You must check out the recently released July issue of Surfing Magazine. Vans' own Dane Gudauskas gets a picture perfect shot for the cover. The caption reads, "Dane Gudauskas with a Caribbean slice through a lava-lamp blue sea." Yep, that pretty much describes it. Pick yourself up a copy if you know what's good for you.
Word on the street is that OffTheWall.tv is working closely with artist Jay Howell to create another season of the beloved Classic Tales. This time around we'll hear and see stories from skate legend John Cardiel and skate journalist Chris Nieratko, amongst others. I'm cracking up already. Until then, watch your favorite episodes from Season 1.
OffTheWall.tv brings you the first episode of Jeff Grosso's Loveletters to Skateboarding Season 4. For every Love Letter we put together we come across so many cool photos and video clips. Here’s a bunch of our favorites that we may have shown you before… and some we haven’t. Click here to watch.
Four of the five Vans Custom Culture final event judges have been named! Timo Weiland, Christian Jacobs, Steve Caballero, Whitney Port and one surprise guest will be reviewing the students' shoes and choosing the grand prize winner at the legendary Whitney Museum of American Art on June 11th. Look out for more information coming soon and a spotlight on the final event.
Join legendary Vans Pro Skateboarders Ray Barbee and John Cardiel for live music, art and good times during the Vans Get Out And Do Something Tour. Ray and the Mattson 2 will be performing live, followed by John Cardiel spinning his favorite music. Greg "Pnut" Galinsky will also be in the scene sharing his artistic flavor. At each stop we will be giving away a Fender guitar and tons of other prizes from our sponsors. Come join us!
Huge congratulations goes out to our man, Gary Young who took home Gold in BMX Park at X Games Barcelona! Fellow team rider Scotty Cranmer followed right behind him claiming the Bronze medal. In skate news, Vans team rider Pedro Barros won Gold in Skate Park with teammate Curren Caples on the podium with the Silver medal. A-mazing. Nice work crew!
Meet and Greet with the band Motion City Soundtrack! The band will be heading to the Vans Store in Natick, MA on June 1st at 1pm and Merrillville, IN on June 2nd at 1pm. To attend, pick up your free wristbands at each location starting today. The band will sign autographs and meet with fans. Don't forget to catch them all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour!
The Vans BMX Team headed to Barcelona for X Games from Thursday, May 16th through Sunday May 19th. BMX Park, Street and Vert will be going down and televised on ESPN and ABC. They'll also be hitting up a Vans Store for a signing. Good luck guys!
OffTheWall.TV is excited to announce the return of Grosso. Following three critically acclaimed seasons of skateboarding nostalgia, legendary skateboarder Jeff Grosso graces us with another series of the beloved Loveletters to Skateboarding. In the new season, Jeff pays homage to the best memories of skateboarding from its infancy to its evolution today.
This Saturday, May 18th, head to Extension Gallery at Orchard in Allston, Massachusetts for an exhibition of artwork for Antihero Skateboards by Dennis McNett. Antihero and Orchard Off Campus Housing collab project release with special guests Julien Stranger and John Cardiel. The event goes from 8pm - 11pm and is 21+.
Don't miss out on registering for Vans Skatecamp this summer at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. There will be six weekly sessions offered starting July 8th and spots are limited. Skateboard instruction is offered for street skaters ages 6 - 16. Camp runs Monday - Friday from 8am - 12pm and includes a day pass to ride for the rest of the day. Cost is $170 for members and $195 for non-members. Read the rest for more information and we'll see you this summer!
Congratulations to Lakeridge High School, Middletown High School South, University High School, Eastern High School and Friendswood High School for successfully reaching the coveted final five in this year's Vans Custom Culture contest. Our grand prize winner will be crowned on June 11th at the world famous Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Go Skateboarding Day is here again! Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will be offering free skating all day on Friday, June 21st. There will also be a $200 Vans gift card high ollie contest, and tons of giveaways from our sponsors. Come by and join us, but please be aware that the skate session has a chance to reach capacity. Check out the flyer below for times & details.
Make sure to head to the Vans Skatepark on Friday, May 24th for the Girl and Chocolate demo starting at 7pm. Chocolate's newest pro, Vans team rider Elijah Berle, will be on-hand with Eric Koston, Sean Malto, Brandon Biebel and more for a demo, signing, giveaways and more.
Bucky Lasek makes a defiant comeback as the winner of the 2013 Vans Pool Party unseating defending champion Pedro Barros for his third Pro title since 2010. Bucky claimed $28,000 with former winners Pedro Barros and Rune Glifberg placing second and third after a heated Pro final featuring impressive runs by young guns Cory Juneau, Tom Scharr and Austin Poynter.
That's right folks today is the day...Vans Pool Party presented by PRO-TEC and hydrated by vitaminwater comes to you via LIVE webcast from the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Tune in at 2:30pm PST to catch all the wild action. You now have two wishes left.
The final players for the 9th Annual Vans Pool Party presented by PRO-TEC and hydrated by vitaminwater were determined Wednesday at the Vans Skatepark in Orange with 13 open qualifiers and five Masters qualifiers set to join the pre-seeded skaters in the main event airing live tomorrow, May 11th at 2:30PM in HD!
The window to vote for this year's Vans Custom Culture semi finalists is closing soon! Head over to see the top 50 submissions and vote for your favorite pairs of customized Vans. Your votes will decide our five finalists that we'll fly out to New York for an exclusive event at the Whitney Museum of Art, where we'll crown a winner and award a $50,000 donation to that school's art program. Voting ends on May 13th at 11:59:59 PM EST.
This Saturday, May 11th, the world’s best skateboarders and pool masters will duke it out at the infamous Vans Combi Pool in Orange for the 9th Annual Vans Pool Party presented by PRO-TEC and hydrated by vitaminwater. This year’s contest brings Vans’ own Pedro Barros back to the bowl, defending the Pro title for a potential three-streak win, along with the legendary Steve Caballero, who will protect the Master’s* crown for the second time in his career.
As the Vans ads in the latest skate mags might tell you, Kyle Walker is officially on the Vans Skate Team. He's been filming for the Vans video and traveling the world with the team for the last year, so help us in welcoming Oklahoma's finest, Kyle Walker to the team. Get to know a few things about Kyle in his Q&A and you'll definitely be seeing him around.
Vans Skate Legend Tony Alva is an influential skater, to say the least. That's why he broke the top 10 of Transworld Skatboarding's list of The 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time. Watch Part 2 of his interview and catch up on Part 1 if you missed it out now.
Arguably the world’s most sought-after surfer, Dane Reynolds is a humble enigma. While most likely surfing more than any human on the planet, he still finds time for music, art, editing and creating a little project by the name of Summerteeth. This project brings other talented artists together to create everything from beach chairs to t-shirts. Vans worked with Dane to combine his own art from Summerteeth, an aloha print, and the material from an old comfortable coat to translate into this collection.
The 9th Annual Vans Pool Party presented by PRO-TEC and hydrated by vitaminwater returns to the Vans Skatepark in Orange on Saturday, May 11th for another action-packed Combi competition. Bringing the world’s best skateboarders and Combi masters into one pool, this year’s contest offers a talented Open Division led by defending champ, Vans’ own Pedro
House of Vans has teamed up with the world's biggest underground rock-n-roll band, Turbonegro, to debut a 7” live recording titled, Turbonegro Live from the House of Vans, in conjunction with the band’s US May tour. The limited edition vinyl will feature two tracks – “Mister Sister” and “You Give Me Worms” – from Turbonegro’s August 2012 performance at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY and is the first-ever live recording released by Vans.