EAST COAST RAMP DESIGNS – The latest effort from East Coast Ramp Designs. Located in Clinton, ON. only 2 hours from Detroit. Baltic birch layer, tile, Fed stone diamond tread bull nose, death box, 6′ deep (Sorry, low ceilings). Smooth and fast! Skadusshh! www.eastcoastrampdesign.com.
WALK THE LINE – The BLACK LABEL / INNES TOUR takes to the streets in June and July. Confirmed riders include Chris Troy, Shuriken Shannon, Shaun Gregoire, Steve Reeves, Donovan Rice, Peter Raffin, Anthony Schultz, Chaz Pineda, Woody Butwilowski, Slash and more. Special appearances by Chet Childress, Pat Rakestraw and Adam Alfaro. www.blacklabelskates.com.
BLACK LABEL SKATES UPDATE – Black Label would like to welcome Jason Adams back to the Team. Welcome home. www.blacklabelskates.com.
EMERGENCY NEWS – Jimmy the Greek has joined up with John Lucero, Duane Peters, Omar Hassan, Jeff Grosso and Tyler Mumma as the latest member of the Emergency family. Visit www.emergencyskates.com for more info and updates.
CHESS PETERS R.I.P. – On July 6th, 2007, 20-year-old Orange resident Chess Peters died in a traffic accident when a driver making a left turn struck the man’s car and sent it into a light pole. Chess Peters (Duane Peter’s son) was driving a Toyota Corolla on Bolsa Chica Road. As he approached Loyola Ave, the 78-year-old driver of a Mercury sedan turned left into the intersection, striking Peters’ car. The Toyota veered off the road and collided with a light pole. Peters was pronounced dead at the scene.
NEW SKATE / SURF GAME designed by OBX’s Jesse Davis and crew. Catch a preview at www.playsuperheat.com.
DVS presents BOYZ IN THE HOOD – The DVS ‘gang’ is hopping onto the Big Red Bus and making their way to Mt. Hood, Oregon. Special guest Marc Frank Montoya will be joining Daewon Song, Jeron Wilson, Steve Berra, Mikey Taylor and Torey Pudwill for a road trip to awaken the dormant volcano! Check out the DVS demos, autograph signings and giveaways at a location near you:
July 19th @ Dept. of Skateboarding 6:30 pm
July 20th @ High Cascade Snowboard Camp 4:15pm
July 21st @ Windells Snowboard Camp 4:00pm
CHRIS NIERATKO BOOK TOUR – LA STOP – ‘Skinema’ – July 17, 2007 at Turntable Lab located at 424 N. Fairfax Ave at 8pm. Second stop on July 18th at Soap Plant – 4633 Hollywood Blvd – LA, CA – 5pm.
NEW WEBSITE – Blitz Distribution announces the recently launched Sk8mafia website (www.sk8mafia4life.com). The website features a regularly updated news page, rider profiles, a product page with the latest Sk8mafia gear, a media section with an awesome library of video clips, photos and more! http://www.blitzdistribution.com
SHANE CROSS MEMORIAL DECK by Jake Duncombe. All proceeds of this limited edition deck will benefit Shane Cross’ family.
GLOBE SELLS WORLD INDUSTRIES – Globe International has entered into an agreement for the sale of the World Industries brand to i.e. distribution, based in Newport Beach, CA. Completion of the transaction occurred on June 25, 2007, with the final consideration of $8 million expected to generate approximately AUD$9 million in cash, after transaction costs. The net pre-tax profit on sale is expected to be approximately AUD$6 million… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
TOY MACHINE LURK-FEST EURO STYLE
Aug 1 demo in Birmingham, England.
Aug 3 demo in Amsterdam, Holland.
Aug 5 demo in Germany (location tba).
Aug 8 demo in Copenhagen, Denmark (beach street spot).
Aug 9 demo in Malmo, Sweden (rad concrete park).
Aug 11 demo in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Aug 13 demo in Moscow, Russia.
SKATE CONTEST – JULY 15TH – Bastille Day S.K.A.T.E. and High Ollie Contest hosted by Jeff Pang. 1pm-3pm. @ Smith and Dean Streets in Brooklyn, NY. For updates go to http://uxatoday.blogspot.com/
FUEL TV – Brian Brannon and JFA Featured On ‘The Daily Habit’ – Airing Tuesday, July 17, at 9:00 pm Eastern Time (6:00 pm Pacific Time) and telecast three additional times, legendary pool and pipe skater Brian Brannon is on the show. He’s also the founding member of influential skate punk band JFA, and his JFA band mates join him to perform live in the studio. Brian’s sponsors include: JSLV, eS Footwear, JFA Skateboards, Factory 13, Burley Wheels and Fury Trucks. Visit www.fuel.tv.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GLOBAL INHERITANCE PRESENTS ‘THE BIGGER PICTURE’ SUMMER SCREENING SERIES – Global Inheritance, a non profit environmental organization, presents The Bigger Picture, a special segment of the Sunset Cinema Series at the QuikSilver Edition Mission on selected Thursday nights this summer. Global Inheritance opens its doors to the community with their second screening on Thursday, July 12th presenting PLAGUES and PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA with directors Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer in attendance. Also, special guest Brian Liu is scheduled to appear in August to answer questions after the screening of his film DISARM, a contemporary, intelligent and critical investigation into how weapons systems, war, and the way it is waged are being redefined in the twenty-first century. Admission is free; the doors open at 7:30PM and special guest DJ takes the stage until sundown when the screening begins. The QuikSilver Edition Mission has set up shop on 1621 Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice for the summer (June – August). Thursday through Sunday of each week, they offer various workshops and activities from ‘Yoga for surfers’ to bike tours to outdoor film screenings and live music. You can learn more about The Mission’s activities, location, dates and times by visiting www.quiksilvereditionmission.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ‘Skateboarding is green,’ says Gravity CEO Michael Bream. While skateboarding is one of Bream’s favorite pastimes, a dual passion for him is inventing new ways to make skateboards even more earth friendly than they inherently are. With few moving parts and zeros emissions, Bream’s ‘green’ statement makes one realize that skateboards are miles ahead of internal combustion transportation systems in reducing greenhouse gases and holding down smog. Founded in 1994 on Bream’s strict environmental code, Gravity has always used water-based inks, recycled wooden racks and banners made from organic materials such as jute, hemp and canvas. Everything, including packaging is recycled. Recently the company jumped numerous green steps forward with four unique innovations including two new types of Natural Fiberglass Earth-Fibe and Eco-Tech, plus Enviro-Gripe grip tape made entirely from recycled glass bottles and fastened to the boards with non toxic water-based urethane. Finally, V-lam is a new technology from Gravity, turning birch scraps into some of the most resilient and cool looking skateboards on the market. Scrap wood, which is normally put into the trash, now goes to make a stronger skateboard, not only offering longer board life, but also improving the look to your ride. The result is better skateboards and more trees. V-Lam is currently available in our 27′ Mini and our 42′ Spoon Nose. For more information, visit Gravityskateboards.com
ED TEMPLETON’S NEW BOOK – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ‘Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back’ – An Ed Templeton Photo-Book on Emerica’s Wild Ride – The experience of traveling across the heartland of the United States on Harley-Davidson motorcycles is a little bit different than your average road trip… This is what Ed Templeton captured with the unique photography in his new book entitled ‘Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back’, a collection of photos taken during Emerica’s Wild Ride in 2006, across America’s heartland from Denver, Colorado to Chicago, Illinois. Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back is a publication of The Gold Thread, a division of Emerica. The first printing is a limited-edition release with less than 2,500 copies available worldwide–a true collectible. You can only find Ed’s new book at your local skateboard shop, so check out www.emericaskate.com/shops to find the nearest location.
