Chima Scores Cover of Transworld

Posted 12/31/2010

Be on the lookout for the new Transworld SKATEboarding issue featuring Vans team rider Chima Ferguson on the cover! Oh ya, we like the sound of that. Nice work Chima.

Vans Yo Gabba Gabba Meet & Greet Photos

Posted 12/30/2010

To celebrate the Vans x Yo Gabba Gabba! collection, characters Brobee, Foofa and Plex rolled by three Vans retail stores to meet and greet with fans over the past month. The characters stopped by Southlake Town Square in Dallas, TX, Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY and Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, CA. Each event drew a giant crowd and tons of people went home with a free picture of their experience. Check out the photos and thanks for everyone who came out. Look for more announcements in 2011 about Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba!

Motorhead Coming to a City Near You

Posted 12/29/2010

Catch Motorhead playing along with Clutch and Valient Thorr on a 4 month long tour starting on January 25th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. While you wait until they come to a city near you, download Valient Thorr's song 'Double Crossed' for free on their site! Get tickets now before they sell out.

Wave of the Winter goes to Kalani Chapman

Posted 12/28/2010

Congrats to Vans Surf Team rider Kalani Chapman for winning the "Wave of the Winter" contest on Surfline. Not only does the North Shore local get bragging rights for catching an insane barrel at Pipeline, there's also a check for $25,000 coming his way. Check out his winning wave. presents Adventures with Chris: Daniel Lutheran

Posted 12/27/2010

Each week, take a journey with funny man Chris Nieratko on his zany adventures around the world with the most colorful skate personalities in the biz. When everyone zigs, our boy Chris is sure to zag. You might need earmuffs for this one, kiddies. Airing now on, he catches up with Daniel Lutheran as he travels to the next Toy Machine Video Premiere of "Brain Wash."

Monster Energy 2011 Supercross Season Countdown

Posted 12/26/2010

The 2011 Vans MX athletes have been hard at work these last few weeks in preparation for the upcoming Monster Energy Supercross Season! The supercross series starts in about 2 weeks with the first race taking place at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California January 8th. Keep your eyes and ears open for athletes Ryan Villopoto and Jake Weimer aboard the Factory Monster Energy Kawasaki 450's. Monster Energy Pro-Circuit is back on board with a stacked team of five riders this year aboard the 250F Lites class with Dean Wilson, Tyla Rattray, Josh Hansen, Broc Tickle and Blake Baggett. Good luck in the upcoming season guys!

Get 10 FREE Warped Tracks From iTunes

Posted 12/25/2010

A special holiday gift for Vans Warped Tour fans! Get 10 FREE songs on iTunes from 2011 VWT bands. Just head on over to the iTunes Facebook page to redeem your offer and get to rockin' out. This is only for a limited time, so get them while they're hot.

Dress up for the Holidays!

Posted 12/24/2010

Need a dress for those last minute Holiday parties? Not to worry, we've got you covered with the Tidbit dress from the Vans Girls Holiday '10 collection. Check out this favorite as well as the Holiday Lookbook for other trends and style ideas.

Social Distortion debuts New Song and Tour Dates

Posted 12/24/2010

Featured on Social Distortion's first album in over six years, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, which is set for release on January 18, "California (Hustle & Flow)" is a soulful survivor's story set to the tone of blues grooving guitars, swelling rhythm and smoky backup singers. "Social D's trademark brew of punk, country, and Stonesy blues raunch feels weirdly, surprisingly fresh on Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes," says SPIN.Social Distortion will be hitting the road in January for a west coast tour in support of Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. Don't miss out! Pre-order the new album and get your tickets now!

Vans Video Vault with Dakota Roche

Posted 12/23/2010

The newest rider on the Vans BMX Team, Dakota Roche, gives you the low down on the newest addition to the Spring '11 collection, the La Cripta Ligero shoes, and puts in some work on his Cult bike at a couple Orange County skateparks with a bonus trailer grind and hefty 180. Check it.

Pat Gudauskas Requalifies for 2011 ASP Tour

Posted 12/22/2010

Each year, the Association of Surfing Professionals chooses the world's 34 top ranked surfers to compete in next years World Championship Tour. It's what every grom dreams of. For the second year in a row, Vans team rider Pat Gudauskas has qualified! These top 34 surfers are setting the bar for what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting seasons in ASP history. Congratulations to Pat!

DIY with Vans Girls

Posted 12/21/2010

Have you been keeping up with our Do It Yourself series on the Vans Girls Blog? This week we show you how to make a fleece blanket, the perfect last minute Christmas gift for anyone that you may have missed. Also, learn how to make a hooded scarf and many more cool things!

