LA ART SHOW – Olson art show in LA – Sep, Olson and Rusler off the chain in Hollywood. – PHOTO: DAN LEVY
BLACK LABEL NEWS – Tyler Mumma has been added to the Black Label Emergency Am Team. Black Label welcomes Shuriken Shannon to the team. Black Label has introduced the Black Label Alive series of decks with signature designs for Alfaro, Childress, Leeper, Mumford, Grosso, Peters, Lucero and Rakestraw. www.blacklabelskates.com.
SKATEPARK GRAND OPENING – Feb 22 – Santa Cruz Mike Fox Skatepark Grand Opening @ Santa Cruz, CA
BLITZ NEWS – Blitz announces that they have secured a distribution deal with the SK8MAFIA, a skatercult following spearheaded by Dan ‘DC’ Connelly and a base in San Diego. Dan and his crew of skaters headed up by Peter Smolik, Brandon Turner, Kellen James, Wes Kremer, Larelle Gray, Tyler Surrey, will launch products available in early spring 2007. www.blitzdistribution.com.
FIRST ANNUAL PAT WACHTER PRO BOWL CONTEST! Hosted by Dave Duncan the voice of World Cup Skateboarding Pro and Master Events. Event set for April 28th and 29th 2007 at Ride Skateboards Veterans Skate Park ‘Home of the Butter Bowl’ $6,000.00 in cash prizes. The 4th Annual Alabama Old School Reunion is on the same weekend. For details check out www.rideskateboards.com.
NIKE SB AND SKATEPARK OF TAMPA PRESENT – TAMPA PRO 2007 – MARCH 15-18, 2007 – $100,000 PRIZE PURSE
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Invitational Golf Tournament – details coming soon
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Practice all day 9am to 8pm
Riders’ meeting at 4pm
Team Manager and Industry VIP Contest at 5pm
Tampa Pro Party, venue, and bands to be announced
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Doors open at 9am
Vert Contest starts at 11am
Street Qualifiers start immediately after Vert
Art Show featuring Todd Bratrud to be announced
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Doors open at 9am
Street Semi-Finals start at 11am
Previous winners of Tampa Pro go straight to the Semi-Finals on Sunday
Mike Vallely, Gershon Mosley, Andrew Reynolds, Kerry Getz, Kyle Berard, Tony Trujillo, Eric Koston, Bastien Salabanzi, Dennis Busenitz, Greg Lutzka
Street Best Trick
After-Party at Crowbar at 8pm, 1812 17th St. in Ybor City. For details visit skateparkoftampa.com.
FLIP NEWS – New Flip website online now at www.flipskateboards.com.
YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE HORIZON’S WEST SURF SHOP formerly the JEFF HO ZEPHYR SURF SHOP. FILL OUT THIS PETITION – To – Santa Monica Landmarks Commission
SAVE THE SURF SHOP SUPPORT PETITION We the undersigned: oppose the application for the demolition of any part of the masonry structure on 2001-2011 Main Street, in Santa Monica, which once housed the famous Zephyr Surfboard Shop and Factory. This building is an important part of this City’s history and of the history of Surfing and Skateboarding worldwide. We want it to be Landmarked and Preserved for posterity.
The Save the Surf Shop Petition to Santa Monica Landmarks Commission was created by and written by Jacob Samuel ([email protected]). This petition is hosted at www.petitiononline.com/surfshop/petition.html as a public service.
SKATE VIDEOS AND MORE – www.piedmontskateboarding.com.
SKATE CONTEST – adidas Skateboard Clash Round III – March 16-18, 2007 – Berlin, Germany. www.skatehalle-berlin.de.
NEW GRINDLINE PARK COMING SOON – Stamford, CT is nearing its final hurdles in getting a Grindline park. The contracted amount for the job is $310K, and it’s going to occupy 10,000 sq. ft. It will be free and should be complete by June or July 2007.
SKATEBOARD DIRECTORY UPDATE – Tennessee newspaper The Mountain Press reports that according to the National Sporting Goods Association, from 1995 to 2005, the skateboarding population in the United States grew from 4.5 million to 12 million people. Over the same period, the baseball-playing population reportedly dropped from 15.7 million to 14.6 million. If that trend continues, US skateboarders will outnumber baseball players in 2008. The numbers also show that skateboarding now has more participants than football in the US. For the rest of the story go to www.skateboarddirectory.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Happy Valentines Day Santa Cruz Fans! Jason Jessee wanted to do something special for Valentines Day so Santa Cruz made 250 boards with a special Valentines message on them. He signed or scribbled on every single one! Shops have already bought them up so if you see one in a store in the next week or so – buy it because they aren’t making any more! For more information about Santa Cruz Skateboards team and products, log on to www.santacruzskateboards.com.
5TH ANNUAL KING OF THE GROMS 2007 presented by World Industries weekend of February 23rd – 25th, 2007. 12 and under only, street, bowl, and mini-ramp. Beginner, intermediate and expert divisions. Prizes down to the tenth place in every division. Winner of the expert street division is crowned ‘King of the Groms 2007’. Grand Prize #1 – Flow sponsorship from World Industries. Grand prize #2 – one free week at Lake Owen Skatecamp. For more info go to www.3rdlair.com.
