SKATECOLORADO – Stores.ebay.com/skatecolorado… Tees, stickers, longboards, vintage boards, Skatecolorado Longboards. Check it at. Stores.ebay.com/skatecolorado.
KING OF THE GROMS Simi Valley is 11 year old Curren Caples from Ventura, Ca. Curren placed first in all 3 events – Bowl, Mini-Ramp and Street. www.kingofthegroms.net has all the updates with the final results, video, pics and more.
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION NEWS – Tony Hawk Foundation Reaches $2-Million In Skatepark Funding – The Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors voted today to award 29 grants worth $255,000 for the construction of new pubic skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S. This series of grants and a special Pledge Drive in October that raised $60,500 for the Compton, California skatepark project brings the Foundation’s total funding of public skateparks to more than $2-million dollars. The latest grant-award recipients were selected from a pool of 78 applicants, and brings the total number of Tony Hawk Foundation grants to 365. Applications for Spring 2008 Tony Hawk Foundation skatepark grants can be accessed via the Foundation’s Web site at tonyhawkfoundation.org after January 15. Applications must be completed by March 1, 2008.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – KEITH MEEK CELEBRATES 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS – Santa Cruz Skateboards is happy to announce that 2008 marks the 30th Anniversary of Keith Meek riding for Santa Cruz Skateboards! To honor Keith’s 30 years of dedication, Santa Cruz is re-issuing his very first ‘Slasher’ Pro Model graphic with a Special Edition ‘Thirty to Life’ top graphic to mark the anniversary. Since day one, Meekster’s surf inspired pool slashing skate style earned him the Slasher name-sake and graphics by Jim Phillips. To date, one of the most recognized, iconic graphics in the Santa Cruz Skateboards / Phillips archives. For more information about Santa Cruz Skateboards team and products, log on to santacruzskateboards.com.
ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM – AUGUST 22, 20078 – Celebration of Spirit Conference presesnts 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 email email@example.com.
MELBOURNE OLD SCHOOL SKATE JAM – Melbourne Old School Skate Jam. Saturday Feb 9th 2008. 10am -6pm. Frankston Skate Park. Samuel Sherlock Reserve, Olive Grove, Frankston. Melway 102 E2. Melbourne Australia. Registration and details at… MOSS Jam 2008 or charliedontskate.com.
THE BONES WHEELS REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN – Brand, spanking new BONESWHEELS.COM. New Blog! New Video Clips! New Team Members! New Products! Same Revolutionary Formulas! 100% Slide-Ability! 100% Less Flat Spots! BONESWHEELS.COM.
STEVIE WILLIAMS AND DGK TO RETURN TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL – Saturday, January 5, 2008 – Sunday, January 6, 2008. World renowned skateboarder Stevie Williams and his famed DGK (Dirty Ghetto Kids) pro team will re-ascend on the Nation’s Capital during the ‘For The Love’ weekend. The weekend’s events, all of which are dedicated to the nation’s love of Hip Hop, will feature a host of exhibits and activities for all ages featuring Williams, Darren Harper, and the DGK (Jack Curtain and Marcus McBride) family of skaters: Saturday, January 5, 2008 – Autograph signing by Stevie Williams and the DGK family – 11a.m. – 3p.m…. Elite Boardshop: 11961-U Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033. Meet and greet with the DGK family. DGK logo contest – winner will receive a day with Stevie on Sunday, January 6, 2008… ‘Skateboard Fresh’ @ Cafe Asia – 10p.m. – 3a.m. 1720 I Street, NW, Washington, DC. 21 and over party hosted by Stevie Williams. Live music by The Young Boss…. Sunday, January 6, 2008 – DGK Day out with logo winners* ‘Bridge the Gap’ Skate Demo – 1p.m. – 5p.m. 315 G Street , S.E, Washington, DC. Live skateboard demo by Stevie Williams, Darren Harper, DGK, and the Elite Skate Team. Visit www.onlyforthelove.com.
SECTOR 9 – HAVASSY ART SKATEBOARDS – Fiberglass and maple construction give these boards a life of their own. Discover the true meaning of sidewalk surfing when you feel the control and fluid motion these boards provide. Each board is artist signed. http://havassyart.com/news_events/hav-sector9.html and www.sector9.com.
