A Mid-February New News Blast

by The Editors on February 19, 2021

Blast? Cold blast? Arctic air freezing you pipes? As a warm up, please check out the latest news stories that caught our attention since the last time we posted a list of headlines. And that was a while ago. Admittedly.

Skateboarding
Today is Skateshop Day, Support your local shops! (2021)
Tony Hawk’s viral video that shows that entrepreneurship is like jumping into the void on a skateboard
Skateboarder Nyjah Huston And Hurdler Sydney McLaughlin Named To TIME100 Next
As America Threw Up “No Skating” Signs, China Became a Skateboarding Paradise
METZ pay tribute to skateboarding in new video ‘Sugar Pill’
More skateboards and less guns, urges Blvk H3ro
‘Texas baby!’ Man snowboards down street after winter storm slams Texas
Bam Margera Wants You To Boycott ‘Jackass 4′ – WTMM 104.5 The Team
Is Bam Margera having a mental health crisis after ‘Jackass’ boycott? – Film Daily
Skateboarder tumbles while copying Marty McFly’s cling-on-to-a-car stunts in Back to the Future
Skateboarding and Health Benefits – No One Told You Before
Feature: skateboarding grows in popularity in Ethiopia – Xinhua | English.news.cn
Barrie police, mayor won’t identify cop who beat skateboarder | Ricochet
Watch: Palestinian teenagers skateboard across Jerusalem’s rooftops
Prisoners creating skateboards to donate to underprivileged kids in California
Barrie police, mayor won’t identify cop who beat skateboarder | Ricochet
Tesla FSD Beta Defeats Reckless Skateboarders in San Francisco
Skateboarding science teacher recognized as ‘Teacher of the Week’
Avenal prison artists turn skateboards into canvasses | News | hanfordsentinel.com
Duo hits woman with skateboard in random Sunnyside attack: NYPD – QNS.com
Mother Mourns UCSD Student Hit by Car and Killed While Skating on Campus
12-year-old S.F. boy struck, killed by car in Bayview
Banning Woman Accused of Killing Skateboarder Arraigned
World’s top skateboarder Nyjah Huston on going to the Olympics and the pressure to be at the top of his game
Neil deGrasse Tyson on why he admires skateboarding
Texas Kid Going to Skateboard Across the State to Raise Awareness
Life of purpose: Green Bay action sports community mourns loss of Brian Schroeder to cancer
Skateboarding Is Your New Pandemic Boredom Buster — Here’s Why It’s Never Too Late to Start
Watch skateboarder Rodney Mullen’s mind-blowing 1984 freestyle
Tony Hawk Wins $173,800 for Feeding San Diego | STAR 94.1
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4 Remakes May Never Happen
‘I document America’s strange beauty’: the photography of My Name Is Earl’s Jason Lee
A 52-year-old Tony Hawk has still got it
Why I ride longboards — and maybe you should, too
Major Session update basically makes it Rodney Mullen’s Pro Skater
Community has mixed feelings about skate park design – Bronx Times
20 years of Dogtown and Z-Boys: “It documented a revolution.”
Werner Herzog watches a skateboarding video for the first time
Bam Margera’s Bentley stolen, crashed into house
Bam Margera’s Car Stolen, Thief Crashed Into House Following Police Chase
Police: Indiana police officer strikes, kills late-night skateboarder with patrol car
Watch: Skater Levi Hawken shows off NZ scenery in spine-tingling ride through Milford Sound
Watch Bam Margera Teach His Three-Year-Old Son How to Skateboard
Skateboarder says ‘this is the way’ to lift spirits during the pandemic
Skate 4 Is In Development At New EA Studio Full Circle
LOOK: Tony Hawk, 52, lands what may be his final 720
340-pound skateboarder shatters stereotypes with new Bay Area club
14-year-old skateboarder killed in crash near Elgin, twin brother seriously hurt
Kareem Campbell Raised the Bar for Skateboarding in the Black Community
From Child Prodigy To Addict To Recovery Coach, Skateboarder Brandon Turner Has Never Been More Dialed-In
So happy she is: Youngsters help elderly woman skateboard for the first time; watch
“Phelper’s 9 Lives” Comix by Neckface
Sidewalk Surfers Unite! Finally, a Board That Fits Anywhere Except Your Pocket
New York’s radical female and non-binary skateboarders — in photos
Skateboarder-Turned-Model Evan Mock Is Living His Best Life, and Now He’s Starring in Gossip Girl

