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

JUICE MAGAZINE NEWS – APRIL 2010

JUICE NEWS – APRIL 2010


LURE OF THE SWAMP - Book signing and Art Show featuring the art of Lindsey Kuhn on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 7-10pm at the Juice Gallery – 319 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA.

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

SICK VIDEO – Jeff Grosso 24 Brick Rock-n-Roll Boardslide at Vans Combi Bowl 2010. Approx. 48 feet about 3/4 of the Round Bowl at sesh before Pool Restoration closing. Present was Lance Mountain, Salba, Lonnie Hiramoto, Monty, Eric Nash, Mando, Elise Dabby, Marc SDS, Priscilla & Alex Lee. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWjQhdODg8U

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

BLACK LABEL MAKES THE MOVE TO BLITZ DISTRIBUTION. www.blacklabelskates.com and www.blitzdistribution.com

15TH ANNUAL BASIC BOWL CONTEST AND BBQ – Sat. April 17, 2010 at Huntington Beach, CA. Special Live Music Guest, BBQ and giveaways. 11am-7pm.

SIXSTAIR - Film and video and behind the scenes footage of Blood Shed. http://www.sixstair.com/

BASTARD STORE - Check out the Bastard Store in Milano, italy. A skate bowl won building of the year award. http://www.archdaily.com/51598/building-of-the-year-2009-interiors-bastard-store-studiometrico/

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 Tour’s 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 Tour’s 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?ost overall points?nd the title of?ew Cup?hampion. 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

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

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. April 10 – JUPITER SKATE PARK – Jupiter, FL – “Bowl Contest in Blue Bowl” – 1501 W. Frederick Small Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 (561)630-5684. 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 & 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

BURNSIDE SKATEPARK CELEBRATES 20 YEARS – Support the heart of skateboarding’s 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, rafflres, BB!, Halloween murals & 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

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. April 17 – CA Skatepark in Riverbank, CA. May 15 – El Pescadero Skatepark, Tracy, CA. June 19 – Curt Pernice Skatepark, Ripon, CA. July 17 – Smyrna Skatepark – Ceres, CA. www.centralvalleyamjam.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

ALVA DAGGERS – The Alva Dagger tail Re-Issues will be available soon. Pre- order your deck today at www.AlvaSkates.com

BROADCAST WHEEL COMPANY has announced the addition of three new rippers to the ranks – Patrick Melcher, Jeremy Holmes, and Nolan Johnson. They join Ethan Fowler, Paul Shier, Joel Meinholz, Gareth Stehr and Danny Falla, on the team. For more information, please visit www.broadcastwheels.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

ERIC DRESSEN – A DAY IN THE LIFER -Check out this new sweet new footage with Eric D. for Spitfire Wheels. http://www.dlxsf.com/fall09/part3/sf/#/lifers_ericdressen

JASON JESSEE NEWS The new website for The Driven is at http://www.thedrivenskateboards.com

RIDE - Tony Hawk: RIDE, with its innovative motion-sensing skateboard controller, is now available. http://www.thride.com

CONSPIRACY SKATES has new products available just in time for spring. The Limited Pushead Graphic is going fast! There is a new Angryblue graphic, a new Bryan Pennington deck and a limited Swamp Deck available for purchase. We still have a few of the Alien Shot shirts/wheel deal going on as well as a few decks that are on sale. http://conspiracyboards.com

BULLDOG SKATES – Wes Humpston has thrown down some sick new original BullDog graphics on a new Eric Dressen BDS Board at www.bulldogskates.com

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

BONES WHEELS NEWS - Check out the new Bones wheels featuring Dyet and Hoffart. Plus, the new comic book series… Get some! http://bones.com/

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

JOHN MOTTA RIDES FOR SUPERbrand APPAREL. In addition to SUPERbrand Apparel, Mottas sponsors include Skate Mental, Nike SB, Royal Trucks, Bones and Industrial Ride Shop. Visit http://www.superbranded.com/

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/

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, dj’s 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), ZJ’s 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 year’s Skate Shop Showcase will be held at Gallery 1018 on June 20th. For more information and frequent updates visit www.skateshopshowcase.com

ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM 2010 – April 24-25, 2009 at Los Alto Skatepark, located at 10140 1/2 Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque, NM. National Championship of Native Skaters. Same weekend as Gathering of Nations Powwow. Gates open at 8am. Contest starts at 10am. Live Music all day long. Special guests: Alva posse legends: Bill Danforth, Jim Murphy. Vans pros TBA. www.allnationsskatejam.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 world’s 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/

NOMAD SKATE MAPS – On the road and need concrete sk8park info and directions? This is a must have sk8park map for the skate nomad. http://www.nomadskatemaps.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

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

THE GATHERING - Where art meets skateboarding on Friday, April 30 at 6pm at Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest.

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

NIKE NEWS – Nike posted part two of their Don’t Fear The Sweeper tour video. http://www.nike.com/nikeskateboarding/v3/#/media/view/14241

THE BONES BRIGADE VIDEO SHOW SPECIAL EDITION - This is the first of the famous Bones Brigade Videos. It was filmed at the beginning of the 1980s skateboard boom and was intended to show new skaters what had been going on in the sport during and after the 1979-1983 dark ages, when very few skaters remained loyal to the sport. The special edition features a digitally re-mastered original, director commentary version with Stacy Peralta, bonus cut with unseen footage, director commentary version with Stacy Peralta, Del Mar contest footage and Caballero Turning Point ramp 1984 interview. www.skateone.com

GEOFF ROWLEY SHOE RELEASE on Saturday, April 10 at 1:00pm at Utility Board Shop 167 North 2nd Avenue Upland, CA. www.utilityboardsupply.com

ARCADE SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Arcade Skateboards is back with a stellar team that is ready to rip, including Kenny Hughes, Sad, Jon Newport, Casey Rigney, Sean McNulty and Justin Guillen. www.ARCADEMFG.COM

TOP SHOP TEAM SKATEBOARD COMPETITION and TRADESHOW - Apr 30-May 2, 2010 at 3rd Lair Skatepark and Skate Shop – 850 Florida Ave. Golden Valley, MN. www.3rdlair.com

TEXAS STYLE 2 DVD features vintage ’80s to ’90s footage featuring Craig Johnson, Jeff Phillips, Dan Wilkes, John Gibson, Brian Pennington, the Godoy brothers, Bill Danforth, Murf, Christian Hosoi, Monty Nolder, Tom Groholski and more! It lives up to the true Texas Style Skating. Murf and Groholski destroy any pool. Craig Johnson kills even a jacked up ramp. More skate annihilation with soundtrack tunes by Barkhard and A.N.S. http://www.texasstyleskateboarding.com

SKATEBOARDING ACCOUNTANT – Skateboarders who may need help with their taxes this season should check out Cressey Rice’s new website and sign up for some professional advice from one skater to another. www.skatetaxlady.com

USA VS. AUSTRALIA - REELcomp (USA) and Roll Forever (Australia) brings two of the world’s deepest skateboarding talent pools together for a head to head battle, in a search for the hottest new up and coming skateboarder from both continents. USA vs. Australia, introduced by REELcomp (USA) and Roll Forever (Australia) pits the top 5 skate video submissions from both countries to find the best undiscovered skate talent from two continents. Our goal is to find the next Aussie born ripper (like Jake Duncomb or Matt Mumford) or the next US skate prodigies (like Vincent Alvarez or Sean Malto). Video submissions from USA vs. Australia will be judged by Reelcomp.com veteran skater and team manager Aaron Astorga, along with a top panel of skateboarding experts at REELcomp.com and Roll Forever.?This will be done after a 1 monthsubmission period followed by a voting period.?We will then take the top 5 video submissions, (2 minutes of the best progressive street skating footage from both the US and Australia), to decide which country has the best up and coming amateur skater. These amateur’s will have to bring it all, from massive rails and huge gaps to technical ledge work and transition skills, in order to be the next all around ruler of the free skate world. The winner of the Reelcomp.com USA vs. Australia on line skate battle will receive a one week, all expenses paid trip to the opposing country to hang out, skate, film, meet new friends and chase the dream of becoming the next big thing in skateboarding. Winner will also receive a week’s supply of Red Bull to fuel your journey, one week’s cash per diem to feed your needs, and tons of killer skate hard goods to rip on your trip.?In addition, the winner will receive product endorsement from Roll Forever. If you think you could be the next best unknown skater on the continent, start getting some footage together dropping hammers because a trip and opportunity like this could easily change your life forever.?Stay strong. Be true to your dreams and Roll Forever! www.reelcomp.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/

I’M HERE. Spike Jonze’s highly anticipated short film, I’m Here, is globally released on www.imheremovie.com. This 30-minute robot love story was premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and thereafter screened at the Berlinale. Now it is made available to viewers around the world, through a striking online cinema experience. I’m Here is a creative collaboration with ABSOLUT VODKA, acknowledging the brand’s position as a pioneering and culture-shaping brand. I’m Here is a love story about two robots living in contemporary Los Angeles. The sad-eyed robot librarian Sheldon (Andrew Garfield) leads a lonely and methodical life, until he one day meets Francesca, a creative and free-spirited female robot (played by Sienna Guillory). Robot romance develops and the story is just as beautiful as it is unpredictable.

MUSIC NEWS

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 ?ecording by punk rock supergroup Batusis featuring the legendary Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and ?heetah 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/

O.C. PUNK ROCK PICNIC 2010 at Hidden Valley Park at Verizon. 8800 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA. $20 Door. $15 advance. 11 am-11pm. www.ocpunkrockpicnic.com.

MALCOLM MCLAREN – The former manager of the Sex Pistols and one of the seminal figures of the punk rock era, Malcolm McLaren, died April 8, 2010. He was 64 years old. McLaren is best known for his work with the Pistols, whose violence, swearing, and antiestablishment antics shocked Britain and revolutionized the world music scene. The band’s chaotic career owed much to their manager’s talent for self-promotion. www.celebrityaccess.com

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

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/

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES NEWS - The First Ever SUICIDAL TENDENCIES DVD – Since their beginnings in Venice, CA in the early 80s, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have led the charge in the skate punk/thrash metal movement, consequently influencing an entire generation of bands along the way. Fontana Distribution is proud to announce Live At The Olympic Auditorium, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES first ever DVD release! The DVD will street January 26, 2010 via the bands own imprint, Suicidal Records. The approximately 80-minute DVD features 16 tracks including ST classics Institutionalized, War Inside My Head, and Possessed To Skate and captures SUICIDAL in their most natural environment: Onstage, uncensored and ready to tear you to shreds. Elaborated ST founding vocalist Mike Muir, The band started getting emails from some crazy guy that always said, ‘I know you’ll probably think I’m crazy, but I’m not. I’m wanna book ST for a show and I got this idea…’. Well, one by one we shot down the ‘unique’ ideas until one time he emailed and said the Olympic Auditorium was being bought by a Korean Church. Shouldn’t it be sent off with a special last gig? The band agreed and then the work began. The promoter — Evel Dick Donato who went on to win Big Brother — tells a bit about the show, making of etc. on the intro. Lots of drama, none more than the day before the show when I woke up and couldn’t walk. But the show must go on and the back surgery would have to wait till afterwards. SUICIDAL recorded live at the Olympic Auditorium in front of 4,000 Cycos…but now you can enjoy it in the safety of your living room. http://www.suicidaltendencies.com

AC/DC NEWS: Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ IRON MAN 2, the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DC’s classic album cut Shoot To Thrill, which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band’s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour. The video also incorporates exclusive footage from IRON MAN 2. Check www.acdc.com and www.marvel.com for more information.

CYPRESS HILL - Cypress Hill MP3 Giveaway It Ain’t Nothin’ – Here is your chance to get a brand new Cypress Hill joint off their upcoming record Rise Up, due out on April 6. The song is called It Aint Nothin’ and you can download it for free for a limited time at cypresshill.com. The album features special guest appearances from Rage Against The Machine/Street Sweeper Social Club’s Tom Morello, who co-wrote and co-produced the title track and lead single Rise Up. The famed guitarist also appears on a second track titled Shut ‘Em Down. The legendary hip-hop/rock group have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Priority/EMI and are gearing up for the release of their first new studio album in six years. We’re very excited to be part of the Priority Records family, says B-Real. It’s a label with a rich history, and together with Snoop we’re going to add to its legacy. Official site: http://www.cypresshill.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

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

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

ROCKABILLY WEEKEND RETURNS TO VEGAS – The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, which began in 1998, is an annual 4-day music festival that takes place in Las Vegas every spring. VLV is the largest event of its type in the world, and features bands and fans from all over the globe who come to experience Rockabilly ’50s music, a huge classic car show, burlesque performers, dance lessons and contests, a tiki pool party and over 120 Vendors. Now in its 13th year, average attendance is 7,500 for the music, and 20,000 for the car show. This year’s event is held April 1 – 4th. For full listings, go to www.vivalasvegas.net

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.

ED MARSHALL FOTO BOOK - This book is the first of three to come and Ed Marshall’s first attempt at sharing some of his images in a real in your hands way. Ed Marshall has stalked the New York City underground music and artist scene. Capturing some of the most versatile and talented artists throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. If you have stepped foot in New York City to perform or attend a show. You may not have seen him, but he just may have captured you. This book is full of energy, color and beauty, making it a great addition to any coffee table or personal library. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1129313

CLUB BUMBACLOT hosted by Block every Tuesday night at the Garter, which is located at 2536 Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA. Be there.

ART NEWS

BEHOLD THE BLACK LIGHT ART SHOW - Gareth Stehr is throwing an art show at 2HeadedHorse in Echo Park, CA on April 2nd. Three bands will be playing Green & Wood (Ethan Fowlers band), Stonehelm and Red Octopus http://www.garethstehr.com/

MIKE WATT – EYE-GIFTS FROM PEDRO – Opening reception Apr 1, 2010 from 7-9 P.M. Track 16 is pleased to present the debut exhibition of photographs by Mike Watt, legendary musician and founding member of iconic punk band, The Minutemen. One of the most respected and greatly loved figures in American popular culture, Watt is a protean figure who’s done collaborative projects with everyone from Sonic Youth and Iggy Pop, to Eddie Vedder and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He contributed bass and/or vocals to more than fifty albums by various artists, was a founding member of ten bands, and is host of the internet radio program, The Watt from Pedro Show. Watt published his first non-fiction book, Spiels of a Minuteman, in 2003, and is truly a renaissance man for the 21st Century. The opening reception will be on Thursday, April 1 from 7-9 P.M. Regular gallery hours are fromThursday through Saturday from noon to 6 P.M. The Mike Watt exhibition will run through May 1, 2010. TRACK 16 GALLERY Bergamot Station C1, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404. www.track16.com

PUNK ART EXHIBITION CLOSING PARTY at The Hermosa Beach Historical Museum. 710 Pier Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA on Sat. April 3, 2010. 12-9pm. All ages. For more info contact anniesseawrightnewton@yahoo.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

WASTED BOX SKATE SHOP AND ART EXHIBITIONwww.wasted-box.com

AMERICAN BOARDERS - Pop Culture Artist Paul Rusconi is bringing some Los Angeles edge to Manhattan’s Upper East Side for the Opening Night of AMERICAN BOARDERS by Paul Rusconi. An exhibition featuring portraits of 11 of the most influential and talented contemporary skateboarders including Rob Dyrdek, Ryan Sheckler, Stevie Williams and more. Wednesday April 7th, 2010 – 6 PM – 8 PM at STELLAN HOLM GALLERY 1018 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY. Paul Rusconi is a LA based artist, who creates art out of subjects that define pop culture. He is best known for his portraits of President Obama, Karl Lagerfeld, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, etc…