2ND ANNUAL ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM 2008 – APRIL 27TH, 2008 at Los Altos Skatepark in Albuquerque, NM. Gates open at 8am. Contest starts at 10am. All events are open to the public. Music all day long. For info call Todd at 517-605-9319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICA EATS ITS YOUNG PREMIERE - Jan 13th at Snitch Bar – NYC. www.rockstarbearings.com.
DVS UPDATE – DVS to Stop Using Infringing Louis Vitton-esque Pattern – Louis Vuitton Malletier SA and DVS Shoe Company, Inc, doing business as Podium Distribution, have resolved the matter between them regarding the alleged infringement of Louis Vuitton’s registered trademarks and copyrights for sandals, slip-on shoes, athletic shoes, t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps and graphic kits. DVS has acknowledged Louis Vuitton’s intellectual property rights and has agreed to discontinue all manufacture of said products… SportsOneSource.com
PRAY FOR ME UPDATE – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjJ-MEcRnNw
KRUDCO VIDEO III – Premieres January 19, 2008 at 12:15 and 1pm at Krudco in Rochester, NY. The video features Tyler Davis, Weston Elrod, Japhey Dow, Mike Bohner, Cleb Michaloski, Jon Mueller, Kevin Bosch and Evan Dow. www.krudco.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Santa Cruz Skateboards has just dropped a new series of Boards called the Save us series. The Save Us graphic series was created by NHS artist Lucas Musgrave as individual graphics that collectively form a large jungle mural. The series features animals that are on the verge of extinction. Each animal was hand picked by our pro riders. We over at Santa Cruz skateboards believe in becoming part of the solution. For each board sold Santa Cruz will donate $1.00 towards various wildlife conservation groups that are actively involved in putting forth efforts to try and save each animal that our riders have chosen. For more information about Santa Cruz Skateboards team and products, log on to www.santacruzskateboards.com
FOUNDATION NEWS – Mike Rusczyk and Foundation Cease Relationship
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Ryan Sheckler has partnered with Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) to raise money to help children with cancer. As part of the three month charity program, Sheckler is donating his personal Ranger Rover to the donor who raises the most funds for CCRF. Sheckler is launching the ‘Sheckler Family Foundation’ in further support of philanthropies. Deadline for all fundraising must be postmarked by April 10, 2008. For more information to help raise funds please visit www.ryansheckler.com.
SKATE PHOTO BOOK – MUTE 1 – Jai Tanju coordinated this book full of photos by skateboarders and what goes on around them in their lives. Go check it out. www.lulu.com/content/1524666
BREWCE MARTIN shows off his new $$ tattoo in dedication to his most recent knee surgery. (Photos: Dan Levy) Big plans are in the works at Skatopia. Donate for more concrete at www.skatopia.org.
SHRED OR DIE – Tony Hawk has been collaborating with a brand new website, www.shredordie.com, where you can upload your skateboarding and lifestyle videos and vote for the best (and worst) clips you watch. So, visit www.shredordie.com
WRECKROOM SKATES – WreckRoom is working to assemble the core members of Team Steam to pay tribute to the great skaters who put the East Coast on the map in terms of skating transitions. Dan Tag, Darren Menditto, and Bernie O’Dowd are working with WreckRoom to help make a symbol of commitment to skateboarding, especially on the East Coast. WreckRoom will be releasing a Dan Tag model early 2008 with models for Bernie and Darren soon to follow.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – IASC ANNOUNCES THE 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GO SKATEBOARDING DAY – The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) announced today the 5th Annual International Go Skateboarding Day (GSD) will be held this year on the first day of summer, Saturday, June 21, 2008. Check out how you can get involved or create your own event this year at www.goskateboardingday.org or skateboardiasc.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Independent Truck Company is proud to present, its first video, in association with NHS Fun Factory, filmed and edited by Grant Schubert. Get in the van with Peter Hewitt, Chet Childress, Matt Mumford, Darren Navarrette, Dan Drehobl, Al Partanen, Omar Hassan, Andrew Currie, and Sammy Baca as they travel through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana skating 14 of the world’s best concrete skateparks! Lincoln City, Weed, Battleground, Polson, Kettle Falls, Leavenworth, Jacksonville, McMinnville, Glenhaven, Irrigon, Missoula, Whitefish, Sandpoint, and Pier Park. Independent Northwest 20007 is an online exclusive video with 10 total parts, released two parts per week. After all parts are released, download and burn your own DVD complete with cover art and watch it on your TV or computer in full resolution. www.northwest.independenttrucks.com.
