How do you say gnarly
in Italian? The 2015 Vans® US Open of Surfing brought some of the world’s best athletes in surfing, skating and BMX to showcase their talents in Huntington Beach, California. FIAT joined the action, returning to the ocean with our custom FIAT 500X, FIAT 500c and FIAT 500 watercrafts to carve up and down the Pacific coast.
Whether you’re at the beach or at the Combi Bowl, you never know what to expect with this crowd. Fresh off our trip to the Vans Pool Party
, FIAT arrived at the Vans US Open of Surfing ready for a week of thrill-seekers and adventurers.
Artists include: Nathaniel Russell, Jay Howell, Rich Jacobs, Sasha Barr and Travis Millard.
FIAT brought along a GIF photo booth for visitors to make moves on land, and offered a daily sampling of Jones Soda for fans who needed to quench their thirst in the warm summer sun. FIAT was there for more than just the sun and the soda, though. The All-New 2016 FIAT 500X Crossover
with available All-Wheel Drive was on display along with the FIAT 500L Urbana
, FIAT 500e, FIAT 500 Abarth™ and FIAT 500 1957 Edition. As part of the Vans Movie Night, FIAT offered VIP seating in two FIAT 500c and two FIAT 500X models to lucky attendees. What’s a day at the beach without friends, after all?
Vans shoes originator Steve Van Doren returned as barbecue master on the FIATGrill
, and the FIAT 500L Vans design concept
was also in attendance — sunning itself and showing off its beach body.
FIAT partnered with Vans to bring one lucky fan — Kelly Martucci — to the event via the #VansxFIAT contest. Check out her Instagram for more behind-the-scenes pics.
Catch up on all the action from the 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing at vansusopenofsurfing.com, and catch a wave with the full lineup of FIAT vehicles.