PRO-TEC POOL PARTY III – Catch the May 12 PRO-TEC Pool Party LIVE at Ready for another classic day of bowl skating in one of the most unforgiving bowls ever built? Watch it all live as 40 top pro skateboarders and a who’s who of skate legends compete for more than $90,000 in prize money on May 12 from 3 to 10 pm PT at the Pro-tec Pool Party. Held in an almost exact replica of the infamous Upland Combi at the Vans Skatepark, the Pro-tec Pool Party has become the most anticipated bowl contest of the year and now you can watch it live on the web via webcast on Saturday at Expected Riders Include: Pros – Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Rune Glifberg, Omar Hassan, Brian Patch, Tony Trujillo, Lincoln Ueda, Benji Galloway, Jimmy the Greek, Andy Macdonald, Max Dufour, Josh Borden, Bruno Passos, Ryan Johnson, Matt Moffett, Sergie Ventura, Jake Brown, Darin Jenkins. Masters – Chris Miller, Jeff Grosso, Lance Mountain, Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Steve Alba, Duane Peters, Pat Ngoho, Chris Cook, Mike Sanders, Mike Rodgers, Reese Simpson, Dave Duncan, Jim Gray, Tony Mag, Lonnie Hiramoto, Mike McGill, Don Hamilton, Dave Reul, Mike Smith, Ben Schroeder, Eddie Reategui, Dave Hackett, Lester Kasai, Steve Steadham. Girls – Cara-Beth Burnside, Jen O’Brien, Heidi Fitzgerald, Mimi Knoop, Kim Peterson, Nicole Zuck, Holly Lyons, Amanda Eschemann, Apryl Woodcock, Jessica Starkweather. Judges – include John Cardiel. Television – Debuts July 16 at 9:30 p.m. EST/PST on FUEL TV, the 24/7 action sports lifestyle network. Thanks to sponsors Pro-tec, Vans, Rockstar Energy Drink, Scion and Speedy Gonzales. Official Pro-tec Pool Party Site:

FIRST ANNUAL PAT WACHTER PRO BOWL CONTEST! Hosted by Dave Duncan the voice of World Cup Skateboarding Pro and Master Events. Event set for April 28th and 29th 2007 at Ride Skateboards Veterans Skate Park ‘Home of the Butter Bowl’ $6,000.00 in cash prizes. The 4th Annual Alabama Old School Reunion is on the same weekend. For details check out

BOWL CONTEST UPDATE – WCS is happy to announce that the First Annual Pat Wachter Pro Bowl Contest, Alabaster, Alabama, has been added to the WCS North American Concrete Bowl Series for 2007 as a points event! Brian Kelly of Ride Skateboards from Alabama has done so much to make this happen, we had to add to the Series! I hope you will come out and join us! Dave Duncan, Sasha Steinhorst and Don Bostick will be there representing WCS along with Christian Hosoi – guest judge!


SKATEBOARD CAMP with Mike Rogers @ Cocoa Beach Skatepark – 1450 Minuteman Cswy. Cocoa Beach Florida. Email for details. Camps start June 4 and end July 20th. Camps last five days for 3 hours a day. or

YOU CAN HELP – In late 2006 Ray Underhill, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, for which he has been receiving successful treatment. However, as part of his ongoing treatment, Ray and his family will be traveling to California for continued radiation therapy. The travel and medical expenses will be more than what a normal family can afford, and we, his friends, co-workers, fellow skaters, and human beings would like to do what we can to help out in this stressful time. Check out the site at:

EASTERN TOUR – Word on the street is that Reggie Barnes is setting up an East Coast tour that will end in Wilmington, NC at his new private skate facility at Eastern Skate Supply.

VANS VERT CAMP – The Vans Skatepark in Orlando will again be hosting the Bucky Lasek/Vans Vert Camp with the multiple X Games and Dew Tour gold medalist. The camp will last two days, Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June ,1 from 8am – 12pm and is geared to intermediate/advanced vert skaters looking to fine tune their skills. Beginner skaters are not recommended for this camp. Cost is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Sign up today because last year’s camp sold out fast with only 30 spots available. Vans Skate Park Orlando 407.351.3881

VANS MEET and GREET – Vans Skate Team Rider Meet and Greets April 26 – April 29 – Meet Vans Skate team riders Bucky Lasek and Omar Hassan at Vans stores in Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Austin and Dallas next week. Get autographs and win cool prizes. BMX Riders Scotty Cranmer and Ryan Guettler will also be there.
1. Vans Store @ University Mall- Orem, UT Meet and Greet – April 26th-6pm – Ph: 801-226-2009
2. New Vans Store @ Coronado Center- Albuquerque, NM Meet and Greet – April 27th- 6pm – Ph: 505-872-5629
3. Lakeline Mall- Cedar Park, TX (Austin) Meet and Greet – April 28th- 2:30pm – Ph: 512.219.0153
4. New Vans Store @ Collin Creek Mall- Plano, TX (N. Dallas) Meet and Greet – April 29th- 12:30pm – Ph: 972-422-5127

ZOO YORK PITCHES IN TO OPEN PRIVATE INDOOR SKATE SPOT IN BROOKLYN – MT. WEATHER – For the third year in a row, NYC’s tight-knit skateboarding community has banded together to open a private indoor training facility. Located next to the Autumn Bowl in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the aptly named Mt. Weather is now open for shredding, and its purpose is simple; to provide a dry, heated indoor spot to keep NYC’s skateboarding scene alive when rotten East Coast weather strikes. Mt. Weather was made possible through generous support from Zoo York, Red Bull, Volcom, and 5boro Skateboards. This much needed TF features a streamlined street course, and it’s easily accessible from Manhattan. Like past years, Mt. Weather is being run as a co-op where, in addition to the aforementioned sponsors, individual key holders contributed money to help cover rent, ramp materials, and other expenses. In return, key holders enjoy round-the-clock access to Mt. Weather. Therefore, to skate this coveted spot you either need your own key or a friend with a key. That’s it, that’s the only way in. So start pulling favors now before it’s too late… Mt. Weather will remain open through the middle of May.

MARK APPLEYARD and GEOFF ROWLEY have left the Active team due to differences of opinion with Active. The rest of that story is sure to be told.

ALTAMONT NEWS – Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, Kenny Hoyle and Sammy Baca are pleased to welcome Theotis Beasley to Altamont’s growing list of contributors.

EASTCOASTAHOLIC NEWS – Enabler boards, Rude boys, and Give Blood Wanchese boards are all in stock! Check out news on the OC bowl renovation!

SLIDE SHOW – Aaron Chang International and Sun Diego Boardshops present Aaron Chang + Grant Brittain Slide Show Event – Saturday – April 28, 2007 @ Wavehouse. Benefits the Surfrider Foundation. Wavehouse is located at 3125 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Beach, CA 92109.

