Monday, June 26, 2006

Red Bull Storm Chase!

Red Bull and Big Sexy Pictures proudly present the most challenging windsurf production ever - the Red Bull Storm Chase!

This visionary concept unites all windsurf addicts in several northern European countries in one mind-blasting mega-show on DVD. The basic idea is to feature one big storm in many different spots along the north European coastlines plus to let the stormriders be voted by the community. Go to to keep you informed on every phase of the event

Boiling North Sea at Klitmoller/Denmark//photo_bevis

Friday, June 23, 2006

World Cup Frenzy and Bmibaby winter routes on sale!

To get behind our boys in Germany and to celebrate the football frenzy that's sweeping the nation, bmibaby is offering winning World Cup fares. BMI is offering up to 25% off all its flights for as long as England remain in the World Cup, giving you even more reasons to back Sven's men. The price reduction means that you can now grab fares from as little as £11.95 one way, including taxes & charges!

Also if you’re missing the mountains then it's time to start planning your winter holidays! Bmibaby has recently announced the launch of its winter 2006/07 timetable. So book early to grab the lowest fares!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

53 degrees North (Dublin) - Bungee Jump

On Monday 5th June at the 53 Degrees North store in Dublin, 90 people took part in a promotional Bungee Jump. It was a great way to bring in the summer at the store and lots of fun was had by all!

Nike ACG was supporting the event and great coverage was gained on the local 6 O’clock news as well as on FM 104 with lots of prize giveaways!

If your ever in the area its worth checking out the store @ The Park Carrickmines.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Two British Winners!

Today in the Chevy truck Revolution Tour, ticket to Ride at Mt Hood USA in the 22 foot supper pipe with clear skies, saw 50 men and 26 women competiting in the half pipe event. The UK team members ruled with Dan Wakeham and Kate Foster taking 1st place! The other members of the British team did well, see results;

1st Dan Wakeham (Nike ACG)
2nd Ross Baker USA world cup team
3rd Jake Black USA world cup team
4th Ben Kiner

14th Sam Cullum
31st James Mac veaney
40th Angus Leath (Nike ACG)

Angus had a bad luck day falling on both of his qualifying runs. James had a really good solid run and did well. Sam worked his but off the last 2 weeks and it worked out for him. Ben's was out of 3rd place by 0.1. Dan just killed it! he has also qualified 1st in his heat and 1st over all.

For women
1st Kate Foster
2nd Hayley Simpson USA team
3rd Sabri Ste-Marie USA team

Kate had a unreal day, her last run was the biggest she has ever gone

Slope style is on tomorrow, Nike ACG rider Zoe Gillings is going to do it as well. If you all remember 3 years ago Zoë won the big air at board x. and beat natisha zurck, this time Zoë is up ageist Lindsay Jackbelus as some of the USA bx girls and guys are here as well.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Emerica Presents Wild in the Streets 2006 in London, England

History will be made as skateboarders from all over the world descend upon local cities for a global day in celebration of pure skateboarding.

Wild in the Streets is an unconventional event that is happening simultaneously on the same day globally.
Facilitated by Emerica, Wild in the Streets '06 will bring skaters together from all over London, England and globally for what will turn out to be the largest, out-of-control, kick-ass street session ever. Featuring best trick contests, free product, and plenty more at a series of undisclosed real street locations throughout London, England, skaters truly will be Wild in the Streets with Emerica.

-->25 Jun 2006 @ 12:00 pm

Meet @ Slam city skates, Neals Yard, Covent Garden, London EnglandLondon, England, This event will occur simultaneous to the main Wild in the Streets event kicking off in Chicago, Illinois and carrying across the world in countries such as Chile, Norway, Australia and more. -->

UK and European Emerica team riders..

Skaters from all over London, England are invited to meet up at Meet @ Slam city skates, Neals Yard, Covent Garden, London England. From there, they will receive the local London, England Wild in the Streets skate itinerary. This itinerary will disclose the times and secret skate locations of where the group is headed. The itinerary will also have skating directions from each spot to the next, and will be available only at Meet @ Slam city skates, Neals Yard, Covent Garden, London England at on 25 Jun 2006 @ 12:00 pm.

In addition to providing them with the best, no-nonsense skateboarding shoes and gear available, Emerica believes in the ability of skateboarders to EmPower ourselves to do great things and create our own future!
Visit for more information.

Skateboarder makes history

On Friday 2 June, Dave Cornthwaite, a 26 year-old British man from Swansea, made history by rolling in to Land's End and becoming the first person to skateboard the length of Britain this marks the beginning of an epic journey for the skater, who only took up the sport last year.

In August, Cornthwaite will travel with a support team to Australia and attempt to break another world record by skating from Perth to Brisbane, a daunting distance of 4000 miles.
The record-breaking skate is part of a project dubbed 'BoardFree', founded by Cornthwaite with the aim of raising £50,000 for three children's charities, Link Community Development, The Lowe Trust, and Sailability Australia.

