September 20th, 2016

Surfing and Surfer Magazine Drop To 10 Issues a Year

For over 30 years Surfing and Surfer magazine had been at 12 issues a year and now their down to 10 issues a year.

Dam you digital!


May 20th, 2016

Joel Tudor Just Pissed On Surfing Magazine

… 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


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May 2nd, 2016

Oaktree Merging Billabong and Quiksilver

Here we go again

“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


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April 18th, 2016

Animal Kingdom – Being Filmed In Oceanside

Animal Kingdom – Written and Directed by David Michon


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March 15th, 2016

Pacsun Close To Being Bankrupt

“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


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March 8th, 2016

Kelly Slater – Last Year On The WSL (Tour)

This morning we we’re with Kelly Slater’s best friend (surfing 8ft Swamis) and we asked if this would be Kelly’s last year on tour.

“Yeah, and with Mick and Owen out he could win it.” – BFF

Kelly Slater running away from the tour!


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March 8th, 2016

Peter Taras No Longer Photo Editor At Surfing Magazine

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?


Resource: The American Life

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March 6th, 2016

Nyjah Huston Owed $97 Thousand and Rob Dyrdek $10 Million

In the skateboarding world former DC team riders (owned by Quiksilver) Nyjah Huston (now riding for Nike) was owed $96,666.67 and Rob Dyrdek $10,016,068.65 in the Quik bankruptcy case.

Creditor Data for Nyjah Huston


Creditor Data for Rob Dyrdek


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March 6th, 2016

Quiksilver Owed Dane Reynolds Close to $4 Million

“Back in 2011, having been with Quik for eight years, Dane re-signed for another six years up until 2017, on a $3m+ a year deal.” – Stab Mag

Now fast forward the time (file claimed in 2015) Dane Reynolds was owed $3,599,381.75


…and Craig Anderson was owed $1,825,000.00


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March 3rd, 2016

Sports Authority Goes Bankrupt

“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


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