SKATOPIA BOWLBASH XII – JUNE 29-30 – FULL MOON PARTY - Donate for more concrete at skatopia.org or mail in your donation to: SKATOPIA CRETE FUND 34961 Hutton Rd Rutland, OH 45775
LEGENDARY SKATEBOARDERS AND EAST LA YOUTH DEDICATE SECOND DEEPEST SKATE BOWL IN THE STATE - Saturday, May 19, 2007, 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at Belvedere Skate Park, 4914 Cesar Chavez Avenue, LA 90022. The second deepest skate bowl in the State will be dedicated in East LA with legendary skateboarder Z-Boy Tony Alva joining local youth and Supervisor Molina for the festivities. Pioneers Alva will also join local youth in a demonstration exhibition to officially dedicate the new state-of-the-art 18,000 square skate park. Saturday, May 19, 2007, 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dedication Exhibition at 1:00 p.m. Hosted by Supervisor Molina, Legendary skateboarder Tony Alva, Professional Skateboarders Ben Schroeder and Ryan Johnson, radio celebrity DJ ‘Julio G’ from KDAY-FM, 93.5, Super Estrella, FM 107.1, East LA youth, County Parks and Recreation and the East Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club.
PRO-TEC POOL PARTY III - Catch the May 12 PRO-TEC Pool Party LIVE at www.vans.com. Watch it all live as 40 top pro skateboarders and a who’s who of skate legends compete for more than $90,000 in prize money on May 12 from 3 to 10 pm PT at the Pro-tec Pool Party. Held in an almost exact replica of the infamous Upland Combi at the Vans Skatepark, the Pro-tec Pool Party has become the most anticipated bowl contest of the year and now you can watch it live on the web via webcast on Saturday at www.vans.com. Debuts July 16 at 9:30 p.m. EST/PST on FUEL TV, the 24/7 action sports lifestyle network. Thanks to sponsors Pro-tec, Vans, Rockstar Energy Drink, Scion and Speedy Gonzales. Official Pro-tec Pool Party Site: www.vans.com
PRO-TEC POOL PARTY III RESULTS -
1: Garret Shigenaka-SK8Session.com
2: Brian Fick- Freelancer
3 Scott Taylor-Skateboarder Magazine
4 Jim Murphy-Juice Magazine
5 Buddy Carr-ConcreteWave
6 Dave Swift-TheSkateboardMag
7 Mike Cottrell-SoCalSkateparks.com
8 John Fudala-Fork Crew
2. Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
3. Mimi Knoop
4. Julie Kindstrand
5. Jodi McDonald
6. Apryl Woodcock
7. Nicole Zuck
8. Holly Lyons
9. Mandy Esch
10. Cressey Rice
11. Kim Petersen
2. Lance Mountain
3. Steve Caballero
4. Duane Peters
5. Steve Alba
6. Lester Kasai
7. Ben Schroeder
8. Buck Smith
9. Micke Alba
10. Glen Charnoski
11. Mike Barnes
12. Mike McGill
13.(tie) Pat Ngoho
13.(tie) Steve Steadham
15. Mark Partain
16. Dave Reul
17. Tony Magnusson
18. Jesse Martinez
19. Lonny Hiramoto
20.(tie) Dave Duncan
20.(tie) Jon Harsma
22. Don Fisher
23. Pat Black
24. Jon-Jon Bryan
1. Rune Glifberg
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Omar Hassan
4. Bob Burnquist
5. Benji Galloway
6. Andy Macdonald
7. Bruno Passos
8. Joshua Borden
9. Lincoln Ueda
10. Sergie Ventura
11. Nolan Johnson
12. Remy Stratton
13. Brian Patch
14. Darren Navarette
15. Darin Jenkins
16. Dave Maxwelll
17. Jimmy The Greek
18. Chris Cudlipp
19.(tie) Daniel Cardone
21. Tim Johnson
22.(tie) Josh Sandoval
22.(tie) Morgan Burgess
24. Tyler Mumma
NIKE NEWS – Congratulations to Lance Mountain who has been added to the Nike team roster.
HELP OUT OLD MAN ANDY – www.oldmanandy.com
SCHOOL’S OUT - Skatepark of Tampa is proud to announce the School’s Out Jam All Ages Contest on Saturday, June 2, 2007. skateparkoftampa.com
SKATEBOARD CAMP with Mike Rogers @ Cocoa Beach Skatepark – 1450 Minuteman Cswy. Cocoa Beach Florida. Email email@example.com for details. Camps start June 4 and end July 20th. Camps last five days for 3 hours a day. www.cocoabeachskatepark.com or www.grindforlife.org.
SATURDAY JUNE 2 – Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark Fundraiser @ Memorial Park, York, PA. www.reidmenzermemorialskatepark.org.
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION NEWS – The Tony Hawk Foundation has announced its Spring 2007 skatepark grant awards. Collectively worth $210,000, the 23 grants were awarded by the Foundation’s Board of Directors to help build free, quality public skateparks. Grant recipients were selected based on a number of criteria set out by the Tony Hawk Foundation, including the local median income and demonstrated need of the community where the skatepark will be located, the scope and quality of the skatepark design, the degree to which skaters themselves are involved in all aspects of the project (including planning, fundraising, and design), and other factors.
The Spring 2007 Tony Hawk Foundation Grant Recipients include the following communities:
Nederland, Colorado ($25,000)
New Braunfels, Texas ($25,000)
Fowler, California ($15,000)
Cedaredge, Colorado ($15,000)
Coos Bay, Oregon ($15,000)
Barstow, California ($10,000)
Spirit Lake, Iowa ($10,000)
Duluth, Minnesota ($10,000)
Poteet, Texas ($10,000)
Clifton Forge, Virginia ($10,000)
Redlands, California ($5,000)
Hart, Michigan ($5,000)
Keewatin, Minnesota ($5,000)
Crookston, Minnesota ($5,000)
New Madrid, Missouri ($5,000)
Newport, New Hampshire ($5,000)
Hugo, Oklahoma ($5,000)
Echo, Oregon ($5,000)
Pendleton, Oregon ($5,000)
Spearman, Texas ($5,000)
Almira, Washington ($5,000)
Durbin, West Virginia ($5,000)
Viola, Wisconsin ($5,000)
The Tony Hawk Foundation awards grants for the construction of public skateparks in low-income areas. Twice annually, its Board of Directors meets to review applications. Since it was established in 2002, the Tony Hawk Foundation has awarded more than $1.7-million to 336 public-skatepark projects across the United States. The Tony Foundation welcomes two new members to its staff. Scott Taylor joins the Foundation as Programs Manager and is the primary contact for the Foundation’s Grant and Technical Assistance Programs. Scott spent the past decade working in the skateboarding industry, most recently as Web Editor for Skateboarder Magazine. C.C. Flashman is the Foundation’s new Development Associate, and will be working with our team to further develop sponsorship and fundraising programs. C.C. has extensive experience in sales, marketing, and event planning. Applications for the next round of Tony Hawk Foundation grants are due October 1, 2007. For more information about the Tony Hawk Foundation and its Grant Program, visit www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to promote and provide funds for high-quality public skateparks throughout the United States-with an emphasis on the word ‘quality.’ Since then, the Foundation has awarded $1,712,334 to 336 communities. The Foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks. The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. In addition to skateparks, the Foundation also makes donations to other children-related charities, as chosen by its Board Of Directors. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Foundation’s Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org.
