SKULL SKATES – Duane Peters Guest Model deck – 10 X 32 .5 [16 inch wheelbase] – Duane Peters redefines the word burly every time he steps on a skateboard or a punk rock stage. Duane released two deck models with Skull in the 80s, this 2010 re-release is an almost identical reproduction of the original and is available in jet black or eye gouging day-glo orange. Made in Canada.

CREEPIN’ IT REAL with Natural Koncept on the East Coast as they hit 7 cities down the Atlantic. Starting in New York City August 19-20 the tour will consist of skaters Dave Davis, Josh JZ Zickert, Brendan Lai Wing Leung, Bob Gnarly, Chris Kays, Choppy Omega, Kale Sandridge, Sean Reilly, Adrian Mcelhaney, Trevor Uriona, and Katch.

BURNSIDE SKATEPARK CELEBRATES 20 YEARS – Support the heart of skateboardings D.I.Y. spirit. Donate now. The skatepark needs your support for the 20 year birthday anniversary. Make the trip. Bands, music, skateboarding, art, skateboard themed carny games for prizes and more. October 31, 2010 at Burnside. An all day event encompassing skateboarding, music, DJs, live bands, raffles, BB!, Halloween murals and artwork. Bands include: The Punishers, God Haven, Chupacabra and DJ Red and more. Pre-Funk on Sat. Oct 30, 2010. Funds will go toward additions and upgrades to the park and the remainder will go to the 20-year celebration. Official website is

GET BUSY LIVING – Element Europe launched their new film GET BUSY LIVING in Berlin, Germany. The film has recieved incredible reviews so far from the skateboard community. The film can be seen for FREE in HD on the Element Europe site!

BATTLE AT THE BEACHES – Annual charity skateboard competitionBattle at the Beaches willtake placeat Ashbridge’s Bay Skate park on August 28th, 2010. This year’s competition will feature local Toronto skaters as they compete for bragging rights and prizes set against the background performance of some of Toronto’s most talented indie bands and DJ’s. This event has also been approved by the City of Toronto with proceeds benefiting the Sick Kids Foundation.

FOURT33N MINUTES LEFT Presents 3 the Hard Way – A Skate benefit for Sacramento area schools. Fourt33n Minutes Left… is currently planning a series of skate competitions in partnership with The Cordova Recreation and Parks District and Sacramento Parks and Recreation with the proceeds benefitting local sports and music programs. This series will include three separate competitions over six weeks held at The Mather Skate Park (Sept. 18), Power Inn Skate Park (Oct. 2), and B Street Skate Park (Oct. 23) in the Sacramento area. Events will include performances by some of the most talented local bands in northern California who have volunteered their time, a scored skate competition over the three events, and a best individual trick competition at each event. This event is planned to be an ongoing annual fundraiser to give our children the best opportunities possible at a brighter future. For more info contact Katako Brown at 916-307-7689 or

WOUNDED KNEE SKATEBOARDS – Jim Murphy is keeping it as real as it gets. Wounded Knee never forgets the warriors. Pick up the Sitting Bull tribute board, and respect the real soul of America.

SKATE ALABAMA – Skate Alabama Skateboard Trivia – Welcome to Pat Wachter’s Skate Trivia on! In order to play to game you’ll need to go to the forum and create an account. That’s all there is to it! Once you’ve done that you are in and can play as often as you like. So go sign up and have some fun. And remember, share some history, tell a kid!

MIKE Vs GLORY BOUND SKATEPARK TOUR 2010 will hit 24 U.S. cities this summer. The month-long traveling festival, which will feature a unique mix of skate competition and fan participation, is set to kick off on July 18 in Mesa, Arizona and conclude in Simi Valley, California on Aug 18. Joining Vallely on the road is Bill Danforth, Duane Peters, Ben Raybourn, Cyril Jackson and Kristian Svitak. After the completion of the mentoring sessions at every stop on the tour, local skate competition, The Best Trick Expression Session will begin. Finalists from each competition will get the opportunity to skate with MIKE V and be featured on MIKE Vs video blog and website Grand prize winners will win coveted sponsor prize packages and one national grand prize winner from the tour will be flown into Los Angeles along with a guest / guardian for MIKE Vs to-be-announced Skate Rock festival which will take place in October, 2010. For info please visit Check out MIKE Vs 2010 highlight reel at!

