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If it weren't for snowblowers it would really suck at Western resorts
right now. In fact, it still does pretty much suck.
coverage of no snow.
tormented by warm weather.
and Boreal Finally Get Connected
The two Tahoe resorts have been 100 yards from each other for more
than 30 years and they've finally decided to share lift tickets.
It's probably the biggest "No Duh" in resort history.
Ban Nude Surfing at Bondi
It was the highlight of the Fringe Festival but conservatives
got their way and ended the nude night surfing event saying
the shark and lightening dangers were too high.
given ESPN's influence and the growing popularity of its
X Games, the top athlete of the 21st Century probably will
be jumping off cliffs on a skateboard." --Ed Sherman,
Chicago Tribune on ESPN's SportsCentury TV show. .
Alan Gibby has done more for action sports than most with
his TV production company DynoComm, however, now he's diving
into the web and things just aren't the same. Of course, you won't
here any of that in this LA Times puff piece.
Surfer Keeps Life In Order
He works out of Chicago, but he lives in Manhattan Beach, CA. Tim
Rohner has the perfect set up.
Law Makes Underage-Drunk- Motorized-Skateboarding- Without-A-Helmet
Now what will our kids have to do after school?
The good think is it appears that being drunk, over 16, and on a
motorized skateboard is still quite legal.
Those wacky snowboarders are at it again. This time they're going
after Taos for not allowing snowboarding with the Free
The Snow campaign.
The shirts that have warmed the surf world make it to the
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
Air And Style Carnage
in WTO Protest in Seattle
Snowboarders In Too Deep?
Previous Bags o' Crapola:
24 , 1999
11 , 1999
Special thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.