Vans Presents The HIC Pro

Posted 08/30/2010

After 26 successful years, the Xcel Pro at Sunset Beach, Oahu, which runs from October 28-November 10, will take on a new title sponsor this year, Hawaiian Island Creations, to become the HIC Pro. The HIC Pro will upgrade to an $85,000 ASP-sanctioned 4-star event and will be the final qualifier for the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing that begins November 12. As the final ASP regional contest of the year, it not only crowns the 2010 ASP Hawaii regional champion, but will also qualify six aspiring locals to compete on the world's premier surfing stage: the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. For more details of the event, take a look at Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Justin Quintal Wins Joel Tudor Invitational Presented by Vans at the ECSC

Posted 08/30/2010

The packed, sun-drenched crowd that took in the 48th Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships at Virginia Beach this weekend also got the chance to see 16 of the best longboarders in the world in the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational presented by Vans. The highly-specialized event required surfers to ride 12-lb, single fin leashless boards along with some serious style and nose riding all for a $10,000 purse.

East Coast Surfing Championships This Week

Posted 08/24/2010

Be sure to bookmark the official Vans/East Coast Surfing Championships blog and check back all week long for the haps from Virginia Beach. The ECSC is the longest running surf contest in the US and the whole action sports industry is descending on the the scene en masse. Vans will be representing with a bunch of team riders including surfers Joel Tudor, Alex Knost & Andrew Doheny, skaters Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan & Neal Hendrix, BMX riders Scotty Cranmer, Simon Tabron & Dennis McCoy.  Check out the blog for the contest & demo schedule plus a bunch of performances from the likes of Mix Master Mike and Set Your Goals.

Vans Girls Fall Fashion Show This Weekend in NY

Posted 08/24/2010

Attention New Yorkers! Teen Vogue is bringing the Vans Girls Fall '10 collection to life with a fashion show featuring looks styled by the Ultimate Off the Wall Style Muse. It's all happening this Saturday, August 28th from 1-3PM at The Westchester in White Plains NY. Be one of the first to arrive and get a Vans gift bag with some killer swag!

East Coast Surfing Championships Going Down Now

Posted 08/24/2010

Virginia Beach is blowing up this weekend with the East Coast Surfing Championships. Besides the huge surfing contest going on, there are bands lighting up the stage, skate and BMX demos, signings and all kinds of other fun stuff pretty much taking over the town for 5 full days starting August 25th and ending August 29th. Take a look at the blog to see what's going on and if you're going to be at the event follow @vans_66 on Twitter.

September Shred Street Contest Is Back

Posted 08/24/2010

It's that time of the year again! The September Shred Street Skateboard Contest is back at each Vans Skatepark on Saturday, September 25th. This year we have a ton of sponsors and prizes. We will be running with three different divisions (Sponsored, 14+ and 6 - 13) and have cash prizes for first place in Sponsored ($500) and 14+ ($300). Find out more details about the contest and prepare to shred.

New Album from The Sword

Posted 08/24/2010

The Sword: Entire NEW album from now available for streaming!

Maloof Money Cup OC Airing on FOX this Saturday, August 28

Posted 08/23/2010

If you missed any part of the Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans, or just can't get enough, you're in luck! You can watch the world's greatest skateboarding event airing on FOX at 12pm PST this Saturday, August 28th. See the top pros battle it out for street and vert titles and $450,000.

Get Out And Do Something Tour Starting this Tuesday, August 30th in VA

Posted 08/23/2010

Join legendary Vans Pro Skateboarders Ray Barbee and John Cardiel for live music and good times. Ray and the Mattson 2 will be performing live, followed by John Cardiel spinning his favorite music. At each stop we will be giving away a Fender guitar, skateboards, (thanks to Element and Anti Hero) and goodies from Vans and others! Come join us...

Amber Wing Scores the Cover of Wakeboarding Magazine

Posted 08/23/2010

Amber Wing is killing it! Congrats to the PRO-TEC Team Rider for being the first girl ever to land a 900. Check her out gracing the cover of the October issue of Wakeboarding Magazine and make sure to keep your eye out for what she'll do next.

August Best Trick Recap

Posted 08/20/2010

Things are heating up at the skateparks this August.  Both parks held their monthly best trick contests at the beginning of August.  Check out what happened below and as always hit up each park on the first Friday of every month at 7pm for your chance to take home a free pair of Vans.

September Shred Street Contest Is Back

Posted 08/20/2010

It's that time of the year again! The September Shred Street Skateboard Contest is back at each Vans Skatepark on Saturday, September 25th.  This year we have a ton of sponsors and a ton of prizes.  We will be running with three different divisions (Sponsored, 14+ and 6 - 13) and have cash prizes for first place in Sponsored ($500) and 14+ ($300).  For more details about the contest check out the flyers below.  Also please note that there will be course closures that day.

