GRAVESIDE – Tippy ripping it up at Graveside in the final days of the DIY concrete paradise. Photo: Hank Foto www.hankfoto.com

NIKE NEWS – Nike SB, The LA84 Foundation, and the City of Los Angeles Join Paul Rodriguez, Jr. to Open New Skate Park on Go Skateboarding Day and Father’s Day – June 21, 2009 – In its continuing effort to give Los Angeles-area youth new places to play, Nike, The LA 84 Foundation and the City of Los Angeles joined Nike SB pro Paul Rodriguez, Jr. and his dad, legendary comedian Paul Rodriguez, Sr., to inaugurate the Paul Rodriguez Skate Park at Ritchie Valens Public Park in Pacoima, California. Constructed in an area of Los Angeles near where Paul Rodriguez grew up, this new skate park’s design pushes current standards by recreating famous Southern California skate spots and incorporating them into the natural fabric of the existing park. As popular as skateboarding is around the world, a majority of famous skate spots in the United States are on private property and are illegal to skate. This skate park has no fences or traditional skate park elements, just natural, skate-able architecture, as skaters would find in any neighborhood. The Paul Rodriguez Skate Park was designed and constructed by Joe Ciaglia and California Skateparks. As industry leaders in forward thinking design and construction, the firm was the logical choice. Skate legend and fellow Nike SB team rider Lance Mountain was also the co-designer of the park. www.LA84Foundation.org and www.nikeskateboarding.com

GO SKATEBOARDING DAY IN VENICE – Skate with Mark Appleyard, Jake Duncombe, Ryan Decenzo, Terell Robinson, Louie Lopez, Adam Dyet and many more in Venice on June 21st from 1-3pm at the Venice Skate Spot in Venice Beach, CA. Pro autograph signing and $ for tricks contest.

GO SKATEBOARDING DAY WITH ARBOR – Join Arbor on June 21 at 9am to register and skate in the 2nd Annual Venice Freeride Mass Skate to support Go Skateboarding day. This will be a rally-style raffle skate up and down the boardwalk. Prizes include Arbor Snowboards, skateboards and apparel. Arbor is located at 102 Washington Blvd in Venice, CA. www.arborsports.com

GOD SAVE THE LABEL – BLACK LABEL WORLD PREMIERS – starring Jason Adams, Adam Alfaro, Kyle Leeper, Chet Childress, Shuriken Shannon, Vince Del Valle, Peter Raffin, Ethan Fitzpatrick, Ben Skrzypek, Peter Watkins and Chris Troy. Premiers include: June 17th at Hensley’s Flying Elephant Pub and Grill 850 Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad, CA. Starts at 8pm. June 19th at The Blank Club 44 South Almaden Ave, San Jose, CA. Starts at 9pm. June 27th at Vans Skatepark 20 City Blvd. The Block at Orange, Orange, CA. Starts at 7pm. June 27th at Vans Skatepark 5220 International Dr. Orlando, FL. Starts at 7pm. www.blacklabelskates.com

EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS NEWS – The EMBASSY website is up and running. ‘RIDE WITH PRIDE’! Don’t mess with Texas. www.embassyskateboards.com

VENICE SKATEPARK UPDATE with Jesse Martinez, Joe Schmoe and Tonan Ruiz. Click here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFIM19ToM84

VENICE SKATEPARK – For updates and news from the locals about the Venice Skatepark go to www.veniceskatepark.com. Support the Venice local companies like Venice Originals at www.veniceoriginals.com and Venice Skates at www.veniceskates.com. For local events check out http://www.venicepaparazzi.com. Look for more Venice Skatepark news from the Juice Magazine Venice office and Juice TV at www.juicemagazine.com

AFTERBURN – Tiki Freaki II Playa Surfers B-man Fundraiser – This Saturday, June 20, 2009 will be the last underground events at the Afterburn warehouse west of Lincoln Blvd. Resident surfers; DJ Loomer, Saadhu and Jamesen Re are going to be there a provide a memorable set. Playa Surfers will be in full force and cost will be only $10.00. This is a fundraiser and your donations will help. The warehouse is located at 1040 Princeton Dr. Marina Del Rey, CA.

NIKE NEWS – Debacle, the new Nike SB HD video project, featuring Justin Brock, Daryl Angel, David Clark, Shane O’Neill, and Grant Taylor is premiering in choice locations in Sacramento, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco. Check out the trailer: http://www.nike.com/nikeskateboarding/v3/#/media/view/13947

POWELL VIDEO ‘FUN’ – After nine long years, Powell Skateboards steps up with a new roster of skaters and delivers FUN!, the latest video title. The current roster includes new pro Jordan Hoffart, John White, Josh
Hawkins, Dallas Rockvam, Derek Elmendorf, Ben Hatchell and Aldrin Garcia. Internationally there have been showings of FUN! in Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Sweden, England, Russia, New Zealand, Chile, UAE, Poland, Spain, Japan, Italy, Finland and Switzerland, seventy seven total. www.powellskateboards.com and www.skateone.com

