JULIAN WILSON CLAIMS ASP GRADE-4 NIKE 6.0 PIER PRESSURE PRESENTED BY JACK’S TITLE – Julian Wilson (Coolum, AUS) proved to be the form surfer of the day, claiming victory at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Grade-4 Nike 6.0 Pier Pressure presented by Jack’s Surfboards, in improved two-to-three foot peaky conditions over Stuart Kennedy (Lennox Head AUS), Chris Salisbury (Newport, AUS) and Andrew Doheny (Newport Beach, CA). This ASP Grade-4 Pro Junior event was the first in the nation’s history, offering more ratings points than any other event and providing a crucial venue for surfers looking to qualify for the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships. For more Nike 6.0 Pier Pressure Pro Junior pres. by Jack’s action log onto

NIKE 6.0 PIER PRESSURE 2008 Final Results
1- Julian Wilson (AUS) 16.10, $3,500, 1,500 pts.
2- Stuart Kennedy (AUS) 15.50, $2,200, 1,290 pts.
3- Chris Salisbury (AUS) 12.25, $1,800, 1,095 pts.
4- Andrew Doheny (USA) 8.50, $1,300, 1,005 pts.

BONES WHEELS – The Grind For Life 60mm SPF Benefit wheel will help provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. For every set sold, BONES WHEELS will make a donation to help the Grind For Life Organization reach their goal of having a couple of apartments near Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in Manhattan. This allows people who are receiving treatment at the hospital to have their family near them during that time… Steve Caballero won the boardslide contest with an astonishing eighteen block slide around the round pool of the Van’s combi. He also finished second in the Masters behind Chris Miller and ahead of Nicky Guerrero. For more, visit

FREE PEGASUS is a cinematic skate film about a day of skateboarding in Barcelona, Spain. Directed by long time ripper and industry head Brian Lotti, well knowns include Cooper Wilt, Clint Peterson, Justin Strubing, Jesus Fernandez, and many, many more skaters and actors. If you liked 1st and Hope, then you’ll dig this one. Definitely different than your average skate video, similar to a short foreign film, except its about skateboarding.

CAM TEST – August 9th – The Fairplay Double Dipper – Cash Prizes, multiple challenges. A benefit for skateboarding in Colorado. Starts at the Fairplay Skatepark at 2pm. Go grind the highest altitude pool block. Contact:

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 Applications must be completed by October 1, 2008.

SKATEPUNK SUMMER FEST / SKATE JAM – a skatepark fundraiser on August 15th from 4-10pm at Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest featuring JFA, McRad, The Stitches, Steve Alba’s Powerflex 5, Axleslip, Killing California, Dephinger, DLA, Social Sickness, The Imposters, COP. Cost is $10 person. All ages. Rebate will be conducting a Yard Sale to benefit Greg Pino. More info at

VICIOUS CIRCLE – Renowned skateboarder ‘P-Rod’ (Paul Rodriguez Jr) has skated his way into his first feature film, VICIOUS CIRCLE, which is making its World Premiere on Friday, July 25th, 2008 at the HBO New York Latino International Film Festival. Set on the streets of Venice Beach, CA, VICIOUS CIRCLE follows 18 year old RJ (‘P-Rod’ / Paul Rodriguez Jr.) as he runs through the streets of LA with a blood stained shirt and a gun in his backpack. Leaving the audience to wonder ‘What happened?’

VOLCOM DAMN AM – Axel – tuckknee.

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 Check out the ‘Screamer 888’ at

NATURAL KONCEPTS – Dysfunctional Family Vacation featuring Dave Davis, Bob Gnarly, Adrian Moelhaney, Brendan Leung, Kale Sandridge, Chris Kays, Katch 1, Trevor Uriona, Josh Zickert, Sean Reilly and Billy Wilson. The Natural Koncept crew will be pillaging the East Coast July 24-Aug 3. For more go to

FDR UPDATE – The Sean Miller memorial vert ramp at FDR is finally 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 for details.

ELEMENT AUDIO VISUAL AWARDS. Element invites you to enter your video, music, and respective art into the first annual Element Audio Visual Awards. This competition is meant to support a new generation of musicians, film-makers, and artists. The Element AV Awards is open to entrants worldwide.

AM GETTING PAID CONTEST – The ‘Am Getting Paid’ contest is the biggest amateur skateboard events in North America. This year skaters will be competing for a total prize purse of $10,000. This year’s contest will be a 3-day event, held again in the beautiful city of Montreal at the South-Parc skate park from July 18th to the 20th. For additional details please visit

JOKER’S SKATE SHOP presents the Krux Kickflip Challenge – Sunday July 27th – Huntington Beach, CA.

BONDVILLE BOWL SKATE JAM – COMPETE in the ONLY concrete bowl in Northern New England. Bondville Bowl Skate Jam, Second Annual – Saturday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, August 17) Clinics and Youth Competitions First Part of the Day. OPEN for CASH and PRIZES will begin around 2:00 PM (time and prizes TBD). To be on the invite list or to pre-register, email: Excellent campgrounds nearby and ample lodging and restuarant choices. Send product donations to Brett Morrison Founder and Chair, The Mountains Festival, Featuring the Bondville Bowl Skate Jam PO Box 24 Jamaica, VT 05343.