BONES WHEELS is proud to announce the introduction of its newest revolutionary Ditch Tech Formula. For those of you that hit the lawless ditches adding parking blocks and other obstacles to live your dreams… SWEEP AND DESTROY!!! Available in 54mm, 56mm, 58mm, 60mm and 62mm.

SKATE ONE NEWS – A Steve Steadham street shape with Rasta colors is now available. The deck is 32.5 X 8.25.

SKATE, SURF and TURF – April 27th – Sunset Mesa Malibu Reunion II at Top O the Mesa at noon on Friday April 27th.

NEW BIRDHOUSE WEBSITE – WWW.BIRDHOUSESKATEBOARDS.COM – The re-launched Birdhouse website is up and running, with awesome new features, including up-to-the-minute Birdhouse team info, rider’s profiles, interviews, video clips, an online catalog of products, and much more. BIRDHOUSE VIDEO COMING SOON – ‘THE BEGINNING’… It has been close to a decade after the all time best selling legendary skate video ‘The End’. Birdhouse is set to drop a mind blowing video that starts where The End finished off called ‘The Beginning’. The video will feature full length parts, cameos and extras from all your favorite Birdhouse pros and ams, including Matt Ball, Ragdoll, Steve Nesser, Brian Sumner, Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Willy Santos, Jeremy Klein, Justin Figueroa, David Loy, Jon Goemann, Sean Eaton, Shaun Gregoire, Randy Ploesser, Derek Burdette, Jean Postec, and Riley Hawk. BIRDHOUSE MYSPACE –

SKATE CONTEST – 1st Annual CPH PRO 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark at Copenhagen Skatepark. For more info, trailer and updates:

WILD IN THE STREETS – June 21-July 3 – Come on Tour Emerica. From Portland to San Francisco. July 4th in San Francisco – Wild in the Streets.

ASPT DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES REBRANDING INITIATIVE – The ASPT Dew Tour, the Action Sports Pro Tour, today announced a rebranding initiative and will move away from the moniker used for the past two years, the Dew Action Sports Tour. The ASPT, or Action Sports Pro Tour, will become the umbrella brand of the organization with the ASPT Dew Tour remaining as the premiere summer action sports tour.
Event Date Location
Panasonic Open June 21-24 Baltimore, Md.-Camden Yards Sports Complex
Right Guard Open July 19-22 Cleveland, Ohio-North Coast Harbor
Vans Invitational Aug. 16-19 Portland, Ore.-Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 20-23 Salt Lake City, Utah-Energy Solutions Arena
PlayStation Pro Oct. 18-21 Orlando, Fla.-Amway Arena
More information can be found at

SPORTSKOOL LAUNCHES SECOND SEASON WITH LEGENDARY SKATEBOARDER MIKE V – SPORTSKOOL, the first and only On Demand television network dedicated to in-depth sports instruction, launched today season two of the network’s popular original series, Skateboarding With Mike V. In his new On Demand segments Mike V focuses on new skateboarding techniques including grinding, lip tricks, board slides, and transitions. In addition to solid instruction on the various moves each trick requires, Mike V also gives the history behind each move, common limitations and worse-case scenarios if it isn’t stuck correctly. New skateboarding titles also feature fresh music tracks from Mike V’s band, Revolution Mother. Exclusive programming with Mike V is also available online at

SKATE TOUR – Krooked and Real and Antihero tour – March 31-June 15.

SHANE CROSS – R.I.P. – 20-year-old Shane Cross was fatally injured while riding on the back of Ali Boulala’s motorcycle in Australia. Due to the many unfounded rumors circling the skateboard world at the moment we are issuing this statement to hopefully end these rumors: ‘After the crash that tragically took the life of Shane Cross, Ali Boulala was put in a hospital induced coma to stabilize his condition. As of today the hospital is planning on bringing Ali out of the controlled coma on Monday 12th March. We will update the news on Ali when we have some.’ There is a comment section where fans and friends can leave messages to Ali and his family.

NEW ROYAL HAWAIIAN POOL SERVICES DECKS are hitting the shelves now…… the Kenji Model (8.5 inch). Kenji is from Osaka. He is the Duane Peters/Sid V. of Japan. They don’t make them more ‘punk and drunk’ like Kenji! Email for details. The new RHPS website is up and running at

CHECK IT Nieratko has a new book which will be out in May for only $10. If you’re wondering what the book is about…well that makes two of us. Go see for yourself.

CONCRETE RODEO 2007 – 37 Cities, 19 States, all concrete.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TONY HAWK’S DOWNHILL JAM SET TO RACE TO THE PLAYSTATION2 THIS SPRING – Skaters, it’s time to jump back on your boards for the ride of a lifetime with Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). The game, which debuted on the Wii and Nintendo DS, is set to return for a second heat packed with the non-stop action offered in previous versions, while featuring four new single player events, three new multiplayer modes and three new playable characters who will contend in the ultimate skateboard racing experience. Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam is being developed by SuperVillian Studios. It is rated ‘E10+’ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB and will be available in stores this spring.

SUN DIEGO’S SECOND ANNUAL SPRING BREAK YO’SELF $25,000 BEST TRICK CONTEST! Presented by Monster Energy, Osiris, Zero, Electric and Mada on April 7, 2007 at Sun Diego in Mission Beach, CA. After party featuring The Heartaches and Earthless.

SKATE EVENT – The International Society of Skateboarding Moms is proud to present the fourth annual MIGHTY MAMA SKATE-O-RAMA, Sunday May 13th (Mother’s Day) at the Laguna Niguel skateboard park in Orange County, Calif. The MIGHTY MAMA SKATE-O-RAMA is party on wheels for Women Who Dare To Have Fun. The event (which starts at 10 am, with introductions of the skate moms at 11 am) features skateboarding women of all ages and abilities, in a non-competitive, family-friendly atmosphere. You don’t have to be a ‘mom’ to participate–all women are welcome, along with their supporters. As always, the event will feature a rockin’ raffle of great skate gear and other cool stuff with all proceeds benefitting children’s literacy programs. Spectators are welcome! The 20,000-square foot Laguna Niguel skateboard park is located at 27745 Alicia Parkway in Laguna Niguel, CA. The skatepark charges a $10/person daily fee (or $60 for an annual pass) and requires full safety gear (knee pads, elbow pads, helmet) and a signed liability waiver. For more information on the International Society of Skateboarding Moms or the MIGHTY MAMA event, please visit

SOUTH BAY SKATES NEWS – Howard Hood board in stock now – 8′, plus the Mike Folmer – 10′ Pig, the Mike Smith 11′ design and Eric Dressen boards 8 3/4′ are available now. Now accepting phone orders. Contact James @ 310-327-9986.