SKATE ONE UPDATE – RONNIE CREAGER JOINS BONES WHEELS!! Keep an eye out for Ronnie’s new Pro wheel coming out very soon…. After placing 1st at the North Carolina Pro contest Greg Lutzka followed it up with a 2nd place at the first stop of the Dew Tour in Baltimore, MD. Greg has also been busy filming for the Globe and Almost videos. Greg is off to the X-Games in August. Keep an eye out for his kickflip gap out backtail banger in the next 411VS. contest. Greg also has some footage in the new 411VM and Digital video ‘Imagine’…. Adam Dyet stayed in his hometown of Salt Lake City for the month of June so he could host a skate contest. Adam will be traveling to Copenhagen and Amsterdam in July before heading off to Europe in August with the Darkstar team. Keep an eye out for an Adam Dyet Pro wheel due this Fall…. BONES WHEELS has recently added some fresh new talent to the team and Jimmy Cao is at the top of our list. Also added to the team are riders Danilo Cerezini, Derek Fukuhara, and Ben Raybourn. www.skateone.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE MAN WHO SOULED THE WORLD tells the story of Steve Rocco, the irreverent genius who transformed the skateboard industry from corporate to skater owned with a do-it-yourself punk attitude. Steve’s antics and entrepreneurial impact on the skateboard business were huge and have ultimately had a significant impact on broader mainstream culture. See the trailer at www.themanwho.com.
CONSPIRACY NEWS – The new Medusa board is here, both 8.25′ and 8.5′ The graphics look awesome and it’s a solid board for any kind of riding. Also, just in are the 54mm/101a street wheels. Check back soon for the Frontside Five board with artwork by Lindsey Kuhn. New at Conspiracyboards.com
KONA 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY – July 6-8. Check it out… www.konaskatepark.com/since77
For Immediate Release – RECENTLY DEKLINED – Dekline Footwear is proud to welcome Jason ‘The Kid’ Adams to the team. Complimenting the rest of the team, Patrick Melcher, Mike York, Shiloh Greathouse, Matt Ball, Gareth Stehr, and Zarosh, the addition of Jason builds onto Dekline’s spirit of originality.
B.O.M.B. SKATEBOARDS is proudly representing the Montana contingency. Check out the new Kim Petersen deck at www.bombskateboards.com.
GOOD WORKS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – World class skateboarder Bob Burnquist became a part of American history as the first person to bring a skateboard into the U.S. Capitol building in its 214 year history. Burnquist, joined by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), was on his way to the Senate dining room for lunch with fellow members of the Action Sports Environmental Coalition (ASEC). The ASEC crowd – consisting of ASEC Founder Frank Scura; former pro snowboarder Circe Wallace; X-Games winner Jen O’Brien; and Scott A. Murray, director of the ASEC Bob Burnquist Global Cooling Challenge – was in Washington to support Tom Campion, ASEC member and founder of top retail chain Zumiez, who testified before the full Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Campion was invited to discuss the impact of climate change on the winter sports industry and the importance of youth education to solving the problem. With a focus on testimony from leaders in the outdoor recreation industry, the May 24 committee hearing was attended by several Senate Members, including Chairman Boxer, Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Bernard Sanders (I-VT). Following the hearing, ASEC Members were invited to lunch as honored guests of Senator Boxer in the Senate Dining Room for further discussion of the issues. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) stopped by the lunch to express her support. ASEC was founded in 2001 by Frank Scura, Bob Burnquist, Jen O’Brien and Damon Way and is supported by action-sports athletes, industry leaders and natural-products companies that aim to answer the question: ‘What would happen if the action sports industry became a role model for sustainability?’ ASEC specializes in progressive eco-education and empowering people to adopt a sustainable lifestyle in a way that embraces their existing lifestyle and enhances it. Members include Danny Way, Geoff Rowley, Rob Machado, Cara Beth Burnside and hundreds of other athletes. http://asecaction.org
KING OF WOOD – The European and international best skateboarders are heading to ROUEN ( France) for the KING OF WOOD. This event – being held from July 6-8TH- around 100 best AM and PRO will be there. All will be competing for a cash purse of !12,000 at the renowned ROUEN Skatepark located at 1 Rue Leon Maletra 76100 ROUEN FRANCE. For more info www.king-of-wood.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sheckler’s Summer Tour 2007 – To celebrate Ryan Sheckler’s second pro model shoe, the Sheckler 2, etnies is taking the RV across the country to support Ryan at the Dew Tour, X Games and etnies GvR. For additional information, visit www.etnies.com.
SKATE CONTEST SERIES – Three Sixteen presents PHILLY-AM 2007 – Woodward Skate Park at the Franklin Mills Mall in Philly, PA. Contest #2. www.three16.com.
JULY 19-21, 2007 EXTREMITY GAMES at College Park in Orlando, Florida. Please send all banners and promotional items to: Skatepark of Tampa c/o Barak Wiser/Extremity Games 4215 East Columbus Drive Tampa, Florida 33605. For details go to www.extremitygames.com.