VOLCOM NEWS – Volcom, Inc. expects to realize fourth quarter revenues in the range of $67 million to $68 million with earnings per diluted share of approximately 29 cents to 30 cents. Previously, the company stated it expected total revenues to be between $70 million and $73 million and earnings to be between 30 cents and 32 cents per diluted share. In addition to the lowered guidance, Volcom announced that it reached an agreement on an all-cash offer to Electric Visual Evolution. Copyright 2008 SportsOneSource, LLC
VENICE SKATEPARK UPDATE – This is the set of skatepark design ideas from that were submitted for Coastal Commission approval only for the Venice Skatepark in Venice, CA.
VENICE SKATEPARK UPDATE – Bad news and good news. The bad news is that construction has been delayed, but the good news is the city found more money, so the size of skate park can be expanded to the maximum allowed by the coastal commission. As a result, there will need to be some re-designing work done. Here’s the report from the city. ‘The size of the skate park was 14,500 SF, and will be increased to 16,000 SF (max. allowed under the approved Coastal Permit). The new schedule to accommodate re-design effort for the scope increase. Design complete: April 2008 (including plan re-approval of by Coastal Commission). Bid and Award: April – August/September 2008. Construction start: September 2008 (right after Labor Day). Construction complete: September 2009. Mike Sherrod and Zack Wormhoudt will be working with the same focus group (Geri Lewis, Melanie Berry, Jeff Ho, Jesse Martinez, etc.) to finalize the new 16,000-SF design. Additional funding to be allocated: $150K from CD11 and $500K from RAP.’ – Mike Bonin – Chief of Staff – Office of Councilman Bill Rosendahl City Hall, Room Los Angeles, CA. www.councilmanrosendahl.com.
GARCIA 2 – eS Garcia 2 Coming in January 2008. After his one year anniversary on eS, Danny’s second pro model shoe is ready to drop in time for the Spring 2008 season. The Garcia 2 will be available at your local shop in January. Go to www.eSfootwear.com for more information and to find a store near you.
3RD LAIR has announced they have opened a second location (skatepark and skateshop) in Burnsville, Mn. The park is indoor and outdoor and features a mini-ramp and street course. The shop will be feature skateboard only products, shoes, and accessories. Please visit www.3rdlair.com for more details and grand opening dates!
TAMPA AM and TAMPA PRO – Tampa Am Street: January 17 – 20, 2008
SPoT 15-Year Anniversary Party: January 19, 2008
Tampa Am Vert: March 21 – 23, 2008 (during Tampa Pro)
Tampa Pro Vert and Street: March 21 – 23, 2008. Team managers, contact email@example.com for registration. www.skateparkoftampa.com.
KING OF THE GROMS – 3rd Lair is Proud to Announce The 6th Annual King of the Groms – 12 and Under Only Skateboard Contest. The second qualifier is at Skatelab East – Atlantic Beach, Fl. January 4th – 6th, 2008. The Championship will be held at 3rd Lair SkatePark – Mpls., Mn. February 22nd – 24th, 2008. www.3rdlair.com.
SXSW 2008 – March 12 – 16, 2008 in Austin, Texas. The South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Film Festival are pleased to announce that Lou Reed will be
the keynote speaker for 2008. Reed’s keynote will be held in conjunction with a screening of Julian Schnabel’s film ‘Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin,” which documents a recent performance of the landmark 1973 album. Reed’s groundbreaking work with the Velvet Underground and subsequent solo work reverberate through the music world to this day. Reed will speak at the Austin Convention Center on Thursday, March 13 as the kickoff of the twenty-second annual SXSW. SXSW Music Conference events take place March 12 – 16, 2008. For more information on SXSW or to register for the conference, please access the website at www.sxsw.com.
NEW YORK DOLLS ANNOUNCE US WINTER TOUR – Look Out For An Unabashed Live CD To Celebrate 35 Years of Infamy – The New York Dolls are, simply, the Beatles of attitude. Thirty five years into their existence (thirty one since they disbanded down in Florida in a haze of smack withdrawal and managerial anarchy), with three men down, they can still take your band, pretty for pretty, ugly for ugly, onstage, and now, with the long-awaited follow up to 1974′s awesome Too Much, Too Soon, on CD too. An album’s worth of brand new New York Dolls compositions, as unlikely as it may have seemed in 2003, was a foregone conclusion after wildly successful festival and live dates that spanned the past two years. They were a reunion when they re-started. Now, with replacement members feeling comfortable stepping into the stack heels of departed legends like Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan, and most recently Arthur ‘Killer’ Kane, they’re a gang once more.www.nydolls.org.
