Hey kids, ready to make party in Anglet, France October 10 – 12, 2014? Then the SVRF PVNK MINI FEST is likely what you’re looking for. It’s got: one surf spot, six live rock garage bands, two DJs, a tattoo gang bang, two night spots, Satan, and it’s all free thanks to Rhythm. Follow the link for all the details. [click to continue…]
Desillusion Magazine’s Pierre David proves once again that he can take any crisp, bright, blue sky day and turn it into the darkest, moodiest, blurriest creepy edit ever with his profile of Vacaville, California’s own Stefan Janoski. If you’re not feeling up enough to wallow in its arty darkness, then please, at least listen to it because Stefan has loads of knowledge to share.
Stephanie Gilmore claims to have been surprised that she was able to reel in a win over Sally Fitzgibbons at the Cascais Women’s Pro at Bafureira, Portugal, but we’re guessing she was one of the only ones.
“I can’t believe I won this event,” said Gilmore. “I was struggling in these waves but I managed to find two pretty decent scoring rides. Sally (Fitzgibbons) was super tough to beat and that was a really hard one, it’s so crazy, I’m so happy I won! I’ve had such an incredible time here in Portugal, Cascais, it’s such a beautiful town and I think when you feel happy in the place that you are you always seem to get a good result.”
For complete final day results and the official word from the ASP, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
If you didn’t catch Brazil’s Kelvin Hoefler winning $100,000 in the KDC World Championship Street Finals from Kimberley, South Africa yesterday, October 5, 2014, then here is all two hours of if cued up and ready for Monday morning viewing. Follow the jump for the official word from KDC and complete street results. [click to continue…]
Over the weekend Kimberley, South Africa was host to the Kimberly Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships. And in the vert skateboarding division (yes, people still skate vert ramps) Jimmy Wilkins rolled away with the title and a $35,000 check.
John John Florence edged Jadson Andre in some heaving Le Gardian barrels on Sunday, October 5, 2014 to win the Quiksilver Pro France in front on a massive crowd of amped surf fans.
“I’m really pumped with my results lately,” Florence said. “I had a few weird things happen for me at the start of the year and I’ve made some adjustments recently. I’ve spoken to a lot of guys about the title and they all say that the title campaign actually starts the year before. I’m hoping for a few more good results this season to really make a run for it in 2015. I guess today’s win puts me in contention for this year, but Gabriel (Medina) is so far ahead that some weird stuff would have to happen.”
This is only John John Florence’s seconds WCT win. For the official word (including final days results) from the ASP, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Utah snow resort consolidation continues with news that Deer Valley Resort has “entered into an agreement to purchase Solitude Mountain Resort” and will start running the place on May 1, 2015.
“The DeSeelhorst family has enjoyed being a part of Solitude’s history for almost 40 years. We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish at the resort and in our mountain community,” said Dave DeSeelhorst, owner and general manager of Solitude Mountain Resort. “We feel very fortunate for the opportunity to have worked with so many amazing people in our industry and most importantly being able to work with our incredible staff at Solitude over the years. It is exciting to pass on this unique and beautiful resort to one of the best resort operators in the country, Deer Valley.”
Will snowboarding be outlawed? Will Deer Valley bring in their butt wiping valets and nose powdering pamperers with them to Solitude? Will lift ticket prices sky rocket? Will the One Utah lift system finally bring Deer Valley and Big Cottonwood Canyon together? For answers to all these questions — and more– follow the jump. [click to continue…]
If watching Jeremy Jones and Mikkel Bang don’t get you in the mood to ride, you’re a lost cause. . . and trust us, we know lost causes.
For years pro snowboarder Megan Pischke was one of Boarding For Breast Cancer’s most tireless ambassadors. That’s why when she discovered that she had breast cancer herself in October of 2012 she decided to do what she could to share what it’s really like to “go through the rigors of cancer treatments and come out on the other side.” That sharing turned into the film Chasing Sunshine and the Chasing Sunshine Project which is launching today (September 30, 2014).
In sharing every detail of this personal journey, Megan’s intention is that her story brings hope to others. . . “Being so raw and honest feels like the only way to share something as heartbreaking as cancer,” states Megan Pischke. “Through this film, my hope is that I may inspire and educate others about the possibilities we have today in coping with breast cancer and any of life’s challenges.”
This is a heavy, heavy, edit. If you thought Megan Pischke was a badass before, this film brings a whole new meaning to the term. For the official word on the film and the project, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
U.S. District Judge Dee Benson has reportedly dismissed a Utah lawsuit brought by snowboards (Wasatch Equality) that claimed they have been discriminated against at Alta Ski Resort, according to a story in the Salt Lake City Tribune.
Benson wrote in a 30-page opinion that federal court was not the right arena for the snowboarders to argue they should be allowed on the Utah resort’s famed runs such as Baldy Chutes. . . “There are many forums plaintiffs can resort to in an attempt to accomplish their goal of snowboarding down the Baldy Chutes at Alta,” Benson wrote in his decision. “Seeking an injunction from this court is not one of them.”
Seems like a nice way for the judge to get out of making a decision, doesn’t it? The attorney who filed the lawsuit, Jon Schofield, say he and his clients are evaluating a possible appeal.
[Link: SLC Tribune]