October 31st, 2014

Dorian Paskowitz Passes Away

Rest in Peace – Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz 1921-2014
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Izzy and Doc
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October 31st, 2014

Double Feature on 48 Hours – Brian Brimager

The wedding photo on the right taken by Jack English
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48 Hours airing on November 15 at 10pm that photographer Jack English will be on starts at :17

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October 31st, 2014

Bob McKnight Leaves Quiksilver Today

“…shareholders would like to breathe a collective sigh of relief and wait for the new broom to sweep the once-great brand back to profit. But it ain’t gonna happen.” – Phil Jarratt

“At one time, I thought the solution might be to take the company private by doing a tender for the shares, but I no longer think that can happen. Even if you paid $0.00 for the shares, you’d own a company losing money with $900 million in debt and be faced with the same problem current management has.” – Jeff Harbaugh

“Ryan Drexler, president and shareholder of Consac, LLC, said today that he believes Quiksilver, Inc.’s ZQK, -3.26% 17-month-old turnaround plan is a failure and called on the Board of Directors to explore options to sell the company.” – Market Watch
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October 31st, 2014

Garrett McNamara Receives A New Cork Surfboard

Merceds Benz Board Project – Surfboard Garrett McNamara will be riding this season

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October 31st, 2014

Tony Hawk at 47

“I never want to do some of these tricks again” — Tony Hawk

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October 31st, 2014

Kelly Slater on Getting A Cover Of A Surf Magazine

Surfing Magazine ask – Does Getting A Cover Still Matter?

“Today, I still think it holds a lot of credibility to get a cover shot in the print mags. It puts your name out there and it sends a message that you’re somebody in surfing. The Surfline stuff is more accessible to people, but it comes and goes real quick. And I think you’ll find a lot of the best shots don’t go online because the photogs don’t get paid very much for them. For them, it’s like, ‘Man, I just spent all day shooting and made 35 or 50 bucks.’ I think a lot of the best shots get saved for advertisement and editorial in print mags. It’s an interesting question: What’s more important for a young surfer’s career: a magazine cover or 20,000 new followers on Instagram? I think the cover for their career and the 20,000 followers for their ego.” – Kelly Slater

Surfline cover shot pays $30
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Surfing Magazine cover shot pays $900
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October 31st, 2014

Nate Yeomans Wins O’Neill Coldwater Classic

Congratulations to Nate Yeomans from San Clemente who took out Santa Cruz local Shaun Burns at this years O’Neill Coldwater Classic that was held at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.

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“Santa Cruz could really use an injection right now to inspire that youth. We did have a couple cloudy years up here. We had some years where there was not much talent inspiration coming out of this area.” – Adam Replogle

“For Nate Yeomans this could be his last ditch effort to make a big push to get back on the tour (WCT). He’s 33 years old by no means past his prime, this could be his last chance to get back on the groove and head out on tour. – Chris Cote

“I think he’s good enough to be in the top 10 or 15 on the CT, for sure.” – Torey Meister
(by no means are we hating on Nate and wish him the best, but we have to strongly disagree with Torey on this one. To make the top 10 or 15 on the CT you have to be a freak of a surfer and have plenty of tricks where Nate is not a freak nor has any tricks.)

Nate Yeomans currently ranked 75th on the WQS
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The top 10 on the WCT
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October 30th, 2014

Snurfer Boards

Snurfer BoardsThe Original Snow Surfer Since 1965
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Looks like a poor man’s snowboard
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October 29th, 2014

The Berrics Buys The Skateboard Mag

If you have picked up The Skateboard Mag lately you will notice how thin it is. Well in the skate world the magazine has now joined (sold) forces with The Berrics (owned by Steve Berra and Eric Koston).

“We started a new endeavor, the Skateboard Mag is under The Berrics skateboarding umbrella.” – Grant Brittain (co owner of The Skateboard Mag and former photo editor of Transworld Skateboarding)
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“The Berrics buys the skateboard mag, what the fuck, oh shit, for low to, like boot leg dvd low in the parking lot, some of it’s godzilla then the rest of it’s a family sex tape, oh well that only proves one thing… somebody is still reading it.” – Gary Rogers from Skateline

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October 29th, 2014

Peter King “Powerful Journalist”

Peter King (aka PK or a smart ass) is a former professional surfer from the late 80’s into the early 90’s. He rode for Billabong (ran by Bob Hurley) then Bob Hurley who lost the license of Billabong started his own brand Hurley and Peter was given a job which always seem to be associated with the video camera. Peter was in a band called Dakoda and then one with Kelly Slater and Rob Machado called Surfer’s. PK has always been doing all things Hurley, but has never been loudly announced until his biggest moment which was due to the right place at the right time.

Peter was on the beach in Peniche Portugal shooting video of his Hurley team riders Kolohe Andino and Brett Simpson and Kelly had just happened to be out surfing as well. Kelly dropped in and did the craziest air ever done in the history of surfing and PK videoed it as well as other videographers. Now to call him a “journalist” we think not. Yes, Kelly among others are comfortable around PK, but when you have Hurley $ paying and paving the way it’s very easy to do his job if you want to follow around surfers all day and night. Follow the Hurley team, everything is paid for and just don’t miss a clip. Stab Magazine clearly blowing smoke up his a$$, – “Peter King might just be surfing’s most powerful journalist.”

Peter King getting the shot in La Jolla; the furthest thing from a Jack McCoy
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“What a gross overstatement. I’m sure he requested that “tittle”. PK is just riding the tail of Slater’s fame. He’s not a journalist. He takes video of his friends. he’s his own self hype machine. As he preaches his bigoted bible babble against equal rights for women. This right wing kook is the furthest thing from what surfing is all about. Very disappointed in STAB for posting such rhetoric. Next time try to do your homework on this knuckleheads background.” – Louis Cypher

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