MAY 2006 NEWS

SAVE TRESTLES – If Surfers Do Not Save Trestles, Who Will? The water quality, sandbar sedimentation, and glorious sense of place of Trestles are threatened by an ill-planned toll road highway that would parallel (not just cross) the largely pristine San Mateo Creek that empties into the great Trestles breaks. It’s very important to keep the proposed toll road highway out of San Onofre State Beach and away from the San Mateo Creek. For more info on saving Trestles from the tollroad, see Surfrider’s Save Trestles web section at http://www.surfrider.org/savetrestles.

JAY ADAMS NEWS – Jay and Alisha Adams have just had a baby girl. Her name is Venice. You can send gifts to Alisha Adams at 7701 Warner Avenue B-21, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Alisha is also registered at Babie’s R Us. If you go on to www.babiesrus.com and click on Baby Registry, put in Alisha Adams and her due date, May 14th, her registry will come up.You can write to Jay c/o….Jay Adams #0601377 Santa Ana Jail PO Box 22003 Santa Ana, CA 92702.

CURRITUCK SKATEPARK GRAND OPENING – The newly completed skate park in Maple (a township of Currituck County) off Airport Rd. is now open to the public. This highly innovative park, designed by Grindline, is receiving rave reviews from both amateurs and pros alike. A grand opening and demo is being scheduled for Saturday, May 13th with more details to come in the near future. The park is free; however, riders are required to wear a helmet, elbow and knee pads while using the facility. For additional information contact Currituck Parks and Recreation at (252) 232-3007.

VANS NEWS – AVE’s first Vans shoe, the AVE Era will be hitting stores in July. Hosoi’s limited edition Sk8-Hi in stores now … look for his rising sun. Hosoi’s Pro-Tec helmet will be available in a few months!

VIDEO PREMIER – KROOKED KRONICLES – WORLD PREMIER TOUR PRESENTED BY ADIDAS starring MARK GONZALES, DAN DREHOBL, VAN WASTELL, and BOBBY WORREST. Premier in San Francisco – May 18th at Castro Theater 429 Castro St. SF CA. Doors at 8pm. Show at 8:30PM – Free to the public. May 14th Premier at Anti Social 2425 Main St. Vancouver, BC…. May 16th Premier at Cinemagic 2021 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR.

SKATEBOARD RALLY at Sacramento State Capital Tuesday May 9th 12 pm. Appear before the Senate to support SB 1170 and stop the ticketing! Senator Bill Morrow has written a new bill SB 1179 that would repeal SB 994 (the bill that REQUIRES ticketing of skateboarders in skateparks if they are not wearing pads and helmets) and add skateboarding to the list of Hazardous Recreational Activities (HRA’s) Show up at the State Capital in Sacramento at noon on Tuesday May 9th for a Rally and then address the Senate. Meet at the front of the building. There will be a rally there till 2 pm at which time Senator Morrow will bring us in to address the Senate. Location – State Capitol Building – Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: 916-445-2841 Fax: 916-445-4633

BLACK LABEL SKATES – Black Label Skateboards is hard at work on their new video effort ‘Back in Black’. From the heart of Texas, all-terrain rider, Chaz Pineda is the newest addition to the Black Label team. The Texan Terror has a unique hardcore approach to skateboarding fueled by the aggression of his mentor Craig Johnson and the style of Christian Hosoi. This kid’s star is on the rise. Lock up your daughters.

GRINDLINE SKATEPARK GRAND OPENING - The Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Skate Park Committee will host the Grand Opening of the Oxford Skate Park in Oxford, MS, on Saturday, May 6, 2006. The Grand Opening celebration will kick-off at 10 a.m. and end at 4 pm. The skateboard competition will feature a division for three age groups on the street course and two older age groups on the state-of-the-art bowl. Prizes will be awarded to the top skaters in each category. Registration will open the day of the event at 9 a.m. The registration form can be downloaded in pdf format on the following site: http://www.oxfordms.net/recent/skatepark. The registration waiver is mandatory to skate in the competition. A skate demo and live music will also take place. The Oxford Skate Park is located in Oxford Mississippi on Bramlett Boulevard across from the public library and covers 10,000 square feet with a bowl and cradle and a street course that features pads, stairs, rails, and a volcano ramp. The Oxford Skate Park features lights allowing skating until 11 p.m. For info oxfordskatepark@yahoo.com. More information will be posted at http://www.oxfordms.net/recent/skatepark.htm

