DIE POSERS DIE! – Tony Alva and Richard Villa III present Die Posers Die! an art exhibition featuring artists/skaters – Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Pat Ngoho, Steve Olson, Clint Peterson, Lance Mountain, Mimi Knoop, Duane Peters, Chris Pastras, David Hackett and Jason Adams on Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 7-11pm. Music by DJ Howie Pyro. Open to the public but space is limited. Please RSVP to guarantee entrance at For pre-showing on May 9, 2009 please call 323-954-7295 to schedule an appointment. Exhibit A Gallery is located at 1086 South Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA.

DITCH SLAP 2009 – The ABQ Ditch Slap is April 30th through May 3rd presented by TimeShip Racing in Albuquerque, NM.

MAY 14 – OLSON ART SHOW at COLLECTIVE HARDWARE in NYC. Mark Baker is hosting. 169 Bowery New York, NY. It’s on.

TXOTX – Volcom Stone Presents: TXOTX! Mini Ramp Contest 2009 Cider season is starting again in the Basque Country…and with it the most radical mini-ramp contest of all over Europe: TXOTX! This 3rd edition is going to be awesome. The ramp is coming from Switzerland from the prestigious VERTICAL company . Competitors will battle for the 8000 prize money in a typical Basque atmosphere and as always there will be free cider for everyone!! At night ENTOMBED will kill it live! If you like good skateboarding…don’t miss TXOTX! In Durango, Saturday May 2, 2009. TXOTX ! 09 DURANGO BASQUE COUNTRY.

JULIAN MARTINEZ has been wrongly accused of robbery in Venice, CA according to his dad Jesse Martinez. Anyone that knows Julian, knows this is a bad rap. The truth will set him free, but he needs your help. Jesse Martinez and his family are seeking help with a legal defense fund for Julian. You may Paypal your donations to Please send what you can to help out the Martinez family as soon as possible.

POWELL PERALTA is back! Stacy Peralta rejoins George Powell and the crew to bring you a new revolution in 2009. For more visit Cab’s blog at

VENICE NEWS – To all the locals that know Ennis Miller from Venice, write letters to Ennis Miller at Ennis Miller, F72277 CTA North Fork Correction Facility 1605 E. Main Street Bldg. E-North, 245 Sayre, OK 73662.

PRO-TEC POOL PARTY 2009 – It took five years, but Bucky Lasek finally got his Pro-tec Pool Party title. Before a packed house Saturday night at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA, Bucky Lasek claimed his first title and $25,000 with former winners Omar Hassan (2006) and Rune Glifberg (2005, 2007, 2008) placing second and third in a Pro Division final that featured charges by youngsters including 14-year old Brazillian Pedro Barros, 20 year-old Josh Borden and 17 year-old Josh Rodriguez. Another electrifying performance by Chris Miller sealed his fifth Pro-tec Pool Party win in as many years, while the crowd for the Masters Division final was equally awed by Christian Hosoi’s contest debut after several years sitting out as a judge for the event. Dane Nicky Guerrero placed third. With several of the veterans including three-time winner Cara-Beth Burnside sitting out the Ladies comp, the youngsters proved that the ladies bowl skating is progressing like never before. Sixteen year-old Julie Kindstrand won her first title with teens Lyn-z Adams Hawkins and Megan Brown taking second and third. Those who missed the action live can find archives of the HD webcast at A one hour television special will debut August 10 during Meet and Brotatoes at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on FUEL TV, the 24/7 action sports lifestyle network.

Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Julie Kindstrand (Santa Ana, CA) $4,000
2. Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins (Cardiff,CA) $2,500
3. Megan Brown (San Bernadino, CA) $1,000

Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Chris Miller (Del Mar, CA) $10,000
2. Christian Hosoi (Huntington Bch) $6,000
3. Nicky Guerrero (Copenhagen, DEN) $3,000

Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Bucky Lasek (Baltimore, MD) $25,000
2. Omar Hassan (Costa Mesa, CA) $15,000
3. Rune Glifberg (Copenhagen, DEN) $7,500

The Pro-tec Pool Party is made possible by the support of Vans, FUEL TV, Rockstar Energy Drink and Epiphone. For in-depth blogging and photos from the 2009 Pro-tec Pool Party, please visit:

VANS NEWS – The 2009 Downtown Showdown is set for Saturday, September 26, 2009.