SKATOPIA BOWL BASH XIV – June 25-28, 2009. 3 Days of Chaos and Music. Be there. And bring $ to donate for new concrete. On June 17, 2009, Brewce Martin was injured and transported to a regional hospital. Brewce received a major head trauma when a tire exploded in a tire shop near Skatopia. Surgery was preformed to relieve pressure around his brain caused by swelling. He is still in the ICU at Cabell-Huntington Hospital and listed under Critical condition as of June 18th, 2009. UPDATE AS OF JUNE 22, 2009: Just got word that today Brewce ate his first meal after the accident; has been talking to folks in his room; and is complaining of a ‘massive headache.’ More as it comes…. The Bowl Bash XIV 2009 will still be going on. All bands, skaters, and patrons are encouraged to attend to show love and support for Brewce Martin and his skateboarding legacy. www.skatopia.org

SKATOPIA: 88 ACRES OF ANARCHY – The upcoming skateboard film ‘Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy’ will have its world premiere in NYC on 7/11/09. Skatopia : 88 Acres of Anarchy http://www.skatopiathemovie.com. There will be a sneak preview of the film at the Bowl Bash. The official trailer is posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTgV44R_loU. The film was selected for indy film fest ACEfest in NYC on Saturday July 11 at 9:45 pm, and landed the best slot in the lineup: closing spot on Saturday night. Here is the link for buying tickets: http://acefest.bside.com/2009/schedule/week. ACEFEST 2009 : Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy http://acefest.bside.com/2009/films/skatopia88acresofanarchy_acefest2009. Eric Martin will be updating the Skatopia.org homepage with latest news on the Pope, Brewce Martin.

SO CAL SKATEPARKS STORE GRAND OPENING. It’s the grand opening of the SoCal Skateparks first Retail Shop in Mission Viejo, Ca located at 24002 Via Fabricante Suite #2005 Mission Viejo, CA 92691. For more info visit http://socalskateshop.com

BLIND SKATEPARK TOUR – San Diego on June 18, 2009. The team featuring Jake Brown, Filipe Ortiz, James Craig, Morgan Smith and Rob Lorifice will hit up MLK, Melba Park, Washington, Memorial. For more info go to www.sdskateparks.com and www.blindskateboards.com

UNITED BY FATE EPISODE 5 – In the past, MACHNAU, HASLAM, MUMFORD, DUNCOMBE, and LUTZKA all fall under the spell of the mysterious BLACK VAN. Where it’s taken them, we don’t quite know. But alas, the youth are getting restless. The hunter becomes the hunted in EPISODE 5 as RYAN DECENZO and the GLOBE skate team are UNITED BY FATE. Check out the best of UBF here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt0pJxodpYw and go to www.unitedbyfate.tv

GO SKATEBOARDING DAY – ELEMENT EVENTS: June 21, 2009. Events include Skate Jam, BBQ and Flat Bar Contest at Mililani Skatepark, Mililani, HI, Utility Boardshop, Covina, CA, Bill’s Wheels Skateshop, Santa Cruz, CA, Ground Zero Boardshop, Roseville, CA, Longmont Skatepark, Longmont, CO, Goodimes Skateshop, San Antonio, TX, O.C. Convention Center, Ocean City, MD, Tres Palmas / La Perla, San Juan, PR, Hill Bomb, Seattle, WA, K5 Game of Skate, Poway, CA (June 20), Cosmic Invasion, Lexington, KY, Best Trick Contest and BBQ, Calgary, AB, Skate Contest, Copaiague, NY, Kona Skatepark, Jacksonville, FL. For more info on each event visit www.elementskateboards.com/gsd

NIKE NEWS – Nike Skateboarding welcomes Eric Koston to the team! 2009 is shaping up to be the busiest summer ever for Nike SB, but simply put, any time is a good time to add Eric Koston to your team. Eric had this to say: ‘Not only am I psyched to be a part of the great group of guys that makes up the Nike SB team, but I’m equally as excited to work with them creatively. I’m sure many people know that a lot of different Nike’s have been the inspiration for my shoe designs over the last 12 years, so I feel like a fucking kid in a candy store when it comes to this partnership between Nike and I.’ www.nike.com

NORTH COUNTY INVITATIONAL presented by Cal’s Pharmacy. June 5, 2009 – 7-10pm. Featuring Jo Jackson, Andy Jenkins, Chris Johanson, Jason Lee, Chris Pastras, Clint Peterson, Russ Pope, Roger Seliner and Tobin Yelland. Cal’s Pharmacy is located at 11 NE Hancock St. Portland, OR. http://www.myspace.com/calspharmacy

POOL PICK – Tim Garner – drop in at P-ville. Photo: Scott O’Bradovich

HARDCORE FOR LIFE – Scott O’Bradovich celebrating one year of ripping the Tulare pool. For more stop by http://www.AddiktSkateboards.com

ERIC RUWADI R.I.P. – New Jersey skateboarding was dealt another crushing blow this weekend with the passing of Eric Ruwadi. Our thoughts got out to his family and those that knew him. http://metalskateboards.blogspot.com/

DVS presents CPH PRO 2009 – Copenhagen, Denmark on June 26-28th, 2009. http://www.dvsshoes.com/skate/cphpro/

DEPT. JAM STYLE BOWL CONTEST – June 13, 2009 – 2 divisions: 15 and under and 16 and over. $20 entry fee includes two raffle tickets. $5 admission fee to watch includes one raffle ticket. A benefit for Taylor Appelo Medical Fund. Registration at 3pm. Contest at 4pm. Dept. is located at 15 NE Hancock Portland, OR 97212. www.departmentofskateboarding.com

TOTALLY – Warehouse Jam and Totally Deck Release Party on June 13, 2009. Live sets from McRad, POPO and Superbuick. The warehouse is located at Alter St. between 17th and 18th in Philadelphia, PA. Do not park on Alter St. www.totallyskateboarding.com

