Andrew Doheny Rides The NY Tide

Posted 11/30/2009

Not too long ago, Vans Surf Team rider Andrew Doheny took a trip from sunny Southern California to wintry New York to take a bite of the Big Apple. He caught up with SURFING's Tom Carey and a few other East Coast riders and made the best out of each session. Take a look at photos from his trip.

Rock And Roll Over Los Angeles!

Posted 11/30/2009

So last Wednesday Vans Music Man got a chance to go check out KISS at Staples Center. Even though Ace & Pete have been replaced, I have to say it was a really good show! Check out what else he had to report and all the rad pics...

Vans Triple Crown Live Webcast @ Sunset Beach Is ON

Posted 11/29/2009

Watch the top surfers in the world compete in the 2nd jewel in the Vans Triple Crown - The O'Neill World Cup of Surfing @ Sunset Beach, Hawaii. Catch all the action LIVE!

Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Live Webcast Is ON!

Posted 11/27/2009

The 2nd jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing - The O'Neill World Cup - is ON for an 8am (HST) start. Surf is 5-8 ft @ Sunset Beach. Competition will start with Men's Round 1.

FUEL TV Airs Bucky's Backyard Bowl-B-Q Thursday, Nov. 26 At 8pm ET

Posted 11/25/2009

Rockstar Energy Drink and FUEL TV present Bucky's Backyard Bowl-B-Q. Pro-skater Bucky Lasek has an enormous concrete pool in his backyard ... and it's not for swimming. By invitation only, the world's best pool and bowl skaters including Tony Hawk, Chris Miller, Christian Hosoi, and many others, have come to enjoy some home cooking and incredible pool skating. This half-hour exclusive will take you behind the gates and reveal what goes down in Bucky's private skating domain.

Tony Trujillo On The Cover Of Skateboarder Magazine

Posted 11/25/2009

TNT brings in the new year with Skateboarder Magazine and a sick shot on the January 2010 issue. Full Beauty and the Beast article inside and look out for the Beauty and the Beast Video in the weeks to come!

Bucky Lasek Celebrates With The Habit

Posted 11/24/2009

Believe it or not, FUEL TV is celebrating 1,000 episodes of "The Daily Habit" tomorrow! They are commemorating this momentous occasion with skateboarding vert and mega ramp icon as well as Dew Tour Champ, Bucky Lasek. Plus, Built to Shred's Jeff King and TDH correspondent Jordan Morris do an inspection of Bucky's big backyard bowl. Catch it all on Wednesday, November 25 at 6pm PST.

November Best Trick Recap @ Both Skateparks

Posted 11/23/2009

On November 6th both skateparks held their monthly best trick contest.  At The Block it was a mini ramp jam session and in Orlando it was the outdoor giant step up.  Here is what they had to say went down.  Be sure to click the link on The Block's recap for a video recap by Chris Davis.

Final Day Of Reef Hawaiian Pro Starts At 8am PST

Posted 11/23/2009

The Reef Hawaiian Pro will finish up today in overhead+ surf at Ali'i Beach in Haleiwa. With valuable WQS points and increased Triple Crown prize money up for grabs, the surfing is sure to be stellar. Watch live at Vans Triple Crown of Surfing or on the new iPhone app!

Tanner Gudauskas Keeps ASP Dream Tour Hopes Alive At Reef Hawaiian Pro

Posted 11/23/2009

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star PRIME Reef Hawaiian Pro saw up and coming American talent Tanner Gudauskas keep his hopes for a spot on next year's ASP World Tour alive when he advanced through to the Round of 32 behind ASP Dream Tour Title hopeful Joel Parkinson.

Big Waves Hit Your iPhone

Posted 11/22/2009

In perfect timing for huge waves on Oahu's famous North Shore, surf fans can catch all the live action of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing with a $0.99 iPhone application, available now at the iTunes store. 