SKATE CONTEST – ThreeSixteen Skateboarding is kicking off its ‘Philly AM’ Skate Contest Series on Saturday, April 7th at Boarderline Skate Park, West Chester, PA. Log onto

BONES SWISS BEARINGS NEWS – Bones Swiss Bearings is the proven best. 24 years of performance and the best keeps getting better. Just ask new Bones Swiss pros Chris Haslam, Danny Garcia, PJ Ladd, Stevie Williams, Ryan Gallant, Zered Bassett, Raymond Molinar and Jack Curtain. They join the best bearings team in the industry. Pros* – Donny Barley, Louie Barletta, Zered Bassett, Caswell Berry, Steve Caballero, Devine Calloway, Colt Cannon, John Cardiel, Alex Chalmers, Jack Curtain, Danny Fuenzalida, Cairo Foster, Ryan Gallant, Danny Garcia, Chris Haslam, Kenny Hughes, Jerry Hsu, Marc Johnson, PJ Ladd. And the list goes on!

BRAZIL POOL CONTESTS – ‘Pool Chargers’ pool contest is going to happen in Brazil. The trials event for Brazilian skaters will be held in the third week of May. The main event is being planed for late August. There will be 20-25 American skaters invited to form 4 different categories divided by age and possibly a expression sessione. As for the Brazilians there will be heavy dispute for 15 spots in each category for the main event plus another smaller event for the ams in which the two first places will be ‘wild cards’ in the main event. For more info email Bruno at

NEW SECTOR 9 DVD – ‘Short Bus Chronicles’. Sickness, madness, soul, style and pure chaos… Get all the details at

GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2007 – Entry fee $20 per contest (includes free t-shirt) Trophies to top 5 in each division. Age divisIons 9 and under skate first … 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, girls, 16-29, Sponsored, 30-39, 40 and over…3rd Contest ‘Bowl’ – May 5 – Stone Edge Skatepark 800-905-5238 1848 S. Ridgewood Dr. South Daytona, FL 32119 Registration 10am. Contest starts at 11am… 4th Contest ‘Pool’ – Sept 23 – Kona Skatepark – 904-725-8770 – 8739 Kona Ave Jacksonville, FL 32211. Registration 3pm. Contest starts at 4pm… Overall Awards – Nov 17 – Cocoa Beach Skatepark – Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Awards ceremony for the series will be at the 5th Annual Grind for Life Benefit Event from 3pm-8pm. This event will feature pro demos, live music, mega raffles, food and drinks, and a silent auction. For more info call 561-252-3839 or visit

SKATE EVENT – ‘Live To Skate’ will be held on June 23rd at the Denver Skatepark will have live bands, DJ’s, skateboard contests, skateboard lessons, Half Pipe Honey models, skateboard demo’s, drawings, product toss. Please send all donations to: Laura Mainiero 781 Centennial Dr. Bennett, CO 80102. For more go to


2007 CALIFORNIA STATE GAMES – July 13-15, 2007

NEW STRANGE NOTES DVD DUE OUT IN APRIL – Featuring skating by: Peter Hewitt, Cairo Foster, Kellen James, Ted DeGros, Marius Syvanen, Daewon Song, Emmanuel Guzman, David Gonzales, Andrew Reynolds, Jerry Hsu and more…

AUTOGRAPH SIGNING – Apr 7 – Matix Team Riders @ 9 Star – 11103 Olympic Blvd. LA, CA

SKATEARK FUNDRAISER – Bennett, Colorado is a small plains community situated 30 miles to the east of Denver. Some years ago, the local skaters raised $5,000 to construct a small skatepark, which was built by members of the community. Today, the park is in bad shape. The metal mini ramp is rusted, warped, and dangerous, the slab is cracked, and the pyramid has a hole the size of a softball at the top of it. So, the skaters of Bennett, the Colorado Coalition for Public Skateparks (CCPS), and the town have teamed up to rebuild the park, and to do it with the same DIY ethic the people of Bennett have always had. Members of Team Pain’s concrete crew have volunteered their time and labor to this project, so the new park is sure to be one of Colorado’s best. The park renovations call for a real pool replica, complete with pool coping, tiles, and shallow end stairs, as well as a street course. Your donation to the ‘Town of Bennett / Skatepark’ fund will be used entirely for materials, as all labor will be donated by local skateboarders, professional skatepark builders, and the town’s people. Your donation will give the skaters of Bennett the opportunity to skate at a world class skatepark in a town where youth activities are desperately needed. You can make checks payable to ‘Town of Bennett / Skatepark’ and send them to: Town of Bennett Attn: Skatepark Fund 355 4th St. Bennett, CO 80102-7809. Customized 3×3′ pool tiles are also available for sale through the CCPS website. You can purchase a single tile for $40 or an entire linear foot (8 tiles) for $300. Your tile will be laser engraved with any design of your choosing. These tiles will be installed in the pool replica of the new park. Its a great opportunity to advertise your business, website, or just, simply, represent DIY skateboarding. Buy tiles at CCPS and the town have raised over $13,000 to date, including a $5,000 Tony Hawk Foundation grant. We have also secured some material and equipment donations. However, we need to raise $7,000-9,000 more in order to complete the park. We are offering to name the pool after any skate related company that is willing to donate $5,000 or more to the park. With this donation the company will receive 20 linear feet of pool tiles (160 tiles) engraved in any way that they choose. Please email with any questions.

SKATE CONTEST – French Old School Sk8 Jam on July 7th and 8th.

SKATE CONTEST – RED BULL MANNY MANIA TO TAKE OVER SUMMER. IT’S ON!! First Ever Pro Manual Contest to Hit Venice Beach May 19th – April 24, 2007 – Get ready for Red Bull Manny Mania, this super tech manual contest will be hitting select cities all over the US this summer. Heated jam sessions, a top pro invite list and the craziest manny pads ever built are just some features of this two-wheel battle. Led by manual tech wizard Joey Brezinski, the contest series kicks off Saturday, May 19th in Venice Beach, Calif., for a pro showdown at the birthplace of modern skating.
Practice starts – 11am
1st Jam sessions starts – High noon
Final starts – 2:30pm
From there, Manny Mania will tour the country with six amateur stops where locals will get a chance to throw down their best trick combos and take away prizes. Red Bull pros Joey Brezinski, Zered Bassett, Danny Supa and Benny Fairfax will be at various stops to judge, hang out and crown the best local. The series will wrap up in NYC where the pros will take a final crack at walking away with the Manny title and a good chunk of prize money.
Event tour dates:
City Date Location
Venice, CA (Pro event) May 19th Venice Beach Basketball
Tampa, FL May 26th Skatepark of Tampa
Austin, TX June 2nd Skatepark of Austin
Denver, CO June 9th Emage – Denver
Sacto, CA June 16th 28th and B Skate Park
Boston, MA July 13th City Hall Plaza
Louisville, KY July 21st Louisville Extreme Park
NY, NY (Pro event) August 12th Coleman Skatepark
Live web casts of both pro events will be broadcast by 411 and available for viewing at For more information, including: event schedules, trick tips, updated athlete list and amateur event details, log onto:

DITCH SLAP 07 – April 28th – May 5th in Abq. NM sponsored by TSR, Dregs, Landyachtz with $2500 prize money and a chance to qualify for the Indian School Invitational in ’08. Entry fee of $75 includes: Any 3 races and a Ditch Slap Shuttle Pass for the week. Single or Additional Races are $25. Ditch Slap Shuttle Pass is $30… Saturday 28th Banked Slalom Qualifier for 10 slots at Indian School ’08. Ditch TBA, the top 10 unseeded finishers will get an invite to race Indian School ’08… Sat. night 28th Very Vert Skate Park Race at the New West Side Park – Albuquerque’s new Park features 3 deep bowls 8ft, 9ft and 12ft. all connecting into an 18 ft pipe… Sunday 29th Chinese Ditch Race $500 prize money / Ditch Shuttles 5 miles of untamed ditch with EVERY kind of transition, flat bottom width, aprons, riding under bridges, over holes, grates, gaps and more! Le Mans style start with about 2 blocks of street / bike path to spread the pack before jumping into the ditch… Monday 30th Banked Slalom Race at Catnips Ditch $500 prize money. This brand new pink ditch has a great take off area and perfect transitions with a few second level aprons providing a long and challenging course… Tuesday 1st Ride Calvary, the Bear and Harper (no shuttle this day) All 3 of these are within a few minutes skate from the hotels and offer a wide variety of riding. Calvary Skate Park is a perfect one push park at the Calvary Chapel. The Bear is just the opposite, wear all the safety gear you’ve got and just hope you don’t Feed the Bear. The Slalom Cross Course will be marked. Harper Ditch runs right next to the hotel. At the top the Fridays Banked Slalom Course will be pre-marked… Weds 2nd Ditch Shuttles on Harper, Layton, 3-Mile, Catnips, Carmel etc… Thurs 3rd Rio Bravo Ditch Style Jam and Downhill with Shuttles – a full day on the West Mesa with a Style Jam from 10am til 12noon judging the Best, Worst, Most and Least. The DH is a 1.5 mile dead straight drafters special ending right at the ditch… Friday 4th Harper Ditch Race $500 prize money / Ditch Shuttles. This will be the same course raced in 2003 which takes you under the bridge and around the ollie gaps at mach speed. Unlimited push start in true Abq style. Saturday May 5th Slalom Cross at the Bear $1000 prize money. This will be the first time for a Banked Slalom Cross at the legendary Bear, starting with two individual courses then joining together head to head for a few cones of exciting racing before a surprise finish. A Bear Style Jam will follow this Race. Saturday night Awards Party at Kelly’s.

SKATE CONTEST – Skateboard Event/Contest on June 21st (‘Go Skateboarding Day’ – The National Holiday for Skateboarding). We’re going to be giving away about $8000 in free products, free skateboarding on the Traveling Skatepark, Food/Drinks, Music/DJ, Element Skate Video Premier at the Rave Movie Theatres, and a $3500 Best Trick Contest off the end of a Semi Truck. Also, join us for an after party at Viera Ride Shop in Viera…only a mile away. There’s gonna be tons of stuff for everyone to do, so skateboarder or not, come out to have a good time and show your support. The entire event is free, but we only have 200 tickets for the 9pm Element Skate Video at the Rave, so come by Viera Ride Shop to pre-purchase tickets to that part of the event. For all the info on the event go to and click on the Big Riggin’ poster. WHEN: Thursay, June 21st 2007. WHERE: Viera Regional Park (2300 Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL. 32940) (Click here for maps). WHAT: $3500 Best Trick Contest, Free Skateboarding, Food and Drinks, Thousands in Prizes/Giveaways, Element Skate Video Premier (At Rave Motion Pictures @ 9:00pm…pre-purchase tickets at Viera Ride Shop), also there’s an after party at Viera Ride Shop in Viera starting @ 10:30pm. COST: FREE (Must pre-buy tickets for Element Skate Video Premier @ Viera Ride Shop) WHY: To bring out everyone in the community and across the state to show your support for skateboarding and be part of the biggest skate event on the east coast of Florida. You can get the full details along with waivers for the contest at

K.O.T.C. Laramie Skatepark Death Match – May 27 – Laramie, Wy

SLALOM RACE – Amsterdam Slalom Series 2007 – June 9-10 – Sportpark Sloten- Amsterdam

‘FLIP FEAST SOUTHEAST TOUR PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY’ ON FUEL TV Watch the Feast Tour show airing – Friday, March 30th, 2007 during FUEL TV’s ‘Skate @ 8’ programming block at 8:00 pm ET (5:00 pm PT). See the Flip riders as they rip, terrorize and party their way from Texas to South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Enjoy the antics of Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, Lance Mountain, Arto Saari, Bob Burnquist, Rune Glifberg, Rodrigo TX, David Gonzalez, Shane Cross and Eric Fletcher.
Sun 04/01/2007 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT
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SLAP MAG 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Apr 20 @ Club 6ix – San Francisco, CA

NEW SKATE VID TRAILER -brought to you by our friend John Stevens.

NEWS FROM CHARLESTON, SC. is a new not for profit organization to help create skateparks in the South Carolina area. Shannon and the crew just established a phenomenal board for the Charleston project and they are progressing quickly. Shannon and Otis have begun building their own pool, to. Dave Libhart is coming up from Jacksonville to pour it in a couple of weeks. 5′ shallow 9 deep peanut…If you want to make a donation, make your check payable to POUR IT NOW and send it to: PO Box 21906 Charleston, SC 29413

VANS COMBI – They made some touch-ups to the combi just in time for the upcoming Pro-Tec Pool Party III at the Vans Skatepark at the Block in Orange, CA. Some like the new sleek, fast, smooth coping, but some not so much. The bowlrider’s battle is set for May 12th. With the snake sessions we’ve been witness to at most of the concrete bowl jams and contests recently, carnage is guaranteed.

