The skatepark needs a new power washer to keep the park clean. Jesse Martinez and the VSA donate their time every day to make sure the park remains clean and skate-able 365 days a year. Help ’em out with a donation if you can.
THE OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
PHOTOS BY: DAN LEVY
at Beyond Baroque Foundation, Venice, CA
October, 13-16, 2011
Featured films included the Allen Sarlo documentary Work to Surf and the Dogtown farce film, Day at the Pool.
Allen Sarlo, aka “The Wave Killer”, aka “The King of Mailbu”. Allen was surfing by age 6, at 14 he was surfing the infamous “Cove” at the POP pier. The film, “Dogtown, Z Boys” documented his adolescence and captured a celluloid preview of his athletically intense surfing style. In 1974, at 16 Allen took first place at the prestigious Malibu 4-A contest, to the chagrin of the older surfers. He tells his adventure as a surfer and the many contests he wins. The surf life style film “Work to Surf” is Allen’s latest adventure, it’s a bio documentary with a ‘feel good’ message. Allen is an active member of Surfrider Foundation, rallying over the years for cleaner water at Malibu’s “Surfrider Beach”.
A Day at the Pool is a documentary-style film that attempts to uncover the true origins of modern skateboarding. Interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and the rest of the Dogtown Crew reveal that an anonymous local kid may have been largely responsible for the skateboarding revolution that lead to their success in the late 70s.
For more info about the film fest go to http://othervenicefilmfestival.com/
SONIC GENERATIONS OF SKATE CONTEST
VENICE BEACH, CA
PHOTOS BY DAN LEVY
OCTOBER 22, 2011
For the 20 year anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog game from Sega, ASA entertainment teamed up with the makers of Sonic and Sega to put on a vert contest in Venice Beach, CA. The concept was to bring together skateboarders from three different age ranges to compete in Sonic Generations of Skate.
First Place: Tony Hawk (first generation), Andy Macdonald (second generation), Mitchie Brusco (third generation)
Second Place: Kevin Staab (first generation), Sandro Dias (second generation), Paul-Luc Ronchetti (third generation)
Third Place: Steve Caballero (first generation), Pierre Luc Gagnon (second generation), Elliot Sloan (third generation)
Fourth Place: Sergie Ventura (first generation), Lincoln Ueda (second generation), Adam Taylor (third generation)
The disciplines by which the teams would be judged included High Air, Best Trick, Individual, and Doubles. The doubles ended up turning into triples a few times and it was epic.
There were a ton of highlights throughout the day including Sandro Dias landing the first 900 in Venice Beach History. It was a bit surreal to see this level of skateboarding just paces away from where skateboarding cut its teeth on the unforgiving proving grounds of the now defunct concrete stage known simply as The Pit.
Speaking only in terms of skateboarding, the historical merit was undeniable, and as far as disciplines go this group of skaters are the top elite of modern-day vert skating. While the vert session was going off, the session in the pool at the Venice Skatepark adjacent was heated as well.
This was not a contest with a huge prize purse, yet it didn’t stop the skaters from pushing their own limits. Mitchie Brusco landed his first ever kickflip varial 540 during the best trick contest and everyone went nuts. Elliot Sloan added to the madness with a 720 tailgrab. Sergie Ventura threw up a 50/50 body varial to switch 50/50 to fakie. Tony Hawk pleased the crowd with his signature ollie 540 and a kickflip McTwist. During the doubles/triples section Mitchie, Tony and Andy went for synchronized 720’s and almost pulled it.
It was another great day in Venice Beach skateboarding history. It’s kind of crazy to think that Sonic the Hedgehog by Sega is 20 years old and is still as exciting to kids today as it was for us kids 20 years ago. Props to ASA and Sega for throwing a great event. For more information on Sonic Generations of Skate visit www.sega.com/sonicskate.
Blocks’ Birthday Party
November 4, 2011
Hama Sushi, Venice, CA
Photos by Dan Levy
It was one hell of a good time Friday night, November 4th for Block’s Birthday Bash with DJ’s, magicians, photographers, skateboarders, musicians and some great food! From 7:30pm to 11pm, Hama Sushi located at Windward Circle in Venice Beach, California was taken over by Block and all of his friends to celebrate! Attendees include Eric Dressen, Jesse Martinez, Scott Oster, Joey Tershay, Joey Tran, Bagel, Bennett Harada, Rick Massie, Fredwreck, Brian Zarate, Jimbo Quintance, Lori Lorenzo, Sam and Kelly Jackson, Dan Levy, Vanessa Davey, Tanya Martin, The Barb Wire Dolls: Isis Queen and Pyn Doll, Bobby Bliss, Louanna Rawls, Kris Wolfe, Jeremy Parker, Hso Hkam, Masao Miyashiro, Lance LeMond and Granny among many others! Everyone had a great time, especially Block! Happy Birthday, Block! Here’s to many, many more!
