The Andreas Wiig Invitational

Posted 03/31/2009

Going down on April 4th at the Vestlia Resort in Geilo, Norway, Vans Snow Team rider Andreas Wiig has invited some of his favorite riders to compete in a Big-Air Contest. The lucky winner will walk home with $15,000 and bragging rights as the winner of the inaugural Wiig Invitational.

Vans Pier Classic Recap

Posted 03/30/2009

The 4th annual Vans/Jack's Pier Classic wrapped up yesterday. The weather was up and down throughout the weekend with highs near 80 on Saturday the only reaching 56 on Sunday. Nevertheless the surfing was A+ with Dillion Perillo taking the win in the Ezekiel Pro Jr. and Mike Losness doing it in the Vans/Jacks 2 star WQS. Vans team rider Andrew Doheny took 2nd in the Pro Jr after surfing back to back heats. Thanks to everyone who supported the event as well as all the sponsors. See you next year.

Vans SK8: Pool Service Is Live On iTunes!

Posted 03/30/2009

The moment has finally arrived... after months of hard work, the ultimate skate video game, Vans Sk8: Pool Service, is live on iTunes! Hit the abandoned rec center pool as Vans skaters Bucky Lasek or Omar Hassan, compete in each of the events to unlock all of the skate decks, wheels and special tricks. Download the game to your iPhone or iTouch and claim shredder status!

Vans BMX Invasion 2 @ Vans Skatepark The Block

Posted 03/30/2009

Vans is now bringing the BMX Am contest to Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA on Saturday, April 25.  Guest judges for this one include Cory Nastazio, Gary Young, Ryan Guettler and Colin Mackay.  Come out and show the pros what you've got!  (Insert Read More Here) 1st - 3rd in each division take home a ton of free gear from Vans, Haro and Premium plus a trophy.  1st place of each division gets a pass to ride for free at the Vans park for a year!  Read the full details below...

Vans Pier Classic - Final Day

Posted 03/29/2009

The Vans Pier Classic wrapped up with a heated day of competition on the south side of HB Pier. Mike Losness pulled down the victory over a surging Dillon Perillo, who had just claimed the Ezekiel Pro Junior title in the heat before, narrowly defeating Vans' own Andrew Doheny.

Vans Pier Classic - Day 4

Posted 03/29/2009

Saturday saw another day of small wave wizardry at the Vans Pier Classic presented by Jack's Surfboards. Check out all of the action!

Vans Pier Classic - Day 3

Posted 03/27/2009

Today's action saw former Vans Pier Classic champions and local Huntington Beachfavorites Shaun Ward and Micah Byrne battle through their opening heats in an attemptto keep the title in Surf City. Friday also saw the start of the Ezekiel Pro Junior in theafternoon.

Vans Pier Classic - Day 2

Posted 03/27/2009

Day 2 of the Vans Pier Classic presented by Jack's Surfboards resumed today in peaky two-to-three foot conditions on the south side of HB Pier. Check out the action!

2009 Vans Warped Tour Venues Announced!

Posted 03/26/2009

Check out the Venues for this years VWT!

Vans Pier Classic - Day 1

Posted 03/25/2009

Day 1 of the Vans Pier Classic kicked off today in clean 2 - 3ft surf at HB Pier. The sun was shining and spring breakers were out in full force. Check out all the action right here!

Vans RV Tour Hitting Vans Skatepark Orlando

Posted 03/25/2009

Stop by Vans Skatepark in Orlando, FL on Saturday, March 28 @ 5PM. The Vans RV crew & legendary skater Tony Alva will be hanging out at the park and giving away free gear and pizza while supplies last. Stop by and say hi!

2008 VTCS Recap Airs On FUEL TV

Posted 03/25/2009

Take a look back at one of the best surf seasons ever on the North Shore of Oahu, through 2008 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the two months that can make or break a surfer's career. Watch incredible free surfing from the world's best surfers and catch up with them out of the water as well.

Vans Pier Classic Starts Tomorrow With Live Webcast!

Posted 03/24/2009

Get ready for the Vans Pier Classic presented by Jack's Surfboards coming to the Huntington Beach pier tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25 through Sunday, March 29. As the second stop of the ASP North American Tour and first event of the ASP North America Pro Junior Series, many of the best young surfers in the world will shred for their chance at $35,000! If you can't make it to the pier, be sure to catch all the action of the entire event via live webcast! Also look for plenty of photos and daily live updates.

SXSW Recap, Pics And More!

Posted 03/23/2009

Check out all that went down at SXSW including tons of pics, an insite to the showcases and more!

