Another Wave Pool In The California Desert

by The Editors on June 7, 2024

Ground has been broken on the Coachella Valley’s next wave pool, according to a story on Blooloop.

Wavegarden, a leading manufacturer of artificial wave-generating systems, is celebrating the start of construction for DSRT Surf at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert, California. . . The DSRT Surf resort will be anchored by a Wavegarden Cove surf park spanning 5.5 acres and is expected to open to visitors in early summer 2026. This will be the second and largest Wavegarden Cove in the US.

Ok. Cool. Might have to try this one. . . if we’re not too old when it’s finally finished.

[Link: Blooloop]

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Jenkem Gets the Steve Rocco Interview

by The Editors on June 5, 2024

Mr. Rocco talks about why he’s dropping back in on skateboarding. And that’s worth hearing. Not much else to say? Just watch it.

[Link: Jenkem Mag]

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Burton Cuts Employees In Spring Clean

by The Editors on May 20, 2024

On Tuesday May 14, 2024 Burton Snowboard’s CEO John Lacy reportedly sent an email to the employed faithful explaining that because of the “current challenging market,” and some “strong competition,” and “climate change,” oh, and finally “flat participation in snowboarding,” that some heads were going to roll, according to a story on Burlington, Vermont’s NBC 5’s website.

But it’s only a “small percentage” of current employees. So whatever. Hard business, hard choices. For not one additional detail, please click the link below.

[Link: My NBC 5]

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Ode To The Tampa Skateboarding Scene

by The Editors on May 16, 2024

The Tampa Bay Times checks in on the Tampa skateboarding scene from Ryan Clements’ dream driveway to Brian Schaefer’s the SPoT with all the heads, shops, skaters, and manus in between, thanks to some clever reporting by Paul Guzzo.

Tampa Bay is a global hub for the skateboarding industry. It’s where the modern skateboard was designed, where a historic skatepark is located, where a major skateboard competition is held every year.

Click the link and remind yourself that regardless of the current times, Florida still has a few good things going for it.

[Link: Tampa Bay Times]

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Dave B. Rolls Out The New Face of 60

by The Editors on April 29, 2024

Extra happy 60th birthday to Blockhead Skateboard’s Dave B. He’s making 60 look like 30 all over again.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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When You Just Can’t Take Tony Hawk

by The Editors on April 12, 2024

Regardless of the occasional jokes we have made at his expense, we’ve always enjoyed our time hanging out with Tony Hawk. But for those who don’t there is “Hawk Be Gone.” Thanks, Stephen Colbert.

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Tech Deck Goes All In For Paris Olympics

by The Editors on April 12, 2024

Tech Deck is ready for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris with new park pieces and signature boards from a whole slew of skaters we’ll see going for the gold. And, they’re the only officially licensed toy line of the Games.

The single pack assortment will roll out in two waves, one 4/1 and one 6/15 in stores at Walmart, featuring boards from these skateboarding Olympians: Felipe Gustavo (Brazil), Kalvin Hoefler (Brazil), Aurélien Giraud (France), Vincent Milou (France), Nyjah Huston (USA), Mariah Duran (USA), Jagger Eaton (USA), Rayssa Leal (Brazil), Shane O’Neill (Australia), Yuto Horigome (Japan), Sora Sharai (Japan), Micky Papa (Canada), and Bryce Wettstein (USA).

You know, collect them all! Look for them where toys are sold!

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Snowboarder Dies On Mount St. Helens

by The Editors on April 8, 2024

Roscoe Shorey, 42, a snowboard mountaineer who had summited Mount St. Helens 27 times, died on his 28th attempt after a cornice he was standing on gave way while he was creating social media on March 29, 2024, according to a story in The Chronicle.

But the 42-year-old Washougal man, known to friends and family as Rocky, was alone. He was wearing only snowboard boots, synthetic pants and a lightweight long-sleeve shirt. His jacket, cellphone, SOS satellite device and backpack were at the top of the crater where, minutes earlier, he was documenting his summit of the mountain. . . Shorey pulled himself out of the snow and looked up to the top of the crater. He started to climb up the icy, snow-packed, near-vertical interior wall toward the rim. . . He didn’t make it.

After surviving the avalanche, Shorey apparently died while trying to climb back out of the crater. So many lessons to be learned here.

[Link: The Chronicle]

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Heart: A Massive Book of Skate Shops

by The Editors on April 8, 2024

Lucas Beaufort spent his downtime during covid putting together a big book of skateboard shops called Heart. We should all check it out, according to a story in Brooklyn Magazine by Colin Kirkland.

“You need a big heart to run a skate shop,” says Lucas Beaufort, a French visual artist, filmmaker and life-long skateboarder who turned his quarantine confinement into a years-long quest to document and celebrate the world’s most iconic skateboarding hubs. . . Across 428 pages, readers will find personal interviews and classic skate-mag photos, which help make the case that amidst an onslaught of digital retail and social media, skate shops remain an essential analog to harnessing the soul of skate communities worldwide.

For more on the book and an interview with Beaufort, click the link.

[Link: Brooklyn Magazine]

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Slater Selling Rental Home For $20 Million

by The Editors on April 8, 2024

Kelly Slater has a rental property that he would like you to consider buying. Not really a surf-out-front house, but on the water and not too shabby. The only problem? He wants $20 million for it, according to My San Antonio.

Built in 2001, the retreatlike residence is on just over a half-acre. There are ocean views throughout, with soaring ceilings and equally high glass doors. . . There are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread across a main home and two guesthouses. Organic influences are also apparent: Wood factors prominently throughout the design in several living and sitting areas. . .An infinity pool and a hot tub are surrounded by mature tropical landscaping, and the beach is just behind the house. . . The listing calls the pad “an exclusive showcase of nature’s splendor, and every moment spent in the gardens feels like an escape to a personal retreat.”

Slater apparently purchased the home in 2017 for $7.8 million. $12 million profit for seven years of not doing much doesn’t sound so bad. Way to let your money work for you, Kelly! Click the link for all the details.

[Link: Realtor.com]

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