Snowboarder Cover Shows off Mark Landvik
Posted 07/31/2011 by Kelly
Vans SnowTeam Rider Mark Landvik landed the cover of Snowboarder Magazine’s August issue with a monster air through the snow ghosts in the Jackson Hole, WY backcountry. Doc Zapalac returns to his snowboard photography glory with his latest cover shot, and the entire issue is filled with stories featuring the Vans Snow Team. Check out more of Mark and congrats on the cover!
Get Out and Do Something Tour Kicks Off Monday in TX
Posted 07/30/2011 by Kelly
Legendary Vans Pro Skateboarders Ray Barbee and John Cardiel will be traveling for a week playing live music and rockin' good times during the Get Out and Do Something Tour. It starts Monday, August 1st in Beaumont, TX and makes its way through Austin, Dallas and ends in Oklahoma City on Sunday, August 7th. Ray and the Mattson 2 will be performing live, followed by John Cardiel spinning his favorite music. At each stop we will be giving away a Fender guitar, skateboards from Element and Anti Hero, plus goodies from Vans and others. Come join us!
Vans Launches Custom Boardshort Program
Posted 07/29/2011 by Kelly
Vans and Shortomatic introduce our premium custom boardshort program, Vans Powered by Shortomatic, now live! Vans Powered by Shortomatic allows you to design your own version of Vans’ popular Era Classic boardshorts choosing from an array of 16 colors, six customizable patterns and four vintage prints plus a rotating limited edition artist print kicked off by the legendary Neil Blender. Inspired by Vans' classic Era shoe, the Vans by Shortomatic Era
Watch Live Webcast of Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational in Spain
Posted 07/28/2011 by Kelly
The first international edition of the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational presented by Vans kicks off this Friday, July 29 and continues Saturday, July 30 at renowned surf locale Playa Salinas in Northern Spain as 16 of the word's best longboarders will compete for their piece of a $10,000 prize purse. This summer’s Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, the 4th in the series, is held in conjunction with the 10th Vans Salinas Longboard Festival, the largest longboard gathering in the world. The Duct Tape is unique in surfing as it celebrates traditional log riding combined with modern style. Competitors are awarded for precision, form and creativity while riding single fin logs with no interference allowed. Surf fans around the world can tune in to a live webcast of the Duct Tape Invitational on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Replays of the contest will also be available on the blog for viewers who miss the live webcast.
"The Salinas Longboard Festival has always been a great gathering for the logging community,” said Vans Surf Marketing Manager Scott Sisamis. “We're really psyched to be able to be part of it on another level this year by showcasing the next generation of longboarders in this specialty event."
Expected Riders include:
Alex Knost (winner of Santa Cruz Duct Tape Invitational), Justin Quintal (winner of 2010 ECSC and Montauk Duct Tape Invitationals), Robbie Kegel, Tyler Warren, Christian Wach, Ryan
Vans X Games 17 Line Up Lookin' Good!
Posted 07/27/2011 by Kelly
In its ninth year in Los Angeles, X Games 17 will feature more than 200 athletes competing this Thursday, July 28th – Sunday, July 31st. It's a big deal. Check out a list of the Vans heavy hitters that have been invited. If you can't make it, check ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC for live action of the contest. Good luck guys, we'll be rootin' for you!
Dean Wilson Represents on the Cover of Transworld Motocross
Posted 07/26/2011 by Kelly
250 Lites MX Class points leader and Vans team rider Dean Wilson not only takes the cover of the August issue of Transworld Motocross Magazine, but has a big interview as well. Pick one up to to see what's up with "The Fyling Scotsman."
Live Chat from France with Vans Surf Team - Monday Night in U.S.
Posted 07/25/2011 by Kelly
The Vans Surf Team is holding it down in France and Spain this week and we're holding our first-ever global team chat from France Tuesday morning at 6:30 am local time, 12:30 am on the East Coast and 9:30 pm on the West Coast in the United States. Join Joel Tudor, Dane Gudauskas, Alex Knost, Andrew Doheny, and more to hear first hand what went down in the making of the new Vans Surf movie, Get N' Classic, and talk about this weekend's Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational from the Salinas Longboard Festival in Northern Spain. They'll be taking questions from viewers, so get your questions ready.