REAL SKATEBOARDS SKATE JAM AND FUNDRAISER FOR AUTISM SPEAKS featuring Dennis Busenitz, Peter Ramondetta, Nick Dompierre, Justin Brock, J.T. Aultz, Ernie Torres, Jake Donnelly, Massimo Cavedoni, Gabe Morford and Darin Howard. August 10, 2008 at 3pm at Eastern Skateboard Supply Park – Wilmington, NC.

WATERBROS TOUR – Sid is launching the new Water Bros. clothing line on July 16th. The Water Bros. Tour will be going down the East Coast from New Jersey to Florida passing out t-shirts, stickers and more. Look for a ’91 VW Camper with Sid, Terry, her son Steven and daughter Kim. It’s the Water Bros. Family Tour Old School Style. To find the bus email or or dealers call 401 862 5189.

ELEMENT TEAM SIGNING – July 25th at Jack’s 101 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA featuring Darrell Stanton, Tony Tave, Collin Provost and Lacey Baker.

DVS TOUR – With the economy going south, the war still raging, and the prospect of change looking bleak, the DVS skate team has decided to jump ship and head to Canada. And why not? Awesome skate spots, beautiful scenery, and free healthcare make the great white north a perfect alternative to America. DVS’ ‘Eh’ To Z Tour will include skaters Daewon Song, Jeron Wilson, Jereme Rogers, Torey Pudwill, Guru Khalsa, Mike McDermott, Russ Milligan, and Bryan Wherry. These dudes are all set to shred some of the best cities in Eastern Canada including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City.

FLAT BAR B-QUE – Element Team Mini Ramp Demo and Flat Bar – B-Q featuring Mike Vallely, Tony Tave, Darrell Stanton, Levi Brown, Collin Provost, Patrick Ryan and more at Nine Star – West LA. 11103 Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.

NEW KRUX KICKFLIP CHALLENGE RECORD – 1424 Kickflips! The Krux Kickflip Challenge Record has been broken!! The new champ is Christian Brekke and he won the Session Kickflip Challenge in his home town of Bergen, Norway.

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, Steve Olson, Jason Jessee, Steve Alba, Mickey Alba, Jeff Grosso, Corey O’Brien, Tom 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 – San Diego, CA.

FOUNDATION SKATEBOARD COMPANY and Kelly D. Williams New Deck Series – Those familiar with Kelly D. Williams know that his unconventional, raw art combined with his background in skateboarding, makes for the perfect Skateboard collaboration. The Foundation/ Williams’ deck series, Portraits, brings the Foundation team to life with drawings of each of Foundation’s Professional Riders; Corey Duffel, Gareth Stehr, Don Nguyen and Sierra Fellers. The series will be released in mid-July to shops across the Nation. Foundation will be hosting an official release party for this highly anitcipated deck series. The event, Walls and Foundations, will showcase Portraits and feature other works by Kelly D. Williams. The event will be held on Friday, July 25th, 2008 from 7:00pm-10:00pm at DDR Projects in Long Beach, CA.

FAIRMAN’S SUMMER AM JAM SKATE CONTEST SERIES #3 – SAT. JULY 19TH at Upper Providence Township Skatepark at 1286 Black Rock Rd. Oaks, PA.

NEW SKULLSKATES.COM SITE LAUNCHES JUNE 2008 – Born from Canada’s oldest skateboard shop, established in 1976, the Skull Skates brand was created in the spring of 1978. Skull Skates also announces the release of nine all new deck models including new pro decks for Barry Walsh and Marc Tison from Montreal, Quebec, plus a series of 4 decks called the true champions of justice series featuring images of the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela – illustrated by Virus of Vancouver, Canada. New releases also include The new Coffin graphic deck designed by Usugrow of Tokyo, Japan, the new Bill Danforth Nomad Bomber deck with art designed by Donovan of Lady Luck Tattoo and the New Big Gulp with graphic designed by Klutch of Portland, Oregon.

TRIDENTS AND TRASHMORE MEGA SKATE EVENT – July 12, 2008 at Mt. Trashmore Skatepark. Street, Bowl and Vert. $1,000 Purze. Doors open at 9:00am.

2SK8 has bought a 10,000 square feet industrial lot for the future headquaters, indoor skatepark and outside skate plaza with sand gaps, ledges and whatever else can fit in there.

OEREND HARD 2008 – August 1-3 Skateboard Federation Netherlands and Skateboard Club ‘De Fabriek’ host the 6th anniversary edition of ‘Oerend Hard in Oldenzaal’. Since 1979, a very special skatepark is situated on a natural slope in the beautiful recreational area ‘Het Hulsbeek’. The skatepark has 2 different downhill runs: A straight downhill, banked on both sides and… the world renowned legendary snakerun. On this super fast run with banks, bumps and corners skaters push gravity and themselves to find their speed limit. Visit the Oerend Hard web site

BILLABONG ACQUIRES SECTOR 9 – Billabong International Limited today announced the acquisition of Sector 9, a Southern California-based skateboard brand. Sector 9 was founded in 1994 and has emerged as a market leader in the design and manufacture of skate longboards, a fast-growing niche segment within the skateboard market. Co-foundersand owners Steve Lake and Dennis Telfer and co-owner Dave Klimkiewicz are being retained as part of the acquisition in their current roles. The purchase of Sector 9 includes its Gullwing skateboard trucks brand.

