THE SILVER SURFER RETURNS - ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ (2007) is due to release nationwide in June 2007. Pictured above, Doug Jones is the Silver Surfer in 20th Century Fox production. ‘The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, the Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As he races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.’ Read more about the one and only authentic ‘SIlver Surfer’ surfboard in the next issue of ‘Juice Magazine’. Check out the ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ trailer here. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809699127/trailer
FIRST ANNUAL OWLS HEAD BOWL JAM – Sunday June 24th at Bay Ridge Brooklyn, NC. Helmet required. Gates open at 11.
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.
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.
TOY MACHINE LURK-FEST TOUR
June 4 – Subsect, Des Moines, IA
June 6 – 3rd Lair, Minneapolis, MN
June 8 – RQ Boardshop, Naperville, IL
June 10 – 6th Ave Skateshop, Nashville, TN
June 12 – Darkside Skates, Tulsa, OK
June 13 – Darkside Skates, Austin, TX
*Call or visit the shop nearest you for more details. www.toymachine.com
OMAR SALAZAR ON SUN DIEGO. – Omar Salazar is the 4th of 4 new pros on Sun Diego. Omar joins John Rattray, Dan Drehobl, Anthony Van Engelen, Clint Peterson, and Greg Lutzka as the first 6 pros chosen to represent Sun Diego’s e-commerce and mailorder coming later this year. Keep tabs at www.sundiego.com.
SKATOPIA BOWLBASH XII – JUNE 29-30 – FULL MOON PARTY – Donate for more concrete at skatopia.org or mail in your donation to: SKATOPIA CRETE FUND 34961 Hutton Rd Rutland, OH 45775. www.skatopia.org.
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.
June 24, 2007: Old School Skatepark, Fredericksburg, VA
July 14, 2007: Pohwaten Springs Skatepark, Arlington, VA
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
NEW SKATEPARK in progess in Stamford, CT – PHOTOS: BILL HELENE
POWELL SKATEBOARDS wants to get the word to shops and contest organizers… Powell Skateboards and Danny Wainwright want you have a fun, additional event at your contest, skatecamp or demo this summer. The Powell/Danny Wainwright High Ollie Challenge. Danny has held the Guinness Record since February of 2000 at 44.5 ft.
INTERNATIONAL GRINDS - Geoff grinding frontside. This is how they do it in New Zealand. No sauce. Leave no coping behind. – PHOTO: JASON PARKES
OLYMPIC UPDATE – Skateboarding could be Olympic discipline in 2012 London Games. In early June 2007, the International Olympic Committe held discussions about introducing skateboarding fro the London program. ‘Skateboarding events are part of the X Games, and the IOC is eager to modernize the Olympic program with sports and disciplines that appeal to youth. It has already added snowboarding to the Winter Games and BMX cycling for next year’s Beijing Olympics.’ according to AP reports. The proposed venue for skateboarding in London is the velodrome in the Olympic Park.
DADDIES BOARD SHOP EXPANDS - The largest street skate shop in Portland with more pool decks and specialty items than anyone are ramping up inventory. Daddies Board Shop, a family owned skateboard and snowboard shop opened May 31st in their new location in Northeast Portland. In business for 12 years, Daddies has expanded from their original 700 sq.ft. to over 2200 sq.ft of retail space. As a member of the Portland Business Journal’s 2005 ‘Fastest Growing Companies’ list, Daddies has always catered to the specialty niche market of longboards, race and old school equipment. www.daddiesboardshop.com or call 503.281.5123.
NEW AREA 51 SKATEPARK – The Girl team recently visited Holland and gave a demo in the new Area 51 skatepark. Check out the video:
GO SKATEBOARDING DAY – June 21 – Come skate with the pros – Chris Haslam, Jake Duncombe, Chet Thomas, Cooper Wilt, James Craig, Matt Mumford, and many more from 1-4pm @ Venice Skatepark – Venice, CA.
NIKE NEWS – Nike Inc. has launched its NikeSummerShoes program, which will deliver more than 60,000 pairs of shoes, worth an estimated $6 million, to young people in 21 communities from coast-to-coast to help them get active over summer break. Created in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), NikeSummerShoes is a key element in NRPA’s ‘Step Up to Health’ initiative… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
BANZAI PROTEST - JUNE 21ST – HAWAII – A Show Of Support For The Banzai Rock Skatepark On The Northshore. There Will Be A Community Meeting At The Haleiwa Surf Center On Tuesday June 26th At 7PM. Please try to make signs to show support. And please Tell All Your Friends. The More The Better. Go to 50-50.com for more info. ‘Please sign this online petition to Save Banzai Skate Park !!!! the North Shore has been waiting 30 years for this park. We were PROMISED a quality park and now they are reneg’ on the first class park that Dreamland was supposed to build. They are building us a very small useless park – WE NEED DREAMLAND BACK. The park sits across the street from the world famous – Banzai Pipeline, it is only appropriate to have a park that complements the surf break. Let this stretch of land be the training ground for World Class Athletes!!!
