Update: July 23, 1999
Buys Ride Snowboards
Damn, now they own Ride, Planet Earth, Morrow, Adio, Katin, and
a couple other companies we forgot. Who is next? Nike.
Live Coverage of US Open
The people at Gotcha have some pretty cool tech running.
Tune in to check out coverage of the US Open and next week
the Gotcha Pro.
Arlie Carsten's Band?
TransWorld contributing writer Arlie Carsten's band
Juno gets a write up in the Seattle Weekly, however, Arlie
wasn't even there for the interview.
and Tudor Battle on Longboards
The Huntington Surf and Sport Longboard contest is on and. . . well,
you can read this yourself.
Quits WCT for Family
"There was a time when Jeff Deffenbaugh was living out
of a suitcase," not anymore.
"You got on the bus and took up two seats with your skateboard
and a third with your backpack. You sat your fat ass down in a fourth
seat . . . when someone tried to move your skateboard, you dumped
your water in the aisle and told the guy you’d only move the board
if he was wearing a dress." --Anonymous, OC Weekly.
Surfrider Lands OC Prosecutor
Senior Assistant D.A. Evans to step down to lead environmental
and surfing advocacy group.
With Congressman Rohrabacher
Tony Dodero hits the waves with a politician. "I feel
sorry for those members who represent places like... Nebraska,"
Rohrabacher says. So do we.
Nobel Prize Winner Goes Corp
Kary Mullis the acid-promoting PCR inventor/La Jolla surfer
takes a job in the private sector.
Attack on Big Island
A 43-year-old Hilo surfer was bitten by a 6-8 foot shark on Wednesday.
"Ozzfesters represented every corner of the musical map: tattooed
skateboard kids, grizzled survivors of the genre's '70 heyday,
death-rockers, bikers and dazed, doobie-smoking surfer dudes."
--San Francisco Chronicle's Neva Chonin on Ozzfest 99.
The "The Soaring Hawk" in OC Register
Tony Hawk is the most recent skater to get the "Marcia
Smith" treatment. She says Tony is "starting to feel
31 years old."
Says Surfing Final Okay
Surfing and Surf City Come of age according to the HB Independent.
and Dean to Headline Surf City Festival
Two guys who've had their share of trouble and fun making surf music
will play HB. But where's Blink and Offspring?
West Students Learn To Surf
Hey, it's Surfing 101 when the bookish hit the waves in So Cal.
Surf Girls are Media Darlings
Here's more evidence that girl-surf swell is gaining speed from
the LA Times.
Surfing's Gash Of The Month
Surfing New Zealand was nice enough to torture everyone with a gapping
fin gash to the knee. Yum.
Cairns Profiled In OC Register
Win A Prom Date Winner
--Rip Curl Heli Challenge in New Zealand
Bags o' Crapola:
thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com
for the inspiration. In the words of Eddie Murphy on doing
Richard Pryor material, "It's a tribute."