Alex Knost's Band - Japanese Motors On Tour!

Posted 02/27/2009

Alex Knost, Vans Surf Team rider and lead man for Japanese Motors are opening for Modest Mouse on a month long nation wide tour!  Don't miss this must-see show when they come to a city near you.

Countdown Begins For Vans Pier Classic!

Posted 02/26/2009

Plan to be at the Pier in Huntington Beach, CA for the 4th Annual Vans Pier Classic!
Watch out for Vans team riders John John Florence, Andrew Doheny, Jason "Ratboy" Collins and many of the best young surfers in the world going for title honors and all that cash in this WQS 2-Star event! If you can't be there, be on the computer watching all the action via live webcast!

Alexis Allan - This Saturday!

Posted 02/26/2009

Be one of the first to hear the up and coming musical talents of Vans girls ambassador Alexis Allan this Saturday. Alexis, who is rapidly gaining momentum in the music scene, is also an accomplished skateboarder whose skating talents have landed her in USA Today, Sports Illustrated Women and Teen Vogue.  Be sure and check her out on

Pat Gudauskas Rides On The Cover Of Transworld Surf Mag!

Posted 02/26/2009

After a super productive season on the North Shore and nearly missing qualifying for the WCT by around a point, Vans Surf Team rider pat Gudauskas still found time to be up at dawn with Nelly getting the cover shot for the newest Transworld Surf Magazine!

Trash Talk Added To Vans Band Roster

Posted 02/25/2009

Vans welcomes Trash Talk into the fold. Trash Talk will be headed to LA for a few days next week to finish up mixing their new single 7 inch. We'll keep you posted on the progress. They will also be going out on tour very soon. Dates are listed in our Music Section. Launches!

Posted 02/25/2009

From the US to Europe and all around the world, get an all-access view into the life of Vans Snow Team rider Andreas Wiig. Known for always being on the move, you can watch Andreas and his crew as they juggle their contest travel schedule while finding time to escape into the backcountry to film some of the best riding footage ever recorded.

Follow for regular video, photo and news updates about one of the most versatile and progressive snowboarders in the world.

Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. Recap

Posted 02/24/2009

Both Vans skateparks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA held the Man, I Need Vans game of S.K.A.T.E. this past Saturday (2/21/09).  Each park filled the contest within 45 minutes and some serious skating went down.

The Death Set / Ninjasonik Tour

Posted 02/24/2009

Following three shows every day for all of 2008, sometimes in two continents at once, The Death Set return from actual tours in Australia and Japan to kick off 2009 in their adopted States with the united fronting "Newmore Switchblades", guns out blazing. Gathering the like-minds of Ninjasonik, Team Robespierre, Totally Michael, and newcomers Cerebral Ballzy, The Death Set rekindle the nature of the runaway escapade, with some of their best friends alongside.

Bad Brains On Tour

Posted 02/24/2009

Catch the legendary band, Bad Brains live on a short Florida and Atlanta tour, March 4th through the 8th. Wanna look cool? Check out their gear! Keep checking back for more Bad Brains tour updates. Go get your PMA on!

Bucky And Cab Win Bondi Bowl-A-Rama!

Posted 02/23/2009

Vans Skate Team riders Bucky Lasek and Steve Caballero defended their title in the Pro division and Masters division last Saturday at the Bondi Bowl-A-Rama in Australia. Bucky came off a knee injury from the week before but managed to pull it together with flawless run in qualifying and finals with a McEgg at the buzzer like Michael Jordan at crunch time. Omar was on fire as well with long runs using the entire bowl and deck and placed second, respectively. The weather was intermittant rain with guys drying up the bowl as soon as the rain hit. Congrats to all the guys for a great showing! Be on the look out for a full video recap on the way!

Win A VIP Trip To See A Flogging Molly Show!

