We stopped by the Vans pop up store in Huntington Beach at the US Open of Surfing yesterday with Vans Surf team rider Leila Hurst. Leila designed a collection specifically for the event that is available on the beach all week long, and at Jack’s and HSS off Main Street. If you can’t make it out to the event in person you can still pick up the hat and sandals from the collection online, as well as other rad gear made just for the US Open of Surfing

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

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Vans US Open Artist Jay Howell’s Playlist 
We’ve been getting pumped about the Vans US Open of Surfing starting tomorrow in Huntington Beach by sharing playlists from our talented artists who’ve been working on the Van Doren Invitational Bowl all week. Today’s playlist comes from artist and Custom Culture Ambassador Jay Howell. After listening to his picks, watch his episode on offthewall.tv. 

5. The Sound of Confusion - Spacemen 3

vansmusic:

Vans US Open Artist Jay Howell’s Playlist 

We’ve been getting pumped about the Vans US Open of Surfing starting tomorrow in Huntington Beach by sharing playlists from our talented artists who’ve been working on the Van Doren Invitational Bowl all week. Today’s playlist comes from artist and Custom Culture Ambassador Jay Howell. After listening to his picks, watch his episode on offthewall.tv

5. The Sound of Confusion - Spacemen 3

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Artist Zio Ziegler working on the Van Doren Invitational bowl for the US Open of Surfing.  What does he listen to while he’s spray painting his massive pieces. 
Q: Hey Zio, what are you listening too?
A: Oh I like to listen to audio books. Right now I’ve been checking out Frank Herbert’s Dune and Caesar’s Commentaries!  
Photograph by Michael C. Hsiung

vansart:

Artist Zio Ziegler working on the Van Doren Invitational bowl for the US Open of Surfing.  What does he listen to while he’s spray painting his massive pieces. 

Q: Hey Zio, what are you listening too?

A: Oh I like to listen to audio books. Right now I’ve been checking out Frank Herbert’s Dune and Caesar’s Commentaries!  

Photograph by Michael C. Hsiung

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Van Doren Invitational: Shop Battle

Today’s Shop Battle at the Van Doren Invitational in Huntington Beach, CA was the kick off event for skateboarding at the Vans Us Open. 11 Shops from California and Arizona brought their top 3 riders to jam in the bowl for 5 minutes. Active Ride Shop and Val Surf were on top of the pile after all the dust settled. After a 15 minute final jam heat it was Val Surf team that walked away with the $2,000 and a new axe.

View the full Van Doren Invitation Shop Battle Results

Photos: Grant Hatfield & Brandon Means