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
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.
North Shore Coverage.
Sims Wins Fingersnowboard Contest
What started out as a bar joke ended when Tom Sims walked
away with a $1000 CAN check in Whistler.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.وو
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Snowboarders In Too Deep?
Seattle Weekly writer Brian Miller asks the question
and then give needful info young shredders should know before they
Founders Caught In Scandal
Gets ASP Billabong Pro
Weekly's "Guilty Pleasures 2000"
Previous Bags o' Crapola:
11 , 1999
Special thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.