SICKNESS – All shallow – Photo Courtesy: Delgado
GRINDLINE NEWS – Monk just finished another of his timeless creations in Galveston TX, topped with 250 blocks of pool coping and a sick mini/street zone. Grand Opening for the Galveston Skatepark is June 16th…. Little Eddie recently completed the Wichita Falls Skatepark in northern Texas, which includes a 3/4pipe, pool coping, and a huge street course. Grand Opening in Wichita Falls, TX, sometime in July…. Grand Opening of The Bellevue Highlands Street Plaza took place May 16. The Nike team put on a show and then the King of the Plaza contest went down with $1000 for best manual and $1000 dollars for best rail. Spencer Hamilton won the manual contest and 17 year old unknown local ripper Cory Kennedy took 1st and 2nd in the rail contest with mind blowing tricks; you will hear about this kid soon… The Beauty and the Beast Tour featuring the Anti Hero and Girl teams just came through the Northwest, hitting Grindline’s Orcas Island Skatepark, and the newly completed Bellevue Highlands Street Plaza. Rumor has it some of the Girl team says it is the best skatepark they have every skated hands down… Shaggy is working on a new park, near his home in Beaverton, Oregon. Another gem to add to the already insane terrain in the Portland area…. Rabi is building another masterpiece on a limited budget in the remote Northwest town of Forks, WA. About as far northwest as you can go in the lower 48. The park includes a flawless bowl, capped with tile and pool coping, as well as a unique skate path including brick banks, flat bar, ledges, manual pads, and a few other new creations that you will have to go check out for yourself…. In Silver City NM (where outlaw Billy the Kid grew up and was turned to a life of crime), Little B and the crew are starting work on a 15,000sq/ft. park that will include two bowls, a cradle, and large street area that’s got something for everyone. www.grindline.com.
INDEPENDENT 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR – May 23-July 4, 2008 – featuring Steve Alba, Adam Alfaro, Brian Anderson, Kenny Anderson, Sammy Baca, Steve Caballero, John Cardiel, Chet Childress, Andrew Currie, Dustin Dollin, Dan Drehobl, Fred Gall, David Gravette, Jeff Grosso, Tommy Guerrero, Emmanuel Guzman, Chris Haslam, Omar Hassan, Peter Hewitt, Sam Hitz, Alex Horn, Christian Hosoi, Rick Howard, Lizard King, Eric Koston, Bucky Lasek, Matt Mumford, Darren Navarrette, Steve Nesser, Alex Olson, Al Partanen, Duane Peters, Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, Omar Salazar, Max Schaaf, Ryan Sheckler, Slash, Spanky, Remy Stratton, Braydon Szafranski, Grant Taylor, Tosh Townend, Chris Troy, Tony Trujillo, Anthony Van Engelen, Danny Way… Independent Truck Company and NHS are proud to present the Independent 30th Anniversary Tour. Over 40 Independent Trucks team riders, traveling in shifts, will embark on a nationwide US tour alongside the custom built Independent 1941 Ford Pickup. The tour will be stopping at 10 locations for skate jams, BBQs, and parties celebrating over 30 years of making the world’s best skateboard trucks. For locations and info go to 30thtour.independenttrucks.com.
OREGON TRIFECTA 2008 – AUGUST 15 16 17. $20,000. www. oregontrifecta. com.
BONDVILLE BOWL SKATE JAM – Get the word out to bowl skaters who would like to COMPETE in the ONLY concrete bowl in Northern New England. Bondville Bowl Skate Jam, Second Annual – Saturday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, August 17) Clinics and Youth Competitions First Part of the Day. OPEN for CASH and PRIZES will begin around 2:00 PM (time and prizes TBD). To be on the invite list or to pre-register, email: [email protected] Excellent campgrounds nearby and ample lodging and restuarant choices. We’re in the Three Mountain Area of Stratton Resort, Bromley Mountain, and Magic Mountain, with Mount Snow Resort just south and the four season destination and outlet shopping town of Manchester, VT 15 minutes west. Send product donations to Brett Morrison Founder and Chair, The Mountains Festival, Featuring the Bondville Bowl Skate Jam PO Box 24 Jamaica, VT 05343.
HUNGER STRIKE SKATE CONTEST to Benefit Food for Thought – June 21, 2008 – At Island Revolution Skatepark in Corolla, NC. For more info call 252-453-9484.
2008 ACTION SPORTS WORLD TOUR – From July to November action sports fans throughout the U.S. can experience the world’s top professional skateboarders, freestyle BMXers, inline skaters, snowboarders and freestyle motocross superstars during a series of five major competitions in a quest for the ultimate title, the LG Action Sports World Championships. Huntington Beach, Calif. is the first stop on the Tour where top female pro skateboarders, surfers, inline skaters and snowboarders compete at the S3 Supergirl Jam from July 25-27. Part of this one-of-a-kind mega-competition includes the construction of a 28′ high snowboarding mountain with 30,000 pounds of snow pumped onto the beach at the world-famous Huntington Beach Pier. The Action Sports World Tour resumes on October 3 and 4 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the new Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. This will be the first sporting event ever inside the new arena and the last event for the pros to qualify into the LG Action Sports World Championships. From November 7-9, 125 of the world’s most elite competitors in BMX, Skateboarding and Inline Skating will face off at the historic Reunion Arena in Dallas, Tex. for the 2008 LG Action Sports World Championships. This three-day battle for the season-ending World Championships will be filled with explosive, competitive action and A-list musical entertainment. For ticket information and more details on the 2008 Action Sports World Tour, please visit www.actionsportstour.com.
BONES WHEELS – The Grind For Life 60mm SPF Benefit wheel will help provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. For every set sold, BONES WHEELS will make a donation to help the Grind For Life Organization reach their goal of having a couple of apartments near Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in Manhattan. This allows people who are receiving treatment at the hospital to have their family near them during that time… Steve Caballero won the boardslide contest with an astonishing eighteen block slide around the round pool of the Van’s combi. He also finished second in the Masters behind Chris Miller and ahead of Nicky Guerrero. For more, visit skateone.com.
CONSPIRACY SKATEBOARDS has just released the ‘Screamer’ deck. It is 8.88 wide, 32.5 long, with a 15.3 wheelbase, deep concave and real steep nose and tail. You can get them from South Shore distribution or direct from conspiracyboards.com. Check out the ‘Screamer 888′ at www.conspiracyboards.com.
TOY MACHINE NEWS – Toy Machine has launched a new website at www.toymachine.com.
SOUTH PARK THROWDOWN – JUNE 28, 2008 at 2 Mile High Skatepark – Fairplay, CO. Pro/Am Contest – Ages 5 and up. The South Park Rec Center will host their 2nd South Park Throw Down Skating Competition. An exciting professional skate event held along side with the South Park Music Tour. It is a high altitude event, held in Fairplay, Colorado at the 2 Mile High Skatepark. We expect a terrific turnout due to this world class skatepark, which features Penrose Pool Coping, a pocket with a love seat, an oververt pocket and a cradle. Our first event in 2006 attracted over 50 skaters, both pro’s and amateurs, we expect more this year as we are teaming up with the South Park Music Tour which attracted over 20,000 people over the course of the weekend. Please contact Paula at [email protected] to take advantage of this company promotional opportunity by June 10, 2008. www.southparkrec.org
KEVINalldayandnightLONG! – What better way to promote a 24 hour skate shoe than to create a 24 hour commercial? Join Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long and Donny Miller on their chaotic journey throughout the streets of Los Angeles and wherever else their skateboards and feet take them. The KEVINalldayandnightLONG commercial will premiere on June 24 at 6:00 a.m. (PDT) Check out the teaser clip that Donny miller created for your eager eyes.
