FDR UPDATE – The Sean Miller memorial vert ramp at FDR is getting a much needed overhaul. Thanks Carlos! A stand-alone peanut pool is also in the works. Buy a benefit shirt to help the project along. 15 bucks. Email Bryan Lathrop at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
OLD MAN JAM III at Owl’s Head Skate Park in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, NYC – Sat. Sept. 27th from 10am to 5pm. Rain date is Oct. 4th. For info contact email@example.com.
OEREND HARD HIGHLIGHTS from the Oerend Hard skate festival in Holland. Congrats to Dutch legend Bram Waterman who put it all together. http://www.rootdown.nl/podcast/uploads/OH08highlights.mov.
CASL CONTESTS – SKATE CONTESTS
Sept 20 – Spons Street @ Vans @ The Block, Orange, CA-6pm
Sept 21 – Unsponsored Street @ Vans @ THe Block, Orange, CA – 8am
Sept 28 – bowl – noon – City Skatepark – Marina, CA
BELGIUM SKATE JAM – The Bocal Mostard crew is organizing a big party on September 27, 2008 to celebrate the 30th birthday of the snakerun of Liage (Luik/Lattich in Belgium). It’s the oldest skatepark in Belgium and one of the last in this style in Europe. It’s still skatable because of new concrete in 2000!
This event is a good occasion to talk to the local politicians about the future of the place… On the program September 27th on the SNAKERUN (boulevard Gustave Kleyer – B4000 Liege, behind the football field)
11.00am – free skate
12.00am – jam session with dj’s, contest, lotto, hotdogz, etc.
05.00pm – meeting with the politicians
06.00pm – massive downhill to the center of the city on LA ZONE (Quai de l’Ourthe, 42 – B-4020 Liege)
07.00pm – last visit of the exhibition about the snakerun, with board paintings, photography, video, mini-skatepark, etc.
09.00pm – music by: Spbar, Bursting, The Dividers, Hugo Freegow, Atone, Kool Runna
For more information, check out www.bocalmostard.be.
PODIUM DISTRIBUTION NEWS – Torrance, California-based Podium Distribution has just expanded both its walls and its employee base. The company recently acquired the 21,000-square-foot office space adjacent to its existing 955 Francisco Street address. According to Podium VP Brian Dunlap, the extra space was long overdue. ‘Since our move here in 2000, we’ve added tons of new employees,’ says Dunlap. ‘Our once nice work environment turned into more of a crammed work environment. Taking over the new building has allowed us to re-create that nice workspace we had before. We’ve also made the strategic business decision to put Galaga in the lunch room.’ In addition to the new offices, the company has allotted a 4,800-square-foot area to serve as its skateboard training facility. ‘We’re stoked to finally have a great place for our riders to come and skate,’ says DVS Skate Team Manager Gabe Clement. Erik Ecklund will serve as Domestic Sales Manager for DVS and Lakai. Federico Vitetta will serve as Team Manager for Lakai. Chad Heit will over see Podium’s newly created apparel development team as Apparel Merchandising Director. www.podiumdist.com.
AST DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES RYAN SHECKLER AS PLAYSTATION PRO MOMENT WINNER FROM WENDY’S INVITATIONAL IN PORTLAND. The AST Dew Tour today announced Ryan Sheckler as the winner of the PlayStation Pro Moment Award from Portland’s Wendy’s Invitational. Voting began on Monday, August 25, the day after competitions ended. Fans could view the videos at AST.com or on V CAST Videos from Verizon Wireless and vote online at www.AST.com or via text on Verizon Wireless until Friday, September 5. Fans selected Sheckler for his impressive backside 180 kickflip over the picnic table during the skateboard park Finals. Sheckler won the skateboard park competition on the newly designed plaza-style course. More information can be found at www.ast.com.