PROJECT FRIENDSHIP – LOVE CHAIN BENEFIT – JAN 29TH @ Airconditioned Supper Club @ 625 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA featuring the Elevaters, End of June, DJ Caveman and Legs on Sale. www.myspace.com/projectfriendship
THE HIVES ON TOUR – Following the release of their fifth studio masterpiece, ‘The Black And White Album,’ and a brief successive tour taunting the masses, singer Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, drummer Chris Dangerous, bassist Dr. Matt Destruction, guitarists Nicholaus Arson and Vigilante Carlstroem are launching a stateside tour in honor of their last stupendously spectacular sold-out spree. Unrivaled perfection awaits those lucky enough to attend – February 19th in Los Angeles through March 8th in Washington, DC. www.thehivesbroadcastingservice.com
COACHELLA – April 25-27, 2008. Line up includes Roger Waters, Jack Johnson and Portishead. Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM (PT) via TicketMaster charge-by-phone lines at (213) 480-3232 and at all TicketMaster retail ticket centers or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL – Aug 8-10 – New Jersey’s LIberty State Park. For additional information on ALL POINTS WEST, visit www.apwfestival.com.
‘KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN’ – New book by GLEN E. FRIEDMAN. Released twenty years to the day of the very first Fugazi show. www.southern.com/BURNINGFLAGS.
FLOGGING MOLLY announces the release of FLOAT In Stores March 4th. Float melds the fierce and powerful traditional Irish music that founder Dave King grew up to with the punk rock sensibilities that have captured hearts and minds across the world. Set to hit via SideOneDummy Records on March 4th, Float is packed full of fist pumping, dance inducing tracks. For more information on Flogging Molly check out www.floggingmolly.com.
THE NEEDLES are giving away ten skate decks and a Les Paul in a contest through Interpunk at www.interpunk.com. Get over to www.TheNeedlesRock.com and check it all out.
PUNK BOOK – ‘Pretty Vacant: A History of UK Punk’ by music journalist Phil Strongman. The definitive account of punk’s UK uprising, *Pretty Vacant* delivers a compelling and concise portrait of punk’s heroin junkies, explosive personalities and on- and off-stage discord. *Pretty Vacant* dissects punk’s beginnings as told through revealing new interviews with Malcolm McLaren, Jah Wobble, Glen Matlock and Roadent as well as from Strongman’s own experiences in London’s emerging punk scene. From the Sex Pistols’ charged up performance on ‘So It Goes’ to their eventual collapse after their single ‘God Save the Queen,’ this concise history offers a renewed intimacy into the drugged up lives of John ‘Johnny Rotten’ Lydon and John ‘Sid Vicious’ Beverly. www.ipgbook.com
THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 2008 INDUCTION – The nominations for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced today. The nine nominees are: Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys, Chic, Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five, Madonna, John Mellencamp, Donna Summer and The Ventures. Five new inductees will be honored at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 10, 2008 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.
IMPERFECT UNION – Presented by Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Imperfect Union is the largest Los Angeles solo exhibit of new works by Shepard Fairey. This show displays a provocative collection of politically charged paintings, screen prints, stencils, album covers and mixed media pieces rich with metaphor, humor and seductive decorative elements. Imperfect Union is derived from the first line of the U.S. Constitution ‘We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union’. For Shepard Fairey, critiquing the imperfect union, far from disparaging the United States, is a patriotic step toward shaping a more perfect union. Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2007 – January 14, 2008 at Merry Karnowsky Gallery at 170 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA. www.obeygiant.com.
