McRad rocks FDR. Chuck Treece has been busier than ever recording with Ray Barbie and Tommy Guerrero in Japan and playing benefit shows for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in NYC and Cali. Treece’s band Kindred has a new LP out on Hidden Beach Records in stores everywhere. Oct 7th – McRad plays a show in Washington DC.
SKATE CONTEST – Sessions presents the 7th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Contest at Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park – Scotts Valley, CA. Sponsored by Etnies, Tim Brauch Memorial Fund, Sessions and Vans. Registration for the 7th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Contest Is Now Open. If you or any team riders are planning to enter this year’s Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Contest, the time is now. Entry forms are posted at www.timbrauch.com. Please download the form and fax it back to 831-461-4680. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis and the contests will be limited to the first 100 entries and the first 50 for each of the Bowl Categories. This year’s contest promises to be a monumental event. After seven years of hard work the contest will finally be held entirely at the Tim Brauch Memorial Park in Scotts Valley, CA. Also for the first time, the contest will be a two day event with a street course portion on Saturday Sept 24th and Sunday Sept 25th the bowl contest that is hosted by World Cup Skateboarding. The contests is scheduled to start at noon with practice starting at 10:00am, admission is free to watch, and there will be booths, raffles, BBQ, and games on site. For more info visit www.timbrauch.com, or www.sessions.com. For any additional questions please contact Justin Gold.
NEW GRINDLINE SKATEPARK – Being built in Kokomo, Indiana. Park is sick, of course, with a 90 degree full pipe and pool coping.
SCUM SKATES NEWS – SCUM has proudly added Lester Kasai to the team. New Lester Kasai, Chris Cudlipp and Jimmy The Greek pro models will be available soon.
NEW SKATEPARK GRAND OPENING – Charlotte, NC Skatepark will open Oct 1st. 2005. The big bowl has a 10.5 ft. deepend, 9 ft. tranny, 1.5 ft. of vert, with pool coping and tile!
POOLSNPIPES.COM – Check out the pools n pipes at Dan Rea’s new updated webste at www.poolsNpipes.com.
SKATE CONTEST – Sept 24, 2005 – City of Upland is presenting the Inaugural Skateboard Contest Final, Jam and Demo at 3pm at the Upland Skate Park at Memorial Park – between Campus and Grove next to the Upland YMCA and San Antonio Hospital, Upland, CA. Check in begins at 1pm. Any company wishing to sponsor the event may contact Janis Line at the Rec Dept at 909-851-2144 or 909-931-4281.
DONATE TO SKATEBOARDING – Since Feb of 2003, The Hot Boards have been providing Milwaukee’s inner city youth with access to skateboarding. Hot Boards currently has over 60 children between the ages of 6-17 signed up to participate in our programs. During the past two years Hot Boards programs have become an invaluable tool for our members by providing them with healthy recreation and a constructive alternative to negative activities. Programs include the Skate Program, Hang Time, Online Magazine, and Ticket Program. For more info contact Melissa Fleming at email@example.com or visit www.thehotboards.org.
JAKS REUNION – Check out the following footage shot by Guff at the Jaks China Creek TA Memorial comp. 20th year! http://www.gameroom.com/walkingclock/chinacreekcomp.mov
SKATE CONTEST – Saturday -Sept 17th at Boarderline Skate Park – West Chester, PA. Registration 9am. Contest 10am. Divisions – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Sponsored and Best Trick. Entry Fee $20. Call 610-384-8628 for contest details. For more info to go www.three16.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Pierre-Luc Gagnon landed a run filled with technical difficulty to win the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Toyota Challenge Skateboard Vert Finals at San Jose’s HP Pavilion. Finishing in second was Bob Burnquist with a 91.00. Andy Macdonald, 32 (Boston, MA) rounds out the top three with a score of 90.00. Bucky Lasek finished eighth in the contest, but still maintains his lead in the overall points standings with 316 points. The last stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the PlayStation Pro, takes place October 13-16 in Orlando, FL at the TD Waterhouse Centre. Skateboard Vert Results: – 1. Pierre-Luc Gagnon (Montreal, CAN) 92.75; 2. Bob Burnquist (Rio de Janeiro, BRA) 91.00; 3. Andy Macdonald (Boston, MA) 90.00; 4. Anthony Furlong (Tampa, FL) 86.00; 5. Rune Glifberg (Copenhagen, DEN) 84.00; 6. Neal Hendrix (Lewisville, NC) 81.50; 7. Mathias Ringstrom (Stockholm, SWE) 80.75; 8. Bucky Lasek (Baltimore, MD) 78.25; 9. Rob Lorifice (Carlsbad, CA) 73.25; 10. Chris Gentry (Houston, TX) 73.00…. Skateboard Vert Points Standings: – Bucky Lasek 316; 2. Pierre-Luc Gagnon 269; 3. Andy Macdonald 242; 4. Bob Burnquist 242; 5. Anthony Furlong 186; 6. Shaun White 163; 7. Sandro Dias 154; 8. Rune Glifberg 153; 9. Neal Hendrix 145; 10. Tas Pappas 117. Check www.dewactionsportstour.com for all up-to-the-minute information.
SPITFIRE NEWS – New Spitfire Wheels from Erik Ellington and Daewon Song… Erik Ellington has been apart of the Spitfire program for a long time, with some pro wheels already under his belt. This time around, Spitfire gave him a Hardline wheel. A true 101 duro wheel available in 54mm classic shape. Check out Erik Ellington’s part in the new Baker 3 DVD, in shops 2nd week of Sept. Also featuring Spitfire riders Erik Ellington, Dustin Dollin, Jeff Lenoce, Bryan Herman, Kevin Long, Antwuan Dixon and the rest of the Baker team. Daewon Song is truly amazing. Speed, balance, power, finesse, complete disregard to life and limb and a true technician. We’re proud to have Daewon on the Spitfire team. His debut S3 wheel, the thinnest cored wheels with 99 duro outer urethane, will be available in 50 and 52. You can see Daewon in DVS’ ‘Skate More’ DVD, out now at your local skateshop. New Spitfire Wheels from Erik Ellington and Daewon Song available Sept. 9th.
SKATE DEMO – OB Surf and Skate presents Satori Wheel Movement Creation Upful Yellow – Skateboard Demo – Sept 11, 2005. Noon – Sundown. Featuring Matt Palles, Danny Fuenzalida, Steve Olson, Matt Rodriguez, Aaron Suski and more. Guest Dj Tino spinning Roots Reggae and Dance Hall. Food provided by Wahoos Fish Tacos. Location – Ocean Beach Surf and Skate – 4885 Newport Ave – Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA.