Share Your OffTheWall.tv Show Idea and Win Big
Posted 07/24/2011 by Kelly
Vans and Zumiez want YOU to inspire the next Vans OffTheWall.tv show and you could win a trip to L.A. to see your storyline turn into a reality! All you have to do is submit your 30 second video or written storyboard and you could win a VIP trip to the Vans offices, work on the OffTheWall.tv show, hang with Geoff Rowley, tour Universal Studios and collect tons of prizes from Vans and Zumiez. Also, each week one winner will receive a prize pack from Vans and a $200 Zumiez gift card. Get creative and start sharing!
Vans Video Vault: Sean Sexton
Posted 07/23/2011 by Kelly
Sean Sexton has been riding at a pro level for as long as anyone can remember, so it's only fit that he move into the pro ranks on the Vans BMX team. Splitting his time between Phoenix, AZ and Austin, TX; the Kink Bikes and Cinema pro has been traveling non-stop. Check out his clips from the road. Welcome to the team Sean!
Vans BMX and Skate Athletes Compete at Dew Tour this Weekend
Posted 07/22/2011 by Kelly
Today is a big day for Vans athletes competing at the Dew Tour in Ocean City Maryland this weekend. Bucky Lasek, Steve Caballero, Omar Hassan, Pedro Barros are qualifying today for Skateboard Bowl Semi-Final, Alex Perelson, Pedro Barros and Bucky Lasek in Skateboard Vert Semi-Final and Scotty Cranmer, Gary Young, Pat Casey, Ryan Guettler, Kyle Baldock in BMX Park Semi-Final. Finals go down Saturday and Sunday. Check local listings to catch all the action. Good luck guys!
Steve Caballero is Classic on New The Skateboard Mag
Posted 07/21/2011 by Kelly
Almost 50 and still killing it? We wouldn't expect anything less from Vans team rider and the man who is skateboarding, Steve Caballero. Next year will be the twenty-year anniversary of the Half Cab and he says " If I didn't have the signature shoe with Vans, who knows where I would be." Read his Milestone interview in the September issue of The Skateboard Mag.
A Joyous Week of Shows on OffTheWall.tv
Posted 07/20/2011 by Kelly
OffTheWall.tv brings you Part 2 of Adventures with Chris featuring Chris Pfanner. Don't forget to watch the first episode if you missed it last week. Also, new shows include Shore Break Baby Episode 1 Part 2, House of Vans: Create Your Mark, trailer for Vans' first Surf Film, Get-N-Classic Volume 1 and Vans House Parties - Episode 1. I'm sure you have a lot of catching up to do...
Vans Skate Team Riders Featured in Skateboarder
Posted 07/19/2011 by Kelly
Vans Skate Flow Team rider Yaje Popson has a few page interview that should definitely be checked out. Chris Nieratko joins Chris Pfanner in Germany and Pfanner ends up wearing a 52 pounds of gear during a backside 50-50. Wait, what happened? Find both articles in the August/September issue of Skateboarder Magazine. Also, big ups to Pfanner for his first Pro Model board with Anti-hero!
OffTheWall.tv Programing Now Also Available on YouTube
Posted 07/18/2011 by Kelly
For your viewing pleasure, all the programing you watch on Vans' OffTheWall.tv is now available on YouTube! Channel surf through your favorite series like Adventures with Chris or Off The Wall Comedy, or check out all the Vans videos through each channel. We'll do anything to please our valued customer.
Get Out and Do Something Tour w/ Ray Barbee and John Cardiel
Posted 07/17/2011 by Kelly
Join legendary Vans Pro Skateboarders Ray Barbee and John Cardiel for live music and good times during the Get Out and Do Something Tour. It starts in Beaumont, TX on August 1st and makes its way to Austin, Dallas and ends in Oklahoma City on August 7th. Ray and the Mattson 2 will be performing live, followed by John Cardiel spinning his favorite music. At each stop we will be giving away a Fender guitar, skateboards from Element and Anti Hero, plus goodies from Vans and others.
Mackay and Harrington At It Again
Posted 07/16/2011 by Kelly
Vans caught up with BMX Team riders Colin Mackay and Josh Harrington behind the scenes while filming for their upcoming Vans Video Vault episodes at an untapped skatepark in Virginia Beach, Mackay's new stomping grounds. Peep it out...