DROPPING IN – An exciting display of Jax’s rich skateboard history will be on exhibit throughout the Summer at a local history museum, Consisting of vintage photos, videos, and skateboard equipment. A documentary will be featured detailing the origins of the Rattown crew, as well as The Z-East Team, the Dogtown connection, the evolution of Kona Skatepark, and more! The exhibit will be dedicated in honor of Bob Biniak, a great friend and original Z-Boy, who suffered a fatal heart attack while visiting here in February. The Beaches History Museum is located at 4th St. and Beach Blvd. Jax Beach.

NYC SK8 BOOK – Full Bleed: New York City Skateboard Photography by Alex Corporan, Andre Razo and Ivory Serra. Skateboarding in New York City is a singular experience. It is impossible not to feel the magnitude of the landscape, and with the city in constant motion, skateboarding is both exhilarating and extremely dangerous. There is no right or wrong way to navigate this vast terrain. Only one thing is certain – the skaters and images produced in New York City are wholly unique. The shots in Full Bleed span 30 years, with contributions from over 40 photographers. This is the first-ever comprehensive overview of the one of the most diverse and rich skating locations in the world, bringing together legendary skaters and iconic photographers. Featuring the work of: Giovanni Reda, Jessica Bard, Ivory Serra, Tobin Yelland, Miki Vuckovich, Thomas Campbell, Larry Clark, Ed Templeton, Jerry Hsu, Atiba Jefferson, Bryce Knights, Angela Boatwright, Athena Currey, Kenneth Cappello, Charlie Samuels, Andy Kessler, Mike OMeally, Sammy Glucksman, Allen Ying, and more.

STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDING – Street League Skateboarding announced today that for the first time in history, street skateboarding competition has been organized into its very own professional league, with the best skateboarders in the world competing head-to-head in a series of individual tour stops in the summer of 2010. Founded by twenty-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, Street League is truly the future of competitive street skateboarding. Signed to multi-year contracts, a total of twenty-four of the worlds biggest skateboarding stars will compete in Street League exclusively. The first pros that have signed are arguably the top skateboarders in the world and include Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Greg Lutzka, Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd, Sean Malto, Mike Mo Capaldi, Mikey Taylor, Billy Marks, Tommy Sandoval, and Paul Rodriguez. The Street League pros will be battling it out for more than $1,000,000 in prize money on a 3-stop arena tour this summer. To maximize the talents of these street skateboarding stars, Street League has designed authentic concrete skate plazas to be built on the floors of world-class sports arenas. In addition, Street League brings with it the exclusive use of the instant scoring technology, ISX (Instant Scoring Experience), to the world of skateboarding. The inaugural year of Street League features a 3-stop arena tour beginning at Arena in Glendale, Arizona on August 28th, Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on September 11th, and the final stop in Las Vegas at the Thomas Mack Center on September 25th. The skaters will be competing at each event for the largest prize pool in skateboarding history. IMG Action Sports, the go-to event production company in the industry, is producing and executing Street League in 2010. The worldwide leader in skate park design and construction, California Skateparks, will provide skate plaza construction. Instant Scoring Experience is a partnership between MXi, Dialsmith, and Street League. For more information go to

NEIL YOUNG NEWS – Music legend Neil Young will perform several shows in the Gulf Coast in September to aid residents affected by the oil spill. Young has teamed up with his friend John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc., which will donate 100,000 pounds of chicken products to be distributed to the Bay Area Food Bank. Tyson will deliver four truckloads of chicken, the equivalent of almost 400,000 meals, to the Bay Area Food Bank, which serves Central Gulf Coast communities in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Young is also asking concert-goers to bring non-perishable food items, which will be given to the food bank. All proceeds from the sale of unique, limited-edition Neil Young t-shirts, available only at the concerts, will also be donated to the food bank.

