A big congrats goes out to Vans Surf Team rider Leila Hurst who not only held down the competition, but took first at the ASP Women's World Junior in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday. “It was my first time in a World Junior Final and it might be my last year, so I’m so excited,” Hurst said. “I feel so blessed to be in Brazil. Everyone has been so nice and I’m just really excited. Australia is next, so who knows! Normally I get so stressed out at contests, but I just tried to relax and have fun.”
Who's your buddy? We are for filling your mind with OffTheWall.tv goodness. This week, relive the greatest moments from this summer's Vans House Parties at the House of Vans in Brooklyn on Vans House Parties Episode 8 Greatest hits. View Surf's Up LA - Kirk Putman who is the pride of the Valley and a serious surf historian. Then in the long awaited second installment of The Collaboratory: Rodney Smith - Part 2, we meet up with Rodney Smith, Eli Gessner, Chris Pastras and Alyasha Owerka-Moore and talk about the birth of Shut skateboards and the evolution of skateboarding on the East Coast.
I bet you have no idea what type of tattoos Dennis from Alesana has on his arm. I'll give you a hint. It has something to do with Warhammer 40,000. What is that you ask? Check out the outtake from the No Room for Rock Stars: The Vans Warped Tour documentary coming out early 2012.
The 14-day holding period of the $85,000 HIC PRO, presented by Vans, opens today at Sunset Beach. Organizers have elected to call a lay day today in preparation for a solid new swell that is forecast for Monday and Tuesday. The HIC PRO is a 4-Star ASP men's event that will decide the 2011 ASP Hawaii regional champion and reward him with one highly coveted berth into the first two events of the Vans Triple Crown, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, Nov.12 - Dec.20. The HIC PRO requires three full days of competition to crown a champion.
This Saturday, October 29th Tennessee and New Jersey locals are in luck because Yo Gabba Gabba! characters are coming your way. If you live in Franklin, TN check out Journeys Kidz at Coolsprings Galleria and in Paramus, NJ head to Journeys Kidz at Garden State Plaza. Come by from 1pm - 4pm, for tons of giveaways and prizes from Yo Gabba Gabba! and Vans and to meet your favorite character live and in person.
Monster Energy Kawasaki and Vans’ motocross team rider Ryan Villopoto closed out a historic 2011 season! Vans has proudly supported Ryan since his days as a 13-year-old amateur right up to his dominance on the professional circuits. With just two years under his belt on the big bikes, we look forward to 2012 with more wins wearing his number one jersey and two new Ryan Villopoto-endorsed shoe releases in January: the Vans Ruark and the Vans Fontana. Celebrating Ryan’s success, each shoe is accented in Ryan’s green, yellow and blue
OffTheWall.tv knows how to make you smile with Part 2 of Time & Space: Supply & Demand. In the second installment of Time and Space: Supply and Demand, we check in with the guys, talk about childhood skate days, and check out some art. We also peek in as they create a 4000 square foot collaborative installation in 4 days. There's a lot of paint out there. Then check out another awesome episode of Adventures with Chris on Wednesday with Part 1 of Jeff Grosso. They say a man’s home is his castle, so it seems only fitting that Jeff Grosso, The King of No-Bullshit, would have a serious Cribs-like mansion. Join us as we take the nickel tour of Jeff’s pad and see the renovations to his home and backyard pool in progress. (Wardrobe provided by Mrs. Grosso.)
Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki Athlete Ryan Villopoto has had a amazing year; winning the AMA/FIM Supercross Title, AMA 450 Outdoor Title, top rider for Team USA in the Motocross of Nations race and just last weekend dominated in Las Vegas at the Monster Energy Cup dropping a extra million dollars into his bank account! Check him out on the cover of Racer X's December issue. While you're at it, get a behind-the-scenes look at Pro Circuit.
If you're up in the Sacramento area tomorrow, October 22nd, be sure to hit up the Arden Fair Mall where the final stop of The Feeders! is going down. Basically it's a preseason snowboarding buffet of radness. From 1-3pm there will be autographs, sponsor tents, giveaways, pro snowboarders, prizes and tons more. See ya there!
Vans introduces the second installment of the Vans x Jesse Jo capsule collection, teaming up the iconic Southern California lifestyle brand and Jesse Jo Stark, budding singer, designer and "Anti-It-Girl." This past spring, Jesse Jo teamed up with Vans to design her very own Americana-infused, rock n’ roll fashion line. The D.I.Y. collection became a fan favorite selling out online and in retail shops across the US. It was only a matter a time before the two forces partnered again for a second kick-ass collection. Building off the success of the initial introduction, Vans x Jesse Jo will now be available in a broadened selection of retail stores.