Vans Triple Crown Live Webcast Is On In Solid Surf

Posted 11/22/2009

The swell that was predicted to hit the North Shore has arrived right on schedule. Ali'i Beach is seeing 4-6 waves and should be building as the day progresses. Competition will start this morning at 8am (PST) with the Round of 64. Watch the LIVE Webcast at to catch all the action!

Hawaii's Alana Blanchard Wins Vans Hawaiian Pro

Posted 11/19/2009

Hawaii's Alana Blanchard (Kauai) hit a career high today, defeating reigning world champion Stephanie Gilmore (Australia) to post a win in the Vans Hawaiian Pro, the first stop of the $1,000,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Blanchard won $2,500 today but now leads the Vans Triple Crown series ratings that will pay $25,000 to the women's winner at the end of the three events.

Tom Waits - 'Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards' On Vinyl

Posted 11/19/2009

Tom Waits' gold-certified triple-disc masterpiece ORPHANS: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS & BASTARDS (Anti-) will be reinvented on December 8 as a limited edition vinyl set, complete with a deluxe 12" booklet and six new bonus cuts. The collection totals 62 tracks over seven full length LPs, all pressed on 180 gram vinyl. (In the original CD collection, the package contained 30 new recordings which have now been upped to 32 with two newly recorded tracks as part of the bonus 6 on the vinyl set.)

Park Course Closure 11/23 @ The Block

Posted 11/19/2009

The skate course at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will be closed for a private event from 12pm - 2pm on Monday, November 23rd. The course will be open to the public surrounding the two-hour event (10am - 12pm & 2pm - 10pm). Retail and Pro Shop will remain open regular hours.

Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Presented By Rockstar Back On Today

Posted 11/19/2009

The men will finish up today with the Round of 96 of the Reef Hawaiian Pro and then head straight into the Vans Hawaiian Pro Women's event where a winner will be crowned. Action starts at 8am (HST) on!

Geoff Rowley Hits Up The Habit

Posted 11/19/2009

Vans Skate Team rider Geoff Rowley and music producer Baron drop in on The Daily Habit on FUEL TV to talk about all the action and music from the highly-anticipated Flip Skateboards film "Extremely Sorry." Make sure you tune in Friday, November 20 at 6pm PT or don't forget to set the DVR!

Reef Hawaiian Pro Is On!

Posted 11/18/2009

Watch the live webcast of the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the first jewel of the Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing going on now.

Tony Hawk:RIDE Just Released!

Posted 11/18/2009

Vans is stoked to be apart of the newest Tony Hawk:RIDE game just released on Wii, PS3 and 360! The skate action is more realistic than ever when you ride the game's new motion sensing skateboard. Be sure to check out some game features that we're especially excited about including; Vans Team riders Dustin Dollin, Christian Hosoi, Alex Olson and Cara Beth Burnside, Dustin's No Skool Tre SMU that is unlockable in the game with the cheat code Vans Downtown Showdown level and so much more! To celebrate, we are giving you the chance to shred on your Wii system just by entering the TH:RIDE Sweepstakes. Now, get on board and RIDE.

Extended Holiday Skate Clinics @ Vans Skateparks

Posted 11/17/2009

Don't get bored this holiday season having tag along with family shopping trips to the mall...learn to skateboard instead!  Both Vans skate parks are offering two separate skate clinics during the holiday shopping season on December 12th & 19th.  Clinics run from 8am - 1pm and include a pizza lunch!  Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members for skateboarders ages 6 - 16.  Sign up today before these sell out!

Slayer And Megadeth Team Up For "American Carnage" Tour

Posted 11/17/2009

Slayer. Megadeth. Two names synonymous with fierce, crunching power.  Two bands whose histories are inevitably intertwined in defining the thrash/metal genre.  Individually, their respective prowess and accomplishments are impressive; but together, they're brutal and unstoppable.  Megadeth and Slayer will join forces to co-headline "American Carnage," the most blistering, the most explosive, and the most eagerly anticipated mega-tour of the winter - and you do not want to miss it.

