Juice Magazine News – May 2010

JUICE NEWS – MAY 2010


JUICE MAGAZINE – ISSUE 67 – LAUNCH PARTY - Issue 67 of Juice Magazine is hot off the presses and to celebrate we’re throwing a party on Sunday, May 24, 2010 from 5-10pm at Juice – 319 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA! There will be food, drinks, and special guest DJs, DJ Fluffy, DJ Ray, Nuge and Slash, as well as a skate session on the Quarter Pipe of Doom. This is an invitation only event, so please RSVP. A number of the shredders featured in the new issue will be on hand to sign autographs including cover boy Eric “Tuma” Britton as well as a few surprise guests. Please RSVP to: jess@juicemagazine.com. See you there!

ALL AGES BOWL JAM at Owls Head Park – Brooklyn, NY on Sat. May 22, 2010 at 11am. www.funhouseskateboards.com

BURNSIDE SKATEPARK CELEBRATES 20 YEARS – Support the heart of skateboardings D.I.Y. spirit. Donate now. The skatepark needs your support for the 20 year birthday anniversary. Make the trip. Bands, music, skateboarding, art, skateboard themed carny games for prizes and more. October 31, 2010 at Burnside. An all day event encompassing skateboarding, music, DJs, live bands, raffles, BB!, Halloween murals and artwork. Bands include: The Punishers, God Haven, Chupacabra and DJ Red and more. Pre-Funk on Sat. Oct 30, 2010. Funds will go toward additions and upgrades to the park and the remainder will go to the 20-year celebration. Official website is www.burnsideskatepark.com

X GAMES 2010 - July 29-Aug 1, 2010- X GAMES 2010, Los Angeles, CA

POWER RIDER WHEELS has launched a blog at http://powerriderwheels.blogspot.com/

SKATOPIA BOWL BASH XV – June 17-20, 2010 – Skatopia – 34961 Hutton Rd Rutland, OH 45775. www.skatopia.org

SKATE MOVIE is a new Full length independent video by Richie Valdez. The Video stars Adam Bertolet, Riley Hawk, David Loy, Ryan Reyes, Dan Roberts, Richie Valdez, Jason Vanzant and Clint Walker There is a trailer for the video here: http://vimeo.com/9212998

BENEFIT PARTY FOR JIMMY HANSON on June 18th at Arbor Collective. Punk bands and skateboarding. www.arborcollective.com.

VETERAN SKATEBOARDER PAT DUFFY JOINS ARNETTE AS SKATE TEAM CAPTAIN – Arnette is proud to announce that veteran skateboarder and undisputed living legend, Pat Duffy, has joined the family as its newest pro rider and Skate Team Captain. Originally from Marin County, CA, and now living in the San Diego area, Duffy has been whole-heartedly dedicated to his craft since he first stepped on a skateboard in the early 80s. Known for his progressive style and deep bag of tricks, he is widely recognized as a central figure in the birth of modern day skateboarding. Early on in his career, it was his inventiveness and uncanny ability to take ordinary street tricks to handrails that marked a definitive turning point in the evolution of street skating. One of skateboardings all-time heroes, Duffys profound impact and influence can still be felt to this day. In his new role at Arnette, Duffy will serve double duty as both pro rider and, most importantly, Skate Team Captain. His long-standing industry ties and burning passion for skateboarding, coupled with his balls-out attitude and innovative approach will not only enable him to significantly grow Arnettes skate program, but also help take the entire brand to the next level. In addition to Arnette, Duffy also rides for Plan B, LOST Clothing, Venture Trucks, SPoT Party Team and Paradox Griptape. Arnettes current skateboarding team roster includes Pat Duffy, Willy Santos, Danny Supa, Luis Tolentino and Jimmy Cao. Find out more at: ArnetteAntics.com

SHIPYARD SKATES - Check out the Bud Baum model. Sick. www.shipyardskates.com

ASA TRIPLES – For the first time ever, the Augusta Entertainment Complex will play host to the worlds top action sports athletes when the ASA Big Air Triples heads to the James Brown Arena in Augusta, GA on Saturday, June 19th. During two shows, top pros in BMX and Skateboard will take on the challenge of the 195-foot long Triples course, consisting of a 25-foot high roll-in ramp, two 25-foot wide jumps and a course-ending quarter-pipe, all while grabbing big air to perform their flips, whips, flairs and spins for the event titles. Skateboard is a newly added feature to the Triples event. Some of the industrys most daring skateboarding pros will ride the ramps, challenging each other to throw down their most spectacular stunts in pursuit of the best performance. www.bigairtriples.com

POWELL SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Powell Skateboards welcomes Chad Bartie. Chad is also sponsored by Osiris, BONES WHEELS, Ergo, THEEVE, Bones Bearings and Armourdillo. powellskateboards.com

GATORADE FREE FLOW TOUR ANNOUNCES 2010 SCHEDULE – Seeking the best amateur skateboarders across the country, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour today announced the complete skate schedule for the 2010 season. Hosting a total of 30 skate park and vert contests at 23 parks this summer, the Tour officially kicks off May 22 in Rye, N.H. at Rye Airfield. Registration for all events is now open at gatoradefreeflowtour.com

SKATE 3 DEMO – May 12 – Skate 3 demo at Venice Skatepark, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA – 4-6pm. SKATE 3 delivers all the camaraderie and competition of skateboarding. New tricks, improved off board actions, and gnarly Hall of Meat carnage mixed with exciting new team-based gameplay takes SKATE 3 to a new level of skateboarding fun. In SKATE 3, it is up to players to build the ultimate team and change the face of the city. Get ready to take on unique team challenges, compete against rival crews online and shred the streets of the all new skaters paradise, Port Carverton.

CENTRAL VALLEY AM JAM – Maloof Money Cup Skateboard Championships. Each first place skater in each division will qualify for a chance to skate in the Maloof Money Cup Amateur Street Competition. May 15 – El Pescadero Skatepark, Tracy, CA. June 19 – Curt Pernice Skatepark, Ripon, CA. July 17 – Smyrna Skatepark – Ceres, CA. www.centralvalleyamjam.com

NORCAL DEATH MATCH SERIES – Get all the details at www.norcaldeathmatch.com

CHUCK KATZ NEWS – Chuck Katz, legendary Venice-based photographer and icon, has released the first in a series of four limited edition skateboards, as well as apparel. The first edition features a classic Katz image entitled “Pacific Avenue”. Get yours at www.zazzle.com/fshtail

BLOOD WIZARD SKATE DEMO AND VIDEO PREMIERE at The Log Shop – 640 Crespi Dr. Pacifica, CA – 2-7pm. With special guests Hightower and Stagger and Fall. Free hot dogs and beer!

