Vans Pipe Masters Evolves to Invitational
As part of a new chapter for surfing, Vans has reimagined the Pipe Masters to create a Live specialty invitational event that fuels innovation, inclusivity, and progression, while aiming to showcase both men and women specialists of tube-riding and aerial surfing. The Vans Pipe Masters event will debut in December 2022, with physical event permits secured for three years (2022, 2023, and 2024).
In 2021, the World Surf League (WSL) announced a fully redesigned Tours and Competition framework, establishing the key venues and dates for the world's best surfers moving forward starting in January at the world-famous Pipeline in Hawaii for the first-ever men's and women's joint Championship Tour event at that legendary break. The redesign of the WSL's Tours and Competition framework left an opportunity for Vans to leverage its ownership of the event’s IP and evolve the event’s approach for future generations.
In anticipation of the event’s physical debut, Vans remains focused on uplifting the Triple Crown while building the 2022 Pipe Masters Invitational platform.