ZOO YORK AUSSIE TOUR 2007 – UNBREAKABLE – On Jan. 24, 2007, the world-renowned Zoo York team will embark on their first official Australian Skateboard Tour. This highly-anticipated tour will feature the talents of Z.Y. Officials Zered Bassett, Aaron Suski, Brandon Westgate, Anthony Shetler, Matt Miller, and Aussie locals Jack Bridges, Shane Mathewson and James Whinery. The Zoo Crew will hold skate demos in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and host art exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne that will feature an assortment of the Zoo York Institute’s incredible wealth of collaborative artwork. There will also be screenings of R.B. Umali’s tribute film to the late, great Harold Hunter. Additionally, while in Australia the Zoo Crew will be filming for their upcoming full-length team video slated for release in 2008. For tour updates and more info visit: WWW.ZOOYORK.COM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – eS is proud to announce the ‘Take eS to Your Spots!’ contest. Does your neighborhood have spots that would cause most skaters to do a double-take before they see the possibilities? Send a photo of it! That’s what ‘Take eS to Your Spots!’ is all about. If you have a spot that nobody has abused yet, eS will go there with you, film a trick for our upcoming YeS! video and also shoot photos for an upcoming ad! A handful of spots throughout the world will be chosen by the eS team. In late March, they’ll draw straws to see who gets to go where to film and shoot their upcoming ads. Every entrant with a winning spot will be featured on the eS Web site and receive a free travel bag full of eS footwear and apparel. To submit your digital photos, log on to the eS Web site at www.esfootwear.com and click on the ‘Take eS to Your Spots!’ icon, or snail mail photos to ‘Take eS to Your Spots!’ 25422 Trabuco Rd. Ste.105, #441 Lake Forest, CA 92630. Submissions run though March 15, 2007. For additional information, visit www.esfootwear.com.
NORTHAMPTON BOWL – Sloppy Sam and crew have nearly completed a Site Design job up in Northampton, Mass that will have a nice dog-leg bowl with a 10-foot deep end complete with tile and federal stone coping. The Northampton job will be done by spring, and will be free.
HOSOI SKATES NEWS – Christian Hosoi is back with a new team 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. Hosoi Skates -Yesterday-Today-Forever. Check out the website www.hosoiskates.com.
KOPING KILLER – New designs by Aaron ‘Fingers’ Murray. www.KopingKillerSkateBoards.com
JAN 26 – NORCAL CASL #1 – Mini Ramp Contest @ Deez – Yuba City, CA
JAN 27 – NORCAL CASL #1 – Street Contest @ Deez – Yuba City, CA
FEB 3 – SOCAL CASL #1 – Bowl Contest @ Skatelab – Simi Valley, CA
FEB 4 – SOCAL CASL #1 – Street Style Contest – @ Skatelab – Simi Valley, CA
FEB 23 – NORCAL #2 Bowl Contest @ Woodward West -Tehachapi, CA
FEB 24 – NORCAL #2 Street Style and Vert and Mini Ramp Contest @ Woodward West -Tehachapi, CA.
FEB 25 – SOCAL #2 Street Style Contest @ Woodward West – Tehachapi, CA.
AUSSIE BOWL CONTEST – Vans, Quiksilver present Bowl-A-Rama @ Bondi Beach in Australia – Sat – Feb 24, 2007. 11am. $10,000 USD prize money. Pro and Master’s division as well. Conformed riders thus far are… Rune Gilfberg, Benji Galloway, Danial Cardone, Omar Hassan, Chris Cudlipp, Adam Luxford, Jef Williams, Renton Millar, Chris Senn, Jussi Korhonen, Lance Mountain, Steve Steadham, Lester Kasai, Christian Hosoi and Pat Ngoho. For details go to www.bowlarama.com.au.
LARRY BERTLEMANN UPDATE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncV244O4aYs
HELP GET A CONCRETE SKATEPARK IN CHARLESTON – For information – call 843-452-1504.
NEW SHOP IN TEXAS – Heather Roach of Big Brother fame, has a new store in Texas selling toys, books, art, and skate goods. 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.
DOUBLE STACK CASH ATTACK!!! – $50,000 Invitational – Gold Coast Australia – March 1-3, 2007
GOLF ANYONE? – Eric Koston and Active have announced the annual Eric Koston Invitational Golf Tournament set for March 8th at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. The event will raise money to rebuild the skate park at the Santa Ana Dream Center, a non profit organization whose goal is to help inner city youth. All proceeds raised from the event will go towards the skatepark
NEW SKATE COMPANY – SMF Skateboards featuring pro rider Doug Brown is working on setting up a summer tour. Details at www.SMFskateboards.com and www.myspace.com/SMFskateboards.
TAMPA PRO 2007 – Word has it that Rob and Big Black are trying to bring the entire MTV crew to film an episode of ‘Rob and Big’ at this year’s Tampa Pro. The show is now number three on MTV behind ‘Real World’ and ‘Road Rules’.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS EURO SKATE TOUR SHOW ON FUEL TV. See Emmanuel Guzman, Henning Braaten, tech twins Flo Marfaing and Alex Carolino plus special guests along the way skating spots in Germany, Russia, Italy, Austria, France, the UK, and Greece. Even team manager Jake Jones gets a couple tricks in all recorded by staff videographer Mike Poore there to document what the team laid down on foreign ground.