SMELL THE ‘CRETE presented by Skater Made Films and Bart Saric. Skateboard Film Premiere with live performances by Ladykillers, Me at the Pub and Frontside Grind and DJ Cesar on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the Knitting Factory 7021 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. Box office 323-463-0284 Starring: Kevin Anderson, Eric Britton, Chris Cudlip, Eric Dressen, Connor Getzlaff, Emmanuel Guzman, Bennett Harada, Omar Hassan, Neil Heddings, Christian Hosoi, Brendan Keavney, Jimmy Marcus, Jesse Martinez, Scott Oster, Josh Sandoval, Chris Swanson, Roland Sumile. Co-starring: Bill Danforth, Peter Hewitt, Sam Hitz, Post-Dogtown, Casey McMaugh, Tom Remillard, Robert Russon, Daniel Salgado and Jason Vanzant.

SMELL THE ‘CRETE presented by Skater Made Films and Bart Saric. May 16th at the Blank Club – San Jose, CA. – 9pm – $10.

ADIDAS SKATEBOARD CLASH 2009 – The Adidas Skateboard Clash is rolling into the fifth round. On May 23rd and 24th, 2009, skateboard Europe will meet up in the ‘Skatehalle Berlin’ to enjoy the unique and relaxed atmosphere of this extraordinary contest. A top notch field of professional skateboarders from Europe and overseas, such as Dennis Busenitz(US) and the wild Russian Connection from Schutzi (IOU Ramps) are expected. Right in time, the whole street course will be redesigned by German skate-pro Jan Kliewer. So be prepared for more street-flavoured sessions and some obstacles which have never been seen before. The street contest will be invitational only for 60 riders, but there are still 15 lucky guys who will have the chance to participate, by winning the pre-qualifications on Saturday morning. 20 Riders will compete jam-style in The ‘Death or Glory Bowl Jam’, with 3 riders per run. Saturday night will cool everybody down with an awesome aftershow party and the premiere of the new adidas video Diagonal. Skatehalle-Berlin is located at Revaler Str.99, 10245 Berlin, Germany. All Info at

STOKED SESSIONS – Stoked Sessions LA – Sat and Sun, May 2-3, 2009 at Upper Playground, Downtown LA featuring Original Work with the theme ‘I LA’ All of the proceeds from the art show will go directly to Stoked LA. Stoked Mentoring is a non-profit organization that teaches life skills to teenagers through action sports and mentoring. Stoked was founded by Selema Masekela, Host of X Games, and Steve Larosiliere, Stoked’s current Executive Director. Stoked Sessions is an art show and fundraiser for Stoked Mentoring that takes places in both New York City and Los Angeles. Stoked teams up with the best artists in action sports, street and fine art to produce original pieces and 100% of the sales proceeds benefit Stoked Mentoring.

BLIND VIDEO – premiering May 7, 2009.

ZOO YORK ‘STATE OF MIND’ WORLD PREMIERE – JUNE 4, 2009 – NEW YORK CITY – Mark your calendar, because Zoo York’s highly-anticipated new full-length video, ‘State of Mind,’ will make its world premiere on June 4th in NYC. More information and additional premiere locations coming soon…

KOPING KILLER SKATEBOARDS is back. See for yourself at

OAKLEY INDEPENDENT VERT SERIES 2009 – Seaside Session at Ramp City Blackpool on May 3rd. Blockless Combat at Creation in Birmingham, UK on June 14th.

DVS presents CPH PRO 2009 – Copenhagen, Denmark on June 26-28th, 2009.

2009 ZOO YORK AM GETTING PAID CONTEST – JULY 24TH-26TH – MONTREAL, CANADA – The Zoo York Institute is proud to announce that from July 24th-26th, the 2009 Zoo York AM Getting Paid (AGP) contest will be held at ‘Le Taz Skatepark in Montreal, Canada. Widely recognized as one of today’s most prestigious international skateboarding competitions for amateurs only, this year’s contest boasts a hefty prize purse of $10,000 USD. In celebration of AGP’s 5th Anniversary, this year’s contest will feature an exciting new format and move to the brand new 280,000 square foot ‘Le Taz Skatepark centrally located in downtown Montreal. –

ROYAL HAWAIIAN POOL SERVICE has launched their new web/blog/store. Not on ‘Hawaiian Time’ anymore. See the latest in pics, events, history lessons and products.