YOU CAN HELP – In late 2006 Ray Underhill, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, for which he has been receiving successful treatment. However, as part of his ongoing treatment, Ray and his family will be traveling to California for continued radiation therapy. The travel and medical expenses will be more than what a normal family can afford, and we, his friends, co-workers, fellow skaters, and human beings would like to do what we can to help out in this stressful time. Skateboard Auction Of The Century
Ray Underhill benefit eBay auction May 13-20, 2007.
Check www.rayunderhill.com for updates and link.
ALABAMA UPDATE – Pat Wachter Pro Bowl Contest Results 2007
1.Cressey Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., $200, 86.33 -points-
2.Susie Strege, Davidsonville, Md., $150, 82.33
3.Jen Stranko, St. Mary’s, Ga., $100, 77.66
4.Megan Mabry – Neptune, FL
5.Dana Burgess – Lebannon, OH
6.Ladonna Williams – Clarksville, TN
7.Courtney Payne – Bloomington, IN
1. Lance Mountain, Arcadia, Calif., $500, 89.33
2. Steve Steadham, Las Vegas, $400, 87.33
3. Ray Fennessey, Lilburn, Ga., $300, 82.33
4. David ‘Malachi’ Smith, $250, 80.66
5. Dave Duncan, Huntington Beach, Calif., $200, 80.33
6. David Ector, Jacksonville, Fla., $150, 80
7. Jimmy O’Brien, Atlanta, $100, 72.66
8. Scott Hughston, Madison, $100, 69.33
1. Benji Galloway, South Carolina., $1,000, 92.66
2. Tim Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla., $600, 90.33
3. Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Marcus, Clearwater, Fla., $500, 90
4. Steve Reeves, Medford, Ore., $400, 89.66
5. Morgan Burgess, Lebanon, Ohio, $300, 87
6. Sergie Ventura, Virginia Beach, Va., $250, 86.66
7. Johnny Turgeson, Medford, Ore., $200, 83.66
8. Donovan Rice, Milwaukee, Wisc., $150, 82.33
9. Josh ‘Skreech’ Sandoval, Fullerton, Calif., $100, 80.66
10. Joe Marrara, Jacksonville, Fla., $100, 78.33
EASTERN TOUR - Reggie Barnes has set up an East Coast tour that will end in Wilmington, NC at his new private skate facility at Eastern Skate Supply.
NEIL HEDDINGS ART SHOW at 2Js cocktail lounge in Fullerton on Sunday May 27th at 3PM. All artists are asked to have any art pieces mailed and received by the 25th to allow for prep for the show. The address to send art to is: 914 Primrose Lane, Corona CA 92880, (a residence) care of Scott McNicol. Please include artist name, title of art piece, starting bid (between $50 and $200) All art will be shown at the event and auctioned off on ebay. All proceeds go to the Heddings family. Updates at www.ol84.com.
SKATE THE CREST WEBSITE - Micro and Bruce Adams are on the verge of rebuilding the ‘skatethecrest’ website, so send any and all CCCC memorabilia to Bruce Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to 13031 King Circle , Broomfield, Co. 80020.
VANS VERT CAMP - The Vans Skatepark in Orlando will again be hosting the Bucky Lasek/Vans Vert Camp with the multiple X Games and Dew Tour gold medalist. The camp will last two days, Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June ,1 from 8am – 12pm and is geared to intermediate/advanced vert skaters looking to fine tune their skills. Beginner skaters are not recommended for this camp. Cost is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Sign up today because last year’s camp sold out fast with only 30 spots available. Vans Skate Park Orlando 407.351.3881
TIMBERLAND BUYS IPATH – The Timberland Company acquired substantially all of the assets of IPATH, LLC through a new wholly-owned subsidiary, IPATH Footwear Inc. IPATH designs, develops and markets skateboarding-inspired casual footwear, apparel and accessories. The IPATH business will continue to be led by its founders Brian Krauss and Matt Field with the current management team based in Torrance, California. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dekline Footwear is proud to announce the release of Shiloh Greathouse’s second ‘Rider’s Choice’ shoe delivering to stores in July 2007. Complimenting his first Rider’s Choice the ‘Sixer’, Shiloh has selected Dekline’s best selling style the ‘Villain’ as his second Rider’s Choice. A combination of premium suede and crocodile embossed leather exclusively picked by Shiloh offers a unique style. Complimenting the rest of the other ‘Rider’s Choice’ shoes for Mike York and Patrick Melcher, Shiloh’s ‘Great Dark Brown Crocodile’ rolls out with an already overwhelming response and anticipation of release.
AGENDA - Agenda San Diego September 7-8 – The Agenda Tradeshow is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries to unite. Lines speak for themselves and buyers are not intimidated by the usual overwhelming tradeshow experience. From the garage-run lines on the verge of explosion, to the well-established elite, Agenda caters to the needs of buyers and brands that exist on a higher level of design and aesthetic. With a strong emphasis in style, art, music and culture. the Agenda experience is as much a lesson as it is a tool.
ZOO YORK PITCHES IN TO OPEN PRIVATE INDOOR SKATE SPOT IN BROOKLYN – MT. WEATHER – For the third year in a row, NYC’s tight-knit skateboarding community has banded together to open a private indoor training facility. Located next to the Autumn Bowl in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the aptly named Mt. Weather is now open for shredding, and its purpose is simple; to provide a dry, heated indoor spot to keep NYC’s skateboarding scene alive when rotten East Coast weather strikes. Mt. Weather was made possible through generous support from Zoo York, Red Bull, Volcom, and 5boro Skateboards. This much needed TF features a streamlined street course, and it’s easily accessible from Manhattan. Like past years, Mt. Weather is being run as a co-op where, in addition to the aforementioned sponsors, individual key holders contributed money to help cover rent, ramp materials, and other expenses. In return, key holders enjoy round-the-clock access to Mt. Weather. Therefore, to skate this coveted spot you either need your own key or a friend with a key. That’s it, that’s the only way in. So start pulling favors now before it’s too late… Mt. Weather will remain open through the middle of May.
MARK APPLEYARD and GEOFF ROWLEY have left the Active team due to differences of opinion with Active. The rest of that story is sure to be told.
SKATE CONTEST – 1st Annual CPH PRO 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark at Copenhagen Skatepark.
Schedule of Events
Friday, June 29th
– Street and Vert Practice all day
– Open Bowl Contest
– After-Party at Hotel Fox – www.hotelfox.dk
Saturday, June 30th
– Street Qualfiiers
– Vert Contest – approx. 6pm – 8pm with FREE BEER!