DAMN AM NEWS – Evan Smith Wins the Damn Am at 3rd Lair! Florida ripper takes the title!
REAL SKATEBOARDS ACTIONS REALIZED DECK. A portion of the proceeds of this deck will go direct to Autism Speaks. For more info go to www.autismspeaks.org.
STEREO NEWS – Stereo is reissuing original Stereo graphics from the 90’s with Pro models from Jason Lee, Chris Pastras and Matt Rodriguez. Clint Peterson has a new artist series of Bottle Caps that he has collected from around the world. Visit www.stereosoundagency for daily updates with the Stereo Sound Agency.
KRUDCO SKATESHOP presents 5BoroNYC Autograph Sesh – July 3rd @ Krudco Skateshop at 83 Howell St. Rochester, NY at 2pm. Skateboard sesh at X-Dreams Skatepark – 135 Despatch Drive, East Rochester, NY at 3pm.
ZOO YORK WELCOMES CHAZ ORTIZ – As Zoo York’s newest recruit, Chaz joins veteran ZY Officials Zered Bassett, Donny Barley, Aaron Suski, Forrest Kirby, Kevin Taylor, Brandon Westgate (Am), Matt Miller (Am), Anthony Shetler (Am), Lamare Hemmings (Am), Ron Deily (Am), and Eli Reed (Am). In addition to Zoo York, Chaz also skates for eS Footwear, Force Trucks, Diamond, FKD Bearings, Bones Wheels, and Warp Skatepark. Find out more at: www.zooyork.com.
CASL NEWS – Nor Cal Contest #6 on June 22 – CASL / USF Skate Contest @ Highland Skatepark – Ben Lomond, CA. – Parent and Child – Street and Bowl Divisions. … So Cal Contest – on June 28th. California State Games Street and Mini Ramp Qualifier @ Montebello Skatepark, Montebello, CA. Parent and Child – Street Divisions. www.caslusf.com.
AST ANNOUNCES NIKE 6.0 AS SPONSOR OF SUMMER AND WINTER DEW TOURS – The AST, the umbrella brand and organization of the world’s most prestigious action sports properties, today announced that Nike 6.0 has signed on as an associate sponsor for the AST Dew Tour and AST Winter Dew Tour. From the streets to the surf, from the dirt to the park, Nike 6.0 symbolizes the creativity and progression inherent in the DNA of action sports. www.nike6.com.
SKATE MENTAL NEWS – After a retarded amount of beer, Skate Mental finally got a good enough buzz to put Nate Broussard on the team. Fighting the curse of the man am, Nate will be filming for the new Skate Mental promo due early September. ‘Hopefully he gets some good stuff so we don’t have to kick him off,’ says brand manager Brad Staba.
GIRL SKATEBOARDING COMPANY NEWS – Congrats to Mike Mo Capaldi, Alex Olson and Sean Malto who are now pro riders for the Girl Skateboard Co.
VSA NEWS – ‘VSA Executive members met with L.A City Rec and Parks personel as well as L.A City Enginering Dept at Oakwood Rec. Center as we reviewed the finalized plans of the $1,000,000 project as well as nailed a date down for the upcoming Oakwood Skate contest. The long awaited Venice Skatepark will enter the bidding process in June as well as the final Rec.and Parks approval. The public will be invited to express public comment on the project at that time.The timeline for construction completion is Dec /Jan 2009.’ – G-eri – VSA
BELL HELMETS has a new line of lids also featuring helmets with artwork by Jim Phillips.
GERMAN ‘CRETE – If you go to Sweden, stop in FLENSBURG, Germany, right on the border to Denmark, to check out the new concrete skatepark there, built by bowl.ch. www.skatepark-flensburg.de. Also check out www.subvert-store.com and www.Vertshop.eu
AGENDA SHOW – The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries. With a strong emphasis in style, art, music and culture, the Agenda experience is as much a lesson as it is a tool. Agenda San Diego Sept. 4th – 6th, 2008 will be held at the San Diego Concourse 202 C St. San Diego CA .www.agendashow.com.
MTV NETWORKS AND NBC UNIVERSAL announced a wide ranging, strategic partnership to expand the AST (Action Sports Tour), a global, youth-focused, multimedia, action sports business that includes the AST Dew Tour, the AST Winter Dew Tour and the amateur Free Flow Tour into a global brand that spans MTV and NBC’s multiple screens. The 2008 AST Dew Tour kicks off its fourth season in Baltimore June 19-22 with the Panasonic Open. The Tour resumes July 17-20 with the Right Guard Open from Cleveland. On August 21-24, Portland hosts the Wendy’s Invitational. The Toyota Challenge will take place in Salt Lake City on September 11-14 and the Tour concludes with the PlayStation Pro October 16-19 from Orlando. The first Winter Dew Tour begins December 18. More information can be found at www.ast.com.
BILLABONG PRESENTS CANADA’S FIRST DAMN AM – August 8th and 9th, 2008. The event will take place at the Bonsor Skatepark just outside of downtown Vancouver and will consist of the Osiris Bowl Jam on Friday afternoon, with the street contest taking place Aug. 9th in the main park. Sunday will be held as a weather day, in case of rain. The event will take 80 skaters for the street contest, with 20 skaters competing in the bowl jam. Registration of the event will be done through advance registration only, and all registration must be done exclusively by industry team managers. Please submit all registrations to Rob Meronek at [email protected] The Damn Am skate series is the leading global amateur skate series with events in Minneapolis, Costa Mesa, Amsterdam and now Canada, with all events leading to the Tampa Am in December 2008, which is the most recognized amateur skate event in the world. www.billabong-usa.com
PTR are building a new skatepark in Ghotenborg, Sweden. Take a look at www.actionpark.se. The indoor skatepark in Ghotenborg info is at www.bunkeberget.com.
THE DOOGOOD CONSERVATORY CHARITY EVENT – The Doogood Conservatory will be hosting another kick ass charity event on Friday June 20, at Hensley’s Flying Elephant in Carlsbad, CA. With some thrashing psychedelic rock from live bands Earthless and Red Octopus, the old school garage DJ set, The Clean Cuts will also be laying down some tracks. No cover, but a $5 donation at the door is greatly appreciated. There will be some beautiful ladies selling raffle tickets for your chance to win some proper prizes from some of the best companies out there! The Doogood Conservatory is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free skateboards, surfboards and snowboarding packages to the under-privileged youth of America and beyond. www.doogood.org.
DENVER GO SKATE DAY 2008 (5 th Annual) on Saturday June 21 st, 2008 at the Denver Public Skatepark. Hosted By: Denver Parks and Rec, Colorado Skate University. Pro-Am Cash Contest. Peanut bowl and street course contests going on all afternoon and into the evening. Public Art Walls setup throughout the park. www.theskateboardschool.com.