SKATE CONTEST Second Annual VSA Debris by the Sea Skateboard Contest. April 28th Venice (@ the beach), Ca. Beginners: 10:30. Intermediate:11:30. Advanced: 12:30. Girls: 1:30. Cost: $5:00 Includes T-shirt. Prizes and Trophys. Sponsors: Arbor, Cove,Automatic Magazine,Bulldog, BC Ethic, Fresh Jive, Juice, Ozone, 1978, SMA, Z-Boy, Venice Originals Skateshop,Pirhanna Records, Sector9, SPAUSA, Z Distribution, and World Industry.

QUIKSILVER BOWLRIDERS 2007 – Quiksilver Bowlriders 2007 WCS World cup of skateboarding – June 7th-10th 2007 Malmo – Sweden – Europe’s biggest concrete skate park with the world’s best skateboarders. The Quiksilver Bowlriders is a World Cup Skateboarding (WCS) competition that will be held at the ‘Stapelbaddsparken’ in Malmo Sweden. Since its creation in Marseille 1999, The Quiksilver Bowlriders has forged international recognition with the world’s elite skateboarders with its innovative format and remarkable hospitality. The top seeded world cup ranked skateboarders will be on guard to maintain their positions against the next generation of national heroes. Daniel Cardone (IT), Rune Glifberg (DMK), Alain Goikotxea (SP), Omar Hassan (USA), Chris Senn (USA), Benji Gallaway (USA), Javier Mendizabal (SP), and Ross McGouran (UK) – to name a few – will face thirteen wildcards from around the world, that have earned the chance to prove themselves amongst the world’s elite. After seven years of American domination and for the first time in the history of the Quiksilver Bowlriders, the Europeans completely conquered the podium, last year; 1st Daniel Cardone (Italy), 2nd Alain Goikotxea (Spain) and 3rd Rune Gilberg (Denmark). The ‘Lucky Thirteen’ Bowlrider Qualification Series. Quiksilver invites the winner of each National Bowlrider qualification competition to the prestigious final in Malmo. National heroes from all over Europe will have a chance to earn their place in the final. A series of thirteen competitions to win an all expenses paid trip, and a shot to take home a part of the prize money.


Athens (Greece): March 31st
Milano (Italy): April 7th
Kortnik (Belgium): April 14th
Leioa (Spain): April 21st
Marseille (France): April 28th
Lisbonne (Portugal): April 28th
Prague (Czech Republic): May 12th
London (UK): May 19th
Seattle (USA): May 19th
Hagen (Germany): May 26th
Hard (Austria): May 27th
Lausanne (Switzerland): June 2nd
Malmo (Sweden): June 7th

NEW FOR 2007 – Quiksilver invites the stars from the past to come and express themselves in a ‘free for all’ style session. A demonstration from the legends of skateboarding, ‘The Masters session’. Quiksilver also invites the fourteen and under generation to display the future of the sport and inspire the world. A preview of tomorrow’s talents. The skatepark in Malmo is one of Europe’s largest, with a surface area of 2,500 square metres. Stefan Hauser from the USA designed it: ‘I’m very happy to have been a part of this project. I was given a lot of freedom, and together with the local skaters, we were able to come up with a unique and creative design. This skatepark is one of a kind, skateboarders will come to Malmo from all over the world to try it out’. Stapelbaddsparken offers ‘an infinite choice of moves and lines’ says Patrik Evander, skater and local hero. With its sweeping concrete shapes and bowls, it’s a veritable work of art. In this urban artistic creation, the competitors will have to take it to the limit and beyond. Malm”s demanding skatepark is a radical, technical and pioneering masterpiece, that requires total commitment. For more info: Quiksilver Bowlriders, The skatepark,,

SKATE AUDITIONS – Six Flags Ride The Mountain Auditions for the Action Sports Street Theatre at Six Flags Magic Mountain – March 31-Apr 1 – 12-6pm. Six Flags Magic Mountain is implementing a new summer program that combines street and park riding into cool shows INSIDE the park! This launch event is a great opportunity for up and coming skaters or BMX riders to get involved and make some great cash this summer! It is FREE ADMISSION to the park for anyone auditioning!

VANS WARPED TOUR Presented by THE NEW ATandT ENTERS ITS ‘LUCKY 13’ JUNE 28 IN SAN DIEGO, CA; BAND LINE-UP REVEALED AT WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM; TICKET PRE-SALE BEGINS APRIL 1; ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME EXHIBIT. ‘Warped: 12 Years of Music, Mayhem and More’ ON NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3 – The VANS WARPED TOUR is well established as America’s longest-running touring festival, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as showcasing established artists for the past 12 years. It has cemented its place in history by playing a major role in bringing punk-rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of American youth culture, while at the same time creating awareness and taking action towards environmental and causes and helping those in need. June 28, 2007 in San Diego, CA marks the kick-off of the ‘Lucky 13’ year for the traveling punk rock summer camp. Bands for the 45-date tour have been revealed via the tour’s website:

GODOY/DENIZ TEK TOUR – Godoy/Deniz Tek band has California dates in April. For band info

LOLLAPALOOZA 2007 – Pearl Jam To Headline Lollapalooza ’07

VOTE FOR BIG WORLD – Go to Providence. BIG WORLD has been nomiated in the best local act and best punk garage act categories. Vote. and ‘

COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO THREE DAYS: FRIDAY, APRIL 27, SATURDAY, APRIL 28 AND SUNDAY, APRIL 29 – For the first time in its history, Goldenvoice has announced that this year’s COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL will be a three-day event–Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 and will take place at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL has been held seven times before. Rage Against The Machine, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bjork are confirmed as the headliners for the 2007 COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL. For more information visit:

CIRCLE JERKS – May, 3 2007 at Silverlake Film Festival Presents: Circle Jerks w/ special guests 400 Blows @ the EchoPlex 1822 Sunset Blvd (enter around the corner at 1154 Glendale Blvd), LOS ANGELES, 90026 Cost : tba. 18+

USA LIVE EARTH REVEALED – Organizers today announced sixteen of the headliners who will perform at the U.S. leg of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth concerts on 7/7/07. The concert will be held at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, Live Earth Founder and Executive Producer Kevin Wall said. The global concert on 7/7/07 will begin in Sydney and continue across all 7 continents, concluding with the U.S. show. The U.S. show will feature live on stage: AFI, AKON, ALICIA KEYS, BON JOVI, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, FALL OUT BOY, JOHN MAYER, KANYE WEST, KELLY CLARKSON, KT TUNSTALL, LUDACRIS, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, RIHANNA, ROGER WATERS, SMASHING PUMPKINS, THE POLICE. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 16 and will be available at or by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171. All ticket information is available at All proceeds will go to The Alliance for Climate Protection and other international NGOs. Live Earth is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people to combat the climate crisis. Live Earth’s 24 hours of music across 7 continents will deliver a call to action and the solutions needed to answer the call. Wall announced that the following artists will perform at the London leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium: BEASTIE BOYS, BLACK EYED PEAS, BLOC PARTY, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, DAMIEN RICE, DAVID GRAY, DURAN DURAN, FOO FIGHTERS, GENESIS, JAMES BLUNT, JOHN LEGEND, KEANE, MADONNA, PAOLO NUTINI, RAZORLIGHT, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SNOW PATROL. The concerts will be streamed live on 7/7/07 at MSN’s 39 localized web portals worldwide attract 465 million monthly users. The concerts will be broadcast on the NBC in the U.S. and on more than 120 networks around the world. Live Earth will stage concerts at Sydney’s Aussie Stadium; Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach; Johannesburg’s Cradle of Human Kind; Tokyo’s Tokyo Stadium and the Shanghai, TBD.

