Elija Berle on Thrasher Cover
Posted 12/31/2012 by Kelly
Vans Skate Team rider Elijah Berle scored the January cover of Thrasher Magazine! The skate dudes have been busy this year. For more Vans Skate, check out the year in review full of photos and videos.
Supercross Season Starts January 5th in Anaheim, CA
Posted 12/30/2012 by Kelly
Get ready to meet the Vans Moto crew at the first round of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA/FIM Supercoss race to be held January 5th 2013 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA! Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Team includes Blake Baggett #4 Dean Wilson #15 Tyla Rattray #28 Martin Davalos #40 Darynn Durham #44 Justin Hill #317. Good luck in the upcoming season guys!
2013 Vans Warped Tour Tickets On Sale Now
Posted 12/29/2012 by Kelly
The Vans Warped Tour will be here before we know it! Tickets are on sale now for all locations, but prices will be going up, so the earlier you buy, the more you'll save. The ticket also includes a compilation CD featuring artists from the tour. Bands joining the tour have been announced and stay updated for more announcements every week.
Catch Up with the Vans Snow Team
Posted 12/28/2012 by Kelly
Tis the season for snowboarding! check in with the adventures of the Vans Snow Team including Zac Marben, Cheryl Mass, Arthur Longo and the rest of the crew. Also, take a look at the new Vans Snow Collection with new technologies and four new boots to get you on the mountain in style.
The Art of Russ Pope
Posted 12/27/2012 by Kelly
Artist Russ Pope announced he will be joining Ray Barbee, Rich Jacobs and about 10 other artists for show in San Jose, CA February 8th. He also will be participating in a 5 man show April 2013 in Laguna Beach, CA. Check the new issue of Concrete, a Canadian magazine (print and online), where Russ has an Art Blender with a short interview and highlights of some of the collaborations he’s done through the year.
Skateboarder's Best of 2012
Posted 12/26/2012 by Kelly
Winding down the end of the year, Skateboarder Magazine announced their Best Blogs of 2012. Our own Tony Trujillo, Van Wastell (R.I.P.), Keegan Sauder and Jason Dill made the cut. Check out all the year's best.
New Episodes For Your Viewing Pleasure on OffTheWall.tv
Posted 12/25/2012 by Kelly
Bring on the holiday cheer as Chris Nieratko and family return for another edition of the Adventures with Chris - Holiday Special on OffTheWall.tv. While you're at it, take a minute to smell the roses with tons of other videos for your viewing pleasure. And, just because we like you, a new season of Grosso's Loveletters to Skateboarding and Classic Tales are coming in the New Year!
Vans Cold Weather Classics for Holiday 2012
Posted 12/24/2012 by Kelly
When the temperature drops, it’s important to have footwear that protects you against the elements. That’s why Vans offers Classics options updated with materials that will brave cold weather. A six-pack offering including the 106 Vulcanized, Era and Mid Skool ‘77 are available in water resistant pig suede promoting both style and function. Additionally, the Mid Skool ’77 and Era are lined with a soft fleece for an extra layer of warmth. Another style designed to keep feet dry this holiday season is the Outdoor Switchback.
Spring Sneak Peek!
Posted 12/23/2012 by Kelly
The launch of the spring Vans Classics collection is just around the corner and we have a peek at what to expect from the new season. Check out the latest take on glitter in two new colorways, three options in a retro-inspired acid washed denim and a fresh multi stripe print all available now! Stay tuned to see news on the launch of the full collection as well as a special collaboration out in February 2013!
Vans Warped Tour Bands Announced for 2013 Tour
Posted 12/22/2012 by Kelly
VersaEmerge, The Early November, Upon A Burning Body, Architects (UK), Forever the Sickest Kids, Shy KidX, Tonight Alive, Action Item and Oh, Sleeper will all be joining us on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. Check out these and all the 2013 bands announced to date and look for the next announcement Friday, January 4th.
Sk8-Hi Slim CA
Posted 12/21/2012 by Kelly
A contemporary take on Vans favorites, the California Collection utilizes premium materials while displaying the rich heritage of California design. A suede upper in conjunction with Native American woven fabrics and round, waxed laces evoke a Moccasin appearance, while a two-tone lining material provides comfort and ease of wear. Check out the fresh style or check out your local store.