BONSOR SKATE JAM – July 20th at the Bonsor Skate Park in Vancouver, British Columbia Vox Footwear and Push Skateboarding present this skate Jam and BBQ with over $4000 in cash and prizes!

NJ SKATESHOP will be opening it’s 3rd store in Hoboken, NJ this summer.

KRUX KICKFLIP CHALLENGE – Skatepark of Tampa is proud to announce Free Day/Krux Kickflip Challenge on Saturday, July 12, 2008. There will be free skating, a Westside Skateshop Demo, and the Krux Kickflip Challenge. Free food will be provided by Chili’s, Panera Bread, and Moe’s. This year we’ve teamed up with the Children’s Cancer Center to help raise money for some needy kids in the Tampa Bay area.

ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM II – AUGUST 22, 2008 – Celebration of Spirit Conference presents All Nations Skate Jam II. All Events open to the public. Come see or compete with some of the best skaters in Indian Country. The event will take place at Disney World, Coronado Springs, Conference Center 301 West Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista, FL. For more info e-mail

YOU, eS, EH? NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR – July 6, 2008, the eS team embarks on the first-ever North American tour in the history of the brand. The tour is over six weeks long and covers over 10,000 miles of skateable ground! Come hang out with the team as they roll through your area or follow behind their new Mercedes tour van and make Scuba Steve really paranoid. This is sure to be one of the most memorable tours ever. Stay tuned to for details and updates.

JUICE IN GERMANY – Juice Magazine has new European distribution through Subvert in Germany. Check them out at and

PODIUM DISTRIBUTION is expanding and taking over the rest of their building mid-summer. Team Pain is building the Podium Dist. family a training facility! DVS Eh to Z Tour, Canada July 20-26, 2008.

NIKE features a web exclusive interview with the one and only Lance Mountain.

VOX SUMMER TOUR – JULY 20 – AUGUST 9, 2008. Featuring Dan Drehobl, JT Aultz, Justin Strubing, Peter Watkins, David Gravette, Tyler Surrey and guests.

PITTSBURGH ROCKS – 3rd Annual Smalls Summer Xtravaganza – Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th. Friday: Preliminary Qualifiers and Smalls Summer Xtravaganza Party at Mr. Smalls Theatre. Saturday: Smalls Summer Xtravaganza Skate and Music Festival at Mr. Smalls SkatePark and Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale, PA. Pittsburgh’s premiere action sports event of the summer – Smalls Summer Xtravaganza- is taking place at the newly redesigned Mr. Smalls SkatePark in Millvale, PA! Mr. Smalls and 105.9 The X are heating up the competition this year by bringing in Pros to battle alongside amateurs for cash and prizes. For more information on the Smalls Summer Xtravaganza please visit For directions to Mr. Smalls SkatePark and Mr. Smalls Theatre please visit

LAST RESORT SKATE SHOP SKATE CONTEST – July 12, 2008 – at the Gaylord Ramp Park – Gaylord, MI Skateboard street and mini ramp contest. Ages 0-12, 13-16, and 17 and over. Pre-register at Last Resort Skate Shop at 845 S. Otsego Ave. Gaylord, MI. Phone 989-732-4935. Rain date is July 13, 2008.

OREGON TRIFECTA 2008 – AUGUST 15 16 17. $20,000. www. oregontrifecta. com.

2008 ACTION SPORTS WORLD TOUR – From July to November action sports fans throughout the U.S. can experience the world’s top professional skateboarders, freestyle BMXers, inline skaters, snowboarders and freestyle motocross superstars during a series of five major competitions in a quest for the ultimate title, the LG Action Sports World Championships. Huntington Beach, Calif. is the first stop on the Tour where top female pro skateboarders, surfers, inline skaters and snowboarders compete at the S3 Supergirl Jam from July 25-27. Part of this one-of-a-kind mega-competition includes the construction of a 28′ high snowboarding mountain with 30,000 pounds of snow pumped onto the beach at the world-famous Huntington Beach Pier. The Action Sports World Tour resumes on October 3 and 4 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the new Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. This will be the first sporting event ever inside the new arena and the last event for the pros to qualify into the LG Action Sports World Championships. From November 7-9, 125 of the world’s most elite competitors in BMX, Skateboarding and Inline Skating will face off at the historic Reunion Arena in Dallas, Tex. for the 2008 LG Action Sports World Championships. This three-day battle for the season-ending World Championships will be filled with explosive, competitive action and A-list musical entertainment. For ticket information and more details on the 2008 Action Sports World Tour, please visit

KEVINalldayandnightLONG! – What better way to promote a 24 hour skate shoe than to create a 24 hour commercial? Join Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long and Donny Miller on their chaotic journey throughout the streets of Los Angeles and wherever else their skateboards and feet take them. The KEVINalldayandnightLONG commercial will premiere on June 24 at 6:00 a.m. (PDT) Check out the teaser clip that Donny miller created for your eager eyes.