First-Ever Vans Book Gears Up For Launch

Posted 03/20/2009

It's been talked about for many years and now is finally coming to life. Vans will release its first-ever book this June, featuring 20-some-odd stories that collectively tell the story of the brand: from Rowley to Warped Tour, from Customs to Joel Tudor, from Alva and Cab to artist collabs. The book is 208 pages in hardback, with more than 350 full-color photos, and published by Abrams, world renowned for high quality pop culture books. Vans will be rolling out lots of bonus content and book info between now and the first week of June, all of which can be tracked at, including pre-order details that will allow you to take early delivery.

FUEL TV Presents The 2009 Tampa Pro Live HD Webcast!

Posted 03/20/2009

The Tampa Pro is one of the most dynamic and talked-about skateboard contests in the world. It takes place at The Skatepark of Tampa in Tampa, Florida from March 20th to March 22nd. Look out for Vans Skate Team riders TNT, Alex Olson, Johnny Layton, Angel Ramirez and Keegan Sauder. Watch the live webcast of the final day (March 22nd) from 12:00pm ET to 6:00pm ET on FUEL TV. If you miss the webcast, the contest will re-air May 1st. Good luck guys!

Vans Warped Pre-Sale Kicks Off On 4/1

Posted 03/20/2009

The 2009 Vans Warped Tour Ticket Pre-Sale will begin on Wednesday April 1st. For now, check out the fan community page which features streaming music from all the '09 bands, details of the ticket pre-sale, a very special contest, and the chance to discuss the pre-sale and tour with other Warped Tour fans! Check it out now.

Pier Classic 08 Videos and Photos!

Posted 03/19/2009

Attention! Attention! The Vans Pier Classic is less than two weeks away! We're bringing back videos and photos from last year's to get you stoked for this year's event! Check it...

Registration Now Open For Vans Vert & Pro Camp Featuring Bucky Lasek

Posted 03/19/2009

Both Vans Skateparks will be holding special skate camps featuring Bucky Lasek in June.  At The Block in CA, Bucky and other pros will be on hand to teach the fundamentals of transition and park riding.  Over at Vans Skatepark in Orlando, FL, Bucky will be stepping it up a notch and teaching advanced vert riding with other pros. This camp is geared to intermediate to advanced skaters, and spots are very limited so sign up today at your local park.

Portland and Denver Vans Skate Legends Weekend

Posted 03/19/2009

Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero hit up a couple of new Vans stores this past weekend for some autograph signings. First stop was the new Vans store at Lloyd Center in downtown Portland on Friday night.

Vans RV Coming Your Way!

Posted 03/19/2009

Watch out for the Vans RV traveling through the South and coming to a skate shop or park near you. If you're in the area, be sure to check out the bbq, grab some fresh gear and get your favorite deck signed by Vans Legendary Skate Team riders Steve Caballero and Tony Alva and Vans Flow Team rider Sky Siljeg!

Vans Pier Classic Kicks Off March 25th With Live Webcast!

Posted 03/18/2009

The 4th Annual Vans Pier Classic presented by Jack's Surfboards takes over the Huntington Beach pier Wednesday, March 25 through Sunday, March 29. The event, which will be the second stop of the ASP North American Tour and first event of the ASP North America Pro Junior Series, consists of a Men's WQS 2-Star Vans Pro and a Men's Grade 2 Ezekiel Pro Junior. The contest will feature many of the best young surfers in the world vying for title honors and part of the $35,000 up for grabs.

Wangl Tangl Is On!

Posted 03/18/2009

The Wangl Tangl is on in Mayrhofen, Austria! Check out daily updates on the snow, skate, art and music week-long event put on by the Aestheticker Crew.

Vans x 7 For All Mankind Denim Snow Pant!

Posted 03/17/2009

Vans and premium denim brand 7 For All Mankind are excited to announce a special collaboration for the 2009/10 snow season that offers an innovative new design for style-minded riders.

Rowley Stops By The Daily Habit

Posted 03/16/2009

Make sure your TV channel is set on FUEL TV Wednesday night because Vans Skate Team rider Geoff Rowley visits The Daily Habit to talk about what he's been up to and the upcoming Tampa Pro. Tune in!

Meet Your '09 Monster Pit Blog Reporter

Posted 03/16/2009

The wait is finally over. Meet Your New 2009 Vans Warped Tour Monster Pit Blog Reporter!

Thanks to everyone who submitted their applications to join us on the road this summer and after reviewing the amazing videos, blogs and photos that were submitted we've made our choice and its...Tiffany Mink from Bristol, Virginia. We'll just let Tiffany tell you a little bit about herself in her video and learn more about her on her VWT profile.

