2015 Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Champs Presented By Vans Hits Virginia Beach

20150531_dunphy_0101.jpg.jpegLast year’s winner Michael Dunphy tees off.
Weekend To Bring Final Rounds of Vans Pro Men’s QS3000 and Vans Pro Junior

Daily video highlights and contest recaps available at www.surfecsc.com.

Cypress, CA (August 20, 2015) – Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, joins Coastal Edge in a historic celebration of surf and beach lifestyle this week at the 53rd Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships. The weeklong heritage surf event has grown to be the longest-running action sports festival on the East Coast, bringing surfing, skateboarding, BMX and live music to the shores of Virginia Beach, VA.

The excitement of intense competition ramps up as the highly competitive World Surf League (WSL) Qualification Series (QS) hosts the Vans Pro Men’s QS3000 and Vans Pro Junior, with the start of the Junior Round of 32 earlier today. The WSL QS raises the stakes as the world’s greatest surfers compete in pursuit of coveted points toward WSL World Tour rankings. Vans team rider Joel Tudor makes a special appearance in the contest along with fellow Vans teammates Patrick Gudauskas (2013 Event Champion), Dylan Graves, Kalani Chapman, Yago Dora and many more.

“Virginia has always had a thriving surf scene that really comes to life during ECSC,” said Scott Sisamis, Vans’ senior manager of global surf marketing. “Vans is proud to be part of ECSC, which has grown into such an amazing stage for surf, skate, and BMX to be showcased on the Eastern Seaboard.”

Alongside surf, Vans will host the Off the Wall BMX Invitational, daily skate and BMX demos, a vibrant Coastal Edge Vendor Village, plus a “Rock of the 80s” musical lineup featuring The Romantics, The Motels, and The Smithereens live at 5th Street Main Stage.

The Vans Off the Wall BMX Invitational begins August 21 – 22 with top BMX riders competing for $25,000 in cash prizes. The invite–only competition brings BMX’s biggest names including reigning champion Daniel Sandoval, Scotty Cranmer and Gary Young. BMX and Skate demos are scheduled daily and will feature Vans skate team riders Omar Hassan, Alex Perelson, Josh Borden and Lizzie Armanto along with BMX riders including Dennis McCoy, Simon Tabron and more.

For the full event schedule, daily highlights and more, visit www.surfecsc.com.

About Vans
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in more than 75 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates more than 450 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing,Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, the House of Vans.

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About ECSC
Produced annually by the Virginia Beach Jaycees and managed by Resort Management, LLC, the Coastal Edge ECSC presented by Vans is now a world-class action sports festival with the support of many of the top companies in action sports. Portions of the proceeds raised at the CE-ECSC benefit the Jaycees many charitable projects.