REAL SKATEBOARDS ACTIONS REALIZED DECK. A portion of the proceeds of this deck will go direct to Autism Speaks. For more info go to

STEREO NEWS – Stereo is reissuing original Stereo graphics from the 90’s with Pro models from Jason Lee, Chris Pastras and Matt Rodriguez. Clint Peterson has a new artist series of Bottle Caps that he has collected from around the world. Visit www.stereosoundagency for daily updates with the Stereo Sound Agency.

OLD SCHOOL SKATE JAM 3 @ Marseille, France – July 12-14, 2008.

AST ANNOUNCES NIKE 6.0 AS SPONSOR OF SUMMER AND WINTER DEW TOURS – The AST, the umbrella brand and organization of the world’s most prestigious action sports properties, today announced that Nike 6.0 has signed on as an associate sponsor for the AST Dew Tour and AST Winter Dew Tour. From the streets to the surf, from the dirt to the park, Nike 6.0 symbolizes the creativity and progression inherent in the DNA of action sports.

SKATE MENTAL NEWS – After a retarded amount of beer, Skate Mental finally got a good enough buzz to put Nate Broussard on the team. Fighting the curse of the man am, Nate will be filming for the new Skate Mental promo due early September. ‘Hopefully he gets some good stuff so we don’t have to kick him off,’ says brand manager Brad Staba.

GIRL SKATEBOARDING COMPANY NEWS – Congrats to Mike Mo Capaldi, Alex Olson and Sean Malto who are now pro riders for the Girl Skateboard Co.

VSA NEWS – ‘VSA Executive members met with L.A City Rec and Parks personel as well as L.A City Enginering Dept at Oakwood Rec. Center as we reviewed the finalized plans of the $1,000,000 project as well as nailed a date down for the upcoming Oakwood Skate contest. The long awaited Venice Skatepark will enter the bidding process in June as well as the final Rec.and Parks approval. The public will be invited to express public comment on the project at that time.The timeline for construction completion is Dec /Jan 2009.’ – G-eri – VSA

POCKET PISTOLS new CHUCK TREECE models with art by Jim Phillips.

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

BILLABONG PRESENTS CANADA’S FIRST DAMN AM – August 8th and 9th, 2008. The event will take place at the Bonsor Skatepark just outside of downtown Vancouver and will consist of the Osiris Bowl Jam on Friday afternoon, with the street contest taking place Aug. 9th in the main park. Sunday will be held as a weather day, in case of rain. The event will take 80 skaters for the street contest, with 20 skaters competing in the bowl jam. Registration of the event will be done through advance registration only, and all registration must be done exclusively by industry team managers. Please submit all registrations to Rob Meronek at The Damn Am skate series is the leading global amateur skate series with events in Minneapolis, Costa Mesa, Amsterdam and now Canada, with all events leading to the Tampa Am in December 2008, which is the most recognized amateur skate event in the world.

2008 MID ATLANTIC SKATE SERIES – 4 contests, $25 per event, jam session format, all ages and abilities welcome. 9 bowl classes, 3 street classes plus Grenade Pro Bowl Class and Aplomb Clothing Pro Street Class. Raising funds for Mike Rodger’s Grind for Life cancer support charitable organization.
May 17, 2008: Pohwaten Springs Skatepark, Arlington VA
June 21, 2008: Olney Manor Skatepark, Olney MD
July 19, 2008: Charles County Skatepark, White Plains, MD
August 9, 2008: St. Mary’s County Skatepark, Lexington Park MD


NIXON Releases Celebrity-Designed Timepieces to Benefit Charity – Nixon announced the August release of its fifth LTD Collection, featuring one-of-a-kind timepieces designed by music and entertainment icons. Contributors to this year’s collection are Fall Out Boy, Jack Black, Joy Bryant, Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, Angels and Airwaves, Silversun Pickups, Danny Way, Ozomatli, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ryu Nakamura and Tristan Prettyman. Proceeds will benefit the Grammy Association’s MusiCares MAP Fund and the Tony Hawk Foundation. For more information, please visit


AST ANNOUNCES 2008 FREE FLOW TOUR SCHEDULE – The Free Flow Tour is the official amateur series of the AST Dew Tour and provides amateur athletes with the opportunity to qualify into the final event of the AST Dew Tour, the PlayStation Pro, as well as the prospect for professional sponsorship. The Free Flow Tour will include a total of 29 skate competitions (five skate vert and 24 skate park) and 20 BMX competitions (four BMX vert and 16 BMX park) at 28 parks across the U.S. The top skate and BMX finishers at each of the 49 competitions will be flown to the AST Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, in Salt Lake City, Utah for the Free Flow Tour Finals, where one champion will be crowned in each discipline. Encompassing the ‘Flow to Pro’ theme, the two overall skate and BMX park champions and the two overall skate and BMX vert champions win a wild card spot to compete against the pros at that final stop of the AST Dew Tour, the PlayStation Pro, in Orlando, Fla.

RIGHTEOUS KILL starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro will be released on September 12. The film also stars Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg, John Leguizamo, Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) and Rob Dyrdek (ROB and BIG) and is directed and produced by Jon Avnet. The film is a crime drama about two veteran New York City detectives (De Niro and Pacino) who work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago.