ART SHOW – Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top Joins Top Artists and Illustrators In A Tribute to Alex Steinweiss Creator of the Album Cover. Gala Opening: Saturday, January 19th, 2008, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. January 19th, 2008 – February 12th, 2008 – Robert Berman Gallery will host an exhibition of original artwork by Alex Steinweiss, including original album covers, paintings and collages by Steinweiss, plus a special tribute by selected artists. Other artists that are honoring Steinweiss include: Raymond Pettibon, Shag, Ron English, Victor Gastelum, Sandow Birk, Clive Barker, and Ed Ruscha. The featured artists have created album covers for a wide range of musicians, including Black Flag, Dixie Chicks, Goo Goo Dolls, Guns ‘N Roses, Madonna, Sonic Youth, and Supertramp. will feature 100 of his original cover designs. In 1939, a 23 year old graphic designer revolutionized the music industry. No longer would records come in plain brown wrappers. As Art Director at Columbia Records, Steinweiss created the ‘album package.’ His idea spawned an entire new field of illustration and design: Album Cover Art. The Robert Berman Gallery is located at BergamotStationArtsCenter -2525 Michigan Avenue, C2 -Santa Monica, CA 90404. For more information: www.alexsteinweiss.com — www.robertbermangallery.com
SCION PRESENTS: SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP Curated by the Scrawl Collective – In conjunction with the U.K.’s Scrawl Collective, Scion presents Special Relationship at its 4,500 square foot Installation L.A. Gallery. This show, Scrawl’s biggest to date, is dedicated to exploring the light and dark side of the famous ‘Special Relationship’ that exists between the U.K. and the U.S.A. The Scrawl Collective exhibition will
feature specially created installations and new work by artists. Featured Scrawl Collective artists will include Will Barras, Mr Jago, Steff Plaetz, PhlAsh, DistOne, David Walker, Nick Purser, RYCA, Hutch, Ian Stevenson, Will Ainley and Felix Kiessling. The opening reception takes place January 19, 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. at the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, Calif., 90232. The show will run until February 9. A selection of screen prints from the ongoing Scrawl Editions series will be available. For more information on the Scrawl Collective, visit: www.scrawlcollective.co.uk and www.scion.com/space.
ART SHOW – Gasoline presents Juvenile Delinquents featuring artwork by Candy, BigToe and Squindo. Exhibit runs from Jan 19-Mar 1 at Gasoline Gallery located at 423 Main St. El Segundo, CA. www.gasollinegallery.com.
SEATTLE ART SHOW – 7 exposed is a unique collection from seven of the most influential artists in the industry. Their work has covered skateboards, snowboards and surf boards for much of the last decade. Starting January 5th evo will showcase the art of Andy Howell, Andrew Pommier, Mr. Jago, Squindo, Will Barras, Caia Koopman, and Steve Cabellero in the Times Infinity Gallery in the Seattle ski and snowboard shop. Check back for updates at www.evogear.com/info/helpcenter/344.aspx.
QUIKSILVER FOUNDATION RAISES OVER $65,000 FOR ‘MOVEMBER’ PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH INITIATIVE – This past November, Quiksilver CEO Bob McKnight, eight-time world champion Kelly Slater and 180 Quiksilver employees from the U.S.A., France and Australia offices put down their razors and grew out their ‘mo’ (Australian slang for moustache) to raise over $65,000 for prostate cancer research in support of Movember, an initiative to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. Quiksilver Foundation had the largest participating team and raised the most amount of money for the cause. The Quiksilver Foundation matched up to $100 per team member. For more information on Movember, visit www.movember.com.
SAVE TRESTLES – The time to Save Trestles is now!! On Wednesday, February 6, the California Coastal Commission (CCC) will hear the application for the Foothill-South toll road that will run through San Onofre State Park. This project threatens precious coastal open space, water quality and the surf break at Trestles, and it would set a dangerous precedent for YOUR State Park system. Join hundreds (if not thousands) of Surfrider Foundation activists and other opponents of the toll road for a rally at the CCC hearing. Come help us send a clear message that our State Parks and open spaces deserve saving! This is literally the most important hearing in regards to protecting Trestles and San Onofre State Park. We need an enormous crowd to attend. Please help spread the word to all your family and friends in Southern California. The Surfrider Foundation and partners are renting buses and organizing carpools in San Clemente and San Diego. We are also providing lunch, tee shirts, and posters/sign for all supporters. Surfrider has it all organized – you just need to show up. WHAT: Crucial Vote to Save Trestles at California Coastal Commission. WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Please arrive by 9am. WHERE: Del Mar Fairgrounds – at Wyland Hall – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014 – Just off the I-5 in Del Mar at Via de la Valle exit. Visit the Fairgrounds website for complete directions (http://www.sdfair.com). Please consider carpooling. If you can’t attend please be sure to send a letter to the Coastal Commission by visiting our site at http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/tollroad_ccc_07. Stay tuned to www.savetrestles.org for updates.
