SEPTEMBER 2006 NEWS

HOSOI NEWS – Quiksilver has announced that the legendary Christian Hosoi and the rest of the Quiksilver skate team will tour the country premiering the new documentary ‘Rising Son, The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi.’ The eight-city tour will feature free theater and outdoor screenings of the film as well as demos and signings by Hosoi, Arto Saari, Stefan Janoski, Omar Hassan, Reese Forbes, Kyle Leeper, Dylan Reider, Omar Salazar, Eric Fletcher, and others. This is truly a Quiksilver happening marked by many firsts. The tour will be Hosoi’s first national tour since being released from prison in 2004. It will be the first time in over 10 years that fans will be able to see Hosoi back where he belongs: on a skateboard. And it will be the first time Quiksilver’s entire skate team, including the hottest up-and-comers and the most established legends, will be skating in demos and undercover at the nation’s most famous skate spots. Most importantly, this will be the first time fans will be able to view ‘Rising Son, The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi’ and experience this inside look into the rise, fall and rebirth of a true skateboarding pioneer and legend. Directed by Cesario ‘Block’ Montano, written by Peter Alton, and narrated by Dennis Hopper, the 90 minute film will be released on DVD in November and will be available in skate shops, video stores, and other better entertainment distributors around the world. www.quiksilver.com/risingson. Tour cities and dates include:
August 17 – Quiksilver Headquarters, Huntington Beach (Demo and Premiere)
August 19 – Wilson Skate Park, Chicago (Demo)
August 20 – River East Arts Center, Chicago (Premiere)
August 22 – Mt. Trashmore, Virginia Beach (Demo and Premiere)
August 23 – Fairman’s, West Chester, PA (Signing)
August 23 – Chester County Historic Society, West Chester, PA (Premiere)
August 27 – Knitting Factory, New York City (Premiere)
August 29 – 3rd Lair, Minneapolis (Demo and Premiere)
August 31 – Bluebird, Denver (Premiere)
Sept. 1 – Denver Skate Park, Denver (Demo)
Sept. 3 – Pacifica Skate Park, Pacifica, SF (Demo)
Sept. 3 – The Log Shop, Pacifica SF (Premiere). Check www.quiksilver.com for updates to tour dates and locations.

SKATEPARK IN THE WORKS – The west wall is covered with pool coping! Donate to the cause at www.marginalwayskatepark.org.

VANS DOWNTOWN SHOWDOWN– For Immediate Release – Girl Claims 2nd Annual Vans Downtown Showdown Team Title – Hollywood, CA (Sunday, September 3, 2006) – The 2nd Vans Downtown Showdown was held on the Paramount Studios back lot Sunday with the world’s top street skaters attacking custom-built obstacles nestled against a New York City backdrop. The Girl board crew claimed team honors and $30,000 while Real’s Nick Dompierre won $5,000 as top am and Girl’s Rick McCrank was named the top pro of the Showdown and pocketed $10,000. The Vans Downtown Showdown featured many skaters who rarely take part in contests from Baker, Birdhouse, Element, Enjoi, Foundation, Girl, Real and Toy Machine and with the $85,000 purse, there was more than just board company honor on the line. Each skateboard team submitted designs for a custom obstacle with the top four chosen and built to that team’s specifications. Skateboard teams then chose three riders, consisting of at least one pro and one am, to jam on each of the four features. Check out www.vans.com. Here’s a break down of the best performances of the day: enjoi Dick Guantlet – 1. Rick McCrank (Girl) – $2,500, 2. Dennis Busenitz (Real) – $1,500, 3. Alex Olson (Girl) – $1,000… Element Double Down – 1. Corey Duffel (Foundation) – $2,500, 2. Nyjah Huston (Element) – $1,500, 3. Josh Harmony (Toy Machine) – $1,000… Girl Mini Mega – 1. Nick Dompierre (Real) – $2,500, 2. Rick McCrank (Girl) – $1,500, 3. Mike Vallely (Element)… Real Hella Hyphy Bank – 1. Josh Harmony (Toy Machine) – $2,500, 2. Mike Vallely (Element) – $1,500, 3. Corey Duffel (Foundation) – $1,000Top Am Performance – Nick Dompierre(Real) – $5000, Top Pro Performance – Rick McCrank (Girl) – $10,000… Overall Team Winner – Girl ($30,000) [Toy Machine 2nd ($15,000), Element 3rd ($5,000)] A big thanks to each of the teams that represented: Baker: Rammy Issa, Jacob Walder, Theotis Beasley, Braydon Szafranski… Birdhouse: Matt Ball, David Loy, Justin Figueroa, Derek Burdette, Shaun Stultz… Element: Mike Vallely, Chris Senn, Tony Tave, Dallas Rockvam, Collin Provost, Levi Brown, Tosh Townend, Nyjah Huston… enjoi: Cairo Foster, Louie Barletta, Nestor Judkins, Jerry Hsu, Jose Rojo, Caswell Berry, Clark Hassler… Foundation: Angel Ramirez, Corey Duffel, Mike Franklin, Matt Allen, Sean Conover, Don Nguyen, Gareth Stehr… Girl: Rick McCrank, Jereme Rogers, Sean Malto, Alex Olson, Kenny Anderson…. Real: Dennis Busenitz, Ernie Torres, Nick Dompierre, Justin Brock, Damian Bravo… Toy Machine: Billy Marks, Josh Harmony, Matt Bennett, Austin Stephens. The Vans Downtown Showdown will air on Friday, October 27 during the Vans Off the Wall hour on Fox Sports Net from 3 – 4 pm with subsequent airings on the FUEL action sports network. The Vans Downtown Showdown is made possible by Rockstar Energy Drink and
Scion. www.vans.com

DOGTOWN MOVIE SCREENING – Sept 30 – Screening of Dogtown and Z-Boys @ Carpinteria Arts Center – Carpinteria, CA

DOWN FOR LIFE – a letter from Brian Kelly – Alabama skateboarding Pro Legend Pat Wachter contacted me about sponsoring a ‘Pro-Contest’ at Veterans Skate Park in Alabaster, Alabama. It’s been well over a decade since there was a professional skateboarding contest held in Alabama. Pat has personally offered $1000.00 for first place prize money. Pat has offered this generous contribution in an effort to return professional skateboarding to Alabama and to give back to an industry that allowed him to have the opportunities in his life and times as a pro-skateboarder. Pat Wachter’s generous sprit to give back the love and provide future opportunities for skateboarding is exactly the type of energy skateboarding could use more of. Of course, $1000 dollars wouldn’t get the attention of many in the professional ranks today, but it’s a great place to start. Please join us in our effort to bring professional skateboarding back to Alabama by contributing to the event and igniting a flame that has long lingered. All contribution’s our greatly appreciated and contributors will receive advertising at the event in an effort to help raise the prize money that would entice the professional skateboarding community. Best Regards, Brian Kelly – Ride Skateboards at Veterans Skate Park. http://www.rideskateboards.com

AM GETTING PAID CONTEST 2006 RESULTS – Sept. 22-24. 2006 at the South Park in Montreal, Canada.
1 – Ryan Decenzo – usd $6000
2 – Antoine Asselin – usd $3000
3 – Dustin Blauvelt – usd $1500
4 – Ben Hatchell
5 – Magnus Hanson
6 – Chazz Ortiz
7 – Collin Hale
8 – Jordan Hoffart
9 – Will Cristofaro
10 – Nick Merlino
11 – Thomas Parent
12 – Matt Berger
13 – Keegan Sauder
14 – Micky Papa
15 – Manny Santiago
www.amgettingpaid.comFor more go to www.amgettingpaid.com.

KRONIK ENERGY DESERT DOG BOWL BASH – Kronik Energy drink in partnership with World Cup Skateboarding, has collectively assembled top professional and amateur skateboarders to participate in the first-annual Kronik Energy Desert Dog Bowl Bash. Held October 28 and 29, 2006 in Peoria, Arizona, the Kronik Energy Desert Dog Bowl Bash is the first event of its kind to be staged in Arizona. www.desertdogbowlbash.com

AREA 51 UPDATE – The guy’s from Area51 have been working like maniacs the past months. Diagonal birch layers everywhere. Bowl, street, mini, floor and platforms are all birch wood. The Bowl did not change exept for bigger platform. The miniramp is huge. The streetcourse has too much to offer. It’s fast and has some new creations which looks very attractive to hit. There is a balcony over the whole length of the park from where you have a perfect overview. The bar is big and something you don’t want to leave after a few beers. Next to the bar there is another hall which is the partyhall. On September 22nd the new Area51 skatepark will open its doors to the rolling public. The brand new indoor skatepark is currently being built at the Strijp S estate near Eindhovens city centre. It will offer everything the old Area51 skatepark had to
offer and so much more. Skateboard Federation Netherlands will soon organize 2 big events here; October 14-15 Globe BowlBash. November 4-5 Dutch Championships. For more go to www.area51skatepark.nl and www.skateboardfederatie.nl.

8TH ANNUAL TIM BRAUCH MEMORIAL CONTEST RESULTS – Sept 23-24 – Scotts Valley.
Gromz:
1 Curren Caples
2 Nic Puehse
3 Tristan Puehse
4 Cody Davidson Chapman
5 Pauly Rizo
Ams (13 and up)
1 Raven Tershay
2 Shaun Taggard
3 Tommy Fynn
4 Josh Mattson
5 Dylan Jones
Girls:
1 Holly Lyons $500
2 Annie Sulivan $300
3 Apryl Woodcock $200
4 Heidi Fitzgerald
5 Cressey Rice
Grandmasters:
1 Steve Caballero $600
2 Glen Charnoski $400
3 Pat Black $300
4 Jesse Martinez $200
5 Alan Barclay $100
Pros:
1 Benji Galloway $1,000
2 Tim Johnson $600
3 Steve Reeves $400
4 Josh Mattson $300
5 Chris Cudlipp $200
www.sessions.com

BUY A T-SHIRT – SUPPORT SKATEBOARDING – FDR september 2006… keep the build alive…. buy a shirt. FDR Skatepark needs your support. It’s September 2006 and FDR locals are united and building new terrain. We have two new areas built (photos highlighted in yellow), and have a great start on a pool (bottom photo). You can help us keep the build alive-buy an FDR double-griffin shirt. If your size and color combination is unavailable, choose one that is and buy it for a friend or relative. Just make sure you buy one, because every shirt sale counts, and we need to finish the pool before winter hits. $15 each plus $4.65 postage (priority mail with delivery confirmation). All proceeds from the sale of these shirts goes to building materials for the current project. Request shirt color/size combo: [email protected] – Black Red Navy Gold Grey and sizes – Child, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXL.