2008 EURO ENDURO II Skate Tour – The Santa Cruz Skate Team is heading out on tour to Europe this summer to revisit some favorite spots as well as seeking out some tasty new spots they’ve mapped out to shred. The ‘Euro Enduro II Tour’ kicks off August 14th in the Czech Republic, moving on to Germany, Switzerland, UK and then Russia… vodka shots anyone? The tour will star the entire Santa Cruz Team: Emmanuel Guzman, Justin Strubing, Flo Marfaing, Alex Moul, Alex Carolino, Sid Melvin, Tommy Fynn, and new team member, Kris Vile (plus special guests). For more information about Santa Cruz Skateboards team and products, log on to

SANTA MONICA AIRLINES has introduced a new Steve Olson designed Drag City Racing skateboard for your quiver. Perfect for late night downhill excursions.

RACE FOR THE OLD GOLD JUG – This year’s race adds a 100 cone tight slalom on Friday afternoon to make it a three-day event. The race now includes the TS on Friday, the main event Hybrid on Saturday, and the Giant Slalom on Sunday. Antrim CAN/AM Slalom Championships (formerly the Race for the Old Gold Jug) September 19-21, Antrim, New Hampshire USA part of Antrim Home and Harvest Festival One of the premier events on the East Coast. Parade (racers included in it), fireworks, BBQ, festival, music and more. Bring the family. See details on the hill and the event at our points of contact

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.

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

WATERVILLE VALLEY SKATE CAMP in New Hampshire is proud to announce that the Skate Camp is back for its 7th summer with 7 midweek and 6 weekend sessions including overnight and day camps running June 29-August 10. The WV skate park will have some new and improved features; plans include a new pyramid and a euro gap with stair set section. The Mountain Park will be in full effect with a resurfaced indoor mini ramp. WV Skateboard Camp is open to skaters of all abilities. Check out the new for all the details.

THREE SIXTEEN BOWL JAM at The Camp at Old Mill – Brandamore, PA – July 26, 2008 This is a jam style contest event. Prizes will be given out to the top five skaters in each division. Contest starts at 11am. For info go to

TONY HAWK FOUNDATION Launches East Coast Benefit For Public Skateparks – The Tony Hawk Foundation will expand its annual star-studded Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit to include an event in Bridgehampton, New York on August 10. This exciting event is the foundation’s exclusive, family-centric, action-sports carnival that features a Vert Demo with Tony Hawk and a cast of top skateboarders and BMX pros on Tony’s personal ramp, as well as games, food, auctions, and music. Proceeds from Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks help create free, quality public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S. The August 10, 2008 Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event will take place at the Ross School (Lower Campus) in Bridgehampton, New York. The Benefit Committee includes Tony Hawk, Lance Armstrong, Andre Agassi, Russell Simmons, Rob Dyrdek, Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mia Hamm, Dana White, Jr., Jon Favreau, Mat Hoffman, Shaun White, Bobby Kotick, Bob McKnight, Ron Burkle, and Scott Greenstein. In addition to the Benefit Committee, past Celebrity attendees include Pam Anderson, Travis Barker, Benicio Del Toro, Fred Durst, Jakob Dylan, Rashad Evans, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), John Fogerty, Patrick Fugit, Kenny G, Leeza Gibbons, Todd Glass, Tom Green, Arsenio Hall, Ed Helms, Kathy Ireland, Anthony Kiedis, Lisa Kudrow, Stefan Lessard, Chuck Liddell, Cindy Margolis, Sal Masekela, Marlee Matlin, B.J. Novak, Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Michael Rapaport, Trent Reznor, Paul Rodriguez Sr., and David Spade. The Bridgehampton event is in addition to the foundation’s regular West Coast benefit, which will take place in Beverly Hills, California on November 9. The Tony Hawk Foundation’s annual event has sold out every year since it launched in 2004. The inaugural Bridgehampton, New York Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks event will be limited to 1,000 guests and is also expected to sell out quickly. Tickets and packages are currently available through the event Web site:, or by contacting C.C. Flashman at or 760-477-2479.

THE GOAT and THE OCCASIONAL OTHERS – Altamont is proud to announce the first EP release of The Goat and the Occasional Others on the 10′ vinyl format. The Goat is Andrew Reynolds and Thug Shizza, joined on this recording by Occasional Others Beagle Oneism and Spankdizzle. Good luck getting your hands on a copy!

WHAT WE DO IS SECRET – Peace Arch Entertainment in conjunction with Vitagraph Films opens What We Do Is Secret, a chronicle of the short and troubled life of Darby Crash, creator of the seminal Los Angeles punk band The Germs, in August 2008. Starring Shane West as Crash, Bijou Phillips as Lorna Doom, Rick Gonzalez as Pat Smear and Noah Segan as Don Bolles. The ‘new’ Germs band will be performing live shows at the Warped Tour and in LA and NY this summer in connection with the theatrical opening of this film. The Rodger Grossman film will screen in: NYC, Chicago, LA, Irvine, Cambridge, SF, Berkeley, Philly, Columbus, DC, San Diego, Denver, Atlanta, St. Louis, Seattle and more between Aug. – Oct.