ROTHICK ART HOUSE ROOM N BOARD SHOW. New artwork by Randy Rebornz DeLeon plus a Skateboard Group Show. Show opens April 10 from 7-10pm. Show runs 4-10 thru 4-30. Gallery open on Friday, Saturday and SUnday at 170 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA. www.rothick.com

EDGE OF LOVE – Strychnin Gallery presents: Edge of Love. An exciting new group show curated by Andy Howell (LA Artsprojekt) and Yasha Young (Owner Strychnin Gallery). Featuring international street art artists such as Kid Zoom, Beastman, motel 7, Phibs, Yok, Rose Hardy, Amy Matthews, Monique Ligons, Bridge, Mimi S., Christian Rothenhagen. Also featuring sculptures by Tim Roosen in the Vault. Opens April 9th at 7pm. STRYCHNIN Gallery – Berlin, Boxhagenerstrasse 36, D-10245 Berlin, Germany. www.strychnin.com

SURF NEWS

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

SACRED CRAFT EXPO - Foam will be flying during the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks honoring Santa Barbara legend Renny Yater. Six premier California shapers have been chosen to replicate a classic Yater design. The shapers are Todd Proctor, Nick Pallandrini, Dennis Ryder, Michel Junod, Matt Moore and Wayne Rich. The six shapers will each be allotted two hours in the US Blanks shaping bay in which to replicate a classic Yater Spoon. The Yater Spoon, a board that won the heart of Miki Dora, as well as thousands of other surfers, is not an easy board to craft. The shapers will be put to task as the Yater Spoon offers unique volume changes, bottom roll and rail foils. The winning shaper will receive a check from US Blanks for $1000. The Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks is part of the Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo weekend, to be held April 10 – 11 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. In addition to the shaping competition, there will be a vintage surfboard and surf memorabilia ‘Antique Roadshow’ event, additional live shaping, laminating, hundreds of state-of-the-art surfboards, wetsuits, surf gear, live music, art, surfboard demos, Primo beer, movies, giveaways, and tons of fun. www.sacredcraftexpo.com

SURFING HERITAGE FOUNDATION - Surf Legend and Endless Summer star Mike Hynson. Mike will be signing copies of his autobiography, just released in a trade edition paperback on Sat Apr 24. 1-4PM at Surfing Heritage Foundation, 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA 92672

WOR KICKS OFF SPRING WITH SURF MADNESS – Please join Reserve for the Warriors of Radness (WOR) Spring 2010 launch party featuring a collaborative exhibition of Grant Rohloff vintage surf photos, a screening of the upcoming surf film Scattered Archives by Kyle MacLennan, and a live performance by Gantez Warrior. Thursday April 8th, 7:00-11:00 PM at the Reserve Store at 420 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036. This event is hosted by Rick Klotz and sponsored by the Malibu Surfing Association, Primo Beer and Surfer Magazine. http://www.grantrohloff.com/

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

Apr 30-May 2 2M/ 1W Port Alfred-ZAF $10,000/ $5,000

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.

WOW – WOMEN ON WAVES – A new exhibit at the California Surf Museum 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054. The exhibit portrays a decade-by-decade depiction of highlights and achievements of many of the most significant female wave warriors in documented history. Two dozen significant boards, several trophies, bathing suits, and contest memorabilia have been brought in to tell their story. Many of these women had to overcome using heavy, unwieldy boards and uncomfortable bathing attire in order to pursue the sport they loved so well. www.surfmuseum.org

CHRISTIAN FLETCHER - Christian Fletcher has a new website. It’s a must see classic. www.christianfletchersurf.com

WORLD SURFING RESERVES MOVEMENT – Nine-time World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater joined National Surfing Reserves founder Brad Farmer to announce his endorsement for the World Surfing Reserves program, and that 2010 will be the year of global surf spot enshrinements. In announcing this historic year for surf-spot preservation, Slater stated, “This is a pretty exciting thing for me to be a part of and support. It’s almost mind-numbing that [WSR] hasn’t happened yet, especially in Hawaii, the birthplace of surfing.” World Surfing Reserves seeks to identify and enshrine the most important and cherished surf areas around the world, in partnership with local surf communities. World Surfing Reserve (WSR) sites are nominated and selected based on four major criteria: quality and consistency of waves, importance to surf culture and history, environmental characteristics, and community support. Several surf areas in Australia, California, and Hawaii have been proposed for enshrinement as initial WSRs. These were selected from over 125 iconic beaches nominated from 34 countries. The nominations include sites like North Narrabeen and Manly Beach in Australia, Malibu and Santa Cruz in California, and Waikiki and Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii, in addition to many others around the world. Beyond its cultural and aesthetic significance, each WSR is a meeting of land and sea selected for the unique and salutary nature of its waves and natural setting. The dedication of each WSR seeks the protection of this coastal zone of waves and habitat from wanton destruction and exploitation – through no other mechanism but the positive force of appreciation and valuation. Farmer and Slater also announced the launch of a new NSR website http://www.surfingreserves.org, which offers access to this exciting new vision of respect and valuation to beach-lovers all over the world. This new site, combined with Save The Waves’ WSR site http://www.worldsurfingreserves.org provides further details on the global surfing reserves movement.

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

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

BOARDS and WAVES EXPO ANNOUNCES DATES AND LOCATION FOR 2010! - Global Wave Ventures has selected the Cocoa Expo Sports Center in Cocoa, Florida for the second Boards and Waves Expo. The two-day event is the East Coast’s only consumer expo for surfers and will be held on April 17-18, 2010. The Boards and Waves Expo will feature over 100 exhibits of surfboards, fins, foam, and accessories, surfboard painting by Drew Brophy, surf- and beach-inspired artists, surfboard shaping, homemade surfboard contests, Stand Up Paddle displays, educational seminars and more. There will be free product offerings including a raffle to win a Ricky Carroll surfboard each day. www.boardsandwaves.com

JUICE MAGAZINE NEWS – MARCH 2010

JUICE MAGAZINE NEWS – MARCH 2010


BOB BINIAK R.I.P. - Original Z-Boy, Bob “The Bullet” Biniak, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday and passed away on February 25, 2010 at 12:51 EST. Biniak charged at everything he did in life, from bombing down hills at 63mph to scaling full pipes in the desert to attacking Dog Bowl pool coping with a passion. Faster than a speeding bullet, Biniak pushed the boundaries of what was possible early on in the formative years of skateboarding. As one of the most competitive skaters of the early ’70s, Biniak left you with no choice but to bring your best to every session. His energy and enthusiasm impacted people all over the world, and he provoked the fun in every moment. For those who had the privilege to share in his company, you will remember how quick he was with a joke and how he kept you smiling even afer he left the room. His legacy in this world survives through his wife, Charlene, and daughter, Brie. He’ll be much missed by many. Rest in Peace, Biniak. A Bob Biniak Family Memorial is set for Saturday March 27, 2010 at the Venice Skatepark at 6:30pm. Share your art, written words and favorite Bobby B. stories with the community. There will be a Paddle Out in Biniak’s honor on Sunday March 28, 2010 at 9am at the Venice Breakwater in Venice, CA. If you wish to donate to the Brianna Biniak Fund please Paypal to bulletbiniak@yahoo.com. Photo by Glen E. Friedman. Read more about Bob Biniak at Glen E. Friedman’s blog at: http://idealistpropaganda.blogspot.com/2010/02/bob-bullet-biniak-original-z-boy-bad.html. Juice Magazine interviews with Bob Biniak can be found in issue 66 and at http://www.juicemagazine.com/dogtownchron-biniak.html and http://www.juicemagazine.com/BOBBINIAK-52.html and photos from the local sk8 memorial for Biniak http://www.juicemagazine.com/BOBBINIAK-SK8TRIBUTE-2-28-10.html

ART & MUSIC BENEFIT FOR ERIC SCOTT MCKINLEY SKATEPARK IN CORVALIS – Saturday March 13, 2010 at The Vue – 517 SW 2nd Street, Corvalis, OR. Benton County Skateboarding Alliance presents BCSA Third Annual Art & Music Show. Music by Nuetralboy, They Won’t Stay Dead, Ben Rice Band, and Michael Balok. Tickets available at Peak Sports, Uprise, Grass Roots and Happy Trails and at the door. www.bcskateboardingalliance.org

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

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

CLASH AT CLAIREMONT - PacSun Clash At Clairemont 4 on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00am at Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Skatepark. http://www.pacsunclashatclairemont.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 & 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 & Under, 10-12, girls, 13-15, 47 & over, 40-46, 30-39, 16-29, sponsored. April 10 – JUPITER SKATE PARK – Jupiter, FL – “Bowl Contest in Blue Bowl” – 1501 W. Frederick Small Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 (561)630-5684. 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 & 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 O’Meally, Sammy Glucksman, Allen Ying, and more. http://www.powerhousebooks.com/book/1162

PIRATEBOWL JAM – Mar 13 – Funhouse PirateBowl Jam @ Garden Skate Indoor Skatepark – Pine Brook, NJ – 1pm. www.funhouseskateboards.com

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

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.

BURNSIDE SKATEPARK CELEBRATES 20 YEARS – Support the heart of skateboarding’s D.I.Y. spirit. Donate now. The skatepark needs your support for our 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, rafflres, BB!, Halloween murals & 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

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. Central Valley Am Jams – March 13 – Osborn Park 501 E. Bellevue Rd. Atwater, CA. Street and Mini Ramp Contest. April 17 – CA Skatepark in Riverbank, CA. May 15 – El Pescadero Skatepark, Tracy, CA. June 19 – Curt Pernice Skatepark, Ripon, CA. July 17 – Smyrna Skatepark – Ceres, CA. www.centralvalleyamjam.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

JAKE BROWN, CHAD VOGT, MATRIX, DOM, BIG CREEP, THEO HAND and the crew stopped by the Juice office in Venice last week on their way to the Venice Skatepark. Check out all the fresh new gear at Jake Brown’s clothing company Laced. http://www.myspace.com/14806462 Keep your ears to the ground for Big Creeps new record dropping soon.

BLACK FLYS NEWS - Omar Hassan will be creating a new signature sunglass with Black Flys this year. http://www.flys.com

2010 LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS – Many of the legendary names of American sport have been nominated for the 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards. In the Laureus Action Sports category skateboarder Chris Cole enjoyed a dominant 2009. He won the prestigious Skater of the Year award from Thrasher magazine and took the overall Dew Cup, thanks to several huge performances. Greg Long won the big wave event in Waimea Bay, Hawaii, which is only held when the surf is over 40 feet.?Surfers stand by all season to see if they get the call from organizers to compete. Long committed himself to an unbelievable never-say-die attack to win the event in front of a crowd of 50,000.?Other Nominees are Australian world surfing champions Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore, French windsurfer Antoine Albeau and British cyclist Danny MacAskill. The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognize sporting achievement during the period January 1 – December 31, 2009, are recognized as the premier honors on the international sporting calendar.? The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled during a televised Awards Ceremony staged in Abu Dhabi on March 10, 2010. http://www.laureus.com/awards

ALVA DAGGERS – The Alva Dagger tail Re-Issues will be available soon. Pre- order your deck today at www.AlvaSkates.com

BROADCAST WHEELS – Broadcast Wheels is pleased to formally announce the launch of the Broadcast skateboarding brand and welcome our team of truly talented individuals. With the help of pro skateboarders Ethan Fowler, Paul Shier, Shiloh Greathouse, Gareth Stehr, Danny Falla, Aaron Harrison, Joel Meinholz, Eric Gilbert, Kevin Coakley, and Connor Getzlaff, Broadcast Wheel Company has developed a premium street and park urethane formula that is the direct result of feedback and testing from droves of skaters who were disappointed with the mediocre wheels that were currently available from other brands. Our small product line will always remain tight and top-quality while we continue to add new products and styles. Keep your eyes & ears open for further team additions and product announcements next month. For more information, please visit www.THISISABROADCAST.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

ERIC DRESSEN – A DAY IN THE LIFER -Check out this new sweet new footage with Eric D. for Spitfire Wheels. http://www.dlxsf.com/fall09/part3/sf/#/lifers_ericdressen

JASON JESSEE NEWS – The new website for The Driven is at http://www.thedrivenskateboards.com

RIDE - Tony Hawk: RIDE, with its innovative motion-sensing skateboard controller, is now available. http://www.thride.com

CONSPIRACY SKATES has new products available just in time for spring. The Limited Pushead Graphic is going fast! There is a new Angryblue graphic, a new Bryan Pennington deck and a limited Swamp Deck available for purchase. We still have a few of the Alien Shot shirts/wheel deal going on as well as a few decks that are on sale. http://conspiracyboards.com

BULLDOG SKATES – Wes Humpston has thrown down some sick new original BullDog graphics on a new Eric Dressen BDS Board at www.bulldogskates.com

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

BONES WHEELS NEWS - Check out the new Bones wheels featuring Dyet and Hoffart. Plus, the new comic book series… Get some! http://bones.com/

EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Texas bred skateboard company, Embassy Skateboards is the brainchild of skateboard legend John “Tex” 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/

ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM 2010 – April 24-25, 2009 at Los Alto Skatepark, located at 10140 1/2 Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque, NM. National Championship of Native Skaters. Same weekend as Gathering of Nations Powwow. Gates open at 8am. Contest starts at 10am. Live Music all day long. Special guests: Alva posse legends: Bill Danforth & Jim Murphy. Vans pros TBA. www.allnationsskatejam.com

SKATE AND DESTROY CANCER BENEFIT - Skate And Destroy Cancer Benefit at YDG Skatepark – Graham, NC – Saturday – March 6, 2010 – 12pm-3pm. Product raffles, silent auction, door prizes, pizza and plenty of shredding! Prizes donated by Grind For Life, Ratstar, Coalition Skateboards, DPNDNT Skates and other great sponsors. $20 Gold Ticket gets you 5 raffle tickets, pizza, drinks and a killer session. Ripper awards for going big and pushing your own limits. RSVP to reserve your ticket at shredcancer@live.com. Proceeds will go to help the Icenhour family win the fight against cancer. www.ydgskatepark.com

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

NOMAD SKATE MAPS – On the road and need concrete sk8park info and directions? This is a must have sk8park map for the skate nomad. http://www.nomadskatemaps.com/

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, 1960’S 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

NEW NIKE GOODS – Nike Zoom Paul Rodriguez 2.5 Black/black. www.nikeskateboarding.com

NIKE NEWS – Nike posted part two of their Don’t Fear The Sweeper tour video. http://www.nike.com/nikeskateboarding/v3/#/media/view/14241

THE BONES BRIGADE VIDEO SHOW SPECIAL EDITION - This is the first of the famous Bones Brigade Videos. It was filmed at the beginning of the 1980s skateboard boom and was intended to show new skaters what had been going on in the sport during and after the 1979-1983 dark ages, when very few skaters remained loyal to the sport. The special edition features a digitally re-mastered original, director commentary version with Stacy Peralta, bonus cut with unseen footage, director commentary version with Stacy Peralta, Del Mar contest footage and Caballero Turning Point ramp 1984 interview. www.skateone.com

TEXAS STYLE 2 DVD features vintage ’80s to ’90s footage featuring Craig Johnson, Jeff Phillips, Dan Wilkes, John Gibson, Brian Pennington, the Godoy brothers, Bill Danforth, Murf,  Christian Hosoi, Monty Nolder, Tom Groholski and more! It lives up to the true Texas Style Skating. Murf and Groholski destroy any pool. Craig Johnson kills even a jacked up ramp. More skate annihilation with soundtrack tunes by Barkhard and A.N.S. http://www.texasstyleskateboarding.com

SKATEBOARDING ACCOUNTANT – Skateboarders who may need help with their taxes this season should check out Cressey Rice’s new website and sign up for some professional advice from one skater to another. www.skatetaxlady.com

ERRANDBOY WONDERCHILD DECK & 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/

