GLOBE BOWL BASH 2006 – John Magnusson at The Globe Bowl Bash. For results and more go to www.globebowlbash.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TONY HAWK’S PROJECT 8 STAND UP FOR SKATEPARKS RAISES IN EXCESS OF $950,000 AT 3rd ANNUAL STAR-STUDDED EVENT – November 5, Beverly Hills, Green Acres Estate… Athletes In Attendance: Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Mike Vallely, Bucky Lasek, Matt Hoffman, Andy McDonald… Celebrities in attendance: Jamie Lee Curtis, Fred Durst, Michael Rapaport, Perry Farrell, Lupe Fiasco, Holly Robinson Peete, Kathy Ireland, David Spade, Kenny G, Jakob Dylan, Jon Favreau, John Fogerty… The Tony Hawk Foundation held its 3rd annual Tony Hawk’s Project 8 Stand Up For Skateparks benefit Sunday, November 5, 2006 at the Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills. With 1,000 guests in attendance, the foundation raised in excess of $950,000. The family-friendly event featured a skateboarding and BMX exhibition by Hawk and other X Games champions, carnival games and activities, live music by Anarchy Orchestra (with guest appearances by Perry Farrell and Colin Haye) and rapper Lupe Fiasco and a live auction featuring a one-of-a-kind ’2007 Tony Hawk Dub Edition Jeep 4-Door Wrangler,’ first-off-the-line special edition. This is the third year that Activision has come in as title sponsor of this event. The foundation, whose mission is to help finance and provide guidance in the development of free public skateparks in low-income areas across the United States, has awarded $1.3 million in grants since its inception in 2002. For more information go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org.
BEN SCHROEDER NEWS – Ben Schroeder is currently in the field in East L.A. doing the construction administration of the build of a one million-dollar skatepark. Ben has put into the design a skateplaza, Ten foot Vert pool with real coping, mini-bowl with a 20′ wide curved spine, as well as a over vert wall in the flow area. Expect to see this Huge L.A. skatepark complete and opening by January ’07. Ben just won the RVCA PRO CONTEST – The contest will be airing on FUEL TV soon. Ben beat Stu Graham, Ratray, Haslam, Spanky, Appleyard, Atchley, Sturbing etc. Check it out at www.ben10schroeder.com/RVCA_ben10.html. Schroeder has also been busy designing a revolutionary truck that has an advantage when it comes to doing grinding manuevers. This is a landmark event in skateboard truck design. It will be a 9 inch wide truck with a hanger that has a dynamic profile to accommodate a variety of grinding manuevers; such as pivot to fakies, K grinds, salad grinds, fsd pivots, disco lips, etc. Optimum for coping-trick performance. The Ben Schroeder Truck is being made by Navigator Truck Co. For more from Ben check out www.ben10schroeder.com.
F’EAST 2006 – From November 9 to 20, 2006, Flip and Fury are teaming up for The Feast Tour presented by Monster Energy to wreak havoc from Dallas, Texas, to Miami, Florida, and several points along the way. The roster of riders is once again almost beyond comprehension as Rowley, Burnquist, Glifberg, TX, Penny, Saari, Boulala, Appleyard, Mountain, Fletcher, Cross and Gonzalez are preparing to hit the road. One look at the names of the pros on the tour should tell you that this is an event that is not to be missed. There are six skatepark demos and four in-store autograph signings planned along the route. At the last Feast Tours kids traveled up to 12 hours to witness an event of this magnitude.
WES HUMPSTON at BULLDOG SKATES is designing a new Shoe for Vans/Syndicate. There will also be a matching t-shirt, sticker and limited edition board coming in May. Bulldog Skates has two new limited edition skateboards coming soon. Once again, the master designer releases a new deck design, based around the Quad 11 mold with a distinctive snub nose. BULLDOG SKATES also just did a run of soft wheels……Check it all out at www.bulldogskates.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TONY MANFRE and DEREK FUKUHARA JOIN SHUT SKATES – The Shut family is proud to welcome Tony Manfre and Derek Fukuhara to the SHUT Skates Team. – Tony and Derek join the legendary and esteemed (past and present) ranks of SHUT – NYC’s first skateboard company. The current SHUT team lineup is: PRO – Felix, Todd Jordan, Tino Razo and Javier Nunez. AM – Luis Tolentino, Tony Manfre, and Derek Fukuhara. INT – Oli Tielsch (Germany), and Venice Nogami (Japan). For more information please contact Rodney Smith at email@example.com. Please visit www.shutnyc.com and www.myspace.com/shutskates
NEWS FROM THE NORTHWEST – Pier Park Skate Park officially opened on the 14th of October! For Dreamland skateparks, it’s the sickest yet. The first of 19 skateparks for the city of Portland, Oregon. More info go to www.skatersforportlandskateparks.net. It boasts a 20-ft full pipe with a 11.5′ square pool and a 9.5′ pool at opposing ends, complete with a ‘Mouse hole’ to roll in to the pipe or get out of the gigantic pit-o-fun. So far, Hewitt is the only person to thrust a ride over the doorway at about 11 o’clock. Frontside of course. Hollywood is visiting the ‘Rose City’ at this time. Film maker/ Director Gus Van Sant is wrapping up the filming of ‘Paranoid Park’ an adaptation of Blake Nelson’s book by the same name. The story revolves around a teenage skateboarder’s journaling of his life’s trial and tribulations. A lot of skate footage shot at Burnside as well as some shots up the street at Rebel Skates world headquarters.
VINTAGE CADILLAC WHEELS POSTERS FROM BAHNE – Bahne Skateboards has just run a second printing of the infamous Cadillac Wheels posters featured in ‘Skateboarder’ magazine during the 70′s. The artwork was done by Jim Evans who was a prolific surf and skate artist of the day. The posters will be available in a set of five, each including the Cowboy, Pirate, Race Car, Slalom Course, and Bowl Rider. The set is $160 that includes tax and shipping. Also available will be a limited edition set on a premium paper stock signed by Frank Nasworthy, Bill Bahne, and Bob Bahne. This set will be $275, including tax and shipping. There are only 100 of the limited edition sets available. The posters will be up for sale at www.bahneskateboards.com by Nov. 20th.
FALL BRAWL – Waterville Valley is proud to announce that skating legend Chris Senn will be joined by skating young buck Ryan Sheckler at Fall Brawl. The boys will roll in at 11:00 am on Saturday November 18th for a demo and autograph signing. So now besides the fact that you have the best skaters on the East Coast coming to compete for some bucks, you also have two of the best skaters in the world coming to put on a bit of a show for you. Thanks to Oakley for making the stuff of dreams come true. Fall Brawl is the East Coast’s most unique skate event. With this year’s mini ramp on mini ramp action, it is going to be out of control. Location is The Boston Snow Sports Expo at the Bayside Expo Center on November 18th. Sign up to compete or just come to ride the madness during our public skate sessions on Thursday and Friday nights. Event registration and info can be found at www.snowboardwaterville.com.
GRIND FOR LIFE – Nov 18 – 4th Annual Grind for Life Benefit and Awards Ceremony. www.grindforlife.org
NEWS FROM GERMANY – Germany’s skateboard newssite no.1 www.boardstation.de got a new facelift. You’ll find the hottest news around worldwide skateboarding, and they’ve included a great section with tons of free video clips from contests, rare footage, video parts and even full video clips. Be sure to check it out: www.boardstation.de.
GHOSTTOWN WHEELS welcomes JESSE DAVIS and ALAN LOSI to the GHOSTTOWN TEAM….
NEW VIDEOS FROM NHS – NHS currently has five videos in the works right now.
Santa Cruz Skateboards – ‘Vday’ due out January 2006
Krux Trucks – ‘Feelin’ It’ due out November 2006
Strange Notes DVD – produced 4 times a year in April, June, September and November.
Creature Skateboards – ‘Black Metal’ due out in April 2006
Santa Cruz Surfboards – Promo Video – TBA
For updates visit www.nhs-inc.com.
JAY ADAMS’ SON – SEVEN. Photo courtesy – Dave Duncan. You can write to Jay Adams at this address. Jay Adams #0601377 Santa Ana Jail PO Box 22003 Santa Ana, CA 92702.
GRIPGUM is now being distributed by Eastern, Giant, South Shore, Atlantic, Dwindle and VK Sports. www.gripgum.com.
WOUNDED KNEE – Jim Murphy has been dropping in at backyard ramps, bowls and pools up and down the East Coast the last few months. Stay tuned for some classic Murphy interviews in the next issue of Juice Magazine.