TONY HAWK’S BOOM BOOM HUCK JAM – Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam tour is going to be exclusively at Six Flags amusement parks this year and features Skateboarding, BMX and MotoX, including Tony Hawk, Kevin Robinson, Drake McElroy and more. Entry to the show is free with admission to the Six Flags park. Here’s the schedule, so you can make sure to hit Six Flags when the Boom Boom Huck Jam is there! There will be two shows per day at each park.
June 2-3, Six Flags St. Louis/ St. Louis, MO
June 5-6, Six Flags Over Georgia/ Austell, GA (Atlanta)
June 9-10, Six Flags Great America/ Chicago, IL
June 13-14, Six Flags New England/ Springfield, MA (Boston)
June 16-17, Six Flags Great Adventure/ Jackson, NJ
SHAUN WHITE WINS SKATEBOARD VERT AT THE AST DEW TOUR’S PANASONIC OPEN – Shaun White of Carlsbad, Calif., flew to another Skateboard Vert victory at the AST Dew Tour’s first event of the season, the Panasonic Open at Baltimore’s Camden Yards Sports Complex. White, an Olympic gold-medal winning snowboarder, scored a 94.25 on his first run in the best of three format to capture the win. He demonstrated why he is the world’s most recognized action sports athlete, completing technical combinations and high-flying 720s in his winning run. White has now won three of six tour events he has entered during the last three years. Placing second was Brazil’s Bob Burnquist with a score of 91.00, followed by Andy Macdonald of Boston, Mass. with an 87.50. Baltimore native and hometown favorite Bucky Lasek finished fourth with an 87.50, losing the tiebreaker to Macdonald. AST Dew Tour-Panasonic Open Results – Saturday, June 23, 2007 – Baltimore, Md. Skateboard Vert Final – 1. Shaun White, Carlsbad, Calif., 94.25. 2. Bob Burnquist, BRA, 91.00. 3. Andy Macdonald, Boston, Mass., 87.50. 4. Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, Md., 87.50*. 5. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, CAN., 82.00. 6. Alex Perelson, San Diego, Calif., 81.75. 7. Jake Brown, AUS, 78.50. 8. Jean Postec, FRA, 77.00. 9. Buster Halterman, Wellsville, PA, 74.00. 10. Mathias Ringstrom, SWE, 52.75. *Denotes Bucky Lasek lost in a tiebreaker.
BIRDHOUSE SKATEBOARDS RELEASES FIRST PRO MODELS FOR SHAUN WHITE – Birdhouse Skateboards announced the addition of two new signature decks to its pro skateboard line-up. The decks, designed with Shaun White, are available in Birdhouse Skateboards’ revolutionary new Black 6 construction as well as traditional seven-ply hard rock maple. Shaun will be featured in the much anticipated Birdhouse video ‘The Beginning’, premiering in Fall 2007. Also featured will be Shaun’s teammates: Tony Hawk, Matt Ball, Brian Sumner, Steve Nesser, Willy Santos, Ragdoll, Jeremy Klein and ams Sean Eaton, Justin Figueroa, David Loy, Shaun Gregorie, Riley Hawk, Randy Ploesser, Derek Burdette and Jean Postec. Check www.birdhouseskateboards.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Boost Mobile presents the Original eS Game of SKATE for 2007, and we’re 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. Each qualifying winner will also take home a Nixon Score watch, complete with a S-K-A-T-E score keeper, and bearings from SKF. 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.
SAN MARCOS SKATEPARK GRAND OPENING PARTY – www.triplecrownlive.com.
VSA SKATE CONTEST – The VSA will be holding the 2nd Annual Debris by the Sea Skateboard Contest @ Venice Beach on July 28th.
JUNE 8 – SKATEFEST 2007 presented by Aftermath Skateshop and ‘The Shoppe’ at the Galax Skatepark on Main Street in Galax, VA.
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.
NIKE NEWS – Congratulations to Lance Mountain who has been added to the Nike team roster.
HELP OUT OLD MAN ANDY – www.oldmanandy.com
SCHOOL’S OUT – Skatepark of Tampa is proud to announce the School’s Out Jam All Ages Contest on Saturday, June 2, 2007. skateparkoftampa.com
SKATEBOARD CAMP with Mike Rogers @ Cocoa Beach Skatepark – 1450 Minuteman Cswy. Cocoa Beach Florida. Email email@example.com for details. Camps start June 4 and end July 20th. Camps last five days for 3 hours a day. www.cocoabeachskatepark.com or www.grindforlife.org.
SATURDAY JUNE 2 – Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark Fundraiser @ Memorial Park, York, PA. www.reidmenzermemorialskatepark.org.
