Vans Europe Tour Blog

Words and photos by Mike O’Meally

A week or so ago, a tight crew of Vans riders battled rainy weather and multiple itinerary change-ups in what would turn out to be a highly productive and joyous adventure filming for the Vans video. With rain settled in Spain’s Basque country, it was off to Barcelona with the inimitable Winkle as our Oracle of Skatespots, and all the way to Bologna for a one man sesh and a delicious family style BBQ (IMHO). Between TNT, Pfanner, AVE, and Johnny Layton there was some real heavy shredding going down. Thanks to all the skaters who helped us out, especially Otto and the boys in Bologna and of course Thomas Winkle. Keep an eye on future issues for some of the spoils of war: the Vans video will be gnarly…