ZOO YORK ‘STATE OF MIND’ WORLD PREMIERE – JUNE 4, 2009 – NEW YORK CITY – Mark your calendar, because Zoo York’s highly-anticipated new full-length video, ‘State of Mind,’ will make its world premiere on June 4th in NYC. More information and additional premiere locations coming soon… www.zooyork.com

BERGFEST – Munster Bowl and Snakerun Contest – June 13, 2009. Bowl, street, and snakerun contest. Live bands at the bowl featuring Ramming Speed, Chuck Damage, Burial and Alpinist. Skatepark Berg Fidel. Munster, Germany. www.bergfidel.com

A DAY WITH STEVE OLSON – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSt8Okj7irUandfeature=player_embedded

OAKLEY INDEPENDENT VERT SERIES 2009 – Blockless Combat at Creation in Birmingham, UK on June 14th.

SKATEFEST 09 – Black Diamond Skatepark presents Skatefest 09 on June 25-28, 2009 with a $5000 Purse. The contest will feature Grom, Am and Pro Divisions. Thursday: Practice. Friday: Grom/Am Vert, Saturday: Grom/Am Street and Pro Vert, Sunday: Street and Best Trick. Doors open 9am on all days. Phone 856-235-5800 Black Diamond Skatepark is located at Moorestown Mall – 400 W Rt 88 Moorestown, NJ. www.bdsk8.com

ROYAL HAWAIIAN POOL SERVICE has launched their new web/blog/store. Not on ‘Hawaiian Time’ anymore. See the latest in pics, events, history lessons and products. www.royalhawaiianpoolservice.com

MIGHTY MAMA SKATE-O-RAMA SKATEPARK TOUR – The nonprofit Skateboard Moms will be heading out on the Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama skatepark tour, June 19-28, 2009 from San Diego to San Francisco and back. Info at www.skateboardmoms.org

ELEMENT NEWS – Check out the new trailer for Element’s upcoming Fall 2009 release…SOLE.
http://www.elementskateboards.com/sole/trailer/ SOLE highlights the Element shoe team; Darrell Stanton, Chad Tim Tim, Mike Vallely and Levi Brown.

SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS BLOG – Check out the news about the Jason Jessee re-release of the Neptune deck. Get your blog on at www.santacruzskateboards.com/swordboard_neptune.html

IASC ANNOUNCES THE 6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GO SKATEBOARDING DAY – Go Skateboarding Day (GSD), Sunday, June 21, 2009, founded by International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC), is recognized internationally by skateboarders, skateboard companies and the industry as a whole as an official holiday and continues to grow exponentially each year; both the number of people who celebrate it and the number of unique events taking place in its honor around the globe. Events include contests that help fund special charities, build skate parks and give scholarships as well as festivals and impromptu skateboarding sessions. Event locations are disclosed at local skateboard shops and on www.goskateboardingday.org, where you will also find info on how to create your own event or rally among other things. The mission of GSD is to ‘Go skateboarding and have fun!’ Last year, millions of skateboarders participated in thousands of events held worldwide. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the holiday, whether they are devoted skateboarders or first-timers. World-renowned professional skateboarders such as Rob Dyrdek, Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Bam Margera, Andrew Reynolds, Ryan Sheckler, Cara-Beth Burnside and Elissa Steamer among many others have paid homage to their sport by celebrating and getting involved with GSD in past years. This year’s holiday poster was created by skateboarding legend, Steve Caballero. The excitement for GSD is consistently growing worldwide and events are currently being planned to take place in Portugal, Africa, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Netherlands, Japan, England, Australia and Canada as well as hot spots in the United States such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dayton, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Tampa. To check out the latest schedule of events in your area visit www.goskateboardingday.org or www.skateboardiasc.org

ELEMENT NEWS – New Element Pro… LEVI BROWN. http://www.elementskateboards.com/team/. Welcome video…http://www.elementskateboards.com/audiovisual/elementtv-129.html

ALL NATIONS SK8 JAM 2009 PHOTOS – Photos by Joel Harder. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=255758andid=860475095andl=0a6f6db6d5

BOBBY WORREST SHOE LAUNCH PARTY – eS presents Bobby Worrest Shoe and Apparel Launch Party’ on Saturday, June 6 at 9:00pm at eS Showroom in SoHo, NYC. http://esfootwear.com/

BUILDING OUT BACK GETS A FACELIFT AND OPENS DOORS FOR THE BMX/SKATE COMMUNITY – Windells has completed construction on its one-of-kind indoor recreation facility on Mt Hood this week. The Building out Back (aka BOB) gives riders and skaters a state of the art venue to practice 365 days a year and a refuge from the elements. The 15,000 indoor skate and BMX park is the biggest of its kind in the Northwest. BOB’s new features include a 75 ft mini ramp and street course. An Olympic size trampoline and giant foam pit provide riders with the opportunity to safely work on new tricks and maneuvers, ‘This place is an incredible facility for training, for fun and for filming and its another reason Windells is the funnest place on earth,’ says owner Tim Windell. The new renovations were completed for the spring and summer sessions and compliment an already 28 acre campus. Besides BOB, Windells offers an outdoor street course, BMX dirt tracks, a concrete bowl, concrete spine ramp, a demo shed full of next years products, paintball, a NIKE Video Editing Lab, ping-pong, a basketball court and of course a snack shop. Campers can stay overnight or just attend the weeklong camps daily. The camp includes instruction, food, prizes, supervision, video review camp activities and more. To register go to www.windells.com

