RIDE Channel‘s newest episode of SKATE features Tampa, FL with a personal tour from Ryan Clements and the SPoT crew. Things get started at the park, they hit a couple of street spots along the way, stop at The Bricks for some refreshments, and finally end up at the legendary Bro Bowl.
RIDE Channel takes you on a skate-tour of Miami with Mr. Miami himself, Joel Meinholz.
Filmed and Edited by Josh Stewart
Theories of Atlantis just released Joel Meinholz’s part from MIA Skateshop’s first ever full-length, Welcome to MIA. Welcome to MIAwas released in 2010 and easily is one of the best videos to ever come out of Florida…it is a must have for your permanent collection. Joel’s part is beastly…enjoy!
Filmed and Edited by Josh Stewart.
RIDE Channel has some more crazy, historical Skatepark of Tampa footage for your viewing pleasure.
The RIDE Channel’s newest SPOTS features the infamous Skatepark of Tampa. The story behind the Skatepark of Tampa is one that is crazy and rich in history, and is one that every skateboarder should hear. The Skatepark of Tampa, has not only done so much for skateboarding in the Tampa Bay area and in Florida, it has been an important part in progressing skateboarding all over the world. Next year, the Skatepark of Tampa celebrates 20 years, it is amazing to think about how far they have come. I don’t think they are going anywhere soon. Enjoy!
Joel Meinholz with some high-speed parking garage fun in this new HOPPS commercial.
Filmed by Mikey Bueso
Edited by Theories of Atlantis
Damn…it’s been a long time since there has been any new Steve Brandi footage floating around! Steve is the newest addition to the HOPPS roster, and they would like to welcome him with this smooth clip.
Josh Stewart Remixed Brian Delatorre’s incredible Welcome to MIA part exclusively for Thrasher Magazine. Click the image below to see it for yourself.
Several days ago, we all heard the news that Florida local and Westside Skateshop team rider Jimmy Lannon was getting his first Pro Model board from Paris-based Magenta Skateboards. Well, now we’ve received news that another Florida local is getting a board from Magenta Skateboards. Skateboarding filmmaker Josh Stewart got himself a Magenta “Guest” Model Theories Cruiser. Pick one up in the Theories Store before they are all gone!
…is the “unauthorized or prohibited use of works under copyright, infringing the copyright holder’s exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works“. That being the case, take a look, first, at the official trailer for Josh Stewart’s most recent film “Welcome to MIA”…then, take a peek at the second trailer…notice anything?
Take a look at Josh Stewart’s Red Bull Recap of the Finals at the 2011 Tampa Pro.
Skateboarder Magazine released the final webisode of their documentary series “The Amazon” today. Webisode 9 – “The End of The River” finds the crew looking back on the highlights of their trip as they are packing their bags on the last day. They also manage to get in a few more hours of skating before their late evening flight back to the States.
Skateboarder Magazine released webisode 8 of its documentary series “The Amazon” today. “Ayahuasca” goes like this: soccer game in the middle of nowhere, swimming with pink dolphins, and tripping on ayahuasca for 10 bucks.
Josh Stewart just released this alternate edit of Ed Selego’s part in his most recent film “Welcome To MIA”.
Skateboarder Magazine released webisode 7 of its documentary series “The Amazon” yesterday. “The Jungle” finds the crew setting out on a jungle expedition via a small boat called the “Jesus Christ”, and captures all of the adventure that they encounter along the way.
Skateboarder Magazine released webisode 6 of “The Amazon” documentary series today. Today’s webisode entitled “Manaus” finds the crew in the large city of Manaus, located in the middle of the Amazon and the rainforest. They are very pleased to find that Manaus has, what seems like, an endless supply of good skate spots. But, after a long day of skating and filming, the guys decide to go check out some waterfalls with some locals…and that’s when things get interesting.
