Vans us open



Day 2 of painting the skate course for the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA.  Artists Lauren Asta, Jack Graydon, Teddy Kelly, Andrew Pommier and Michael C. Hsiung begin a hot day two chipping away at some large paintings. 

Women’s @vansparkseries kicks off tomorrow at 2pm PST on the Live Webcast!  
Photographs courtesy of the artists


Vans US Open 2017  |  DIY Buttons with Lizzie Armanto

We took a trip to the Vans US Open pop-up shop with Lizzie Armanto in search of the perfect piece to add some DIY flare. The winner? None other than the already adorable Funville Mini Backpack. Lizzie showed off her creativity (damn this girl can draw!) and her other hidden talent (Japanese!) while making custom buttons to add the perfect bit of flare to her backpack. Want to decorate your own backpack like Lizzie’s? Get the Funville Mini Backpack in stores or online

Photos 1, 9, and 10: Life Without Andy


Monday Murals

Artist Sasha Barr recently completed an “immersive wall-to-floor installation ‘Cosmos’ for the Facebook Artist in Residence Program in Seattle, WA.  

 He sees this artwork as an opportunity to think beyond the every day, past the struggles of the world immediately around, and to the pure wonder of the unknown. 

You might recognize his art from the the bowl at the Vans US Open 2015 and US Open 2016 of Surfing

Photographs courtesy of FB and artist

Sneakers & Snacks: Golden Smoothie

The weather is heating up in Southern California, and this Golden Smoothie is the perfect way to cool down. We’re getting in the Vans US Open of Surfing spirit and hitting the beach with our Mineral Yellow US Open Sk8-Hi’s and smoothie in hand. Not only is the turmeric in our smoothie a nearly perfect Pantone match to our Sk8-Hi’s, but it’s loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits!

If you’re heading to the event in Huntington Beach, stop by our pop-up shop and check out the Vans US Open collection!

Golden Smoothie

½ cup coconut milk
1 banana
½ cup frozen mango
½ cup frozen pineapple
¼ tsp turmeric

Directions: Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth.

Tip: Cut and freeze the fruit before making your smoothie for an extra cold thick result!


Enjoying our time on the sand at the Vans US Open. From Van Doren Village to the Huntington Beach Pier, we’re digging the eclectic styles and smiling faces. The heat is on as we head into the finals for surf, skate and BMX.

Photos: lifewithoutandy


Yesterday in the Men’s VPS Pro Tour prelims, 17 eager Tour Challengers battled it out for ten spots in the semi-finals. Leading the pack with a score of 89.05, Sweden’s Karl Berglind attacked the Vans Pro Park course, executing consistent trick variety and clean, focused lines. The top ten highest-placing Men’s Tour Challengers from Friday will meet the VPS Select Pros today for another heated all-star battle in the race to determine the VPS World Championships field in Shanghai on September 23.

Men’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour Huntington Beach Prelim Results, August 4th

Advancing to today’s Semi-Finals

  1. Karl Berglind
  2. Jagger Eaton
  3. Keegan Palmer
  4. Murilo Peres
  5. CJ Collins
  6. Tristan Rennie
  7. Tom Schaar
  8. Zion Wright
  9. Heimana Reynolds
  10. Josh Borden

Watch the drama unfold live on, VansParkSeries.comRED BULL TV at 2pm PST / 5pm EST today.

Photos: Kris Evans & @granthatfield


Vans US Open 2017 | Style

It’s safe to say, checkerboard still runs the show from the catwalk to the boardwalk. Here’s just a few of the babes that shook up the shore with their killer style at the Vans US Open of Surfing.

Photography: Life Without Andy