2006 PRO-TEC PARTY – Join Pro-Tec and Vans for a day at the Combi-Pool at the Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange featuring 40 top pro skateboarders as well as many of the legends of bowl skating. This year, expect great skating as many thought last year’s Pro-Tec Pool Party was one of the best skate contests of all time. Saturday, May 13 from 3 pm to 10 pm (practice Friday 10 am – 4 pm) Prize Money – $90,000. Admission – Admission is FREE, but ONLY A VERY LIMITED number of tickets are available at select Southern California PRO-TEC Retailers which are holding a raffle for the tickets. For your chance to be a part of this year’s party thanks to your PRO-TEC retailer, please visit these five dealers before May 6: Nine Star (West LA), Val Surf (Valencia), Utility (La Verne), Active Ride (Irvine), Hanger 94 (La Mesa). In addition, the following Vans Stores will raffle off tickets now through May 7: Whittier, Westminster Mall, Westminster, Tustin Marketplace, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Brea, Orange, Laguna Hills, Buena Park, Mission Viejo Mall, Huntington Beach, Irvine Spectrum, Mainplace Mall, The Block at Orange. Can’t get a ticket? Catch the webcast at www.pro-tec.net. Expected Riders Include: Pros – Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Rune Glifberg, Omar Hassan, Brian Patch, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Tony Trujillo, Lincoln Ueda, Benji Galloway, Jimmy the Greek, Andy Macdonald, Max Dufour, Josh Borden, Bruno Passos, Ryan Johnson, Matt Moffett, Sergie Ventura, Jake Brown… Masters – Chris Miller, Jeff Grosso, Lance Mountain, Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Steve Alba, Duane Peters, Pat Ngoho, Chris Cook, Mike Sanders, Mike Rodgers, Reese Simpson, Dave Duncan, Jim Gray, Tony Mag, Lonnie Hiramoto, Mike McGill, Don Hamilton, Dave Ruel, Mike Smith, Ben Schroeder, Eddie Reategui, Dave Hackett…. Girls – Cara-Beth Burnside, Jen O’Brien, Heidi Fitzgerald, Mimi Knoop, Kim Peterson, Nicole Zuck, Holly Lyons, Amanda Eschemann, Apryl Woodcock…. Judges – include John Cardiel. Television – July 7 and July 14 at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports Net with subsequent airings on the FUEL Action Sports Network (Time/Date TBA) Friday 10a – 12p Girls Practice…. 12p – 2p Masters Practice…. 2p – 4p Pro Practice…. Saturday 10a -11:30a Girls Practice…. 11:30a- 12:30p Masters Practice…. 12:30p-2:30p Pro Practice….. 3p – 10p CONTEST. The Pro-Tec Pool Party is sponsored by Pro-Tec, Vans, Rockstar Energy Drink and Scion. For more go to www.vans.com.

QUIKSILVER BOWLRIDERS CONTEST -May 19-21, 2006 – Malmo, Sweden, After six memorable years in Marseille, Quiksilver has made the decision to organize the 2006 edition of the Bowlriders in Europe’s newest skatepark Stapelbaddsparke in Malmo, Sweden. Malmo is located in the south of Sweden only 20 minutes away from Copenhagen, Denmark. Malmo is already well known in the skateboarding world for it’s fantastic indoor skatepark Bryggeriet. Since 2001 Bryggeriet has been working to build a new concrete park. With the help of the Malmo city council the project became a reality. The skatepark in Malmo is one of Europe’s largest, 2500 square meters, designed by Stefan Hauser from Oregon, USA. Ever since the creation of the Quiksilver Bowlriders in 1999, the concept and format has pulled together the worlds elite of concrete warriors. Following 6 great years in Marseille, Quiksilver decided to hold the event in another place of reference in Europe in order to give it a new dimension. Bologna skatepark (Italy) had been the first option but then, following to logistical constraints, it was decided to hold the final in Malmo, Sweden. For more go to www.stapelbaddsparken.se and www.bryggeriet.org and www.malmo.se.

BASIC BOWL – 11th Annual Basic Bowl BBQ Grind coverage can be found at www.poolsnpipes.com. The contest occurred on two different Saturdays so there ended up being 2 Am contests. The Ladies on the first weekend won money, Mandy Esch and Melissa Dafnos tied for 1st and rolled with $100 each. Morgan Burgess won the Ams both weekends, Benji took first in Pros with Dave Reul in second. Master was won by Mike Smith. Aaron Astorga took 2nd.

PATMOS JAMFEST 2006 – May 20, 2006 – 10am-8pm – @ Shore Fellowship Church – 1049 Ocean Heights Ave Egg Harbor Township – NJ 08234 – For more info www.patmospark.com.

THE ALLIANCE – The Alliance is a new non-profit association of professional women skateboarders.

VERT CONTEST IN FLORIDA – Paradise Funplex is having a street contest and Vert and Mini-Ramp contest on May 6, 2006. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Companies can send product for prizes to Toby L. Taylor 314 Cyrus Drive Cocoa Beach, Fl. 32931 or call Toby for more info at 321-302-6093. Paradise Funplex is located at 555 Fortenberry Road Merritt Island Florida 32952. There is a 40′ wide x 11′ Transition x 2′ 4′ Vertical with a 3′ 6′ Extension Half-Pipe. There is a 40′ wide x 8′ Transition x 6′ Tall Mini Ramp. The Street course offers a multitude of Hand Rails, Fun Boxes, Launch Ramps, Bank Walls and other Unique Obstacles For info about the park call 321-454-7777.

SKATEPARK GRANTS – Tony Hawk Foundation Awards $150k to Skateparks – At its first meeting of 2006, the Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors voted to award $150,000 in grants to 19 public-skatepark projects in the U.S. Formed in 2002 by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, the Foundation has helped hundreds of communities address the need for safe, quality places for kids to skate. Through grants and its Technical Assistance program, the Foundation provides advisory and financial aid to low-income communities developing free, public skateparks. Copyright 2006 SportsOneSource, LLC.

