LURE OF THE SWAMP – Book signing and Art Show featuring the art of Lindsey Kuhn on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 7-10pm at the Juice Gallery – 319 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA. Lindsey Kuhn has a new book out through SWAMP Publishing. Lindsey has been screen printing since 1984, helping to revive the lost art of the rock poster in the ’90s. For the last 18 years, he has been creating posters for shows around the world, keeping his Do-It-Yourself ethic alive by printing and selling his own work as well as other artists through his print company SWAMP. Lure of the Swamp is his first book with over 100-full color pages of pure rock art. You may order Lure of the Swamp on the SWAMP website. www.swamposters.com and www.lindseykuhn.com
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION NEWS – In a survey of law-enforcement officials from across the U.S., officers report that public skateparks have had a positive impact on youth in their communities, contributed to a reduction in skate-related trespassing, and facilitated more positive interaction between cops and kids. Conducted by the Tony Hawk Foundation in 2009, over 100 officers were interviewed from communities where the Foundation has contributed to establishing a free, public skatepark. Ninety percent responded favorably when asked if they considered their skatepark an important community asset. Most also reported that they’ve had no major incidents at their skateparks, and almost half credit the skatepark for reducing incidents of youth crime in their communities. Federally registered nonprofit organizations, municipalities, or public agencies may apply for grants from the Tony Hawk Foundation. The deadline to complete applications is March 1, 2010. http://tonyhawkfoundation.org
BURNSIDE SKATEPARK CELEBRATES 20 YEARS – Support the heart of skateboarding’s D.I.Y. spirit. Donate now. The skatepark needs your support for the 20 year birthday / anniversary. Make the trip. Bands, music, skateboarding, art, skateboard themed carny games for prizes and more. October 31, 2010 at Burnside. An all day event encompassing skateboarding, music, DJs, live bands, rafflres, BB!, Halloween murals and artwork. Bands include: THe Punishers, God Haven, Chupacabra and DJ Red…. and more. Pre-Funk on Sat. Oct 30, 2010. Funds will go toward additions and upgrades to the park and the remainder will go to the 20 year celebration. Official website is www.burnsideskatepark.com.
CENTRAL VALLEY AM JAM – Maloof Money Cup Skateboard Championships. Each first place skater in each division will qualify for a chance to skate in the Maloof Money Cup Amateur Street Competition. April 17 – CA Skatepark in Riverbank, CA. May 15 – El Pescadero Skatepark, Tracy, CA. June 19 – Curt Pernice Skatepark, Ripon, CA. July 17 – Smyrna Skatepark – Ceres, CA. www.centralvalleyamjam.com
CONSPIRACY SKATES has new products available just in time for spring. The Limited Pushead Graphic is going fast! There is a new Angryblue graphic, a new Bryan Pennington deck and a limited Swamp Deck available for purchase. We still have a few of the Alien Shot shirts/wheel deal going on as well as a few decks that are on sale. http://conspiracyboards.com
EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS NEWS Texas bred skateboard company, Embassy Skateboards is the brainchild of skateboard legend John Gibson and Bark Hard bandmate Lee Leal. Managing partners include 80s vert pros Ken Fillion (team captain), Todd Prince (Sgt at Arms), Troy Chason (frontside specialist) and Gene Hare. Team riders include Max Peterson, Ben Johnson, Edward Sanchez, Gary Morris and Priscilla Lee. Art direction by Jester. http://www.embassyskateboards.com/
SKATE SHOP SHOWCASE is a night dedicated to the Skate Shops allowing them to do what they do best – unite the skate community through music, art and culture. The concept is simple. Each store will be given a designated amount of wall space within the show. They are free to design their space however they see fit. The 2006 Skate Shop Showcase saw everything from a full-blown build-out, hanging branded merchandise, painting on the walls (acrylic and aerosol) as well as stores contributing bands, djfs and tons more. Skate Shops enlisted to be part of this years event so far are Liberty Board Shop, Urban Era (Daly City), Val Surf, Maintain, Transport, Non-Factory, 2nd Nature (New York), Good Times (San Antonio, TX), ZJfs Boarding House, 9 Star, Shelter, One Way Board Shop, Sunken City, IG board shop and many more to come. Live performances thus far include Brevi, Ninja Academy, DJ Patrick Melcher, Brian Lotti performing spoken word and showing a special Trailer and more performances to be announced. This yearfs Skate Shop Showcase will be held at Gallery 1018 on June 20th. For more information and frequent updates visit www.skateshopshowcase.com
ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM 2010 – April 24-25, 2009 at Los Alto Skatepark, located at 10140 1/2 Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque, NM. National Championship of Native Skaters. Same weekend as Gathering of Nations Powwow. Gates open at 8am. Contest starts at 10am. Live Music all day long. Special guests: Alva posse legends: Bill Danforth, Jim Murphy. Vans pros TBA. www.allnationsskatejam.com
LA SKATE FILM FESTIVAL – Categories U.S. Skate Film, International Film, Independent Film, Documentary, Skate Shop Video, Emerging FIlmmaker, Skate Commercial, Classic. Go to www.withoutabox.com. For full info on submitting go to www.thelaskatefilmfestival.com/submissions
THE BONES BRIGADE VIDEO SHOW SPECIAL EDITION – This is the first of the famous Bones Brigade Videos. It was filmed at the beginning of the 1980s skateboard boom and was intended to show new skaters what had been going on in the sport during and after the 1979-1983 dark ages, when very few skaters remained loyal to the sport. The special edition features a digitally re-mastered original, director commentary version with Stacy Peralta, bonus cut with unseen footage, director commentary version with Stacy Peralta, Del Mar contest footage and Caballero Turning Point ramp 1984 interview. www.skateone.com
TEXAS STYLE 2 DVD features vintage ’80s to ’90s footage featuring Craig Johnson, Jeff Phillips, Dan Wilkes, John Gibson, Brian Pennington, the Godoy brothers, Bill Danforth, Murf, Christian Hosoi, Monty Nolder, Tom Groholski and more! It lives up to the true Texas Style Skating. Murf and Groholski destroy any pool. Craig Johnson kills even a jacked up ramp. More skate annihilation with soundtrack tunes by Barkhard and A.N.S. http://www.texasstyleskateboarding.com
SKATEBOARDING ACCOUNTANT – Skateboarders who may need help with their taxes this season should check out Cressey Rice’s new website and sign up for some professional advice from one skater to another. www.skatetaxlady.com
USA VS. AUSTRALIA – REELcomp (USA) and Roll Forever (Australia) brings two of the world’s deepest skateboarding talent pools together for a head to head battle, in a search for the hottest new up and coming skateboarder from both continents. USA vs. Australia, introduced by REELcomp (USA) and Roll Forever (Australia) pits the top 5 skate video submissions from both countries to find the best undiscovered skate talent from two continents. Our goal is to find the next Aussie born ripper (like Jake Duncomb or Matt Mumford) or the next US skate prodigies (like Vincent Alvarez or Sean Malto). Video submissions from USA vs. Australia will be judged by Reelcomp.com veteran skater and team manager Aaron Astorga, along with a top panel of skateboarding experts at REELcomp.com and Roll Forever.?This will be done after a 1 monthsubmission period followed by a voting period.?We will then take the top 5 video submissions, (2 minutes of the best progressive street skating footage from both the US and Australia), to decide which country has the best up and coming amateur skater. These amateur’s will have to bring it all, from massive rails and huge gaps to technical ledge work and transition skills, in order to be the next all around ruler of the free skate world. The winner of the Reelcomp.com USA vs. Australia on line skate battle will receive a one week, all expenses paid trip to the opposing country to hang out, skate, film, meet new friends and chase the dream of becoming the next big thing in skateboarding. Winner will also receive a week’s supply of Red Bull to fuel your journey, one week’s cash per diem to feed your needs, and tons of killer skate hard goods to rip on your trip.?In addition, the winner will receive product endorsement from Roll Forever. If you think you could be the next best unknown skater on the continent, start getting some footage together dropping hammers because a trip and opportunity like this could easily change your life forever.?Stay strong. Be true to your dreams and Roll Forever! www.reelcomp.com
ERRANDBOY WONDERCHILD DECK and T-SHIRT– Limited edition skateboard and t-shirt. For $50 (plus S-H) you get a board (sizes: 7.75, 8.125, 8.5) and a t-shirt (sizes: Youth XS,S,M,L or Adult Sizes S,M,L,XL). Limited to one per kid. Get on it. The virtual skate playground is now open at http://www.errandboy.ws/
I’M HERE. Spike Jonze’s highly anticipated short film, I’m Here, is globally released on www.imheremovie.com. This 30-minute robot love story was premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and thereafter screened at the Berlinale. Now it is made available to viewers around the world, through a striking online cinema experience. I’m Here is a creative collaboration with ABSOLUT VODKA, acknowledging the brand’s position as a pioneering and culture-shaping brand. I’m Here is a love story about two robots living in contemporary Los Angeles. The sad-eyed robot librarian Sheldon (Andrew Garfield) leads a lonely and methodical life, until he one day meets Francesca, a creative and free-spirited female robot (played by Sienna Guillory). Robot romance develops and the story is just as beautiful as it is unpredictable.
MALCOLM MCLAREN – The former manager of the Sex Pistols and one of the seminal figures of the punk rock era, Malcolm McLaren, died April 8, 2010. He was 64 years old. McLaren is best known for his work with the Pistols, whose violence, swearing, and antiestablishment antics shocked Britain and revolutionized the world music scene. The band’s chaotic career owed much to their manager’s talent for self-promotion. www.celebrityaccess.com
MILE HIGH MUSIC FEST – Headliners for this year’s event include the Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson, in addition to Weezer, Steve Miller Band, My Morning Jacket, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Phoenix, Train, Nas and Damian gJr. Gongh Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Keane, Bassnectar, Cypress Hill, Z-Trip, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band, Drive-By Truckers, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli among others. The festival is set to take place once again at The Fields at Dickfs Sporting Goods Park in Commerce, CO, on August 14 – 15th. Tickets available online at milehighmusicfestival.com and tickethorse.com
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES NEWS – The First Ever SUICIDAL TENDENCIES DVD – Since their beginnings in Venice, CA in the early 80s, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have led the charge in the skate punk/thrash metal movement, consequently influencing an entire generation of bands along the way. Fontana Distribution is proud to announce Live At The Olympic Auditorium, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES first ever DVD release! The DVD will street January 26, 2010 via the bands own imprint, Suicidal Records. The approximately 80-minute DVD features 16 tracks including ST classics Institutionalized, War Inside My Head, and Possessed To Skate and captures SUICIDAL in their most natural environment: Onstage, uncensored and ready to tear you to shreds. Elaborated ST founding vocalist Mike Muir, The band started getting emails from some crazy guy that always said, ‘I know you’ll probably think I’m crazy, but I’m not. I’m wanna book ST for a show and I got this idea…’. Well, one by one we shot down the ‘unique’ ideas until one time he emailed and said the Olympic Auditorium was being bought by a Korean Church. Shouldn’t it be sent off with a special last gig? The band agreed and then the work began. The promoter — Evel Dick Donato who went on to win Big Brother — tells a bit about the show, making of etc. on the intro. Lots of drama, none more than the day before the show when I woke up and couldn’t walk. But the show must go on and the back surgery would have to wait till afterwards. SUICIDAL recorded live at the Olympic Auditorium in front of 4,000 Cycos…but now you can enjoy it in the safety of your living room. http://www.suicidaltendencies.com
AC/DC NEWS: Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ IRON MAN 2, the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DC’s classic album cut Shoot To Thrill, which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band’s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour. The video also incorporates exclusive footage from IRON MAN 2. Check www.acdc.com and www.marvel.com for more information.
CYPRESS HILL – Cypress Hill MP3 Giveaway It Ain’t Nothin’ – Here is your chance to get a brand new Cypress Hill joint off their upcoming record Rise Up, due out on April 6. The song is called It Aint Nothin’ and you can download it for free for a limited time at cypresshill.com. The album features special guest appearances from Rage Against The Machine/Street Sweeper Social Club’s Tom Morello, who co-wrote and co-produced the title track and lead single Rise Up. The famed guitarist also appears on a second track titled Shut ‘Em Down. The legendary hip-hop/rock group have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Priority/EMI and are gearing up for the release of their first new studio album in six years. We’re very excited to be part of the Priority Records family, says B-Real. It’s a label with a rich history, and together with Snoop we’re going to add to its legacy. Official site: http://www.cypresshill.com
BLACK N BLUE BOWL 2010 – Black N Blue Productions has announced the date and lineup for the 2010 Black N Blue Bowl (formerly known as the Superbowl of Hardcore). This legendary event will take place on Saturday, May 15th at Webster Hall in New York City. The lineup includes Madball, H20, Cro-Mags, Yuppicide, Skarhead, Trapped Under Ice, Wisdom in Chains, Sand, Cruel and, Sand, H8 Inc., and Incendiary. The Superbowl of Hardcore originally started in New York in the early 80s. Held at the legendary Ritz, it featured bands like Warzone, Agnostic Front, Sick of it All and Gorilla Biscuits, to name a few – all the forefathers of the renowned New York Hardcore movement. Black N Blue keeps the tradition alive. Doors for the Matinee event are at 2 p.m. The show is all ages this year; you must have valid ID and be 21 to drink. Disposable cameras only. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.pitchforkny.com
ROCKABILLY WEEKEND RETURNS TO VEGAS – The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, which began in 1998, is an annual 4-day music festival that takes place in Las Vegas every spring. VLV is the largest event of its type in the world, and features bands and fans from all over the globe who come to experience Rockabilly ’50s music, a huge classic car show, burlesque performers, dance lessons and contests, a tiki pool party and over 120 Vendors. Now in its 13th year, average attendance is 7,500 for the music, and 20,000 for the car show. This year’s event is held April 1 – 4th. For full listings, go to www.vivalasvegas.net
DROPKICK MURPHYS have signed on to play the final seven dates of this summers Vans Warped Tour, starting with the August 7 show at the Utah State Fairgrounds in Salt Lake City, UT and ending at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro, OR on August 15. Meanwhile, DROPKICK MURPHYS are currently on the road in Europe in advance of the March 16 release of their live CD/DVD LIVE ON LANSDOWNE, BOSTON MA on the bands own Born Bred Records (ILG). Fans can keep up with the band on the road by checking out their regular video tour diaries at www.dropkickmurphys.com/news.
ED MARSHALL FOTO BOOK – This book is the first of three to come and Ed Marshall’s first attempt at sharing some of his images in a real in your hands way. Ed Marshall has stalked the New York City underground music and artist scene. Capturing some of the most versatile and talented artists throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. If you have stepped foot in New York City to perform or attend a show. You may not have seen him, but he just may have captured you. This book is full of energy, color and beauty, making it a great addition to any coffee table or personal library. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1129313
BEHOLD THE BLACK LIGHT ART SHOW – Gareth Stehr is throwing an art show at 2HeadedHorse in Echo Park, CA on April 2nd. Three bands will be playing Green and Wood (Ethan Fowlers band), Stonehelm and Red Octopus http://www.garethstehr.com/
MIKE WATT – EYE-GIFTS FROM PEDRO – Opening reception Apr 1, 2010 from 7-9 P.M. Track 16 is pleased to present the debut exhibition of photographs by Mike Watt, legendary musician and founding member of iconic punk band, The Minutemen. One of the most respected and greatly loved figures in American popular culture, Watt is a protean figure whofs done collaborative projects with everyone from Sonic Youth and Iggy Pop, to Eddie Vedder and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He contributed bass and/or vocals to more than fifty albums by various artists, was a founding member of ten bands, and is host of the internet radio program, The Watt from Pedro Show. Watt published his first non-fiction book, Spiels of a Minuteman, in 2003, and is truly a renaissance man for the 21st Century. The opening reception will be on Thursday, April 1 from 7-9 P.M. Regular gallery hours are fromThursday through Saturday from noon to 6 P.M. The Mike Watt exhibition will run through May 1, 2010. TRACK 16 GALLERY Bergamot Station C1, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404. www.track16.com
AMERICAN INDIAN SKATEBOARDING EXHIBITION – An exhibition celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and history of American Indian skateboarding culture is on view at the Smithsonians National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center. Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America includes 20 skatedecks, rare images, video of Native skaters and skate decks from Native companies and contemporary artists. The exhibition will close June 27, 2010. One of the most popular sports on Indian reservations, skateboarding has inspired American Indian and Native Hawaiian communities to host skateboard competitions and build skate parks to encourage their youth. Native entrepreneurs own skateboard companies and sponsor community-based skate teams. Native artists and filmmakers, inspired by their skating experiences, credit the sport with teaching them a successful work ethic. Highlights include a never-before-seen 1969 image taken by skateboarding icon, Craig R. Stecyk III, of a skatedeck depicting traditional Native imagery and 1973 home-movie footage of Zephyr surf team members Ricky and Jimmy Tavarez (Gabrielino-Tongva). The exhibition features the work of visual artists Bunky Echo-Hawk (Yakama/Pawnee), Joe Yazzie (Navajo), Traci Rabbit (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) and Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) and highlights young Native skaters such as 20-year-old Bryant Chapo (Navajo) and 10-year-old Augustin and 7-year-old Armondo Lerma (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians). The exhibition originally appeared at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. from June 12-Sept. 13, 2009. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center is located at One Bowling Green in New York City, across from Battery Park. The museum is free and open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays until 8 p.m. By subway, the museum may be reached by the 1 to South Ferry, the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the R or W to Whitehall Street. For information, call (212) 514-3700 or visit the museums Web site at www.americanindian.si.edu. Check out the coverage in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/arts/artsspecial/18SKATE.html
AMERICAN BOARDERS – Pop Culture Artist Paul Rusconi is bringing some Los Angeles edge to Manhattanfs Upper East Side for the Opening Night of AMERICAN BOARDERS by Paul Rusconi. An exhibition featuring portraits of 11 of the most influential and talented contemporary skateboarders including Rob Dyrdek, Ryan Sheckler, Stevie Williams and more. Wednesday April 7th, 2010 – 6 PM – 8 PM at STELLAN HOLM GALLERY 1018 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY. Paul Rusconi is a LA based artist, who creates art out of subjects that define pop culture. He is best known for his portraits of President Obama, Karl Lagerfeld, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, etc…
ROTHICK ART HOUSE ROOM N BOARD SHOW. New artwork by Randy Rebornz DeLeon plus a Skateboard Group Show. Show opens April 10 from 7-10pm. Show runs 4-10 thru 4-30. Gallery open on Friday, Saturday and SUnday at 170 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA. www.rothick.com
EDGE OF LOVE – Strychnin Gallery presents: Edge of Love. An exciting new group show curated by Andy Howell (LA Artsprojekt) and Yasha Young (Owner Strychnin Gallery). Featuring international street art artists such as Kid Zoom, Beastman, motel 7, Phibs, Yok, Rose Hardy, Amy Matthews, Monique Ligons, Bridge, Mimi S., Christian Rothenhagen. Also featuring sculptures by Tim Roosen in the Vault. Opens April 9th at 7pm. STRYCHNIN Gallery – Berlin, Boxhagenerstrasse 36, D-10245 Berlin, Germany. www.strychnin.com
SACRED CRAFT EXPO – Foam will be flying during the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks honoring Santa Barbara legend Renny Yater. Six premier California shapers have been chosen to replicate a classic Yater design. The shapers are Todd Proctor, Nick Pallandrini, Dennis Ryder, Michel Junod, Matt Moore and Wayne Rich. The six shapers will each be allotted two hours in the US Blanks shaping bay in which to replicate a classic Yater Spoon. The Yater Spoon, a board that won the heart of Miki Dora, as well as thousands of other surfers, is not an easy board to craft. The shapers will be put to task as the Yater Spoon offers unique volume changes, bottom roll and rail foils. The winning shaper will receive a check from US Blanks for $1000. The Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks is part of the Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo weekend, to be held April 10 – 11 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. In addition to the shaping competition, there will be a vintage surfboard and surf memorabilia ‘Antique Roadshow’ event, additional live shaping, laminating, hundreds of state-of-the-art surfboards, wetsuits, surf gear, live music, art, surfboard demos, Primo beer, movies, giveaways, and tons of fun. www.sacredcraftexpo.com
SURFING HERITAGE FOUNDATION – Surf Legend and Endless Summer star Mike Hynson. Mike will be signing copies of his autobiography, just released in a trade edition paperback on Sat Apr 24. 1-4PM at Surfing Heritage Foundation, 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA 92672
WOR KICKS OFF SPRING WITH SURF MADNESS – Please join Reserve for the Warriors of Radness (WOR) Spring 2010 launch party featuring a collaborative exhibition of Grant Rohloff vintage surf photos, a screening of the upcoming surf film Scattered Archives by Kyle MacLennan, and a live performance by Gantez Warrior. Thursday April 8th, 7:00-11:00 PM at the Reserve Store at 420 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036. This event is hosted by Rick Klotz and sponsored by the Malibu Surfing Association, Primo Beer and Surfer Magazine. http://www.grantrohloff.com/
WOW – WOMEN ON WAVES – A new exhibit at the California Surf Museum 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054. The exhibit portrays a decade-by-decade depiction of highlights and achievements of many of the most significant female wave warriors in documented history. Two dozen significant boards, several trophies, bathing suits, and contest memorabilia have been brought in to tell their story. Many of these women had to overcome using heavy, unwieldy boards and uncomfortable bathing attire in order to pursue the sport they loved so well. www.surfmuseum.org
WORLD SURFING RESERVES MOVEMENT – Nine-time World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater joined National Surfing Reserves founder Brad Farmer to announce his endorsement for the World Surfing Reserves program, and that 2010 will be the year of global surf spot enshrinements. In announcing this historic year for surf-spot preservation, Slater stated, gThis is a pretty exciting thing for me to be a part of and support. Itfs almost mind-numbing that [WSR] hasnft happened yet, especially in Hawaii, the birthplace of surfing.h World Surfing Reserves seeks to identify and enshrine the most important and cherished surf areas around the world, in partnership with local surf communities. World Surfing Reserve (WSR) sites are nominated and selected based on four major criteria: quality and consistency of waves, importance to surf culture and history, environmental characteristics, and community support. Several surf areas in Australia, California, and Hawaii have been proposed for enshrinement as initial WSRs. These were selected from over 125 iconic beaches nominated from 34 countries. The nominations include sites like North Narrabeen and Manly Beach in Australia, Malibu and Santa Cruz in California, and Waikiki and Oahufs North Shore in Hawaii, in addition to many others around the world. Beyond its cultural and aesthetic significance, each WSR is a meeting of land and sea selected for the unique and salutary nature of its waves and natural setting. The dedication of each WSR seeks the protection of this coastal zone of waves and habitat from wanton destruction and exploitation – through no other mechanism but the positive force of appreciation and valuation. Farmer and Slater also announced the launch of a new NSR website http://www.surfingreserves.org, which offers access to this exciting new vision of respect and valuation to beach-lovers all over the world. This new site, combined with Save The Wavesf WSR site http://www.worldsurfingreserves.org provides further details on the global surfing reserves movement.
BOARDS and WAVES EXPO ANNOUNCES DATES AND LOCATION FOR 2010! – Global Wave Ventures has selected the Cocoa Expo Sports Center in Cocoa, Florida for the second Boards and Waves Expo. The two-day event is the East Coast’s only consumer expo for surfers and will be held on April 17-18, 2010. The Boards and Waves Expo will feature over 100 exhibits of surfboards, fins, foam, and accessories, surfboard painting by Drew Brophy, surf- and beach-inspired artists, surfboard shaping, homemade surfboard contests, Stand Up Paddle displays, educational seminars and more. There will be free product offerings including a raffle to win a Ricky Carroll surfboard
each day. www.boardsandwaves.com