MIGHTY MAMA SKATE-O-RAMA SKATEPARK TOUR – The nonprofit Skateboard Moms will be heading out on the Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama skatepark tour, June 19-28, from San Diego to San Francisco and back. Info at

ELEMENT NEWS – Check out the new trailer for Element’s upcoming Fall 2009 release…SOLE. SOLE highlights the Element shoe team; Darrell Stanton, Chad Tim Tim, Mike Vallely and Levi Brown.

SANTA MONICA AIRLINES SKATEBOARDS is planning a new line of board graphics with artwork by Aaron ‘Fingers’ Murray. Murray has been working on new designs for Jay Adams, Jesse Martinez and the Jackson Bros. – Tim and Kelly. Stay tuned for more at


SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS BLOG – Check out the news about the Jason Jessee re-release of the Neptune deck. Get your blog on at

IASC ANNOUNCES THE 6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GO SKATEBOARDING DAY – Go Skateboarding Day (GSD), Sunday, June 21, 2009, founded by International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC), is recognized internationally by skateboarders, skateboard companies and the industry as a whole as an official holiday and continues to grow exponentially each year; both the number of people who celebrate it and the number of unique events taking place in its honor around the globe. Events include contests that help fund special charities, build skate parks and give scholarships as well as festivals and impromptu skateboarding sessions. Event locations are disclosed at local skateboard shops and on, where you will also find info on how to create your own event or rally among other things. The mission of GSD is to ‘Go skateboarding and have fun!’ Last year, millions of skateboarders participated in thousands of events held worldwide. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the holiday, whether they are devoted skateboarders or first-timers. World-renowned professional skateboarders such as Rob Dyrdek, Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Bam Margera, Andrew Reynolds, Ryan Sheckler, Cara-Beth Burnside and Elissa Steamer among many others have paid homage to their sport by celebrating and getting involved with GSD in past years. This year’s holiday poster was created by skateboarding legend, Steve Caballero. The excitement for GSD is consistently growing worldwide and events are currently being planned to take place in Portugal, Africa, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Netherlands, Japan, England, Australia and Canada as well as hot spots in the United States such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dayton, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Tampa. To check out the latest schedule of events in your area visit or For questions regarding
Go Skateboarding Day please contact Jen Mangiacapre at 310-996-0239 or

LARAMIE DEATHMATCH at the Laramie Skatepark, Laramie, WY. The second and third installments of the John Doe Zine 20th Anniversary contest series are coming up. The John Doe Zine 20th Anniversary skate jam is on Sunday May 3, 2009 and the Laramie Death Match is on Sunday May 24, 2009. If you would like to donate prizes to either of these events please contact

VENICE SKATEPARK UPDATE – ‘Ten years ago a group of local lifelong sk8boarders banded together to lobby the City of L.A to build a sk8park after their beloved Venice Pavilion was demolished. Much as David and Goliath, the fledgling platoon of sk8boarders took on a near insurmountable task, unknowingly entering into the lion’s lair of L.A City politics. By 2000 The platoon of sk8rs had grown to company size and had held several protests/sk8board demonstrations to arouse public awareness of their battle for a world class sk8park. The first obstacle on the path to construction turned out to be the L.A Kings Hockey organization of all people. It turned out that the L.A Kings had a back door deal to exchange advertising for venture capitol. Imagine, a City Counsel member’s Sr Deputy assistant had plans for an ice hockey and ice skating rink where there was once the very alpha centre of sk8boarding culture. Well, the skaters opposed the Kings/City Counsel deal. A showdown came to head in San Diego at a California Coastal Commission(CCC) hearing in April of 2000. Fortune smiled upon the sk8boarders as the CCC deemed the Kings plans not within the parameters of the CCC requirments. Amazingly the City Council switched sides and supported the construction of a sk8park. This small victory was only the beginning of an incredable series of negotiations, campaining and lobbying that eventually led to the 2009 construction of the only sk8park in America on the sand. The skaters have had direct involvement in every stage of the process on the road to completion of the sk8park including the design and construction.’ – WORDS BY EG AT SECTOR 9.