5BORO SKATEBOARDS 13TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY AND ART RETROSPECTIVE – On June 5th, 5boro Skateboards will celebrate its 13th anniversary with a special party and art retrospective at the Red Bull Space in SoHo. Going down the night before the annual ‘Back to the Banks’ contest, this 21+ event is open to the public and will run from 7pm-Midnight. Every deck 5boro has ever made – more than 250 – will be on grand display. There will also be a photo exhibit and video montage featuring clips of everyone who has ever skated for 5boro over the years. Plus, beats will be provided by DJ Sweet Waste from Brooklyn, with free drinks served up from Red Bull, Iceberg Vodka, Berentzen, and Pabst. It’s sure to be a banger, so get there early as space is limited. Following is a list of artists and photographers who have contributed to 5boro and will be featured in the art retrospective: Nardelli, Uncle Geez, Raza Uno, Thought Ninjas, Grotesk, Robert Mars, PK, Michael Sieben, Alessandro Zuek Simonetti, Christian Acker, Dylan Haley, Megumi Watanabe, Eddie Martinez, Sean Cronan, Allen Ying, Angela Boatwright, Ruby Lee, Lowrider, Stephan Marx, Allison Malecki, Ewok, Dave Reinbold, AKA, The CollaBros, Circus Media, Andy Madsen, Jimmy Gonzales, Karen Stern, Fletcher Ohmart, and Craig Metzger. Find out more at: www.5boro.com. If you plan to attend the June 5th event at Red Bull Space in SoHo, please RSVP to: [email protected]

GET A GRIP ART SHOW – Krudco hosts ‘Get A Grip Art Show/Fundraiser’ on Friday, June 5 at 5:00pm. Get A Grip Art Show/Fundraiser for RocCity SKatepark at Four Walls Gallery in Rochester, NY. www.krudco.com

RED BULL MANNY MANIA 2009 – June 7, 2009 in New York City, NY. www.redbullmannymania.com

BACK TO THE BANKS – JUNE 6TH, 2009 at the Brooklyn Banks in NYC. www.backtothebanks.com

NIKE NEWS – Stefan Janoski’s name graces the second signature Nike SB shoe. It’s a classic. Cork included. www.nikeskateboarding.com


BOWL JAM at Owl’s Head Skate Park, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NYC on Sat. June 20, 2009 at 11am. Rain date is June 21. For more info email [email protected]

SANTA CRUZ / CREATURE TOUR – Midwest Assault – www.santacruzcreaturetour.com

SOUTHPARC FREE SKATE DEMO – featuring Dayne Brummet, Alex Gavin, Josh Evin, Phil Lajeunesse, Gab Lalande, Yann Fily-Pare’ and Frank Fily-Pare’. June 5, 2009 from 7-9pm at 8100 Taschereau, Brossard, Quebec Canada. www.south-parc.com

SKATE SHOP SHOWCASE – Presented by Ollie Pop – Skate Shop Showcase, a night dedicated to the Skate Shops allowing them to do what they do best – unite the skate community through music, art and culture. The concept is simple… each store will be given a designated amount of wall space within the show. They are free to design their space however they see fit. The 2006 Skate Shop Showcase saw everything from a full-blown build-out, hanging branded merchandise, painting on the walls (acrylic and aerosol) as well as stores contributing bands, dj’s and tons more. Skate Shops enlisted to be part of this years event so far are Liberty Board Shop, Urban Era (Daly City), Val Surf, Maintain, Transport, Non-Factory, 2nd Nature (New York), Good Times (San Antonio, TX), ZJ’s Boarding House, 9 Star, Shelter, One Way Board Shop, Sunken City, IG board shop and many more to come. Live performances thus far include Brevi, Ninja Academy, DJ Patrick Melcher, Brian Lotti performing spoken word and showing a special Trailer and more performances to be announced. This year’s Skate Shop Showcase will be held at Gallery 1018 on June 20th. For more information and frequent updates visit www.skateshopshowcase.com

SOLES4SOULS the Shoe Charity, Partners with the Los Angeles Mission for ‘Barefoot Saturday’ on June 6, 2009 – Soles4Souls Inc., the international shoe charity dedicated to providing a free pair of shoes to people in need, announced a unique partnership with the Los Angeles Mission, a non-profit organization that offers vital resources and life building tools to individuals living on the infamous Skid Row in Los Angeles. Soles4Souls and the Los Angeles Mission are working together to promote ‘Barefoot Saturday,’ a community barbeque and shoe distribution on Saturday, June 6. This event provides an opportunity to serve the community a barbeque dinner, as well as distribute 2,500 new shoes and 3,500 flip-flops to people served by the Los Angeles Mission. The community barbeque and shoe distribution will be held at the Los Angeles Mission (located at 303 East 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013), and will begin at 10am and run until 2pm. During Barefoot Week (June 1-7), Soles4Souls will be distributing more than 50,000 pairs of new shoes in the United States while it also collects ‘gently worn’ shoes from the general public during thousands of concurrent shoe drives at retailers, schools, churches and community centers. Visit www.giveshoes.org for more information. For more information go to www.losangelesmission.org

SLEESTOCK 4 – June 6-7, 2009 at Hood River Oregon! For more go to www.sleestak.net