DAMN AM – Damn Am at 3rd Lair, Minneapolis, Minnesota- Presented by Adio, Hawk Clothing, and SPoTlight Productions – June 2-4, 2006. It’s a Bowl Jam, Street, and Street Best-Trick Contest. Email Rob Meronek to register – rob@damnam.com. Only a team manager from a legitimate skateboard company can register riders. Individuals are not allowed to sign up directly. Damn Am Street Best-Trick Contest – Entry fee: Free, but only for Damn Am Street Contest skaters. Prize money: $500 donated by Damn Am. Damn Am Bowl Jam – 12 pack of anything to enter the Contest (beer preferably). Event is one advanced division only. 30 skater maximum entrants. Open to anyone including Pro Skateboarders. Previous winners of the Damn Am go directly to the Semi-Finals in future events. Additional details can be found at DamnAm.com.

HOSOI SKATES NEWS - Christian Hosoi’s documentary has been accepted to the Malibu Film festival and as well as the Cannes Festival. With the ressurection of Hosoi Skates in full effect, boards will be available soon.

INDY NEWS – Indy has announced Eric Koston as a member of the Independent team.

MISSOULA, MT GRINDLINE SKATEPARK NEWS - The kidney’s poured and the big bowl is over half done…100′ plus long w/cradle, 10′ deep end, 5′ shallow. 5K sq ft of street course yet to pour. Dreamland is almost done with Butte (kidney hybrid and 11′ deep L bowl.) and they’re diggin in Polson. Check out missoulaskatepark.org for the latest photos of the new one in Missoula, MT. Also visit www.grindline.com for the latest greatest skatepark updates.

SKATEPARK FUNDRAISER – May 27, 2006 – Channel St. Skatepark Fundraiser – $10 to get in. 8pm – Warner Grand Theater – San Pedro, CA located at 478 W. 6th St. San Pedro, CA. Films by Nichols, Charnoski, Preston Maigetter and more…

SEDONA SKATE CONTEST – SATURDAY MAY 27, 2006 at Jack Malmgren Skatepark – 480 Posse Ground Rd. Sedona, AZ 86336. $25 Contest entry fee (includes Skatefest T-shirt and concert) $8 Event fee for entire Skatefest event and concert. Registration opens at 10am. Contest starts at 11am. To register call: 928-282-0122. PLEASE SEND SPONSORSHIP DONATIONS TO: The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Arizona 1785 W Hwy 89A #2D Sedona AZ 86336

OCEAN CITY SKATEPARK PARTY – One of the first skateparks in the country, Ocean City Bowl in Ocean City , MD, is having it’s 30th anniversary on May 19th. The Mayor of O.C. is calling you out! This bowl bash will also make history. Be there.

BOARD JUNKIES – The newly launched board company Boardjunkie is looking for team riders. BOARD JUNKIE is sponsoring Skate Festival 2006 on July 15 2006. It’s a benefit for Parkinson’s Disease @ Greenpoint Polo Grounds and Skatepark, Greenpoint NY 11944. $12 advance tickets, $15 day of show. Over 20 Bands (tba) 3 stages. Details coming soon @ www.boardjunkie.com Check www.boardjunkie.com.

SKATE CONTEST – King of the Coast – May 21, 2006 at XDreams Skatepark located at 135 Despatch Drive in Rochester, NY. Call 585-218-4140 for details or visit www.xdreamspark.com. Registration and Practice begin at 10am.

GHOSTTOWN WHEELS has added Morgan Burgess, Josh ‘Skreech’ Sandoval, Julie Kindstrand and Marky Clements to the Ghosttown team, in addition to the Wounded Knee Skateboards team featuring Jim Murphy, Science AKA Dave Maxwell, ChickenHawk, Sloppy Sam, Bato, Travis, Smiley, Remy and Big Tim. Ghosttown makes super durable high performance urethane wheels available in 58mm, 60mm, and 63mm. Ghosttown wheels are also available through Eastern Skateboard Supply.

SKATEBOARD INSTRUCTOR NEEDED – Skateboard instructor needed for beautiful skatepark in children’s summer camp in Milford, PA. Responsible for instruction and supervision of children ages 7-16. From June 20 – Aug 17. Salary, room and board and travel provided. For more information, email resume to: clc@njycamps.org or fax to 973-575-4188. Check out www.njycamps.org.

SKATE CONTEST SERIES – ThreeSixteen Contest #1 will kick off at Boarderline Skate Park on Saturday May 13th. Skate Park doors will open at 9AM for registration. Contest dates and locations at www.three16.com. If you have any questions concerning the contest series, call Jon at (610)384-8628. ThreeSixteen Skateboarding 540 E. Union St, West Chester, PA. 19382 Office: 610.384.8628 www.three16.com.

CONSPIRACY NEWS- Conspiracy has new board models coming out this spring as well as the New DVD ‘Saiko’. Conspiracy will also host The 3rd Annual Trinidad ‘Funtest’, on May 13th, which is going to have lots of prizes and cash for skaters having the most fun. There is rumor of Park Race also. Frontside Five will be playing that night at a local Pub. If you have any questions, please call Ashley at: 303.383.1895 Or email: ashley@conspiracyboards.com. For more details check out www.conspiracyboards.com .

AROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURE – Chris Senn and Sasha Steinhorst will start a ‘Around the World’ adventure this month. Starting in Australia to skate Bondi pool and various other concrete delights… From there on to Malaysia for the Asian X Games in Kuala Lumpur. May 12-14. Then proceeding on to the Quiksilver Bowlriders in Malmo, Sweden. May 19-21. On to the Etnies Bowl masters at the Cradle in Brixlegg, Austria. May 26-28. Hamburg, Germany for the Globe Bowl Bash the following weekend. June 3-4. Amsterdam for a mid week concrete bowl session.. On to Donington, UK for the Soul Bowl comp. June 9-11. Back to Adam for more mid week bowl sessions. Then on to Ravenna, Italy for Giorgio Zatonni’s Slam Trick comp. June 16-18. On to Louisville, KY for the first stop of the Dew Tour. June 23-25. Back to Euro for the a week of filming before going to Prague, Czech Republic for the Mystic Cup. July 7-9. Dave Duncan will be along for much of the action. For more go to www.wcsk8.com.

May 7 - Skate Race at the Pump Station… Entry fee $30. Downhill and Giant Slalom.

BACKYARD RAMP CONTEST – Colt Cannon is planning an invite only Phil Shao Memorial mini ramp contest in his backyard for May 20th. Thrasher and Element are sponsoring it and there will be some prize money available for the top shredders.

For Immediate Release – 2006 NORTH POLE WINTER SPORTS EXPO – Life Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce the 2nd Annual North Pole Winter Sports Expo, to be held on December 1-3, 2006 at the Pomona Fairplex (home of the Los Angeles County Fair), a landmark location in the heart of the ‘Inland Empire’. The 2nd Annual North Pole Winter Sports Expo is a unique consumer show that will bring together Snowboarding, Skiing, Skateboarding, Surfing and BMX under one roof; in an innovative, interactive, fun filled arena for the enjoyment of individuals and families. The event will host: a Pro/Am Men’s and Women’s (all ages) Skateboard Vert Ramp Demonstration and Contest; and much more. Part of the proceeds will go to Plan USA, a Non-Profit organization for helping children and their families around the world since 1937. For information about the 2005 event, formerly know as of ‘North Pole Snow Show’, please go to: www.northpolesnow.com/

SKATE CONTEST – Skatepark of Tampa is proud to announce the School’s Out Jam All Ages Contest on Saturday, May 27, 2006. For details go to skateparkoftampa.com.

POWELL PERALTA NEWS – Bubble Gum pink CAB Original Dragon graphic deck is now out. The CAB Street is the latest deck to be offered on Ebay to help promote public skateparks.

ASR Holiday’s Debut Set to Pack the Beach – As ASR Holiday prepares to kick off in Newport Beach, CA, the exhibit space is sold out. Over 100 action sports and youth culture brands will be onsite May 31-June 1 at the Newport Dunes. This will be the first opportunity for influential buyers from across the country to see action sports’ hottest holiday lines in a convenient 2-day event. Get info at www.ASRbiz.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NEW Trujillo Savage Denim OUT NOW! Independent Truck Company and NHS, Inc. are proud to present the very first Independent signature pro jean; the Tony Trujillo ‘Savage’ denim. 2 different colors in 2 different fits are being offered during this early release and available now at your local skate shop. Independent Truck Company is a skateboard truck manufacturer based in Santa Cruz and San Francisco, California. Established in 1978; Independent Trucks have long been revered as the best skateboard truck available. For information about Independent Truck Company’s history or products, log on to www.independenttrucks.com

SKATER-TRADER NEWS – Skater-Trader, the vintage board swap is being hosted by Sk8supply.com and scheduled for Saturday, May 13th, 2006 at SkateLab in Simi Valley. Skater-Trader( the 6th bi-annual event) will include vintage skateboards and parts from all eras on display for trade/sale/show. Grab your vintage sk8 stuff and head on down! More info, visit http://www.skater-trader.com or call David at Sk8supply (858)581-0049.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – No-Handed Harley Riding at 80 mph While Taking Photos – Our America – Jason O’Dell Photography – How did such amazing shots come from a photographer who was traveling at speeds in excess of 80 mph on a Harley? It’s called artistic creativity at its finest! Our America showcases the photography of Jason O’Dell as he hit the road with the Emerica skateboard team during the 21-day Heath’s Harley Tour from Los Angeles to Philadelphia and back on Harley Davidson motorcycles. Eleven amazing skateboarders, 8,000 miles of road, 50-something rolls of film, one crazy ass photographer, and this is what you get. Shot entirely on 35mm rolls of black and white and color film, Our America offers a visual story of the untapped American landscape, the riders and the bikes they ride. The captured moments instill a feeling of freedom, movement and individual identity. Please join Jason and his friends and fellow riders, the professional skateboarders of the Emerica team for the opening night festivities for Our America, Thursday, May 11, 7pm to 10pm. Sponsored by Emerica and Red Stripe. Our America runs through Thursday, June 8 at the Gallery Curio 69 in West Hollywood, California. For additional information, visit www.emericaskate.com

SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS 2006 EURO ENDURO TOUR – Santa Cruz Skateboards is pleased to announce the 2006 Summer Euro Enduro Pro Team Tour. The all-star tour team line up includes Vato slash-dog Emmanuel Guzman, smooth and easy Henning Braaten, tech twins Flo Marfaing and Alex Carolino plus special guests along the way. Team Manager Jake Jones and staff videographer Mike Poore will be there to coordinate and document the mayhem. For more information about Santa Cruz Skateboards team and products, log on to www.santacruzskateboards.com.

DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR ANNOUNCES 2006 FREE FLOW TOUR SCHEDULE – The Dew Action Sports Tour today announced the kickoff of the Free Flow Tour, which provides amateur, locally-based athletes the prospect for professional sponsorship and recognition by the pros. As the official amateur skateboard and BMX contest series of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the Free Flow Tour begins April 29 at the Rye Airfield in Rye, NH, and will visit communities across the country all known as hot-spots within the action sports culture. The Free Flow Tour will include skate competitions at 16 sites and BMX competitions at eight sites. The top skate and BMX finishers at each stop will be flown to the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Vans Invitational in Portland, OR for the Free Flow Tour Finals, August 17-20, where one champion will be crowned in each sport. Encompassing the Flow to Pro theme, the two overall skate and BMX champions win a wild card spot to compete against the pros at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s last stop, the PlayStation Pro in Orlando, FL. In addition, there is more than $7,000 in cash prizes for the Free Flow Tour. WWW.FREEFLOWTOUR.COM

GIRL SKATE CONTEST – Kronik Energy Drink will present the first Wicked Wahine event on the East Coast – May 6 – May 13, 2006 in North Carolina. Saturday, May 6th the Wicked Wahines will be held at the newly established Currituck Skatepark. Sunday, May 7th will be hosted at the Wanchese backyard haven. The two-day event is billed as the Double D-Cup, a doubles, no-holds-barred vert bowl contest. For more visit WahineSkate.com and www.kronikenergy.com.

KRUX KICKFLIP CHALLENGE 2006!! Over 20 shops and skateparks will be hosting the Krux Kickflip Challenge in Spring and Summer of 2006. Brought to you by Krux, the Kickflip Challenge is a skating game that anyone who can do a kickflip can enter. Checkout www.kickflip.kruxtrucks.com for updated shop locations and dates as well as rules and info on how to host your own Krux Kickflip Challenge!

WASHINGTON STATE SKATE CONTEST – City of Woodinville Skate Competition 2006 – hosted at the Woodinville Rotary Skate/BMX Park by Woodinville Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Teen Northshore. EVENT DATE: Saturday – July 8, 2006 – 11am-4pm. For details go to www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/recreation/teens/teen-skatepark.asp.

HANK III / ANTISEEN – RELEASE DATE: June 27th, 2006 – Get ready for a White Trash double header of epic proportions!! Nashville bastard Hank III has teamed up with the original sons of the savage South ANTiSEEN for this limited picture disc 7 inch. On the A-side Hank honors us with a Country-fied cover of ANTiSEEN’s classic horror-rock stomper ‘Ruby, Get Back To The Hills’ which is from the upcoming ‘Everyone Loves ANTiSEEN’ tribute album- due to be released later this summer. On the flip side, ANTiSEEN pays tribute to themselves with ‘F.T.K.’ This release is strictly limited to 2,000 copies, and is sure to become a collectors items for both fans of Hank III and ANTiSEEN. So you better git while the gittin’s good!!! www.tkorecords.com.

BIG WORLD NEWS- After months of one thing after another BIGWORLD’S new cd ‘SIZZLE+CRACK’ is coming out in late April. The band will be appearing again at SKATOPIA this year as well as doing a date with AGENT ORANGE in April in Newport. May 11 Big World will play NYC at the Crash Mansion. Sid goes on at 11pm. Check out more dates + info about the band at www.bigworldband.com and www.myspace.com/bigworld

VANS WARPED TOUR 2006 PRESENTED BY CINGULAR WIRELESS SET TO LAUNCH JUNE 15 IN COLUMBIA, MD. Bands confirmed for this summer’s trek include AFI, Against Me, Bouncing Souls, Helmet, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Less Than Jake, Motion City Soundtrack, NOFX, Rise Against, Saves the Day, Senses Fail, The Academy Is, The Living End, Thursday, Underoath and many more. www.warpedtour.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Pearl Jam Breaks Their Career Record With #1 Positions at Modern Rock Radio and iTunes — Pearl Jam has begun their assault on both the airwaves and the internet with their first single, ‘World Wide Suicide’ off of their forthcoming, self-titled album due out May 2. ‘World Wide Suicide’ hit number #1 on the Modern Rock Chart this week. The single was released to radio only two weeks ago and not since U2’s ‘Discotheque,’ nearly a decade ago, has a song moved so quickly to the top spot. The song entered the chart at #3 – the highest radio debut of the band’s 15-year career. The song is also the #1 most added track of the year at Modern, Active and Rock radio formats, and #1 in Audience for both Modern and Heritage Rock formats. At the same time the song was offered to radio, Pearl Jam offered it as a limited unrestricted free download for fans through their website and through a partnership with myspace.com – an unprecedented move for a band of this stature. The song was downloaded over a quarter of a million times before being put up for sale on iTunes where it is currently ranked #1. Upon the release of the album, the band is scheduled to begin their North American tour. Pearl Jam announced today the second leg of their 2006 U.S. tour is scheduled to kick off on June 23 in Pittsburgh, PA and will finish on July 22 in George, WA. For more information go to www.pearljam.com.