BULLDOG SKATES KONA SK8 JAM – Mar 26-28 – Bulldog Skates Kona Jam @ Kona Skatepark – 8739 Kona Avenue, Jacksonville, FL. 3 days of skating, camping, BBQing, Beer consumption, more skating, backyard seshs, banked slalom, bonfires, more beer. http://www.konaskatepark.com

SK8 VIDEO PREMIERE – OVERdose Skateboard Video Premiere at Willys Workshop at 8270-C Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA on Wednesday, March 10th at 5pm. Check out: http://willysantos.com/

DEATHWISH/SHAKE JUNT on March 3, 2010 at Metro Skateshop – 1120 Contra Costa Blvd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

APACHE SKATE BLAST – Apache Skate Blast on March 27, 2010. Skate Contest and bands including: JFA, Dephinger, Miracle Dolls, The Sirens, SOL, Surface 10, and more at Apache Skateark in San Carlos, AZ. Always a great trip. Stay at the Apache Gold casino and enjoy a great time. Everyone welcome. http://www.myspace.com/apacheskateblast

DC PREMIERS GREG MYERS DC SKATEBOARDING IS FOREVER FULL PART VIDEO - DC announces the release of Greg Myers Skateboarding Is Forever (SIF) full-length video part today. Check it out now at http://www.dcshoes.com/sif/#/greg-myers-video/. The video premiered last Thursday at the Saloon in Encinitas, CA. Over 200 people came out to check out Gregs video and enjoy a night filled with Pabst Blue Ribbon, a live performance by Nihilist, and the LSDJs. Gregs video is the latest release in the DC SIF campaign. Video parts from Marquise Henry and Matt Miller were released earlier this year. For more information on Greg and the DC Skate Team visit http://dcshoes.com/skate

LURE OF THE SWAMP – Lindsey Kuhn has a new book coming out in December 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 will be able to pre-order the book in the next couple of days on the SWAMP website. www.swamposters.com and www.lindseykuhn.com

MUSIC NEWS

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES NEWS - The First Ever SUICIDAL TENDENCIES DVD To Be Released This January – Since their beginnings in Venice, CA in the early ‘80s, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have led the charge in the skate punk/thrash metal movement, consequently influencing an entire generation of bands along the way. Fontana Distribution is proud to announce Live At The Olympic Auditorium, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ first ever DVD release! The DVD will street January 26, 2010 via the band’s own imprint, Suicidal Records. The approximately 80-minute DVD features 16 tracks including ST classics “Institutionalized,” “War Inside My Head,” and “Possessed To Skate” and captures SUICIDAL in their most natural environment: Onstage, uncensored and ready to tear you to shreds. Elaborated ST founding vocalist Mike Muir: “The band started getting emails from some crazy guy that always said, ‘I know you’ll probably think I’m crazy, but I’m not. I’m wanna book ST for a show and I got this idea…’. Well, one by one we shot down the ‘unique’ ideas until one time he emailed and said the Olympic Auditorium was being bought by a Korean Church. Shouldn’t it be sent off with a special last gig? The band agreed and then the work began. The promoter — Evel Dick Donato who went on to win Big Brother — tells a bit about the show, making of etc. on the intro. Lots of drama, none more than the day before the show when I woke up and couldn’t walk. But the show must go on and the back surgery would have to wait till afterwards. SUICIDAL recorded live at the Olympic Auditorium in front of 4,000 Cycos…but now you can enjoy it in the safety of your living room.” http://www.suicidaltendencies.com

AC/DC NEWS: Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ “IRON MAN 2,” the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film.  In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC:  Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010.  AC/DC:  Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DC’s classic album cut “Shoot To Thrill,” which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band’s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour.  The video also incorporates exclusive footage from “IRON MAN 2″. Check www.acdc.com and www.marvel.com for more information.

HELLRIDE featuring Mike Watt, Stephen Perkins and Peter Distefano. Boy Hits Car, Cage 9, The Blue Kind, Symbol Six… DJ Fluffy will be spinning. Featured art by Wes Humpston, Eric Dressen, Steve Olson, and Christian Hosoi. It all goes down on March 25, 2010 at the Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice, CA located at 625 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA. Doors at 8pm. 21 and Over. Tickets available at http://www.indieonthewestside.com.

CYPRESS HILL - Cypress Hill MP3 Giveaway “It Ain’t Nothin'” – Here is your chance to get a brand new Cypress Hill joint off their upcoming record Rise Up, due out on April 6. The song is called “It Ain’t Nothin'” and you can download it for free for a limited time at cypresshill.com. The album features special guest appearances from Rage Against The Machine/Street Sweeper Social Club’s Tom Morello, who co-wrote and co-produced the title track and lead single “Rise Up.” The famed guitarist also appears on a second track titled “Shut ‘Em Down.” The legendary hip-hop/rock group have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Priority/EMI and are gearing up for the release of their first new studio album in six years. “We’re very excited to be part of the Priority Records family,” says B-Real. “It’s a label with a rich history, and together with Snoop we’re going to add to its legacy.” Official site: http://www.cypresshill.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 Ozzy’s 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 pioneer’s unbelievable story told, for the first time, in Ozzy’s hilarious, witty, and inimitable voice. www.ozzy.com. Visit Grand Central Publishing on the internet at www.hachettebookgroup.com

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 & 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

MEGADETH NEWS - Megadeth founder and frontman Dave Mustaine has announced the return of original bassist David Ellefson (1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group.  This reunion is appropriately timed to Megadeth’s upcoming historic month-long Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour which launches March 1 in Spokane, WA.  At these incredibly special shows, Megadeth will play their landmark, genre-defining 1990 album Rust In Peace in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth favorites. Ellefson will join Mustaine and Megadeth band members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar) on tour in support of the group’s current CD Endgame, which has received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s career. For more information on Megadeth, go to: www.megadeth.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, Motörhead, Wolfmother and Volbeat with many more (last year’s Download featured 120 bands) to be announced. http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk

RUSTY & GREEN DAY - Rusty North America congratulates Green Day on their 2010 Grammy Award for best rock album, “21st Century Breakdown.”  The award coincides with Rusty announcing an upcoming collaboration with the band on its new Wired Serieswith HB3 Technology™, a collection of hooded product for men and women with built-in machine washable headphones. Bringing together an iconic surf brand with a renowned rock band, Rusty’s Wired Series with Green Day will debut with a handful of fashion-forward styles featuring original artwork from the band’s classic albums on signature Rusty hooded product.  Fully equipped with HB3-powered headphones, the Rusty Wired Series with Green Day will be available for purchase this Summer, following on the heels of Green Day’s Broadway musical “American Idiot,” based on the band’s 2004 album of the same name. The Rusty Wired Series/Green Day Collaboration will range in price from $59.50-79.50. For more info, visit www.rusty.com

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” hits bookstores March 16, 2010. 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 band’s 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 Cherie’s mother. The Runaways movie hits theaters nationwide March 19, 2010. Visit: www.CherieCurrie.com and www.TheRunaways.com

ROCKABILLY WEEKEND RETURNS TO VEGAS – The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, which began in 1998, is an annual 4-day music festival that takes place in Las Vegas every spring. VLV is the largest event of its type in the world, and features bands and fans from all over the globe who come to experience Rockabilly & ’50s music, a huge classic car show, burlesque performers, dance lessons and contests, a tiki pool party and over 120 Vendors. Now in its 13th year, average attendance is 7,500 for the music, and 20,000 for the car show. This year’s event is held April 1 – 4th. For full listings, go to www.vivalasvegas.net

GUITAR CENTER PRESENTS YOUR NEXT RECORD WITH SLASH – Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, announced Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with Slash a first-of-its-kind, unsigned band competition that provides emerging artists the chance to win the ultimate career-altering opportunity: record a 3-song EP with legendary producer, Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth) and have Slash write, record and perform on the winning artists’ single. Starting today, through April 30th, 2010 bands across the United States are invited to submit their music at YourNextRecord.com for a chance to win the aforementioned prize package, which also includes: A management development deal with “The Collective” (Linkin Park, Slash, Avenged Sevenfold) · Feature of winning artists’ single on iTunes · Worldwide distribution of winning artists’ music through Tunecore · $10,000 Guitar Center Shopping Spree · New gear and endorsement deals from Ernie Ball Music Man · An opening slot on Slash’s Monster Energy Bash · An editorial feature on the winning band in Guitar World Magazine…. A Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with Slash teaser can be viewed here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWOluHHoccE. The opportunity coincides with what will be Slash’s first true solo album. Slash announced today his CD, SLASH, will release in April 2010. The album features an all-star roster of guest musicians including Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmeister, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting www.guitarcenter.com.

DROPKICK MURPHYS have signed on to play the final seven dates of this summer’s 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 band’s 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.

FISHBONE Release Their First Official Live Concert Film LIVE IN BORDEAUX and Approach Landmark 25 Year Career Milestone. FISHBONE’s first official Live Performance Video is now available direct from the band at www.fishbone.net. Included for the first time with this very special release are exclusive limited edition bundles that include Fishbone skateboard decks, a 2 disc picture disc vinyl set, Live In Bordeaux t-shirt, as well as digital downloads of the full length concert film and audio! The Familyhood has another thing to look forward to this winter as FISHBONE gears up for a 20-date national tour with The ENGLISH BEAT & OUTLAW NATION!

SXSW convention in Austin this March 17-21, 2010. www.sxsw.com

FLOGGING MOLLY SET TO RELEASE ‘LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE’ 90 MIN CONCERT DVD AND DOUBLE CD IN STORES MARCH 2, 2010 - “Good evening Los Angeles, we’re Flogging Molly and this is what we do.” Those were the first words from singer Dave King on the evening of September 12, 2009, when Flogging Molly took the stage at the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. For a man who twelve years prior was playing at the helm of what was arguably a local bar band, headlining the Greek Theatre was surely a crowning achievement for him and his six compatriots. Born at an Irish pub called Molly Malone’s on Hollywood’s Fairfax Blvd, Flogging Molly rose from relative obscurity through years of hard work and relentless touring, blending traditional Irish folk instrumentation with heartfelt punk rock. Never lacking for confidence and swagger, the band respectfully declined to accept an award from the LA Weekly in 1998 for ‘best bar band’, as they had much bigger dreams and aspirations than that title conveyed. Remarkably enough, only weeks before the Greek Theatre show, Flogging Molly was awarded an official Gold record plaque from the RIAA for their 2002 release, Drunken Lullabies. 500,000 units sold in this day and age is no small feat for any act, and once again it is a testament to the band’s foresight and evidence of the impact of their music on the throngs of fans that they play in front of each year. www.sideonedummy.com

ED MARSHALL FOTO BOOK - This book is the first of three to come and Ed Marshall’s first attempt at sharing some of his images in a real in your hands way. Ed Marshall has stalked the New York City underground music & artist scene. Capturing some of the most versatile and talented artists throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. If you have stepped foot in New York City to perform or attend a show. You may not have seen him, but he just may have captured you. This book is full of energy, color and beauty, making it a great addition to any coffee table or personal library. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1129313

CLUB BUMBACLOT hosted by Block every Tuesday night at the Garter, which is located at 2536 Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA. Be there.

RANCID NEWS – Rancid has released its new video for ‘Up To No Good’ exclusively on Babelgum. The video is from the album Let the Dominoes Fall and features skate hero Tony Hawk, appearing alongside Rancid to help raise awareness for Tony Hawk’s charity ‘The Tony Hawk Foundation’ which builds skate parks for kids in low-income neighborhoods. Watch the video now at http://www.babelgum.com/rancid. Further details available at http://www.rancidrancid.com

ART NEWS

BRIAN FICK PHOTO EXHIBIT – March 7, 2010 from 4-10pm. Photos of Rodney Johnson, Lance Mountain, Wes Kremer, Peter Hewitt, Marius Syvanen, Alex Perelson, Tyler Surrey, Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek, Div Adams, Rudolfo Ramos and more. Music by Kien Donger Liu at the Sea Rocket Bistro. 3382 30th Ave. North Park, San Diego, CA. Phone 619-225-7049. www.fickoff.com

ED RUSCHA BOOK SIGNING – March 6, 2010 at 7pm at Book Soup located at 8818 Sunset Blvd. W. Hollywood, CA. Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting focuses on Ruscha’s majestic oeuvre of paintings. A magnificent publication, it comes housed in a slipcase that sports the artist’s classic painting Standard Station (1966), and, alongside fantastic reproductions, it contains a preface by novelist James Ellroy, essays by Ralph Rugoff, Alexandra Schwartz and Ulrich Wilmes, a text by novelist Bruce Wagner, an interview with the artist by Kristine McKenna, an illustrated chronology and an exhibition history. http://www.booksoup.com/

MANIFESTEQUALITY Art Gallery To Open in Hollywood, CA. – MANIFESTEQUALITY is now set to launch in its pop up space in the center of Hollywood on Wednesday, March 3 – Sunday, March 7, 2010.?he MANIFESTEQUALITY Gallery issues a call-to-action, with artists motivating public energy toward true reform on a local, state and national level. Artists, grass roots activists, performers, celebrity guests, art collectors, musicians, public officials and the general public will display their works and show support at the MANIFESTEQUALITY Gallery in Hollywood, CA. just blocks from the Kodak Theater where the Academy Awards will be held.?Participating artists include Barry McGee, Harvey Pekar, Karen Kimmel, Robbie Conal, Ron English, Tierney Gearon, Shepard Fairey, Clare Rojas, Swoon and hundreds more. www.manifestequality.com

STEREO on 6th STREET ART SHOW in DOWNTOWN – 6th Street Warehouse Downtown is coming back with a huge art event on March 7, 2010 with Stereo Skateboards. Jason Lee, Chris Pastras and Clint Peterson joined by Dance Right friends Shepard Fairey, Dan Monick, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard and more. Free Colt 45 and a found object skatepark with food trucks, live bands and more. 6th Street Warehouse 1269 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA. http://www.stereosoundagency.com/

AMERICAN INDIAN SKATEBOARDING EXHIBITION - Now Open in New York – An exhibition celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and history of American Indian skateboarding culture is on view at the Smithsonian’s 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 museum’s Web site at www.americanindian.si.edu

THE FASHION RULES PARTY – March 4, 2010 from 6:30pm-9pm at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. This storewide event celebrates the remarkable visionaries and breathtaking designs at the forefront of modern fashion. Complimentary valet parking. Please RSVP to 310.975.4379 or Meghan_Mino@neimanmarcus.com. www.neimanmarcus.com

EDGE OF LOVE – Strychnin Gallery presents: Edge of Love. An exciting new group show curated by Andy Howell (LA Artsprojekt) and Yasha Young (Owner Strychnin Gallery). Featuring international street art artists such as Kid Zoom, Beastman, motel 7, Phibs, Yok, Rose Hardy, Amy Matthews, Monique Ligons, Bridge, Mimi S., Christian Rothenhagen. Also featuring sculptures by Tim Roosen in the Vault. Opens April 9th at 7pm. STRYCHNIN Gallery – Berlin, Boxhagenerstrasse 36, D-10245 Berlin, Germany. www.strychnin.com

VSA ART SHOW AND FUNDRAISER – Venice Surf & Skateboard Association presents Art Show/Film Night/Fundraiser on Mar. 5, 2010 – 7:30PM at Abbots Habit – 1401 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA. featuring artwork by: Steve Olson, Doug Smith, Ger-I Lewis, Rum, Bart Saric, Matt Biolos, Tonan, Laura Cataldo, Sonik, Slim, Craig Bonner, Mark Vercelli, Chris Cahill, BMFS, Jesse Martinez, Ray Rae Goldman, MSK, Mitch Reiter, Gorilla Art, Dean Ichiyanagi, Gnarson. For more info email VENICESRFSK8@YAHOO.COM. http://venicesurfandskateboardassociation.blogspot.com/

WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR – Wheels of Yesteryear, one of the southeasts most impressive collections of vintage American-made automobiles and trucks, will host an open house on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 at Wheels of Yesteryear Car Museum located at 413 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC, welcoming guests, neighbors, and friends for a special admission price of only $5 both days.?yrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce representatives will join owners Paul and Carol Cummings at Wheels of Yesteryear for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Friday, March 12 at 2 pm.?n addition to the ribbon cutting on Friday, various regional car clubs have been invited for a Cruise-in at the location from 11-3 on Saturday, March 13th. The Cruise-in, emceed by local car enthusiast Cecil Chandler, will include music, giveaways, locally-owned vintage cars, fun, and fellowship.?ocal radio personalities from Gator 107.9 will be onsite from 11-1 broadcasting live, and representatives from The Promise Land Crisis Center will be on hand selling concessions and drinks.?ll proceeds from concession sales will benefit the Promise Land and their mission to directly help those in need.?a href=”http://www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com”>www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com

SURF NEWS

WAVERIDERS - You don’t have to be Irish to surf there…but a little crazy might help. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2009 Surfer Poll Awards, WAVERIDERS tells the little known story of surfing’s legendary Irish roots and its surprising connection to today’s worldwide surf phenomenon. The story unfolds through the inspirational history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman, George Freeth, who inspired the sport’s rebirth among Hawaiian kings in the early twentieth century and is credited as the “Father of Modern Surfing”. This ocean‐adventure pays tribute to Freeth’s forgotten legacy; as the world’s first lifeguard and a skillful surfer, he crossed oceans to share what would become a contagious fervor for the sport. With its distinguished cast of world‐renowned surfers, WAVERIDERS journeys from Hawaii to California and back to Ireland’s shores following Freeth’s wave of influence. Renowned British and Irish surfers link up with world champion Kelly Slater, soul surfer Kevin Naughton, and the celebrated Malloy brothers to ride some of the most exciting surf ever seen on Ireland’s shores, along with internationally recognized surfers like Richie Fitzgerald, Gabe Davies, Craig Peterson, and Rabbit Kikai. Waveriders’ exploration reaches a spectacular climax when the surfers conquer the biggest swell ever ridden in Ireland, as they ride monster waves reaching heights of over fifty feet. Looking at surfing through an international lens, WAVERIDERS illuminates a heartfelt and adventurous story that unifies generations of surfers who share a competitive spirit and a common passion for a good swell. Revolver Entertainment is proud to present WAVERIDERS to DVD March 16, 2010. DVD Extras: Interviews, Deleted Scenes, Exclusive Wipeouts. Release Date: 03.16.10 www.waveridersfilm.com

WAVERIDERS PREMIERE – MARCH 16, 2010 presented by Juice Magazine and Arbor at Arbor Collective. 102 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA. Detailing the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenon, Conroy showcases the world-class surfing destinations off the northwest coast of Ireland. The story unfolds via the inspirational and ultimately tragic history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman George Freeth, who was responsible for the rebirth of this sport of Hawaiian kings in the early 20th century. 7:30pm. www.waveridersfilm.com

SURFERS HEALING NORTH CAROLINA FUNDRAISER at Grand Union Pub in Wilmington, NC on Sunday March 14, 2010 from 11:30am-10pm. www.surfershealing.org

SACRED CRAFT EXPO - Foam will be flying during the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks honoring Santa Barbara legend Renny Yater. Six premier California shapers have been chosen to replicate a classic Yater design. The shapers are Todd Proctor, Nick Pallandrini, Dennis Ryder, Michel Junod, Matt Moore and Wayne Rich. The six shapers will each be allotted two hours in the US Blanks shaping bay in which to replicate a classic Yater Spoon. The Yater Spoon, a board that won the heart of Miki Dora, as well as thousands of other surfers, is not an easy board to craft. The shapers will be put to task as the Yater Spoon offers unique volume changes, bottom roll and rail foils. The winning shaper will receive a check from US Blanks for $1000. The Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks is part of the Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo weekend, to be held April 10 & 11 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. In addition to the shaping competition, there will be a vintage surfboard and surf memorabilia ‘Antique Roadshow’ event, additional live shaping, laminating, hundreds of state-of-the-art surfboards, wetsuits, surf gear, live music, art, surfboard demos, Primo beer, movies, giveaways, and tons of fun. www.sacredcraftexpo.com

SCATTERED ARCHIVES - The members of Malibu Surfing Association invite you to join in celebrating Malibu surfer Kyle MacLennan at the premiere of his new movie, Scattered Archives. Shot with top surfers on location in Baja, Califiornia, Hawaii, mainland Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. SCATTERED ARCHIVES will premiere on Tuesday, March 9th at 7pm at Duke’s in Malibu at 21150 PCH. http://www.msasurfing.org/

THE CYCLE OF INSANITY - The Cycle of Insanity – The Real Story of Water film will show on Monday March 22nd at The Loft at UC San Diego. For film updates and more info on Know Your H2O, please visit www.knowyourh2o.blogspot.com. The Cycle of Insanity -The Real Story of Water is a short, animated film made by a collaboration of creative and dedicated volunteers at The Surfrider Foundation. Several local Surfrider Foundation chapters combined their talents and funds to create the film – and then actress Zuleikha Robinson of Lost, generously agreed to narrate it. View the trailer at http://www.vimeo.com/9760124

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 men’s 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 women’s division with a field of 18 vying for a $20,000 prize purse.  DATE   GRADE   LOCATION   PRIZE

Apr 30-May 2   2M/ 1W   Port Alfred-ZAF   $10,000/ $5,000

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.

NO FRIENDS IN THE WATER SURF FILM - No Friends In The Water Surf Film Premier of the Vans Triple Crown 2010 – Thursday, March 11, 2010 at The Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice, CA. 7:30pm. Live bands after the film by Saybn, Scarlet Cherry, GhostHounds & MK & The Gentlemen.

WOW – WOMEN ON WAVES – A new exhibit opening March 2010 at the California Surf Museum 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054. The exhibit portrays a decade-by-decade depiction of highlights and achievements of many of the most significant female wave warriors in documented history.?Come on by and celebrate along with the legends, from Eve Fletcher to Linda Benson, Linda Merrill to Jericho Poppler, Joyce Hoffman to Jen Smith…dozens?are expected to be in attendance to help kick off this colorful, much-anticipated display.?Two dozen significant boards, several trophies, bathing suits, and contest memorabilia have been brought in to tell their story.?Many of these women had to overcome using heavy, unwieldy boards and uncomfortable bathing attire in order to pursue the sport they loved so well. www.surfmuseum.org

BUTTONS NEWS – Buttons Kaluhiokalani is working on his autobiography and needs your help. He needs your memories- good, bad and ugly- to tell the story truthfully as a way to help others. Here’s a short video he put together to help spread the word. Please enjoy. (Nuutea is growing up so fast!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Ochsia5ww. Please leave your memories at buttonsbook@808company.com so we can keep track of them! And finally please check out Buttons new coffee line, Buttons’ Brew at www.808company.com

CHRISTIAN FLETCHER - Christian Fletcher has a new website. It’s a must see classic. www.christianfletchersurf.com

SIMA & 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 industry’s 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 ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI TRAILER, WEBSITE, AND POSTER ART FOR KELLY SLATER IMAX® FILM NOW AVAILABLE - Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater comes to IMAX® and other Giant Screen theaters in early February with the premiere of The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, shown in both 3D and 2D formats. For those hoping to get an early look at the action and Tahiti’s beauty in director Stephen Low’s film, the distributor has launched a new Website at www.ultimatewavetahiti.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 Reef’s 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

BOARDS & WAVES EXPO ANNOUNCES DATES AND LOCATION FOR 2010! - Global Wave Ventures has selected the Cocoa Expo Sports Center in Cocoa, Florida for the second Boards & Waves Expo.  The two-day event is the East Coast’s only “consumer expo for surfers” and will be held on April 17 & 18, 2010. The Boards & Waves Expo will feature over 100 exhibits of surfboards, fins, foam, and accessories, surfboard painting by Drew Brophy, surf- and beach-inspired artists, surfboard shaping, homemade surfboard contests, Stand Up Paddle displays, educational seminars and more.  There will be free product offerings including a raffle to win a Ricky Carroll surfboard each day. www.boardsandwaves.com

LEGENDS OF SURFING: the Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater is a celebration of surfing culture and includes profiles of the world’s greatest surfers, board builders, writers, filmmakers and photographers. Written by Duke Boyd, surfer and founder of Hang Ten surf wear and a surfing legend himself, with photographs by Jeff Divine, a surfing photography superstar, Legends of Surfing is a rare firsthand look at what it’s like to live to surf. Available at bookstores and online booksellers and from www.mvpbooks.com

JUICE MAGAZINE NEWS – FEBRUARY 2010


JUICE NEWS – FEBRUARY 2010


BOB BINIAK R.I.P. - Original Z-Boy, Bob “The Bullet” Biniak, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday and passed away on February 25, 2010 at 12:51 EST. Biniak charged at everything he did in life, from bombing down hills at 63mph to scaling full pipes in the desert to attacking Dog Bowl pool coping with a passion. Faster than a speeding bullet, Biniak pushed the boundaries of what was possible early on in the formative years of skateboarding. As one of the most competitive skaters of the early ’70s, Biniak left you with no choice but to bring your best to every session. His energy and enthusiasm impacted people all over the world, and he provoked the fun in every moment. For those who had the privilege to share in his company, you will remember how quick he was with a joke and how he kept you smiling even afer he left the room. His legacy in this world survives through his wife and daughter. He’ll be much missed by many. Rest in Peace, Biniak. There will be a sunset skate session in Biniak’s honor on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Venice Skatepark. Photo by Glen E. Friedman. http://idealistpropaganda.blogspot.com/2010/02/bob-bullet-biniak-original-z-boy-bad.html

HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE BINIAK QUOTES… R.I.P. BINIAK…

“Nobody could ride the radical terrain in those days like we did.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 53 – Juice Magazine

“We used to terrorize Hollywood. I was wearing leather pants and I had dyed the roots of my block hair black with white tips. I was going to 999 and bouncing people around and getting in fights. It was crazy. There was the change of skateboarding and the innovation of the technology that took it to another level, and then there was the music that went along with that. We were into Nugent and Hendrix, and then it was punk rock.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 52 – Juice Magazine

“Not only did you have to skate, but you had to have the attitude, too.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 52 – Juice Magazine

“One time we were skating O.J. Simpson’s pool, and we were looking in the window and saw those gold shoes. We almost broke the window and took them. We would looking everywhere for stuff to ride. I remember at the Keyhole, one time, we were filming for Hal Jepson for the Go For It surf film and we all got arrested. We were all sitting in the Beverly Hills Jail for skateboarding.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 52 – Juice Magazine

“I love the limelight and I want to be in it, and skateboarding gave me that whole attitude. It was the best education of all time.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 52 – Juice Magazine

“Beyond the Zephyr team, more talent came out of the Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu and Palisades are than anywhere in the world.” – BOB BINIAK - Issue 53 – Juice Magazine

“Candy-coating this story would only ruin it. To tell this story, you better tell it real, because it is what it is, and if you don’t tell it real, than it’s a joke.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 53 – Juice Magazine

“In so many ways, I believe we brought an entirely new style of skateboarding to the world.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 66 – Juice Magazine

“My hope is that the skatepark in Venice gives kids a great place to hone their skills, so that some of the next generations of great skaters will be coming out of the Dogtown/Venice area.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 66 – Juice Magazine

“Living in Venice, for over 40 years, there are many favorite memories. I’d say skating with Cahill, Jay, Wentzle, Muir, Shogo, Valentine, Wes, and P.C. at a spot where three hills converged at the heart of Dogtown. On these hills, I earned the nickname “Bullet”.” – BOB BINIAK - Issue 66 – Juice Magazine

“Favorite skateboarders from the Venice/Dogtown area… There would only be one way to answer that question and that would be, all of the crew, all of the Z-Boys.” – BOB BINIAK – Issue 66 – Juice Magazine

SKATOPIA – 88 ACRES OF ANARCHY MOVIE SCREENING – Southern California Festival Premiere! Feb 9 & 12 at Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Tue, Feb 9 10:15 PM at the Metro 4 Theatre IV and Fri, Feb 12 9:30 PM at Victoria Hall. Skatopia owner Brewce Martin and the Filmmakers will be at both screenings. After Party with The Skatanic Rednecks on Friday Feb 12. 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. For tickets go to: http://sbiff.org/main/ Watch the Skatopia movie trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTgV44R_loU

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

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

PEDRO BARROS - Raw 540 at the Culver City Skatepark, Culver City, CA. http://www.juicemagazine.com/JUICETV.html

CLASH AT CLAIREMONT - PacSun Clash At Clairemont 4 on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00am at Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Skatepark. http://www.pacsunclashatclairemont.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 & 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 & Under, 10-12, girls, 13-15, 47 & over, 40-46, 30-39, 16-29, sponsored. February 27 – EASTWOOD SKATE PARK – Rockledge, FL – “Street Contest” – 290 Gus Hipp Boulevard Rockledge, FL 32955-4801 – (321) 633-0888. April 10 – JUPITER SKATE PARK – Jupiter, FL – “Bowl Contest in Blue Bowl” – 1501 W. Frederick Small Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 (561)630-5684. 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 & 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 O’Meally, Sammy Glucksman, Allen Ying, and more. http://www.powerhousebooks.com/book/1162

BREWCE MARTIN NEWS -Skatopia propiertor and anarchist, Brewce Martin will be featured on “The Daily Habit” Thursday, February 18, 2010. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv

PIRATEBOWL JAM – Mar 13 – Funhouse PirateBowl Jam @ Garden Skate Indoor Skatepark – Pine Brook, NJ – 1pm. www.funhouseskateboards.com

KING OF THE GROMS – World Championship this Weekend! – The world’s best 12 & under skateboarders will be converging at the 3rd Lair SkatePark on February 19th – 21st to see who is the best ‘Grom’ skater in the United States. All skaters attending this event have pre-qualified at one of the 5 qualifiers held around the country this past year (2009). This competition is free to watch. 3rd Lair Skatepark & SkateShop. Address: 850 Florida Ave., Golden Valley, Mn. 55426. www.kingofthegroms.net

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/

CRAZY IN THE STREET SKATE CONTEST at the Skatelab – Indoor Skatepark and Skateboarding Hall of Fame Museum on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 11:30am – 2:30pm Skatelab Parking Lot – 4226 Valley Fair St. Simi Valley, CA. http://www.skatelab.com/

VENICE SKATEPARK vid clip featuring KILLER – http://www.youtube.com/s1helmets#p/u/4/umNcAAfpTQw

EXPEDITION SKATEBOARDS – Matt Miller has now joined the Expedition! Go to http://www.expedition-one.com

VENICE SKATEPARK CLIP – Jesse Martinez and Stacey Peralta at the Venice Skatepark – http://www.juicemagazine.com/JUICETV.html

JSLV will be showcasing the Spring 2010 gear at XLARGE in LA on Feb 20 from 7-11PM. Roll through to get a sneak peak at the line and chill. Good music and free drinks going around thanks to Pyramid Brew Co. http://www.blitzdistribution.com/

UNITY SKATEBOARDS – Unity Skateboards welcomes Dan Hare and Wil Mayfield to the team. www.unityskate.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.

