NEW SKATE VID – Check out ‘WOVEN’ A Skate Culture Documentary that takes a look into the heart of skate culture. Some of skateboarding’s most influential skateboarders, artist and musicians share their thoughts about the lifestyle, the art, the music, and their personal outlook or opinion about life. It will release in 2008. Questions and inquires, contact Jon Crans 610.384.8628 ThreeSixteen www.myspace.com/wovenfilm and www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwOM8MJc6BY
SKATEPARK PAVILION – During their fifth year as undergraduate architecture students in Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design, Jeff Franklin and Miron Nawratil designed and built a pavilion for the Town of Blacksburg’s new skate park at 615 Patrick Henry Drive last spring. Franklin and Nawratil worked in conjunction with the town and Dean Crane, director of parks and recreation, to create the pavilion. The grand opening of the skate park was held on Aug. 25. Funding for the pavilion has been made possible by contributions from individuals and companies throughout the nation, the Town of Blacksburg and the School of Architecture + Design. For information, go to www.caus.vt.edu/skateparkpavilion.
RAMONES and COREY DUFFEL – Split and Rhino Records have partnered to introduce the release of the new Ramones documentary ‘Ramones – It’s Alive 1974-1996’ – a two disc DVD set featuring over 4 hours of footage from the earliest performances at CBGBs to international festivals in front of 100,000 fans. Corey Duffel was one of the lucky few Ramones fans to get his hands on an early release, and here is his review and one of his favorite Ramones stories. Learn more about the DVD at http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=970483
NEW SKATEPARK – http://www.aimpages.com/lakedeltonsk8pk/profile.html. Designed by Mark Scott of Dreamland Skate Parks LLC. Builder is one of his crews. They are in Lake Delton, Wisconsin now getting close to the finished product. Spring 2008 grand opening. For details contact Village of Lake Delton P.O. Box 87 Lake Delton WI 53940. ph. 608-254-2558 ext 225. www.lakedelton.org
BEANIES and BIKINIS – Sun Diego’s Beanies and Bikinis presented by Monster Energy and Boost Mobile returns to Mission Beach on November 24th. Visit www.sundiego.com for news and updates.
MAKE A WISH – Nov 3 – 11th Annual Make-A-Wish Texas Skate Jam @ South Houston, TX
DAMN AM – Oct 26-28 – Damn Am @ Volcom Facilty – 1740 Monrovia Ave. Costa Mesa, CA – Friday and Saturday – Qualifiers… Sunday – Semis, Finals, and Best Trick It’s completely free…and the Contest starts at around 12pm each day. Costumes are encouraged on Sunday. For registration info please contact Rob at email@example.com. For sponsorship inquiries please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can spare some, please send product for the HUGE Product Toss: Volcom Attn: Damn Am 1740 Monrovia Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92627
SILVER NEWS – Danny Cerezini joins Silver Trucks team.
STOKED MENTORING NEWS – Stoked Awards – November 7, 2007 at Room Service, one of New York City’s most exciting new venues located in Gramercy Park. In addition to honoring a mentoring pair, donor, and volunteer, the Stoked Achievement Award will be presented annually to an individual who has achieved Success Through Opportunity, Knowledge, Experience, and Determination and who serves as an example to our teens through his or her commitment to improving our community. This year that award will be presented to Marc Ecko. We will also honor an action sports athlete who excels at his/her sport and gives back to their community. Time: 7pm-11pm. Tickets or More Info: stokedawards.com.
SKATE VIDEO FROM ITALY – Hello, People has been distributed with 10.000 free dvds in all Italian skateshops. The first video part is now available through www.peoplevideo.it podcast and on YouTube. For more information www.peoplevideo.it
THRASH BASH – Nov 3 – Thrash Bash @ Stone Edge Skatepark – Daytona, FL
RVCA NEWS – RVCA Clothing has appointed Dan Levine as president. Dan joins RVCA after 4 years with Hurley International where he held the positions of VP of new business development and VP of merchandising and design… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC.
TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS UP FOR GRABS AT BOSTON FALL BRAWL AND BEST TRICK – New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort, is once again hosting this year’s highly anticipated Fall Brawl skateboard contest at the Boston SnowSports Expo on Saturday, November 17. A new Best Trick contest has been added for Sunday, November 18th. 15 and under contest begins at 2:00 p.m., and all ages for the cash purse starts at 3:00 p.m. Skaters are placed in heats of five with one person being eliminated per round. The final 10 skaters will have two runs to impress the panel of judges with the best score counting. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finalists in the all age’s division. Prizes from Waterville Valley Skate Camp, Loon, Volcom, Oakley, Red Bull, Eastern Boarder, DC Shoes, Circa, Substance Skate Boards, Fast Life, Smoke and Mirrors Ramp Design will also be up for grabs. New to this year is a Best Trick Contest on Sunday the 18th. For more information on the Fall Brawl and Best Trick contest or to pre-register, visit www.boothcreek.com or call 1-800-GO-VALLEY.
NIKE NEWS – Nike opened its first NIKEiD Studio at Niketown in New York City. The new permanent installation on the fifth floor of Niketown puts the consumer in control of the design process and extends the NIKEiD experience beyond the computer screen where it has lived at NIKEiD.com almost exclusively since its inception in 1999. Consumers are guided through a 45 minute session by a personal Design Consultant in designing their customized shoe… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC.
AUSTRALIAN POOL SKATING BLOG : http://mossdalepoolservice.blogspot.com/
POWELL NEWS – Thank you to everyone that participated in the Ray Underhill special deck offering! Over $15,000.00 was collected to help with Ray’s medical expenses… Powell Skateboards has been posting Trick Tips and other downloadable content at the Powell Skateboards website and at iTunes. Five straight to DVD video titles are now available. Chaos, 8, Hot Batch, PLAY, and Celebraty Tropical Fish. Suburban Diners is now available in DVD. Three new Hypnotic decks added to the line. 7.5′, 7.625′ and 8′. Bones Bearings – the best skateboard bearing ever is celebrating 25 years in 2008. Check out the new Silver Surfer. Grab one while you can. For more, visit skateone.com.
HARVEST JAM – Skatepark of Tampa is proud to announce the Harvest Jam All Ages Contest on Saturday, November 17, 2007, the final All Ages Contest of the year. With the addition of a Girls Division, we have a total of six Divisions and we’re giving away prizes up to 5th place in each one. We also hope to stoke out the kids with few Product Tosses throughout the day. We appreciate your support from last year and urge you to continue it by helping out with the Harvest Jam of 2007! Please find it in your hearts (and budget) to send any promotional items for the event. All banners sent with promo will be well-hung on the Street Course during the event and will remain there for at least one month. Please send all products to: Skatepark of Tampa Attn: Barak Wiser/Harvest Jam 4215 East Columbus Drive Tampa, Florida 33605
NHS is proud to announce the promotion of Holly Anderson to Senior Sales Manager. In her 9 years at NHS, Holly has exceeded all expectations in multiple roles- Customer Service Rep, Santa Cruz Snow Team Manager, In-house Sales Rep, Key Account Manager and Outside Sales Rep Manager. As the NHS sales department leader Holly will oversee all NHS sales functions, reps and channels. For more information about NHS Inc. and our brands, visit www.nhs-inc.com .
