For Women Swimsuit Issue?
Yes. They did it, however, rather than going the route of
SI and showing the hottest models on the planet, SIW has
chosen "relevant, sexy athletes." Snowboader
Chris Klug and skater
Tony Hawk were among those
unlucky enough to make the cut. Click their names to see the damage.
Ben Marcus Is Back In Alaska
(Editor's note: Ben paddled out for the bore. Yes, on a
surfboard. There appears to be hope). Like the swallows returning
to San Juan Cap, the World's Best Surf journalist has traveled
back to Alaska. This time Ben is without a cat, a van, or much
of a plan. But that's why his travel rants are so epic.
-Part 1 Bored in Alaska
-Part 2 Bored In Alaska
-Part 3 Bored In Alaska
-Part 4 Bored In Alaska
-Part 5 Bored in Alaska
Dogtown And the Z-Boys Incorporated
Ventura Reporter writer Michel Cicero gets down
and dirty with the behind the scenes big-money side of the skate
movie the grandmothers are even talking about. Put it this way:
Nathan Pratt is not exactly happy with Vans who
is rumored to have made $15 million off the movie so far. (Unfortunately,
the Ventura Reporter has no web archive and this story is no longer
Wins 2005 FIS Snowboard Worlds
It will be the year before the next Olympics. But then again it's
FIS and as we all know, snowboarders pretty much hate FIS.
`What was that? Snowboarding?'' --U. S. Soccer coach Bruce
Arena after being asked about Apollo Ohno's controversial
gold medal swap with South Korean speed skater Kim Dong-sung.
Not Just for White People at Intrawest
Intrawest Biz Dev VP Graham Kwan wants everyone
to know that brown and black people are welcome to blow loads
of money at Intrawest resorts, too. In fact, even "Persian,
Korean, and Islamic" people are also welcome. Kwan knows.
He is Chinese.
Previews The Surf Schools
Hey, NYC stock brokers have tried everything, now they're turning
to surfing and that means a growth in surf schools.Can't
they just buy the clothes and the lifestyle without actually getting
in the water?
Mossimo Signs With Canadian Chain
He's still rolling on the best thing he ever did. "In my wildest
dreams I didn't think it would be as big as it was," Giannulli
says. He's also happy about recently signing a deal with Canadian
retailer Zellers to launch a home-furnishings collection.
Cruz Surfers Don't Want to Share
Now the story has made it the SF Chronicle. Surfers
at Steamer do not want kayaks in the water. A group called Surfers
for Safe Berth, is threatening to file a civil rights lawsuit
against the city for the way it allowed kayaks in the surf>
Lakes Surfers Get More Props
"It's not Malibu" the story says, but it is surfing.
Freshwater surfing. And what story on surfing would be complete
without a Beach Boys lead. This on'es got it. But it is
a Canadian paper so maybe they should get a break.
Ass, and Travel
Yes, it's good. And it will make you want to drop what you're
doing and hit the road. Jamie Brisick is living the life
for all of us and thankfully he's been writing it down (and shooting
photos). We Approach Our Martinis With Such High Expectations
helps the reader escape to the world in which we all should be
living. It is also a great answer to the question, "I wonder
what Jamie's been up to lately?"
Durst To Direct Lords of Dogtown Film
Ah, yeah. Some people will to be bummed about Limp Bizkit's
Fred Durst directing this film, but Stacy Peralta
wrote the script so we'll have to hope for the best.
Beach Surfer Hit By Shark
"I saw the jaws of death . . . right in front of my face. I can't
believe he didn't bite my hand off," said Lee Fontan
after getting nibbled on by a Great White Shark at a beach just
north of San Francisco.
It's always frightening when the outside world gets involved with
"new skateboard ideas." BMW adds more
evidence against further involvement.
Renews Macdonald sponsorship
The world's third largest toy company has signed Andy Macdonald
for a second year of sponsorship to promote its line of BIONICLE(TM)
Builds World's Largest Skateboard
Rhyn Noll appears to have had a lot of free time lately.
What else would explain the 20-foot-long skateboard he
recently rode down Crescent City's Howland Hill. Looks like Tod
Swank's "world's largest skateboard" is getting
Senate Passes Helmet Law
If you're a California kid under 18 you may soon be required to
wear a helmet when you skateboard. The ``Youth Helmet Bill''
-- which carries a $25 fine -- will next move to the Assembly,
where supporters say they're confident it will pass.
"Ultimate X" Gets Okay Reviews
The movie based, on the games, based on our sports enters iMax
theaters and the patrons are mostly stoked. We still haven't seen
Wins Prestigious Art Award
An artist who created a 69 foot-long wall painting has won the
UK's largest prize for art in the Beck's Futures 2002 awards.
Toby Paterson, a skateboarder, collected a cheque
for £24,000 from Icelandic singer Bjork at a ceremony held
at London's Institute of Contemporary Art.
Mourns the Loss of Mike Diffenderfer
Legendary gun shaper/North Shore surfer Mike Diffenderfer
died on Oahu May 16 after a long battle with a series of brain
tumors. He was 65.
Haole Nurse Reunited with Shark Victim
A Littleton, Colo. registered nurse, helped save the life of 17-year-old
Hokuana Aki, on March 25 when a shark attacked him at Brennecke's
TransWorld Surf Game Ships for PS2
Infogrames announced today that the PS2 version of TransWorld
Surf will ship to retailers throughout the course of the week.
And maybe they'll start marketing it as well.
Snowboarder Dies On Mt. Hood
An Argentine snowboarder who had hiked to the summit was snowboarding
down when he fell off a 2,800-foot cliff to his death. A week
later a Pave
Hawk helicopter crashed while trying to rescue other climbers.
Chilli Video Growing Cold?
Snowboarding Big Olympic Winners
Previous Bags o' Crapola:
-February 23, 2002
-February 19, 2002
-January 24, 2002
-November 20, 2001
Special thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com