SKATE CONTEST – Sept 16-18, 2005 – ALL AMERICAN streetSTYLE PRO SKATEBOARDING OPEN – World Cup Skateboarding Sanctioned – Pro North America Points Event – A LIVE PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT. $50,000 PURSE and WCS POINTS! Produced by the Mid-Atlantic Skateboard Association. Opportunities to earn WCS points in a pro event are extremely limited. The city block skate course will be designed by real street skaters and built by none other than Team Pain, Inc., the leaders in creative and challenging skate courses. Hosted at the Crown Center in Fayetteville, NC (www.crowncoliseum.com). For more go to www.masaskate.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – California skateboarder wins free flow tour finals at Dew Action Sports Tour’s Vans Invitational – Skateboarder Jeff Ward, 18, of Stockton, CA, won the Free Flow Tour Skateboarding Finals in front of thousands of spectators at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Vans Invitational at the Rose Quarter in Portland, OR. Ward qualified for the Free Flow Tour Finals after he won his local stop in Sunnyvale, CA. The jam-style contest included 12 amateur athletes from across the country and took place on the Dew Action Sports Tour’s professional competition park course. Ward’s smooth style and technical bag of tricks won him a wild card spot to compete against the pros at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s PlayStation Pro, October 13-16 in Orlando, FL. Finishing in second and third places respectively were David Gravette, 17, of Issaquah, WA, and Dustin Blauvelt, 17, of Detroit, MI. The Dew Action Sports Tour’s official amateur series, the Free Flow Tour traveled across the United States this summer, searching for the best new skate and BMX talent. This is the only amateur series that develops the action sports stars of tomorrow by granting competitors the opportunity to compete against the pros in a nationally televised world-class action sports event.
SKATE DEMO – Sept 17 – Plan B Demo at Active Rideshop – 678 West Arrow Highway San Dimas, CA 91773. Demo 2pm – Autograph signing 4pm.
5 BORO NEWS – 5BORO ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATION WITH AKA – 5boro Projects, the creative extension of 5boro Skateboards, is proud to announce an exclusive collaboration with AKA in recognition of the Manhattan-based design collective’s new book entitled ALSO KNOWN AS. Hitting shelves in September, ALSO KNOWN AS chronicles modern day graffiti and its ever-present influence on popular culture. Conceived and produced by AKA, the creative force behind the ground breaking mid-90’s graffiti magazine 12ozPROPHET, ALSO KNOWN AS will serve as the ultimate street culture bible with two volumes slated for release bi-annually in limited quantities. AKA’s vast publishing experience coupled with its high-end printing press and bindery shop will yield the most elegantly filthy graffiti and street culture publication the world has ever seen. To commemorate this unique project, 5boro will release a limited-edition board graphic that mirrors the artwork on the cover of ALSO KNOWN AS. Additionally, 5boro will pay homage to AKA’s premium printing capabilities by fully dipping each deck in black paint and then adding multiple metallic inks and a dash of foil drips. Only 250 decks will be produced, and they will be available exclusively through www.5boro.com and www.akanyc.com. ‘AKA and 5boro have been an important part of the same scene here in the city for more than ten years now, and it’s cool to finally start working together on a creative level,’ says 5boro Creative Director Mark Nardelli. ‘A bunch of designers who regularly work with 5boro Projects are also working with AKA including Move, Grotesk, PK, Uncle Geez and Raza, so it was natural for us to hook up a special board for their book release. This is just the beginning… there will definitely be more 5boro Projects / AKA inventions in the future.’ A special book launch party will go down on Sunday night, September 11th at PM Lounge located in Manhattan’s meat packing district, and an array of A-listers are expected to attend this invite-only bash. Find out more at www.5boro.com.
5BORO TEAM NEWS – NYC, NY – 5boro Skateboards would like to announce that longtime team rider Pat Smith is no longer representing the 5. Pat has decided to move on to pursue other opportunities including the launch of his own company CODA Skateboards. Although CODA is completely unaffiliated with 5boro, Pat will always remain a part of the family and we wish him well with his new pursuits. Find out more at www.5boro.com.
CONSPIRACY NEWS – New Mohiconspiracy T-Shirts! Design by Pushead. Also, Lindsey had the opportunity to make a new poster for Devo, and we at the Swamp warehouse wanted it to be something special, so we had it printed on a metallic paper. It’s a great poster, and the colors actually change on the paper as you look at in different light! We only have a few of these left, so Devo fans, pick one up quick! Look for lots of new stuff soon, including a new Bryan Pennington model! www.swampco.com OR www.conspiracyboards.com OR www.lindseykuhn.com.
SALTWATER SURF and SKATE SHOP SKATE CONTEST – Sunday Oct 22, 2005 at Jacksonville Commons Skateboard Park in Jacksonville, NC. Registration 8:30a.m.-9:45am. Start time 10:00a.m. Pre-register at the Athletic Office. Entry forms and waivers available online at www.ci.jacksonville.nc.us or register at the event. Cash Prizes for 1st Place Sponsored – $300 – and 1st Place Best Trick – $150. Prizes Awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd…. Beginner-Plaques…. Advanced Intermediate- Trophies…. Sponsored-Trophies….. Best Trick (1st place only) – Trophy. Featured bands include The Needles, Reason to Ignite, Hottness, Agents of the Sun and Foundry. If you have any questions call the Athletic Office at (910)938-5303 or Mark at Saltwater Surf Shop (910)577-7873
SKATE CONTEST at Desertwest Skateboard Plaza in Phoenix, AZ – Oct 8, 2005 – 8am Registration. Divisions: Pee Wee, 6-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16 and up, Women and Sponsored.
CASL SKATE CONTEST – DoubleOC Uncorporated, Vans Shoes and Bionicle present CASL SKATELAB Bowl and Street Contest – OCT 16-17 at The SkateLab – 4226 Valley Fair St – Simi Valley, CA. For more go to www.skatelab.com or www.caslusf.com
SKATE CONTEST – OCT 22 – BillyBoneBrake and Milford/Orange YMCA present THE CONNECTICUT CALL OUT AT MILFORD SKATEPARK – Washington Street – Milford, CT. $10 Donation. Park opens at 10am. Events at 1pm. Best air, longest grind, best wall ride, stuntwood derby, best slam. Sloppy Sam says he will be there. Prizes and skating. Info 203-464-8953.
WORLD INDUSTRIES NEWS – Almost team rider Ryan Sheckler won the San Jose Dew Tour, securing him the skatepark title, $75,000 and a new truck!… The Blind Team is heading to the Northeast for demo stops and touring – October 5-9th check www.blindreaper.com for more details. Ronnie Creager took 1st place in the Slam City Manual Contest…. Darkstar’s Gailea took 1st place in Slam City’s Best Trick on Rail contest…. World Industries’ Kyle Berard took 1st place at the Volcom Mini Ramp contest at Surf Expo! Mike Peterson recently got married – Congratulations Mike!… Blind and Dwindle are set to release the ‘Double Set’ featuring What If?, Video Days, and Tim and Henry! The video will be out for the holiday season!
