Pedro Barros Under the Spotlight

Posted 04/30/2012

There’s no way around it. 16-year old Brazillian Pedro Barros is dominating the bowl ranks. The defending Pro-tec Pool Party champ comes in having won the last three Bowl-A-Rama titles in Wellington and Bondi. He surfs every day and skates in his backyard that's equipped with a pool and vert ramp. A gold medalist at the 2010 X Games in park, Pedro followed that

Watch Pro-tec Pool Party Live Webcast May 12th

Posted 04/30/2012

Qualifiers for the Pro and Masters divisions for today's Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater ran last night to determine which riders would join the pre-seeded competitors in the main event at the Vans Skatepark in Orange. This means, we're ready to rumble. Be there if you can, and if not, watch the live HD webcast at 3pm PST this Saturday or via the Vans Live 2.0 App. Don't miss your favorite Pros and Masters skate, sign up for rider mobile alerts. Get Hot!

Pennywise Tour and New Album

Posted 04/29/2012

Today is a good day. One of our favorite bands, Pennywise has a new album, All Or Nothing, dropping in a few days. May 1st to be exact. Just because they love us, they are streaming it right now thanks to Epitaph Records. Their tour starts May 5th, so make sure you get ready to rock and join the circle pit.

Vans Riders Compete at X Games Asia

Posted 04/28/2012

The 6th Annual X Games Asia takes over downtown Shanghai, China these next few days; April 28th - May 1st. Vans team riders Dakota Roche and Bruno Hoffman traveled 14 hours with Team Manager, Jerry "Bad Boy" Badders to compete in BMX Street. Skate Team rider Alex Perelson will be competing in Vert. All the luck guys!

DQM for Vans Harrington Lo Pack

Posted 04/27/2012

Check out this video from DQM, introducing our new Vans Harrington Lo Madero, exclusively at the Vans DQM General in New York.

Element Video Premiere at Vans Skatepark

Posted 04/26/2012

Hit up the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA this Saturday night, April 28th to catch the premiere of Element's new video, "Future Nature." Meet a few of the riders, grab some free food and drinks and enjoy the show. It starts at 6pm, so we'll see you there.

Big Week of Pro-tec Pool Party - Text Alerts and Vote and Win

Posted 04/26/2012

It's finally the week before the Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater which means big things are happening; riders are getting in the last few days of practice, we're giving you chances to win rad prizes all week with Vote and Win- vote for your favorite tricks from the past years and win a prize pack. There's different trick each day leading up to contest day to vote on. Also, sign up for mobile text alerts and we'll send you a message when your favorite riders are about to skate. Make sure to tune into the live webcast online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app this Saturday, May 12th at 3pm PST. It's sure to be wild!

All Nations Skate Jam Coming to New Mexico

Posted 04/25/2012

The 6th Annual All Nations Skate Jam is going down Saturday, April 28th and Sunday April 29th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Steve Van Doren and the Vans crew including Tony Alva, Geff Grosso, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi will all be hanging out. Contest entry fee is only $5 and jam to live music both days. Be sure to check out the limited edition of Pendleton Vans.

Summer Skate Camp at Vans Skatepark

Posted 04/24/2012

Vans Summer Skate Camp registration is now open! Make sure your summer plans include a week at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. There will be six weekly sessions available starting July 9th. Skateboard instruction is given by Vans approved instructors for ages 6 - 16. Spots are limited so sign up today!

John John Florence Covers Surfing Magazine

Posted 04/24/2012

Surfing Magazine captures a huge air from Vans team rider John John Florence which takes place in Indonesia on the cover of the June issue. This is his second cover, but who's counting?

Kenzo and Vans Partner on a New Series of Summer Footwear

Posted 04/22/2012

Kenzo and Vans are pleased to announce a series of new collections for this summer. There will be three installments to hit stores in May, June and July. For the first assortment of styles, Kenzo's vibrant colors and net prints from the Spring Summer 2012 season will be featured on Vans’ original skate shoe, the Era.

Gilbert Crockett Claims Cover of The Skateboard Mag

Posted 04/21/2012

The Skateboard Mag's newest cover shines on newsstands with Vans' own Gilbert Crockett on the cover. The shot was taken while the Vans Skate crew was in China at the famous Guangzhou Red Ribbon. The magazine kicks in the coverage of their trip. Be sure to check it.

Voting Starts Today for Vans Custom Culture Program

Posted 04/20/2012

Today, Vans opens voting to determine which five schools will be finalists for the Custom Culture competition. Your votes will select the finalists out of a group of 50, ten from each region across the United States. The five finalists will be flown to LA and have their work showcased at the Long Beach Museum of Art and judged by a panel of celebrity judges. One lucky school will win a $50,000 donation to their school's art program.

Are You Ready for Pro-tec Pool Party Saturday, May 12th?