YOUTH SKATEBOARDERS BUS AROUND THE PORTLAND METRO FOR ‘GO SKATEBOARDING DAY.’ – World renowned professional skateboarder Tom ‘Wally’ Inouye is set to load up his bus in Hood River and take 20 youth skateboarders to Portland’s skateparks for ‘Go Skateboarding Day,’ June 21st, 2008. Tom ‘Wally’ Inouye is an important figure in the history of skating. Wally is best known for his signature moves; ‘wall rides’ and ‘backside airs.’ Inouye started IPS (Inouye’s Pool Service) back in the ’70s, and was one of the first pool skaters. Wally is still ripping it up, and competes in the grand masters division of park, bowl, and pool competitions. He is also the Sport Director for the 2008 Gorge Games, in which he is organizing several great skateboard competitions and events which are happening in Hood River, July 17-20th.
Schedule of Events:
8-9am : Hood River Skate Park http://www.northwestskater.com/hoodriver.html
10-11am : Vancouver Skate Park http://www.northwestskater.com/vancouverdt.html
11:30-12:30pm : Glenhaven Skate Park http://www.northwestskater.com/glenhaven.html
1:15 -2:15pm : West Linn Skate Park http://www.northwestskater.com/westlinn.html
3-3:45pm : Donald Skate Park http://www.northwestskater.com/donald.html
4:30-5:30pm : Newberg Skate Park http://www.northwestskater.com/newberg.html
6:30-7:30pm : Holly Farms Skate Park http://www.northwestskater.com/hollyfarm.html
8-9pm : Tigard Skate Park http://www.northwestskater.com/tigard.html
THE 5th INTERNATIONAL GO SKATEBOARDING DAY – June 21st, 2008. Rob Dyrdek will be appearing at his DC/Alien Workshop Skate Plaza at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering, OH along with Steve Berra, Josh Kalis, Arto Saari and others. Willy Santos will be hosting Willy’s Workshop at the Mira Mesa Epicenter in San Diego, Calif. Rodney Mullen, Mark Appleyard, Chris Haslam, Chet Thomas and others will be in attendance at the Dwindle/Transworld event in Venice, Calif. Fairfax Surf Shop and the City of Fairfax are hosting ‘SkateFest Fairfax’ on June 20-21 at the Van Dyck Skatepark in Fairfax, VA. Proceeds will benefit the National Children’s Hospital Foundation. Vans is hosting ‘Big Riggin 2008′ at Viera Regional Park in Viera, FL. The event will include a $3,500 best trick contest, live music and tons of giveaways. Woodland Park will play host to ‘Cosmic Invasion 2008′ in Lexington, KY. Quiksilver team riders Danny Garcia, Alex Olson, Reese Forbes, Tim O’Connor and David Clark will be on hand. Over 10,000 people are expected to go ‘Wild in the Streets’ of New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Las Vegas with the Emerica skateboarding team. There will be a 1.2 mile street skate session from Ramona Middle School to Utility Board Supply in La Verne, Calif. *Utility Board Supply is also offering a limited edition Go Skateboarding Day deck with $7 of each deck sale going to the Go Skateboarding Day Foundation. Hangout at your local Active Ride Shop and get free Red Bull, prizes from Active and Boosted headphones. Each store is planning something different. For more information on GSD events in your area and to see how you can get involved, visit www.goskateboardingday.org or check with your local skateboard retailer.
WILD RIDE – Join the Emerica team on Emerica’s Wild Ride, a skateboarding and motorcycle rampage through the Dirty South en route to New York City for Wild in the Streets. The Emerica team will be riding their Harleys from skate shops to skateparks to campsites, and they want you to go on tour with them. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a motorcycle, car or have to hitchhike – all you need to do is make a reservation at the campsites and hit the road with your skateboard. The Wild Ride kicks off on June 10, 2008 in Easley, South Carolina at New Gen Skatepark and ends on June 20, at NJ Skateshop in Sayreville, New Jersey. Go to www.emericawildride.com for more information.
HELP DESIGN A SKATEPARK – The City of Torrance needs our ideas to design a new skate park. There is a meeting on Saturday June 28th from 11am-1pm at Torrance skate park (2200 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90504). Free Skate Session to follow. Food and Drinks will be provided. For info please call 310-320-9539 ext 102. Even if you don’t have any suggestions, we need to show up in MASSES to support the skate community and DEMAND that they MAINTAIN the park, DEMAND that it NOT be completely shut down this summer. Skaters unite! http://www. ci. torrance. ca. us/Parks/7482. htm
2008 MID ATLANTIC SKATE SERIES – 4 contests, $25 per event, jam session format, all ages and abilities welcome. 9 bowl classes, 3 street classes plus Grenade Pro Bowl Class and Aplomb Clothing Pro Street Class. Raising funds for Mike Rodger’s Grind for Life cancer support charitable organization.
May 17, 2008: Pohwaten Springs Skatepark, Arlington VA
June 21, 2008: Olney Manor Skatepark, Olney MD
July 19, 2008: Charles County Skatepark, White Plains, MD
August 9, 2008: St. Mary’s County Skatepark, Lexington Park MD
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION – Applications for Fall 2008 Tony Hawk Foundation skatepark grants can be accessed after August 15 via the Foundation’s Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. Applications must be completed by October 1, 2008.
2008 ZOO YORK EUROPEAN TOUR – Coming off a hectic month of May that was packed with filming missions, late night photo shoots, demos, and numerous special events in and around NYC, the Zoo Crew is now gearing up for a lengthy European Tour that will run from June 11th through July 3rd. Along for the ride will be ZY Officials Zered Bassett, Donny Barley, Aaron Suski, Kevin Taylor, Forrest Kirby, Brandon Westgate, Matt Miller, Anthony Shetler, Lamare Hemmings, Ron Deily, and Eli Reed. Led by the hardest working TM in the industry, Seamus Deegan, the crew will host autograph signings and demos in fourteen cities spanning the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Czech Republic, and France. www.zooyork.com.
AM GETTING PAID CONTEST – The ‘Am Getting Paid’ contest is the biggest amateur skateboard events in North America. This year skaters will be competing for a total prize purse of $10,000. This year’s contest will be a 3-day event, held again in the beautiful city of Montreal at the South-Parc skate park from July 18th to the 20th. For additional details please visit www.amgettingpaid.com
ART OF SKATEBOARDING – Guapo Skateboards will be presenting an evening of spectacular art, style, skateboarding, cocktails and infinite fun benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, St.Philips School and Community Center, and The Dallas Arts Community on Friday, June 20, 2008. The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with Cocktails and Appetizers at South Side on Lamar. Throughout the evening guests will bid on and purchase their favorite artist’s skateboard and other auction items. South Side on Lamar will have on display 120 skateboards designed by either a celebrity artist, a St.Philips student, a graphic designer, or a local artist. www.guaposkateboards.com
SKATERBUILT BRO JAM – 3rd Annual SkaterBuilt BBQ Jam. Celebrate skateboarding with the SkaterBuilt Family, Friends, and Team on Saturday June 21st at Volcom Skatepark in Costa Mesa. There will be plenty of skating, food, refreshments, schwag and goodtimes for all. Prizes will be given to ‘the Raddest Grom’ (Girls and Boys), as well as to ‘the Rippingest Old Guy’. We plan on skating and hanging out from 10am to 6pm, so bring your family and friends to SkaterBuilt’s BBQ Jam. For event information, please contact Dave Hegstrom at: [email protected]
AST ANNOUNCES 2008 FREE FLOW TOUR SCHEDULE – The Free Flow Tour is the official amateur series of the AST Dew Tour and provides amateur athletes with the opportunity to qualify into the final event of the AST Dew Tour, the PlayStation Pro, as well as the prospect for professional sponsorship. The Free Flow Tour will include a total of 29 skate competitions (five skate vert and 24 skate park) and 20 BMX competitions (four BMX vert and 16 BMX park) at 28 parks across the U.S. The top skate and BMX finishers at each of the 49 competitions will be flown to the AST Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, in Salt Lake City, Utah for the Free Flow Tour Finals, where one champion will be crowned in each discipline. Encompassing the ‘Flow to Pro’ theme, the two overall skate and BMX park champions and the two overall skate and BMX vert champions win a wild card spot to compete against the pros at that final stop of the AST Dew Tour, the PlayStation Pro, in Orlando, Fla. www.FreeFlowTour.com.