EASTCOASTAHOLIC NEWS – Cornfest is set for October 13th. Mark your calendars. Manteo, NC is the latest skatepark from Outer Banks builders Artisan Skateparks and Pools. Congrats to Marc Corbett who’s dream of having a house overlooking the infamous bowl is now a reality. www.eastcoastaholic.com
GRINDLINE ACTION – GRINDLINE NEWS – Monk, Vogt, Greg and Alfred just finished Tel Aviv, Israel skatepark measuring in at 14,000 square feet. Rabi and the Snowman with the Klinket crew just finished Sitka, Alaska. Donnie Kyle and the crew finished Kremling, Colorado. The Brute and Vogt skatepark machine finished Winterpark, Colorado. Shags Palmer pools just set up Tuba City, Arizona Navaho Nation and Lil B and the concrete conformists are going in for the finish. Little Eddy and the wasted and wild crew are almost done with Wheeling, West Virginia. Shags is on to Houston. Next we’re starting Bellevue, Washington. Just to name some of the chosen few. ‘Grindline: many are called, few are chosen. Destiny prevails’ – Monk Hubbard. www.grindline.com.
NIKE VIDEO PREMIERE – Nike Skateboarding to Release First Film Nothing But the Truth – Three years in the making, Nothing But the Truth is the story of the Nike SB team, on and off their skateboards. Filmed on location in the Santa Clarita Valley of Southern California and set to an original soundtrack composed by Mark Mothersbaugh, professional skateboarders Paul Rodriguez, Brian Anderson, Gino Iannucci, Stefan Janoski, Omar Salazar, Chet Childress, Reese Forbes, Todd Jordan, Daniel Shimizu, Danny Supa, Wieger Van Wageningen, Lance Mountain and amateurs Grant Taylor, Lewis Marnell, Dan Murphy and Clark Hassler teamed up with the Belgian director duo Lionel Goldstein to tell the whole truth and Nothing But the Truth. The team was given carte blanche to pitch their story. In the story line the skaters would write and direct a film about a ‘truth’ in their lives. What unfolded can be left to interpretation, but has been described by Daniel Shimizu as ‘Awkward and kinda scary.’ Whether it’s Todd Jordan’s attempt at making a ‘film about women and me’ or Omar Salazar’s tragic vomiting story, you will be sure to see a new side to the Nike SB team. Scheduled for release to authorized Nike SB dealers on October 27, 2007 and for general release on November 23, Nothing But the Truth, Nike SB’s first full length film will premier in Los Angeles on October 2 at the Kodak Theater with a world tour to follow. Please visit nikeskateboarding.com
POWELL NEWS – Skate One has announced a limited edition Ray Underhill Powell Peralta ‘stained’ deck offering. There will be only 100 of these decks offered. All decks have been numbered and signed by Ray. All proceeds will go directly to Ray to help with his cancer treatments. A Powell Peralta Ray Underhill re-issue deck will also be added to the Powell Peralta line up. www.skateone.com.
BIRDHOUSE VIDEO PREMIERE – On October 12 2007, Birdhouse Skateboards will proudly host the World Premiere of ‘The Beginning’ in Los Angeles, California. The world premiere will be followed by 55 regional, national and international premieres. It has been nearly 10 years since the release of ‘The End’ and everyone on the team has been breaking themselves for this latest project. ‘The Beginning’ will feature full-length parts from some of the newest, upcoming talents in skateboarding, as well as long-awaited parts from the veteran Birdhouse pro team. Tony Hawk, Matt Ball, Steve Nesser, Brian Sumner, Jeremy Klein, Willy Santos and Shaun White will be representing the pro team, while Justin Figueroa, Randy Ploesser, David Loy, Derek Burdette, Sean Eaton, Shaun Gregoire, Jean Postec, Riley Hawk, Nathan LaCoste, and Jon Dickson will be representing the am team in this video. Stay tuned for more news, video trailers and updates on the upcoming 2007 Birdhouse Tour on www.birdhouseskateboards.com.
Birdhouse National Video Premiere Tour 2007:
10/19 Utility Boardsupply- Ontario, CA
10/20 Willy’s Workshop- San Diego, CA
10/21 Cowtown- Phoenix, AZ
10/23 The Beach Zone- Albuquerque, NM
10/24 The Mark-It Store- Tulsa, OK
10/25 Escapist- Kansas City, MO
10/27 Infinity Skateshop- St. Louis, MO
10/28 Ollies Skate Park- Florence, KY
10/29 Pitcrew- Frederick, MD
10/31 Palace 5ive- Washington, DC
11/1 Ohio Surf and Skate- Willoughby, OH
11/2 MB/Warp Skate Park- Woodstock, IL
11/3 Familia Skateshop- St. Paul, MN
SPOT NEWS . Tampa Am – January 17th – 20th, 2008 – Team Managers contact Rob Meronek for Registration – email@example.com…. Tampa Pro – March 14th – 16th, 2008 – $100k Purse…. The Skatepark of Tampa site has been re-vamped…check it at skateparkoftampa.com.
BLACK LABEL UPDATE – The Label crew is on the loose for King of the Road. Keep up with the team at kotr.blacklabelskates.com. Check out ‘The Best of Jason Adams’ live at the PeepShow while you’re there. www.blacklabelskates.com.
THE RIGHT COAST – Jerry Moody – Tre to fakie – Greenville, NC – PHOTO: MATT GILLEN
NEW CEDAR CREST WEBSITE – Thanks to Micro there’s a new Cedar Crest web site built by Owen Neider and Paul Wisnewski from Creative Deployment. com. Props to Bruce Adams for documenting so much of the scene for 20 years and holding onto the archives. Micro had contributions as well and financed this monster website. Bruce scanned and emailed Lapper archives and Owen Neider and Paul Wisnewski built the site in California with their company www.creativedeployment.com. The site is www.skatecccc.com. Other sites to check out www.myspace.com/bruceadamscccc. and www.myspace.com/bosshogprinting and www.skatecolorado.com, Cheers to Bruce and the Colorado crew.
158 SURF AND SKATE OPENS ON THE OUTER BANKS – With over 40 years of surf and skate experience between the three partners, Matthew Price, Mike Rowe, and Craig Purkiss, 158 is opening its doors in the heart of Kitty Hawk, NC. Inside you will find national and local art along with custom made surfboards and limited edition surf, skate, and street wear.