VOLCOM CONTEST AT SURF EXPO – Volcom Presents a $25,000 Pro Mini-Ramp Jam in association with SPoTlight Productions at Surf Expo – September 15 – 17, 2006 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. Separate Pro and Am Contest. Mini-ramp dimensions: 60′ wide with multiple heights provided by Team Pain – teampain.com. Registration or details please contact [email protected] For more info on Surf Expo, check surfexpo.com

Friday – Demos
11am – 12pm – Am and Pro
2pm – 3pm – Am and Pro
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Pro Only

Saturday – Pro Contest
11am – 12 pm – Pro Only Practice
12 pm – Contest Begins

Sunday – Am Contest
11am – 12pm – Am Only Practice
12pm – Contest Begins

DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR
Aug. 17-20 Vans Invitational Portland, Ore. – Rose Quarter
Sept. 7-10 Toyota Challenge San Jose, Calif. – HP Pavilion
Oct. 12-15 PlayStation Pro Orlando, Fla. – TD Waterhouse Centre

S.P.O.T. NEWS – Skatepark of Tampa’s Back to School Bash Street and Vert Contest on Saturday, August 26th was a great success with 149 riders competing in the event. The entire day was full of excitement, rain, and enthusiasm with amazing skating and three flippin’ product tosses. Prize packages and ‘sick school bus trophies’ where awarded down to 5th place in all Divisions. Thank you so much for making this another incredible event. There were so many people here that it looked like Tampa Am. All banners sent with promo were well hung on the Street Course. Skatepark of Tampa would like to recognize the following companies for their support: Adio, Planet Earth, Pig, etnies, eS, Emerica, Independent, Juice Magazine, enjoi, Almost, Kayo, Adidas, Ocean Avenue, and Skate One. Check out highlights and results at www.skateparkoftampa.com.

STOKED MENTORING AND DC HOST SKATEBOARD EVENT FOR LOS ANGELES’ RAMPART DISTRICT YOUTH – Stoked Mentoring, the non profit action sports organization that brings together at-risk youth to learn about life mentoring through action sports, and DC announced today that it will holding a Skate Jam in the Rampart District in Los Angeles on August 19. The event, held at the Lake Street Community Center Skatepark will let area kids showcase their skills for the community, hold a best trick contest, and expose inner-city Los Angeles youth to the mentoring opportunities Stoked provides through its action sports programs. The event will also feature a ‘best trick’ contest sponsored by Ignition.tv, the leading mobile media provider focused on providing action sports content for wireless phones. The best trick contest will be judged by skateboard industry team managers. In addition to DC and Ignition’s support, other leading companies in and outside of action sports have joined together to help make the Skate Jam a success. Brands such as Zoo York, Glaceau Vitamin Water, Active Mail Order and Nine Star have all volunteered to support the event through product donations for attendees. Details on the Stoked Mentoring es Skate Jam presented by DC are as follows: Date: Saturday, August 19. Time: 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Location: Lake Street Skate Park 227 N. Lake Street (1 block west of Alvarado, 1 block north of Beverly) Los Angeles, CA 90026. What: Skateboard exhibition, music by DJ Bennett Harada, best trick contest and product raffles and giveaways Admission: Free. For more check out www.stokedmentoring.org.

NEIL HEDDINGS BENEFIT – Product donations for raffle or fundraiser are welcome. Contact Scott at: [email protected] or Mario at: [email protected] for details. Or just bring product to the show. – THANKS www.ol84.com

ELEMENT SKATEBOARDS LAUNCHES NEW MULTIMEDIA DIVISION, ELEMENT AUDIO VISUAL – Element Skateboards is pleased to announce the formation of a new multimedia division, Element Audio Visual. Lead by skate film veteran, Kirk Dianda, Element Audio Visual will produce, and distribute branded content from within Element Skateboards. In addition to creating a host of projects including a broadcast commercial in support of the X Games, Element Audio Visual will be releasing Elementality Volume Two on September 1, 2006. Following the success of Elementality Volume One, Element Audio Visual has borrowed the name to title a new, branded video magazine. Released twice a year, Elementality is being re-introduced as a video journal that documents the travels, skateboarding, and life of the Element family. Elementality will be distributed as a free DVD and online at www.elementskateboards.com. Elementality Volume Two features the first full-length video part from Element Am, Dallas Rockvam, a team montage, a tour through Bam Margera’s personal board collection, Brent Atchley’s Pro debut video part, behind the scenes of a DelphixElement art show, and much more. In addition to the projects currently in production, Element Audio Visual has begun the pre-production of Element Skateboards next team video scheduled to release on June 21, 2007

SABRE VISION – The newest alternative in the sunglasses market features a team of outlaws including Christian Fletcher, Tom Knox, Trigger Gumm, Casey Brown, Hank 3, Greyson Fletcher, Casey Brown and Joe Wood. Sabre Vision announces new team member Koby Abberton. See for yourself at www.sabrevision.net.

AGENDA TRADESHOW – San Diego, September 8th – 9th, 2006 at The San Diego Concourse
202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101 – AGENDA new Brands Include: Alpha Industries, Arbor, Artful Dodger, Beautiful Decay Tees, Dissizit, Dragonfly, Gallaz, Generic Youth, hello minor, Levis Shoes, Mishka NYC, Owl Movement, Palis, Paul Frank, Reason Brand, Reebok, To Die For, Ubiquity, DCMA Collective, Mighty Healthy… and many more. Returning Staple Brands: 10Deep, Adidas, Andy Warhol Museum, Arkive, Atticus Clothing, Blood is the New Black, Brown Sound, Cardboard Robot, Cr8tive Recreation, Cryin Tiger, Drifter, English Laundry, Fender, FiveFour, Fourstar, Fourth World, FreeGums, Freshjive, Fuct, Fyasko, Goodie Two Sleeves, GRN Apple Tree, Imaginary Foundation, Jeepney, LOW, MacBeth, Monarchy, OBEY Clothing, PF-Flyers, RIV, RVCA, RZST, Scifen, Shalom, Strand Mfg., TheSeventhLetter, Upper Playground, Z-Boy, Z-Brand… The ART installation area will feature work from The7thLetter and RVCA’s Exterior Motives vs. Interior Motives show and a NewEra cap instillation. For more info visit www.agendashow.com

ROCKSTAR BEARINGS NEWS – Danny Renaud is the newest member of the Rockstar Bearings pro team roster. More to come. For more go to www.rockstarbearings.com

SPLINTER SKATEPARK SKATEBOARDING CONTEST RESULTS – Splinter Skatepark Skateboarding Contest Results – DaCure Skate and Surf Shop and Splinter Skatepark co-hosted All Ages Skate Contest. 12 and Under – 1st Alex Pelegrino, 2nd Caliel, 3rd Seth McDonell… 13 to 17 – 1st Justin Pelland, 2nd Joshua Vicente, 3rd Jason Malley… 18 and Up – 1st Charlie Nicol, 2nd Chris Defrancesco, 3rd Anthony Candela. Next contest – Comp by DaCure II will be October 14, 2006 at Splinter Skatepark. DACURE Skate and Surf Shop is located at 10006 Cross Creek Blvd. Suite 412 in Tampa, FL. For more go to www.dacure.com

NEW SKATEPARK – Franklin, Tennessee is getting a new skatepark built by Wrex Cook and the California Skatepark crew. Check it out. Photo by Wrex Cook.

VINTAGE SKATE VIDEOS ON DVD PRESS RELEASE – NSI Video has decided to release some of their Old School Vintage Skate, Surf, Snowboard and Motocross videos on DVD for the upcoming season! Vintage Skateboard DVD’S: Duel at Diablo, Streetstyle in Tempe, Ohio Skateout, Gotcha Grind, Savannah Slamma III, Summer Sessions and Sacto Street Contest. TO ORDER CALL: NSI Video (310) 374-7476.

SESSIONS TOUR – The Sessions team is getting ready to head out on the road again. This time Corey Duffel, Chet Childress, The Nuge, Dyson Ramones, and John Ponts will be hitting up The South East as they trip through Florida on their way to Surf Expo. Then it’s all the way up to Virginia on a hunt for some Bells.
Sept 11 – Skate Park of Tampa – Tampa, FL.
Sept 13 – Havoc – Lakeland FL.
Sept 14 – Galactic G (Signing Only) – Orlando, FL.
Sept 15 – Covert Skate Shop – Orlando Skatepark
Sept 19 – Hazard Co. Atlanta, GA
Sept 20 – New Generation – Greenville, NC
Sept 23 – Hot Line Skate Shop – Virginia Beach, VA 23452

POWELL NEWS – Steve Caballero, Rodney Jones, Jordan Hoffart, John White, John Motta, Peter Raffin and Josh Hawkins skated in Philadelphia, at Woodward skate camp and in New York during late August and early September. Joining them at Woodward was Willy Marshall. Four new deck series were unveiled at ASR this September. One series was painted by Steve, another has a strobe theme, another features a Pop art style, and another features letters taken from various skateboard magazines. Steve Caballero came back from his honeymoon and promptly went to Oregon to compete in the Oregon Trifecta where he finished first, first and second. Steve is endorsing the Powell Golden Dragon line of completes. He contributed to the Hurley Pool Rules art show seen at Hurley and also at ASR in San Diego. Steve will be competing at the Bowl Contest at Lake Forest in October. www.skateone.com.

SEISMIC U.S. NATIONAL SLALOM SKATEBOARD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS CONTEST RESULTS
Giant Slalom – August 18, 2006
Windsor, Colorado, USA
PRO CLASS FINAL RESULTS
1 Jason Mitchell (Louisvile, CO)
2 Greg Fadell (Detroit, MI)
3 Richy Carrasco (Santa Ana, CA)
4 Gary Fluitt (Golden, CO)
5 Jonathan Harms (St. Louis, MO)
6 David Pirnack (Morrison, CO)
7 Brent Kosick (Huntington Beach, CA)
8 Robert Palmer (Albuquerque, NM)
9 Keith Hollien (Gainesville, FL)
10 Chris Barker (Longmont, CO)
OPEN CLASS FINAL RESULTS
1 Ryan Ricker
2 Evan St. Clair
3 Todd Oles
4 Gareth Roe
5 Marty Schaub
6 Gerry Huitt
7 Adam Schwippert
8 Curt DeBartolo
JUNIOR CLASS FINAL RESULTS
1 Max McMurray
2 Kyle McLaren
3 Ben Favero
4 Zac Brenner
5 Nathan Favero
http://usnationals.coloradoslalom.org/Home.html

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – INDEPENDENT TRUCK COMPANY – NEW INDEPENDENT STAGE 9 LOW – Independent Trucks is proud to announce the worldwide release on September 15, 2006 of the first ever Independent low-profile street truck; the new Independent Stage 9 Low. Utilizing the original Fast-Action Independent Geometry with the same kingpin and pivot angles-the new Stage 9 Low turns and responds quickly and precisely, just like an Independent truck should. By keeping the original axle position relative to the mounting holes the new Stage 9 Low provides the truest wheel base possible and keeps the meat of the baseplate outside of your wheels for solid nose and tail tricks. The shape of the inside portion of the hanger has been rounded for additional grind space on smith and feeble grinds. In its debut release, the new Stage 9 Low will come in Silver with red cushions in size 129. Independent will also be releasing an Eric Koston Stage 9 Low in conjunction with the release of this new truck. WWW.INDEPENDENTTRUCKCO.COM