Posted 04/20/2012

We're gearing up for the 8th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater on Saturday, May 12th and you should be too! If you don't have a ticket to see the madness, it's all good because you can catch the event via live webcast online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app. Starting this Monday, we're giving you the chance to vote for your favorite tricks from the past for a chance to win a huge prize pack. Check back then for details.

A.skate Art Show in Costa Mesa this Saturday

Posted 04/19/2012

Our good friends at A.Skate are hosting their 3rd annual art show this Saturday, April 21st in Costa Mesa, CA with art by Christian Hosoi, Greg Hunt and a few others. Come out for food, drinks, music, art and a good cause.

Pro-tec Pool Party Coming Saturday, May 12th!

Posted 04/18/2012

Join us for the 8th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater on Saturday, May 12th and see 45 top pros and masters vie for their piece of $113,000 in one of the most unforgiving bowls ever built. Held in the historic replica Combi Bowl at Vans Skatepark at the Block at Orange, the 2012 Pool Party is stacked with talent, exhibiting the best competition ever in both divisions. If you can't join us, join us online via live webcast.

Surfer Magazine's Hot 100 Movie

Posted 04/17/2012

Every year, Surfer Magazine puts together a list of the world's best young surfers called "The Hot 100." This year, Vans' own John Florence nailed the top spot. You'll want to see this montage of footage they put together of everyone on the list. Look out for John's spot as the grand finale of the movie. Gets Gnarly this Week

Posted 04/16/2012

Who wants to take a trip to South Africa? The newest episode of Cutting Room Floor on, takes you there with Dylan Graves, Nathan Florence, Tanner Gudauskas and Ivan Florence to bring you behind-the-scenes from Vans' upcoming surf film Get-N Classic Vol. 2. Then, check in with Chris and Omar on Adventures with Chris: Omar Hassan - Part 4. In Custom Culture: Episode 4, meet the Ambassadors, our favorite celebs, artists and designers and asked them to customize their Slip Ons however they wanted. See what happened...

Vans Deep in the Desert

Posted 04/16/2012

We're in the middle of one of the best weekends ever- one of the biggest music festivals. We've seen and heard tons of amazing sets the last few days and we still have a full day of good times coming our way. Relive the last few days with us and take a look at all the photos! It'll be like you're there without the sunburn.

Dogtown Legends at Santa Monica Vans Store Sunday, April 15th

Posted 04/14/2012

Want to hang out on Sunday? Dogtown legends Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta and Wes Humpston will be at the newly remodeled Vans store in Santa Monica, CA. There will be autographs, giveaways and more while supplies last. Check out our new store and meet members of the legendary Z-boys this Sunday, April 15th at 1pm!

Vans Syndicate presents "TWENTY" Photo Showcase in L.A

Posted 04/13/2012

Vans Syndicate celebrates twenty years of the Half Cab shoe with a selection of photographs of some of the world's greatest skateboarders wearing the world's greatest skateboard shoe as captured over the years by some of the world's greatest skateboard photographers. Opening Reception is Saturday, April 14th from 6pm to 9pm and the show goes to April 14th to 19th.

Vans in the Desert this Weekend

Posted 04/12/2012

A huge music festival is going down this weekend and we will be covering it...from classics like Madness and Buzzcocks to huge acts like Radiohead and The Black Keys! Follow us through the weekend to see the mayhem unfold. Party time!

Hi-Standard Double Big Air Snowboarding Contest

Posted 04/12/2012

Winter Park, CO is home of the Vans and Protec Hi-Standard Double Big Air contest this Saturday, April 14th. Style is everything in this contest, as no spins over a 540 are allowed. The top three winners are paid out from the $4,000 prize purse, with $500 going to the Pro-Tec best trick of the day! Registration starts at 8am and discounted lift tickets are available to competitors. Don't miss your chance to show your style.

Vans x RIT Dye Era Classic Boardshort Launch Friday the 13th

Posted 04/11/2012

Join us this Friday the 13th at 7pm at the Vans by Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach, CA as we celebrate the launch of the Vans x RIT Era Classic Boardshort with music, drinks and good times including a gallery of RIT boardshorts created by the Vans Surf Team.

BMX Am Contest at Vans Skatepark Saturday, April 14th

Posted 04/11/2012

The Vans Skatepark at The Block in Orange, CA will be hosting the 5th Annual BMX Am Contest brought to you by Premium this Saturday, April 14th. The contest is open to all BMX riders with three Divisions, 6 - 13, 14+ and Sponsored. The winner of each division takes home a pass to ride free at Vans Skatepark for 1 year plus giant sponsor prize packs. Guest Judges include Cory Nastazio, Josh Harrington, Colin Mackay and Ronnie Napolitan. Registration begins at 10am. Good luck!

Element Future Nature Premiere @ Vans Skatepark 4/28

Posted 04/10/2012

Element will be premiering their new video Future Nature at Vans Skatepark on Saturday, April 28th @ 6PM. Come meet Element team riders and also enjoy free food and drinks while supplies last. The showing starts at 6pm so don't be late!

