Vans creates footwear and apparel for boarders the world over. In 1966, the Van Doren Rubber Company opened up for business in Anaheim, CA. Vans’ simple canvas shoes soon became a staple at the beach and throughout Orange County. In the mid Seventies, the first skateboard-specific shoe, the Era, was born. Within a few years, the Vans Sidestripe came to represent a look that still epitomizes the SoCal surf and skate scene. While you’re just as likely to see a pair of Vans Classics on the streets of Berlin, Rio or Tokyo as you are in Anaheim, you know that 40 years of Southern California soul are behind them.
Vans supports and promotes surfing through a full line of surf footwear and apparel, events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing™ and through sponsorship of many of the world’s top surfers such as Joel Tudor, Timmy Reyes, Karina Petroni and Nathan Fletcher.
Experience surfing the Billabong way, whether you're learning to surf for the first time, or experienced and looking to pic up tips from a pro, you can expect: quality instruction, dynamic curriculum, a safety first attitude and all the insane Billabong gear you'd expect from the leader in board sports.
You can find Dragon Optics framing the eyes of talented humans all over the globe. Go down under to Australia and find Mick Fanning rocking the latest trends. Drift through Indonesia and you may catch a glimpse of a new pair of shades hiding under the wild hair of Rob Machado.
"Here at Watermans: Applied Science, we are dedicated to providing today's Watermen and women with the best, most effective and functional, high-performance sunscreen on the market. Watermans will never run in your eyes, make your hands slippery, or negatively affect your performance in any way." Watermans, first in the water.