3RD ANNUAL VSA DEBRIS BY THE SEA SKATEBOARD CONTEST – JULY 19, 2008 at Venice Beach, CA.
WATERBROS TOUR – Sid is launching the new Water Bros. clothing line on July 16th. The Water Bros. Tour will be going down the East Coast from New Jersey to Florida passing out t-shirts, stickers and more. Look for a ’91 VW Camper with Sid, Terry, her son Steven and daughter Kim. It’s the Water Bros. Family Tour Old School Style. To find the bus email [email protected] or www.waterbros.net or www.myspace.com/waterbros dealers call 401 862 5189
RIGHTEOUS KILL starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro will be released on September 12. The film also stars Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg, John Leguizamo, Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) and Rob Dyrdek (ROB and BIG) and is directed and produced by Jon Avnet. The film is a crime drama about two veteran New York City detectives (De Niro and Pacino) who work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago. www.righteouskill-themovie.com.
FDR UPDATE – The Sean Miller memorial vert ramp at FDR is finally getting a much needed overhaul. Thanks Carlos! A stand-alone peanut pool is also in the works. Buy a benefit shirt to help the project along. 15 bucks. Email Bryan Lathrop at [email protected] for details.
HOPELESS OLD MEN ON SKATEBOARDS – has appeared on www.antigravitypress.com and SkateandAnnoy.com since June 2006. The comic is a humorous and sometimes philosophical look at the lives of middle-aged skateboarders. Creator Mark Conahan has recently compiled the first 200 strips into two volumes and is self-publishing through Lulu.com http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=2238897. Conahan is a board member of Skaters for Portland Skateparks ( http://skateportland.org ) a non-profit skatepark advocacy organization and is still an active skateboarder at 47. For more visit www.antigravitypress.com.
TUM YETO NEWS – Tum Yeto Welcomes Mike Sinclair. www.tumyeto.com.
2008 EURO ENDURO II Skate Tour – The Santa Cruz Skate Team is heading out on tour to Europe this summer to revisit some favorite spots as well as seeking out some tasty new spots they’ve mapped out to shred. The ‘Euro Enduro II Tour’ kicks off August 14th in the Czech Republic, moving on to Germany, Switzerland, UK and then Russia… vodka shots anyone? The tour will star the entire Santa Cruz Team: Emmanuel Guzman, Justin Strubing, Flo Marfaing, Alex Moul, Alex Carolino, Sid Melvin, Tommy Fynn, and new team member, Kris Vile (plus special guests). For more information about Santa Cruz Skateboards team and products, log on to santacruzskateboards.com.
SANTA MONICA AIRLINES has introduced a new Steve Olson skateboard for your quiver. Perfect for late night downhill excursions. www.smaskateboards.com.
TYPE S NEWS – Type S will be releasing a New line of wheels in a 51,53,55,57mm next month. Coming soon is the first Type S Pro signature wheel by Omar Hassan – available late July or end of Aug. Sergie is getting ready for the Boom Boom Huck Jam tour while
Lincoln and the rest of the vert dogs are steadily qualifying for the Dew Tour. www.type-s.com
HAROLD HUNTER DAY – COMMEMORATIVE SKATEBOARD DECK AND T-SHIRT – On May 17th the 2nd Annual Harold Hunter Day brought together NYC’s skateboarding community for a positive day of shredding in honor of the late, great Harold Hunter. More than five-hundred skaters and spectators swarmed the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark for a heated six-hour session with beats provided by New York’s finest, Pete Rock. Afterward, the masses flocked to KCDC Skateshop where, in true Harold form, the party bumped late into the night. In celebration of this noteworthy occasion and to keep Harold’s spirit strong, the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation has teamed up with The Zoo York Institute to release a limited edition HH Day II commemorative skateboard deck and t-shirt featuring Harold pics by long-time friend and acclaimed photographer, Giovanni Reda. Both items are now available only at select New York shops including Rival, Autumn, Everything Must Go, Richmond Hood Company, Blades, DQM, and Homage. Additionally, a special bundled kit including a deck, t-shirt and signed copy of Reda’s ‘Harold Hunter: The Book’ is available exclusively at KCDC. Proceeds from the sale of all HH Day II commemorative gear will be donated to the Harold Hunter Foundation, which will use the funds to send six underprivileged NYC kids to Camp Woodward this summer. A complete event wrap-up is available at hhday.blogspot.com, and a Harold Hunter Day II podcast shot and produced by RB Umali will release in late June.
WILD IN THE STREETS – On June, 21, 2008, Go Skateboarding Day, thousands of skateboarders will rampage the streets of New York City to kick off summer with Emerica’s Wild in the Streets. But, it doesn’t just happen in NYC, it happens all over the world as skateboarders of every age, color and creed gather to converge on city streets in celebration of pure skateboarding! For additional information, visit emericaskate.com.
HOUSTON SKATE PARK OPENING VID – http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid823433113/bctid1568171454
QUIKSILVER BOWLRIDERS 2008 – RESULTS – Quiksilver Bowlriders 2008 Results : 1/ Rune Glifberg (DEN) 2/ Aaron Homoki (USA) 3/ Benji Galloway (USA) 4/ Andy Scott (UK) 5/ Ross McGouran (UK) 6/ Mathias Nylen (SWE). Master of Legends Contest : 1/ Nicky Guerrero (DEN) 2/ Chris Miller (USA) 3/ Pat Ngoho (USA) 4/ Christian Hosoi (USA) 5/ Resee Simpson (USA) 6/ Sacha Steinhorst (USA) Kids Session Results : 1/ Alex Sorgente (USA) – 10 years old and Winner for the second tim in a row ! 2/ Love Rydstern (SWE) 3/ Werner Sandos (FRA). SUZUKI Pool Session Results : 1/ Aaron Homoki (USA) 2/ Benji Galloway (USA) 3/ Guillaume MocQuin (FRA) www.quiksilver-europe.com.
RACE FOR THE OLD GOLD JUG – This year’s race adds a 100 cone tight slalom on Friday afternoon to make it a three-day event. The race now includes the TS on Friday, the main event Hybrid on Saturday, and the Giant Slalom on Sunday. Antrim CAN/AM Slalom Championships (formerly the Race for the Old Gold Jug) September 19-21, Antrim, New Hampshire USA part of Antrim Home and Harvest Festival One of the premier events on the East Coast. Parade (racers included in it), fireworks, BBQ, festival, music and more. Bring the family. See details on the hill and the event at our points of contact www.skateboardslalom.com.