KING OF THE GROMS – 3rd Lair is Proud to Announce The 6th Annual King of the Groms – 12 and Under Only Skateboard Contest has turned into a National 3 Event Series! Qualifiers will be held at the Skatelab West in Simi Valley, Ca. and another at the Skatelab East in Atlantic Beach, Fl. The Final Stop which is the Qualifier/ Championship will be held at the 3rd Lair SkatePark in Minneapolis, Mn. First qualifer is at Skatelab West – Simi Valley, Ca. December 14th – 16th, 2007. The second qualifier is at Skatelab East – Atlantic Beach, Fl. January 4th – 6th, 2008. The Championship will be held at 3rd Lair SkatePark – Mpls., Mn. February 22nd – 24th, 2008. www.3rdlair.com.
JAY ADAMS UPDATE – Jay just got moved to Oregon and is due to be released in June 2008. Send letters to Jay Adams #92665-022 Federal Correctional Institution PO Box 5000 Sheridan, OR 97378.
G&S UPDATE – Skip Frye is now shaping skateboards for GandS Fibreflex. New from GandS Skateboards! 44′ Black Tip 2 – ‘Aqua Velvet’ Available in Deck or Complete with New 70mm 78A GandS Shooterz Wheels… 30 x 9′ 80’s Re-issue – Doug Saladino ‘Street Cruiser’ Available in Deck or Complete with YOYO Wheels… 30 x 10 Steve Claar 80’s Reissue – ‘Whales’ Available in Decks or Completes with YOYO Wheels… www.gordonandsmith.com.
SKULL SKATES NEWS – 10 new skateboard decks on the way. All new models will be available the first week of December 2007. For a preview go to: http://skullskates.com/preview07winterdecks/preview.htm
ACE TRUCK MFG NEWS – The low trucks are now in the prototype stages. The original truck is still available in 11, 22, and 33 sizes. 00, 44, 55 and, 66 are arriving soon. Copper color 22’s and 33’s will be arriving soon too. Full range of t-shirts will be coming soon. Congratulations to Josh Mattson for his 2nd Place finish and Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Marcus in 3rd Place at the Tim Brauch Memorial Contest. Other Ace riders in the house were Young Tom Remillard and Andrew Langi. www.acetruckmfg.com.
TONY HAWK’S PROVING GROUND STAND UP FOR SKATEPARKS – Sunday, October 7, 2007… Tony Hawk, Lance Armstrong, Jimmie Johnson, Leeza Gibbons, Jamie Lee Curtis, David Spade, Benicio Del Toro, Shaun White, Jon Favreau, Mat Hoffman, Robert Kotick, Bob McKnight and Ron Burkle co-chair the 4th annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit at Green Acres Estate, Beverly Hills, Noon – 4:00 PM. Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground Stand Up For Skateparks is a family-focused day featuring a vert demo with Tony Hawk and other top pros on his personal ramp, an exciting interactive carnival, plus musical performances, live and silent auctions and unique giveaways. Proceeds benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation, which supports programs focusing on the creation of public skate parks in low-income communities across America. For ticket information, visit www.tonyhawkfoundation.org.
NORTH STATE SKATE SERIES – Sept 29 – Red Bluff, CA and Oct 20 – Anderson, CA. To register please go to www.ci.anderson.ca.us.
C.A.S.L. CONTESTS – SOCAL CASL EVENTS – OCT 27-28- SOCAL #10 – Saturday – Sponsored, Sunday – Unsponsored @ Vans The Block – Orange, CA… NOV 18 – SOCAL CASL AWARDS DAY @ Vans The Block – Orange, CA… DEC 8 – CASL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Camp Woodward West – Stallion Springs, CA… NORCAL CASL EVENTS – OCT 20 – NORCAL #9 @ Windsor Park, Windsor, CA…. NOV 10 – NORCAL #10 and NORCAL CASL AWARDS NIGHT @ Deez Board Shop – Yuba City, CA… www.caslusf.com.
FACTORY13 NEWS – Factory 13 has a new model board for Ronny Ripper of Texas (poolsharks). See it yourself at www.factory13.org.
SKATE CONTEST – ThreeSixteen Skateboarding’s final contest of the year – SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH at Woodward Skate Park, Philly. www.three16.com.
GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2007 Overall Awards – Nov 17 – Cocoa Beach Skatepark – Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Awards ceremony for the series will be at the 5th Annual Grind for Life Benefit Event from 3pm-8pm. This event will feature pro demos, live music, mega raffles, food and drinks, and a silent auction. For more info call 561-252-3839 or visit www.grindforlife.org.
AST DEW TOUR AND EXTREME SPORTS CHANNEL EXTEND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL – The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced a multi-year extension with Extreme Sports Channel to broadcast 20 hours of television programming each season to 22.4 million subscribers in more than 50 countries. The deal will continue AST Dew Tour coverage through 2009 on Extreme Sports Channel and will also provide content for Extreme Video On-Demand. Extreme Sports Channel broadcasts in 11 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information can be found at www.astdewtour.com.
HOMEWOODS BOWL UPDATE – They’ve poured half the kong wall and all the flat. Check out www.myspace.com/plywoodandconcretelover for a sneak peak video. Bacon came through and Benji ripped it proper. Check the videos at Myspace vids. Search Homewoods.
UXA‘s 1st collection of personally autographed Limited Edition skateboards. Only 100 boards were produced in this inaugural edition — each numbered according to its place in the series and now autographed by the founders of UXA – Jefferson Pang, Peter Bici and Peter Huynh. Go to Supreme New York to be one of the 1st to own one of these collectors’ items. Read up on it here: http://www.uxalab.com.
TONY HAWK FOUNDATION SKATEPARK GRANT APPLICATIONS – Fall 2007 Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grant Applications are available at the Foundation’s Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. Since 2002, the Tony Hawk Foundation has awarded over $1.7-million to 336 communities for the construction of public skateparks. Over 200 of these parks are currently open and serving more than 1.8-million youth annually. Tony Hawk Foundation grants are offered to qualifying municipalities and registered nonprofit groups for the construction of free, public skateparks. Awards range from $1,000 to $25,000, and are based on a one-time, single-year award. The Foundation does not provide sustaining funds or multi-year grants. Grant applications are completed online, and may be submitted through October 1, 2007. Grant awards will be announced in December. For more info visit the Grant Application section of www.tonyhawkfondation.org.
GK ARTIST SERIES – Grind King has scoured the world to find innovative, talented, up and coming artists to participate in a new truck design project. In this series you’ll see works from Jason Maloney, Mike Kershnar, Justin Barry, Josh Taylor, Dumperfoo, Downtimer, Mildred and tons more. The Limited Addition line this launch fall, but keep your eyes peeled for the Art Show/Launch Party in the LA area this fall! www.grindking.com.
