The world’s greatest bowl riders return for the Van Doren Invitational!
Vans brings the world’s greatest skateboarders back to the beach this summer in skateboarding’s premier bowlriding competition, the celebrated Van Doren Invitational. See the full list of competitors. Held at the Vans US Open in Huntington Beach, California, top skaters from around the globe will battle it out before a live audience for top honors and their share of more than $135,000 in prize money as the competition hits the global stage live from the Vans Pro Bowl on the sand at vansusopenofsurfing.com August 1 and 2.
The invite-only organized jam format will showcase modern bowlriding’s greatest talents, such as current World Bowlriding Champion Pedro Barros, X-Games gold medalist Curren Caples and reigning Van Doren Invitational champion Ben Hatchell, plus top contenders Collin Provost, Raven Tershy and many more. The Van Doren Invitational takes skateboarding at the Vans US Open to new levels with the return of the first-ever all cement bowl on the sand in Huntington Beach (the influence for this year’s X Games Park course in Austin, Texas) inspired by the original bowl riders’ Mecca, the legendary Skatepark du Prado bowl in Marseilles, France. Qualifiers for the Van Doren Invitational kick off Friday, August 1 at 4 pm with semis and finals beginning Saturday, August 2 at 3 pm at the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California. In addition to the main event, Vans also presents the Van Doren Invitational Shop Battle (Photos here!) and Women’s events on Sunday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 29, respectively. Stay tuned for videos right here on twskate.com! Check out last year’s coverage!