CONCRETE DISCIPLES MRZ BOMB DROP / BBQ / BENEFIT – SAT – JULY 14TH @ Ayala Skatepark, Chino, CA. Help out MRZ – Here’s a link:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dogtown Skateboards and the Surfrider Foundation LA Chapters are proud to present The Green House Effect brought to you by Glaceau at the Venice Contemporary and Venice Grind. Beginning at 4 p.m. on July 14, 2007, the event will feature a green expo, environment art show, expression celebration and party. Green Lifestyle Expo and Artists/Media Reception – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the environmental expo will include natural and organic products, organic food and drinks, green fashion and accessories, environmental groups, live music, educational demos and much more. In addition, a silent auction and mannequin display will offer attendees the chance to take home some of the hottest green fashions. Rooting and Rising Environmental Art Show – From 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., the Venice Contemporary art studios will feature some of the regions most celebrated artists. Featured artist Wes Humpston, Dogtown’s creator, will showcase his never before seen collection. Expression Celebration and Party – After 9 p.m., the event will morph into an art, music and expression celebration featuring live DJ music, acoustic performances and live dancers and entertainers. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Surfrider Foundation South Bay Chapter for the Ballona Wetlands Project located in West Los Angeles.
2007 MASS – The 5th Annual Mid Atlantic Skate Series sponsored by Ledo Pizza –
7 contests… 9 bowl classes, 3 street classes plus Red Bull Best Trick Manny Mania.
Jam session format. All ages and abilities welcome. Raising funds for Mike Rodger’s Grind for Life cancer support charitable organization.
July 14, 2007: Pohwaten Springs Skatepark, Arlington, VA
July 15, 2007: Greenbelt Skatepark, Greenbelt MD – Bowl Only (no street)
July 28, 2007: Olney Manor Skatepark, Olney MD
July 29, 2007: Old School Skatepark, Fredericksburg, VA (Bowl Race/Street Best Trick)
August 18, 2007: Charles County Skatepark, White Plains, MD
August 25-26, 2007: St. Mary’s County Skatepark, Lexington Park, MD
SPLIT APPAREL WELCOMES JT AULTZ TO GROWING SKATE TEAM – Based in San Diego, CA, JT has been busy touring the world filming for upcoming video parts. Already in development, Split is producing a JT signature jean and accessories to be released in early 2008. JT Aultz joins Jason Adams, Corey Duffel, Don ‘Nuge’ Nguyen, Pat Rakestraw, Terell Robinson, Brian ‘Slash’ Hansen, and Sean Eaton on the Split Apparel Skate team. splitusa.com.
BIRDHOUSE UPDATE – STEVE NESSER has been super busy filming for the upcoming Birdhouse video, ‘The Beginning’ . Congrats go out to Steve and his shop Familia, which celebrated its 1-year anniversary with a bang on June 8th. BRIAN SUMNER ADIO SKATE PARK VIDEO: Mr. Sumner has been getting busy at the Adio skate park. Check Brian’s updated website www.briansumner.net. NEW SHAUN WHITE PROMO VIDEO: Birdhouse recently released a Shaun White promo video to officially introduce Shaun as the latest member of the pro team and introduce his very own, signature pro model Black 6 deck. MIRA MESA WILLY’S WORKSHOP LOCATION NOW OPEN: Willy’s Worshop’s latest location, Mira Mesa, is officially open and ready to do some business. This is Willy’s second ‘Willy’s Workshop’ and we are very psyched for him. www.willysantos.com. For more visit www.birdhouseskateboards.com.
NEGATIVE ION UPDATED – Check it out at www.negativeion.com.
TONY HAWK’S PROVING GROUND – In the largest and deepest Tony Hawk game yet, gamers are now in total control of their skating destiny in Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground. Set in the streets of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., the title empowers players with the freedom to define their character, story and style based on the choices they make, the paths they select and the style of skating they want. The game delivers deeper customization than ever before, including a full-featured video editor to create epic skate videos and a completely customizable online Skate Lounge, where players can skate with friends in the ultimate pad. Gamers also have the freedom to skate from single player to online seamlessly. Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground also features an arsenal of amazingly detailed Nail the Trick moves, and new gameplay mechanics like skateable terrain building and Bowl Carving to deliver the most personalized and immersive skating experience ever. www.activision.com.
NEW FILM – ‘Money For Blood’ – The film features the best skateboarders in the world as they descend onto Australia’s beautiful Gold Coast for 3 days of bliss, skating spots that they’d normally get kicked out of…and getting paid in cold hard cash to do it! Starring: Mark Appleyard, Chris Haslam, Adam Dyet, Paul Rodriguez, Stefan Janoski, Omar Hassan, Greg Lutzka, David Gonzalez, Matt Mumford, Terrell Robinson, and many more. 30 second teaser vid at http://www.globe.tv/doublestack/moneyforblood/
MOBASH MISHMASH SKATEJAM – July 28th at Mobash Skatepark in Missoula, MT. Entry fee is $10. Helmets are required. Contest starts at high noon. www.missoulaskatepark.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TERMITE SKATEBOARDS TO SCOUT NEW TALENT AT ETNIES BOX LUNCH CARNIVAL – Termite Skateboards is aggressively expanding its marketing efforts with its official sponsorship of the Etnies Box Lunch Carnival. The Tour spans 17-days spread over three months across 13 states and will consist of a carnival-like atmosphere including the Termite Dunk Tank, a special prize wheel, the Grind King Bearing-Roll game, and much more. At the forefront will be a competition in which the contestants skate 14-inch boxes. Prizes will include skateboards, trucks, wheels, shoes, watches, backpacks, electronics and sunglasses provided by sponsors Termite, Grind King, Etnies, Skullcandy Audio, Anarchy Eyewear and Lost Energy. The contest entry-fee, lunch, and games will each cost only $1.00 with all proceeds benefiting Grind for Life, a non-profit organization which financially assists cancer patients and their families. Please visit www.myspace.com/etniesboxlunch.
FLIP NEWS – Check out these 45 photos from Geoff Rowley in Alaska, some really good stuff: http://www.flipskateboards.com/news.php?id=67
UNITED BY FATE: Episode 2 featuring Chris Haslam. This is Chris’ first full-length part since Almost Round 3 in 2005. He’s been all over the world and back to put this one together and its mind blowing! As with Episode 1, viewers will be able to watch Episode 2, for FREE, in it’s entirety, in a full screen high quality viewing experience. United By Fate: Episode 2 featuring Chris Haslam with guest appearances from the Globe team: Mark Appleyard, Rodney Mullen, Paul Machnau, Matt Mumford, Greg Lutzka, Jake Duncombe and David Gonzalez go live on unitedbyfate.tv on August 3, 2007.
