“We’re pleased to continue our partnership with the WSL and Vans on an amazing event that brings the best athletes in the world together to celebrate surfing, action sports and the California lifestyle,” said James Leitz, senior vice president, global head of action sports at IMG. “The event will provide surfing fans around the world with access to some of the most incredible lifestyle and fan experiences possible.”
Adding to the excitement for the 2016 event, Vans will introduce the Pro Skate Park Series, skateboarding’s first-ever international championship series in park terrain competition, bringing in an elite roster of pro and amateur skateboarders to the Vans US Open of Surfing. Attracting upwards of 700,000 fans from July 23–31, the Vans US Open of Surfing will also be webcast LIVE around the world on July 25th on VansUSOpenofSurfing.com
“As Vans celebrates 50 ‘Off The Wall’ years of enabling creative expression, it’s important for our brand to continue to support the next generation of talented individuals through progressive platforms like the Vans US Open,” said Doug Palladini, Vans’ vice president/general manager for North America. “Vans is honored to carry on the legacy of the world-class events alongside IMG and WSL, while introducing the latest innovations in action sports, art and product design.
~ Source : VansUSOpenofSurfing.com