SKATE TIL YOU DIE – 60 Miles from Richmond to San Jose. May 21-May 23, 2009. Midnight skate after the show. Benefit for Adaptive Action Sports and Bay Area Kids Who Rock.

KEYSTONE SKATEBOARDS and Switch Foot Skate, Snow, Surf Shop are having a deck release party for the debut of Ronnie Gordon’s pro model on Friday May 1st at 6pm at Switch Foot Skate, Snow, Surf Shop 33 East Kings Highway Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Ph. 856-216-9330.

FUNHOUSE SKATEBOARDS NEWS – has two new decks with artwork by JJ RUDISILL: The War Chief and Death’s Brother. Keep in mind you can always catch the Bossman’s blog at

CONSPIRACY BOARDS NEWS – Conspiracy Boards is on a quest for Fun And will be at these Sk8parks in May. May 28th= Snowmass / Carbondale. May 29th= Kremling / Winter park / Buckit’s B-day Party @ 3 Kings, Denver. May 30th= Colorado Springs. They will be Skating, filmin’ and havin’ Fun so go join in! For those of you that can’t make it to skate but want to come to Buckit’s 50th B-Day Party, it’s at 3 Kings Tavern on Broadway in Denver. It will be a blowout!

NATURAL KONCEPT welcomes Sean Reilly to the NK pro team.

NOMAD SKATEBOARDS at a skatepark inauguration in Madrid, Spain.

THREADLESS – Bob Kronbauer, the director/founder of has chosen four renowned artists (Michael Leon, Andy Jenkins, Don Pendleton, and Geoff Mcfetridge) from the skateboarding world to each design a tee for Threadless (the online design community) based on the theme of Outer Space. You can see the shirts at

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HELP BUILD THE ROCCITY SKATEPARK – A big meeting is scheduled for May 27, 2009. We will have representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation (it is their land), the engineering firm that designed and built the bridge, people from City Hall, the skatepark design firm, and the Citizen Planning Group. The goal of the meeting is to determine the next steps in obtaining the proper permits, what things need to be considered with this location in the design of the park (access to the bridge, etc.), and how we get the project ‘shovel ready’ so that we may have access to the Niagara of stimulus money that is flowing. Please go to to read all about skateparks and, most important, make a donation to the RocCity Park!

BUILDING OUT BACK GETS A FACELIFT AND OPENS DOORS FOR THE BMX/SKATE COMMUNITY – Windells has completed construction on its one-of-kind indoor recreation facility on Mt Hood this week. The Building out Back (aka BOB) gives riders and skaters a state of the art venue to practice 365 days a year and a refuge from the elements. The 15,000 indoor skate and BMX park is the biggest of its kind in the Northwest. BOB’s new features include a 75 ft mini ramp and street course. An Olympic size trampoline and giant foam pit provide riders with the opportunity to safely work on new tricks and maneuvers, ‘This place is an incredible facility for training, for fun and for filming and its another reason Windells is the funnest place on earth,’ says owner Tim Windell. The new renovations were completed for the spring and summer sessions and compliment an already 28 acre campus. Besides BOB, Windells offers an outdoor street course, BMX dirt tracks, a concrete bowl, concrete spine ramp, a demo shed full of next years products, paintball, a NIKE Video Editing Lab, ping-pong, a basketball court and of course a snack shop. Campers can stay overnight or just attend the weeklong camps daily. The camp includes instruction, food, prizes, supervision, video review camp activities and more. To register go to

