The 2018 Vans x Sun Diego AM SLAM Skateboard Contest Series

The 2018 Vans x Sun Diego AM SLAM Skateboard Contest Series

The 2018 AM SLAM Skateboard Contest Series is here! Get all the event info here.

2018 Sun Diego Am Slam Street CourseSun Diego Am Slam Event 4 Finale
Event #1: June 9th - Transworld RECAP
Event #2: July 21st - PQ Park RECAP
Event #3: August 25th - LINDA VISTA PARK RECAP
Event #4: October 13th - Belmont Park - Best Trick Contest $5,000 Pro-Am Prize Purse On The Transworld Mega Mashup Obstacle! RECAP
Event 4 will feature a BEST TRICK Contest on with a $5,000 prize purse for the Pro-AM Division on the Transworld Skateboarding Mega Mashup Obstacle, a custom built replica of 3 of San Diego’s most iconic skate spots.*
  • The Infamous Carlsbad Gap: This obstacle was located at Carlsbad High School and while the size of the gap was already challenging enough the real tricky part was the slight curved/uphill landing at the bottom. A crack right before the gap and the retaining wall at the bottom also made this spot challenging. The Carlsbad gap was a proving ground for many skaters, but unfortunately it was destroyed in 2012.
  • The Rincon Big Four: Located in Escondido and known for it’s four large tiers and unique square shaped rails make this skate spot truly unique.  Each tier is the size of three average-sized steps making it as tall as an average twelve stair set.  Rincon is still popular and skated regularly to this day.
  • Chain to Bank: Popular from the mid 90’s to the early 2000’s this San Diego bank featured a chain running through multiple posts across the top making it a challenging combination.  If clearing the chain and landing down the steep bank wasn’t difficult enough, there was also a protruding curb at the bottom that had to be managed as well.
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, where contestants work to accumulate points all summer and the person with the highest point total is crowned the series champ. 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-October 2018 Saturday June 9th – Transworld (2052 Corte Del Nogal, Suite 100 Carlsbad, CA 92011) Saturday July 21th – PQ Park Saturday August 25th – LINDA VISTA PARK Saturday October 13th – Belmont Park Best Trick Contest On The Transworld Mega Mashup Obstacle!  


New for 2018 there are 3 separate divisions at every stop. They are: Ages 15 and under Ages 16 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.

HOW DO I REGISTER? Each participant can either pre-register at 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 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 the group divided up and skating in 10 minute jams. The top scorers from the jams will advance to the finals where they each get two one-minute runs.  The person with the highest single score wins!


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

COVERAGE Make sure to check them out for photos and a write up from every contest! All results and Point Standings will be posted on


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 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