Saturday, September 25th

Registration: 10am
Contest Start: 1pm

Girls Skate Clinic in September

Posted 08/19/2010

If you are a girl and looking to shred, we have something for you!  Each Vans Skatepark will be holding a girls only skate clinic on Saturday, September 18th from 8am - 12pm.  Instruction will be given to beginner to advanced girl street skateboarders ages 6 - 16.  Cost is only $20 for members and $30 for non-members.  On top of the instructional clinic, each girl will get a day pass to ride at the park for the rest of the day.  Spots are limited so sign up at your local park today!

Mountain High Season Pass Party

Posted 08/19/2010

If you're in Southern California, don't miss Mountain High's Season Pass Party on Saturday, August 28th from 3-8pm. If you purchase a 2010/2011 Season Pass you'll receive 2 adult lift tickets as a bonus! There will be all kinds of skating and snowboarding going down, autographs from the pros, free product giveaways, free food from Wahoos and much more. It all goes down at Podium Distribution Headquarters in Torrance, CA, so pack your board and we'll see you on the mountain.

Vans Video Vault Featuring Chase Hawk

Posted 08/19/2010

If you thought you had a good 360, Vans BMX Team rider Chase Hawk would beg to differ. Check out some of the steeziest 360's ever caught on film, learn more about the Owens Hi Vulc Mu shoe that helps Chase boosts so high and how you can win a pair!

Bad Brains West Coast Tour

Posted 08/18/2010

Our friends and yours, the Bad Brains are hitting the road on a six stop tour. Starting tomorrow, August 19th, Bad Brains will play in Ventura, CA and continue the tour for the next week ending in San Francisco, CA. Pick up tickets for the upcoming show and see who else will be jamming out with them.

Down Time for Guettler

Posted 08/17/2010

Vans BMX Team rider Ryan Guettler was probably in the best shape of his life, super focused and killing it pre-season. Then, at the first Dew Tour stop in Chicago a month ago, he went over the bars and drove his shoulder into the ground. Ryan suffered immense pain and dislocation almost every run he took but decided to still competed in the X Games and at the H.B contest, although not riding anywhere near the level he knows best. Finally, after trying to ride the Dew Tour Stop 2 in Portland this past weekend, he decided to get X-rays and a M.R.I and will be going under the knife this week to repair the damage. Ryan is also getting his right shoulder repaired in a month's time, after the left one has had some time to heal. These shoulder surgeries will keep him off the bike 2-3 months, so he intends to practice his photo and video skills in the off time. Get well soon Ryan!

Bring Me The Horizon Unleash "Heaven" & "Hell" on New Album Out Oct 5

Posted 08/17/2010

Bring Me The Horizon is defining the sound of modern metal as we know it with their urgently dark, epic new album, There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret, scheduled for release on October 5 via Epitaph Records. Beginning today, fans are invited to pre-order the new album at and check out a new trailer for the record at BMTH will unleash Hell on fans this fall when they co-headline the AP Tour Fall 2010 tour with August Burns Red.

The Boardroom Summer Shoot Out in Fresno

Posted 08/17/2010

Check out details for the upcoming skate contest in coming up on August 28th!

106 Vulcanized Now Available to Customize

Posted 08/16/2010

Along with the Slip-On, Old Skool and Era, the 106 Vulcanized is now available to be customized! Choose from over 40 patterns and colors to make your original mark on this Vans Classic style shoe. Now, get creative!

Vans Launches Free House of Vans App for iPhone and iPad

Posted 08/12/2010

Vans today introduces the complete mobile guide to Vans gear with the House of Vans app available for free immediate download for iPhone and iPad at the iTunes store.  Perhaps the most advanced brand shopping app to date, House of Vans is a resource allowing consumers to research their favorite Vans products, share information and comments with friends and then find the nearest Vans dealer stocking that particular product through "augmented reality" technology that depicts retailers on-screen when viewing through camera mode on the iPhone and iPad.  House of Vans is to be updated seasonally with new product images, profiles and news.

Stecyk x Vans

Posted 08/10/2010

Craig Stecyk became an icon of skateboarding attitude back in the early 1970's during the Venice Dogtown days. He is now a legendary artist. New for the Vans Fall 2010 Collection are two custom vintage t-shirts adorned with some of the most classic skate photos ever shot by Mr. Stecyk. They just strolled in through the door of Laguna's Thalia Surf Shop, and Vans Stores and Online Shop recently, so go check 'em out.

Get Out And Do Something Tour Starting August 30th in VA

Posted 08/10/2010

Join legendary Vans Pro Skateboarders Ray Barbee and John Cardiel for live music and good times. Ray and the Mattson 2 will be performing live, followed by John Cardiel spinning his favorite music. At each stop we will be giving away a Fender guitar, skateboards, (thanks to Element and Anti Hero) and goodies from Vans and others! Come join us...