NOKIA LX SKATEBOARDING CUP SKATE PARQUE DE MONSANTO, LISBON – RESULTS
Portugal received, this weekend, the first skateboard competition with international riders. The presence of more than 60 competitors, of 10 different nationalities, confirmed the success of Nokia LX Skateboarding Cup. Three days of high skateboard level, music, parkour and a party environment take care of Skate Parque de Monsanto, in an unforgettable weekend for Portuguese skateboard. More than 60 skaters, representing 10 countries and 2 continents, had competed to dispute a place in the podium and the 5,000 euros of Prize Money for the first international competition, carried through in Portugal. The result was three wild days stuffed with great tricks.
Nokia LX Skateboarding Cup Results
1st place Antony Lopez – France
2nd place Helder Lima – Portugal
3rd place Andy Welther – Romenia
4th place Christian Vanella – Spain
5th place Ricardo Fonseca – Portugal
6th place Ruben Rodrigues – Portugal
7th place Stephan Gunther – Germany
8th place Roberto Aleman – Spain
9th place Ruben Garcia – Spain
10th place Francisco Lopez – Portugal
10th place Bernardo Osario – Portugal
10th place Vitor Delgado – Portugal. www.lisbonsk8cup.com

LASEK TAKES TOP HONORS AGAIN AT DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR Four Days of Competition Concluded at San Jose’s HP Pavilion – Bucky Lasek won Skateboard Vert in the final day of competition at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s fourth stop, the Toyota Challenge, at the HP Pavilion. Baltimore’s Bucky Lasek, 33, took first today in the Skateboard Vert competition with a score of 91.75. Lasek, 2005’s Dew Cup winner in Skateboard Vert, earned his win today-his first of the 2006 season-with a frontside heelflip gay twist. Sandro Dias, 31, of Santo Andre, Brazil earned a score of 90.75 to secure second place while Bob Burnquist, 29, of Rio de Janerio, Brazil, took third with 89.25. The four-day competition is the fourth of five stops of the Dew Action Sports Tour that features skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. Skateboard Vert FINAL Results – 1. Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, Md., 91.75. 2. Sandro Dias, Santo Andre, BRA, 90.75. 3. Bob Burnquist, Rio de Janeiro, BRA, 89.25. 4. Rune Glifberg, Copenhagen, DNK, 86.00. 5. Anthony Furlong, Tampa, Fla., 84.00. 6. Tas Pappas, Melbourne, AUS, 82.75. 7. Buster Halterman, Wellsville, Pa., 81.75. 8. Andy Macdonald, San Diego, Calif., 81.50. 9. Chris Gentry, Houston, Tex., 74.75. 10. Lincoln Ueda, Sao Paulo, BRA, 74.50. 11. Mathias Ringstrom, Stockholm, SWE, 74.25. 12. Rob Lorifice, Encinitas, Calif., 63.75… Season Points Standings – Skateboard Vert Current Standings – 1. Bucky Lasek, 313. 2. Sandro Dias, 264. 3. Bob Burnquist, 227. 4. Andy Macdonald, 201. 5. Jean Postec, 175. 6. Shaun White, 158. 7. Anthony Furlong, 153. 8. Rob Lorifice, 143. 9. Max Dufour, 138. 10. Rune Glifberg, 134. 11. Neal Hendrix, 130. 12. Mathias Ringstrom, 128. The Dew Tour’s next stop is October 12-15 at Orlando’s TD Waterhouse Centre. Check www.dewactionsportstour.com for ticket information, schedules, points leaders, video and up-to-the-minute information.

GOOD WORKS – SOLE TECHNOLOGY CEO/FOUNDER JOINS GLOBAL GREEN USA IN EFFORTS TO REBUILD NEW ORLEANS GREEN – This week marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and action sports entrepreneur, Pierre Andre Senizergues, is in New Orleans actively involved in the rebuilding efforts alongside Global Green USA. Senizergues, a former world champion skateboarder and CEO/founder of Sole Technology Inc., parent company to etnies, eS, Emerica, Altamont and ThirtyTwo, is on the panel of judges for The Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans, an architectural design competition launched by Global Green USA and Chairman Brad Pitt in April of this year. Known for his dedicated passion to protect the environment and promote sustainable living, Senizergues joins other committee members who will select a winning affordable and eco-sensitive housing design this week, choosing from a group of six finalists (the concepts were unveiled on NBC’s Today Show in July). The panel of judges met on August 30 to decide the winning architect that will be fully funded to rebuild a block in the Holy Cross neighborhood in the lower 9th Ward in New Orleans that was severely destroyed and affected by Hurricane Katrina last year. The winner was announced today during a press conference. For information on the winner, Workshop/APD, please visit www.GlobalGreen.org.

INFOSPACE AND TONY HAWK, INC. ANNOUNCE AN EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP TO TAKE THE TONY HAWK BRAND TO MOBILE PHONES – The world’s most successful and iconic action sports brand and InfoSpace, Inc., a leader in mobile media, announced a partnership to bring Tony Hawk and the actions sports lifestyle to the mobile universe. Beginning today, Tony Hawk’s Mobile Dissent goes live on the Web (www.tonyhawkdissent.com).

FOUNDATION NEWS – Foundation Skateboards announces the launch of their new website, www.SkateboardingFoundation.com. The site features rider profiles, product catalogs, news, messageboard and other superlative features like comment posting by users, slideshows, Yuck Fou fan gallery, video clips and the always favorite lurker cam. There are also links to shops and websites that sell Foundation goods and links to our friends out there in skateboarding land: Artists, classics, magazines, exciting non-profit orgs and many more.

STARS OF JACKASS 2 TO PERFORM A ‘HOSTILE TAKEOVER’ OF SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO CHANNEL DURING SEPTEMBER – In celebration of the release of the new film Jackass 2, SIRIUS Satellite Radio will let the film’s cast host their own nationwide radio show(s). Jackass mainstay Bam Margera has hosted his own weekly show, Bam Radio, on SIRIUS Faction (channel 28) since August 2004. Now his Jackass 2 cohorts will also be heard exclusively on Faction when they host Hostile Takeover, the weekly show that allows guest hosts to pick and play their own selection of music, and say whatever they want, completely uncensored and commercial-free. Hostile Takeover will be hosted by Jackass 2 cast members Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuna on September 8 and by Steve-O on September 15. On September 22, the day the new movie opens in theatres, the entire Jackass 2 cast will host the show: Bam Margera, Johnny Knoxville, Wee Man, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy, Ryan Dunn, Ehren ‘Danger’ McGhehey and Dave England. For more information, visit www.radiofaction.com.

NIKE NEWS – Rapper Eminem has teamed up with Nike to create a limited edition run of the company’s Air Max series shoe. The effort will go towards raising money for the lyricist’s Marshall Mathers Foundation and ninemillion.org. Eminem will design limited-edition uppers of eight different shoes in the series, from the Air Max ’87 to Air Max 360. Sixty-four pairs of shoes will be produced before being numbered and autographed by the rapper and auctioned off over a four-week period at Nike stores worldwide and on eBay, beginning Aug. 31.

DC INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY – This summer, members of Fugazi (among other former hardcore scenesters) have been sharing their stories of the days of the Washington DC punk rock era with the help of artists who’ve created something called The Yellow Arrow Project. Yellow Arrow is a ‘net based community that has documented the DC punk scene as an interactive street tour, that anyone can access through their cellphone. Punk legends including Ian Mackaye, of Minor Threat and Fugazi band fame join the city’s controversial Councilman Marion Barry in tracing the role the nation’s Capitol played during the punk rock era of the 1970’s and 1980’s music scene, revealing spicy insights from their own experiences in Yellow Arrow’s Capitol of Punk. Using a combination of SMS messaging technology and mobile video content, participants will text the key word RENO to 67067, allowing access to 10 TXT-Walks, and 10 exclusive documentary videos featuring notable music and city personalities. By following each TXT-Walk, they will be guided on a narrated first person journey through the streets of DC pausing at marked locations to receive stories and access video streams. Here’s the link: http://yellowarrow.net/capitolofpunk

GOOD WORKS – Brendan Borek Family Volume 3 CD. – The benefit CD is a grassroots music initiative that benefits a non-profit pediatric cancer fund (The Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund) in NJ that looks after children and families dealing with pediatric cancer. Family Volume 3 consists of a double disk limited edition cd set with unreleased music from Jack Johnson and G.Love, Pepper, McRad, The White Buffalo, Dave Quicks, Don McCloskey, Bad Brains and Chino Moreno of the Deftones. It also features music from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper, The Black Keys, Diplo, The Weakerthans, Donavon Frankenreiter, Safety Orange, The Beautiful Girls, Adam Arcuragi, Timmy Curran, Goons Of Doom, State Radio, Joanna Newsom, Hello Stranger, The AB’s, Slightly Stoopid And Toko Tasi, Bouncing Souls, Mishka, Metroplex, Meg and Dia, Matt Costa, Leiana, Greg Graffin (Bad Religion), and Face To Face. This past December Chino Moreno (Deftones), Doc and Darryl Jennifer (Bad Brains) and Chuck Treece (McRad) met up at Maja Studios in Philadelphia to re-record a version of ‘Rock For Light’ for this amazing benefit CD. For more info on The Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund or making a donation go to: website: www.brendansfund.org. Family Volume 3 will be available at the events in New Jersey or online at the end of August at: http://cdbaby.com/group/familycomps.

PUNK ROCK PHOTO SHOW – LA Punk Rock American Hardcore Event – American Hardcore photographer Edward Colver photo exhibit/closing event – 6-11 pm – Saturday, Sept. 23rd Caracola Contemporary at 618 Moulton Ave # F Los Angeles, California 90031. For more go to http://caracolagallery.com/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Golden Age of Surfing: Leroy Grannis: The Sixties Black and Whites and Jeff Divine: The Seventies Kodachromes… July 8-Sept 9, 2006 – Artists’ Opening Reception – Saturday July 8th from 7-9pm. M+B Los Angeles is pleased to present an exhibition bringing together two of surfing’s legendary photographers for the first time: LeRoy Grannis and Jeff Divine. Both Grannis and Divine are the undisputable capturers of their generations, with Grannis documenting the humble beginnings of the sport in the ’60s and Divine picking up the lens and capturing the psychedelic spin of 70s. Featuring over forty large-scale limited edition photographs focusing on what many consider to be the golden age of surfing – the Sixties and Seventies – both Grannis and Divine artfully capture the purity, soul and lifestyle of a seminal moment in American cultural history. M+ B Gallery is located at 612 North Almont Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069. For info go to www.mbfala.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announces the release of their highly anticipated 16mm Surf Film SHACK THERAPY, featuring surf and travel in South Africa, Hawaii, Norway, Mexico, Caroline Islands and West Australia. SHACK THERAPY incorporates state of the art cinematography and Hi Definition video utilizing board-cams, water-cams, land perspectives, jet ski follow-cams, and aerial cinematography. Through personalities, travel and explosive action the film will convey a seamless portrayal of the lifestyle that is surfing. Starring… Andy Irons, Jamie O’Brien, Pancho Sullivan, Ian Walsh, Benji Weatherley, Brian Conley, Ola Eleogram, Raoni Monteiro, Darren O’Rafferty, Kieren Perrow, Tony Ray, Clint Kimmins, Mikala Jones, and Peter Hayes. The TEASER of SHACK THERAPY is available on TGR TV at www.TETONGRAVITY.com.