WES HUMPSTON has teamed up with fashion designer Anthony Quiroz to design a new shoe brand that is set to release in Summer 2009. The shoe collection focuses on Wes’ trademark hand drawn artwok combined with classic skateboard styles. Currently selling at www.bulldogkskates.com

TONY HAWK FOUNDATION NEWS – The Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors has announced its Spring 2009 skatepark grant awards. Twice annually the foundation’s Board selects skatepark projects that best match several criteria-applicants’ skateparks must be located in low-income communities, involve the skaters in all aspects of skatepark development (from negotiating with local leaders, to fundraising, to helping design the skatepark), and be designed and built by experienced skatepark specialists. Twenty-two projects were selected for grant awards from 73 applicants, receiving a total of $175,000 to assist in the construction of their free public skateparks. Pawhuska, Oklahoma earned the top grant award of $25,000 for its skatepark that will draw visitors from the local Osage Nation Native American and other non-Native communities. In 2007, local skaters formed the Make It Happen In Pawhuska committee to promote the skatepark concept. Endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce, they convinced other area business and nonprofit groups, the City of Pawhuska, and the Osage Nation leadership to join them and to combine resources to build a quality, durable public skatepark. ‘The community could see the need to provide a safe environment for a sport that’s growing in popularity,’ says Cindy Helmer, Chairman of Make It Happen In Pawhuska (MHP). ‘It’s clearly a sport that includes any and all youth-regardless of size, age, color, or academic ability.’ Since 2002 the Tony Hawk Foundation has been working with communities across the U.S. to assist in their pursuit of safe, quality public skateparks. Pawhuska is the fifteenth Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grant recipient to serve Native American communities. ‘Skating provides a stimulus for young kids,’ says Mize. ‘It challenges them, gives them something to aspire to, and gives them the ambition to learn and land a trick-these things are nonexistent in most rural Native American settings.’ Helmer says the Tony Hawk Foundation grant has convinced local leaders that the skaters’ vision of a custom concrete skatepark was worth committing to: ‘The donation from the Tony Hawk Foundation will allow this committee to build a first-class skatepark, versus the original modular skatepark that the City of Pawhuska was pursuing. The ‘Tony Hawk’ stamp on the project also raises the level of excitement and enthusiasm from youth and parents alike.’ With the success of the Pawhuska project, Mize has reached out to Tribal leaders across Oklahoma, Colorado, and Florida to help them start similar skatepark projects. ‘The idea is to get concrete venues at many tribal locations and begin to arrange regional competitions,’ he says. ‘These would culminate at a ‘Nationals’ held at the All Nations Skate Jam in Albuquerque [New Mexico].’ The MHP example, he believes, will inspire other Native American communities make it happen for themselves, too.
Spring 2009 Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
Pawhuska, Oklahoma (Pawhuska Community Foundation)
Kapa’au,Hawaii (Roots Advocates for Youth)
Chicago, Illinois (Enlace Chicago)
Portland, Maine (City of Portland Maine)
Batesville, Mississippi (Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi)
Celina, Ohio (City of Celina)
Lockhart, Texas (Skate Park of San Marcos)
Sinton, Texas (City of Sinton)
Shelton, Washington (Squaxin Island Tribe)
Parkersburg, West Virginia (City of Parkersburg)
Nome, Alaska (Nome Community Center, Inc.)
Brazil, Indiana (Clay Community Parks Association, Inc.)
Frenchburg, Kentucky (Menifee County Fiscal Court)
Federalsburg, Maryland (Town of Federalsburg)
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation)
Sebeka, Minnesota (City of Sebeka)
Bucyrus, Ohio (The Bucyrus Area Community Foundation)
Colerain Township, Ohio (Colerain Township, Ohio)
Marietta, Ohio (City of Marietta)
Sallisaw, Oklahoma (City of Sallisaw)
Eugene, Oregon (Skaters For Public Skateparks)
Port Orchard, Washington (Port Orchard Rotary Foundation)
The Tony Hawk Foundation’s Fall 2009 grant season officially begins August 15 when the grant application goes live on the foundation’s Web site. The deadline for completing Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grant applications for the Fall season is October 1, 2009. Details are available at http://tonyhawkfoundation.org

– Satori is happy to announce the debut of new Eco Easy Rider Softie wheels made with 100% recycled cores, corn based urethane riding surface and a smooth 82a softness, these wheels are definitely the Easy Rider special. Available in 4 sizes/colors. www.satorimovement.com

BANDIT BRAND – New tees at www.banditbrand.com

DC-JAM SKATE ROCK VOL. 1 including bands: Swingin’ Utters, Government Issue, JFA, The Copyrights, Amercian Werewolves, Psycho, Painted Willie, Venomous, Plan 9, Frontside Five, The Heard, The Big Boys, The Dwarves, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Suspect dc, Trusty, 300 Pounds, Minus-One, McRad, Off With Their Heads!, Wednesday Night Heroes, Whatever Dude!, The Party Downers, Narcopleptic Youth, Pezz, New Skool Kings, Naked Lady Wrestlers, Disastroid, Neutralboy and Fishbone. www.dcjamrecords.com