‘Santa Cruz Euro Skate Tour’ Airs on FUEL TV:
2/16/2007 4:00 pm ET/1:00 pm PT
2/20/2007 6:00 pm ET/3:00 pm PT
2/25/2007 12:00 pm ET/9:00 am PT
2/25/2007 3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm PT
For details visit santacruzskateboards.com and fuel.tv.
SOUTH BAY SKATES NEWS – Howard Hood board in stock now – 8′, plus the Mike Folmer – 10′ Pig, the Mike Smith 11′ design and Eric Dressen boards 8 3/4′ are available now. Now accepting phone orders. Contact James @ 310-327-9986. www.southbayskates.com.
GVR UPDATE – The Third Annual etnies GvR will premiere on FUEL TV this Friday, February 16, 2007 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time, and will re-air 14 more times over the next month. etnies GvR brought together the best professional skateboarders in the world aligned by stance, Goofy foot and Regular foot, in the end-all-be-all barometer of stance domination. Watch the premiere on FUEL TV to see Jereme Rogers win first place for a second year in a row, as well as Ryan Sheckler and Nyjah Huston earning the MVP awards for their respective teams. The premiere also includes great bowl contest and behind the scenes footage from etnies GvR.
2006 etnies GvR Air Dates:
Friday 2/16/2007 8:00 pm ET, 5:00 pm PT
Friday 2/16/2007 11:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm PT
Friday 2/16/2007 2:00 am ET, 11:00 pm PT
Saturday 2/17/2007 12:00 pm ET, 9:00 am PT
Saturday 2/17/2007 3:00 pm ET, 12:00 pm PT
Monday 2/19/2007 10:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm PT
Monday 2/19/2007 1:00 am ET, 10:00 pm PT
Tuesday 2/20/2007 4:00 am ET, 1:00 am PT
Wednesday 2/21/2007 5:00 pm ET, 2:00 pm PT
Wednesday 2/21/2007 8:00 pm ET, 5:00 pm PT
Sunday 2/25/2007 11:30 am ET, 8:30 am PT
Sunday 2/25/2007 2:30 pm ET, 11:30 am PT
Sunday 2/25/2007 6:00 pm ET, 3:00 pm PT
Friday 3/2/2007 12:30 pm ET, 9:30 am PT
Friday 3/2/2007 4:30 pm ET, 1:30 pm PT
For additional details, photo galleries and video check out gvr.etnies.com and etnies.com.
CONSPIRACY SKATES NEWS – Conspiracy welcomes the one and only James Hedrick to the team. Anyone that’s ridden pools with James knows why he deserves a spot on the team. Not only does he rip everything, he builds killer skateparks as foreman for Team Pain’s concrete parks. Jerry Hahn’s Slip Skins rails are now available for sale on the Conspiracy site. Jerry knows a thing or two about seriously long rail slides, so check ’em out! Please support our friends at the Colorado Coalition for Public Skateparks. CCPS is the org. behind the Bennett, Colorado DIY Skatepark Project and are holding a pool tile drive to pay for materials needed for the park. 3’x3′ cobalt blue tiles are available for purchase with custom engraving. Advertise for your business, dedicate a tile to a friend, or supply us with a photo for your custom tile. Tiles start at $40. The pool tiles will be installed in the planned pool replica that will house shallow end stairs, a deathbox, and pool coping. Visit www.coloradoskateparks.org for ordering information. www.conspiracyboards.com.
SPLIT NEWS – Split Apparel is pleased to announce the addition of Sean Eaton to its AM team. Sean brings a unique all-terrain style to the team combining gaps, rails, lines, mini1s and bowls. Growing up in Vegas, Sean now lives in Chino, CA. Sean also rides for Adio, Spitfire, Thunder and Jack’s Garage skate shop. Sean is currently filming for the new Birdhouse video as well as skating on tour with the Split team all summer. Sean has been featured in the last five City skate shop films. His latest video parts can be seen on his profile page on Split1s website at splitusa.com.
SANTA CRUZ VETS VIDEO PREMIERE – March 3rd – San Jose, CA. Details to be announced.
POWELL NEWS – A Steve Steadham signature wheel will be available this Spring. It will be 60mm x 37mm, and will be poured in Powell Classic, PF. Skate One has been engineering, manufacturing and distributing high quality skateboard products for thirty years. www.skateone.com.
SKATE TOUR – Baker Skateboards Australia Tour 2007 featuring Andrew Reynolds, Terry Kennedy, Braydon Szafranski, Bryan Herman, Jeffrey Lenoce, Leo Romero, Dustin Dollin, Jacob Walder, Sammy Baca, Nicholas Merlino, Jeremy Corea and special guest Neckface.
MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS – VF Corp. is apparently inching closer to a deal to a acquire Majestic Athletic. While both parties have been mum about a deal since the story first surfaced in a Sports Business Journal article in December, a spokesperson for VF Corp. confirmed Friday that they were in negotiations with Majestic, which has the exclusive rights for Major League Baseball jersey sales. The SBJ article had suggested that the two parties were scrambling to get the deal done by year-end. Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
FREESTYLE LAUNCHES $100,000 CHALLENGE ON NEW WEBSITE – Freestyle announced today the launch of the Freestyle $100,000 Challenge on the all new Freestyle website at www.freestyleusa.com. Visitors will have the opportunity to submit photos and video footage for monthly prizes and a chance to win the grand prize of $100,000. Each month two winners will be chosen, based on the most online views. One winner will be chosen in the photo category and one in the video category, and receive his or her choice of a Freestyle watch and accessory worth up to $175. The top two winners in each category, for the length of the contest, will then win an expense-paid trip for two to San Diego, Calif., Sept. 7-9, 2007, to attend the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) tradeshow for a chance to roll the dice for the $100,000 grand prize. The contest officially concludes on July 31, 2007. For complete details about the contest, how to enter and all of the official rules, as well as information about Freestyle product and athletes, visit: www.freestyleusa.com.