NYC SKATEBOARDING WEBSITE - If you want to know what’s happening in the Big Apple skate scene, check out http://www.nyskateboarding.com

BRO BOWL - Bro Bowl – 30 Years of Tampa Concrete. Check out the trailer at http://www.brobowldoc.com/home.html

ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM DENVER – Our Nations Energies – The ONE Gathering Eco Cultural Village and All Nations Skate Jam Denver Style – July 10th and 11th, 2010 – Downtown Denver Colorado. A unique opportunity to provide unity, support and empowerment to our Native youth and Native communities, while recreating Colorado history with an All Nations Gathering at the South Platte River. Our Nations Energies is an organization that focuses on our Native nations and Native youth today through individuality, family, community, health, environment, and spirituality. Through our own energy, we can make significant changes by providing unity, knowledge and empowerment not only to our Native communities but to all our nations communities.?a href=”http://ournationsenergies.wordpress.com/”>http://ournationsenergies.wordpress.com/

GLOBE CONTEST FOR JAKE’S NEXT TATTOO - Winners get a six-pack of Jakes signature shoe – The Bender and Duncombe prize pack. www.globe.tv/us/features/bender_tattoo_contest

BONES NEWS – Grind for Life Benefit Wheels. For every set sold Bones Wheels will donate $1 to help the Grind For Life organization. www.boneswheels.com

GO SKATEBOARDING DAY EVENT FOR AUTISM - A Skate Foundation Announces Go Skateboarding Day Event – June 21. Skaters world-wide dedicate the day to skateboarding as well as answering a call to action by the A Skate Foundation. The goal is to have skateboarders make this day even more distinctive by donating time to take a child with autism to join you on this day of skating, adventure, and rebellion, and showing them a few tricks or helping them master the basics. You can contact A Skate Foundation to get involved. http://www.askate.org/contact_us

FOUNDATION HAZEY DAZE SERIES - Foundation Hazey Daze Series pro models from Corey Duffel, Dan Murphy, Sierra Fellers and Gareth Stehr. Artwork by Anthony Yankovic. http://www.foskco.com/

SKATERMADE NEWS – The newest Skatermade guest pro model is with the legendary Kevin The Worm Anderson. This 30 inch long cruiser is a throwback shape, with a twist similar to one that The Worm had shaped back in the day. With a modern kick and tailored edge, this classic skateboard plank, is made to ride all terrains. http://www.skatermade.com/boards/worm.html

NIKE NEWS – Nike SB Zoom P-Rod 2.5 in tribute to the LA Lakers. http://www.nike.com/nikeskateboarding/v3/

PAC UP FOR SUMMER – PacSun is throwing a Pac Up For Summer event at all PacSun and PacSun Outlet stores over Memorial Day weekend.?Be one of the first 50 people to your local Pacsun store on Saturday, May 29 and receive an exclusive gift bag featuring Volcom gear, Hurley Music Download cards, Roxy totes, Fox hats or for a few lucky shoppers all inclusive trips to the PacSun Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo in Santa Monica, California! Come on down to stock up for your summer adventures with board shorts, swim, tanks and tees from the top brands including Fox, Roxy, Hurley, Volcom, ONeill, Billabong, Quiksilver and more. Visit pacsun.com to find a store near you.

LURE OF THE SWAMP – Lindsey Kuhn has a new book out through SWAMP Publishing. Lindsey has been screen printing since 1984, helping to revive the lost art of the rock poster in the 90s. For the last 18 years, he has been creating posters for shows around the world, keeping his Do-It-Yourself ethic alive by printing and selling his own work as well as other artists through his print company SWAMP. Lure of the Swamp is his first book with over 100-full color pages of pure rock art. You may order Lure of the Swamp on the SWAMP website. www.swamposters.com and www.lindseykuhn.com

4TH ANNUAL PAT WACHTER BOWL CONTEST – May 1, 2010 at Veterans Skatepark, Alabaster, Alabama. Cash prizes: ladies, O.G., Mens. Guest judge Kris Markovich. Plus an art show. For more go to www.skatealabama.com

BILL MY PARENTS - Professional Skateboarder and TV Star Rob Dyrdek Teams Up With BillMyParents Online Teen Payment Solutions and Teen Prepaid MasterCard BillMyParents, the online teen payment system of Socialwise, Inc is proud to announce that professional skateboarder and TV star Rob Dyrdek has signed a deal with the Company to promote its online BillMyParents payment solution and teen MasterCard prepaid debit card. Dyrdek will be part of a major marketing initiative the company plans to launch in late spring that will include a multitude of top action sports athletes and retailers. For more information, go to: www.BillMyParents.com

PRO-TEC POOL PARTY - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Block at Orange in Orange, CA

VANS DOWNTOWN SHOWDOWN - Saturday, October 2 at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, CA

PHILLY AM 2010 SKATEBOARD CONTEST on Sat. May 1, 2010 at Woodward Skate Park, Philadelphia, PA. Grom, Intermediate, Advanced, Sponsored. Entry fee $20. $1,200 Purse. www.three16.com

DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2010 – The Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced its complete schedule for the 2010 season. The 2010 circuit will return to Boston and Chicago for single-sport competitions and to Portland, Ore. and Salt Lake City for multi-sport events. Highlighting the 2010 schedule is the addition of new host city Las Vegas, where the final stop of the season – the Dew Tour Championships – will be held in conjunction with the year-end awards ceremony. Bringing the Dew Tour to Las Vegas for the first time in the Tours six-year history, the world-famous strip will serve as a backdrop for the Dew Tour Championships as well as the Dew Cup awards ceremony. After moving the event closer to what many consider the mecca of action sports – Southern California – the finale to the sixth season will be highlighted by fierce competition in addition to an elevated awards ceremony for the Dew Tours year-end accolades. The full Dew Tour schedule also includes a skate-specific (park and vert) stop in Boston in June, followed by a BMX-specific (park, dirt and vert) event in Chicago. The five-stop tour will then continue on to Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, all featuring multi-sport events. Over the course of the Tour, athletes will compete to accumulate points based on their individual-event finishes, each vying for the most overall points and the title of Dew Cup Champion. Tickets for the 2010 Dew Tour will be on sale soon and will be available via Ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster box offices. Visit allisports.com for more information.