HOSOI SKATES NEWS – Christian Hosoi is back with a new perspective on life and new board company, Hosoi Skates. The name Hosoi represents top of the line performance with individual style which is reflected in the line up of professional skaters and unique products. Hosoi has brought together an International team uniting skaters from around the world including Andre Genovesi, Richard Mulder, Daniel Cardone, Sergie Ventura and Christian Hosoi. Along side the International Pro Team, Hosoi Skates is also proud to be sponsoring Jay ‘Alabamy’ Haizlip, Aaron ‘AA’ Astorga and newest amateur Devon Lamb. The boards have the traditional Hosoi imagery. You gotta check out Christian’s new 8.75′ Hammerhead for 2006, with a precision design that rides sick. The Original Hammerhead has had a long history and is still standing as strong as ever, with the same dimensions as the classic board. It works great as a collectors item or as a functional ride. There is a full range of shapes and sizes for street, pool, vert or whatever you choose to ride. Hosoi Skates -Yesterday-Today-Forever. Check out the website www.hosoiskates.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The New Krux Louie Truck! So Business Lou (a.k.a. Louie Barletta) comes on over to NHS one day and says ‘I have an idea for a truck! It’s a picture of me, on the hanger, making a scared face because I’m about to get grinded down.’ Just like that, Krux drops the first truck ever with a full color photo of a pro rider. The Louie truck is available in Downlows and III’s with the No-Slip axle and the World’s Best Cushions. Checkout Louie’s commercial on location in Moscow: http://www.kruxtrucks.com/louietruck/
KONA and WORLD CUP SKATE are teaming up for an upcoming Florida contest series – Kona Events presents the Florida Concrete Pro/Am Series 2007. World Cup Skate BowlRiders Points Series. There will be pro and masters divisions.
Weekend #1 (weekend after Tampa Am)
Stop #1 February 3rd Oviedo, FL – Flow Course
Stop #2 February 4th Orlando, FL – Pool
Weekend #2 (Daytona Bike Week . . . weekend before Tampa Pro)
WCS points series event
Stop #3 March 10th Cocoa Beach, FL – Flow Course
Stop #4 March 11th Daytona, FL – Stone Edge – Pool
Stop #5 April 21st St. Augustine, FL – Flow Course
Stop #6 April 22nd Jacksonville, FL – Kona – Pool
Divisions: Sponsored AM, 13 and under, 14 and up, Pro, Open, Masters, Open… Each stop has a pro purse of $2,000. Amateurs win trophies and prizes. Weekend #2 is the first stop of the WCS North American Bowl Points Series. Weekend #3 is the Pro-Tec Pool Party Qualifier (kona pool). The highest placing competitor, that is not already pre-qualified, will win a spot to compete in the Pro-Tec Pool Party @ the Orange County Vans SkatePark. The FL BowlRiders Series is sanctioned by World Cup Skateboarding. June 2007 is the celebration of Kona Skatepark’s 30th anniversary. www.konaskatepark.com
MAPLE SHADE SKATEPARK – SOUTH JERSEY ‘S FIRST AND ONLY CONCRETE SKATEPARK – Grand Opening set for Nov 18. Designed and built by legendary skatepark builder Wally Hollyday. Wally is the man behind the world famous Cherry Hill skatepark that was in Cherry Hill NJ from 1978-1981. The park is open daily from 8am – Dusk. More info at www.MapleShadeSkatepark.com.
SLALOM RACE – 2006 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup: November 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2006. A three-day event that combines full on hardcore slalom and downhill racing with down home southern hospitality, parties, bands, food, fun and general skater mayhem. The Downhillbillies would greatly appreciate any and all donations made in support of the 2006 Downhillbillies Dixie Cup. Please send all donations and items to the following address and if possible, items and donations should arrive no later than October 13, 2006. Downhillbillies c/o ExecQuest, Inc. 101 B East Broad Street Statesville, North Carolina 28677 – Brent Griffith – Downhillbillies Promotions Director.
FREE SKATE JAM – The Kona New Years party is a free skate jam for those who like bringing in the New Year with drinking and skating… For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOOD WORKS – ZooYork begins their official sponsorship of The Doogood Conservatory. In a bold move of philanthropy, Mirko blackberried the first donation of ZooYork Boards straight from the floor of the September ASR Tradeshow. With their first donation, Doogood can support two more programs that will open in Summerdale, Alabama and Brunswick, Missouri. Doogood now has 24 programs in 8 states and Mexico… The Third Annual Doogood Holiday Card and Food Drive will be held at Memorial Skatepark in barrio Logan Heights, South San Diego. The kids make holiday cards for the homeless and the best cards get shoes, with the very best card getting a grand prize. The kids bring food for the hungry in order to skate the park for free. Sponsorship Needs: Shoe vouchers for at least 50 kids, grand prize sponsor, demo team sponsor and food sponsor. Contact email@example.com for more info.
LISTEN NEWS – The long awaited Brian Lotti Film hit the shileves this month and is available through Listen. Listen will also be distributing 5 Boro.
VOLCOM STONE WILD IN THE PARKS – Wild In The Parks 2006 Halloween Cosanostra Sk8Park Sk8Comp Series 2006. Photos at http://simon.gade.free.fr/WITPHalloweenCosaNostra/index.htm
FUNDAMENTAL DISTRIBUTION NEWS – Announcing the launch of FUNDAMENTAL DISTRIBUTION. Fundamental will be carrying the entire line of HOSOI SKATES decks, apparel and HOSOI ROCKETS wheels. Also POCKET PISTOLS SKATES decks, wheels, apparel and downhill racing products. Shops contact – Fundamental Distribution 15548 Graham Street Huntington Beach, CA 92649 ph 714-379-3062. www.fundamentaldistribution.com.
HANGER BOWL HALLOWEEN – Otis over the hip. Mark, aka Otis, is a regular at the Hanger bowl, and always rips it up. PHOTO: STEVE AYCOCK
OLD MAN BOWL JAM – Skatepark of Tampa will host the 5th Annual FloridaSkater Old Man Bowl Jam and Florida Skateboard Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, November 11, 2006. Bowl ripping, PBR flowing, a BBQ… Skatepark of Tampa is located at 4215 East Columbus Drive in Tampa, Florida. www.skateparkoftampa.com.
BRAZIL POOL CONTESTS – A series of pool contests are being planned in Brazil starting April 8th in the Guaratingeta keyhole in Sao Paulo. Followed by the Arpoador combi (dates to be annouced) and possibly two more venues (teardrop 70′s shape pool in south of Brazil and another keyhole in the south west). This will be an age divided event; below 30; 30 to 35; 35 to 40 and 40 and up. Date and location for the first venue are confirmed. For details email Bruno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FROM THE CREATOR OF ‘JACKASS’ MEET MTV’S MODERN-DAY ODD COUPLE –’ROB and BIG’ PREMIERING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND AT 10:30PM (ET/PT) – Meet MTV’s modern-day odd couple as the network premieres ‘Rob and Big,’ a new reality comedy series starring professional street skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek and his bodyguard and best friend, Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin. Premiering Thursday, November 2nd at 10:30PM (ET/PT), MTV showcases the unpredictable daily lives of this unlikely duo living together in Rob’s Hollywood Hills home where they experience the craziness of domestic life. ‘Rob and Big’ is created by Jeff Tremaine, one of the creators of MTV’s ‘Jackass’ and ‘Wildboyz’ series, as well as both ‘Jackass’ movies. For more information about ‘Rob and Big’ visit www.mtv.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ACTIVISION’S TONY HAWK’S DOWNHILL JAM FOR NINTENDO DS AND GAME BOY ADVANCE CROSSES THE RETAIL FINISH LINE – Family and friends can travel the globe and sprint towards the finish line with the first ever downhill skateboard racing game, Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam for Nintendo DS, now available at retail stores nationwide. Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam for DS allows players to experience the breakneck speed of downhill skateboard racing as they tear up the steepest terrains in the world while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents in locations such as the crowded streets of San Francisco and rocky terrain of Kilimanjaro. Gamers will feel the adrenaline rush as they travel the globe and shred downhill with Tony Hawk while making the gravel and dust fly. To become part of the Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam community, visit http://ds.downhill-jam.com/.
LITTLE PAW SKATEBOARDS NEWS – LittlePaw Team Rider, Jarrod Grammel now rides for Slip Tape (based out of Ohio) and Powerfulnailya Clothing (based out of Philadelphia). For updated news, contests, events and photos of Jarrod Grammel, log on to www.LittlePawSkateboards.com.
HIGH GRADE BLEND VIDEO PREMIERE – presented by 3rd Lair on Nov 12 – High Grade Blend @ Azia Catipillar Lounge – Minneapolis, MN.