HARMONY FESTIVAL AND ECO CUP – From June 12th-14th, Sonoma County will host a weekend event in Santa Rosa, CA with bands, pro skaters and a host of prizes. A world-class professional skate expo and competition dubbed the Eco Cup, featuring many of the biggest names in professional skating competing on the mini-MegaRamp, 175-feet long with a mind-blowing 30-foot drop (the equivalent of a three-story building) across a 25-feet gap, ending in a massive 18-foot quarter pipe. The event includes a full contest with the first-ever mini-Mega Ramp contest in America (over the gap and 20-feet airborne) with $40,000 in prize winnings. SKATERS: The world’s top MegaRamp riders will be battling for the Eco Cup including Bob Burnquist and Danny Way, as well as multiple medal winners PLG, Jake Brown, Andy MacDonald and Buster Halterman. Also expected are Adam Taylor, Lincoln Ueda, Rob Loriface and Omar Hassan. Some of the world’s top skate legends including Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi will be present for demos, judging, and Meet and Greets. BANDS: Dead Kennedys and Bad Brains plus fast-rising new bands Pepper and Rebelution. Also performing over the weekend are Hightower, Tall Black Girls, Zepparella, Egypt Central, local bands The Whiskey Thieves and American Drag, and MC Radioactive. www.harmonyfestival.com

HANK WILLIAMS III’S BAND ‘ASSJACK’ TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON CURB RECORDS AUGUST 4 – ASSJACK–the death-metal band founded and fronted by HANK WILLIAMS III–will release their first album of fully authorized music August 4 via Curb Records. Featuring tracks like ‘Redneck Ride,’ ‘Wasting Away’ and ‘No Regrets,’ the self-titled album personifies the split in the psyche of the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer who last year released the psych-country album Damn Right, Rebel Proud. While they’re two vastly different sonic experiences, both projects reflect the diverse musical interests of the self-professed ‘crazy fuck from Tennessee.’ ‘Nowadays, there’s a whole group of people that love Waylon and David Allan Coe and love Pantera and Slayer– there’s a whole breed of them out there,’ says Hank III. HIII will take both his ‘Damn’ country band and ASSJACK out on the road beginning June 16 in Louisville, KY, with U.S. dates confirmed through July 15 in Knoxville, TN. For these shows, both the ‘Damn’ band and ASSJACK will perform 45-minute sets, with a 15-minute changeover in-between. http://www.myspace.com/hank3

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES SHOW – DHP Concerts Presents SUICIDAL TENDENCIES at Camden Electric Ballroom in London, England on June 15, 2009 w/support from The Inspector Cluzo. Doors 7.00pm. 14+. Tickets Available from – http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.gigantic.com%2Falttickets%2Fevent_gce_11068a.html

THE SHRINE at Canter’s Deli on Friday, June 19, 2009. 9pm.

DC-JAM SKATE ROCK TOUR 2009 – The DC-Jam Skate Rock Tour 09′ is well under way on the West Coast and features performances by: Frontside Five, JFA, Anarchy Taco, Minus-One, 300 Pounds, 5 Days Dirty and Hightower. This tour will be hitting the Midwest/South by mid-summer and the East Coast in early Fall. www.dcjamrecords.com

VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 PRESENTED BY ATandT ANNOUNCES AFTER PARTY IN DOWNTOWN VENTURA, CA ON SUNDAY, JUNE 28 FEATURING PERFORMANCE BY PUNK ICONS FEAR AND THE MOVIE PREMIERE OF NATIONAL LAMPOON PRESENTS ENDLESS BUMMER – Vans Warped Tour Presented by ATandT has announced a special after-party in downtown Ventura on Sunday, June 28 directly following the Vans Warped Tour show at Seaside Park in Ventura, CA. The one-night-only event will transform downtown Ventura into a Vans Warped Tour playground featuring a live performance from punk icons FEAR, followed by the movie premiere of National Lampoon Presents Endless Bummer (shot on location in Ventura). The night will also feature a dance party at The Watermark featuring DJ Kamtin Mohager aka The Street Gang of 1974 (with back-up band 3Oh!3), a private VIP party at upstairs at W20 Lounge (Watermark On Main) and public parties at local clubs Sans Souci, RooKees and The Good Bar, live performances from Blackheart Records’ The Dollyrots as well as The Action Design (who are featured on the Endless Bummer film soundtrack). ENDLESS BUMMER was Executive Produced and co-written by VANS WARPED TOUR producer and founder Kevin Lyman and will be released on DVD by National Lampoon in Fall 2009. The film chronicles 24 hours in the life of a group of teens contemplating what life will hold for them after high school. The thought of leaving the sun-drenched beaches of Ventura, California–‘where beer, bongs and bikinis rule’–is temporarily banished when catching a wave turns into catching a surfboard thief from the much-despised ‘Valley.’ Golden boy J.D. (Khan Chittenden, In Her Skin) and ‘stoner’ Lardo (Ray Santiago, Meet the Fockers) rally their friends one last time, with the guidance of the mystical Dell (rocker Joan Jett) and veteran surfer Mike Mooney (Matthew Lillard channeling ‘The Big Kahuna’). The hunt is on! www.endlessbummerthemovie.com. Please visit www.warpedtour.com

CALIFORNIA SCREAMIN’ 4 ART and HOT ROD SHOW – Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 12-6pm at Gasoline located at 423 Main St. El Segundo, CA. Featuring artwork by The Pizz, Keith Weesner, John Bell, Makoto, Damian Fulton, Dave Burke, Steve Caballero, Sara Ray, Mr. G, Doug Dorr, Grimb, Candy, Squindo, Dave Leamon, Bruce Gossett, Wish, Max Grundy, Johnny Ace and Kali, Kal, James Owens, 3 Sheets, Jet Wrench, Big Toe, The Harpoon, Krazy Dotty, Rob Schwager, Ghost, Jeff Norwell, Nash, D.J. Rabiola, Andy Broadhurst, Keith Ciaramello, Ick, David Lozeau, Kent Reppert II, Scott Fisk, Ryzart, Shaun Nadolyny, Rob Enright, Jay Mason, Tim Button, Odd Rodney, D.D. Mae, Willis, Lucky Lenn, and many more. Art show runs until June 20, 2009. www.gasolinegallery.com