RAMONE BENEFIT – Charlotte Lesher, Mickey Leigh and The Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Present The Bob Gruen Print Sale benefiting The Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research – May 20, 2006 – Morrison Hotel Gallery Loft, 116 Prince St. 7PM-Closing’ Donation: $20 (cash or check only at the door) RSVP: Lynn Probst 718-399-1042/917-941-5593/lprobst285@earthlink.net

ART SHOW – RAYMOND PETTIBON – April 8 – May 6, 2006 – Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 6:00 pm. Regen Projects is pleased to announce a new exhibition of drawings by Raymond Pettibon. One of the most influential artists to emerge from southern California, Pettibon’s drawings pull freely from a range of sources including music, politics, religion, art history, sex, sports, movies, and comic books. Regen Projects 633 North Almont Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069 Tel. (310) 276-5424. Visit www.regenprojects.com.

SF ART SHOW and AUCTION – Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra and Jonathan Richman to Speak at Skeleton Key Art Auction. On May 12th at 6:00 PM, 111 Minna Street Gallery SF, CA, will be hosting a reception for death row inmate Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three. Skeleton Key, will be premiering pieces by Damien Echols to raise funds for his defense. This one-night-only event includes music, speaking, and poetry readings by punk legends Henry Rollins and Jello Biafra, veteran rocker Jonathan Richman, Jacob Pitts of Strangers With Candy former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez, Penelope Houston (of the Avengers), and former Misfits singer Michale Graves. The gallery showing starts at 12:00 PM, and includes works by artists of both local and international fame. Pieces by Winston Smith, Shepard Fairey, and Jonathan Richman are just a few of the exhibit’s surprises. Local DJs Justin McNeal and Marco Vega will spin tunes between sets. A minimum donation of $15 will be required for the reception. Advanced tickets are available at TicketWeb. For more information visit 111minnagallery.com or call 415.974.1719 and check out www.skeletonkeyart.com.To learn more about the WM3, visit wm3.org.

SKATESHOP ART SHOWCASE – May 6, 2006 – 8pm-2am. Featuring Artwork by: Lance Mountain and Stacey Peralta. Shops: Maintain, Brooklyn projects, Non factory, Unitard, Empire, Pharmacy, One Way, Routes, Varial, Hot Rod, Val Surf, The Board Gallery, Liberty, 2nd Nature NY, and Active. Music: Brevi, The New No.2, Slightly Evil, The Dank, Vesuvia Sonic, Ninja Academy, and Model Airplanes. DJ’s: VDubs, Instro-Mental, King J, and The Beard of Nails. Special Directors cut of ‘1st and Hope’ – Brian Lotti

SKATE ART – People can now buy the Mike Ruszcyk hand painted decks from Skateboard.com

ADIDAS UPDATE – Adidas Pulls ‘Racist’ Shoe – Adidas has agreed to pull a limited edition shoe (1,000 pairs) that was heavily criticized via the Internet around the world. The shoe was a collaboration among Adidas, graffiti artist Barry McGee and a San Francisco clothing store. The shoe’s tongue featured a depiction of an Asian man with slanted eyes, bowl-cut hair and buck teeth. The artist, who is half Chinese, said the image is a caricature of himself as a young boy. Adidas said, ‘Out of respect to those offended and to demonstrate our deep commitment to inclusiveness and diversity, we have chosen to pull the remaining shoes from the marketplace. We deeply regret the misinterpretation of our intentions. Diversity is a core value of the Adidas brand and no offense to any group or person was ever intended.”

GRIP TAPE ART - Are you the Picasso of skateboard art? Show your skill through the Jones Soda and Motto grip art contest, taking place June 1st to June 30th. Submit a photo of your customized grip tape to boardgallery.com for a chance to win. Designs will be judged on creativity and originality and the winners will be announced in August. 1st place: 50 sheets of your own custom cut grip tape or stencils and a Jones Soda sweatshirt. 2nd place: 25 sheets of custom grip and a Jones Soda hat. 3rd place: 15 sheets of custom grip and Jones Soda stickers.

AIRWALK NEWS – Airwalk Renews BBC Footwear License
Collective Licensing International has renewed its agreement with BBC International to license the Airwalk brand through 2007. Effective immediately, BBC will continue to head up the sales and distribution of Airwalk footwear throughout the US and Mexico. BBC is a full service footwear company specializing in design, development and sourcing within the global market. For the past two years, BBC has increased Airwalk sales and reached record distribution for the brand.

FINAL RESULTS: DUSTIN CUIZON WINS BODY GLOVE SURFBOUT PRESENTED BY ADIO AND ERIC GEISELMAN TAKES OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR TITLE -The waves poured in, the sun peaked through and competitive spirit abounded for the final day of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) four-star Body Glove Surfbout Presented by Adio and grade-two Oakley Pro Junior. Dustin Cuizon (HAW) collected $10,000 for his first World Qualifying Series (WQS) win, with World Championship Tour (WCT) surfer Luke Stedman (AUS) in second, 2005 Macy’s CA Trifecta Surf Series points winner Asher Nolan (USA) in third, and unofficial event MVP Alex Gray (USA) in fourth. This year’s Oakley Pro Junior saw Eric Geiselman (USA) take the win and $2,500, with Dylan Graves (PRI) in second, Alex Gray in third and Alejandro Moreda (PRI). The Body Glove Surfbout Presented by Adio would like to thank all of the sponsors that helped make this year’s contest one of the best in its history. As a part of the ASP North American tour, the Surfbout is supported by Body Glove, Adio Footwear, Oakley Eyewear, Amp’d Mobile and Macy’s West and is pleased to have media support from PRIMEDIA’s Action Sports Group (ASG), publisher of SURFER, SURFING and WaveWatch, as well as The San Clemente Times and FUEL TV. FUEL TV will telecast the Body Glove Surfbout on June 12, 2006 at 9:30 p.m. For additional FUEL TV airdates and show times, check www.fuel.tv. Check out the Body Glove Surfbout and all of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series surf spots at www.WaveWatch.com.

