… but then again Surfer and Surfing are both owned by the same company so I guess you can say he pissed on the parents as well!
“If you are a longboarder — do not support @surfingmagazine // since I was grommet these guys have consistently held up the standard started by Larry Moore — that longboarding was not a legitamite form of wave riding and didn’t belong in the pages of their mag! They still hold that standard today and have told my boss @vans this on a many of occasions! Funny part is I blasted them via @sunnygarcia and now they are trying to back pedal!!!! – if you think I’m kidding ….. Ask yourself one question … When was the last time you saw a pic of a longboarder in surfing ???? Art via @porous_walker” – Joel Tudor
“Oaktree is rumoured to be exploring a merger of Billabong and Quiksilver. Oaktree owns about 90 per cent of Quiksilver after a $US600 million ($A850 million) refinancing in February, when the retailer’s North American operations emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.” – SMH
“PacSun’s stock has collapsed, being down roughly 90% from its 2015 high, and its status as a penny stock has it under a delisting notice. Sadly, Pacific Sunwear’s financial condition has many of the hallmarks of an approaching bankruptcy.” – John Ogg/247 Wall Street
We just got off the phone with our good buddy Peter Taras and he has confirmed he is no longer the photo editor at Surfing Magazine, but Jimmy Wilson (former assistant photo editor) is taking over. Peter will now oversea all website and social media aspects for their website.
Jimmy gave Peter a nice farewell package – Peter landing this months cover shot of Kolohe Andino surfing on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The 50ft American flag provided by the Ten group.
Hey wait a minute Mr. Taras – did you get the whole “flag” idea from our shoot with Scotty Stopnik?
“The Englewood, Colo.-based chain — owned by Los Angeles-based private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners — filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, citing $1.1 billion in debt and saying that its sales had slumped after it failed to keep up with consumer trends. Nearly one-third of the retailer’s locations will begin liquidation sales within days. The list includes 25 stores in Texas, 19 in California, 18 in Florida and 11 in Illinois.” – USA Today
“In the action sports space, Burton is owed $3.9 million, K2 $2.5 million and Rip Curl $2.5 million, according to court documents. Large athletic brands are owed the most money, however. According to the court documents, Sports Authority owes Nike $47.9 million, Asics $23.3 million, and Under Armour $23.2 million.” – Tiffany Montgomery