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Latest Update: May 27, 2000 Insider Spills the Beans
Former employee Matt Welch writes of his days in the "Den of Iniquity." Stories of blowing money, waring factions and bold stupidity.

Wisconsin High School Bans Billabong Shirts
Yes, somewhere out in the vast wasteland we call the Midwest, a high school banned students from wearing "bong" t-shirts. The LA Times Mike Downey explains what happened and how Billabong's Graham Stapelberg sent the whole class free shirts.

Gotcha Glacier Tests Snowmaking
Well, the folks from Mammoth Mountain were down in SoCal for a test of the Glacier's proposed snowmaking system.
Big question: how hard is it to make snow in a walk in freezer? Answer: Not very.

More Grave Dancing with Boo and
Kevin Jones signed with Den, so did Danny Way and the Familie. Guess what? The Den is done. So is Salon's Scott Rosenberg thinks it's because they showed idiotic thinking and we think they aren't the only ones.

Ryan Immegart Profiled In LA Times
Volcom Entertainment's 24-year-old VP, ex-pro snowboarder, musician, husband and father helps raise money for Planned Parenthood with a punk rock show at the Coach House.

Rana Will Not Seek IOC Presidency
Influential Mexican industrialist Vazquez Rana, 67, bows out of race to succeed Samaranch as the president of the International Olympic Committee.

Quiksilver's Fiji Contest A Real Coup
While George Speight and his Fijian rebels hold at least 30 members of the Fijian Parliment hostage in an armed coup, the best surfers in the world are battling it out at Cloudbreaks.
--Day 2 Surf Coverage
--Speight told: release all, or pay the price
--Day 1 Surf Coverage
--Fiji's Great Council of Chiefs asks for hostage release.
--Racists Thugs Terrorize Village
--Overview of Fiji Coup 2000
--Main Players in Fiji Coup
--US State Department Travel Warning For Fiji

Variflex Buys Back Stock
The Moor Park, California-based producer of price-point skateboards, snowboards, inlines skates and other sporting equipment buys back for $2.25 Million in stock.

Pink Surf May Help Find Bacteria Source
Huntington Beach has been a poop hole since last sumer. Now scientists will use a dye to help locate the source of the pollution.

Fu Manchu Turns 10
The hardest rocking band in Orange Country hit's the decade mark and celebrated last night at the Galaxy Theatre with Motorhead and Nashville Pussy. Bites Down
Online fashion retailer has unraveled at the seams and will lose 300 employees, according to the Silicon Alley Daily. In their May 18 edition writer C.J. Hughes said, "The glamorous but troubled high-end London-based clothier has gone into "receivership"--basically, bankruptcy short of total liquidation--after failing to produce some last-minute bailout financing."

Street Luger Lee Dansie Likes Speed
The Seattle PI does a run down on nice guy and single parent Lee Dansie.

Late To the Redesign?
Okay, we totally missed the Surfer website redesign. If you did too, you're missing a 318 K Flash splash screen with techno music and water splashing (how original). Yep, that's it. Nothing else on the site changed.

NSSA Western Regionals in HB
The National Scholastic Surfing Association will present the 2000 Western Regional Championship, beginning Friday, at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.

Baja Surf Adventure Union-Trib Style
Writer Terry Rodgers ventures 400 miles into Baja to a "not-so-secret" point break and doesn't even care if the waves are small.

Surfing Vancourver Island
Anyone whose ever taken the bus to Whistler has probably wondered about the surf on the Pacific side of the Island. Wonder no more.

New Billabong Site is a Doozy
Want to see some amazing Flash programming in action? Billabong's new website has it. While you're there try finding any info at all about Billabong or it's products. That's the really fun part. Gets More Funding
Brian Patch Blows Record Attempt
Surf Artifact Show in Yerba Buena
Quik Buys Global Trademark

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