VERT AIN’T DEAD IN THE UK – 2008 is the second year of the independently run vert contest series presented by Vans and the United Kingdom Skateboarding Association and it’s getting bigger and more successful.
GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2008 Awards – November 15th at Cocoa Beach Skatepark. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. For more info, call (561) 252-3839 or visit www.grindforlife.org.
CPH PRO – DVS, Spotlight Productions and The Copenhagen Skatepark bring you the second annual CPH Pro – Copenhagen, Denmark June 27-29, 2008. Pros from around the world will converge upon Copenhagen for three days of skateboarding, parties and Viking traditions. $50,000 prize purse. Contest open to PRO skaters from around the world. Newly revised street course. Incentives for Team Managers who bring the most riders. One of the most organic contests in all of skateboarding. More Info: www.dvsskate.com/cphpro.
SKATOPIA – June 13-14, 2008 – In addition to the massive amount of expected chaos, there will be multiple contests including highest air, longest grind, etc. For more info go to www.skatopia.org. Also check out www.skatopiathemovie.com.
WATERVILLE VALLEY SKATE CAMP in New Hampshire is proud to announce that the Skate Camp is back for its 7th summer with 7 midweek and 6 weekend sessions including overnight and day camps running June 29-August 10. The WV skate park will have some new and improved features; plans include a new pyramid and a euro gap with stair set section. The Mountain Park will be in full effect with a resurfaced indoor mini ramp. WV Skateboard Camp is open to skaters of all abilities. Check out the new www.wvskate.com for all the details.
THREE SIXTEEN BOWL JAM at The Camp at Old Mill – Brandamore, PA – July 26, 2008 This is a jam style contest event. Prizes will be given out to the top five skaters in each division. Contest starts at 11am. For info go to www.three16.com.
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION Launches East Coast Benefit For Public Skateparks – The Tony Hawk Foundation will expand its annual star-studded Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit to include an event in Bridgehampton, New York on August 10. This exciting event is the foundation’s exclusive, family-centric, action-sports carnival that features a Vert Demo with Tony Hawk and a cast of top skateboarders and BMX pros on Tony’s personal ramp, as well as games, food, auctions, and music. Proceeds from Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks help create free, quality public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S. The August 10, 2008 Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event will take place at the Ross School (Lower Campus) in Bridgehampton, New York. The Benefit Committee includes Tony Hawk, Lance Armstrong, Andre Agassi, Russell Simmons, Rob Dyrdek, Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mia Hamm, Dana White, Jr., Jon Favreau, Mat Hoffman, Shaun White, Bobby Kotick, Bob McKnight, Ron Burkle, and Scott Greenstein. In addition to the Benefit Committee, past Celebrity attendees include Pam Anderson, Travis Barker, Benicio Del Toro, Fred Durst, Jakob Dylan, Rashad Evans, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), John Fogerty, Patrick Fugit, Kenny G, Leeza Gibbons, Todd Glass, Tom Green, Arsenio Hall, Ed Helms, Kathy Ireland, Anthony Kiedis, Lisa Kudrow, Stefan Lessard, Chuck Liddell, Cindy Margolis, Sal Masekela, Marlee Matlin, B.J. Novak, Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Michael Rapaport, Trent Reznor, Paul Rodriguez Sr., and David Spade. The Bridgehampton event is in addition to the foundation’s regular West Coast benefit, which will take place in Beverly Hills, California on November 9. The Tony Hawk Foundation’s annual event has sold out every year since it launched in 2004. The inaugural Bridgehampton, New York Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event will be limited to 1,000 guests and is also expected to sell out quickly. Tickets and packages are currently available through the event Web site: www.standupforskateparks.org, or by contacting C.C. Flashman at [email protected] or 760-477-2479.
QUIKSILVER SKATE TEAM RIDERS TEAR UP AMERICA’S HEARTLAND ONE CITY AT A TIME – The Quiksilver Skate Team will hit the road tomorrow for the Quiksilver Midwest Skate Tour, first stop Lexington, Kentucky. Alex Olson, Danny Garcia, Reese Forbes, Justin Brock, Jake Johnston, David Clark and Tim O’Connor will be blowing up demos, giving away free Quiksilver swag, racing go karts and BBQ’ing with the fine folks in the Midwest. Visiting some of the best skateparks in America’s Heartland, the good ol’ boys will make stops in Lexington, Columbus, Detroit and Chicago. On June 21, Go Skate Day, the Quiksilver team will be at Woodland Skatepark for Cosmic Invasion 2008 presented by Quiksilver. June 22, the guys take over Powell Skatepark near Columbus where they will demo tricks and give away free stuff. The Midwest tour continues on June 23 at the new Modern Skatepark near Detroit. June 24 is the final day and will be held at Wilson Skatepark in the city of Chicago. For daily updates and more info on the tour, check out www.quiksilver.com/skate.
MALOOF MONEY CUP NAMES ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Maloof Money Cup U.S Skateboard Championships, the biggest purse event in skateboarding history slated for July 11-13, 2008 at the OC Fair and Events Center, in Costa Mesa, California during the opening weekend of the OC Fair, today announced the members of its advisory committee. Joe Maloof, embarking on his first action sports endeavor, said today’s announcement represents ‘just the beginning of our commitment to skateboarding. These individuals have exceptional reputations, and we are excited to have them on our team as we move toward putting on an outstanding skateboarding event.’ The members of the committee bring all aspects of skateboarding expertise to the table, and include the following individuals: Rob Dyrdek, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Jake Brown, Don Bostick, Dave Duncan and Mark Waters. The event will include a Men’s and Women’s Pro Street Contest, and a Men’s Pro Vert – and the U.S. Amateur Championship, the Maloof Money Cup boasts the largest purse in the history of professional skateboarding with over $450,000 in prize money, while also setting the benchmark at each prize level. California Skateparks has partnered with the Maloof Money Cup as their exclusive designer/builder to develop the world’s first concrete skateboard plaza created for competition. The contest plaza will be designed by Pro Skateboarders Andrew Reynolds and Eric Ellington along with the California Skateparks design team. etnies is proud to announce the etnies Festival Village at the Maloof Money Cup 2008, featuring more than 40,000 square feet of skateboarding retailer and manufacturer booths with interactive games, challenges and chances to win prizes, including a charity raffle for a new vehicle. www.maloofmoneycup.com.
SLAMTRICK 2008 will take place June 28-29 in Marina di Ravenna, Italy. Street contest on June 28 at Oasi Skatepark. Qualification and slamtrick beach party. June 29 will feature the street finals and prize giving. Stay tuned to www.slamtrick.com.
CARL WARREN has a new skate blog at http://pa.photoshelter.com/usr-show/U0000wEPJOTp0fWQ.
DUANE PETERS RADIO SHOW Strait to Hell with Duane Peters from 2 pm till 4 pm every Friday. Listen in and enjoy yer last hours of being clocked in to some truly great roots punk rock! www.compoundradio.org.