DVS presents FREAKS AND GREEKDS – DVS Pros Prepare For An Epic Grecian Odyssey – Ever see a skateboarder kickflip the 18-stair in front of the Parthenon? What about backsmiths on 2000-year-old Corinthian columns? Skating the 26 miles from Athens to Marathon? All these things and more will likely go down during DVS’ first ever skate trip to Greece. On September 15, DVS Pros Kerry Getz and Chico Brenes along with international riders Paul Shier, Mark Baines, and Flo Mirtain will arrive in Greece and be more than ready to take on all the skateboarding the country has to offer. The crew will be stopping along the way to visit some of Greece’s finest skateshops for demos and signings. Will Getz kickflip the Parthenon 18? Will Shier try to re-write The Odyssey? Will Chico gorge himself on Tsatsiki sauce? Stay tuned to www.dvsskate.com to find out.
SMA NEWS – Steve Badillo now rides for Santa Monica Airlines Skateboards. www.smaskateboards.com.
SHOPLIFTIN- Skate Shops From Across The US To Compete In DVS’ First Video Contest Shopliftin-the company’s first ever shop video contest. Hundreds of shops entered, but only the first hundred to RSVP were made eligible to compete. Entered teams will have exactly five months to film, produce, and edit their submissions which will be judged by DVS riders, filmers, and team managers. The winning shops will be announced on March 1, 2009.
Official Shopliftin Contest Roster
Active Ride shop
Asylum Skate Shop
Bad Boyz Toyz
BC Boardsports (Nebraska)
Board Of Provo
Calavera Board Supply
Continuum Skate Shop
Detroit City Skateboards
Epik Board Sports
EXIT Real World
Huntington Surf and Sport
IG Boarding shop
Index Skateboard Supply
Laguna Surf and Sport
Modern Skate and Surf
Oakland Vert Skatepark
One Eighty Boardshop
Out of Bounds Boardshop (Reno)
Revolution Board shop
Revolution Ride Shop
Rival Skateboard Shop
Ronin Skate Shop
Street Machine USA
Sunken City Skates
The Denver Shop
The District Skate Supply
The Finest Skateshop
The Fl Project
The Trend Cellar
TS Board Shop
Utility Board Shop
Valley Skate Surf Snow
Vanguard skate and surf
Woly Board Co.
ZJ Boarding House
CCMF 3rd Annual Halloween Sk8 Jam – NOV 1-2 at Los Osos Skate Park – www.ccmfslo.com.
NEW KRUDCO VIDEO IS FINALLY IN STOCK. $15 each. Bonus Footage and easter eggs!! http://www.krudco.com.
SKATE CONTEST in St. Ignatius on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, on Sept. 13 hosted by Jeff Ament.
CREATURE SKATEBOARDS has joined dark forces with Norwegian overlords – Turf Distribution. Turf is headed up by longtime ripper Christian Brox. Growing up skating with Hitz, Partanen and Navs at the infamous Turf Skatepark in Milwaukee has solidified Christian’s place as Hesh Crew family for life. A union like this can only be described as fate.
BUCKY LASEK SPOTLIGHT – Vans continues to take a deeper look into its team riders and music/artist collaborations through their ‘Spotlight’ series. Discover the life of Bucky Lasek through pictures, video and the story of a skateboarder who says he’s ‘a little bit of old school and a little bit of new school.’ http://skate.vans.com/bucky/
CONCRETE JUNGLE – MyToons.com, the world’s premiere online animation and art community, today announced the launch of its latest art competition, The Concrete Jungle. MyToons has teamed up with Grammy award winner and platinum music and film producer Quincy Jones III to give artists from around the world an opportunity to help brand his upcoming hip-hop and skateboard movie, Concrete Jungle. Artists everywhere are invited to submit original artwork and designs for a chance to have their work incorporated into the movie collateral and marketing materials of this ground-breaking new film. In addition, artists will also have a chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. This ground-breaking film, produced by QD3 Entertainment takes an in-depth look at skateboarding, hip-hop and the convergence of the two cultures. The film also features some of today’s most innovative artists, including Pharrell Williams, Tony Hawk, Paul Rodriguez Jr. and many more. On September 19th, 2008, the celebrity judging will begin with three semi-finalists chosen and announced every Friday. The 30 semi-finalists will then move on to the next round of judging, where 10 lucky finalists will be chosen and put in the running for the Grand Prize. Finalists will each receive a designer 2GB Mimobot USB flash drive, courtesy of Mimoco. On December 3rd, the grand prize winner and two runners-up will be announced. In addition to this once-in-a-lifetime movie branding opportunity, the grand prize winner will also take home a cash prize of $2000, with the runners-up receiving $500 each. The MyToons.com Concrete Jungle Contest launches September 11th, 2008. Submissions will be accepted through November 21st, and winners will be announced on December 3rd, 2008. For complete rules and details, please visit MyToons.com/contests/ConcreteJungle.