NEW NC SKATEPARK – Tom Risser is almost done building a fun 9,000 square foot concrete park in Waxhaw, NC. The grand opening is scheduled for Nov 18th. The park is a throw back to the 70′s moguls and flow course with a little mini-ramp thrown in. It’s all steel and concrete with lots of Risser skate sculptures all over the place. Risser says, ‘It’s amazing what a town can get done when they have no money, no rules and a weird skater with a bobcat and a welder willing to skip work for 3 months.’
HELP GET A CONCRETE SKATEPARK IN CHARLESTON – Show up at the Recreation Commission Meeting on Monday Nov 27th at 5:15pm. The meeting will be held at the Parks and Rec building at 1305 S. Lenevar Ave in West Ashley. For information – call 843-452-1504.
NEW SHOP IN TEXAS – Heather Roach of Big Brother fame, has a new store opening this weekend – selling toys, books, art, and skate. It’s called the LowBrow Emporium. ‘Cool stuff for cool kids of all ages.’ It’s located at 2708 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste. #1C Austin, TX 78704. Give Heather a call at (512) 462-3739.
POCKET PISTOLS – Pocket Pistols now has two of skateboarding’s most legendary artists, Jim Phillips and V.Courtland Johnson or VCJ, working on some super insane board graphics that you are going to have to see to believe. The PPS team of skaters is coming up hot, too. Big Ben Schroeder has been ripping it up, beating out some tough competition and winning RVCA’s Ramp Contest. He also made a strong appearance in AZ destroying the bowl and making 5th place. Keep your eye out for Ben10′s new model coming out soon. There are also some new additions riding on PPS. New Zealand mad man Lee Ralph has two different graphics coming out simultaneously. Remy Stratton has a new pro-model. Claus Grabke has a new pool deck and Claus will be having a downhill racing board in the near future. Keep a heads up for Hamrock, he is always out there schralping something up. Pocket Pistols also wanted to welcome Young Guns, Apryl Woodcock who took First Place at the Desert Dog Bowl Bash, Jeff Petrick who is always throwing his carcass off some giant building, and park/pool rippers Nathan Groff and Julie Kindstrand. Go check out the newly renovated website at www.pocketpistolskates.com.
GVR 2006 RESULTS- The Goofies Win etnies’ Third Annual GvR! – At the start of the third annual etnies’ GvR, Goofy and Regular were tied with one GvR win each, and on Sunday night at the close of the third annual GvR the Goofies won their second title. GvR Results: Total Weekend Prize Purse – $70,000… Goofy Team: 1. Jereme Rogers – $10,000, 2. Team MVP Nyjah Huston – $6,500, 3. Rodolfo Ramos – $2,500, 4. Greg Lutzka – $2,000, 5. Ronnie Creager – $1,500, 6. Collin Provost – $1,000, 7. Darrell Stanton – $1,000, 8. Danilo Cerenzini – $1,000, 9. Dylan Rieder – $1,000, 10. Pat Channita – $1,000, 11. Colt Cannon – $1,000, 12. Michael Simonetto – $1,000, 13. Tyler Hendley – $1,000, 14. Javier Sarmiento – $1,000, 15. Collin Hale – $1,000. Regular Team: 1. Team MVP Ryan Sheckler – $2,000, 2. Chris Cole – $500, 3. Andrew Reynolds – $500 4. Alex Mizurov – $500, 5. Danny Fuenzalida – $500, 6. Sierra Fellers – $500, 7. Bryan Herman – $500, 8. Emmanuel Guzman – $500, 9. Peter Ramondetta – $500, 10. Dayne Brummett – $500, 11. Vince del Valle – $500, 12. Dominik Dietrich – $500, 13. Tony Cervantes – $500, 14. Chris Troy – $500, 15. Robert Lopez – $500. etnies Girl Push Jam Final Results: 1. Marisa Del Santo – $3,500, 2. Evelien Bouilliart – $2,500, 3. Lacey Baker – $1,500, 4. Vanessa Torres – $1,000, 5. Amy Caron – $600, 6. Lauren Perkins – $400, 7. Elizabeth Nitu – $400, 8. Elissa Steamer – $200. Pro Bowl Contest: 1. Omar Hassan – $2,000, 2 Rune Glifberg – $1,000, 3. Brian Patch – $600, 4. Bruno Passos – $400, 5. Taylor Bingaman – $300, 6. Chris Cudlipp – $200, 7. Aaron Astorga – $100, 8. Jimmy The Greek – $100. Grand Masters Bowl Jam: 1. Steve Caballero – $1,000, 2. Lance Mountain – $750, 3. Lester Kasai – $400, 4. Jeff Grosso – $200, 5. Micke Alba – $150, 6. Glen Charnoski – $100, 7. Pat Ngoho – $100, 8. Mike Smith – $100. etnies Girl PUSH Jam Women’s Bowl Jam Final Results: 1. Holly Lyons – $500, 2. Cressey Rice – $400, 3. Heidi Fitzgerald – $250, 4. Kristi Sanders – $150, 5. Julie Kindstrand – $100, 6. Mandy Esch – $100. One of the most unforgettable parts of the weekend was when the Beastie Boys played the GvR party on Saturday night! When Mike D, AD-Roc and MCA took the stage there were more than 5,000 party goers at the event. For additional details, photo galleries and video check out gvr.etnies.com.
KRONIK DESERT DOG BOWL BASH 2006 RESULTS – www.desertdogbowlbash.com
Pros – 1. Benji Galloway 2. Rune Glifberg 3. Steven Reeves
Masters – 1. Steve Caballero 2. Glen Charnoski 3. Micke Alba
Womens – 1. Apryl Woodcock 2. Mimi Knoop 3. Nicole Zuck
EASTCOASTAHOLIC UPDATE – Eastcoastaholic Enablers are in stock 8.5 punk point. Also have ECA Tshirts. All proceeds go straight to the kids swimming fund. Get it? Check the site for more info. www.eastcoastaholic.com.
SAVE THE SURF SHOP – The building that was once The Zephyr Surfboard Shop of ‘Dogtown and Z – Boys’ fame is under threat of demolition! To save this important piece of Surfing and Skate Boarding History, please act soon. The Santa Monica Landmarks Commission is meeting on Monday November 13th at 7:00 P.M. at City Hall. Send an e-mail or write a letter to: The Santa Monica Landmarks Commission and the Santa Monica City Council. If you can, comment on the building’s Cultural or Historical significance. Speak at the Landmarks commission meeting on November 13th and let them know that you want to see the building at 2001- 2011 Main Street Landmarked and Preserved. Note: you do not have to be a Santa Monica resident to express your opinion! The meeting will take place at Santa Monica City Hall at 1685 Main Street in Santa Monica, CA 90401. Send mail to the Attention: Landmarks Committee c/o Roxanne Tanemori. Email your letter to Roxanne.Tanemori@smgov.net or call (310) 458-8341 Planning Division. Send email to Attention: City Council Members at email@example.com or call (310) 458-8201 City Hall.
POWELL NEWS – George Powell will be celebrating 30 years of making high quality skateboard products this November. Pick up Juice Magazine for a chance to win free product. George will be giving away 300 items during the month of November. Ten items a day for thirty days. Skate One News – The Jay Smith Splash Re-Issue is now available! The Cab Street pulled a new color way. The Ripper is back in blue! The new Robert August Retro looks SAH-WEET. Powell Skateboards has a new site with updated bios, stills, lots of trick tips from the team, a blog, giveaway contests and more. In Steve Caballero news, Cab had a photo in JUICE #61 in the Pro-Tec Party feature. Cab finished 1st in the 8th Annual Tim Brauch contest. VANS put up a billboard featuring CAB in NYC. Steve Finished 1st in the Masters Bowl contest at G vs R and he finished 1st in the Masters Bowl contest at the Desert Dog Bowl Bash in Peoria AZ. In Rodney Jones news – Rodney grabbed $3,000 at Surf Expo in the Mini Ramp contest and he spent the night in the Baltimore City jail for skating a curb. Jones finished seventh in Orlando in the DEW Action contest and finished fifth at the LG Championships in Dallas. Rodney finished ninth overall for the Dew Action Tour. Visit skateone.comwww.skateone.com
BLING FEST AND ACTIVE AM – November 18th and 19th 2006 – Active Presents Bling Fest and the 1st Annual Active AM. Over two-hundred of the World’s top Pros and Ams, featuring everyone from, Andrew Reynolds to Eric Koston to Antwuan Dixon, will be present. Active AM features twenty-six of the World’s top Amateur Skateboarders, selected by Team Managers and industry pros, who will compete to claim the title of the 2006 Active AM. 200 of the World’s top Professional Skateboarders compete in the West Coast’s biggest best-trick contest. Crispy one-hundred dollar bills (a total of $10k in hundreds) will be handed to any Skateboarder competing that pulls a trick the Judges feel deserves a ‘Benjamin’, and the top skater of the day will walk away with a chance to win an additional $5k and a new Fender guitar. Bling Fest and Active AM will both be held at: Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter at 8408 Rochester Ave Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 on Saturday, November 18th, 2006 1-5pm and Active AM Sunday, November 19th, 2006 12-5pm. www.activemailorder.com.
