Manhattan Beach Surfer Fined $1,000

by The Editors on March 29, 2020

A surfer in Manhattan Beach, California who was told not to enter the water due to LA County beach closures was issued a $1,000 fine on Saturday morning, March 28, 2020 (according to a story in the Easy Reader) after reportedly telling a lifeguard:

“F… you. What are you going to do about it,” the surfer said to the lifeguard who confronted him, according to sources who were present during the encounter.

Aside from getting a pretty swift answer to his question, he also got some waves that were still way cheaper than his first wave would have cost him at Tavarua.

[Link: Easy Reader]

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News From The New (and Old) World

by The Editors on March 27, 2020

While we’re blown away (with the rest of you) by how fast our world can change, and have little wisdom and no panacea for the current time, here is a short collection of news stories that have caught our attention over the past month or so. Follow the jump for the full list.

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Get The Snowboarder’s Journal Back Issues

by The Editors on March 26, 2020

You really shouldn’t let any of the free time you have these days get gobbled up by your electronic devices. No, now more than ever analog is the solution. The Snowboarder’s Journal is sliding out their back issues (by volume) so you can checkout the ones you missed, and replace the issues that got worn out or lost. For a limited time you can pick up an entire back volumes of The Snowboarders Journal for only $40. Also makes a perfect gift.

To purchase back issues (or to buy a subscription) click the link. It’s that easy.

[Link: The Snowboarder’s Journal]

 

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SellerDoor Waves Fees For Skate Shops

by The Editors on March 26, 2020

Ryan Adams and Matt Eversole, the guys behind SellerDoor.com have decided to open their online skateboarding marketplace to skateboard shops free of charge during these rough times of forced closure. That’s means, shops can put their merchandise online, quickly without having to set much up. Here’s the deal:

We are putting it on the table here. We want to help skateboard shops during these insane times of the Coronavirus. We provide skateboarders an online marketplace to sell to other skateboarders. We have talked to some of our friends that own shops and asked if they could benefit from selling things on our platform. Indeed they could use our help. That being said, we have decided to give brick and mortar skate shops the opportunity to utilize our platform with no fees until their doors are back open and the dust has settled.

For more info and to check out the SellerDoor.com marketplace, please click the link.

[Link: SellerDoor.com]

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Stay Home, Kooks!

by The Editors on March 18, 2020

A little reminder to everyone who believes that total Coronavirus lockdown is the perfect time to travel to hike your favorite resort, skate a distant park, or surf a break that’s not in your front yard. Don’t do it. Stay home.

Mammoth Lakes Tourism speaks for almost every place on the planet right now with the following message:

We’re asking anyone who is not a primary resident of Mammoth Lakes or providing essential services to our residents NOT to visit Mammoth Lakes for the time being. The reason is simple: as a small, remote mountain community our healthcare facilities lack the capacity to handle a widespread outbreak of COVID-19. Additionally, services in Mammoth Lakes are currently extremely limited. Mammoth Mountain and restaurants (excluding takeout services), bars and other public spaces are temporarily closed due to county-mandated health orders. Public gatherings have also been prohibited by the Mono County Public Health Officer.

In other words, stay home kooks! And, if you do live where it’s epic, and you’re able to get out ALONE then please, by all means, share your content with the rest of us who are hunkered down, indoors, for the foreseeable future, doing whatever it is we’re do. We’re all in this together.

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It is amazing that in these coronavirused times the International Surfing Association was able to complete their 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para Surfing Championship in La Jolla, California last week. Led by a pair of Visually Impaired Gold Medals, Team Spain rose to the top of Para Surfing to earn their historic first-ever Team Gold Medal.

Spain’s Aitor Francesena earned his second Gold Medal in the event’s history in Men’s Visually Impaired 1, while teammate Carmen Garcia earned her first Title in Women’s Visually Impaired 1. The dual Gold Medals coupled with six other podium finishes propelled Spain to the pole position, their first Team Medal since the event’s inception in 2015. . . “I was only hoping to do my best,” said Garcia. “The most gratifying part of all of this has been continuing to improve as a surfer and now to have the chance to defend a title at the next edition.” Team USA, the previous Team World Champion in 2018, earned the Silver Medal, with Team Brazil earning Bronze and Hawaii Copper.

