Talented 15 Year-Old Newport Beach Native and Reigning NSSA Open Juniors Champ Becomes Newest Member of Vans Surf Family
Cypress, CA (March 24, 2008) – Vans is excited to announce the signing of local surf phenom Andrew Doheny to the Vans Surf team. Though only 15 years-old, Doheny has been a dominant force in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) for years, with 84 NSSA wins and 16 titles already under his belt, including the 2007 NSSA Open Juniors Champ title. Over a short period of time Doheny also snagged six Western Championships and four national runner-up titles, quickly establishing him as one of the sport’s most talented amateurs.
Born and raised in Newport Beach, CA, Doheny has been surfing since the age of 5, honing his skills at Newport’s popular 54th Street, where he still surfs everyday. Though Doheny just recently officially jumped on board, his relationship with Vans and other local Vans Surf team riders goes back a few years.
“We’re proud to have Andrew officially join us,” said Vans Surf Marketing Manager Scott Sisamis. “He’s an amazing surfer and we already felt like he was part of the team.”
“I’m stoked to be a part of the Vans family and a hippie like all the other Vans guys,” said Doheny.
With a busy 2008 schedule that includes the Vans Pier Classic presented by Jack’s Surfboards, March 26-30 at the Huntington Beach Pier, and Team USA competitions, Doheny is certainly one to watch and this kid is just getting warmed up.
Andrews’s sponsors, in addition to Vans, include Volcom, HSS, Creatures, Freestyle and Sexwax.
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 Joel Tudor, Timmy Reyes, Karina Petroni and Nathan Fletcher.
For more information on Vans’ surf happenings plus footwear and apparel, visit Vans.com.