SLAM CITY JAM -For Immediate Release – North Americans dominated the final results of the $104,400 USD Solo Mobile Slam City Jam, a three-day festival of skateboarding contests, culture and camaraderie held at BC Place Stadium. The final day crowd packed the stands near the Vert Ramp and had plenty to cheer about as Canadian Pierre-Luc Gagnon of Montreal took the gold in the Men’s Vert. Gagnon made headlines earlier this month by winning the X Games held in Los Angeles and televised around the world on ESPN. Gagnon took home the first-place prize purse of $15,000 USD. The balance of the podium’s gold medal awards were swept by Americans: Paul Rodriguez (a.k.a. P-Rod) took first place in Men’s Street, Amy Caron won Women’s Street and Cara-Beth Burnside was first in Women’s Vert. In the ‘Best Trick’ contests, Gailea Momolu won $1,000US on the Bones Rail with a nollie big spin backside lipslide. Chis Haslam scored $1,000US for Best Trick on the Sessions ledge, with a crooked grind to front-foot late flip. For the KR3W ‘Farthest Gap’ contest, Johnny Layton and Alex Chalmers landed across a 17’6′ divide to tie for first, and together made a special request to the judges to share their prize with Josh Evin, awarding him an impromptu honorable mention. For more go to www.slamcityjam.com.
Solo Mobile Slam City Jam Final Results:
1) Paul Rodriguez – 20 – North Hills, CA, USA – $15,000US
2) Jereme Rogers – 20 – North Hills, CA, USA – $8,000US
3) Ryan Sheckler – 15 – San Clemente, CA, USA – $5,000US
1) Pierre-Luc Gagnon – 25 – Montreal, PQ, CAN – $15,000US
2) Bob Burnquist – 28 – Rio de Janiero BRAZIL – $8,000US
3) Bucky Lasek – 32 – Baltimore MD, USA – $5,000US
1) Amy Caron – 20 – CA, USA – $2,500US
2) Lacey Baker – 13 – Covina, CA, USA – $1,250US
3) Lauren Perkins – 16 – Huntington Beach, CA, USA – $800US
1) Cara-Beth Burnside – CA, USA – $2,500US
2) Mimi Knoop – 26 – Chesapeake VA, USA – $1,250US
3) Lyn-z Adams Hawkins – 15 – Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, USA – $800US
The Concrete Powder Invitational Manual Pad Contest
1) Ronnie Creager – 31 – Orange, CA USA – $1,500US
2) Geoff Dermer – 25 – Vancouver, BC CAN – $1,000US
3) Chris Haslam – 24 – Richmond, BC CAN – $700US
4) Brandon Biebel – 29 – Sacramento, CA CAN – $500US
5) Malcolm Watson – 27 – Los Angeles, CA USA – $300US
The Legends of Street Contest
1) Chris Pastras – Los Angeles, CA USA – $1,000US
2) Eric Dressen – Los Angeles, CA USA – $800US
3) Steve Caballero – San Jose, CA USA – $600US
4) Ron Allen – Oakland, CA USA – $500US
SILVER GETS STRONGER – One of the best street skating truck teams has gotten a whole lot stronger in recent weeks. First came the super smooth amateur destroyer WADE DESARMO, quickly followed by the rising star of NYJAH HOUSTON. With P Rod, Williams, Gallant, Dyrdek, Kalis, Gallant and Biebel in the lineup, it is a true super team.
SKATE CONTEST – What: Volcom’s $20,000 Surf Expo Pro Mini-Ramp Jam presented by Volcom in association with SPoTlight Productions at Surf Expo – September 16 – 18, 2005 in Orlando, Florida at Orange County Convention Center. Details and Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW SKATE FILM – KEEPING THE UNDERGROUND LIT – on the East Coast at the Love Park Skate Benefit and the Back to Brooklyn Banks Benefit. Spitfire short film by Dan Wolfe with an appearance by Neckface. Featuring Tony Trujillo, Bryan Herman, Kevin Long and Leo Romero. See it at www.dlxsf.com.
SKATE CONTEST – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Wicked Wahine, the girls only skateboard contest series, is excited to announce the location of its next session at the Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest, CA. Wicked Wahine and OP Girls Learn to Ride joined forces to create the ‘Wicked Ride Weekend’, a weekend of skateboarding for girls and spectators alike. The ‘Wicked Ride Weekend’ is the Wicked Wahine main event. Scheduled for September 17th, 2005, the contest format will include street skating. Both bowl and street skaters will have the opportunity to compete for cash, prizes and awards. Wicked Wahine Wicked Ride Weekend Results…
1st – Apryl Woodcock $1,000.00
2nd – Annie Sullivan $800.00
3rd – Holly Lyons $600.00
4th – Nicole Zuck $400.00
5th – Mandy Esch $200.00
Best Trick $250 – Apryl Woodcock (Miller Flip)
1st – Vanessa Torres $1,000.00
2nd – Amy Caron $800.00
3rd – Elissa Steamer $600.00
4th – Lacey Baker $400.00
5th – Ariel Lockshaw $200.00
Best Trick $250 – Elissa Steamer (Switch crooked grind across the center ledge)
1st – Julie Kindstrand
2nd – Lexi Barclay
3rd – Felicity Corral
4th – Chelsea Olsen
5th – Gwen Marcus
1st – Amelia Rose McCoy
2nd – Chelsea Olsen
3rd – Lexi Barclay
4th – Linsay Wilendorf
5th – Amber Harmon
1st – Alize Montes (6yr)
2nd – Carly Nelson
3rd – Candice Cooper
4th – Cassidy Marmion
5th – Anna Gault
Hardest Slam – Kenna Gallagher
Most Stylish Skater – Michelle Buck
For more information, visit www.wahineskate.com.
BONES WHEELS NEWS – Bones Wheels is proud to announce two new additions – James Craig and Ryan Sheckler – to the Pro Roster.
SKATE CONTEST – Mile High Madness – at the Denver Skatepark – Sept 17, 2005. 2-9pm. On-site registration. $10 Entry fee. Sponsored by Cherry Skateboards, Equilibrium Clothing, Pepsi, Caveman Industries, Thrifty Stick, Null Skateboards, Conspiracy Skateboards, BC Sports, Mile High Skates and Colorado Skate University. 9 Separate contests including – Women’s Bowl Jam, Women’s Wtreet, 12 and Under Street, 16 and Under Street, Advanced Street Jam, Advanced Big Bowl, Three Best Tricks – Longest Grind, Flat Rail and Spine. For info call 720-913-0752.