SGT. SK8 just went to Canada and hit up the big O. He reported back that the locals seriously fricken’ kill that spot, like Marc Tisson and Barry Qalsh, Skull Skates team riders. You tube has clips.
NIKE NEWS – ‘Only in skateboarding will you have two completely opposite personalities that are longtime, great friends. Paul and Clark complement each other’s skateboarding talents by living on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Take a look at the five-day expedition into the New York world of Clark Hassler and the Los Angeles living of Paul Rodriguez.’ – Jon Humphries. http://www.nikeskateboarding.com/paulandclark
GRAND OPENING OF THE REID MENZER MEMORIAL SKATEPARK. Sat. Sept 6th from Noon to 6pm. Contests: Biggest Ollie, S.K.A.T.E., Best Trick… Pro Demos, team demos, tattoos, graffitti artists, longboard and slalom demo and downhill races. Live music by Smiles Project and Mcrad. Park will be open to ride. www.reidmenzermemorialskatepark.org.
SK8R BASH at Trashmore September 6th, Va Beach, VA
FLORIDA NEWS – Jerry Lukas and Charlie Crank are starting up a new company. More on that soon. In the meantime, they’ve been hittin some fun pools.
GREEK in the corner. Photo: Courtesy of Jerry Lukas and Charlie Crank
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION - Applications for Fall 2008 Tony Hawk Foundation skatepark grants can be accessed after August 15 via the Foundation’s Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. Applications must be completed by October 1, 2008.
CONSPIRACY SKATEBOARDS has just released the ‘Screamer’ deck. It is 8.88 wide, 32.5 long, with a 15.3 wheelbase, deep concave and real steep nose and tail. You can get them from South Shore distribution or direct from conspiracyboards.com. Check out the ‘Screamer 888′ at www.conspiracyboards.com.
SANTA CRUZ 35 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY - Celebrate with legendary artist Jim Phillips and Santa Cruz legends from the past and present. Scheduled to appear: Jim Phillips, Jimbo, Johnny Mojo, Kevin Marburg, Hermay Mayang, Keith Meek, Duane Peters, Jason Jessee, Steve Alba, Mickey Alba, JTom Knox, Eric Dressen, John Lucero, Christian Hosoi, Natas Kaupas, Jeff Kendall and Rob Roskopp. Music by Ray Stevens II – DJ RSII. Sept 5th at ASR Show at San Diego Convention Center at 5:30pm – Room 6A – San Diego, CA. Santa Cruz Skateboards, located in Santa Cruz California, was established in 1973 by then owners, Richard Novak, Doug Haut and Jay Shuirman who founded NHS Inc. Santa Cruz Skateboards has long been revered as one of the original skateboard companies that has not only survived over the years but contributed to the innovation and modernization of skateboards and skateboarding. For more information about Santa Cruz Skateboards team and products, log on to www.santacruzskateboards.com.
BLACKSBURG BLOWOUT 1 brought to you by the Skateboard Club at VT. Sept. 20th, 2008. Starts at 11am at 725 Patrick Henry Drive. Blacksburg, VA. Live DJ and a few surprises. For info call Packy at 757-876-3500.
POKER RUN SERIES – Sept 12 at the Cheyenne Skatepark. Sept. 13 at the Laramie Skatepark. Sept 14 at the Winsor Skatepark. Sept 14 at the Fossil Creek Skatepark in Wyoming.
AGENDA SHOW – The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries. With a strong emphasis in style, art, music and culture, the Agenda experience is as much a lesson as it is a tool. Agenda San Diego Sept. 4th – 6th, 2008 will be held at the San Diego Concourse 202 C St. San Diego CA .www.agendashow.com.
VERT AIN’T DEAD IN THE UK – 2008 is the second year of the independently run vert contest series presented by Vans and the United Kingdom Skateboarding Association and it’s getting bigger and more successful.
