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Volcom Europe's Axel Cruysberghs wins Damn Am Costa Mesa!

Last weekend, the Damn Am presented by Volcom went down at the company's global HQ in Costa Mesa, CA, with longtime Volcom Europe skater Axel Cruysberghs taking out the number one spot! We are all super stoked for him here in the Eurosphere! Congrats Axel!

Follow Volcom Europe's skate team on their American tour here: #volcomeuropeinamerica

Full recap below

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Volcom Europe's Axel Cruysberghs wins Damn Am Costa Mesa!

 

FULL RECAP:

The Skatepark of Tampa 2014 'Damn Am' presented by Volcom and DVS was going off this past weekend when our friends from the Skatepark of Tampa traveled to our headquarters here in Costa Mesa, CA to hold the first contest of their 2014 'Damn Am' season. With over 130 hungry ams ready to show what they got, you could tell the weekend was going to be insane! In practice alone tricks were going down that you would normally see pros do and skaters from all over brought their own bag of tricks with their own style. Watch the Day 1 and 2 recaps from the SPoT crew and check out some photos shot by Volcom ambassador Arto Saari.

Alex Midler was skating hard all weekend making this 270 lipslide look easy and making it almost every try

Alex Midler was skating hard all weekend making this 270 lipslide look easy and making it almost every try

Vancovers own Mickey Papa's nollie crook down the handrail was just a warm-up

Vancovers own Mickey Papa's nollie crook down the handrail was just a warm-up

Oscar Meza was killing it all weekend with the most stylish frontside flips

Oscar Meza was killing it all weekend with the most stylish frontside flips

Crowd was mixed with odd things happening all around. photo shoot in the middle of a skateboard contest? Why not!

Crowd was mixed with odd things happening all around. photo shoot in the middle of a skateboard contest? Why not!

Christian from Volcom Europe, Ben Raemers, Steve Stratton and Alec Majerus giving the contest the thumbs up.

Christian from Volcom Europe, Ben Raemers, Steve Stratton and Alec Majerus giving the contest the thumbs up.

Everybody was getting their instas! Get your endless scroll fix by checking out more from the gram below.

Everybody was getting their instas! Get your endless scroll fix by checking out more from the gram below.



Gary Rogers came down for the contest and cruised the parking lot and contest! Scroll down for the edit!

Gary Rogers came down for the contest and cruised the parking lot and contest! Scroll down for the edit! Photo: Daniel Cabral


Filmed and edited: Ant Travis

Back inside Yoshi Tanenbaum was getting down on the course. Front Blunt.

Back inside Yoshi Tanenbaum was getting down on the course. Front Blunt.

Mickey Papa with a crooked grind for the crowd.

Mickey Papa with a crooked grind for the crowd.

Midler continuing to shred with a nosegrind over the rainbow rail.

Midler continuing to shred with a nosegrind over the rainbow rail.

Alec's homie from Rochester, MN Jace Torkelson was in the contest, making it to the semi finals with this back smith.

Alec's homie from Rochester, MN Jace Torkelson was in the contest, making it to the semi finals with this back smith.

Oscar Meza rainbow rail overcrook

Oscar Meza rainbow rail overcrook

Kevin Scott was also bringing that classic street style to the course barging this 50-50 on the ledge right in front of the crowd.

Kevin Scott was also bringing that classic street style to the course barging this 50-50 on the ledge right in front of the crowd.

Kevin also had these lipslides on lock every try

Kevin also had these lipslides on lock every try

DJ Wade, Eniz Fazilov and Remy Stratton

DJ Wade, Eniz Fazilov and Remy Stratton up in the DJ booth

Remy, Russell Houghton, Eniz and Christian

Remy, Russell Houghton, Eniz and Christian

Kevin Scott, smith grind

Kevin Scott, smith grind

Blake Johnson was a beast in the park, big ol noseblunt down the rail.

Blake Johnson was a beast in the park, big ol noseblunt down the rail.

Axel Cruysberghs qualified 2nd, which meant he went straight to the finals, he would stay loose during the semi's buy busting out tricks like this epic noseblunt on the stone door!

Axel Cruysberghs qualified 2nd, which meant he went straight to the finals, he would stay loose during the semi's buy busting out tricks like this epic noseblunt on the stone door!

Jamie Foy took this bluntslide to fakie

Jamie Foy took this bluntslide to fakie

After the Semi Finals the following skaters made it to the finals to join Axel Cruysberghs and Tyson Bowerbank:
1. Anthony Anaya
2. Chase Webb
3. Franky Villani
4. Dalton Dern
5. Jamie Foy
6. Jonathan Henderson
7. Zach Saraceno
8. Anthony Estrada
9. Tre Williams
10. Brandon Villanueva

In the finals, the battle was heated with all of the contestants going off. In the end, the results looked like this:

Jonathan Henderson, frontside feeble.

Jonathan Henderson, frontside feeble.

Johnathan Henderson took 10th place skating hard all weekend and staying on his board for a majority of the contest.

Johnathan Henderson took 10th place skating hard all weekend and staying on his board for a majority of the contest.

Chase Webb making this kickflip 5-0 look easy down the hubba

Chase Webb making this kickflip 5-0 look easy down the hubba Photo: Daniel Cabral

Huntington Beach local Chase Webb took home 9th place

Huntington Beach local Chase Webb took home 9th place

Brandon Villanueva, 360 shove it lipslide Photo: Daniel Cabral

Brandon Villanueva, 360 shove it lipslide Photo: Daniel Cabral

Brandon Villanueva took 7th place

Brandon Villanueva took 8th place

Crowd  favorite Franky Villani Front Feeble on the hubba

Crowd favorite Franky Villani Front Feeble on the hubba

It was hard not find a smile on Franky Villani's face all weekend! it was only his 2nd contest and he ended up taking home not only 7th place but also the Zumiez Destroyer award AND the best trick!