HEADWORX WELSH OPEN 2006 CONTEST RESULTS
Men’s Open
1st – Matt Capel
2nd – Mark Harris
3rd – Sam Lamiroy
4th – Llewellyn Whittaker
Women’s Open
1st – Easky Britton
2nd – Nicole Morgan
3rd – Beth Mason
4th – Anne Marie Kenyeres
Pro Junior
1st – Dave Richards
2nd – Matt Capel
3rd – Keegan Nel
4th – Fabian Baker
Longboard
1st – Nick Dowrick
2nd – Martin John
3rd – Chris Sanders
4th – Ben Byfield
U’16 Boys
1st – Aiden Wright
2nd – Toby Donachie
3rd – Adam Reimnitz
4th – Alex Baker
U’16 Girls
1st – Gwen Spurlock
2nd – Kathleen Spears
3rd – Cara Gaskell
U’12
1st – Harry Timson
2nd – Dave Williams
3rd – Raife Gaskell
4th – Hal Gaskell

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION’S 3RD ANNUAL NATIONWIDE PADDLE FOR CLEAN WATER, Sept. 9 – In an effort to bring attention to the ongoing degradation of our coasts and oceans, Surfrider Foundation presents a nationwide Paddle-Out, which will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2006. The event is not only for those willing and able to paddle — it is open to everyone who shares our concerns for the coast and ocean. We will also be highlighting the findings of our soon-to-be-released annual State of the Beach report for 2006. To find out more and how you can get involved, please visit our PADDLE FOR CLEAN WATER web pages. http://www.surfrider.org/paddle and http://www.surfrider.org/stateofthebeach.

PLANET EARTH AND SURFRIDER FOUNDATION TO AUCTION OFF ‘ONE-OF-A-KIND’ SUSTAINABLE SURFBOARD – With their Green Label line, Planet Earth was among the first surf industry manufacturers to produce sustainable organic clothing. Now Planet Earth is pushing the envelope again, this time by auctioning off a unique agave wood surfboard, shaped by Chemistry Surfboard’s Jason Bennett. This beautiful fish shaped board will be going up for auction on eBay later this month, with 100% of proceeds going back to the Surfrider Foundation. To find out more about the auction, keep checking in with the folks at Planet Earth. http://www.planetearthskate.com and http://www.surfrider.org

SURF CAMP – Surfers Healing Surf Camp – Sept 13th – Wrightsville Beach, NC. Israel Paskowitz and the crew will be in town for one day to conduct a surf camp for the area. Pro surfers Garrett McNamara and Buttons may also be making guest appearances. The Surfers Healing Surf Camp will also be making other East Coast stops on Aug 19th in Virginia Beach and in New Jersey on Sept 10th. You can donate and get involved as well as finding additional information about the surf camps at www.surfershealing.org. For specific information regarding the Wrightsville Beach camp you can contact John Pike at 910-270-6222.

OSIRIS NEWS – MTV started production in Hawaii this week on two new reality shows. One of them, ‘Island Fever,’ will star Osiris pro surfer Cheyne Magnusson, his girlfriend, and some of his Osiris friends. Both shows will premiere early 2007. The other show ‘Living Lahaina’ features a group of friends who work as surf instructors at the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy in Lahaina, Maui; they spend their days teaching surfing lessons, but their main objective is the never-ending quest to find perfect waves.

ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES 2006 SET FOR HUNTINGTON, CALIFORNIA, USA – The International Surfing Association (ISA) is pleased to announce that the ISA World Surfing Games 2006 will be held in Huntington Beach, California, USA, October 14 – 22, 2006.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine – September 26th – October 1st 2006 – A relatively untouched tropical paradise in the southeast of the Philippines Archipelago is set to host an international field of world-class surfers for the Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine. Siargao Island; a jungle-drenched jewel with its virgin beaches and warm clear waters will transform as surfers from Australia, Bali, Japan, South Africa and the USA test their skills against arguably the world’s premier right-hand tubing reef-break, the infamous ‘Cloud Nine’. An the 12th annual exclusive specialty event held amidst the Philippine’s cyclic typhoon season, the Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine offers a limited round of 32 surfers the chance to compete in one of surfing’s elite arenas. Scheduled to commence on the 26th September, 2006 and running through to the 1st October, 2006, the unique Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine boasts an astounding USD$11,000 prize purse as well as an exciting second-chance format that will ensure surfers a six-day surfing window for a mere 9 hours of competition surfing. As a result, surfers will be given optimal surfing conditions to test their tube-riding prowess.

SURF CONTEST – Roxy Jam – Sept 23-24 at Cardiff Reef – Linda Benson Women’s World Longboard Pro featuring a $15,000 prize purse. Amateur longboard divisions open to all ages. Beach fair, art and music. Register at roxy.com/roxyjam.

SURFING BOOK – Footprint ‘Surfing The World’ by Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor is a dream trip taking in the planet’s best 80 waves, as nominated by the global waveriding community. It explores not just the waves and how they work but also the personalities that take them on as well as the breaks’ often intriguing histories. With input and anecdotes from legends past and present – from Sultan of Speed Terry Fitzgerald to XXL winner Zach Wormhoudt – and beautiful photography from surfing’s leading lensmen, this book is the ultimate world tour. Footprint Surfing the World is available worldwide from all good surf shops, book shops and Amazon priced USA$34.95, 37 and 24.99. www.footprintbooks.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FREESTYLE ANNOUNCES ITS 2007 TEAM OF STELLAR ATHLETES. Freestyle is pleased to announce its ’06/07 team of athletes: Shane Dorian (Big Island, Hawaii), Cory Lopez (Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.), Holly Beck (Palos Verdes, Calif.), Mary Osborne (Ventura, Calif.), Schuyler McFerran (Encinitas, Calif.), Nathan Carroll (Sunset Beach, Hawaii), Nick Rozsa (Oxnard, Calif.), Matt Rockhold (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Ted ‘Shred’ Navarro (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Kilian Garland (Santa Maria, Calif.), Alek Parker (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Ben McBrien (Manahawkin, NJ), Collin Harrington (Orlando, Fla.) and Aaron Reed (Orlando, Fla.). For more information, visit www.freestyleusa.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JEEP(r) SIGNS ON AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE 2006 MACY’S CALIFORNIA TRIFECTA SURF SERIES – In a major show of support for professional surfing in California, Jeep(r) brand has signed on as presenting sponsor of the 2006 Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series as well as the presenting sponsor of the Newport Pro and the O’Neill Cold Water Classic, it was announced today by Action Sports Group (ASG) president, Don Meek. Formed in 2005, the Macy’s CA Trifecta Surf Series is part of a three-year plan to strengthen surfing in America, uniting the Body Glove Surfbout presented by Adio, the Newport Pro presented by Jeep, and the O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep under one banner. The Trifecta offers a $33,333 prize purse to the surfer who takes first place in three California WQS events. Dustin Cuizon (HAW), winner of the Body Glove Surfbout, is in the top position to take home the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series title. Should he not take the win in all three events, the Trifecta also awards an overall points-winner bonus of $10,000, a second-place bonus of $3,500 and a third-place bonus of $1,500. Newport Beach welcomes some of professional surfing’s brightest stars to the Newport Pro. This Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) two-star event taking place Sept 19-24, 2006 also serves as the pivotal second stop on the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series presented by Jeep. In addition to this World Qualifying Series (WQS) contest, Newport’s 54th Street Break will also host the ASP Grade Two Oakley Pro Junior and the 18th Annual Newport Beach Surf Championships. For more information on the Macy’s Trifecta Surf Series visit www.catrifecta06.asglive.com. Up-do-date news on the Newport Beach Pro can be found at www.NewportBeachPro.com.

2006 SURFER POLL AND VIDEO AWARDS – For the first time ever; SURFER Magazine will webcast the 2006 SURFER Poll and Video Awards presented by Suzuki Automotive live from The Grove in Anaheim on www.surfermag.com/surferpollwebcast/ from 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm, Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The live webcast will include red carpet interviews, behind- the- scenes footage and the entire awards show. Dubbed the Oscar’s of the surf world, this year’s event will bring out the ‘who’s who’ of athletes, celebrities, industry insiders and more than 2,000 expected guests. For the fourth consecutive year, Fuel TV will telecast the 2006 SURFER Poll in a one-hour television special. Check www.fuel.tv for airdates and times. The SURFER Poll will once again be hosted by E! Entertainment correspondent and X Games personality Sal Masekela. The top contenders for the men’s poll award are 2005 poll winner and seven time world champ Kelly Slater, 2005’s second place poll winner Andy Irons and current U.S. Open winner Rob Machado. Other nominees include: CJ Hobgood, Damien Hobgood, Mick Fanning, Bobby Martinez, and Taj Burrow. Women’s nominees include: Lisa Anderson, Sofia Mulanovich and Layne Beachley. Pro surfer and entertainment personality Peter King will host the Video Awards, given in nine categories. A sneak peek into a few of the nominees, include: Damien Hobgood from ‘Secret Machine’ for ‘Best Tube,’ Andy Irons from ‘Campaign 2′ for ‘Best Male Performance,’ Chelsea Georgeson from ‘Shimmer’ for ‘Best Female Performance.’ The highlight of the Video Awards is the ‘Movie of the Year’ which includes ‘1st Chapter: Dane Reynolds,’ ‘The Secret Machine’ and ‘Flow.’ Other Video Award categories are: the ‘Heavy Water Award’ presented by Corona, ‘Photo of the Year,’ ‘Worst Wipeout,’ ‘Best Cinematography,’ ‘Breakthrough Filmmaker,’ ‘Best Documentary’ and the highly regarded ‘Boost Breakthrough Performer of the Year.’ Previous winners of the ‘Boost Breakthrough Performer of the Year’ award have been Bruce Irons and Jamie O’Brien. The 2006 presenters for the SURFER Poll include pro skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and Ultimate Fighters BJ Penn and Rampage. During the show guests will be treated to an acoustic performance by pro surfer and musician Timmy Curran accompanied by Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters and Dave Kennedy of Angels and Airwaves. Thanks to presenting sponsor Suzuki Automotive, co-sponsors Boost Mobile, Corona and media sponsor FUEL TV for their contributions to make this event happen. www.surfermag.com

 

