Update: May 27, 2000
Insider Spills the Beans
Den.com employee Matt Welch writes of his days in the "Den
of Iniquity." Stories of blowing money, waring factions and
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.
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:
Grave Dancing with Boo and Den.com
Kevin Jones signed with Den, so did Danny Way and
the Familie. Guess what? The Den is done. So is Boo.com.
Salon's Scott Rosenberg
thinks it's because they showed idiotic thinking and we think they
aren't the only ones.
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.
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.
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.
2 Surf Coverage
told: release all, or pay the price
1 Surf Coverage
Great Council of Chiefs asks for hostage release.
Thugs Terrorize Village
of Fiji Coup 2000
Players in Fiji Coup
Department Travel Warning For Fiji
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.
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.
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.
Online fashion retailer Boo.com
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."
Luger Lee Dansie Likes Speed
The Seattle PI does a run down on nice guy and single parent
Late To the Surfermag.com
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.
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.
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.
Anyone whose ever taken the bus to Whistler has probably
wondered about the surf on the Pacific side of the Island. Wonder
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
Patch Blows Record Attempt
Artifact Show in Yerba Buena
Buys Global Trademark
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