HANGER BOWL FOREVER!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit www.shutnyc.com and www.myspace.com/shutskates
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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 email@example.com.
CONSPIRACY SKATES NEWS – The new SAIKOU (‘pronounced psycho’) DVD is out NOW! www.conspiracyboards.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/.
GLOBE BOWL BASH 2006 – John Magnusson at The Globe Bowl Bash. For results and more go to www.globebowlbash.com.
NEW SHOP IN TEXAS – Heather Roach of Big Brother fame, has a new store 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.
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.
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
INAUGURAL ‘ARBY’S ACTION SPORTS AWARDS’ TO PREMIERE ON FOX, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 – Fans to Begin Voting Online Now at www.fuel.tv – The top action sports performances of the year will be honored at the inaugural Arby’s Action Sports Awards presented by FUEL TV, airing nationally on FOX, Sunday, December 10. The ceremony will bring together the biggest names in skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross and more along with dozens of celebrities from across the entertainment spectrum for one star-studded, high-flying show! Shaun White is up for three awards coming off his Olympic Gold Medal and Winter X Games Gold Medal snowboard runs. The competition continues out of the water for surfers Andy and Bruce Irons, Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Sofia Mulanovich, Rochelle Ballard and Chelsea Georgeson, among other top pros. Winners will be determined by the combination of fan balloting and a panel of expert judges, then announced during taped ceremonies on November 30. FOX will air the show nationally on December 10, at 2:30 PM ET/PT or 4:30 PM ET/PT either preceding or following local NFL coverage that afternoon (check local listings). FUEL TV, the only 24/7 network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, is hosting online voting now for fans and viewers at www.fuel.tv.
NEW SKATEPARK IN COSTA RICA – Puerto Viejo is a small Caribbean surf town in south east Costa Rica. For years, people have traveled to Puerto Viejo to tackle the monstrous reef break, Salsa Brava. But now, there’s more! The Concrete Jungle skate park opened its doors in July, 2006 and countless locals and tourists alike make their way to the Jungle each night to partake in this small miracle of modern skate technology. For more information www.alternativemissions.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.
ANALOG – Analog would like to welcome Marky Clements to the skate team. The 16 year old North Carolina phenom can be found on any given day terroizing the skate barn in Hampstead, NC.
PODCAST – Do you like pool skating? Check out Cexa’s Podcast episode 8 at http://cexa.podomatic.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.
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
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.
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
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 - 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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. ‘Board builders are the foundation of our industry, and we wanted to provide a platform that would spotlight what true craftsman and creative thinkers they all are’, said Bob Tanner, Reef’s Strategic Marketing Manager and Board Build-Off organizer. ‘We are really appreciative of REEF for partnering with us on the 2007 Florida Board Build-Off and to all of the shapers who are donating their time and resources to raise money for retail education. The continued support for BRA’s retail initiatives is invaluable to us and the industry as a whole’ said Roy Turner, President of the Board Retailers Association. 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.
SURF MOVIE – ‘Chasing the Lotus’ will be premiering in select movie theaters
starting next month. Please see the dates below and visit www.chasingthelotus.com for more information.
October 6, Isla Vista Theater, Santa Barbara
October 19, Vet’s Hall, Santa Cruz
October 26, Chumash Auditorium, San Luis Obispo
November 10, Cucalorus Theater, North Carolina
December 14, Pierside Theater, Huntington Beach
December 21, Village Theater, Manhattan Beach
December 28, La Paloma Theater, Encinitas
More dates/theaters will be added…
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll-free at 1-800-743-SURF.