The Vans x Sun Diego AM SLAM Skateboard Contest Series


The 2017 AM SLAM Skateboard Contest Series is here! Get all the event info below.AmSlam4Email_SEP14

Event #1: June 24th – Academy Skate Park
Event #2: July 15th – PQ Park
Event #3: August 26th – Melba Bishop
Event #4: Sept. 30th – Mission Beach – DAY SURF/SKATE FESTIVAL

A HUGE thanks to our 2017 #AMSLAM sponsors:Vans, Pro-tec, Bones, Powell Peralta, Bones BearingsSanta Cruz, Oj Wheels, MOB Grip, Ricta, Creature, Independent, Flip, Krux, Bronson Speed Co., Clutch Distribution.

For more info and to sign up online go to sundiego.com or call 760-734-3818 ext. 2000

The Finale of the Sun Diego x Vans AM SLAM Surf and Skate series is coming to Belmont Park in Mission Beach, Saturday September 30th. The final AM SLAM contest is the single largest surf and skate event in San Diego, and one that you won’t want to miss. Put on with our good friends at Vans, the fourth and final event of the series will be a huge festival featuring world class surfing, skating and music. The competitors of the last stop will accumulate double points to add to their overall standings from the prior three events. The overall series winner of the Pro-Am divisions will receive an additional $500 cash bonus!

The Sun Diego AM SLAM contest series is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary, and we’re combining both the surf and skate finals on one day to create a huge festival.  All of the industries top brands including Vans, Captain Fin, Creature, Santa Cruz, Brixton, Nixon, Salty Crew, Billabong, Reef, Lost, Vissla, Quiksilver, Roark, RVCA and 30+ other brands will be there to support the contestants, sell some of their best product and certainly stoke out the crowds with some giveaways!

The event is open to anyone who wishes to compete and registration can be done online at Sundiego.com. The surfing will start the day off promptly at 7:00 am, with the skating kicking off shortly after at 10:00 am.  The vendor tent city will open up at 11:00 am with surprise musical guests playing throughout the day.  Everyone is encouraged to come down to Belmont Park in Mission Beach and witness world class surfing and skateboarding right here in your own backyard!



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.

Our last event will be our largest this year! It will be a huge surf and skate festival with a huge vendor tent city, $1000 up for grabs, & it will be double points rated!


The 4 events will take place June-September 2017

Saturday June 24th – Academy Skate Park

Saturday July 15th – PQ Park

Saturday August 26th –Melba Bishop

Saturday September 30th – Mission Beach




Everyone! There are 4 separate divisions at every stop. They are:

Ages 13 and under

Ages 14-16

Ages 17 and older

PRO/AM (All ages of Advanced Skill Level)

Anyone can enter the Pro-Am if you think you have the skills. The Pro-Am Division will award the biggest prizes! 1st place will receive $600, 2nd will get $300, and 3rd will get $100. Keep in mind, your accumulated points will remain within your division, so if you decide to enter your age division AND the Pro-Am, 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 a limited number of spots available per division.


Am divisions are $30 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.

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.


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 help@sundiego.com.


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