COMIC CON 07! July 25-29, 2007 San Diego Convention Center
NEW SKATEPARK in progess in Stamford, CT – PHOTOS: BILL HELENE
TIM BRAUCH MEMORIAL CONTEST – 9th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Contest will be held on Saturday, Sept 29th and Sunday, Sept 30th at Tim Brauch Memorial Skatepark – Scotts Valley, CA.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Boost Mobile presents the Original eS Game of SKATE for 2007, hitting more stops than ever. With 27 U.S. qualifying locations and even more regional feeder events, the winner at each stop will win a top-of-the-line Boost Mobile i885 mp3 / camera phone and will also earn an all-expenses paid trip to sunny California to compete in the Amateur World Championships at the Action Sports Retailer Show in San Diego, California on September 8, 2007, courtesy of eS Footwear and Boost Mobile. The 2007 Finals are set for ASR on September 8 at 1:00 p.m. The field of skaters will be limited to 32, and will be determined by invitation only. The top four guys will take home a share of the purse, which doubled this year to $20,000! Call your local shop to check for times of the eS Game of SKATE in your area. Check out http://www.gameofskate.com or http://www.boostmobile.com for more information.
IONE SKATEPARK CONCERT/SKATE JAM– Cheap ASS Records is putting on a FREE event at the Skate park in Ione , CA, with 10 bands and skate demos all day long. The event is Friday July 21 from 10am to 9pm. For all the info please go to our myspace page www.myspace.com/sk8fest2007
VANS WSR 2007 – July 27-29 – Vans presents the World Championship of Skateboarding at Ahoy Stadium in in Rotterdam, Holland. $80,000 Purse… Street Pro/Am and Vert Pro/Am… Art Shows, Photo Contest, Concerts and Parties. www.myspace.com/wsrcontest or www.wsr07.com.
HELP OUT OLD MAN ANDY – www.oldmanandy.com
TIMELINE SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Adam Taylor took 7th at Copenhagen Pro… Timeline. Pro Models are almost here… www.timelineskateboards.com.
AMSTERDAMN AM – Volcom and SPoTlight Productions Present 2nd Annual AmsterDamn Am @ Skatepark Amsterdam. July 20 – 22, 2007 $15,000 Euro Purse… 1st and 2nd place winners receive plane tickets to Tampa Am 2008 in Tampa, Florida (USA)…and will be seeded directly in the Semi-Finals… Top 12 will be qualified for Tampa Am 2008 (you must still register and pay the entry fee before the Contest fills up). This is a top am Contest – all skateboarders MUST pre-register… Cost: 80 Euro (about $100 US). Contact: Rob Meronek at [email protected]
NIKE NEWS – Congratulations to Lance Mountain who has been added to the Nike team roster.
EARTH and SURF FEST – Environmental Awareness Event – July 7th 2007 at North Topsail Beach, NC. Call (910) 455-4470 for details.
VANS WARPED TOUR All Girl Skate Jam: This skateboarding competition is for all girls of all ages and all abilities. In both Mountain View (San Francisco) on 7/1/07 and Los Angeles on 8/25/07, AGSJ will be producing competitions. At the above stops, AGSJ will be running girls skateboarding clinics teaching girls of all ages and abilities how to skate. At all 45 stops, the AGSJ booth will be showcasing the book, Skater Girl : A Girl’s Guide to Skateboarding along with the coolest free girls skateboarding SWAG. To get more information, visit www.allgirlskatejam.com.
AST DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES ‘AST DROPS IN’ – The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced the creation of a new national charity initiative, AST Drops In. In each AST Dew Tour host city, AST Drops In will work with local charities to introduce disadvantaged children to action sports, providing donations of equipment and funds to incorporate action sports into their daily activities. Through a relationship with Charity Folks, a leading online marketplace for nonprofit fundraising, the AST Dew Tour will auction off memorabilia and experiential items from Dew Tour athletes and partners. All proceeds from the online auction will benefit the host city’s selected children’s charities. Fans can log on to www.astdewtour.com. The complete 2007 AST Dew Tour schedule is:
Panasonic Open June 21-24 Baltimore, Md.-Camden Yards Sports Complex
Right Guard Open July 19-22 Cleveland, Ohio-North Coast Harbor
Vans Invitational Aug. 16-19 Portland, Ore.-Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 20-23 Salt Lake City, Utah-Energy Solutions Arena
PlayStation Pro Oct. 18-21 Orlando, Fla.-Amway Arena
More information can be found at www.astdewtour.com.
AST DEW TOUR AND MTV2 ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR NEW ACTION SPORTS SPECIAL – The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, MTV2 and Mountain Dew today announced they are partnering for a new action sports special, ‘Action Sports: The Freestyle Life,’ about the Dew Tour which will air on MTV2. This is the second consecutive year that they have partnered for this cross-network project. This season the AST Dew Tour and MTV2 have expanded their partnership, broadcasting over two hours of AST Dew Tour coverage on MTV2 from various tour stops. ‘Action Sports: The Freestyle Life’ will give viewers a 360-degree perspective of the AST Dew Tour, including the lifestyle and behind-the-scenes action of the more than 150 professional athletes who compete on the Tour in skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross. It will air two 30-minute programs, which will air on July 14 and October 2, and 60 short-form programs airing from July 7 to October 14. In addition, the two shows will be re-aired on MTV and ten times on MTV2.
DENVER UPDATE – Steve Whittier from Factory Design Labs sent a link to some shots from Denver. See it at http://skate6343.blogspot.com/
GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2007 – 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… 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.
2007 CALIFORNIA STATE GAMES – July 13-15, 2007. Online registration for the Games is open. www.calstategames.org.
SKATE CONTEST – French Old School Sk8 Jam on July 7th and 8th. http://french.ossj.free.fr
MYSTIC CUP – 14th annual Mystic Cup – Prague, Czech Republic. You can watch the web cast at http://www.mysticsk8cup.cz/2007/en/ Also check back on http://www.wcsk8.com for daily blog updates and pics.
SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND – AUGUST 4TH @ Verizon Wireless. www.soundsoftheundergroundtour.com.