8TH ANNUAL TIM BRAUCH MEMORIAL CONTEST RESULTS – Sept 23-24 – Scotts Valley.
Gromz:
1 Curren Caples
2 Nic Puehse
3 Tristan Puehse
4 Cody Davidson Chapman
5 Pauly Rizo
Ams (13 and up)
1 Raven Tershay
2 Shaun Taggard
3 Tommy Fynn
4 Josh Mattson
5 Dylan Jones
Girls:
1 Holly Lyons $500
2 Annie Sulivan $300
3 Apryl Woodcock $200
4 Heidi Fitzgerald
5 Cressey Rice
Grandmasters:
1 Steve Caballero $600
2 Glen Charnoski $400
3 Pat Black $300
4 Jesse Martinez $200
5 Alan Barclay $100
Pros:
1 Benji Galloway $1,000
2 Tim Johnson $600
3 Steve Reeves $400
4 Josh Mattson $300
5 Chris Cudlipp $200
www.sessions.com

HOSOI NEWS – Quiksilver has announced that the legendary Christian Hosoi and the rest of the Quiksilver skate team will tour the country premiering the new documentary ‘Rising Son, The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi.’ The eight-city tour will feature free theater and outdoor screenings of the film as well as demos and signings by Hosoi, Arto Saari, Stefan Janoski, Omar Hassan, Reese Forbes, Kyle Leeper, Dylan Reider, Omar Salazar, Eric Fletcher, and others. This is truly a Quiksilver happening marked by many firsts. The tour will be Hosoi’s first national tour since being released from prison in 2004. It will be the first time in over 10 years that fans will be able to see Hosoi back where he belongs: on a skateboard. And it will be the first time Quiksilver’s entire skate team, including the hottest up-and-comers and the most established legends, will be skating in demos and undercover at the nation’s most famous skate spots. Most importantly, this will be the first time fans will be able to view ‘Rising Son, The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi’ and experience this inside look into the rise, fall and rebirth of a true skateboarding pioneer and legend. Directed by Cesario ‘Block’ Montano, written by Peter Alton, and narrated by Dennis Hopper, the 90 minute film will be released on DVD in November and will be available in skate shops, video stores, and other better entertainment distributors around the world. www.quiksilver.com/risingson. Tour cities and dates include:
August 17 – Quiksilver Headquarters, Huntington Beach (Demo and Premiere)
August 19 – Wilson Skate Park, Chicago (Demo)
August 20 – River East Arts Center, Chicago (Premiere)
August 22 – Mt. Trashmore, Virginia Beach (Demo and Premiere)
August 23 – Fairman’s, West Chester, PA (Signing)
August 23 – Chester County Historic Society, West Chester, PA (Premiere)
August 27 – Knitting Factory, New York City (Premiere)
August 29 – 3rd Lair, Minneapolis (Demo and Premiere)
August 31 – Bluebird, Denver (Premiere)
Sept. 1 – Denver Skate Park, Denver (Demo)
Sept. 3 – Pacifica Skate Park, Pacifica, SF (Demo)
Sept. 3 – The Log Shop, Pacifica SF (Premiere). Check www.quiksilver.com for updates to tour dates and locations.

SKATEPARK IN THE WORKS – The west wall is covered with pool coping! Donate to the cause at www.marginalwayskatepark.org.

VANS DOWNTOWN SHOWDOWN– For Immediate Release – Girl Claims 2nd Annual Vans Downtown Showdown Team Title – Hollywood, CA (Sunday, September 3, 2006) – The 2nd Vans Downtown Showdown was held on the Paramount Studios back lot Sunday with the world’s top street skaters attacking custom-built obstacles nestled against a New York City backdrop. The Girl board crew claimed team honors and $30,000 while Real’s Nick Dompierre won $5,000 as top am and Girl’s Rick McCrank was named the top pro of the Showdown and pocketed $10,000. The Vans Downtown Showdown featured many skaters who rarely take part in contests from Baker, Birdhouse, Element, Enjoi, Foundation, Girl, Real and Toy Machine and with the $85,000 purse, there was more than just board company honor on the line. Each skateboard team submitted designs for a custom obstacle with the top four chosen and built to that team’s specifications. Skateboard teams then chose three riders, consisting of at least one pro and one am, to jam on each of the four features. Check out www.vans.com. Here’s a break down of the best performances of the day: enjoi Dick Guantlet – 1. Rick McCrank (Girl) – $2,500, 2. Dennis Busenitz (Real) – $1,500, 3. Alex Olson (Girl) – $1,000… Element Double Down – 1. Corey Duffel (Foundation) – $2,500, 2. Nyjah Huston (Element) – $1,500, 3. Josh Harmony (Toy Machine) – $1,000… Girl Mini Mega – 1. Nick Dompierre (Real) – $2,500, 2. Rick McCrank (Girl) – $1,500, 3. Mike Vallely (Element)… Real Hella Hyphy Bank – 1. Josh Harmony (Toy Machine) – $2,500, 2. Mike Vallely (Element) – $1,500, 3. Corey Duffel (Foundation) – $1,000Top Am Performance – Nick Dompierre(Real) – $5000, Top Pro Performance – Rick McCrank (Girl) – $10,000… Overall Team Winner – Girl ($30,000) [Toy Machine 2nd ($15,000), Element 3rd ($5,000)] A big thanks to each of the teams that represented: Baker: Rammy Issa, Jacob Walder, Theotis Beasley, Braydon Szafranski… Birdhouse: Matt Ball, David Loy, Justin Figueroa, Derek Burdette, Shaun Stultz… Element: Mike Vallely, Chris Senn, Tony Tave, Dallas Rockvam, Collin Provost, Levi Brown, Tosh Townend, Nyjah Huston… enjoi: Cairo Foster, Louie Barletta, Nestor Judkins, Jerry Hsu, Jose Rojo, Caswell Berry, Clark Hassler… Foundation: Angel Ramirez, Corey Duffel, Mike Franklin, Matt Allen, Sean Conover, Don Nguyen, Gareth Stehr… Girl: Rick McCrank, Jereme Rogers, Sean Malto, Alex Olson, Kenny Anderson…. Real: Dennis Busenitz, Ernie Torres, Nick Dompierre, Justin Brock, Damian Bravo… Toy Machine: Billy Marks, Josh Harmony, Matt Bennett, Austin Stephens. The Vans Downtown Showdown will air on Friday, October 27 during the Vans Off the Wall hour on Fox Sports Net from 3 – 4 pm with subsequent airings on the FUEL action sports network. The Vans Downtown Showdown is made possible by Rockstar Energy Drink and
Scion. www.vans.com

DOWN FOR LIFE – a letter from Brian Kelly – Alabama skateboarding Pro Legend Pat Wachter contacted me about sponsoring a ‘Pro-Contest’ at Veterans Skate Park in Alabaster, Alabama. It’s been well over a decade since there was a professional skateboarding contest held in Alabama. Pat has personally offered $1000.00 for first place prize money. Pat has offered this generous contribution in an effort to return professional skateboarding to Alabama and to give back to an industry that allowed him to have the opportunities in his life and times as a pro-skateboarder. Pat Wachter’s generous sprit to give back the love and provide future opportunities for skateboarding is exactly the type of energy skateboarding could use more of. Of course, $1000 dollars wouldn’t get the attention of many in the professional ranks today, but it’s a great place to start. Please join us in our effort to bring professional skateboarding back to Alabama by contributing to the event and igniting a flame that has long lingered. All contribution’s our greatly appreciated and contributors will receive advertising at the event in an effort to help raise the prize money that would entice the professional skateboarding community. Best Regards, Brian Kelly – Ride Skateboards at Veterans Skate Park. http://www.rideskateboards.com

AM GETTING PAID CONTEST 2006 RESULTS – Sept. 22-24. 2006 at the South Park in Montreal, Canada.
1 – Ryan Decenzo – usd $6000
2 – Antoine Asselin – usd $3000
3 – Dustin Blauvelt – usd $1500
4 – Ben Hatchell
5 – Magnus Hanson
6 – Chazz Ortiz
7 – Collin Hale
8 – Jordan Hoffart
9 – Will Cristofaro
10 – Nick Merlino
11 – Thomas Parent
12 – Matt Berger
13 – Keegan Sauder
14 – Micky Papa
15 – Manny Santiago
www.amgettingpaid.comFor more go to www.amgettingpaid.com.

KRONIK ENERGY DESERT DOG BOWL BASH – Kronik Energy drink in partnership with World Cup Skateboarding, has collectively assembled top professional and amateur skateboarders to participate in the first-annual Kronik Energy Desert Dog Bowl Bash. Held October 28 and 29, 2006 in Peoria, Arizona, the Kronik Energy Desert Dog Bowl Bash is the first event of its kind to be staged in Arizona. www.desertdogbowlbash.com

AREA 51 UPDATE – The guy’s from Area51 have been working like maniacs the past months. Diagonal birch layers everywhere. Bowl, street, mini, floor and platforms are all birch wood. The Bowl did not change exept for bigger platform. The miniramp is huge. The streetcourse has too much to offer. It’s fast and has some new creations which looks very attractive to hit. There is a balcony over the whole length of the park from where you have a perfect overview. The bar is big and something you don’t want to leave after a few beers. Next to the bar there is another hall which is the partyhall. On September 22nd the new Area51 skatepark will open its doors to the rolling public. The brand new indoor skatepark is currently being built at the Strijp S estate near Eindhovens city centre. It will offer everything the old Area51 skatepark had to
offer and so much more. Skateboard Federation Netherlands will soon organize 2 big events here; October 14-15 Globe BowlBash. November 4-5 Dutch Championships. For more go to www.area51skatepark.nl and www.skateboardfederatie.nl.

BUY A T-SHIRT – SUPPORT SKATEBOARDING – FDR september 2006… keep the build alive…. buy a shirt. FDR Skatepark needs your support. It’s September 2006 and FDR locals are united and building new terrain. We have two new areas built (photos highlighted in yellow), and have a great start on a pool (bottom photo). You can help us keep the build alive-buy an FDR double-griffin shirt. If your size and color combination is unavailable, choose one that is and buy it for a friend or relative. Just make sure you buy one, because every shirt sale counts, and we need to finish the pool before winter hits. $15 each plus $4.65 postage (priority mail with delivery confirmation). All proceeds from the sale of these shirts goes to building materials for the current project. Request shirt color/size combo: [email protected] – Black Red Navy Gold Grey and sizes – Child, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXL.