ID PRINTS LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE – ID Prints is proud to announce the launch of our online store, The first of its kind, ID Prints offers the world’s best posters, shot by the world’s best photographers, of the world’s best action sports athletes. ID Prints was born of necessity by 4 action sports industry veterans. While looking to cover our walls with images from the sports that we’re passionate about, it became glaringly obvious that consumer actions sports art did not exist. ID-Prints has partnered with the best photographers in the business to bring you amazing actions sports posters. You now have access to the true art of action sports photography, in a way you never could before. Our photographers have dedicated their lives to documenting the sports we love. They often put themselves in harms way or in heavy weather conditions to get the shot, all while maintaining the critical eye of a fine artist. The list of photographers at ID Prints really is the best of the best: Brian Bielmann, Ted Grambeau, Jim Russi, DJ Struntz, Jason Murray, David Troyer, Cole Barash, Dean Blotto Gray, Kevin Zacher, J. Grant Brittain, Atiba Jefferson, and Dave Swift. Each one a true professional, consistently delivering images that capture the soul of our sports. Our posters are produced using the finest materials, technology, and processes available today. These posters are not the cheap digital prints that you are used to seeing in the poster market. Our posters are Staccato-Quality offset prints that are printed on a heavy weight, matte finish paper and finished off with a high-gloss UV protective coating. There truly is nothing else like it. It is ID Prints mission to continually deliver the world’s best posters, by the world’s best photographers, of the world’s best athletes. For more information visit:

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES SHOW – DHP Concerts Presents SUICIDAL TENDENCIES at Camden Electric Ballroom in London, England on June 15, 2009 w/support from The Inspector Cluzo. Doors 7.00pm. 14+. Tickets Available from –

DC-JAM SKATE ROCK TOUR 2009 – The DC-Jam Skate Rock Tour 09′ is well under way on the West Coast and features performances by: Frontside Five, JFA, Anarchy Taco, Minus-One, 300 Pounds, 5 Days Dirty and Hightower. This tour will be hitting the Midwest/South by mid-summer and the East Coast in early Fall.

UNDERGROUND REVOLUTION FEST – MAY 22-23, 2009 at The Blender Theater at Gramercy 127 East 23rd Street New York City, NY. Celebrating the Legendary H.C. Punk Reggae Oi!/Skampilation 15 yr Anniversary– Jumping off With the American Hardcore Punk Rock Pioneers of A-7! FRIDAY MAY, 22nd 2009 with MIDNIGHT/ ANTIDOTE -NYHC 1983, 10:45pm REAGAN YOUTH -American Hardcore Anarcho Punk Rock Pioneers, 10:00pm KRAUT w/Doug Holland of Cro-Mags -Age of Quarrel, 9:15pm BLANKS ’77 -the Sprirt of ’77 live’s on. 8:30pm HUB CITY STOMPERS -Featuring: T-Dog Inspecter 7’s Other Great NJ Oi!/Ska PUNK PROJECT, 7:45pm LAST CALL BRAWL -W/ Mike of Sick of it all Crew, 7:00pm U.F.C.-W/ Danny Pukes, Chris and Johnny of the Krays…. SAT MAY 23nd, 2009 features HUMAN RIGHTS -HR of Bad Brains, THE PILFERS -x- Toasters, Bim Skala Bim, The ALLSTONIANS (Boston), RUDER THAN YOU (Philly), INSPECTER 7 (NB NJ), FUNKFACE (NYC), SILVER DOLLAR (NJ).

BLACK N BLUE BOWL 2009 ANNOUNCED – Superbowl of Hardcore Legend Continues. Black N Blue Productions has announced the date and lineup for the 2009 Black n Blue Bowl (formerly known as the Superbowl of Hardcore). This legendary event will take place on Saturday, May 30th at Studio B in Brooklyn. The lineup includes Earth Crisis, Bold, Crown of Thornz, Killing Time, Indecision, Murphy’s Law, Walls of Jericho, Terrorzone, Sub-Zero (final show), Stigmata, Urban Waste, Second to None, Son of Skam, Mongloids, Backtrack, Forfeit and a special guest. Doors for the Matinee event are at 2 p.m.; Studio B is located at 259 Banker Street in Brooklyn. The show is all ages this year; you must have valid ID and be 21 to drink. Disposable cameras only. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. On March 31, they will be available at Generation Records (210 Thompson Street, NYC), Lotus Tattoo (291 W Main Street, Sayville, NY), Brooklyn Monster Factory (493 7th Ave., Brooklyn / cash only) and online at A percentage of the ticket sales will go to Built on Respect . Black N Blue Productions is based in New York City. Run by Freddy ‘Madball’ Cricien, Joe ‘Cuz’ Cammamata, and friends, it is THE hardcore production company. More information can be found at