QUIKSILVER UPDATE – Quiksilver to Launch New Women’s Line – Quiksilver, Inc. is developing a women’s line under the Quiksilver brand that will offer the global 18 to 24-year-old women’s market a year-round range that is inspired by the spirit of Quiksilver, but interpreted from a timeless feminine perspective. The project has been in development by a team of experienced designers, merchandisers and marketers who plan to unveil the Fall 2008 collection in January… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
CHRIS AND JULIE MEARKLE WEDDING SNAPS – Propietor of East Coast Ramp Design, Chris Mearkle just tied the knot with his lovely bride Julie Klosterman. They got married in Colorado and then took off for a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta. Check out the photos at http://www.katiejenkinsphotography.com. Congrats to the newlyweds! For news on upcoming projects and innovative skatepark designs hit up www.eastcoastrampdesign.com.
SKATERMADE NEWS – The GHOST BIKE longboard with original, never before done board graphics are available now. STC2′ is in post production. Sick clips are being logged and epic segments are being formulated. www.skatermade.com.
CODA SKATEBOARDS http://www.codaskateboards.com/coda_media.html
The Coda team is currently Lou Sarowsky, Jerry Mraz, Dave Mitcheal, Jason Burton, Conor Fey and Rick Espinoza. Patrick Smith has been spending time in Portland and traveling back to NYC once a month. The Coda boys have been shredding all over, working on the video. www.codaskateboards.com.
NC UPDATE – Marky Clements from the annual Fusion Hurley contest at Fusion Skatepark in Greenville, NC. PHOTO: MATT GILLEN
QUANTUM ENERGY GRIPTAPE: Paradox, the world’s first quantum energy griptape signs Peter Smolik and Alex Horn.
NAVIGATOR TRUCKS NEWS – New trucks available now: Gen 3 Silver Vein – 129mm, Gen 3 Shocker Green – 129mm, Gen 3 Raw – 129mm, Gen 3 Black Stealth – 129mm, Gen 3 Gold Vein – 129mm. Coming Soon: 9′ Ben Schroeder Pro Model Truck. Navigator trucks are 100% manufactured in the USA, and are guaranteed for Life.
DEVILLE WHEELS – DeVille’s: Lips- 52mm, Switch Blade – 54mm, Coping Killer – 56mm. Guaranteed against flat spots, and made for abuse. The Deville Wheels team is Wrex Cook, Skreech, Rob Aaron, Goberilla, Pete Kelly, Ray Gurz, Mario Dasilva. For more info go to www.devillewheels.com.
SANTA CRUZ NEWS – Santa Cruz Skateboards is happy to announce the new line of Vets Division Pro boards with graphics done by Guest Artist, Mike Giant. PowerPly decks, white dipped with hand screened black graphics. Jason Jessee, Tom Knox, Eric Dressen and Keith Meek models in stores now…. Santa Cruz Northwest Demo Tour – Alex Carolino, Flo Marfaing, Emmanuel Guzman, Ted DeGros, Alex Moul and Sid Melvin will be in Oregon/Washington from October 20-29th. If you get the chance, check them out at one of the following dates/locations; Oct 20th@ Skate Legion Milwaukie,OR – Shop Signing At 2:00 pm… Oct.20th @ D.O.S./Cals Pharmacy Portland, OR- Demo@ TBA… Oct.23th @ Tactics Eugene, OR- Demo@ 4:30 pm Shop Signing after at Tactics… Oct.25th @ Revolutions Skate and Snow Wenatchee, WA- Demo@ 4:00pm Shop Signing After… Oct.27th @ Inner Space Seattle, WA – Demo @ 4:00pm Shop Signing After. www.santacruzskateboards.com.
JOKERS SKATESHOP is open and doing raging businss. Check in with Corey and the crew in person or online at www.jokersskateshop.com
ON DECK SKATE ART AUCTION. Over 50 custom skate decks will be viewable and able to be bid on at www.missoulaskatepark.org. This years artists include Duane Peters, Steve Olson, Hosoi, Putrid, Todd Bratrud and many more. www.missoulaskatepark.org
AST, MOUNTAIN DEW AND NBC ANNOUNCE EXPANSION INTO WINTER – The AST the recently launched umbrella brand and organization for the Dew Tour, today announced the expansion of a winter action sports series with title sponsor Mountain Dew. The AST Winter Dew Tour is set to launch with a series of three events beginning in December of 2008 and continuing into January and February 2009. The Winter Tour will feature both freeskiing and snowboarding disciplines for both men and women. More information can be found at www.astdewtour.com.
REEBOK GOES TO DICK’S – Dick’s Sporting Goods continues to expand its ‘private brands’ strategy, announcing Monday at the annual Bank of America Securities Investor Conference that they have inked a deal with Reebok to design, source, market, and sell Reebok athletic apparel under the RBK brand. DKS will use the brand as its in-house fitness apparel vehicle, replacing the Fitness Gear label for men and the Ativa label for women that were the retailer’s own private label brands… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
PEP WHEELS UPDATE – Pep team rider, Matt Lemond came in 4th place at the eS Game of SKATE 2007 Amateur World Championships. eS Shoes flew in champions from countries all around the world to compete. Matt was the youngest competitor at age 13. For more info: http://esgameofskate.com/. Keep up with the action at www.pepwheels.com.
PATRICK RYAN UPDATE – Since his Minor Threat grom feature in ‘Juice Magazine’ Patrick Ryan has been busy, skating a ton, doing comps, demos and podcasts. He’ll be skating in the upcoming Element demo, and Bones has a podcast coming out soon with him in it. Patrick was also included with the Element Pro team for four mini-1/2 pipe demos at the X Games plus the street course demo. Congratulations Patrick!
JOE HAMMEKE WEBSITE – www.joehammeke.com
TYPE S NEWS – Type-S urethane has merged forces with PPS/ Hosoi skateboards, for distribution in SoCal. Since August, Sergie has been on a road trip with Rune, Cardone, Greek, and the Dagger Crew. They met up with Omar Hassan in Portland for the Oregon Trifecta. Rune was doing his video part for Flip and Sergie was along for his first Trifecta. Sergie didn’t enter the first stop because of a bruised heal, and saved himself for the next stop at Pier Park, and got 2nd. Sergie ended up getting an invite to the Mexico X Games for his first vert contest in several years. Sergie ended up qualifying 9th going into the finals, but had to pull out due to an MCL injury. The Type S riders have been killing it this year. Digo Menezes got 2nd at the LG comp in San Diego. Sandro got 3rd at the Mexico X-Games. Sergie is getting ready for GVR contest. Lincoln and the rest of the street and vert crew have two more stops in the Dew tour and most are ranked in the top ten. Type S is getting ready to release a new line of wheels, and Omar Hassan and Bucky Lasek are getting a pro wheel. www.type-s.com
SKINEMA – Chris Nieratko’s Book, Skinema, is available at Chrisnieratko.com.
