San Clemente, CA (April 26, 2006) - {{{Vans}}} x Surfing Magazine unveil the Surfrider Foundation Era collection. Vans teamed up with six photographers from leading surf magazine, Surfing, to bring the famous breaks to life on the shoe's canvas. Vans Era shoes feature six shoes that are adorned with classic photos of famous surf breaks to include: (Huntington, Steamers, Black’s, Off the Wall, Long Island and Sebastian Inlet).

“With each season that we present a Vans surf shoe collection, we are committed to giving something back to the culture, industry and environment of surfing," said Doug Palladini - Vice President of Marketing for Vans. "There is no better way to launch this program than with a donation to the Surfrider Foundation, an organization so vital to the preservation of a surfing way of life. We at Vans hope in some small way that the Surf Era contributes to the Foundation’s much larger and essential mission.”

Vans is donating $10,000 to the Surfrider Foundation including $5 from each shoe sold.

The Vans Era collection can be found at Vans retail outlets and select specialty core shops throughout the country. For more information on the Vans Era collection, or to find a retail outlet closest to you visit