Vans Kicks Off the 51st Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships

posted by / News / August 19, 2013

Tanner Guadaskas

Cypress, CA (August 19, 2013) – Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, kicked off its east coast surf, skate, BMX, art and music showcase today at the 51st Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships (CE-ECSC) presented by Vans. The festival spans eight blocks of Virginia Beach sand and includes multiple events and activities including the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-Star Vans Pro and Vans Pro Junior, the Vans Off the Wall BMX Invitational, skate and BMX demos, an exciting musical performance by the Silversun Pickups, a fun-filled vendor village and so much more. All of the action is taking place August 19-25, 2013.

“I always get excited to go to Virginia Beach for ECSC,” said Vans Surfer Joel Tudor. “We’ve been lucky to get some good waves over the years and it’s fun to hang with the crew out there and pay respect to one of the longest running contests in the US.”

The Vans Pro and Vans Pro Junior are being webcast live all week long at www.vans.com/ecsc. The ASP 4-Star Vans Pro is the only US east coast event on the 2013 ASP Qualifying Series, attracting some of the nation’s top talent and international rising stars who are in search of crucial points towards their ASP World Ranking. Vans surfers Pat and Tanner Gudauskas are competing in the event this year along with an exciting contest appearance from Dane Gudauskas. While the Vans Pro will headline as the main event, the ASP 4-Star Vans Pro Junior will play a vital role in deciding both qualifiers for the 2013 ASP World Junior Championships and the regional under-21 champion.

Things will start heating up on the BMX course on August 23, with the start of practice and qualifiers for the Vans Off the Wall BMX Invitational, where top BMX riders including the recent Van Doren Invitational BMX winner Daniel Sandoval, will battle it out for $25,000 in cash prizes. On August 22, the halfpipe will host a locals skate demo with the pro skate and BMX demos beginning the 23rd which feature Vans skate team riders Omar Hassan, Sam Beckett, Alex Perelson, Sergie Ventura and this year’s Van Doren Invitational Skate women’s event winner Lizzie Armanto.

On the music stage, Vans is proud to present the Silversun Pickups. The Los Angeles-based band is currently touring the country to promote their recent album release ‘Neck of the Woods.’ Several bands will perform throughout the week and the complete listing can be found at www.surfecsc.com.

The 51st Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships presented by Vans takes place August 19-25, 2013.

FULL EVENT SCHEDULE AT WWW.SURFECSC.COM
*Surf schedule is tentative and could change based on conditions throughout the week.

Monday, August 19th
7:00 am – 6:00 pm / ECSC Surf
8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Vans Pro Jr. Surf

Tuesday, August 20th
7:00 am – 6:00 pm / ECSC Surf
8:00am – 5:00pm / Vans Pro Jr. Surf

Wednesday, August 21st
7:00am – 6:00pm / ECSC Surf
8:00am – 5:00pm / Vans Pro Jr. Surf

Thursday, August 22nd
7:00am – 6:00pm / ECSC Surf
8:00am – 5:00pm / Vans Pro Jr. Surf
10:00am – 4:00pm / Vendor Village Open
12:00pm – 1:00pm / Locals Skate Demo
4:00pm – 5:00pm / Locals Skate Demo

Friday, August 23rd
7:00am – 6:00pm / ECSC Surf
8:00am – 5:00pm / Vans Pro Jr. Surf
10:00am – 4:00pm / Vendor Village Open
11:00am – 12:00pm / Skate/BMX Demo
12:00pm – 2:00pm / Vans Off The Wall BMX Invitational Practice
2:00pm – 4:00pm / Vans Off The Wall BMX Invitational Qualifier
2:30pm Cover This / 5th Street Main Stage
4:00pm – 5:00pm / Skate/BMX Demo
4:30pm – Deloreans / 5th Street Main Stage
6:30pm – Cheap Thrill / 5th Street Main Stage
8:30pm – Jimmie’s Chicken Shack / 5th Street Main Stage

Saturday, August 24th
7:00am – 6:00pm / ECSC Surf
8:00 am – 5:00pm / Vans Pro Jr. Surf
10:00am – 4:00pm / Vendor Village Open
11:00am – 12:00pm / BMX Demo
12:00pm – 1:00pm / Vans Off The Wall BMX Invitational Practice
1:00pm – 2:00pm / Skate Demo
2:00pm – 3:00pm / Vans Off The Wall BMX Invitational Finals
3:00pm – 4:00 pm / Skate/BMX Demo
6:45pm – Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds / 5th Street Main Stage
8:20pm – Silversun Pickups / 5th Street Main Stage

Sunday, August 25th
7:00am – 6:00pm / ECSC Surf
8:00am – 5:00pm / Vans Pro Jr. Surf
10:00am – 4:00pm / Vendor Village Open
11:00am – 12:00pm / BMX Demo
11:00am – 12:00pm / DJ Bobby Digital
12:00pm – 1:00pm / Skate/BMX Demo
1:00pm – 2:00pm / DJ Louie Beats

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

About Vans
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear and apparel brand. Vans collections include authentic footwear, apparel, accessories and snowboard boots that are sold globally in more than 170 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and foreign offices. VF Outdoor, Inc. owns and operates more than 300 stores of the Vans brand in the United States and internationally, each offering a wide range of Vans footwear and apparel while communicating the brand and athletes’ rich stories. The Vans brand promotes action sports lifestyle and youth culture through support of athletes on boards and bikes all over the globe and through progressive events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans Downtown Showdown, the Vans Pool Party, the Vans Warped Tour® and surfing’s most prestigious contest, the Vans US Open of Surfing. More information about the Vans brand can be found at www.vans.com, Twitter @vans_66 and www.facebook.com/vans.

About ECSC
Produced annually by the Virginia Beach Jaycees and managed by Resort Management, LLC, the Coastal Edge ECSC presented by Vans and hydrated by vitaminwater 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.

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