Congrats to all the competitors and organizers and we hope all the competitors have safe travels home. For the rest of the story, please follow the jump.

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Bozung Gets 12 Days In Jail

by The Editors on March 6, 2020

Two weeks in jail sounds like a pretty good deal when you’re charged with allegedly holding a knife to someone’s throat and threatening to shoot someone while loading an “AR-15 style” weapon and that’s what former pro snowboarder Nate Bozung got after a plea deal, according to a story in the Park Record.

Bozung was sentenced Feb. 24 after pleading guilty to two class A misdemeanors: attempted aggravated assault and attempted purchase, transfer, possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person. According to court documents, those charges were reduced from third-degree felonies as part of a plea deal, while three additional misdemeanor counts and an infraction were dismissed.

Sounds like Mr. Bozung is we represented. We hope things are going well for Nate after all this is done and over.

[Link: Park Record]

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Tony Hawk Pro Skater Documentary Premiere

by The Editors on February 19, 2020

The Tony Hawk Pro Skater documentary Pretending I’m a Superman is premiering at the Mammoth Film Festival on February 29, 2020 at the Minaret Theatre at 4:00 and 5:30 PM. Plus, there is this from the filmmakers:

We will be throwing an after party at the Mammoth Rock n’ Bowl. The Downhill Jam, America’s finest THPS-cover band, will be our special guests for the night. They’ll be playing all of your favorite songs from the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games.

Tickets are $35 to see the movie and a Q&A with cast and crew, and $25 to see the movie in theater two. To get tickets click here.

[Link: Mammoth Film Festival via Hypebeast

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Shaun Tomson On Remarkable People Podcast

by The Editors on February 12, 2020

Former Apple Evangelist Guy Kawasaki (remember the era of “clever” titles?) has a podcast where he interviews Remarkable People on the latest episode he interviewed legendary South African surfer Shaun Tomson, who we all can agree is pretty remarkable. Here’s what Guy says about Shaun:

Meet Shaun Tomson, one of the greatest surfers of all time. Surfing is a great metaphor for life. Fall off the board and afraid to get back on? Soak in Shaun’s Code designed to spread positive energy and encourage self-confidence in this week’s episode of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People. The world needs more people like Shaun.

If you have time, give it a listen. We thought we knew all about Mr. Tomson, but we didn’t.

[Link: Guy Kawasaki & Shaun Tomson]

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Mt. Bachelor Opens Woodward Peace Park

by The Editors on February 10, 2020

Bend, Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor today announced the opening of the Woodward Peace Park and a chance to qualify for 2020 Woodward Peace Park Championships, April 22-26, 2020.

Woodward Peace Park, a featured venue at Mt. Bachelor’s Woodward Mountain Park, is a unique, ever-evolving terrain park designed to maximize creativity and progression with a focus on fun for shredders of all ages, intermediate to advanced. Only available at POWDR properties, Woodward Peace Park is now open at Mt. Bachelor, Killington in Vermont, Boreal in Tahoe, Woodward Park City in Utah, and Copper Mountain in Colorado. Wooodward Peace Parks are open regularly, as conditions permit, with any regular lift ticket or season pass to the mountain. . . The Woodward Peace Park Championships at Mt. Bachelor will unveil a five-day only, custom-built course, designed and built-in collaboration with Danny Davis, the Peace Park founder. . . Snow Park Technologies, and the Woodward Mt. Bachelor terrain parks team. As with the 2019 Woodward Peace Park Championships, the competition will include a women’s category and a user-generated #GoToPeacePark video contest for open rider and skier contestant qualification.

For all the details on the park and how you could win a chance to qualify for the championships, please follow the jump.

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