Update: July 14, 1999
Sure, she's a media darling, she's been in all the mags, but
what better excuse to check out what Digital
Entertainment Network is pulling off with streaming "webshows."
Wins Billabong Pro
Gold Coaster Joel Parkinson outclassed the world's best (minus Slater
of course) to win at Supertubes, Jeffrey's Bay.
Shimooka Retire from World Tour
Big Daddys quit "the show" to spend more time with their
families says the Honolulu
The documentary "Surfing for Life" recently wrapped up filming in
Hawaii. It uses old surfers to illustrate strategies for healthier
aging and features Rabbit Kekai, Doc Ball, John
Kelly, and Eve Fletcher.
"Real" Street Skate Contest?
Seattle's Revoution Street, a contest in which teams made
up of a skater and videographer pair compete for one hour to see
who can bring back the best footage, is set up for July 25th at
the Snowboard Connection.
and Finney Launch Clive
Industry gadfly and former Spy marketing person Tim Swart
and former Salomon boot guy Todd Finney kick-start
a backpack company. Ladies and gentleman, Clive has entered
ESPN To Launch New Alterna-sport Site
Those marketing wizards at ESPN
are building on their X Games franchise with a brand new
website called EXPN.com.
The site will probably feature all those sports you know and love
plus music and gear.
of an Alcoholic Skateboarder
Charged.com, ever on
the cutting edge of action culture, denated one of their columns
to a drunk skateboarder named Charles Sashimi (Charlie Tuna?)
who takes us through the 12 Steps. Apparently anyone can write for
Same Name Different Game
has a wide variety of wedding accessories. Popular in 1999 are matching
ensemble collections containing unity candles, glassware, cake ornaments,
bridal & guest books and bridal garters."
Mag Launches New Travel Guides
And guess what? The first issue will cover that ultra-secret surf
locale known as So. Cal. As if anyone needs a map. Then Baja, then
and only then will they venture into the cool stuff.
Are Better Days" Premiere July 22
Bill Ballard's new surf film, "These Are Better Days"
features Kalani Robb, Bruce Irons, Chris Ward,
and others and will premiere July 22 at The Galaxy Theater
in OC. A surf film at the Galaxy?
The Hook-ups skateboard team is going all over the Deep,
Deep south and then back up through the breadbasket July 16-28 performing
stunts that will amaze you.
"I love the concept of a swimsuit in a skateboard/snowboard
magazine. (Yes, if you do not know and cannot tell, I am being sarcastic.)
--Jeff H., 13, on Warp Magazine's Swimsuit Issue in a letter
to the Chicago Tribune.
Diva at SD Lilith Fair
Izzy Tihanyi is at it again teaching those dirty haired folk
singers to surf. Girl Power! Chick-a-bunga!
Suburb Entertains Helmet Law
Should skateboarders be required to wear helmets in Park Ridge,
Illinois? That's what the public safety committee is discussing.
Your town could be next. Inanity from the heartland.
Builds Goggles for Nike
The Swoosh goes the goggle route, and now you really can be
Bags o' Crapola:
thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com
for the idea. In the words of Eddie Murphy on doing Richard
Pryor material, "It's a tribute."