VANS VERT CAMP – The Vans Skatepark in Orlando will again be hosting the Bucky Lasek/Vans Vert Camp with the multiple X Games and Dew Tour gold medalist. The camp will last two days, Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June ,1 from 8am – 12pm and is geared to intermediate/advanced vert skaters looking to fine tune their skills. Beginner skaters are not recommended for this camp. Cost is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Sign up today because last year’s camp sold out fast with only 30 spots available. Vans Skate Park Orlando 407.351.3881
SKATE CONTEST – 1st Annual CPH PRO 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark at Copenhagen Skatepark.
Friday, June 29th
– Street and Vert Practice all day
– Open Bowl Contest
– After-Party at Hotel Fox – www.hotelfox.dk
Saturday, June 30th
– Street Qualfiiers
– Vert Contest – approx. 6pm – 8pm with FREE BEER!
– After-Party at Vega Nightclub – www.vega.dk
Sunday, July 1st
– Street Semi-Finals
– Street Finals
– Street Best Trick
– After-Party at CPH Skatepark
– After-After-Party at Stengade30 Rubadub Sunday www.stengade30.dk
For more info, trailer and updates: http:// www.myspace.com/cphpro
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 rob@DamnAm.com
WILD IN THE STREETS – June 21-July 3 – Come on Tour Emerica. From Portland to San Francisco. Confirmed Emerica Team Attending: Aaron Suski, Andrew Reynolds, Austin Stephens, Braydon Szafranski, Bryan Herman, Chris Senn, Ed Templeton, Heath Kirchart, Jerry Hsu, Kevin Long, Leo Romero, Brandon Westgate and Marquis Preston… The Wild Ride kicks off on June 21, Go Skateboarding Day, in Battle Ground, Washington, and ends up at Emerica’s Wild in the Streets in San Francisco, California on July 4! Confirmed Stops…
June 21 -Battle Ground Skatepark – Battle Ground, Washington
June 22 – Exit Real World – Salem Skatepark – Salem, Oregon
June 23 – Technique – Springfield Skatepark – Eugene, Oregon
June 25 – Hot Skates – White City Skatepark – Medford, Oregon
June 28 – Good Times – Grass Valley Skatepark – Grass Valley, California
June 29 – Granite Skatepark – Sacramento, California
July 1 – Zumiez Couch Tour – The Shops at Tanforan – San Bruno, California
July 3 – Berkeley Skatepark – Berkeley, California
July 4 – Wild in the Streets – San Francisco, California.
For more info go to www.emericawildinthestreets.com and www.emericawildride.com.
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.
TONY HAWK BICYCLES – Dynacraft BSC, Inc., the U.S. bicycle distributor, entered into an exclusive licensing partnership with skateboarding legend and action sports pioneer, Tony Hawk. Under terms of this agreement, Dynacraft will develop several new lines of bicycles under the ‘Tony Hawk’ brand. The line will debut at this year’s Interbike show in Las Vegas at the end of September and be available in retail stores beginning Spring 2008… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
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 to bid on rare action sports collectibles. All memorabilia auctions for the Panasonic Open will close on Monday, June 25 and bidding for all Panasonic Open experiential items will close by Wednesday, June 20. 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.
GOING GREEN! When Matix looked at hosting an Am tour this year, they were encouraged by Matix am team rider Torey Pudwill to look at alternative fuel vehicles and Hybrid technology for the road trip. Along with Torey’s encouragement for skateboarders to drive Hybrid vehicles, Matix couldn’t say no to adopting four Hybrid vehicles for this tour of the southwestern hemisphere, thanks to David Wilson’s Southbay Toyota. Torey Pudwill, Mike Mo Capaldi, Lamare Hemmings, Marty Murawski, Jordan Williams and Mike Anderson encourage you to choose Hybrid technology for the future. For more information on Toyota’s Hybrid Technology, please visit www.toyota.com. And if you’re interested in purchasing a Toyota Hybrid Vehicle, please visit www.southbaytoyota.com. To find out more visit Matixclothing.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.
SKATE EVENT – ‘Live To Skate’ will be held on June 23rd at the Denver Skatepark and will have live bands, DJ’s, skateboard contests, skateboard lessons, Half Pipe Honey models, skateboard demos, drawings and product toss. Please send all donations to: Laura Mainiero 781 Centennial Dr. Bennett, CO 80102. For more go to www.theskateboardschool.com.
FLIP/ FURY FEAST TOUR – Check out the trailer at www.feasttour.com.