ARTHUR LEE AND LOVE DOCUMENTARY – ‘LOVE STORY ‘TO BE RELEASED JULY 29, 2008 – – Filmed in 2005 and 2006, Love Story features the last ever interviews with band leader Arthur Lee, plus interviews with all surviving original band members, Johnny Echols, Michael Stuart, Alban ‘Snoopy’ Pfisterer, as well as unseen footage of the late Bryan Maclean, and other rare footage of the band. The story of LA band Love – fronted by the late, great, Arthur Lee – is one of rock ‘n’ roll’s great untold stories. Formed in 1965, Love we’re one of the first inter-racial bands, and the first rock band to be signed to Elektra Records. The Doors’ Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix were avowed fans of Love. Love were at the very center of the fertile Sunset Strip scene of the mid-Sixties.
CLAUS GRABKE NEWS – Claus Grabke New Album Out now. Claus Grabke’s new album is called ‘Deadly Bossanova’. The entire cover artwork, front, back, innersleeve and booklet, was done by Ed Templeton. Check www.myspace.com/clausgrabkemusic for latest info and NEW VIDEO!
PUNK’S NOT DEAD – Punk’s Not Dead is more than just a tribute documentary. It takes you on an era-by-era journey that puts punk rock’s non-conformist reputation under the knife. Officially sanctioned by the bands in the film who donated personal photos, fliers and home videos, Punk’s Not Dead follows the evolution of punk music from its anarchic roots, to its use as a corporate marketing tool and acceptance into popular culture, to its reinvention in today’s underground scene. It features such bands as The Adicts, Bad Religion, Black Flag, The Damned, The God Awfuls, Good Charlotte, Green Day, Minor Threat, NOFX, The Offspring, Pennywise, The Ramones, Rancid, Social Distortion, Stiff Little Fingers, The Subhumans, Sum 41, UK Subs, The Used, and many, many more. www.mvdb2b.com.
FOO FIGHTERS RIDE INTO HARLEY-DAVIDSON’S 105th ANNIVERSARY- Three Days Grace To Open for Stand-Alone Concert – Harley-Davidson announced that the iconic rock band Foo Fighters has been added to the already stellar line-up of musical talent performing during the Motor Company’s 105th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee. Foo Fighters, along with special guest Three Days Grace, will play Friday, August 29, 2008, at the outdoor venue dubbed Roadhouse at the Lakefront, which is located just north of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Stand-alone concert tickets will go on sale at 8:00 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at www.ticketmaster.com. In addition to Foo Fighters and Three Days Grace, American icons like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and ZZ Top, as well as rising stars like Daughtry are scheduled to perform during the 105th Anniversary. The Motor Company also plans to feature other popular acts including The Black Crowes, Dierks Bentley, Los Lonely Boys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Buddy Guy, Cameo and more. For more information on all the 105th activities, including limited edition Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary motorcycles, visit www.harley-davidson.com/105th.
ALICE COOPER – There are only a handful of rock artists that have proven to be as enduring and influential as Alice Cooper has over the years. Name just about any hard rock artist, and they’ve probably borrowed a thing or two from Alice. And on his latest studio recording, ‘Along Came A Spider’ (issued via SPV Records on July 29), Alice has returned with a concept album with a sinister streak. Who else but Alice Cooper, with ‘Along Came A Spider,’ would create a ‘love story’ about a serial killer named Spider?
1ST ANNUAL SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL – June 26 – 28, 2008. It’s one of the most legendary and notorious places in the world – a stretch of blocks where the clubs gave birth to an unforgettable musical revolution. The Strip’s rich history will be celebrated with the first annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, a three-day event set for Thursday, June 26-28 in the City of West Hollywood. Legendary music from the past, present and future will shake up the notorious 1.3 mile stretch during the festival. The music lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. In the 1970s, artists like Van Halen, Prince and David Bowie catapulted to stardom and reached multi-platinum sales due to the strength of engagements on the Sunset Strip. When L.A. punk blossomed around 1980, The Strip was home to X, The Germs and Black Flag before hard rock giants like Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses and Jane’s Addiction took flight. www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com/
PEARL JAM TOUR— Pearl Jam announced a ten date East Coast tour, which begins June 11th in West Palm Beach, FL and wraps June 30th in Mansfield, MA. Kings of Leon will open the concert. For more information regarding this show go to www.livenation.com. For more information on Pearl Jam, visit www.pearljam.com.
MOFO NEWS – www.drunkinjuns.org and www.losolvidados.net and http://firstname.lastname@example.org/blog/2008/06/life_sentence.html#more
THE GITS DOCUMENTARY – ‘The Gits’ documentary will be showing at THE ECHOPLEX (1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles) on Monday, July 7 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10. This is an 18+ event. Tickets available at www.ticketweb.com. For additional information, please visit www.attheecho.com. The film ‘The Gits’ is a celebration of the influential Seattle band of the same name, led by the charismatic Mia Zapata. With an innovative sound that coupled hardcore punk with heartfelt blues, The Gits were poised to break into the mainstream, but they would never achieve the success of contemporaries Nirvana or Pearl Jam because on July 7, 1993 singer Mia Zapata was found murdered – the victim of a rape/homicide. It was a crime unsolved when director Kerri O’Kane began shooting her debut feature. In the interim however, fans, friends and celebrities like Joan Jett and Nirvana helped raise money to reopen what had become a cold case file. Mia’s death had reverberated throughout the music community, and Mia’s killer was brought to justice as the cameras rolled. Upon the fifteenth anniversary of Zapata’s death there will be screenings and tribute events held nationwide in celebration of Mia Zapata’s life and the music of The Gits. For more information on ‘The Gits’ documentary please visit www.thegitsmovie.com or www.myspace.com/thegitsmovie.
THE MELVINS release ‘Nude With Boots,’ the follow-up album to 2006’s ‘(A) Senile Animal,’ on July 8 via Ipecac Recordings. The eleven track album features the same line-up as the previous outing. Also coming in July is The Fantomas/Melvins Big Band ‘Live from London 2006′ DVD featuring audio commentary from Buzz, Danny DeVito and Ipecac co-owner Greg Werckman.
THE FIRST ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL has announced dates for the highly anticipated all-star thunderfest. Multi-platinum rock acts SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED will lead the much-buzzed-about amp-shattering road show. The tour is set to kick off July 9 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle and will hit Live Nation Amphitheaters in 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada between July 9 and August 19, 2008. www.Mayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com.
ART SHOW – Skip Frye and Andy Davis at the SurfIndian Surf Boutique – June 28th – Food and Drink – 7-10:30pm at 4658 Mission Blvd. Pacific Beach, CA. For details to to www.surfindian.com.
ART SHOW – June 27 – The Attraction Repulsion Machine – a Group Art Gathering featuring Teddy Kelly, Dean Bradley, Morgan Ghan and Jose Cerda. Opening Reception at Go Rilla Gallery 7-10pm at 3013 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA.
MIXED MESSAGE – OJAI ART SKATE MIX with live performance by Ray Barbee on Saturday June 28, 2008 at 6pm at The Village Jester 139 East Ojai Avenue Ojai, CA. Featuring artwork by Andy Mueller, Chris Pastras, Clint Peterson, Craig Stecyk, Dave England, Desiree Astorga, Don Pendleton, Grant Brittain, Kris Markovich, Ryan Gee, Sean Cliver and Wes Humpston. Percentage of all proceeds from all sales to go to the benefit of Skate Ojai (a non-profit 501 (c)3). www.ojaiskatepark.com. Limited edition event t-shirts printed by Hurley will also be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to Skate Ojai.