Introducing Get-N-Classic, Volume 1: Vans’ First Surf Film
Posted 07/15/2011 by Dan
Vans’ Get-N-Classic, Volume 1 is several years in the making. But then again, so was building a team that intersects the lives of the most interesting and talented individuals in surfing: Joel Tudor, Nathan Fletcher, Pat, Tanner and Dane Gudauskas, John, Ivan and Nathan Florence, Dylan Graves, Alex Knost, Andrew Doheny, Kalani Chapman and Jason “Ratboy” Collins. Filmed and edited by Graham Nash and Reagan Ritchie, Get-N-Classic, Volume 1 captures this unique juncture in surf history and chronicles the travels of the Vans Surf Team as they have crossed the globe in search of surf and adventure.
Back To School Free Days Vans Skateparks
Posted 07/14/2011 by Chase
Get your last skate session in before school starts...and hey it's on us! Both skate parks will be offering free skating for Back to School. The Orlando, FL park at Festival Bay Mall will be offering free skating on 8/20 and the Orange, CA park at The Block will be offering free skating on 8/27. There will be raffles and giveaways while supplies last. Please be aware that skate sessions have the potential to reach capacity.
BMX Jam this Saturday presented by Luke Parslow
Posted 07/14/2011 by Kelly
Vans BMX Team rider Luke Parslow is throwing a BMX jam and contest this Saturday, July 16th in Lake Perris, CA. All benefits from the "It Is What It Is Jam" go to Stephen Murray so come out and support!
The Vans Off The Wall Gallery Show in Portland
Posted 07/13/2011 by Kelly
This fall we collaborated with a few amazing artists such as Marco Zamora, Jay Howell, Tim Kerr and Rich Jacobs for The Vans Off The Wall Gallery collection. They are showing off their work at the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, Oregon. The show kicks off with an opening reception this Friday, July 15th from 7pm - 10pm and the show runs through July 30th.
Vans x Cult Night at Vans Skatepark - The Block
Posted 07/12/2011 by Kelly
There was a heavy turnout for the free BMX Vans x Cult night at The Block. Food, pros, product toss and more went down. Take a look at the vid!
Cult Night at Vans Skateparks this Thursday and Sunday
Posted 07/12/2011 by Kelly
Come celebrate the Vans x Cult collab out now with free BMX riding at Vans Skateparks. This Thursday, July 14th at The Block in Orange, CA and this Sunday, July 17th in Orlando, FL from 6pm - 10pm at both parks. Special appearances by Robbie Morales and Dakota Roche, giveaways, food and more!
Pat Gudauskas Wins ASP Prime Mr. Price Pro
Posted 07/11/2011 by Kelly
Vans Surf Team rider Patrick Gudauskas had the biggest victory of his career when he took the win in the Mr. Price Pro in Ballito, South Africa this past Saturday. Younger brother Tanner Gudauskas won this event in 2009, so Pat decided this one was his. Teammate John Florence had a great showing as well, taking second place. Pat will stay in South Africa to compete at stop four which runs July 14th - 24th. Congrats Pat and John!
Vans x Hellz Release Party
Posted 07/11/2011 by Kelly
Vans celebrated the launch of a collection on Thursday, July 7th at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles with collaboration partner-in-crime, Hellz Bellz. The evening kicked off with music and cocktails in the penthouse of the famous hotel and an intimate dinner on the rooftop. Guests were treated to an amazing view of the Los Angeles skyline while looking down on the notorious streets of Hollywood.
"Warped Wednesdays" on Fuse TV this Summer
Posted 07/10/2011 by Kelly
Tune into FUSE tv every Wednesday from 10am – 2pm ET now through August 10th for “Warped Wednesdays.” Every week, “Warped Wednesdays” will feature music and news from the Vans Warped Tour, serving as an all-access pass to exclusive interviews with this year’s bands and music videos from Warped artists, past and present. Viewers can also find a one-hour Warped special, hosted by Allison Hagendorf featuring highlights and interviews from the 2011 tour, as well as a special Warped edition of “Fuse Top 20 Countdown.”