The complete 2010 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event Date Location

Skate Open, June 25-26 Boston, Mass. – TD Garden

Nike 6.0 BMX Open July 23-24 Chicago, Ill. – Museum Campus

Wendys Invitational Aug. 12-15 Portland, OR – Rose Quarter

Toyota Challenge Sept. 16-19 Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions Arena

Dew Tour Championships Oct. 14-17 Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

SKATOPIA – 88 ACRES OF ANARCHY MOVIE – Skatopia is an Appalachian farm where hardcore skateboarding, punk rock and hillbilly culture collide. Mercurial skateboarder Brewce Martin has built this “sovereign nation” to be free from society’s rules… Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy In theaters and on DVD in 2010. Watch the Skatopia movie trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTgV44R_loU

EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS NEWS Texas bred skateboard company, Embassy Skateboards is the brainchild of skateboard legend John Gibson and Bark Hard bandmate Lee Leal. Managing partners include 80s vert pros Ken Fillion (team captain), Todd Prince (Sgt at Arms), Troy Chason (frontside specialist) and Gene Hare. Team riders include Max Peterson, Ben Johnson, Edward Sanchez, Gary Morris and Priscilla Lee. Art direction by Jester. http://www.embassyskateboards.com/

GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEPARK SERIES 2010 – Registration for each contest starts at 10:00 am and contest starts at 11:00 am with 9 and under age division skating first. Contest entry is $20 and includes a contest t-shirt. Trophies and prizes awarded to Top 5 in each division. Divisions will skate in this order, 9 and Under, 10-12, girls, 13-15, 47 & over, 40-46, 30-39, 16-29, sponsored. May 22 – NAPLES SKATE PARK – Naples, FL – Flow Contest – 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 213-3027. November 6 – GRIND FOR LIFE 8th ANNUAL BENEFIT and AWARDS CEREMONY to be held at JUPITER SKATEPARK – 1501 W. Frederick Small Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 (561)630-5684. http://www.grindforlife.org/

NYC SK8 BOOK - Full Bleed: New York City Skateboard Photography by Alex Corporan, Andre Razo and Ivory Serra. Skateboarding in New York City is a singular experience. It is impossible not to feel the magnitude of the landscape, and with the city in constant motion, skateboarding is both exhilarating and extremely dangerous. There is no right or wrong way to navigate this vast terrain. Only one thing is certain – the skaters and images produced in New York City are wholly unique. The shots in Full Bleed span 30 years, with contributions from over 40 photographers. This is the first-ever comprehensive overview of the one of the most diverse and rich skating locations in the world, bringing together legendary skaters and iconic photographers. Featuring the work of: Giovanni Reda, Jessica Bard, Ivory Serra, Tobin Yelland, Miki Vuckovich, Thomas Campbell, Larry Clark, Ed Templeton, Jerry Hsu, Atiba Jefferson, Bryce Knights, Angela Boatwright, Athena Currey, Kenneth Cappello, Charlie Samuels, Andy Kessler, Mike OMeally, Sammy Glucksman, Allen Ying, and more. http://www.powerhousebooks.com/book/1162

TONY HAWK FOUNDATION NEWS - In a survey of law-enforcement officials from across the U.S., officers report that public skateparks have had a positive impact on youth in their communities, contributed to a reduction in skate-related trespassing, and facilitated more positive interaction between cops and kids. Conducted by the Tony Hawk Foundation in 2009, over 100 officers were interviewed from communities where the Foundation has contributed to establishing a free, public skatepark. Ninety percent responded favorably when asked if they considered their skatepark an important community asset. Most also reported that they’ve had no major incidents at their skateparks, and almost half credit the skatepark for reducing incidents of youth crime in their communities. Federally registered nonprofit organizations, municipalities, or public agencies may apply for grants from the Tony Hawk Foundation. The deadline to complete applications is March 1, 2010. http://tonyhawkfoundation.org

RIDE TO SKATE at the FDR Skatepark – Philly, PA featuring performances by McRad, The Hard Money, Jenkem, Hessian, Ballistik, Bucketflush and Signals.

SKATE SHOP SHOWCASE is a night dedicated to the Skate Shops allowing them to do what they do best – unite the skate community through music, art and culture. The concept is simple. Each store will be given a designated amount of wall space within the show. They are free to design their space however they see fit. The 2006 Skate Shop Showcase saw everything from a full-blown build-out, hanging branded merchandise, painting on the walls (acrylic and aerosol) as well as stores contributing bands, djs and tons more. Skate Shops enlisted to be part of this years event so far are Liberty Board Shop, Urban Era (Daly City), Val Surf, Maintain, Transport, Non-Factory, 2nd Nature (New York), Good Times (San Antonio, TX), ZJs Boarding House, 9 Star, Shelter, One Way Board Shop, Sunken City, IG board shop and many more to come. Live performances thus far include Brevi, Ninja Academy, DJ Patrick Melcher, Brian Lotti performing spoken word and showing a special Trailer and more performances to be announced. This years Skate Shop Showcase will be held at Gallery 1018 on June 20th. For more information and frequent updates visit www.skateshopshowcase.com

STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDING – Street League Skateboarding announced today that for the first time in history, street skateboarding competition has been organized into its very own professional league, with the best skateboarders in the world competing head-to-head in a series of individual tour stops in the summer of 2010. Founded by twenty-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, Street League is truly the future of competitive street skateboarding. Signed to multi-year contracts, a total of twenty-four of the worlds biggest skateboarding stars will compete in Street League exclusively. The first pros that have signed are arguably the top skateboarders in the world and include Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Greg Lutzka, Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd, Sean Malto, Mike Mo Capaldi, Mikey Taylor, Billy Marks, Tommy Sandoval, and Paul Rodriguez. The Street League pros will be battling it out for more than $1,000,000 in prize money on a 3-stop arena tour this summer. Dyrdek, in discussing the origins of the league says, “It has been a dream of mine to create a professional tour that bridges the gap between true street skateboarding and contest skating, which to date has been fragmented and misguided. Street League is more than just a new contest series; it will redefine the way skateboarding competitions are done.” To maximize the talents of these street skateboarding stars, Street League has designed authentic concrete skate plazas to be built on the floors of world-class sports arenas. In addition, Street League brings with it the exclusive use of the instant scoring technology, ISX (Instant Scoring Experience), to the world of skateboarding. The inaugural year of Street League features a 3-stop arena tour beginning at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona on August 28th, Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on September 11th, and the final stop in Las Vegas at the Thomas Mack Center on September 25th. The skaters will be competing at each event for the largest prize pool in skateboarding history. IMG Action Sports, the go-to event production company in the industry, is producing and executing Street League in 2010. The worldwide leader in skate park design and construction, California Skateparks, will provide skate plaza construction. Instant Scoring Experience is a partnership between MXi, Dialsmith, and Street League. For more information go to www.streetleague.com

