There's still time to take a road trip to Phoenix, AZ this weekend for Cowtown's PHXAM presented by Vans. See some of the world’s best up and comers compete for cash money at Desert West Skateboard Plaza on Saturday, March 31th and Sunday, April 1st. To kick off the event, on Friday night Vans is presenting the premier of Bones Brigade! Watch the finals on Sunday via live webcast or appcast.
Ian Gouveia scored the first perfect day of the Vans Pier Classic presented by Jacks Surfboards and hydrated by vitaminwater yesterday. Day 3 starts with Round 4 of Pro Men's and then into Round 2 of Pro Jr Men's. 7:45am PST Morning Show and 8am PST contest start. Don't miss it.
The Vans Warped Tour Kick Off party is Thursday, March 29th, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. The party features performances by Falling In Reverse, Matt Toka, a special record release celebration and performance by Dead Sara and two iconic surprise guests to be revealed the night of the show. Kick off party attendees will also be treated to a special screening of the documentary film No Room For Rockstars before the party and concert begins. Watch the live webcast at 9pm PST to enjoy some cool tunes if you can't make it.
Day 2 of the Vans Pier Classic presented by Jacks Surfboards and hydrated by vitaminwater calls for a 7:45am PST Morning Show with 8am PST start. Pro Men's begin the day and Round 1 & 2 with Pro JR Men's. Watch the live webcast or appcast on Vans LIve 2.0 app.
Today we start with Round 1 (round of 144) and Round 2 (round of 128) of the Pro Men's competition in the Vans Pier Classic presented by Jacks Surfboards and hydrated by vitaminwater. Check out the live webcast or on the Vans Live 2.0 app going on now until 4pm PST!
The 7th Anuual Vans Pier Classic presented by Jacks Surfboards and hydrated by vitaminwater kicks off tomorrow, March 28th through Sunday April 1st in Huntington Beach, CA. Upgraded to an ASP 4-Star last year, the Vans Pier Classic will once again host a handful of rising talent competing for valuable ratings points and part of a $115,000 total purse! Come down to the beach, watch the live webcast or appcast on the Vans Live 2.0 app, but don't miss it!
Nineteen year old Vans Surf Team rider John Florence is on a terror right now! John qualified for the ASP World Tour in 2011, won The Vans Triple Crown as well as The Volcom Pipe Pro ( 2nd year in a row) and now takes the win at the Telsra Drug Awareness Pro in West Oz. John seems to continually be raising the bar while at the same time handling it with the quiet confidence that has become his trademark. The ASP World Tour picks up again on April 3rd in Bell's Beach Australia, with the streak that John is on right now it would be hard to pick another favorite.
Tony Trujillo, Chima Ferguson, Daniel Lutheran, Johnny Layton, Geoff Rowley and Chris Pfanner arrived in Chile yesterday along with videographer Greg Hunt and Cody Green and photographer Anthony Acosta. They have a lot of business to take care of on the trip; skate, signings, demos, film for the Vans video and find some of that famous New Mexico geen chili stew DanLu is always talking about. The crew moves west towards the beach, so make sure to follow their adventure on Vans Skate.
Vans BMX Team rider Ty Morrow crushed it on this month's Transworld Ride BMX Magazine cover. This one's a looker folks. We all know that anytime you see something from Ty, it's a treat. The magazine includes the long awaited 13 page interview of pure fire. Check newsstands April 10th for the issue.
We've got Anti Hero pro and San Juan Capistrano native Andrew Allen week on Vans Skate. A real delight since he had his ankle scoped out a few months back, but thankfully he's back on the board and back on the road. Nieratko gets his views on his blast from the past, five favorites, a look through Vans photographer Anthony Acosta's photos and more. Make sure to check it.
Style is everything. This Saturday, March 24th you can prove you have it. Vans and Pro-tec meet up to present the Hi-Standard Double Big Air contest in Lake Tahoe. Meanwhile, in Bromont, QC, the Hi-Standard Big Air Canada Series goes down. Both include best trick and cash money. Check details for each event and come out to compete or join the fun.
Be sure to download the new Vans Warped Tour film, No Room For Rockstars available exclusively on iTunes April 2nd! Get the full 90 minute movie and 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 Suicide Silence.
This summer there will be be TWO main stages on the Vans Warped Tour. Today, we finally get to let you in on a little secret- the remaining bands playing those stages are, All Time Low, Miss May I, New Found Glory, The Used and Taking Back Sunday! The tour kicks off June 16th in Salt Lake City, so make sure you register for pre-sale starting March 30th. See you in the pit.