SKATEPARK FUNDRAISER – Skateboard film festival fundraiser for future concrete skatepark set for November 15th at South York Plaza – 217 Pauline Drive in York, PA. TIckets are $8. All the money made at the film festival will go to the skatepark non-profit trust fund and design and construction of the Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark. Send donations for raffles and prizes for the benefit to The York Skate Board c/o Eric Bollin 714 Pennsylvania Avenue York, PA -17404. Tax-deductible contributions to the park may be made to: Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark Fund c/o Rob Koller The Shipley Group P.O. Box 946 York, PA 17405. Skateboard films all night! Films include: Almost ‘Round 3′ and ‘Cheese and Crackers’, Skull Skates ‘Resist Control’, Crimson ‘Bleed Skateboarding’, Gravity ‘Flow’, Blind ‘What If’, Powell Peralta ‘Search for Animal Chin’, Special Edition Socalskateshop.com ‘Rebirth of Skateparks’ documentary, Digital ‘Get Tricks or Die Trying’, Winstan Whittier’s ‘Rolling Through the Decades’, UK Skateboard Documentary, Adio ‘Rock Adio’, Bart Saric’s ‘Skinned Alive’, Consolidated ‘Miles: Just Another Invention’, and ‘So Quick Achieved’, Birdhouse ‘The End’ Special Edition, Flip ‘Really Sorry’, Baker ’3′, Charm City ‘Progress’ and more. www.reidmenzermemorialskatepark.org/
SKATERS ALLIANCE – Boards for Tots. Time is running out for you to send donations to the second annual Boards for Tots program. They are only 15 decks away from their goal of 50 Boards. They are short on Trucks, and Bearings, So please help us complete what we have so far. Skaters Alliance will also be donating some Boards to ECRW in VA, who will be handing these Boards out to some really cool kids in Washington, DC. Many Thanks to the ECRW for the good work. Donations for Boards for Tots can be sent to: Skaters Alliance at 105 Birdie Rd Locust Grove VA, 22508.
NEW SKATE SHOP IN VENICE – Venice Originals will open it’s doors November 5, 2006 in Venice, CA. Wall mural art by Aaron Murray and Doug Smith. You can see video from the opening at www.myspace.com/juicemagazine.
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION SKATE CONTEST – Saturday, November 4, 2006 – Southside Skatepark in Houston, Texas…. Torey Pudwill wins Texas Make A Wish Best Trick Contest – Over the weekend tons of top AMs and Pros came together to support a good cause and raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation at the Southside Skatepark in South Houston, Texas. The jam is formatted into two best trick contests on different obstacles as well the notorious bowl contest. Torey is one of the many top AMs who got in the mix on the Zumiez Best Trick contest. From nollie crooks, to a big backside noseblunt slide, Torey pretty much had it sewed up. Torey sealed the deal with a nollie heel crooks, and once that went down it was a wrap taking home the $2,000. The winnings get donated to the Make A Wish Foundation and Torey goes home looking like a champ. Look for Torey’s full part in Jereme Rogers video Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, due to hit skate shops by the end of this month. Congratulations Torey! Go to DVSShoes.com.
SKATE CONTEST – Comp by Da Cure II – Saturday – Nov. 11 at Splinter Skatepark. If you would like to contribute or get involved at any level, please contact Mark Jannetta by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Shipping address: Attn: Mark Jannetta, Splinter Skate Park, 7809 N. Orleans Ave. Tampa, FL 33604www.splinterskatepark.com. Divisions: 12 and under 13-17 18 and Up Sponsored Best trick $500.00 Cash Price… Comp registration: $5. BBQ, Live DJ, Product Giveaway….SEE YOU THERE!!!! www.dacure.com.
NEW SHOE – DVS Shoe Company is proud to introduce the first-ever Jereme Rogers Pro Model. Jereme will be dropping his full length video November 2006 entitled ‘Mr. Rogers Neighborhood’. Jereme will be joined by AMs Eli Reed, Lamare Hemmings and Torey Pudwill. Jereme will have a full length part along with the mentioned AM’s and more! Visit DVSSkate.com.
VINTAGE SKATE VIDEOS ON DVD PRESS RELEASE – NSI Video has released some of their Old School Vintage Skate, Surf, Snowboard and Motocross videos on DVD for the upcoming season! Vintage Skateboard DVD’S: Duel at Diablo, Streetstyle in Tempe, Ohio Skateout, Gotcha Grind, Savannah Slamma III, Summer Sessions and Sacto Street Contest. TO ORDER CALL: NSI Video (310) 374-7476.
TOY MACHINE’S ‘SUFFER THE JOY’ VIDEO PREMIERE!! ‘Suffer the Joy’ is Toy Machine’s follow up to the award winning ‘Good and Evil’ (TWS Magazine’s Video of the Year) (Winner of your life) and will contain epic shred-sledding from the entire team, including: Johnny Layton, Ed Templeton, Billy Marks, Austin Stephens, Matt Bennett, Diego ‘The Butcher’ Bucchieri, Josh Harmony and NIck Trapaso!! The premiere is set for Thursday Nov. 9th at the Art Theater in Long Beach (www.atlb.biz) . There will be two showings, one at 7:30 and then again at 8:30pm. Limited Seating Available at The Art Theater 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach Ca. 90814. Visit www.sufferthejoy.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS VETERANS DIVISION NEW VIDEO – ‘V-DAY‘ – The only thing that’s guaranteed in life is death and taxes… Video deadlines are open to a host of unforeseen dramas that can turn even the best laid plans to shit in seconds. ‘Hey Paul, I’ve got bad news, yesterday while filming my last trick for the video I blew out my knee’…E-mail received from Eric Dressen October 5th. This news of Eric’s knee followed news from V-Day senior filmer, Bart Saric, who a few weeks prior broke his collar bone and thumb in a high-speed follow-filming crash while getting Brian Lotti’s interview and footage. The only ‘good’ out of this was Bart was man enough to sacrifice his body to save his camera. Add to these a frenzy of last minute communication trying to get to the bottom of the music industry’s legal-ease concerning the network of charges paid out to vocalists unions, pensions paid to the estates of dead lead singers, musicians union fees, new use fees and a host of other BS charges and it becomes painfully obvious why most video productions never get legit permission to use music and why scheduled release dates for videos are pointless. ‘V-Day will now be released December 1, 2006… the good things in life are worth waiting for. ‘V-Day’ will include a bonus Soundtrack CD featuring ‘Cacti Widders’ (Tom Knox on drums), ‘The Highway Murderers’ owned by Jason Jessee, ‘The Adolescents’, ‘The Rabies’, ‘Excel’ and others to make this a must for every skate movie Collectors Library. To view a trailer of ‘V-Day’ ‘ click the following link http://www.santacruzskateboards.com/video/index.php.
FACTORY 13 EXPERIMENTAL SKATEBOARD MFG. NEWS – Factory 13 is working on two new JFA model boards. They should be done for December. F13 is also designing and manufacturing seriously cool skate decks for the Mars Volta. The decks will be released thru Mars Volta next month. There are two Factory 13 websites going.. www.factory13.bowlrider.com and www.factory13.org. F13 also a myspace site run by the F13 sponsored guys in Texas at http://www.myspace.com/factory13skateboards.
DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR 2006 – The Dew Action Sports Tour 2006 season concluded on October 15 in dramatic fashion with six athletes being named Dew Cup Champions in the sports of Skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert and dirt) and Freestyle Motocross. The 2006 Dew Cup winners are Bucky Lasek (Skateboard Vert), Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park), Jamie Bestwick (BMX Vert), Daniel Dhers (BMX Park), Anthony Napolitan (BMX Dirt) and Nate Adams (Freestyle Motocross). Lasek, Sheckler and Bestwick were also Dew Cup recipients in 2005.You can catch all the action once again with a special season-long highlight show airing on NBC, November 26 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.
NY BOWL – The BIG new bowl built by Kessler and crew at the 30th St. Heliport on the West Side Highway in NYC. – PHOTOS BY BILL HELENE
2006 SOCAL C.A.S.L. AWARDS DAY – Sunday Nov 19 at the Vans Skatepark at the Block in Orange, CA. – 9:30am-4:00pm. Send donations and product for the CASL Awards Day Raffle to C.A.S.L. 5798 Ironwood Street San Bernardino, CA 92404.