AUTOBAHN NEWS – The Autobahn Wheel Company proudly welcomes Daniel Espinoza to the team. http://www.autobahnwheelco.com/

KANOA SURF – Flyaway Helmets has added pros Aaron Murray and Tyler Muma to the team. http://www.kanoasurf.com/

ELEMENT AND PLAN B UNITE – Billabong International Limited today announced it has entered an exclusive 10-year agreement to license the California-based skateboard brand Plan B. Plan B will operate out of the Element headquarters in Irvine, CA. Professional skateboarders and team riders Danny Way and Colin McKay will continue to ride for and own Plan B Skateboards. Vice President Tom Jones will continue to oversee the brand and team, which includes Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, PJ Ladd and Pat Duffy. Element and Plan B products will be available through Branch Skateboarding Distribution. www.branchdistribution.com

MALOOF MONEY CUP to Air LIVE on FUEL TV – Multi-Day Television Coverage, a 30-Hour Live HD Webcast and Exclusive One-Hour Programs on FOX and Fox Sports Net Break New Ground for Action Sports Events – The Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans, the worlds greatest skateboarding event, announced today that for the first time, the 2010 New York and Orange County contests will be broadcast live on FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports. The live, multi-day television coverage of a single sport event is a first for action sports and will bring the Maloof Money Cup to millions of U.S. households.?n addition to the live TV coverage, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Net (FSN) and FUEL TV will air one hour Maloof Money Cup programs featuring event highlights and exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, giving Maloof Money Cup 2010 the most comprehensive coverage of any single action sports event in history. FUEL TV will broadcast two hours of live coverage each day during the New York contest, June 5-6 and the Orange County event, August 4-8.?he FOX programs will air following the networks coverage of the F1 European Grand Prix race on Sunday, June 27, 2-3pm ET and 11am-12pm PT and Saturday, August 28, 3-4pm ET and 12-1pm PT prior to MLB on FOX coverage. Skateboarding fans will also have access to more than 30 hours of additional live coverage via FUEL TVs exclusive HD webcasts of both contests at www.fuel.tv/maloofmoneycup

SKATEBOARD: EVOLUTION OF A CALIFORNIA CULTURE – Exhibit runs through May 30, 2010. Curated by museum staff curator Michael Trotter and a committee including skateboard historian Dale Smith, 1960s world champion Cris Dawson, Zephyr founders Skip Engblom and Jeff Ho as well as legendary Z-Boys Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta and Nathan Pratt, the exhibition traces the evolution of boards from pre-1950 to the present, showcasing the riders, designers, artists, and manufacturers that created the California phenomenon known as the skateboard. From the first planks of wood with metal roller skate wheels nailed to the bottom, through the era of clay to modern polyurethane and kicktails, the boards and riders scaled greater heights of daring and style and took sidewalk surfing from a homegrown activity to a worldwide cultural phenomenon. More than 250 rare boards show the timeline of skate history; and photographs by C.R. Stecyk, Glen E. Friedman and Wynn Miller (among others) document the movement and its personalities. The California Heritage Museum is located in the vortex at Main Street and Ocean Park Blvd. Skateboard: Evolution of a California Culture will focus on the various regions of California that were the epicenters of skate design, production and culture: San Francisco/Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Malibu/Santa Monica/Venice, Huntington Beach/Orange County, and Oceanside/San Diego. Each has taken at least one turn in the spotlight over the last fifty years and the exhibit will provide an in-depth look at the birth and development of skate in California. California Heritage Museum is located at 2612 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA. http://web.mac.com/calmuseum/iWeb/Site/Home.html

HOOKIT.COM - Hookit.com and FUEL TV Partner to Hook-Up Young Unsponsored Athletes – FUEL TV, a leading provider of action sports media coverage, and Hookit.com, the largest social network for lifestyle sports, today announce a unique promotion and content partnership. The highlight of the agreement is the launch of a new online community for FUEL TVs Unsponsored segment. This community provides aspiring amateur athletes in skate, surf, snow, motocross, BMX and wake their potential two minutes of fame – and some serious exposure – on FUEL TV, which is now broadcast in more than 30-million homes nationwide. In order to be eligible, any Unsponsored athlete must submit their video online at http://unsponsored.hookit.com

UNITED BY FATE - NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTVSeason?id=367181881&s=143441

LA SKATE FILM FESTIVAL – Categories U.S. Skate Film, International Film, Independent Film, Documentary, Skate Shop Video, Emerging FIlmmaker, Skate Commercial, Classic. Go to www.withoutabox.com. For full info on submitting go to www.thelaskatefilmfestival.com/submissions

FUNHOUSE SERIES 5IVE DECKS ARE HERE - Radically awesome. http://www.funhouseskateboards.com/

NEW NIKE GOODS – You must get the new Omar Salazar Shoe. It’s a mandatory move. www.nikeskateboarding.com

ERRANDBOY WONDERCHILD DECK and T-SHIRT- Limited edition skateboard and t-shirt. For $50 (plus S-H) you get a board (sizes: 7.75, 8.125, 8.5) and a t-shirt (sizes: Youth XS,S,M,L or Adult Sizes S,M,L,XL). Limited to one per kid. Get on it. The virtual skate playground is now open at http://www.errandboy.ws/

MUSIC NEWS

AGENT ORANGE at May 27, 2010 at the Air Conditioned Supper Club – Venice, CA – Doors at 8pm. 21 and up. www.indieonthewestside.com

TSOL May 6 at the Air Conditioned Supper Club, Venice, CA. www.indieonthewestside.com

THE MELVINS – The Melvins return with The Bride Screamed Murder on June 1 via Ipecac Recordings with a U.S. tour launching the same day in San Diego and including a stop at the Bonnaroo Festival. The Bride Screamed Murder is the third release featuring Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Big Businesses’ Coady Willis and Jared Warren. While the Melvins recently celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary, the latest incarnation debuted with the highly-praised (A) Senile Animal (2006) and continued with Nude With Boots (2008). Joining the Melvins on tour for a half dozen shows will be label mates ISIS (www.isistheband, ISIS will also perform at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival) while Totimoshi (myspace.com/totimoshi) will be along for the full run of Melvins dates. http://www.themelvins.net/