RIOT FEST is bringing a plethora of top-notch bands from every era of punk rock including Cap’n Jazz, Pennywise, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, The Bronx, Busted at Oz, Torche and Kylesa join this mind-boggling line-up, taking place at multiple venues across Chicago October 6-10, 2010. Fans will see the early Naked Raygun line-up (Jeff Pezzati, Santiago Durango, Camilo Gonzales, Jim Caleo), The Effigies (John Kezdy, Earl Letiecq, Paul Zamost, Steve Economou), The Subverts (original lineup), Steve Bjorklund, Da! (original lineup), Silver Abuse (original lineup) and Toothpaste (original lineup). Proceeds go to benefit the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Headliners include Bad Religion, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Circle Jerks, Anti-Flag, Articles of Faith, Snapcase, Less Than Jake, The Lawrence Arms, Bouncing Souls, High On Fire, Corrosion of Conformity, Riverboat Gamblers, OFF! (Keith Morris of Circle Jerks), Red Oktoberfest with Propagandhi, Busted at Oz Reunion, Cro-Mags, FUN., Negative Approach, Smoking Popes, Bhopal Stiffs, The Meatmen, Agnostic Front, Off With Their Heads, Brendan Kelly, The Toasters, Roy Ellis a.k.a. Mr. Symarip, Righteous Fool and many more. A full listing of announced bands is available at

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal have confirmed a benefit appearance at Los Angeles’s Club Nokia for Thursday, August 12th. The show, to be held at Club Nokia, is being held to raise funds for Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O’Connor who was recently diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing treatment in Los Angeles. Net proceeds from the show will be contributed to a fund which has been established in conjunction with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, to assist with Brian’s medical aid and vital living expenses. To make a donation to the Brian O’Connor fund, please visit For More information on Sweet Relief Musicians fund, please visit

FRONTIER RECORDS is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the release of a remastered version of Christian Death’s Only Theatre of Pain. Founded as one of Southern California’s legitimate Indie labels by Lisa Fancher in 1980, Frontier has always remained true to its punk rock roots. With acclaimed artists such as Suicidal Tendencies, The Circle Jerks, The Adolescents, TSOL and many more, Frontier has solidified its name in punk rock history. Props to everyone at the label for 30 years of rad. Check out the Frontier Records website for more prime punk vinyls and gear.

MUSIC ICONS TO JUDGE 2010 INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) – Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Steve Winwood, Kings of Leon, Rihanna, Ben Harper, Train, Timbaland, McCoy Tyner, Kelly Clarkson, and Many More Celebrities Team Up With High-Profile Music Industry Executives To Choose 2010 ISC Winners – The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has put together the most high-profile and prestigious judging panel in its nine-year history. Known for its high caliber of judges, ISC offers songwriters and artists the unprecedented opportunity to have their music heard by some of the world’s most iconic and successful recording artists, as well as many major and indie record label presidents.Now accepting entries for the 2010 competition, ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among the 66 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and $20,000 in prizes. To enter, go to

EPICENTER TWENTY TEN has been announced for Sat, Sept 25 and Sun, Sept 26 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. It will feature an expanded area including accommodations for overnight festival camping. The initial line-up for this years EPICENTER Twenty Ten musical celebration will include headliners Blink-182, Eminem, KISS, Rise Against, along with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Bush, B.O.B., Bad Religion, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Suicidal Tendencies, The Black Pacific and many more. The multi-stage event will feature no schedule overlaps, allowing concert-goers to see every set throughout the weekend.