For more info see;

Friday, June 16, 2006

Surf Girl Classic

Surf girl classic calling all ladies who would love to get fit and learn to surf. The Gul SurfGirl Classic weekend is being held at Fistral beach in Newquay on July 8th to July 9th.

This course is aimed at beginners and those who have never surfed before. With tuition from first class English Surf Federation (ESF) coaches as well as GUL team riders (including national champions Beth Mason and Lee Ryan), the course will be much more than a surfing experience.

It includes yoga, fitness tips and massage for relaxation after the days work out and before the night’s festivities. Its a great opportunity for a fun-packed weekend with a group of friends or family, as part of a girl’s holiday or as a way of starting the summer. Free entry into renowned Berties Nightclub or Koola Bar can be arranged for those who want to party
in style.

The Gul SurfGirl weekends are the perfect opportunity for women from 8-80 to learn a new sport, make friends and embrace Cornwall’s vibrant surf culture."

For more information and bookings contact Rob Barber by email: or Tel: 01637 878074.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Nike ACG UK Riders update: 15/06/06

Hi all,

With summer upon us you will have noticed that the weekly updates have been lying dormant for a little while. But fear not, the team are busy mixing up some rest and recuperation with training camps.

So, here’s an update of what’s been going on- I’ll keep these coming intermittently but feel free to get in touch if you need any up to the minute news or info!

Dan Wakeham
Prior to jetting out to Mt. Hood, Dan returned home to Plymouth to earn some cash, working for his Dad. He also kept in shape by visiting Bath University once a week where he caught up with Zoe at the Institute of Sport.

He is now in Mount Hood sessioning a vast playground of pipes, kickers and rails. He has his pick of 21ft pipes which is the standard size for all World Cup & TTR events etc. Check out the attached shot of him coming out of one of the beasts, pulling a massive frontside air.

Dan will be returning in about 10 days before securing a filming trip for the European DVD.

Zoe Gillings
Zoe was 21 yesterday: Happy Birthday!

With only a couple of weeks to rest up after the Dolomites trip she was straight back to Bath for more work on her foot. As part of this programme she has been trying her hand at surfing, which she has loved. Zoe has been feeling really good about the strength gained and was raring to get out to Hood with the gang.

After Mt Hood, Zoe will no doubt be back in the gym prior to heading over to New Zealand for her final preparations before the World Cup season starts in Chile.

Angus Leigh
Angus has been working up in Scotland at his local slope getting some cash together before his summer training. He got back from Italy to find that the Scottish season had been extended and promptly cleaned up in local comps.

Angus is also out in Mt. Hood. This is a great opportunity for him to ride the super pipes and he should gain a lot from his first chance to spend a sustained length of time training in them. Check out the shot of him jibbing the barrel- by the looks of things both he and Dan are rocking the Minima jacket to deal with the heat out there.

Angus will be at the Board Test later this month.

Rebecca Cullum
Since the Dolomites Trip Rebecca has been back at school, but still mixing it up at Bracknell each week.

Rebecca has been selected for the GB Jnr Olympic Team! This takes place in February ‘07 in Jaca, Spain. She still has to go through the formalities of qualifying onto the team at the selection camp in August, but she’s understandably delighted. Rebecca follows in the footsteps of Angus and Zoe who have both competed in the event in years gone by.

Rebecca will also be at the Board Test.

Noddy Gowans
Noddy has been out to Riksgransen, Norway for their national Big Mountain Champs. He had a great time and was happy to laugh off some rather over-zealous local judging. However, he also was out there in order to write a piece for Fall Line. In fact, he has his own freeski column in the Mag next season.

At the moment, Nodds is back in the UK trying to get some cash together and having a break from the hills. He’s hoping to get some climbing and windsurfing in over the summer months and will be doing a lot of work on the column.

Paddy Graham
Paddy is going to be flat out this summer. He’s just got back from the IPP, where he helped to shape and work behind the scenes as well as slaying the park himself. He walked straight off the plane into the AIM Series Schools Tour and is working the trampoline as well as being an ambassador for skiing.

At the beginning of July he travels out to Norway with the European rookies to film their section for the upcoming DVD. He’ll be joined by Muz and a whole host of young talent. From there it’s off to New Zealand for a month where he’ll be taking on Snowpark and hooking up with more of the ACG European family who will be in attendance. It’s a great opportunity for him to train alongside team mates who will push him hard. After New Zealand he’ll have a second stint on the Schools Tour before he gets a chance to finally catch his breath.

Murray Buchan
Murray has had his head down at school since he got back. This hasn’t stopped him from sessioning the rails and kickers at Braehead though. Murray also ventured down to Castleford for Xscapeology last month where he turned heads as per usual.

As mentioned above, he’ll be laying it down with Paddy in Norway as part of the rookie’s filming trip. Prior to the guys leaving, they’ll be shooting LINE’s new ads in Edinburgh as a group.

