by John Russel Jones

The 2022 Vans US Open of Surfing (VUSOS) today announced its schedule of events for the nine-day action sports festival, including surf, skateboarding, and BMX competition, as well as a full calendar of engaging creative activities for the entire family to enjoy. The world’s largest action sports festival returns to the southside of the Huntington Beach Pier from July 30 through August 7, 2022. The entire event is free and open to the public from 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. every day. Fans can find more details and the full schedule of events at VansUSOpenofSurfing.com.

ABOVE: Sage Erickson of the USA and Yago Dora of Brazil were the winners of the 2019 VANS US Open of Surfing after winning their finals at Huntington Beach.

The theme of this year’s Vans US Open of Surfing is focused on the importance of environmental responsibility. Eco-consciousness is integrated into all Vans activations to showcase the connection of sustainability with surf culture and surf products. This year’s VUSOS also features community events, including a two-day youth surf camp experience from August 3-4 with two sessions, where non-profits from Southern California will bring in youth from underserved communities to experience the US Open. Led by longtime Vans non-profit partner City Surf Project, additional partners for the US Open Vans Surf Camp include Stoked Mentoring, Native Like Water, and the HB Rangers program.

The Vans US Open offers a plethora of live-action summer entertainment, including surfboard shaping workshops, art installations, customization workshops, music lessons, movie premieres, and much more. Activities and workshops are scheduled every day throughout the Open.

The Van Doren Village will feature activities, sponsor booths, and the Vans Retail Experience, an immersive shopping experience tied directly to the theme of sustainability, and Vans founder Steve Van Doren will be on the grill serving free lunch to fans every day from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm daily.