Vans x Ride Channel Hookin' You Up for the Holidays
Posted 12/20/2012 by Kelly
Vans and Ride Channel have teamed up, and it's all for you. The Ride Channel is giving away 7 exclusive items, one a day for the next week. Check in with one of Vans' favorite ams, Daniel Lutheran to see how you can get your hands on a Vans team jacket, Jason Dill limited edition snakeskin Syndicates, Vans paddle balls, checkerboard Slip Ons, a Half Cab t-shirt and more.
Emergency! Calling Dr. Dan-Lu for an episode of Classic Tales!
Posted 12/19/2012 by Kelly
On a journey to Texas for the ultimate skate trick, Vans riders Dan-Lu, Johnny Layton, Gilbert Crockett and co. experience the gross-out slam of a lifetime. Nerves get the best of J-lay as he attempts the trick for the second time, leaving Daniel Lutheran and Gilbert to assess the damage. Watch the all the gory details on Offthewall.tv! You do not want to miss this one!
Rowley and Caballero in New Game App "Skate Trash"
Posted 12/18/2012 by Kelly
Skate Trash Mobile has launched in the iTunes store featuring legendary pro skaters Steve Caballero and Geoff Rowley downloadable level packs. Users can expect a game like no other with concrete jungles, hard core skate scenes, eyeballs, ooze, surf, goo, dragons and much more. Each level pack is unique and paired with classic skate images as well as music
Relive 2012 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
Posted 12/17/2012 by Kelly
Has it all sunk in yet? The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater could not have delivered more action throughout the three jewels, Reef Hawaiian Pro, Vans World Cup of Surfing and Billabong Pipe Masters. If you missed anything or want to relive the action, watch every wave on the Heat Analyzer and catch the highlights, check in with the newly crowned champs and tons more. Cannot believe it's over, until next year my friends…
Vans OTW x Lupe Fiasco Stovepipe Now Available
Posted 12/16/2012 by Kelly
The Vans OTW Collection proudly presents Advocate Lupe Fiasco’s signature Stovepipe colorway this holiday season. Fiasco’s inspiration for this project references ‘90s hip-hop culture and fashion, an aesthetic he refers to as “Native Tongues.” The Grammy-award winning emcee integrates retro patterns and color schemes from the era into the design of the Stovepipe. Get a closer look at this project on OffTheWall.tv!
12 Days of Vans Giveaways
Posted 12/15/2012 by Kelly
We're giving you 12 chances to win this December! Check daily for your chance to snag shoes, apparel, and special surprises from Vans. The contest kicks-off on Vans Facebook Friday, December 14th at 9amPT and ends at 11.59pmPT on December 26th. Happy Holidays from us to you!
Joel Parkinson Vans Triple Crown/Pipe Masters Champion!
Posted 12/14/2012 by Kelly
Wow! Did you see that? What an incredible few days of action. Joel Parkinson is the new Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons Champion! Major congratulations goes out to Joel.
Vans Triple Crown /Pipe Masters Champ Crowned- Watch Live!
Posted 12/14/2012 by Kelly
The final day of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater Billabong Pipe Masters in memory of Andy Irons will get underway at 9am HST this morning at Banzai Pipeline where a Champion will be crowned. And, as we close out the Triple Crown series and reach the final stop of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the race for the ASP World Title will be crowned by day's end. Double Champions means double the action, so don't miss another incredible day of action directly from Pipeline!
Vans' Off The Wall Skatepark & Garage Skate Shop Coming 2013
Posted 12/13/2012 by Kelly
Vans and Jack’s Surfboards today began construction of a 30,000 square foot Off the Wall Skatepark and Garage Skate Shop with a “ground breaking” ceremony in Huntington Beach, CA. The park complex, expected to open in early spring, will be free to the public and features two lighted skate areas catering to both bowl and street skating, the Garage Skate Shop combined
Holding Pattern Continues for Vans Triple Crown/Pipe Masters
Posted 12/12/2012 by Kelly
The world waits for the Banzai Pipeline to reawaken. Competition has been called off for a third consecutive day at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, with small waves on offer again at Pipeline. As we wait in anticipation, check out new videos, the Interactive Map of the North Shore and tons more to keep you stoked for the upcoming finals.
Dew Tour First Look Snowboard Slopestyle With Eric WIllett
Posted 12/11/2012 by Kelly
Check out this weekend's Dew Tour Slopestyle course in Breckenridge, CO from Eric Willett's point of view. A Summit County local, Eric will be competing in Slopestyle along with fellow Vans Team riders Cheryl Maas and Aimee Fuller, while Arthur Longo and Iouri Podladtchikov go for the win in Men's Superpipe. You can start watching Dew Tour live beginning tomorrow at 1pm EST and stay tuned for more from Breckenridge all weekend long.
