Or: Emerica Flattens Florida
Photography by Patrick O’dell
Well, it was time to make the annual pilgrimage to the Tampa Am contest. Instead of heading straight to Tampa, though, we decided to start out in Miami for a few days to skate and film at some of the many awesome spots that city has to offer. Emerica pros Leo Romero, Kevin "Spanky" Long and ams Braydon Szafranski and Matt Allen; along with Emerica Team Manager Justin Regan and myself, Emerica Team Assistant Jeff Henderson; flew out to Miami to join up-and-coming Emerica Am Brandon Westgate and Thrasher photographer Patrick OÃ‚’Dell. Enjoi pal Jerry Hsu also tagged along with us.
Once we all met up at the airport, we did the handshakes, rented a couple of mini-vans and were off to our hotel in South Beach. We got to the hotel pretty late, but because of the time difference, some of us were restless, so we went to an all-night diner near the hotel. We bumped into Jason Dill, who was eating at the diner, which was kind of random. We ate, went back to the hotel and crashed.
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