SKULL SKATES NEWS – Check the new pages at skullskates.com that feature amazing one of a kind works of art by an impressive group of artist and skaters – each using a Skull Skates deck as their canvas. Skull Skates would like to thank the exhibit’s organizers and all of the contributors who created original pieces. Look for more art and skateboarding collaborations coming soon from Skull Skates. To view the boards go to http://www.skullskates.com/style_sessions/style.htm
BEST BUSHINGS IN THE BIZ – KHIRO – KING OF BUSHINGS – Khiro have spent a lot of time developing their products to suit all conditions for all types of skating. The claim to be King of Bushings is big, but they back it up with their product and their team riders.
SECRET SKATEPARK TOUR HITS THE SOUTH – Skate demo in Athens, Georgia at the Skatepark of Athens. Big hurricane benefit. Lots of pros. Sunday, September 18. Come all. Free bands and tons of old school skaters.
VANS Downtown Showdown went down on Labor Day – Sept 5th, 2005. The contest was an exclusive, one-of-a-kind skate contest on the Universal Studios Back Lot. Vans invited top skateboard companies and their riders to submit designs for one of four obstacles as part of the Showdown course. Vans then asked each company to put up three top pros and an amateur to fight it out for an $85,000 prize purse. The top teams in skateboarding were invited including Baker, Real/Anti-Hero, Girl, Plan B, Zero, Almost, Element, Foundation, Birdhouse and Toy Machine. The Vans Downtown Showdown was made possible by Tylenol, Scion and Epitaph. VANS Downtown Showdown overall final team results – Toy Machine took the top team spot with a score of 67.33 followed by Element with a 66.9 and Girl in 3rd Place with 61.4. For more info visit www.vans.com.
NEW CONCRETE SKATEPARK NOW OPEN IN COROLLA, NORTH CAROLINA – The Corolla Light Town Center Skatepark features all concrete construction, dual bowls and quarter-pipes. The park is over 5,000 square feet, including banks, a street course, grind bars, and vertical drop-ins. It is built and managed by Ocean Atlantic Rentals, a company that started on the Outer Banks in 1979. President Greg Honeycutt, says ‘Building this was my way of giving back to the community that has been so good to my business.’ Rent skateboard equipment and sign up at Ocean Atlantic Rentals, Corolla Light Town Center, located 200 yards south of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Call 252-453-2440 for info.
WORLD CUP SKATE NEWS – It’s important for all to realize that the situation over the pros NOT being paid for the Rotterdam event this past summer had no affiliation with World Cup Skateboarding (although they marketed the event for sponsorship and pros as WSR and a World Championship). WSR … Worldcup Skateboarding Rotterdam…. this led some to believe that it was World Cup Skateboarding. World Cup Skateboarding (WCS) has set the standard of professional skateboard competition worldwide, governing professional and amateur skateboard competitions in 20 countries since 1993. WCS is dedicated to evolving the standard of skateboard competition in every aspect. To learn more visit our website: http://www.wcsk8.com
WORLDS LARGEST SKATEPARK – OPENING in Shanghai, China on Oct 5th with the Gravity Games.
SKATE CONTEST – Action Park Alliance Skatepark Tour Sponsored by Alien Workshop, Habitat, Element, Plan B, FKD, INC, South Shore Distribution, Eastern Skateboard Supply, Sullen Clothing, Evolution Skate Shop and Skate Park. Next Saturday September 17th Noon-8pm – $5 all day. Free pizza from Papa John’s. CASH prizes for best trick $250 skate. Skate contest 3pm. Best Trick Contest. EVOLUTION SKATE PARK www.skateevolution.com. Phone – 330.452.5SK8
ASEC NEWS – ASEC, the Action Sports Environmental Coalition, has been very busy this summer spreading the word on how skateboarders, surfers, snowboarders, BMXers can help make a difference on this planet. ASEC serves the action sports community as the platform to educate and empower individuals, companies and organizations in the way of ecological sustainability and responsibility. We strive to bring this community the power to implement creative, forward-thinking environmental and social strategies. This your chance to get involved and take action in a movement. This is your chance to lead, follow or be left behind. ASEC is comprised of sustainable business, action sports, arts and community leaders and volunteers from across the country. Founders: Frank Scura -Founder and Executive Director, ASEC; Damon Way – Co-Founder, DC Shoes; Bob Burnquist, Danny Way, Jen O’Brien, Cara Beth Burnside – Professional athletes; Julia Butterfly Hill – environmental activist and best selling author; Clifford Bast – former Global Manager, Hewlett-Packard’s environmental leadership program; Jason Salfi – Founder, Comet Skateboards. ASEC upcoming events: NBC Dew Tour: San Jose, September 9-11 and Orlando, October 14-16…. Power to the Peaceful: San Francisco, September 10, 2006…. Rob Machado Surf Classic Golf Tournament: Cardiff, CA, September 26, 2006… If you have any questions, comments, or requests, please feel free to contact either myself, Laurie Bergthold- Osidelaurie@cox.net, 760-717-3412 or Frank Scura- Frank@asecaction.org.
NEW SKATE VIDEO – The new skate vid FORECAST by Paul Rodriguez features many of the SKATELAB team including Mike Barker, MikeMo Capaldi, Nick Mclouth, Nigel Alexander and P-Rod himself. Check the whole starting line up here… http://www.skatelab.com/team/index.php
FUEL TV NEWS – ‘THE FUEL TV EXPERIMENT’ FINALISTS START PRODUCTION ON ACTION SPORTS FILM PROJECTS – FUEL TV, the first and only network of its kind dedicated to surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX, motocross and wakeboarding, is proud to announce that finalists for The FUEL TV Experiment have begun physical production for their respective film projects. The resulting works are scheduled to be screened to the public during the January 2006 X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival in Park City, Utah where the films and their directors’ next film ideas will vie for the final opportunity to be granted a production budget of up to $1 million. For more information on FUEL TV or to learn how to get FUEL TV, visit www.fuel.tv or call 1 877 4FUELTV.
ARENAS SKATE PARK GRAND OPENING – COSTA RICA – A new indoor skatepark in Costa Rica! Now you can go to this amazing place and bring your skateboard instead of a surfboard. On August 20th Brandon Biebel and Chico Brenes got to christen the brand new park with the Arenas team and did a demo for the locals. About 400 kids came out to see Brandon and Chico break in the new park and get some free goodies. The indoor park features a huge street course and a mini ramp…. In other DVS news – Podium (DVS, Matix and Lakai) is glad to show its support to the Victims of Hurricane Katrina through product donations. Podium (along with other companies in the action sports industry) is shipping supplies to retailer Fast Forward who will be coordinating the distribution of the clothes/shoes to the evacuees in multiple cities including Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Phoenix and Atlanta to name a few. For more go to www.matixclothing.com.