– After-Party at Vega Nightclub – www.vega.dk
Sunday, July 1st
– Street Semi-Finals
– Street Finals
– Street Best Trick
– After-Party at CPH Skatepark
– After-After-Party at Stengade30 Rubadub Sunday www.stengade30.dk
For more info, trailer and updates:
ASPT DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES REBRANDING INITIATIVE – The ASPT Dew Tour, the Action Sports Pro Tour, today announced a rebranding initiative and will move away from the moniker used for the past two years, the Dew Action Sports Tour. The ASPT, or Action Sports Pro Tour, will become the umbrella brand of the organization with the ASPT Dew Tour remaining as the premiere summer action sports tour.
Event Date Location
Panasonic Open June 21-24 Baltimore, Md.-Camden Yards Sports Complex
Right Guard Open July 19-22 Cleveland, Ohio-North Coast Harbor
Vans Invitational Aug. 16-19 Portland, Ore.-Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 20-23 Salt Lake City, Utah-Energy Solutions Arena
PlayStation Pro Oct. 18-21 Orlando, Fla.-Amway Arena
More information can be found at www.dewtour.com.
SPLIT NEWS – Jason Adams Joins the Split Apparel Team… Jason Adams joins Corey Duffel, Don ‘Nuge’ Nguyen, Pat Rakestraw, Terell Robinson, Brian ‘Slash’ Hansen, Sean Eaton, and Anthony Shetler on the Split Apparel Skate team.
SKATE TOUR – Krooked and Real and Antihero tour – March 31-June 15.
SKATE EVENT – The International Society of Skateboarding Moms is proud to present the fourth annual MIGHTY MAMA SKATE-O-RAMA, Sunday May 13th (Mother’s Day) at the Laguna Niguel skateboard park in Orange County, Calif. The MIGHTY MAMA SKATE-O-RAMA is party on wheels for Women Who Dare To Have Fun. The event (which starts at 10 am, with introductions of the skate moms at 11 am) features skateboarding women of all ages and abilities, in a non-competitive, family-friendly atmosphere. You don’t have to be a ‘mom’ to participate–all women are welcome, along with their supporters. As always, the event will feature a rockin’ raffle of great skate gear and other cool stuff with all proceeds benefitting children’s literacy programs. Spectators are welcome! The 20,000-square foot Laguna Niguel skateboard park is located at 27745 Alicia Parkway in Laguna Niguel, CA. The skatepark charges a $10/person daily fee (or $60 for an annual pass) and requires full safety gear (knee pads, elbow pads, helmet) and a signed liability waiver. For more information on the International Society of Skateboarding Moms or the MIGHTY MAMA event, please visit www.skateboardmom.com.
BRAZIL POOL CONTESTS – ‘Pool Chargers’ pool contest is going to happen in Brazil. The trials event for Brazilian skaters will be held in the third week of May. The main event is being planed for late August. There will be 20-25 American skaters invited to form 4 different categories divided by age and possibly a expression sessione. As for the Brazilians there will be heavy dispute for 15 spots in each category for the main event plus another smaller event for the ams in which the two first places will be ‘wild cards’ in the main event. For more info email Bruno at email@example.com.
HOOD GAMES 6 -K-Dub, Karl Watson, OH-HI playas, Comet Skateboards, FTC Block Party – Skateboarding, Art, Music, Dance, Fashion, at San Francisco’s Tenderloin – Mason and Turk (Turk between Mason and Taylor) May 13, 2007 Mothers Day Sunday 12-4 PM – The Hood Games is a mix of skateboarding, music, art, dance, and fashion brought to you Oakland style. www.cometskateboards.com
GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2007 – Entry fee $20 per contest (includes free t-shirt) Trophies to top 5 in each division. Age divisIons 9 and under skate first … 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, girls, 16-29, Sponsored, 30-39, 40 and over…3rd Contest ‘Bowl’ – May 5 – Stone Edge Skatepark 800-905-5238 1848 S. Ridgewood Dr. South Daytona, FL 32119 Registration 10am. Contest starts at 11am… 4th Contest ‘Pool’ – Sept 23 – Kona Skatepark – 904-725-8770 – 8739 Kona Ave Jacksonville, FL 32211. Registration 3pm. Contest starts at 4pm… Overall Awards – Nov 17 – Cocoa Beach Skatepark – Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Awards ceremony for the series will be at the 5th Annual Grind for Life Benefit Event from 3pm-8pm. This event will feature pro demos, live music, mega raffles, food and drinks, and a silent auction. For more info call 561-252-3839 or visit www.grindforlife.org.
SKATE EVENT – ‘Live To Skate’ will be held on June 23rd at the Denver Skatepark will have live bands, DJ’s, skateboard contests, skateboard lessons, Half Pipe Honey models, skateboard demo’s, drawings, product toss. Please send all donations to: Laura Mainiero 781 Centennial Dr. Bennett, CO 80102. For more go to www.theskateboardschool.com.
SKATEARK FUNDRAISER – Bennett, Colorado is a small plains community situated 30 miles to the east of Denver. Some years ago, the local skaters raised $5,000 to construct a small skatepark, which was built by members of the community. Today, the park is in bad shape. The metal mini ramp is rusted, warped, and dangerous, the slab is cracked, and the pyramid has a hole the size of a softball at the top of it. So, the skaters of Bennett, the Colorado Coalition for Public Skateparks (CCPS), and the town have teamed up to rebuild the park, and to do it with the same DIY ethic the people of Bennett have always had. Members of Team Pain’s concrete crew have volunteered their time and labor to this project, so the new park is sure to be one of Colorado’s best. The park renovations call for a real pool replica, complete with pool coping, tiles, and shallow end stairs, as well as a street course. Your donation to the ‘Town of Bennett / Skatepark’ fund will be used entirely for materials, as all labor will be donated by local skateboarders, professional skatepark builders, and the town’s people. Your donation will give the skaters of Bennett the opportunity to skate at a world class skatepark in a town where youth activities are desperately needed. You can make checks payable to ‘Town of Bennett / Skatepark’ and send them to: Town of Bennett Attn: Skatepark Fund 355 4th St. Bennett, CO 80102-7809. Customized 3×3′ pool tiles are also available for sale through the CCPS website. You can purchase a single tile for $40 or an entire linear foot (8 tiles) for $300. Your tile will be laser engraved with any design of your choosing. These tiles will be installed in the pool replica of the new park. Its a great opportunity to advertise your business, website, or just, simply, represent DIY skateboarding. Buy tiles at www.coloradoskateparks.org/ccps_donate.html. CCPS and the town have raised over $13,000 to date, including a $5,000 Tony Hawk Foundation grant. We have also secured some material and equipment donations. However, we need to raise $7,000-9,000 more in order to complete the park. We are offering to name the pool after any skate related company that is willing to donate $5,000 or more to the park. With this donation the company will receive 20 linear feet of pool tiles (160 tiles) engraved in any way that they choose. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SKATE CONTEST - French Old School Sk8 Jam on July 7th and 8th. http://french.ossj.free.fr
SKATE CONTEST – RED BULL MANNY MANIA TO TAKE OVER SUMMER. IT’S ON!! First Ever Pro Manual Contest to Hit Venice Beach May 19th – April 24, 2007 – Get ready for Red Bull Manny Mania, this super tech manual contest will be hitting select cities all over the US this summer. Heated jam sessions, a top pro invite list and the craziest manny pads ever built are just some features of this two-wheel battle. Led by manual tech wizard Joey Brezinski, the contest series kicks off Saturday, May 19th in Venice Beach, Calif., for a pro showdown at the birthplace of modern skating.
