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Mark your calendar now as Billabong’s 13th Annual “Cosmic Creek” presented by Subaru is coming the weekend of September 8 and 9th, 2012. Cosmic Creek is hardly just another surf contest. Instead, it is a throwback to the 1970s and a classic surf community celebration of the unique surfboards and surfing styles that made that era unforgettable…it was all about single fins and twinies while the best surfers sported super short inseams and feathered hair.

This year’s Cosmic Creek will once again feature a casual competition for all age groups. Expect local heroes, former pros, industry execs and a few of today’s top surfers including Dave Rastovich, Tyler Warren, Chris Del Morro, Rob Machado, Tom Curren and Donavon Frankenreiter. They’ve all made their mark riding the most unusual and forgotten surfboard shapes of decades past, from Ben Aipa stingers to MR twin fins, and these will be the ones on offer for the competition.

There will also be lots of art and giveaways with Creek legend Frankenreiter (who has been a staple at the event since its inception) hosting a FREE concert on the grass overlooking the beach immediately following the contest awards ceremony. “My favorite weekend of the year?” Donavon asks rhetorically. “The Cosmic Creek weekend! How can you go wrong with retro surfboards and a free concert on the beach?”

The contest is open to the public. To enter the event, download an entry form and take it signed with payment to Hobie Dana Point or Killer Dana surf shops.

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Hot on the heels from last week’s Street League Skateboarding championship in Newark, NJ, which crowned Nyjah Huston as 2012’s best, Element and Plan B will be hosting a team signing, demo, live music and more this Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd in Virginia.

Join champion Nyjah Huston, as well as Ryan Sheckler, Torey Pudwill, Mark Appleyard, Nick Garcia and Evan Smith for two fun evenings:

Don’t miss a Team Signing with Nyjah Huston, Ryan Sheckler, Torey Pudwill, Mark Appleyard, Nick Garcia and Evan Smith! Event runs from 5-7pm. Spend $65 or more on Element / Plan B product and receive a free T-Shirt and ticket to the front of the line.

Coastal Edge
1401 Greenbrier Parkway #1200
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Today’s event runs from 12-5pm and plays host to an array of events. Team Demo & Signing, No Board Left Behind chop shop and Live Music by The Drowning Clowns. Spend $65 or more on Element / Plan B product and receive a free T-Shirt and ticket to the front of the line.

No Board Left Behind Chop Shop
Bring your dilapidated deck, we’ll cut them into shape right here on-site. New trucks and wheels are available for purchase at Coastal Edge. Give your board a second chance to hit the streets, and leave “No Board Left Behind.”

Coastal Edge
316 21st St. & Arctic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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Who’s ready for Doheny Days 2012? The Doheny Days Music Festival returns to Dana Point, CA’s Doheny Beach on September 8th & 9th. This legendary festival returned last year after a 7 year hiatus.

The festival features an eclectic mix of music and embraces the eco-conscious beach/surf culture of SoCal. Over the weekend, festival goers enjoy 20+ sets of music on three different stages, eco-friendly attractions, tasty food & drink selections, and a huge vendor village.

Headlining the 2012 festival on Saturday, September 8, will be legendary alt-rock group, Jane’s Addiction. Also appearing at Doheny Days will be Jimmy Eat World, The Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Rebelution, Beats Antique, Delta Spirit, and Anuhea. The festival will feature three stages of roots, rock, reggae and funk music with additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Doheny Days is produced by Omega Events, which has successfully operated 26 festivals at Doheny State Beach, including 9 years of Doheny Days (1997-2004 and 2011) and fifteen consecutive years of the internationally recognized Doheny Blues Festival.

Discounted Early Bird passes are already sold out, but 2-day weekend passes went on sale earlier this month. These “Sunset” passes are available for a limited time only so snag yours while you can. Tickets start at $100 for a general admission weekend pass.

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On Saturday, September 1, 2012, members of the surf community will participate in the “Paddle for Daisy” in support of Al Merrick’s eight-year old granddaughter Daisy as she battles cancer for the third time.

At only eight years old, she has received six surgeries, 22 rounds of chemotherapy and two courses of radiation to fight against the aggressive and reoccurring Wilms Tumor. After insurance, treatments and travel will still cost half a million dollars.

In order to defray the costs, surfers around the world are rallying to support the brave young girl, including professional ambassadors Courtney Conlogue, Bethany Hamilton, Tom Curren, Rob Machado, CJ and Damien Hobgood, Will Tant, Sage Erickson, Nate Yeomans, Matt Pagan, Matt Beacham and Lakey Peterson.

Billabong family sponsors include Sector 9, Nixon, and Dakine.

While Daisy left earlier this month for Israel for a stem cell transplant, on September 1st, a series of Paddle For Daisy events will go down simultaneously all over the country: the West and East coasts, Hawaii, the Midwest and the Gulf Coast, in support of her.

The event schedule:

8:45 am – Arrive at local paddle location
9:00 am – Photo for Daisy
9:10 am – Pray for Daisy
9:15 am – Paddle for Daisy

For the location of your nearest paddle-a-thon or info on how to organize your own, go to To donate to Daisy’s cause, please go to

You can also text “DAISY” to 56512 to donate $10 to the Merrick family. All donations are tax deductible through Christian Surfers, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Continue reading

The coming-of-age surfing movie, Beautiful Wave, will premiere next Thursday, August 23rd at the Hermosa Community Center to support the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation and Hermosa Beach Historical Society.

Beautiful Wave was filmed in Mexico and California. The screenplay was written by Lynn Salt & David Mueller; and John Harris. It is directed by David Mueller. It is a drama set in Santa Cruz, California. The main character Nicole (played by Aimee Teegarden) lives with her grandmother (played by Patricia Richardson) for a summer and begins to surf. She also uncovers a family secret.

All proceeds from the event will go to support the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, which provides free of charge its unique program of Ocean Therapy, an adaptive surfing program to assist individuals coping with mental and physical illness in accessing the ocean environment.

The evening will also support The Hermosa Beach Historical Society, which was established to preserve and chronicle the history of Hermosa Beach.

The screening takes place at The Hermosa Beach Community Center which is located at 710 Pier Avenue (the large building on the southwest corner of Pier Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway).

Presale tickets are $7 and available at Dive ‘N Surf or ET Surfboards, or you can get tickets for $10 at the door.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Movie starts at 7:30pm
There will be beverages, as well as raffle and giveaway prizes for the kids.
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