Tom Last
Tom has been getting some down time in since the adventures of Italy and BUSC and making plans of his own. In fact, he’s going to be juggling studies and skiing next season thanks to being offered a place at Leeds Met for a degree in Music Technology. Tom’s stoked because the faculty will be supporting his skiing through part subsidising his course as well as allowing him to take sustained periods off to go skiing.

Tom will be joining Muz and Paddy in Edinburgh for the LINE shoot.

PWA World Cup Guincho Wave Contest 2006 Day Six

After five days of little wind speculation ended and the sleeping monster woke. Magnificent Guincho on the Estoril coastline finally served up a feast of wind and waves after a weeklong high tension waiting game. As predicted the Nortada wind arrived, slightly onshore at first allowing riders to use 5.7 sails to enjoy the solid waves, and then gradually increased and swung more cross-shore throughout the evening. Logo high sets produced clean walls for spectacular riding and outrageous jumps.

See Seven X Lucy Robsons commentry on the event @

Monday, June 12, 2006

Think you've got what it takes to be an ASSASSIN?

StreetWars is a 3 week long, 24/7, watergun assassination tournament that has already taken place in New York City, Vancouver, Vienna, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and is now coming to London!

At the start of the game you will receive a manila envelope containing the following:

  • A picture of your intended target(s)
  • The home address of your intended target(s)
  • The work address of your intended target(s)
  • The name of your intended target(s)
  • Contact information of your intended target(s)
  • Upon receipt of these items, your (or your team's) mission is to find and kill (by way of
  • water gun, water balloon or super soaker) your target(s).
  • You can hunt your target down any way you see fit; you can pose as a delivery person and jack them when they open the door, disguise yourself and take them out on the street, etc.

If you are successful in your assassination attempt, the person you killed will give you their envelope and the person they were supposed to kill becomes your new target. This continues until you work yourself through all the players and retrieve the envelope with your (or your team's) picture(s) and name(s). Then you win. Cash…but first live in fear.

Go to to sign up!

Go Skateboarding day - 21st June

On June 21 skateboarders around the globe will celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding!
Skateboarders everywhere will hold fundraisers, contests, protests, demo’s, they’ll skate across cities, gather in skateparks, stream into their local skate shop and some will even revel in the solitary act of skateboarding alone, all bringing together the skateboarding community in the grind heard around the world. Check out the website for more info @

Friday, June 09, 2006

Eric Koston Exclusive Interview

See this brilliant interview with Eric Koston on his new signing with Lakai, it’s a little old but well worth viewing it!

Go to view Press conference @

Come on England!

The World Cup is upon us, and és are showing their support for the England team with this special edition skate shoe. Not only is it well constructed with all the features you could ask for, but it is also has an encouraging 'Come On England' print on the insole!

  • The 'Standard' skate shoe from és
  • Leather upper
  • Box-stitched ollie protection
  • Padded tongue and collar for comfort
  • Elastic tongue centering straps
  • Full-length EVA internal midsole
  • STI foam level 2 footbed cushioning
  • 400 NBS stitched gum rubber outsole
  • Spare set of red laces
  • Come On England!

To purchase this little baby go to;

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Crossfire 7-set Jam at the Southbank!

The Southbank will be rinsed for another year as Cross Fire have decided to run another 7 set comp at the Southbanks most famous set of stairs. The date for this jam is Saturday 24th June and kicks off @ 12pm!

The comp is promoted in association with the Extreme Sports Channel Program Genex and will be shown within the next 2 months.

To show you the kind of chaos that went down last year see;


LINE Skis, founded by Jason Levinthal in 1995, helped pioneer the surging freestyle and freeride skiing movement. Their innovative twin tip and super fat big mountain skis are preferred by the new generation of skiers pushing the limits of the sport. LINE’s progressive designs and credibility with younger riders complements K2’s already strong presence in the hot freeskiing market.

For more on this story go to

Photo; Tash

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Knocked out!

Check out as this snowboarder leans back too far!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Folgefonna Summer Camp

The summer camp season has kicked off with the IPP in Iceland. Another great camp to put in your diaries will be folgefonna in Norway which is running from June 26th - July 22nd. Check out for more information.

The Nike ACG rookies (Paddy Graham, Murray Buchan, Roy Kittler, Theo Lange and Ulrik Badertscher) will be filming at the folgefonna camp from the 3rd to the 8th of July. Check them out at the camp if you get a chance, or if you can’t make it wait for their section in the European Nike ACG DVD!

Have a great summer!!

Friday, June 02, 2006

We are pleased to announce the launch of Seven X

Seven X are a new action sports brand, making apparel for action minded people and individuals that want to make the most of everyday by getting out there and doing the sports that drive them! They make great gear and are going to be selling purely via the internet.

Seven X is looking to support seven different action sports, these include; Motocross, Zapcat racing, Surfing, Mountain Biking, Windsurfing, Skiing & Snowboarding. We have already signed three athletes these include Mark Harris (free skier), Lucy Robson (windsurfer) and Mark Cameron (surfer). Check them out and the seven X product @