Alec Majerus Wins Tampa Am!
Posted 12/09/2012 by Matt
Congratulations to Alex Majerus for winning 2012 Tampa Am! Click here to watch Alec's winning run.
Day 2 Billabong Pipe Masters Live Webcast is ON
Posted 12/09/2012 by Kelly
The third jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hyrdrated by vitaminwater Billabong Pipe Master day 2 of competition is ON! Holiding 6-10 foot NW swell holding throughout the day. Watch all the action online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app!
Vans Triple Crown/Billabong Pipe Masters Live Webcast 11am HST
Posted 12/08/2012 by Kelly
Time to migrate to Pipeline, the most powerful breaking surf on the planet. New 4-6+ WNW swell and building thru the day for the opening day of competition in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitamintwater / Billabong Pipe Masters on the North Shore of Oahu. Tune into all the action on the Vans Live 2.0 app or on VansTripleCrownofSurfing.com.
Vans Team Recognized at SURFER Poll Awards
Posted 12/07/2012 by Kelly
The Vans Surf Team and Vans' Get-N Classic, Vol. 2 film captured attention at surfing's biggest night, the 42nd annual SURFER Poll Awards held Thursday at Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. John Florence wasn't able to deny Kelly Slater of his 18th #1 Rider award, but followed up his Breakthrough Performer nod last year to appear in the Top Ten for the first time as runner up to the legend. Dane Reynolds claimed the No. 3 spot on the Poll, he
Classic Tales with Daniel Lutheran Coming Soon to OffTheWall.tv
Posted 12/07/2012 by Kelly
This coming week on OffTheWall.tv is going to make you want more. First we start the week out with Crack & Shine - Copenhagen. Then we catch up with OTW Advocate, Lupe Fiasco, who collaborated with Vans to produce a new take on the OTW Stovepipe style. We finish the week up with a brand new Classic Tales with Daniel Lutheran. Get ready!
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack Available Now
Posted 12/05/2012 by Kelly
The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack (downloadable content for THPS HD) is coming to XBLA, PSN, and Steam on December 5th for $4.99. It includes legendary pro skaters Steve Caballero and Geoff Rowley, the Airport, LA, and Canada levels from THPS3, and of course the Revert move. But there is more: James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo from Metallica will be playable characters. Eye every objective, then kill em all!
Adam Melling Wins Vans World Cup of Surfing!
Posted 12/04/2012 by Kelly
A huge congratulations goes out to Australian Adam Melling, who has won the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hyrdrated by vitaminwater Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, Hawaii - exactly what he needed to retain a position on the ASP World Tour for 2013. Melling won $40,000 and moved to equal second on the Vans Triple Crown series ratings.
Watch Final Day of Vans World Cup of Surfing Live Now!
Posted 12/04/2012 by Kelly
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater Vans World Cup of Surfing is ON today for the final day of competition! Watch as a new champion is crowned and see who leads the overall series points to win a bonus of $100,000, Harley Davidson motorcycle and a $10,000 custom Nixon watch.
Sunset Beach Pumping for Vans World Cup of Surfing Day 3
Posted 12/03/2012 by Kelly
Day 3 of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater Vans World Cup of Surfing is ON today with new WNW 6-8 foot swell with light variable winds. Contest starts at 8am HST with Round of 64 Heats 1-16. Don't miss a minute of the action either online or on-the-go with the Vans Live 2.0 app!
Dakota Roche Scores Ride BMX Cover with Massive Wallride Drop
Posted 12/02/2012 by Kelly
Life must be good for Vans BMX Team Rider Dakota Roche this month. He's been all over the place attending Cult's "Talk is Cheap" video premieres in which he has the end part and now he's scored the cover of Ride BMX Magazine with a man-sized wall ride drop. You've gotta trust your bike for a move like that. Congrats Dak- the one and only. California style.
Vans Womens Holiday Lookbook Out Now
Posted 12/01/2012 by Kelly
The Womens Holiday Lookbook is filled with a brand new collection to fit the winter season; dresses, denim, fleece and outerwear. Also, get your hands on the Vans x Junk Food collaboration for a limited time.