DC TO HOST SERIES IN L.A, BARCELONA and SYDNEY TO CROWN SKATEBOARDING’S BEST. DC has announced that its ‘King of…’ skateboarding contests will be rolled out across the globe beginning in June 2007. Hitting Los Angeles in June, Barcelona in August, and Sydney in October, the ‘King of’ Series will welcome the cities best local skateboarders to compete in a jam format contest for the skateboarding crown. To judge each contest, the DC team will travel to LA, Barcelona and Sydney. Competitors will be faced with a tough panel of judges as nearly the entire DC Team will be on hand including Colin McKay, Josh Kalis, Brian Wenning, Ryan Smith, Ryan Gallant, Devine Calloway, Lindsey Robertson, Sean Malto, and Greg Myers as well as members of both the European, Australian and Canadian skate teams. Qualifying contests will be held by select local skateshops prior to the event. Interested entrants can visit www.dckingof.com to get information on registration and competitions. Winners from these qualifying heats will then advance to the finals to compete for the title. Along with the ‘King of…’ title, winners will be take home prizes from DC. Along with Podcasts, blogs, photos and mini videos, expect a video from DC Films on the entire series following its completion. More information on this program will be available at www.dckingof.com.
SKATE CONTEST – Skateboard Event/Contest on June 21st (‘Go Skateboarding Day’ – The National Holiday for Skateboarding). $8000 in free products, free skateboarding on the Traveling Skatepark, Food/Drinks, Music/DJ, Element Skate Video Premier at the Rave Movie Theatres, and a $3500 Best Trick Contest off the end of a Semi Truck. Also, join us for an after party at Viera Ride Shop in Viera…only a mile away. Where: Viera Regional Park (2300 Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL. 32940) Cost: Free (Must pre-buy tickets for Element Skate Video Premier @ Viera Ride Shop) You can get the full details along with waivers for the contest at www.vierarideshop.com.
SLALOM RACE – Amsterdam Slalom Series 2007 – June 9-10 – Sportpark – Sloten – Amsterdam
NEWS FROM CHARLESTON, SC. www.pouritnow.com is a new non-profit organization to help create skateparks in the South Carolina area. Shannon and the crew just established a phenomenal board for the Charleston project and they are progressing quickly. Shannon and Mark Smith have begun building their own pool, too. Dave Libhart is coming up from Jacksonville to pour it in a couple of weeks. 5′ shallow, 9′ deep peanut… If you want to make a donation, make your check payable to POUR IT NOW and send it to: PO Box 21906 Charleston, SC 29413.
SEISMIC SKATE SYSTEMS NEWS – Seismic is excited to share the news that founder and owner Dan Gesmer recently signed a contract to perform as a skateboard artist in a new Cirque du Soleil production called ‘Wintuk’. The show will run from early November through early January at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Seismic Skate Systems is also pleased to announce the availability of the new Seismic Blast Wave wheel, along with pre-existing wheel shapes in new colors and duros…
PUBLIC SKATEPARK DEVELOPMENT GUIDE – Available NOW – The public skateparks we enjoy today are the result of individuals who had the courage and perseverance to take up the cause and effectively deliver their message to City Hall, but few skatepark efforts have been successful without their advocates making mistakes along the way. The Tony Hawk Foundation is proud to have collaborated with Skaters For Public Skateparks and the International Association Of Skateboard Companies (IASC) in making the Public Skatepark Development Guide available to skatepark advocates. Combining the resources and experience of three organizations that have been working individually to promote the creation of quality public skateparks, the Public Skatepark Development Guide provides skatepark advocates the tools and information they need to effectively campaign for a local skatepark, overcome the challenges they will likely face, and see the skatepark of their dreams built in their community. The Public Skatepark Development Guide covers all of the primary steps in planning, fundraising, designing, and managing a public skatepark and includes ready-to-copy information sheets, templates, and other useful data. The 128-page book will also be supported by online supplemental material that will be updated to reflect current information. Except for the cost of shipping and handling, the Public Skatepark Development Guide is available for FREE from the book’s Web site at www.publicskateparkguide.org. Today, with the combined experience of some of skateboarding’s most effective advocates available in one volume, there is no excuse for another bad skatepark. The Public Skatepark Development Guide offers every skatepark advocate the information they need to ensure their new skateparks are the best they could possibly be. For more information or to order the Public Skatepark Development Guide, please visit www.publicskateparkguide.org.
5.9 SKATE JAM – VERMONT PARK – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuyyGamlN48
MASA 2007 IS ON AGAIN – RockStar MASA Pro 2007 is set for June 15-17, 2007 at
Mega Skate Plaza in Fayetteville, NC. Sanctioned by World Cup Skateboarding. $50,000 prize purse! Streetstyle pro comp – men and women. To check out the park go to: www.myspace.com/duhskateshopandmegaplaza.
QUIKSILVER BOWLRIDERS 2007 – Quiksilver Bowlriders 2007 WCS World cup of skateboarding – June 7th-10th 2007- Europe’s biggest concrete skate park with the world’s best skateboarders. The Quiksilver Bowlriders will be held at the ‘Stapelbaddsparken’ in Malmo Sweden. Daniel Cardone (IT), Rune Glifberg (DMK), Alain Goikotxea (SP), Omar Hassan (USA), Chris Senn (USA), Benji Gallaway (USA), Javier Mendizabal (SP), and Ross McGouran (UK) – to name a few – will face thirteen wildcards from around the world. After seven years of American domination and for the first time in the history of the Quiksilver Bowlriders, the Europeans completely conquered the podium, last year; 1st Daniel Cardone (Italy), 2nd Alain Goikotxea (Spain) and 3rd Rune Gilberg (Denmark). For more info: Quiksilver Bowlriders www.quiksilver.com, www.bowlriders.com. The skatepark www.stapelbaddsparken.se, www.bryggeriet.org, www.malmo.se.
