We Jammin'

Tony Hawk booms, hucks, skates

SUN 11/16

The whole concept of extreme -- sorry, X-treme --sports has gotten a bit tiresome. What ever happened to just skating your friend's empty pool with a couple of pals? "Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huckjam" may be a bit more involved than your average city street or backyard, but it still kicks it old school. A multimedia extravaganza of skating, biking, and music, the Huckjam is Hawk's ode to the days when it was all about the skating, man. Oh, and it's also about the "Loop of Death" and the "30 Foot Fall." The show features skate veterans such as Hawk, who ended his professional career with his tenth gold medal at this past summer's X Games, along with Bucky Lasek, Andy MacDonald, Lincoln Ueda, Sergie Ventura, and Bob Burnquist, the premier loop rider in the world. The jam also kicks out BMX demos by Mat Hoffman, Dennis McCoy, John Parker, Simon Tabron, and Kevin Robinson and revs up with Motocross freestyle riders Carey Hart, Clifford "The Flyin' Hawaiian" Adoptante, Ronnie Faisst, and Dustin Miller. The Anarchy Orchestra provides the soundtrack. Think of it as a three-ring circus, but with hot skaters instead of creepy clowns and bearded ladies. The boomin' starts at 6 p.m. at the Office Depot Center, 1 Panthers Pkwy., Sunrise. Tickets cost $26 to $50. Call 954-835-8000. -- Audra SchroederGone Fishin'

Bringin' in the billfish

WED 11/19Fishing fans flock to the Las Olas Marina (across from Las Olas Riverfront, 300 SW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale) at 6 p.m. Wednesday for the kickoff party for the 37th-annual "Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament." About 100 boats are expected to participate in this year's tourney, and the overall winner takes home $10,000. Now, that's quite a bit of cash, but to take it home, the winner will need a great deal of skill and no small amount of luck. The competition itself gets under way on November 21 and continues through November 23, with hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Should you think you've got what it takes, visit www.billfishtournament.com for rules and registration information. Individual entry into the tournament costs $225 per person, $125 for juniors. -- Dan Sweeney

 
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