BLANK – A SURFBOARD SHOW – May 3-June 3, 2006 @ The Pegge Hopper Galery – 1164 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu, HI phone 808-524-1160. Featuring artists: Jef Hartsel, Rona Awber, Kandi Everett, Pegge Hopper, April Lee, Timothy P. Ojile, Rich Richardson, Paul Willoughby and Maile Yawata. Built by Brian Michler, Eric Walden and Jeremy Bennett.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION ART GALA – Sky-Sand-Ocean-Earth Surfrider Foundation Art Gala – Set amid ocean breezes and the sound of crashing waves, an evening of beautiful art, fine food and drink, and coastal conservation will combine in an upscale affair when the San Diego County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosts its Sixth Annual Art Gala, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, May 18 at the Del Mar Powerhouse, 1658 Coast Blvd. in Del Mar. Tickets for the art gala are $75 for a single ticket and $140 for a pair of tickets. Tickets to this exclusive event are limited to the first 150 people who purchase them. Tickets can be purchased online a www.surfridersd.org or by calling (858) 792-9940.

BEACH TO BREWERY – Beer n’ Music Fest – Surfrider Foundation, San Diego County Chapter’s Beach to Brewery – Beer n’ Music Fest is Saturday May 13th at 2pm featuring live music by Ozomatli, Stranger, and Cape May. There will be 12 beers on tap, and 6 Specialty Firkin Kegs. All in support of Surfrider Foundation. Tickets available now at www.karlstrauss.com. Show is Saturday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m. at Karl Strauss Pacific Beach Brewery 5985 Santa Fe Street, SD, CA.

SURF MOVIE – ‘Chasing the Lotus – The Lost Reels of Weaver and Wills’ – features Gerry Lopez, Sunny Garcia, Rob Machado, Rory Russell, Peter King, Buttons, Chris Brown, Donavon Frankenreiter, Craig Peterson, Kevin Naughton Stacy Peralta, Mark Occhilupo, Buddy Boy, Allen Sarlo, Ronnie Burns, Rick Griffin, Herbie Fletcher, Joey Cabell, Corky Carroll, Munga Barry, Wingnut, Joel Tudor, Steve Pezman and Randy Rarick. Shot on location in California, Cabo San Lucas, Mauritius, Bali, Costa Rica, South Africa, Reunion Island, Secret Reef, Maui, North Shore and Westside Oahu. Narration written by Jamie Brisick. Narrated by Jeff Bridges. www.chasingthelotus.com.

THE PACIFIC BEACH SURF CLUB PRESENTS THE 8TH ANNUAL SUMMER LONGBOARD CLASSIC – Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Tourmaline Surf Park. First heat at 6:30 a.m.. Entry Fee: $60 for adults $50 for surfers 19 and under Payment: make checks payable to: Pacific Beach Surf Club. Mail to: Star Surfing
4652 Mission Boulevard San Diego, CA 92109. Deadline to postmark or drop off entries is June 1st. Space is limited. This contest fills up every year, so sign up early. Drop off these entry forms at: Star Surfing or mail to the address above.

SURF CONTEST - The ‘Subaru of Jacksonville 23rd Annual WaveMasters Contest’ is Florida’s most prestigious open amateur surf event. Over 300 of the state’s hottest competitors converge on the ‘magic’ sandbars of The Jax Beach Pier to vie for trips to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, thousands of dollars worth of prizes, and the trademark balsawood trophies. This year, to kick off the contest, on Friday, May 5, at the oceanfront venue Seawalk Pavilion, there will be an outdoor surf festival with booths and displays. Then at 9 pm, ‘The Endless Summer’ will play to an outdoor crowd of over 5,000 people. Celebrity guest appearances will include Robert August, star of the film. For more go to www.wavemasters.org.

BPSA UK Tour to Commence the O’Neill Highland Open – The 2nd leg of the BPSA UK Tour takes place from April 23-24, 2006, with the O’Neill Scottish BPSA Challenge at the legendary Thurso East. The O’Neill Scottish BPSA Challenge will precede the 5 Star WQS O’Neill Highland Open Event and is a two day event with a 1 star rating. The event will also offer a wild card place into the 5 Star WQS for the highest rated Scottish Surfer, giving him the chance to pit home break knowledge against the best in the World. Also confirmed for this event is the UK’s most successful competition surfer, Russell Winter! Thurso East breaks over kelp covered slate reef for 50 – 100 metres and is a World class break. Brimms Ness Bowl, just around the corner, picks up any swell available and can be 4ft even when Thurso is flat. Other quality breaks in the region, that can be used for competition include Castletown, Murkle and Sandside Bay. The main difference to the event for 2006 is the time of year. If the competitors found the water cold at the last BPSA stop in Croyde for the Saltrock Open, they are in for a shock. This is one of the factors that make this such an interesting event with temperatures resting at a chilly 8 degrees. Elsewhere at the event, Foster’s will be bringing their beer and their Barbie to feed and ‘water’ the competitorsas well as putting on a killer party at Thurso’s legendary Skinandi’s Nightclub! Freerange will be around as always. This event’s move will be best barrel. Micah Lester got it last year, who will take home the extra cash this time? Massive thanks goes out to all the sponsors, especially O’Neill as title sponsors and tour sponsors Foster’s and Freerange Sports Optics.

