VANS U.S. OPEN OF SURFING Saturday, July 29-Sunday, August 6

The VANS US OPEN OF SURFING–the annual nine-day, free fan-driven event that brings together the world’s elite in surfing, skateboarding and BMX–returns to the shores of Surf City, USA July 29. In partnership with the World Surf League (WSL) and event owner and operator IMG, theVans US Open of Surfing-presented by Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand-is one of the largest action sports festivals in the world.

Beginning Saturday, July 29, the Vans US Open of Surfing will kick off with the sixth annual Stoke-O-Rama surf celebration. Hosted by the non-profit Positive Vibe Warriors Foundation, Stoke-O-Rama is a free, kids-only surf event created to help raise awareness and funds for local youth water safety and ocean education programs.  Through the Positive Vibe Warriors Foundation, all the proceeds from this year’s Stoke-O-Rama event will be donated directly to the Huntington Beach YMCA, a community-led organization that provides scholarship opportunities for Huntington Beach’s youth to help cultivate a positive experience growing up around water and the ocean.   Check out clips from last year’s Stoke-O-Rama event here.

The highly-anticipated summer event will feature an exceptional entertainment experience, filled with world-class surf, skate and BMX competitions, in addition to the Van Doren Village, which will host art exhibitions and hands-on creative workshops for attendees.  Details are as follows:

●  SURF:  This year’s Vans US Open of Surfing lineup will include the sixth stop on the Women’s WSL Championship Tour (CT), in addition to the Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 event and a combined WSL Pro Junior event.  For the most up-to-date surfing schedule, please visit the eventwebsite or

●  SKATE:  Vans Park Series (VPS), the official park terrain skateboarding World Championship tour, anticipates a decisive battle in Huntington Beach, CA on July 30-August 5 as the world’s best men and women skateboarders converge for the final qualifying tour events ahead of the VPS World Championships in Shanghai this September. In addition 2017 VPS Men’s Pro Tour, 16 of the best Women’s pros from around the world will make their tour debut.  For a new and exciting addition to the Huntington Beach stop, VPS expands to host the inaugural VPS Americas Continental Championships, providing a true global pathway for local talent to emerge on the VPS tour circuit. For the full schedule of events and more information, visit

●  BMX:  The Vans BMX Pro Cup Series, the world’s definitive platform for BMX park terrain competition, gears up for the grand finale World Championships event in Surf City USA on August 4 and 6. Held in partnership with the Vans US Open of Surfing, the highly anticipated championships showdown will bring the top-ranking BMX contenders to Huntington Beach, CA for one final gauntlet to crown the first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion of BMX park terrain. Following an exciting series around the globe in Australia, Spain, Mexico, and now to the U.S., the leading tour pros and regional qualifiers will converge for a historical World Championships matchup. Visit for the final list of competing athletes.


7:00-9:00 PM


Sunday, July 30:  “Moana”

Monday, July 31:  “E.T.

In addition, a variety of artist workshops and free day-long activities are scheduled for the entire family. These include:

Saturday, July 29

1:00-3:00 PM:    House of Vans: Exquisite Corpse – Collective

Drawing Workshop with Penelope Gazin

Sunday, July 30

1:00-3:00 PM:    House of Vans: Breaking the Mold – Create Your

Own Surf Wax

Monday, July 31

1:00-3:00 PM:    House of Vans: Create Your Own Pro Shoe with Stu


6:30-7:00 PM:    Vans BMX Flatland Demo at the Amphitheater

Wednesday, August 2

1:00-3:00 PM:    House of Vans: Screenprinting with Micah

Tompkins & Jay Pezzelle

Thursday, August 3

9:00-11:00 AM:   Surfing Walk of Fame at Jack’s on Main Street

10:30-11:30 AM: Vans Skate Team Autograph Signing

1:00-3:00 PM:     House of Vans: Guitar Lessons with Jared & Jonathan of the Mattson 2

Friday, August 4

9:00-11:00 AM:   Surfer’s Hall of Fame: Mick Fanning & Bethany

Hamilton at HSS on Main Street

1:00-3:00 PM:     House of Vans: Exquisite Corpse – Collective

Drawing Workshop with Andrew Pommier

2:30-3:30 PM:     Vans Snow Team Autograph Signing

Saturday, August 5

11:00 AM-

12:00 PM:           Vans BMX Team Autograph Signing

1:00p-3:00 PM:   House of Vans: 90’s Fans – Customize Your Own

Vans Fannypack with Tuesday Bassen

Sunday, August 6

11:00 AM-

1:00 PM:             House of Vans: Breaking the Mold – Create Your

Own Surf Wax

11:00 AM-

12:00 PM:           Vans BMX Wall to Wall Freestyle Team Autograph


**All events will take place in Van Doren Village, unless otherwise indicated.

The Vans US Open of Surfing will be broadcast LIVE from July 31-August 6 via Vans US Open of SurfingWorld Surf League, theWSL app and on Facebook LIVE via theWSL’s Facebook page. Also check local listings for coverage on CBS Sports Network in the U.S., Fox Sports in Australia, ESPN in Brazil, Sky NZ in New Zealand, SFR Sports in France and Portugal and as part of the EDGEsport Network.

Recognized as the largest professional sports competition and action sports festival in the world, the Vans US Open of Surfing is currently sanctioned and operated by the World Surf League under license from IMG, the event owner. Official partners of this year’s event include Vans, Jeep, Airbnb, Michelob Ultra, Hydro Flask, G-Shock, LifeProof, CLIF Bar, D’Angelico Guitars, Red Bull, Frontier, Ralphs, Peet’s Coffee, and 7-Eleven.

For more information, check outWorld Surf League and for continued updates and scheduling for the Vans US Open of Surfing visitVans US Open of Surfing.  To view the full schedule of events, click here.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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