Cypress, CA (Nov. 10, 2011) – Watch the world's top action sports contests and exclusive music events live whenever and wherever you want with the free Vans Live 2.0 app, available for download now on iTunes for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and coming soon for Android devices where Android apps are available. Starting with the 2011 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, the pinnacle of big wave surfing that kicks off Nov. 12, Vans Live 2.0 brings you top Vans® action sports events and music showcases as they happen with live, high quality event feeds, video and photo libraries and news updates.
Being a part of the excitement at premiere action sports and music events has never been easier than with what the multi-platform Vans Live 2.0 brings you via 3G and WiFi connections. Opt-in for push alerts and you'll receive notification that the "Event is ON" so you never miss any of the action. Facebook, Twitter and e-mail integration allows you to share photos and news with ease. In addition to contest action, the many live Vans events this year included performances from Public Enemy and Suicidal Tendencies, plus a live chat with Mastodon on the day of their latest album release.
The 29th Annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, is a three-event series steeped in tradition as the world's best surfers descend on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii to compete on some of the biggest, most powerful waves on the planet. Tune in each day starting at 7:45am HST for our live pre-event morning show that will bring you up to speed on all the latest news and highlights from the series. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing begins Nov. 12 with the Reef Hawaiian Pro, continues with the Vans World Cup of Surfing beginning Nov. 24 and culminates with the Dec. 8 start of the Billabong Pipeline Masters, which runs until mid-December.
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel company, is a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC). Vans® collections include authentic footwear, apparel and accessories, snowboard boots and the Pro-tec line of protective gear and are sold in the United States through more than 250 company-owned stores as well as independent retailers. Internationally, Vans sells its goods in approximately 70 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and foreign offices. Vans 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 Pro-tec Pool Party and the Vans Warped Tour®.