2008 SKATE CONFERENCE to be held in Huntington Beach September 1st – 3rd, 2008 – Christian Skaters announces that it will be hosting it’s 2008 US Skate Conference in Huntington Beach, California this September 1st – 3rd. The event will be held at The Sanctuary Church located at 8642 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683, 714-893-7437 Registration is available online at www.SkateConference.com. Christian Hosoi, Brian Sumner, Lance Mountain, Jay ‘Alabamy’ Haizlip, Shawn Mandoli, Anthony Carney, Chad Tim Tim, Josh Harmony… For information: http://www.SkateConference.com
GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2008 Awards – November 15th at Cocoa Beach Skatepark. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. For more info, call (561) 252-3839 or visit www.grindforlife.org.
OFFICIAL PORT CITY RUMBLE – Oct 11 at 10:00 AM – Historic Downtown Wilmington at Princess and 2nd Streets – Wilmington, North Carolina
DUANE PETERS RADIO SHOW Straight to Hell with Duane Peters from 2 pm till 4 pm every Friday. Listen in and enjoy yer last hours of being clocked in to some truly great roots punk rock! www.compoundradio.org.
SXSW March 18-22, 2008 – Austin, TX. www.sxsw.com.
FIST OF FURY – Fist of Fury is back with a vengence and working on a new album. Original guitar player Mike Paquin is back. Jay Adams is gonna do a song with FOF. The new album will be a collaboration of guest guitar players and some other surprises.
DIARY OF A PUNK AT ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series, From Songwriters to Soundmen, Features Mike Hudson Of The Pagans. Mike Hudson, Pagans front man, will read from his recently released biography, Diary of A Punk. Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 7:00 pm at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH. This event is open to the public. Please visit rockhall.com for ticket price and additional information. The Pagans formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1977. The band released eleven albums, eight singles, and appeared on ten compilations. The Blue Album (Smog Veil) is the band’s first release since 2001, when The Pink Album Plus made Rolling Stone’s Alternative Chart. During their career the band performed with acts such as the Dead Boys, Ramones, Pere Ubu, Devo, Patti Smith, Buzzcocks, B-52s, Police, Soul Asylum, Lemonheads and others. A number of Pagans-related items are part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s permanent collection. The Hudson biography, Diary of A Punk, is available for purchase in the museum gift shop. Visit the label online at www.smogveil.com.
A BENEFIT FOR DR. TOM and WALTER ‘MONSTA’ RYAN: featuring Sick of It All, Cro-Mags, Murphy’s Law, Maximum Penalty, Subzero, Billyclub Sandwich, Jasta, Lethal Aggression, Backtrack, Turn It Up and Krust. Online tickets available at www.pitchforkny.com.
CHEETAH CHROME NEWS – Legendary Rocket From The Tombs (Smog Veil) and Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah – Friday, September 12, 2008 at Don Hill’s (511 Greenwich St. at Spring St. New York, NY) This show features CHEETAH CHROME backed by VERY special guests the BLACKHEARTS (Thommy Price/Dougie Needles/Enzo Penizzotto). Enjoy Cheetah now (and then) in this YouTube video titled, Sonic Reducer Lesson By Cheetah Chrome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcY6A_Lt-P4
ASPHALT TIDE – Damian Fulton Solo Art Exhibit, ‘Asphalt Tide’ – Saturday, August 2, 6-10pm at Gasoline Gallery, 423 Main St, El Segundo Ca 92663. Damian has created a genre and style entirely his own and his ‘urban surf meets hot rod’ themed works have become recognized around the world. www.gasolinegallery.com.
KELLY D. WILLIAMS ARTWORK – Three Originals Under $100 at The Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is offering some of Kelly D. Williams’ original artwork from a previous show. There are three rare pieces that have only been exhibited at Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, and they are all online for sale. www.carmichaelgallery.com and http://kellydwilliams.com.
KILLER NAPKINS presents Depleted Uranium Extravaganza on Sept 6th at Cranky Yellow – 2122 Cherokee St. St. Louis, MO. Showing the art of Jason Spencer with music by Stylus Inuendos.
