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Probable Go for Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Tomorrow

Posted 11/30/2010

After several off days at The Men's and Women's O'Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, the machine that is the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is ready to turn back on again. Expect some interesting changes in the event format as contest organizers think out of the box to maximize competition days before the waiting period comes to a close. As always, watch the live webcast on the new Vans Live app or online at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing website. Events kicks off at 7:45 am Hawaiian time.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Meet and Greet in NY this Sunday

Posted 11/29/2010

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

Vans Video Vault Featuring Gary Young

Posted 11/28/2010

Vans BMX Team rider Gary Young discusses the subtleties of style and who he looks to for inspiration on two wheels when it comes to flowing the dirt jumps or cranking a tabletop. Tricks are for kids, style is forever. Check it.

2011 Vans Warped Tour Holiday Gift Package

Posted 11/27/2010

For the first time ever, the Vans Warped Tour is offering this Holiday gift package which allows loyal Warped fans the first shot at tickets for the 2011 tour. Included in the purchase of this $45 package is a commemorative general admission ticket, collectible holiday ornament stocking stuffer and a pair of Warped crew socks. The actual show ticket will be sent to you two weeks before the show date but by ordering by December 10th you are guaranteed delivery of the 2011 holiday ornament and tube socks just in time for Christmas! 

The 2011 tour dates have just been released and those along with all the details!

The first band announcements will be made beginning on December 8th and continuing through March 26th when the main stage bands will be revealed, all on vanswarpedtour.com 

See you in the pit and have a great Holiday Season!

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing's "The Call" Morning Show is On

Posted 11/26/2010

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing / O'Neill World Cup competition is off today while the next swell fills in. Watch "The Call" Morning Show @ 7:45 Hawaii Time on TripleCrownOfSurfing.com for highlights, interviews and more from Sunset Beach!

Andrew Doheny Talks It Up in Surfing Magazine

Posted 11/25/2010

Vans Surf Team rider and Newport Beach's own Andrew Doheny is featured in the newest issue of Surfing Magazine. Get a glimpse of what life is like with this grom between shaping, blogging, hanging, and riding waves with the mindset of Kelly Slater.

2nd Jewel in Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Live Webcast is ON!

Posted 11/24/2010

Day 1 of the 2nd jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing / O’Neill World Cup is on. Both Men and Women compete today in building 6 - 8 ft surf at Sunset Beach, Hawaii. Watch all the action LIVE @ TripleCrownOfSurfing.com, or on the new Vans Live app.

Plan B Demo & Signing at Vans Skatepark The Block

Posted 11/23/2010

The Plan B Team will be rolling by Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA on Saturday, December 4th from 3pm - 6pm. Paul Rodriguez, Tory Pudwill, P.J. Ladd and more will be putting on a demo followed up by an autograph signing. Stop on by and check it out!

Parko Wins 1st Jewel in Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Posted 11/22/2010

Congrats to Joel Parkinson who made a story book return to pro surfing after six months on the sidelines with a foot injury. Parko, who scored a perfect 10 on his very first wave of the event, went on to win the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa yesterday and is now leading in the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series. Sunny Garcia took top honors in the Reef Clash of the Legends contest beating out fellow legends Mark Occhilupo, Tom Curren and Tom Carroll. Stephanie Gilmore captured the Cholos Hawaiian Pro Women's event at Haleiwa and now leads the Women's Vans Triple Crown of Surfing race. Check out the full stories at the offical Vans Triple Crown of Surfing website.

Parkway Drive Announce 2011 Headlining US Tour

Posted 11/21/2010

Australian metal giants Parkway Drive have plotted their return to the US with a headlining tour beginning in February to support their critically acclaimed, ARIA award winning (“Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album”) record Deep Blue. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning December 10.

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing / Hawaiian Pro Finals Webcast is ON!

Posted 11/21/2010

The Final Day of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing / Reef Hawaiian Pro is on in clean 4 – 6 foot surf at Haleiwa. Watch The Call Morning Show, Legends and Men’s starting @ 7:45am (Hawaii time) live @ TripleCrownOfSurfing.com, or on the new Vans Live app.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Meet and Greet in Texas on Saturday

Posted 11/19/2010

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 Southlake, TX. There will be tons of giveaways from Yo Gabba Gabba! and Vans while supplies last. Meet and greet with your favorite characters this Saturday, November 20th from 1pm - 3:30pm and don't forget to check out the newest Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba! shoe collaboration this holiday season while you're there.

Checking In WIth Ryan Villopoto

Posted 11/18/2010

Vans MX Team rider Ryan Villopoto is gearing up for the upcoming Supercross season. Watch this new video of Ryan at the Kawasaki test track where he's doing a little preseason testing before the season starts on January 8th.

Holiday Skate Clinics at Vans Skateparks

Posted 11/18/2010

Bummed that you have to tag along with your parents for holiday shopping? Learn to skate instead! Both Vans Skateparks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL are offering two separate skateboard clinics on December 11th and 18th. Instruction is taught by certified Vans Skatepark instructors for advanced to beginner street skateboarders ages 6 - 16. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. The camps run from 8am - 1pm with pizza lunch included! Spots are limited to sign up today at your local Vans park.