O’NEILL HIGHLAND PRO UPDATE – Reef’s Russel Winter Wins the O’Neill Highland Pro with a Perfect 10 – In conditions described as ‘skyscraper high, and icy cold’, British born Russel Winter scored a unanimous perfect 10 in familiar waters to win the 5* WQS O’Neill Highland Pro at Brims Ness in Scotland. Russel pocketed $12,000 for the victory, as well as 2000 valuable QS points. Still elated from his fresh win at the O’Neill Scottish open the week prior, Winter ripped through the quarters and semis, dispatching Luke Munro and Kieren Perrow to put him through to the finals. The stage was set for a nail-biter against Brazilian Bernardo Miranda, however Russ was surfing at his absolute best on his home turf in front of friends and family. Russel’s piece de resistance came with about 10 minutes left on the clock, when he pulled into a massive barrel. The crowd on the shore grew anxious the longer he was inside, until at last he shot out of the tube, waving his arms with pure exhilaration. The judges scores were unanimous – a perfect 10. For more go to www.reef.com and www.vfc.com.

PEARL JAM PITCHES IN TO HELP SAVE TRESTLES – The Surfrider Foundation today announced that the Vitalogy Foundation will be donating $1.00 from every ticket sold for Pearl Jam’s upcoming Los Angeles concert to help with the organization’s Save Trestles campaign. The donation will be made in memory of longtime band friend and Surfrider Foundation activist Dave ‘the Rapscallion’ Russell. This is made possible by Pearl Jam’s agreement to contribute a portion of its ticket sales to the Vitalogy Foundation in support of local charities. Pearl Jam will be performing at the Forum in Los Angeles on July 9th and 10th, with special guests Sonic Youth. Proceeds from the show will go to assist the Surfrider Foundation in their efforts to stop a proposed toll road project that threatens both San Onofre State Beach and the world class surf break at Trestles. The project is being undertaken by a private company, the Transportation Corridor Agency, who was recently named in a lawsuit filed by the California State’s Attorney General’s office. Separate lawsuits were also filed by the Surfrider Foundation and its partners, and the Native American Heritage Commission. ‘This project would profoundly compromise Southern California’s last remaining, unimpeded coastal watershed,’ says Matt McClain, Surfrider Foundation spokesperson. ‘It not only harms our State Park and surfing resources, but significantly jeopardizes the eleven threatened or endangered species that call San Mateo Creek home.’ The donation will be made in the name of Dave Russell. Russell, a long-time Surfrider Foundation activist, lost his fight with a rare form of thyroid cancer on February 1st, 2006 at the age of 39. Dave’s tireless energy and passion for surfing, filmmaking and environmental activism made him an irreplaceable asset to the San Diego surfing community. In addition to his contributions to various surf films on the resurgence of post-modern surfboard designs, Dave was also in the process of documenting the history of the Surfrider Foundation when the cancer was discovered. For more information on Pearl Jam or their upcoming tour, please go to www.pearljam.com.

QUIKSILVER ISA WORLD JUNIOR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS SET NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD – The Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships will be held in Brazil for the first time next month (May 6-14) with a record 28 national teams competing, one more than last year’s highly successful event at Huntington Beach, California. The prestigious junior event has seen a steady climb in numbers since 16 countries competed in the inaugural event in South Africa in 2003, which increased to 23 in Tahiti the following year. Each country is represented by four athletes competing in the boys under 18 division, four in the boys under 16 division and four in the girls under 18 division. The scores of the top three athletes per division are added up to reach the final ranking to decide the World Junior Surfing Champion Team.

GIRLIE SURF CAMPS ARE BACK – Over 300 girls from all over the world attended the Girlie Surf Camps last summer for an unforgettable surfing holiday! This year they are back with new spots and also camps for 3 different age categories: Girlie Surf Camps for girls over 16 years-old, Girlie Teenie Surf Camps for girls between 11-15 years-old, Girlie Ladies’ Surf Camp for women over 30 years-old. A typical week of Girlie Surf Camp consists of 1-2 surf sessions per day depending of the weather conditions, yoga lessons, sightseeing, BBQs etc. In Morocco you also get the chance to discover the tasty food culture, go dolphin and whale watching and enjoy the famous Essaouira International Music Festival. In Hossegor, France, you’ll find some of the best beaches in the whole of Europe; you’ll get the chance to go and visit the Pukas boardshaper, do shopping in the famous surf outlets and live in the world famous surf town! New for this summer is also the opening of the Girlie House in Hossegor, where also the Girlie Camps will be based.
The Girlie Surf Camps(16+):
Oualidia, Morocco 17 June – 1 July (2weeks camp)
Hossegor, France 17 June – 24 June
24 June – 1 July
1 July – 8 July
Hossegor, France 2 Sept – 9 September
9 Sept – 16 September
16 Sept – 23 September
Girlie Teenie Surf Camps (11-15):
Sopelana, Spain 15 July – 22 July
22 July – 29 July
Girlie Ladies Surf Camp (30+):
Hossegor, France 23 Sept – 30 September
For more info on the Girlie Surf Camps go to www.girliecamps.com.

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