NEW YORK DOLLS Celebrate 35 Years Of Infamy With ‘Live At Fillmore East’ Out This Week On Sony BMG – European Summer Tour/ UK Dates, Wireless and Heatwave Festivals With Morrissey. Thirty five years into their existence (thirty one since they disbanded down in Florida in a haze of smack withdrawal and managerial anarchy), with three men down, they can still take your band, pretty for pretty, ugly for ugly, onstage, and now, with the long (long) awaited follow up to 1974’s awesome Too Much, Too Soon, on CD too. An album’s worth of brand new New York Dolls compositions, as unlikely as it may have seemed in 2003, was a foregone conclusion after wildly successful festival and live dates that spanned the past two years.

SOUND and FURY FESTIVAL 2008 – July 25-27th at Earl Warren Showgrounds – Santa Barbara, CA.

ARTHUR LEE AND LOVE DOCUMENTARY – ‘LOVE STORY ‘TO BE RELEASED JULY 29, 2008 – Filmed in 2005 and 2006, Love Story features the last ever interviews with band leader Arthur Lee, plus interviews with all surviving original band members, Johnny Echols, Michael Stuart, Alban ‘Snoopy’ Pfisterer, as well as unseen footage of the late Bryan Maclean, and other rare footage of the band. The story of LA band Love – fronted by the late, great, Arthur Lee – is one of rock ‘n’ roll’s great untold stories. Formed in 1965, Love we’re one of the first inter-racial bands, and the first rock band to be signed to Elektra Records. The Doors’ Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix were avowed fans of Love. Love were at the very center of the fertile Sunset Strip scene of the mid-Sixties.

PUNK’S NOT DEAD – Punk’s Not Dead is more than just a tribute documentary. It takes you on an era-by-era journey that puts punk rock’s non-conformist reputation under the knife. Officially sanctioned by the bands in the film who donated personal photos, fliers and home videos, Punk’s Not Dead follows the evolution of punk music from its anarchic roots, to its use as a corporate marketing tool and acceptance into popular culture, to its reinvention in today’s underground scene. It features such bands as The Adicts, Bad Religion, Black Flag, The Damned, The God Awfuls, Good Charlotte, Green Day, Minor Threat, NOFX, The Offspring, Pennywise, The Ramones, Rancid, Social Distortion, Stiff Little Fingers, The Subhumans, Sum 41, UK Subs, The Used, and many, many more.

FOO FIGHTERS RIDE INTO HARLEY-DAVIDSON’S 105th ANNIVERSARY– Three Days Grace To Open for Stand-Alone Concert – Harley-Davidson announced that the iconic rock band Foo Fighters has been added to the already stellar line-up of musical talent performing during the Motor Company’s 105th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee. Foo Fighters, along with special guest Three Days Grace, will play Friday, August 29, 2008, at the outdoor venue dubbed Roadhouse at the Lakefront, which is located just north of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Stand-alone concert tickets will go on sale at 8:00 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at In addition to Foo Fighters and Three Days Grace, American icons like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and ZZ Top, as well as rising stars like Daughtry are scheduled to perform during the 105th Anniversary. The Motor Company also plans to feature other popular acts including The Black Crowes, Dierks Bentley, Los Lonely Boys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Buddy Guy, Cameo and more. For more information on all the 105th activities, including limited edition Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary motorcycles, visit

SOURVEIN sign to Candlelight Records – Candlelight Records today confirms the signing of North Carolina-based sludge/doom metal band Sourvein. The popular five-piece on tour now through August 11 have recorded a special/limited edition EP titled Imperial Bastard which will see domestic release on September 30. It will be followed by the band’s Billy Anderson-produced full-length label debut currently planned for release in early 2009. Formed in 1993, Sourvein relocated to Cape Fear, North Carolina after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their long-time home base. Blacktide Music says, ‘ominous riffs, which launch into despair-ridden breakdowns the likes of which would make Eyehategod tremble with fear.’ Currently featuring vocalist T-Roy Medlin, former Buzzov-en drummer Ramzi, bassist Bonne Doom with guitarists Cool Clyde and Sleepy Doom, the band have released two full length albums – their self-titled (often referred to as Salvation) debut released in 2000/Game Two Records and Will to Mangle released in 2002/Southern Lord. Numerous EPs and split recordings have kept the band in the eyes of their growing fanbase as well their commitment to consistent touring both in the US and overseas. and

DUANE PETERS RADIO SHOW Strait 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!

ALICE COOPER – There are only a handful of rock artists that have proven to be as enduring and influential as Alice Cooper has over the years. Name just about any hard rock artist, and they’ve probably borrowed a thing or two from Alice. And on his latest studio recording, ‘Along Came A Spider’ (issued via SPV Records on July 29), Alice has returned with a concept album with a sinister streak. Who else but Alice Cooper, with ‘Along Came A Spider,’ would create a ‘love story’ about a serial killer named Spider?