WEST BEACH MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL IN SANTA BARBARA, CA SET FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 13 AND 14 – It’s one of the only U.S. festivals that takes place right on the beach. Located seaside just west of Stearn’s Wharf, the all-ages festival kicks off Friday, September 12 at 3:00 pm. The complete list of confirmed acts to date for the WEST BEACH MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL is: Ziggy Marley, Jason Mraz, Natasha Bedingfield, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Jackie Greene, The Expendables, Kate Voegele, Braddigan (of Dispatch), Pete Francis (of Dispatch), Jim Bianco, Jesca Hoop, Iration, Shades of Day, Them Terribles!, Hoots and Hellmouth, Poor Man’s Whiskey (performing ‘Darkside of the Moonshine’), BigBang, Musket, Josh Damigo, Cornerstone, The Upbeat, and Joe’s Band. Look for more musical acts to be announced at a later date. For more information about the festival, please visit www.westbeachfestival.com.
A STEP BACK IN TIME? Check out the scene at www.hawleywoods.com.
‘TIDES OF EMOTION,’ A MOTHER / DAUGHTER EXHIBITION, OPENS ON SANTA MONICA BLUFFS AT JAMES COLEMAN GALLERY SEPTEMBER 27. Sea Inspired Exhibition at Ocean Blvd. A contemporary abstract painter and classical figurative sculptress, who also happen to be daughter and mother, will show their work together at the Tides of Emotion exhibition at James Coleman Gallery (www.jamescolemanfineart.com), located on 1431 Ocean Boulevard. Tides of Emotion opens on September 27 with a reception from 6 – 9 pm, and runs through October 16, showcasing a variety of daughter Katina Zinner’s (www.katinazinner.com) large format and colorful abstract oil on canvas paintings and mother Christa Zinner’s (www.christazinner.net) bronze nudes and busts. In their ‘real lives,’ Katina is a feature film, television and documentary editor/producer and Christa is a former 60′s iconic fashion photographer and now sculptress; together they are child and wife of the late Oscar-winning film editor, Peter Zinner. Proceeds from the sale of the work will benefit non-profit organization Heal The Bay.
LIA HALLORAN – DARK SKATE – July 24 – September 13, 2008. DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present LIA HALLORAN’s second New York solo exhibition. The ten photographs on view were taken at night in various Los Angeles locations ranging from spaces appropriated by skateboarders, such as the Los Angeles River, to skate parks and backyard ramps. DCKT – 195 Bowery – NYC – www.dcktcontemporary.com.
CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER, OLIVIER POJZMAN, DEBUTS 15-FOOT FINE ART PHOTOS OF SOUTHERN CAL’S LANDMARK BEACHES AT JAMES COLEMAN GALLERY SEPTEMBER 6 – After shooting the likes of Paris Hilton and Hilary Duff for InStyle and Paris Match magazines for a living, celebrity photographer Olivier Pojzman’s massive 15-foot on canvas fine art shots of Venice Beach, Hermosa Beach, Santa Monica and Malibu beachscapes, will debut on the bluffs of Santa Monica’s swanky Ocean Avenue neighborhood at the James Coleman Gallery on September 6th. Unlike traditional landscape imagery, his innovative technique uses forced perspective to stretch the 180 degree capacity of the human field of sight to a minimum of 250 degrees (www.iriswork.com). The photos translate the immensity of the American landscape into 2 dimensions and add a painterly feel with the canvas medium. The exhibition is slated for September 6 – 25, 2008 and an opening celebration will be held at the gallery on Saturday, September 6 from 7-9 p.m. Proceeds from the sales of the works benefit local non-profit Heal the Bay.
BUSTIN’ DOWN THE DOOR premiere – September 5, 2008 at Gaslamp Stadium 15, 701 5th Ave, San Diego, CA. Show starts at 9:30pm. Surf legends Shaun Tomson, Rabbit Bartholomew, Peter Townend, Ian Cairns, and Michael Tomson will all be on hand for a very special screening of Bustin’ Down the Door. Don’t miss this chance to see the movie with the legends that lived it. One night only in San Diego. QandA and poster signings to follow the show. Tickets are available for purchase at the theater box office.