Dennis McNett's Viking Wolfbat Show

Posted 12/20/2010

Last Thursday night, Vans supported artist Dennis McNett opened his new show “Reaping Waves and Vital Vessels: The Passing of the Wolfbats” at a gallery in New York. Not only was the gallery full of his new work, there was a crazy viking parade around the streets of Chelsea, including two 30-foot viking ships, drummers and fireworks leading to the gallery. Talk about an art show; watch Dennis creating the work in his studio on

Vans x Shadow Conspiracy BMX Video Teaser

Posted 12/19/2010

Vans and Shadow Conspiracy teamed up to shred Southern California and try out the new shoe that the two companies designed over the past year. Featuring Trey Jones, Alistair Whitton, Ty Morrow and Lahsaan Kobza, the four riders hit up the trails, streets and skateparks for some good times. For now, check out the teaser for an in depth look at the creation of the Vans X Shadow shoe coming in January 2011.

Steve and Alex Olson Art Show in LA Tonight

Posted 12/18/2010

If your in the LA area this weekend, lengendary skaters Steve and Alex Olson will be opening an art show together today, December 18th at Los Angeles's Known Gallery.
The opening reception is going down tonight, but you can see their work until January 8th, 2011. It’s definitely worth checking out.

More Bands Added to 2011 Vans Warped Tour

Posted 12/17/2010

2011 is shaping up to be quite the summer. Six more bands have been added to next years Vans Warped Tour- The Wonder Years, Grieves with Budo, Winds of Plague, Miss May I, The Dangerous Summer and Woe and Is Me will be joining the first six bands announced last week. Check them out, then be on the lookout for the next announcement on January 5th.

Parko Wins 3rd Consecutive Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Title

Posted 12/16/2010

Congrats to Aussie Joel Parkinson for claiming his third consecutive Vans Triple Crown of Surfing title. Check out highlights of today’s action at Pipe and the entire 6-week Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series. Aloha’

Watch Final Day of Triple Crown of Surfing / Pipe Masters Live!

Posted 12/16/2010

Watch as a new Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and Billabong Pipe Masters champion is crowned! Catch all the action LIVE @, or on the new Vans Live app.

Dennis McNett Art Show Tonight in NY

Posted 12/16/2010

Tonight, Dec 16th, friend of Vans Dennis McNett is holding an exhibition, Reaping Waves and Vital Vessels: The Passing of the Wolfbats at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, NY from 6-9pm. As part of the exhibition there will be a silent auction including six pairs of Vans Classics shoes and six Vans white tees that been carefully hand-printed by Dennis. All proceeds will be donated to the Andy Kessler Foundation. The show run from December 16th - January 20th 2011. Also, keep your eye out for a special performance.

Triple Crown of Surfing / Pipe Masters Live Webcast is ON!

Posted 12/15/2010

Day 2 of the 3rd jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing / Billabong Pipe Masters is on! Watch the world's best surfers rip Pipeline LIVE @, or on the new Vans Live app. Webcast begins @ 7:45am Hawaiian time.

Interview with North Shore Local John Florence

Posted 12/14/2010

Surfline met up with Vans Surf Team rider John Florence to chat about highlights of the WQS and being "kinda" intimidated surfing against Kelly Slater. John will be going up against Slater when the third jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, Billabong Pipe Masters contest resumes. Good luck John!

Watch Adventures with Chris on Off The Wall TV

Posted 12/13/2010

If you haven't seen the first three episodes of Adventures with Chris featuring Vans Skate Team rider Gilbert Crockett, make sure you catch up before the fourth and final episode which is live now on This episode has the the one thing you've all been wanting from Gilbert Crockett, skateboarding. Learn about Gilbert's injury from the Maloof Money Cup and why the other episodes were short on skating. We also get to see Gilbert's custom-tailored physical therapy workout as well as Maury from Dominion Skateshop's backwoods mini ramp.

December's Vans Snow Twitter Contest

Posted 12/12/2010

For the whole month of December you have a chance to win a brand new pair of 2011 Vans Snowboard Boots! Each week we will be giving away free boots to one of our twitter followers. Find out what it takes to win...

Bands Announced for 2011 Vans Warped Tour

Posted 12/11/2010

Are you ready for this? The first bands for the 2011 Vans Warped Tour have been announced with Go Radio, We Came As Romans, Dance Gavin Dance, Every Avenue and The Word Alive joining the whole tour kicking off on June 24th in Dallas, TX. Bands will be announced on a weekly basis leading up to the main stage band announcements on March 26th, so don't forget to keep checking back!

