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Vans World Cup of Surfing on Standby - 11am HST Call

Posted 11/30/2011

The Vans World Cup of Surfing is on standby today as a new swell showing and expected to increase throughout the day to 6-8 foot, so we'll make the call at 11am HST for a possible 12pm HST start. Tune into the morning show, "Good Morning Green Room" live today at 8am HST from Sunset Beach. Don't forget to check out Day 2 highlights, the new trailer for Vans' first Surf film Get-N Classic and tons more from the second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink.

The Vans DQM General Presents a Photo Exhibition this Thursday

Posted 11/29/2011

Vans and DQM are proud to present "Pave The Way", a photo exhibition opening this Thursday, December 1st with an opening reception from 6-9pm at The Vans DQM General in New York. "Pave The Way" showcases the legendary work of C.R. Stecyk III, Mofo, Tobin Yelland and Lance Dawes, chronicling their lives and iconic careers shooting some of the most pivotal photographs throughout the history of skateboarding and beyond. The show runs through January 4, 2012 and isn't something you want to miss.

Vans World Cup Turns Up the Triple Crown Heat! Live Webcast ON

Posted 11/28/2011

The $250,000 Vans World Cup of Surfing, second leg of the 29th annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is underway in smaller, but cleaner conditions at Sunset Beach, on the North Shore of Oahu today. Yesterday's contest brought intense waves, the largest crowd ever at Sunset Beach and some serious competition. You've got to check this out!

Vans World Cup of Surfing Live Webcast is ON Now!

Posted 11/27/2011

The Vans World Cup of Surfing, second stop in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is on today in 10 - 15 foot surf at Sunset Beach, Hawaii. As a Prime ASP event and the last qualifying contest of the season, surfers battle it out for crucial points that determine their final ranking on next year’s tour. Watch all the action LIVE via webcast or on the Vans Live 2.0 app.

Vans Girls Top 10 Holiday Must Haves

Posted 11/26/2011

Making your holiday wish list? Find out the Vans Girls top 10 holiday must haves for the season. Best in bags or fancy for fleece, we've got it all!

Vans World Cup of Surfing Holding Period Starts Today for VTCS

Posted 11/25/2011

The second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar - Vans World Cup of Surfing holding period starts today November, 25th and runs through December 6th. No waves today, but solid NNW swell to arrive this coming weekend with the next call tomorrow morning at 8am HST. Watch Good Morning Green Room with team rider Shea Lopez recaping the Reef Hawaiian Pro and taking a look at the event ahead, starting at 9am HST.

2012 Vans Warped Tour Pre-Sale Gift Packages

Posted 11/24/2011

The 2012 Vans Warped Tour Holiday Gift Packages are on sale now thru December 11th and while supplies last! For the second year in a row, Warped is offering you the first shot at tickets for the 2012 tour. Included in the $45 package is a general admission commemorative ticket with jump the line privileges, a pair of commemorative Warped Stance socks and a Warped holiday card. The actual show ticket will be sent to you two weeks before the show date and by ordering by December 11th, you are guaranteed delivery of the 2011 commemorative socks and holiday card just in time for Christmas.

Final Day of Reef Hawaiian Pro Live Webcast On Now 8am HST

Posted 11/23/2011

Make you to catch the final day of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, Reef Hawaiian Pro going on now! The champion will be crowned today in Haleiwa.

Help Support "Drop in The Bucket" Benefit Concert

Posted 11/23/2011

Want to see Henry Rollins live with members of Slipknot, Jane's Addiction, Anthrax, Slayer band, and help dig clean water wells in Uganda? For the first 250 people who buy a $5 ticket to the November 30th benefit concert in Hollywood, CA, Vans will donate $20 to the "Drop in the Bucket" charity in your name. Snag your ticket before they run out!

Day 2 of Reef Hawaiian Pro ON

Posted 11/22/2011

Yesterday, the first stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa on Oahu's North Shore finally got underway in head-high surf after nine days of waiting and Australian Jack Freestone, the reigning ASP World Junior Champion wasted no time in posting the day's highest score - 15.66 out of 20. Day 2, live now via webcast or appcast by downloading Vans Live 2.0 , Vans' Live Webcast App now available at the iTunes App Store.

Vans Riders and Film Nominated for SURFER Poll Awards

Posted 11/22/2011

With just a few weeks to go before the 41st annual SURFER Poll awards, SURFER Magazine just announced the video award nominees for the 2011 competition. Vans team rider John John Florence has been nominated for Best Barrel and the Andy Irons Best Performance Award, Nathan Fletcher in the Heavy Water category and Vans' first surf film, Get-N Classic nominated for Movie of the Year! Congrats and good luck guys!