Join The '09 Warped Tour Street Team- Win Tickets & More

Posted 03/16/2009

The 2009 Vans Warped Tour will be here before you know it, and we need your help to get the word out. Signup now for the '09 VWT Digital Street Team. The top street-team members will win tickets to the Warped Tour show of their choice, in addition to other prizes like t-shirts, Alternative Press subscriptions, Vans shoes, and more.

Vans Joins South by Southwest

Posted 03/13/2009

South by Southwest (SXSW) showcases more than 1,800 musical acts of all genres from around the globe on over 80 stages in Austin, Texas from March 13th - March 22nd. Vans is joining SXSW in presenting Juliette Lewis and the New Romantiques, Gallows, HR, Circle Jerks, and Echo & The Bunnymen in the kickoff showcase on Wednesday, March 18th at Emo's. Vans and Alternative Press Magazine have also joined forces on Saturday, March 21st to present "Kick Up Your Spurs" with The Main, Hit The Lights, The Used and tons more- See you there!

Doheny Featured In Upcoming Surf Video

Posted 03/12/2009

Check out Vans Surf Team rider Andrew Doheny's clip in the upcoming "Sons of Sickness."

Win Vans Gear!

Posted 03/11/2009

Vans has put together 5 different sweepstakes featuring fresh new gear from Vans' Spring '09 Collection. "Swim Away" with Vans Girls Swimwear, turn your "Trash Into Art" with Vans Surf, win a BMX prize pack, including the Dunbar 3 shoe, try your hand at Vans Skate's new AVE SK8-Low's, or go for Vans Snow's new Hi Standard snowboarding boots! All you have to do is enter to win! Also, don't forget to check back monthly for new contests and more chances to win fresh Vans gear!

March Skate Clinic

Posted 03/10/2009

The world can always use another skateboarder, so learn today! Both Vans Skateparks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL will be holding instructional skateboard clinics on Saturday, March 28th from 8am - 12pm.

Mastodon's "Divinations"

Posted 03/09/2009

"Divinations" video from Mastodon's latest album, "Crack The Sky" is online now!

Billabong Pipeline Masters Airs Tonight On FUEL TV!

Posted 03/09/2009

In one of the most exciting contests in recent North Shore history, the world's best surfers including nine-time world Champion Kelly Slater, Chris Ward, Timmy Reyes, and Joel Parkinson try to claim the Pipeline Masters trophy in high-performance conditions at the Banzai Pipeline. With more than $30,000 on line for first place, the stakes are high and consequences even higher.

Hosoi, Caballero & Alva Autograph Signings At New Vans Stores

Posted 03/06/2009

Christian Hosoi and Tony Alva will be stopping by the new Vans store @ Lloyd Center in Portland, OR on Friday, March 13th @ 7PM. Steve Caballero will be joining Hosoi and Alva on Sunday, March 15th at the new Vans store in Denver, CO @ Southwest Plaza. There will be autographs, prizes and more!  

Check out the details below...

March Skate Clinic

Posted 03/05/2009

The world can always use another skateboarder so learn today. Both skateparks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL will be holding instructional skateboard clinics on Saturday, March 28th from 8am - 12pm.

Vans And Pro-tec Partner With B4BC!

Posted 03/05/2009

Vans and Pro-tec are honored to announce three new projects for the 2009-10 snow season that aim to inform and educate our community about breast cancer. Partnering with Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), a leading non-profit, youth-focused organization whose purpose is to increase awareness about the disease, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle, Vans and Pro-tec designed a limited edition women's snowboard boot, outerwear jacket and snow helmet, with a portion of the proceeds going towards this worthy cause.  

Carcass Back On The Road Again

Posted 03/04/2009

Reunited U.K. melo-death/gore-grind legends, CARCASS, will return to the United States this March for the "Exhumed to Consume II" tour. The follow up to last years highly successful "Exhume to Consume" tour will feature SUICIDE SILENCE, SAMAEL, ARSIS and PSYCROPTIC plus a few special guests on select dates. Vocalist/bassist and all around optimistic person Jeff Walker commented:

Van Engelen Scores Two Covers In April!

Posted 03/03/2009

Vans Skate Team rider Anthony Van Engelen steals the April cover of both Transworld Skateboarding and The Skateboard Mag! Don't miss his tell-all 18 page Pro Spotlight in Transworld. Congrats AVE!

Trash To Art Contest

Posted 03/02/2009

Vans continues with the art trash collaboration between the Surfrider Foundation and Vans Surf Team rider Nathan Fletcher and is asking you to make your own "Trash To Art!" Submit your art and you could be the monthly winner who will get a t-shirt and a pair of Vans shoes made with materials from recycled plastic!

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