FUEL TV Announces Stellar August Programming Lineup

King Of Wake World Cup Series, “Billabong Design For Humanity,” “Nixon’s High Tide Hold ‘Em,”  “The 2008 Maverick’s Surf Contest” and Globe’s “United By Fate: Episode 4” featured.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, features its August specials including the “King of Wake World Cup Series,” “Billabong’s Design For Humanity,” and a special “Check 1,2” Marathon including a new “Check 1,2” with the band MGMT.

AUGUST SPECIALS
Tuesday, 8/5/2008
King of Wake World Cup Series ’08 – 2008 PWT Stop 2 – at 8:00pm ET/PT in Wake Steady
They say everything’s bigger in Texas and that’s no exaggeration. This year there’s a ton of excitement building over The Mastercraft Pro Wakeboard Tour’s stop number two. The best professional wakeboarders in the world arrive at Texas Mastercraft’s private training facility in Fort Worth for an epic weekend of riding. Last year, the Bone-Crusher, Rusty Malinoski, crushed the competition here. Can he again outride the “Iceman” Phillip Soven and the “A-Train” Adam Errington to grab the Indmar points chase lead?

Friday, 8/8/2008
Cheese & Crackers – 8:00pm ET/PT in Skate @ 8
With all the jumbo rails and mega ramps in skate videos, things run the risk of getting a bit too serious. “Cheese & Crackers” is a breath of fresh air to shred enthusiasts gasping for something new. In this mini-ramp smack down, Daewon Song and Chris Haslam take their technical skills to a five-foot halfpipe hidden in the sprawl of Long Beach’s shipyards. Using found props within their junk-ridden warehouse, Haslam and Song have a few laughs as they rearrange what people think is possible and impossible on a shred stick. Enjoy!

Monday, 8/11/2008
Billabong’s Design For Humanity – 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes
Design for Humanity is Billabong’s charitable initiative. It began as an opportunity for Billabong’s marketing, art and design teams to come together and give back to a non-profit close to the heart of our industry. Now in its second year, Billabong has chosen Surfrider Foundation as the benefiting charity for this year’s event. This year Design for Humanity features a swim fashion show, an art auction and a musical performance from MGMT. In the second part of the show we will travel to Puerto Rico with Billabong surfers Sanoe Lake and Alana Brennan to see firsthand the kind of work that Surfrider Foundation is responsible for.

Tuesday, 8/12/2008
King of Wake World Cup Series ’08 – 2008 PWT Stop 3 – 8:00pm ET/PT in Wake Steady
After two battle-ridden stops on the Mastercraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, the best riders in the world have arrived in the Twin Cities of Minnesota for another weekend of tough competition.  Out front in the Indmar performance standings is the Iceman, Phillip Soven, who’s two for two in event wins. Bone-Crusher Rusty Malinoski and a surging Andrew Adkison arrive to try and end Phillip’s success.

Thursday, 8/14/2008
The Game – 8:00pm ET/PT in SurfSpot
Pete Frieden nomadically travels the globe in search of the exclusive sessions from the world’s best surfers. With many other photographers also in the hunt, year after year Pete successfully finds himself at the right place at the right time. Watch what Pete labels “The Game” featuring Shane Dorian’s wave of his life at Teahupoo, the new Sydney Slab wave “Hours” with Koby Abberton, Dane Reynolds at home, and exclusive Cory Lopez on the Gold Coast. Finally, watch Andy, Bruce, Taj, Mick and Joel having the time of their lives in France, Hawaii and Tahiti.

Monday, 8/18/2008
Nixon High Tide Hold ’Em – 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes
The “Nixon High Tide Hold ’Em” is an invitation-only journey to the isolated paradise of Tavarua. Some of action sports’ biggest names including Todd Richards, Danny Way, Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla, Brad Gerlach, and Sal Masekela enjoy the island lifestyle and take a break from the stress of the world through a series of friendly competitions. From ping-pong to fishing, along with some time to surf a couple of the local breaks, the tide is high and the mood is relaxed at the “Nixon High Tide Hold ’Em.”

Sunday, 8/24/2008
Check 1, 2 Marathon Broadcast
Catch some of the best musical acts in concert today. From bands like The Bravery to The Cool Kids, FUEL TV’s “Check 1, 2” Marathon will be on all day for your listening pleasure. Each episode is packed with great music, behind the scenes interviews, and an action sports twist. Then, at 8:30pm ET/PT, we premiere an all-new “Check 1, 2” featuring MGMT, and you won’t want to miss that.

Monday, 8/25/2008
The 2008 Mavericks Surf Contest – 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes
Check out the 2008 Mavericks Surf Contest featuring the world’s best big-wave surfers competing at the famous and dangerous Mavericks surf break in Northern California. Jamie Sterling, Greg Long, and other chargers paddle under sunny skies into the giant, unpredictable waves that are synonymous with Mavericks.

Tuesday, 8/26/2008
King of Wake World Cup Series ’08 – 2008 Tige’ Pro-Am: Portland, OR – 8:00pm ET/PT in Wake Steady
One of the largest and most exciting wakeboard events this season is the 2008 Tige’ Pro-Am Wakeboard Championships, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. This electrifying three-day event features the world’s top professional and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters competing for valuable points and prize money at Blue Lake Park in Portland, Oregon. This event includes a special 1080 competition with $10,080 being awarded to the first rider to land the elusive spin in competition.

Friday, 8/29/2008
United By Fate: Episode 4 – 8:00pm ET/PT in Skate @ 8
What is the Black Van, and why is it chasing some of the best skaters in the world? The Globe Skate Team is on the run from the menace. Paul Machnau, Chris Haslam, Matt Mumford, and Jake Duncombe have all fallen into the clutches of the Black Van and now it has its sights set on Greg Lutzka. Will Lutzka make it rain hammers?

Sunday, 8/31/2008
Dew Underground: Portland – 8:30pm ET/PT
In 2008, action sports fans have the chance to experience the AST Dew Tour like never before. Only Mountain Dew takes fans beyond the competition by providing unprecedented access to the cities, culture and athletes surrounding the tour. “Dew Underground” will highlight the best in music and art from every city and bring it to fans like never before with the help of FUEL TV. From checking out the local art gallery to viewing a live studio show, fans will have the opportunity to interact with Mountain Dew like never before. Be sure to check it out next time the AST Dew tour comes to your town!

About FUEL TV
FUEL TV is the action sports lifestyle network for skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross, and wakeboarding. A unit of Fox Cable Networks, FUEL TV was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in 25 million U.S. homes. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv

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