BATUSIS FEATURING: SYLVAIN SYLVAIN (NEW YORK DOLLS) AND CHEETAH CHROME (ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS / DEAD BOYS) DEBUT EP RELEASED ON SMOG VEIL RECORDS MAY 4, 2010 – Smog Veil Records announced the debut recording by punk rock supergroup Batusis featuring the legendary Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and Cheetah Chrome (Rocket From The Tombs/Dead Boys). The self-titled 4-song EP will drop in the US and UK on May 4, 2010. The debut recordings will be released on collectable multi-colored vinyl, with eco-friendly recycled content jacket and full color two-sided insert, and also as a digital download on iTunes. This exciting rock and roll project celebrates the first-ever collaboration between punk icons Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From The Tombs) and celebrated glam rock innovator Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls). The EP features Enzo Penizzotto (bass) and Thommy Price (drums) – the driving rhythm section for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Visit the band online at: http://www.myspace.com/batusis. Visit Smog Veil Records online at: http://www.smogveil.com/

ONCE-A-MONTH PUNK - May 15th at Waikiki Sandbox – 2260 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI featuring The Why Nots, Whiskey Shits, Dicks of Doom, False Crack, Pimpbot and Showtunes. 10pm-4am. 5 bands for $5.

BEBE BUELL SHOW - June 22, 2010 at The Roxy. After Party at On the Rocks. June 15 is the new album release date. There will be a limited edition release of pink vinyl. http://www.bebebuell.org/

MILE HIGH MUSIC FEST – Headliners for this year’s event include the Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson, in addition to Weezer, Steve Miller Band, My Morning Jacket, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Phoenix, Train, Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Keane, Bassnectar, Cypress Hill, Z-Trip, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Drive-By Truckers, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli among others. The festival is set to take place once again at The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce, CO, on August 14 & 15th. Tickets available online at milehighmusicfestival.com and tickethorse.com

BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL - June 10-13, 2010 @ Manchester, TN. www.bonnaroo.com

JFA VIDEO – Clips from the JFA video shoot – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AehHZOLXEQI and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVa8VfY5dsA

LOLLAPALOZZA 2010 – Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire and Green Day are among the headliners for this year’s Lollapalooza festival set to take place on August 6-8 at Grant Park, Chicago, IL. Other artists on the lineup for 2010 include Cyprus Hill, The Strokes, MGMT, Social Distortion, Gogol Bordello, Erykah Badu, Spoon and Slightly Stoopid. http://www.lollapalooza.com/

BLACK N BLUE BOWL 2010 - Black N Blue Productions has announced the date and lineup for the 2010 Black N Blue Bowl (formerly known as the Superbowl of Hardcore). This legendary event will take place on Saturday, May 15th at Webster Hall in New York City. The lineup includes Madball, H20, Cro-Mags, Yuppicide, Skarhead, Trapped Under Ice, Wisdom in Chains, Sand, Cruel and, Sand, H8 Inc., and Incendiary. The Superbowl of Hardcore originally started in New York in the early 80s. Held at the legendary Ritz, it featured bands like Warzone, Agnostic Front, Sick of it All and Gorilla Biscuits, to name a few – all the forefathers of the renowned New York Hardcore movement. Black N Blue keeps the tradition alive. Doors for the Matinee event are at 2 p.m. The show is all ages this year; you must have valid ID and be 21 to drink. Disposable cameras only. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.pitchforkny.com

OZZY BOOK – I AM OZZY by Ozzy Osbourne… Take what you thought was rock and roll excess, double it, and you still would not be anywhere near the dizzying life of Ozzy Osbourne. Born into a life so poor that the entire family slept in one room, music was his salvation, and his band Black Sabbath went on to change the musical landscape forever. The inevitable sex and drugs came along with along with the rock and roll lifestyle, and Ozzy soon fell into an epic relationship with booze and chemicals. The stories of Ozzys days on the road are now those of legend, biting the head off of a live bat, the tragic plane crash that took the life of his best friend and writing partner, but few know about the real heartbreak he suffered during those days of hard living. I AM OZZY (Grand Central Publishing Hardcover; $26.99; January 25, 2010) is the heavy metal pioneers unbelievable story told, for the first time, in Ozzys hilarious, witty, and inimitable voice. www.ozzy.com. Visit Grand Central Publishing on the internet at www.hachettebookgroup.com

ROB ZOMBIE PRESENTS THE MIX MASSACRE ON THE PUBLIC RECORD – The Public Record announces Rob Zombie as its next featured artist to launch a collaborative remix project entitled The Mix Massacre. Beginning April 27, 2010, Rob Zombie is enlisting the talent of musicians and remixers across the TPR global music community to remix his songs, Mars Needs Women and Sick Bubblegum, for a special worldwide release. Following the kick-off of Zombie’s Mix Massacre, on April 28, 2010, hip-hop super group, The Elements, comprised of Mix Master Mike, DJ Muggs, Rahzel and JS-1, will begin accepting guest vocalist and remix submissions for Marching Skeletons to be released on their self-entitled album, The Elements. http://www.thepublicrecord.com/index.php?fgid=19&type=video&id=1163

VALIENT THORR – Fresh from the Soundhouse Recording studios in Seattle, WA, VALIENT THORR have posted the first track Doublecrossed from the recording session for their new as-yet-untitled album, due out later this summer. Teaming up again with the legendary Jack Endino, producer of seminal albums by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney, and VALIENT THORRs prior album, IMMORTALIZER the band choose Doublecrossed as the first of their twelve new recordings to mix and do a quick master on and release to the world for free via their website valientthorr.com.