THE GITS DOCUMENTARY – ‘The Gits’ documentary will be showing at THE ECHOPLEX (1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles) on Monday, July 7 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10. This is an 18+ event. Tickets available at For additional information, please visit The film ‘The Gits’ is a celebration of the influential Seattle band of the same name, led by the charismatic Mia Zapata. With an innovative sound that coupled hardcore punk with heartfelt blues, The Gits were poised to break into the mainstream, but they would never achieve the success of contemporaries Nirvana or Pearl Jam because on July 7, 1993 singer Mia Zapata was found murdered – the victim of a rape/homicide. It was a crime unsolved when director Kerri O’Kane began shooting her debut feature. In the interim however, fans, friends and celebrities like Joan Jett and Nirvana helped raise money to reopen what had become a cold case file. Mia’s death had reverberated throughout the music community, and Mia’s killer was brought to justice as the cameras rolled. Upon the fifteenth anniversary of Zapata’s death there will be screenings and tribute events held nationwide in celebration of Mia Zapata’s life and the music of The Gits. For more information on ‘The Gits’ documentary please visit or

THE MELVINS release ‘Nude With Boots,’ the follow-up album to 2006’s ‘(A) Senile Animal,’ on July 8 via Ipecac Recordings. The eleven track album features the same line-up as the previous outing. Also coming in July is The Fantomas/Melvins Big Band ‘Live from London 2006’ DVD featuring audio commentary from Buzz, Danny DeVito and Ipecac co-owner Greg Werckman.

THE FIRST ANNUAL ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL has announced dates for the highly anticipated all-star thunderfest. Multi-platinum rock acts SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED will lead the much-buzzed-about amp-shattering road show. The tour is set to kick off July 9 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle and will hit Live Nation Amphitheaters in 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada between July 9 and August 19, 2008. or

ART SHOW – Gasoline presents Twisted Steel Benefit Art Show – Sunday July 13, 2008. Noon – 6pm featuring over 50 of the top Kustom Kulture and hot rod artists in the world at Gasoline 423 Main St. El Segundo, CA.

ART SHOW in Sacramento for Bad Otis Link and friends. Bad Otis owned Hamerhed Clothing and did Duane Peter’s artwork on his first Skull Skates model. He also was responsible for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers Star logo. He did all the flyers and T-shirts for Golden Voice productions back in the ’80s as well. Show includes work by former TSOL frontman Joe Wood, legendary skater tattoo artist John Cormack and Spencer Bartsch lead singer of Shattered Faith as well as Eric Groff and many others. Show opens August 9th at 908 21st St. in Sacramento at Sara Jane and Co.

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.

SKATE AND SALON SHOW featuring artists and skaters: Raphael Buckles, Rose Bernfeld and Sean Parcell at Curl Up and Dye Hair Salon – 2550 S. Rainbow – Las Vegas, NV. www.myspace/

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

FEMININE WAVES – Havassy Art Show, ‘Feminine Waves’ / Surfrider Foundation Save Trestles Benefit: Thursday July 17th, 6-11pm. Sol Grill 110 McFadden Place, Newport Beach Ca 92663. July 17th, renown artist Robb Havassy will be presenting an art exhibition and benefit, featuring more than 30 new paintings and sculptures. The event titled ‘Feminine Waves’ will showcase Havassy’s unique fusion of color and motion and the interplay of multi-media depictions of the feminine form incorporated into fanciful surf-scapes. For more info go to

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 –

‘SK8OLOGY: Fine Art on Skateboards’ – ISM: a community project presents an exhibition that combines skateboard counter culture with the world of fine art. On Saturday August 23, 2008, at 7 p.m. the ISM: gallery will be hosting an exhibition showcasing over 100 creative deck canvases from some of today’s most exciting artists and professional skaters. Contributions from Jason Lee, Mike Shinoda, Chris Pastras, Danny Gonzalez, and Nathan Pratt will be displayed: along with pieces from Audrey Kawasaki, Aaron Jasinski, Blaine Fontana, Brian Viveros and Joshua Clay. Contributing artists and professional skaters are donating their creative deck canvases to raise awareness and resources in an effort to support Now That You Know, a non-profit organization that helps provide ambitious girls from developing countries a secure environment for learning and growth. The ISM: gallery is located in the Koo’s Art Center at 540 East Broadway in Long Beach. The exhibit will be on display at the ISM: gallery for one month before it travels to San Diego in September. While in San Diego, SK8OLOGY will be displayed in the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) Trade Show. An inventive art show like SK8OLOGY is one that should not be missed.

SAVE TRESTLES CAMPAIGN UPDATE – The Secretary of Commerce’s office has just announced that there will be a hearing to receive public comment on the Transportation Corridor Agency’s appeal of February’s California Coastal Commission (CCC) decision to deny consistency for the planned extension to the 241 FTC toll road. The hearing will be on Friday, July 25th, at the University of California Irvine’s Bren Events Center. Should the Secretary of Commerce uphold the CCC’s decision, this would effectively stop the toll road project dead in its tracks! Please mark the date on your calendars and tell your friends and co-workers to do the same. For more information please visit:

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.