Practice starts – 11am
1st Jam sessions starts – High noon
Final starts – 2:30pm
From there, Manny Mania will tour the country with six amateur stops where locals will get a chance to throw down their best trick combos and take away prizes. Red Bull pros Joey Brezinski, Zered Bassett, Danny Supa and Benny Fairfax will be at various stops to judge, hang out and crown the best local. The series will wrap up in NYC where the pros will take a final crack at walking away with the Manny title and a good chunk of prize money.
Event tour dates:
City Date Location
Venice, CA (Pro event) May 19th Venice Beach Basketball
Tampa, FL May 26th Skatepark of Tampa
Austin, TX June 2nd Skatepark of Austin
Denver, CO June 9th Emage – Denver
Sacto, CA June 16th 28th and B Skate Park
Boston, MA July 13th City Hall Plaza
Louisville, KY July 21st Louisville Extreme Park
NY, NY (Pro event) August 12th Coleman Skatepark
Live web casts of both pro events will be broadcast by 411 and available for viewing at http://mannymania.411vm.com. For more information, including: event schedules, trick tips, updated athlete list and amateur event details, log onto: www.redbullmannymania.com.
CONSOLIDATED NEWS – Consolidated Skateboards has launched a line of shoes, Consolidated Footwear, to represent their Don’t Do It campaign.
SKATE PHOTO WEBSITE FROM ITALY – http://www.nicolacarignani.com
ZOO YORK AND STOKED MENTORING TEAM UP WITH MIKE GIANT – The Zoo York Institute is proud to announce an exclusive collaboration with renowned artist, Mike Giant, and NYC non-profit youth organization, Stoked Mentoring. This noteworthy three-way partnership will yield a limited-edition skateboard deck and T-shirt emblazoned with custom artwork from Mike Giant that’s a stylish tribute to Zoo York, Stoked, and NYC’s five boroughs. Set to release in June, a portion of all proceeds from the sale of both items will be donated to Stoked Mentoring to help further its mission of developing ‘Successful Teens with Opportunity, Knowledge, Experience, and Determination’ through action sports, mentoring, and coaching. To celebrate the official release of this highly-anticipated collaboration, and to help raise awareness and much-needed support for Stoked Mentoring, a special launch party / fund-raiser will go down Wednesday night, June 6th at NYC hot spot, Pink Elephant. The aptly named event, Stoked Sessions II, will run from 8-11pm and feature live performances by several top DJ’s, an open bar stocked with premium spirits, and event attendees will have the opportunity to purchase collab decks and T-shirts before anyone else. All are welcome to attend this 21+ event, and there will be a required charitable donation upon entry that will go directly to Stoked. Learn more at: www.zooyork.com or www.stokedmentoring.org.
DITCH SLAP 07 – April 28th – May 5th in Abq. NM sponsored by TSR, Dregs, Landyachtz with $2500 prize money and a chance to qualify for the Indian School Invitational in ’08. Entry fee of $75 includes: Any 3 races and a Ditch Slap Shuttle Pass for the week. Single or Additional Races are $25. Ditch Slap Shuttle Pass is $30… Saturday 28th Banked Slalom Qualifier for 10 slots at Indian School ’08. Ditch TBA, the top 10 unseeded finishers will get an invite to race Indian School ’08… Sat. night 28th Very Vert Skate Park Race at the New West Side Park – Albuquerque’s new Park features 3 deep bowls 8ft, 9ft and 12ft. all connecting into an 18 ft quarter pipe… Sunday 29th Chinese Ditch Race $500 prize money / Ditch Shuttles 5 miles of untamed ditch with EVERY kind of transition, flat bottom width, aprons, riding under bridges, over holes, grates, gaps and more! Le Mans style start with about 2 blocks of street / bike path to spread the pack before jumping into the ditch… Monday 30th Banked Slalom Race at Catnips Ditch $500 prize money. This brand new pink ditch has a great take off area and perfect transitions with a few second level aprons providing a long and challenging course… Tuesday 1st Ride Calvary, the Bear and Harper (no shuttle this day) All 3 of these are within a few minutes skate from the hotels and offer a wide variety of riding. Calvary Skate Park is a perfect one push park at the Calvary Chapel. The Bear is just the opposite, wear all the safety gear you’ve got and just hope you don’t Feed the Bear. The Slalom Cross Course will be marked. Harper Ditch runs right next to the hotel. At the top the Fridays Banked Slalom Course will be pre-marked… Weds 2nd Ditch Shuttles on Harper, Layton, 3-Mile, Catnips, Carmel etc… Thurs 3rd Rio Bravo Ditch Style Jam and Downhill with Shuttles – a full day on the West Mesa with a Style Jam from 10am til 12noon judging the Best, Worst, Most and Least. The DH is a 1.5 mile dead straight drafters special ending right at the ditch… Friday 4th Harper Ditch Race $500 prize money / Ditch Shuttles. This will be the same course raced in 2003 which takes you under the bridge and around the ollie gaps at mach speed. Unlimited push start in true Abq style. Saturday May 5th Slalom Cross at the Bear $1000 prize money. This will be the first time for a Banked Slalom Cross at the legendary Bear, starting with two individual courses then joining together head to head for a few cones of exciting racing before a surprise finish. A Bear Style Jam will follow this Race. Saturday night Awards Party at Kelly’s.
SKATE CONTEST – Skateboard Event/Contest on June 21st (‘Go Skateboarding Day’ – The National Holiday for Skateboarding). We’re going to be giving away about $8000 in free products, free skateboarding on the Traveling Skatepark, Food/Drinks, Music/DJ, Element Skate Video Premier at the Rave Movie Theatres, and a $3500 Best Trick Contest off the end of a Semi Truck. Also, join us for an after party at Viera Ride Shop in Viera…only a mile away. There’s gonna be tons of stuff for everyone to do, so skateboarder or not, come out to have a good time and show your support. The entire event is free, but we only have 200 tickets for the 9pm Element Skate Video at the Rave, so come by Viera Ride Shop to pre-purchase tickets to that part of the event. For all the info on the event go to www.VieraRideShop.com and click on the Big Riggin’ poster. WHEN: Thursay, June 21st 2007. WHERE: Viera Regional Park (2300 Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL. 32940) (Click here for maps). WHAT: $3500 Best Trick Contest, Free Skateboarding, Food and Drinks, Thousands in Prizes/Giveaways, Element Skate Video Premier (At Rave Motion Pictures @ 9:00pm…pre-purchase tickets at Viera Ride Shop), also there’s an after party at Viera Ride Shop in Viera starting @ 10:30pm. COST: FREE (Must pre-buy tickets for Element Skate Video Premier @ Viera Ride Shop) WHY: To bring out everyone in the community and across the state to show your support for skateboarding and be part of the biggest skate event on the east coast of Florida. You can get the full details along with waivers for the contest at www.vierarideshop.com.