RABIES NEWS – RABIES are heading out this summer for a 50 show tour across the US including parts of Canada with the Bay Area’s WarKrime. The tour is being booked, managed, financed, and everything else completely by the bands and no one else. RABIES and WarKrime will be crashing on people’s floors and riding skateparks and pools nationwide June 28th – August 11th. Check for a full schedule with up to date show listings. RABIES are stoked to announce that Eliminator Skateboards and Records will be making a RABIES Skateboard. 8.5′ x 33′ Shovel Nose Round Tail. Pre-orders are being taken now for the boards which will ship early May. Eliminator Skateboards and Records . Harpoon Guns from Huntington Beach’s third release is out now on Eliminator. Rabies Skateboards are coming soon. RABIES Test Your Might LP/CD is out on Sorry State Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PERRY FARRELL ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING NEW MUSICAL PROJECT SATELLITE PARTY – Concept album features a wildly diverse group of artists, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and John Frusciante, New Order/ Joy Division Bassist Peter Hook, Thievery Corporation, Black Eyed Pea’s Fergie, Hybrid, Film Composer Harry Gregson-Williams, as well as an unreleased Jim Morrison vocal track. Debut album ‘Ultra Payloaded’ to hit Stores on May 15th 2007. Group to make it’s debut live appearance at the 2007 ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen Colorado on January 25th. Additional tour and exclusive live dates to be announced shortly. Stay tuned to

OUTLOOK BODY COUNT – OutLook Skateboards has just released the first and only official Body Count skateboard decks. Body Count is ICE-T’s hardcore punkrock band that is know so well for there banned in US song titled Cop Killer. These decks will ONLY be offered for a short time, exclusively through OutLook Skateboards and only 200 Body Count decks are made and most have been pre booked by distributors and Body Count / ICE-T fans. Each deck will come with post card signed by ICE-T and the complete Body Count band. WWW.OUTLOOKSKATES.COM

NORTH AMERICA’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIP HOP FESTIVAL ‘ROCK THE BELLS’ ANNOUNCES FULL TALENT LINE-UP – CYPRESS HILL, THE ROOTS, MOS DEF, EPMD, MF DOOM AND MANY MORE JOIN HEADLINERS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE AND THE WU-TANG CLAN WITH SPECIAL GUEST PUBLIC ENEMY – Guerilla Union–the presenters of the 2007 ROCK THE BELLS critically acclaimed hip-hop experiences July 28 at Randall’s Island, New York; August 11 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA; and August 18 at McCovey Cove Parking Lot (near ATandT Park) in San Francisco with headliners The Wu-Tang Clan and Rage Against The Machine–have announced further details about their 2007 North American festival series. Artists confirmed for exclusive live performances on these three ROCK THE BELLS summer shows include: Rage Against The Machine, The Wu-Tang Clan, Nas*, Cypress Hill, The Roots, Mos Def, EPMD, MF Doom*, Pharoahe Monch, FELT *, Sage Francis, Hieroglyphics*, Immortal Technique, Living Legends*, Blackalicious*, The Coup*, Murs*, Jedi Mind Tricks, Brother Ali*, Cage*, Mr. Lif*, Grouch and Eligh*, Hangar 18*, Blueprint* and Lucky I AM*, plus very special guests Public Enemy who celebrate their monumental 20-year anniversary. DJs on all dates are Mike Realm, C-Minus, Icy Ice and Rocky Rock. The ROCK THE BELLS festivals will be hosted by Supernatural, Rahzel and Hi-Tek. (*Performing select cities.) ROCK THE BELLS is an all-ages, rain or shine, general admission event. Tickets go on-sale this Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 am and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations or online at Fans can sign up for pre-sale ticket information at the festival’s official website,

BENWAY presents Entropy, Meet Me at the Pub, Diggs Dynamite – May 19 at Benway Music 306 Pico, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Art by Jeff Ho, Attaway, Herciuk, O, John Davis, Hinnebusch and Kelly Benway. For more info visit

2007 SOUTH PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL and CONFERENCE – Every year, over 15,000 independent music fans, artists, executives and industry retreat to the scenic area of South Park, Colorado for the 4-day event featuring over one hundred of the very best independent bands from across the world. There are more than 100 performance opportunities available for unsigned and independent artists — 50 of which are reserved for Sonicbids artists. As the premier Music Industry Retreat in the country, the South Park Music Festival creates a vacation-like atmosphere with all the talent and networking of a major music conference! The festival features an ALL independent and unsigned line-up of artists from across the world! Go to – you’ll be able to create and submit your EPK in just minutes! Where/When: South Park, CO, US – June 21-24, 2007. Deadline for music submissions is March 31, 2007. Cost: Just $29.95 for a risk-free 3-month Sonicbids membership AND automatic submission to the 2007 South Park Music Festival and Conference.

TAKING OUT A LITTLE AGRESSION – a tribute compilation from Doctor Strange Records featuring Katkiller, Midnight Bombers, NDC, California Redemption, Channel 3, The Last Priority, JVR Project, Permanent Black, Oppressed Logic, Life Crisis, Bad Samaritans, Aggro, Shattered Faith, Retching Red, Curb Slappy’s, Sad Boy Sinister, McRad, Verbal Abuse, Mark Aber, JFA, DI, Big Bob’s Agression Session, Fang, Thee Spontanes, S.A.I.D., and a special Henry Knowles bonus track.