Watch Live Webcast of Reef Hawaiian Pro Starting Today 8am HST

Posted 11/21/2011

The Reef Hawaiian Pro, the first of the 3-event Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series presented by Rockstar Energy Drink starts today, Monday November 21st at 8am HST and run three consecutive days to crown a champion on Wednesday.

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing-Reef Hawaiian Pro Standby 11am HST

Posted 11/20/2011

The Reef Hawaiian Pro is on standby until 11am HST for a possible 12pm HST start. A small pulse of swell is forecast for Haleiwa and competition will run on consecutive days with the final expected to take place on Wednesday, November 23rd, the last day of the event's holding period. If necessary, organizers can wait until Monday morning to start and still run the event in its entirety. Tune into "Good Morning Green Room" morning show live at 8am HST from Haleiwa.

Vans Surf Team Rider Andrew Doheny Interview

Posted 11/19/2011

Newport Beach's Andrew Doheny checks in with SURFER Magazine on competing, shaping boards and what's next. Take a look-see.

Yo Gabba Gabba Visits Southern California this Saturday

Posted 11/18/2011

The last Yo Gabba Gabba! visit will be this Saturday, November 19th in California. Come hang out with Brobee, Foota and Muno from 1-3:30pm at the new Vans Store at Victoria Gardens - Rancho Cucamonga, CA. There will be tons of giveaways and prizes from Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba! See you there...

KCDC Skate Nights Start Tomorrow Night in NY

Posted 11/17/2011

Starting this Friday, November 18th, KCDC Skate shop starts skate nights throughout the winter. If you're 21 and up, come out to the shop for open skate, free pizza and B.Y.O.B. It goes down from 9pm - 12am in Brooklyn, NY.

Vans Skate Team in China

Posted 11/16/2011

The Vans skate crew is over in China on one of many filming missions scheduled for the upcoming months and Anthony Acosta is posting daily photos of their adventures. Check out the latest post and keep checking for updates!

New Album from Anthony Green Coming January 17th

Posted 11/15/2011

Friend of Vans, Anthony Green from Circa Survive announces his second solo album "Beautiful Things" available everywhere on January 17th! You can pre-order the album and reserve your tickets for his upcoming tour now. As a bonus, listen to his newest song "Get Yours While You Can" on iTunes.

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing/Reef Hawaiian Pro Standby 11am HST

Posted 11/14/2011

The Reef Hawaiian Pro is on standby until 11am HST with minor NW swell pulsing up with 3' faces building in over the afternoon, so a possible 12pm HST start. Tune into "Good Morning Green Room" morning show live at 8am HST from Haleiwa.

OffTheWall.tv Runs Wild this Week

Posted 11/13/2011

The time has come for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar and so comes the first event, Reef Hawaiian Pro in Haleiwa. Check a sneak peak on OffTheWall.tv of what's to come during contest time. Vans Girls show you how to "Create Your Mark" during holiday and then we meet up with Sean Johnson in Surf's Up LA. Tune in all week long.

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing - Reef Hawaiian Pro is Off Today

Posted 11/12/2011

The first jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, Reef Hawaiian Pro is Off today due to minimal NNE and NW swell mix and generally below waist high. Don't fret because Good Morning Green Room is live at 8am HST. Check back tomorrow at 8am HST for the call.

The "39 Days of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing" Starts Tomorrow

Posted 11/11/2011

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 12th, marks the official start of the world's premier professional surfing series on Oahu's North Shore: THE VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING, Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. The first stop is the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park. From November 12th through December 20th - 39 days - Oahu's North Shore will be the focus of the international surfing world, featuring the final three events of the 2011 Association of

Vans x Celtek Collaboration

Posted 11/11/2011

Snowboard Magazine breaks down the 2011/12 Vans X Celtek Collaboration. The boot, shoe, glove combo pack features classic Vans styling and playful Celtek colorways to produce some of most unique products of the season. The customized Celtek Hi Standard boots and Chukka Low pair with two pairs of gloves, one regular and one mitt to complete the package.

Vans Live 2.0 App is your All-Access Pass to Vans Events

Posted 11/10/2011

Watch the world’s top action sports contests and exclusive music events live whenever and wherever you want with the free Vans Live 2.0 app, available for download now on iTunes for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and coming soon for Android devices where Android apps are available. Starting with the 2011 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, the pinnacle of big wave surfing that kicks off November 12th, Vans Live 2.0 brings you top Vans action sports events and music showcases as they happen with live, high quality event feeds, video and photo libraries and news updates.