BUMBERSHOOT – Bumbershoot 2010 – Sept 4-6, at the Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington will be celebrating 40 years of awesome line-ups, revolutionary art and damn good times.Full artist line up for 2010 is: Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, Weezer, Hole, Drake, Rise Against, Neko Case, The Decemberists, J. Cole, LMFAO, Billy Bragg, Ozomatli, Angelique Kidjo , Solomon Burke, The Dandy Warhols, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Jenny and Johnny (featuring Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, Jamie Lidell, The Raveonettes, Balkan Beat Box, Motion City Soundtrack, The Thermals, Ra Ra Riot, The English Beat, Justin Townes Earle, Booker T., Surfer Blood, The Bouncing Souls, Japandroids, Bob Schneider, Anvil, Bomba Estreo, Jay Electronica, Aterciopelados, Baroness, James Cotton Superharp Blues Band, David Bazan, Meat Puppets, Crash Kings, This Providence, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, The Moondoggies, The Whigs, Greg Laswell, Civil Twilight, Trampled By Turtle , The Clientele, Atlas Sound, Laura Veirs and The Hall of Flames, The Budos Band, Bobby Bare Jr., Horse Feathers, Vienna Teng Trio, HEALTH, Plants and Animals, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Declaime, Wheedle’s Groove, Hey Marseilles, Kings Go Forth, The Submarines, Sweet Water, Delorean, JEFF The Brotherhood, Chris Pureka, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, Garotas Suecas, The Maldives, The Constellations, Coryell, Auger, Sample Trio, Grynch, Visqueen, Victor Shade, Star Anna and The Laughing Dogs, Fresh Espresso, The Spits, Pete Molinari, Sista Monica’s Singin in the Spirit, Lay Low, Unnatural Helpers, Idiot Pilot, The Round, Wild Orchid Children, The Cute Lepers, Feral Children, Fences, Caspar Babypants, The Tripwires, Fatal Lucciauno, Loch Lomond, The Physics, THEESatisfaction, School of Rock All Stars, See Me River, Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers, People Eating People, Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme, Brent Amaker and The Rodeo, Born Anchors, Slender Means, BOAT, McTuff Trio, Parlour Steps, The Redwood Plan, Helladope, Lisa Dank , Greta Matassa Quartet, The Lonely H, Matt Jorgensen Quintet, Becki Sue and Her Big Rockin’ Daddies!, Great Waves, Brian Vogan, Johnny Bregar.

DJ MUGGS, ILL BILL PREP COLLABORATIVE LP – Acclaimed DJ/producer, DJ Muggs, and Brooklyns heavy metal influenced hip-hop artist, Ill Bill, have teamed up for a collaborative full-length record, Kill Devil Hills, to be released on August 24th on Fat Beats Records. Produced entirely by DJ Muggs, Kill Devil Hills features guest appearances from B-Real, Raekwon, Sean Price, Everlast, Slaine, Chace Infinite, O.C., Q-Unique, Vinnie Paz, Sick Jacken, and more. Throughout his distinguished career, Muggs has established a precedent for working hand in hand with artists and creating cohesive bodies of work, rather than spreading around beats from project to project. This rings true once again on Kill Devil Hills. I prefer getting in the lab and actually creating projects with people instead of just sending out beat CDs, explains Muggs. I’m a producer in the fullest extent, where I like to not only produce an album, but craft an album. Being able to start a record from the beginning and following through with it, making sure that all the songs complement each other. I’ve always come from making albums and producing my records; I’m still into that By going where instinct took them, Ill Bill and DJ Muggs collaborative union manifested into a sonically cohesive album. Ill Bill and DJ Muggs will be performing together as one of the headlining acts on this years Rock The Bells tour ( Head to see a special video message from DJ Muggs about Kill Devil Hills. AND

MIKE WATT is finishing his third punk opera Hyphenated-Man with the help of bass brother Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu bassist and punk rock hero). It’s all happening in the creative vortex of Studio G in Brooklyn. The opera will feature Tom Watson and Raul Morales (Mike Watt + The Missingmen.)