Gilbert Crockett Week on Vans Skate

Posted 04/10/2012

Vans' newest pro Gilbert Crockett is up for Vans Skate Rider Week. We began with his first pro issue interview in the newest Transworld Skateboarding Mag. and a few from the past. Today, it's time to read the longest, most in-depth exclusive interview yet. Check back each day for the rest of the week for more good stuff on GC.

Jake Weimer Rides on Transworld Motocross Cover

Posted 04/09/2012

Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer rides in style on the new Transworld Motocross Magazine. Read up on why the are calling him the "New contender" and then take a look at this behind the scenes video of him and his teammates Ryan Villopoto and Tyla Rattray training. Good luck in the rest of the season Weimer!

Vans OTW Native Pack

Posted 04/08/2012

The Vans OTW Collection presents the Native Pack for Spring 2012. With uppers draped in neutral desert shades and lining detailed with indigenous print canvas, the Alomar, Bedford and Ludlow blend Vans DNA with Native American heritage. The new trio of colorways is now available at select OTW retailers.

Vans Pro & Pro Junior at Coastal Edge ECSC Now ASP 6-Star

Posted 04/07/2012

The $155,000 Vans Pro and $30,000 Vans Pro Junior presented by Coastal Edge and hydrated by vitaminwater will run concurrently within the ECSC at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront August 20th-26th, with dramatically increased purses and valuable pro tour rating points on the line, enabling surf fans to see many of the top surfers in the world in Virginia Beach and on the global webcast.

Vans Warped Tour Tickets On Sale Now

Posted 04/06/2012

We've started the countdown to this summer's Vans Warped Tour kicking off on June 16th and moshing their way across the country until August 5th. Make sure to purchase tickets now to see some of coolest bands including, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Yellowcard, Of Mice and Men and a 100 more. See you in the pit.

Hi-Standard Double Big Air Snowboarding Contest April 14th

Posted 04/05/2012

Vans and Pro-tec present Hi-Standard Double Big Air; a snowboarding contest where style is everything. Come out to Winter Park, CO on April 14th to watch or enter in the contest where you land your tricks with style and win cash. Also, check out the Pro-tec Best Trick contest. Make sure to get there early to register.

No Room For Rockstars Now #1 Documentary on iTunes!

Posted 04/04/2012

No Room for Rockstars, the Vans Warped Tour movie, has shot to the top of the iTunes documentary chart in the first week of its release exclusively on iTunes! Barb Baker from said, "An absolute thrill to watch." Roy Opochinski from stated, "A film that is breathtaking, compelling, and crackling with energy."

Russ Pope Art Show in Laguna Beach April 4th - 28th

Posted 04/04/2012

Vans' own Russ Pope will be showing his new works, "Tax Included" at Laguna Beach's AR4T Gallery. Opening reception goes on from 6-9pm this Thursday, April 5th, but the show runs until April 28th. Make sure to come by and see what it's all about.

Vote for Chima Ferguson

Posted 04/03/2012

The Berrics is holding a video contest to see who gets into Street League this year and Vans Skate Team rider, Chima Ferguson, put together an insane part. Log on and vote for Chima!

Download No Room For Rockstars Available on iTunes Today!

Posted 04/02/2012

Be sure to download the new Vans Warped Tour film, No Room For Rockstars available exclusively on iTunes today! Download the full 90 minute movie and get extras including over two additional hours of videos, interactive playlists to find your favorite songs and a “create your own poster” feature. Plus, share clips and explore bands in-depth, with Suicide Silence, Bring Me the Horizon, Mike Posner, Pennywise and more. Watch a clip from the extra footage with Forever Came Calling.

Ryan Villopoto Wins Back-to-Back Supercross Championships

Posted 04/02/2012

Vans congratulates Monster Energy Kawasaki and Vans’ motocross team rider Ryan Villopoto on clinching a second consecutive AMA Supercross Championship Saturday night at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The title caps what has been an incredibly consistent season thus far with Villopoto winning eight of 13 races including three in a row twice, while clinching the title with four races still left in the series.

First-Ever Live Webcast of Cowtown's PHXAM on Sunday!

Posted 04/01/2012

They guys killed it yesterday at Cowtown's PHXAM presented by Vans. Are you ready for the finals today, Sunday April 1st? Get ready. The event kicks off with the Semi-Finals at 11am and Finals at 1pm PST. This is single handedly going to be one of the best am competition this year. It's going to be a mad house, so come out to the park or watch via webcast or on the Vans Live 2.0 app.

Watch Final Day of Vans Pier Classic

Posted 04/01/2012

Sunday, April 1st is the final day of contest for the Vans Pier Classic presented by Jacks Surfboards and hydrated by vitaminwater. Forecast predicts 6-10’+ waves for the Men's Pro and Pro Jr contest. Watch on the sand or on the webcast starting at 8am PST!

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