Industry News 4/7/2009

Fuel TV Announces Amazing April Programming Line Up

Fuel TV Announces Amazing April Programming Line Up
April specials include the “10th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders' Poll Awards,” “Check 1, 2 – Eagles of Death Metal,” and the ocean animal rights documentary “Minds In The Water.”

FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, announces an amazing line up specials for the month of April, including the “US Snowboarding Grand Prix – Boreal,” the progressive surf film “Dude Cruise,” and the award winning BMX film “End Search.”

April Specials

Monday, 4/6/2009
10th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders' Poll Awards – 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes
The “10th Annual Transworld Riders’ Poll Awards presented by Gore-Tex” honor snowboarding’s elite in various categories. Watch as the top snowboarders including Travis Rice, Pat Moore, Gigi Ruf, Jake Blauvelt, Scott Lago, Torah Bright, Marie-France Roy, Jamie Anderson, Natasza Zurek, Raewyn Reid, and Lucas Debari are nominated for the prestigious awards. Watch and find out who wins.

Monday, 4/6/2009
FiNS – 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT
Today, surfing is more eclectic than it's ever been—yet as surfers, there are still certain aspects of the sport that tie us all together. Young, old, male, female, longboard or shortboard, we're all in it for the sake of riding a wave. In this episode of “FiNS,” we'll showcase a diverse group of the world's best surfers riding some of the world's best waves, profile young surfer Kolohe Andino, chronicle an all-female boat trip to Indonesia, and going deep into Peru on a guided tour of that country's varied surfing heritage.

Wednesday, 4/8/2009
Pull – 11:30am ET/8:30am PT
Check out four of the top up-and-coming riders as they pack as much action as they can into one week on the annual Alliance Coming Up Trip. Stu Shinn, Andrew Pastura, Robert Soven, and Bob Sichel get one week to prove themselves at Mike Schwenne’s West Coast Camp on Lake McClure, California. Then check out what happens when we combine the best wakeskaters in the world with a winch and a bunch of surfers. Josh Sleigh and the MOB crew team up with Collin Harrington, Nick Taylor, and some of the sports most progressive athletes to utilize the winch all along California’s coastline.

Friday, 4/10/2009
Strange Notes: Son, Get Down from There! – 8:00pm ET/PT in Skate @ 8
“Son, Get Down From There! Is” features professional and amateur skateboarders Nilton Neves, Al Partenen, Taylor Smith, Peabody, Silas Baxter-Neil, Euro Enduro II with the Santa Cruz team, and the Bust or Bail contest with Ryan Sheckler and Andrew Reynolds.  Also appearing are Danny Way, Mark Appleyard, Lizard King, Louie Lopez, Emmanuel Guzman, Devin Appelo and many, many more! Shot on location around the world in places like Europe, Australia, and the USA. Son! Get down from there! Or, on second thought, ollie off of there!

Monday, 4/13/2009
Check 1, 2 – Eagles of Death Metal - 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes
Eagles of Death Metal make a triumphant return to Hollywood for an exultant night of epic rock and roll excess. Watch as charismatic singer and guitarist Jesse Hughes is reunited with founding band member Josh Homme (who also fronts multi-platinum selling arena rock band Queens Of The Stone Age) to bring the crowd into a frenzy.

Monday, 4/13/2009
Dude Cruise – 9:30pm ET/PT
The Irons Brothers Productions film crew and the highly celebrated DC Shoes Surf Team including Bruce Irons, Dane Reynolds, Ry Craike, and amateur Garret Parks hit the road in Australia for a two-week road trip complete with world class surfing and a view into the boys' personalities. Have you every wondered what it is like to experience a surf trip through Bruce Irons' or Dane Reynolds' eyes? “Dude Cruise” has a level of reality that other surf films don't have. You get an inside view of what a two week surf trip with the world's top surfers is really like. 

Thursday, 4/16/2009
The ASP Women’s World Tour 2009 – Roxy Pro Gold Coast – 8:00pm ET/PT in SurfSpot
The Roxy Pro kicks off the 2009 season on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia. The world famous Snapper Rocks is the stage for the best surfers in the world to start their run for a world title. This year, defending world champion Stephanie Gilmore will have to fend off a group of young rookies including Paige Hareb, Coco Ho, and Sally Fitzgibbons. The warn sun and perfect waves of the Gold Coast make for the perfect contest environment to see the best women in the world compete at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast.

Monday, 4/20/2009
End Search – 9:30pm ET/PT
“End Search” is the first video ever to win a Transworld NORA Cup for “Video of the Year.” 2008 was an awesome year for BMX videos, making this reward a huge honor. Josh Harrington produced a banger with groundbreaking footage from an all-star cast including Ryan Nyquist, Dave Dillewaard, Ty Morrow, Will Love, Rob Darden, and Josh himself. Two years of filming around the world in countries such as Australia, Taiwan, Brazil, Canada, and all over the USA ensure an all killer, no filler video.

Tuesday, 4/21/2009
US Snowboarding Grand Prix – Boreal – 8:30pm ET/PT in Snow Pack
The second U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix of the season occurred at Boreal, California where riders were treated to an Olympic size 22-foot halfpipe. With the Vancouver Games a little over a year away, riders were excited to compete in a similar size pipe as they will see in Vancouver in order to hone the tricks needed to be a contender. On the men’s side, Steve Fisher stood above a crowded pack to take the victory, while the U.S. Snowboarding women riders continue to dominate with Hannah Teter, Kelly Clark and Gretchen Bleiler taking the top three spots.

Sunday, 4/26/2009
Minds In The Water – 9:30pm ET/PT
“Minds In The Water” documents the journey of traveling professional surfer Dave Rastovich from an ocean minded admirer to an ocean activist. Through the charismatic journey of Dave’s life, witness an adventure spanning the globe from Australia and the Galapagos, to Tonga, Alaska and Japan. See first hand how one surfer’s quest to protect dolphins and whales has blossomed into a movement of like minds including fellow surfer Chris Del Moro and actress Hayden Panettiere. The message: If ocean minded people are to pass on a sustainable culture, then they must become responsible stewards of their coastal environment.

Monday, 4/27/2009
éSPECIAL – 9:30pm ET/PT
“éSPECIAL” features éS footwear’s internationally renowned pro skateboard team and documents their best skating, spanning three years of filming all over the world. Bobby Worrest, Javier Sarmiento, Nyjah Huston, Cale Nuske, Danny Garcia, Justin Eldridge, Rodrigo TX, and Rick McCrank each have their own montage of their most creative and progressive skating, aligned with music to suit their vibe. The team riders cover a wide variety of skating styles and are big part of pushing modern-street skating to new levels.

Tuesday, 4/28/2009
Visa US Snowboard Cross – Boreal – 8:30pm ET/PT in Snow Pack
The Visa Snowboardcross Championship Series crowns the best male and female snowboardcross as national champion. At the first stop of the series, Nate Holland and Graham Wantanabe continued their success from X Games and went one and two at Boreal. Lindsey Jacobellis continues to dominate the women’s field and lead each of her heats to climb onto the top spot on the podium.