Snowboarding
Judge: No rights violations against snowboarders who caused avalanche
‘Oh my gosh, are you that snowboarder?’ Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim goes to Princeton
A Local Snowboarder’s Guide to Aspen’s Four Mountains
VIDEO Snowboard skitching on the I-30 bridge
Beloved Seaside doctor dies in snowboarding accident
Snowboarder killed in avalanche, backcountry caution urged
Evansville man dies in snowboarding accident: Coroner
‘A stupid mistake’: Skiers, snowboarders trigger multiple avalanches in Tahoe
WATCH: Incredible video shows avalanche mitigation work in Cottonwood Canyons
Ski lift chairs transformed into art for charity
Watch: Snowboarder gets towed through Lubbock, Texas NBC News
Pacifico® Beer and Tony Hawk Introduce “Pacifico’s Tony Hawk Pro Skater Challenge”
Texas deep freeze leaves millions without power, some snowboarding behind pickups
Haines man mauled by bear while backcountry snowboarding
Snowboarder rescued after being completely buried in avalanche near Vail
Snowboarder found dead in tree well at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Snowboarder killed in Whistler-area avalanche was trying to get to safety, mother says
Snowboarder dies in second fatal avalanche in British Columbia in as many days
‘Hemingway of the Wasatch’ recounts his close call with an avalanche at Wilson Glades
Two killed in separate Colorado avalanches Sunday
Snowboarder survives avalanche in East Vail backcountry
He survived an avalanche by clinging to a tree. Then he started digging for his girlfriend.
1 dead after Beehive Basin avalanche near Big Sky
More Avalanche Deaths In Western US
Avalanche Deaths in US West Highlight Dangers
An elementary school principal was killed in an avalanche in Montana on Valentine’s Day
Snowboarder, snowmobiler killed in two separate Colorado avalanches on Sunday
Snowboarder killed in avalanche near Whistler, B.C., the 2nd death in 2 days
At least 15 people died in avalanches last week, the deadliest week of US avalanches on record
Steamboat Springs transgender snowboarder makes debut in men’s boardercross
Charlotte Bankes makes history by winning snowboard-cross world championship
At least 14 people died in avalanches last week, the deadliest week of US avalanches on record
Trading Surfboards for Snowboards – nasa.gov
Snowboarding world championships moved to Aspen from China
Nina Dobrev Reunites With Paul Wesley for Couples Ski Trip With Shaun White
Anatomy of . . . snowboarder Katie Ormerod | Sport | The Sunday Times
Haines man mauled by bear while backcountry snowboarding
Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC)’s New LOVE YOUR PEAKS Winter Prevention and Fundraising Campaign Presented by Suja Organic
Plans under way to address ‘way, way, way too many cases’ in Whistler: Health Minister
Saving Snowboarding? Olympian Has a Vision for the Sport’s Future
‘The day I died.’ Submerged snowboarder, rescuer recall jump gone wrong at Dodge Ridge
Fatal out-of-bounds avalanches prompt PCMR to shut backcountry gates indefinitely
Out-of-bounds snowboarder not very grateful for help, North Shore Rescue says
Off the rails: Vermonters chase snow to Waterbury, film snowboarding videos
Snowboarder Markus Keller shreds through the steep streets of Swiss town
Heroic 16-year-old, first responders save snowboarder at Dodge Ridge
Snowboarder Chloe Kim Pursues Other Love—Fashion—Designing Outerwear Line For New Sponsor, Roxy
Video shows snowboarder flying down closed Bradford road
Lost snowboarder spends night in negative temperatures
Spotlight on Champion New England Snowboarder Zeb Powell
Winnipeggers create backyard snowboard park | CTV News
what the heck?! Snowboarding in Chicago Streets! | WGCI-FM
Rep. Green injured in snowboarding accident, appoints sub…
Shaun White ponders 2022, 2026 Olympics and life beyond snowboarding
Missing Colorado Snowboarder Found Dead
Man swept away in Millcreek Canyon avalanche
Woman injured snowboarding on Maunakea Friday
Teen snowboarders rescued from area with “avalanche danger” on Mount Seymour | News
Video: Shaun White Goes Snowboarding with Rapper Travis Scott
Missing Northern California snowboarder rescued by volunteer team at Tahoe ski resort
Snowboarders rescued after snowshoer hears yells for help in area with avalanche warning
Snowboarder’s body recovered from backcountry outside of Aspen
Out-of-bounds snowboarders rescued off Mount Seymour
Two Snowboarders Die in Avalanche on Greece’s Mount Olympus
Missing snowboarder rescued near Sugar Bowl
Sonny Alba looks to be next great California halfpipe snowboarder, joining Kim, Mastro
Carbondale snowboarder missing from Snowmass area found deceased in backcountry
Heading to Tahoe? ‘Extreme’ avalanche danger should deter you from driving to Sierra
Truckee Fire rescues 14-year-old after roof avalanche buries him for hours under snow
Ex-snowboarder takes debut thriller to the extreme…
Snowboarder rescued after being buried to waist in North Shore backcountry avalanche
With Use of Only One Arm, a Snowboarder Speeds to Success
‘Winter Warrior’ Jamie Anderson Is The Most Decorated Woman In X Games History…And She’s Not Done Yet
Para snowboarder Kiana Clay joins Burton Snowboard Team
Snowboarder dies in accident on closed slope in Sierra Nevada
Outpouring of support for Kamloops Blazers forward Kyrell Sopotyk after snowboarding accident
Snowboard ace Chloe Kim makes triumphant World Cup return in Laax
Snowboarder Mark McMorris tests positive for COVID, out at X Games
‘It’s just tough:’ Parents hoping for better news after son paralyzed in snowboarding accident
Rescue crews save snowboarder caught in avalanche near Cypress Resort | News
Travis Scott Displays Newfound Snowboarding Skills
22 Months Removed From Last Snowboarding Competition, Chloe Kim Wins Laax Open Halfpipe Final