BIG BOYS NEWS – BISCUIT RIP – We very sad to report that, Randall J. ‘Biscuit’ Turner, lead singer of the Big Boys, Cargo Cult, Swine King, and the Slurpees/ Texas Biscuit Bombs is no longer with us. Apparently, he was missing for a few days and, when he didn’t show up to an art show, the cops were called and he was found dead in his home. For more information visit http://nine_99.tripod.com/rjturner.htm or www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2005-08-19/music_feature.html.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Two Big Events Celebrating the Life and Art of Randy ‘Biscuit’ Turner – The Friends of Biscuit wishes to announce two big events celebrating the life and art of Randy J. ‘Biscuit’ Turner, Austin’s own punk rock pioneer, poet and artist. Turner, a founding member of legendary Austin rockers The Big Boys, passed away three weeks ago from natural causes, leaving behind a legacy of music, poetry and multimedia art. The first event, BiscuitFest, a celebration of Randy’s life and legacy, will take place Saturday, October 8, 2005 from 2-7 p.m. at Emo’s Alternative Lounge, located at 603 Red River Street in Austin. In the spirit of Randy’s art and way of life, the event will be an explosion of art, color, poetry and kitsch. As Randy would have wanted it, the day promises an outpouring of love, life and fun! We urge all of his friends, fans, and admirers to wear costumes and bring photos, stories, tributes, artwork, decorations, etc. to help make this memorial as unforgettable an event as our wonderful friend’s life was. For more information on this event, check out the Randy ‘Biscuit’ Turner Memorial homepage at www.randybiscuitturner.com, or call dotty at (512) 441-3879. On Sunday October 9th, Emo’s will host the Biscuit Benefit Show, from 3 p.m. until whenever it ends. Headlining the show will be the legendary Dicks, Exene Cervenka (of X), Pong, Pocket Fishrmen, Punkaroos, Areola 51, Yuppie Pricks, The Delinquents, The Slurpees, Sexy Finger Champs and more. There will be a silent auction and tons of ‘Biscuit-o-bilia’ available. Advance tickets will be available for the show. For more info go to www.randybiscuitturner.com. All proceeds from this event will go to Randy’s beloved 84-year-old mother, Nellie Mae Turner, to help offset expenses. Anyone wishing to make donations to Nellie Mae in the meantime can send them to: Nellie Mae Turner, PO BOX 1528, Gladewater, TX 75647.
NEW BOB GRUEN BOOK – Just released, ‘John Lennon The New York Years'(STC2005), with photos and text by John’s friend, Bob Gruen, tells the story of John Lennon from 1972 to his death in 1980. With over 150 photos, many never published before, and a 25,000 word text by Bob Gruen, it is sure to be very popular. You can find it at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com or at a local bookstore. On October 7th, Bob Gruen will do a reading from the book and then sign copies at the Chelsea Barnes and Noble store in New York; Sixth Avenue at 21st Street – 7pm. On October 14th, Bob Gruen will give a slide talk about John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the City University of New York (CUNY) on Fifth Avenue at 34th street. The publication of John Lennon: The New York Years will mark Lennon’s 65th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his death. Bob Gruen, Lennon’s personal photographer, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the musical genius, innovator, and peace activist. Don’t miss the companion photo exhibit on the main floor of The Graduate Center, CUNY, Oct. 15-Nov. 15. Friday, October 14 @8-10pm $15; ($10 students and seniors) To register, call (212) 817-8215.
SST OVERKILL NEWS – www.SSTOverkill.com is up and has a gallery with over 200 pics from the Vault 350 show on it.
NEW FRANKY AND MINX TEES from New York’s own Franky and Minx — tattoo modification for a rock and roll world. Vanilla Kamilla of the Horrorpops rocks a new tee above. Photo by Octavio. Go here to view – http://www.frankyandminx.com. Rockin’ the Underworld.
ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES NEWS – The second installment of the massive, the epic, the stupendous, the colossal collaboration between our founder, Jello Biafra, and the heaviest musical pranksters in the universe, the Melvins is available now. The CD is titled SIEG HOWDY! Well worth the purchase. For more go to www.alternativetentacles.com.
FAT TOUR 2005 STARTS Sept 18th featuring Against Me!, Epoxies, Smoke or Fire and the Soviettes. Go here to check it out: http://www.fattour.com
GREEN DAY TO RELEASE BULLET IN A BIBLE DVD To Include Rare Interview and Performance Footage… ‘Bullet In A Bible’, the sensational live performance from Grammy Award winning Green Day will be released by Reprise Records on November 15th. Directed by Samuel Bayer, Bullet In A Bible documents the two biggest shows that Green Day has headlined in their career, playing to over 130,000 people at London’s Milton Keynes National Bowl on June 11th and 12th of this year. The DVD features over 100 minutes of exclusive performance, rare behind-the-scenes footage, including candid interviews with each band member discussing their career and life on the road, along with footage of fans demonstrating their deep commitment to the band. The band will be touring the United States through the middle of October.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -NEMO MUSIC FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 2, 2005– Wristbands are on sale now for $50 for all FOUR DAYS OF MUSIC. PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED: Ashlee Simpson, Los Lonely Boys, The Posies, Aqualung, Tracy Bonham, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, deSol, Ellis Paul, Doug Gillard, Love Is Laughter, The Electric Six, Jon Randall, Cheerleader 666, Waltham, Kevin Hearn And Thin Buckle, Voicst, Robbers On High Street, Zox, Dirty on Purpose, Diamond Nights, Matt Mays and El Torpedo, Hero Pattern, Sam Bisbee, Florez, ps , Monofog, The Kin, aderbat, Woke Up In Vegas, Toussaint Yeshua, The Perishers, Julian Velard, Heideroosjes, Rocketscience, Furvis, Army of Me, Black Mountain, The Dirty Things, Josh Radin, The Emeralds, As Fast As, AM, The Bon Savants, MinaMina Goodsong, Aberdeen City, Apollo 13, Jonny Lives, Mieka Pauley, The Hot IQ’s, Jimmy Ryan, Black Star Morning, Rebekah Jordan, My Little Radio, Deathray Davies, The Plain Janes, Sarah Borges, Taylor Hollingsworth, Car Crash Show, The Trews, Will Dailey And The Rivals, the bleedin bleedins, Robby Roadsteamer, Muck And The Mires, The Pink Slips, Alternate Routes, Teenage Prayers, Kelli Scarr, Benzos, David Ross MacDonald, Trumystic, The Milwaukees, EJ Labb, Sucka Brown, Murdocks, The Effects and many, many more to be announced shortly! Please check www.nemoboston.com for all showcase updates and conference events.