NY DOLLS – Atco Records presents the fourth studio album for the NY Dolls, ‘Cause I Sez So available May 5. The album which was produced by Todd Rundgren features 11 original tracks and a new version of ‘Trash.’ In celebration of the release of ‘Cause I Sez So the NY Dolls will be holding a release party on May 5 at the Varvatos store in NY (315 Bowery) where the band will hit the stage at 8 PM. NY Dolls Official site:

KISS TAKES THE WORLD BY STORM BY ANNOUNCING THE FIRST EVER FAN-ROUTED TOUR – KISS is celebrating 35 years of rockin’ the world like no other band has ever done before. The legendary band, currently touring soccer stadiums of South America, announced from Brazil today that their upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour will be the world’s first to put fans in charge of where their favorite artist plays. By partnering with Eventful, the leading social media company for events, fans will ‘Demand’ where KISS will perform on their latest trek across the top-voted North American markets beginning this September. No matter where the fans say–from stadiums to cornfields–if there are enough votes, KISS will be there! And in order to keep the competition fair for smaller cities, final site selection will weigh population size versus total votes. Fans across the U.S. and Canada can cast their votes at to have their town included on the KISS 2009 North American tour. Even after garnering more than 30 gold and platinum records and in excess of 90 million albums sold worldwide, KISS continues to prove the band makes the fans their #1 priority.

FIFTH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUND BENEFIT CONCERT TO HONOR ANTHONY KIEDIS. Legendary Punk Rock Icon Iggy Pop to Perform as Special Guest – The fifth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor multi-GRAMMY-winning Red Hot Chili Peppers co-founder and lead singer Anthony Kiedis, and it will take place for the first time at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Friday, May 8, 2009. Kiedis will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation. Hosted by Greg Behrendt, comedian and author of He’s Just Not That Into You, the evening will feature a special performance by Kiedis along with Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates Flea and Chad Smith, as well as performances by Thelonious Monster vocalist and ‘Celebrity Rehab’ participant Bob Forrest with his son Elijah Forrest, musician/producer Josh Klinghoffer, the Mars Volta, the Neville Brothers’ Ivan Neville, and Iggy Pop. DJ AM will perform live during dinner. Additional artists will be announced shortly. This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and Preferred Balcony Seats for $100. Contact Wynnie Wynn at 310.392.3777 or for tickets and information. General admission balcony tickets are available for $50 each through Ticketmaster at Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free. Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit

CALIFORNIA SCREAMIN’ 4 ART and HOT ROD SHOW – Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 12-6pm at Gasoline located at 423 Main St. El Segundo, CA. Featuring artwork by The Pizz, Keith Weesner, John Bell, Makoto, Damian Fulton, Dave Burke, Steve Caballero, Sara Ray, Mr. G, Doug Dorr, Grimb, Candy, Squindo, Dave Leamon, Bruce Gossett, Wish, Max Grundy, Johnny Ace and Kali, Kal, James Owens, 3 Sheets, Jet Wrench, Big Toe, The Harpoon, Krazy Dotty, Rob Schwager, Ghost, Jeff Norwell, Nash, D.J. Rabiola, Andy Broadhurst, Keith Ciaramello, Ick, David Lozeau, Kent Reppert II, Scott Fisk, Ryzart, Shaun Nadolyny, Rob Enright, Jay Mason, Tim Button, Odd Rodney, D.D. Mae, Willis, Lucky Lenn, and many more. Art show runs until June 20, 2009.

HAVASSY ART SHOW – EVOCAL presents the ‘MARIN DOGWOOD’ series: An exhibition of new paintings
by internationally acclaimed Orange County artist, Robb Havassy. Opening reception: 7pm til Late, May 9th, 2009 at eVOCAL. eVocal is located at 814 W. 19th st., Costa Mesa, Ca 92627. tel: 949
642-4548 and

THE RAMP HOUSE – ArchDaily, the world’s leading architecture site has just featured The Ramp House, by Archivirus. This impressive house was specially built for a skater in Athens, Greece. It has ramps in pretty much every room of the house. Check it out at