Surfing
Colapinto Re-signs with Rip Curl
Pagan wins South Bay Boardriders,/Spyder inaugural virtual surf contest
Comedy “Aloha Surf Hotel” Extends Theatrical Run
Surf contests resume at Southern California beaches and beyond
Olympic Surfing athletes and coach adapting to new liaisons as COVID-19 pandemic continues
Surfer on cocaine charges still can’t see his girlfriend
Surfer Bethany Hamilton Gives Birth, Welcomes 3rd Baby Boy With Husband Adam Dirks
A surfer has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition after an accident in the surf
Badly injured surfer rescued after writing ‘HELP’ in sand before collapsing on remote New Zealand beach
Police fine surfer for breaking lockdown rules
Yorkshire surfer amazed after lost board drifts 400 miles from Runswick Bay to the Shetland Islands
Slater, surfing fraternity support Let’s Feed Jbay fund
Baby great white shark populations are increasingly moving north on the California coast due to climate change, researchers say
The Wild: Goat surfing (really) and a nature hunt
Durban surfers hit the waves again after finding ‘loophole’
Nine-year-old surfer hailed as a hero for saving teen from rip current in KZN surf
TV weatherman stripped down to rescue drowning surfer live on air
HBO announces six-part Nazaré surfing docuseries “100 Foot Wave”
After Fatal Shark Attack On OC Surfer, Shark Migration Suspected
Mick Fanning pushes back the auction date of his Coolangatta apartment block by a week
Prominent Aussie surf photographer Brad Masters dies, aged 41
Conner Coffin surfs winter waves in Hawaii | News | coastalview.com
Wave goodbye: Bells Beach’s loss is a win for Newcastle
Surf and Underwater Photography on Film: An Interview With Megan Barrett
Surfing culture booms in Senegal’s Dakar
Surfing: Australian surfing icon Brad Masters dies in Bali after freak infection
Cowabunga dude! Surfers take on the cold waves of Lake Erie off of Edgewater Beach
Injured surfer rescued in Morro Bay State Park over the weekend
Cowabunga! Surfers take on the cold waves of Lake Erie amid snow, sleet
Pleasure Point surfer pleads guilty to child sex crime
Documentary Capturing Life of “Blind Surfer” and Famous Voiceover Artist Pete Gustin Released by Carlsbad-Based Filmmaker Brooks Venters
Watching while the limits of big wave surfing are washed away
Meet the surfing duck delighting Australians during quarantine
Surfers in Nelson Mandela Bay call for beaches to be reopened – Talk of the Town
Spring Swell: Good surfers don’t surf in a pandemic
Surf photographer fights for life in Bali hospital with neck infection that has seen him drop 32kg
Watermen discuss crowded surf lineups, educating inexperienced surfers
Social Scene: 9-year-old surfer’s 400-day mission
Marshfield harbormaster details risky rescue of surfers caught in intense waves
Western Australia shark attack: surfer reportedly bitten on foot off Gracetown
Shark bites down worldwide in 2020, but 10 fatalities mark sharp increase
Documentary Capturing Life of “Blind Surfer” and Famous Voiceover Artist Pete Gustin Released by Carlsbad-Based Filmmaker Brooks Venters
Durban surfers protest against government’s beach ban
The World Has Lost 70% of Its Sharks in 50 Years
Why Winter Is Surfing Season in Minnesota
Surf photographer severely injured after facing monster wave
Hawaiian-Jewish surfer may have ridden largest wave of all time
Police attending Cornish beach after 100 surfers spotted trying to catch the waves