Tony Alva & Pnut Signings @ WA And AZ Vans Stores

Posted 11/17/2009

Skate legend Tony Alva will be rolling by a few Vans stores in November. His buddy and featured Vans artist Greg "Pnut" Galinsky will also be joining him. There will be autographs, tons of Vans giveaways and limited sketches by Pnut. You might even win a chance to take home a free pair of shoes. Don't miss this one!

Ali Whitton Scores January 2010 BMX Plus! Cover

Posted 11/16/2009

Alistair Whitton just e-mailed us a cover of the new BMX Plus! which he shot at Fuzzy's Jam in SLC before the Dew Tour a couple months ago. Here's what Ali had to say, "I had been riding and shooting all day with Vans and we went to Fuzzy trail jam right before it got dark. I was really beat up from a long day of riding but I had to ride Fuzzy's back garden trails. The session was really fun and everyone was having a great time. This is my 9th cover, and my 2nd BMX Plus! cover."

Ray Barbee's Event Recap

Posted 11/16/2009

If you didn't have a chance to make it to Proper in Long Beach where Vans paid tribute to Ray's 20 years of professional skateboarding, peep out the night's event.

Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Day 1 Wrap-Up

Posted 11/13/2009

Eyes were on the waves but minds were on the money as the $1,000,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink hit the water with day one of the Reef Hawaiian Pro - an ASP men's 6-star prime World Qualifying Series event. Subsequently, few people noticed that the bulk of the 10- to 12-foot NE swell wasn't making it around the corner into Haleiwa, and thousands lived it up in the bikini-strutting weather.

Ray Barbee Re-Issues Party at Proper Nov. 14

Posted 11/12/2009

Ray Barbee's first pro skateboard graphic debuted 20 years ago when Powell-Peralta released the now famous Rag Doll graphic in 1989.  Ray's influence and attitude helped fuel a revolutionary period in skate. To pay tribute to Ray's 20 years of professional skateboarding, Vans has reissued three of his favorite shoes and we're celebrating with a kick-off at Proper in Long Beach.

Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Is On For 8am Start!

Posted 11/12/2009

The world's first $1,000,000 surf series officially gets rolling on Oahu's North Shore today with the battle for this year's record Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar's "Triple Threat" prize purse. Haleiwa plays host to the Reef Hawaiian Pro, a prime 6-star men's ASP World Qualifying Series event, and competition will get underway at 8 a.m., surf pending.

Jermaine Rogers Art Show This Friday

Posted 11/11/2009

If you are in the LA area this Friday the 13th, stop by a cool art show including friend of Vans Jermaine Rogers among others at the POVevolving Gallery. The show will consist of rock n' roll poster art, rare pieces, originals and other surprises! See ya there...

Watch Some Shredding And Win Whitton's Swag

Posted 11/10/2009

Whatcha doing? Well, now is as good of a time as ever to check out footage of Vans BMX Team rider and Mr. UK himself,  Alistair Whitton spending time in Southern California, along with Greenville and Woodward East. Alistair is training for the upcoming season and word on the street is that he'll be learning some new tricks. Want to win some of Whitton's swag? All you have to do is enter-to-win and you can be the lucky winner to get a bunch of his endorsed gear including the Dunbar 3, PRO-TEC helmet, and more!

New Found Glory Go Unplugged With Dashboard Confessional On Fall Tour

Posted 11/10/2009

Pop-punk pioneers New Found Glory have announced an acoustic tour with Dashboard Confessional this fall in support of their latest release Not Without A Fight. And make sure to check out New Found Glory's zombified new video for their latest single "Don't Let Her Pull You Down,"

Vans Announces Record $1,000,000 Surfing Prize Purse

Posted 11/09/2009

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink makes history today, announcing the Triple Crown - Triple Threat bonus purse that makes this prestigious Hawaiian series the first $1,000,000 stop on the Association of Surfing Professionals Dream Tour. More than 150 surfers from 17 nations have a crack at the loot as the series kicks off this Thursday, November 12, at Haleiwa on Oahu's North Shore.

