Update: October 27, 1999
Harbour Still Shaping Art
He built his first surfboard to replace one his parents bought him
as a birthday present. That was in 1959. Forty years later the founder
of Harbour Surfboards is still at it.
Takes Longboard Title
The World has a new longboard champion, Californian Colin McPhillips
won the Oxbow World Longboard Championship.
Glacier Plans OKd
The Anaheim planning commission approved site and design plans for
the $105 million extreme sports park on Monday. But then Anaheim
seems to have a thing for eyesores.
Beach Access Owner Sues Dr. Laura
In the Big Brother battle that just won't end, Thomas
Moore has filed a cross complaint against Premier Radio and
Times Jumps Arnette Story
Two weeks after Snowboarding Business busted the
story on Arnette's slashing of 66 percent of their employees
Snowbiz's sibling publication launches a story of their own.
Surfer Wins $50,000 From Police
Jorge Minero Lopez, 26, settled after an alleged beating
by a baton wielding Orange County Sheriff's deputy at the Country
Rock Cafe in Lake Forest, CA.
Wilson Plays LA's Wiltern
The troubled genius was able to take the stage and play his music
(mostly old Beach Boys stuff) for a mesmerized crowd.
Values Tour Rocks Anaheim
Limp Bizkit is on the road and things are looking pretty
good for the pseudo-skate band.
Vancouver Islands Best Waves of the Year
Surfing in BC Canada? Duh! Last week's swell brought great
waves and everyone on the Island dropped in. Well, not everyone.
Wins World Title
Pretty good for an old man, huh? If the TransWorld Surf story isn't
enough here's a pretty
scratchy audio clip from Surfer Magazine.
Oxbow World Longboard
Joel Tudor appears to be surfing well, however, the rest
of the world is out to get him at Middle Rock.
Skateboarders Give Input on Park Design
Sounds pretty obvious, but you'd be amazed by how many cities have
built parks without speaking to local skaters. Luckily, that's
not happening in Laguna Niguel, CA.
Machado Interviews Ben Harper
Learn amazing facts about Ben Harper including the story
about how he used to hang with Chris Miller in this interview
the TransWorld Surf site.
Variflex's Income Rises
The "recreational products" company says things are looking
up, at least that's what Jay Losi says.
Onboard Magazine's Anders Hagman discusses the trials and
tribulations of hooking up at snowboard summer camp.
How about a pedal powered skateboard? Yep, that's what Wade Spital
created. And he's not the only misguided engineer (but then we all
knew that). There are also some people making
weird snowboards and some like Steve
Link making normal snowboards that are really light.
Surfing World Champs?
Speaking of weird, whack sports there is now a contest for kite
surfing and Robbie Naish is on the bandwagon. Geezus!
William Gibson's New Book Looks At SF
This doesn't have anything to do with skateboarding, but
you should read it anyway.
Compilations Better than Albums
Someone speaking about the state of Hip-Hop and a little about skateboarders
being into hip-hop. Yo.
About five juveniles were skateboarding in a drainage ditch.
10:51 a.m. Saturday
A neighbor stole a kid's skateboard at 4:05 p.m. Saturday.
Here is another piece of sensationalism posing as journalism that
perpetuates the theory that BASE jumpers, skateboarders and
snowboarders love risking death. (I love it when they lump
us in with BASE jumpers.)
Lorenzo Valley Finds Place for Skatepark
Park supporters think a riverside area of Highlands Park in Ben
Lomond could be used for a park, what, they don't have a rail road
yard or a city dump nearby?
Related Snowboard Tricks
Scalp and Bryce Kanights have pulled together snow
and skate photos to show the similarities between the two. It's
a cool excersize in style wars.
Hawk Retires from Competition
Glacier Delayed Again
Streamlines with Luxottica
Previous Bags o' Crapola:
4 , 1999
28 , 1999
Special thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.