TANDEM SURFING HITS THE COCOA BEACH SHORES FOR THE 2008 NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION LABOR DAY SURF FESTIVAL AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 1 – The Original ‘Gidget,’ Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, Returns With Her Surfboard Ready To Hit The Waves. The ‘greatest show on surf’ hits the shores of Cocoa Beach. Beginning on August 30 through September 1, the National Kidney Foundation hosts the best-of-the-best of international Tandem Surfing teams as they pair up on the waves at the 2008 National Kidney Foundation Labor Day Surf Festival, held at Shepard Park. In addition to the day’s events, the original ‘Gidget,’ Kathy Kohner Zuckerman will be in attendance and signing autographs at all scheduled events. She will also be tandem surfing. The event is sanctioned by the International Tandem Surfing Association (ITSA) and produced by the Hawaii Tandem Surfing Association (HTSA). For more information or to register, visit HTSA at www.hawaiitandemsurf.com.
HATTERAS ISLAND SURF FILM FESTIVAL – 1st Annual GSN / Hatteras Surf Film Festival and Musical Expression Session SATURDAY September 20,2008 NOON – MIDNIGHT @ Buxton, North Carolina. www.HatterasIslandSurfFilmFestival.com.
FIRST SEASIDE OPEN SURF CONTEST ‘D’ Street, Encinitas, CA. Sept 6th.
ASIAN BEACH GAMES – Surfing included in the 1st Asian Beach Games – Olympic Surfing? Soon to be a reality! A major action sports festival, including many sports not on any ‘normal’ Olympic calendar and backed by the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA) will fire up in Bali from October 18-25 this year. The 1st Bali Asian Beach Games, after great efforts by the Indonesian Surfing Federation (ISF) members in Bali, President Bobby Radiasa, National Secretary Oom Arya, Pro Tour Manager Tipi Japric, will include surfing under the Olympic rings.
BILLABONG CLOUD 9 INVITATIONAL – Siargao Del Norte, Philippines – September 20-26 2008 – USD $20,000 Prize Money – Competitors in the inaugural 2007 Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational watch in awe as flawless hollow waves reel off at Cloud 9. An ultra perfect right hander located on Surigao Island off the coast of the Philippines, the second annual Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational has attracted confirmation from some of the world’s most prolific tube riders, including 2006 Pipeline Master Jamie O’Brien and 1999 World Surfing Champion Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo. Pic: Jake White. 2008 Billabong Cloud Nine Invitational Confirmed Surfers – Ryan Hipwood, Mark Occhilupo, Luke Dorrington, Nick Vasicek, Anthony Walsh, Dave Reardon-Smith, Jason Shibata, Wade Goodall, Ryan Augenstein, Jamie O’Brien, Mark Mathews, Dylan Longbottom, Laurie Towner, Tamaroa McComb, Makua Rothman and Michael Brennan. www.billabong.com.
NEW YORK SURF FILM FESTIVAL DROPS IN TO TRIBECA CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 26-28th 2008 – The inaugural year of the New York Surf Film Festival will be held at Tribeca Cinemas on September 26th-28th, 2008. The submissions deadline is June 25th, 2008. The New York Surf Film Competition is open to independently produced feature-length and short films in the surf genre. The submission form and complete information regarding the 2008 New York Surf Film Festival are available at www.NYSurfFilm.com.
THE BOOST MOBILE PRO OF SURF PRESENTED BY HURLEY – THE WORLD’S TOP SURFERS COMPETE AT THE ONLY ASP WORLD TOUR EVENT HELD ON THE US MAINLAND. 48 of the world’s top surfers, including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Andy Irons, Rob Machado, Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge will compete for a shot at the World Championship Title at the only ASP World Tour event held on the US Mainland. Come check out the Boost Mobile Pro of Surf presented by Hurley, the seventh of eleven stops on the ASP World Tour. Emphasizing its commitment to surfing, Boost Mobile has signed on as the ASP’s exclusive wireless partner and will host the competition for the seventh consecutive year where the world’s top professional surfers set their sights on the 2008 ASP World Title. September 7 – 13, 2008. Hours of competition are from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day (depending on weather, there will be a maximum of two off days during the course of event) at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, Calif.. For more information, please visit www.boostmobilepro.com.