LEGENDARY PUNK ROCKER MARKY RAMONE TO JOIN SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO – Ramone will host weekly ‘Punk Rock Blitzkrieg’ music show starting Oct. 4, exclusively on SIRIUS. Marky Ramone, a member of one of rock music’s best-loved bands, the Ramones, will become a SIRIUS Satellite Radio host on Tuesday, October 4th with the launch of Marky Ramone’s Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, exclusively on SIRIUS. For more information, visit www.sirius.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Urban Surf Art
Damian Fulton at Gasoline, September 28 – November 5
Reception for the artist: Saturday, October 1, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Gasoline Gallery – 423 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245. Gasoline is proud to present Urban Surf Art, a show featuring a slew of original paintings by Damian Fulton. Since his first surf posters for lifestyle brand Ocean Pacific in 1981, Fulton has produced artwork for Disney, served corporate stints with Marvel Productions and Ogilvy and Mather advertising and created strips like ‘The Shred Brothers’ for Surfer Publications’ Snowboarder and the original extreme sports classic ‘Radical Rick’ for BMX Plus! Magazine. Fulton’s latest work reflects time spent, as he puts it, ‘living with one foot in the mire of all that is LA, and one in the sanctity of the Pacific Ocean.’ For more information go to www.gasolinegallery.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – etnies Hosts International Art Exhibit of Works Influenced by Board Sports Culture – Opening October 20th, etnies will be hosting an art exhibition featuring French artists Nicolas Thomas (skateboarder) and Leonard Accorsi (snowboarder). The installation of works inspired by the lives of these innovative artists will be on display from Thursday, October 20 through Monday, October 24. Opening night festivities will kick-off the display of these 20-30 frames in the Sole Technology Research and Design Building at 26291 Fuertes, Lake Forest. The art show opening will feature a DJ spinning a mellow mix of background tunes during the open bar, hors d’oeuvres and mingling. The installation has been established in collaboration with international nonprofit organization and French gallery Spacejunk. The only European gallery dedicated exclusively to the art of Board Culture,
SHEPARD FAIREY ART SHOWS – Shepard Fairey brings you two solo exhibitions of new work! – Visual Disobedience Solo Exhibition at Voice 1156 – Opening Reception: September 9th, 4pm – 11pm. Exhibition Dates: September 9th – October 21th at Voice 1156 Gallery 1156 7th Ave. San Diego,CA 92101. For more go to www.voice1156.com. The second show is Manufacturing Dissent Solo Exhibition at Merry Karnowsky Gallery – Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24th, 8-11pm- Exhibition Dates: September 24th – October 15th, 2005 at Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, California 90036 www.mkgallery.com
Please join us at the Metropolitan Fine Art Gallery for the last ‘San Clemente Thursday Night Artwalk’ of the season to view new pieces of art of Drew Brophy. Also exhibiting: Bill Schorr, Howard Kirk, Maya Spielman, Sean O’Daniels and Carson Grier. Drew’s art will be exhibited at the Metropolitan Fine Art Gallery in San Clemente from September 29th through October 4th. (For more information: Call the Metropolitan at 949-366-3661.) See Drew’s Online Gallery at www.drewbrophy.com!
SKATE ART – 1970’s Florida sk8 parks at http://www.artgonebad.com.
LA ART SHOWS – The Eighth Annual Art Crawl is coming up in September. – Hosted and sponsored by art galleries in the Silverlake, Echo Park and Los Feliz neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Art Crawl 8 will take place over the weekend of September 23rd – 25th. It is a free, self-guided tour promoting access and insight into this dynamic area where the future of art in Los Angeles is taking shape! The Art Crawl revels in all modes of art – painting, photography, graphic design, architecture, furniture, clothing design, sculpture, and the decorative arts as well. More galleries are being added and special events are still being planned too. Please check in for updates at: www.laluzdejesus.com/artcrawl.htm
ART SHOW – One Woman exhibit of paintings by Peggy Oki at the Friends of the Carpinteria Library Book Store – August through September 2005 – Hours: Noon to 4PM, Monday thru Saturday. Location: 929B Linden Ave. Carpinteria, CA 93013. A portion of sales will be donated to the Carpinteria Library. For details visit http://www.peggy-oki.com
QUIKSILVER PRO JAPAN – Live webcast on www.quiksilver.com – Event #7 of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Foster’s World Championship Tour (WCT) www.aspworldtour.com. After three wins from six ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) events this year, six-time world champion Kelly Slater (Florida, USA) is leading the ratings with 5,342 points – 746 points ahead of current world champion Andy Irons (Hawaii, USA, 4,596 points) as he shoots for an unprecedented seventh world title. Competition window: August 31- September 7, 2005. Prize money: US $270,000
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NEWS – Surfrider Foundation Unveils Professional Surf Team – The Surfrider Foundation has united nine of the world’s top surfers to collectively represent the Foundation and its efforts to protect and preserve our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation Pro Team is led by twelve-year World Championship Tour (WCT) veteran and star of the Endless Summer II, Team Captain Pat O’Connell. Joining O’Connell is three-time consecutive and current World Champion Andy Irons, six-time Triple Crown winner Sunny Garcia, 2001 World Champion CJ Hobgood, free surfing icon Rob Machado, former WCT competitor and big wave charger Shane Dorian, and current WCT surfers Tim Curran, Damien Hobgood and Taylor Knox. ‘The goal in putting together this team is to bring together the very best surfers our country has to offer and work with them to increase awareness of the Surfrider Foundation and our efforts to protect our beach and coastal environments,’ says Matt McClain, Surfrider Foundation’s Director of Marketing.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championship Team to be Awarded IOC President’s Trophy – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President’s Trophy has arrived at the International Surfing Association’s headquarters and will be awarded to the top ranking national team at the end of the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships 2005. ISA President Fernando Aguerre will present the illustrious trophy at the Award Ceremony scheduled for October 16, 2005. Individual members of the victorious team will also receive ISA gold medals. Last year in Tahiti, Australia came out on top taking home the trophy and the World Junior Championship Team title. This year, the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships will be hosted by Surfing America and sponsored by Quiksilver. It is set to take place in Huntington Beach October 8th through October16th. It will showcase talented young athletes from over 22 countries around the world battling it out to take home individual and team titles. The ISA awarded the first IOC President’s Trophy for surfing to the USA nine years ago in 1996 at the World Surfing Games in Huntington Beach. This commemorated the first time surfers competed in an event under the Olympic Movement. The IOC gives the President’s Trophy to officially recognized International Federations. The International Surfing Association has been recognized by the IOC as the International Governing Body for surfing and all wave riding sports since 1995.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PRIMEDIA’s Action Sports Group announced the creation of the Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series with Macy’s West secured as the title sponsor. The Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series offers a $33,333 prize purse to the surfer who takes first-place in three California World Qualifying Series (WQS) events. Kicking off the Trifecta Surf Series, was the four-star Body Glove Surfbout Presented by Adio held at Lower Trestles, San Clemente, April 26-30, 2005 with epic surf, endless amounts of sunshine and the largest crowds in Surfbout history. South African David Weare took the win, making him the current Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series points leader. The second stop of the Trifecta will be the storied WQS two-star OP Newport Classic, a history-rich event that brings together amateur, professional and airshow competitions, and attracts surfing’s brightest talent. The 2005 edition will take place September 21-25, 2005, at Newport’s renowned 56th Street. Santa Cruz’s famed Steamer Lane will play host to the final stop of the Trifecta when the WQS four-star O’Neill Cold Water Classic takes place October 18-21, 2005. Northern California’s premier surfing event is also the final professional surfing event on the United States mainland in 2005. FUEL TV telecast the first Macy’s California Trifecta Surf Series event,the Body Glove Surfbout, June 25 and an encore showing is scheduled onSaturday, September 3 at 2pm ET and 5pm ET. The Newport Classic isscheduled to premiere on October 24 and the O’Neill Cold Water Classicis scheduled for November 28. For additional dates and specific timesvisit www.fuel.tv.