Update: August 4, 1999
Pete Ellis Loves To Surf
For some reason the Autobytel annual shareholders meeting
looked more like a luau.
of West Coast Surfing
The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum in Newport Beach is exhibiting
artifacts from the last century of surfing from now until November.
Who said Museums were boring?
Viejo Skatepark Opens
The grand opening will be celebrated on August 18. Another public,
free, skatepark for California.
Park Skatepark in the works.
Council Votes Not To Ban Skateboarding In Public parks.
Garcia Obliterated by Padaratz in Semis
Hawai'ian Sonny Garcia gets caught waiting for the good waves
by Neco Padaratz at the Gotcha Pro at Huntington Beach. Padaratz,
who took all the small waves inched up his scores against Garcia.
Sonny only took two waves in the 30 minute semi final Sunday morning.
Garcia's loss guarantee an all Brazilian final.
Advances to the Finals at Gotcha Pro
It wasn't a big thrill, it was a relief for Rochelle who has had
a frustrating year. "About time,"
she said of the win.
Still In there
Six-time World Champion Kelly Slater is still in there at
the Gotcha Pro. Looks like the time off hasn't hurt.
Champ squeeks buy Machado.
Moves to Gotcha Quaterfinals
The Brazilian "mystery man" Neco Padaratz contined
his "hot streak" according to the LA Times and
moved right up on.
Wins Surfer Poll
It's pretty much a no brainer, but Kelly Slater won the Surfer
Poll again. The big winner was Bruce Irons, however,
he drove home in a new Nissan for being best new starlet.
Comes To Beach Access Defense
No one hates Dr. Laura more than Howard Stern and
when she started picking on Beach Access for selling Big
Brother he decided to jump in the frey.
Super Company Video Premiere
San Diego's Casbah celebrated the release of the new Foundation
Video and helped raise money for the Washinton St. skatepark.
"Don't let the skateboard theme. . . stop you from enjoying
the tapas menu. While the skateboard-shaped pizzas can be
off-putting, they are impressive with a roasted garlic tomato sauce
holding together fresh toppings.-- Review of Newports Buzz
Retaurant in OC Register.
Down to the Wire with Dorian
Tom Curren sneaks by Shane Dorian in the last minue
of the heat. And the crowd goes wild.
Ouchy: Champ gone in Second Round
The dream heat of Curren and Mark Occhilupo washed away when
the tour leader was knocked out by Brazilian Neco Padaratz.
Advancing to Gotcha Quarters
The San Clemente Loc Shea Lopez hung tough to make the quaters.
Now people are comparing him to Andy Irons. Is that a good
Surfs in Air Show
She had to sit out the contest because of a back injury, but when
it came time for the Air Show Lisa Anderson was ready to
Todd Profiled in OC Register
"For Austrialian surfer Trudy Todd, each day brings
a new adventure," another wonderful lead written by Sacklunch's
favorite writer Marcia Smith.
Pans For Gold
Skateboard exporter Jesse Martinez spends weeekends dredging
for gold in them thar San Gabriel hills. So that's what he's been
Carroll Weighs in On Slater's Day
Friday Kelly Slater had a real close call, and the king of wacky
absurd surfdom has something to say about it.
Back in the Limelight
He's old, he's tired, but the champ Tom Curren is not ready to throw
in the towel just yet.
Times Pick Up Abercrombie & Fitch Suit
We mentioned this before, but George Downing, Richard
"Buffalo" Keaulana, Rick Steere and Ben Aipa (among
others) are asking for $500,000 for being featured in a "Surf
Nekkid" photo section in the company's catalog. They also would
like $5 million from the sales.
Holds Open Summit
Rabbit Bartholomew leads a meeting to discuss the future
of the Association of Surfing Professionals and to help develop
a "five year plan." TWSurf's Aaron Checkwood was
Bags o' Crapola (they work now!):
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."