K.O.T.C. Laramie Skatepark Death Match – May 27 – Laramie, Wy
SLALOM RACE – Amsterdam Slalom Series 2007 – June 9-10 – Sportpark Sloten- Amsterdam
NEWS FROM CHARLESTON, SC. www.pouritnow.com is a new not for profit organization to help create skateparks in the South Carolina area. Shannon and the crew just established a phenomenal board for the Charleston project and they are progressing quickly. Shannon and Otis have begun building their own pool, to. Dave Libhart is coming up from Jacksonville to pour it in a couple of weeks. 5′ shallow 9 deep peanut…If you want to make a donation, make your check payable to POUR IT NOW and send it to: PO Box 21906 Charleston, SC 29413
TOY MACHINE LURK-FEST TOUR
May 31 – BC Park Meadows, Denver, CO
June 4 – Subsect, Des Moines, IA
June 6 – 3rd Lair, Minneapolis, MN
June 8 – RQ Boardshop, Naperville, IL
June 10 – 6th Ave Skateshop, Nashville, TN
June 12 – Darkside Skates, Tulsa, OK
June 13 – Darkside Skates, Austin, TX
*Call or visit the shop nearest you for more details. www.toymachine.com
SUN DIEGO NEWS – Dan Drehobl joins Anthony Van Engelen, Clint Peterson, and Greg Lutzka, on Sun Diego’s team. www.sundiego.com
CONSPIRACY NEWS – Lindsey Kuhn will be in L.A. May 26th for his opening at the Andrew Shire Gallery. ‘You Must Be High’ will be up May 26, 2007-June 23, 2007. For more details visit the Andrew Shire Gallery site HERE. More art prints are also being added to lindseykuhn.com so check back.
SKATERBUIILT BRO DOWN – at Volcom/Costa Mesa Skatepark in Costa Mesa, CA – Saturday, June 16, 2007 from 10am on… www.skaterbuilt.com
TIMELINE SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Timeline Skateboards Team Rider Gaby Ponce will be at the Oregon Trifecta this year. Here’s a vid clip of Gaby courtesy of Toby Taylor. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ixt9sy-nM7s
5.9 SKATE JAM – VERMONT PARK – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuyyGamlN48
MASA 2007 IS ON AGAIN – RockStar MASA Pro 2007 – June 15-17, 2007 –
Mega Skate Plaza, Fayetteville, NC – Sanctioned by World Cup Skateboarding
Sponsored by RockStar Energy Drinks * Duh! Skate Shop * Boost Mobile * Etnies Shoes * Eastern Skateboard Supply * The Skateboard Mag * Fuel TV * 411VM * Finesse Skateboards
$50,000 PRIZE PURSE! STREETSTYLE PRO COMP – MEN and WOMEN
To check out the park go to: www.myspace.com/duhskateshopandmegaplaza
PHOTO EXHIBIT – The Standard Downtown Art Series presents PATRICK O’DELL and ANGELA BOATWRIGHT’S ‘200 Troubled Teenagers’ featuring Patrick O’Dell’s photographs of young skateboarders and Angela Boatwright’s images of teenage heavy metal fans from all across the globe. ‘200 Troubled Teenagers’ showcases an incredible cross section of independent, free-thinking youth, representing the future of anti-hero culture. Sponsored by adidas skateboarding and Juxtapoz Magazine. Curated by Killer of Giants. Hosted by Standard Downtown Art Series. Opening reception – Thurs May 31 – 7-10pm. Rsvp to email@example.com
QUIKSILVER BOWLRIDERS 2007 – Quiksilver Bowlriders 2007 WCS World cup of skateboarding – June 7th-10th 2007 Malmo – Sweden – Europe’s biggest concrete skate park with the world’s best skateboarders. The Quiksilver Bowlriders is a World Cup Skateboarding (WCS) competition that will be held at the ‘Stapelbaddsparken’ in Malmo Sweden. Since its creation in Marseille 1999, The Quiksilver Bowlriders has forged international recognition with the world’s elite skateboarders with its innovative format and remarkable hospitality. The top seeded world cup ranked skateboarders will be on guard to maintain their positions against the next generation of national heroes. Daniel Cardone (IT), Rune Glifberg (DMK), Alain Goikotxea (SP), Omar Hassan (USA), Chris Senn (USA), Benji Gallaway (USA), Javier Mendizabal (SP), and Ross McGouran (UK) – to name a few – will face thirteen wildcards from around the world, that have earned the chance to prove themselves amongst the world’s elite. After seven years of American domination and for the first time in the history of the Quiksilver Bowlriders, the Europeans completely conquered the podium, last year; 1st Daniel Cardone (Italy), 2nd Alain Goikotxea (Spain) and 3rd Rune Gilberg (Denmark). The ‘Lucky Thirteen’ Bowlrider Qualification Series. Quiksilver invites the winner of each National Bowlrider qualification competition to the prestigious final in Malmp. National heroes from all over Europe will have a chance to earn their place in the final. A series of thirteen competitions to win an all expenses paid trip, and a shot to take home a part of the prize money.
THE ‘LUCKY THIRTEEN’ QUALIFING SERIES CALENDAR
Athens (Greece): March 31st
Milano (Italy): April 7th
Kortnik (Belgium): April 14th
Leioa (Spain): April 21st
Marseille (France): April 28th
Lisbonne (Portugal): April 28th
Prague (Czech Republic): May 12th
London (UK): May 19th
Seattle (USA): May 19th
Hagen (Germany): May 26th
Hard (Austria): May 27th
Lausanne (Switzerland): June 2nd
Malmo (Sweden): June 7th
For more info : Quiksilver Bowlriders www.quiksilver.com, www.bowlriders.com. The skatepark www.stapelbaddsparken.se, www.bryggeriet.org, www.malmo.se
TAKING OUT A LITTLE AGRESSION – a tribute compilation from Doctor Strange Records featuring Katkiller, Midnight Bombers, NDC, California Redemption, Channel 3, The Last Priority, JVR Project, Permanent Black, Oppressed Logic, Life Crisis, Bad Samaritans, Aggro, Shattered Faith, Retching Red, Curb Slappy’s, Sad Boy Sinister, McRad, Verbal Abuse, Mark Aber, JFA, DI, Big Bob’s Agression Session, Fang, Thee Spontanes, S.A.I.D., and a special Henry Knowles bonus track. www.drstrange.com.