SKATEBOARDING: LEGENDARY TRICKS BOOK – Steve Badillo is writing another book, ‘Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks’, the fourth in his series. The book covers famous tricks and the legendary riders who created them. Along with the stories and quotes behind the tricks Steve also shows step-by-step sequences of how to do the tricks. Skaters featured in the book include: Lance Mountain, Steve Olson, Tony Alva, Nick Mclouth, Paul Constantineau and more. The book comes out in spring of 2008 and features photos by DJ Farley. www.photobyfarley.com. Keep an eye out for it. To contact Steve his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
TED TERREBONNE NEWS – Ted Terrebonne is out of commission for the next few months after having foot surgery. Stop by his website and send him an email or purchase a photo to show your support. www.tbonephoto.com.
NJ SKATESHOP 2 – Chris Nieratko and his partner, Steve Lenardo in the new store, NJ II. NJ Skateshop recently opened its 2nd store and celebrated its four year anniversary of its flagship store. NJSkateshop.com
ZOO YORK NEWS – Zoo York am Ron Deily just picked up Bones Bearings and Matix as sponsors.
BODEGA SKATEBOARDS – Bodega Skateboards Pro John Reeves is currently in Portland skating Burnside with Choppy Omega. Bodega team riders John Reeves, Mark Roth and Oscar are planning to go to Hawaii this December for the North Shore Pro Bowl in Oahu. www.bodegaskateboards.com
CONSPIRACY NEWS – Reaper TV Series – You’ll be able to see SWAMP and Conspiracy merch floating around the set of ‘Reaper’, a new TV series premiering on The CW this fall directed by Kevin Smith from Clerks, Mall Rats, Dogma, and a ton of other movies. Check your local listings and keep an eye out for our stuff. Conspiracy Skateboards – http://www.myspace.com/swampco
2007 VANS DOWNTOWN SHOWDOWN – Join Vans on Saturday, October 13 for one of the most popular skate contests of the year, the $85,000 Vans Downtown Showdown. Top skateboard companies and their riders have been invited to submit designs for obstacles as part of the Showdown course on the Paramount Studios Back Lot. You can watch it live by entering to win tickets at select Southern California Vans stores. If you can’t make it, tune in to vans.com for coverage all weekend including a live webcast. The top teams in skateboarding will be there, including Real, Girl, Zero, Creature, Element, Foundation, Black Label, Alien Workshop and Toy Machine. Expected skaters include Anthony Van Engelen, Johnny Layton, Dylan Rieder, Josh Harmony, Nick Dompierre, Rick McCrank, Chris Troy, Nyjah Huston, Corey Duffel, Adam Alfaro, David Gravette, Darren Navarette, Billy Marks, Jamie Thomas and Chris Cole. Each team will session four unique, custom-made obstacles in a round-robin format with awards going out for top team, best pro, top am and best performance by obstacle. Saturday, October 13 at 5 pm (doors open at 4 pm at Paramount Studios Back Lot. Think you have the chops to create an obstacle on par with the designs sent in by Girl, Creature, Foundation and Real? Give us your design and you can win that obstacle built by the Vans Downtown Showdown crew! Visit www.vans.com for more details.
SUN DIEGO NEWS – New Sun Diego Location In Solana Beach is now open at
677 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Solana Beach, CA. 92075. Phone (858) 523-1733
FILM FESTIVAL – Krudco Skateshop and Sole Technology present Film Fest – Nov 18, 2007 – Hosted by X-Dreams Skatepark. 135 Despatch Drive E. Rochester, NY. Viewing starts at 1pm. www.krudco.com.
THE TAO OF SKATEBOARDING: Rolling Through Life – A Skateboard Philosophy
by AE Gold is the first philosophy book incorporating skateboarding and the many
lessons it teaches. Ask for it at your local shop or book retailer or visit :
www.rollingthroughlife.us. Volume 1, limited run available now.
FUNDAMENTAL DISTRIBUTION– The new Fundamental Distribution catalog is available online at www.fundamentaldistribution.com. Also Fundamental Distribution has recently added Type-S Wheels and Oust Bearings to the companies they are distributing, which includes Pocket Pistols and Hosoi Skates, with more to come. www.Fundamentaldistribution.com.
POCKET PISTOLS– Pocket Pistols just www.POCKETPISTOLSKATES.com and www.POCKETPISTOLSRACING.com. There are news features, team bios, product information and more. For all the pool skaters we have a new series of decks with artwork by VCJ paying tribute to some of the backyard bowls of Southern California. With shapes designed specifically for pool skating and killer graphics these are a must have. Matt French just finished our OP Art series of decks and Jim Phillips has some new graphics as well. And a new line of wheels are GUARANTEED NOT TO FLAT SPOT!! Don’t forget to check out our myspace.com/pocketpistols.
HOSOI SKATES– Christian and the crew at Hosoi Skates have got a new series of graphics out now as well as Hosoi’s new 2007 Hammerhead shape in multiple colorways. Hosoi Rockets wheels are back and better than ever!! Go check out the updated site at www.HOSOISKATES.com
BULLDOG SKATES UPDATE – Wes Humpston’s eight-year-old cousin ripping it up at Belvedere. This kid rips. www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/bulldogskates/vpost?id=2149322
BILLABONG NEWS – Billabong Posts 24% Fiscal 2007 Sales Growth – Billabong International Limited saw net profit jump 14.6% to A$167.2 million ($131.4 mm) for fiscal 2007, or 19.2% in constant currency terms. Sales revenue climbed 24.1% in constant currency terms (20.1% in reported terms) to A$1.2 billion ($943.1 mm). In constant currency terms, sales in the Americas grew 22.3%, Europe lifted 32.2% and Australasia was up 21.5%. Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC.
WELCOME TO VENICE CD – The punk compilation ‘Welcome 2 Venice’ features fourteen bands and sixteen tracks, released on Built On An Ounce Records July 24th 2007. Produced by Louichi Mayorga (X/ Suicidal Tendencies, Horny Toad), W2V features current and former members of skate/punk/hardcore bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Beowulf, Neighborhood Watch, Excel, and Creeper that put Venice on the map in the early eighties. Highlights of W2V include two songs by AgainST – a reunion of original Suicidal Tendencies band members with Dan Clements (X/Excel, Supervillain) on the track ‘Camarillo’ and Keven Guercio (X/No mercy) on the track ‘Roll the Dice’. Legendary Dogtown skater Jay Adams’ musical debut with his band Second Coming lays down two tracks ‘No Family’ and ‘That Ain’t My Baby.’ Fist of Fury (with Koping Killer skater Aaron Murray) track ‘Wrecking Crew’ is skate rock you can thrash to. Horny Toad, N9, Reunited Neighborhood Watch, TDRT, Double Secret Probation, Damaged Kids, Supervillain, Unidentified Minds, and Creeper round out the list of bands featured on this historical comp. For more go to www.builtonanouncerecords.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Over a decade after Kurt Cobain’s death, the wildly iconic artist’s voice penetrates the big screen in a new film documenting his story – Kurt Cobain About a Son. Directed by AJ Schnack, Cobain recounts his own life from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame. The film’s theatrical release is made possible with financial sponsorship from DIESEL USA. Produced by Sidetrack Films, Kurt Cobain About a Son is an intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain. Based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad, originally conducted for his book ‘Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana,’ this film falls outside of documentary lines without celebrity sound bytes, news clips, sensational tabloid angles or attempts to mimic a grunge aesthetic. You can find other screening info at www.mysapce.com/kurtcobaininaboutason.
THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 2008 INDUCTION (New York) The nominations for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced today. The nine nominees are: Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys, Chic, Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five, Madonna, John Mellencamp, Donna Summer and The Ventures. Ballots with these nominees will be sent to over 500 voters who will choose the acts for inclusion into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for this year. Five new inductees will be honored at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 10, 2008 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.
THE SEX PISTOLS kick start their ‘Holiday in The Sun’ with an INDIE 103.1 PRIVATE CLUB show for fans at The Roxy in Los Angeles, October 25, presented by Guitar Hero®III: LEGENDS OF ROCK and Helio. The SEX PISTOLS—who were last NOT seen at their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2006–again descend on Los Angeles, this time when they play a special private club show for fans Thursday, October 25 at The Roxy. This gig by original members John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock marks the group’s first-ever club show in Los Angeles–and comes in advance of three shows at The Brixton Academy in London (November 8, 9 and 10) which sold out in 15 minutes. Another show at The Brixton Academy on the 12th of November and one in Manchester at the MEN Arena November 17 have been added due to overwhelming demand. Listeners can win tickets to the Roxy show by tuning in to Indie 103.1 or going to www.indie1031.com. For more information on the SEX PISTOLS, go to www.thefilthandthefury.co.uk and www.johnlydon.com.
PUNK 365 – The essential illustrated book on punk: from the Stooges to Television to the Clash to Black Flag featuring text by renowned music writer Holly George-Warren, a foreword by the forefather of punk, Richard Hell, and both iconic and rarely seen images by photographers including Bob Gruen, Roberta Bayley, and Jill Furmanovsky, PUNK 365 captures the energy, innovation, fashion, and social upheaval that was and is punk. Featuring vintage Sex Pistols (who announced a 30th anniversary reunion show) on its cover, PUNK 365 follows the path of punk from pre-cursor pioneers such as the Velvet Underground and the Stooges, through the proliferation of punk in the 1980s and beyond. www.hnabooks.com.
SERJ – Serj Tankian, frontman for System of a Down, has been expanding his personal horizons since the band’s hiatus began in 2006. In Serj’s first solo album, /Elect the Dead/, he explores both his lyrical and musical abilities. YouTube has featured a video interview with Serj Tankian on the making of his debut solo album. Serj Tankian’s unconformity and ground-breaking music is definitely something to check out when /Elect the Dead/ releases on October 23rd. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZvwifqzCY
CONCRETE WOODS – Oct 19th at the Viper Room – LA, CA
LYNYRD SKYNYRD TO TAKE TO THE SEAS WITH ‘SIMPLE MAN’ CRUISE – Lynyrd Skynyrd will join 2,000 fans for a cruise that will last an entire weekend, January 10-14, 2008 on one of Carnival Cruise’s luxury ships. The cruise will start in Miami and travel to Key West and Calica. Joining the band will be the Marshall Tucker Band, Cowboy Mouth, Blackberry Smoke, Kneckdown, Grayson Hill, the Georgia Satellites and more. Cabins are priced at an introductory rate of $599 per person, based on double-occupancy, plus port and tax fees. To book now visit www.simplemancruise.com
SIOUXSIE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM SET FOR OCTOBER 2 RELEASE – Decca Records is proud to announce the release of MANTARAY, the debut solo album from renowned British artist Siouxsie. Since her first appearance onstage in 1976 at the 100 Club Punk Festival Siouxsie has been a pioneer. She captivated audiences with her dramatic, compelling presence that pushed, then broke, boundaries. Her continually evolving style – from chaotic, aggressive punk to sophisticated, glossy pop – resulted in an impressive canon of work that continues to remain provocative today.
SXSW 2008 takes place March 12 – 16, 2008 in Austin, Texas. A keynote address anchors four days of panels, interviews, workshops, peer meetings and the trade show exhibition at the Austin Convention Center. Daytime events flow into the world-renowned music festival, which showcases over 1,000 acts on stages throughout downtown Austin. Go to http://sxsw.com to learn more and to register to attend.
VEGOOSE CONFIRMS INITIAL LINE UP FOR 2007 FESTIVAL… Rage Against The Machine and Daft Punk to headline. Iggy and the Stooges to perform. Muse, The Shins, Cypress Hill, Queens of the Stone Age and Public Enemy also confirmed. Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, creators of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, are proud to announce the initial line up for Vegoose 2007. The third annual installment of this dynamic entertainment experience will be staged in Las Vegas on Oct. 27 and 28 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Tickets available at www.vegoose.com.
METAL BLADE RECORDS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF HEAVINESS – To help commemorate Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Red Chord, The Absence, and one more guest to be announced have teamed up for a full US tour to begin September 6th in New Orleans, LA at the House of Blues.
‘KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN’ – New book by GLEN E. FRIEDMAN. Coming this fall. Official release date: September 3, 2007. Twenty years to the day of the very first Fugazi show. www.southern.com/BURNINGFLAGS
EAGLE RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW TED NUGENT STUDIO ALBUM ‘Love Grenade’ on September 4, Ted Nugent’s 32nd album over the course of the last 40 years. One listen to this audacious rock’n’roll statement is testament to the fact that The Motor City Madman is still as authoritative as ever. In fact, he’s probably more pissed off than ever. Outdoorsman, hunter, Conservative Political Activist, and controversial spokesperson on behalf of The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Nugent epitomizes and embodies the ethic of the outspoken pioneer taking on all comers in all matter of debates… while still making damn sure to rock his life away non-stop and without regret. Ted Nugent is an American Original.
SUPERSPEEDWAY MUSIC NEWS – San Jose-based punk/skate rock record label SuperSpeedway Music has just released an 4-track EP from The Odd Numbers entitled ‘High Alert’. This release marks the group’s first release of new music since 2001. Go to www.supersm.com for details.
RAY STEVENS 2 NEWS – DJ RS2 and Turk have moved Punk Night to the CARAVAn in San Jose. RS2 SOLID SOUND will perform an acoustic set@ the awards ceremony @ GvR on October 7th @ the Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest,California. DJ RS2 will provide the music for the contest with DJ Sweetbeets. Email Ray at email@example.com.
