Latest Update: September 10, 1999
a short excuse note from our doctor: Due to our server host
being on vacation, our site was down for nearly a week. A big Sorry
goes out to all three of our readers. Sorry.
The Muska Stiffs
Several hundred skateboarding fans hung out in the Skateboarding.com
chatroom on Thursday waiting for Circa Shoes Chad Muska to
show up to chat. Apparently, Chad was too scared to meet the fans
Earlier in the day, Mike Vallely showed up on time for his
chat. But then he's a true professional.
Brooke Defeats Redman in France
Keeping a slim chance of a world title alive Serena Brooke
edges by Melanie Redman to take the Billabong Pro
in Anglet, France. Wednesday's contest has been canceled and will
resume Thursday. Check it out live on ASPlive.com.
Burning Man Update
It has nothing to do with surf, snow, or skate, however, since Burning
Man is the coolest gathering ever, we decided to include
-Live Burning Man
down, Drugs Up!
from KRON TV
Man Ends with Major Traffic Jam
Problems at Burning Man
Burning Man Gone up in Smoke?
Days at Black Rock
The Domain that wouldn't die is at it again. This time with "live
coverage" of the Action Sports Retailer Show. We can
hardly wait to see "live" shots of a convention hall floor
filled with conventioneers. Then again, it couldn't be worse than
their "live" X Games coverage two years ago.
This and more philosophical musings from Surfer magazine
editorial guy Scott Bass in September's Lip Service
To Be A Better Surf Shop Employee
TransWorld Surf's Chris Cote explains the ins and out of becoming
a cooler, doper, less-responisve surf shop employee.
Thicker Than Water Premiere
Chris Malloy and Jack Johnson show their movie at
the Key Club and Hollywood comes out in droves.
A teenager accidentally ran over his brother while the two were
fleeing from a Costa Mesa music store where they had allegedly stolen
several CDs. The injured brother was struck as he tried to escape
on a skateboard.
K2 Buys Ride: Interviews with Both Sides
Brent Turner and Ride's
Robert Markovitch discuss the ins and outs of the deal with
Snowboarding Business's Sean O'Brien.
The large action sports retailers takes it's show to the web with
the help of industries professionals.
Cintra Wilson Visits Lacanau Pro
That witty girl kicks down the deal with the top pros. It's pretty
funny. Andy Irons: "Andy has a knack for showing up
on videos half drunk and talking in an especially depraved-sounding
Hawaiian patois -- a nearly unintelligible melange of surfer dude-isms
and mangled English -- and coming off like a real parking lot alky
with a big foam head." You get the picture.
Skates Are Killers
"News that a Newport Beach woman had died from injuries suffered
several days earlier in an in-line skating accident put a shocking
stamp on the summer. In-line skating has become, like surfing and
skateboarding before it, connected with fun in the sun. Police said
that Karen Udell was not wearing any protective gear when
she sped into the intersection of Jamboree Road and Bayside Drive."
Newport Daily Pilot.
SPECIAL SACKLUNCH DIRTY WATER REPORT
Muck Stops Here
Here's an idea: why not divert runoff into the sewage treatment
plants rather than straight into the ocean. That's what they're
thinking in Huntington Beach, CA.
Surfers Look For New Waves
In the wake of a 4.5 mile beach closure HB surfers must travel to
your spot. Oh joy!
Back In the Water
Hungtington Beach lifted it's polluted beach closure, but Labor
Day visitors were skeptical.
Viruses In Water: Yummy!
Scientists' new tests discover that So Cal beach waters can serve
as incubators for human viruses. Petri dish surfing has arrived.
Baglin Hates Water Pollution
Yes, he's an ex-politician, but this Laguna Beach loc has started
fighting for clean water in Southern California. And boy, do we
Malibu Fouling Beach? No Duh!
Urban runoff and leaking sewage have turned Malibu's surfrider beach
into one of the unhealthiest strips of sand in the US. But what
are the rich and famous going to do about it?
Closures Hell for Retailers
Thanks to dirty water, businesses are suffering in Huntington Beach.
Maybe business owners will vote for those wacky pro-enviroment candidates
next time around.
Spill in Humbolt Bay
Nearly 2,000 gallons of oil was spilled in Humbolt Bay Monday but
clear weather should allow clean-up. The oil came from a dredging
ship owned by Bean Dredging Co. of Belle Chasse, La.
Sweet Police Live Inside of My Head
Ventura Officers relaunch the"Sweet Police" to
cite kids with Free Ice Cream if they follow the rules while walking,
skateboarding, or riding bikes bringing a whole new meaning to the
words, "Want some candy little girl."
Quote: Andre Do We Know Thee?
"He is 29. Ancient, dude. The generation of nose rings and
skateboards and baggy pants hanging off the hips doesn't
adore Andre, doesn't even know him." The LA Times on
The Santa Ana City Council recently deferred an issue on
building skateparks to the Board of Recreation for "further
study." Apparently, it's not obvious that when you ban skateboarding
from city parks you should build places for people to skateboard.
Evicted from Baja Homes
Sure, owning a beach front home in Baja is cheap, however, when
a Mexican developer wants to put in a resort, well, pack your bags.
Kook Learns To Surf
Is it possible to grow up in So Cal, work at the OC Register
and not know how to surf? Steve Plesa says so. That's why
he took surf lessons in Waikiki.
More Miss Nice Girl
Snowboards Goes Direct
White Shark Spotted At Stinson
closed after siting.
shark caught on video.
Bags o' Crapola:
thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.