Following Nike’s exit from the surf industry last year, Vans is ramping up for its first year as title sponsor of the highly anticipated Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California.
The event will take place July 20-28, 2013.
As well as the men’s prime surf event and 4-star pro junior comp, Vans will be running another of their Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational longboard shindigs to round off the world class surf action. And of course they’ll be plenty other action sport radness and fun, from skateboarding to BMX to live gigs and art exhibitions.
“Growing up as a grom in California, the US Open has always had a huge impact on me. The ability to see all your favorite surfers up close was huge. I have always wanted to compete at such a prestigious event, and to win in front of my family and friends would be a dream come true,” said Vans surf team rider, Pat Gudauskas. He added, “As part of the Vans team, it’s amazing to see Vans step in and truly support surfing in their own backyard. It’s going to be a great experience and I’m looking forward to being there!”