BOMP AND ALIVE presents NO FUN – Mondays at Tinys K.O. Hollywood, CA.
THE NEEDLES NEW CD – This is the best deal going. Git yers at http://revhq.com/store.revhq?Page=searchandId=WHISR04. Catch them on tour this summer. Tour dates and more chaos available at http://theneedlesrock.com.
SWAMP POSTERS – Two new killer Cypress Hill posters and the The Killers poster are available now at www.myspace.com/swampposters.
BAD BRAINS SET STREET DATE and TRACK LISTING. BEASTIE BOY ADAM YAUCH HELMS NEW BAD BRAINS ALBUM. BAD BRAINS VIDEO TO BE DIRECTED BY SYSTEM OF A DOWN’S SHAVO. – Bad Brains have confirmed that Shavo Odadjian from System Of A Down will direct the first video off the forthcoming album Build A Nation. A Bad Brains worldwide tour is in the planning stages, including several major festival appearances both in the USA and Europe.
Bad Brains Tour Dates:
7/29 — The Rogers Picnic, Toronto CANADA
8/05 — Virgin Festival, Baltimore MD
The first proper Bad Brains studio album in over a decade, Build A Nation, is now scheduled to arrive in stores on June 26, 2007 on Megaforce Records. The album features all the original members of the group: HR, Darryl Jenifer, Dr. Know and Earl Hudson. Produced by long time fan, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, Build A Nation is a return to form for the band that helped define American Punk and Hardcore music. For more go to megaforcerecords.com.
JULIETTE AND THE LICKS played a killer LA show and Jay Adams’ wife Alisha made the scene. Alisha Adams and Juliette Lewis. PHOTO: DAN LEVY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Hopeless/Sub City Records and Artists Donate Over One Million Dollars to Charity. Celebration to be held August 26, 2007 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, benefiting Project MuszEd, limited number of tickets available for fans in the LA area at www.hopelessrecords.com.
The VANS WARPED TOUR is well established as America’s longest-running touring festival, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as showcasing established artists for the past 12 years. It has cemented its place in history by playing a major role in bringing punk-rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of American youth culture, while at the same time creating awareness and taking action towards environmental and causes and helping those in need. Bands for the 45-date tour have been revealed via the tour’s website: www.warpedtour.com.
HENRY ROLLINS UPDATE – Henry Rollins ‘Tee’s Off’ Every Friday on Huffingtonpost.com – Henry Rollins’ popular ‘Tee Off’s,’ which are featured every week on ‘The Henry Rollins Show’ on IFC, will now be featured on the influential site, huffingtonpost.com. Beginning Friday, June 22, Rollins will be featured on the site’s home page every Thursday and Friday throughout the summer. In addition, Arianna Huffington will be a featured guest on ‘The Henry Rollins Show’ on August 31st. Throughout his second season on IFC, Rollins has introduced viewers to a variety of intriguing guests such as Ben Stiller, John Waters, Christopher Walken, William Shatner and Iggy Pop. Most recently, Rollins sat down with Iraq War veterans Marine Sergeant Jason Lemieux and Army 1st Lieutenant Paul Rieckhoff for an intimate discussion on the war, military strategies and their views on withdrawal. ‘The Henry Rollins Show’ takes a simple approach to late-night talk. Each week, Rollins will engage his guests in raw discussions on politics, world affairs, religion and pop culture. In addition, ‘The Henry Rollins Show’ has featured several TV musical debuts this season including Peaches, The Mars Volta and Manu Chao. New this season, writer, actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo offers special commentary from her New York City apartment in a segment called The Disquisition. Learn more at www.ifc.com.
‘KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN’ – New book by GLEN E. FRIEDMAN. Coming this fall. Official release date: September 3, 2007. Twenty years to the day of the very first Fugazi show. www.southern.com/BURNINGFLAGS
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FRIEDMAN FAMILY – Glen E. Friedman and his wife just had a son named Ezio Friedman.
USA LIVE EARTH REVEALED – Organizers today announced sixteen of the headliners who will perform at the U.S. leg of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth concerts on 7/7/07. The concert will be held at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, Live Earth Founder and Executive Producer Kevin Wall said. The global concert on 7/7/07 will begin in Sydney and continue across all 7 continents, concluding with the U.S. show. The U.S. show will feature live on stage: AFI, AKON, ALICIA KEYS, BON JOVI, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, FALL OUT BOY, JOHN MAYER, KANYE WEST, KELLY CLARKSON, KT TUNSTALL, LUDACRIS, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, RIHANNA, ROGER WATERS, SMASHING PUMPKINS, THE POLICE. Tickets will be available at livenation.com/liveearth or by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171. All ticket information is available at LiveEarth.MSN.com. All proceeds will go to The Alliance for Climate Protection and other international NGOs. Live Earth is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people to combat the climate crisis. Live Earth’s 24 hours of music across 7 continents will deliver a call to action and the solutions needed to answer the call. Wall announced that the following artists will perform at the London leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium: BEASTIE BOYS, BLACK EYED PEAS, BLOC PARTY, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, DAMIEN RICE, DAVID GRAY, DURAN DURAN, FOO FIGHTERS, GENESIS, JAMES BLUNT, JOHN LEGEND, KEANE, MADONNA, PAOLO NUTINI, RAZORLIGHT, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SNOW PATROL. The concerts will be streamed live on 7/7/07 at LiveEarth.MSN.com. The concerts will be broadcast on NBC in the U.S. and on more than 120 networks around the world. Live Earth will stage concerts at Sydney’s Aussie Stadium; Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach; Johannesburg’s Cradle of Human Kind; Tokyo’s Tokyo Stadium and the Shanghai, TBD.