VOLCOM CONTEST AT SURF EXPO – Volcom Presents a $25,000 Pro Mini-Ramp Jam in association with SPoTlight Productions at Surf Expo – September 15 – 17, 2006 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. Separate Pro and Am Contest. Mini-ramp dimensions: 60′ wide with multiple heights provided by Team Pain – teampain.com. Registration or details please contact [email protected] For more info on Surf Expo, check surfexpo.com

Friday – Demos
11am – 12pm – Am and Pro
2pm – 3pm – Am and Pro
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Pro Only

Saturday – Pro Contest
11am – 12 pm – Pro Only Practice
12 pm – Contest Begins

Sunday – Am Contest
11am – 12pm – Am Only Practice
12pm – Contest Begins

DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR
Aug. 17-20 Vans Invitational Portland, Ore. – Rose Quarter
Sept. 7-10 Toyota Challenge San Jose, Calif. – HP Pavilion
Oct. 12-15 PlayStation Pro Orlando, Fla. – TD Waterhouse Centre

S.P.O.T. NEWS – Skatepark of Tampa’s Back to School Bash Street and Vert Contest on Saturday, August 26th was a great success with 149 riders competing in the event. The entire day was full of excitement, rain, and enthusiasm with amazing skating and three flippin’ product tosses. Prize packages and ‘sick school bus trophies’ where awarded down to 5th place in all Divisions. Thank you so much for making this another incredible event. There were so many people here that it looked like Tampa Am. All banners sent with promo were well hung on the Street Course. Skatepark of Tampa would like to recognize the following companies for their support: Adio, Planet Earth, Pig, etnies, eS, Emerica, Independent, Juice Magazine, enjoi, Almost, Kayo, Adidas, Ocean Avenue, and Skate One. Check out highlights and results at www.skateparkoftampa.com.

STOKED MENTORING AND DC HOST SKATEBOARD EVENT FOR LOS ANGELES’ RAMPART DISTRICT YOUTH – Stoked Mentoring, the non profit action sports organization that brings together at-risk youth to learn about life mentoring through action sports, and DC announced today that it will holding a Skate Jam in the Rampart District in Los Angeles on August 19. The event, held at the Lake Street Community Center Skatepark will let area kids showcase their skills for the community, hold a best trick contest, and expose inner-city Los Angeles youth to the mentoring opportunities Stoked provides through its action sports programs. The event will also feature a ‘best trick’ contest sponsored by Ignition.tv, the leading mobile media provider focused on providing action sports content for wireless phones. The best trick contest will be judged by skateboard industry team managers. In addition to DC and Ignition’s support, other leading companies in and outside of action sports have joined together to help make the Skate Jam a success. Brands such as Zoo York, Glaceau Vitamin Water, Active Mail Order and Nine Star have all volunteered to support the event through product donations for attendees. Details on the Stoked Mentoring es Skate Jam presented by DC are as follows: Date: Saturday, August 19. Time: 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Location: Lake Street Skate Park 227 N. Lake Street (1 block west of Alvarado, 1 block north of Beverly) Los Angeles, CA 90026. What: Skateboard exhibition, music by DJ Bennett Harada, best trick contest and product raffles and giveaways Admission: Free. For more check out www.stokedmentoring.org.

NEIL HEDDINGS BENEFIT – Product donations for raffle or fundraiser are welcome. Contact Scott at: [email protected] or Mario at: [email protected] for details. Or just bring product to the show. – THANKS www.ol84.com

ELEMENT SKATEBOARDS LAUNCHES NEW MULTIMEDIA DIVISION, ELEMENT AUDIO VISUAL – Element Skateboards is pleased to announce the formation of a new multimedia division, Element Audio Visual. Lead by skate film veteran, Kirk Dianda, Element Audio Visual will produce, and distribute branded content from within Element Skateboards. In addition to creating a host of projects including a broadcast commercial in support of the X Games, Element Audio Visual will be releasing Elementality Volume Two on September 1, 2006. Following the success of Elementality Volume One, Element Audio Visual has borrowed the name to title a new, branded video magazine. Released twice a year, Elementality is being re-introduced as a video journal that documents the travels, skateboarding, and life of the Element family. Elementality will be distributed as a free DVD and online at www.elementskateboards.com. Elementality Volume Two features the first full-length video part from Element Am, Dallas Rockvam, a team montage, a tour through Bam Margera’s personal board collection, Brent Atchley’s Pro debut video part, behind the scenes of a DelphixElement art show, and much more. In addition to the projects currently in production, Element Audio Visual has begun the pre-production of Element Skateboards next team video scheduled to release on June 21, 2007

SABRE VISION – The newest alternative in the sunglasses market features a team of outlaws including Christian Fletcher, Tom Knox, Trigger Gumm, Casey Brown, Hank 3, Greyson Fletcher, Casey Brown and Joe Wood. Sabre Vision announces new team member Koby Abberton. See for yourself at www.sabrevision.net.

AGENDA TRADESHOW – San Diego, September 8th – 9th, 2006 at The San Diego Concourse
202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101 – AGENDA new Brands Include: Alpha Industries, Arbor, Artful Dodger, Beautiful Decay Tees, Dissizit, Dragonfly, Gallaz, Generic Youth, hello minor, Levis Shoes, Mishka NYC, Owl Movement, Palis, Paul Frank, Reason Brand, Reebok, To Die For, Ubiquity, DCMA Collective, Mighty Healthy… and many more. Returning Staple Brands: 10Deep, Adidas, Andy Warhol Museum, Arkive, Atticus Clothing, Blood is the New Black, Brown Sound, Cardboard Robot, Cr8tive Recreation, Cryin Tiger, Drifter, English Laundry, Fender, FiveFour, Fourstar, Fourth World, FreeGums, Freshjive, Fuct, Fyasko, Goodie Two Sleeves, GRN Apple Tree, Imaginary Foundation, Jeepney, LOW, MacBeth, Monarchy, OBEY Clothing, PF-Flyers, RIV, RVCA, RZST, Scifen, Shalom, Strand Mfg., TheSeventhLetter, Upper Playground, Z-Boy, Z-Brand… The ART installation area will feature work from The7thLetter and RVCA’s Exterior Motives vs. Interior Motives show and a NewEra cap instillation. For more info visit www.agendashow.com

ROCKSTAR BEARINGS NEWS – Danny Renaud is the newest member of the Rockstar Bearings pro team roster. More to come. For more go to www.rockstarbearings.com

SPLINTER SKATEPARK SKATEBOARDING CONTEST RESULTS – Splinter Skatepark Skateboarding Contest Results – DaCure Skate and Surf Shop and Splinter Skatepark co-hosted All Ages Skate Contest. 12 and Under – 1st Alex Pelegrino, 2nd Caliel, 3rd Seth McDonell… 13 to 17 – 1st Justin Pelland, 2nd Joshua Vicente, 3rd Jason Malley… 18 and Up – 1st Charlie Nicol, 2nd Chris Defrancesco, 3rd Anthony Candela. Next contest – Comp by DaCure II will be October 14, 2006 at Splinter Skatepark. DACURE Skate and Surf Shop is located at 10006 Cross Creek Blvd. Suite 412 in Tampa, FL. For more go to www.dacure.com

NEW SKATEPARK – Franklin, Tennessee is getting a new skatepark built by Wrex Cook and the California Skatepark crew. Check it out. Photo by Wrex Cook.

VINTAGE SKATE VIDEOS ON DVD PRESS RELEASE – NSI Video has decided to release some of their Old School Vintage Skate, Surf, Snowboard and Motocross videos on DVD for the upcoming season! Vintage Skateboard DVD’S: Duel at Diablo, Streetstyle in Tempe, Ohio Skateout, Gotcha Grind, Savannah Slamma III, Summer Sessions and Sacto Street Contest. TO ORDER CALL: NSI Video (310) 374-7476.

OLD MAN SKATE JAM – Sept 9th at Owls Head Skatepark – Bay Ridge- Brooklyn, NY. 30 years and up. 12-6pm. Rain date is Sept 10th. For more info email [email protected]

SESSIONS TOUR – The Sessions team is getting ready to head out on the road again. This time Corey Duffel, Chet Childress, The Nuge, Dyson Ramones, and John Ponts will be hitting up The South East as they trip through Florida on their way to Surf Expo. Then it’s all the way up to Virginia on a hunt for some Bells.
Sept 11 – Skate Park of Tampa – Tampa, FL.
Sept 13 – Havoc – Lakeland FL.
Sept 14 – Galactic G (Signing Only) – Orlando, FL.
Sept 15 – Covert Skate Shop – Orlando Skatepark
Sept 19 – Hazard Co. Atlanta, GA
Sept 20 – New Generation – Greenville, NC
Sept 23 – Hot Line Skate Shop – Virginia Beach, VA 23452

SKATE CONTEST – Sept 2 – Grind For Life Contest @ Stone Edge Skatepark – Daytona, FL

POWELL NEWS – Steve Caballero, Rodney Jones, Jordan Hoffart, John White, John Motta, Peter Raffin and Josh Hawkins skated in Philadelphia, at Woodward skate camp and in New York during late August and early September. Joining them at Woodward was Willy Marshall. Four new deck series were unveiled at ASR this September. One series was painted by Steve, another has a strobe theme, another features a Pop art style, and another features letters taken from various skateboard magazines. Steve Caballero came back from his honeymoon and promptly went to Oregon to compete in the Oregon Trifecta where he finished first, first and second. Steve is endorsing the Powell Golden Dragon line of completes. He contributed to the Hurley Pool Rules art show seen at Hurley and also at ASR in San Diego. Steve will be competing at the Bowl Contest at Lake Forest in October. www.skateone.com.

SEISMIC U.S. NATIONAL SLALOM SKATEBOARD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS CONTEST RESULTS
Giant Slalom – August 18, 2006
Windsor, Colorado, USA
PRO CLASS FINAL RESULTS
1 Jason Mitchell (Louisvile, CO)
2 Greg Fadell (Detroit, MI)
3 Richy Carrasco (Santa Ana, CA)
4 Gary Fluitt (Golden, CO)
5 Jonathan Harms (St. Louis, MO)
6 David Pirnack (Morrison, CO)
7 Brent Kosick (Huntington Beach, CA)
8 Robert Palmer (Albuquerque, NM)
9 Keith Hollien (Gainesville, FL)
10 Chris Barker (Longmont, CO)
OPEN CLASS FINAL RESULTS
1 Ryan Ricker
2 Evan St. Clair
3 Todd Oles
4 Gareth Roe
5 Marty Schaub
6 Gerry Huitt
7 Adam Schwippert
8 Curt DeBartolo
JUNIOR CLASS FINAL RESULTS
1 Max McMurray
2 Kyle McLaren
3 Ben Favero
4 Zac Brenner
5 Nathan Favero
http://usnationals.coloradoslalom.org/Home.html

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – INDEPENDENT TRUCK COMPANY – NEW INDEPENDENT STAGE 9 LOW – Independent Trucks is proud to announce the worldwide release on September 15, 2006 of the first ever Independent low-profile street truck; the new Independent Stage 9 Low. Utilizing the original Fast-Action Independent Geometry with the same kingpin and pivot angles-the new Stage 9 Low turns and responds quickly and precisely, just like an Independent truck should. By keeping the original axle position relative to the mounting holes the new Stage 9 Low provides the truest wheel base possible and keeps the meat of the baseplate outside of your wheels for solid nose and tail tricks. The shape of the inside portion of the hanger has been rounded for additional grind space on smith and feeble grinds. In its debut release, the new Stage 9 Low will come in Silver with red cushions in size 129. Independent will also be releasing an Eric Koston Stage 9 Low in conjunction with the release of this new truck. WWW.INDEPENDENTTRUCKCO.COM

