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Skate Essentials with Tony Alva

VideosComments ⋅ Oct 7, 2013
Our first video version of Essentials takes us to one of the original members of the Z-Boys skateboarding team — Tony Alva. Catching up with Alva before his session for the 2013 Vans Downtown Showdown in Paris, France, we took a look at the ska...

Playboy Poolside by Tony Kelly

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jun 11, 2013
Next month, seminal skateboarders Arto Saari, Tony Alva, Brandon Biebel and Stevie Williams will all be featured in the Playboy’s “Playboy Poolside” article. To anticipate the print release, a short clip has surfaced featuring the b...

Tony Alva Talks Frog Throwing

LifestyleComments ⋅ Oct 12, 2012
As part of their continuing Classic Tales series, Tony Alva offers up a whopper of a story for Vans. A tale of a rather strange occurrence taking place on the North Shore of Oahu, Alva recounts a rather surreal and bizarre experience with his partner...

Vans Syndicate “Local Boyz” Pack

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 5, 2012
Bridging the old school and the new while paying tribute to legendary skaters Tony Alva and Geoff Rowley, Vans and its Vans Syndicate line present the “Local Boyz” pack. Featuring an updated and streamlined version of the Mid Skool alongs...

Transworld Skateboarding: The 30 Most Influential Skaters of All Time

LifestyleComments ⋅ Dec 21, 2011
This week marks the 30th anniversary of Transworld Skateboarding. To celebrate the meaningful occasion, they have compiled a list of the 30 most influential skaters of all time. Presented in a slideshow manner on their website, they run down the list...

Vans Presents Pass the Bucket with Tony Alva

CultureComments ⋅ Apr 3, 2011
Considered to be one of the the most influential skateboarders of all time, Tony Alva, an original Z-Boy, hit rock bottom 4 years ago battling drug addiction and alcoholism. There, at his lowest point, his reliance on successes and ego came into...