SWAMP NEWS – Swamp is doing an ‘Art Tent’ at all the ‘SoCo Music Experience’ Festivals this summer. They are Free Events (21+)! Each event feature’s 2 stages of music (1 is local, one is national acts) Lindsey Kuhn and the crew will have a 20’x40′ tent with live t-shirt printing and lots of rock posters/art for sale…
Denver-June 28th-Coors Field Parking Lot or Pepsi Center
San Diego-August 23rd-Ace Parking Lot – Next to PetCo Park
Madison-September 6th-Willow Island at Alliant Energy Center
New York-September 13th-Upstate TBD
Tempe-October 18th-Tempe Market Place
ART SHOW – Gasoline presents Twisted Steel Benefit Art Show – Sunday July 13, 2008. Noon – 6pm featuring over 50 of the top Kustom Kulture and hot rod artists in the world at Gasoline 423 Main St. El Segundo, CA. www.gasolinegallery.com.
FROM JOHN LENNON TO JOHN LYDON- A GALLERY WALK THROUGH THE ROCK OF AGES WITH LEGENDARY ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER BOB GRUEN – Tuesday, June 24th 6:00-9:00pm. Photographer Bob Gruen will be giving a personal tour of his acclaimed photography show ‘ROCKERS,’ 280+ photographs currently on exhibit at Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery. The show spans from 1965-2007 and includes the world’s most famous musicians from Elvis to Madonna, John Lennon to John Lydon, Bob Marley to Bob Dylan and everyone in between. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the admission price and twenty percent of any print sales at the event will go to VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Admission is $25 (all proceeds go to VH1 Save The Music Foundation). For reservations please call 212-677-2253 between 12-7 (Sunday-Wednesday) and 12-9 (Thursday-Saturday). Closed on Monday. Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery – 313 Bowery Street, NYC.
BILLABONG CLOUD 9 INVITATIONAL – Siargao Del Norte, Philippines – September 20-26 2008 – USD $20,000 Prize Money – Competitors in the inaugural 2007 Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational watch in awe as flawless hollow waves reel off at Cloud 9. An ultra perfect right hander located on Surigao Island off the coast of the Philippines, the second annual Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational has attracted confirmation from some of the world’s most prolific tube riders, including 2006 Pipeline Master Jamie O’Brien and 1999 World Surfing Champion Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo. Pic: Jake White. 2008 Billabong Cloud Nine Invitational Confirmed Surfers – Ryan Hipwood, Mark Occhilupo, Luke Dorrington, Nick Vasicek, Anthony Walsh, Dave Reardon-Smith, Jason Shibata, Wade Goodall, Ryan Augenstein, Jamie O’Brien, Mark Mathews, Dylan Longbottom, Laurie Towner, Tamaroa McComb, Makua Rothman and Michael Brennan. www.billabong.com.
SANTA BARBARA SURF MUSEUM NEWS – James O’Mahoney has sold some select items from his collection from the Santa Barbara Surf Museum to Jimmy Buffet for a new Hawaiian Surf Museum in Margaritaville.
SECOND ANNUAL SEA PADDLE NYC SLATED FOR AUGUST 18th – WHITE WATER EVENING EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR AUTISM AWARENESS – The White Water Gala will take place on Saturday, August 16, with the SEA Paddle NYC event occurring on Monday, August 18. The White Water Evening is a white themed event held on an ocean front estate in Monmouth Beach, NJ with all proceeds going to autism charities and SEA. The event features great live music and an open bar catered by top local restaurants. There will be a silent auction with donations pouring in from local residents including rockers Bon Jovi. Joel Tudor, Gerry Lopez and Darrick Doerner are just some of the surf legends already confirmed to participate in this years event. The Paddle will start at 9am on Monday August 18th at Pier 1 South Street Sea Port. Paddlers will go up the East River, enter the Harlem River and come down the Hudson paddling 28 miles to circumnavigate Manhattan. For information visit seapaddlenyc.org.
COUNTRY FEELING SURFBOARDS – Master shapers Jeff Bushman and Kyle Bernhardt have launched Country Feeling Surfboards, a label devoted to surfboards made with environmentally friendly materials. Employing soy- and sugar-based foams, plant-based and solar-activated resins, and hemp, silk, and bamboo cloth, these boards take surf manufacturing a step in the right direction. Country Feeling’s striking line of classic shapes-fishes, single-fins, twin-fins, funboards, longboards, and stand-up paddleboards – shows the soul of surfing can be green. www.countryfeelingsurfboards.com.
SURFING SIXTIES BY JACK EDEN – The Surfing Sixties… The decade when Australia came of age on the waves. The decade of surfing revolution and evolution including ‘Midget’ Farrelly, Nat Young and other surfing legends to be, the long board, the ‘brothelkeepers’, James Deam lookalikes, nose riders and hot doggers… and a thousand other memories. These ‘blasts’ from the past are back in a first ever sale of original silver gelatin prints. His photographs include surfing legends, such as Bobby Brown, Ted Spencer, Kevin ‘the Head’ Brennan, Mike Doyle and Joey Cabell. Among the events featured are the Australian Championships of 1968 and the 1st World Titles, set in Long Reef, Bondi Beach, Manly and Maroubra. Jack Eden was Australia’s most eminent 60’s surf photographer who brilliantly captured the characters and events that made the era so special. www.tristansgallery.com
NEW YORK SURF FILM FESTIVAL DROPS IN TO TRIBECA CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 26-28th 2008 – The inaugural year of the New York Surf Film Festival will be held at Tribeca Cinemas on September 26th-28th, 2008. The submissions deadline is June 25th, 2008. The New York Surf Film Competition is open to independently produced feature-length and short films in the surf genre. The submission form and complete information regarding the 2008 New York Surf Film Festival are available at www.NYSurfFilm.com.
BILLABONG STORMS THE NSSA WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIPS WINNING THREE TITLES IN SOLID SURF CONDITIONS. A fun SW swell started the contest off right as Kolohe Andino swept both the Open Men’s and Junior Divisions, and Dane Zaun stomped a solid ‘air reverse’ to take the Air Show title. With 85 degree air and 65 degree water Huntington Beach a great venue for this years contest, where Billabong Girls showed their dominance as well. Fifteen-year-old Courtney Conlogue from Santa Ana won the Open Women’s Southwest Conference for the 4th year in a row breaking the current record held by Holly Beck. She also won Open Women’s at Westerns this weekend. Catherine Clark, 14, from Ventura made two finals – Explorer Girls and Open Women, placing 2nd in Explorer Girls and 4th in Open Women. And Taylor Pitz, 15, from Laguna Beach, placed 4th in Explorer Women. www.billabong-usa.com.
TIMMY CURRAN – ‘WORD OF MOUTH‘ – Three years ago, Timmy Curran was busy perfecting ‘The Flip’ on his surfboard – A full rotation, upside-down flip he became famous for after landing it in two-foot surf at Rocky Point in Hawaii during the winter of 2005. Curran is considered by many a pioneer of surfing’s ‘Aerial Revolution’ of the 1990’s. Fast forward to 2008, along with surfing, he’s now doing what he’s always dreamt of doing: becoming a touring musician who’s hit the road with Foo Fighters, Switchfoot and Eisley over the course of the last year. Timmy Curran’s debut album Word Of Mouth will be released July 22nd on Adeline Records. www.myspace.com/timmycurran.