BENEFIT CONCERT – Rock Legends and Artists Unite for All-Star Tribute Auction and Benefit Concert Honoring the Memory of Legendary Pantera Guitarist Darrell Abbott – Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Kelly Clarkson, Slash, James Hetfield,, Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee, Ace Frehley (KISS), Marilyn Manson, Dave Navarro and dozens more participate. Little Kids Rock (LKR), an innovative non-profit music education program that provides free instruments and rock and roll lessons to public schools, celebrated March’s ‘Music in Our Schools’ month by announcing today that it will be the sole beneficiary of the SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES memorial tribute, auction and benefit concert honoring the late Pantera guitarist, Darrell Abbott. The event takes place on May 17 at the Hollywood House of Blues, and will feature an auction of electric guitars that were designed and hand-painted by a ‘who’s who’ of rock ‘n’ roll, including Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee, Ace Frehley (KISS), Marilyn Manson, Dave Navarro, Billy Gibbons and Slash as well as world-renowned tattooists and modern artists. The full catalog will be available online prior to the auction at, where bidders can leave absentee bids beginning April 10th, as well as bid live as the House of Blues benefit concert is taking place. More information on the auction and benefit concert can be found at:

SATURDAY – APRIL 28 – STECYK PHOTO EXHIBIT at the ALPINE SKATEPARK located at 1954 Goodyear Ave. Ventura CA 93003 – The exhibit will be open from 2-4:30PM. The show will feature vintage skateboarding photographs by C.R. Stecyk, the’Godfather of Dogtown.’ The event will include live music, a raffle, and refreshments. All of the proceeds will be donated to Focus on the Masters, a local non-profit organization. Suggested $5 donation. Open to the public.

SHEPARD FAIREY ART SHOWS – Agnes B Exhibition with Shepard Fairey and WK Interact – Paris, France, May 16th Opening Reception (in Paris from 12th – 20th)… Jonathan Levine Solo Exhibition, New York City, Opening Reception June 23rd, (in NYC June 18 – 25) Bread and Butter Trade Show in Barcelona (OBEY Clothing) in Mid July (Tentative)… Toyroom Gallery Print Show Exhbition, Opening Reception June 16th.. Merry Karnowsky Anniversary Group Exhibition, Opening Reception in June… London Solo Exhibition in November 2007… Merry Karnowsky Solo Exhibition in December 2007

ART SHOW – Listenow! #3 – May 26th at Evocal in Costa Mesa.
Music By:
Ray Barbee and The Mattson 2
Matt Death and The New Intellectuals
Art by:
Christian Hosoi
Richard Mulder
Ryan Bryant
Steffan Attardo
John Bradford
Dave Hoang
Jason Castner
Justin Reynolds
Admission: 1 Can of Food. / 21+ / 8pm
*All food will be donated to the OC Rescue Mission.

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS presents HIT THE DECK – Opening ReceptionSaturday, March 31, 2007 – 8:00pm – 11:00pm – Exhibition Dates – March 31, 2007 – April 21, 2007 – Synthesis presents Hit The Deck, an original art showcase of artists from around the world using skateboard decks as the medium. Hit The Deck will exhibit at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, on March 31st until April 21st. Alan Weibel will curate Hit The Deck for Synthesis, bringing together clothing designers, graphic designers, graffiti writers and established fine artists for an opportunity to show and sell their original skateboard deck art to raise money for a world renowned AIDS, malaria and teburculosis treatment charity, the Global Fund. Subliminal Projects was created by artists Shepard Fairey and Blaize Blouin in 1995 as an artist collective, using skateboards as a fine art medium. By expanding beyond skateboards and apparel to include fine art prints, the group began drawing the attention of Aaron Rose, curator of Alleged Gallery in New York. As a result, Subliminal is one of the key groups responsible for cementing the relationship between the skateboard culture with the fine art world, working with then-unknown artists such as Phil Frost, Thomas Campbell, Mike Mills, Dave Aaron, Shelter Serra and Mark Gonzales. The resurrected Subliminal Projects is located on the second floor of the Wiltern Theater Building in the heart of Los Angeles. Current confirmed artists (in alphabetical order as of 3-2): Abe Aguilar, Alone, Aye Jay, B+, Jeben Berg, BISHOP203, Jason Brunson, Freddi C, Chachi, COPE2, DOWNTIMER, Jared Eberhardt, Emek, eThos, Casey Fay, Maria Gillespie, HAZE XXL, Mat Held, Homeroom, Jib Hunt, INDIE, Patrick Jilbert, Josh Kenyon, Ben Kwok, Mathew Landon, Tara Laura, Matt Loomis, Amanda Lopez, Murphy Martinez, Rob McBroom, Travis Millard, Elisa Millier, Mishka NYC, Miskeen Originals, Dan Monick, Garrett Morin, Munk One, Colby Nichols, PASTIME, Jesse Raker, Marco Rached, Jeremy Relph, Keren Richter, Alfred Rodriguez, Romanowski45, SAFARI, Isabel Samaras, Mike Shinoda, Keith Shore, Skinner, Siana Sonoquie, Josh Taylor, George Thompson, To DIe For, TopR, TRACY 168, Alex Turan, Barry Underhill, Porous Walker, Aarons Winters, Jamie Zeff, Z-Man.

ART SHOW – Built to Expose – April 8 -May 7 – Rotterdam – Netherlands – Built to Expose art exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. – From April 8 until May 7 you will be able to see the amazing collection of over 70 totally different pieces of art in Shipwreck in Rotterdam. Over 70 pieces of art that all started out from the same shape; the shape of a skateboard. More than 60 artist are involved with this exhibition; illustrators, tattooists, graffity kings, skateboarders, painters, muscicians, graphic designers, sculpters, etc, etc… Artists from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. After Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin, Built to Expose is back in the netherlands again; Rotterdam. Before the opening on april 8 there will be some major skateboarding going on at the skatepark ‘de Blaak’. Nicky Guerrero, celebrating his 30th year in skateboarding, from eastpak will be doing a demo at 4 o’clock. Earlier that afternoon the guys from Built to Destroy skateboards and dutch riders from dekline and toy machine will also be doing there thing at the park. Expect some serious skateboarding, fun contests and cool stuff you can win….. More info on the skateboarding:,

ART SHOW – ‘Untitled: An Exhibition of original Skateboard Art,’ curated by Cey Adams opened last week at Eyejammie Fine Arts Gallery in New York on the evening of Thursday April 12. Click the link below for photos from the event. Photo credit: Ray Tamarra. Attendees included luminaries from the worlds of hiphop, street art, graphic design, and skateboarding. Among them were the Beastie Boys MCA and Ad-Rock (in the company of his wife Kathleen Hanna, who has a board on display in the show), record producer Hank Shocklee, Kool DJ AJ, film producer Lisa Cortes, Haze, Revolt, Team, producer Dante Ross and skateboard legend Harry Jumanji, ego trip’s Sacha Jenkins, photographer Michael Lavine, artist Douglas Miles, and hiphop design legends Morning Breath and Michael Uman. ‘Untitled’ will remain at the Eyejammie Fine Arts Gallery through Saturday, May 5. There’s a wide range of contributors from street skaters to pool skaters to graphic artists to moms. Go to and you can click on the thumbnails to see more.