SKATERMADE decks and designs by graphics master and art kingpin Bart Saric featuring guest pro Jesse Martinez. www.skatermade.com.
KRONIK NEWS – Kronik Energy Announces Pro Skate lineup for 2007 – Kronik Energy rings in the New Year with a new Pro lineup and Team Manager in 2007 for its Skate program. Emily Gullikson will now manage the Kronik Energy Skate Team. Kronik Energy’s updated Pro roster comes only two months after the conclusion of the first-annual Kronik Energy Desert Dog Bowl Bash Presented by Scion and recent launch of Kronik Entourage, the company’s newest drink which contains 80% juice. Kronik Energy team rider and World Pro Bowl Champion Benji Galloway — who emerged as winner of the Pro Bowl division at the Kronik Energy Desert Dog Bowl Bash — will continue to ride for Kronik Energy in 2007. The Kronik Energy Pro Skate Team will consist of Benji Galloway, Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Marcus, Heidi Fitzgerald and Cressey Rice. Other Kronik Energy team riders include Austen Seaholm, Chris Lehman, Glen Charnoski, Morgan Burgess, Rion Linderman, Aaron Homoki, Jonny Manak, Tyson Bowerbank, Chris Gobber, Chris Nukula, David McKee, Susie Strege, Kim Richards, Jacqueline Dorney and Natalie Das.
NEW BOOK – ‘Faces of Skateboarding’ The Swedish skateboarder and photographer Daniel Mansson, travelled and worked for two years to complete this book. He has a raw documentary portrait style, using sharp contrasts and natural moody lighting. Daniel Mansson is a advertising, press and skateboard photographer, located in Stockholm and Los Angeles.
NIKE NEWS – Nike, Inc. is targeting top-line revenue growth to $23 billion by fiscal 2011 based on growth across its brand portfolio, up from $15 billion in fiscal 2006. Over the next five years, the company anticipates 75 percent of this growth will be generated by the Nike brand and will be driven by a consumer-defined category strategy. Nike’s wholesale business model will continue to be the primary driver, with retail partners expected to generate more than 80 percent of sales in 2011. Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
SKATE CONTEST – French Old School Sk8 Jam on July 7th and 8th. http://french.ossj.free.fr
BRAZIL POOL CONTESTS – ‘Pool Chargers’ pool contest is going to happen in Brazil. The trials event for Brazilian skaters will be held in the third week of May. The main event is being planed for late August. There will be 20-25 American skaters invited to form 4 different categories divided by age and possibly a expression sessione. As for the Brazilians there will be heavy dispute for 15 spots in each category for the main event plus another smaller event for the ams in which the two first places will be ‘wild cards’ in the main event. For more info email Bruno at [email protected]
NORTHWEST UPDATE – Chris Haslam at Hood River Skate Park, OR – PHOTO: © CARL WARREN
TAMPA AM NEWS – Felipe Gustavo won Tampa Am 2007. Josh Stafford took first place in the vert competition.
MORE VERT – New X Games vert ramp is up and running at Clairemont YMCA
ROCKSTAR BEARINGS NEWS – Rockstar Bearings welcomes Todd Jordan to the team. Check out the new Rockstar Bearings video trailer at www.capicuproductions.com.
ZOO YORK UPDATE – The Zoo York Institute is kicking off Z007 with a bang by welcoming nine new hires to the family. The new faces include Brian Mackin, who was named art director; Greg Waters, who is the brand’s new communications director; Brian Woodward, who joins as design assistant; Pete Panciera, who was promoted to graphic designer focused on skateboard and apparel graphics; and Dianna Lunt, who is Zoo’s new women’s designer focused on apparel and accessories design; amongst others.
NEW SECTOR 9 DVD – ‘Short Bus Chronicles’. Sickness, madness, soul, style and pure chaos… Get all the details at www.sector9.com.
TONY HAWK NEWS – Kohl’s Corporation singed a license agreement with Tony Hawk, Inc. which grants exclusive rights to the Tony Hawk footwear brand to Kohl’s. The license encompasses a range of footwear products, including fashion skate shoes and sandals, and will be in all Kohl’s stores and Kohls.com beginning February 2007. License exclusions include the professional skate shoe category and sporting goods item. Kohl’s currently licenses the Tony Hawk brand in apparel as well.. Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
POCKET PISTOLS NEWS – Jim Phillips and Matt French artist series introduces the Porker. www.pocketpistolskates.com.
DVS NEWS – DVS welcomes newest member of the DVS skate team Guru Khalsa. Guru is from Houston, Texas and has been out there ripping for years. www.dvsskate.com
FOUNDATION NEWS – Foundation welcomes Abdias Rivera to the team. www.skateboardingfoundation.com.
GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2007 – 4 contests – 4 disciplines – 4 different skateparks… Grind For Life, Inc. founded by Mike Rogers is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that helps people with cancer, especially those who travel long distances to treatments. Entry fee $20 per contest (includes free t-shirt) Trophies to top 5 in each division. Age divisIons 9 and under skate first … 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, girls, 16-29, Sponsored, 30-39, 40 and over
1st Contest ‘Street’ – Feb 17 – Jupiter Skatepark 561-630-5684
1501 W. Frederick Small Rd. Jupiter, FL 33458
Registration – 10am. Contest starts at 11 am
2nd Contest ‘Flow’ – March 31 – Cocoa Beach Skatepark 321-868-3238
1450 Minuteman Causeway. Between the two schools.
Registration 10am. Contest starts at 11am
3rd Contest ‘Bowl’ – May 5 – Stone Edge Skatepark 800-905-5238
1848 S. Ridgewood Dr. South Daytona, FL 32119
Registration 10am. Contest starts at 11am
4th Contest ‘Pool’ – Sept 23 – Kona Skatepark – 904-725-8770
8739 Kona Ave Jacksonville, FL 32211
Registration 3pm. Contest starts at 4pm
Overall Awards – Nov 17 – Cocoa Beach Skatepark – Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Awards ceremony for the series will be at the 5th Annual Grind for Life Benefit Event from 3pm-8pm. This event will feature pro demos, live music, mega raffles, food and drinks, and a silent auction. For more info call 561-252-3839 or visit www.grindforlife.org.
NEW SKATEBOARD TRUCK CO. – ACE SKATEBOARD TRUCK MFG. will feature truck sizes 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66 and 77.
FEB 10 – Annihilation Time, Destruction’s End, Rabies, Bad Reaction, The Cannibals, The Indolent @ Zamakibo – 1320 S. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles.
IAN MACKAYE UPDATE – Ian MacKaye testifying against an all ages ban in DC. – www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TFNXUsr7gM.
THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES ITS INDUCTEES FOR 2007— The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation today announces its inductees for 2007. The inductees are: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (Kid Creole, Cowboy, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Mr. Ness, Raheim), R.E.M. (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe), The Ronettes (Estelle Bennett, Ronnie Spector, Nedra Talley), Patti Smith and Van Halen (Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth) The five inductees will be honored at a ceremony on March 12, 2007 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will also honor Ahmet Ertegun, legendary founder of Atlantic Records. Ertegun, who was a crucial figure in the careers of artists ranging from Ray Charles to Aretha Franklin to the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, was instrumental in founding and was the Chairman of the Foundation. The Rock Hall Museum in Cleveland’s main exhibit hall is the Ahmet Ertegun Exhibition Hall. The 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were chosen by the 600 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first recording is released.
SLAYER UPDATE – Slayer won a Grammy for Best Metal Performance for ‘Eyes of the Insane’ off the album ‘Christ Illusion’.
JELLO BIAFRA ON TOUR – Despite internet-circulated rumors of his bloody demise, JELLO BIAFRA embarks on another spoken word odyssey, helming the ship with the latest issuance of verbal armament ‘In the Grip of Official Treaso’. Tour Dates include.
Feb 18 – Memorial Union Tripp Commons, 800 Langdon St.- Madison, WI
Feb 19 – UW Student Union – 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard Milwaukee, WI
Feb 20 – Belcourt Theater – Nashville, TN
Feb 21 – Mad Hatter – Covington, KY
Feb 23 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Feb 25 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
Feb 26 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
Feb 27 – Living Room – Providence, RI
Feb 28 – Knitting Factory – New York, NY
March 1 – Torp Theater – New Britain, CT
March 2 – Baronet Theater – Asbury Park, NJ
March 3 – Ethical Society – Philadelphia, PA
March 4 – 449 Room – Trenton, NJ
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. Rage Against The Machine, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bjork are confirmed as the headliners for the 2007 COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL. For more information visit: www.coachella.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PERRY FARRELL ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING NEW MUSICAL PROJECT SATELLITE PARTY – Concept album features a wildly diverse group of artists, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and John Frusciante, New Order/ Joy Division Bassist Peter Hook, Thievery Corporation, Black Eyed Pea’s Fergie, Hybrid, Film Composer Harry Gregson-Williams, as well as an unreleased Jim Morrison vocal track. Debut album ‘Ultra Payloaded’ to hit Stores on May 15th 2007. Group to make it’s debut live appearance at the 2007 ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen Colorado on January 25th. Additional tour and exclusive live dates to be announced shortly. Stay tuned to www.satelliteparty.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.
VAN HALEN TOUR – Sources say Van Halen is planning a return to the road this summer, with original frontman David Lee Roth back in the fold for the first time in more than 20 years.
SXSW NEWS – South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, the annual music industry gathering in Austin, Texas is thrilled to announce a partial list of the artists scheduled to perform at the 21st edition of the music festival taking place March 14 – 18, 2007 on over 60 stage in downtown Austin. The Who’s own Pete Townshend will give the keynote address at South by Southwest 2007. Over 1000 bands are scheduled to perform so far. A sampling of the music festival line-up can be found at www.sxsw.com.