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – STARS OF SURF, SCREEN AND ACTION SPORTS TO UNITE AT SURFER MAGAZINE’S 2005 SURFER POLL AND VIDEO AWARDS PRESENTED BY AMERICAN SUZUKI… The 2005 SURFER Poll and Video Awards Presented by American Suzuki Motor Corporation, one of the most prestigious nights in surfing, will be a who’s who of athletes, celebrities and industry insiders, with more than 2,000 expected guests. The SURFER Poll will be hosted by sports commentator and X Games personality Sal Masekela. The top contenders for the men’s award is between last year’s winner and current WCT points leader Kelly Slater and last year’s second-place winner, current world champion and recent U.S. Open winner Andy Irons. Other nominees include: Bruce Irons, CJ Hobgood, Damien Hobgood, Kalani Robb, Laird Hamilton, Rob Machado, Taj Burrow and Tom Curren. Women nominees are: Bethany Hamilton, Carissa Moore, Chelsea Georgeson, Keala Kennelly, Layne Beachley, Lisa Andersen, Megan Abubo, Melanie Bartels, Rochelle Ballard and Sofia Mulanovich. Up-and-coming pro surfer, Alex Gray will host the Video Awards, given in eight categories. Nominees include: Kelly Slater from A Broke Down Melody for Best Performance by a Male. Shane Dorian from Solid for Guts for Glory, Layne Beachley from Life in the Fast Layne for Best Performance by a Female. Damien Hobgood from Blackwater for Worst Wipeout. The other Video Award categories are: Most Radical Maneuver, Best Tube Ride, Best Male Performance, Best Cinematography, Photo of the Year and Video of the Year. Big Wednesday star William Katt and stunt double/surf legend Peter Townend, actress Nia Peeples, motocross legend Jeremy McGrath and reigning supercross champion Ricky Carmichael are just a few of the big names on hand to deliver the awards. WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 WHERE: The Grove at Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, Calif. MORE: Although attendance is by invitation only, the event will also be covered exclusively on www.surfermag.com and broadcast for the third consecutive year in a one-hour television special on FUEL TV. Check www.fuel.tv for airdates and times. For more event information visit: http://surfermag.com/surferpoll/ Thanks to presenting sponsor American Suzuki, co-sponsors Boost Mobile and Red Bull and media sponsor Fuel TV for their contributions to make this event happen.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NEWS – Surfrider Foundation Presents 2nd Annual National Paddle for Clean Water Sept. 10-11 – In an effort to bring attention to the ongoing degradation of our coasts and oceans, the Surfrider Foundation will be holding its 2nd annual National Paddle For Clean Water the weekend of September 10th and 11th. That weekend, Surfrider Foundation chapters across the country will be providing people the opportunity to rally at their favorite beach and paddle out. ‘The goal is simple,’ said Jim Moriarty Executive Director for Surfrider Foundation. ‘This event gives Surfrider Foundation activists across the country, as well as the rest of the beach going public, the perfect opportunity to demonstrate their feelings about the current state of our oceans, waves and beaches, and voice their concerns in an effort to make a difference in preserving our natural resources. For more go to http://www.surfrider.org.
Headworx Welsh Open – The fifth leg of the BPSA Tour heads to Wales this month for the Headworx Welsh Open at Wales’ best beach break, Freshwater West. The Headworx Welsh Open runs over the weekend commencing Sept 24th. The event also includes a women’s event and the Freerange Sports Optics Style Move of the Day, which is Best Cutback. The Headworx Welsh Open contest site will be based at Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire near the National Park. The wave at Freshwater is a fast and hollow beach break that picks up any swell available and works on all tides. The water conditions are really clean with the only dangers being very strong rips. Fresh West is a great contest site and the BPSA Pros will be very excited to head over to Wales’ finest. The BPSA title race is very close at the moment with Headworx team rider Reubin Pearce currently leading the charge, closely followed by Mark Harris and Llewellyn Whittaker. In the ladies tour Nicole Morgan has a strong lead over Gwen Spurlock in second place having won both of the previous events. Although there is no junior event Oli Adams is leading the tour with Matt Capel, another Headworx rider in third place. Foster’s will be bringing their mobile bar unit and Barbie to feed and ‘water’ the competitors and event staff and as always a massive thanks goes out to all the sponsors, especially Headworx as title sponsors and tour sponsors Foster’s, Freerange and Cadbury’s Boost, who also follow the tour boosting energy with their tasty little treats. For the latest information on the BPSA UK Tour, images or Press Releases, please contact James Rodd on 0044(0)208-789-6655 or Fax: 0044(0)208-789-6644 or Email: email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SURFING MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES DEBUT OF ’30 YEARS OF FLAME: CALIFORNIA’S LEGENDARY SURF PHOTOGRAPHER’ Book Highlights Three Decades of Images from Legendary Photographer Larry ‘Flame’ Moore -SURFING Magazine today announced the debut of ’30 Years of Flame: California’s Legendary Surf Photographer,’ a collection of images throughout the past three decades from renowned photographer and former SURFING Magazine photo editor Larry ‘Flame’ Moore. As SURFING Magazine’s photo editor for more than 30 years, Moore has captured over 43 cover shots and is credited with paving the road to success for many surf photographers, as well as the success of SURFING Magazine. Written by former SURFING Magazine editor Nick Carroll, ’30 Years of Flame: California’s Legendary Surf Photographer,’ is a collection of beautiful photography highlighting Moore’s passion for surfing and tireless pursuit of perfection. Available in Limited and Standard Editions, the Limited Edition features a handprinted image, signed and numbered by Flame and a die-cut Saifu cloth case with foil stamped logo for $150; the Standard Edition is available for $75. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Orange County Department of Education’s Regional Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at University High School. The book will be available for purchase via a link at www.surfingthemag.com or by calling 1-866-342-6334 beginning September 30, 2005.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION NEWS – Celebrities and Champion Surfers Will Share the Spotlight at the Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Surf Jam, Sept. 11 – The Surfrider Foundation and Propaganda Headquarters are proud to announce the roster of well-known musicians and professional athletes set to participate in the first ever Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Surf Jam. The event will take place at Orange County’s famed Huntington Beach Pier on Sunday, September 11th, 2005 from 8 AM to 2:00 PM. High profile musicians taking part in the event include Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger and Ben Kenney of Incubus, Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros) and Jim Lindberg (Pennywise). Four-time Olympic medal winning swimmer Aaron Peirsol will also be competing in the event. The event is being chaired by X-Games and ABC Sports commentator Sal Masekela. Professional surfers include event Co-chair and co-star of the Endless Summer II, Pat O’Connell, Rob Machado, Jeff Deffenbaugh (Former WCT competitor and local surfer who is also helping to co-produce the event), and rising professional surfers Alex Grey and Dane Reynolds. ‘We have been surfing our whole lives, so protecting the oceans and beaches is especially important to us,’ says Incubus’ Brandon Boyd. ‘It is our honor and privilege to participate in such a worthy cause.’ Go to Surfrider Foundation’s special Celebrity Surf Jam web section at: http://www.surfrider.org/surfjam.