THE LAST OF THE BAD MEN TOUR. Skateparks all day and punk shows at night. Pix at www.thelastofthebadmen.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OZZY OSBOURNE and ROB ZOMBIE INVADE NORTH AMERICA TOUR STARTS OCTOBER 18TH IN SEATTLE – Ozzy Osbourne announced his 2007 North American tour in support of the new CD release Black Rain [Epic Records]. Aligning with Ozzy this tour is the pioneer of new horror media and music, Rob Zombie. Zombie just released HALLOWEEN, premiering number one at the box office breaking all Labor Day Weekend records while grossing an estimated 31 million dollars. The tour is a two month alliance starting in Seattle, WA at the Key Arena and will end December 22nd in New York, NY at Madison Square Garden. For more information www.robzombie.com.
GROUP ART SHOW featuring LINDSEY KUHN ARTWORK – The Carmichael Gallery has assembled another exciting line up of emerging artists from around the world. ‘So many selves…’ is a diverse collection of works from over twenty-five artists of varying backgrounds, ages, gender, and circumstances. Show runs Saturday, September 15 – Oct 4, 2007 at Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art located at 1257 N. La Brea Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90038.
RICHARD SANCHEZ ART UPDATE – Sanchez has painted a huge mural for Von Dutch on LeBrea and Melrose. It’s total hardcore skate vato. Check it out. Also on L.A. Ink the Doom skateboard is up on the wall, so the camera gets great shots of it with the artists in front of it. There are few Limited edition Doom decks left on WWW.IMPATIENTYOUTH.COM. Art is for sale always also available at Val surf in Pasadena.
PEGGY OKI ART SHOWS – Paintings by Peggy Oki at Zookers Cafe – Oct 8 – Dec 1. Mon-Sat: 11:30AM – 3PM and 5PM – 9:00PM. Zookers Cafe is located at 5404 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013. ph. 805.684.8893. http://www.zookerscafe.com…. Paintings by Peggy Oki at Sojourner Cafe – Nov 3- Dec 14. Monday thru Saturday: 11am – 11pm. Sunday: 11am – 10pm. The Sojourner Cafe is located at 134 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Ph. 805.965.7922. http://www.sojournercafe.com/home.php. For additional information please visit: www.peggy-oki.com.
SURFBOARD ART – William A. Karges Fine Art present THE SURFBOARD ART of REYNOLDS YATER and KEVIN ANCELL. Legendary surfboard designer Reynolds Yater is renowned for his quality craftmanship and quiet, noble dedication to surfing for over forty years. Now, he’s partnered with artist-surfer Kevin Ancell to create exhibition surfboards for the collector. These boards transcend the idea of surfing as simply a recreational activity or professional sport by celebrating the beauty of the surfboard itself. Karges Fine Art will have many of these meticulously crafted, richly decorated surfboards on display for sale. There will be an opening reception with the artists from 10am-5pm on Sat. Oct 20. Exhibition Dates – Oct 20-Nov 10th at Karges Fine Art located at 6th and Dolores Streets in Carmel, CA. www.kargesfineart.com.
‘BUNKER SPRECKLES: SURFING’S DIVINE PRINCE OF DECADENCE‘ – The TASCHEN Store Beverly Hills will host the launch of Bunker Spreckles: Surfing’s Divine Prince of Decadence with photographer Art Brewer and author C.R. Stecyk III and the book-designer Tom Adler, who will be on hand to sign their new book at TASCHEN Store Beverly Hills Saturday, October 20th, 3:00 to 5:00 PM. The Beverly Hills Taschen store has also been playing the BUNKER77 teaser produced by Takuji Masuda. Try and catch a glimpse of what’s next in the Bunker legacy. Tashen is located at 354 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. PH. 310-274-4300 This event is free and open to the public. www.taschen.com
BILLABONG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED ACQUIRES XCEL – Billabong International Limited announced Friday the acquisition of the USA-based wetsuit and technical water-sports accessories brand Xcel. For more information: www.billabong-usa.com.
SURF MOVIE SCREENING – ‘Surf Movie Reels 1-14’ a film by Michael Halsband – Tuesday. Oct 2, 2007. 8pm at Mollusk Surf Shop – 210 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY. Outdoor screening and Refreshment’s will be served. michaelhalsband.com
OP GOES TO WAL-MART – Iconix Brand Group, Inc. signed an exclusive direct-to-retail license agreement with Wal-Mart for its Ocean Pacific and OP brands for distribution of a broad range of apparel and accessories in the United States. The agreement also grants Wal-Mart rights to use the brands in Brazil, China and India, and provides for the possible addition of license rights for other international territories in the future. The targeted launch date for the U.S. is Spring/Summer 2008… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
2007 SANTA BARBARA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL – Now in its 4th year of bringing quality ocean themed films to Santa Barbara, the festival is growing fast, and this promises to be the best Santa Barbara Ocean Film Festival yet. The Surfider Foundation’s Santa Barbara Chapter is honored to be 2007’s spotlighted beneficiary of the festival. When: Saturday, October 20, 2007. More Info: www.sboceanfilmfestival.com/
NAT YOUNG WINS OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR – ASP NORTH AMERICA QUALIFIERS DECIDED – MACY’S CA TRIFECTA OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR CHAMPION CROWNED – 16-year old Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA) defeated elder standouts Nick Rozsa (Oxnard, CA), Adam Wickwire (Satellite Beach, FL) and Travis Beckmann (Vero Beach, FL) to claim the Oakley Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America Championships during a performance barrier-breaking affair in clean three-to-four foot waves at Santa Cruz’s Steamer Lane. Competing in both the ASP WQS 4-Star O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep as well as the ASP Grade-3 Oakley Pro Junior, Young stood out all week with his progressive and powerful backhand approach at The Lane. The ASP North America Pro Junior men and women will next do battle in the prestigious Billabong ASP World Junior Championships at Australia’s Narrabeen Beach in January. All O’Neill Cold Water Classic presented by Jeep as well as Oakley Pro Junior results and highlights are available at www.coldwaterclassic.net
Oakley Pro Junior – ASP Grade-3
Quarterfinals: 16 surfers remaining (1st and 2nd advance)
QF 1: Nick Rozsa (USA) 9.87, Chris Waring (USA) 8.67, Dane Ward (USA) 8.00, Kellen Ellison (USA) 4.47
QF 2: Travis Beckmann (USA) 13.73, Trevor Saunders (USA) 13.07, Brent Dorrington (AUS) 12.17, Marshall Alberga (USA) 9.10
QF 3: Adam Wickwire (USA) 14.67, Nat Young (USA) 12.07, Andrew Doheny (USA) 10.60, John John Florence (HAW) 7.20
QF 4: Kilian Garland (USA) 10.56, Jesse Heilman (USA) 8.00, Kevin Kapsky (USA) 7.57, Eric Geiselman (USA) 5.27
Semifinals: 8 surfers remaining (1st and 2nd advance)
SF 1: Nick Rozsa (USA) 12.47, Travis Beckmann (USA) 10.43, Chris Waring (USA) 9.33, Trevor Saunders (USA) 9.23
SF 2: Nat Young (USA) 12.86, Adam Wickwire (USA) 10.83, Jesse Heilman (USA) 7.16, Kilian Garland (USA) 6.60
1 – Nat Young (USA) 13.37
2 – Nick Rozsa (USA) 12.24
3 – Adam Wickwire (USA) 10.16
4 – Travis Beckmann (USA) 10.10
ASP North America Qualifiers for Billabong ASP World Junior Championships in January
1 – Adam Wickwire (Satellite Beach, FL)
2 – Nick Rozsa (Oxnard, CA)
3 – Cory Arrambide (Ventura, CA)
4 – Chris Waring (Seal Beach, CA)
Tanner Gudauskas (San Clemente, CA) – Highest-rated ASP North America Junior on WQS
Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series presented by Jeep – ASP North America Specialty Series
1 – Adam Virs (Ventura, CA) $10,000 as well as an all-new Jeep Patriot (valued at $26,000)
2 – Nathan Yeomans (San Clemente, CA) $3,500
3 – Austin Ware (Solana Beach, CA) $1,500
For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.oakley.com.
