Recap: Van Doren Invitational at Huntington

From the Shop Battle to the Women's to the main event, get a recap and results from everything that went down here.

Recap: Van Doren Invitational at Huntington

Posted by Rob Meronek 5 years ago on July 3rd, 2015

From the Shop Battle to the Women's to the main event, get a recap and results from everything that went down here.

Play Whose Shoes and Win Free Vans

Looking down at Van Doren Invitational, I spied some nice kicks. Get your hints on whose shoes are whose by watching the live webcast, video recaps, and checking the coverage below. On August 15, one person will be selected from the list of perfect scores to get a free pair of Vans. Play now and win some Vans.

Guess

Congrats Ben Hatchell!

Qualifiers Recap

Shop Battle

Women's Contest

Past Results

Photography

Pedro Stale Fish at Van Doren Invitational Huntington Beach

My favorite photo of the weekend. Pedro on a tucked up far traveling stale fish.

Pedro Barros Photo
Pedro Barros
Tony Alva at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Even if Tony Alva was far before your time in skateboarding, it's still pretty damn good seeing a 57 year old man ripping the bowl.

Tony Alva Photo
Tony Alva
Tony Alva FS Grind at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Before the cover.

Tony Alva Photo
Tony Alva
Tony on the Cover at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

The Editor had a life hammer with this cover.

Tony Alva Photo
Tony Alva
Nice Grip at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Nice grip by David Loy. There's an answer to one of the questions on our Whose Shoes Game from the weekend.

David Loy Photo
David Loy
Camera Guy at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

The man who is no stranger to national TV breaks down the event for you.

Ryan Clements Photo
Ryan Clements
Get Paid at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Random kids in the crowd gave money to Omar.

Omar Hassan Photo
Omar Hassan
Rowan and Lisa at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Rowan going awkward on Lisa Simpson.

Rowan Zorilla Photo
Rowan Zorilla
Copenhagen at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

We'd all like to be back in Copenhagen. Raven has the souvenir.

Raven Tershy Photo
Raven Tershy
Frontside Flip Meron at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

I'm backin' the frontside frip meron, of course.

Alex Perelson Photo
Alex Perelson
Smith Grind at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

You better be freshly dressed if you're gonna date Nora.

Daniel Vargas Photo
Daniel Vargas
Drop In at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

What a pleasure to see Holmes skate at this stop every year.

Christian Hosoi Photo
Christian Hosoi
Riley Smiths at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Riley before his fingers got twisted.

Riley Stevens Photo
Riley Stevens
Willy Lara at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Well, we all know who Willy Lara is now.

Willy Lara Photo
Willy Lara
Mic Banter at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Tim walks the line you're not supposed to cross like a tightrope between two skyscrapers.

Tim O'Connor Photo
Tim O'Connor
Legal at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Amelia turned drinking legal over this weekend. You can get in all the bars but not past skateboard security.

Amelia Allen Photo
Amelia Allen
White Socks at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Isn't it funny how seeing someone with plain white socks these days is funny?

Ronnie Sandoval Photo
Ronnie Sandoval
Bronzing at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

The crowd is bronzing in the people cooker up there.

Felipe and Chase at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Felipe and Chase, team mates on Excel Management.

Chase Hawk Photo
Chase Hawk
Bird at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Strap a GoPro to that bird and you have a non-GMO droid to film the contest with.

Faceplant at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Robin Bolian recovered quickly from this faceplant.

Robin Bolian Photo
Robin Bolian
Crowds at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

I want to see a time lapse of the crowd getting baked and bronzed.

Burnout at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Burnout and Clements talk shop.

Ryan Clements Photo
Ryan Clements
Distributions at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Rothmeyer distributes the paper for the stunts.

Jason Rothmeyer Photo
Jason Rothmeyer
Cash In at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Greyson comes up.

Greyson Fletcher Photo
Greyson Fletcher
The Bowl at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

This bowl is built in the sand.

Uber at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

The other side should be Uber.

Signing at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Pause while we go barge the etnies signing. Porpe gets right in line and draws his signature fish for all these kids wondering who he is.

Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo
Jorge Angel aka Porpe
Periscope at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Pause to barge the Red Bull Periscope with Joey.

Joey Brezinski Photo
Joey Brezinski
Felipe at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

We're on the Red Bull tab watching the NBC broadcast of Hart Lines. Thanks Red Bull and Felipe for the entertainment.

Felipe Gustavo Photo
Felipe Gustavo
Porpe Life at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Porpe Life.

Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo
Jorge Angel aka Porpe
The Boardr Live at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Jason, our head judge, and The Boardr Live, our event administration and scoring system, ran things behind the scenes all weekend. We could cook dinner on those iPads frying in the sun.

Jason Rothmeyer Photo
Jason Rothmeyer
Shaqueefa at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Proper representation. Pick up a Shaqueefa shirt here.

Rowan Zorilla Photo
Rowan Zorilla
Ben Wins at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Ben Hatchell blew minds on that Finals Jam. Damn! Congrats on another win, Ben.

Ben Hatchell Photo
Ben Hatchell
Trunk Boys at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Back at the hotel, the staff is on Trunk Boys tag cleanup duty.

Raven Tershy Photo
Raven Tershy
Surfing at Van Doren Invitational Huntington 2015

Jagger was on land boards and water boards all week.

Jagger Eaton Photo
Jagger Eaton
The Overview at Van Doren Huntington 2015

We'll leave you with HiDefJoe's drone view of the site.

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