‘WELD THIS’ ART SHOW – Group art show featuring artwork from The Von Dutch Family, Bob Burns, The Pizz, Johnny Crap, Gene Winfield, Stone, Doug Dorr, Sara Ray, Damian, Bo Huff, Ian Roussell, Jack Butler, Jsin, Dudley, El Jefe, Max Grundy, Crash, Randy St George, Justice Howard, Dan Collins, BSB, Kirk Jones, Chick, Tony Huntmer, Dale Sizer, Craig Renywick, Awesome Air, Slim Cranford, Holly and Danny West, The Lordsmen and more… Feb 10 at Gasoline – 423 Main Street El Segundo, CA. www.gasolinegallery.com.
PEGGY OKI ART SHOW – Recent Watercolors from Santa Barbara, New Zealand, Mexico, and the Southwest – January through February 4, 2007 @ Tony Rose Camera and Video at 1253 Coast Village Rd. Montecito, CA 93108. ph: 805-969-5846. For more go to www.peggy-oki.com.
NEW ART – www.squindo.net
THE SILVER SURFER RETURNS – ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ (2007) is due to release nationwide in June 2007. Pictured above, Doug Jones is the Silver Surfer in 20th Century Fox production. ‘The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, the Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As he races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.’ Read more about the one and only authentic ‘SIlver Surfer’ surfboard in the next issue of ‘Juice Magazine’. Check out the ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ trailer here. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809699127/trailer
SURF N ‘ SHOP – Adrenalina, an extreme sports multi-media and manufacturing company, recently opened its first retail store ‘Adrenalina: The Extreme Store,’ which is located at the Florida Mall in Orlando. The newly opened store will feature the world’s first- ever FlowRider within a retail store, a cutting-edge wave ramp machine that uses compact wave technology to create in-store surfing and boarding experiences for patrons. The FlowRider gives Adrenalina customers the opportunity to experience a specially constructed wave ramp that pushes water up the ramp at over 60 miles per hour creating similar conditions to surfing or boogie boarding. While visiting the store, patrons can register to reserve time on the new FlowRider. For more information about Adrenalina’s grand opening visit www.adrenalinastore.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Reef Signs Lease to Relocate Global Headquarters – After nearly a decade at its current site in Kearny Mesa, Reef announces plans to migrate its global headquarters north to a 52,000 square foot office in Carlsbad, CA. In April of this year, 120 Reef employees will head to the newly remodeled building, located at 5935 Darwin Court near Palomar Airport Road. The new coastal location will expand Reef’s current work space by more than 15,000 square feet, and will provide the company room to grow by another 55 people over the next 5 years. ‘This move is key to support Reef’s existing growth along with our plans for the future to launch girls’ apparel, swimwear, and girls’ closed-toed shoes in Spring 2008. The increase in space, along with the proximity to the beach is the catalysts behind this move,’ stated John Wilson, President of Reef. The new building will encompass an overall natural aesthetic with inspirations of the Reef brand from athlete memorabilia, rooms dedicated to art and music, a gym, outdoor showers and surf racks, as well as a view of the ocean from the upper mezzanine. www.reef.com
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NEWS – The Montauk Point Lighthouse, located in Long Island, is in danger of being destroyed should a major storm hit it while it is situated in its precarious location. While the Army Corps of Engineers has a plan to reinforce it with giant boulders, which would create a wall that is 840-feet long and 40-feet thick, their plan is short sighted and doesn’t really solve the coastal erosion problem facing the lighthouse. Instead, Surfrider Foundation has proposed an alternative plan to move the lighthouse 800 feet away to higher ground – a plan that makes more sense but may initially cost almost twice as much. Needless to say, efforts are being met with some opposition. Read more at: http://www.surfrider.org/blogger/2006/12/article-in-ny-times-on-montauk.asp
PROJECT BLUE UNITES MAJOR SURF BRANDS TO PROTECT OCEANS, WAVES AND BEACHES – Project BLUE, a new national initiative established for the sole purpose of raising more than $1 million in support of ocean and beach protection, is proud to announce the support of five leading surf brands. Industry leaders, Billabong, DAKINE, Electric, Nixon and Reef, have partnered to create limited and special-edition products for project BLUE. Each brand has committed to three years of support for the innovative new initiative which is taking a proactive approach to protecting the ocean. Set to launch in-stores in June 2007, these products will be sold at leading retail stores nationwide with a portion of proceeds going towards the Surfrider Foundation. ‘Project BLUE is not a charity; it’s a plan of action,’ said Vipe Desai, project BLUE founder and Propaganda Headquarters president. ‘These brands make the ocean a priority. Generating monies to save the very thing that supports not only life, but also the spirit of surfing is a sound strategy.’ Products that will make up the project BLUE offering include Billabong board shorts, DAKINE backpacks, Electric sunglasses, Nixon watches and Reef sandals. Although each brand will retain category exclusivity, additional industry partners will be brought into the mix to build and strengthen the program in coming months. Also, an online retail partner, event programs, media partners and additional industry support will soon be announced. Project BLUE was created in response to the decline of the state of the nation’s coastal waterways and beaches and to help with their revitalization and protection for generations to come. To learn more about project Blue and how you can become part of the cause, please visit www.betruetoblue.com.