NOKIA LX SKATEBOARDING CUP SKATE PARQUE DE MONSANTO, LISBON – RESULTS
Portugal received, this weekend, the first skateboard competition with international riders. The presence of more than 60 competitors, of 10 different nationalities, confirmed the success of Nokia LX Skateboarding Cup. Three days of high skateboard level, music, parkour and a party environment take care of Skate Parque de Monsanto, in an unforgettable weekend for Portuguese skateboard. More than 60 skaters, representing 10 countries and 2 continents, had competed to dispute a place in the podium and the 5,000 euros of Prize Money for the first international competition, carried through in Portugal. The result was three wild days stuffed with great tricks.
Nokia LX Skateboarding Cup Results
1st place Antony Lopez – France
2nd place Helder Lima – Portugal
3rd place Andy Welther – Romenia
4th place Christian Vanella – Spain
5th place Ricardo Fonseca – Portugal
6th place Ruben Rodrigues – Portugal
7th place Stephan Gunther – Germany
8th place Roberto Aleman – Spain
9th place Ruben Garcia – Spain
10th place Francisco Lopez – Portugal
10th place Bernardo Osario – Portugal
10th place Vitor Delgado – Portugal. www.lisbonsk8cup.com

LASEK TAKES TOP HONORS AGAIN AT DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR
Four Days of Competition Concluded at San Jose’s HP Pavilion – Bucky Lasek won Skateboard Vert in the final day of competition at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s fourth stop, the Toyota Challenge, at the HP Pavilion. Baltimore’s Bucky Lasek, 33, took first today in the Skateboard Vert competition with a score of 91.75. Lasek, 2005’s Dew Cup winner in Skateboard Vert, earned his win today-his first of the 2006 season-with a frontside heelflip gay twist. Sandro Dias, 31, of Santo Andre, Brazil earned a score of 90.75 to secure second place while Bob Burnquist, 29, of Rio de Janerio, Brazil, took third with 89.25. The four-day competition is the fourth of five stops of the Dew Action Sports Tour that features skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. Skateboard Vert FINAL Results – 1. Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, Md., 91.75. 2. Sandro Dias, Santo Andre, BRA, 90.75. 3. Bob Burnquist, Rio de Janeiro, BRA, 89.25. 4. Rune Glifberg, Copenhagen, DNK, 86.00. 5. Anthony Furlong, Tampa, Fla., 84.00. 6. Tas Pappas, Melbourne, AUS, 82.75. 7. Buster Halterman, Wellsville, Pa., 81.75. 8. Andy Macdonald, San Diego, Calif., 81.50. 9. Chris Gentry, Houston, Tex., 74.75. 10. Lincoln Ueda, Sao Paulo, BRA, 74.50. 11. Mathias Ringstrom, Stockholm, SWE, 74.25. 12. Rob Lorifice, Encinitas, Calif., 63.75… Season Points Standings – Skateboard Vert Current Standings – 1. Bucky Lasek, 313. 2. Sandro Dias, 264. 3. Bob Burnquist, 227. 4. Andy Macdonald, 201. 5. Jean Postec, 175. 6. Shaun White, 158. 7. Anthony Furlong, 153. 8. Rob Lorifice, 143. 9. Max Dufour, 138. 10. Rune Glifberg, 134. 11. Neal Hendrix, 130. 12. Mathias Ringstrom, 128. The Dew Tour’s next stop is October 12-15 at Orlando’s TD Waterhouse Centre. Check www.dewactionsportstour.com for ticket information, schedules, points leaders, video and up-to-the-minute information.

GOOD WORKS – SOLE TECHNOLOGY CEO/FOUNDER JOINS GLOBAL GREEN USA IN EFFORTS TO REBUILD NEW ORLEANS GREEN – This week marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and action sports entrepreneur, Pierre Andre Senizergues, is in New Orleans actively involved in the rebuilding efforts alongside Global Green USA. Senizergues, a former world champion skateboarder and CEO/founder of Sole Technology Inc., parent company to etnies, eS, Emerica, Altamont and ThirtyTwo, is on the panel of judges for The Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans, an architectural design competition launched by Global Green USA and Chairman Brad Pitt in April of this year. Known for his dedicated passion to protect the environment and promote sustainable living, Senizergues joins other committee members who will select a winning affordable and eco-sensitive housing design this week, choosing from a group of six finalists (the concepts were unveiled on NBC’s Today Show in July). The panel of judges met on August 30 to decide the winning architect that will be fully funded to rebuild a block in the Holy Cross neighborhood in the lower 9th Ward in New Orleans that was severely destroyed and affected by Hurricane Katrina last year. The winner was announced today during a press conference. For information on the winner, Workshop/APD, please visit www.GlobalGreen.org.

INFOSPACE AND TONY HAWK, INC. ANNOUNCE AN EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP TO TAKE THE TONY HAWK BRAND TO MOBILE PHONES – The world’s most successful and iconic action sports brand and InfoSpace, Inc., a leader in mobile media, announced a partnership to bring Tony Hawk and the actions sports lifestyle to the mobile universe. Beginning today, Tony Hawk’s Mobile Dissent goes live on the Web (www.tonyhawkdissent.com).

FOUNDATION NEWS – Foundation Skateboards announces the launch of their new website, www.SkateboardingFoundation.com. The site features rider profiles, product catalogs, news, messageboard and other superlative features like comment posting by users, slideshows, Yuck Fou fan gallery, video clips and the always favorite lurker cam. There are also links to shops and websites that sell Foundation goods and links to our friends out there in skateboarding land: Artists, classics, magazines, exciting non-profit orgs and many more.

STARS OF JACKASS 2 TO PERFORM A ‘HOSTILE TAKEOVER’ OF SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO CHANNEL DURING SEPTEMBER – In celebration of the release of the new film Jackass 2, SIRIUS Satellite Radio will let the film’s cast host their own nationwide radio show(s). Jackass mainstay Bam Margera has hosted his own weekly show, Bam Radio, on SIRIUS Faction (channel 28) since August 2004. Now his Jackass 2 cohorts will also be heard exclusively on Faction when they host Hostile Takeover, the weekly show that allows guest hosts to pick and play their own selection of music, and say whatever they want, completely uncensored and commercial-free. Hostile Takeover will be hosted by Jackass 2 cast members Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuna on September 8 and by Steve-O on September 15. On September 22, the day the new movie opens in theatres, the entire Jackass 2 cast will host the show: Bam Margera, Johnny Knoxville, Wee Man, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy, Ryan Dunn, Ehren ‘Danger’ McGhehey and Dave England. For more information, visit www.radiofaction.com.

NIKE NEWS – Rapper Eminem has teamed up with Nike to create a limited edition run of the company’s Air Max series shoe. The effort will go towards raising money for the lyricist’s Marshall Mathers Foundation and ninemillion.org. Eminem will design limited-edition uppers of eight different shoes in the series, from the Air Max ’87 to Air Max 360. Sixty-four pairs of shoes will be produced before being numbered and autographed by the rapper and auctioned off over a four-week period at Nike stores worldwide and on eBay, beginning Aug. 31.

DC INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY – This summer, members of Fugazi (among other former hardcore scenesters) have been sharing their stories of the days of the Washington DC punk rock era with the help of artists who’ve created something called The Yellow Arrow Project. Yellow Arrow is a ‘net based community that has documented the DC punk scene as an interactive street tour, that anyone can access through their cellphone. Punk legends including Ian Mackaye, of Minor Threat and Fugazi band fame join the city’s controversial Councilman Marion Barry in tracing the role the nation’s Capitol played during the punk rock era of the 1970’s and 1980’s music scene, revealing spicy insights from their own experiences in Yellow Arrow’s Capitol of Punk. Using a combination of SMS messaging technology and mobile video content, participants will text the key word RENO to 67067, allowing access to 10 TXT-Walks, and 10 exclusive documentary videos featuring notable music and city personalities. By following each TXT-Walk, they will be guided on a narrated first person journey through the streets of DC pausing at marked locations to receive stories and access video streams. Here’s the link: http://yellowarrow.net/capitolofpunk

GOOD WORKS – Brendan Borek Family Volume 3 CD. – The benefit CD is a grassroots music initiative that benefits a non-profit pediatric cancer fund (The Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund) in NJ that looks after children and families dealing with pediatric cancer. Family Volume 3 consists of a double disk limited edition cd set with unreleased music from Jack Johnson and G.Love, Pepper, McRad, The White Buffalo, Dave Quicks, Don McCloskey, Bad Brains and Chino Moreno of the Deftones. It also features music from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper, The Black Keys, Diplo, The Weakerthans, Donavon Frankenreiter, Safety Orange, The Beautiful Girls, Adam Arcuragi, Timmy Curran, Goons Of Doom, State Radio, Joanna Newsom, Hello Stranger, The AB’s, Slightly Stoopid And Toko Tasi, Bouncing Souls, Mishka, Metroplex, Meg and Dia, Matt Costa, Leiana, Greg Graffin (Bad Religion), and Face To Face. This past December Chino Moreno (Deftones), Doc and Darryl Jennifer (Bad Brains) and Chuck Treece (McRad) met up at Maja Studios in Philadelphia to re-record a version of ‘Rock For Light’ for this amazing benefit CD. For more info on The Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund or making a donation go to: website: www.brendansfund.org. Family Volume 3 will be available at the events in New Jersey or online at the end of August at: http://cdbaby.com/group/familycomps.

PUNK ROCK PHOTO SHOW – LA Punk Rock American Hardcore Event – American Hardcore photographer Edward Colver photo exhibit/closing event – 6-11 pm – Saturday, Sept. 23rd Caracola Contemporary at 618 Moulton Ave # F Los Angeles, California 90031. For more go to http://caracolagallery.com/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Golden Age of Surfing: Leroy Grannis: The Sixties Black and Whites and Jeff Divine: The Seventies Kodachromes… July 8-Sept 9, 2006 – Artists’ Opening Reception – Saturday July 8th from 7-9pm. M+B Los Angeles is pleased to present an exhibition bringing together two of surfing’s legendary photographers for the first time: LeRoy Grannis and Jeff Divine. Both Grannis and Divine are the undisputable capturers of their generations, with Grannis documenting the humble beginnings of the sport in the ’60s and Divine picking up the lens and capturing the psychedelic spin of 70s. Featuring over forty large-scale limited edition photographs focusing on what many consider to be the golden age of surfing – the Sixties and Seventies – both Grannis and Divine artfully capture the purity, soul and lifestyle of a seminal moment in American cultural history. M+ B Gallery is located at 612 North Almont Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069. For info go to www.mbfala.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announces the release of their highly anticipated 16mm Surf Film SHACK THERAPY, featuring surf and travel in South Africa, Hawaii, Norway, Mexico, Caroline Islands and West Australia. SHACK THERAPY incorporates state of the art cinematography and Hi Definition video utilizing board-cams, water-cams, land perspectives, jet ski follow-cams, and aerial cinematography. Through personalities, travel and explosive action the film will convey a seamless portrayal of the lifestyle that is surfing. Starring… Andy Irons, Jamie O’Brien, Pancho Sullivan, Ian Walsh, Benji Weatherley, Brian Conley, Ola Eleogram, Raoni Monteiro, Darren O’Rafferty, Kieren Perrow, Tony Ray, Clint Kimmins, Mikala Jones, and Peter Hayes. The TEASER of SHACK THERAPY is available on TGR TV at www.TETONGRAVITY.com.

