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Monday, July 16, 2012




Surfers' Hall of Fame welcomes Dane Reynolds

July 13, 2012 06:46 AM

Press Release:

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Dane Reynolds, one of the most progressive surfers in the world, is among the 2012 inductees for the Surfers’ Hall of Fame. Reynolds joins Rabbit Kekai and Andy Verdone in immortalizing their hand and footprints in cement for the ages on Friday, August 3rd at 10:00 a.m. in front of Huntington Surf & Sport. Famed sports commentators David Stanfield and Rockin’ Fig will serve as Masters of Ceremony. Please visit for more information.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2012, the nation’s first imprint collection of legendary surfers, the Surfers’ Hall of Fame celebrated its first induction in 1997 inside of specialty retailer Huntington Surf & Sport where several slabs remain. Four years later with the blessing of the City Council and a stunning bronze statue of sport’s spiritual leader Duke Kahanamoku, the ceremony moved outside to the corner of PCH and Main; less than 100 feet from the famed Huntington Beach Pier and the U.S. Open of Surfing.

“Dane Reynolds is the most exciting Freesurfer in the world today and many of our young surfers wanted him in the Surfers' Hall of Fame this year,” said Aaron Pai. “We are honored and very excited to induct him into the Surfers' Hall of Fame!”

Reynolds, a 26-year-old from Ventura, California, is easily one of the most exciting and creative surfers on the planet; known for his "go for broke" style of surfing that includes a repertoire of experimental and aerial maneuvers. He was born in 1985 and started surfing at the age of 10 after he moved from Bakersfield to Ventura. It was here on the point breaks around Santa Barbara that Dane honed his progressive style. He first started competing at age 13 and by age 17 was considered to be California's greatest hope for a world title, the heir to Tom Curren's late '80s early '90s soul reign, and heartthrob to tons of teenage girls reading the surf magazines.

Reynolds competed in the 2003 and 2004 X Games and received the highest single wave score both years. His first video, "First Chapter", won Best Male Performance in a Video and Video of the Year at the 2006 Surfer Poll Awards. Dane qualified for the 2008 World Tour after finishing runner-up to Jordy Smith in the 2007 World Qualifying Series. He wound up 19th on the tour that year and then rocketed into the coveted Top 10 in 2009. Reynolds had a breakout year in 2010, ending up tied for fourth in the world. It only seemed like a matter of time before he would dethrone Kelly Slater.

2011 came and went, but injuries kept him out of several events and seemed to throttle his competitive drive, but not his desire to push the boundaries of the sport. "I don't put too much importance on winning contests, which I think can make surfing boring," Reynolds said in an interview. "You've got guys doing safe turns all the way to the beach to get a seven-point ride. I don't see the point of that. I prefer surfing as an art as opposed to a sport. It's such a rad thing that it's crazy to confine it to a certain criteria."

In one of his few mainstream media interviews, Rolling Stone opined that one of the ways to understand just how differently Reynolds sees waves-and the act of riding them-is to consider the fact that, for a guy who makes his living on the water, he spends a lot of time in the air. His athletic, acrobatic free-surf style is punctuated by unearthly aerial maneuvers and cartoonish twists and turns, running counter to the straight-ahead, power mode that seems to dominate the professional circuit today. But in Reynolds's view, it really isn't whether you win or lose, but rather what you do when you're confronted with a break.

In announcing that he was leaving full-time competitive surfing, Dane posted on his website that, “Surfing is my passion in life. I always think about how lucky we are that there's even an ocean, and it’s not too hot or too turbulent and it's not made of acid that burns our skin off. And how lucky is it that the land tapers into the ocean in just the right way so that when lumps of energy approach from a thousand miles away they gently rise up and crash at just the perfect speed so that we can wave our little arms and match their speed and hang at the crest weightless for just a second before sliding down the face. There are tons of them (waves). They keep coming, all different sizes shapes and speeds; endless joy.”

The Surfers’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony pays tribute to those individuals who have made an indelible mark on the sport, industry and culture of surfing. Annually, tens of thousands of visitors to Huntington Beach’s downtown area literally walk in the footsteps of surfing superstars and legends from several eras including Laird Hamilton, Andy Irons, Jack O’Neill, Robert August, Bob Hurley, Sean Collins, Kelly Slater, Lisa Andersen, Pat O’Connell, Al Merrick, Shaun Tomson and Rob Machado who are already immortalized in cement.

The Surfers’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony is open to the public, free-of-charge. Further information is available at

Thursday, June 21, 2012


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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

VANS Sample Sale - June 17th

VANS SAMPLE sale this Sunday June 17th at BLVD Skateshop on Commercial Drive. The Drive is also celebrating Vancouver's Car Free Day which a large street festival including live entertainment, kids zone, vintage fashion shows, dance performances/workshops, artisans and lots of delicious food.

Our sidewalk sample sale will feature amazing deals on HUNDREDS of unique VANS shoes, plus your favourite Classics. Available shoe sizes are men's size 9, women's size 7's, kids 13's, toddlers size 5's, plus mens and ladies medium apparel. Give or take a size or so.....

See you there!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hanna Scott Ripping

Check out these rad photos of Vans and Dakine rider Hanna Scott in Indonesia!!

Monday, March 19, 2012


Hey everyone. Vans and Dakine are stoked to be sponsoring this year's Showcase Showdown up in Whistler. Come and show your support and check out the contest!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Vans OTW and The Blackouts

In  2011  Vans  OTW  and The Blackouts (Ako and Atiba Jefferson) set out to create  a  free  reggae  compilation  featuring music from VP Record's vast catalog  of  artists. VP Records houses the best in reggae and dance hall music and  Ako and Atiba spent weeks carefully selecting each artist for this  vinyl  compilation. Once  the tracks were chosen, the advocates and Vans  set  out  for Jamaica to finalize the project. In Kingston and Trench Town, The Blackouts  were  able to walk the steps of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Each  photo  in the gatefold of this special edition album documents the trip to the magical island of Jamaica.

No Room for Rockstars!

Check out the hype surrounding the release of No Room For Rockstars! The Vans Warped tour documentary produced by Stacy Peralta will be released on Itunes April 2nd and DVD on May 15th as a DVD and solid CD with some of the most influential punk bands that played Warped.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Adventures with Daniel Lutheran

Enjoy this clip of Daniel Lutheran and friends helping out at a contest and coat drive at the House of Vans!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Vans wins SIMA Image Award!

Vans won Footwear Product of the Year award at the SIMA Image awards last week for its Surfsiders!! Check out a write-up and photos of the event here:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Vans Hi-Standard Contest Video!!

This past weekend at Mt. Seymour Vans held the Hi-Standard Big Air contest and it went off!! Sunshine, tons of hammers, and good times were had. Check out the recap video!

Hi Standard Series Seymour from Vans Canada on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Vans Hi-Standard Big Air Contest!

Hey all!! Make sure to head up Mt. Seymour on February 4th to check out the Vans Hi-Standard Big Air Contest. There's tons of cash to give away purely based on style!!