NEIL HEDDINGS is free. You can write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
URBAN FUNKE – Urban Funke Barcelona 2007 is a two-day event showcasing music, art and sports exhibitions that facilitate the development of international and national urban culture. The event will be hosted from June 29- 30th, 2007. Urban Funke proudly presents music acts such as Grand Master Flash and will headline more than 30 graffiti artists from around the world. Various events will be held in multiple venues in the city of Barcelona, Spain. Urban Funke Barcelona 2007 presents: ‘Skate Games’, the first skateboard Olympics in Barcelona, also known as Olipimiadas de Skate. The competition is influenced by the original Olympic Games and will include skill tests such as high jump, long jump, fence jumping, and relay. Each competitor will be awarded metals and prizes according to skill. Admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, the father of hip-hop Grand Master Flash returns to the Urban Funke stage on June 29, 2007. For more info visit www.urbanfunke.com
POWELL TM DEVILLE has a new website at www.devillephoto.com
JOEY BREZINSKI TAKES RED BULL MANNY MANIA CROWN – Joey Brezinski took first place and $10k in the first stop of Red Bull Manny Mania. Chico Brenes and Daniel Castillo also walked away with big checks after making it to the final jam. The custom built manny pad, measuring in at over 38 ft. in length provided a unique obstacle for the field of 12 to throw their best manny combos in a jam format. Next up are six amateur stops around the country and then New York City, where the pros will have one last chance to shine on August 12th.
1st – Joey Brezinski – $10,000
2nd – Chico Brenes – $6,000
3rd – Daniel Castillo – $4,000
4th – Chris Roberts – $3,000
5th – Malcolm Watson – $2,000
6th – Zered Bassett – $1,000
7th – Danny Montoya – $900
8th – Kenny Anderson – $900
9th – Aaron Snyder – $400
10th – Rob Gonzales – $400
11th – Dave Stephens ‘SAD’- $200
12th – Danny Supa – $200
For more information, visit www.redbullmannymania.com.
READER PHOTO – TUCK’S POOL – ‘Kids getting coping first time there. Remember being 12 and someone taking you to your first backyard pool? You’ve never skated vert before, let alone hit pool coping and this is what happens! This went on for an hour, They won’t stop saying ‘next time we go.’ These are some stoked kids and I’m right there with them! They have a disease now called ‘poolskating’. Looks like I’ll have to keep looking for a cure!’ – WORDS and PHOTO: BRUCE ADAMS
BOB GRUEN NEWS – FAAP University Museum in Sao Paulo opened an extensive exhibition of the work of Bob Gruen. Titled ‘ROCKERS’ the large multi-media installation features more than 270 photos from Gruen’s entire catalogue, arranged in nine areas with five different background soundtracks. The exhibition will be on display until July 1st. A 221 page catalog book of the exhibition, titled ‘ROCKERS’, has been published in Portuguese and English by Cosac and Naify Edies Ltda of Sao Paulo.www.bobgruen.com
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:
6/24 — NY School Of Rock Festival, Asbury Park NJ
6-25 — NY Boat Ride, New York NY (it’s a cruise around NYC with Bad Brains playing)
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.
JUNE 24 - Renowned punk rock photographer Edward Colver’s ‘BLIGHT AT THE END OF THE FUNNEL’ Book Signing @ Vinyl Solution – Huntington Beach, CA. 4pm. With live performance by The Billybones. www.edwardcolver.com.
VANS WARPED TOUR Presented by THE NEW ATandT ENTERS ITS ‘LUCKY 13′ The VANS WARPED TOUR 2007 Presented by ATandT is set to launch June 29 in Pomona, CA.; BAND LINE-UP REVEALED AT WWW.WARPEDTOUR.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.
PENNYWISE VOCALIST JIM LINDBERG RELEASES FIRST BOOK ‘PUNK ROCK DAD’ – With PUNK ROCK DAD (out now via Collins), veteran punk rocker JIM LINDBERG of Pennywise makes his literary debut. PUNK ROCK DAD chronicles LINDBERG’s journey from growing up in Southern California listening to punk rock and embracing its anti-authority culture, to joining a band and the trials and tribulations of fatherhood. Pennywise has sold over three million albums worldwide so far since forming over 19 years ago. This summer, Pennywise will be a headlining act on the Vans Warped Tour main stage for the sixth time in the tour’s 13-year history. For more information, go to: www.myspace.com/punkrockdad.