HEADWORX WELSH OPEN 2006 CONTEST RESULTS
Men’s Open
1st – Matt Capel
2nd – Mark Harris
3rd – Sam Lamiroy
4th – Llewellyn Whittaker
Women’s Open
1st – Easky Britton
2nd – Nicole Morgan
3rd – Beth Mason
4th – Anne Marie Kenyeres
Pro Junior
1st – Dave Richards
2nd – Matt Capel
3rd – Keegan Nel
4th – Fabian Baker
Longboard
1st – Nick Dowrick
2nd – Martin John
3rd – Chris Sanders
4th – Ben Byfield
U’16 Boys
1st – Aiden Wright
2nd – Toby Donachie
3rd – Adam Reimnitz
4th – Alex Baker
U’16 Girls
1st – Gwen Spurlock
2nd – Kathleen Spears
3rd – Cara Gaskell
U’12
1st – Harry Timson
2nd – Dave Williams
3rd – Raife Gaskell
4th – Hal Gaskell

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION’S 3RD ANNUAL NATIONWIDE PADDLE FOR CLEAN WATER, Sept. 9 – In an effort to bring attention to the ongoing degradation of our coasts and oceans, Surfrider Foundation presents a nationwide Paddle-Out, which will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2006. The event is not only for those willing and able to paddle — it is open to everyone who shares our concerns for the coast and ocean. We will also be highlighting the findings of our soon-to-be-released annual State of the Beach report for 2006. To find out more and how you can get involved, please visit our PADDLE FOR CLEAN WATER web pages. http://www.surfrider.org/paddle and http://www.surfrider.org/stateofthebeach.

PLANET EARTH AND SURFRIDER FOUNDATION TO AUCTION OFF ‘ONE-OF-A-KIND’ SUSTAINABLE SURFBOARD – With their Green Label line, Planet Earth was among the first surf industry manufacturers to produce sustainable organic clothing. Now Planet Earth is pushing the envelope again, this time by auctioning off a unique agave wood surfboard, shaped by Chemistry Surfboard’s Jason Bennett. This beautiful fish shaped board will be going up for auction on eBay later this month, with 100% of proceeds going back to the Surfrider Foundation. To find out more about the auction, keep checking in with the folks at Planet Earth. http://www.planetearthskate.com and http://www.surfrider.org

SURF CAMP – Surfers Healing Surf Camp – Sept 13th – Wrightsville Beach, NC. Israel Paskowitz and the crew will be in town for one day to conduct a surf camp for the area. Pro surfers Garrett McNamara and Buttons may also be making guest appearances. The Surfers Healing Surf Camp will also be making other East Coast stops on Aug 19th in Virginia Beach and in New Jersey on Sept 10th. You can donate and get involved as well as finding additional information about the surf camps at www.surfershealing.org. For specific information regarding the Wrightsville Beach camp you can contact John Pike at 910-270-6222.

OSIRIS NEWS – MTV started production in Hawaii this week on two new reality shows. One of them, ‘Island Fever,’ will star Osiris pro surfer Cheyne Magnusson, his girlfriend, and some of his Osiris friends. Both shows will premiere early 2007. The other show ‘Living Lahaina’ features a group of friends who work as surf instructors at the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy in Lahaina, Maui; they spend their days teaching surfing lessons, but their main objective is the never-ending quest to find perfect waves.

ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES 2006 SET FOR HUNTINGTON, CALIFORNIA, USA – The International Surfing Association (ISA) is pleased to announce that the ISA World Surfing Games 2006 will be held in Huntington Beach, California, USA, October 14 – 22, 2006.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine – September 26th – October 1st 2006 – A relatively untouched tropical paradise in the southeast of the Philippines Archipelago is set to host an international field of world-class surfers for the Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine. Siargao Island; a jungle-drenched jewel with its virgin beaches and warm clear waters will transform as surfers from Australia, Bali, Japan, South Africa and the USA test their skills against arguably the world’s premier right-hand tubing reef-break, the infamous ‘Cloud Nine’. An the 12th annual exclusive specialty event held amidst the Philippine’s cyclic typhoon season, the Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine offers a limited round of 32 surfers the chance to compete in one of surfing’s elite arenas. Scheduled to commence on the 26th September, 2006 and running through to the 1st October, 2006, the unique Quiksilver Open Cloud Nine boasts an astounding USD$11,000 prize purse as well as an exciting second-chance format that will ensure surfers a six-day surfing window for a mere 9 hours of competition surfing. As a result, surfers will be given optimal surfing conditions to test their tube-riding prowess.

SURF CONTEST – Roxy Jam – Sept 23-24 at Cardiff Reef – Linda Benson Women’s World Longboard Pro featuring a $15,000 prize purse. Amateur longboard divisions open to all ages. Beach fair, art and music. Register at roxy.com/roxyjam.

SURFING BOOK – Footprint ‘Surfing The World’ by Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor is a dream trip taking in the planet’s best 80 waves, as nominated by the global waveriding community. It explores not just the waves and how they work but also the personalities that take them on as well as the breaks’ often intriguing histories. With input and anecdotes from legends past and present – from Sultan of Speed Terry Fitzgerald to XXL winner Zach Wormhoudt – and beautiful photography from surfing’s leading lensmen, this book is the ultimate world tour. Footprint Surfing the World is available worldwide from all good surf shops, book shops and Amazon priced USA$34.95, 37 and 24.99. www.footprintbooks.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FREESTYLE ANNOUNCES ITS 2007 TEAM OF STELLAR ATHLETES. Freestyle is pleased to announce its ’06/07 team of athletes: Shane Dorian (Big Island, Hawaii), Cory Lopez (Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.), Holly Beck (Palos Verdes, Calif.), Mary Osborne (Ventura, Calif.), Schuyler McFerran (Encinitas, Calif.), Nathan Carroll (Sunset Beach, Hawaii), Nick Rozsa (Oxnard, Calif.), Matt Rockhold (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Ted ‘Shred’ Navarro (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Kilian Garland (Santa Maria, Calif.), Alek Parker (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Ben McBrien (Manahawkin, NJ), Collin Harrington (Orlando, Fla.) and Aaron Reed (Orlando, Fla.). For more information, visit www.freestyleusa.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JEEP(r) SIGNS ON AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE 2006 MACY’S CALIFORNIA TRIFECTA SURF SERIES – In a major show of support for professional surfing in California, Jeep(r) brand has signed on as presenting sponsor of the 2006 Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series as well as the presenting sponsor of the Newport Pro and the O’Neill Cold Water Classic, it was announced today by Action Sports Group (ASG) president, Don Meek. Formed in 2005, the Macy’s CA Trifecta Surf Series is part of a three-year plan to strengthen surfing in America, uniting the Body Glove Surfbout presented by Adio, the Newport Pro presented by Jeep, and the O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep under one banner. The Trifecta offers a $33,333 prize purse to the surfer who takes first place in three California WQS events. Dustin Cuizon (HAW), winner of the Body Glove Surfbout, is in the top position to take home the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series title. Should he not take the win in all three events, the Trifecta also awards an overall points-winner bonus of $10,000, a second-place bonus of $3,500 and a third-place bonus of $1,500. Newport Beach welcomes some of professional surfing’s brightest stars to the Newport Pro. This Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) two-star event taking place Sept 19-24, 2006 also serves as the pivotal second stop on the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series presented by Jeep. In addition to this World Qualifying Series (WQS) contest, Newport’s 54th Street Break will also host the ASP Grade Two Oakley Pro Junior and the 18th Annual Newport Beach Surf Championships. For more information on the Macy’s Trifecta Surf Series visit www.catrifecta06.asglive.com. Up-do-date news on the Newport Beach Pro can be found at www.NewportBeachPro.com.

2006 SURFER POLL AND VIDEO AWARDS – For the first time ever; SURFER Magazine will webcast the 2006 SURFER Poll and Video Awards presented by Suzuki Automotive live from The Grove in Anaheim on www.surfermag.com/surferpollwebcast/ from 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm, Tuesday, September 12, 2006. The live webcast will include red carpet interviews, behind- the- scenes footage and the entire awards show. Dubbed the Oscar’s of the surf world, this year’s event will bring out the ‘who’s who’ of athletes, celebrities, industry insiders and more than 2,000 expected guests. For the fourth consecutive year, Fuel TV will telecast the 2006 SURFER Poll in a one-hour television special. Check www.fuel.tv for airdates and times. The SURFER Poll will once again be hosted by E! Entertainment correspondent and X Games personality Sal Masekela. The top contenders for the men’s poll award are 2005 poll winner and seven time world champ Kelly Slater, 2005’s second place poll winner Andy Irons and current U.S. Open winner Rob Machado. Other nominees include: CJ Hobgood, Damien Hobgood, Mick Fanning, Bobby Martinez, and Taj Burrow. Women’s nominees include: Lisa Anderson, Sofia Mulanovich and Layne Beachley. Pro surfer and entertainment personality Peter King will host the Video Awards, given in nine categories. A sneak peek into a few of the nominees, include: Damien Hobgood from ‘Secret Machine’ for ‘Best Tube,’ Andy Irons from ‘Campaign 2′ for ‘Best Male Performance,’ Chelsea Georgeson from ‘Shimmer’ for ‘Best Female Performance.’ The highlight of the Video Awards is the ‘Movie of the Year’ which includes ‘1st Chapter: Dane Reynolds,’ ‘The Secret Machine’ and ‘Flow.’ Other Video Award categories are: the ‘Heavy Water Award’ presented by Corona, ‘Photo of the Year,’ ‘Worst Wipeout,’ ‘Best Cinematography,’ ‘Breakthrough Filmmaker,’ ‘Best Documentary’ and the highly regarded ‘Boost Breakthrough Performer of the Year.’ Previous winners of the ‘Boost Breakthrough Performer of the Year’ award have been Bruce Irons and Jamie O’Brien. The 2006 presenters for the SURFER Poll include pro skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and Ultimate Fighters BJ Penn and Rampage. During the show guests will be treated to an acoustic performance by pro surfer and musician Timmy Curran accompanied by Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters and Dave Kennedy of Angels and Airwaves. Thanks to presenting sponsor Suzuki Automotive, co-sponsors Boost Mobile, Corona and media sponsor FUEL TV for their contributions to make this event happen. www.surfermag.com

 

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