Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Welcome to the team Wade Goodall

Cypress, CA (June 7, 2011) – In a move that extends Vans’ Global Surf Team
to the Southern Hemisphere and secures a rising young talent who is
amazingly creative both in and out of the water, Vans today announces the
signing of Australian surfer Wade Goodall to the Vans roster. Hailing from
the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia, Goodall, 24, spent his teen
years establishing himself as a force in the competitive ranks, winning the
Australasian Pro Junior Series in 2006 while also capturing titles on the
global airshow circuit as he honed his skills alongside elite aerialists.
Since, Goodall has preferred a free surf program over competitions and with
his huge airs, creative surfing and effortless style, Wade's considered one
of the most talented young free surfers in the world. Goodall will
represent Vans shoes as he is supported by Vans in his surfing and other
creative endeavors.

“Wade represents a new generation of futuristic surfers that are
multi-talented, in and out of the water,” said Vans Surf Marketing Manager
Scott Sisamis. “At 24, he has already started to make a significant mark
on the global surf scene and we are super psyched to have him join our

“I’ve worn Vans for as long as I can remember so to be sponsored by a
company whose product you would go out and buy regardless, is pretty
special,” said Goodall. “I’m really stoked to be part of the team.”

Over the next several months Goodall will be busy traveling and filming for
the highly anticipated Kai Neville movie. Goodall will also be filming for
his own popular website, Creative Destruction, which chronicles his life
and travel. Fans can follow Wade and his crew around the world as well
plot the next chapter of his adventures at www.creativedestruction.tv.

Goodall joins a talented group of riders on Vans Surf team including Nathan
Fletcher, Joel Tudor, Pat, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas, Alex Knost, John
Florence, Andrew Doheny and Dylan Graves.

Goodall’s sponsors in addition to Vans include Billabong, Spy Optics,
Monster Energy and Channel Islands.

About Vans Surf:
Vans supports and promotes surfing and surfers through a full line of
footwear and apparel, events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing™, the
ASP 4-Stars Vans Pier Classic at Huntington Beach and Vans Pro at the East
Coast Surfing Championships, the progressive longboard Joel Tudor Duct Tape
Invitationals and through sponsorship of many of the world’s top surfers
such as Nathan Fletcher, Joel Tudor, Pat, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas, John
Florence and Leila Hurst.

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