We're still recovering from SXSW in Austin and if you were there, you know exactly what we're talking about. With so many bands to check out, we've got photos galore of the Vans & AP Party, Mess With Texas, Thrasher Party, Vans SXSW Music Showcase and tons more. Enjoy!
As the competitive snow season comes to an end, we've got to give it up for team riders Iouri "IPod" Podladtchikov and Eric Willet for an amazing season. To end it on a good note, both won a Bronze medal at the Europe X Games in France this past weekend; IPod in Superpipe and Willet in Slopestyle. We look forward to another great season next year!
Big congrats to Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Ryan Villopoto who extended his season points lead by claiming his third win in a row this past weekend in Indianapolis, IN. "The track was really difficult tonight. I knew I had the training and endurance to last so I settled on my pace and moved up for the win.” said RV. Next race is in Toronto this coming Saturday.
Our yearly BMX Am Contest at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA is coming up soon! We teamed up with Premium BMX this year to bring you one of the best BMX AM contests on the West Coast. The contest will be held on Saturday, April 14th and will involve pro judges Cory Nastazio, Josh Harrington and more.
Cowtown's 11th annual PHXAM presented by Vans Skateboard Contest is almost here. The contest will take place at Desert West Skateboard Plaza, in Phoenix, AZ on March 31st and April 1st. Come see the top Am's in Skateboarding compete for the $3,000 first place prize. Pre-sale tickets are available for $5. On Sunday, Semi-finals, Finals, and Skullcandy's Best trick will all be streaming live via webcast online and on the Vans Live 2.0 app.
The other night Vans and vitaminwater brought you Cage the Elephant as our special, surprise guest at the Vans SXSW Music Showcase. It was an amazing show. For those who didn't get to see it and for those who want more, take a look at these great photos. See complete coverage of Vans at SXSW including our No Room For Rockstars Film premiere, Vulcanized Vinyl Pop Up shop, and more.
Vans Custom Culture joined forces with BFT and The Wolfbat Railway to host a three day customization event that is free and open to the public. Over 50 artists working with local kids collaborating on a 20 boxcar train over 150 feet long. Going on today through March 17th and ending with a Wolfbat Railway parade through Marigny/Bywater at 6pm in New Orleans, LA.
Of Mice & Men, Anti-Flag, Falling in Reverse, Four Year Strong, Pierce The Veil, Yellowcard, We The Kings, and Streetlight Manifesto join the Vans Warped Tour lineup this summer! Check out who else is playing the tour.
Pre-registration is currently open for Warped presale tickets going on sale on March 30th.
Winter Skate Nights at the House of Vans go down every Wednesday from 6pm - 10pm, just make sure to RSVP. Also, Thursday, March 15th, "Outdated" a local skate film by JP Blair will be premiering at 7pm.
We teamed up with Nice Kicks to bring you Vulcanized Vinyl, a Pop-Up Shop with Vans gear in Austin during SXSW. Starting today, for the first time EVER, we're re-issuing five of our most popular band shoe projects in a first come, first served offering from 3/13 to 3/17. Make sure you arrive early before store opening at noon so you can cop a pair of re-issues from Slayer (3/13), Descendents (3/14), Bad Religion (3/15), Iron Maiden (3/16) and Social Distortion (3/17). Only 50 pairs from each band will be available.
We've kept it a secret for weeks but now you know. Cage The Elephant is playing the Vans official SXSW showcase in Austin, Texas on Wednesday! If you won't be with us at the show you can watch it on the Vans Live 2.0 app (iTunes & Android) or at Vans.com/SXSW. Thanks to our friends at vitaminwater for putting this together with us.
OffTheWall.tv starts the week off with Season 2 Premiere of Pass the Bucket: Leila Hurst. Leila started surfing competitively and was sponsored at an early age. In the midst of her young success, Leila felt the responsibility to her sister, born with a spinal defect. Leila yearned to allow her sister and others with similar challenges to experience the thrill of surfing for the first time. Partnering with Life Rolls On, Leila and her sister were given that first chance.