Posted 02/20/2009

Every year, in celebration of the Irish holiday, St. Patrick's Day, Flogging Molly embarks on their annual Green 17 Tour. This year, Flogging Molly will perform in Chicago on this special day and Vans wants to give you a chance to go to the show and be a part of Flogging Molly's annual celebration. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a VIP trip for two to Chicago to see Flogging Molly live at the Congress Theater. At the show, you and your friend will have the chance to hang with the band VIP style and win a ton of other prizes!

O'Neill World Cup of Surfing Airs On FUEL TV

Posted 02/20/2009

Revered around the world as the premier professional surfing series, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is staged annually in the giant winter waves of Oahu's North Shore. At the 2008 O'Neill World Cup of Surfing, Marcus Hickman, Tom Whitaker, Jordy Smith, and C.J. Hobgood throw down in heavy Sunset surf, fighting for the win at the second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Airing Monday, February 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time (5:00 pm Pacific Time), and re-airing several more times through March, FUEL TV will showcase 2008 VTCS: O'Neill World Cup of Surfing!

Trash Talk Tour Dates

Posted 02/19/2009

Read more to see tour dates for Trash Talk.

Trash Talk Live Videos

Posted 02/19/2009

Trash Talk videos from their recent show in LA. Check them out here and here.

Man, I Need Vans Game Of S.K.A.T.E.

Posted 02/19/2009

Want to have a fresh pair of Vans for every month of 2009?  Both skateparks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL will be hosting the "Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E." on Saturday, February 21st at 3pm. Winner of each age division (2 divisions: 6 - 13 and 14+) wins a year's supply of Vans shoes (12 pair). Registration starts at 12:00pm the day of the contest and there is no additional entry fee other than the regular price to skate! Limited spots available so show up early for registration.

Vans Skate Team Riders Compete In Bondi Bowl-A-Rama

Posted 02/18/2009

Bowl-A-Rama brings together the best skaters in the world to compete in Australia's finest skateparks set against the most internationally known iconic and beautiful beach in the world, Bondi Beach! Vans Skate team riders have landed in Aussie to get ready for the biggest and best competition so far.

Thrasher's Talk With New Pro Andrew Allen

Posted 02/17/2009

Mike Burnett catches up with Vans Skate Team rider Andrew Allen for the March Interview issue of Thrasher Magazine. Andrew has been on quite a tear since turning pro for Anti Hero!

Alex Olson Interview On Thrasher Magazine's Website!

Posted 02/16/2009

Get to know Vans Skate Team rider's newest member Alex Olson with an interview over at Thrasher Magazine's site. Thrasher lets some messageboarders ask Alex a few questions. This should be interesting... Check it!

FUEL TV Airs 2008 VTCS: Reef Pro Haleiwa

Posted 02/13/2009

FUEL TV starts next week out right with the airing of the Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing: Reef Pro Haleiwa on Monday, February, 16th at 8pm ET/PT. The first stop turned out to be one of the best contests ever held for the first jewel of the Triple Crown. With conditions that more closely resembled the hollow tubes of Tahiti or Hawaii's Off-The-Wall, the finalists put on an unbelievable demonstration of deep tube riding. Kekoa Bacalso, Dusty Payne, Michel Bourez, 2000 World Champ Sunny Garcia, Timmy Reyes and others battle it out in this amazing contest.

Vans x Bad Brains Collaboration

Posted 02/12/2009

The Bad Brains collab has finally arrived and the stuff is HOT! We are really excited about this collaboration with these legendary artists.The collection consists of 3 shoe styles, 3 tees and they are a must have!  Also check out the interview with Bad Brains' bass player, Darryl Jennifer.