VANS WARPED TOUR Presented by THE NEW ATandT ENTERS ITS ‘LUCKY 13′ JUNE 28 IN SAN DIEGO, CA; BAND LINE-UP REVEALED AT WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM; TICKET PRE-SALE BEGINS APRIL 1; ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME EXHIBIT. ‘Warped: 12 Years of Music, Mayhem and More’ ON NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3 – The VANS WARPED TOUR is well established as America’s longest-running touring festival, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as showcasing established artists for the past 12 years. It has cemented its place in history by playing a major role in bringing punk-rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of American youth culture, while at the same time creating awareness and taking action towards environmental and causes and helping those in need. June 28, 2007 in San Diego, CA marks the kick-off of the ‘Lucky 13′ year for the traveling punk rock summer camp. Bands for the 45-date tour have been revealed via the tour’s website: www.warpedtour.com.
LOLLAPALOOZA 2007 – Pearl Jam To Headline Lollapalooza ’07
CONGRATULATIONS to Heidi Minx and Benjamin Lowe on their upcoming June wedding!
VOTE FOR BIG WORLD – www.bestmusicpoll.com. Go to Providence. BIG WORLD has been nomiated in the best local act and best punk garage act categories. Vote. http://www.thephoenix.com/bmp/providence/2/default.aspx and ‘http://www.thephoenix.com/bmp/providence/9/default.aspx
CIRCLE JERKS – May, 3 2007 at Silverlake Film Festival Presents: Circle Jerks w/ special guests 400 Blows @ the EchoPlex 1822 Sunset Blvd (enter around the corner at 1154 Glendale Blvd), LOS ANGELES, 90026 Cost : tba. 18+
USA LIVE EARTH REVEALED – Organizers today announced sixteen of the headliners who will perform at the U.S. leg of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth concerts on 7/7/07. The concert will be held at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, Live Earth Founder and Executive Producer Kevin Wall said. The global concert on 7/7/07 will begin in Sydney and continue across all 7 continents, concluding with the U.S. show. The U.S. show will feature live on stage: AFI, AKON, ALICIA KEYS, BON JOVI, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, FALL OUT BOY, JOHN MAYER, KANYE WEST, KELLY CLARKSON, KT TUNSTALL, LUDACRIS, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, RIHANNA, ROGER WATERS, SMASHING PUMPKINS, THE POLICE. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 16 and will be available at livenation.com/liveearth or by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171. All ticket information is available at LiveEarth.MSN.com. All proceeds will go to The Alliance for Climate Protection and other international NGOs. Live Earth is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people to combat the climate crisis. Live Earth’s 24 hours of music across 7 continents will deliver a call to action and the solutions needed to answer the call. Wall announced that the following artists will perform at the London leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium: BEASTIE BOYS, BLACK EYED PEAS, BLOC PARTY, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, DAMIEN RICE, DAVID GRAY, DURAN DURAN, FOO FIGHTERS, GENESIS, JAMES BLUNT, JOHN LEGEND, KEANE, MADONNA, PAOLO NUTINI, RAZORLIGHT, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SNOW PATROL. The concerts will be streamed live on 7/7/07 at LiveEarth.MSN.com. MSN’s 39 localized web portals worldwide attract 465 million monthly users. The concerts will be broadcast on the NBC in the U.S. and on more than 120 networks around the world. Live Earth will stage concerts at Sydney’s Aussie Stadium; Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach; Johannesburg’s Cradle of Human Kind; Tokyo’s Tokyo Stadium and the Shanghai, TBD.
RABIES NEWS – RABIES are heading out this summer for a 50 show tour across the US including parts of Canada with the Bay Area’s WarKrime. The tour is being booked, managed, financed, and everything else completely by the bands and no one else. RABIES and WarKrime will be crashing on people’s floors and riding skateparks and pools nationwide June 28th – August 11th. Check www.myspace.com/rabiesarmy for a full schedule with up to date show listings. RABIES are stoked to announce that Eliminator Skateboards and Records will be making a RABIES Skateboard. 8.5′ x 33′ Shovel Nose Round Tail. Pre-orders are being taken now for the boards which will ship early May. Eliminator Skateboards and Records www.myspace.com/eliminatorrex . Harpoon Guns from Huntington Beach’s third release is out now on Eliminator. Rabies Skateboards are coming soon. RABIES Test Your Might LP/CD is out on Sorry State Records www.deadmetaphor.com/sorrystate.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PERRY FARRELL ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING NEW MUSICAL PROJECT SATELLITE PARTY – Concept album features a wildly diverse group of artists, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and John Frusciante, New Order/ Joy Division Bassist Peter Hook, Thievery Corporation, Black Eyed Pea’s Fergie, Hybrid, Film Composer Harry Gregson-Williams, as well as an unreleased Jim Morrison vocal track. Debut album ‘Ultra Payloaded’ to hit Stores on May 15th 2007. Group to make it’s debut live appearance at the 2007 ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen Colorado on January 25th. Additional tour and exclusive live dates to be announced shortly. Stay tuned to www.satelliteparty.com.
OUTLOOK BODY COUNT – OutLook Skateboards has just released the first and only official Body Count skateboard decks. Body Count is ICE-T’s hardcore punkrock band that is know so well for there banned in US song titled Cop Killer. These decks will ONLY be offered for a short time, exclusively through OutLook Skateboards and only 200 Body Count decks are made and most have been pre booked by distributors and Body Count / ICE-T fans. Each deck will come with post card signed by ICE-T and the complete Body Count band. WWW.OUTLOOKSKATES.COM
NORTH AMERICA’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIP HOP FESTIVAL ‘ROCK THE BELLS’ ANNOUNCES FULL TALENT LINE-UP – CYPRESS HILL, THE ROOTS, MOS DEF, EPMD, MF DOOM AND MANY MORE JOIN HEADLINERS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE AND THE WU-TANG CLAN WITH SPECIAL GUEST PUBLIC ENEMY- Guerilla Union–the presenters of the 2007 ROCK THE BELLS critically acclaimed hip-hop experiences July 28 at Randall’s Island, New York; August 11 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA; and August 18 at McCovey Cove Parking Lot (near ATandT Park) in San Francisco with headliners The Wu-Tang Clan and Rage Against The Machine–have announced further details about their 2007 North American festival series. Artists confirmed for exclusive live performances on these three ROCK THE BELLS summer shows include: Rage Against The Machine, The Wu-Tang Clan, Nas*, Cypress Hill, The Roots, Mos Def, EPMD, MF Doom*, Pharoahe Monch, FELT *, Sage Francis, Hieroglyphics*, Immortal Technique, Living Legends*, Blackalicious*, The Coup*, Murs*, Jedi Mind Tricks, Brother Ali*, Cage*, Mr. Lif*, Grouch and Eligh*, Hangar 18*, Blueprint* and Lucky I AM*, plus very special guests Public Enemy who celebrate their monumental 20-year anniversary. DJs on all dates are Mike Realm, C-Minus, Icy Ice and Rocky Rock. The ROCK THE BELLS festivals will be hosted by Supernatural, Rahzel and Hi-Tek. (*Performing select cities.) ROCK THE BELLS is an all-ages, rain or shine, general admission event. Tickets go on-sale this Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 am and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Fans can sign up for pre-sale ticket information at the festival’s official website, www.rockthebells.net.