BURNSIDE SKATEPARK CELEBRATES 20 YEARS – Support the heart of skateboarding’s D.I.Y. spirit. Donate now. The skatepark needs your support for our 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, rafflres, BB!, Halloween murals & 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

THE GOAT & The Occasional Others are releasing their NEW Album – The GOAT Speaks, this Friday night at 3 Clubs in Hollywood, CA. The evening’s festivities will also commemorate the launch of the new GOAT x Emerica collaboration shoes hitting your local skate shop now! The best part? The GOAT will be shredding live, and YOU are invited! Here’s the details: 21& Over. Friday, February 12th at Three Clubs, 1123 Vine Street, Hollywood, Ca. 90038, Show Starts at 9PM. Plus DJ’s, The Blackouts, Heather Thompson, Turbotito vs Timmy The Terror. The GOAT is hooking you up with a FREE DOWNLOAD of a song from their new album at http://thegoatmusic.com/ Check out The Goats video, Billy Goat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naDgv8ijyN0&feature=player_embedded. Go to: http://www.emericaskate.com for more information!

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

VENICE SKATEPARK – Legends Pool Session – http://www.juicemagazine.com/JUICETV.html

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

STEREO SOUND AGENCY NEWS – Venice park represent! Check out Nate Broussard’s “Day in the Life” vid…. http://www.stereosoundagency.com/

BOWL-A-RAMA 2010 has a new website with info about Oakley Bowl-a-rama Wellington, Vans Bowl-a-rama Bondi and Tony Hawk Ride Flat-a-rama. www.bowlarama.com.au

THEEVE TRUCKS NEWS - Josiah Gaitlyn added to Theeves Trucks team. http://www.theevetrucks.com/

ROYAL TRUCKS UPDATE - Jeron Wilson joins Royal trucks pro team. http://www.royalskateboardtruck.com/trucks.html

HABITAT NEWS – Guru Khalsa turns pro for Habitat Skateboards. http://www.habitatskateboards.com/

THE CLICHE’ GYPSEA TOUR - Friday Feb. 5, 2010 at 6:30pm at the Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange. 20 City Blvd West, Orange, CA. Premiere of the Cliche’ Gypsea Tour Video. At 7pm, skate with the Cliche’ team. Riders: Lucas Puig, Jereme Daclin, JB Gillet, Andrew Brophy, Joey Brezinski, Flo Mirtain, Cale Nuske, Charles Collet, Javier Mendizabal. www.vans.com

MALOOF MONEY CUP STREET TEAM EVENT at Vans Skatepark – Feb. 27th, 2010 12pm – 3pm @ the Block in Orange, CA. There will be: mini-contests for best trick off rail/stairs/ramp, Biggest gap, best combo/run & longest Manual / Prizes & bragging rights for winners in each category / T-shirt & stickers giveaways / Good times… $10 for member and $15 non-member ($25 membership can be purchased at time of arrival). http://maloofmoneycup.com

ARMOURDILLO NEWS - A new chapter opens for Armourdillo with a move of its headquarters from Melbourne, Australia to Southern California.  Armourdillo products are looking good for 2010 with some amazing new collections. Look for signature belt and wallet collections with iconic professional skateboarders Chad Bartie and Corey Duffel among others, each featuring their unique styles. All Armourdillo products are handcrafted with the finest materials available. The Armourdillo mission is broadcasted worldwide by unique personalities that represent the brand. Our core group of “Broadcasters” are: Chad Bartie, Corey Duffel, Jason Ellis, Steve Caballero, Corbin Harris and Kevin Staab. Be on the lookout for announcements of further additions to Armourdillo very soon. www.armourdillobrand.com

1031 SKATEBOARDS – DEAD OF WINTER US TOUR 2010 – Check out the demo on Sunday February 7th @ 2pm at GardenSk8 Indoor Skatepark. $5 to stay (watch), $15 to play (to skate). Pro skaters: Raybourn, Svitak, Knight, Nepgcha, Rice, Harbour, BK & legend Bill Danforth! at 321 Changebridge Road. Pine Brook NJ 07058 phone: 973-287-7626

BLACK FLYS NEWS - Omar Hassan will be creating a new signature sunglass with Black Flys this year. http://www.flys.com/

VENICE SKATEPARK – Legends Session in the Snake Run at the Venice Skatepark – http://www.juicemagazine.com/JUICETV.html

2010 LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS – Many of the legendary names of American sport have been nominated for the 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards. In the Laureus Action Sports category skateboarder Chris Cole enjoyed a dominant 2009. He won the prestigious Skater of the Year award from Thrasher magazine and took the overall Dew Cup, thanks to several huge performances. Greg Long won the big wave event in Waimea Bay, Hawaii, which is only held when the surf is over 40 feet.?Surfers stand by all season to see if they get the call from organizers to compete. Long committed himself to an unbelievable never-say-die attack to win the event in front of a crowd of 50,000.?Other Nominees are Australian world surfing champions Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore, French windsurfer Antoine Albeau and British cyclist Danny MacAskill. The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognize sporting achievement during the period January 1 – December 31, 2009, are recognized as the premier honors on the international sporting calendar.? The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled during a televised Awards Ceremony staged in Abu Dhabi on March 10, 2010. http://www.laureus.com/awards

ECOLOUNGE – at Arbor. Doors open at 7pm with guest speakers from Audubon.org and Eco Mates. Musical guest is Sarah Nicole Wallace. Free beer provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Arbor Sports – 102 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA.

ORGANIKA SKATEBOARDS NEWS – After the world-wide success of Volume #1, today sees the much anticipated release of the second edition of Organika Skateboards reggae mixtape series FULL CONFIDENCE. Mixed by DJ Stepwise and hosted by the UK’s top-rated Chukki Starr, Full Confidence Vol 2 is an 80 minute journey through the best of modern conscious roots reggae. Thanks to Organika, this mix is available 100% free to everyone. http://www.organikaskateboards.com/organika-presents-dj-stepwise-full-confidence/

411 VIDEO MAGAZINE – Former pro-skateboarder and publisher, Joshua Friedberg just won the first ever Nikon Festival Audience Award, a prize worth $25,000! The San Antonio local’s short film “New York State of Mind” was recently crowned the top audience-selected video submission in the short-form video contest sponsored by camera manufacturer, Nikon.  Drawing inspiration from one of his favorite travel destinations, New York City, Friedberg artfully captured the Festival’s theme of “A Day Through Your Lens.”  His video, one of more than 1,200 submissions, raced to the top of the audience-selected submissions and captured the $25,000 prize. As a former professional skateboarder, Friedberg rallied widespread support from the skateboarding community to earn a combination of the most views and highest average rating. He credits retweets of his Festival video via Twitter by media personalities Bam Margera (@BAM_MARGERA), Steve Berra (@steve_berra) and Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) as a key to his win. Friedberg plans to utilize the $25K prize money to revitalize 411 Video Magazine, a publishing venture he began years ago.  His experience skateboarding and the first iteration of 411 Video Magazine led him to pursue filmmaking, recording several of his skateboarding comrades. View his award-winning film, “New York State of Mind” at http://www.nikonfestival.com/blog/2009/11/20/new-york-state-of-mind/.

NATURAL KONCEPT ON TOUR – The entire Natural Koncept crew is creepin’ on this tour! http://naturalkoncept.com

GEOFF GRAHAM NEWS – Check out sick sk8 flicks and more skatecentric stuff at http://youkillityoueatit.wordpress.com/

SCOTT BOURNE UPDATE: Skateboarding’s dark genius writes and stars in a short film for Carhartt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_noti8rWhE&feature=player_embedded

DARKSTAR NEWS – The newest Darkstar pro is Ryan Decenzo from Montreal, Canada. Decenzo joins Adam Dyet, Pierre-Luc Gagno, Paul Machnau, Chet Thomas to round out the Darkstar team. http://www.darkstarwood.com/

ALIEN WORKSHOP AND ANDY WARHOL ART - Alien Workshop is proud to introduce the initial, limited-edition collaboration offering with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Five of the decks feature work from Warhol’s Death and Disaster series and five showcase his iconic Pop works. The complete set is shipped in custom printed board box packaging inspired by Warhol’s box sculptures from the 1960s. For details, visit http://www.alienworkshop.com. For more information about Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation please visit www.warholfoundation.org or The Andy Warhol Museum at www.warhol.org

ALVA DAGGERS – The Alva Dagger tail Re-Issues will be available soon. Pre- order your deck today at www.AlvaSkates.com. Jake Brown will be doing a piece of art for the upcoming event “Daggers Rule!” at Alva Los Angeles at Exhibit A Gallery. www.exhibitagallery.com

SALBA’S BIRTHDAY - On February 5th, Powerflex 5 and Ready for Vegas will play at a birthday jam for Salba at The Continental Room located at 115 Santa Fe Ave, in Fullerton, CA. http://www.myspace.com/notesfromthecontinentalroom

BROADCAST WHEELS – Broadcast Wheels is pleased to formally announce the launch of the Broadcast skateboarding brand and welcome our team of truly talented individuals. With the help of pro skateboarders Ethan Fowler, Paul Shier, Shiloh Greathouse, Gareth Stehr, Danny Falla, Aaron Harrison, Joel Meinholz, Eric Gilbert, Kevin Coakley, and Connor Getzlaff, Broadcast Wheel Company has developed a premium street and park urethane formula that is the direct result of feedback and testing from droves of skaters who were disappointed with the mediocre wheels that were currently available from other brands. Our small product line will always remain tight and top-quality while we continue to add new products and styles. Keep your eyes & ears open for further team additions and product announcements next month. For more information, please visit www.THISISABROADCAST.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

JASON JESSEE NEWS – The new website for The Driven is at http://www.thedrivenskateboards.com

JASON JESSEE x OBEY CLOTHING – Long time friend and man of iconic style, Jason Jessee invited us in to his realm to work together on a collection that we are proud to introduce for Spring 2010. The common thread that ties Jason and OBEY together is the underlying drive to do it yourself. Seeing Jason’s surroundings opened up an understanding of his ability to take everything from found objects to blank pieces of paper and somehow make them intriguing and unique. Jason pulls from a wealth of knowledge from times past where you hand made objects. Seeing hand tooled leather, metal sculptures and giant wood slabs sitting right along side skateboards, bikes and guns offers a look in to how Jason weaves the past and present together. The OBEY 4 Jason Jessee collection is a hand picked assortment based on some key pieces that have become synonymous with his style as well as an illustration by Shepard and some moments in time captured while visiting him in Watsonville. Jason Jessee prints will be available on 2/9/10 on OBEYCLOTHING.com. Edition of 200, Numbered and Signed by both Jessee and Shepard.

RIDE - Tony Hawk: RIDE, with its innovative motion-sensing skateboard controller, is now available. http://www.thride.com

BULLDOG SKATES – Wes Humpston has thrown down some sick new original BullDog graphics on a new Eric Dressen BDS Board at www.bulldogskates.com

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

BONES WHEELS NEWS - Check out the new Bones wheels featuring Dyet and Hoffart. Plus, the new comic book series… Get some! http://bones.com/

EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Texas bred skateboard company, Embassy Skateboards is the brainchild of skateboard legend John “Tex” 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/

ALL NATIONS SKATE JAM 2010 – April 24-25, 2009 at Los Alto Skatepark, located at 10140 1/2 Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque, NM. National Championship of Native Skaters. Same weekend as Gathering of Nations Powwow. Gates open at 8am. Contest starts at 10am. Live Music all day long. Special guests: Alva posse legends: Bill Danforth & Jim Murphy. Vans pros TBA. www.allnationsskatejam.com

SKATE AND DESTROY CANCER BENEFIT - Skate And Destroy Cancer Benefit at YDG Skatepark – Graham, NC – Saturday – March 6, 2010 – 12pm-3pm. Product raffles, silent auction, door prizes, pizza and plenty of shredding! Prizes donated by Grind For Life, Ratstar, Coalition Skateboards, DPNDNT Skates and other great sponsors. $20 Gold Ticket gets you 5 raffle tickets, pizza, drinks and a killer session. Ripper awards for going big and pushing your own limits. RSVP to reserve your ticket at shredcancer@live.com. Proceeds will go to help the Icenhour family win the fight against cancer. www.ydgskatepark.com

MAKE IT COUNT – The Element Story – Chapter Four “Earth”. Now playing at www.elementskateboards.com

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

NOMAD SKATE MAPS – On the road and need concrete sk8park info and directions? This is a must have sk8park map for the skate nomad. http://www.nomadskatemaps.com/

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, 1960’S 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

NEW NIKE GOODS – Nike Zoom Paul Rodriguez 2.5 Black/black. www.nikeskateboarding.com

NIKE NEWS – Nike posted part two of their Don’t Fear The Sweeper tour video. http://www.nike.com/nikeskateboarding/v3/#/media/view/14241

SKATELIFESHOW – Theo Hand has put together a trailer for his new sk8 show entitled “SkateLifeShow” featuring Jake Brown, Jake Duncombe, P.L.G., Lizard King, Sean Sheffey, Peter Smolik and Danny Way. Check it out at www.skatelifeshow.com

THE BONES BRIGADE VIDEO SHOW SPECIAL EDITION - This is the first of the famous Bones Brigade Videos. It was filmed at the beginning of the 1980s skateboard boom and was intended to show new skaters what had been going on in the sport during and after the 1979-1983 dark ages, when very few skaters remained loyal to the sport. The special edition features a digitally re-mastered original, director commentary version with Stacy Peralta, bonus cut with unseen footage, director commentary version with Stacy Peralta, Del Mar contest footage and Caballero Turning Point ramp 1984 interview. www.skateone.com

TEXAS STYLE 2 DVD features vintage ’80s to ’90s footage featuring Craig Johnson, Jeff Phillips, Dan Wilkes, John Gibson, Brian Pennington, the Godoy brothers, Bill Danforth, Murf,  Christian Hosoi, Monty Nolder, Tom Groholski and more! It lives up to the true Texas Style Skating. Murf and Groholski destroy any pool. Craig Johnson kills even a jacked up ramp. More skate annihilation with soundtrack tunes by Barkhard and A.N.S. http://www.texasstyleskateboarding.com

GRANT FAKUDA NEWS – Grant’s Golden Brand Pomade is the premier hair pomade for all hair types. “Style is Everything” is their motto and way of life. Crafted with hints from the legendary pomades of yesteryear while mixing in today’s cutting edge technology, it’s a supreme pomade. www.grantsgoldenbrand.com

ERRANDBOY WONDERCHILD DECK & 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/

LURE OF THE SWAMP – Lindsey Kuhn has a new book coming out in December 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 will be able to pre-order the book in the next couple of days on the SWAMP website. www.swamposters.com and www.lindseykuhn.com

MUSIC NEWS

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES NEWS - The First Ever SUICIDAL TENDENCIES DVD To Be Released This January – Since their beginnings in Venice, CA in the early ‘80s, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have led the charge in the skate punk/thrash metal movement, consequently influencing an entire generation of bands along the way. Fontana Distribution is proud to announce Live At The Olympic Auditorium, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ first ever DVD release! The DVD will street January 26, 2010 via the band’s own imprint, Suicidal Records. The approximately 80-minute DVD features 16 tracks including ST classics “Institutionalized,” “War Inside My Head,” and “Possessed To Skate” and captures SUICIDAL in their most natural environment: Onstage, uncensored and ready to tear you to shreds. Elaborated ST founding vocalist Mike Muir: “The band started getting emails from some crazy guy that always said, ‘I know you’ll probably think I’m crazy, but I’m not. I’m wanna book ST for a show and I got this idea…’. Well, one by one we shot down the ‘unique’ ideas until one time he emailed and said the Olympic Auditorium was being bought by a Korean Church. Shouldn’t it be sent off with a special last gig? The band agreed and then the work began. The promoter — Evel Dick Donato who went on to win Big Brother — tells a bit about the show, making of etc. on the intro. Lots of drama, none more than the day before the show when I woke up and couldn’t walk. But the show must go on and the back surgery would have to wait till afterwards. SUICIDAL recorded live at the Olympic Auditorium in front of 4,000 Cycos…but now you can enjoy it in the safety of your living room.” http://www.suicidaltendencies.com

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES – MIKE MUIR. 2009 – PHOTO: DJ FARLEY

AC/DC NEWS: Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ “IRON MAN 2,” the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film.  In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC:  Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010.  AC/DC:  Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DC’s classic album cut “Shoot To Thrill,” which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band’s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour.  The video also incorporates exclusive footage from “IRON MAN 2″. Check www.acdc.com and www.marvel.com for more information.

