Sacklunch 1.21: December 23, 1999

by The Editors on December 23, 1999

Latest Update: December 23, 1999

Editor’s Note: Yeah we’re back. Thanks for all the e-mail encouragement. Without it we wouldn’t get this thing done.

Also, you’ll notice that we now have a NEW SPONSOR. Yeah, we’re going to be rich!

Have a Happy Holiday and send more e-mail.

Slater Wins 1999 Pipe Masters
Thought he wouldn’t? I didn’t think so. The champ is still the champ at the Mountain Dew Gerry Lopez Pipe Masters. For those keeping track at home this is the fifth time Mr. Slater has won this thing. Damn. He’s good.
Gotcha.com’s North Shore Coverage.

Tom Sims Wins Fingersnowboard Contest
What started out as a bar joke ended when Tom Sims walked away with a $1000 CAN check in Whistler.
Xtreme Soul Finishes TV Pilot
Runway Productions of Newport Beach, CA has completed just what the world needs: another “extreme sports and music show” that will air early next year. God, will this never end?

Surfer Magazine Gets New Website
It’s still a bit clunky but it’s colorful and it’s a far cry from that last version of HTM_hell. Check it out.

Rare Medals Stolen From Tomson’s Home
Gotcha cofounder Shaun Tomson loses $50,000 worth of jewelry and surfing medals when theives broke into his Montecito, CA home December 21, 1999.

SF Bureaucrats Could Kill Skatepark Plans
If the Bay Conservation and Development Commission has it’s way a new sports facility at Piers 27-31 which included a skatepark will die. And columnist Ken Garcia doesn’t like it a bit.

Teenager Mugged By Fellow Youths
A 14-year-old Pacific Palisades boy was robbed of $7 cash Friday night, while he watched some other teenagers skateboard on the Third Street Promenade.

Starting ‘Em Out Young
” I celebrate Christmas. I bake cookies and put milk on the table for Santa . . . This year I’m going snowboarding and having New Year’s with my friend.” –Tatiana, 9, Dixie Canyon Avenue Elementary, Sherman Oaks.ææ

God I Love So Cal
While the rest of country is either freezing, flooding, or wishing it would snow, here in Southern California we’re spending Christmas at thebeach surfing. How cool is that?

Big Moon Time For Midnight Surf
With the full moon it’s time to surf at midnight. And just think how good it will be on your skin. No sunscreen needed.

SF Citizen Against Skate Harrasment
San Francisco wasn’t to keep skateboarders from grinding benches so they put in metal clips, but says one women “the clips are far uglier and distracting than the skateboard marks.” And she’s right.

Man Accused of Molesting Skateboarder
Pittsburg, CA City Manager Glenn Valenzuela was being sought on a warrant charging him with molesting a 15-year-old boy he mentored during a project to build a skatepark in the city’s downtown area.

G-Shock Air And Style Carnage
Gotcha.com’s Shanti Sosienski reports from Innsbruk, Austria where 5 women were killed when a crowd got out of control.
Onboard Magazine’s Coverage.

Skaters in WTO Protest in Seattle
Yeah, this is a blow-by-blow account of the rioting, however it shows that some upstanding skateboarders were in the middle of it in Seattle.

Backcountry Snowboarders In Too Deep?
Seattle Weekly writer Brian Miller asks the question and then give needful info young shredders should know before they go out..

Ex-Variflex Employees Arrested
DEN Founders Caught In Scandal
Trestles Gets ASP Billabong Pro
OC Weekly’s “Guilty Pleasures 2000”

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