FORMER PENNYWISE FRONTMAN, JIM LINDBERG LANCHES NEW BAND, THE BLACK PACIFIC – After twenty years of touring and releasing records with Pennywise, Jim Lindberg has started a new band straight out of Hermosa Beach. THE BLACK PACIFIC is a brand new band with a fresh line up and an album filled with ten powerful and heartfelt songs. Jim and the guys will be playing their first show on September 26 at KROQ’s Epicenter Twenty Ten festival in Fontana, CA. Their self titled debut album hits on September 14 on SideOneDummy Records Jim left Pennywise in 2009 and has been working on The Black Pacific ever since. He also penned a book in 2007 called Punk Rock Dad: No Rules, Just Real Life. They recently posted two new songs on their website. The System and When it’s Over. For music and more info goto or

UPROAR FESTIVAL – The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival launches August 17 in Minneapolis, MN and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, WI. The late summer trek features a stellar active rock lineup including multi-platinum headliner Disturbed, who will release their new album Asylum in August. Multi-platinum co-headliner Avenged Sevenfold will release their new CD Nightmare July 27, 2010. The main stage will also feature Stone Sour, whose new CD Audio Secrecy is set for release this summer, and Halestorm. The potent rock lineup for the touring music and lifestyle jaunt also features performances from Jagermeister Second Stage headliners Hellyeah, as well as Airbourne, Hail The Villain, New Medicine and the local Jagermeister-sponsored opener in each city. Airbourne will not be performing on the Canadian dates. The festival is being produced by John Reese, John Oakes and CAA in conjunction with Live Nation.

KEITH MORRIS of the Circle Jerks and Black Flag has a new band called OFF! They will play at the FYF Fest on Saturday, September 4 at 7:00pm at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

WE WERE FEARED – This film chronicles the rise and fall of The Cuckoos Nest, a famous Socal Punk Rock Club that was not only the birthplace of slam dancing but a key incubator to the surf, skate and extreme sports culture of today. During the late 1970s ‘The Nest, as it was known, played host or was home to almost every influential and soon to be famous punk bands including Black Flag, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, TSOL, The Dead Kennedys, The Circle Jerks, Fear and The Vandals, whose song, The Legend of Pat Brown, chronicles one of the more famous incidents at the The Nest. The saga of the The Nest and its owner Jerry Roach is one of the great untold stories of punk rock, until now.

SUNSET JUNCTION is rolling-out a special 30th anniversary soiree in celebration of Silverlake’s popular end-of-summer event – with five music stages featuring a highly eclectic mix of both national and local acts, carnival rides,food booths,beer gardens, arts and crafts, a circus, DJ’s, street performers on Sat. Aug. 21-22, 2010. In honor of this milestone, a fifth Locals Only stage has been added, presented by The Fold. This year, a Miles Davis tribute entitled Bitches Brew 40th Re-Mix will take place in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Davis’ jazz-rock-funk-fusion masterpiece, featuring his musical alumni with acclaimed eastside DJ’s. A special laser light show will also be presented during the performance of Saturdays Bates Stage headliner – Ghostland Observatory and this year also features Sundays Bates Stage with Girl In A Coma, Insite, Division Minuscala, Aurum and Rolling Radio. Other highlights include Rastafarian punks’ Bad Brains, the communal/hippie vibe of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, retro, blue-eyed soul from Mayer Hawthorne, Electro/dance from Shiny Toy Guns, LA’s original punk-funkster’s Fishbone, classic soul from The Whispers and the Ohio Players, neo-soul artist Chris Pierce, Lee Scratch Perry, Dam Funk, The Crystal Antlers, Meshell N’degeocello, Big Daddy Kane and Sam Sparro, among others. For tickets and info, please visit

BOB ROBERTS / BERT KRAK ART SHOW – Come see new works by Bob Roberts and Bert Krak anytime between now and the closing reception on August 19th, 2010. At the closing party Bob will be releasing his book titled In A World of Compromise… I Don’t. As a man of many talents this will be Bob’s first book. Not only does he tattoo and create some amazing art he’s also an accomplished musician playing with bands like The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders. Known Gallery will be hosting the show at their Los Angeles location. 441 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036. Grab all the details about the show and release here.