CYPRESS HILL - Cypress Hill MP3 Giveaway “It Ain’t Nothin'” – Here is your chance to get a brand new Cypress Hill joint off their upcoming record Rise Up, due out on April 6. The song is called “It Ain’t Nothin'” and you can download it for free for a limited time at cypresshill.com. The album features special guest appearances from Rage Against The Machine/Street Sweeper Social Club’s Tom Morello, who co-wrote and co-produced the title track and lead single “Rise Up.” The famed guitarist also appears on a second track titled “Shut ‘Em Down.” The legendary hip-hop/rock group have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Priority/EMI and are gearing up for the release of their first new studio album in six years. “We’re very excited to be part of the Priority Records family,” says B-Real. “It’s a label with a rich history, and together with Snoop we’re going to add to its legacy.” Official site: http://www.cypresshill.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 Ozzy’s 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 pioneer’s unbelievable story told, for the first time, in Ozzy’s hilarious, witty, and inimitable voice. www.ozzy.com. Visit Grand Central Publishing on the internet at www.hachettebookgroup.com

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 & 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

MEGADETH NEWS - Megadeth founder and frontman Dave Mustaine has announced the return of original bassist David Ellefson (1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group.  This reunion is appropriately timed to Megadeth’s upcoming historic month-long Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour which launches March 1 in Spokane, WA.  At these incredibly special shows, Megadeth will play their landmark, genre-defining 1990 album Rust In Peace in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth favorites. Ellefson will join Mustaine and Megadeth band members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar) on tour in support of the group’s current CD Endgame, which has received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s career. For more information on Megadeth, go to: www.megadeth.com.

I SLEPT WITH JOEY RAMONE – I Slept With Joey Ramone (A Family Memoir) Los Angeles Reading on Saturday, Feb 20, 2010. Mickey Leigh, Allan Arkush, P.J. Soles and Howie Pyro will be reading from I SLEPT WITH JOEY RAMONE at La Luz De Jesus Gallery 4633 H’wood Blvd. LA. from 6-9pm. http://www.isleptwithjoeyramone.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, Motörhead, Wolfmother and Volbeat with many more (last year’s Download featured 120 bands) to be announced. http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk

SLY STONE UPDATE - Sly Stone Sues Ex-manager, Claiming Millions Kept – Sly Stone sued a former business manager and others on Thursday, claiming tens of millions of dollars in royalties were kept from the singer who now depends on Social Security to survive. Stone, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, was the frontman of the 1970s funk group Sly and The Family Stone. He sued former manager Gerald Goldstein and several companies in Los Angeles, alleging they kept 20 years of royalty payments and leveraged Stone’s work and rights to accumulate as much as $80 million in assets. WWW.CELEBRITYACCESS.COM

THE SHRINE - The Shrine, are about to release a vinyl 7″ single. Chuck Dukowski, the original bass player of Black Flag and co-head of SST records (Black Flag, The Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Husker Du, Bad Brains, Meat Puppets, etc.) produced the record and is co-releasing it on his Nice and Friendly Records label. The 7″ has two tracks of heavy rock and roll, reminiscent of the likes of Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix. The release show is Feb. 20th at The Echo Curio in Echo Park. Also playing are Voodoo Merchant, Insects vs. Robots, and The Chuck Dukowski Sextet. www.theshrinefuzz.com

RUSTY & GREEN DAY - Rusty North America congratulates Green Day on their 2010 Grammy Award for best rock album, “21st Century Breakdown.”  The award coincides with Rusty announcing an upcoming collaboration with the band on its new Wired Serieswith HB3 Technology™, a collection of hooded product for men and women with built-in machine washable headphones. Bringing together an iconic surf brand with a renowned rock band, Rusty’s Wired Series with Green Day will debut with a handful of fashion-forward styles featuring original artwork from the band’s classic albums on signature Rusty hooded product.  Fully equipped with HB3-powered headphones, the Rusty Wired Series with Green Day will be available for purchase this Summer, following on the heels of Green Day’s Broadway musical “American Idiot,” based on the band’s 2004 album of the same name. The Rusty Wired Series/Green Day Collaboration will range in price from $59.50-79.50. For more info, visit www.rusty.com

CHERIE CURRIE’S “NEON ANGEL: A Memoir of a Runaway” hits bookstores March 16, 2010. 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 band’s 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 Cherie’s mother. The Runaways movie hits theaters nationwide March 19, 2010. Visit: www.CherieCurrie.com and www.TheRunaways.com

ONCE-A-MONTH PUNK – Skate punks never die. They just get bruised up and keep on rolling. These days, skate punks are rolling down to Waikiki Sandbox for Once-A-Month PUNK. The event is the brain child of House of Flys and Stunt Dog Productions, a refuge for fans of both skateboarding and the early ’80-bred subgenre of punk rock, known as skate punk. Once-A-Month PUNK takes a stab at decriminalizing the punk rock and skateboarding scene and what better place to do it than Waikiki, a no skate zone. The irony is so… punk rock! Aside from checking out the latest skate videos, this installment promises to deliver live punk bands: Mistermeaner, False Crack, Eddie Murphys Law, Dicks of Doom and Pimpbot on Feb 20, 2010 at the Waikiki Sandbox at -2260 Kuhio Ave. Honolulu, HI 96814 http://tsunamiswaikiki.com/

ROCKABILLY WEEKEND RETURNS TO VEGAS – The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, which began in 1998, is an annual 4-day music festival that takes place in Las Vegas every spring. VLV is the largest event of its type in the world, and features bands and fans from all over the globe who come to experience Rockabilly & ’50s music, a huge classic car show, burlesque performers, dance lessons and contests, a tiki pool party and over 120 Vendors. Now in its 13th year, average attendance is 7,500 for the music, and 20,000 for the car show. This year’s event is held April 1 – 4th. For full listings, go to www.vivalasvegas.net

GUITAR CENTER PRESENTS YOUR NEXT RECORD WITH SLASH – Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, announced Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with Slash a first-of-its-kind, unsigned band competition that provides emerging artists the chance to win the ultimate career-altering opportunity: record a 3-song EP with legendary producer, Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth) and have Slash write, record and perform on the winning artists’ single. Starting today, through April 30th, 2010 bands across the United States are invited to submit their music at YourNextRecord.com for a chance to win the aforementioned prize package, which also includes: A management development deal with “The Collective” (Linkin Park, Slash, Avenged Sevenfold) · Feature of winning artists’ single on iTunes · Worldwide distribution of winning artists’ music through Tunecore · $10,000 Guitar Center Shopping Spree · New gear and endorsement deals from Ernie Ball Music Man · An opening slot on Slash’s Monster Energy Bash · An editorial feature on the winning band in Guitar World Magazine…. A Guitar Center Presents Your Next Record with Slash teaser can be viewed here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWOluHHoccE. The opportunity coincides with what will be Slash’s first true solo album. Slash announced today his CD, SLASH, will release in April 2010. The album features an all-star roster of guest musicians including Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmeister, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting www.guitarcenter.com.

DROPKICK MURPHYS have signed on to play the final seven dates of this summer’s 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 band’s own Born & Bred Records (ILG). Headlining U.S. dates kick off February 24 in Montclair, NJ, concluding with the band’s annual run of hometown shows at Boston’s House of Blues St. Patrick’s Day week (March 12-17).  Fans can keep up with the band on the road by checking out their regular video tour diaries at www.dropkickmurphys.com/news.

FISHBONE Release Their First Official Live Concert Film LIVE IN BORDEAUX and Approach Landmark 25 Year Career Milestone. FISHBONE’s first official Live Performance Video is now available direct from the band at www.fishbone.net. Included for the first time with this very special release are exclusive limited edition bundles that include Fishbone skateboard decks, a 2 disc picture disc vinyl set, Live In Bordeaux t-shirt, as well as digital downloads of the full length concert film and audio! The Familyhood has another thing to look forward to this winter as FISHBONE gears up for a 20-date national tour with The ENGLISH BEAT & OUTLAW NATION!

SXSW convention in Austin this March 17-21, 2010. www.sxsw.com

FLOGGING MOLLY SET TO RELEASE ‘LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE’ 90 MIN CONCERT DVD AND DOUBLE CD IN STORES MARCH 2, 2010 - “Good evening Los Angeles, we’re Flogging Molly and this is what we do.” Those were the first words from singer Dave King on the evening of September 12, 2009, when Flogging Molly took the stage at the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. For a man who twelve years prior was playing at the helm of what was arguably a local bar band, headlining the Greek Theatre was surely a crowning achievement for him and his six compatriots. Born at an Irish pub called Molly Malone’s on Hollywood’s Fairfax Blvd, Flogging Molly rose from relative obscurity through years of hard work and relentless touring, blending traditional Irish folk instrumentation with heartfelt punk rock. Never lacking for confidence and swagger, the band respectfully declined to accept an award from the LA Weekly in 1998 for ‘best bar band’, as they had much bigger dreams and aspirations than that title conveyed. Remarkably enough, only weeks before the Greek Theatre show, Flogging Molly was awarded an official Gold record plaque from the RIAA for their 2002 release, Drunken Lullabies. 500,000 units sold in this day and age is no small feat for any act, and once again it is a testament to the band’s foresight and evidence of the impact of their music on the throngs of fans that they play in front of each year. www.sideonedummy.com

THE CASUALTIES DEBUT NEW NEW VIDEO ON MYSPACE - Los Angeles, CA – With seven albums under their collective belt and countless tours across the U.S., Europe, South America, Japan and Mexico it would seem hardcore punk stalwarts The Casualties have done it all. But one shouldn’t be so quick to assume anything with these guys who still have much more to bring to the punk-rock scene. To wit, their latest album, We Are All We Have, though full of their signature bracing, high-octane hardcore punk, also features a few surprises. http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=101053389

ED MARSHALL FOTO BOOK - This book is the first of three to come and Ed Marshall’s first attempt at sharing some of his images in a real in your hands way. Ed Marshall has stalked the New York City underground music & artist scene. Capturing some of the most versatile and talented artists throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. If you have stepped foot in New York City to perform or attend a show. You may not have seen him, but he just may have captured you. This book is full of energy, color and beauty, making it a great addition to any coffee table or personal library. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1129313

TONE DEF “Punk Rock Karaoke” Jam Session – Saturday, February 27 at 10:00pm at Napa Room (Waterfront Resturant), Marina Del Rey, CA

HENRY ROLLINS’ ‘FREQUENT FLYER TOUR’ LANDS IN NORTH AMERICA ON FEBRUARY 17 - Three new HENRY ROLLINS video clips are now available, in advance of the first North American leg of HENRY’s FREQUENT FLYER TOUR. The clips can be downloaded here: http://www.threeam.net/rollins/Henry%20Rollins%20(Full%20Res%20For%20Broadcast)/. Taken from HENRY’s TV specials shot in Israel, Australia, and South Africa, the video clips typify his spoken performances. For more on HENRY ROLLINS and the FREQUENT FLYER TOUR, go to www.henryrollins.com

PRONG TO JOIN SOULFLY ON NORTH AMERICAN SPRING TOUR; ALSO ON THE BILL INCITE, ROTTING CORPSE. http://www.prongmusic.com/

CLUB BUMBACLOT hosted by Block every Tuesday night at the Garter, which is located at 2536 Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA. Be there.

RANCID NEWS – Rancid has released its new video for ‘Up To No Good’ exclusively on Babelgum. The video is from the album Let the Dominoes Fall and features skate hero Tony Hawk, appearing alongside Rancid to help raise awareness for Tony Hawk’s charity ‘The Tony Hawk Foundation’ which builds skate parks for kids in low-income neighborhoods. Watch the video now at http://www.babelgum.com/rancid. Further details available at http://www.rancidrancid.com

ART NEWS

DAGGERS RULE! - Feb 27 – Daggers Rule Art Show @ Exhibit A Gallery – 1086 North Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA. www.exhibitagallery.com

A PATH TO WISDOM - A skatedeck artshow to benefit Nibwaakaawin & the All nations Skatejam. A PATH to WISDOM is an art exhibition/auction featuring the deck art of some of Indian Country’s best artists and skaters as well as skate legends and pros from around the world. Decks will be on display during the upcoming Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida and ASR in San Diego, California. Art auction and party will be at the Mozambique Restaurant in Laguna Beach, California. All proceeds will go to Nibwaakaawin’s All Nations Skate Jam, the world’s largest inter-tribal skate competition. www.nibwaakaawin.org and www.allnationsskatejam.com

TIM KERR ART SHOW – “Truth: A Kill Souless Bullshit Happening” is slated for February 13, 2009 at Family in Los Angeles, CA which is located at 436 N. Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA. Tim Kerr with the help of Family, Altamont, and lots of friends, will be showing art and playing music in hopes of planting self expression seeds in others. No Age and members of Triple Chicken Foot and Sausage Grinder with assorted friends Mike Watt, Exene, Sausage Grinder, O, Russ Pope, Rich Jacobs, Marsea Goldberg, Chrissy Piper, Charles Pegot, Chad Keko, Craig Jackson, Michael Coleman, Triple Chicken Foot, GSD to name a few…. will be celebrating expression, community, and friendship. http://www.familylosangeles.com

INSPIRATION – A new vintage freaks gathering presented by Rin Tanaka of My Freedamn called “Inspiration”, will be held at Baker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, CA on Feb. 12-13 2010, and will feature “King of Vintage No.1: Heller’s Cafe” (Seattle, WA)! This exhibition book features over 200 ultimate vintage clothing collections from Larry’s Collection. 1st edition (with a elegant vinyl leather cover) will be limited. Printed 3000 copies only. On sale end of January! http://www.myfreedamn.com

AMERICAN INDIAN SKATEBOARDING EXHIBITION - Now Open in New York – An exhibition celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and history of American Indian skateboarding culture is on view at the Smithsonian’s 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 museum’s Web site at www.americanindian.si.edu

LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR PRINT – Shepard recently created some poster/print artwork for a soon to be released documentary on the Clash that coincided with the Let Fury Have a Heartbeat exhibition at Subliminal Projects. The print is signed by both Shepard and author/director Antonino D’Ambrosio. Edition of 450, S/N, $50. Limit 1. View the Let Fury Have the Hour Trailer here. http://www.letfuryhavethehour.com/let-fury-have-the-hour-trailer/

ALAN SCOTT ART SHOW OPENING – Sat . Feb 13th from 7:00PM-9:00PM at Sit Still Salon at Rose and Main St. 255 Main St, Venice, CA. Also featuring a Trunk Show with “Alan Scott Apparel”.

ART SHOW – Reiter Gallery Opening on February 12 at 5:00pm-9pm at 517 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291. http://reitergallery.com/

SURF NEWS

TODOS SANTOS BIG WAVE EVENT - The waiting period (February 1st to 28th) for the 2010 Todos Santos Big Wave Event has begun! The Heats have been drawn and the surfers are on standby for the event. This one day event will take place on the island of Todos Santos, Ensenada, Baja Mexico during the biggest / best day – 30 foot face minimum – of the waiting period with only 72 to 48 hours notice. 24 invitees, the best big wave surfers in the world will compete for the glory to win this prestigious big wave event. Surfline.com, the official swell forecaster of the event is planning for a quiet first week with no major swell in sight. This El Nino season has produced plenty of swells so far and the patterns are looking good for more to come. The decision to run the event is in the hands of Event Director Gary Linden. http://www.todossantosevent.com/

WAVERIDERS PREMIERE – MARCH 16, 2010 presented by Juice Magazine and Arbor at Arbor Collective. 102 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA. Detailing the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenon, Conroy showcases the world-class surfing destinations off the northwest coast of Ireland. The story unfolds via the inspirational and ultimately tragic history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman George Freeth, who was responsible for the rebirth of this sport of Hawaiian kings in the early 20th century.

