JAY ADAMS PHOTOS – Limited addition Jay Adams prints for sale. First in a series of newly discovered vintage fine art photos of Jay Adams from back in 1977 exclusively available on OG Jay Adams. A true collectors item suitable for framing. Only a limited number of prints will be available. This is a high quality photo printed on Fuji Crystal Archive that will last a lifetime. Each print is numbered and signed by photographer. A substantial portion of the sales will go directly to Alisha and Jay. http://www.ogjayadams.com/shop.


PRO BOWL CONTEST – Saturday, August 26, 2006, the South Park Rec Center and SkateColorado have teamed up to host South Park’s first skateboarding competition – The South Park Throw Down Weekend. This competition is being held in Fairplay, Colorado at the 2-Mile High Skatepark. We expect a terrific turnout due to this world-class Skatepark, which features Penrose Pool Coping, a Bank Wall, an Over-vert Pocket, and a Cradle. Admission to this competition is FREE. All proceeds from sponsors, entry fees, booths, and food/beverage sales will go toward supporting the South Park Rec Center. Other non-profit organizations are teaming with the Rec Center to make this Throw Down Weekend a success. Rocky Mountain Rural Health and the American Veterans are hosting the VIP Party on Friday night at the American Legion Hall with food, music, and a SkateColorado video show. Saturday night, the Rec Center is hosting dinner and with the American Veterans, is having live bands for entertainment at the American Legion Hall. For details go to www.skatesouthpark.com.

AM GETTING PAID CONTEST – Am Getting Paid is back again this year Sept. 22-24. 2006. AM Getting Paid is proud to announce that the contest this year will be back at the South Park in Montreal, Canada. www.south-parc.com This contest is brought to you for its third year by Zoo York and Underworld. In Association with Solo Mobile, eS footwear, Blind skateboards, Von Zipper, Independent, Momentum, Dakine, Puzzle Video and Pro-Tec. The prize purse this year is the biggest than ever at a grand total of $15,000 US. The Am Getting Paid DVD 2005 will be out soon. Go to www.underworld-shop.com to get one! For more go to www.amgettingpaid.com.

WILD IN THE STREETS – For the past two years, Emerica’s Wild in the Streets has brought global attention to skateboarders and the freedoms they rightfully deserve. Literally thousands of skaters in over 30 countries have participated in the world’s largest simultaneous grassroots movement in skateboarding history, with the two main events being held in New York City (2004) and Philadelphia (2005), both of which were led by the Emerica team! This year, Emerica’s main event will be Wild in the Streets of Chicago as we rally to raise awareness of and funds for the United States’ first major metropolitan downtown skate plaza. Mark your calendars for Go Skateboarding Day, 2006! (June 21, 2006) More information will begin to surface at www.emericawildinthestreets.com.


ELEMENT NEWS – Element Team Signing at Element Times Square Store – 1515 Broadway – NYC – June 18th, 2-4pm. Followed by a demo at KCDC from 6-9pm.

FLIP SKATEBOARD NEWS – Geoff Rowley has been on a wild skate/drinking bender across the States and back at least ten times recently, filming for the new Flip video. Rune Glifberg jetted off to China with Bob Burnquist for some skateboarding antics at the world’s biggest skatepark in Shanghai. Congrats to Lance Mountain who took fourth in the Masters division at The Block in Orange at the Vans/Pro-Tec Pool Party Contest while Rune Glifberg charged into second place in the Pro division winning $15,000 for his efforts. New am on Flip, Louie Lopez has arrived from LA with insane skills ready to take the world by storm… Eric Fletcher has boarded a plane back to the States after a 3 week long filming trip to Barcelona where he laid down the law, leaving behind Arto Saari, Ali Boulala and Mark Appleyard (who has been to Dubai with Volcom and assorted European countries with Globe) to take up the slack and film for the new Flip video… Rodrigo TX will be arriving in the Barcelona shortly, after just arriving back from Sao Paulo, Brazil where he took care of business. He will be joining the rest of the boys to gather footy for the new video. Tom Penny will be flying from Buenos Aires, Argentina where he has been on a secret filming mission to Toronto for the start of the FEAST CANDA tour. The Flip and Fury teams have joined their forces for THE FEAST TOUR. From November 10 to 19 you can witness the mayhem first-hand in the Southeast. www.flipskateboards.com. Check http://www.feasttour.com/canada/diary.html for complete tour diary!

BUCKY LASEK NEWS – Bucky Lasek and Friends Skate Vert Camp will be held at Orlando Vans Skatepark June 15 and 16. Space is limited for a one-of-a-kind vert and bowl skating clinic hosted by Bucky Lasek and other pros at the Vans Skatepark at Festival Bay in Orlando on June 15 and 16. The clinic runs from 8 am until noon each day and focuses on ramp and bowl skating for intermediate to advanced skaters. The cost is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Call 407.351.3881 for more details.


TIM BRAUCH MEMORIAL CONTEST – Sept 23-24 – Tim Brauch Memorial Pro Bowl Contest – Scotts Valley, CA (bowl contest on 24th) World Cup Skate event – pro, grand masters, ladies, concrete bowl series…. SESSIONS, the Tim Brauch Memorial Fund along with friends and family are proud to host the Eight Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Skateboard Contest. Held at the Scotts Valley Skatepark Dedicated in Memory of Tim Brauch, the contest will feature an amateur street course contest on Saturday followed by Sunday’s main event as we welcome back World Cup Skateboarding’s North American Concrete Bowl Series. The 5th stop of the tour offers divisions for Ladies, Masters, and Pros. In an effort to give as much back to skateboarding as Tim did, The Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund, a non-profit organization, was set up to raise money for the construction of skate parks. Thanks to hundreds of Tim’s friends and supporters, this event has gained more and more momentum each and every year. Making it now possible to hold the event in the Tim Brauch park that was built with donations raised through the fund.

CALGARY NAMED HOST CITY FOR SLAM CITY JAM 2006 SKATEBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FESTIVAL – longest-running skateboarding event in North America to be held in Calgary August 25-27, 2006 with more than 150 of the world’s top professionals. After 12 years of building its reputation in Vancouver as one of the world’s most popular skateboarding events, the Slam City Jam has named Calgary as its official host city for 2006. Slam City Jam will feature a new twist designed to stoke the interest of amateur skaters from throughout Alberta and across Canada. Slam City Jam and the DC National Championships today announced plans to team up in support of amateur skateboarding by staging the finals of the DC Nationals Friday, August 25th, in Calgary. The final round of the DC Nationals, a three-month series involving more than 2,500 amateur skateboarders in 80 contests across the country, will take place on Slam’s world class pro course. The affiliation with the DC Nationals will kick off the three day skateboarding festival and allow for the top three men’s and women’s amateur national finalists to earn spots in Slam’s qualifying rounds Saturday, Aug. 26.

SATORI NEWS – The Satori Wheel Family is happy to introduce Ben Gore to the am team. Plus a line of Brent Atchley pro wheels will be debuting in June. A High Grade Blend DVD promo video to be releasing in July featuring segments from Satori Wheels, Creation Skateboards, YellowBrand Skateboards and Upful Hardware teams. YellowBrand Skateboards welcomes Dave Abair to its team. For more info go to www.highgradedistribution.com.

SKATERBUILT NEWS – Skaterbuilt Bro-Down – Sat. June 10, 2006 at Volcom/Costa Mesa Skatepark – Costa Mesa, CA. 10am-until… RSVP to info@skaterbuilt.com or call 562-431-2406.

DAMN AM – Damn Am at 3rd Lair, Minneapolis, Minnesota- Presented by Adio, Hawk Clothing, and SPoTlight Productions – June 2-4, 2006. It’s a Bowl Jam, Street, and Street Best-Trick Contest. Email Rob Meronek to register – rob@damnam.com. Only a team manager from a legitimate skateboard company can register riders. Individuals are not allowed to sign up directly. Damn Am Street Best-Trick Contest – Entry fee: Free, but only for Damn Am Street Contest skaters. Prize money: $500 donated by Damn Am. Damn Am Bowl Jam – 12 pack of anything to enter the Contest (beer preferably). Event is one advanced division only. 30 skater maximum entrants. Open to anyone including Pro Skateboarders. Previous winners of the Damn Am go directly to the Semi-Finals in future events. Additional details can be found at DamnAm.com.

