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After an extremely successful opening year at the famous Tribeca Cinemas, the 2nd Annual New York Surf Film Festival will return in September 2009. The New York Surf Film Festival is an event consisting of three days of screenings from independent short and feature films, cult classics, and world premieres from established and emerging surf filmmakers. The official Website of the New York Surf Film Festival,, will bring the festival…  More info 

SEVEN-time world women’s surfing champion Layne Beachley has confirmed she will come out of retirement for two pro tour events this year _ both in Australia.

Beachley will contest the Rip Curl Women’s Pro at Victoria’s Bells Beach in April, as well as her own Beachley Classic in Sydney mid-year.

The 36-year-old Australian, who retired from full-time…  More info

In our fair country we like our beer cold, our freedom fries hot and our economy, well, not so goddamn recessed. We are in the midst of an economic meltdown, one whose effects have trickled down every nook of society, leaving no person with bulging pockets and no business with “Now Hiring” signs. It’s about time for our new president to come gallivanting across the country in shining armor, slaying the fire-breathing beast of recession and ushering in a splendid age of economic growth and free love. Even if his attempts fail, shining armor is quite expensive these days, so we can count on the money he spends on that to trickle down. Isn’t that right, Republicans? I love you guys; you always have all the answers.

Surfers tend to be a fairly self-sufficient lot. I haven’t heard of any government bailouts for shapers lately, and I see that Quiksilver can still afford…  More info 


A deadline is fast approaching on February 10 that could potentially be deadly for the youth motorcycle and ATV market. In less than two weeks, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, enacted August 14 of last year, will go into effect and ban all products designed for children ages 12 or under which contain lead over specified limits. The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America and Motorcycle Industry Council are attempting to get an exemption for ATV and motorcycle parts…
…What exactly happens on Feb 10 for motorcycle dealers?
“On February 10 large inventories of motorcycle and ATV products that present no health risk to children could be rendered retroactively illegal and future products prohibited from sale. These products may need to be destroyed resulting in severe hardship for dealers and manufacturers in the motorcycle industry. Along with the current state of the economy, this may be a hit that dealers and manufacturers will not be able to recover from…  More Info…