CAR SHOW – Culver City Car Show – Saturday, May 12, 2007 – 9AM-3PM – 400+ Classic Cars and Hot Rods. Food, Music, Vendors and More! Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Culver City. Slide show loading.. Proceeds benefit local kids’ charities Exchange Club – Unity For Service. Come to Downtown Culver City for the Fourth Annual Cruisin’ Back to Culver City Car Show on May 12, 2007! 100’s of classic cars and hot rods from all across California will be on display, as well as great exhibitors and vendors. George Barris, car customizer extraordinaire, creator of the Batmobile, the Munsters’ Koach, the Beverly Hillbillies’ jalopy and so many more great vehicles from the Movies and TV, is coming back to his roots in Culver City! Some of his great creations will be on display alongside great classic cars and hot rods from all across California! On Culver and Washington between Duquesne and Ince. For More Information Call 310-499-4840.

ART SHOW – Robb Havassy Art Opening and Benefit for Surf Aid International – Saturday – April 28th at Nine Star in Mission Viejo in the Kaleidoscope at Crown Valley and The 5. An evening of free food and drinks, music by DJ Dave Onex of ‘Elektrik Haze’, film clips by Robb and a raffle benefitting Surf Aid featuring swag generously donated by Reef,, Transworld Surf, Sector 9, Surftech, Robert August and Robb Havassy.

SURF CONTEST – Rip Curl Boardmasters, Europe’s biggest surf, skate and music festival, returning to Newquay for it’s 26th year – August 6-12, 2007. Born during Britain’s pro surfing explosion in the 1980s, the Boardmasters festival has welcomed a number of surfing’s World Champions. Now spread across the whole town of Newquay in over three sites, the festival features a huge range of activities that entertain around 220,000 visitors each year. The Rip Curl Boardmasters events include a $100,000 5* Men’s World Qualifying Series (WQS) surf contest, a Women’s 3* WQS $15,000 event, Vans Summer Session Vert and Eastpak Miniramp skate contests, a huge trade village and Foster’s Beach bar. The festival’s music event, Unleashed, will also return for a 3rd year at the stunning cliff top location of Watergate Bay, arguably the country’s most unique location for a live music event and previously headlined by major music acts including Feeder, Razorlight and James Blunt. The Foster’s Beach Bar on Fistral Beach will host seven nights of live music at the ‘Beach Sessions’ presenting a selection of artists across a plethora of musical tastes from reggae soul to rock and punk. The Vans Summer Session is the biggest vert skate comp in the UK, if not Europe and is a massive highlight of the entire Rip Curl Boardmasters Festival. Skaters are invited from around the World to challenge for the coveted Summer Session Crown and the $20,000 prize purse! For further information on the Rip Curl Boardmasters visit

THE SILVER SURFER RETURNS – ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ (2007) is due to release nationwide in June 2007. Pictured above, Doug Jones is the Silver Surfer in 20th Century Fox production. ‘The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, the Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As he races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.’ Read more about the one and only authentic ‘SIlver Surfer’ surfboard in the next issue of ‘Juice Magazine’. Check out the ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ trailer here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Reef’s Bobby Martinez Awarded ASP Rookie of the Year – Reef’s WCT powerhouse, Bobby Martinez was awarded ASP Rookie of the Year at the 25th Annual ASP Banquet held at Conrad Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast of Australia. Bobby’s 2006 performance earned him the prestigious title ASP Rookie of the Year after two electrifying victories at Teahupoo and Mundaka. Martinez who finished the year in fifth place on the final ratings, humbly accepted the award in front of his peers, heroes, and opponents in a packed venue of 600 people. After one phenomenal year, Bobby has his eye on the World Title and has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with as the 2007 Foster’s ASP World Tour kicks off on February 27th on Australia’s Gold Coast. You can take an in depth look at Bobby’s 2006 accomplishments and much more by checking out Reef Mixed Tape: Bobby Volume 1, set to release June 22, 2007

ASP GRADE 2 OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SURF CONTEST RETURNS TO LOWER TRESTLES APRIL 27-28, 2007 – PRIMEDIA’s Action Sports Group (ASG) is pleased to announce the return of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Grade 2 Oakley Pro Junior to Lower Trestles, San Clemente, Calif., April 27 and 28, 2007. Held in conjunction with the Jeep-Body Glove Surfbout, the event is the first stop of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series (an ASP North America Specialty Series) and boasts a $10,000 prize purse for the juniors, as well as an additional $5,000 purse and points bonus for the top points winner for the series. 32 of the leading American and international surfers under the age of 20 will compete for the cash and valuable points in hopes of qualifying for the annual ASP Billabong World Junior Championships. Following Trestles, the second stop of the series will be the ASP Grade 2 Oakley Pro Junior, September 18-23, 2007, at Newport Beach’s renowned 56th Street break in conjunction with the ASP WQS two-star Newport Beach Pro presented by Jeep. The series will conclude with the ASP Grade 3 Oakley Pro Junior Championships at the 2007 O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, Calif., October 9-14, 2007. This year’s contest will be available to view online with streaming video and live scoring starting April 24 at

DESIGN FOR HUMANITY TICKETS ON SALE! – On April 26th, Billabong is hosting its first Design For Humanity event. The event will feature a live concert by Shiny Toy Guns, a custom Billabong fashion show created by Billabong Girls design team and an art benefit by industry artists, followed by DJ Vice. Go to : to purchase your tickets before they’re sold out! Tickets are $15. All proceeds will go to SurfAid International. Tune in to the live event webcast at and bid for the fashion and art items with proceeds benefiting SurfAid. Check out for more information on the event and the cause.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WAVEYARD ANNOUNCES SITE LOCATION. Mesa, Arizona Selected for World’s First Adventure Super Park. Waveyard Development, LLC announces its intent to partner with the city of Mesa to build Waveyard; a master planned, sports-oriented adventure super park that will bring surfing, white water rafting, kayaking, wake boarding, scuba diving and climbing to the southeast valley. Plans for Waveyard’s development include a resort hotel with an indoor water park, a residential community, and a mix of unique entertainment and retail venues, designed to fit the company’s concept of merging an active recreational lifestyle with desert living. Waveyard Development, LLC is an innovative, recreational, real estate development company specializing in master planned, themed, resort developments. Waveyard is also a pioneer in the action sports industry with a focus on merging residential and commercial real estate opportunities with active recreational elements. While Waveyard’s current primary focus is on multiple opportunities in the Arizona market, they are also evaluating partnerships in Georgia, Texas and Colorado.

CRUZ IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!! CRUZ ISLAND+BEACH 2007 is Sunday June 24, 2007 at the Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club in Redondo Beach.

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