BLACK LABEL NEWS – The new video from Black Label ‘Back in Black’ is finished and features Adam Alfaro, Chet Childress, Kyle Leeper, Pat Rakestraw, Matt Mumford, Peter Watkins, Chaz Pineda, Anthony Schultz and Chris Troy. The dates and locations for the premieres of the new video can be found at www.blacklabelskates.com.

EUROPEAN BOWL BASH – The BowlBash 2006 dates are; Qualifications – May 13-14th Malmo Sweden, June 3-4th Hamburg Germany, July 15-16th Burnley UK, August 26-27th Algorta Spain… Finals – October 13-15th Eindhoven Holland… The Malmo qualifier will be the grand opening of the new Stapelbadds park, featuring bands including Millencolin and Sick Of It All. Please check www.stapelbaddsparken.se and www.bowlbash.com


25TH MONSTER MASTERSHIP scheduled to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, has now definitely been called off by its organisers, Titus communications GmbH. The cancellation is primarily due to problems in financing the event. Potential sponsors have already exhausted their budgets for the World Cup Soccer event or are uneasy about making further investment, fearing a ‘vacuum’ for sporting events following the football mega-event. In addition, the turbulent market situation also didn’t make putting on the event any easier. In recent years, the event was co-financed with the help of Titus Dittman, founder of the diverse companies within titus AG, and the current market situation in the skateboard sector in particular – the core business of titus Ag – equally made this unfeasible. Regrettably then for the organisers and all skateboarding fans, the Mastership will not take place this year for the first time in 24 years. We look forward to the 25th anniversary of the competition next year, because it’s only been postponed, not cancelled……the Mastership will be back! Tentative plans are in the works by WCS to hold the World Championships later in the year in Southern California. www.wcsk8.com

DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR ANNOUNCES PRE-QUALIFIED ATHLETES FOR 2006 SEASON – Athletes are pre-qualified for the 2006 Dew Action Sports Tour’s first stop, the Panasonic Open, based on their rankings at the end of the 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour season. Depending on the discipline, between 10 and 20 athletes are pre-qualified. The full list is as follows – Ryan Sheckler, Bucky Lasek, Ryan Guettler, Jamie Bestwick, Ryan Guettler, Kenny Bartram, Chad Fernandez, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Scotty Cranmer, Kevin Robinson, Corey Bohan, Jeremy Stenberg, Greg Lutzka, Andy Macdonald, Ryan Nyquist, Chad Kagy, Cameron White, Mike Mason, Paul Rodriguez, Bob Burnquist, Dave Mirra, Simon Tabron, Chris Doyle, Adam Jones, Jereme Rogers, Anthony Furlong, Allan Cooke, Dave Mirra, Ryan Nyquist, Ronnie Faisst, Wagner Ramos, Rune Glifberg, Colin Mackay, Dennis McCoy, Mike Aitken, Ailo Gaup, Dayne Brummet, Neal Hendrix, Rob Darden, John Parker, Colin Mackay, Beau Bamburg, Austen Seaholm, Sandro Dias, Josh Harrington, Jay Miron, Cory Nastazio, Drake McElroy, Alex Gavin, Shaun White, Steven McCann, Jimmy Walker, Chris Gerber, Nate Adams, Paul Machnau, Chris Gentry, Tom Haugen, Tom Stober, Stephen Murray, Dustin Miller, Ronnie Creager, Mike Laird, Luke Parslow, Josh Evin, Chad Kagy, Rob Darden, Pat Channita, Alistair Whitton, Paul Kintner, Alex Chalmers, Mike Aitken, TJ Lavin, Michel Simonetto, Gary Young, Steven McCann, Morgan Wade, Dave Dillewaard, Diogo Canina, Dennis McCoy, Michael Cleveland. The Dew Action Sports Tour schedule, events and locations are as follows:
June 22-25 Panasonic Open Louisville, Ky. – Kentucky Expo Center
July 13-16 Right Guard Open Denver, Co. – Pepsi Center
Aug. 17-20 Vans Invitational Portland, Ore. – Rose Quarter
Sept. 7-10 Toyota Challenge San Jose, Calif. – HP Pavilion
Oct. 12-15 PlayStation Pro Orlando, Fla. – TD Waterhouse Centre

DEW TOUR UPDATE – Ryan Sheckler Captures Skateboard Park Title for Second Consecutive Time at Dew Action Sports Tour’s Panasonic Open in Louisville, KY. Sheckler, 16, of San Clemente, Calif., turned back new wunderkind, Nyjah Huston, 11, of Davis, Calif., in Skateboard Park. Sheckler had an average score of 92.67. Huston averaged 88.33. Jereme Rogers, 21, of Boston finished third at 83.92. Sheckler was the 2005 Skateboard Park overall champion on the Dew Tour.

SKATE CONTEST – Skatepark of Tampa and Shaqueefa present Saturday – July 22 – Bonus Free Day – 7th Annual Thunder High Ollie Challenge at Skatepark of Tampa – Tampa, FL. www.skateparkoftampa.com.

Tony Alva and Christian Hosoi will be celebrity judges at Snickers Soul Bowl event in England. They will judge and also sign autographs for the metal fans. Props go to IMG’s Chris Conrad for his endless energy the past year, in securing a passport and entry into England for Christian Hosoi. Last year the event attracted more than 140,000 people – and the Snickers Bowl is back for a fourth year in England and third year at the DOWNLOAD Festival. This year’s headliners include: Guns N’ Roses – Metallica – Tool- Korn – Deftones. Skaters: Bucky Lasek, Neal Hendrix, Benji Galloway, Danny Mayer, Lincoln Ueda, Brian Patch, Omar Hassan, Sandro Dias, Jocke Olson, Terence Bougdour, Jurgen Horrwath, Renton Millar, Pete King and Steve Caballero. For more go to www.wcsk8.com.

VANS NABS ANTHONY VAN ENGELEN AND JOHNNY LAYTON FOR APPAREL – Vans announced today that Anthony Van Engelen and Johnny Layton, each already riding for Vans shoes, are the first two skaters to sign Vans apparel deals. AVE, whose first Vans shoe, the AV Era, hits stores July 1, has ridden for Vans since last October, while Layton has been with Vans for more than two years, dating back to his am days. While AVE and Johnny are wearing Vans threads right now, look for signature product from these guys in Fall 2007. Vans, long known as the original skate shoe maker, is diving deeper into the apparel game with a wide selection of denim, knit and woven shirts, jackets, hoodies, pants and accessories such as hats, belts, backpacks and wallets to go along with tons of tees. In addition to Vans, Anthony is also supported by Spitfire and Royal Trucks. Layton, from Murrieta, CA, just went pro with Toy Machine at the end of 2005. Johnny is also sponsored by Ricta wheels, Thunder trucks and Active boardshop. The Vans skate team also includes Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo, John Cardiel, Dustin Dollin, Ethan Fowler, Bucky Lasek, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Ray Barbee, Omar Hassan, Danny Wainwright, Scott Kane, Flo Marfaing and ams Danny Cerezini, Raymond Molinar, Van Wastell, Andrew Allen, Dylan Rieder, Chima Ferguson, Keegan Sauder, Jon Goemann and Angel Ramirez. For more information visit skate.vans.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – X GAMES 12, AUGUST 3-6, 2006 will be held for its fourth consecutive year in Los Angeles, Calif. The annual X Games is the premier action sports event in the world, featuring athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard. X Games 12 will be telecast live on ESPN and ABC. Announced earlier this year, X Games will remain in Los Angeles through X Games 15 in 2009. Invited skateboarders include: Big Air – Jake Brown, Bob Burnquist, Jason Ellis, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Rune Glifberg, Buster Halterman, Omar Hassan, Bucky Lasek, Rob Lorifice, Andy Macdonald, Brian Patch and Danny Way…. Street – Men – Chris Cole Taylor, Nyhah Huston, Eric Koston, Greg Lutzka, Billy Marks, Rick McCrank, Andrew Reynolds, Paul Rodriguez, Jereme Rogers and Ryan Sheckler. Street – Women – Amy Caron, Elissa Steamer, Vanessa Torres….. Vert – Men – Bob Burnquist, Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Bucky Lasek… Vert – Women – Cara-Beth Burnside, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, Mimi Knoop, Jen O’Brien….. Vert Best Trick – Bob Burnquist, Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Shaun White. Info on X Games events can be found on www.expn.com.