SACRED CRAFT EXPO - Foam will be flying during the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks honoring Santa Barbara legend Renny Yater. Six premier California shapers have been chosen to replicate a classic Yater design. The shapers are Todd Proctor, Nick Pallandrini, Dennis Ryder, Michel Junod, Matt Moore and Wayne Rich. The six shapers will each be allotted two hours in the US Blanks shaping bay in which to replicate a classic Yater Spoon. The Yater Spoon, a board that won the heart of Miki Dora, as well as thousands of other surfers, is not an easy board to craft. The shapers will be put to task as the Yater Spoon offers unique volume changes, bottom roll and rail foils. The winning shaper will receive a check from US Blanks for $1000. The Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks is part of the Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo weekend, to be held April 10 & 11 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. In addition to the shaping competition, there will be a vintage surfboard and surf memorabilia ‘Antique Roadshow’ event, additional live shaping, laminating, hundreds of state-of-the-art surfboards, wetsuits, surf gear, live music, art, surfboard demos, Primo beer, movies, giveaways, and tons of fun.?a href=”http://www.sacredcraftexpo.com”>www.sacredcraftexpo.com

HARBOUR CHRONICLES - A Life in Surfboard Culture is an exhibition of Rich Harbour’s life work, 50 years of surfboard shaping and surf shop operation that spans the modern era of surfing’s history. Opening February 13 and running until April 9 at the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion on the Orange Coast College campus in Costa Mesa, the exhibition will be one of the most ambitious presentations of surf culture ever mounted, featuring more than 40 significant surfboards and a myriad of vintage images and objects including rare photographs, vintage clothing and many of Harbour’s original shaping tools. http://www.harboursurfboards.com/

RIP CURL joins forces with rising start Dillon Perillo. www.ripcurl.com

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 men’s 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 women’s division with a field of 18 vying for a $20,000 prize purse.  DATE   GRADE   LOCATION   PRIZE
Feb 9-13   5M   North Stradbroke Island, Qld-AUS   $25,000
Apr 30-May 2   2M/ 1W   Port Alfred-ZAF   $10,000/ $5,000
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.

WAVERIDERS - You don’t have to be Irish to surf there…but a little crazy might help. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2009 Surfer Poll Awards, WAVERIDERS tells the little known story of surfing’s legendary Irish roots and its surprising connection to today’s worldwide surf phenomenon. The story unfolds through the inspirational history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman, George Freeth, who inspired the sport’s rebirth among Hawaiian kings in the early twentieth century and is credited as the “Father of Modern Surfing”. This ocean‐adventure pays tribute to Freeth’s forgotten legacy; as the world’s first lifeguard and a skillful surfer, he crossed oceans to share what would become a contagious fervor for the sport. With its distinguished cast of world‐renowned surfers, WAVERIDERS journeys from Hawaii to California and back to Ireland’s shores following Freeth’s wave of influence. Renowned British and Irish surfers link up with world champion Kelly Slater, soul surfer Kevin Naughton, and the celebrated Malloy brothers to ride some of the most exciting surf ever seen on Ireland’s shores, along with internationally recognized surfers like Richie Fitzgerald, Gabe Davies, Craig Peterson, and Rabbit Kikai. Waveriders’ exploration reaches a spectacular climax when the surfers conquer the biggest swell ever ridden in Ireland, as they ride monster waves reaching heights of over fifty feet. Looking at surfing through an international lens, WAVERIDERS illuminates a heartfelt and adventurous story that unifies generations of surfers who share a competitive spirit and a common passion for a good swell. Revolver Entertainment is proud to present WAVERIDERS to DVD March 16, 2010. DVD Extras: Interviews, Deleted Scenes, Exclusive Wipeouts. Release Date: 03.16.10 www.waveridersfilm.com

SURFING HERITAGE FOUNDATION GALLERY – Saturday, February 6 – Surf Photography Legend Tom Servais, will be signing copies of his book from 1-4PM. Tom has been a primary contributor to Surfer magazine since the mid-’70s. Highly organized and technically knowledgeable, Tom has developed a broad file of outstanding portraiture, studio work and photo-survey projects, but he is most known for his intense surf action. No one has covered the wave phenomena of Teahupoo in Tahiti more than Servais, and he frequents Cloudbreak on Tavarua, Fiji, so often you would think he lives there. The results are in evidence in this volume, The Surfer’s Journal book, Masters Of Surf Photography – Tom Servais. Surfing Heritage Foundation Gallery at 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA. http://www.surfingheritage.org/

MIKE MARSHALL – R.I.P. – Mike ‘Red’ Marshall, longtime member of the Blackies Surf Club and shaper for Harbour Surfboards, passed away on Saturday, February 6th at 5pm at home in Costa Mesa. He was 67.

GIRLS IN THE CURL: A Celebration of Women in Surfing – Saturday, February 6, 2010 – 11:00am – 5:30pm at Pepperdine Library – Malibu, California… Help raise money for the Malibu Historical Collection at the Pepperdine Library and learn about how women transformed surf culture and the surfing industry! Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities and honor surf legend LINDA BENSON! Sign up at http://library.pepperdine.edu/

WOW – WOMEN ON WAVES – A new exhibit opening March 2010 at the California Surf Museum 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054. www.surfmuseum.org

BUTTONS NEWS – Buttons Kaluhiokalani is working on his autobiography and needs your help. He needs your memories- good, bad and ugly- to tell the story truthfully as a way to help others. Here’s a short video he put together to help spread the word. Please enjoy. (Nuutea is growing up so fast!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Ochsia5ww. Please leave your memories at buttonsbook@808company.com so we can keep track of them! And finally please check out Buttons new coffee line, Buttons’ Brew at www.808company.com

CHRISTIAN FLETCHER - Christian Fletcher has a new website. It’s a must see classic. www.christianfletchersurf.com

SIMA & 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 industry’s 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.

ZJ BOARDING HOUSE presents “Gum For My Boat” Bangladeshi surfing” on Thursday, February 11 at 7:30pm at Air Conditioned Supper Club, Venice, CA.

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

WATER BROTHERS NEWS – Water Bros. Clothing is hitting hard as Sid Abruzzi ravages the West Coast to spread the word about his new line of apparel. The Water Bros. Shop is located at 23 Memorial Blvd. Newport, RI. 401-846-7873. The new “Hermanos De Agua” Water Bros. T-shirt graphic is sick! Hit up http://ww.waterbrothers.net

SANTA BARBARA SURF MUSEUM – Established in 1992, the Santa Barbara Surfing Museum is the premiere surfing museum in S.B. Complete with vintage skateboards, surfboards, hula girls, classic guitars and ukuleles, this museum will take you on a surf/sk8 safari that you will never want to leave. James O’Mahoney’s one-of-a-kind collection is located at 16 1/2 Helena Ave #C, Santa Barbara, CA. http://www.sbsurfingmuseum.com

SURF COLLECTION – 734 pages of surf art and collectibles. Over 1000 items. Now available at www.surfbooks.com.

ASTRODECK NEWS – Wave Warriors Vol. 1-5 is available now, as well as Astrodeck surfpads and Astrodeck sandals that are a must have for any true surfaholic. Get it all at http://www.astrodeck.com/

SURF STORY PROJECT – 444 pages and 88 of the most inspirational and creative surfers in the world… their art… their stories. Sales from the Surf Story Project will benefit the Surfrider Foundation. Available exclusively at www.surfstoryproject.com

THE ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI TRAILER, WEBSITE, AND POSTER ART FOR KELLY SLATER IMAX® FILM NOW AVAILABLE - Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater comes to IMAX® and other Giant Screen theaters in early February with the premiere of The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, shown in both 3D and 2D formats. For those hoping to get an early look at the action and Tahiti’s beauty in director Stephen Low’s film, the distributor has launched a new Website at www.ultimatewavetahiti.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 Reef’s 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

BOARDS & WAVES EXPO ANNOUNCES DATES AND LOCATION FOR 2010! - Global Wave Ventures has selected the Cocoa Expo Sports Center in Cocoa, Florida for the second Boards & Waves Expo.  The two-day event is the East Coast’s only “consumer expo for surfers” and will be held on April 17 & 18, 2010. The Boards & Waves Expo will feature over 100 exhibits of surfboards, fins, foam, and accessories, surfboard painting by Drew Brophy, surf- and beach-inspired artists, surfboard shaping, homemade surfboard contests, Stand Up Paddle displays, educational seminars and more.  There will be free product offerings including a raffle to win a Ricky Carroll surfboard
each day. www.boardsandwaves.com

LEGENDS OF SURFING: the Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater is a celebration of surfing culture and includes profiles of the world’s greatest surfers, board builders, writers, filmmakers and photographers. Written by Duke Boyd, surfer and founder of Hang Ten surf wear and a surfing legend himself, with photographs by Jeff Divine, a surfing photography superstar, Legends of Surfing is a rare firsthand look at what it’s like to live to surf. Available at bookstores and online booksellers and from www.mvpbooks.com

BRENDAN BUCKLEY SIGNS WITH KONA’S SURF TEAM – Kona Sports is proud to announce the latest addition to its pro surf team.  Jersey dark horse and rising surf pro, Brendan Buckley, has joined forces with the retail giant. “Buck is one of the most innovative surfers to come out of the East Coast and we feel he is a perfect fit for our team and what we stand for as a shop,” says Josh Wilson, surf team manager for Kona.  Buckley spends his time in Belmar, NJ when not circling the globe with the ERGO team or the Spectacular Adventures Crew.  He is not typically a contest surfer, but is a threat in any heat due to his unpredictable attack.  His sponsors include: ERGO, AJW Surfboards, Smith, Sanuk, Freak, Kona Sports and Christopher Bean Coffee. Kona Sports, a retail specialty shop and online leader was established in 1970 by Mike Scierra, whose passion for simply building surfboards in his garage has transformed into the largest surf shop in southern New Jersey. For more info visit: www.konasports.com

SURF FOR A CAUSE - It’s that time of year to support a great Cause and freeze your ass off doing it! The 3rd Annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Freeze for a Cause is going down on Saturday, February 6th. The contest will be at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ starting at 10:00 am sharp and will run until 3:00 pm. Slots are going to be very limited this year. There will be 3 divisions for the Freeze this year Open Shortboard, Open Longboard, and Open Womens. It’s highly recommended that you sign up early to reserve a slot for this event so you don’t get left out in the cold! The entry fee/donation is $20. After the contest come out and join us for a raging after party at the Crab’s Claw in Lavallette, NJ hosted by the Hammer Family starting at 6:00 pm. There will be great raffle/auction prizes and drink specials. There is a $10 donation to get you into the party of the winter. If you want to go big a $20 donation includes a official DRCF Freeze for a Cause Tshirt! We hope to see everyone there and thank you for your continued support of the DRCF. For further information please contact. Nick Bricker at themush@comcast.net. Or go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231062155932&ref=mf.

MALIBU SURFING ASSOCIATION – MOVIE NIGHT on Saturday Feb. 6, 2010 at Duke’s in Malibu, CA. www.msasurfing.org

BIG WAVE NEWS – Mavericks pioneer and big wave surf legend Jeff Clark filed a lawsuit against Mavericks Surf Ventures Inc. (MSV), the company he co-founded to run the Mavericks Surf Contest, and its current directors. The lawsuit cites breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. The lawsuit comes one week after an already re-scheduled mediation was canceled by MSV attorney Paul Marotta and CEO Keir Beidling, claiming the Mavericks Surf Contest would be held that week. It was not. “I’ve waited patiently and remained quiet in an effort to settle our issues in private, without casting a shadow over the contest that I founded. But it’s obvious MSV has no intention of working this out. They have forced me to file suit in order to move on with my life,” Clark said. “When I signed on to partner with Keir and Evolve Sports, I trusted them to do the right thing, to honor my spirit and passion for surfing,” Clark said. “I made a mistake and I trusted the wrong people. They have refused to honor the contracts they created and have turned the contest into a corporate circus.” The complaint, filed with the Superior Court of San Francisco County, states that MSV breached its contracts with Clark, withheld payments on those contracts, and breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders by the Board’s self-dealing, squandering of corporate assets and failure to disclose even basic financial and other corporate information. The suit claims that, in breaching their fiduciary duties, MSV and its current directors acted with oppression, fraud and malice. For the rest of the story go to http://www.surfersvillage.com/surfing/44985/surf-news.htm

Juice TV – Venice Skatepark Grand Opening

On October 3, 2009, a new chapter of Dogtown Chronicles began with the grand opening of the Venice Beach Skate Plaza in Venice, CA. A legendary array of skateboarding icons, sk8superstars, celebrities and rippers-on-the-rise made for a day that will go down in skateboarding history. Jesse Martinez, Christian Hosoi, Eric “Tuma” Britton, Aaron “Fingers” Murray, Cooksie, Scott Oster, Tim Jackson, Kelly Jackson, Ray Flores, Steve Olson, Alex Olson, Mark Jones, Brian Patch, Eddie Reategui, Dave Duncan, Darrell Delgado, Bennett Harada, as well as members of the Zephyr team: Bob “The Bullet” Biniak, Paul Constantineau, Allen Sarlo, Nathan Pratt, Cris Dawson and its creators: Jeff Ho, Craig Stecyk and Skip Engblom, were among the sk8/surf VIPs in attendance. Los Angeles’ Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Bill Rosendahl were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. With blistering skateboarding being thrown down in the bowl, snake run and street course, the neighborhood christened the new 16,000 square foot world class skatepark and “took the power back”. Respect the tradition.

Juice Magazine – News – November 2009

JUICE NEWS – NOVEMBER 2009


 

JUICE MAGAZINE – Come by the Juice Magazine office, located at 319 Ocean Front Walk #1, Venice, CA and pick up a copy of issue 66 featuring Andy Kessler (R.I.P.) on the cover. http://www.juicemagazine.com

VENICE ORIGINALS – If you haven’t gotten your Venice Originals t-shirt by now, you are slipping. Go shopping in style at http://www.veniceoriginals.com/

ERIC DRESSEN – A DAY IN THE LIFER -Check out this new sweet new footage with Eric D. for Spitfire Wheels. http://www.dlxsf.com/fall09/part3/sf/#/lifers_ericdressen

FLIP SKATEBOARDS presents EXTREMELY SORRY video. The much anticipated video includes video parts from: Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, Bob Burnquist, Rune Glifberg, David Gonzalez, Tom Penny, Ali Boulala, Rodrigo TX, Lance Mountain, Luan Oliveira, Curren Caples, Louie Lopez, Ben Nordberg and Willow. The DVD is coming out October 2009. For photos and coverage from the premiere, check out http://www.flipskateboards.com/ For more info go to http://www.flipskateboards.com/

BULLDOG SKATES – Wes Humpston has thrown down some sick new original BullDog graphics on a new skate shoe. Wes has been doing art for Danny Way for his 20 Year Anniversary board, and his upcoming Independent Truck, as well as his rider’s boards. Humpston is also doing a downhill board with Dan Sturt, who has been bombing hills at over 60mph with the Sector 9 guys. Wes also has art and boards in Matt Bass’s Sk8Face Skate Board Art show. http://www.sk8face.com/officialsite/trailer.html. For more Bulldog Skates news go to www.bulldogskates.com

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

WOUNDED KNEE NEWS – The Native Skates Art Show that is currently being displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institute in D.C. is moving on to the National Museum of the American Indian located at 1 Bowling Grn, New York, NY in November for a year long exhibit. http://www.woundedkneeskateboards.net

BANGERS 4 BUCKS – January 14-15, 2009 at Surf Expo 2010 in Orlando, FL. Representing the best skate shops in the nation, they’ll fight for more than $15,000 in cash and prizes. Sponsored by Team Pain Skate Parks, Eastern Skateboard Supply and Kona USA Skateparks.

