VANS ANNOUNCES FESTIVITIES FOR 2014 COASTAL EDGE EAST COAST SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Cypress, CA (August 12, 2014)– Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is honored to join Coastal Edge and the entire action sports community in a celebration of heritage and camaraderie at the 52nd Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships (CE-ECSC) presented by Vans on August 17-24, 2014. CE-ECSC in Virginia Beach, Virginia is home to the largest action sports festival on the East Coast and this year’s festivities promise to be bigger and better than ever with eight action packed days of surfing, BMX, skateboarding and live music, featuring the world’s top action sports stars.

“The ECSC is a really special event for the Vans family, not only because it’s the East Coast’s largest action sports event but because we are able to welcome the action sports industry as a whole, encouraging everyone to be a part of it,” said Doug Palladini, Vans’ vice president and general manager, North America. “We are proud to partner with Coastal Edge in D’s vision and truly look forward to it every year.”

“It is amazing to see the generations of board riders that converge here every year in Virginia Beach to celebrate this 52-year old event,” said D. Nachnani, Coastal Edge president. “We are also very appreciative to the Jaycees, the city of Virginia Beach and all of our sponsors without whose help, this event could not possibly take place and be as memorable has it has become. The gratification it brings us to be able create hundreds of thousands of memories every year, is truly indescribable.”

The historical event spans more than eight blocks of Virginia Beach coastline and includes a host of events and activities including the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-Star Vans Pro and 2-Star Vans Pro Junior, the Vans Off the Wall BMX Invitational, skate and BMX demos, an exciting musical performance by the Plain White T’s, a fun-filled Coastal Edge Vendor Village and many more exciting events and activities. Vans will also proudly host the East Coast premiere of Get-N Classic, Vol. 3 on August 21 at Coastal Edge with autograph signings from Vans team riders including Joel Tudor, the Gudauskas brothers and Brogie Panesi.

The ASP 4-Star Vans Pro is the highest rated event on the East Coast and will host the largest field of competitors for a WQS event in the USA. Vans team rider Joel Tudor will make a special appearance in the contest along with all three Gudauskas brothers including last year’s event winner Patrick Gudauskas, Dane Gudauskas who hopes to join his brother on the list of Vans Pro winners and Tanner Gudauskas who is looking to build points following a strong third place finish at the Los Cabos Open of Surf 6-Star in June. For the Junior Men, the ASP 2-Star Vans Pro Junior will provide a chance for big points and qualification into the 2014 ASP World Junior Championships. The Vans Pro and Vans Pro Junior are being webcast live all week long at www.vans.com/ecsc

The Vans Off the Wall BMX Invitational will take place August 22-23, 2014 with top BMX riders competing for $25,000 in cash prizes. The invite-only competition will feature BMX’s biggest names including last year’s winner Kevin Peraza and recent Van Doren Invitational winner Gary Young. BMX and Skate demos are set to take place August 21-24 and will feature Vans skate team riders Omar Hassan, Josh Borden, Alex Perelson and Christian Hosoi along with BMX riders including Simon Tabron, Coco Zurita and more.

On the music stage, Vans is proud to present the Plain White T’s. The Illinois born band is currently touring the country and is releasing a new album “American Nights” coming soon. A variety of bands will perform throughout the week and the complete listing can be found at www.surfecsc.com

FULL EVENT SCHEDULE AT WWW.SURFECSC.COM
*Vans Pro and Pro Junior event window begins August 18. Competition times will be based on swell forecast and current conditions. A call will be made each morning to determine the day’s schedule of events.

Monday, August 18th
7:00 am – 6:00 pm / ECSC Surf
8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Vans Pro / Vans Pro Junior Surf TBA

Tuesday, August 19th
7:00 am – 6:00 pm / ECSC Surf
8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Vans Pro / Vans Pro Junior Surf TBA

Wednesday, August 20th
7:00am – 6:00pm / ECSC Surf
8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Vans Pro / Vans Pro Junior Surf TBA

Thursday, August 21st
7:00am – 6:00pm / ECSC Surf
8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Vans Pro / Vans Pro Junior Surf TBA
10:00am – 6:00pm / Coastal Edge Vendor Village Open
12:00pm – 1:00pm / Locals Skate Demo / Halfpipe
12:00pm – 4:00pm / Vans Off The Wall BMX Invitational BMX Practice / Park Course
2:00pm – 3:00pm / BMX Demo / Halfpipe
3:00pm – 4:00pm / Locals Skate Demo / Halfpipe
5:30pm – 7:30pm / Vans Team Signing & Get-N Classic, Vol. 3 Premiere at Coastal Edge

Friday, August 22nd
7:00am – 6:00pm / ECSC Surf
8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Vans Pro / Vans Pro Junior Surf TBA
10:00am – 6:00pm / Coastal Edge Vendor Village Open
11:00am – 12:00pm / BMX Demo / Halfpipe
12:00pm – 2:00pm / Vans Off The Wall BMX Invitational BMX Practice / Park Course
1:00pm – 2:00pm / Skate Demo / Halfpipe
2:00pm – 4:00pm / Vans Off the Wall Invitational BMX Qualifier / Park Course
3:00pm – 4:00pm / BMX & Skate Demo / Halfpipe

Saturday, August 23rd
7:00am – 6:00pm / ECSC Surf
8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Vans Pro / Vans Pro Junior Surf TBA
10:00am – 4:00pm / Coastal Edge Vendor Village Open
11:00am – 12:00pm / BMX Demo / Halfpipe
12:00pm – 2:00pm / Vans Off The Wall BMX Invitational BMX Practice / Park Course
1:00pm – 2:00pm / Skate Demo / Halfpipe
2:00pm – 3:00pm / Vans Off The Wall BMX Invitational BMX Finals / Park Course
3:00pm – 4:00pm / BMX & Skate Demo – Halfpipe
3:30pm – 10:00pm / Live Music / Headliner Plain White T’s

Sunday, August 24th
7:00am – 6:00pm / ECSC Surf
8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Vans Pro / Vans Pro Junior Surf / TBA
10:00am – 6:00pm / Coastal Edge Vendor Village Open
11:00am – 12:00pm / BMX & Skate Demo / Halfpipe
12:00pm – 1:00pm / BMX Demo / Park Course

WATCH THE VANS PRO AND VANS PRO JUNIOR LIVE AT WWW.VANS.COM/ECSC

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