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE SKATEBOARDING CULTURE EXHIBIT – Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America. Exhibit runs from June 12, 2009-September 13, 2009 at NMAI on the National Mall, Washington, DC. Ramp it Up celebrates the vibrancy, creativity, and controversy of American Indian skate culture. Skateboarding combines demanding physical exertion with design, graphic art, filmmaking, and music to produce a unique and dynamic culture. One of the most popular sports on Indian reservations, skateboarding has inspired American Indian and Native Hawaiian communities to host skateboard competitions and build skate parks to encourage their youth. Native entrepreneurs own skateboard companies and sponsor community-based skate teams. Native artists and filmmakers, inspired by their skating experiences, credit the sport with teaching them a successful work ethic. The exhibition features rare and archival photographs and film of Native skaters as well as skatedecks from Native companies and contemporary artists. http://www.nmai.si.edu/

HARLEY-DAVIDSON – IRON 883 – Introducing the newest addition to Harley-Davidson’s popular Dark Custom line, the Iron 883, the edgiest machine on the streets, a completely blacked out and chopped Harley-Davidson that lends itself to creativity and sex appeal. www.harley-davidson.com

ART SHOW – Tony Alva and Richard Villa III present an Exhibit A Gallery event ‘The Detournements of Wynn Miller’ on Saturday June 13th 2009 7pm- 11pm. Featuring artists: Shepard Fairey, Mark ‘Gonz’ Gonzales, Shawn Barber, Greg Gossel, Nate Frizzell, Chloe Trujillo, Axis, Lauren Bergman, Jon Chase, Richard Villa III, Nazrn, Eric Monson, Dennis Mcnett, Michael Ruiz, Mario ‘ Fdubs ‘ Luevanos, Jeff Ho, Votan, Tony Meister, Jamie La Chappa. Visit www.exhibitagallery.com for more updates and info. Exhibit A Gallery: 1086 South Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90019. 323-954-7295 www.exhibitagallery.com. All are invited but space is limited. Please rsvp now to guarantee entrance at: www.exhibitagallery.com . Limited edition signed Obey Giant prints by: Shepard Fairey, Wynn Miller, Tony Alva . Special exhibit featuring: A Robert Trujillo bass with art by Chloe Trujillo. Guest dj’s: Keith Morris [Black Flag, The Circle Jerks], Shepard Fairey . Live ‘detournement’ painting of a 2009 scion xd by: Mario ‘Fdubs’ Luevanos . Open bar provided by: Monster Energy Drink. Free food and gifts . All art will be available for purchase. Exhibition runs 06/13/09 – 07/11/09 mon- sat 1pm – 7pm. For pre-showing on 06/12/09 – please call 323.954.7295 to schedule an appointment. www.exhibitagallery.com

JOE CASTRO ART SHOW – Studio 27.28 presents Joe Castro new paintings and collages. Opening reception on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Studio 2728 is located at 2728 Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA from 6-9pm. www.studio2728.com and www.mightyjoecastro.com

RENNY YATER – The legendary surf icon Renny Yater, in addition to making ridable surf art, is now making guitar art too. This guitar case is a piece of art in its own right. Renny never ceases to inspire and amaze with his constant creativity, pushing it to the next level every time. www.yater.com

MSA CLASSIC SURF CONTEST – The Malibu Surfing Association’s MSA Classic surfing contest will be held September 12-13, 2009 at First Point, Surfrider Beach, Malibu. We expect the MSA Classic – California’s premier club surfing competition – to turn out another great group of celebrities, Malibu residents, surfing legends, and up-and-coming greats; all against the backdrop of one of the world’s most famous beaches and within the heart of the LA media market. Your tax-deductible contribution to the MSA Classic offers excellent exposure to both contestants and visitors. We offer a compelling suite of pre-event, on-site, post-event, and year-round values, including prominent recognition in the official program. The MSA is an all volunteer, 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the fellowship of surfing and to the stewardship of Surfrider Beach. We believe that Malibu is one of surfing’s crown jewels and a special resource for all its visitors. With this belief, we’re actively engaged in improving the Surfrider Beach experience, whether on the beach or in the water. We’re Califorina’s ONLY surfing club whose fundraising efforts go directly back into preserving the beach we love — Surfrider Beach. On behalf of the members and Directors of the MSA, thank you for your time and consideration. www.msaclassic.com and www.msasurfing.org

LEGENDS OF SURFING – Surfing, Jack London remarked, is ‘a royal sport for the natural kings of earth.’ Legends of Surfing profiles the greatest of those natural kings in a glorious celebration of the world’s best surfers. Part exquisite picture book and travelogue of the best surfing spots on earth, part biography and reference guidebook, Legends of Surfing profiles one hundred great surfers, men and women, from throughout the world. In life stories, and in exclusive interviews, notable surfers such as Wayne Bartholomew, Tom Curren, Andy and Bruce Irons, Duke Kahanamoku, Dave Kalama, Gerry Lopez, Rob Machado, Mark Occhilupo, and Kelly Slater give us a rare firsthand look at what it’s like to live to surf. Written by Duke Boyd, a legendary surfer himself and co-founder in 1962 of Hang Ten surf-wear, Legends of Surfing is the perfect gift for anyone who surfs or dreams of surfing. Legends of Surfing: The Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater By Duke Boyd; Photography by Jeff Divine; Foreword by Steve Pezman. Retail: $35.00 US. Hardcover / 9.25 x 10.875 / 208 pages / 150 color and 100 b/w photos. Pub Date: November 2009. www.mbipublishing.com

