Cowtown's 17th Annual Phoenix Am. Skateboard Contest

Presented by Vans, March 24th and 25th 2018

Cowtown Skateboards
 is as proud as ever to bring you the hottest (maybe literally?) amateur contest in skateboarding, PHXAM 2018 presented by Vans! The best Ams in the world will be rolling out to Phoenix’s original skatepark, Desert West Skateboard Plaza on March 24th-25th to try and bring home the 17th PHXAM title. Two hundred skaters will battle it out on Saturday for the top 40 spots that will take them to the Semi’s and Finals on Sunday where they will be able to win cash and prizes to the tune of $3,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd, and $1,000 for 3rd. Immediately following the Finals will be the traditional insanity that is the Red Bull best trick contest. Anyone entered in the contest will have a chance to take home $2,500 in cash for the one trick that can melt the most faces. Make sure you don’t miss any of it, starting at 10am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. If you can’t make it, then you’re in luck, because our friends at Vans are providing a LIVE webcast on Sunday at

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at in addition to any Cowtown location for $5 per day. Math would lead us to understand that it only costs $10 for an entire weekend of insanity and some of the best skateboarding in the world, so save that allowance. As always, the first 500 people in line each morning will get a free gift bag full of PHXAM products, an event T-shirt, as well as raffle tickets to win boards, shoes, clothes and even a years supply of Vans shoes. Those pre-sale tickets and a strong cup of coffee will ensure that you’re one of the first 500 in line with one of those sweet bags of stoke in your hand. If you need to stretch the old legs in between all the shredding, you will be able to take a stroll through Tent City where all of skateboarding’s biggest brands will be set up with new products, games and prizes. Don’t be surprised if you run into some of your favorite Pros too. It’s not just the Ams who make it out to the desert every year.

A great Saturday night can make for a slow Sunday morning, but never at PHXAM. With Volcom bringing out Ho99o9 to play the After Party along with Petyr and A Happy Medium Video Premier, you know that Sunday morning will be worth the late night! Doors will open at 8pm at The Pressroom in downtown Phoenix and you can pick up tickets at any Cowtown location or for just $17.

On the 17th year of Cowtown’s PHXAM, we’re so thankful for the support of our partners who have helped to make this one of the most exciting and most respected contests in skateboarding. With the support of Vans, Volcom, Red Bull, Real, Pro-Tec, Mob Grip, Thrasher, Bones Bearings, Independent, Bones Wheels, Stance, Happy Hour and The City Of Phoenix, 2018 will be the best PHXAM yet!