What a trip! Just one year ago Geoff Rowley, Chima Ferguson, Rowan Zorilla, Danny Wainwright and the Vans team sessioned London’s legendary South Bank skatespot while the good people behind the Long Live South Bank movement were fighting to keep the undercroft from being demolished. We’re happy to announce that on September 18th, 2014, after 17 hard-fought months, the LLSB crew won the fight and South Bank has been saved.

Congrats to not only those that worked countless hours to make sure South Bank would be preserved for generations to come but also to the entire London skate scene past, present and future. This is no small victory and you should bask in the moment. Cheers to a job well done!

Photos: Acosta

The Vans Syndicate Eric Dressen Old Skool Pro ā€œSā€ and Sk8-Hi Pro ā€œSā€ (both inspired by vintage ammunition bag textiles) launches tomorrow, August 9 exclusively at your nearest authorized Vans Syndicate dealer. Visit Vans.com for dealer locator and more information.

Here Dressen tattoos Rowley.

Photo: Arto Saari