And The Z-Boys Rocks Sundance
The film by Stacy Peralta and Craig Stecyk (and
narrated by Sean Penn) premiered last weekend at the Sundance
Film Festival and everyone was there for the party Sunday
night including; Stacy, Craig, Tony Hawk, Nathan Pratt,
Skip Engblom, Jeff Ho, and Tony Alva. Fu
Manchu played and we wish we'd been there. Seriously.
-The back story
Ben Marcus Report
Ben spoke with Peter Mel this morning (January 20) and
got the rundown of Swell.com
and Surfing Magazine's trip to the Cortez Banks
(100 miles west of San Diego) a.k.a Project Neptune. "It
was fucking great. It was an insane trip," Mel said. "We
scored. We just got back into San Diego Harbor." Be sure
to check out Swell.com in the next few days for the whole
story including photos and video.
-A diver's description
of the Cortez Banks.
Just when you thought the world would be one skate site smaller,
Swell.com sweeps in
and rescues Antix.com.
The site, financed by a group of skate industry players was rumored
to be out of biz for the past two weeks. Now it appears that it
will continue to roll.
Johnson Blowing Up
Okay, we're always the last one's to hear things, but even we
can't ignore all the play Jack has been getting lately: including
playing at Chad DiNenna's 30th birthday bash in Encinitas.
Even Jack's website
is cool. If you missed the Martini Ranch show, well, you won't
get a chance for quite a while as his tour starts Feb. 1.
Scuttle From Surf Expo
TransWorld Surf Biz's Sean O'Brien and John Maynard
weigh in on all the "news" from Orlando.
Kaua'i County officials yesterday reopened more than 25 miles
of coastline from after hazardous surf conditions improved.
big surf warning.
Medical Assoc. Praises Helmets
Dr. Michael Rice has warned the Adelaide City Council that
skaters who do not wear helmets are at serious rish for head injuries.
Surfing Down 17 Percent in December
According to recent Neilson ratings people spent fall less
time surfing the web from home and work in December.
Drives into Golf With Fidra
These guys don't fool around. Rather than doing a surfish golf
line, Quik tee'd up golf clothing designer John Ashworth
(yes, the guy who founded Ashworth) to be president of
the new company. Other than the name, it all sounds good.
Surf Biz coverage.
Eric Diber, Justin and Bently Blaho and Doug
Smith were riding Vail when they got lost. Diber called his
mother on the phone to tell her that he and his friends were lost.
She called search and rescue. After a night in the snow the four
Wins The Eddie
Everyone knows the results, but for the story check out Evan
Slater's great coverage of how it all went down on Swell.com.
While you're there, you might also what to check out Ben
interview with stunt man Brock Little.
Number 36 Search Word
What are kids searching for on the web? Well, the top five are
Britney Spears, Dragonball, Pokemon, WWF,
'N Sync and Pamela Anderson, but ñskateboardingî
is number 36 right between Digimon and Madonna.
Growth Tapers Off
Denver Rocky Mountain News' Gil Rudawsky wrote a story
on snowboarding's growth slowing and guess who got quoted? That's
right, the "editor of Snowboarding Business"
Sean O'Brien. Apparently no one mentioned to Gil that O'Brien
is no longer editor of Snowbiz, but in reality, the editor of
TransWorld Surf Business. Hum?
a Place of Conflict and Survival
Bruce Jenkins pens a story for the San Francisco Chronicle
on Mavericks. It's a macho, macho place, apparently; especially
with Swell's $60,000 Big Wave Challenge on the line.
Pissed at Computer Dorks
Looks like old school surfers and freshly rich compu-dorks are
getting into it both in and out of the water in Santa Cruz. Money
does not a local make.
Is A Crime for MLS Players
Galaxy defender Danny Califf is in trouble because he broke
his nose and his major league soccer contract in the same surf
session. Then he lied about it when he claimed he broke his nose
"during and accident at home."
Flash: Snowboarders Often Hurt Their Wrists
Yep, it's true according to a story in the American Journal
of Sports Medicine.
Stark: Six Year Old Skateboarding Badass
Even with a broken arm wrapped in a splint, Cody Stark
still can't quit skating, his skateboard streaking along an inverted
ramp as if he's on some kind of wild roller coaster.
Snows: PR Flacks Weigh In
It snowed recently in California and the LA Times called
everyone including Mountain High's John McColly, Snow Summit's
Genevieve Gunnarson, Mt. Baldy's John Koulouris,
Mammoth's Karen McGillis, and June Mountain's Paul McMahon.
This writer knows how to get free tickets.
Sounds Like a Buy
Jim and Mike (your guess is as good as ours) discuss the outlook
for Vans stock and they say, buy it, buy it, buy it.
Out Gotcha Glacier
Hollywood Sports LLC of San Juan Capistrano will break
ground Jan. 23 on a 23-acre sports park featuring BMX bicycling,
skateboarding, paint ball, rock climbing and other activities
at Lakewood Boulevard and Somerset Avenue in Bellflower. Sounds
T&C's New Zealand Distributor Loves His Job
Craig McDonald saw a surf apparel business for sale and
decided he was the perfect guy for the job. He bought the New
Zealand T&C distributor ship and now is selling between
$5 and $10 million dollars a year. We all should be so lucky.
It's true. A flock of penguins is a bit confused because of temperature
changes and is washing up on the world's most famous beach.
Humiliated On Ebay
Waves At Maverick's Yee Haw
Previous Bags o' Crapola:
-January 16, 2000
-December 22, 2000
-December 6, 2000
-November 29, 2000
Special thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.