TRANSFER ART SHOW will showcase artwork by Bruno 9li, Jarbas Alves, Billy Argel, Herbert Baglione, Thomas Campbell, Henry Chalfant, Larry Clark, Cynthia Connolly, Alexandre Cruz (aka Sesper), Cheryl Dunn, Shepard Fairey, Titi Freak, Glen E. Friedman, Os Gemeos, Cezar Gordo, Evan Hecox, Wes Humpston, Jo Jackson, Todd James, Andy Jenkins, Chris Johanson, Spike Jonze, KAWS, Harmony Korine, Weaver Lima, Rodrigo Maizena, Ari Marcopoulos, Geoff McFetridge, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinness, Mike Mills, Alberto Monteiro, Lourenco Muttarelli, MZK, Noh, Nunca, Diego Oliveira, Onesto, Raymond Pettibon, Steve Powers, Craig R. Stecyk III, Terry Richardson, Lauro Roberto, Ed Templeton, Vitche, Romon Yang, Tobin Yelland, Fabio Zimbres at Brazilian Cultural Pavilion, the Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil. July 18 – October 18, 2010. More Info:

WARPAINT: BLACK TO BASICS – August 13 – December 4, 2010 – Instinct Gallery and Jaded Lotus present: WARPAINT features the most talented, creative artists Des Moines has to offer, working out of their element, in the purest form. WARPAINT is a bracketed live art competition focusing on raw energy and the ability to create in a somewhat controlled environment. Participating artists will have one hour to complete their ‘4×8’ piece, with only a black marker. WARPAINT will showcase artists from all disciplines, styles and backgrounds. At each WARPAINT event, 2 artists will compete against each other for votes from selected jurors as well as audience members. The winner of each bracket will move on to the next level, ending in a Grand Finale Competition and party to be held Saturday, December 4th. All works created for WARPAINT will be on display until the next competition, and will be available for purchase at the Grand Finale Event December 4. Instinct gallery – Des Moines, IA.

HOW WE ROLL EXHIBIT – How We Roll is opening at the California African American Museum/CAAM on July 22nd, 2010. The exhibition shows the cultural influences of African Americans and Latinos on skateboarding, surfing and roller-skating. CAAM is having an opening reception on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 from 6 pm – 10 pm at CAAM, which is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Parking at Exposition Park is $8.00 per vehicle.

RABBIT KEKAI LONGBOARD CLASSIC – KICKER presents the Toes on the Nose Rabbit Kekai Longboard Classic August 24-27, 2010 in Waikiki, Hawaii. After 13 years in Costa Rica, this epic international competition crossed the Pacific in 2009 to be held in Hawaii in honor of its namesake, Albert Rabbit Kekai, one of the last living Beach Boys and an original member of the Outriggers Boys Club. For more information regarding Toes on the Nose and the Rabbit Kekai Longboard Classic, please visit

SURF, STAND-UP PADDLE INDUSTRY RALLY BEHIND 4TH ANNUAL SEA PADDLE NYC – Joel Tudor, Garrett McNamara, Tom Jones and More to Paddle for Autism on August 13. Stand-up paddlers from around the world converge on Manhattan’s waterways for the 4th Annual SEA Paddle NYC. As participants continue to register and train for the 28-mile charity paddle around Manhattan, organized by Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA), key figures in the surf, stand-up paddle and entertainment industries have come on board in support of SEA and the paddle’s eight autism beneficiaries.

