Skateistan, an organization dedicated to influencing the lives of the youth of Afghanistan through skateboarding, is having an online auction to raise money for its community programs.  Taking its roots in 2007 when Oliver Percovich and Sharna Nolan visited Kabul and found children enraptured by their skateboards and ability; the two knew it was time for skate culture to take hold of Afghanistan.  After beginning a small skate school the great accomplishment of building an indoor skatepark where kids can learn to ride in a free and easy environment came to fruition.  Many know that in Afghanistan women are held to a different standard than men, often not being allowed to ride bikes or participate in any sport or physical activity outside of the household.  Skateistan breaks that mold teaching boys and girls ages 6-17 the art or skateboarding.

Plans to build an outdoor park are in motion, but this is where they need your help.  To raise money for the project and other programs for the school Skateistan is auctioning off 70 custom skateboards designed by over 50 artists worldwide.  All proceeds go directly to Skateistan and will influences the lives of 300+ children that are enrolled in the program.  The auction ends at midnight tonight so jump on there right away! For more information on how to get involved check out their website or click one of the links below. – JESS BRAAM



This year the Georgia Bowl Riders Championship will take place October 16-17, 2010 at the Jonathan Hatcher Skatepark (Columbus, GA) and Brook Run Skatepark (Dunwoody, GA).  For the third year in a row bowl skaters from all over the south will come to these bowls for an amateur and pro competition.  Over 100 riders are expected to turn out.  Get ready for two days of trashin and bashin.  Jump on their website for more information – JESS BRAAM.

Jonathan Hatcher Skatepark (200 4th Street Columbus, GA 31901)

Brook Run Skatepark (4770 North Peachtree Rd. Dunwoody, GA)


Machotaildrop, a movie portraying the journey of one skateboarder from the streets to the high life, premieres in LA Tuesday August 31st.  Starring Juice Magazine features editor Steve Olson, the movie has been highly anticipated by both the film and skate community.  Walter Rhum enters the world of Machotaildrop, the “world’s greatest skateboard company” only to find that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to entering the professional world of something he loves.  Definitely get your tickets for this one.  – JESS BRAAM


Harley-Davidson motorcycles have  been a staple in American culture since the beginning of the 20th century.  Fast forward to today, Harley-Davidson hooked up with Arto Saari and Heath Kirchart to film Doin’ It Baja, a story of their 2,220 mile journey from San Diego to Baja, Mexico.  Accompanied by friends, skates and open road their travels were documented and presented skate film style.  Recently Harley took the movie to KCDC Skateshop in Brooklyn for a film screening fiesta.  Check out the whole video and get inspired to take the journey yourself.


Look out San Diego the Shakedown is here.  Well almost.  Join our friends at The Shakedown Bar for their grand opening on September 1, 2010.  They pretty much nailed it on the invite.  Booze.  Bands.  Bikes.  Broads. & Rods.  Oh yeah, and don’t forget the skateboards.  Come out to 3048 Midway Dr. San Diego, CA if you’re interested in a night of thrashing and bashing. We have no doubts it’ll be a rockin’ time! – JESS BRAAM


The Surfrider Foundation and Barefoot Wine are hosting a beach clean up tomorrow in Venice Beach.  As it is one of the highest trafficked beaches in the world, Venice is subject to the spills and spoils of tourists that flock to see her boundless sand and entertaining boardwalk.  Do your part tomorrow from 4pm-6pm starting at the Venice Breakwater.  Those who come out are also invited to the celebration to be held afterward from 6pm-8pm. See you there. – JESS BRAAM



Click the photos to see more photos of each event.

– JULY 10, 2010 –

The Jim Houser Art show presented by the Subliminal Projects gallery in Los Angeles was a great show.  This guy liked it so much he snapped a shot with his cell.  Maybe for a tweet?

– JULY 10, 2010 –

Bat Skates and Los Desperados got together to put on the Transition art show July 10, 2010 at the Hurley headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.  Awesome art and great vibes.  If you missed out on picking up some of the amazing art, get over to the Bat Skates site.

– JULY 10, 2010 –

That’s Eric “Tuma” Britton signing an autograph for a fan at the Venice Skatepark.  The skatepark is only a little under a year old but it has already become a favorite place for pros, groms, legends and everyone in between to meet up for a killer session. Photo by Dan Levy.

– JULY 10, 2010 –

JULY 10, 2010 was definitely a busy day.  Round it out with Torey Pudwill’s DVS shoe release party at the Diamond Supply Co. store on Fairfax in Hollywood.  Good people.  Good times. Sick kicks.

– JULY 25, 2010 –

Riley Stevens was ripping at the Sunken City Skateshop x Transitions Skateshop Summer Shred Fest at the Channel Street Skatepark in San Pedro, CA.  All that concrete is DIY and a damn good time.

– JULY 29, 2010 –

So that’s what a gold medal smile looks like.  Jake Brown celebrated his X Games 16 Mega Ramp victory at Lucky Strike bowling alley with our friends from Venice Originals.  If you can’t tell by the look on their faces, it was a riot.

- JULY 31, 2010 -

Girl Skateboards got together with Product (Red) and put on an awesome art show.  Featured at the show was a new board graphic from Mike Carroll and some rad (Red) artwork.  Props to a great cause.

- JULY 31, 2010 -

The Embassy Skateboards team came out for a visit to the Venice Park and threw down a serious session.

- AUGUST 4, 2010 -

Photos from the Agenda Tradeshow are up.  Get a sneak peak to the newest trends and freshest faces.  Big ups to the Berrics on a job well done.

- AUGUST 5, 2010

Mike Carroll showed up at Agenda looking as dapper as always.

- AUGUST 4, 2010 -

Style and Air on the opening day of the Maloof Money Cup.  Excellent height on this Lein!

- AUGUST 5, 2010 -

Took a quick break from the Maloof Money Cup and caught Andrew Langi doing a switch frontside blut in the deep.  Catch the whole sequence on the Juice Magazine website.

- AUGUST 6, 2010 -

Nyjah Huston threw down at the Maloof Money Cup.  More photos of Nyjah handling some major buisness at the contest are on the events pages.

– AUGUST 7, 2010 –

Sandro Dias had all cameras pointed to the sky and then landed a 900 on the Mini Mega on the second to last day of competition.  This is only the second 900 landed in a Maloof Money Cup competition.

- AUGUST 8, 2010 -

Great prizes.  Better skating.  And apparently great conversation.  Sean Malto sits back and takes a lesson from some of the greats at the Maloof Money Cup in Costa Mesa.

- AUGUST 6-8, 2010 -

Rune Glifberg and Robby Russo at the Coastal Carnage contest in Huntington Beach.  Some super sick tranny was built and thrashed for three days straight, truly living up to the name carnage.

- AUGUST 13-15 2010 -

Juice Magazine Surf Editor Jeff Ho showcased his new Zephyr completes at the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) show in San Diego.  Classic wood with an original taco rocker designed by one of the godfathers of surf/sk8 style.