BAD RELIGION NEW ALBUM – Bad Religion will be releasing their fourteenth studio album, New Maps of Hell, on July 10th. This is the group’s twenty-seventh year as a band and they are showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. In fact the new album is one of their most aggressive and hard-hitting albums in years, produced by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age). Check out some behind the scenes footage from the recording session here: http://www.epitaph.com/videos/player/986
RABIES NEWS – RABIES are heading out this summer for a 50 show tour across the US including parts of Canada with the Bay Area’s WarKrime. The tour is being booked, managed, financed completely by the bands. RABIES and WarKrime will be crashing on people’s floors and riding skateparks and pools nationwide June 28th – August 11th. Check www.myspace.com/rabiesarmy for a full schedule with up to date show listings.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Lynyrd Skynyrd and former NFL quarterback and current ESPN and ABC broadcaster Doug Flutie will team up on July 31st for a concert benefiting those diagnosed with autism. The event will be held in Aspen, Colorado, with all proceeds going to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. Lynyrd Skynyrd has always been active in raising funds for those with disabilities. Doug Flutie and his wife, Laurie, established the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism in honor of their son, Doug Jr. who was diagnosed with autism at age three. Skynyrd will headline the show while the Flutie Brothers Band will open the show with Doug Flutie on drums! Ranked as one of the best-selling bands of all time by the Recording Industry Association of America and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Lynyrd Skynyrd is still going strong with almost 65 albums, 30 million albums sold to date, and over 80 performances annually. To date, the Southern anthem ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ has passed the 1,000,000 mark in downloaded master ringtones, proving that Lynyrd Skynyrd is a major industry icon that appeals to all generations. For ticket information visit www.lynyrdskynyrd.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE: NORWEGIAN ROCKERS TURBONEGRO RELEASE LONG AWAITED NEW ALBUM RETOX OUT AUGUST 14TH 2007 ON COOKING VINYL US. Cooking Vinyl US is pleased to announce the release of the new, long awaited, Turbonegro album Retox set to drop August 14, 2007. As if this wasn’t enough for all those ever devoted fans the bands full back catalog, including monster hit albums Apocalypse Dudes, Ass Cobra and Never is Forever, is also set for re-release on September 11th 2007. These releases will be followed by a US tour, and a performance on September 15th at Monolith Festival alongside mega stars of rock including The Flaming Lips and Kings of Leon.
PANIC ATTACK! Art in the Punk Years edited by Mark Sladen and Ariella Yedgar… Merrell Publishers is pleased to present PANIC ATTACK! Art in the Punk Years, to be released August 2007 in hardcover. PANIC ATTACK! is a powerful visual account of British and American art from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s, a revolutionary period when both countries were breeding grounds for the subcultures of punk and post-punk. PANIC ATTACK! Art in the Punk Years exposes the vibrant art scene that, alongside the music and fashion of the time, defined the aesthetic and era. 2007 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of The Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen and its infamous cover design by Jamie Reid. In addition to Reid’s images, artwork by Nan Goldin, Derek Jarman, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, and Robert Longo grace the pages of PANIC ATTACK! Featuring 160 color illustrations of iconic works from 30 leading artists, PANIC ATTACK! examines art which shares many political and social concerns and attitudes.
TKO RECORDS 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY with Smut Peddlers, Lower Class Brats, Poison Idea, The Stitches, 46 Short, Krom Boms and Broken Bottles – SAT – JULY 21ST @ THE VAULT – LONG BEACH, CA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SONIC YOUTH SET TO PLAY FINAL SHOW OF FREE YR RADIO IN-STORE SERIES JULY 21ST IN SANTA MONICA. – Legends Sonic Youth will headline the final show of the Free Yr Radio Tour on Saturday, July 21st with a free concert to benefit KXLU 88.9 FM at the Urban Outfitters on Santa Monica’s 3rd St. Promenade. With openers Dntel, the show concludes a 13-city tour of free in-store concerts featuring some of the biggest names in indie music, all part of Free Yr Radio, the independent music campaign developed by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. (TMS) and Urban Outfitters (URBN) to benefit non-commercial radio. Co-presented by Loyola Marymount University’s campus station KXLU, the show will be open to music fans of all ages. The Santa Monica show is the most anticipated to date, as Sonic Youth celebrates the reissue of Daydream Nation, the band’s legendary 1988 album hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the ‘500 greatest albums of all time.’ Sonic Youth will perform Daydream Nation in its entirety in a special performance at the Greek Theater in L.A. the night before their Free Yr Radio show. In contrast to the Daydream Nation performance, the Free Yr Radio show will feature a 30 minute set of songs culled from Sonic Youth’s extensive catalog. Entry to the Santa Monica show will be awarded to those who present an official event invitation, which can be accessed and printed from the program’s website, www.freeyrradio.com. Number of fans admitted will be subject to store’s capacity.
JACKSON BROWNE, BEN HARPER, TODD HANNIGAN AND SPECIAL GUESTS TO PERFORM JULY 29 BENEFIT CONCERT FOR BOARDING HOUSE MENTORS
AT THE CANYON CLUB IN AGOURA HILLS. – Start time for the event is 6PM, with music beginning at 7PM. General admission/SRO tickets are $39, with a limited quantity of tickets including reserved seating set at $59 – dinner reservations will also be available through the venue. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to experience great music in an intimate setting for an inspired cause. For information and tickets, contact the Canyon Club at 818-879-5016 or any Ticketmaster outlet.
ROCK THE BELLS – Hip-Hop’s Official Summer Festival Series… Guerilla Union’s ROCK THE BELLS North American festival series will kickoff July 26 in Mansfield, MA and travel to 12 additional cities across the nation. As previously announced, Wu-Tang Clan and Nas will headline and be joined by Cypress Hill*, UGK*, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, David Banner, Immortal Technique and Jedi Mind Tricks for the five week-long hip-hop extravaganza, hosted by freestyle legend Supernatural and Rahzel ‘The Godfather of Noyze.’ (*Indicates will appear on selected dates.) The ROCK THE BELLS tour launches in support of a huge resurgence of real hip-hop in popular culture with half of the participating artists awaiting monumental album releases: Pharoahe Monch’s Desire (in stores June 26), Talib Kweli’s Eardrum (in stores July 24), David Banner’s The Greatest Story Ever Told, UGK’s first album in over five years with the highly anticipated double disc self-titled Underground Kingz (in stores August 7) and the Wu-Tang Clan’s first album release in six years, 8 Diagrams (in stores August). The massive success of the Rage Against The Machine-headlined August 11 date in Southern California will move from the NOS Events Center to its new home 20 minutes north to the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen. The line-up will stay intact and all tickets already purchased will be honored at the event. www.rockthebells.net
INDIE 103.1 NEWS – Indie 103.1’s FREE concert series at The Hammer Museum in Westwood is back. It’s ‘Also I Like to Rock’ and it takes place every Thursday night in July at the Hammer Museum – corner of Wilshire Blvd and Westwood Blvd…. Indie’s live concert series at Universal Citywalk also kicks off this Saturday Night with ‘Check One…Two Live’ – great local emerging bands for FREE every Saturday night at Citywalk right near Hard Rock Cafe. It all starts at 7 PM every Saturday Night, all Summer…. It’s a reggae party at the Malibu Inn every Sunday all Spring and Summer! Join Native Wayne doing the ‘Reggae Smoke-In’ live from the Malibu Inn patio from 4 to 6, followed by live reggae/ska bands each week. Malibu Inn is at 22969 Pacific Coast Hwy in Malibu…. Indie 103.1’s first-ever night at the Hollywood Bowl is next Saturday Night July 7th with the Decemberists in their first-ever full-orchestra performance backed by the L.A. Philharmonic, with special guests Band of Horses. It will be an incredible night. Tickets are still available at www.hollywoodbowl.com
ART SHOW – ‘stAAAmmering’ – new paintings and installation by ANDY JENKINS . ANDY MUELLER . ANDREW POMMIER – June 16 – July 11, 2007 at The Lab 101 Gallery located at 8530-B Washington Blvd. , Culver City, CA. 90232. Three artists who share the same first name, along with the same love for skateboarding graphics, design and art come together to create ‘stAAAmmering’. This exhibition is an attempt to communicate without talking, but by using lines, images, colors, shapes. An attempt to show how speech often leaves us wanting more – needing more. It’s about words, in many instances, being inadequate. www.thelab101.com.
