A Post Summer News List

by The Editors on September 15, 2021

There’s a question we asked ourselves, while watching The Ultimate Surfer — Is this the pinnacle of surf entertainment? Was merging a group of washed and ok surfers with Survivor the best idea ever conceived by a man formerly employed by Oprah? Then we asked a followup: if we can seriously consider the first question, then what business do we have choosing stories for a long list of important action sporting news? The answer to the second question was is easy. We have no business. None whatsoever. Enjoy!

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SIA Cancels Snowbound Festivals For 2021

by The Editors on September 8, 2021

The Snowsports Industries of America announced today (September 8, 2021) that they officially “postponed” the 2021 Snowbound Festivals in Denver and Boston until 2022 due to COVID-19. Obviously, this means the events have been cancelled, but cancel is such a loaded term these days.

Over the last year, the Snowbound team has been working to run the festivals as planned and we all believed that we were nearing the end of the pandemic. In reviewing the latest public health guidelines and the most recent health and safety protocols, we felt that even with mask mandates and proof of vaccine or a negative COVID test requirement, we could not guarantee a completely risk-free environment for winter enthusiasts of all ages.

One more bummer to throw on the pandemic dumpster fire. For the official word from SIA, please follow the jump.

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Boardroom Livestream & Boardroom Talks

by The Editors on August 25, 2021

The Boardroom International Surfboard Show presented by US Blanks will broadcast a livestream of their Del Mar, California show on Surfline.com September 25-26, 2021. They’re calling it Boardroom Live and it will be powered by Boardshaper.com and Keyedin Solutions.

“We will again have thousands of attendees and exhibitors at the show, and everyone is very excited,” explained Executive Director Scott Bass. “For years I’ve been receiving emails from surfers around the globe who want to check out the show. With the livestream broadcast presented by Boardshaper, our global audience will be able to experience the core of the surf industry. I’m excited to partner with BoardShaper because I’ve been using their App, and the versatility and mobility is what my small business needs. I update contact notes, push out invoices and take care of project tasks all while checking the surf at Swamis.”

To buy tickets for the in-person show. Click here. For all the official info, please follow the jump.

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All Our Thoughts On The Tokyo Olympics

by The Editors on August 5, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Terry Kennedy Arrested For Assault

by The Editors on July 30, 2021

Pro skater Terry Kennedy, 36, was reportedly arrested on July 27, 2021 in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois for allegedly “violently attacking a man at the motel” and “threatening to kill police” according to a story on TMZ.

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Camp Academy At Copper Mountain

by The Editors on July 28, 2021

With all the talk lately about Olympic surfing and skateboarding we thought it was time for a little reminder that snowboarding still exists, and is happening even now, in July. Check out Academy Snowboard’s camp at Copper Mountain for a little late July snow fix!

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Ray Barbee & The Linda Lindas

by The Editors on July 22, 2021

That’s called a cameo. . . right, Ray? Nice pics.

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Pre-Olympic Super Hype News Lister

by The Editors on July 21, 2021

Twenty-twenty-one is a huge year for skateboarding and surfing. If you haven’t heard both are now Summer Olympic sports (Thanks, Fernando). And because of this, news coverage will blast far and wide over the next three weeks. Before that happens we’d like to clear our news throats and put down one last news list before all hell breaks loose. Enjoy.

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RIP: Rick “Rockin’ Fig” Fignetti

by The Editors on July 18, 2021

To SoCal surfers of a certain age there was no better sound to hear on a morning drive to Newport or Huntington Beach than Rockin’ Fig’s surf report on KROQ. His reassuring voice let us all know that whatever else was going on in the world, things were going to be much better once we reached the beach.

For decades no Huntington Beach surf event went off without Fig on the mic. His smooth, sing-song vocal stylings came to typify what a surfer sounded like and few who hold a surf mic today would deny the influence Fig had on their announcing style. Sadly, Fignetti died of a heart attack on Friday, July 16, 2021. He was 64 years old.

Laylan Connelly has a great rememberance of Fig in the Orange County Register. We will all miss him greatly. Our thoughts are especially with his girlfriend Andrea Roberson.

[Link: Orange County Register]

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Snowboard Mag Gets The Band Back Together

by The Editors on July 2, 2021

What do you do if you’re a creative agency with a bunch of snowboard sport clients and there’s nowhere to place the amazing print pieces you’re creating?

Well, if you’re Jeff Baker and Mike Basher of Axis Media you reanimate your old brand with a little help from the former publishers at Storm Mountain Media.

“I’m excited to connect Axis Media and SNOWBOARD and resume the title’s previous success,” says Baker. “Being able to work with an independent brand, and assemble a team of some of the best media talents in our space, is an incredible opportunity…” Baker elaborates. “The media landscape has gone through some tough changes these past years, but with that comes the opportunity to get back to our roots and allow independent media to bring back the excitement that’s been lost through all of the corporate acquisitions and closures.”

We still love print, and snowboarding, and Draplin, and their whole crew so we’re stoked. You should be, too. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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