WE WERE FEARED - This film chronicles the rise and fall of The Cuckoos Nest, a famous Socal Punk Rock Club that was not only the birthplace of slam dancing but a key incubator to the surf, skate and extreme sports culture of today. During the late 1970s ‘The Nest, as it was known, played host or was home to almost every influential and soon to be famous punk bands including Black Flag, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, TSOL, The Dead Kennedys, The Circle Jerks, Fear and The Vandals, whose song, The Legend of Pat Brown, chronicles one of the more famous incidents at the The Nest. The saga of the The Nest and its owner Jerry Roach is one of the great untold stories of punk rock, until now. http://vimeo.com/10069009

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2010: More than 38 bands will once again come together to celebrate rock at the fourth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE, set for May 22 and 23 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The line-up includes Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Three Days Grace, Slash, Seether, Rise Against, Deftones, Papa Roach, Theory Of A Deadman, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Coheed and Cambria, Bullet for My Valentine, Puddle Of Mudd, Five Finger Death Punch, Apocalyptica, Drowning Pool, Halestorm, Sevendust, Skillet, Mushroomhead, Helmet, Airbourne, Anberlin, Cold, Nonpoint, 2Cents, Adelitas Way, Shaman’s Harvest, Year Long Disaster, Like A Storm, Taddy Porter, Janus, Columbus own Noise Auction and more. www.rockontherange.com

DOWNLOAD 2010 - The highly-popular Download Festival is set to return to Donington on June 11th-13th and festival organizers have announced the initial lineup with AC/DC filling the headliner slot. Other confirmed acts at the 2010 installment of the fest include: Deftones, with Stone Temple Pilots, Bullet For My Valentine, Megadeth, Motorhead, Wolfmother and Volbeat with many more (last year’s Download featured 120 bands) to be announced. http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk

SLAYERS SEASONS IN THE ABYSS AND MEGADETHS RUST IN PEACE TO BE CORNERSTONES OF AMERICAN CARNAGE LIVE SETS - Megadeth and Slayer, who last toured the U.S. together 19 years ago on the Clash of the Titans extravaganza, have confirmed that they will each perform, start to finish, their 1990 releases – Slayers world-wide, million-selling Seasons In The Abyss and Megadeths Platinum Rust In Peace – on the upcoming Canadian and American Carnage Tours. The six-date Canadian Carnage kicks off July 23 in Quebec City, while the 19-city American Carnage dates begin August 11 in Glens Falls, NY. With Slayer and Megadeth co-headlining, Testament will be Special Guest on all dates. www.slayer.net

SKATOPIA AMPHITHEATRE GRAND OPENING – AMERICAN SKATE FESTIVAL – June 25-26, 2010 featuring Fishbone and many more. www.skatopia.org

CHERIE CURRIE’S NEON ANGEL: A Memoir of a Runaway. When Cherie Currie, the lead singer of 1970s teenage girl group The Runaways, sat down to write her personal memoir, she never imagined the book would be made into a highly anticipated movie, starring some of Hollywood’s hottest actors. Cherie Currie is the original lead singer of 70s teenage, all-girl rock band The Runaways. At the tender age of 15, she joined the group, a talented group of girls who could play rock like no other female group before them. The girls, Currie with Joan Jett, and Lita Ford on guitar and Sandy West on drums, arrived on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, belting out provocative teen rebellion songs such as Cherry Bomb. As Cherie chronicles the bands rise from LA clubs to selling out their first US tour, she also weaves in a portrait of an amazing time in punk rock. The Runaways headlined shows with opening acts such as the Ramones, Van Halen, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Cheap Trick, and Blondie. They played at CBGBs, and got into the London punk scene and hung out with The Sex Pistols. With the help of multi-platinum hit songwriter and producer Kenny Laguna, Currie was able to have her book made into the feature film, The Runaways starring Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, New Moon, The Secret Lives of Bees) as Currie, and Kristen Stewart (Twilight, New Moon, Into The Wild, Panic Room) playing Joan Jett. The Runaways also stars Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) as manager Kim Fowley, and Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal as Cheries mother. Visit: www.CherieCurrie.com and www.TheRunaways.com

DROPKICK MURPHYS have signed on to play the final seven dates of this summers Vans Warped Tour, starting with the August 7 show at the Utah State Fairgrounds in Salt Lake City, UT and ending at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro, OR on August 15. Meanwhile, DROPKICK MURPHYS are currently on the road in Europe in advance of the March 16 release of their live CD/DVD LIVE ON LANSDOWNE, BOSTON MA on the bands own Born Bred Records (ILG). Fans can keep up with the band on the road by checking out their regular video tour diaries at www.dropkickmurphys.com/news.

GENERATION X ON DEMAND - A new feature on Earth Patrol is Randy Katens Generation X – The Interviews. In addition to being a Sacramento skate legend and one of the N-MEN, Randy hosts a biweekly radio show, Generation X, on KBGA FM, Missoula, Montana. http://www.earthpatrolmedia.com/wordpress/?p=5792

ART NEWS

DEMIGODS and COSMIC CHILDREN by GIOVANNI REDA – A Photo Exhibit and Book Release. The Exhibit will feature over 60 portraits of professional skateboarders, artists, musicians, and personalities. May 14th, 8 – 11pm at Subliminal Projects – 1331 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. www.subliminalprojects.com

AMERICAN INDIAN SKATEBOARDING EXHIBITION - An exhibition celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and history of American Indian skateboarding culture is on view at the Smithsonians National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center. Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America includes 20 skatedecks, rare images, video of Native skaters and skate decks from Native companies and contemporary artists. The exhibition will close June 27, 2010. One of the most popular sports on Indian reservations, skateboarding has inspired American Indian and Native Hawaiian communities to host skateboard competitions and build skate parks to encourage their youth. Native entrepreneurs own skateboard companies and sponsor community-based skate teams. Native artists and filmmakers, inspired by their skating experiences, credit the sport with teaching them a successful work ethic. Highlights include a never-before-seen 1969 image taken by skateboarding icon, Craig R. Stecyk III, of a skatedeck depicting traditional Native imagery and 1973 home-movie footage of Zephyr surf team members Ricky and Jimmy Tavarez (Gabrielino-Tongva). The exhibition features the work of visual artists Bunky Echo-Hawk (Yakama/Pawnee), Joe Yazzie (Navajo), Traci Rabbit (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) and Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) and highlights young Native skaters such as 20-year-old Bryant Chapo (Navajo) and 10-year-old Augustin and 7-year-old Armondo Lerma (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians). The exhibition originally appeared at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. from June 12-Sept. 13, 2009. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center is located at One Bowling Green in New York City, across from Battery Park. The museum is free and open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays until 8 p.m. By subway, the museum may be reached by the 1 to South Ferry, the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the R or W to Whitehall Street. For information, call (212) 514-3700 or visit the museums Web site at www.americanindian.si.edu. Check out the coverage in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/arts/artsspecial/18SKATE.html