ROCK THE BELLS ADDS SECOND SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY- SUNDAY, JULY 29 AT RANDALL’S ISLAND WITH HEADLINERS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE AND WU-TANG CLAN. TICKETS GO ON SALE MAY 4. In response to the 20-minute sell-out of the previously announced Saturday, July 28 Randall’s Island/New York City date, Guerilla Union in conjunction with Live Nation have revealed they will add a second ROCK THE BELLS festival show at the venue for Sunday, July 29. Confirmed artists for both NYC-area shows are headliners Rage Against The Machine, The Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill and many more. This second Randall’s Island/New York City show now marks one of five opportunities where fans can experience the highly anticipated return of Rage Against The Machine which includes Coachella and other Rock The Bells shows: Saturday, August 11 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA and Saturday, August 18 at McCovey Cove Parking Lot in San Francisco, CA. Tickets for ROCK THE BELLS Sunday, July 29 at Randall’s Island go on sale Friday, May 4 at 10:00 am via Ticketmaster. www.rockthebells.net
BENWAY presents Entropy, Meet Me at the Pub, Diggs Dynamite – May 19 at Benway Music 306 Pico, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Art by Jeff Ho, Attaway, Herciuk, O, John Davis, Hinnebusch and Kelly Benway. For more info visit www.myspace.com/benwayrecords
2007 SOUTH PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL and CONFERENCE – Every year, over 15,000 independent music fans, artists, executives and industry retreat to the scenic area of South Park, Colorado for the 4-day event featuring over one hundred of the very best independent bands from across the world. There are more than 100 performance opportunities available for unsigned and independent artists — 50 of which are reserved for Sonicbids artists. As the premier Music Industry Retreat in the country, the South Park Music Festival creates a vacation-like atmosphere with all the talent and networking of a major music conference! The festival features an ALL independent and unsigned line-up of artists from across the world! Go to www.sonicbids.com/SouthPark2007 – you’ll be able to create and submit your EPK in just minutes! Where/When: South Park, CO, US – June 21-24, 2007. Deadline for music submissions is March 31, 2007. Cost: Just $29.95 for a risk-free 3-month Sonicbids membership AND automatic submission to the 2007 South Park Music Festival and Conference.
BENEFIT CONCERT – Rock Legends and Artists Unite for All-Star Tribute Auction and Benefit Concert Honoring the Memory of Legendary Pantera Guitarist Darrell Abbott – Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Kelly Clarkson, Slash, James Hetfield,, Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee, Ace Frehley (KISS), Marilyn Manson, Dave Navarro and dozens more participate. Little Kids Rock (LKR), an innovative non-profit music education program that provides free instruments and rock and roll lessons to public schools, celebrated March’s ‘Music in Our Schools’ month by announcing today that it will be the sole beneficiary of the SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES memorial tribute, auction and benefit concert honoring the late Pantera guitarist, Darrell Abbott. The event takes place on May 17 at the Hollywood House of Blues, and will feature an auction of electric guitars that were designed and hand-painted by a ‘who’s who’ of rock ‘n’ roll, including Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee, Ace Frehley (KISS), Marilyn Manson, Dave Navarro, Billy Gibbons and Slash as well as world-renowned tattooists and modern artists. The full catalog will be available online prior to the auction at http://www.littlekidsrock.org/6string/flash.html, where bidders can leave absentee bids beginning April 10th, as well as bid live as the House of Blues benefit concert is taking place. More information on the auction and benefit concert can be found at: http://www.littlekidsrock.org/6string/flash.html
CAR SHOW – Culver City Car Show – Saturday, May 12, 2007 – 9AM-3PM – 400+ Classic Cars and Hot Rods. Food, Music, Vendors and More! Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Culver City. Slide show loading.. Proceeds benefit local kids’ charities Exchange Club – Unity For Service. Come to Downtown Culver City for the Fourth Annual Cruisin’ Back to Culver City Car Show on May 12, 2007! 100’s of classic cars and hot rods from all across California will be on display, as well as great exhibitors and vendors. George Barris, car customizer extraordinaire, creator of the Batmobile, the Munsters’ Koach, the Beverly Hillbillies’ jalopy and so many more great vehicles from the Movies and TV, is coming back to his roots in Culver City! Some of his great creations will be on display alongside great classic cars and hot rods from all across California! On Culver and Washington between Duquesne and Ince. For More Information Call 310-499-4840. http://www.culvercitycarshow.com/
SHEPARD FAIREY ART SHOWS – Agnes B Exhibition with Shepard Fairey and WK Interact – Paris, France, May 16th Opening Reception (in Paris from 12th – 20th)… Jonathan Levine Solo Exhibition, New York City, Opening Reception June 23rd, (in NYC June 18 – 25) Bread and Butter Trade Show in Barcelona (OBEY Clothing) in Mid July (Tentative)… Toyroom Gallery Print Show Exhbition, Opening Reception June 16th.. Merry Karnowsky Anniversary Group Exhibition, Opening Reception in June… London Solo Exhibition in November 2007… Merry Karnowsky Solo Exhibition in December 2007
ART SHOW – Listenow! #3 – May 26th at Evocal in Costa Mesa.
Ray Barbee and The Mattson 2
Matt Death and The New Intellectuals
Admission: 1 Can of Food. / 21+ / 8pm
*All food will be donated to the OC Rescue Mission.
ART SHOW – Built to Expose – April 8 -May 7 – Rotterdam – Netherlands – Built to Expose art exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. – From April 8 until May 7 you will be able to see the amazing collection of over 70 totally different pieces of art in Shipwreck in Rotterdam. Over 70 pieces of art that all started out from the same shape; the shape of a skateboard. More than 60 artist are involved with this exhibition; illustrators, tattooists, graffity kings, skateboarders, painters, muscicians, graphic designers, sculpters, etc, etc… Artists from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. After Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin, Built to Expose is back in the netherlands again; Rotterdam. Before the opening on april 8 there will be some major skateboarding going on at the skatepark ‘de Blaak’. Nicky Guerrero, celebrating his 30th year in skateboarding, from eastpak will be doing a demo at 4 o’clock. Earlier that afternoon the guys from Built to Destroy skateboards and dutch riders from dekline and toy machine will also be doing there thing at the park. Expect some serious skateboarding, fun contests and cool stuff you can win….. More info on the skateboarding: Aldo@builttodestroy.com, www.builttodestroy.com
ART SHOW – ‘Untitled: An Exhibition of original Skateboard Art,’ curated by Cey Adams opened last week at Eyejammie Fine Arts Gallery in New York on the evening of Thursday April 12. Click the link below for photos from the event. Photo credit: Ray Tamarra. http://www.thecrusade.net/galleries/20070412-eyejammie. Attendees included luminaries from the worlds of hiphop, street art, graphic design, and skateboarding. Among them were the Beastie Boys MCA and Ad-Rock (in the company of his wife Kathleen Hanna, who has a board on display in the show), record producer Hank Shocklee, Kool DJ AJ, film producer Lisa Cortes, Haze, Revolt, Team, producer Dante Ross and skateboard legend Harry Jumanji, ego trip’s Sacha Jenkins, photographer Michael Lavine, artist Douglas Miles, and hiphop design legends Morning Breath and Michael Uman. ‘Untitled’ will remain at the Eyejammie Fine Arts Gallery through Saturday, May 5. There’s a wide range of contributors from street skaters to pool skaters to graphic artists to moms. Go to www.untitledshow.com and you can click on the thumbnails to see more.
