Photos by Morgan Rindengan
There’s a first time for everything, just like Rowan Zorilla’s first pro model shoe from Vans.
To celebrate the release, we headed to Rowan’s hometown (Vista represent!) in Oceanside, California. It was nothing but blue skies at this party, which is lucky because we spent the first part of the day freefalling through said skies, after launching ourselves from a small plane in the skies. Afraid of heights? Don’t think, just do! (A few of us even went surfing earlier that morning, fully committing to the whole Point Break experience.)
Rowan’s new pro kicks provided us the proper support for launch and landing, followed by a full-blown skate jam happening at Prince Park, located conveniently right next to the skydiving spot… it would’ve been a lot cooler if they let us land in the skatepark though. All of the homies gathered there to skate in celebration of Rowan’s new signature shoe, and make the most of the free pizza and ice cream on offer.
But wait, there’s more! From skydive to stagedive, Vans took over the whole entire Surf Bowl bowling alley with a live performance by Zamrock’s finest, W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc). O-Side or No-Side! Thanks Vans for the life-changing experience, what a fucking day. Congrats on the new shoes, Rowan.