EPIC DAZE. This event will feature an all-star music line up with celebrity appearances, live art, political speakers – all coming together in a nationally recognized platform. The Cannabis Cup will last the entire weekend of June 18-20 in San Francisco, CA. The EPIC DAZE celebration will be held June 19th at The Mezzanine – 444 Jessie St. – SF, CA, and will without question be the highlight of the weekend. Featuring an ALL-STAR music line-up (Eagles of Death Metal, Lyrics Born, DJ RAS MG (of Sublime), Ila Mawana, celebrity appearances political speakers, comedians, live-art galleries, a video-game contest, and strictly the most notable and influential people in the cannabis culture. www.bcnorthernlights.com/epic-daze

STOKED SESSIONS 2010 – For the third consecutive year, Stoked LA presents Stoked Sessions art show and fundraiser, which will be held June 4th- 6th in downtown Culver City, California. Stoked is a unique nonprofit organization which provides mentoring to at risk youth through the vehicle of action sports building communication skills and self-esteem. Stoked Sessions 2010 Predictions includes three exciting events to promote Stoked Sessions artists and their original artwork, spread awareness about Stoked, and fundraise for Stoked LA. The event will include over 45 of the most renown street and fine artists exhibiting their personal depictions of the visions of the next decade. Featuring a range of work in mixed mediums, the event set in the burgeoning art community of Culver City aims to expose attendees to the striking original work by artists such as Beautiful Losers director Aaron Rose, California based painters recently featured at Art Basel Clayton Brothers, Director of skateboard photography at DC Shoes Mike Blabac; graffiti and toy designer Sket One, graphic artist known for his work with ipath, Matador Records and Etnies, Craig Metzger, and female painter Lesley Reppeteaux known for her Art Nouveau inspired work. All proceeds from Stoked Sessions sales will directly benefit Stoked LA programs allowing for growth and participation to this integral non-profit. Artist Preview and VIP Party Date Friday, June 4, 7-11pm Location The Brick Building, Culver City, CA. This invitation only event offering an exclusive preview of the original artwork created for Stoked Sessions 2010 Predictions. Guests have the opportunity to meet the Stoked Sessions artists and the first chance to buy the original artwork. Stoked Sessions 2010 Predictions: Public Art Walk Date Saturday, June 5, Noon-8pm Location The Brick Building, Culver City, CA. An all-day public art walk throughout various Culver City galleries. Original Stoked Sessions art will be on display and available to buy. DJ Valida, J-LOGIC and Jun will be spinning tunes throughout the day. Entry is free, donation accepted. Stoked Artist Youth Workshop Date Sunday, June 6 Location The Brick Building, Culver City, CA. A creative workshop for Stoked LA mentoring pairs. Stoked Sessions artists will engage the kids in the art that inspires them. Together they will create original artwork to raise money for Stoked Mentoring programs. Be sure to visit http://www.stoked.org for more information on these events or to learn about the Stoked programs. For more event information and a list of artists go to www.stoked.org/stokedsessions2010

SURF NEWS

BILLABONG: Limited Edition Green Day Mass Hysteria Boardshorts – Billabong and Green Day have been working on a Design Coop which will release the new special limited edition, Green Day Mass Hysteria boardshort for 2010. A gray and black color palette of bold plaid with Green Days?signature logo overlaid fit the image of the band perfectly, tying the rock n roll attitude championed by Green Day and the loose functional fashion of the surf culture. While not a Signature Model item specifically endorsed by one of Billabong’s top professional surfers, the boardshort will be prominently worn by team riders from Billabong. And although the promotion of the Green Day boardshort was relatively low key, it will find its way into the store windows of key shops in places like Times Square and Main Street Huntington Beach. It will be in stores everywhere throughout the rest of 2010. www.billabong-usa.com

GIDGET DOCUMENTARY - A brand new, major recut of Brian L. Gilloglys documentary ACCIDENTAL ICON – THE REAL GIDGET STORY was hailed as a huge success by surf media impresario Peter Townend. Kathy Gidget Zuckerman was the inspiration for the best-selling 1957 novel Gidget and the hit 1959 Gidget movie, which introduced the modern sport of surfing to a world-wide audience. In the documentary, surf legends and present-day surfer girls set the stage and take the Gidget story full circle. Prominent actors, writers and directors, many of whom brought Gidget to the big and small screen, provide an often enlightening behind-the-scenes perspective.?ome of them include Sally Field-Oscar winning actor (Gidget TV Series), Cliff Robertson-Oscar winning actor (Gidget), James Darren-Actor/Singer (Gidget), Gregory Harrison-Actor (Ed, North Shore), Caryn Richman-Actor (The New Gidget TV Series), Paul Wendkos-Prolific director (Gidget, Gidget Goes Hawaiian), Layne Beachly-Seven-time World Surf Champion, Summer Romero-Womens Longboard Surf Champion, Jericho Poppler Bartlow-Former US Surf Champion, Kassia Meador-Top Longboard Surfer/Roxy Model, Belen Kimble-Top Longboard Surfer, Carla Rowland-Malibu Surf Champion, Lance Carson-Surf Legend (Endless Summer), Mike Doyle-Surf Legend Former US Champion and Mickey Munoz-Surf Legend. Together with Kathy Gidget Zuckerman, they weave an entertaining and ultimately life-affirming true account of a young girl coming of age amongst the waves at Malibus fabled Surfrider Beach – and how a somewhat idealized vision of that girl became a true American icon. gidgetdocumentary.com

BRING BACK THE BEACHAN EVENING UNDER THE STARS celebrating 25 years of Healing the Bay. www.healthebay.org/bbb

BIG BAD GREEN 4th Annual Revolt Summer Surf Series. The annual Green Surf Series is supported by surfers and media from around the globe and helps raise awareness for global environment issues. Each event will be webcast live at www.revoltsurfseries.com

Open Pro Am

Saturday June 12 Crystal Pier PB, CA

Saturday July 17 Ocean Beach Pier OB, CA

Saturday August 7 Pacific Beach Drive PB, CA

Saturday August 28 Crystal Pier PB, CA

OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR GLOBAL CHALLENGE EVOLVES INTO OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SERIES AND FIRST OAKLEY ASP WORLD JUNIOR TOUR EVENT FOR 2010 After two years of building the most notable Pro Junior series on the planet, the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge has evolved into a fully sanctioned Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) series of events including the first stop on the new multi-event ASP World Junior Tour. The Oakley ASP World Junior Tour event, formerly the Championship event of the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge, has become the first stop on the 2010 ASP World Junior Tour, running at the high-performance wave of Keramas in Bali from October 2-13, 2010. The event will continue to boast a massive $75,000 prize purse for the mens division and expand from an18-man to a 48-man field made up of six representatives each from ASP Australasia, ASP South America, ASP North America and ASP Europe, five representatives each from ASP Africa, ASP Hawaii and ASP Japan, as well as, additional wildcards. The event will also include a womens division with a field of 18 vying for a $20,000 prize purse. DATE GRADE LOCATION PRIZE