SKATE CONTEST – June 29-July 2 – The Carhartt King of Wood Pro/Am at Skatepark of Rouen, France. Skateboarders that are scheduled to attend include Steve Forstner, Chad Bartie, Daniel Viera, Billy Rohan, Leander Geelhoed, Danilo Do Rosario, Colin Kennedy, Paul Shier, Danny Fuenzalida, Avi Luzia, Chris Pfanner, Danny Hamar, Lucas Puig, JJ Rousseau, David Marteleur and many more. Check all information on the web site www.king-of-wood.com

HAROLD HUNTER PHOTO EXHIBIT – Harold Hunter Photo Exhibition/Silent Auction with photos by Larry Clark, Ricky Powell, Ari Marcopoulis, Brian Uyeda, Giovanni Reda, Todd Jordan, Quim Cardona and others currated by Daniel Sasse and Mikhail Sokovhikov will take place June 29th through July 22nd with the Opening on June 29th 6:00pm to 9:00pm at The Canal Chapter, 343 Canal Street, 4th Floor New York, NY. Sponsored by: Red Bull, DC Shoes, Supreme, skateboarddirectory.com, Zoo York, UXA, Blades Board and Skate, Crown Prints and Rock Star Bearings.All proceeds will benefit the Harold Hunter Foundation. To preview auction, place bids or watch live web cast please visit http://1134nyc.com. Limited edition Harold Hunter t-shirts available now designed by Chris Thomas. There will also be limited edition posters available after the show. Online bidding closes at midnight on the 19th of July regular bidding ends at the closing party on the 20th of July. for more information on the Harold Hunter Foundation please visit http://haroldhunter.com

SKATOPIA SKATEPARK REUNION – On May 21 2006, at Chino Skatepark skateboarders from all over the country celebrated the Skatopia Skatepark Reunion. Notable Skatopia locals in attendance included Lester Kasai, Ray ‘Bones’ Rodriguez, Joe Wood, former singer of TSOL, Ken Mcguire, Mike Hirsch, Lonnie Hiramoto and Brooks Wackerman drummer from Bad Religion. For photos check out www.skateshooters.com/SKATOPIA_REUNION.html. For more info check out http://skatopia.net.

GROM NEWS – Micke Alba and Mike Fox have lots of skating going on while at the same time they are also bringing up lots of young talent. Check out the new Gridlockskateboards.net website where they are taking care of the kids, giving them a purpose and keeping them off the streets.

BEACH BASH BBQ – June 15th – Powerline 6 present Beach Bash BBQ on the Hermosa Beach Pier. Starts at 6pm. Featuring spins by DJ Pubes and Shepard Fairey. 21 and over only.

SLAMTRICK 2006 is the seventh edition of the international skateboard contest that will be held in Marina Di Ravenna, Italy, June 16-18, 2006. Slamtrick will stick to its traditional mix made of skateboarding, sun, sea and parties on the beach. The Slamtrick staff is selecting some of the best international riders to compete with the locals Daniel Cardone, Giorgio and Gianni Zattoni, the new European stars Manuel Margreiter (winner in 2005) and Dominik Dietrich (first place in 2004) and Renton Millar from Australia. Prize categories for street and vert: the killer (best trick), the machine (best skater of the day), the doctor (most technical trick) and the crazy horse (the most original trick). The schedule is Friday, June 16 at 4 p.m. – Vert practice at Giorgio Zattoni’s Marianna hard core giant ramp; Saturday June 17 at 6 p.m. – Vert Finals, 10:30 p.m. – Slamtrick 2006 Beach party at Boca Barranca; Sunday June 18 at 6 p.m. – Street Finals, at Oasi Skatepark Marina di Ravenna. Awards at 8:30 p.m. and then party at the skatepark till midnight. Slamtrick 2006 is sponsored by Carhartt, Globe, Stussy and Zoo York and New Era. Stay tuned into www.slamtrick.com.

GEORGIA SKATE NEWS – For an update on the skate scene in Georgia via Jason Fowler and the crew, check out www.georgiaskater.com.

DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR ANNOUNCES 2006 FREE FLOW TOUR SCHEDULE – The Dew Action Sports Tour today announced the kickoff of the Free Flow Tour, which provides amateur, locally-based athletes the prospect for professional sponsorship and recognition by the pros. As the official amateur skateboard and BMX contest series of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the Free Flow Tour begins April 29 at the Rye Airfield in Rye, NH, and will visit communities across the country all known as hot-spots within the action sports culture. The Free Flow Tour will include skate competitions at 16 sites and BMX competitions at eight sites. The top skate and BMX finishers at each stop will be flown to the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Vans Invitational in Portland, OR for the Free Flow Tour Finals, August 17-20, where one champion will be crowned in each sport. Encompassing the Flow to Pro theme, the two overall skate and BMX champions win a wild card spot to compete against the pros at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s last stop, the PlayStation Pro in Orlando, FL. In addition, there is more than $7,000 in cash prizes for the Free Flow Tour. WWW.FREEFLOWTOUR.COM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– Rune Glifberg Raises Awareness about Christiania with His New etnies Shoe – The Forsvar is the second etnies shoe designed by Rune Glifberg, and it will hit stores for holiday 06. Its mission: To raise awareness for a community in Denmark that’s facing extinction – Christiania. Forsvar is the Danish word for ‘defend.’ Since 1971, Christiania, a neighborhood in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, has existed as the only self-governing independent community existing inside another government in Denmark, and possibly the world. The people of Christiania have supported youth and skateboarding from the beginning, and have their own set of rules that promote a more peaceful, healthy and environmental approach to life. In 2004, the Danish government claimed Christiania was only a ‘social experiment’ and passed a law abolishing the collective. Images of Christiania cover the Forsvar’s custom shoebox, and the story of the community is printed on the bottom. For additional information, visit www.etnies.com.

DVS NEWS – DVS Ships Charles River Park Fundraiser Shoe – DVS Shoe Company is pleased to announce the Charles River Park Fundraiser shoe is now available. The special edition shoes are customized Berra 3s in Boston’s classic hometown colors. The foot bed is printed with the first draft of the skate park along with symbolic Boston artwork. DVS is proudly donating ten dollars for every pair made to the skate park fundraising efforts. For more information on The Charles River Conservancy and the skate park fundraiser, visit www.thecharles.org. Go to DVSSkate.com for More Info.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Elemental Awareness hosted a flat-ground S.K.A.T.E. Tournament this past Saturday in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. The skaters of Watts are some the coolest most polite rippers out there, and they were out in force for the event. David Barrera ended up taking home the first place honors winning a full scholarship to Element YMCA Skate Camp, a limited edition Elemental Awareness Jeremy Parker art board, and an Element deck, wheels, and t. Big up to all the skaters of Watts for keeping their scene alive and vibrant. This event was made possible by Element Skateboards, Shark Energy Drink, and The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC). Check out elementalawareness.org.