2006 NORCAL C.A.S.L. AWARDS DAY – Sunday Nov 11 at the D’s Board Shop and Indoor Skatepark in Yuba City, CA. – 5:00pm-8:00pm. Send donations and product for the CASL Awards Day Raffle to C.A.S.L. 5798 Ironwood Street San Bernardino, CA 92404. For more info call 909-883-6176.
C.A.S.L. SOCAL STREET CONTEST #10 – Nov 5th at Len Moore Boys and Girls Club at 1301 Oleander Avenue in Chula Vista, CA. This event is presented by C.A.S.L. Vans and Tony Hawk Clothing. Co-sponsored by Grind King.
C.A.S.L. NORCAL STREET CONTEST #10 – Nov 11th at D’s Boardshop and Indoor Skatepark at 851 Gray Avenue in Yuba City, CA.
CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SKATE CONTEST SCHEDULE -for Woodward West… Bowl and Street on Dec 8th – 1pm-10pm. Special Event – Parent/Child Bowl Contest. Best Trick Contest is scheduled for Dec 9th along with the Street Contest from 9am-7pm.
SKATER NYJAH HUSTON, VANS VOTED NO. 1 IN FIRST-EVER PETA2 LIBBY AWARDS – Animal-Friendly Skateboarder, Skate-Shoe Maker Coast to Victory… Norfolk, Va. – Thanks to peta2, the world’s largest youth animal rights organization, skateboarding enthusiasts recently had the opportunity to vote for their favorite skateboarder and favorite skate-shoe company in peta2′s first-ever ‘Libby’ Awards (Libby is for ‘liberation’) for animal-friendly people and things. The following are the 2006 winners in each category: Best Vegetarian Athlete: Nyjah Huston and Best Vegan Skate Shoe: Vans’ Rowley XL III. ‘When it comes to fighting animal abuse, peta2 and today’s top skateboard athletes and companies are on the same track,’ says peta2 Youth Marketing Manager Angela Modzelewski. ‘Nyjah and Vans deserve recognition both for their commitment to excellence and for their compassion.’ For more information and to view all the nominees and winners, please visit peta2.com.
THE DOGHOUSE FUNDRAISER – Convoy Skateboards is putting on a fundraising event at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse in Arlington, VA on Nov. 11th 2006 starting @ 8 pm. They are trying to raise money to rebuild a community mini ramp and fix up its housing unit. This place is known as ‘The Doghouse.’ It has been a free community mini ramp in South Arlington for almost 15 years now and it needs a little help to bring it back. Your donations at the event will help us achieve our goal of making over the ramp. There are going to be live bands and more product giveaways, a raffle for some good stuff, including a complete Convoy Skateboards Setup and other product donated by EastCoast BoardCo., Pure Boardshop, FARC Recording Studios, and Street Mob Skateboards. No cover charge, 21 and up only, Donations will be accepted for the cause!!!! Dr. Dremos Taphouse is located at 2001 Clarendon Blvd. in Arlington VA 22201 – For more go to www.convoyskateboards.com.
ALL GIRL SKATE JAM – Head to the ‘North Pole’ for the ‘All Girl Skate Jam’ at Fairplex in Pomona, CA December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 2007 at the North Pole Winter Sports Expo. On Friday and Sunday skate lessons will be available and on Saturday Dec. 2nd the freshest Southern California amateur skater girls will be competing for top prizes including two free lift tickets to Mt. Baldy and Snow Valley. The 5 ft. mini-ramp will be 24 ft. wide with an 8 ft. extension built by Jeff King. There will also be pros ripping it up. Pre-register early for skate clinics and contests online at www.allgirlskatejam.com
VIDEO PREMIERE – The Latest StrangeNotes DVD… ‘NY to Shanghai’ will screen on November 4th and 5th @ NC Boardshop at 16203 Los Gatos Blvd in Los Gatos, CA 95032. ‘NY to Shanghai’ features: Antwuan Dixon, Jackson Curtin, Kareem Campbell, Lee Smith, Tommy Fynn, Alex Moul, Henning Braaten, Cairo Foster, Jerry Hsu, Chris Haslam, Louie Barletta, Colt Cannon, Justin Strubing, Ron Whaley, Adrian Mallory, Taylor Bingamen, Robin Baker, Ricardo Fonseca, Lucas Puig, Andrew Brophy, JJ Rousseau and more… The video will show from 10 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. each hour, on the hour.
THE LAST OF THE BAD MEN TOUR – A tour of skateboard and punk rock chaos. The Last of the Bad Men on tour featuring the Godoy brothers, Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman, Troy Zak of the Daggers, and Danny Creadon of Factory13 Skateboards. The tour website is www.thelastofthebadmen.com. For more go to www.myspace.com/thelastofthebadmen.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LEIANA TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED. FEMALE-FRONTED SKATE PUNK / ALTERNATIVE BAND FEATURES CHUCK TREECE [MCRAD] ON GUITAR. PHILADELPHIA, PA – based band ‘Leiana’ will be playing East Coast and Midwest dates to preview material from their upcoming 3rd full-length release, following the success of their debut album ‘Page’. The female-fronted, Philadelphia-based band of seasoned musicians has a rapidly growing fan base in the hardcore and skatepunk worlds. With two self-produced and self-released studio albums and a third on the way, as well as stateside and overseas touring under their belts, Leiana are proof that talent, inspiration, and hard work are still the most important things you need to make good music. Singer Leiana and multi-instrumentalist Chuck Treece form the foundation of Leiana. A former pro skater and prolific musician, Chuck has been a driving force in skate rock for over 20 years. He’s also a founding member of punk legends McRad, and a well-respected tour and session player whose resume includes such diverse acts as The Roots, Bad Brains, Urge Overkill, G.Love, and Billy Joel. The band has toured the U.S. extensively and also did a UK Tour in fall of 2005.
TOMMY GUERRERO has a new album out called ‘From the Soil to the Soul’. You can get it anywhere. Find out more at www.tommyguerrero.com and www.quannum.com.
SNOOP DOGG 13 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Snoop Dogg commemorates 13 years in the rap industry with the release of his eighth album ‘Tha Blue Carpet Treatment’; a return to the original sound that put the Long Beach rapper on the map. The album features hitmaker producers Timbaland, Rick Rock, The Neptunes, among others; along with guest appearances by artists such as D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Ice Cube, The Game, Nate Dogg and Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LEGENDARY ROCK N’ ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER NEAL PRESTON TO HOST THE FIRST MAJOR WEST COAST GALLERY EXHIBITION OF HIS WORK IN HIS 35-YEAR CAREER – In an unprecedented move for iconoclastic rock photographer NEAL PRESTON, he will be hosting a gallery exhibition of his work at the newly-opened MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on Thursday, November 9. PRESTON, who is perhaps most famous for his fly-on-the-wall, ‘you are there’ photos of Led Zeppelin during the 1970s, is one of the most well-respected photographers in the genre. With a prolific body of work that spans the most significant rock n’ roll decades, PRESTON has photographed such rock royalty as Zeppelin, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and many others too numerous to list. PRESTON was one of the lucky few that were allowed inside, behind the velvet rope, touring with superstars and capturing the entire experience on film. PRESTON’s work has appeared on numerous magazine covers (Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek, People, etc.). And now, he has agreed to show his work at his longtime friend (and fellow rock photographer) Henry Diltz’s gallery, the MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY. The November 9 opening is a VIP, invitation-only hosted event at the gallery, 7517 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA. There will be an event two nights later, on Sat. Nov. 11, which will be open to the public… For further information, please check out www.morrisonhotelgallery.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TONY HAWK’S PROJECT 8 VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK
76% Uncertain – ‘Radio’, Aurelius- ‘Hemlock’, Bad Religion – ‘Social Suicide’, Black Mountain – ‘Druganaut’, Charizma and PB Wolf – ‘Devotion’, Claus Grabke – ‘Cause’, Cryptic Slaughter – ‘Lowlife’, Damian Marley – ‘Move’, Dead Milkmen, The – ‘Punk Rock Girl’, Die Young (TX) – ‘Anthem of the Prodigal Son’, Eagles of Death Metal – ‘Chase The Devil’, Funk Face – ‘Zoo York City’, Gnarls Barkley – ‘Gone Daddy Gone’, Gym Class Heroes – ‘The Queen And I’, Hieroglyphics – ‘At The Helm’, Hold Steady, The – ‘Your Little Hoodrat Friend’, Immortal – ‘One by One’, Jaylib – ‘The Red’, Joy Division – ‘Interzone’, Kasabian – ‘Club Foot’, Kool and the Gang – ‘Summer Madness’, Legitimate Business – ’80 on 80′, Liquid Liquid – ‘Optimo’, Living Legends – ‘Moving at the Speed of Life’, Ministry – ‘Stigmata (Remix)’, Mogwai – ‘Glasgow Mega Snake’, Monty Are I – ‘In This Legacy’, Nine Inch Nails – ‘Getting Smaller’, Noise – ‘Dirty Evil’, Oh No – ‘Chump’, Pardon My Extinguisher – ‘Bitch And Moan’, Plus 44 – ‘Lycanthrope’, Primus – ‘American Life’, The Ramones – ‘I Wanna Live’, Revolution Mother – ‘Second Thoughts’, Slayer – ‘Angel of Death’, Sonic Youth – ‘Nic Fit’, Stasera – ‘Palisades’, Supersuckers – ‘Goodbye’, The Channeling – ‘The Frighteners’, The Cure – ‘Plastic Passion’, The Klaxons – ‘Gravity’s Rainbox’, The Sword – ‘Iron Swan’, The Throwaway’s – ‘You’re Not the Only One’, The Walkmen – ‘This Job is Killing Me’, Thine Eyes Bleed – ‘Without Warning’, Thunderlords – ‘Ice Cream Headache’, Toots and the Maytals – ‘Time Tough’, Transplants – ‘Pay Any Price’, Typical Cats – ‘Any Day’, Ugly Duckling – ‘Smack’, VanStone – ‘Skate Town’, Voltera – ‘Do What Your Daddy Say’, Wildchild – ‘Wonder Years’, Wolfmother – ‘Woman’, Zeke – ‘Kill the King’… Tony Hawk’s Project 8 is scheduled for release in November for the Xbox 360 and Xbox video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, as well as the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.
