This summer’s Van Doren Invitational blew up the shores of Huntington Beach, California as a part of this past weekend’s #VansUSOpen. As the clock ticked down to its last seconds and all in attendance were left screaming for more, Virginia’s own Ben Hatchell was the guy that ultimately earned the top of the podium of the Men’s Finals.
Roll the footage from the finals above and watch it all go down thanks to the the guys at Thrasher Magazine. Also, be sure to check out Burnout’s splendid photo gallery of Bowlmasters as well as the archived (indexed by jams, intro runs, slams, etc.) webcasts at vansusopenofsurfing.com from the weekend as well.
1. Ben Hatchell
2. Pedro Barros
3. Chris Russell
4. Raven Tershy
5. Willy Lara
6. Ronnie Sandoval
7. Alex Sorgente
8. Jack Fardell
9. Chris Gregson
10. Marlon Silva
11. Ben Raybourn
12. Curren Caples
On the shoreline of Huntington Beach, California, Allysha Bergado took the top spot on the podium of the Van Doren Invitational Womens Bowl Finals earlier this week. Check the recap footage above and full results at The Boardr.
Yes, once again the Van Doren Invitational is set up on the sand to bring together’s many of the world’s best bowlriders for another showdown. Luckily for those of us elsewhere, we can tune into the live webcast of the Mens Semi-Finals, Finals, Cardiel Cash (Best Tricks) and Award Ceremony at VansUSOpenOfSurfing.com beginning tomorrow Saturday, August 1st at 3pm PST
In the meantime, have a look at some of the practice photos from yesterday right here.
Womens Bowl Final Podium
1. Allysha Bergado
2. Julz Lynn
3. Lizzie Armanto
The Van Doren Invitational returns to Vancouver’s legendary Hastings Skatepark this weekend where top skaters from around the globe will mix it up and battle it out for top honors and their piece of the $75,000 prize purse.
If you can’t be there in person, be sure to watch the action live beginning at 2pm PST on July 11th via the Vans Invitational webcast.
In Episode 49- The Pivotal Episode- That Was Supposed To Be Skate Rock” Grosso clears up some misunderstandings, sends a mini love letter to his oldest skate buddy Eric Nash, tells Lance Mountain how much he rules, and voices his opinion loud and clear. That’s it. It’s a wrap! Another season of Love Letters is in the can. Enjoy.
Beers and babes on the beach in Italy. Throw Grant in the mix going full throttle and all is well in the world. Cheers Vans, keep ‘em coming.