It was hard not find a smile on Franky Villani's face all weekend! it was only his 2nd contest and he ended up taking home not only 7th place but also the Zumiez Destroyer award AND the best trick!

Anthony Estrada was has one of the smoothest styles. This fakie 270 lipslide took him into 6th place

Anthony Estrada was has one of the smoothest styles. This fakie 270 lipslide took him into 6th place

One of the most aggressive and fastest skaters of the weekend, Dalton Dern was one of the few to make it to the coping in the corner with this nosepick

One of the most aggressive and fastest skaters of the weekend, Dalton Dern was one of the few to make it to the coping in the corner with this nosepick

Dalton Dern was one of the most entertaining skaters to watch all weekend. Always going fast and possibly the only one to land a McTwist in the Volcom skatepark. He took home 5th.

Dalton Dern was one of the most entertaining skaters to watch all weekend. Always going fast and possibly the only one to land a McTwist in the Volcom skatepark. He took home 5th.

Jamie Foy 360 flip

Jamie Foy 360 flip

Jamie Foy all the way from Orlando, FL was ripping all weekend and too home a well deserved 4th

Jamie Foy all the way from Orlando, FL was ripping all weekend and too home a well deserved 4th

The Top 3 consisted of the 2 golden ticket winners, Axel Cruysberghs and Tyson Bowerbank, as well as the number one qualifier Anthony Anaya who were ALL ripping!

The Top 3 consisted of the 2 golden ticket winners, Axel Cruysberghs and Tyson Bowerbank, as well as the number one qualifier Anthony Anaya who were ALL ripping!

Anthony Anaya took home 3rd leaving either Axel or Tyson for 1st place.

Anthony Anaya took home 3rd leaving either Axel or Tyson for 1st place.

Brian Schaefer and Steve Stratton with the 1st place trophy who was going to take it?

Brian Schaefer and Steve Stratton with the 1st place trophy who was going to take it?

In the end Axel Cruysberghs  took home first!

In the end Axel Cruysberghs took home first!

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Axel Cruysberghs full speed noseblunt down the rail

Axel Cruysberghs full speed noseblunt down the rail

Tyson Bowerbank full cab flip over the hip Photo: Daniel Cabral

Tyson Bowerbank full cab flip over the hip Photo: Daniel Cabral

Anthony Anaya, Hurricane down the rail

Anthony Anaya, Hurricane down the rail

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Final Results were Anthony Anaya in 3rd, Tyson Bowerbank in 2nd, and Axel Cruysberghs taking home 1st! Check out the video below from the Skatepark of Tampa crew on how Axel won! They also put together a recap video on the finals AND best trick that you can see below.

Andy Anderson definitely had the most fun all weekend and turned 18 the day of finals! Congrats Andy!

Andy Anderson definitely had the most fun all weekend and turned 18 the day of finals! Congrats Andy!

DVS gave out a special award for the skater who was having the most fun, and it was pretty clear that that skater was Andy Anderson who duck walked up the stairs and bluntslid down the handrail in his run. He received a one of a kind deck handmade by Clint Peterson as the DVS 'All in good fun' award and deserved every part of it!

For the Best Trick contest presented by DVS, Diamond Grind Coping installed a special gap out rail on our stairs for the contest and everyone literally destroyed it! More photos of some of the insane tricks that went down below!

Out with the old rail...

Out with the old rail...

.... and in with the new!

.... and in with the new!

No one really had a problem figuring out the new rail!

No one really had a problem figuring out the new rail!

Tislam Smith, kickflip tailslide

Tislam Smith, kickflip tailslide

Daniel Yeager, Backside Tailslide

Daniel Yeager, Backside Tailslide

Mickey Papa, kickflip crooked it third try

Mickey Papa, kickflip crooked it third try

Tislam Smith's kickflip frontside bluntslide got him 3rd place

Tislam Smith, kickflip bluntslide

Yup! Carlos Lastra pulled this darkslide down the hubba to grab 4th place!

Yup! Carlos Lastra pulled this darkslide down the hubba to grab 3rd place!

Tislam Smith's kickflip frontside bluntslide got him 3rd place

Tislam Smith, kickflip bluntslide

Mickey Papa also 360 flip noseblunted the rail!

Mickey Papa also 360 flip noseblunted the rail!

Mickey Papa got this switch backside noseblunt right at the end and solidified 2nd place.

He also got this switch backside noseblunt right at the end and solidified 2nd place.

Franky Villani was trying a bigspin bennett grind frontside 180 out and when he finally landed it the crowd exploded and the contest was officially over. Watch the Best Trick recap video below to see all the action!

Franky Villani was trying a bigspin bennett grind frontside 180 out and when he finally landed it the crowd exploded and the contest was officially over. Watch the Best Trick recap video below to see all the action!

Crowd was so hyped on Franky's trick that it shut down the contest!

Crowd was so hyped on Franky's trick that it shut down the contest!

At the end of the day he had more awards than he could carry and could not stop smiling!

At the end of the day he had more awards than he could carry and could not stop smiling!

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After a quick product toss, the event was a wrap! A HUGE thanks to the entire Skatepark of Tampa crew for all their hard work over the weekend and DVS, Transworld Skate, Independent, Dakine, Hellaclips, Zumiez & Bones for making this awesome event happen.

You can also check out more videos of the event at HellaClips.com and The Skatepark of Tampa website!

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