Skateboarder Magazine released webisode number 5 of 6 today in its “Amazon” documentary series. “Boat Legs” catches up with the crew about half way through their 4 day, 800-mile journey down stream on board a cramped river boat. They are all a little suprised to hear from the Captain why the boat turned around for short time in the early hours of the morning. The crew eventually arrives in their destination city of Santarem to a plethora of skate spots, with 36 hours to put in some serious work! Check it out….this is the best one yet!
If you have not yet checked out any of Skateboarder Magazine’s documentary series “The Amazon”…I highly recommend that you do so. Today marked the release of webisode number 4 of 6, entitled “Slow Boat to Santarem”. This webisode finds the crew boarding a ship for an 800 mile trek up the river to the city of Santarem, and the adventure that ensues. New webisodes are posted every Monday, and they can all be viewed here if you need to get caught up.
Also, the story and the incredible photos from the trip are in the new February/ March 2011 issue of Skateboarder Magazine, which is available now.
Take a look at this trailer for Skateboarder Magazine’s “The Amazon: Documentary Series”. Photographer Johnathan Mehring and Filmmaker Josh Stewart (Welcome to MIA) traveled to the Amazon with Jack Sabback, Jake Johnson, Clint Peterson, Raymond Molinar, Adelmo JR., and Kenny Anderson back in the spring of 2010 on a skateboarding mission. The documentary captures 3 weeks of skateboarding and all of the other “adventures” they encountered while travelling down the Amazon without any idea of what was in store for them. The entire series is broken into 6 webisodes, with webisode #1 available Monday on www.skateboardermag.com. The launch of the webisodes also runs in conjunction with the release of the new issue of Skateboarder Magazine which features senior photographer Johnathan Mehring’s amazing photo story of the entire trip!
Now that the “Welcome to MIA” premiers are all over and the film is available online & in stores worldwide, take a look at Making “Welcome to MIA”. Josh Stewart recently had a chance to catch up with Ben Gore, Joel Meinholz, Brian DeLatorre, Ed Selego, and Forrest Kirby to document their thoughts on what the process of filming for “Welcome to MIA” was like. The interview is sick and the photography, courtesy of Miami photographer Matt Roy, is amazing. Check it out.
Well, after missing both of the premiers at The Bricks recently, I finally managed to see Josh Stewart’s latest film “Welcome to MIA”. It was no surprise to me that the film is an instant classic and is already a must have for every skateboarders’ collection. But, with the Cigar City, Rising, the Static series, F.O.R.E and Friends (filmed only), and Adio’s One Step Beyond in his repertoire, I have come to expect nothing less than raw brilliance from Stewart.
Josh Stewart is originally from Tampa and with videos such as the aforementioned Cigar City, Rising, and the Static series, he helped put Tampa on the skateboarding map. So, when longtime friends and MIA Skateshop co-owners Ed Selego and Chris Williams wanted to do a shop video and finally put Miami in its long deserved spot on the skateboarding map, Josh Stewart was definitely their guy. Stewart was in the middle of filming for Static IV (Yep, Static IV), but spent the majority of the last two years completing “Welcome to MIA”.
“Welcome to MIA” gets started with a full part from “Mr. Miami” himself, Joel Meinholz. I was so stoked to see a full length part from Joel, footage of him is so hard to come by. Joel’s skating is sick and his style is unique and refreshing! Ed Selego, Forrest Kirby, Danny Fuenzalida, Paul DeOliveira, Ben Gore, and Brian DeLatorre all came through with super-good full parts also. I hadn’t really seen a whole lot of footage of Brian DeLatorre before “Welcome to MIA”, and let me just say that, his skating blew my mind! Super-Fast, Super-Smooth…keep your eye on this dude…he killed it! “Welcome to MIA” also features montages of footage from guys like Jahmal Williams, Cody Lucas, Luis Perez, Rene Perez, Chris Williams, and the rest of the MIA family and friends network!
The skating is as raw and real and diverse as the lineup of skaters. The spots are also refreshing and new, with just the right amount of crustiness we are used to here in Florida. The top-notch, signature filming technique that has become Josh Stewart’s own, coupled with the creative soundtrack, puts the final touches on another masterpiece. Well done!
In the meantime, check out the trailer: