NORTHWEST ACTION http://www.sleestak.net
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION – Applications for Fall 2008 Tony Hawk Foundation skatepark grants can be accessed after August 15 via the Foundation’s Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. Applications must be completed by October 1, 2008.
SKATEPUNK SUMMER FEST / SKATE JAM – a skatepark fundraiser on August 15th from 4-10pm at Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest featuring JFA, McRad, The Stitches, Steve Alba’s Powerflex 5, Axleslip, Killing California, Dephinger, DLA, Social Sickness, The Imposters, COP. Cost is $10 person. All ages. www.etniesskatepark.com. Rebate will be conducting a Yard Sale to benefit Greg Pino. More info at http://rebateshs.blogspot.com.
TRIDENTS AT TRASHMORE RESULTS 2008
1A Beginner Street
1A Beginner Bowl
1A Beginner Vert
2A Intermediate Street
2A Intermediate Bowl
2A Intermediate Vertical Ramp
3A Expert Street
Where’s Mike Pac he ripped.
3A Expert Bowl
Dave ‘Science’ Maxwell
3A Expert Vertical Ramp
Rob Agleum Pee wee
Dave Maxwell aka Science
Josh Withers – Half cab heal flip tailslide
Taylor Corso- Kickflip Crook
Chris Vaneekelin aka V- Neck – Noes manual flip out.
FIGHT SKATER BRUTALITY SKATE COMPETITION – August 10, 2008 at Underwood Skatepark – 432 North Main St. Taylor, PA 18517. Events include: Skate Jam, Best Trick, King of the Mini Contest, Product Toss and more. www.myspace.com/underwoodskatepark.
CAM TEST – August 9th – The Fairplay Double Dipper – Cash Prizes, multiple challenges. A benefit for skateboarding in Colorado. Starts at the Fairplay Skatepark at 2pm. Go grind the highest altitude pool block. Contact: [email protected]
CONSPIRACY SKATEBOARDS has just released the ‘Screamer’ deck. It is 8.88 wide, 32.5 long, with a 15.3 wheelbase, deep concave and real steep nose and tail. You can get them from South Shore distribution or direct from conspiracyboards.com. Check out the ‘Screamer 888’ at www.conspiracyboards.com.
NATURAL KONCEPT – Dysfunctional Family Vacation featuring Dave Davis, Bob Gnarly, Adrian Moelhaney, Brendan Leung, Kale Sandridge, Chris Kays, Katch 1, Trevor Uriona, Josh Zickert, Sean Reilly and Billy Wilson. The Natural Koncept crew will be pillaging the East Coast July 24-Aug 3. For more go to www.naturalkoncept.com.
SECTOR 9 NEWS – It’s business as usual at the Sector 9 bowl in S.D. EG. with a stylish stand up grind.
FDR UPDATE – The Sean Miller memorial vert ramp at FDR is finally getting a much needed overhaul. Thanks Carlos! A stand-alone peanut pool is also in the works. Buy a benefit shirt to help the project along. 15 bucks. Email Bryan Lathrop at [email protected] for details.
ELEMENT AUDIO VISUAL AWARDS. Element invites you to enter your video, music, and respective art into the first annual Element Audio Visual Awards. This competition is meant to support a new generation of musicians, film-makers, and artists. The Element AV Awards is open to entrants worldwide. www.elementskateboards.com/audiovisual/awards/
MIKE KING R.I.P. – Stylish nose wheelie by Mike King at 1977 Walker Team demo – Darien Lake, New York. Super-8mm Film Frame Grab from Bruce Walker Film Archives. Michael Arthur King, 54, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 26, 2008. A native Floridian, Mike began skateboarding in the late 1960’s and became one of the east coast’s early pioneers of the sport. He made his mark in skateboarding in the early 1970’s skating the infamous Haulover underpass in North Miami Beach. Mike King is survived by his wife Maria, sons Chris, Richard, and Patrick, and daughter Michelle. His funeral service was held on Friday, August 1, 2008 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Palm Bay. In lieu of flowers, an education fund has been set up. Donations can be made out to Patrick S. King c/o Riverside National Bank, 4625 Babcock St.NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905.
QUIKSILVER 80S SKATE JAM 2008 WINNER – EDDIE REATEGUI. Daggers! Congrats Eddie! For more photos click here.
BONDVILLE BOWL SKATE JAM – COMPETE in the ONLY concrete bowl in Northern New England. Bondville Bowl Skate Jam, Second Annual – Saturday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, August 17) Clinics and Youth Competitions First Part of the Day. OPEN for CASH and PRIZES will begin around 2:00 PM (time and prizes TBD). To be on the invite list or to pre-register, email: [email protected] Excellent campgrounds nearby and ample lodging and restuarant choices. Send product donations to Brett Morrison Founder and Chair, The Mountains Festival, Featuring the Bondville Bowl Skate Jam PO Box 24 Jamaica, VT 05343.
REAL SKATEBOARDS SKATE JAM AND FUNDRAISER FOR AUTISM SPEAKS featuring Dennis Busenitz, Peter Ramondetta, Nick Dompierre, Justin Brock, J.T. Aultz, Ernie Torres, Jake Donnelly, Massimo Cavedoni, Gabe Morford and Darin Howard. August 10, 2008 at 3pm at Eastern Skateboard Supply Park – Wilmington, NC.
SANTA CRUZ 35 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY – Celebrate with legendary artist Jim Phillips and Santa Cruz legends from the past and present. Scheduled to appear: Jim Phillips, Jimbo, Johnny Mojo, Kevin Marburg, Hermay Mayang, Keith Meek, Duane Peters, Steve Olson, Jason Jessee, Steve Alba, Mickey Alba, Jeff Grosso, Corey O’Brien, Tom Knox, Eric Dressen, John Lucero, Christian Hosoi, Natas Kaupas, Jeff Kendall and Rob Roskopp. Music by Ray Stevens II – DJ RSII. Sept 5th at ASR Show at San Diego Convention Center – San Diego, CA.
OEREND HARD 2008 – August 1-3 Skateboard Federation Netherlands and Skateboard Club ‘De Fabriek’ host the 6th anniversary edition of ‘Oerend Hard in Oldenzaal’. Since 1979, a very special skatepark is situated on a natural slope in the beautiful recreational area ‘Het Hulsbeek’. The skatepark has 2 different downhill runs: A straight downhill, banked on both sides and the world renowned legendary snakerun. On this super fast run with banks, bumps and corners skaters push gravity and themselves to find their speed limit. Visit the Oerend Hard web site www.oerendhard.net.
VOLCOM STONE’S WILD IN THE PARKS 2008 TOUR at Belgie on Sunday August 31st at Zumiez Skatepark. Divisions 15 and under, 15 and over. Free entry. Free food. Free drinks!
BILLABONG ACQUIRES SECTOR 9 – Billabong International Limited today announced the acquisition of Sector 9, a Southern California-based skateboard brand. Sector 9 was founded in 1994 and has emerged as a market leader in the design and manufacture of skate longboards, a fast-growing niche segment within the skateboard market. Co-foundersand owners Steve Lake and Dennis Telfer and co-owner Dave Klimkiewicz are being retained as part of the acquisition in their current roles. The purchase of Sector 9 includes its Gullwing skateboard trucks brand. www.billabong-usa.com.
NJ SKATESHOP will be opening it’s 3rd store in Hoboken, NJ this summer. njskateshop.com
ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM II – AUGUST 22, 2008 – Celebration of Spirit Conference presents All Nations Skate Jam II. All Events open to the public. Come see or compete with some of the best skaters in Indian Country. The event will take place at Disney World, Coronado Springs, Conference Center 301 West Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista, FL. For more info e-mail [email protected]
JUICE IN GERMANY – Juice Magazine has new European distribution through Subvert in Germany. Check them out at http://www.subvert-store.com and www.myspace.com/subvertskateboards.
NIKE features a web exclusive interview with the one and only Lance Mountain. http://www.nike.com/nikeskateboarding/v3/
VOX SUMMER TOUR – JULY 20 – AUGUST 9, 2008. Featuring Dan Drehobl, JT Aultz, Justin Strubing, Peter Watkins, David Gravette, Tyler Surrey and guests.
OREGON TRIFECTA 2008 – AUGUST 15 16 17. $20,000. www. oregontrifecta. com.
AGENDA SHOW – The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries. With a strong emphasis in style, art, music and culture, the Agenda experience is as much a lesson as it is a tool. Agenda San Diego Sept. 4th – 6th, 2008 will be held at the San Diego Concourse 202 C St. San Diego CA .www.agendashow.com.
BILLABONG PRESENTS CANADA’S FIRST DAMN AM – August 8th and 9th, 2008. The event will take place at the Bonsor Skatepark just outside of downtown Vancouver and will consist of the Osiris Bowl Jam on Friday afternoon, with the street contest taking place Aug. 9th in the main park. Sunday will be held as a weather day, in case of rain. The event will take 80 skaters for the street contest, with 20 skaters competing in the bowl jam. Registration of the event will be done through advance registration only, and all registration must be done exclusively by industry team managers. Please submit all registrations to Rob Meronek at [email protected] The Damn Am skate series is the leading global amateur skate series with events in Minneapolis, Costa Mesa, Amsterdam and now Canada, with all events leading to the Tampa Am in December 2008, which is the most recognized amateur skate event in the world. www.billabong-usa.com
2008 MID ATLANTIC SKATE SERIES – 4 contests, $25 per event, jam session format, all ages and abilities welcome. 9 bowl classes, 3 street classes plus Grenade Pro Bowl Class and Aplomb Clothing Pro Street Class. Raising funds for Mike Rodger’s Grind for Life cancer support charitable organization.
May 17, 2008: Pohwaten Springs Skatepark, Arlington VA
June 21, 2008: Olney Manor Skatepark, Olney MD
July 19, 2008: Charles County Skatepark, White Plains, MD
August 9, 2008: St. Mary’s County Skatepark, Lexington Park MD
JUICE ACE OF SPADES WORK SHIRTS IN STOCK NOW at www.juicemagazine.com.
2008 EURO ENDURO II Skate Tour – The Santa Cruz Skate Team is heading out on tour to Europe this summer to revisit some favorite spots as well as seeking out some tasty new spots they’ve mapped out to shred. The ‘Euro Enduro II Tour’ kicks off August 14th in the Czech Republic, moving on to Germany, Switzerland, UK and then Russia… vodka shots anyone? The tour will star the entire Santa Cruz Team: Emmanuel Guzman, Justin Strubing, Flo Marfaing, Alex Moul, Alex Carolino, Sid Melvin, Tommy Fynn, and new team member, Kris Vile (plus special guests). For more information about Santa Cruz Skateboards team and products, log on to santacruzskateboards.com.
VERT AIN’T DEAD IN THE UK – 2008 is the second year of the independently run vert contest series presented by Vans and the United Kingdom Skateboarding Association and it’s getting bigger and more successful.
GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2008 Awards – November 15th at Cocoa Beach Skatepark. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. For more info, call (561) 252-3839 or visit www.grindforlife.org.
RED BULL CLAIM IT CONTEST and SKATE JAM – Sunday August 31st at Krudco Skate Shop at 83 HOwell St. Rochester, NY. Best trick event and skate jame. Also premiering the Zero video ‘Ride the Sky’. Donation requested to skate. All money goes towards the ROC CIty Skatepark Fund. www.krudco.com.
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION Launches East Coast Benefit For Public Skateparks – The Tony Hawk Foundation will expand its annual star-studded Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit to include an event in Bridgehampton, New York on August 10. This exciting event is the foundation’s exclusive, family-centric, action-sports carnival that features a Vert Demo with Tony Hawk and a cast of top skateboarders and BMX pros on Tony’s personal ramp, as well as games, food, auctions, and music. Proceeds from Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks help create free, quality public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S. The August 10, 2008 Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event will take place at the Ross School (Lower Campus) in Bridgehampton, New York. The Benefit Committee includes Tony Hawk, Lance Armstrong, Andre Agassi, Russell Simmons, Rob Dyrdek, Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mia Hamm, Dana White, Jr., Jon Favreau, Mat Hoffman, Shaun White, Bobby Kotick, Bob McKnight, Ron Burkle, and Scott Greenstein. In addition to the Benefit Committee, past Celebrity attendees include Pam Anderson, Travis Barker, Benicio Del Toro, Fred Durst, Jakob Dylan, Rashad Evans, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), John Fogerty, Patrick Fugit, Kenny G, Leeza Gibbons, Todd Glass, Tom Green, Arsenio Hall, Ed Helms, Kathy Ireland, Anthony Kiedis, Lisa Kudrow, Stefan Lessard, Chuck Liddell, Cindy Margolis, Sal Masekela, Marlee Matlin, B.J. Novak, Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Michael Rapaport, Trent Reznor, Paul Rodriguez Sr., and David Spade. The Bridgehampton event is in addition to the foundation’s regular West Coast benefit, which will take place in Beverly Hills, California on November 9. The Tony Hawk Foundation’s annual event has sold out every year since it launched in 2004. The inaugural Bridgehampton, New York Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event will be limited to 1,000 guests and is also expected to sell out quickly. Tickets and packages are currently available through the event Web site: www.standupforskateparks.org, or by contacting C.C. Flashman at [email protected] or 760-477-2479.
THE GOAT and THE OCCASIONAL OTHERS – Altamont is proud to announce the first EP release of The Goat and the Occasional Others on the 10′ vinyl format. The Goat is Andrew Reynolds and Thug Shizza, joined on this recording by Occasional Others Beagle Oneism and Spankdizzle. Good luck getting your hands on a copy! www.altamontapparel.com.
WHAT WE DO IS SECRET – Peace Arch Entertainment in conjunction with Vitagraph Films opens What We Do Is Secret, a chronicle of the short and troubled life of Darby Crash, creator of the seminal Los Angeles punk band The Germs, in August 2008. Starring Shane West as Crash, Bijou Phillips as Lorna Doom, Rick Gonzalez as Pat Smear and Noah Segan as Don Bolles. The ‘new’ Germs band will be performing live shows at the Warped Tour and in LA and NY this summer in connection with the theatrical opening of this film. The Rodger Grossman film will screen in: NYC, Chicago, LA, Irvine, Cambridge, SF, Berkeley, Philly, Columbus, DC, San Diego, Denver, Atlanta, St. Louis, Seattle and more between Aug. – Oct. www.whatwedoissecretthemovie.com
RABIES FINAL SHOW with Guilty Faces, Harpoon Guns and Le Face at Jamestown – Aug 15th at 2701 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA.
FOO FIGHTERS RIDE INTO HARLEY-DAVIDSON’S 105th ANNIVERSARY- Three Days Grace To Open for Stand-Alone Concert – Harley-Davidson announced that the iconic rock band Foo Fighters has been added to the already stellar line-up of musical talent performing during the Motor Company’s 105th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee. Foo Fighters, along with special guest Three Days Grace, will play Friday, August 29, 2008, at the outdoor venue dubbed Roadhouse at the Lakefront, which is located just north of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Stand-alone concert tickets will go on sale at 8:00 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at www.ticketmaster.com. In addition to Foo Fighters and Three Days Grace, American icons like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and ZZ Top, as well as rising stars like Daughtry are scheduled to perform during the 105th Anniversary. The Motor Company also plans to feature other popular acts including The Black Crowes, Dierks Bentley, Los Lonely Boys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Buddy Guy, Cameo and more. For more information on all the 105th activities, including limited edition Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary motorcycles, visit www.harley-davidson.com/105th.
OUTLOOK SKATEBOARDS has limited edition Ice-T and Body Count skateboards available now at www.outlookskates.com.
SOURVEIN sign to Candlelight Records – Candlelight Records today confirms the signing of North Carolina-based sludge/doom metal band Sourvein. The popular five-piece on tour now through August 11 have recorded a special/limited edition EP titled Imperial Bastard which will see domestic release on September 30. It will be followed by the band’s Billy Anderson-produced full-length label debut currently planned for release in early 2009. Formed in 1993, Sourvein relocated to Cape Fear, North Carolina after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their long-time home base. Blacktide Music says, ‘ominous riffs, which launch into despair-ridden breakdowns the likes of which would make Eyehategod tremble with fear.’ Currently featuring vocalist T-Roy Medlin, former Buzzov-en drummer Ramzi, bassist Bonne Doom with guitarists Cool Clyde and Sleepy Doom, the band have released two full length albums – their self-titled (often referred to as Salvation) debut released in 2000/Game Two Records and Will to Mangle released in 2002/Southern Lord. Numerous EPs and split recordings have kept the band in the eyes of their growing fanbase as well their commitment to consistent touring both in the US and overseas. www.candlelightrecordsusa.com and www.myspace.com/sourvein.
DUANE PETERS RADIO SHOW Strait to Hell with Duane Peters from 2 pm till 4 pm every Friday. Listen in and enjoy yer last hours of being clocked in to some truly great roots punk rock! www.compoundradio.org.
A BENEFIT FOR DR. TOM and WALTER ‘MONSTA’ RYAN: featuring Sick of It All, Cro-Mags, Murphy’s Law, Maximum Penalty, Subzero, Billyclub Sandwich, Jasta, Lethal Aggression, Backtrack, Turn It Up and Krust. Online tickets available at www.pitchforkny.com.
THE FIRST ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL has announced dates for the highly anticipated all-star thunderfest. Multi-platinum rock acts SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED will lead the much-buzzed-about amp-shattering road show. The tour is set to kick off July 9 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle and will hit Live Nation Amphitheaters in 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada between July 9 and August 19, 2008. www.Mayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com.
ART SHOW in Sacramento for Bad Otis Link and friends. Bad Otis owned Hamerhed Clothing and did Duane Peter’s artwork on his first Skull Skates model. He also was responsible for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers Star logo. He did all the flyers and T-shirts for Golden Voice productions back in the ’80s as well. Show includes work by former TSOL frontman Joe Wood, legendary skater tattoo artist John Cormack and Spencer Bartsch lead singer of Shattered Faith as well as Eric Groff and many others. Show opens August 9th at 908 21st St. in Sacramento at Sara Jane and Co. www.sarajaneandco.com
ASPHALT TIDE – Damian Fulton Solo Art Exhibit, ‘Asphalt Tide’ – Saturday, August 2, 6-10pm at Gasoline Gallery, 423 Main St, El Segundo Ca 92663. Damian has created a genre and style entirely his own and his ‘urban surf meets hot rod’ themed works have become recognized around the world. www.gasolinegallery.com.
KRIS MARKOVICH ART SHOW – ‘Famous for Nothing’ – premiering new works for his first solo show. August 16, 2008 at Swiv Tackle Circus – 530 South Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA. www.swivtacklecircus.com.
OLD GOLD GARAGE CO. open house/ grand opening party – Aug 31st after the Primer Nationals this Labor Day weekend! 4pm. BBQ, Live Music from Captain Jeffrey and the Chumbuckets, Pinstriping by Skratch, Photography exhibit by Zap Teshima, Priority parking for hotrods and customs. See the Singapore Sling and Limelight in person. Old Gold Garage Co. at 1622 Walter St. Unit K, Ventura, CA.
WEST BEACH MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL IN SANTA BARBARA, CA SET FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 13 AND 14 – It’s one of the only U.S. festivals that takes place right on the beach. Located seaside just west of Stearn’s Wharf, the all-ages festival kicks off Friday, September 12 at 3:00 pm. The complete list of confirmed acts to date for the WEST BEACH MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL is: Ziggy Marley, Jason Mraz, Natasha Bedingfield, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Jackie Greene, The Expendables, Kate Voegele, Braddigan (of Dispatch), Pete Francis (of Dispatch), Jim Bianco, Jesca Hoop, Iration, Shades of Day, Them Terribles!, Hoots and Hellmouth, Poor Man’s Whiskey (performing ‘Darkside of the Moonshine’), BigBang, Musket, Josh Damigo, Cornerstone, The Upbeat, and Joe’s Band. Look for more musical acts to be announced at a later date. For more information about the festival, please visit www.westbeachfestival.com.
LIA HALLORAN – DARK SKATE – July 24 – September 13, 2008. DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present LIA HALLORAN’s second New York solo exhibition. The ten photographs on view were taken at night in various Los Angeles locations ranging from spaces appropriated by skateboarders, such as the Los Angeles River, to skate parks and backyard ramps. DCKT – 195 Bowery – NYC – www.dcktcontemporary.com.
‘SK8OLOGY: Fine Art on Skateboards’ – ISM: a community project presents an exhibition that combines skateboard counter culture with the world of fine art. On Saturday August 23, 2008, at 7 p.m. the ISM: gallery will be hosting an exhibition showcasing over 100 creative deck canvases from some of today’s most exciting artists and professional skaters. Contributions from Jason Lee, Mike Shinoda, Chris Pastras, Danny Gonzalez, and Nathan Pratt will be displayed: along with pieces from Audrey Kawasaki, Aaron Jasinski, Blaine Fontana, Brian Viveros and Joshua Clay. Contributing artists and professional skaters are donating their creative deck canvases to raise awareness and resources in an effort to support Now That You Know, a non-profit organization that helps provide ambitious girls from developing countries a secure environment for learning and growth. The ISM: gallery is located in the Koo’s Art Center at 540 East Broadway in Long Beach. The exhibit will be on display at the ISM: gallery for one month before it travels to San Diego in September. While in San Diego, SK8OLOGY will be displayed in the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) Trade Show. An inventive art show like SK8OLOGY is one that should not be missed.
FIRST SEASIDE OPEN SURF CONTEST ‘D‘ Street, Encinitas, CA. Sept 6th.
ASIAN BEACH GAMES – Surfing included in the 1st Asian Beach Games – Olympic Surfing? Soon to be a reality! A major action sports festival, including many sports not on any ‘normal’ Olympic calendar and backed by the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA) will fire up in Bali from October 18-25 this year. The 1st Bali Asian Beach Games, after great efforts by the Indonesian Surfing Federation (ISF) members in Bali, President Bobby Radiasa, National Secretary Oom Arya, Pro Tour Manager Tipi Japric, will include surfing under the Olympic rings.
BILLABONG CLOUD 9 INVITATIONAL – Siargao Del Norte, Philippines – September 20-26 2008 – USD $20,000 Prize Money – Competitors in the inaugural 2007 Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational watch in awe as flawless hollow waves reel off at Cloud 9. An ultra perfect right hander located on Surigao Island off the coast of the Philippines, the second annual Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational has attracted confirmation from some of the world’s most prolific tube riders, including 2006 Pipeline Master Jamie O’Brien and 1999 World Surfing Champion Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo. Pic: Jake White. 2008 Billabong Cloud Nine Invitational Confirmed Surfers – Ryan Hipwood, Mark Occhilupo, Luke Dorrington, Nick Vasicek, Anthony Walsh, Dave Reardon-Smith, Jason Shibata, Wade Goodall, Ryan Augenstein, Jamie O’Brien, Mark Mathews, Dylan Longbottom, Laurie Towner, Tamaroa McComb, Makua Rothman and Michael Brennan. www.billabong.com.
‘LIVE: A MUSIC AND SURFING EXPERIENCE’ DEBUTS ON DVD AUGUST 26, 2008. Documentary Features Interviews and Music from Surfer/Musician Icons, including Jackson Browne and Jack Johnson. Filmmaker David Parsa (‘Absolute Mexico’) is proud to present the documentary ‘LIVE: A Music and Surfing Experience,’ available on DVD August 26, 2008. The film can be purchased online at www.livethefilm.com and in select surf retail locations across the U.S.. The film features many of the greatest surfers from all eras, while world-renowned musician Jackson Browne, a lifelong surfer, guides viewers through the history of the harmonious nature between surf culture and the world of music. ‘LIVE’ features songs by artists particularly influential to core surfers from past to present, like Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Makaha Sons Of Ni’ihau, T.S.O.L., Jack Johnson and Pennywise. Interviews and footage feature renowned surfers, including Gerry Lopez, Greg Noll, Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, Jordy Smith, Tom Curren and Mick Fanning, to name just a few. For more information, please visit www.livethefilm.com.
TONY ALVA presents ‘The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun’ on August 23, 2008 at 1086. S. Fairfax. LA, CA. Showing stars at 7:30pm. Movie by George Greenough starts at 8pm. Performance by Byron Bay folk singer Will Conner. Artist: Harry the Hat.
NEW YORK SURF FILM FESTIVAL DROPS IN TO TRIBECA CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 26-28th 2008 – The inaugural year of the New York Surf Film Festival will be held at Tribeca Cinemas on September 26th-28th, 2008. The submissions deadline is June 25th, 2008. The New York Surf Film Competition is open to independently produced feature-length and short films in the surf genre. The submission form and complete information regarding the 2008 New York Surf Film Festival are available at www.NYSurfFilm.com.
SECOND ANNUAL SEA PADDLE NYC SLATED FOR AUGUST 18th – WHITE WATER EVENING EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR AUTISM AWARENESS – The White Water Gala will take place on Saturday, August 16, with the SEA Paddle NYC event occurring on Monday, August 18. The White Water Evening is a white themed event held on an ocean front estate in Monmouth Beach, NJ with all proceeds going to autism charities and SEA. The event features great live music and an open bar catered by top local restaurants. There will be a silent auction with donations pouring in from local residents including rockers Bon Jovi. Joel Tudor, Gerry Lopez and Darrick Doerner are just some of the surf legends already confirmed to participate in this years event. The Paddle will start at 9am on Monday August 18th at Pier 1 South Street Sea Port. Paddlers will go up the East River, enter the Harlem River and come down the Hudson paddling 28 miles to circumnavigate Manhattan. For information visit seapaddlenyc.org.
158 ROAD WARRIORS CHALLENGE – Savage Rips and Hooked Surfboards proudly present the 158 Road Warriors Challenge. Contest starts June 7th and ends on August 7th.
NSSA Mid Atlantic Surf Contest Series – The first contest is in Emerald Isle, NC August 9-10. Check the NSSA website at www.nssa.org.
THE BOOST MOBILE PRO OF SURF PRESENTED BY HURLEY – THE WORLD’S TOP SURFERS COMPETE AT THE ONLY ASP WORLD TOUR EVENT HELD ON THE US MAINLAND. 48 of the world’s top surfers, including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Andy Irons, Rob Machado, Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge will compete for a shot at the World Championship Title at the only ASP World Tour event held on the US Mainland. Come check out the Boost Mobile Pro of Surf presented by Hurley, the seventh of eleven stops on the ASP World Tour. Emphasizing its commitment to surfing, Boost Mobile has signed on as the ASP’s exclusive wireless partner and will host the competition for the seventh consecutive year where the world’s top professional surfers set their sights on the 2008 ASP World Title. September 7 – 13, 2008. Hours of competition are from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day (depending on weather, there will be a maximum of two off days during the course of event) at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, Calif.. For more information, please visit www.boostmobilepro.com.
RIP CURL BOARDMASTERS – The countdown to Europe’s biggest surf, skate and music festival has officially begun. The Rip Curl Boardmasters in association with Relentless Energy Drink will return for a 27th year to Newquay from August 4th – 10th, 2008 for its biggest event to date and an epic week of world class action sports and music. The Rip Curl Boardmasters over the last few years has built up a reputation for great action sports and also live music. This year will be the highest profile so far with Groove Armada headlining Friday night at the Unleashed Music Festival. www.ripcurlboardmasters.com
2008 SIMA SURFING AMERICA USA CHAMPIONSHIP – Nation’s best surfers return to Huntington Beach on August 19-24, 2008. Learn more at www.isasurf.org.
BILLABONG FREEWAVE CHALLENGE – The second edition of the Billabong Freewave Challenge presented by Monster Energy kicks off on June 20, the first day of summer, and this time focuses on the shores of Mainland USA. Every ride by every surfer captured on video all summer long is eligible for entry and will be displayed on the event website at www.FreewaveChallenge.com. Video clips may be entered in five different categories including the Monster Maneuver, Small Fries (16 and Under surfers), Best Barrel, Heartbreaker (Female Performance) and the Longest Ride. A total of $40,000 in prize money will be awarded to the surfers and videographers with the most progressive and popular rides. For all the details on the event and to view sample clips for the various categories, go to www.FreewaveChallenge.com.