CHEYENNE SKATEPARK FUNDRAISING – Saturday, Nov 4th from 2-5pm at Ernie November in Cheyenne, you can pick up a copy of the Cheyenne Skatepark Tribute CD featuring 18 local bands with all original music. All proceeds to the Cheyenne Skatepark. CDs are $15 each. If you can’t make it, you can send a check to get a copy of the CD to Cheyenne Skatepark – 2101 Oneil Ave Room 302 Cheyenne, WY 82001.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — JELLO BIAFRA brings his trademark brand of caustic humor and political tweaking to Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on Monday November 20th. He is on tour supporting the newest triple CD of spoken word in characteristic style for the former Dead Kennedys front man, obscenity scapegoat, Green Party activist, and punk agitator. ‘In The Grip Of Official Treason’ was released by Alternative Tentacles and covers such topics as buried Iraq facts, vote fraud disease, the Arnold putsch, the blue state/red state ‘values’ myth, Paris in Abu Ghraib, Satanic Santas, a visit to New Orleans and the return of a strange geometry teacher. He makes an all-to-rare Los Angeles appearance at the end of a month-long promotional tour. The El Rey Theatre – 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. Monday Nov 20th. Doors at 8 pm, Show 9 pm – $14.50 advance. www.alternativetentacles.com.
MERGERS AND ACQUISTIONS – Live Nation Completes HOB Acquisition effective November 6.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Music Nation to Launch Global Music Talent Search Using the Power of Local Radio, Viral Distribution and Emerging Technology – Committed to uncovering genuine, fresh music talent through emerging channels and connected communities, artist development company Music Nation is launching an online video music competition to empower both new and established musicians across the globe. Agreements have been reached with Clear Channel Radio, Epic Records (U.S.), Typhoon/EMI (Asia) and Mercury Records (Europe and Latin America). Music Nation will accept entries for the U.S. competition in mid-November for free – inviting musicians and bands ages 13 and older to submit their video entries in the rock, pop and/or urban genres at www.MusicNation.com or local radio station websites for a chance to be among three winners of a recording contract with Epic Records. Beginning January 1, 2007, entrants will submit $25 with their videos to compete. In addition, the winners will be showcased on STRIPPED, Clear Channel Radio’s exclusive in-studio performance series. www.musicnation.com.
ADELINE RECORDS NEWS - The Living End is on a national Headline tour. www.adelinerecords.net
For Immediate Release: THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION ANNOUCES NOMINEES FOR 2007 INDUCTION — The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum were announced today. The nine nominees will be sent to over 500 voters, and five will be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame at the annual induction ceremony on March 12, 2007 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. The five inductees for 2007 will be announced in January 2007, at a press conference in New York. To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. This year’s nominees had to release their first single no later than 1981. The nine nominees for 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are: Chic, The Dave Clark Five, Grandmaser Flash and the Furious Five, R.E.M., The Ronettes, Patti Smith, The Stooges, Joe Tex, and Van Halen. Five of these nine artists will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The five inductees will be announced in January, 2007, and the induction ceremony will take place on March 12, 2007.
HOSOI DOCUMENTARY SOUNDTRACK /DVD- ‘Rising Son, The Legend of Christian Hosoi’ DVD (QD3/Image Entertainment) – This DVD documentary chronicles the colorful life and career of CHRISTIAN HOSOI, one of skate boarding’s most talented and adored superstars whose meteoric rise to superstardom was matched only by his spiraling descent into a federal prison sentence for drug trafficking. Produced by Jared Freedman and directed by renowned skate cult photographer Cesario ‘Block’ Montano, the story of the young renegade’s redemption will be released on DVD November 14 via QD3 Entertainment, the six-year-old multimedia production company founded by second-generation television and film producer Quincy (‘QD3′) Jones III in conjunction with Image Entertainment. That same day, Image will release the film’s soundtrack, which features music by Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age, Gnarls Barkley and more, setting the high-energy tone of the film. To view the fim’s trailer, visit: http://www.visionfilms.net/hosoitrailer.html.
HATE THE LIVING HARDCORE. The Dead – Munster’s finest, but still underrated hardcore sensation strikes back with an incredible CD-only release! After their highly recommended limited debut album ‘Anthems to World Domination’ and several shows with THE MISFITS, TERROR, RAISED FIST, YOUTH OF TODAY, COMEBACK KID, AS I LAY DYING or AVAIL, the German four piece is back from the depths of hell to deliver a high-energy and explosive hardcore cocktail. 12 brand new tracks ready to make your ears bleed. THE DEAD combine their old 80′s hardcore influences (NEGATIVE APPROACH, THE FIX etc.) with a pissed off punkrock drive. Definitely a must have for fans of old Boston and DC stuff. This is real, authentic hardcore how it was meant to be! www.myspace.com/thedeadtrueasfuck’.
2007 TAKE ACTION TOUR – The full line-up for the Take Action Tour 2007 has been confirmed. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, A Static Lullaby, and Kaddisfly will be on every date of the tour this year. This sixth annual charitable tour is slated to kick off in early February 2007 and hit over forty cities. www.takeactiontour.com.
LOWER CLASS BRATS On The Road Again!! – The droogs are back in town!! The LOWER CLASS BRATS are hitting the road at the end of the month, teaming up with SoCal legends the CIRCLE JERKS for a string of dates across the South. After that they’ll be hitting the West Coast for more shows. Check the TOUR PAGE: www.tkorecords.com/tours.html. The BRATS also have some killer new belt-buckles available, courtesy of LUCKY 13!: www.lucky13apparel.com/ The BRATS plan on staying very busy in ’07 as well, plans for more tours, a live album and a DVD band documentary are all in the works. As always, stay tuned for more details, and be sure to check the bands MySpace.com Profile: http://www.myspace.com/38807129/ and www.tkorecords.com.
PIRANHA RECORDZ – In Venice, CA, Piranha Recordz is run by two OG Venice Suicidal boys – Mike ‘Milkbone’ Jensen who is the OG Beowulf guitarist and founder and Creeper frontman, and Terry ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ Flannery. They are dedicated to keeping the Venice music scene alive and are working to get all Venice band releases, old and new to the fans. Check out www.piranharecordz.com.
COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO THREE DAYS: FRIDAY, APRIL 27, SATURDAY, APRIL 28 AND SUNDAY, APRIL 29 – For the first time in its history, Goldenvoice has announced that this year’s COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL will be a three-day event–Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 and will take place at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL has been held seven times before. For more information visit: www.coachella.com.
NYC ART SHOW – Another collaboration between friends, Mark Gonzales and Christian Hosoi. A poster show of their art and live music by Soiled Mattresses and The Springs at The Journal Gallery located at 619 E. 6th Street New York, NY. Opening reception November 30th, 6-8pm. Exhibit runs through January 6, 2007.