THE ART OF SURFBOARD SHAPING WITH SCOTT ANDERSON – Legendary surfboard shaper Scott Anderson has been making custom surfboards at his Venice shop for over twenty years and has helped advance the evolution of surfboard design. Anderson will discuss the physical properties of different models, design experiments and failures, and the process of tailoring a custom board to the individual. August 24th – 7:00pm – 9:00pm – The Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. FREE but tickets are required.

BARTER YOUR BOARD – Costa Azul Adventure Resort, Mexico’s exotic adventure and surfing destination, located just north of Puerto Vallarta in the town of San Francisco, has announced a one-of-a-kind summer promotion. Now through November 15th, guests that bring and donate a surfboard to the resort earn one 5-Night Surfer or 5-Night Adventure Vacation Package, valued over $700/pp. Qualifying boards include Longboards, Soft Boards, and Fun Boards, and must be in good condition. SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Boards earn a double value. In exchange for donating a surfboard, guests can enjoy the 5-night Adventure Package, which provides surf lessons, kayaking, horseback riding, snorkeling, riverboats, and jungle tours. For those more interested in catching waves, Costa Azul is offering the 5-night Surfer Package, which takes guests to secluded surf breaks daily by boat. Both packages include: Ocean View Accommodations, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Non-Alcoholic beverages. Costa Azul’s beachfront resort is famous for its year round surf, warm waters and sun, untouched beaches, adventurous excursions, authentic Mexican cuisine, and friendly staff. More information on the Costa Azul Adventure Resort can be found at

GIDGET DOCUMENTARY – ACCIDENTAL ICON: THE REAL GIDGET STORY will have its Hollywood Premier at the 2010 FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL (, Saturday August 14th, 1:30 pm. (Doors open at 1 pm.) The venue is the landmark Egyptian Theater (American Cinematheque), now totally renovated and state-of-the-art. Kathy ‘Gidget’ Zuckerman, the central subject of the 60-minute documentary, will attend the Premier with the director and members of the cast and crew.The film first screened in March at Australia’s Noosa Festival of Surfing, the biggest surfing event in the world, and was hailed as a ‘Huge success’ by surf media impresario Peter Townend. The Newport Beach Film Festival hosted the project in April, where it played to an enthusiastic standing-room-only audience. See additional comments and a clip at

HAWAII WATERMAN HALL OF FAME – The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF) and Primo Beer announced today that they have teamed up to create a hall of fame recognizing Hawaii’s accomplished watermen and waterwomen.The inaugural class of the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame will be honored at the first-ever Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Outrigger Canoe Club on August 24, the 120th anniversary of Duke Kahanamoku’s birthday. Nine ocean and water sports legends of Hawaii are in the inaugural class of inductees, including three posthumous honorees:
Eddie Aikau – Surfing, Ocean Safety Lifeguard
Wally Froiseth – Surfing, Canoe Paddling
Fred Hemmings – Surfing
Duke Kahanamoku – Surfing, Swimming, Canoe Paddling
Buffalo Keaulana – Surfing, Ocean Safety Lifeguard
Rabbit Kekai – Surfing, Canoe Paddling
Keo Nakama – Swimming
Nappy Napolean – Canoe Paddling
Rell Sunn – Surfing, Paddling, First Female Lifeguard.

EAST COAST WAHINE CHAMPIONSHIP: A WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH SUMMER TRADITION. surfer girls rule on August 15 when wahines of all ages ride the waves during the 14th Annual East Coast Wahine Championship at Wrightsville Beach. All eyes will be on the surf action just south of Crystal Pier (near the Oceanic Restaurant) when the East Coast’s largest all-female surfing competition gets underway. The competition begins at 8:00 AM and lasts until 5:00 PM on Sunday. Deadline for entry is August 1 or when all slots are filled. Entry forms are available online via

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