DAY OF THE DEAD 2 – Sunday November 1, 2009 at Channel St. San Pedro, CA. Skateboarding, BBQ, Raffle, Best Trick Contests, Give aways all day. Costumes highly recommended. All proceeds benefit the San Pedro Skatepark Association.

EAST COAST FEAST TOUR 2009 - November 2009 featuring Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, Rune Glifberg, Lance Mountain, David Gonzalez, Bob Burnquist, Luan Oliveira, Curren Caples, Louie Lopez and Ben Nordberg.

JOHNNY ROMANO SKATE JAM – November 7, 2009 at Southside Skatepark, Houston, TX.

JASON JESSEE NEWS – The new website for The Driven will be up and running soon at http://www.thedrivenskateboards.com

RIDE - Tony Hawk: RIDE, with its innovative motion-sensing skateboard controller, will be available at North American retailers on November 17, 2009 and at retailers in the U.K. and Germany on November 20, 2009. http://www.thride.com

SCUM SKATES – Scum team rider Ryan Johnson has been grinding and ripping everything in sight as always. Cholo has some new t-shirt designs on the rock. “Everything goes better with Scum” Go to http://www.scumskates.com/

BONES WHEELS NEWS - Check out the new Dead Head Series by guest artist Michael Sieben. Matt Mumford and Jake Duncombe are new pro on Bones Wheels. http://bones.com/

DREAMLAND SKATEPARKS – You can now skate new Dreamland Skateparks in Winston, Oregon, Pendleton, Oregon as well as the new snake run in Lincoln City, OR. Check out all the new terrain at http://www.dreamlandskateparks.com

STAND UP FOR SKATEPARKS BENEFIT - The 6th-annual Tony Hawk RIDE presents the Stand Up For Skateparks event in in Las Vegas on November 7 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. Tony Hawk RIDE Presents Stand Up For Skateparks is a family-centric action-sports carnival, featuring a Vert Skateboarding and BMX demo with Tony Hawk and other top pro athletes, interactive games, activities, music, and live and silent auctions–all to support the creation of public skateparks for youth in low-income communities. http://tonyhawkfoundation.org

ERRAND BOY NEWS – Wanna play? The virtual skate playground will be opening soon at http://www.errandboy.ws/

GRINDLINE SKATEPARKS NEWS – Grindline is in Marietta, OH, building a park at Indian Acres Park. The skate park is being funded by more than $119,000 in grants and monies raised by the local Skaters United group. If you haven’t checked out the world class $2,000,000 skatepark that Grindline built in Houston, TX, you better get on down there, pronto. http://www.grindline.com

2009 GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES – Grind For Life, Inc., founded by Mike Rogers, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps people with cancer, especially those who travel long distances to treatments. Awards Show will be held November 14 Cocoa Beach Skatepark. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event will feature pro demos, live music, mega raffles, food & drinks, and a Silent Auction with great items & a whole lot more! For more info, call (561) 252-3839 or visit www.grindforlife.org

EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Texas bred skateboard company, Embassy Skateboards is the brainchild of skateboard legend John “Tex” 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/

SADLANDS REUNION SAT. NOV. 7TH at Brookhurst Park, which is located at 2271 West Crescent Street, Anaheim, CA. 1PM.

POUR IT NOW NEWS - Pour It Now and the city of Columbia just broke ground on their first concrete park, 16,000 sq feet by Wally Hollyday. You can contribute to the cause and donate at http://www.pouritnow.com/

BEN SCHROEDER NEWS – Schroeder’s Locomotive Skateparks did a total redesign and built a one-of-a-kind skatepark in Falkenberg, Sweden. Check out photos and more at http://www.Locomotiveskateparks.blogspot.com

POWELL NEWS – Powell has added hardcore Portland-raised ripper Steve Reeves to the super roster over at Powell Skateboards. http://www.skateone.com

THE HOUSE OF STEAM has added some classic shots of Papo Capillo and Harry Jumonji. Jason Olivia also put a super cool tribute to Andy Kessler on the site. Stop in and leave your comments. Get it all at http://thehouseofsteam.wordpress.com/

MAKE IT COUNT – The Element Story – Chapter Two “Water”. Now playing at www.elementskateboards.com

CHRIS SENN NEWS – Chris Senn has opened a new shop in Kona, Hawaii called Three Suns Skate Shop. Check out all the info at Three Suns Skate Shop at http://www.myspace.com/threesunsskateshop

PATRICK RYAN rips. Photo courtesy of Sean Ryan.

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

ARTISAN SKATEPARKS - The are are sick new skateparks in Knotts Island, NC, Raleigh, NC and Powells Point, NC, plus Ocean Pines Park in MD. Artisan Skateparks rule for making these parks happen. Artisan is wrapping up new parks in Kitty Hawk, NC and Durham, NC. Andy and the crew just broke ground in Front Royal in Warren, VA. It’s on! http://www.artisanskateparks.com

NOMAD SKATE MAPS – On the road and need concrete sk8park info and directions? This is a must have sk8park map for the skate nomad. http://www.nomadskatemaps.com/

SKATEBOARD: EVOLUTION OF A CALIFORNIA CULTURE – Exhibit runs from November 14, 2009 – May 30, 2009. Curated by museum staff curator Michael Trotter and a committee including skateboard historian Dale Smith, 1960’S 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

BRO PRINTS NEWS – Need stickers? Go with the bros at BroPrints. BroPrints screenprinting has been printing shirts and stickers for over a decade and is continuing to produce quality screenprinting in an affordable and efficient manner.  Starting in 1994 in a small garage with little homemade equipment, Broprints has steadily grown into one of larger screenprinting shops in the Santa Cruz area. http://www.broprints.com/

PAINCHEATERS NEWS – Ride big terrain in style with Pain Cheaters knee pads. To order call Kevin Day at 978-657-7746. Check out some action with team riders Eastie, Sebastian Nichols and Jonathan O’Donnel at http://www.paincheaters.com/

WAREHOUSE SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Build your own custom skateboard from the vast selection of world class goods available at http://www.warehouseskateboards.com/

POUNDING OUT RANDOMS – New sk8 and shenanigans video starring Steve-O, Ryan Simonetti, Mike Rosa, Billy Roper and many many more! Check out the trailer and order your copy at http://www.myspace.com/poundingoutrandoms

CAHILL UNDERGROUND has new clothing designs and skateboard decks coming soon. The custom made aribrushed and hand designed shirts or boards can be ordered at www.cahillunderground.com

KCDC SKATE SHOP – KCDC has set up a site for donations to the Andy Kessler Skate Foundation at http://andykessler.kcdcskateshop.com/

CONSPIRACY NEWS – New “Secret Formula” White Alien Shot Wheels Now Available. Also the new James Hedrick Model is out as well as a new 8.25″ and 8.5″ decks. New shirts & sweatshirts available too! www.conspiracyboards.com

CRANE SKATEPARK OPENS IN ST. HELENA - The city of St. Helena and the St. Helena Chamber of Chamber announce the official opening of Crane Park Skatepark, a highly anticipated skatepark that was built with the funds raised by the St. Helena Skatepark Inc., a nonprofit organization which raised $925,000 from the private residents of St. Helena. Crane Park Skatepark is the second structure to be built specifically for both locals and visiting kids and families alike (a refurbished teen center will be opening on October 15). “We are thrilled to offer a new and exciting spot for kids to safely skate, though word on the street is that parents are also coming out to experience the skatepark,” said Nancy Levenberg, president/CEO of the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce. “The designers, Seattle-based firm Grindline, are avid skateboarders themselves which clearly made a difference in the technical design which is drawing skating enthusiasts from well outside the Napa Valley.” Though frequently viewed as a sophisticated wine country destination for worldwide travelers, St. Helena also exemplifies the spirit of small-town America, with a vibrant population that values its culture and heritage. St. Helena is located only 65 miles north of San Francisco. For additional information on the town of St. Helena, please contact the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce at (707) 963-4456, (800) 799-6456 or www.sthelena.com

VERTICAL SMILE NEWS - Check the action out at the new St. Helena Skatepark with the Vertical Smile crew at – http://www.vertsmile.com/Vertical_Smile/Snuggle_Blog/Entries 2009/10/11_Sunday_Afternoon_4_wheeled_assault_in_the_wine_country.html

MUSIC NEWS

BURNING TREE RECORDS - Ventura County, CA punk rock, known as Nardcore, has been pumping out their distinct yet diversified sound since 1979. Now 30 years later the scene is still going strong and arguably better than ever. “Nardcore 30 Years Later” is the follow up to the 1984 classic “Nardcore” compilation produced by Tony Cortez. Tony has again compiled the best bands from the area and put them together on this must have collector’s pack, showcasing 20 bands with 2 songs from most. A 28 page ‘zine dedicated to all the bands and local photographers is thrown in along with a surprise or two to round out this quintessential chronicle of punk rock. http://www.myspace.com/burningtreerecords

CHELSEA GIRLS rock. Check out Corey Parks and her new super group of chic rocknrollas. For more info go to http://www.myspace.com/chelseagirlsrock

RANDY KATEN RADIO SHOW – The first and third Sunday of every month Randy Katen has a vintage punk rock Radio show from Missoula, Montana . it can be streamed at kbga.org .5-7 p.t. Great Music from the pioneers of it all, plus interviews with the likes of Duane Peters, Henry Rollins, Exene, Jack Grisham, Billy Zoom and Brian Brannon. Check it out. www.kbga.org

BYO RECORDS is proud to announce the release of Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records – A 90-minute film directed by Jeff Alulis (Do You Remember? 15 Years of the Bouncing Souls, NOFX Backstage Passport) which documents the band, the label, the brothers and their part in the L.A. punk rock phenomenon. The movie will be released on DVD as part of the label’s Anniversary boxed set which also includes a double LP of 31 bands covering songs from the extensive BYO catalog and a 100-page hard cover companion book with stories & photo’s from the band and their many friends. www.byorecords.com

CLUB BUMBACLOT hosted by Block every Tuesday night at the Garter, which is located at 2536 Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA. Be there.

ART NEWS

SUPERSTITIOUS an exhibit of photography, painting & graphic art on Friday November 13th, 2009 from 7-10 pm at Charley Brownz, which is located at 21 S. Front St. Wilmington NC. www.keithketchum.com

PEGGY OKI NEWS – A Retrospective Exhibit by Peggy Oki will be on display at the Sojourner Café on Oct. 31-Dec 11, 2009. Reception on Nov. 7, 2009 from 3-5pm at 134 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA. http://www.sojournercafe.com

TOP OF THE DOME VI – Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7th, 2009 from 6-10 pm. Show runs thru November 29th, 2009. In celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, Crewest Gallery brings further excitement through art with it’s newest exhibition Top of the Dome IV featuring ceramic skulls designed by Gregg Stone and transformed by the imagination of today’s hottest tattoo artists, painters, sculptors, graffiti artists, muralists, graphic designers and fine artists. This year’s Top of the Dome promises to bring an extreme level of creativity meant to inspire and stir the curious nature of the roaming soul in search of interesting and intriguing artwork to call their own. Top of the Dome is not just an exhibition but rather an experience you do not want to miss. Crewest is located at 110 Winston St. Los Angeles, CA 90013. For more go to www.crewest.com

THE ART BOX – An art exhibition benefitting Heal the Bay on Friday, November 13, 2009 at Box Eight Studios located at 1446 E Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. $10 Donation. Music and bar. 7pm-2am. For more info go to www.boxeight.com

SURF NEWS

WATER BROTHERS NEWS – Water Bros. Clothing is hitting hard as Sid Abruzzi ravages the West Coast to spread the word about his new line of apparel. The Water Bros. Shop is located at 23 Memorial Blvd. Newport, RI. 401-846-7873. The new “Hermanos De Agua” Water Bros. T-shirt graphic is sick! Hit up http://ww.waterbrothers.net

SANTA BARBARA SURF MUSEUM – Established in 1992, the Santa Barbara Surfing Museum is the premiere surfing museum in S.B. Complete with vintage skateboards, surfboards, hula girls, classic guitars and ukuleles, this museum will take you on a surf/sk8 safari that you will never want to leave. James O’Mahoney’s one-of-a-kind collection is located at 16 1/2 Helena Ave #C, Santa Barbara, CA. http://www.sbsurfingmuseum.com

WORK TO SURF MOVIE - Almost ten years in the making, “Work to Surf” chronicles the life and times of Allen Sarlo, one of the surfing world’s most accomplished and committed performers. From the earliest days in Venice’s Dogtown haunts to earning his place in the legendary Malibu lineup; from the birth of professional surfing to the cutting edge of big wave tow-in surfing; from ultimate local to consummate world traveler, Allen’s story is as diverse as the sport itself. Shot and edited by renowned surfing cinematographer Dave Ogle, Work To Surf takes us from the beaches of Malibu to hidden barrels in Mexico, from Oahu’s thundering North Shore to the wild islands of Indonesia, from desert Baja pointbreaks to 30-foot Island outer reefs. Featuring the surfing of Mark Foo, Kelly Slater, Jay Riddle, Rob Machado, Yadin Nicol, Pat O’Connell, Bobby Owens, Jay Adams, Peter Cole and Derrick Doerner, mixed to a dynamic soundtrack that includes songs by Ben Harper. There will be a showing at Duke’s in Malibu on October 30, 2009.

ASTRODECK NEWS – Wave Warriors Vol. 1-5 is available now, as well as Astrodeck surfpads and Astrodeck sandals that are a must have for any true surfaholic. Get it all at http://www.astrodeck.com/

2010 WORLD JUNIOR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP will be held in New Zealand, one of the World’s most unique surfing destinations. The Junior Champs will be held at Piha Beach, a beautiful black sand beach famous for its large waves, just 45 minutes drive from downtown Auckland. The event will begin on January 20, 2010, at the peak of the Kiwi summer. New Zealand is one of the world’s most rewarding surfing spots with quality waves, plenty of choice and relatively few surfers. The main source of swell for both the North and South Islands is from the low pressure systems of the roaring forties, but New Zealand is fortunate to pick up swell from just about anywhere. For those used to fighting for a beach park and some room in the line up, surfing in New Zealand offers a very different experience. Parking is mostly free and being a country of only 4 million people there is plenty of room to catch the perfect wave. For those looking for an adventure, the best surf spots can be found off the beaten track.

SURF STORY PROJECT – 444 pages and 88 of the most inspirational and creative surfers in the world… their art… their stories. Special Pre-Release Offering on $150 for the first 500 copies or until Sept 15th, after which it will be $250 each. Sales from the Surf Story Project will benefit the Surfrider Foundation. Available exclusively at www.surfstoryproject.com

JIM BEAM SURFTAG COMPETITION MAKES U.S. DEBUT ON THE CALIFORNIA COAST. - Teams of local surfers will hit the waves in the first Jim Beam Surftag U.S. National Series. In the relay competition, each surfer must catch three waves and then return to the beach to tag the next team member. Jim Beam Surftag will award $25,000 in cash prizes throughout the series. In addition to competing for cash, teams will vie for the opportunity to advance to the championship round in November and claim the title of “No. 1 Surf Club in California.” Jim Beam, the world’s No. 1-selling Bourbon, supports surfers around the globe. Jim Beam Surftag started in Australia in 2001 and has grown into the country’s largest team boardriding competition. The U.S. version will attract dozens of competitors and crowds of fans to each venue along the California coastline. UPCOMING COMPETITIONS: Championship – Nov. 13-14 in Huntington Beach, CA at the Pier. For more information on Beam Global Spirits & Wine, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.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 Reef’s 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