2014 VANS US OPEN OF SURFING KICK OFF SHOW RECAPAs things continue to heat up in Southern California, Vans makes the first move in celebration of the 2014 US Open of Surfing by premiering their third installment of the iconic surf film series Get-N Classic. Last night we attended the exclusive VIP premiere in Newport Beach, CA, which documents the surf discoveries of the official Vans Surf team from around the world. The night kicked off with red carpet appearances from Nathan Fletcher, Joel Tudor, Dane Reynolds, the Gudauska's brothers, and Leila Hurst. The event, which acts as the official launch for the Open of Surfing, celebrates 100 years of surfing in Huntington Beach which will takeover HB from July 26th to August 3rd. We arrived early on to be greeted by the Vans team and immediately felt a sense of community among the attendees which were gathered in celebration of one of the most prominent subcultures defining Southern California for decades. After snacking and hanging out in the lobby of the beautiful Port Theatre, we were ushered in a top notch theatre space where Chris Cote proceeded to host the night. We highly recommend catching the flick next month if you're in California or New York (dates below). Otherwise you can catch the official worldwide premiere on September 3rd HERE. The coming week of events, which starts Saturday, will consist of Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) men's and women's competitions, the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Innovational, and Van Doren Invitational Skate and BMX contests including art exhibitions and movie nights. GET-N CLASSIC, VOL. 3 OFFICIAL TOUR DATES Live on OffTheWall.TV on September 3 AUGUST 1 – 5TH STREET AND PCH, VANS US OPEN, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA AUGUST 8 – RIO THEATER, SANTA CRUZ, CA AUGUST 24 – ECSC, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA AUGUST 28 – HOUSE OF VANS, BROOKLYN, NY Check out the the official site for the full schedule and more info HERE.
-words and photos by Miguel Angel
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