DOC MARTENS BLUNDER: Mickey Leigh, brother of the late Joey Ramone, has issued the following statement concerning the seeming endorsement of Doc Martens: ‘Obviously, we are in the same position as Courtney Love, as well as the Estates of the others depicted (in the ad). We were never consulted about this ad. We were never asked for permission to use Joey’s image, or paid for the use of it. As Executor of my brother’s estate I never would have approved this ad as Joey never wore these shoes. And, not that my brother was terribly religious, but the fact that he was Jewish, and this ad is not exactly Kosher, makes it that much more inappropriate, inconsiderate and contemptible. ‘Though we were about to formulate a statement to the above effect, Courtney certainly has a louder, more influential voice, and I am thrilled that she got through to the them.’ www.ramones.com.
CONGRATULATIONS to Heidi Minx and Benjamin Lowe on their upcoming June wedding!
SATURDAY JUNE 9 – Southern Cali Surf Funk band QWIKSAND performs live @ The Mint located @ 6010 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90035. Doors open @ 7:30pm with special guests. ShowTime: 10:30pm. Age 21+ Tickets $15. QWIKSAND’s new album ‘Liquid Dream’ featuring work with grammy award-winning producer Wyn Davis (Sublime, No Doubt) and engineer Dave Collins (Ben Harper, Jack Johnson) is scheduled for release this month along with a new International surf film release ‘The Endless Journey Continues’ from Robert August(Stars of Bruce Brown’s classic hit Endless Summer).
INK and IRON – The Fourth Annual International Ink and Iron Festival is coming to the Queen Mary June 8, 9 and 10. More than just a tattoo festival, the Ink and Iron Festival brings together an international audience of tattoo, ‘kustom kulture’ and alternative lifestyle aficionados each year. This unique festival features the best of the best in the international tattoo industry, a highly anticipated music festival, Kustom car and rod show, contests, burlesque shows, street performers and more. The roster of artists features over 30 bands including Reverend Horton Heat, US Bombs, Mad Sins. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.electricinked.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
LES CLAYPOOL - Wednesday, June 27 @ Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Renowned bassist and legendary Primus front man LES CLAYPOOL returns to Los Angeles on his major market tour in support of FANCY. Fancy released May 27 on Prawn Song is his first solo live concert DVD from his 2006 summer tour. With long time associates Skerik on sax and Mike Dillon on vibes, marimba and percussion (both of Garage a Trois and Critters’ Buggin’), the band is rounded out by Cake drummer Paolo Baldi and multi-instrumentalist Gabby La La. In other exciting news, National Lampoon has announced its first feature film acquisition, Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo, the directorial debut of Les Claypool. This comedy takes an endearing yet twisted look at the American cultural phenomenon known as the Jam Band scene. Claypool compares the film’s comedic style less to Spinal Tap and more to Ricky Gervais’s seminal BBC comedy ‘The Office.’ For more information, visit: www.prawnsong.com and www.lesclaypool.com.
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, and everything else completely by the bands and no one else. 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. RABIES are stoked to announce that Eliminator Skateboards and Records will be making a RABIES Skateboard. 8.5′ x 33′ Shovel Nose Round Tail. Pre-orders are being taken now for the boards which will ship early May. Eliminator Skateboards and Records www.myspace.com/eliminatorrex .
LA LA BROOKS SHOW – La La Brooks, original lead singer of the legendary Phil Spector girl group, The Crystals will be performing on Saturday, June 30th at The Cutting Room in NYC at 9pm. If you remember ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ and ‘Then He Kissed Me’ then you remember La La, who has recently been seen commentating on the Spector trial on Court TV. Plan on hearing La La’s hits, some faves and a few surprises. Tickets are onsale now at www.smarttix.com. www.lalabrooks.com
NORTH AMERICA’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIP HOP FESTIVAL ‘ROCK THE BELLS’ ANNOUNCES FULL TALENT LINE-UP – CYPRESS HILL, THE ROOTS, MOS DEF, EPMD, MF DOOM AND MANY MORE JOIN HEADLINERS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE AND THE WU-TANG CLAN WITH SPECIAL GUEST PUBLIC ENEMY- Guerilla Union–the presenters of the 2007 ROCK THE BELLS critically acclaimed hip-hop experiences July 28 at Randall’s Island, New York; August 11 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA; and August 18 at McCovey Cove Parking Lot (near ATandT Park) in San Francisco with headliners The Wu-Tang Clan and Rage Against The Machine–have announced further details about their 2007 North American festival series. Artists confirmed for exclusive live performances on these three ROCK THE BELLS summer shows include: Rage Against The Machine, The Wu-Tang Clan, Nas*, Cypress Hill, The Roots, Mos Def, EPMD, MF Doom*, Pharoahe Monch, FELT *, Sage Francis, Hieroglyphics*, Immortal Technique, Living Legends*, Blackalicious*, The Coup*, Murs*, Jedi Mind Tricks, Brother Ali*, Cage*, Mr. Lif*, Grouch and Eligh*, Hangar 18*, Blueprint* and Lucky I AM*, plus very special guests Public Enemy who celebrate their monumental 20-year anniversary. DJs on all dates are Mike Realm, C-Minus, Icy Ice and Rocky Rock. The ROCK THE BELLS festivals will be hosted by Supernatural, Rahzel and Hi-Tek. (*Performing select cities.) www.rockthebells.net.