SURFLAND – Upcoming exhibition SurfLand features 40+ tintypes of surfers taken by NY-based photographer, Joni Sternbach. Over the years surfers have been drawn to the unusual sight of Joni’s portable darkroom and large format camera perched on the beaches of Montauk, San Diego, and Santa Cruz and have become volunteer/impromptu subjects for her portraits. Her method yields a survey of portraits that express an almost anthropological feel; a subculture of men, women, and children poised with their boards at the edge of the ocean. These luminescent images communicate a compelling magnetism and deep humanity that we are pleased to share with the public in, this, Joni Sternbach’s first solo museum exhibition. PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM East India Square Salem, MA 01970 978.745.9500 x3228 www.pem.org and http://pem.org/exhibitions/showcase.php#id=surflandandnum=1

DIBI FLETCHER has been busy with the rest of the Fletcher family and the crew at Astrodeck organizing good works for the USMC. Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2XgwVY4KEo and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98fz4qT7pHU (Graduation). For more about the Fletchers good works go to www.astrodeck.com

GOT HERB – Better get some. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73jSh8OeODo

ERGO presents SOCAL GRAB AND SMASH TOUR coming to your local shred spot, surfing hole, backyard bash, skate shop, red carpet shindig, or whatever else we can crash, in LA, Orange County and San Diego in June, July and August. www.twitter.com/ergotwitt and www.ergophobia.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dustin Humphrey, a leading surf, travel, commercial, fashion and celebrity photographer, has won the ’09 Sony World Photography Award for his cutting-edge Insight/Dopamine campaign – http://reelsessions.com/dustinhumphrey_insight.html. The campaign, which featured stunning black and white images of underwater vignettes – from a nude woman on a vintage motorbike to an upside down formal ‘floating’ living room – all featured a surfer effortlessly gliding over the scene and was shot for Australian clothing and lifestyle brand, Insight www.insight51.com. Shot entirely on location in Bali with some of surfing’s biggest names, this surreal and beautiful campaign for Insight has garnered Humphrey worldwide accolades alongside this prestigious award. Known internationally for his original and compelling underwater photography, Dustin’s photographs have reinvigorated the entire world of surf photojournalism.

CASTLES IN THE SKY – Exclusive Sneak Preview Event for the Upcoming Film Castles in the Sky, from Director Taylor Steele and Photographer Dustin Humphrey, Creators of the Critically Acclaimed Surf Travel Documentary and Book Sipping Jetstreams. An exclusive sneak preview party for Castles in the Sky, a surf travel film and photo book by director Taylor Steele and 2009 Sony World Awards winner, photographer Dustin Humphrey. Castles in the Sky is from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2006 film and photo book, Sipping Jetstreams. The preview will consist of footage for the upcoming ‘travel through surf’ project shot on location in Vietnam, Iceland, Peru, India and other global locations. Sipping Jetstreams will be screened following the sneak preview. Confirmed guests include surfing legend Kelly Slater, who appeared in Sipping Jetstreams and will appear in Castles in the Sky, as well as some of the biggest names in surfing. Additional celebrity and VIP guests are expected to attend and will be announced. Pre-show entertainment provided by DJ Mathieu Schreyer (KCRW, Spacek Soundsystem). Photo exhibit, live music and QandA. Cocktails provided by Jim Beam. Charity partner for the event: the Life Rolls On Foundation. WHERE: The Ricardo Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA (just south of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street) WHEN: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. HOW: By invitation only. Castles In The Sky is the sequel to the critically acclaimed film, Sipping Jetstreams, a surf travel documentary by director Taylor Steele and photographed by 2009 Sony World Awards winner, Dustin Humphrey. Steele and Humphrey decided to scrap the usual surf-travel strategy of ‘fly in, surf, fly out’ in favor of true exploration of a culture – physical, spiritual, musical, and emotional. They gave up the ‘sure to score’ mentality that had dominated surf travel for decades in favor of a more rhythmic journey into the heart of a place. Sipping Jetstreams was the result, with Castles in the Sky as the sequel to their vision. Follow the event on Facebook and Twitter

LIGHTNING BOLT HOSTS SUCCESSFUL FILM SCREENING OF ‘UNSUNG’ FEATURING RORY RUSSEL – On May 13, 2009, Lightning Bolt, hosted a private screening of the short film ‘Unsung’ featuring one of it’s original team riders, Rory Russell, and directed by Joshua Paskowitz, for members of the surf industry and community at the Jed Noll Surf Shop and Gallery in San Clemente, Calif. In addition to the film, guests were treated to an intimate, acoustic musical performance by Dustin Franks, Lightning Bolt’s newest brand ambassador and team rider. Among the large crowd that turned out, cameos were made by some of surfing’s most recognizable names including surf mogul, Dorian ‘Doc’ Paskowitz, and world champion big-wave rider, Greg Long. By the end of the night, all the partygoers agreed that ‘The Bolt is back!’

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