Day 4 of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing LIVE Webcast is ON

Posted 11/18/2010

Day 4 of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing kicks off with Men’s Round of 64 hitting the water @ 7:45am (Hawaii time). Watch it LIVE @ TripleCrownOfSurfing.com, or on the new Vans Live app.

Vans by Thalia Surf Shop Opens November 23rd in Laguna Beach

Posted 11/18/2010

Vans and Thalia Surf Shop are pleased to announce Vans’ first ever boutique surf partnership, Vans by Thalia Surf Shop. Opening November 23rd in Laguna Beach and adjacent to Thalia Surf Shop, expect to find Vans’ pinnacle surf and lifestyle footwear and apparel as well as special projects only available at Vans by Thalia in a setting that melds Vans’ heritage with Thalia’s bohemian beach culture. The store will open with the spotlight on Vans’ classic and progressive surf styles including the limited edition Vans Triple Crown of Surfing collection and signature Joel Tudor apparel.

Day 3 of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing LIVE Webcast is ON

Posted 11/17/2010

Day 3 of The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is on in building 3-4 foot surf @ Haleiwa. The Women complete competition today and Men surf the Round of 96. Watch all the action LIVE @ TripleCrownOfSurfing.com, or on the new Vans Live app.

Vans Introduces Offthewall.tv Interactive Television Network

Posted 11/16/2010

Vans announces Offthewall.tv, an innovative digital on-line video network chronicling the many aspects of Vans’ brand of youth culture through exclusive original content consisting of both stand-alone features and serial programming. Mirroring a traditional television network but operating exclusively on-line, Offthewall.tv will include original content developed weekly as well as video from Vans’ vast archives in a platform that is easy to navigate, is searchable, easily shared and available worldwide.

Day 2 of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing LIVE Webcast is ON

Posted 11/16/2010

Day 2 of The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing/Reef Hawaiian Pro is ON in 6 - 8 foot surf @ Haleiwa. Watch Men’s, Women’s and “Clash of the Legends” heats all on the LIVE Webcast @ TripleCrownOfSurfing.com, or on the new Vans Live app.

Matt Costa Live in Anaheim November 24th!

Posted 11/15/2010

Hey Southern California- come see Matt Costa tomorrow, November 24th as KROQ presents House of Blues in Anaheim with Matt
Costa. Get tickets now and come say hi!

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing LIVE Webcast is ON!

Posted 11/15/2010

Day 1 of The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing/Reef Hawaiian Pro is ON in pumping 8 to 10 foot surf @ Haleiwa. Watch the LIVE Webcast @ TripleCrownOfSurfing.com or on the Vans Live app.

Jamie Lynn & Friends... “ABC?s and 123?s” Art Show

Posted 11/14/2010

Holidays are our favorite time of the year. A time of magic when the air is crisp, homes are gussied up with strings of twinkling lights, families come together by the tree, eggnog, and the joys of giving and togetherness makes us kids again. In Laguna Beach, CA, the 210 AR4T Space and The JLA Project has the help of artist, legendary snowboarder and Vans team rider Jamie Lynn to transform the gallery into a wonderland of art created especially for children. The 210 AR4T Space will open on Saturday, November 20th with art from four artists, and will transform over the weeks toward Christmas with children?s art and the addition of their art to the gallery. Make sure you come check it out before December 24th.

SNOW Film Fest NYC

Posted 11/13/2010

If you're on the East Coast, don't miss the SNOW Film Fest NYC coming to Tribeca Cinema on November 19th and 20th. Tickets are on sale now for this inaugural event featuring some of the top snowboard films of the year. A screening panel including Vans Family Craig Wetherby and Nikki Scoggins will view the films and participate in panel discussions. Q&A Sessions with filmmakers and athletes, a Snow Art & Expo with new products and much more await attendees. Come out and help the City kick winter off right.

Watch Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Live on Free "Vans Live" App

Posted 11/12/2010

Witness the world's top action sports athletes and events live - anytime, anywhere - on the free "Vans Live" app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch available for download. Starting with the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the pinnacle of big wave surfing at Oahu's famed North Shore, "Vans Live" brings you top action sports events as they happen and will be a continuous portal for all Vans events across other boardsports as well as Vans music and art happenings.

Flip West Coast Represent Tour Hitting up Vans Store in So Cal

Posted 11/11/2010

The Flip team is stopping by the Vans Store at Lakewood Center for the West Coast Represent Flip Tour. So, come by to meet Geoff Rowley, Andrew Langi, Curren Caples and other pros from the Flip team this Sunday, November 14th at 2pm. Autographs, Giveaways and more!

Millencolin Pennybridge Pioneers 10 Year Tour

Posted 11/11/2010

Millencolin just announced more dates to add to their ongoing tour. Make sure you check them out at a city near you. Also check out the amazing crowd at the Buenos Aires show a couple of days ago!

A Day To Remember's New Album

Posted 11/11/2010

Go pick up A Day To Remember's "What Separates Me From You" in stores and on iTunes today!