If you're in Austin right now for SXSW, then let's meet up. We've got a lot going on that you can even join if you're not here. Partnering up with Nice Kicks, Vulcanized Vinyl Pop-Up Shop is up from March 9th - March 18th. Vans Classics, California collection, tees, tanks and accessories will be available as well as re-issues of our five of our most popular band shoe projects. A premiere of No Room For Rockstars, the Vans Warped Tour is happening March 13th with performances by Pennywise and Forever Came Calling following the screening. The Vans Music Showcase is going down on March 14th at with Fidlar, Pennywise, The Sword,
The Vans RV is hitting the road today in Missouri and working it's way through Lexington, Nashville, Sunny Isles Beach, Jacksonville, Kennesaw, Charlotte, Camp Lejeune and Washington DC. Meet up with Christian Hosoi and Tony Alva joining the tour at different stops. BBQ and free gear at each Surf or Skate shop stop from 3pm-5pm. See when we are coming to a city near you and catch the bus!
The 7th Annual Vans Pier Classic presented by Jack’s Surfboards and hydrated by vitaminwater returns to iconic Huntington Beach pier Wednesday, March 28th through Sunday, April 1st with surfing’s top names competing for valuable ratings points and part of a $115,000 total purse! Upgraded to an ASP 4-Star last year, the Vans Pier Classic will once again host a handful of rising talent including Vans surfers Tanner Gudauskas (men's top seed), Jason
Live near the House of Vans in Brooklyn? Awesome. Come to see a screening of No Room for Rockstars, The Vans Warped Tour this Thursday, March 8th. The night begins with the film at 6:30pm then special performances by Silverstein, Skip the Foreplay and Forever Came Calling. This is a free event for all ages but make sure to RSVP by March 7th or catch the live webcast at 9pm ET.
Tonight Alive is teaming up with Tilly's, Warped Tour, and Vans to host an exclusive contest on Polyvore. Fans submit their own creative style for the band for the chance to win a $100 gift card to Tilly's, 2 tickets to Warped Tour, a pair of Vans shoes, autographed items from the band, and have their design worn by the band in a photo shoot with Tilly's. See how it works and how you can win.
We had an amazing time this past weekend at the Vans / Premium BMX Am Contest @ Vans Skatepark. Very talented riders and a grip load of spectators made the contest top notch. Thanks to all for coming out and Read the Rest to check out the winners and some photos.
This season Vans is proud to introduce a new footwear project with Australian-based BMX Company Colony. Teaming up with Colony and pro BMX rider Ryan Guettler, Vans designed two new shoes perfect for riding. The Wylie boasts a stack of performance features including a comfy cupsole with gum rubber WaffleGrip and a lightweight EVA mid-sole. The Milo is a
Our yearly BMX Am Contest at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA is coming up soon! We teamed up with Premium BMX this year to bring you one of the best BMX AM contests on the West Coast. The contest will be held on Saturday, April 14th and will involve pro judges Cory Nastazio, Josh Harrington and more. Skate sessions are canceled on 4/14/12 and the rest of the course is open to BMX riding!
If you're not heading to the Supercross race in St. Louis, Missouri, then watch it live on Speed TV at 8:30 ET. Cheer on the Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Team- 450 class riders Ryan Villopoto who maintains a 10 point lead after last weekends race, Jake Weimer, Brock Tickle and in the 250 East Lites class Darryn Durham and Blake Baggett. Now, here's a sneak peak of the track design for you.
Vans BMX Pro Camp registration is now open at Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. This year we teamed up with Haro BMX to bring you some of the best pros. Cory Nastazio, Colin Mackay, Josh Harrington, Ronnie Napolitan and a possible special guest will be on tap to help you brush up on your skills. Cost is $150 for members and $175 for nonmembers. On top of pro instruction, all students receive 1 pair of Vans Shoes & 1 Pro-tec helmet. Plus, one lucky camper will go home with a complete Haro Bike! Read the rest for more details & sign up today because spots are limited.
Deep in the heart of Austin during SXSW, Vulcanized Vinyl isn’t your typical music store. Partnering up with our friends at Austin’s top sneaker boutique and publishers of the most read sneaker site, Nice Kicks, the Vulc brings a wide selection of Vans Classics, California collection, tees, tanks and accessories. For the first time EVER, Vans is re-issuing five of our most popular band shoe projects in a first come, first served offering from 3/13 to 3/17.
The season 2 finale of Jeff Grosso's Loveletters to Skateboarding is now live on Offthewall.tv. In the final episode of the season, Jeff breaks down curb skating with eight street heavy weights. “It’s a building block for all skaters." Enjoy!