Morning Breath Art Show in San Francisco this Weekend

Posted 12/10/2010

If you're in San Francisco this weekend, swing on through the Shooting Gallery as they present "Manos Estranas" by Brooklyn based graphic design company, Morning Breath. The opening reception is this Saturday, December 11th from 7-11pm and you can stop by to see the new work until January 1st, 2011.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Meet and Greet Saturday in CA

Posted 12/09/2010

Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba are teaming up to bring you characters Brobee, Foofa and Plex live and in person at one of our newest Vans stores in Citrus Heights, CA. There will be tons of giveaways from Yo Gabba Gabba! and Vans between 1pm and 3:30pm, while supplies last. Meet and greet with your favorite characters this Saturday, December 11th and don't forget to check out the newsest Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba! shoe collaboration for the holiday season.

Triple Crown of Surfing / Pipe Masters Live Webcast is ON!

Posted 12/08/2010

Day 1 of the 3rd jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing / Billabong Pipe Masters is on. Watch the worlds best surfers tackle Pipeline LIVE @, or on the new Vans Live app.

January Skate Clinic Registration Open

Posted 12/08/2010

Grab that new board that you got for the holidays and learn to shred. Both Vans parks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA will be holding instructional skate clinics on Saturday, January 14th from 8am - 12pm. Instruction is offered for street skateboarders ages 6 - 16 and cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Spots are limited so sign up today.

Win a Kookbox Surfboard and Vans Apparel!

Posted 12/07/2010

Who wants to win a surfboard? How does three sound? We are giving away three, yes three Kookbox Surfboards to one lucky winner. If that doesn't put a smile on your face, a bag full of Vans gear is also part of this awesome contest. So, enter now because the contest ends soon!

Vans Skateparks December Best Trick Recap

Posted 12/07/2010

The Vans parks knocked out their final Best Trick contest for 2010 last week. The Orlando, FL park threw down a pool party and The Block in Orange, CA unveiled a mystery obstacle. Read the rest to see what went down at each park and find out who took home free shoes. Make sure to stop by either park next year at 7pm on the first Friday of every month to show us what you've got.

Vans x Shadow Conspiracy Trip in SoCal

Posted 12/06/2010

Vans BMX teamed up with The Shadow Conspiracy to do a little SoCal road trip this week heading to San Diego, Orange County and Riverside. Trey Jones, Alistair Whitton, Lahsaan Kobza and Ty Morrow will be kicking it all week getting clips and shooting photos, so look out at your local spots for the crew to roll through!

"The Passing of the Wolfbats" - Dennis McNett Art Show 12/16

Posted 12/05/2010

Come join friend of Vans Dennis McNett for an upcoming exhibition, Reaping Waves and Vital Vessels: The Passing of the Wolfbats at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, NY on Dec 16th from 6-9pm. As part of the exhibition there will be a silent auction including six pairs of Vans Classics shoes and six Vans white tees that been carefully hand-printed by Dennis. All proceeds will be donated to the Andy Kessler Foundation. The show run from December 16th - January 20th 2011. Also, keep your eye out for a special performance.

Signing with Vans Pros in NY Today, December 4th

Posted 12/04/2010

Stop by one of the newest Vans stores in Lake Grove, NY at the Smith Haven Mall to meet Vans pro riders Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Cory Nastazio and Scotty Cranmer. There will be autographs, giveaways, and more from Vans while supplies last going down today, December 4th at 1pm! See ya there...

Vans by Thalia Surf Shop Opening Night

Posted 12/03/2010

Last night Vans and Thalia Surf Shop celebrated the opening of Vans by Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach with 200 or so good friends that included legendary surfers Joel Tudor, Herbie Fletcher and Tyler Hatzikian as well as top longboarders Chris Del Moro, Alex Knost, Jared Mell, Tyler Warren, Nathan Adams and surf-n-shaping phenom Andrew Doheny.
Vans by Thalia Surf Shop Opening Night image
Vans by Thalia Surf Shop Opening Night image

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Webcast is ON – World Cup Finals

Posted 12/02/2010

Today both a Men’s and Women’s O’Neill World Cup champion will be crowned at Sunset Beach. See who claims the 2nd jewel in the crown LIVE @, or on the new Vans Live app!

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Live Webcast is ON!

Posted 12/01/2010

As expected, The 2nd jewel in The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing kicks off again with the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing. The event will be held in a dual heat format to maximize the existing swell, so fans will be getting double the action! Watch live webcast @, or on the new Vans Live app. Event kicks off this morning @ 7:45 Hawaiian time.

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