May 4-8 2M Lower Trestles, Calif-USA $10,000

June 2-6 TBD Ubatuba City-BRA TBD

Aug 6-8 1M Tsurigasaki,Chiba-JPN $5,000

Aug 13-16 2M/ 1W Grand Plage, Lacanau, Gironde-FRA 10,000/ $5,000

Oct 2-13 WJT M/W Bali, IND $75,000/ $20,000

To learn more about the Oakley Pro Junior series and the Oakley World Junior Tour event, visit: oakleyprojunior.com

SOUL SURFER – A film is in the works that will explore the story of 13 year-old Bethany Hamilton, the champion Hawaiian teen surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack. Now, Hollywood will tell the tale of her inspirational return to surfing – and some pretty big names have signed on for the film. Tentatively titled Soul Surfer the biopic is being filmed on Oahu and will feature stars like Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid, and Helen Hunt. The movie is expected to hit theaters in 2011. www.soulsurferthemovie.com or www.bethanyhamilton.com

HOLLYWOOD DON’T SURF – Greg MacGillivrays Feature Documentary Written by MacGillivray Freeman Films. The film is a comedic romp examining fifty years of Hollywood surfing films. Outrageous, cinematic retrospective explores fifty years of Hollywood surfing movies featuring Quentin Tarantino, John Milius, Steven Spielberg, Stacy Peralta, Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Greg MacGillivray, Nia Peeples, Pamela Anderson, big wave legends Laird Hamilton, Greg Noll with Frankie Avalon and real-life Gidget Kathy Kohner. A unique combination of filmmaking glamour, sexy beach action, big wave legends, Hollywood myths and iconic California pop culture kitsch, MacGillivray Freeman’s new feature documentary Hollywood Don’t Surf! has been officially selected to premiere as a sneak preview at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. A comedic romp examining fifty years of Hollywood surfing films – with a tight focus on the overly ambitious production and near-disastrous release of John Milius’ 1978 Big Wednesday – Hollywood Don’t Surf! celebrates the culturally significant, remarkably enduring and always hilarious relationship between Hollywood and surfing. Hollywood Don’t Surf! is really about how Hollywood’s superficial view of surfing culture has influenced popular culture and the story of what happened when real surfers tried to change that, said producer director Greg MacGillivay. www.macfreefilms.com

CHRISTIAN FLETCHER - Christian Fletcher has a sick new website. Classic chaos. www.christianfletchersurf.com

BILLABONGS 4th ANNUAL DESIGN FOR HUMANITY – Billabongs Design For Humanity benefit to be held on Thursday, June 10th, 2010, is heading to a new location set in the heart of legendary NY streets on the back lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This massive fashion-music-art block party will feature two concert stages, DJ dance parties, a runway fashion show showcasing one of a kind Billabong bikinis, a custom art gallery in partnership with the Carmichael Gallery, live art installations, HitnRun live t-shirt screen printing, food trucks, a VIP street, and much more. a href=”http://www.designforhumanity.com”>www.designforhumanity.com

SURFERS VILLAGE NEWS – The first in Surfing News iPhone app has been released by Surfersvillage aimed at surfers, the surf-industry, and lifestyle enthusiasts. The launch coincided with Apples iPad going on sale in the USA. Available to download for free in the Apple App Store, the tool helps surfers, surf-Industry personnel, surf-media, and lifestyle entusiasts keep up to date with the latest news in surfing from around the world. The Surfersvillage iPhone App is the first and only app dedicated to Surfing News.

NIKE, INC. SIGNS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. OPEN OF SURFING – IMG Action Sports today announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with NIKE, Inc. for the prestigious U.S. Open of Surfing, www.usopenofsurfing.com, staged July 31 to August 8 in Huntington Beach, California. Building upon last year’s historic event that showcased epic waves, 500,000 fans and record prize money, the dynamic relationship integrates NIKE, Inc. brands Hurley, Nike 6.0 and Converse and the sports of surf, skate and BMX into the U.S. Open to create one of the largest and most innovative properties in action sports.

SIMA and BRA JOIN FORCES TO CO-PRESENT SURF SUMMIT 13 The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) and Board Retailers Association (BRA) are proud to announce they have joined forces to present Surf Summit 13, to be held May 12-15, 2010 in Los Cabos, Mexico. This year the annual Surf Summit conference will be taken to the next level by unifying the SIMA and BRA conferences into one event that will truly encompass and showcase the entire surf industry. With a larger manufacturer and retailer presence and a stronger representation of the industrys top leaders, Surf Summit 13 will be a more complete union of the tribe. For more event information, please visit http://www.sima.com/surfsummit.aspx

RIP CURL PRESENTS LIVE THE SEARCH: 7 WAYS – A WEBISODE SERIES ON RIPCURL.COM. http://ripcurl.com/?livethesearch

THE SURFBOARD: ART – STYLE STOKE BOOK – The Surfboard – Art – Style – Stoke is the story of the evolution of the surfboard told in exhaustive detail from the first wave-riding redwood planks crafted by ancient Hawaiians to the vacuum-sealed, lightweight, plastic fantastic technological marvels of today.?eautifully illustrated with historical prints and engravings, the latest surf photography and detailed close-ups, The Surfboard shows the evolution of the surfboard as a perfect convergence of form and function. Written by Ben Marcus with photography by Jeff Devine and Juliana Morais. Available at bookstores and online booksellers and from www.mvpbooks.com

REEF CHANNELS THE BEST OF BRAZIL FOR 2010 MISS REEF CALENDAR – Shot on location in North Eastern Brazil, the 2010 Miss Reef Calendar is the first year in a limited series of five, set out to capture the exotic and sensual spirit of the brand. Each calendar from 2010-2015 will be shot in one South American location, with Miss Reefs native to the area as well as local photographers, to create the most authentic Latin experience. The 2010 Miss Reef calendar is available at core retail shops and on www.Reef.com/calendar