Featured Artist Keren Richter At Vans Stores

Posted 02/11/2009

Stop by a Vans store near you for a chance to meet Vans featured artist Keren Richter. Keren is stopping by Vans retail stores in Denver, San Francisco and Phoenix to hang out and do live paintings. There will also be giveaways, raffles and an exclusive gift with purchase at each stop. Check out the dates and locations below and don't forget to check out Keren's website at

Vans Welcomes Dylan Graves To The Surf Team

Posted 02/11/2009

The squad at Vans is proud to announce the signing of international surf talent Dylan Graves to the Vans Surf Team. Hailing from Isabela, Puerto Rico, Graves, 23, garnered a great deal of attention at an early age after he was handpicked to be part of the acclaimed Young Guns film series. With his progressive surfing and effortless style, Graves quickly transcended his status as a standout in the Caribbean/East Coast surf scene, to become an internationally recognized rising talent. Graves, who will don both Vans apparel and footwear, continues to be one of the most talented and respected young surfers competing today.

2009 Vans Warped Tour Kick Off Party

Posted 02/10/2009

Wow, what a way to kick off the 2009 Vans Warped Tour in grand style - TSOL, The Adolescents, Sing It Loud, TV/TV and TAT will all be taking the stage on April 2nd at 7PM at the Key Club in West Hollywood! Tix are tight so get them while they're available.

Vans DTSD Episodes

Posted 02/09/2009

Can't get enough of the Vans Downtown Showdown? For your viewing pleasure, we will be releasing nine episodes of the Vans DTSD! These episodes go behind the scenes of all the action with rider interviews and so much shredding you won't believe your eyes!  Be on the lookout for a new episode released every week!

Vans BMX Dunbar 3 Sweepstakes!

Posted 02/06/2009

Once upon a time Vans BMX Team riders Josh Harrington, Alistair Whitton, Gary Young and Chase Hawk took over an abandon school in the middle of nowhere in Kansas and set up shop for the weekend. They built ramps on the playground and in the auditorium and shredded happily ever after.  The end result - a sick ass video! To celebrate, we've put together a stellar sweepstakes where three lucky winners will be the proud owner of a Signature Prize Pack from Gary, Josh or Alistair! The Pack includes their new and used autographed signature bike parts and a pair of the Dunbar 3 kicks endorsed by the guys! You have to enter to win, so what are you waiting for?

Andreas Wiig Competes At Red Bull Snowscrapers

Posted 02/05/2009

On Thursday, February 5th, the world's best snowboarders including Vans Snow Team rider Andreas Wiig will compete in New York City for their piece of the massive $100,000 prize purse at Red Bull Snowscrapers. Riders will rip against the majestic backdrop of the NYC skyline in the East River Park from 6-9 pm (EST) and it's all being webcast live in HD on FUEL.TV. Don't miss this one!

AWS "Mind Field" Premiere @ Vans Skateparks

Posted 02/04/2009

Head down to either Vans Skatepark in Orlando, FL or Orange, CA to watch the new Alien Workshop video "Mind Field" on Saturday, February 7th @ 7PM (local time). The event is free and there will be tons of giveaways.  Check out more information about the video that features Vans Skate Team rider Anthony Van Engelen!

AWS "Mind Field" Premiere @ Vans Skateparks

Posted 02/04/2009

Head down to either Vans Skatepark in Orlando, FL or Orange, CA to watch the new Alien Workshop video "Mind Field" on Saturday, February 7th @ 7PM (local time). The event is free and there will be tons of giveaways.  Check out more information about the video that features Vans Skate Team rider Anthony Van Engelen!

Josh Borden Talks To Blisss

Posted 02/03/2009

Vans Skate Team rider Josh Borden is interviewed by his teammate Omar Hassan in the Febrary issue of Bliss Magazine. Check out what this Orange County pool ripper has to say about living the dream.

West Coast Customs x Vans

Posted 02/02/2009

So, how many of you remember the "What If" commercial Vans ran on NBC and Fuel during the 2007 Dew Action Sports tour? A couple weeks ago, a good friend of Vans, Ryan Friedlinghaus (owner of West Coast Customs) happen to come across the commercial and offered to lend us a hand on a complete overhaul/rebuild. Our bus just made it over to the West Coast Custom shop thanks to Ryan's gigantic flat-bed truck and will begin it's transformation very soon. We' will keep you updated on all of the work going on at WCC.

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