ART SHOW – WARHOL-ESQUE TRIBUTE – Kantor / Feuer is pleased to present a group show featuring works created in response to a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by Andy Warhol. Featured artists include: Tauba Auerbach, Donald Baechler, Justin Beal, Lauren Beck, Charlotte Becket, Frank Benson, Sean Bluechel, Brian Bress, Matt Chambers, Kate Costello, Ann Craven, Quentin Curry, Gerald Davis, Angela Dufresne, Dana Frankfort, Alison Fox, Daniel Gordon, Mark Grotjahn, Marc Handelman, Anton Henning, Daniel Hesidence, Scott Hug, Ezra Johnson, Matt Johnson, Raffi Kalenderian, Brad Kahlhamer, Sean Landers, Justin Lieberman, Tim Lokiec, Michael Mahalchick, Daniel Maltzman, Jason Meadows, Robert Melee, Dave Muller, Michael Phelan, Danica Phelps, Antonio Adriano Puleo, Jon Pylypchuk, Tal R, Maeghan Reid, Jennifer Rochlin, Ry Rocklen, Amanda Ross-Ho, Greg Santos, Brian Sharp, Simone Shubuck, Kirsten Stoltmann, Mateo Tannatt, Rob Thom, Augusta Wood, Jonas Wood… Exhibition dates: June 28 – August 18, 2007. Kantor / Feuer Gallery 7025 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038. http://www.kantorfeuer.com
SHEPARD FAIREY ART SHOW – JONATHAN LeVINE GALLERY presents E PLURIBUS VENOM – NEW WORKS BY SHEPARD FAIREY – A SOLO EXHIBITION – Exhibition is on view from June 23rd to July 21st. Jonathan LeVine Gallery. 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor. New York, NY 10011. www.jonathanlevinegallery.com. For more info please visit www.jonathanlevinegallery.com/shepardfairey.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – This July, Scion commences the fourth installment of the innovative Scion Installation Art Tour entitled: ‘It’s A Beautiful World.’ The theme; ‘It’s a Beautiful World’ was interpreted by each artist, in one of four mediums – painting, photography, sculpture, and collage. This year’s artists include: Andrew Pommier, Andy Mueller, Angela Boatwright, Blaine Fontana, Blek LeRat, Books llll, Caia Koopman, Chris Yormick, Cody Hudson, Dalek, David Choe, Eye One, Francesco LoCastro, Freddi C, J. Shea, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Joshua Krause, Kelsey Brookes, Kenton Parker, Kofie, Mel Kadel, Michael Sieben, Mike Giant, Rammellzee, RETNA, R. Grimes, Ron English, Sam Flores, Sage Vaughn, Skwerm, Tim McCormick, Travis Millard and more. Scion Installation 4 will visit the following cities around the country: Austin, Texas; Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Los Angeles; Miami, Fla.; New York, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Seattle, Wash; and Boston, Mass. The final tour stop and auction will be in Los Angeles, at the new Scion Installation L.A. space in the Culver City Arts District. All of the artwork will be auctioned off to the public, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward art related charities. For more information on the tour, the artists, the artwork and details from past tours please visit: http://www.scion.com/installation.
LIFE ROLLS ON FOUNDATION – 4TH ANNUAL NIGHT BY THE OCEAN GALA – July 22nd. On Sunday, July 22, 2007, Life Rolls On (LRO) Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury (SCI), will host its single-largest fundraising event of the year, the 4th Annual Night By the Ocean Gala (NBTO) presented by Disaboom, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The black-tie event will feature a live and silent auction, dinner, entertainment and special award presentation to television producer Gary Scott Thompson. Oscar-nominated actress Minnie Driver and eight-time world champion professional surfer Kelly Slater, will co-host more than 500 celebrities, elected officials, corporate partners and community advocates. To purchase tickets, donate items for the auction, or for more information, please visit www.liferollson.org or call (310) 807-5488. Due to the intimate setting of the event, space is limited.
QUIKSILVER UPDATE – Quiksilver, Inc. consolidated net revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 increased 17% to $603.8 million from $516.9 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2006. Consolidated net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 was $4.8 million compared to net income of $3.7 million the year before. Second quarter fully diluted loss per share was four cents versus earnings per share of three cents for the second quarter of fiscal 2006… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
USED BOARDS – Myoldboard.com was established for the purpose of buying and selling used boards of all measure: snow, surf, carve, wake, etc., myoldboard.com seeks to make the most pertinent information available in the shortest amount of time for boarders, who’d rather spend less time surfing the Internet, and more time surfing the waves. myoldboard.com.
3RD ANNUAL DIRTY SOUTH SURF CONTEST – SOUTH BEACH, MIAMI. www.kulchasurf.com.