REAL NEWS – Nick Dompierre will be joining Ernie Torres and Chima Ferguson at the Fast Forward Celebration in Dallas, June 2nd-4th, then off on a Adio trip through the Midwest. Speaking of Chima, he’s killing it stateside. Getting photos in NYC is usually a hard accomplishment for visiting skaters, but that’s not the case with Chima. Did you see his part in the Life and Times bonus, if not, do it now. Justin Brock is getting his car fixed, probably with all his photo incentive monies. James Hardy is currently filming for the Fallen video and the Real video. Jumping from SF to KC to ATL. With a full part in Faith’s A Reason To Believe already under his belt, he can’t be stopped. Damian Bravo is filming lines from LA to SF. JT Aultz has been on numerous Vox trips. He’s been up and down the coast with Bravo filming and shooting photos. Driving Bravo crazy with his iPod only filled with One Man Army and the Exploited. Ernie Torres was in Italy for 2 weeks with Analog clothing. Now he’s back and ready to destroy everything in his path. Max Schaaf just left on a rigid frame motorcycle trip up the coast. Hitting up all the parks along the way. Dennis Busenitz is out skating right now, most likely really fast. Peter Ramondetta’s pro shoe on C1RCA is available June 1st, the same day the C1RCA free DVD drops. His pro Spitfire wheel has the DVD with it too. He’s currently on a 40 day tour premiering the video. For more go to www.dlxsf.com.

SATORI NEWS – The Satori Family happily welcomes Ron Allen to the crew. www.satorimovement.com

CHEESE AND CRACKERS – Haslam and Daewon’s CHEESE AND CRACKERS! Release date will be mid to end of June. Check it out at www.almostawebsite.com.

SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS WELCOMES ROB WELSH TO THE TEAM – Rob has been busy filming for his part in the much anticipated Lakai Video. Look for 2 new Rob Welsh models from Santa Cruz coming out this Fall (one on PowerLyte, one on PowerPly). Check out Rob’s web page and bio on www.santacruzskateboards.com

CEDAR CREST WEBSITE NEWS – Cedar Crest website is up and running at
www.digitalcowboy.com/cccc. The memorial has begun, brick by brick the story must be told. This concept was created by Mike Mapp and Bruce Adams for the sole purpose of telling a part of skateboard history that MUST not be forgotten…Please send donations, photos, stories, to Bruce@skatecolorado.com or to Mike at the website contacts button.

MASS 2006 – Mid-Atlantic Skateboard Series. www.ledopizzaskateboardseries.com

VERT CONTEST – Halfpipe Horror – June 25, 2006 – This international contest will take place on Holland’s best vertramp located in the city center of Rotterdam. This ramp is 12 meters wide and 3,7 meters high. For more go to www.skateboardfederatie.nl

SKULL SKATES NEWS – Coming this Fall look for the collaboration between Skull Skates, Circa Footwear and Adrian Lopez for the first ever Skull Skates limited edition shoe. www.skullskates.com.

SLALOM RACING – The weekend of June 21-23, national slalom racer, Kenny Mollica, is hosting a professional slalom competition in Columbus, Ohio. There are about 20-30 sponsors including Pocket Pistols, Abec 11, Sector 9, and many others.

NHS NEWS – NHS and Bell are pleased to announce an agreement that gives NHS exclusive distribution of Bell’s skateboard helmets in the United States. Six new and exclusive colored helmets and packaging along with the Tony Hawk signature model will be available through NHS beginning June, 2006. This agreement partners two companies that are both leaders in their respective industries. Visit www.nhs-inc.com

SPOT NEWS – Skatepark of Tampa is proud to announce the 7th Annual Free Day – Krux Kickflip Challenge. The event will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2006.

KRUX KICKFLIP CHALLENGE 2006!! Over 20 shops and skateparks will be hosting the Krux Kickflip Challenge in Spring and Summer of 2006. Brought to you by Krux, the Kickflip Challenge is a skating game that anyone who can do a kickflip can enter. Checkout www.kickflip.kruxtrucks.com for updated shop locations and dates as well as rules and info on how to host your own Krux Kickflip Challenge!

POWELL NEWS – Steve Caballero, Rodney Jones, Jordan Hoffart and John White will be traveling to the East Coast in August. They will be skating in Philadelphia, Woodward and New York. CAB will be getting married in July. His bachelor party will be an all day, skatepark session of eight parks in the San Jose area. Steve Caballero has an amazing interview with Christian Hosoi in Juice Magazine’s 60th Issue. CAB followed the interview up with a third place at the Pro Tec Pool Party contest in the Masters Division. CAB will be creating the artwork for four upcoming Powell decks. Steve is also working with George Powell in supporting a high-quality, entry to immediate level, complete skateboard line for the core market. You will be able to see it at this Fall’s ASR. Powell’s 30 year Anniversary Coming Soon! George Powell will be celebrating 30 years of making high quality skateboard products this November. You can view Powell products at skateone.com.

SKATE CONTEST – 2006 Grind for Life Contest – June 24, 2006 at YMCA Olesner Skatepark in West Palm Beach, FL. For details go to www.grindforlife.org.

WASHINGTON STATE SKATE CONTEST – City of Woodinville Skate Competition 2006 – hosted at the Woodinville Rotary Skate/BMX Park by Woodinville Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Teen Northshore. EVENT DATE: Saturday – July 8, 2006 – 11am-4pm. For details go to www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/recreation/teens/teen-skatepark.asp.

3RD LAIR NEWS – 3rd Lair Team Demos are happening all over the place, plus 8 weeks of Summer Skateboard Camps with a different Professional Instructor at each one. Next big event is the Damn Am on the weekend of June 2nd – 4th. New for this summer is the Krux Kickflip Challenge and Volcom’s Wild in the Parks. This summer’s Professional Instructor Schedule for the skate camps will feature a different Pro Skateboarder each week: including Gershon Mosely, Chico Brenes, Brandon Beibel, Rodney Jones, Dayne Brummet, John Buchanon, Chad Benson and Pat Channita. For details go to www.3rdlair.com.

PEDLOW SKATEPARK NEWS – Some killer photos from the Pedlow Skatepark Opening can be found at www.skateshooters.com.

STEPHEN BALDWIN to release THE UNUSAL SUSPECT: My Calling to the New Hardcore Movement of Faith – his semi-autobiography, The Unusual Suspect: My Calling to the New Hardcore Movement of Faith, will be available September 19th. Baldwin invites you to join him as he recounts the exciting journey from his humble Long Island beginnings to his escapades within the bowels of Hollywood’s bright lights and huge temptations. ‘Stevie B’ details the dabaucherous stories that earned him his ‘bad boy’ Baldwin party persona, and answers the questions of why and how he converted to radical Christianity and how it has affected the Dynasty of the Baldwin family. Baldwin is actively using his stardom to take his faith and inspirational messages to the masses, as he produced and directed the extreme sports DVD brand Livin’It. After only 3 months on the market, Livin’ It has achieved Gold status and is a phenomenon in the world of amateur and pro skateboarders. For more information log onto www.stephenbaldwin.com.