‘LIVE: A MUSIC AND SURFING EXPERIENCE’ DEBUTS ON DVD AUGUST 26, 2008. Documentary Features Interviews and Music from Surfer/Musician Icons, including Jackson Browne and Jack Johnson. Filmmaker David Parsa (‘Absolute Mexico’) is proud to present the documentary ‘LIVE: A Music and Surfing Experience,’ available on DVD August 26, 2008. The film can be purchased online at and in select surf retail locations across the U.S.. The film features many of the greatest surfers from all eras, while world-renowned musician Jackson Browne, a lifelong surfer, guides viewers through the history of the harmonious nature between surf culture and the world of music. ‘LIVE’ features songs by artists particularly influential to core surfers from past to present, like Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Makaha Sons Of Ni’ihau, T.S.O.L., Jack Johnson and Pennywise. Interviews and footage feature renowned surfers, including Gerry Lopez, Greg Noll, Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, Jordy Smith, Tom Curren and Mick Fanning, to name just a few. For more information, please visit

BILLABONG NEWS – Billabong USA reached into the unique world of big wave surfing to acquire big wave aficionado Greg Long as its latest member of the Billabong team.

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

SECOND ANNUAL SEA PADDLE NYC SLATED FOR AUGUST 18th – WHITE WATER EVENING EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR AUTISM AWARENESS – The White Water Gala will take place on Saturday, August 16, with the SEA Paddle NYC event occurring on Monday, August 18. The White Water Evening is a white themed event held on an ocean front estate in Monmouth Beach, NJ with all proceeds going to autism charities and SEA. The event features great live music and an open bar catered by top local restaurants. There will be a silent auction with donations pouring in from local residents including rockers Bon Jovi. Joel Tudor, Gerry Lopez and Darrick Doerner are just some of the surf legends already confirmed to participate in this years event. The Paddle will start at 9am on Monday August 18th at Pier 1 South Street Sea Port. Paddlers will go up the East River, enter the Harlem River and come down the Hudson paddling 28 miles to circumnavigate Manhattan. For information visit

158 ROAD WARRIORS CHALLENGE – Savage Rips and Hooked Surfboards proudly present the 158 Road Warriors Challenge. Contest starts June 7th and ends on August 7th.

NSSA Mid Atlantic Surf Contest Series – The first contest is in Emerald Isle, NC August 9-10. Check the NSSA website at

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

MACY’S CALIFORNIA TRIFECTA SURF SERIES BACK FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR – Action Sports Group is pleased to announce the return of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series for the fourth consecutive year. The North American Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) specialty series unites three prominent ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) events held in California: 6.0 Lowers Pro at Lower Trestles, San Clemente, April 29-May 3; Oakley Newport Pro at 56th Street, Newport Beach, Sept 16-21; and O’Neill Cold Water Classic at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, Oct. 21-26. For the second year, Juniors will also get in on the Trifecta action with an increased $10,000 bonus purse for the top three overall points winners from the three Trifecta series associated Oakley Pro Junior events. The Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series was formed in 2005 to strengthen surfing in America and has added additional cash and prize incentives each year since its inception. For more information: or

OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SERIES – Oakley announces an expanded nine-event international Oakley Pro Junior series and the all-new Oakley Global Challenge for 2008. The Oakley Pro Junior series will criss-cross the globe landing in nine of the world’s best surf spots and offering up a cumulative prize purse of $193,000 for the series. Six of the nine events will serve as qualifiers for the new Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge in Bali, Sept. 25 to Oct. 5, with a $75,000 prize purse. 2008 OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SCHEDULE April 29-May 3: Lower Trestles, CA, USA STOP #1 MACY’S CA TRIFECTA 4. May 26-27: Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, Brazil 5. Aug. 9-10: Grand Plage, Lacanua, Gironde, France 6. Aug. 29-30: Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA 7. Sept. 16-21: Newport Beach, CA, USA STOP #2 MACY’S CA TRIFECTA 8. Sept. 25-Oct. 5: The Global Challenge Championship, Bali. 9. Oct. 21-26: ASP North America Pro Junior Championships, Santa Cruz, California, USA STOP #3 MACY’s CA TRIFECTA For more info check out:

RIP CURL BOARDMASTERS – The countdown to Europe’s biggest surf, skate and music festival has officially begun. The Rip Curl Boardmasters in association with Relentless Energy Drink will return for a 27th year to Newquay from August 4th – 10th, 2008 for its biggest event to date and an epic week of world class action sports and music. The Rip Curl Boardmasters over the last few years has built up a reputation for great action sports and also live music. This year will be the highest profile so far with Groove Armada headlining Friday night at the Unleashed Music Festival.

2008 SIMA SURFING AMERICA USA CHAMPIONSHIP – Nation’s best surfers return to Huntington Beach on August 19-24, 2008. Learn more at

BILLABONG FREEWAVE CHALLENGE – The second edition of the Billabong Freewave Challenge presented by Monster Energy kicks off on June 20, the first day of summer, and this time focuses on the shores of Mainland USA. Every ride by every surfer captured on video all summer long is eligible for entry and will be displayed on the event website at Video clips may be entered in five different categories including the Monster Maneuver, Small Fries (16 and Under surfers), Best Barrel, Heartbreaker (Female Performance) and the Longest Ride. A total of $40,000 in prize money will be awarded to the surfers and videographers with the most progressive and popular rides. For all the details on the event and to view sample clips for the various categories, go to

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