ROCK THE BELLS ADDS SECOND SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY- SUNDAY, JULY 29 AT RANDALL’S ISLAND WITH HEADLINERS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE AND WU-TANG CLAN. In response to the 20-minute sell-out of the previously announced Saturday, July 28 Randall’s Island/New York City date, Guerilla Union in conjunction with Live Nation have revealed they will add a second ROCK THE BELLS festival show at the venue for Sunday, July 29. Confirmed artists for both NYC-area shows are headliners Rage Against The Machine, The Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill and many more. This second Randall’s Island/New York City show now marks one of five opportunities where fans can experience the highly anticipated return of Rage Against The Machine which includes Coachella and other Rock The Bells shows: Saturday, August 11 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA and Saturday, August 18 at McCovey Cove Parking Lot in San Francisco, CA. www.rockthebells.net
MULTI MEDIA ART SHOW – Art Gone Bad and 688 Skatepark: present ‘DOWNHILL RUN’ – A Multi Media Art Show Showcasing over 25 Artists involved in the skateboarding community. Live Music, Free refreshments, a Video Premiere and an Oldman Ramp Jam Contest. All Part of 688 Skatepark’s 4 Year Anniversary Celebration. – June 23rd 2007 8:00pm – 12:00. 688 SkatePark is located at 6140 Ulmerton Rd. Clearwater, Florida. Featured Artist: the Hubbard Brothers (gdhb), Victor Ulmer, the Jer, Brent Rademaker, Chris Borrows, Bruce Whiteside, Sean Green, John Stallmack, Craig Synder, Bart Hawk, Tully Carlton, Tony Reddington, Hugh Williams, Redneck Eric, Adam Grayston, Angie Torres, Skunky, Charly Crank, Kira, Will Brenner, with more artists tba. Music by: the Weapons of Ass Destruction, 1987 MF, and Wild with Pain. Oldman Ramp Jam Starts at 7:00pm. LOWKEY FILMZ presents Aqua Clara Showdown and Unfinished Business Official Video Premiere. Free event. For more info please visit www.downhillrun.com. Brought to you by www.artgonebad.com and www.688skatepark.com.
SHEPARD FAIREY ART SHOW – JONATHAN LeVINE GALLERY presents E PLURIBUS VENOM – NEW WORKS BY SHEPARD FAIREY – A SOLO EXHIBITION
Main Gallery Opening Reception. Saturday, June 23rd from 5-9 pm. Exhibition is on view from June 23rd to July 21st. Jonathan LeVine Gallery. 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor. New York, NY 10011 Phone: (212) 243 3822. www.jonathanlevinegallery.com
Dumbo Installation Space Reception presented by JUXTAPOZ and SWINDLE
Thursday, June 21st from 7-11pm. Installation Space is on view until July 6th
81 Front Street (at the corner of Washington St). Dumbo (Brooklyn), NY 11201
Music provided by COSMO BAKER, 10 FINGERS, SHEPARD FAIREY and more… Drinks Provided by DEWARS. RSVP REQUIRED, for more info please visit
ART SHOW - Surfrider Foundation and SurfAid International Artist Rescue Benefit for Trestles – June 7th in Laguna Beach at the Ocean Avenue Brewery to bring awarness to the ‘Save Trestles’ campaign.This is a month long silent art auction, some great fun music, a raffle of the industries finest goods, food, drink, friends and fun. Half the money raised in the month long silent art auction will go to Surfrider and SurfAid , the other half goes back to the artist… For more go to www.myspace.com/artfarmcollective.
SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM 2007 - Sun Diego presents the 3rd Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. – June 2nd, 2007. A yearly event near and dear to Switchfoot’s hearts, the Bro-Am was created to give back to the San Diego community while also benefiting a local children’s charity. www.myspace.com/switchfootbroam
SURF DOCUMENTARY – The 4th International Surf Film Festival of Saint Jean de Luz, France, took place last week, and brought together surf fans from around the world, screening both new and recently released surf films. The Best Film honor was awarded to ‘One Winter Story’ a documentary about Sarah Gerhardt, the first woman to surf Mavericks, and whose courage and ability awarded her an alternate position in the lineup for the 2000/2001 season. Sarah is also wife of Maverick’s Invitee Mike Gerhardt. Since it’s premiere, One Winter Story was also nominated for Best Biography and Best Cinematography at X-Dance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and additionally won the Audience Award at the Ocean Film Festival in San Francisco. Upcoming screenings include the Maui Film Festival at Wailea, and the Surf Film Festival 5 in San Sebastian, Spain. One Winter Story will make it’s broadcast premiere on KQED television in the fall, at which time the filmmakers will also release the One Winter Story DVD. Visit www.frankfilms.net for more information.