BODY GLOVE launches Mike Losness signature series boardshort, the Losfish, the latest addition to the Body Glove Vapor Series. Bodyglove wanted to tie in tow of Mike’s greatest passions, surfing and art. The Losfish is a central piece in many of Mike’s original painting. For more about Body Glove visit www.bodyglove.com.
SIMA’S SURFING AMERICA USA CHAMPIONSHIPS TO NAME USA SURFING CHAMPIONS – The SIMA Surfing America USA Championships, which decides the undisputed USA surfing champion by pooling top talent from the ESA, HASA, NSSA, TGSA, and WSA, will return to Huntington Beach in October. Immediately following the event, top athletes will be invited to the USA Surf Team trials which will select a national squad to compete at the 2008 Quiksilver/ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. October 22-24: Masters, Seniors, Legends, Junior Longboard, Mens Longboard, Senior Longboard, Girls Longboard, Womens Longboard, Mens Bodyboard, Womens, Bodyboard. October 24-28: All Youth Shortboard Surfing Divisions.
PSYCHO BEACH BLOWOUT – A BENEFIT FOR THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION – ON OCTOBER 27th AT SOUTHPAW! FEATURING SHOCKING PERFORMANCES BY DETROIT COBRAS, SASQUATCH and THE SICK-A-BILLYS, ANGIE PONTANI AND MORE. The Detroit Cobras, Sasquatch and the Sick-a-Billys, and The Tarantinos NYC, are teaming up with Angie Pontani and DJ Rex of WFMU for Psycho Beach Blowout (PBB). A benefit to aid the New York Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans. On Saturday, October 27th at Southpaw (Brooklyn, NY), PBB will scare you silly and rock your sock off – all for a great cause. For PBB, your fiendish friends at Midnight Kitchen Media (the folks responsible for Mardi Gras Brooklyn, and purveyors of best in the grisly, ghastly, thrilling entertainment) will transform SouthPaw into a Frankenstein-like fusion of 1960s-style Surf flix and B-horror films for this Halloween celebration.Tickets are $15 in advance/ $18 day of the show. Tickets are available at www.spsounds.com orr at SouthPaw’s box office. SouthPaw is located at 125 Fifth Ave (between Sterling Pl. and St. John’s Pl) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Come dressed in the most ghoulish gear you can find, as the winner of the night’s costume contest will walk away with special prizes. For more information visit www.surfrider.org
OCEAN H20 CONFERENCE – 2007 Headwaters to Ocean H20 Conference Is coming to the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, CA, October 24-26. The conference will cover a wide spectrum of coast and ocean issues, including shoreline preservation, water quality, wetland restoration, watershed management, desalination and marine debris. For more: www.websurfer.us/coastal/h20_2007/2007_h20_conference.htm
3RD ANNUAL DIRTY SOUTH SURF CONTEST – SOUTH BEACH, MIAMI. www.kulchasurf.com.
BILLABONG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED ACQUIRES XCEL – Billabong International Limited announced Friday the acquisition of the USA-based wetsuit and technical water-sports accessories brand Xcel. For more information: www.billabong-usa.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Reigning and 8X Foster’s ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) has won his first event in over a year, moved to current World No. 2, and broke a world record after beating Pancho Sullivan (HAW) in the Final of the 2007 Boost Mobile Pro presented by Hurley today. The victory marks Slater’s 34th ASP World Tour win and earns him the record for the most elite tour event victories in history. Former three-time ASP World Champion Tom Curren (USA) set the record with his 33rd event win 16 years ago. Slater tied Curren with his 2006 Bells Beach victory and, despite featuring in four finals in the 16 months since, hadn’t broken the record until today. For more information, log on to www.aspworldtour.com.
CAPE FEAR CLEAN WATER CLASSIC – October 6th and 7th, Wrightsville Beach, NC. More $$ this year for the Open 18 + Division ($1,000, $500, $250) plus $100 for highest scoring single wave and $100 for best air – Open Female Division – Open Grom 13 to 17 – Open Longboard Division – and a 12 and under grom session too! For more info go to www.wbcleanwaterclassic.com.
2007 ROXY JAM – World Champion surfer Jennifer Smith (Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA) won the 2007 Roxy Jam Cardiff in San Diego, CA. The current Women’s World Longboarding Champion earned the title of U.S. Regional Champion with the victory of this event. 21-year-old Smith is known for her good attitude and style, and will compete in Biarritz, France in 2008 in hopes to keep her World Champion title. The Roxy Jam Cardiff is a six star women’s longboarding event consisting of over 80 competitors, and featuring the world’s top seeded women longboarders. The winner of the event will be crowned the U.S. Regional Longboarding Champion and earn a coveted spot in the prestigious Roxy Jam Biarritz Women’s World Longboard Championships, in July 2008.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NEWS – San Onofre State Beach and the famed surf at Trestles are under threat by the proposed Foothill-South toll road. The California Coastal Commission has an opportunity to protect these precious open spaces and coastal resources in October, but they need to hear from YOU! Let them know that it is unacceptable to allow destruction of a State Park for an unnecessary highway project. The proposed Foothill-South toll road in Orange and San Diego Counties is one of the most environmentally destructive transportation projects in California history. By running through the middle of San Onofre State Park, the road would effectively destroy the interior of the park and close the San Mateo Campground. All while threatening the world-class surf at Trestles and driving numerous endangered species towards extinction. Send your letter TODAY by going to: http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/tollroad_ccc_07/w6xu77rf87wjke? and visit www.surfrider.org.