November Best Trick Recap @ Vans Skateparks

Posted 11/10/2010

Both Vans parks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA went big with their best trick contests last week. In Orlando it was the mighty outdoor 10-stair, and at The Block it was the infamous Combi-Bowl. Read the rest to see what went down, and don't forget to stop by on the first Friday of every month @ 7pm to show us what you've got. Winner of our monthly best trick contest takes home a pair of Vans and gets a permanent spot on the monthly winner's plaque.

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Begins This Friday

Posted 11/09/2010

The worlds top surfers are gathering on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, today in preparation for the $900,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, that begins this Friday, November 12. The first stop will be the men's Reef Hawaiian Pro and the Cholo's Women's Pro at Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing consists of three men's and three women's professional surfing events that are the final stop on the 2010 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour. In its 28th year, the Vans Triple Crown is considered the most prestigious title in surfing next to the ASP World Title.

Sun Diego Am Slam Finals @ Vans Skatepark The Block

Posted 11/08/2010

Sun Diego and Vans present the Am Slam series finals at Vans Skatepark the Block this Sunday, November 14th. This is an invite only event for contestants, but join us to watch some of the best am skating in Southern CA. Contest starts at 10am and more information can be found here...see you there!

Yo Gabba Gabba! Events Coming Soon

Posted 11/07/2010

Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba! are teaming up to bring you characters Brobee, Foofa and Plex live and in person at a few of our newest Vans stores! Mark your calendar if we're stopping by a city near you; Southlake, Texas on November 20th, West Nyack, New York on December 5th and Citrus Heights, California on December 11th. There will be tons of giveaways from Yo Gabba Gabba! and Vans while supplies last. Meet and greet with your favorite characters and don't forget to check out the newest Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba! shoe collaboration for the holiday season.

A Weekend with George Ryan

Posted 11/06/2010

What does it take to be a PRO-TEC Mountain Bike Team rider? Take a glimpse into the weekend activities with George Ryan; racing, free riding, winning, concerts, and Monday morning consisting of...

Final Day of Vans Presents The HIC Pro Webcast is ON!

Posted 11/05/2010

The final day of Vans Presents The HIC Pro is on in 12-15 foot surf at Sunset Beach. Watch the live webcast and see who claims the first victory of the North Shore season and qualifies for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing!

Maui's Billy Kemper Wins Vans Presents The HIC Pro

Posted 11/05/2010

Maui's Billy Kemper, 20, posted the largest win of his fledgling pro surfing career when he won the Vans Presents The HIC Pro at Sunset Beach today. The victory also netted him the 2010 ASP Hawaii regional pro title and a start in next week's Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Kemper surfed a total of four times today and survived a close final tussle in inconsistent 10- to 12-foot surf to claim the $12,000 winner's check.

Day 2 of Vans Presents The HIC Pro is ON!

Posted 11/04/2010

Day 2 of Vans Presents The HIC Pro is ON in 12-15 foot surf at Sunset Beach, Hawaii. Watch the LIve Webcast to catch all the action!

Vans Presents The HIC Pro Live Webcast is ON!

Posted 11/03/2010

Day 1 of Vans Presents The HIC Pro Live Webcast is ON in 15 - 20 foot surf at Sunset Beach, Hawaii. Don't miss the first event of the North Shore season in all of it's glory!

Vans x Yo Gabba Gabba!

Posted 11/03/2010

Shipping in November, the colorful cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! makes their Vans sneaker debut at better shoe stores worldwide as well as at the Vans online store. Available in time for holiday shopping, the shoes come in Vans’ popular Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi Deconstruct styles for boys, girls (sizes 10.5 through 4) and toddlers (sizes 4-10). The collection includes eight different versions, with each character represented on their own shoe as well as two versions of a Yo Gabba Gabba! group shoe in the high top and slip-on. Toddler MSRPs are $32 for the Classic Slip-On and $37 for the Sk8-Hi Deconstruct, while Kids sizing are priced at $40 and $45, respectively. Learn more about the Vans x Yo Gabba Gabba! collection

Donate to Support Earthquake and Tsunami in Metawai Islands

Posted 11/02/2010

This past week on October 25th, a 7.7 earthquake struck off the coast of the Mentawai Islands near Indonesia. Following the earthquake was a devastating 10 foot tsunami that washed out villages and a resort. The death toll is now more than 400, with 300 missing, many people seriously injured and at least 23,000 people affected. Please help support these people in need by donating to SurfAid International.

Probable Tomorrow Start for HIC Pro presented by Vans

Posted 11/02/2010

Wave face heights of 30 feet at Sunset Beach have created too much of a good thing for the opening day of the HIC Pro presented by Vans. While Sunset Beach is "maxing out" today, the remainder of the week promises plenty of big wave action. The forecast calls for wave face heights ranging from 15 to 25 feet for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The HIC Pro is a three-day event, so it is possible that the event could run back-to-back tomorrow through Friday. Please stay tuned.

Neck Face: Into Darkness Show Recap

Posted 11/01/2010

Neck Face's much-anticipated show Into Darkness!!! opened on Halloween evening at the Oh Wow gallery in Hollywood. More photos after the jump.

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