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).
O’NEILL NEWS – O’Neill Inc. has sold the rights to its trademarks to Dutch fashion group Logo International B.V. The deal gives Logo International B.V. the rights to manufacture and sell clothing and products worldwide under the O’Neill brand name. The O’Neill family will continue to own and operate the O’Neill wetsuit business worldwide, the US outerwear business and the O’Neill Surf Shops located in Santa Cruz, California…Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC.
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.
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.
THE SILVER SURFER RETURNS – ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ (2007) is due to release nationwide in June 2007. Pictured above, Doug Jones is the Silver Surfer in 20th Century Fox production. ‘The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, the Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As he races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.’ Read more about the one and only authentic ‘SIlver Surfer’ surfboard in the next issue of ‘Juice Magazine’. Check out the ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ trailer here. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809699127/trailer
FREESTYLE is proud to announce the development of its third signature watch with pro surfer Shane Dorian. Fellow team member, Cory Lopez’s signature watch, The Lopex World Class, is launching the White Edition in early summer ’07. Freestyle has inked deals with pros Nathan Carroll, Alek Parker, Che Stang, Adam Virs, Sean Hayes, Matt Myers, Nic Lamb and 2006 Women’s ASP World Longboard Champion Schuyler McFerran. Freestyle is also renewing its Official Timer sponsorship of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) as well as securing athlete support from some of the NSSA’s most talented surfers including Andrew Doheny, Nat Young, Mike McCabe and Sage Erickson. For more information, visit www.freestyleusa.com
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION MEETING – Cape Fear Surfrider Foundation (CFSF) Open Meeting: Wednesday, June 13th, 2007, Time: 7:00 pm. Location: King Neptunes (11 North Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC).
INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY – June 21st
WORLD OCEAN DAY – World Ocean Day – June 8th – World Ocean Day was created at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and is an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.
LEARN TO SURF – Quiksilver and Roxy Surf Camps – www.perfectdaysurfcamp.com.
CRUZ IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!! CRUZ ISLAND+BEACH 2007 is Sunday June 24, 2007 at the Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club in Redondo Beach. www.aloha-cruz.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Stay-at-Home Mother of Two Paddling 2,000 Miles to Help Protect Our Oceans. On June 4, 2007 at 4:30 pm at the South Channel Drive minipark, Margo Pellegrino, a 40-year-old stay-at-home mother of two, will complete the 27th day of her 2,000 mile solo paddle trip. Local paddlers, surfers and ocean enthusiasts will be on hand to welcome her to the surfing capital of southern North Carolina. Wrightsville Beach resident and Cape Fear Surfrider Foundation chapter chair, Sean Ahlum, will paddle with Margo for two days of her journey through North Carolina. Pellegrino is paddling solo from Miami, Florida to Camden, Maine (www.miami2maine.com) to raise awareness about the problems facing our oceans. These threats include: pollution, development, habitat destruction, overfishing, aquaculture and beach access. Margo will paddle nearly 2,000 miles in a 20 foot outrigger canoe while making 74 stops along the way. She expects to reach her destination in late July. Margo is being supported by a network of volunteers and ocean groups including the Surfrider Foundation and the National Environmental Trust.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NEWS – Laird Hamilton Hits The Sundance Channel – Laird Hamilton along with his wife, Gabriel Reese, are two ‘Ecoists’ being featured on THE GREEN, which airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm (PST). THE GREEN is presented by Robert Redford and is the first regularly-scheduled programming dedicated entirely to the environment. For more info go to: sundancechannel.com/thegreen#/homePage.
DISCOVER THE SURFER’S PARADISE IN AQUATIC DREAMS ON DVD FROM VAS - 11 WORLD-RENOWNED SURFERS FROM AUSTRALIA TO INDONESIA TO MENTAWAI ISLANDS. Features Taj Burrow, Dean Morrison, Jay Phillips, Wade Goodall, Ozzie Wright, Yadin Nicole, Kekoa Bacalso, Asher Pacey, Dean Harrington, Jay Davies and Kirby Brown. For more info go to www.vasentertainment.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Andy Irons Defends his Title at the Rip Curl Pro in Chile – Hawaii’s Andy Irons survived the brutality of one of the hardest waves on the 2007 ASP Tour en route to taking the win and showing why he’s one of the best surfers in the world. The three-time ASP Champion overcame many encounters with the reef on his way to victory, a victory that moves him from 7th to 3rd in the ASP World Championship standings. Andy will try and add another trophy to his collection as he continues his assault on the 2007 ASP Championship when the tour heads to JBay, South Africa in a week and half. Andy would thank all his sponsors: Billabong, Billabong Surfboards, Red Bull, Von Zipper, Nixon and Da Kine.