BILLABONG NEWS – Billabong USA reached into the unique world of big wave surfing to acquire big wave aficionado Greg Long as its latest member of the Billabong team. www.billabong-usa.net
158 ROAD WARRIORS CHALLENGE – Savage Rips and Hooked Surfboards proudly present the 158 Road Warriors Challenge. Contest starts June 7th and ends on August 7th.
NSSA Mid Atlantic Surf Contest Series – The first contest is in Emerald Isle, NC August 9-10. Check the NSSA website at www.nssa.org.
INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY – Ever needed a legitimate excuse to go surfing? Well, on June 20, 2008, you finally have it: International Surfing Day. Created by SURFING Magazine and the Surfrider Foundation this unofficial, official surfers’ holiday gives us a chance to promote and celebrate the sport while bringing awareness to the state of our oceans, waves and beaches. For more info visit: http://www.surfingthemag.com/ISD/.
QUIKSILVER AND ROXY SUMMER SURF CAMP SEASON NOW IN SESSION – Quiksilver and Roxy Surf Camps are back in session this summer for a seventh consecutive year. Surfacing at more than 20 beaches throughout North America, Quiksilver and Roxy Surf Camps will continue to offer top-notch surfing instruction, surfing etiquette and information on ocean safety, in addition to a new curriculum on the ocean and the environment co-designed by Quiksilver and Surfrider Foundation. Week-long sessions begin as early as June and will run through August. Quiksilver and Roxy Surf Camps can be found in California, Canada, Costa Rica, Florida, Hawaii, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and a new destination in Ecuador. For a full list of camps please visit, www.quiksilvercamps.com.
BILLABONG INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES US EAST COAST RETAILER QUIET FLIGHT – Billabong International Limited today announced an agreement to acquire the retail operations of Quiet Flight, one of Billabong Group’s key retail partners in the USA. Quiet Flight is a key US east coast retailer and the operator of 14 stores, including the flagship Billabong retail stores in New York. www.billabong.com.
SURF MOVIE – June 13, 2008 – The International Surfing Association is proud to present ‘For a Better Surfing Future’, the first ever ISA movie. It features the life of the five 2007 ISA Individual Scholarship Program recipients: Juninho Urcia from Peru, Imani Wilmot from Jamaica, Guillermo Satt from Chile, Diego Vargas from Ecuador and Lungani Memani from South Africa. This is the story of five young surfers and their dreams, struggling in countries where the odds of success are stacked against them. Five local directors give us an inside look of the day to day lives of those who follow the great dream of becoming professional surfers. www.isasurf.org.
THE BOOST MOBILE PRO OF SURF PRESENTED BY HURLEY – THE WORLD’S TOP SURFERS COMPETE AT THE ONLY ASP WORLD TOUR EVENT HELD ON THE US MAINLAND. 48 of the world’s top surfers, including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Andy Irons, Rob Machado, Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge will compete for a shot at the World Championship Title at the only ASP World Tour event held on the US Mainland. Come check out the Boost Mobile Pro of Surf presented by Hurley, the seventh of eleven stops on the ASP World Tour. Emphasizing its commitment to surfing, Boost Mobile has signed on as the ASP’s exclusive wireless partner and will host the competition for the seventh consecutive year where the world’s top professional surfers set their sights on the 2008 ASP World Title. September 7 – 13, 2008. Hours of competition are from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day (depending on weather, there will be a maximum of two off days during the course of event) at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, Calif.. For more information, please visit www.boostmobilepro.com.
MACY’S CALIFORNIA TRIFECTA SURF SERIES BACK FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR – Action Sports Group is pleased to announce the return of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series for the fourth consecutive year. The North American Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) specialty series unites three prominent ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) events held in California: 6.0 Lowers Pro at Lower Trestles, San Clemente, April 29-May 3; Oakley Newport Pro at 56th Street, Newport Beach, Sept 16-21; and O’Neill Cold Water Classic at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, Oct. 21-26. For the second year, Juniors will also get in on the Trifecta action with an increased $10,000 bonus purse for the top three overall points winners from the three Trifecta series associated Oakley Pro Junior events. The Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series was formed in 2005 to strengthen surfing in America and has added additional cash and prize incentives each year since its inception. For more information: www.aspworldtour.com or www.aspnorthamerica.org.
OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SERIES – Oakley announces an expanded nine-event international Oakley Pro Junior series and the all-new Oakley Global Challenge for 2008. The Oakley Pro Junior series will criss-cross the globe landing in nine of the world’s best surf spots and offering up a cumulative prize purse of $193,000 for the series. Six of the nine events will serve as qualifiers for the new Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge in Bali, Sept. 25 to Oct. 5, with a $75,000 prize purse. 2008 OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SCHEDULE April 29-May 3: Lower Trestles, CA, USA STOP #1 MACY’S CA TRIFECTA 4. May 26-27: Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, Brazil 5. Aug. 9-10: Grand Plage, Lacanua, Gironde, France 6. Aug. 29-30: Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA 7. Sept. 16-21: Newport Beach, CA, USA STOP #2 MACY’S CA TRIFECTA 8. Sept. 25-Oct. 5: The Global Challenge Championship, Bali. 9. Oct. 21-26: ASP North America Pro Junior Championships, Santa Cruz, California, USA STOP #3 MACY’s CA TRIFECTA For more info check out: http://oakleyprojunior.com.
4TH ANNUAL SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM – The Switchfoot Bro-Am charity surf contest and music festival returns to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on Saturday, June 7, 2008! This year’s event benefits the San Diego and Oceanside branches of StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization that started right here in San Diego and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless, and street kids.
RIP CURL BOARDMASTERS – The countdown to Europe’s biggest surf, skate and music festival has officially begun. The Rip Curl Boardmasters in association with Relentless Energy Drink will return for a 27th year to Newquay from August 4th – 10th, 2008 for its biggest event to date and an epic week of world class action sports and music. The Rip Curl Boardmasters over the last few years has built up a reputation for great action sports and also live music. This year will be the highest profile so far with Groove Armada headlining Friday night at the Unleashed Music Festival. www.ripcurlboardmasters.com
2008 SIMA SURFING AMERICA USA CHAMPIONSHIP – Nation’s best surfers return to Huntington Beach on August 19-24, 2008. Learn more at www.isasurf.org.
BILLABONG FREEWAVE CHALLENGE – The second edition of the Billabong Freewave Challenge presented by Monster Energy kicks off on June 20, the first day of summer, and this time focuses on the shores of Mainland USA. Every ride by every surfer captured on video all summer long is eligible for entry and will be displayed on the event website at www.FreewaveChallenge.com. Video clips may be entered in five different categories including the Monster Maneuver, Small Fries (16 and Under surfers), Best Barrel, Heartbreaker (Female Performance) and the Longest Ride. A total of $40,000 in prize money will be awarded to the surfers and videographers with the most progressive and popular rides. For all the details on the event and to view sample clips for the various categories, go to www.FreewaveChallenge.com.