NEW SURF VID – Reef Entertainment, a division of the global action sports brand Reef, is proud to announce the production of their first global surf movie, Mixed Tape – Bobby Volume 1. Starring world ranked number 5, Bobby Martinez and featuring the Reef Team, Mixed Tape is being directed by Pete Santa Maria and is set to release June 15, 2007. Mixed Tape is a movie about 2006 ASP Rookie of the Year, Bobby Martinez. The name ‘Mixed Tape’ ties into Bobby’s mix of Latin and American culture, his love for music and the consolidation of countless tapes of footage shot over the years. The end result is an action packed movie of outstanding surfing. The movie features Bobby surfing at home in Santa Barbara, away on the WCT, and at various pumping surf spots across the globe. The film also features a section of the Reef Team including Ben Bourgeois, Brad Gerlach, Mick Fanning, Rob Machado, Evan Valiere, Tonino Benson and many more. Head to www.surfline.com to catch the latest trailers and behind the scenes footage. Head to www.reefmixedtape.com for downloads, movie information and giveaways.
OCEAN MINDED NEWS – Crocs, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the membership interest of Ocean Minded, LLC for $1.75 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $3.75 million based on Ocean Minded hitting certain earnings targets over a three year period. Founded in 1996, Ocean Minded is a designer and manufacturer of high quality leather and EVA based sandals primarily for the beach, adventure and action sports markets. Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WORLDPROSURFERS.COM – The world’s elite surfers have announced their management team, maintaining business, athlete representation, media, administration, accounting and technical consultants. As a truly international organization bringing the surfers’ voice to the public and corporate world, the Top 45 have been meticulous about selecting their team which began 12 months ago. The WPS Business Team represent core surfers with varied international backgrounds and areas of expertise, working solely for the surfers’ unimpeded voice. Worldprosurfers.com is the media arm of the surfers’ union World Professional Surfers (WPS), the only body representing professional surfers themselves, which was formed in 2001 to safeguard pro surfers’ interests both during and after their surfing careers. All surfers on the World Championship Tour are signatories of the organization. The Worldprosurfers.com maxim is to deliver exclusive surfing coverage and innovative content, and to feature the latest news and footage in order to increase the connection between the pros and the surfing public. Also to forge strong partnerships with surfing organizations, core and non-core industry, and all media in providing a clear, fresh and unified voice. www.Worldprosurfers.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OPENING CEREMONY KICKS OFF THE 2007 MAVERICKS SURF CONTEST PRESENTED BY ASK.COM – On Saturday, January 6, The 2007 Mavericks Surf Contest waiting period was officially launched with a ceremonial paddle-out and prayer circle at the famed Mavericks surf break followed by a celebration. Greeted by sunny skies, Contest Director and surf legend, Jeff Clark welcomed the surfers and spectators, reminding the crowd of the great bond and respect competitors have for one another in the water. Surfer and Mavericks ambassador Grant Washburn spoke, echoing this sentiment, and prompted the Contest invitees, some family members, head judge Gary Linden, and a few alternates to paddle-out together and join hands in a prayer circle to ask for a safe and successful upcoming event. The celebration then moved to the Harbor House Convention Center where competitors were greeted with a charming party, which included locally designed eucalyptus leis and conch shell awards presented to past Contest winners. After dinner, the impressive $75,000 prize purse was announced and the highly anticipated draw for the heat selections was conducted by master of ceremonies Jeff Clark. Unlike other big wave events where the heat selection is pre-seeded, The Mavericks Surf Contest allows the athletes to draw numbered golf balls which determine who they will surf against in the first round. This process, requested by the surfers, reflects their feelings about the Mavericks wave itself; you never know what you’ll get. Prize Purse. The Contest prize purse for 2007 is worth a total of $75,000. The purse breakdown awards $30,000 for first place, $12,000 for second place, $7,500 for third place, $3,500 for fourth place, $2,500 for fifth place, $1,500 for sixth place and $1,000 for seventh through 24th place.
Random Draw for Heat Selections
Heat One: Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker, Kenny ‘Skindog’ Collins, Brock Little, Garrett McNamara, Peter Mel, John Whittle
Heat Two: Matt Ambrose, Shane Desmond, Josh Loya, Shawn Rhodes, Ryan Seelbach, Zach Wormhoudt
Heat Three: Ion Banner, Randy Cone, Danilo Couto, Evan Slater, Russell Smith, Darryl ‘Flea’ Virostko
Heat Four: Ross Clarke-Jones, Greg Long, Tyler Smith, Jamie Sterling, Anthony Tashnick, Grant Washburn.
MAVERICKS SURF VENTURES PARTNERS WITH CBS SPORTSLINE.COM TO PRODUCE LIVE WEBCAST OF THE 2007 MAVERICKS SURF CONTEST PRESENTED BY ASK.COM – ATandT Park in San Francisco to Host Exclusive Viewing of the Epic Contest – Mavericks Surf Ventures (MSV) and CBS SportsLine.com, a leading internet sports media organization and part of CBS Interactive, today announced an exciting partnership to produce a free, live broadband webcast that will capture all of the perilous waves, wipeouts and victories of The 2007 Mavericks Surf Contest presented by Ask.com. Fans worldwide, from South Africa to Hawaii, can cheer on these legendary big-wave surfers while watching the eight-hour live webcast free, exclusively on CBS SportsLine.com by visiting either www.cbs.sportsline.com or www.maverickssurf.com. Known as one of the ‘most harrowing breaks on the planet,’ the Contest which will take place on 24 hours’ notice between January 1 and March 31, 2007, is greenlit when Mother Nature delivers contest-worthy swell. Up-close surfing footage, up-to-the-minute heat scores and exclusive live interviews with the surfers will be delivered to computer screens worldwide via CBS SportsLine.com. In an effort to broaden the viewing experience this year and bring the wave to the fans, MSV is also thrilled to announce that the webcast will be simulcast at the exclusive Field Club Lounge at ATandT Park in San Francisco, Calif., known as ‘baseball’s perfect address.’ MSV Managing Partner Keir J. Beadling added, ‘With the live webcast being shown at ATandT Park, fans can enjoy the thrilling Mavericks experience in luxury without having to travel to Half Moon Bay. This initiative also promotes our ongoing effort to help preserve the natural environment at Half Moon Bay-we aim to alleviate some of the traffic in the area, and we’ll also donate a percentage of the ticket sales to environmental organizations protecting this remarkable break.’ Tickets for the ATandT Park viewing event will include in and out privileges and can be purchased for $20 in advance, for $25 at ATandT Park or online at maverickssurf.com. For the latest information on The 2007 Mavericks Surf Contest, log on to Ask.com, the Official go to source for all things Mavericks and search for Mavericks Surf Alert, or visit maverickssurf.com.