SKATE CONTEST – Volcom Meadows Pro Invitational – Friday, July 28 – Saturday, July 29, 2006 – In Association with SPoTlight Productions. It’s an invite only pro skateboarding contest at the Volcom Brothers Skatepark in Mammoth Lakes, California. Prize purse is $30,333.00. Register by Email with ryan@skateparkoftampa.com. Skatepark is located on Meridian Blvd., go left on Meridian before entering town of Mammoth Lakes, Park is 1/4 mile up on right side.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thousands Hit Paris for etnies’ 20 Year Bash! – To celebrate 20 amazing years of pioneering skateboard footwear, etnies brought it back to where the brand began – Paris, France. The exclusive etnies 20 Year Anniversary party was held at the Palais de Tokyo and etnies celebrated with more than 4,000 friends from all over the world including legends Natas Kaupas and Sal Barbier. The outdoor terrace of the Palais de Tokyo was transformed into an open-air dance floor with open bars, stage and DJ booth. The etnies 20 Year timeline was showcased while reels of archived video footage highlighting some of etnies’ team riders greatest moments played. etnies team riders at the event included – Arto Saari, Rune Glifberg, Ronnie Creager, Kyle Leeper, Ali Boulala, Ryan Sheckler, Bastien Salabanzi, Conhuir Lynn, Elissa Steamer and Lauren Perkins. The third and final stop of etnies celebrated 20th anniversary parties will hit Lake Forest on Oct. 21! To view more event photos, check out www.etnies.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- First Look Studios presents a Free Block Party and Sneak Preview Screening of director Larry Clark’s new film Wassup Rockers in Downtown Los Angeles at the American Apparel Factory Parking Lot, 747 Warehouse Street Los Angeles, CA 90211 on Sunday, June 25, 2006, beginning at 3:00pm (come early to skate a street obstacle course from 1:00pm). Festivities will include live bands featured on the film’s soundtrack, skateboarding competition (for product prizes), DJ’s Benji Madden and Shepard Fairey, pro-skaters Chad Muska, Pancho Molar, Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, Mike Chin and Danny Minnick, plus music celebs Slash and Tommy Lee in person. There will be food, and giveaways from Boost Mobile, Etnies, Baker and others. At 8:30pm, director Larry Clark (Kids, Bully) and the cast of the film will present an outdoor screening of Clark’s latest film, Wassup Rockers, which features an all Latino cast of Los Angeles teens, pulled off the streets and onto the screen, to tell a story about cultures clashing from South Central to Beverly Hills. Wassup Rockers opens on June 30, 2006 at the Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles, following a June 23rd opening in New York City. The film also opens June 30th in Orange County and Chicago followed by a July national roll out. www.wassuprockers.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tum Yeto announces the closure of the Pig Wood ‘Pro’ program. After three years of development we have decided to end this division of the Pig Brand and focus our efforts on the long-time mainstays of Pig, which are premium wheels, bearings, bags and accessories. Our plan is to continue to bolster the Pig Wheels and Bearing team and strengthen our relationships with our customers. Ragdoll, Don ‘The Nuge’ Nuygen, Matt Ball, Brian ‘Slash’ Hansen, Adrian Mallory and Shuriken Shannon will remain on the Pig Wheels program. We are happy to announce Don ‘The Nuge’ Nuygen will also join the Foundation team. Don joins Ethan Fowler, Corey Duffel, Mike Rusczyk, Gareth Stehr, Angel Ramirez, Matt Allen and Tommy Gurrola on Foundation. Tum Yeto will continue to focus its efforts and resources on the successes of the Toy Machine and Foundation premium wood programs. www.pigwheels.com

SKATE CONTEST – 5th Annual Millenium Skatepark Contest – July 29-30 @ Owl’s Head Park – Brooklyn, NY. For info email fudruckus@gmail.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOST is excited to announce the signing of Danny Fuenzalida to the Lost Skate Team. Danny fits in perfect with rest of the Lost skate crew Pat Duffy, Ricky Oyola, Kyle Berard, and Jesse Fritsch, Paul Zitzer’ His blood is Chilean but he’s Australian on paper. Danny was born in Australia and then lived in Canada for three years. He then went south of the equator to live in Chile for eight years before settling in Northern California; first in San Jose and then finally to the ghetto block of San Francisco. Along with Lost clothing Danny flys the flag for Satori Wheels, Think Skateboards, Venture Trucks, Swiss Bearings, IPath Footwear and MIA. For more info, log on to www.lostenterprises.com.

UK SKATE CONTEST – Check out some photos from the Concrete Carnage Jam held at the Rom skatepark, the last remaining 70’s purpose built skate pool in the UK. http://www.aquapix.com/Concrete%20Carnage%20Jam/index.html

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Acclaimed, award-winning documentary filmmaker — and
Nonfiction Spots commercial director — Stacy Peralta set out to honor the Earnhardt family’s three generations of NASCAR success on Father’s Day, in a new spot for Budweiser via DDB Chicago which debuted during the broadcast of the 3M Performance 400 from Michigan International Speedway. Using stock footage gathered from The Earnhardt family, Anheuser Busch, The Associated Press, Getty Images, NASCAR and Sports Illustrated, and working side-by-side with his colleague, editor Paul Crowder — who edited Stacy’s documentary features ‘Dogtown and Z-Boys’ and ‘Ridings Giants’ — the spot drew from over 50 years of the Earnhardt family’s racing legacy and Budweiser’s long-time support for auto racing. With the debut of this Budweiser spot, Stacy eagerly anticipates the next wave of opportunities to create quality commercial content. Budweiser’s official story on the campaign is available online at www.nascar.com/2006/news/headlines/cup/06/16/budweiser.earnhardt.ad/ Here’s a link to the :30 version of the spot itself: http://www.darnellworks.com/nonfiction/media/bud30.mov.

6TH ANNUAL HEAVY REBEL WEEKENDER – June 30-July 2 – Winston-Salem, NC. www.heavyrebel.net.

HULLABALOO FUNDRAISER – Wed. June 21 – The Silverlake Conservatory of Music’s Second Annual ‘Hullabaloo’ Fundraiser with performances by Patti Smith, Joshua Redman, Flea, award-winning Los Angeles Philharmonic flutist Catherine Ransom Karoly, her husband, prize-winning LA Phil cellist Jonathan Karoly, instructors and students from the Conservatory will be featured in a small intimate setting. The location is the Edendale Grill at 2838 Rowena Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90039 (in Silver Lake). Hours are 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Tickets are $250. Purchase tickets in advance only: In-person at the school, located at 3920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, Monday – Friday from 12noon – 5:00pm, or by calling 323-665-3363. Please visit www.silverlakeconservatory.com for more information about the Conservatory which is a non-profit music school founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea and fellow musician, Keith Barry. It currently provides instruction to approximately 600 students, nearly 15% of whom receive lessons as a result of the scholarship program. This memorable evening includes a dinner buffet, open bar, live music, the insider’s track to very generous auction items, and the chance to support music education in Los Angeles. Only 300 tickets will be sold to this fundraiser.

INDIE 103.1 PRESENTS ‘THE FILTH AND THE FURY’ LIVE – On Saturday July 1st, Steve Jones, original member of the Sex Pistols and current host of ‘Jonesy’s Jukebox’ on Indie 103.1, will host a night of punk rock and movies at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The event will feature Julian Temple’s documentary of the Sex Pistols, The ‘Filth and the Fury’, as well as live performances by The Like before the film and The Vacation after the screening. Jones will also broadcast a special Saturday edition of his radio show live from the Ford from 6 PM to 8 PM, the first-ever live on-location broadcast of ‘Jonesy’s Jukebox’. Steve Jones and Indie 103.1 are planning many other surprise guests and musical performers for this historic punk rock event.

THE BUZZCOCKS HIT THE US FOR WARPED TOUR JUNE 2006 WITH SELECT HEADLINING DATES. FULL HEADLINING TOUR TO FOLLOW IN JULY – Buzzcocks, the band that has personified punk rock and who literally gave life to the indie DIY ethos, hits the US this June with select headlining dates, joining the WARPED TOUR for two weeks of rock and roll galore. The godfathers of punk, are back in the US touring in support of their power punch of an album – Flat Pack Philosophy. The first Buzzcocks album on Cooking Vinyl packs 14 songs into 36 frenetic minutes.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JOAN JETT and THE BLACKHEARTS ROCK ICON RELEASES NEW ALBUM, VIDEO WITH CARMEN ELECTRA and PERFORMS ON WARPED TOUR THIS SUMMER – Joan Jett, the queen of punk and rock, releases her new album, ‘Sinner’, on Blackheart Records.

CBGB To Close On Halloween 2006 – The New York Daily News is reporting that after a long and nasty rent fight, the owner of the legendary rock club CBGB agreed yesterday to move out of its grungy East Village site next year. ‘I guess money talks. That’s the name of the game,’ said Hilly Kristal, who opened the dank punk mecca in 1973. ‘We tried our best.’ CBGB, which gave bands like the RAMONES and TALKING HEADS a start, will leave its home on the Bowery next Halloween. Kristal is hoping to move the club to a new spot on the lower East Side and has looked at several spaces. But he also is considering opening a namesake joint in Las Vegas and is negotiating with deep-pocketed partners. ‘I’m trying to stay in New York, but New York is expensive,’ Kristal said. The Bowery Residents’ Committee, a nonprofit homeless-support group, owns the building housing CBGB and has long maintained that Kristal was paying far too little rent. ‘[We] can now concentrate on helping the needy and homeless of New York City’ said Executive Director Muzzy Rosenblatt.