Vans is very proud to announce that the Triple Crown - Triple Threat will award $50,000 to the men's Triple Crown series champion, an extra $50,000 for the Billabong Pipeline Masters winner, a $50,000 bonus to the ASP's men's world champion, and a $25,000 bonus to the women's Triple Crown champion. The $175,000 Triple Threat is in addition to the existing $825,000 in event prize money, making for a $1million total purse.

Vans Surf Team Riders Compete In Cold Water Classic

Posted 11/06/2009

The O'Neill Cold Water Classic is underway in Santa Cruz with Vans team riders Timmy Reyes, Dylan Graves and John John Florence among those in the water. Check it out all weekend long!

Weakerthans Singer/Songwriter John K. Samson To Release Solo EP

Posted 11/06/2009

John K. Samson, singer/songwriter for venerated literary minded indie rock outfit The Weakerthans, will be releasing a three song solo record this November 3rd on Anti Records. The Weakerthans latest, "Reunion Tour," garnered praise in publications ranging from The New York Times to Spin to Paste Magazine, who said of the album, "If such a prize existed, it would be the leading candidate for this year's Punk Pulitzer." Samson's solo record entitled "City Route 85" will be the first in a series of recordings exploring the atmospheric streets and highways surrounding the musician's home in Winnipeg Canada.

Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Prepares For Nov.12 Start

Posted 11/05/2009

As yet another high surf advisor is issued for Oahu's North Shore, the $845,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, is revving up for next week's Thursday start. Wave face heights reached 25 feet over the weekend and provided surfers with the ultimate warm-up session.

Follow Vans Music On Twitter!

Posted 11/04/2009

Follow all things Vans Music on Twitter: @SUPERSIX8

Christian Hosoi @ Hawaii Vans Store Grand Opening

Posted 11/04/2009

Join us for a grand opening celebration at the new Vans store at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, HI this Saturday, November 7th @ 3PM.  Vans riders Christian Hosoi, Ray Barbee, Kalani Chapman, Reef Mcintosh, Lela Hurst and Kai Garcia will be on hand to sign autographs.  Ray Barbee meets the Mattson 2 will also perform live in the store!  Tons of free Vans gear and shoe raffles while supplies last.

Flogging Molly's 6th Annual Green 17 Tour Announced!

Posted 11/03/2009

St. Patrick's Day is traditionally celebrated by most people on March 17th. But, for Flogging Molly, the festivities start February 9th in Dallas at the House of Blues and won't end until the last Guinness is gone on St. Patrick's Day in Phoenix at the band's biggest St. Patrick's Day Bash yet! The venue boasts a 17,500 seat capacity and promises fans from all over the country an unforgettable holiday experience.

Dogtown And Z-Boys Deluxe Edition

Posted 11/02/2009

In conjunction with Sony Pictures Classics, Vans announces the release of a new deluxe edition of Dogtown and Z-Boys, the famed documentary chronicling the early 70s birth of modern skateboarding in Southern California.  Directed by skateboard legend Stacy Peralta, and narrated by Sean Penn, Dogtown and Z-Boys is the story of a group of gifted kids who single-handedly created a lifestyle that spread infectiously and become a worldwide cultural phenomenon.  Over 30 years later, Vans celebrates the skate pioneers with a re-release of the award winning documentary that features members of the original Zephyr Skateboard Team including Jay Adams, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta and their mentors Jeff Ho and Skip Engblom.

Flogging Molly's 6th Annual Green 17 Tour

Posted 11/02/2009

St. Patrick's Day is traditionally celebrated by most people on March 17th. But, for FLOGGING MOLLY, the festivities start February 9th in Dallas at the House of Blues and won't end until the last Guinness is gone on St. Patrick's Day in Phoenix at the band's biggest St. Patrick's Day Bash yet! The venue boasts a 17,500 seat capacity and promises fans from all over the country an unforgettable holiday experience.

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