JUICE MAGAZINE EVENT LISTING 2011-2012
The Juice Magazine Event Listing represents a mix of dates from press releases and current news outlets. If you see a mistake, please email us. All event listings are subject to change. If you have news or an event you’d like to have listed please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 8 – 1031 Tour
Nov 10 – RS2 Solid Sound @ Tres Gringos (San Jose, CA)
Nov 11 – Billy Al Bengston @ Subliminal Projects (1331 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026) 7PM – 10PM
Nov 12 – Texas Style Transitionary Ritual @ Overground Project ( 2117 S. Ervay St. Dallas, Texas
Nov 12 – Cold Man Jam 5 @ Pier 62, NYC, NY, 10AM – 3PM
Nov 12 – Recent Work by Peggy Oki Opening Reception @ the Sojourner Cafe (134 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)
Nov 12 – Harold Hunter Day V @ 12TH L.E.S. Skatepark (New York City, NY)
Nov 12- Kar and Bike Show @ Downtown Wilmington, NC on Princess St. from Frount St. to 3rd St.
Nov 12 – Nuclear Blast presents Exodus, All Shall Parish, Origin & Decrepit Birth @ The Roxy (9009 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069)
Nov 12 – RAT Tour @ Lewisville Skatepark (1031 S. Railroad Park, Lewisville, TX 75057)
Nov 12 – Memphis Skate Park Grand Opening (Memphis, TN) 10AM
Nov 12-Dec 20 – Vans Triple Crown of Surfing @ North Shore, Oahu, HI
Nov 13 – Invincible Skateboards Launch Party/Art Show @ Tiger Tiger Bar in North Park, San Diego, CA) 6PM
Nov 19 – King Of ‘Crete Florida Bowlriders Cup @ Orlando Skatepark (400 Festival Way Orlando, FL 32803) 11AM
Nov 19 – Grind For Ray @ Greenfield Grind Skate Park (1701 Burnett Boulevard, Wilmington, NC) 9AM
Nov 19 – Punk Rock BBQ Make Up Show @ The Queens Wharf (555 Pico Ave. Long Beach, CA)
Nov 19 – The Ian Tilmann Foundation’s Benefit Rock Fest & Board – A – Thon @ MLK Community Center / Stirling Skate Park (550 Laura Lane Dunedin, FL 34698-4927) 10AM
Nov 19-20 – Telekom Extreme Playground @ Berlin, Germany
Nov 19- Dec 31- Surfing Santa and Surfboard Auction @ The Ritz- Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Nov 24-Dec 6 – O’Neill World Cup @ Sunset Beach, Oahu, HI (tentative)
Nov 26 – Venice Surf-A-Thon @ Venice Beach, CA
Nov 26 – Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown @Venice Beach Skate Park (Venice, CA)
Dec 1- 4 – Tampa AM @ Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Dec 1-Feb 28 – Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau @ Waimea Bay, Oahu, HI
Dec 3 – N-Men 2011 Christmas Party @ The Blue Lamp (Sacramento, CA) 9PM
Dec 8-20 – ASP World Tour Billabong Pipe Masters @ Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, HI
Jan 5 – 6 – Agenda @ Long Beach Convention Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802)
March 19 – 23 – The Ultimate Boarder Surfing on Seaside Reef in Cardiff, CA
Mar 23-25 – Tampa Pro @ Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, FL
March 24 Ultimate Boarder Skateboarding @ The Del Mar Fairgrounds
May 12 – 13 – OluKai Ho’Olaule’a Ocean Festival (Maui, HI)
June 8 – 10 – 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival @ The Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas, NV)
June 15 – 17 – AM2 2012 @ The Anaheim Convention Center (800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802)
BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED. Check out some flicks from the Juice Magazine Surf Skate Culture Collection 3: A Benefit for Babette.
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Color photos by Dan Levy. Black and white photos by Alicia Gilmour.
Thank you to everyone that donated, attended, volunteered and participated. The event was a huge success!
Nick Manning – Drummer (Southbay Nick)
Tom Davis – Lead Singer (Crazy Tom)
Aime Caron – Guitar
Tony Alva – Bass
DJ: Ray Flores
House of Marley
Big Daddy & Sons
Century Media Records
Chris “Slappy” Sutherland
DC Jam Records
Garage Skate Shop
Just Chill Water
Maui & Sons
Monster Energy Drinks
Tom from HB & wife
VSA – Venice Skateboard Association
CATERING DONATED BY:
Just Chill Water
SKATE RAMP DONATED BY
Doug Smith (art)
ART DONATED BY:
C.R. STECYK III
SUSANNE MELANIE BERRY
KELLY D. WILLIAMS
ERIC “TUMA” BRITTON
STATE OF SKATE WALL SKATEBOARDS
Bill’s Nelson Painting
Nikki at Sushi Girl
Susanne Melanie Berry
Amy & Gemma
Garage Skate Shop
Christine & Bob Milam
Roland “Cholo” Sanchez
We wanted to thank everyone that came out to the Juice Magazine Surf Skate Culture Collection 3: A Benefit for Babette! The photos and video are in progress and we’ll be posting all the coverage soon, but in the meantime, we wanted to put out an update on the current items up for auction to help Babette. We had some amazing artists contribute pieces to the auction. Here are the first four items ready to be bid on.