NEW YORK DOLLS – On July 25th, 2006, the seminal New York Dolls, a band that has been accused of inspiring everything from punk rock to hair metal, will release their eagerly anticipated album, One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This which includes guest appearances by Michael Stipe, ‘Dancing on the Lip of A Volcano,’ Iggy Pop on ‘Gimme Love and Turn On the Light,’ Tom Gabel (Against Me!) on ‘Punishing World,’ and the Dolls’ own hero, Bo Diddley, on ‘Seventeen.’ The Dolls are planning a world tour, in support of the new release on Roadrunner Records, starting Summer 2006.

HOOTENANNY 2006 – Saturday July 1, 2006 in Orange County – Scheduled to Appear: Rev. Horton Heat, Tiger Army, Flogging Molly, Supersuckers, Horrorpops, The Living End, Chris Spedding and Robert Gordon (Reunion), Wanda Jackson, Lee Rocker, Manic Hispanic, Big Sandy, James Intveld, Ricky Warwick, 3 Bad Jacks, Hellbound Heyride, and Calavera. Venue: Oak Canyon Ranch, Irvine California. www.thehootenanny.com/upcoming/

HANK III / ANTISEEN – RELEASE DATE: June 27th, 2006 – Get ready for a White Trash double header of epic proportions!! Nashville bastard Hank III has teamed up with the original sons of the savage South ANTiSEEN for this limited picture disc 7′. On the A-side Hank honors us with a Country-fied cover of ANTiSEEN’s classic horror-rock stomper ‘Ruby, Get Back To The Hills’ which is from the upcoming ‘Everyone Loves ANTiSEEN’ tribute album- due to be released later this summer. On the flip side, ANTiSEEN pays tribute to themselves with ‘F.T.K.’ This release is strictly limited to 2,000 copies, and is sure to become a collectors items for both fans of Hank III and ANTiSEEN. So you better git while the gittin’s good!!! www.tkorecords.com.

KITTY and THE KOWALSKIS NEWS – The long-awaited new album from Kitty and The Kowalskis, Chinese Democracy is out now, featuring guest appearances by Jesse Malin, Damian O’Neill of The Undertones and Danny Sage, formerly of D Generation! www.thekowalskis.com.

GORILLA BISCUITS TOUR – New York City’s own Gorilla Biscuits are planning a full US tour, starting on August 4th. There are also bound to be some surprises in store, and we will announce them as soon as anything official comes through. This is the first full tour by Gorilla Biscuits since 1991 – that’s left a lot of people waiting, eagerly anticipating one of the most highly revered bands of their era to resurface. Although the members have stayed active in bands such as Quicksand, Civ, Rival Schools and Walking Concert, it’s obvious that there is a lot of excitement surrounding Gorilla Biscuits that people can’t wait to be a part of, especially seeing the original lineup of the band. Joining GB on this tour will be Comeback Kid and, on select dates, the infamous Murphy’s Law. For more info go to www.revelationrecords.com.

JOHNNY THUNDERS TRIBUTE – Wednesday, June 7th, 2006 – 11 PM – Come and see Joy Ryder and Avis Davis perform at Don Hill’s as part of The Johnny Thunders 15-Year Memorial Tribute along with Tuff Jeff Salen Band (of The Tuff Darts), Buddy Bowzer (of The New York Dolls) and Scheebo (of The Stilletos) Johnny Black and Walter Lure (of Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers) and Guest Rick Blaze, The Black Angels (Sylvain Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome Band). Don Hill’s is located at 511 Greenwich St. at Spring St. – NYC.

JELLO BIAFRA SPOKEN WORD TOUR – With an abrasive voice and a sarcastic and cynical mind, he is both engaging and thought-provoking. Jello Biafra questions everything that is held sacred. He addresses censorship, social responsibility, government follies and mistruths, educational overhaul, the decriminalization of drugs and why he isn’t nostalgic about punk rock’s ‘glory days.’ Biafra’s career in the public eye began as the leader and vocalist of Dead Kennedys, the pioneering punk rock band known for smart, political lyrics and furious music. He’s run for mayor of San Francisco, been drafted as a Green Party Presidential nominee, and famously battled obscenity charges for the Dead Kennedys’ Frankenchrist album artwork. This upcoming tour has Biafra waxing on the ongoing corporate coup, ‘Iraq-naphobia’, and the prevalence of electronic voter fraud. The shows will be recorded for the upcoming Jello Biafra spoken word CD ‘In the Grip of Official Treason’, due out this Fall on Alternative Tentacles, the label he founded in 1979. For more go to www.alternativetentacles.com.

VANS WARPED TOUR 2006 PRESENTED BY CINGULAR WIRELESS SET TO LAUNCH JUNE 15 IN COLUMBIA, MD. Bands confirmed for this summer’s trek include AFI, Against Me, Bouncing Souls, Helmet, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Less Than Jake, Motion City Soundtrack, NOFX, Rise Against, Saves the Day, Senses Fail, The Academy Is, The Living End, Thursday, Underoath and many more. www.warpedtour.com.

JUNE 1ST – INTO THE WILD’ ART SHOW IN LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Thursday night Element family artists will be featured in an art show as part of Laguna Beach’s 1st Thursdays Art Walk.’ Works include photographs of Element riders Tosh Townend, Mike Vallely, Jake Rupp and Levi Brown taken by Element’s Marc Falkenstien. Also featured are a selection of wildlife paintings by Mike Kershnar, Elemental Awareness President. www.elementskateboards.com.

SKATE ART SHOW – Sat June 10 from 2-11pm at 7908 Santa Monica Blvd. LA, CA. The show will feature art by Date Farmers, Cheryl Dunn, Deanna Templeton, Barry McGee, Neck Face, Rich Jacobs, Big Foot, Chris Lindig, Ray Potes, Skullphone, Sky Pager, Ed Templeton, Shepard Fairey, Colin Burns, Gary Garay and others.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – After two years in the making Supply and Demand has finally
arrived. This book is 350 pages, large format (9’x12′) with a foil embossed cover. There are tons of images that have never been published as well as essays and interviews by Steven Heller, Carlo McCormick, Roger Gastman, Rob Walker, Helen Stickler, and Shepard Fairey. This is the definitive case study, art book, bible of Obey Giant. www.obeygiant.com

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

ART OPENING – Art opening @ Kid Robot San Francisco – June 22 – from 6pm till 8pm. New prints, Kustom painted toys and some wacky, destroy your mind kind of stuff. After party @ the 500 Club! www.dirtydonny.com

PUNK BOOK – July 15th the book ‘Punk is Dead, Punk is Everything’ featuring artist Richard Sanchez. the follow up book to ‘F**ked Up Photocopy’ through Kill Your Idols Press.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ‘VON DUTCH TRIBUTE II’ Group Art exhibition. ‘Art of Von Dutch’ book release and signing. May 20th through June 10, 2006. Reception: Saturday, May 20 from 8:00pm to 11:30pm. Live music from the ‘Dynotones’. The exhibition will take place at the Copro/Nason Gallery Bergamot Station Art Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave. Unit T5 Santa Monica, CA 90404. Phone – 310-829-2156 – In June of 1996, Copro/Nason gallery curated the epic ‘Von Dutch Tribute exhibition’ in honor of the late, legendary Kustom Kulture icon and master craftsman, Von Dutch. This seminal exhibition featured original flying eyeballs, pinstripe panels, monster illustrations, sculptures and a Dutch-built 1947 Kenworth body mounted on a Ford truck chassis. Over 25 artists were featured in the the show, they included Coop, Von Franco, Stanley Mouse, Frank Kozik, Anthony Ausgang and many others. They were all directly inspired by Von Dutch’s painting, pinstriping and awe-inspiring master craftsmanship. Von Dutch (Kenny Howard) died September 19, 1992. In tribute, his work formed the catalyst (along with Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth and Robert Williams) for the 1993 Kustom Kulture exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum. This exhibition was the first significant museum show to bring hot rod-influenced artists to the attention of a new audience not used to thinking about automobiles as ‘Art.’ More than thirteen years later, Von Dutch’s art continues to influence a new generation of artists. The Von Dutch Tribute II includes many of the artists from the original tribute exhibit, as well as new paying homage to the work that inspired them. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00pm until 6:00pm. http://copronason.com.