All New Mens Apparel for the Fall Season
Posted 07/09/2011 by Kelly
A new season brings new gear. Lucky you. Vans Mens Apparel has released a second installment of the Off The Wall Gallery Series featuring artist Rich Jacobs, Jay Howell, Time Kerr and Marco Zamora. Also, Vans Skate Team rider Anthony Van Engelen and Vans Surf Team rider Joel Tudor serve up another solid signature collection of casual core and surf staples including hoodies, tees, wovens, pants, hats and more. Recently launched, is the V56 Standard Denim and 5-pocket pant, a classic new style that bridges the gap between skinny and slim fit. Check all this gear out and more!
A.skate Foundation Clinic at House of Vans
Posted 07/08/2011 by Kelly
Vans is proud to team up with The A.skate Foundation to hold the first autism skateboard clinic at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY. The event goes on from 12pm - 4pm this Sunday, July 10th with food and beverages. Don't forget you must register to attend. See you there!
Vans East Coast Skate Tour coming to VA this Saturday
Posted 07/07/2011 by Kelly
Meet Vans Skate Team riders Anthony Van Engelen, Johnny Layton, Keegan Sauder, Elijah Berle, Gilbert Crockett, and Andrew Allen in Norfolk, Virginia this Saturday, July 9th at the Northside Skatepark for 17th Street Skateshop. Signing starts at 3:30pm and demo at 5pm.
Vans Providence, Rhode Island Skate Jams All Summer Long
Posted 07/06/2011 by Kelly
Vans hooked up with the Fountain of Youth and all other skate shops in Providence, Rhode Island to host a skate jam at the Bank of America Skate Rink. It starts tomorrow, Thursday, July 7th and happens every Thursday throughout the summer. It's free, you can skate and there are weekly giveaways. Win win situation.
Leila Hurst Wins 2011 NSSA Women's Open Surf Title
Posted 07/05/2011 by Kelly
Congratulations to Leila Hurst on becoming the 2011 NSSA National Championships Open Women's Champion! She crushed it all week/weekend and even scored the highest wave of the round. The Vans Surf Team rider goes on to say, "I've wanted this for so long and this was my last chance to get it, so I'm stoked." Nice work Leila!
Vans x Captain Fin Co. Release Party at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop
Posted 07/04/2011 by Kelly
Come out on Thursday, July 7th to celebrate a very special collaboration between Vans and Captain Fin Co. with food, drinks and music! Art, photographs and surfboards created by Andrew Doheny and Alex Knost will also be on display. The party kicks off at 6:30pm at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach, CA. Hope to see you all there!
OffTheWall.tv Warms Your Heart with All New Shows Next Week
Posted 07/03/2011 by Kelly
We've got three great shows coming to you this week on OffTheWall.tv. Saddle up to watch Pro-tec Pool Party Episode 5 - Flight Path featuring Steve Caballero, Omar Hassan and Lizze Armanto as they experiment with different ways of tracking the top combi skaters paths. Then, hear from Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam when he visits the House of Vans for a skate session and to talk about his collaboration with Vans. Buck up with the second episode of Adventures with Chris - J-Lay. Like they said in The Big Lewbowski, “Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear, well, he eats you.” In this case, the bear ate Johnny Layton as he attempted to nosegrind a classic Jeremy Wray spot. Toy Machine filmer, Kevin Barnett seems to think Johnny could’ve knocked the bear out in one punch.
Registration Open for Summer Skate Camp
Posted 07/02/2011 by Kelly
Sitting around the house trying to figure out what you are going to do this summer? Come to Vans Skatepark for a week of summer skate camp. Each park is holding five summer skate sessions for beginner to advanced street skateboarders ages 6 - 16. Cost is $170 for members and $195 for non-members. Skaters learn from our Vans Skatepark certified instructors and meet 8am - 12pm M-F. Spots are limited so sign up at your local park today!
Win a Free Trip & Gear in the Vans Girls Dream Road Trip Contest
Posted 07/01/2011 by Kelly
Who doesn't love a road trip with your friends? Because we all need to get away during the summer, Vans Girls has a rad contest going on now to win a dream road trip of your own! Map your route, pack your bags, choose a theme song and let us know why we should pick you to go and create a mark of your own. The faster you enter, the faster you'll be able to get on the road...