Pro Surfer Makua Rothman’s 100-Foot Wave Ride Caught On Video, World Record?!
Victorian surfer saves three children and father in two separate rescues
Life Of A Professional Surfer!
Skateboarder-Turned-Model Evan Mock Is Living His Best Life, and Now He’s Starring in Gossip Girl
No sea, no problem for Brazil’s river surfer
How a Surfer Survived Being Stranded in the Open Sea | Outside Online

Fashion
Vans’ Channel 66 takes its skateboarding brand ‘Off the Wall’ and puts it on the air
Dead Set: Surf Brand Slowtide Launches New Grateful Dead Poncho and Blanket Collab
Palace Skateboards and Stella Artois Tease Partnership
Oakley made a mask to finally stop lens fog
Evisen Skateboards’ Cheeky SS21 Lookbook Gives You a Fictional World Tour
Supreme Spring/Summer 2021 Lookbook
Pro Surfer Nic Lamb Of Manhattan Beach Pitches On Shark Tank
Would you surf a Wyland painted surfboard or hang it on the wall?
Big break for Eastern Cape legend as lockdown surfing charge withdrawn
Devo Nominated To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
OB father and son start Mi Sueno Foundation for surfers in Baja – Ocean Beach Surf & Skate Shop San Diego has set up a foundation to donate surfboards and accessories benefiting less-fortunate wave riders south of the border. And it all started wi…
Vic Mensa, Flea Set To Appear On New Vans Live-Stream Channel
Vicky Kaushal Made A Style Mistake Look Super Fashionable With His ‘Skateboarding Sneakers’
Vans Taps Rising Artists To Celebrate Black History Made Daily
Outerknown’s Winter Sale Brings Big Discounts to the Brand’s Cool (and Cozy) Greatest Hits
Palace x adidas Originals Stan Smith Spring 2021
Vans Partners With Local LA Restaurants to Make Custom Kicks
Detroit artists design custom VANS shoes for Black History Month
16 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ETNIES
Vans “Foot the Bill” Customization Program Returns to Support Small Business Partners
Skateboarder Jimmy Gorecki has a new sneaker collaboration with Vans that’s inspired by LOVE Park
Vans x Frog Skateboards Old Skool and Slip-Ons are coming soon
Surfers challenge proposal adding T-head groins to Waikiki Beach
“Fourth Beastie Boy” and Hip-Hop Photographer Ricky Powell Dead at 59
Vans and Opening Ceremony Reconnect For Pattern-Heavy Footwear, Apparel and Accessories Capsule
Hailey Langland’s Snowboarding Essentials Include Lululemon Leggings & More
Austin entertainment district kicks off collaboration with iconic Vans
Foo Fighters Unveil New Sneaker Collaboration With Vans
Bernie Sanders mittens meme raises big bucks for charity
The Best Skateboard Clothing Brands to Know
Man turns recycled skateboards into new products
Bernie Sanders’s Meme-Worthy Inauguration Coat Is Selling Out
Where to buy Bernie Sanders’ mittens from viral inauguration memes