SURFLAND – Upcoming exhibition SurfLand features 40+ tintypes of surfers taken by NY-based photographer, Joni Sternbach. Over the years surfers have been drawn to the unusual sight of Joni’s portable darkroom and large format camera perched on the beaches of Montauk, San Diego, and Santa Cruz and have become volunteer/impromptu subjects for her portraits. Her method yields a survey of portraits that express an almost anthropological feel; a subculture of men, women, and children poised with their boards at the edge of the ocean. These luminescent images communicate a compelling magnetism and deep humanity that we are pleased to share with the public in, this, Joni Sternbach’s first solo museum exhibition. PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM East India Square Salem, MA 01970 978.745.9500 x3228 and

LIGHTNING BOLT RE-LAUNCHES BRAND WITH APPAREL COLLECTION AND NEW OWNERSHIP – Jonathan Paskowitz and TMG Join To Resurrect Legendary Surf Brand in the U.S. – Lightning Bolt, originally founded in Hawaii in 1972 as a board shaping and manufacturing company, will re-launch with its debut collection scheduled for Fall 2009 featuring a men’s and women’s apparel line inspired by surf and skateboarding culture. ‘We believe that some soul of the product within the industry has been lost. We plan to unite the quality of product originally made ‘by surfers for surfers’ to society’s fashion sensibility to restore the essence of the product and evoke passion in consumers,’ says Jonathan Paskowitz, President of Lightning Bolt, USA. ‘By revisiting the foundation on which the company was founded, we stand for something more powerful than just the sport of surfing – Lightning Bolt really is a pure source of inspiration and a way of life.’ Lightning Bolt’s stylish line features high-quality fabrics, fashion-forward colors, original graphics, beautiful stitching and dynamic detailing. The collection’s designs were inspired by soul surfing and its riders’ pure and passionate lifestyles. The company prides itself on manufacturing premium goods in the optimal geographic location for that particular garment style. Beginning June 2009, Lightning Bolt will be distributed at select high-end and core retailers. Lightning Bolt’s collection offers a range of high-quality graphic tees, wovens, walk shorts, board shorts, denim and other accessories ranging in price from $31 to $250. Lighting Bolt’s U.S. satellite office is located in Los Angeles, Calif. and the company remains committed to staying true to its roots with the mentality that surfing is a way of life. Lightning Bolt, originally founded in Hawaii in 1972 by Gerry Lopez and Jack Shipley, is a collection of men’s and women’s apparel inspired by both original and modern concepts of the world of surf and skateboarding. Lightning Bolt’s fashionable and functional collection offers various styles created by a young and experienced team of designers who are inspired by the true spirit of soul surfing and its riders’ lifestyle. Portuguese textile group, TMG, and surf industry veteran, Jonathan Paskowitz, have partnered to re-establish Lightning Bolt in the United States. Lightning Bolt, ‘A Pure Source.’ For further information, please visit

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH EAST COAST TRADE SHOW – Sunday, May 17-18, 2009 from 9:00am-5pm at Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC hosted by Shari Sacchi.

WINGNUT’S COMPLETE SURFING BOOK – Surfing legend and world-class expert Robert ‘Wingnut’ Weaver guarantees that with the right instruction, he can get get any surfing novice from boogie board to surfboard. Popular professional surfer and featured in such classic surfing films as ‘Endless Summer II,’ ‘Step Into Liquid,’ and ‘Chasing Dora,’ Wingnut knows most surfing teachers will give you the basics of easing into a wave, hopping from crouch to standing position’ But will they offer you the history of surfing, and the anatomy of wave dynamics? The right gear for your level, tips on traveling to the perfect wave, and background on the modern surfboard? In Wingnut’s Complete Surfing (McGraw-Hill Professional, Paperback, May 2009) you’ll get a primer of surfing how-tos from one of the sport’s greatest legends, providing essential pointers for both beginners and intermediate-level surfers of all ages. Filled with hundreds of photos that illustrate the right way to stand, turn, maneuver, and read the shoreline, Wingnut will get you from paddle to first ride to popping up like a pro. Along the way, he’ll give you the crucial low-down on everything from the right accessories to riding the wave, from reading wind and swells to the spiritual aspects of surfing.

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