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Andy Davis Release Party at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop

| posted on February 05, 2011

Vans celebrated the launch of a collaboration on Wednesday, February 2 with San Diego-based surf artist Andy Davis at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach.  The event  spotlighted Vans x Andy Davis footwear and
apparel and featured limited edition prints and t-shirts, as well as a selection of new works by Andy himself.  The party, which also celebrated Andy’s birthday, featured a funky set by DJ Haggo along with 200 or so good friends including Tanner, Dane and Pat Gudauskas, Alex Knost, Chris Del Moro, Tyler Warren, Robbie Kegel, Mitch Abshere, Kyle Lightner, Manny Caro and artist Harry Daily.  An after-party at the Marine Room Tavern with live music from The Entrance Band completed the night.

Vans by Thalia Surf Shop, which is adjacent to Thalia’s South Coast
Highway shop, melds Vans heritage with Thalia?s bohemian beach culture in what is Vans? first ever boutique surf partnership.  The shop showcases a
continuously evolving mix of Vans surf footwear and apparel including
limited edition shoes and Joel Tudor signature apparel.  Vans by Thalia
Surf Shop is located at 911 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, CA.

A special thanks to Primo for providing beverages.

About Vans Surf: Vans supports and promotes surfing through a full line of surf footwear
and apparel, events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing? and through
sponsorship of many of the world?s top surfers such as Nathan Fletcher, 
Joel Tudor, Pat, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas, Timmy Reyes, and Dylan Graves including Hawaiian standouts John Florence, Reef McIntosh, Kalani Chapman, Kai Borg Garcia and Leila Hurst. For more information on Vans Surf, visit vanssurf.com.

About Thalia Surf Shop
: Established in 2001, Thalia Surf Shop has been at the forefront of an
underground movement in the surf industry. Focused on creative arts and
alternative surfboard designs, they’ve been able to help support a growing
need for individuality and less commercialism. By dealing directly with
the artists and small, independent companies, they’re able to showcase
this movement better than any other surf shop around. We believe that a
surfing lifestyle is one that goes past big logos and senseless graphics
that pander to the norm, so instead we’ve searched high and low for those
companies that agree with us and focus more on art, real graphic design,
and the true surf culture. These are the creators, not imitators, and they
help to define what our surf shop is all about: style, originality, and
soul. For more information, please visit thaliasurf.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Vans

Photo: Courtesy of Vans

Photo: Courtesy of Vans

Photo: Courtesy of Vans

Photo: Courtesy of Vans

Photo: Courtesy of Vans

Photo: Courtesy of Vans

Photo: Courtesy of Vans

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Photo: Courtesy of Vans

Photo: Courtesy of Vans