Business
Beyoncé Put this Black Woman-Owned Skateboard Company on the Map
Ho Stevie! creates and sells surf gear to keep surfing fun – Midwest transplant Steve Mara knew he d found his life s true calling when he came to San Diego and discovered surfing. Now he s actualized his passion and dream selling surf gear via an…
How this surfer built the leading coffee brand in Namibia – How we made it in Africa
Laird Superfood Announces Partnership with US Ski & Snowboard
Here’s How Ken Block Got His Start In The Automotive World
Man sues Tahoe ski resort more than year after avalanche injures him, kills friend
Thrasher at 40: S.F. magazine still skates and destroys misconceptions about ’boarders
Majority of COVID cases in Whistler among young adults, transmitted in homes: VCH
Surfing legend Laird Hamilton talks about his Sisters company going public
Arne Arens to lead Boardriders after leaving The North Face
Lawsuits filed against Alpine Meadows for fatal 2020 avalanche
Fontana man is arrested for allegedly stealing numerous snowboards, skateboards and other equipment from business
Efficient “dry fiber” tech could lead to lighter, better snowboards
Pinarello dives into gravel with Amity Rockwell, pro surfer Kai Lenny, Mari Holden, and others – VeloNews.com
Freedom Surf Shop in Virginia Beach closes amid eviction, lawsuit
Student-run surf apparel shop fundraises for ocean preservation
Lodging Owners in Mammoth Lakes File Suit Again State Alleging Constitutional Rights Violation from COVID-19 Restrictions
Status Skateshop in Carlsbad isn’t your typical skateboard shop
Shaun White Without Snowboard Deal As He Streamlines Life
Roxy Appoints Stephanie Micci as First Creative and Design Director for Women’s Surf and Snow
‘We did everything we could’: League boss details battle to save ‘Wimbledon of surfing’
11-year-old Port Lincoln entrepreneur finds success with sandboards
Stuft Surfer, Surf Shop Can Be Yours In Newport Beach For $27 M
WHO’S THE MAN BEHIND THE WEIRD NAIL SKATEBOARD?
Boardriders taps VF Corp exec Arne Arens as new CEO
Letter to the editor: Vail Resorts refused to offer refund despite restrictions
Problems persist for Whistler Blackcomb pass holders unable to travel in pandemic
Alterra Mountain Company And Coca-Cola Announce New Multi-Year Partnership Agreement
Newly Launched Natural Selection Tour Will Jumpstart Progression For Female Freeride Snowboarders
Family Entertainment: Body Glove and American Wave Machines Launch Body Glove Waves Blooloop
Running it back: Locals buy back Channel Islands Surfboards
Fan demand fuels second series toy roll-out for Braille Skateboarding’s mini skateboards
How Snowmageddon showed a snowboard company there’s more to St. John’s than snow
Braille Skateboarding, Trinity and Beyond Release Toy Lines
COVID-19 spike has Whistlerites split on how to keep economy running and community safe
Snow storm leads to good business for Las Vegas snowboard shop
Controversy erupts over renaming California’s Squaw Valley | TheHill
Report: ESPN looking to sell X Games franchise for ‘around US$50m’
UPDATE: Three Whistler restaurants listed as possible COVID-19 exposure sites
K2 Sports President John Colonna On The Pandemic, Graphics And The Grateful Dead
Another Tony Hawk Pro Skater remaster is in jeopardy as studio merges with Blizzard
Surf park project in Virginia Beach could break ground by end of year
Travis Rice brings the best home for Natural Selection Tour
New images released of $41 million surf and skate park coming to Myrtle Beach in 2021
Vail Resorts reports slump in skier visits, lift ticket revenue
My Job: Photographing Massive Waves
Activision turns Tony Hawk 1+2 developer into a full-time Blizzard support studio
Can a Pro Snowboarder Disrupt a $100 Billion Industry?

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