes!  Keep in mind, your accumulated points will remain within your division, so if you decide to enter your age division AND the Open Division, it is perfectly legal, but your points from the 2 Divisions are not added together.


Each participant can either pre-register at sundiego.com or if there is still room left in your division on the day of the contest, you may be able to register on-site the day of.  However, pre-registering on the website is your best bet for getting in the contest as there are only 40 spots available per division.


The early entry fee for the Am divisions is $20 and $40 for the Pro-Am.  Day of entry fees are $30 for the Am divisions and $50 for the Pro-Am.


IMPORTANT: You MUST check in on-site ONE HOUR prior to your Division start time. Even if you pre-registered on the Sun Diego website, you still must check in and sign a waiver on the day of the contest.  EVERYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE A PARENT’S SIGNATURE ON THE WAIVER.  You can download and print a waiver in advance from www.sundiego.com.  You still need to arrive one hour prior to your division start-time.

Each division will last about an hour and a half beginning with a jam format (two 10-minute jams of 20 skaters each) and ending with 10 finalists advancing from the jams and skating in one-minute runs each.  Each top 10 skater will get 2 runs.

Registration Begins
Ages 13 and under Division
Ages 14-16 Division
Ages 17 and older Division
Open Division
Breakdown and clean up


Each contestant in each division will earn points at every contest, even if you don’t place.  Your points will be totaled up from every contest you enter and the 30 skaters with the most points in their Division will be invited to skate in the AmSlam Finals.  Keep in mind, you don’t necessarily have to skate in every event to be the points leader in your division.  In fact, it is perfectly possible to skate in just ONE event and still make the top 30 for the finals!

The Points totals will be posted on www.sundiego.com after each event so you can always log on to see where you stand.


Skateboarder Magazine is the official media partner of the AM SLAM and will be supporting the contest series primarily through its website www.skateboardmag.com.  Make sure to check them out for photos and a write up from every contest!  All results and Point Standings will be posted on www.sundiego.com


Participants are subject to the Terms and Condition of the skate park where the contest is held.

Each participant must Check-In and sign a liability waiver the day of the contest before being allowed to skate.  If you are under 18 your parent or guardian MUST BE PRESENT at the contest to sign the waiver.

In the event of bad weather or other unforeseen complications, the contest may be postponed to a later date.  Please stay tuned to www.sundiego.com for the most current information.

We’re sorry, but entry fees will not be refunded or forwarded to future events.  Once you have registered and paid your entry fee it is your responsibility to show up on time (at least one hour prior to your division start time).

If you have questions you may email [email protected]


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The 2013 Sun Diego x SPY High School Surf Team Showdown

For the second year in a row Sun Diego and SPY have teamed up to host the ultimate surf contest at Seaside Reef in order to declare one local high school the best surf school in the city.

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