14th ANNUAL LUAU and LONGBOARD INVITATIONAL – The Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center today announced the 14th annual Luau and Longboard Invitational will be held at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography on August 19, 2007 beginning at 7 a.m. The Luau and Longboard Invitational has established a unique international reputation for combining the ‘aloha’ spirit of surfing with the business and scientific community in the fight against cancer. The event brings together some of the most respected men and women in surfing history with business leaders, scientists, physicians and cancer patients to increase awareness and raise much-needed funds for cancer research. All of the proceeds from the event are donated to the center’s leading research programs. Each of the sponsored teams of five, including an assigned surfing legend, vie for traditional trophies. In the afternoon, the Luau presents Polynesian dancing, bands, live and silent auctions, featuring surf memorabilia, and a ceremony to honor the winner of the Rell Sunn – Queen of Makaha Award. The award recognizes an individual for his or her dedication to helping others in the fight against cancer in ways that embody the true ‘aloha’ spirit. As part of its title sponsorship, Genentech’s donation will support a Thriver’s Team – a longboarding team comprised of surfers who have successfully fought cancer who participate in the competition. The 14th Annual Luau and Longboard Invitational announced today that they will be hosting the first Survivor Beach, a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest line of surfboards to raise awareness and money for cancer research. This event will take place on August 5th from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the beach near Scripps Pier in San Diego. www.pnlifesciences.com.
RED BULL BIG WAVE AFRICA – The waiting period for the ’07 version of the big wave paddle in event at Dungeons, South Africa was announced last week, (it will run from June 1st – August 31st) but the contestants still have yet to be announced. Mavs Invitees at BWA last year included South African legend John Whittle, who won the contest, as well as Mavs ’06 Winner, fellow South African Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker. 11 of the 18 surfers invited to last year’s BWA contest were part of the Mavericks 24. Mavs Invitees invited to Africa include: Greg Long (USA), Grant Baker (SA), Carlos Burle (BRA), Grant Washburn (USA), Darryl Virostko (USA), John Whittle (SA), Jamie Sterling (HAW), Ross Clarke-Jones (AUS), Evan Slater (USA), Peter Mel (USA) and Anthony Tashnick (USA).
KULCHA SURF has officially launched a new TV program called ‘Island Hoppers.’ http://www.kulchasurf.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – USA Men’s Team Dominates The World to Kick Off X Games 13 – MVP Chris Ward of the USA Men’s Team Scores the First Perfect 10 in X Games History… In the final day of the X Games Surfing competition, USA wrapped day two with the first 10 scored in X Games history and swept another gold medal from the World Team. In an intense neck-to-neck battle, both the USA and World Teams showcased the best surfers in the world in front of a crowd of more than 4,500 in attendance at the three-day event. The action-packed game ended when USA posted a final score of 81.75 over the World Team’s 81.0 with 12 minutes and 15 seconds remaining on the clock and two unused timeouts. Event highlights and on-demand post-event coverage of the Men and Women Surfing competitions are available on www.expn.com. The Surfing Men’s Final will broadcast on ABC Sat., Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. ET and the Surfing Women’s Final will be televised at 9:30 p.m. ET.
SURF CONTEST – Rip Curl Boardmasters, Europe’s biggest surf, skate and music festival, returning to Newquay for it’s 26th year – August 6-12, 2007. The Rip Curl Boardmasters events include a $100,000 5* Men’s World Qualifying Series (WQS) surf contest, a Women’s 3* WQS $15,000 event, Vans Summer Session Vert and Eastpak Miniramp skate contests, a huge trade village and Foster’s Beach bar. The festival’s music event, Unleashed, will also return for a 3rd year at the stunning cliff top location of Watergate Bay. The Foster’s Beach Bar on Fistral Beach will host seven nights of live music at the ‘Beach Sessions’ presenting a selection of artists across a plethora of musical tastes from reggae soul to rock and punk. The Vans Summer Session is the biggest vert skate comp in the UK, if not Europe and is a massive highlight of the entire Rip Curl Boardmasters Festival. Skaters are invited from around the World to challenge for the coveted Summer Session Crown and the $20,000 prize purse! For info on the Rip Curl Boardmasters visit www.ripcurlboardmasters.com.
SURF VID – World Premiere Party – Pipeline Posse – Project 1 – Saturday, July 14th – 8:00 pm at Wave House… Hang with da’ boys: Braden Dias, Flynn Novak, Jason Frederico and Jamie Sterling as they sign autographs and ride the Bruticus Maximus. Live Music – 21 and up. Giveaways by Matuse Wetsuits, Pipeline Posse and Studio411. Wavehouse located at 3125 Ocean Front Walk Mission Beach, CA.
GSN SURF FILM FESTIVAL – GSN hosts the 2007 EAST COAST PREMIER SHOWING in Virginia of SHAPEMAKERS by Paul Kraus. Surf films from Panama, Costa Rica, explore Central America, Mexico, Hawaii, and beyond. Check out Puerto Rico, Florida, New York, Virginia, and the Carolinas. Date: Sat. July 14, 2007. Time: NOON – MIDNIGHT. LOCATION: OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY THEATER – NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. www.GlobalSurfNetwork-Surf-Film-Festival.com.
REEF GIRL – Reef Launches Girls Swim, Sportswear and Footwear – Reef officially launched a collection of girls’ swim, sportswear and shoes. The surf brand’s first head to toe program for girls will first hit retail in late 2007. It is Reef’s first major category extension since the women’s sandal line debuted in 1998, and the men’s apparel line in 2003. Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
LEARN TO SURF – Quiksilver and Roxy Surf Camps – www.perfectdaysurfcamp.com.
REEF NEWS – Reef Initiates Change with the Launch of the Reef Redemption Program – Reef is working toward leaving a smaller footprint on the earth with a new company wide humanitarian and environmental initiative called Reef Redemption. The Reef Redemption initiative encompasses a 3-step action plan containing the Reef Redemption Product Series, the Reef brand’s ‘Culture of Giving’ and in-house sustainability efforts. The first step is a new approach to footwear and apparel products with the launch of the Reef Redemption Product Series. By incorporating renewable, recycled and/or organic materials, wherever reasonably possible, Reef is producing unique products with less environmental impact. In the second step, as part of the Reef brand’s ‘Culture of Giving,’ Reef will contribute 1% of the product series sales to environmental and humanitarian efforts around the world. The third step includes in-house efforts to lessen day-to-day impact. Reef employees have created the Reef Redemption Committee to guide internal efforts toward creating less waste and leaving a smaller footprint on the environment. In addition to improving in-house business practices and the inclusion of environmentally sensitive features in the new Reef global headquarters, Reef holds quarterly beach clean-ups around the company’s Carlsbad home and has a company-wide recycling program. www.reef.com