SURF CONTEST – Rip Curl Boardmasters, Europe’s biggest surf, skate and music festival, returning to Newquay for it’s 26th year – August 6-12, 2007. Born during Britain’s pro surfing explosion in the 1980s, the Boardmasters festival has welcomed a number of surfing’s World Champions. Now spread across the whole town of Newquay in over three sites, the festival features a huge range of activities that entertain around 220,000 visitors each year. The Rip Curl Boardmasters events include a $100,000 5* Men’s World Qualifying Series (WQS) surf contest, a Women’s 3* WQS $15,000 event, Vans Summer Session Vert and Eastpak Miniramp skate contests, a huge trade village and Foster’s Beach bar. The festival’s music event, Unleashed, will also return for a 3rd year at the stunning cliff top location of Watergate Bay, arguably the country’s most unique location for a live music event and previously headlined by major music acts including Feeder, Razorlight and James Blunt. The Foster’s Beach Bar on Fistral Beach will host seven nights of live music at the ‘Beach Sessions’ presenting a selection of artists across a plethora of musical tastes from reggae soul to rock and punk. The Vans Summer Session is the biggest vert skate comp in the UK, if not Europe and is a massive highlight of the entire Rip Curl Boardmasters Festival. Skaters are invited from around the World to challenge for the coveted Summer Session Crown and the $20,000 prize purse! For further information on the Rip Curl Boardmasters visit www.ripcurlboardmasters.com
TOPANGA DAYS EVENT – May 26, 26 and 28 – 11:00am – 6:00pm at 1440 North Topanga Canyon Blvd Topanga, CA 90290 – TopangaDays.com.
THE SILVER SURFER RETURNS – ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ (2007) is due to release nationwide in June 2007. Pictured above, Doug Jones is the Silver Surfer in 20th Century Fox production. ‘The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, the Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As he races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.’ Read more about the one and only authentic ‘SIlver Surfer’ surfboard in the next issue of ‘Juice Magazine’. Check out the ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ trailer here. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809699127/trailer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Reef’s Bobby Martinez Awarded ASP Rookie of the Year – Reef’s WCT powerhouse, Bobby Martinez was awarded ASP Rookie of the Year at the 25th Annual ASP Banquet held at Conrad Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast of Australia. Bobby’s 2006 performance earned him the prestigious title ASP Rookie of the Year after two electrifying victories at Teahupoo and Mundaka. Martinez who finished the year in fifth place on the final ratings, humbly accepted the award in front of his peers, heroes, and opponents in a packed venue of 600 people. After one phenomenal year, Bobby has his eye on the World Title and has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with as the 2007 Foster’s ASP World Tour kicks off on February 27th on Australia’s Gold Coast. You can take an in depth look at Bobby’s 2006 accomplishments and much more by checking out Reef Mixed Tape: Bobby Volume 1, set to release June 22, 2007 http://www.reefmixedtape.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WAVEYARD ANNOUNCES SITE LOCATION. Mesa, Arizona Selected for World’s First Adventure Super Park. Waveyard Development, LLC announces its intent to partner with the city of Mesa to build Waveyard; a master planned, sports-oriented adventure super park that will bring surfing, white water rafting, kayaking, wake boarding, scuba diving and climbing to the southeast valley. Plans for Waveyard’s development include a resort hotel with an indoor water park, a residential community, and a mix of unique entertainment and retail venues, designed to fit the company’s concept of merging an active recreational lifestyle with desert living. Waveyard Development, LLC is an innovative, recreational, real estate development company specializing in master planned, themed, resort developments. Waveyard is also a pioneer in the action sports industry with a focus on merging residential and commercial real estate opportunities with active recreational elements. While Waveyard’s current primary focus is on multiple opportunities in the Arizona market, they are also evaluating partnerships in Georgia, Texas and Colorado.
CRUZ IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!! CRUZ ISLAND+BEACH 2007 is Sunday June 24, 2007 at the Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club in Redondo Beach. www.aloha-cruz.com.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NEWS - Laird Hamilton Hits The Sundance Channel – Laird Hamilton along with his wife, Gabriel Reese, are two ‘Ecoists’ being featured on THE GREEN, which airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm (PST). THE GREEN is presented by Robert Redford and is the first regularly-scheduled programming dedicated entirely to the environment. For more info go to: www.sundancechannel.com/thegreen#/homePage
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CJ HOBGOOD WINS JEEP BODY GLOVE SURFBOUT AND BRENT DORRINGTON TAKES THE OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR TITLE. First Stop on the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series Presented by Jeep Concluded Today With Stacked Finals in Both the Men’s WQS and Pro Junior Events – Former Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Champion CJ Hobgood (Melbourne Beach, FL) has defeated fellow finalists Gabe Kling (St. Augustine, FL), Dayyan Neve (Manly, AUS) and Shaun Ward (Huntington Beach, CA) to claim the 2007 Jeep Body Glove Surfbout in clean two- to three-foot surf at Lower Trestles. The ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) four-star event came to a close in stunning fashion this afternoon with the finalists, three of whom are elite Foster’s ASP World Tour members, going blow for blow in the rippable afternoon peaks. Hobgood, who currently sits equal 30th on the elite Foster’s ASP World Tour, will jet off next to Tahiti for the Billabong Pro Teahupoo which begins May 4, 2007. The finals berth puts Southern California’s Shaun Ward in excellent standings for the 2007 Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series presented by Jeep. With stop number two, the Newport Beach Pro presented by Jeep, conflicting with the elite tour event in France, Ward (the only non-elite tour finalist) will be in prime position to capitalize on his result here. The ASP Grade-2 Oakley Pro Junior, stop number four on the 2007 ASP North America Pro Junior Series, was won by Australian sensation Brent Dorrington (Coolangatta, AUS) in a star-studded final with Eric Geiselman (New Smyrna Beach, CA), Cory Arrambide (Ventura, CA) and Nick Rozsa (Oxnard, CA). For full coverage of the event’s action including photos, video, results and news feeds, log onto www.surfbout.com.
DISCOVER THE SURFER’S PARADISE IN AQUATIC DREAMS ON DVD FROM VAS – 11 WORLD-RENOWNED SURFERS FROM AUSTRALIA TO INDONESIA TO MENTAWAI ISLANDS. Features Taj Burrow, Dean Morrison, Jay Phillips, Wade Goodall, Ozzie Wright, Yadin Nicole, Kekoa Bacalso, Asher Pacey, Dean Harrington, Jay Davies and Kirby Brown. For more info go to www.vasentertainment.com.