Come out to the Vans store @ Boulevard Mall to meet Ryan Villopoto, Austin Stroupe, Brett Metcalf, Nick Wey and others Thursday, May 1st @ 6:30pm. There will be tons of giveaways and prizes including limited edition Ryan Villopoto tees for the first 50 attendees. Vans Boulevard Mall - 3528 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-369-4392
Paralyzed since a double backflip went bad last June, BMXer Stephen Murray is tackling his toughest trick ever: getting back on his feet again. Read up on how Stephen has been working through physical therapy and believes he will be able to walk again in the current issue of EXPN The Magazine. To make a donation to Stephen Murray, please visit www.stephenmurrayfamilyfund.com.
Watch the worldâ€™s best skateboarders shred the Combi-bowl at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA on May 17th. You donâ€™t even have to leave your couch because weâ€™re bringing the LIVE Webcast straight to you! Enter our "Watch and Win" sweepstakes where one lucky winner will be rocking out on a customized Pro-Tec Pool Party Epiphone Les Paul Jr. guitar, autographed by the winners of the event! The winner will also receive 2 passes to the Vans Warped Tour, so go sign up at Vans.com now! Bucky Lasek and Steve Caballero have already confirmed their attendance for this yearâ€™s event, check out who else is ready to compete... Catch all the action- photos, videos, interviews and moreâ€¦ on Vans.com!
Headed into the eleventh stop on the WQS, Pat Gudauskas is still first in the ratings. He is competing in the O'Neill Highland Open which is going down in Scotland as I type this story. Go watch Pat G shred on the live webcast to see if he can maintain his top ranking.
The Vans bus is headed to the Los Altos Skate Park in Albuquerque, NM for the All Nation Skate Jam featuring John Cardiel, Ray Barbie and Tony Alva on Sunday, April 27th! Go check it out!
Everyone at Vans is excited to announce the signing of rising young motocross star Ashley Fiolek to the Vans Motocross team. At 17 years of age, Ashley just recently turned pro and is also the first female to join the Vans Motocross family. The St. Augustine, Florida native is looking forward to a successful rookie season in the WMA series.
Joel Tudor rides what he wants and does what he wants. It's the key factor in being Joel. It makes him a figure sure to go down in surf history as the conductor of his own train, so get on board! See what makes this 30 year-old longboard style master tick and get to know the real Joel Tudor in this episode of "Firsthand" airing Sunday, April 20th at 5pm PT and 8pm PT and re-airing several more times over the next month. Learn more about Joel than just his surfing life. Watch as he travels to New York City to visit â€œHigh Timesâ€ magazine, and then heads to the jiu-jitsu championships.
You'll remember one of our favorite artists, Derek Albeck, from our Sky Gallery project last year. He's back at Berdhouse Gallery in Echo Park beginning May 9.
Come out to the Vans store @ the Westfield Southcenter Mall to meet Ryan Villopoto, Austin Stroupe and Nick Wey Thursday, April 24 @ 6:30pm. There will be tons of giveaways and prizes including limited edition Ryan Villopoto tees for the first 50 attendees. Vans Southcenter - 1058 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188, (206) 244-3758.
The Ultimate Boarder is a competition that showcases the top talents in surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding. Watch for Vans athletes, Kurt Wastel who placed 8th in the snowboarding portion, and Nathan Fletcher competiting in the finals for surfing to make a run at the title. Check back for final results on this modern action sports triathlon after the final competition in skateboarding goes down on Saturday.
Listen to the one and only Steve Van Doren on the radio discussing the Vans "Catch The Bus Tour," the history of Vans, this year's Warped Tour, and more...
Vans team rider Ryan Villopoto once again proves to be the cream of the crop with another dominant victory on Saturday night, this time in Detroit, Michigan! Setting the fastest laps of the day and cruising through his heat race with a relatively easy win, Villopoto wasted no time as the gate dropped for the main event.
The Kickoff party went off Friday night at the Key Club in Hollywood. Check out photos of the performers; Broadway Calls, 3OH!3, Beat Union, Katy Perry and The Aggrolites. We'll have the rest posted on the Vans Warped Tour site in a few days, once the photographer has fully recovered from the festivities!
Angel Ramirez, Omar Hassan, Andrew Allen, Chris Pfanner and Tony Trujillo traveled to Israel along with Thrasher Magazine. The team headed staight over to the new skate park Hubbard and Vogt built in Aviv, Israel to skate and bbq with the locals. Their next stop was in Eilat to skate and hangout at the Red Sea. Check out all the pictures and footage!
Today's "Best-of The Daily Habit" show features guest host Chris Pastras sitting down with Aussie BMX ripper and Vans team rider, Ryan Guettler. Ryan speaks up about his Vans Signature shoe the Whip 2, the BMX camp in Orlando, and upcoming trip to Italy for a demo. Tune in to FUEL TV today!
After almost 10 great years at The Block at Orange, the Vans Skatepark is getting a much-needed facelift to nearly every inch of skateable park terrain.
Check out the photos from the first week of the "Catch The Bus Tour" from the 3 amigos- Bob, Mario and Steve. Photos include the first winner from the Texas stops... He is invited to spend 3 days in Cali to watch the Vans Pro-tec Pool Party! Photos also include shots of the sick Plus Skateshop ramp!
Vans team riders Andrew Doheny and Sage Erickson have been selected for this years junior athlete USA Surf Team. After six months of training and evaluation, Andrew and Sage will travel to Hossegor, France to compete in the 2008 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships.
Congrats to Vans FMX team rider Mat Rebeaud for winning first place at the Motocross Freestyle International Red Bull X-Fighters in Mexico! Mat pulled numerous backflip combos to beat out 12 of the world's best riders and earned him the points lead in the series standings. The international series heads to Brazil then makes it's first U.S. stop in Dallas, TX...good luck Mat!
Day 1: J&E / Quicken Boarshop, El Paso Texas Adventures of the Vans Catch the Bus Tour. Led by "The Super Mario Brothers" Bob P. and Mario B. Location was The Carolina Skatepark this was awesome start to a "Vantastic Adventure". Mario at the grill, Bob at the wonderful munchies and Luis & Mike from Quicken Boardshop assisted with the huge assortment of giveaways. The crowd of kids steadily grew with excitement. The entry box for the Vans Pro Tec Pool Party sweepstakes was full "great response since everybody would love to win a trip Cali for the event of the "year" at our Vans Skatepark where legends are made. Next stop San Antonio Evolution Boardshop.
Who: Alexandra Ibay Cabal Age: 16 Hometown: Glendale, CA
Don't forget to pick up the April edition of Blisss Magazine! It covers the Bondi Beach and Wellington Bowl-A-Rama events down under, as well as the Vans Cup at Tahoe. All with killer photos, stories and more... Go on now, get reading!
Vans team rider Chris Pfanner is named "Who's Hot" in Skateboarder Magazine's May Issue! Go to your local convenient store, open up a copy and see for yourself!
Be ready for anything, lunch at the beach or dinner with friends. The lightweight material makes this tank great to throw over a swim suit and will keep you cool under the hottest temperatures. A simple tug on the drawstring bottom will create a different look every time you wear it.