ART UPDATE - Stephen ‘SteevCreeper’ Moreno – known for his recent work at Black Flys has opened us to a new understanding of the concept where light meets dark. Moreno’s roots are deeply sown into the history of the surf, skate and apparel industry. Companies Such as, Yaga, 26 Red, Sugar, O’Neill, Billabong, Redsand, Rusty, Spyderbilt, Pokemon, NC Clothing, Counter Culture, and Black Flys. As an artist, his influences include, Salvidor Dali,and Georgia O’keiffe, as well as modern artists, Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, andAshley Wood. Recent showing of his work has included ’4 Generaciones Art Show’, ICBC;, Rosarito, Mex, ‘One Evening Showing’ at Sutra;, Costa Mesa, Ca, ‘Mi Lucha Vida’ at the Santora BIdg;, Santa Ana, Ca. With upcoming shows being planned for Southern California, Mexico and Japan … Work can currently be seen at CEMAC, (Centro Municipal de Arte y Cultura), ‘La Muerte Anda Catrina’ show Rosarito, Mex, and online at www.flys.com and steevcreeper.deviantart.com.
PEGGY OKI ART SHOW – This will be Peggy’s 9th annual exhibit at the Sojourner Cafe! Recent Works by Peggy Oki – ‘ Travels, Tails…’ will run from Nov. 4 thru Dec. 15, 2006. Reception: Nov. 4 (Saturday) 3-5 PM. 134 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-11PM Sun 11AM-10PM. info: 805.965.7922. www.sojournercafe.com and www.peggy-oki.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Board Show SAVE A SKATEPARK Benefit Art Show – The Board Show was established in February 2005 to bring a fresh perspective on the connection between creativity and skateboarding. The Board show will benefit DYI skateparks and public parks in need of funds and or representation. As of Sept 5th, the Ripon City Council is trying to take the park for no reason at all. In Oakland, Boardertown will have to obtain $2.5 million in liability insurance and apply for building permits to complete the park before it can reopen to the public. We need these parks for our youth and ourselves. The point of the Boardshow is to take something they already have and put a creative spin on its purpose. The plan is to develop an ongoing art show that shows the unlimited possibilities of the skateboard as a canvas, while distributing funds to various skateparks in need. Various skaters and artists have agreed to design skateboards. The boards will be displayed in 3 cities in 3 months. The show will continue online where they will be auctioned off with all proceeds to benefit California’s public skateparks. This will continue every year. Artists involved: Dave Hackett, Judi Oyama, Danny Minnick, Kris Markovich, Ray Willis, Lippy, Snap Jackson, Red Rocket, Janet Men, Lee Smith, James Kelch, Chuck Norris, Greg Smith, Jaya Bonderov, Matt Dove, Clyde Singleton, Greg Carrol, Karl Watson and other, pro skaters, surfers, custom car builders, song writers, graffiti artists and one playboy model. 1st show: Jan 5th at The Space Gallery 1141 Polk St, San Francisco, CA. Contact info: www.myspace.com/theboardshow
ART SHOW IN VEGAS – Avante Arts Collective is hosting an art show at the Radiator Building at 1114 S. Main St in Las Vegas, NV. Featured artists include Jason Adams, Rose Bernfeld, Steve Roche, Russ Pope, Jai Tonju, Steve Olson, Raphael John Bucklee, Rob (lowcard), Laban Pheidias, Ted Newsome, Ryan Downie, Nick Nocita, Chris Under and MIchael Todoren. This is a benefit art show to help make the Las Vegas Skateboard Museum a reality. Donate please.
ART SHOW – Nov 11 – Steve Olson and Jason Jessee Art Show in Los Angeles, CA.
ANCELL-YATER ULTIMATE SURFBOARD ART OPENING -’WATER COLUMNS’ an art surfboard show, featuring the collaboration of REYNOLDS YATER and KEVIN ANCELL. These are the ultimate art surfboards. Reynolds Yater the current pope of surfing with his 60 years of proven surfboard shape and design hooked up with Kevin Ancell who needs no intrduction in the current art world, have created a collection of the finest art surfboards ever produced. This limited collection of ultimate surfsticks will be featured at the KLAPPER GALLERY in Beverly Hills. The opening reception for’ WATER COLUMNS’ will be OCT 12 at 5:00 pm 8759 BEVERLY BLVD. For info call 310 652-6552.
ART SHOW - Love Requires Action – Private Art Show. Featuring artwork by Steve Caballero, Andy Howell, Mike Kershnar, Russ Pope, Mike Maxwell, Ed Templeton, Donny Miller, Danny Garcia, Johnny Rodriguez, Hagop Najarian, Kelsey Brookes, Rick Maderis, Daniel Chang, Lance Mountain, Kelli Murray and Chris Pastras. For more go to www.thegluenetwork.com.
ED TEMPLETON ART EXHIBIT – Look for Ed Templeton’s work this November through February in the exhibition titled Americans, which reports in 14 picture series on the social upheavals, crises and changes in U.S. society since World War II. Participating artists: Richard Avedon, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Bruce Davidson, Gordon Parks, Helen Levitt, Ryan McGinley, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Larry Clark, Ed Templeton, Rosalind Solomon, Burk Uzzle… Curated by: Peter Weiermair. For additional information, visit www.emericaskate.com
SURF PHOTO ART SHOW – ‘Good, Bad and the Objectionable’ mixed media group art show opening on Saturday October 7th. Chris Rohloff has organized the show at Universal Art Gallery in Venice. Jill Ash will be displaying black and white, punk rock photos from the late 70′s along with the Rohloff’s surf photos and four amazing artists. The opening reception is on Saturday, October 7th from 7pm-11pm. Wine, refreshments, and Hors D’oeuvres. The show will be on display through November 16th. www.grantrohloff.com.
CHRIS ROHLOFF PHOTO ART EXHIBITS @ Hama Sushi : 213 Windward Ave. Venice, ca 90291. Exhibit runs thru December 2006. www.grantrohloff.com.
FLORIDA BOARD BUILD-OFF – The Board Retailers Association and Reef have partnered to sponsor the 2007 Florida Board Build-Off. A dozen elite Florida shapers, plus an honorary ’13th Shaper’ have been hand picked and commissioned to create one of a kind surf boards. The thirteen boards will be on display January 11th-13th during the Surf Expo tradeshow, and all will be up for silent auction. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Board Retailers Association and used to design and implement a nationally accredited retailer education program. The shaper whose board raises the most money in each auction will receive $2,000 from Reef, as the ‘winner’ of the Board Build-Off. List of participating Florida Board Build-Off Shapers: Ricky Carroll, AJ Finan, Greg Geiselman, Chris Birch, Brian Tudor, Matt Kechele, Glenn Klugal, Tom Neilsen, Pete Dooley, CT Taylor, Rich Price, Kirk and Eric Brasington, DJ Kane – as Reef’s ’13th Shaper’. For more info www.reef.com and www.vfc.com and www.boardretailers.org.
OP SOLD – Iconix Brand Group Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the brand Ocean Pacific (‘OP’) from The Warnaco Group, Inc. for $54 million in the aggregate.
SURF MOVIE – ‘Chasing the Lotus’ will be premiering in select movie theaters
starting next month. Please visit www.chasingthelotus.com for more information.
SURF CONTEST – The ISA World Masters Surfing Championships will be held January 20-27, 2007 in Rincon, Puerto Rico. The divisions are as follows: Masters, 35-39, Grandmasters, 40-44m Kahunas, 45+… Athlete must be of appropriate age as of January 2007. All divisions are ‘open’ and women are allowed to compete. This is the first ISA Masters contest under this new format and in the future, the ISA plans to add more age and gender divisions. All entries must be submitted by an NGB, not individuals. For details go to www.isasurf.org.