New Vans Girls Fall Lookbook!

Posted 08/10/2010

Get Off The Wall style this Fall with Vans Girls. Check out the online lookbook to see how we styled our favorite looks from the Vans Girls Fall '10 collection. You can shop the complete looks from head-to-toe or mix and match to create a look thats all your own!

Bucky Lasek, Chase Hawk and More Vans Pros Signing at Vans Store

Posted 08/09/2010

Meet Vans Skate Team rider Bucky Lasek, Vans BMX Team rider Chase Hawk and more Vans pros at the Lloyd Center Vans Store in Portland this Thursday, August 12th at 6pm. There will be autographs and tons of giveaways. Also, be one of the first 100 people in line and you will receive a limited edition Vans T-shirt!

Maloof Weekend Coverage

Posted 08/06/2010

The Maloof Cup live webcast is live on Fuel TV Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Noon-8pm Pacific Time. If that's not enough for you, the nitty gritty details will be posted on the Vans at Maloof Cup Blog: photos, video clips, and behind the scenes stuff. If you're going to be at the event follow @vans_66 or @vansskate66 on twitter & say what's up.

Vans Warped Tour Fresno Fans: Specially Priced Tickets This Weekend

Posted 08/06/2010

As you know, the Vans Warped Tour is not hitting Fresno this year on the tour, but we want to offer local fans a specially priced ticket of $25 to attend one of several surrounding California shows. The only show left for this offer is Sacramento on August 12th. So, grab your friends and carpool to the show. Please remember that supplies are limited so get them while they last. Tickets are available exclusively at the Vans Store at the Fashion Fair Mall. See ya in Sacramento.

Vans Athletes at U.S. Open of Surfing

Posted 08/05/2010

The U.S. Open of Surfing is going down in Huntington Beach through Sunday, August 8th and not only includes world class surfing, but the world's top skaters and BMX'ers- all performing on the beach to a massive crowd. Whether you're in the water or on the sand, we've got Vans team riders representing. Make time to meet up with the Vans Surf Team riders at Jacks Surfboards on Friday at 3pm and HSS on Sunday at 2pm for autographs, giveaways and more! Catch the action wherever you are on the live webcast...

Watch Skating's Pool Legends Battle at Pro-Tec Pool Party on FUEL TV

Posted 08/05/2010

The sixth annual Pro-Tec Pool Party features the best in men's concrete pool skateboarding. This year's event took place at the Block of Orange at the Vans' Skate Park over the course of one day. The contest is filled with action packed skateboarding with the top pool riders from all over the world competing for a chance to be crowned this year's champion. Watch Steve Caballero bump five-time winner Chris Miller down to second place in the Masters' division and Bucky Lasek win the $30,000 Pro Division purse. Take a look at the air dates to make sure you don't miss it.

Maloof Money Cup Presented by Vans Hits OC This Weekend!

Posted 08/04/2010

The Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans kicks off today at the OC Fair with $450,000 up for grabs! This year's event, which runs through Sunday, includes the Volcom Street Pro, Carl's Jr. Pro Vert Championships, Women's Pro Street, World Industries Amateur Championships and the Tech Deck Best Trick contest. There will also be a special Masters of Street and Vert demo and a 50,000-square-foot Festival Village that will host autograph signings and live music. Look for Vans team riders including Tony Trujillo, Geoff Rowley, Jeff Grosso, Alex Olson and more. If you can't join us, be sure to watch out the live webcast! Check out Maloof Money Cup for the full schedule and more info.

Grinderman Announce North American Tour Dates

Posted 08/03/2010

Grinderman are Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. On September 14th they will release their new studio album Grinderman 2 via Anti-Records and follow with a tour of North America beginning on November 11th.

Barros and Hosoi Score Gold at X Games 16

Posted 08/02/2010

X Games 16 took over Los Angeles this past weekend and it was insane. Big shout to Vans team rider Pedro Barros taking top honors in Skate Park and Christian Hosoi taking home Gold in Skate Park Legends. Also making great showings were Steve Caballero, Rob Lorifice and Gary Young. Congrats to all of the Vans riders at X Games this weekend!

Vert Champ Bucky Lasek and MMC Park Designer Joe Ciaglia on FUEL TV

Posted 08/02/2010

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 3rd, one of The Daily Habit favorites and true vert icon and Vans Skate Team rider Bucky Lasek drops in. Joining Bucky, skatepark builder extraordinaire and owner of California Skateparks, Joe Ciaglia tells us about the highly anticipated new OC Maloof Money Cup park design. Tune in at 6pm PT on FUEL TV.

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