PEGGY OKI NEWS – Peggy has updated her website with recent paintings and new links. Check it out at www.peggy-oki.com/gallery/gallery.html. Peggy will be teaching two art classes in July, with the Carpinteria Summer Arts program. One of the classes will be a skateboard deck painting class, open to all ages.

VESTAL NEWS – Shepard Fairey – purveyor of art, music, and now…fine time keeping – exclusively adorns his wrist with Vestal Watches, unless occasionally compelled to additionally wear handcuffs… an occupational hazard, of course. Shepard’s new book, ‘Supply and Demand’, will be hitting the shelves in January. For more go to http://www.VestalWatch.com.

FUEL TV NEWS – FUEL TV’s original signature series ‘Firsthand’ is now available via iTunes.

BART SARIC NEWS – Bart has been making the news worldwide with a recent feature on www.concretedisciples.com and on Daily Habit on Fuel TV. Check it all out at www.b-artwork.com
Bart’s son Odin is also on the rise with his photo on a recent Santa Monica Newspaper cover. They called him ‘Tiny Hawk’. The future is bright with young rippers like Odin on the horizon.

ART SHOW – Resident Independent Graphic Artist and illustrator extraordinaire Lucas Musgrave is having a gallery opening tomorrow, June 2nd in Santa Cruz at the Hide Gallery at 131 B Front Street. The opening is from 6:30 to midnight and runs the entire month of June with a closing reception on June 30th. ‘Unlovely’ showcases Lucas’ skateboard art including graphics from Creature, Santa Cruz, and Independent, original paintings and more. In honor of Fausto Vitello, Lucas will be auctioning off a complete skateboard package including a one of a kind hand drawn Independent ‘Hell Rider’ logo illustration. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco. So come on by and explore the creative process of skateboard art from concept to completion plus new paintings, limited edition prints, and t-shirts will be available. Brought to you in part by Santa Cruz, Creature, Independent Truck Co., and Bill’s Wheels Skateshop. For more info call 831.621.3939 or log onto Hide Gallery’s website at www.hidegallery.com.

HAWAIIANA EXPO – Cruz Island+Beach 4: Surf, Skate and Hawaiiana Expo which will be held on June 17th in Redondo Beach, California. For details go to www.aloha-cruz.com.

THE PACIFIC BEACH SURF CLUB PRESENTS THE 8TH ANNUAL SUMMER LONGBOARD CLASSIC – Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Tourmaline Surf Park. First heat at 6:30 a.m.. Entry Fee: $60 for adults $50 for surfers 19 and under Payment: make checks payable to: Pacific Beach Surf Club. Mail to: Star Surfing
4652 Mission Boulevard San Diego, CA 92109. Deadline to postmark or drop off entries is June 1st. Space is limited. This contest fills up every year, so sign up early. Drop off these entry forms at: Star Surfing or mail to the address above.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oakley presents the Sri Lankan Airlines Pro – Maldives – Dhonveli Island – June 8 to June 11 2006. World Surfing continues to travel the global islands chasing great waves as Oakley Presents the Sri Lankan Airlines Pro in The Maldives. The line up includes surfers from Australia, South Africa, Japan, USA, New Zealand, France, Spain and England and all will be chasing a serious slice of both the $US75 000 prize pool and the vital points which go toward their ASP World Ratings. As an exciting and progressive addition to this years event, the quality left hand reef/point break, aptly named ‘Pasta Point’ on the Dhonveli Island will be the events base. Updates will posted each day at www.surfingaustralia.com.


SLATER EMBARKS ON ‘LETTING GO’ TOUR – World surfing champion Kelly Slater is about to embark on a tour of the USA East Coast to promote Quiksilver’s highly acclaimed new DVD, Letting Go. Letting Go is a one-hour documentary that traces Slater’s unprecedented seventh world title victory on the 2005 ASP World Championship Tour. The Letting Go documentary will also screen during numerous international film festivals, including the Maui Film Festival, in Hawaii, and the Solstice Film Festival in Minneapolis, USA, this month. The USA East Coast tour starts in New York City on Monday 12 June and finishes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 17 June. Letting Go will also play on 18 June in San Juan, Puerto Rico. To buy tickets, go to: http://www.quiksilver.com/lettinggotour.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Join Perry Ellis and Best Life magazine for an afternoon with surfer Laird Hamilton. While at Macy’s, check out the hottest spring looks and Father’s Day must-haves from Perry Ellis. On Saturday, June 17, purchase $50 or more in Perry Ellis merchandise and receive an autographed copy of Laird’s pre-released DVD All Aboard The Crazy Train, as well as an opportunity to meet and have your picture taken with Laird. Event begins at 12:00 pm at Macy’s Beverly Center – The Men’s Store at 8500 Beverly Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA.

REEF GOES COASTAL FOR 2ND ANNUAL PLANET REEF TOUR – Summer’s officially here, and it’s time to kick off year two of the Planet Reef Tour – a mobile celebration of all things Reef. The 9-day, East Coast tour will concentrate on beach towns through a series of public friendly, grass roots promotions up the North East Atlantic coast starting July 14th. The West Coast stops, a series of invite only surf industry parties, will resume on Reef’s home turf in San Diego on August 1st, eventually making its way to Los Angeles, and Santa Cruz. Reef team riders Rob Machado, Brad Gerlach, Evan Valiere and Ben Bourgeois will climb on board ‘Mystery’ a deluxe 40 foot tour bus, and hit all the East Coast surf spots from Wrightsville Beach, NC to Narragansett, RI. A chunk of their time will be spent displaying their talents at local surf breaks, greeting the groms at the surf shops, and partying with the locals at the neighboring pubs. The boys will also be on hand to compete in the 2nd annual $20,000 purse, Planet Reef PRO-AM at the kick off event in Wrightsville Beach on July 14th. Be sure to check out www.reef.com for full details.

MORE REEF NEWS – Reef Gives a Leg Up to the San Diego Board Building Community – Reef is opening its warehouse doors on June 28th to select San Diego shapers who will have access to 700 foam blanks at Pre- ‘Black Monday’ prices. Reef arranged and subsidized the grass roots pricing initiative to give back to the local board building community, and to ease some of the woes caused by the December closing of Clark Foam. The announcement was made in January that Reef would be absorbing the cost of purchasing and importing a 40′ container of Safari Foam blanks from South Africa at current market value, and then offering the blanks to San Diego shapers at pre- Clark Foam closure prices. Thirty-five reputable shapers holding a California Resale Certificate, and doing business in San Diego, responded to the offer. On Wednesday, June 28th at 12pm, Reef will welcome the 35 shapers to Reef headquarters allowing them to purchase up to 24 of the South African blanks. Reef made a conscious decision to import a vast quantity of fish blanks, a shape concept which was conceived in San Diego. For more info go to www.reef.com

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CELEBRITY SURF JAM HITS THE WAVES JUNE 10, 2006 – The Surfrider Foundation and Propaganda Headquarters announced today that the Celebrity Surf Jam will once again be returning to the world famous Huntington Beach Pier on June 10th, 2006 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Admission is free for the public. This thrilling and one-of-a-kind event brings together a host of stars from the world of music, entertainment and sports, to compete alongside the world’s top professional surfers and Surfrider Foundation volunteers from across the county. Surfrider Foundation’s Celebrity Surf Jam is once again being chaired by X-Games commentator and star of E! Television’s Daily 10, Sal Masekela. Joining Sal and competing for the best waves will be event co-chair Brandon Boyd and fellow Incubus members Mike Einziger and Ben Kenney, Oscar nominated actress Minnie Driver, star of the hit 70’s television series Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Brandon Cruz, Porno For Pyros member Peter DiStefano, Switchfoot bassist Tim Foreman, Baywatch alumni and star of the N Network’s upcoming show Beyond The Break, David Chokachi, along with fellow cast member Ross Thomas. The stars will be joined by a host of today’s top surfing professionals, including event co-chair and co-star of the Endless Summer II, Pat O’Connell, Rob Machado, WCT surfers Taylor Knox and Damien Hobgood, and free surfing phenomena Tim Curran, Danny Fuller and Jeff Deffenbaugh and Pascal Stansfield. For more information on the event, including athlete bios, event schedule and wallpapers, please go to www.celebritysurfjam.com.

INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY IS COMING – Annual Global Celebration of the Sport of Surfing and Beach Environments takes place on June 21st… .

SURF CAMP NEWS – Surf Camp Rewards Scholars – Pat Weber, founder, owner and head coach of the San Diego Surfing Academy, announced today that SDSA will be rewarding students of all levels with deep discounts for good grades on their most recent report card going into the summer of 2006. For the all-inclusive overnight surf camp which runs for six days and five nights throughout the summer, each ‘A’ will earn a $50 discount and each ‘B’ will fetch a $25 discount off of the all-inclusive price of $995. If you had six classes and do the math, straight ‘A’s’ could mean a reduction of $300! Documented proof of the report card is required. The SDSA Surf Camp is located at the north end of South Carlsbad State Beach Campgrounds, San Diego County, California, USA, and occupies a secure, fenced half acre of prime oceanfront property. Reservations for lessons, day camps, and overnight camps can be made at 800.447.SURF (7873) or 760.230.1474. Registration forms are online at http://www.SurfingAcademy.com.

SURF VIDEO PREMIERE – Oakley presents ‘Separate Volume’ a surf movie with an outdoor screening at Fistral Beach on June 8, 2006.

BILLABONG SURF CAMPS – Billabong and Jason Borte Surf School have teamed up to bring a series of Billabong Surf Camps to several prominent surfing locations along the East Coast of the United States. Beginning June 2006, the camps will take place in Virginia Beach, Virginia; Gilgo Beach, New York; and Atlantic Beach, North Carolina…

EDDIE AIKAU CONTEST NEWS – Quiksilver Extends Eddie Aikau Tournament – Quiksilver and the Aikau Family announced a 10-year joint commitment to continue The Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational, in Memory of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay, Hawaii, through the winter season of 2015/2016. The Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational is held each winter at Waimea Bay, on the famous North Shore of Oahu, when wave face heights measure 40-feet or greater. It honors the memory of Hawaiian Eddie Aikau – the first official lifeguard of Waimea Bay, and pioneer big-wave rider… (5/18/2006) Copyright 2006 SportsOneSource, LLC

HEAL THE BAY NEWS – Heal the Bay’s ‘Bring Back the Beach 2006 Benefit Dinner’ on June 1, 2006. Heal the Bay’s Bring Back the Beach Benefit Dinner celebrates the organization’s 21 years of stewardship over Southern California’s coastal waters. ‘Celebrating the Beach’ is the theme for this year’s dinner with honorees Laird Hamilton, Gabrielle Reece, Leonard Armato, and SIMA. Scheduled to attend: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Duchovny, Tea Leoni, Amy Smart, Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton. The event will take place at the Barker Hangar 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA. Media Parking in Lot B-2.

DAMIEN HOBGOOD WINS GLOBE WCT FIJI – Damien Hobgood from Florida, USA has won the 2006 Globe WCT Fiji men’s surfing championship, defeating Australian tour rookie, Shaun Cansdell, 23 years of age from Mullaway, NSW, Australia. Damien, who had to work hard to claim his victory over Shaun, also won the event in 2004, whilst for Shaun, it was his first appearance in a championship tour final. Full details will be posted at www.globefiji.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ESPN X GAMES BRINGS THE GAME BACK TO MEXICO – After a successful first year, the ESPN X Games 12 Surfing competition will return to Puerto Escondido, Mexico for a second consecutive year. Famous for the big powerful waves of Zicatela Beach, the competition is schedule for July 3-4, with a competition for local athletes taking place on July 2 at the ‘Mexican Pipeline.’ In addition to Surfing, X Games 12 will be held August 3-6, 2006 in Los Angeles for its fourth consecutive year.

KELLY SLATER, JIMMY CONNORS and JEROME BETTIS TO BE HONORED AT CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER’S 21ST ANNUAL SPORTS SPECTACULAR SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2006 – The 21st annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular brings together the greatest names in sports and entertainment to join their peers in helping children suffering from genetic birth defects. The event hosts more than 1,800 prominent sports figures, entertainers and business, civic and community leaders to honor the country’s top sports stars while helping to combat genetic birth defects. Honorees and Show Participants include Jerome Bettis, Jimmy Connors, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Tony Hawk, Matt Leinart, George Lopez, The Rock, Kelly Slater. Honorary Chairpersons and Hosts include Tom Arnold, Jim Hill, Al Michaels, John Salley.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PRIZE PURSE INCREASES FOR MACY’S CA TRIFECTA SURF SERIES – In an effort to continue the growth of the Macy’s CA Trifecta Surf Series events, Primedia’s Action Sports Group, along with the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America, is pleased to announce today a $10,000 increase in the 2006 Trifecta prize purse. FUEL TV will telecast the first stop of the Trifecta, the Body Glove Surfbout Presented by Adio on Saturday, June 17, at noon ET/PT. FUEL TV will rebroadcast the event on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET. For additional airdates please visit www.fuel.tv. The Macy’s CA Trifecta Surf Series unites the Body Glove Surfbout presented by Adio, the Newport Pro presented by WaveWatch, and the O’Neill Cold Water Classic under one banner. The Trifecta offers a $33,333 prize purse to the surfer who takes first place in three California World Qualifying Series (WQS) events. World-famous Lower Trestles hosted the first stop of the 2006 Trifecta, the Body Glove Surfbout, on April 25-29. The four-star contest was truly a changing of the guard as surfing’s up-and-comers ousted some of the professional veteran competitors. Hawaiian Dustin Cuizon (HAW) collected $10,000 for his first WQS win, with Luke Stedman (AUS) in second; 2005 Macy’s CA Trifecta Surf Series points-winner Asher Nolan (USA) took third, and unofficial event MVP Alex Gray (USA) placed fourth. The second stop of the Trifecta will be the WQS two-star Newport Pro presented by WaveWatch. The 2006 event will take place September 20-24, at Newport’s renowned 56th Street. Northern California’s premier surfing event, the four-star O’Neill Cold Water Classic, will crown the Macy’s CA Trifecta Surf Series champion. Santa Cruz’s famed Steamer Lane will play host to the final stop of the Trifecta October 17-22, 2006. For more information log onto www.aspworldtour.com or www.aspnorthamerica.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday June 15th: Surfing great Mark Occhilupo will celebrate his fortieth birthday at home on the Gold Coast before jetting out to the next event on the world surfing tour in Mexico. Occhilupo commenced celebrations with long time sponsor Billabong at their Burleigh Heads headquarters with a cake cutting ceremony. After 23 years, 21 career victories and a coveted 1999 world title, which he won 16 years after first stepping onto the ASP tour at the age of fifteen, the incredulous Occy shows no signs of slowing down.

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

WAVEYARD SUPER PARK – Waveyard Super Park Planned for Phoenix – Capitalizing on the increasing numbers of adventure sports enthusiasts, Waveyard Development, LLC plans to develop the first outdoor super park adventure and resort destination. Waveyard Development is currently in negotiations for a 200 plus acre site located just outside of Phoenix. The $250 million outdoor super park will deliver a diverse range of experiences including surfing, rafting, kayaking, climbing, scuba diving, snorkeling, skateboarding, mountain biking, and fly fishing…


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