G-LAND SURF CAMP – G-land Joyo’s Surf Camp is located at a remote tropical jungle named G-Land in East Java – Indonesia. This place is a well known world class surfing destination. www.g-land.com.
BUNKER SPRECKELS MOVIE and BOOK – www.bunker77.com
1ST ANNUAL NEW YORK SURF FILM FESTIVAL COMING TO NY SEPTEMBER 2008 – The New York Surf Film Festival is three days of screenings of independent short and feature films, cult classics, and world premieres from established surf filmmakers. In order to be considered for the Festival’s Film Competition for U.S and International films, submitted films must have been completed after January 1, 2003. The running time for features must be greater than 30 minutes. Short films under 30 minutes in length are eligible for participation in the Shorts Program. The submission form and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules for the 2008 New York Surf Film Festival are available on the New York Surf Film Festival website at www.NYSurfFilm.com.
SANTA BARBARA SURF MUSEUM – Established in 1992, the Santa Barbara Surfing Museum is celebrating its 15th year as the premiere surfing museum in SB. The SBSM’s newest display board is the ‘ARK’, a Reynolds Yater and Kevin Ancell balsa gun that surpasses any surfboard ever built. sbsurfingmuseum.com. Photo: James O’Mahoney
14TH ANNUAL VENICE SURF-A-THON RESULTS
Groms: 1st – Vince Luciano, 2nd – Adam Davison, 3rd – Austin Wilson.
Jr. Mens: 1st – Theo Lewit, 2nd – Jonathan Zaugn, 3rd – Eddie Morala.
Girls Longboard: 1st – Anaka Bahran, 2nd – Brook Resnik, 3rd – Hanna.
Girls Shortboard: 1st – Brook Resnik, Anaka Bahran.
Mens: 1st – Ambrose, 2nd – Marcello, 3rd – Aarron Fallow.
Masters: 1st – Marcello, 2nd – Aarron, 3rd – Jaque.
Longboard Men: 1st – Cyrus, 2nd – Ian, 3rd – Jonathan
BILLABONG XXL BIG WAVE AWARDS LAUNCHES FOR ’08 WINTER SEASON WITH NEW WEBSITE… The eighth-annual Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy is underway, with a brand-new event website chock full of photographic evidence of what has already proven to be a remarkable year in the big wave realm. www.BillabongXXL.com. The current event period continues through the Spring Equinox on March 19, 2008, with the annual gala awards ceremony scheduled to take place in Southern California on April 11, 2008.
POSTER SERVICE INKS DEAL WITH SURF ARTIST DREW BROPHY – Poster Service, Inc., one of the largest poster manufacturers in the U.S., has inked a deal with Drew Brophy to produce posters of Brophy’s iconic surf and rock and roll art images for sale at retail. Poster Service has rolled out the first phase of five posters of Drew Brophy’s most popular images. www.sonofthesea.com.
BRA BOYS SCREENING – at the X Dance Action Sports Film Festival – Jan 19th at 8:15pm at XDance Theather located at 272 South Main St. Salt Lake City, UT. After party at Broadway Bistro. www.braboysfilm.com.
JEANNIE CHESSER BENEFIT – Professional Surfers Unite in Benefit for Jeannie Chesser, long-time Hawaii surfer and one-time surfing champion, who is battling a rare form of cancer. A unique surf benefit is being organized for her and will be held Saturday, February 16, 2008 from noon until 6 PM at the Waimea Valley Audubon Center (59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI). For more info visit: www.surfrider.org.
SURF MOVIE PREMIERE – ‘Bustin’ Down the Door’ Film World Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival. From the hallowed shores and notoriously hollow waves of Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline in the mid-1970′s, comes the most important surfing documentary film of our time – ‘Bustin’ Down the Door’, which premieres at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 27th at 7:00 pm, at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara. Framed around the emerging careers of surfing’s earliest World Champions Peter Townend (1976), Shaun Tomson (1977), Wayne Bartholomew (1978) and Mark Richards (1979- 82), this epic documentary film chronicles a tumultuous two-year period of competitive and cultural clashes in surfing’s Mecca – Hawaii’s North Shore – as a small crew of Australians and South Africans set out with attitude and determination to change the world of surfing. The film features narration by Academy Award Nominee Edward Norton and a period soundtrack that includes The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen, Leonard Cohen and others. www.bustindownthedoor.com