Being a part of the excitement at premiere action sports and music events has never been easier than with what the multi-platform Vans Live 2.0 brings you via 3G and WiFi connections. Opt-in for push alerts and you’ll receive notification that the “Event is ON” so you never miss any of the action. Facebook, Twitter and e-mail integration allows you to share photos and news with ease. In addition to contest action, the many live Vans events this year included performances from Public Enemy and Suicidal Tendencies, plus a live chat with Mastodon on the day of their latest album release.

The 29th Annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, is a three-event series steeped in tradition as the world’s best surfers descend on

Yo Gabba Gabba! Come to NY and VA this Weekend

Posted 11/09/2011

Don’t miss your favorite characters from Yo Gabba Gabba! coming to New York and Virginia this weekend! Saturday, November 12th visit the Vans Store at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY. If you live in the Fairfax, Virginia area, come on out on Sunday, November 13th to celebrate Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba! There will be tons of giveaways and fun.

Black Friday Free Skate November 25th at Vans Skateparks

Posted 11/08/2011

Join us on November 25, 2011 for free skateboarding at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA or Orlando, FL! There will be tons of giveaways and raffles all day while supplies last. Please be aware that sessions have the possibility of reaching maximum capacity. See you there.

Ezekiel Lau Wins HIC Pro Presented by Vans

Posted 11/07/2011

Ezekiel Lau, a 17-year-old high school senior, has won the $85,000 HIC Pro Presented by Vans, held at Sunset Beach today. Lau, who attends Kamehameha School, posted a convincing win over 15-year-old Maui schoolboy Ian Gentil; Kauai's Kamalei Alexander, 33; and defending HIC Pro champion Billy Kemper (Maui, 21) respectively. Today's final day of competition was held in consistent 4- to 5-foot surf.

Girls Combi Pool Classic Recap

Posted 11/07/2011

Congratulations go out to 15-year old Allysha Bergado from El Segundo, CA who took first at the 2nd Annual Girls Combi Pool Classic Saturday at the Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange. Allysha put together long runs linking a ton of tricks to best second place finisher, Mimi Knoop and the defending champ, Lizzie Armanto. More than 30 female skaters took part in the contest with featured a $10,000 prize purse.

Final Day of Vans Presents HIC Pro ON for 8am HST Start

Posted 11/06/2011

The final day of Vans Presents The HIC Pro is on for a 8am HST start in 3-5 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!

Day 2 of Vans Presents the HIC Pro is ON!

Posted 11/05/2011

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

Yo Gabba Gabba! Visits CA and WA this Weekend

Posted 11/04/2011

It's Yo Gabba Gabba! time this weekend! Your favorite characters will be visiting California and Washington with tons of giveaways and prizes. Come out Saturday, November 5th from 1-3:30pm to the new Vans Store in Eugene, WA to see Brobee and Plex. Also on Saturday, Toodee and Muno will be hanging out at Nordstrom in Cerritos, CA from 11am-2pm. Then, on Sunday, November 6th catch Brobee and Foofa in Seattle, WA from 1pm - 3:30pm at the Vans Store in Northgate Mall. Don't miss them!

Vans Family Morns Co-Founder Passing

Posted 11/03/2011

The Vans family is saddened to mark the passing of one Vans' founders, James Van Doren, at the age of 72 on October 12th after a long illness. “Jim” along with his older brother Paul Van Doren, long-time friend Gordon C. Lee, and partner Serge Delia founded the Van Doren Rubber Company, maker of Vans shoes, in Anaheim, California in 1966. Jim Van Doren will always be remembered by Vans as a great innovator and the mechanical mind that joined with brother Paul’s retail acumen and Gordy’s shoe manufacturing expertise to take Vans from that single store to national prominence and setting the stage for the global brand that Vans is today.

Anthony Green Plays AP House of Vans Show

Posted 11/02/2011

House of Vans and Alternative Press are giving you the opportunity to attend a very special unplugged performance by Anthony Green of Circa Survive, Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line, and Vinnie Caruana of I Am The Avalanche on Saturday, November 19th at House Of Vans in Brooklyn, NY. All you have to do is RSVP and you'll get in free. How cool is that?

Vans Crew in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Posted 11/01/2011

Vans skaters and Bmx riders joined forces to shred a local skatepark on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and give the troops a little radness on their Friday afternoon. Of course, snorkel sessions and iguana hunting were mandatory every morning. Watch some footy of their trip...

Vans Warped Tour x Monster Energy Pit Reporter Search

Posted 11/01/2011

The Vans Warped Tour is hiring a brand new Monster Energy Pit Reporter and we want you to apply! Send us a video submission (Under 60 seconds), 3 of your best photos and 500 words or less on why you think you should go on the Vans Warped Tour as our 2011 Monster Energy Pit Reporter. The applications will be reviewed by the Vans Warped Tour team and the new Pit Reporter will be notified via email and/or phone by December 20th. Complete details can be found here.

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