Vans US Open of Surfing | Recap

Last week saw the LifeProof sponsored Vans US Open of Surfing hit sunny Huntington Beach, California. Here the world’s best athletes descended to compete for their titles in Surfing, BMX and Skateboarding in front of 100,000 roaring fans. What began as a simple surf competition has become a worldwide phenomenon, it’s a must see for any extreme sports fan. We’ve put together a short roundup on the event to spare you scouring the web…

Vans US Open of Surfing

The main stage event was the US Open of Surfing, where we saw some big shakeups, the Brazilian aerialist Filipe Toledo claimed the US title for a second time by defeating Ethan Ewing who was biting at his heels.

“That’s a really special moment for me now after I’ve had a blessed week surfing against all these great guys,” said Toledo

Over at the women’s contest LifeProof ambassador Tatiana Weston-Webb took home her first ever Championship Tour win, pushing past Malia Maneul in the finals.

Check out the surfing highlights from the week here:


Team LifeProof were out in force representing in both the Skate and BMX arenas, we were stoked to see some great results and some fast paced stylish riding all around.

Vans Pro Skate

After skating all day in the scorching Huntington Beach sun, Team LifeProof skate star Lizzie Armanto put together a solid run to take home second prize. This solid performance from Lizzie will help her to build momentum for the upcoming World Championships in Malmo, Sweden.


Team LifeProf skater Tom Schaar is trying harder than ever to show the world that he can compete in multiple skate disciplines.  He did just that last weekend when he claimed 4th place against the best park riders, sitting closely behind Chris Russell, Ben Hatchell and Oskar Rozenberg. Check out the highlight reel here:

Van Doren BMX Finals

With 20 of the best bowl riders taking to the 2016 Van Doren Invitational, each with their own unique style and approach to bowl riding, we knew it would be an action packed event, wide open for anyone to take the lead. In the end it was the high flyer’s that grabbed the big air to take home the coveted victory. Matt Cordova claimed 1st with Clint Reynolds and Dylan Lewis a hair’s breadth behind.

Team LifeProof athlete Gary Young put on a great show, but he didn’t quite claim a podium this time. Check out all the highlights here:

We’re bummed that the week has come to an end, but we’re excited for the next big event in the LifeProof roster, watch our social channels for the hottest news.


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