SURF FILM NIGHT – FEB 15th – Gotham Surf Club presents A Surf Film Triple Header featuring ‘Another State of Mind’, ‘Cream’, ‘The Game’ by Pete Frieden at The R Bar located at 218 Bowery New York City, NY. Drink specials all night. Proceeds go to the Smile Train Charity. Suggested donation $10. Purchase DVDs at www.boardsportsvideos.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WAVEYARD – Prepare For The Dream To Come To Life: Waveyard Development, LLC Launches Website – Your backyard is about to get a whole lot bigger – and your web surfing is about to get a whole lot more exciting. Waveyard Development, LLC, today announced the launch of the Waveyard website – www.waveyard.com, a website dedicated to the world’s first adventure super park to be built in Arizona. With the highly anticipated Waveyard location announcement still under-wraps, the recently launched website will serve as the ultimate guide for all breaking Waveyard news. Upcoming announcements will include: the Waveyard location, planning and construction progress, hotel/resort developments, retail village updates, Waveyard gear shopping and of course, the latest news in Waveyard adventure. The user-friendly site features a circular rotating icon that easily navigates viewers around the park’s various adventure locations: experience surfing, scuba diving, rafting, kayaking, snorkeling, wakeboarding, body boarding, climbing, canyoneering, volleyball, wave racers, standing waves, board sports training, a massive sand beach, concerts, world class competitions, an indoor water park, a resort hotel, resort villas, the retail village, special events, and much, much more. Waveyard, scheduled to break ground in 2008, will present a series of break-through technologies and attractions that will deliver some of the most versatile terrain and waves found anywhere in the world. Waveyard Development, LLC has spent more than two years designing, engineering, testing and perfecting a new surfing pool system that will be capable of delivering world-class waves in a pool. Another primary attraction at Waveyard will be a multi-channel, self-circulating white water river. Waveyard has commissioned the team that designed, engineered and managed the development of the United States National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, NC, to assist in executing a state-of-the-art facility featuring multiple channels and an incline conveyor system to return people to the top of the course. The course will be a convenient destination to experience world-class rafting and kayaking. Waveyard will also be home to a resort hotel, resort villas, a conference center, a spa and wellness center, an amphitheater, numerous restaurants, a surf shop and paddle sports store, entertainment retail, office space, and several unique residential opportunities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Reef Board Build-Off Raises $20,000 at the ASR tradeshow – The Reef Board Build-Off showcased and auctioned off an impressive array of one-of-a-kind surfboards at the ASR tradeshow this past weekend. The event raised over $20,000 with proceeds going to each shapers charity of choice. Rich Pavel came out on top after receiving the top bid of $3,700 for his stunning 8’0 Balsa wood board. San Diego shaper Rich Pavel was then deemed the winner of the Reef Board Build-Off and was presented with a $2,000 check from Reef at the end of the event. Pavel received the highest bid because of his 21st century interpretation of a circa 1950 Bob Simmons dual finned hydrodynamic plaining hull surfboard. The live auction on Saturday heated up as the bidding wars intensified for Pavel’s Balsa wood board, but no one could out bid Paul Naude, President of Billabong. Naude commented, ‘I had already decided when I saw this board that I was not leaving the tradeshow without it for 3 reasons. First, I am a huge fan of Bob Simmons and I collect Simmons inspired boards. Second, I love John Cherry’s wood work. And third, I have an absolute passion for wooden surfboards.’ Bob Simmons inspired surfboards became collector’s items after he died in a surfing accident in 1954. Simmons was soon deemed the ‘Father of the Modern Surfboard’ for his forward thinking dual finned theories. The proceeds from Pavel’s board will go to his charity of choice, the Groundswell Society, which is dedicated to sharing the stoke of surfing by building character in the surfing community. When asked about his participation in the Reef Board Build-Off a humbled Pavel stated, ‘My pathway right now is in surfing and my contribution is to give back through surfing and that is exactly where I want to be right now. The Reef Board Build-Off did not only raise the bar for shapers, but it raised their spirits.’ The Reef Board Build-Off raised a combined total of $30,000 between various charities and the Board Retailers Association during both tradeshows, ASR and Surf Expo. www.reef.com
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 protected] or call us toll-free at 1-800-743-SURF.