KELLY SLATER’S 10s FOR KIDS CHARITY DRIVE – Six-time world champion Kelly Slater has scored a barrage of perfect 10-point rides this year as he’s dominated the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) with three wins from six events. But Kelly’s status as leader of the world title rankings isn’t the only winner from his incredible form – a special school in Melbourne, in his home state of Florida, USA – has become a direct beneficiary. Since 2002, every time Kelly has posted a perfect score in WCT competition, Jim MacDonald, a successful entrepreneur based in Southern California, has donated money to Kelly’s favorite charity – the Space Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC), a non-profit therapeutic preschool for children with and without special needs. MacDonald said he began to donate to the SCEIC shortly after meeting the six-time world champion at Trestles, in Southern California, USA, three years ago. This year Kelly has produced seven 10s in WCT competition, including the first two-wave perfect score of 20 points from two 10-point rides in the final of the Tahiti WCT in May. For this incredible performance, Jim MacDonald doubled his usual $US500 contribution per wave to raise his SCEIC donation so far this year to US$4,500. The Quiksilver Foundation today announced that it would double MacDonald’s donation per ride. The Quiksilver Foundation will double Jim’s contribution and donate $1000 to the SCEIC every time Kelly scores a perfect 10.’ The Quiksilver Foundation’s donation adds an extra US$7,000 so far this year. To maximize the potential success and benefits of this initiative, Jim MacDonald added: ‘I would like to invite every one of Kelly’s fans from around the world to join Kelly, the Quiksilver Foundation and me by making a donation to this great cause. Just surf the net to www.sceic.com and click on ‘Kelly’s 10s for Kids’.’ There are five WCT events remaining to decide this year’s ASP World Title so there’s plenty of opportunity for Kelly to keep racking up additional perfect scores. The next event is the Quiksilver Pro Japan from August 31- September 7. It will be webcast live on www.quiksilver.com so fans can follow the action. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO SCEIC THEIR ADDRESS IS: Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Suite D, 3661 S. Babcock St. Melbourne, Florida, 32901, USA. Or visit their website at www.sceic.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – A BENEFIT EVENT – Jeep presents a 16mm Ski and Snowboard Film by Teton Gravity Research – THE TANGERINE DREAM WORLD PREMIERE is Saturday September 17th in the Walk Festival Hall at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming. There will be two showings: 5:30 and 8:15pm with athlete appearances and tons of giveaways. After party to follow at the Mangy Moose Saloon with renowned AC/DC tribute band: BC/DC. The Tangerine Dream athlete Marc-Andre Belliveau’s band Big Mammas to open. All proceeds to benefit the Avalanche Center Support Organization and TGR Scholarship Fund awarded to a JHHS student. To Order DVDs and TGR clothing call 307.734.8192 or visit www.tetongravity.com.
NEW VIDEO – Witness the Compatriot Pro/Am Team together for the very first time in the 2006 video shorts entitled Video 7 and Paint it Black, available for your viewing displeasure from the Compatriot Team Theatre at www.compatriotsnowboards.com/team.html. These 2 mini films include the raw talents of Barry Hartman, Kristoffer Lagraff, Keegan Pfeil, and Friends. No need to worry, the audiophiles at Compatriot managed to put together a most excellent soundtrack.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MoveOn Launches WWW.HURRICANEHOUSING.ORG. Refugees Can Search for Free Housing and Urges Donations to Red Cross. MoveOn.org Civic Action, formerly known as MoveOn.org, launched a new web site today, www.hurricanehousing.org asking its 3.3 million members and the public to post any available housing for the thousands of people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. The organization will directly connect evacuees with volunteer hosts, and also provide the housing information to the Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The emergency drive connects empty beds with hurricane victims in need of housing. The public can post free housing offers (a spare room, extra bed, even a decent couch), then evacuees and aid workers can search for available housing online at: www.hurricanehousing.org. Tens of thousands of newly homeless families are being bused to the Houston Astrodome, where they may wait for weeks or months. At least 80,000 are competing for area shelters and countless more are in motels, cars, or wherever they can find shelter. FEMA and the Red Cross are working hard to provide shelter for the displaced. Housing is most urgently needed within reasonable driving distance (about 300 miles) of the affected areas in the Southeast, especially New Orleans. www.hurricanehousing.org.
BENEFIT FOR HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS – Dew Action Sports Tour HOLDS eBAY auction To SUPPORT HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF EFFORTS. Athletes Supporting Cause Include Mirra, Sheckler, Bartram and Lasek… The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long multi-sport professional tour in action sports, today announced it will support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts through an athlete memorabilia auction on eBay beginning today. In conjunction with its athletes, the Dew Action Sports Tour is giving fans the chance to own a piece of history. Much of the equipment up for auction was used in the inaugural season of the Tour. Fans can bid on items while knowing that all proceeds will be donated to a cause that hits close to home – the Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund. ‘The Dew Action Sports Tour feels strongly about helping those affected by Hurricane Katrina any way we can,’ said Dew Action Sports Tour general manager Wade Martin. ‘Without the support of the athletes, we could never have made this happen.’ The auction will be available for 10 days and the entire listing of items can be found on eBay by typing ‘DEW ACTION SPORTS’ in the search field. For more information, please log on to www.dewactionsportstour.com.
GOOD WORKS – Founder and CEO Pierre Andre Senizergues shipped out 10,000 units of shoes and apparel as Sole Technology employees rallied in support. September 16, 2005 at the Sole Technology warehouse in Lake Forest, CEO Pierre Andre Senizergues and his employees joined together in sending off their gift-in-kind donation of 5,000 pairs of shoes and 5,000 pieces of apparel. In a semi truck filled to the brim, the wearable contribution will head from Orange County straight to devastated areas and into the hands of Hurricane Katrina survivors. Those touched by the natural disaster are still in vital need of the basics and Sole Technology found an organization willing to make the connection. Sole Technology and Giving Children Hope representatives worked together with forklifts to successfully load all 449 boxes on 16 pallets which totaled 9,091 pounds.