The Vans US Open of Surfing is a pivotal point on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour. A win at the Vans US Open – an ASP Men’s Prime event – will earn the surfers valuable points toward a coveted Top 32 world ranking.
With a close race for the World Title, the Vans US Open of Surfing marks a key stop on the Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT). Last year's champion, Lakey Peterson, is currently ranked sixth in the ASP Women's World Championship Tour standings. She will look to move up the ranks towards fellow competitor and current WCT #1 Tyler Wright.
New from Vans, the folks that bring you the annual Vans Pool Party, skateboarding's premier bowl riding event, comes the Van Doren Invitational. The Van Doren Invitational is an invite-only pro/am bowl riding jam competition consisting of many of the greatest skateboarders from around the world anchored against the backdrop of the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California.
Vans is excited to announce the return of BMX to the Vans US Open of Surfing. As part of the inaugural Van Doren Invitational bowl jam, Vans kick starts the weekend with top-notch BMX competition on July 26 and 27. With $30,000 on the line, BMX riders will go head to head in the first-ever all cement bowl on the beach, the Vans Pro Bowl, inspired by the original bowl riders' mecca, the legendary Skatepark du Prado bowl on the beach in Marseilles, France.