With less than four weeks until the start of the 2011 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink gets underway, the official website is live. The 29th annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing will run from November 12th through December 20th along Oahu's North Shore during its famous big wave winter season.
Winter waves are pulsing onto Oahu's North Shore with regularity, signaling that the world renowned big wave Hawaiian surf season is upon us. The HIC Pro at Sunset Beach - the precursor to the annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink - will kick-start the season, running October 28th through November 10th on the best three days of surf.
Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki athlete Ryan Villopoto killed it in this past weekend's big money race, "The Monster Energy Cup" and took home the whopping $1 million dollar purse that was out for grabs after dominating all three main event races! Ryan's starts were on point as he was able to knab two out of three starts in each main the third and final main he had some pressure once the gate dropped. Mike Allesi was the one that jump out front, but RV was right on his rear fender holding it wide open to make a pass in one of the tracks back sections. Villopoto lead the rest of the main event with a twelve second lead over second place and cruised to the checkered flag for his Million Dollar pay check!
What could be considered one of the craziest contests in BMX history, Vans riders left their mark on Dew Tour history this weekend at the finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Park phenom and Vans team rider, Scotty Cranmer pulled his dream-run and overtook Vans rookie pro Kyle Baldock for the contest and Dew Cup win with long list of futuristic tricks. Cranmer has several X Games Gold Medals, but has never clinched a Dew Cup Title- until now. He was also awarded the Powerbar Performance of the Year for his corked 720 and backflip double whip down the step-down.
Do you know what happened on August 27th in Tahiti? Vans Surf Team rider Nathan Fletcher got whipped into what many are calling "the biggest barrel ever" at Teahupoo. You have to check this one out on the cover of Transworld Surf December issue. Also, get a play-by-play from Nathan himself.
The first 150 customers to purchase the Yo Gabba Gabba! Vans from Kitson Kids Los Angeles, Kitson Kids Santa Monica Place or Kitson Kids Malibu will be guaranteed a photo with one of the Brobee, Muno and Foofa on Thursday October 20th from 3-5PM at Kitson Kids LA.
One word, Hawaii. Vans and Rockstar want to send you to the North Shore during the Pipe Masters of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. You and guest will get VIP access to the event, $500 Vans gift card, year supply of Rockstar, 4 nights and 5 days at Turtle Bay Resort... and the list goes on. Text HAWAII to VANS66 for your chance to win!
It's that time of year again for the 5th annual Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. @ Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. The event will go down on Saturday, February 18th and two winners will go home with a year's supply of Vans shoes! Registration starts at the park at 12pm and the contest starts at 3pm. No registration fee, just have to pay to skate the session that day.
Mmmm donuts. So, what do you do when you can't afford a donut? Watch what happens when Forever Came Calling enjoys breakfast, Vans Warped Tour style. This is just one outtake from the upcoming No Room for Rock Stars: The Vans Warped Tour documentary, so stay tuned for many more!
Anthony Van Engelen, Johnny Layton, Chima Ferguson, Jason Dill and Daniel Lutheran will be making their way across the Southwest hitting up Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 15th, Tempe, AZ on Sunday, October 16th, Albuquerque, NM on Thursday, October 20th and San Antonio TX on Tuesday, October 25th. Make sure to catch the guys when they are in your city!
Vans Skatepark Orlando is going out with a bang! We will be throwing farewell parties at the Orlando, FL park on Thursday, January 19th & Friday, January 20th. First up is a BMX night on 1/19 from 6pm - 10pm. Vans BMX Pros Cory Nastazio, Scotty Cranmer, Colin Mackay, Trey Jones and special guests will be in attendance. Next up is a skate night on 1/20 from 6pm - 10pm with Vans skate pros Tony Trujillo, Omar Hassan and Alex Perelson. Both nights will include free skating in the park, autograph singings, free food & drinks plus tons of giveaways. Read more below for details...and thank you Orando!
We know you've already bought your 2012 calendar, so time to mark it up with the dates you will be heading to the Vans Warped Tour. The tour kicks off on June 16th in Salt Lake City and ends on August 5th in Portland. For everything in between across the US and Eastern Canada, take a look at all tour dates.
