Start making plans to be there next year, don’t blow it.
Daryl Nau is a bad ass on many levels. He is a BMX lifer, one of the nicest dudes on the planet, and a bringer of positive vibes wherever he goes. Not too mention no one else can dress as good as Daryl.
Dylan Stark had one hell of a weekend that included a trip to the hospital, a few broken bones, a night in his car, and some unreal riding.
This contest doesn’t happen without the support of guys like Jerry Badders who is the VANS BMX Team Manager as well as BMX legend Dennis McCoy. They always stand up for BMX and it is rad to see them do what it takes to put on one of the best contests of the year.
What would you do with $10,000? Dennis Enarson earned his keep with tricks like this 180 tailwhip over the spine and when the weekend was over he walked away with the number one spot.
The fact that the contest is held right on the sand every summer in one of the most popular beach towns in all of California is one of the many reasons the Van Doren Invitational is one of the best.
Gary Young won the contest last year and came back for more this year earning second place with classic style, flow and trick selection.
Steve Crandall most likely saying something sarcastic and funny as hell while interviewing Daniel Sandoval.
Daniel Sandoval is a machine and has really come into his own in the past few years. Invert in the bowl on his way to third place.
This contest breeds good times. Coco Zurita fresh out of the bowl, and having more fun than you.
The fact that Dylan Stark even rode at all after breaking a few bones in his feet the day before is insane. All in the name of BMX.
Riding this bowl requires precision and the slightest miscalculation on an air can take you out.
Sometimes you need a little reminder to just “send it.” Tyler Fernengel makes sure he won’t forget.
Matt Roe with a tireslide transfer mid-run. Riders had a loose format and a timed jam session where you get in as many runs as you can which keeps things casual.
You can’t have tens of thousands of people come to the beach for the weekend without expecting to see a few characters out doing their thing.
Matt Cordova blasts an invert for the fans. Style matters, and some people just have it like that.
VANS has supported BMX since day one and it’s amazing to see them continue to do that more than 30 years down the road.
Daryl Nau and Steve Crandall make one hell of a team when it comes to announcing live BMX contests. It’s nothing but a good time, and laughs all-around.
There is nothing more motivating to a rider than the sound of a crowd getting stoked on their riding.
If you can make it out to Huntington Beach next year, it would be in your best interest.
Kevin Kalkoff 180 handplant over the spine.
Clint Reynolds is one of the best at having a good time on his bike and it shows every time he drops in.
Riders came to Huntington Beach from all over the world including Spain, Chile, Australia, South Africa, France, U.K. and more. Here are a few French riders supporting their own and cheering on their fellow Frenchmen.
Dylan Stark is So-Cal local and completely on another level. No shirt, two broken bones in his feet and not a care in the world.
Corey Bohan fresh off a run and stoked on life.
The man of the hour Steve Van Doren getting ready to pass off the first place guitar.
Tyler Fernengel stood out by started his run off with this crazy 270-truckdriver into the deep end.
Fans, fans and more fans.
If you are ever in Brooklyn, make sure to stop by the Tender Trap and say what’s up to Darryl. The guy is nothing but positive energy and good vibes.
Huntington Beach goes off every year for the U.S. Open of Surfing.
Dylan Stark didn’t let the fact that he broke bones in each of his feet the day before stop him from blasting out of the deep end.
Style for days. Matt Cordova rides fast, smooth and with style most can only hope to have.
It doesn’t get any better than this, Larry Edgar feeling the moment. BMX fucking rules.
Thousands of fans of surfing, skateboarding and BMX all line the beach throughout the weekend.
Dennis Enarson earned every penny of that $10,000 with some of the most amazing riding all while doing it purely for the love.