NATE YEOMANS WINS THE MACY’S CALIFORNIA TRIFECTA SURF SERIES PRESENTED BY JEEP TITLE AND $10,000 BONUS – The 2006 Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series presented by Jeep concluded Sunday on the final day of the O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep. Still reeling off his win at the Newport Beach Pro presented by Jeep, Nate Yeomans (San Clemente, Calif.) was able to earn enough points to squeak by Nathaniel Curran (Oxnard, Calif.) and become the 2006 Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series Champion. Going into the O’Neill Cold Water Classic, Yeomans trailed Dustin Cuizon (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) by only 90 points, and Curran was in third place contention trailing by 585 points. When Cuizon was knocked out of the event in the round of 64, it opened up the door for Yeomans and Curran to make a run for the Trifecta title. Yeomans and Curran found themselves going head-to-head in a quarterfinal heat with World Championship Tour (WCT) surfers Tim Reyes (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Roy Powers (Hanalei, Hawaii). Reyes and Curran advanced out of the heat while Yeomans finished third. Yeomans’ quarterfinal finish earned him enough points to overtake Cuizon for the lead but not enough to secure him the title. The pressure was on Curran – he needed to win the O’Neill Cold Water Classic in order to surpass Yeomans’ point total and win the $10,000 Trifecta overall points bonus. As the final heat wound down, Curran needed a wave score of 4.9 out of 10 to take the lead from Toby Martin (Sydney, AUS) making him the O’Neill Cold Water Classic and the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series Champion. With seconds left in the heat, Curran caught a wave and was still up and riding as the final horn sounded. The crowd held it’s breath as the scores dropped in. Curran’s final wave scored a 4.5 leaving him just four tenths of a point out of first place and making Yeomans the 2006 Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series Champion. With just 45 points separating first and second, Yeomans’ 3,165 points total was enough to edge out O’Neill Cold Water Classic runner-up Curran with 3,120 overall points. Cuizon finished the Trifecta Series in third place with 2,913 overall points. The Trifecta, along with Action Sports Group (ASG) and ASP North America, awarded Yeomans, the overall points-winner a bonus of $10,000, Curran a second-place bonus of $3,500 and Cuizon a third-place bonus of $1,500. For more information on the Macy’s CA Trifecta Surf Series visit www.catrifecta06.asglive.com.
PUNK PRO AM – The Punk Pro Am is back for Round II! Pods have replaced heats and multiple heats have replaced ‘the traditional surf once and go home’ structure. We’re putting together 96 of the top 19 and under surfers to battle it out at Huntington Pier’s famous Southside on December 9-10! $5000 is up for grabs for these young studs as well as $2000 for the winner and money going to all 16 of the finalists. Go to www.punkproam.com to register online and to find out for yourself what POD surfing is all about. Don’t forget you must be 19 or under as of June 1st 2006 to enter. See all you punks there at the No Fear Punk Pro Am II!
REEF NEWS - Valiere Conquers Sunset While Bourgeois Flares In Barbados – Reef’s own Evan Valiere and Ben Bourgeois secured major wins in world-class waves in different tropical settings. The first win came in as former WCT contender and ISA Junior World Champion, Ben Bourgeois slayed the competition at the ALAS Reef Latin Pro at Soup Bowls, Barbados. Barbados set the stage for the sixth stop on the Latin/Caribbean ALAS surfing tour, the only stop where the Latin based tour allows open entry to surfers from anywhere in the world. The throaty right – hander produced rippable, 2-4ft surf with a bit of onshore wind. Bourgeois, who is no stranger to tricky East Coast conditions took a liking to lumpy waves as he edged out the competition to secure the victory and $3K in his pocket. Notable mention goes out to Reef team riders Gabby Escudero (Puerto Rico) who secured a 2nd place finish and Russell Winter (United Kingdom) who earned a 4th place finish. Crossing the continent over to the Hawaiian Islands, Reef team rider, Evan Valiere recently took home $10K and 1500 valuable WQS rating points by winning the 2006 Xcel Pro in perfect 4-6 foot Sunset Beach. The 22-year-old Hawaiian was the only goofy foot surfer to advance past the quarterfinals, which many claim was the most intense heat within the competition. Valiere was able to take down Maui boy and 2005 Xcel Pro finalist, Hank Gaskell and defending champ Ian Walsh. Valiere’s winning ride came with just over 4 minutes left to go in the final as he took off on a solid 5-foot bomb across the point. The young Hawaiian dropped in with impeccable form as he grabbed his rail and proceeded to pig dog his way through a high-line barrel. After disappearing under the Sunset curtain, Valiere came flying out only to lay down two, massive cutbacks creating frenzy on the beach and series of impressed looks across the judge’s faces. Needless to say, Valiere’s outstanding efforts earned him the title of 2006 Xcel Pro Champion. After humbly accepting his award, Valiere remarked, ‘I just had a Bob Marley concert stuck in my head out there. It was ‘Live in Berkley, ’79′, the music just put me in a good vibe.’ Congratulations to Ben Bourgeois: Reef Latin Pro Barbados Champion and to Evan Valiere: 2007 Xcel Pro Sunset Beach Champion.
Final Results (respectively)
Reef Latin Pro Barbados:
1st Place: Ben Bourgeois (Wrightsville Beach, NC)
2nd Place: Gabriel Escudero (Puerto Rico)
3rd Place: Jean Carlo (Venezuela)
4th Place: Russell Winter (United Kingdom)
2006 Xcel Pro – Sunset Beach, Hawaii
1st Place: Evan Valiere (Kaliiuwai, Kauai)
2nd Place: Gavin Beschen (San Clemente, Ca)
3rd Place: Michael Bourez (Tahiti)
4th Place: Makua Rothman (Sunset Beach, Oahu)
NOVA SCHIN FESTIVAL – Fosters Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Men’s World Tour, Nova Schin Festival presented by Billabong, Imbituba, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Oct 3- Nov 08, 2006. American surfer CJ Hobgood (Melbourne, Florida), brother of defending champion Damien Hobgood showed he wants to follow in his brothers footsteps, and add his name to the Nova Schin Festival trophy when he ousted Australian Adrian Buchan when competition restarted today. By eliminating the Australian Hobgood advances into round three while Buchan leaves the event in equal 33rd position. The Nova Schin Festival, presented by Billabong is the 10th of 11 stops on the 2006 Foster’s Men’s ASP World Tour and is South America’s sole top tier tour event. The event will be staged in Imbituba, a punchy beach break offering left and right breaking waves, it is open to swell and will serve quality waves to 40 of the top 45 surfers and 3 wildcards. The 5 surfers who opted not to surf the event will be replaced by 5 alternative surfers. A total of four full days of competition is required to finalize the event but the tournament features a waiting period designed to capture the best possible conditions from October 30 through to November 08. The event can be followed live at www.aspworldtour.com.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NEWS - Big Malibu Protest Against Proposed Offshore LNG Terminal… A big crowd of surfers and protestors gathered last month at Surfrider Beach in Malibu in a demonstration against the proposed, large, offshore liquefied natural gas terminal that would be built 14 miles off the coast between Oxnard and Malibu. The large Australian company BHP Billiton has proposed to construct a 300 feet long, 13 stories tall floating terminal platform that would be used for unloading liquefied natural gas from ships. The gas would be heated and then piped to shore. Read more in this article (free registration required) and see the 2 minute video about the paddle-out demonstration: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-surf23oct23,1,5871734.story?coll=la-headlines-californiaandctrack=1andcset=true
THE 2006 LOST ENERGY DRINK ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES – Australia takes the Gold as Team Champions; Individual Gold goes to Jordy Smith and Mathew Moir of South Africa, Julia Christian of USA, Manuel Centavo of Portugal and Kira Llewellyn of Australia Huntington Beach, Calif., October 22, 2006 – The 2006 Lost Energy ISA World Surfing Games concluded with one of the closest final point scores in the Games history with team Australia winning the World Champion title with a total point score of 15,848. Brazil took the silver medal with a total of 15,123 followed by USA winning the bronze with 14,505 points and South Africa garnering the bronze with 13,346. The nine day event brought together 33 countries and over 300 surfers, some who came with full teams and others were proud to participate on behalf of their respective countries alone. For the complete full-length articles, please visit the ISA website: www.isasurf.org
SAVE TRESTLES – By now many of you may have heard or read about the Surfrider Foundation’s campaign to save Trestles. Surfrider Foundation. Located on the border of Orange and San Diego counties, the breaks at Trestles, including Uppers, Lowers, Cotton’s, Middles, and Church, are California surfing at its best. The world-class peaks are accessible by footpaths that wind along Southern California’s last unspoiled coastal creek. The Orange County Transportation Corridor Agency is now seeking to build a multi-lane toll highway down this unique and special watershed, and directly through the heart of San Onofre State Beach Park. If constructed as planned, this toll road project will result in profound devastation to our State Park resources, surf break and the sensitive environment along the San Mateo Creek watershed, including:
Permanent closure of 60% of San Onofre State Beach Park Area
Abandonment of San Onofre State Beach Park’s 161 site San Mateo Creek Campground
Destruction of habitat critical to 11 federally designated endangered or threatened species, including the Southern Steelhead Trout
Irreparable damage to seven archaeological sites, including one Native American site
Degradation to the water quality throughout San Mateo Creek, as well as the coastal areas along Trestles and San Onofre State Beach
Possible significant impacts to the quality of the surf breaks at Trestles
This is one of the very last natural coastal areas available to the public in southern California, and needs to be protected at all costs! Save Trestles To win this vital campaign to Save Trestles, we need your help. With mounting legal costs as well as the need to further fund our grassroots efforts, your support is imperative. You can help save it. Questions, comments or concerns? Email us at email@example.com or call us toll-free at 1-800-743-SURF.