After you get that new board over the holidays, come out to Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA to brush up on your skate skills. Vans Skatepark will be holding two instructional skateboard clinics on January 21st and February 25th from 8am - 12pm. Vans approved instructors will be offering their knowledge for beginner to advanced street skateboarders ages 6 - 16, and cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Spots are limited so sign up today at the park!
Tired of tagging along on holiday shopping trips? Brush up on your skate skills instead! Both parks will be hosting instructional holiday skateboard clinics in December. These special skate clinics include a pizza lunch and run from 8am - 1pm. There are two clinics to choose from 12/10 & 12/17 and cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Spots are limited and check out the flyers below for more information.
Oceanside, CA will be home to the California Surf Festival this Thursday, October 13th through Sunday, October 16th. Vans' first ever surf film, Get-N Classic (available for download now) will be a part of the festival! Saturday at 5pm there will be a screening of the film. Also, included in the four day festival is live music, art for sale, surfboards on display and more. Take a look at the schedule and check info on tickets.
This week, OffTheWall.tv brings a smile to your face with three all new shows. Today, International Film Festival Episode 4 "Best Soundtrack and Director" is up and running. Then, Adventures with Chris is back with Alex Olson. This week Chris drives Alex to his NYC art show and gets some insight into just how serious Alex takes this art thingy. The Collaboratory - Hellz Bellz rounds out the week.
If you have fond memories of Vans Skatepark Orlando, please share your photos with us. Email your photos to email@example.com and share your stories. We will use your photos online at vans.com and at our farewell parties in January 2012. Read the rest for more information and stay tuned for details on the January 2012 parties.
Join us on November 25, 2011 for free skateboarding at either Vans Skatepark! There will be tons of giveaways and raffles all day while supplies last. Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA will be open at 12am on 11/25 for skating! Vans Skatepark Orlando will open regular hours at 10am. Please be aware that sessions have the possibility of reaching maximum capacity. Read the rest for more information and we will see you there!
Want to learn to skateboard or need to brush up on some skills? Both Vans parks will be holding instructional skate clinics in October & November for beginner to advance street skateboarders. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers ages 6 - 16. Two separate clinics are being offered, one on October 22nd and the other on November 19th. The clinics run from 8am - 12pm and spaces are limited. See you there!
Vans rider and all-around shredder Gary Young just scored the cover of the new Ride BMX Magazine doing a crazy roof to rail down in San Diego, CA. Gary has been spending lots of time climbing on roofs lately so this wont be the last you see of him way up in the air aiming at some poor, defenseless handrail. Go get yourself a copy if you want to see even more goodness on the inside.
Vans is happy to present the 2nd Annual Girls Combi Pool Classic coming November 4th and 5th to the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Serving up $10,000 in prize money, all the best ladies will be in attendance! This is a private event.
Did you miss the first Vans x Yo Gabba Gabba! shoe collaboration? Don't worry, four new styles are now available for the whole family just in time for the holiday season! Check for visits from the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! at local Vans stores and other dealers.
Since we announced back in June the addition of the most exciting and unique surfer to date to the Vans Surf Team, Dane Reynolds has continued to capture our interest as he changes surfing forever. Make sure to check out his intriguing interview in the new November issue.
Lib Tech presents the Downtown Throwdown brought to you by Zumiez to Seattle on October 8th. The stop will feature 25 of the most progressive snowboarders on the scene today and Vans team rider Zac Marben, along with a few other judges will determine what riders will take home a share of the $20K in prize money. In addition to the non-stop shred action, there will
Been tuning into Vans' offthewall.tv to catch the latest from Shore Break Baby, Nieratko’s Adventures with Chris or Crack & Shine? It’s now a whole lot easier to watch those shows and much more wherever and whenever with the free Off the Wall TV iPad app available now at the iTunes store.
Anthony Van Engelen, Johnny Layton, Chima Ferguson, Jason Dill and Daniel Lutheran will be making their way across the Southwest hitting up Los Angeles, CA, Tempe, AZ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio TX in a few weeks. Make sure to catch the guys doing a demo or at a signing.
Vans team riders Ryan Guettler, Garry Young, Kyle Baldock, Hoang Tran and Ben Wallace will be competing today against more than 20 of the top riders in the Vital BMX Game of Bike presented by Vans at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. The second-annual tournament is going to be quite the contest. Definitely check out the live webcast if you can't make it to The Block.