US Open of Surfing Splashes into Huntington Beach
Nike US Open of Surfing- Men’s:
Nike US Open of Surfing- Women’s:
Nike US Open of Surfing Pro Juniors- Men’s:
Nike US Open of Surfing Pro Juniors- Women’s:
Converse Coastal Carnage Finals and Best Trick:
The media tent was stocked with cans of Red Bull and lunch—yum! We enjoyed a great view of the surf action from the media tent. Vendor booths surrounded the event’s premises, and companies handed out free swag to the crowds. I grabbed some cool posters and magazines to take back home with me.
Hurley sold lots of gnarly US Open of Surfing t-shirts, and I bought the black V-neck as my keepsake.
A big thanks goes out to all the sponsors who keep the Open free of admission costs each year. More than 50,000 spectators showed up to catch the sports action this year.
The youth definitely made their mark this year. 20-year-old Brazilian Miguel Pupo knocked out established surfer Kelly Slater in the semi-finals. The surfing and skating youngins went home as superstars.
History was made, and dreams came true. Congrats to the winners, and see you all around next year in HB!
Nelli is the assistant editor for GenPink. In her spare time, Nelli enjoys yoga, traveling, attending sports games and going to Starbucks quite too often. She holds a public relations undergraduate degree and is currently studying to earn an MBA. Connect with her on Twitter, @NelliTokleh and @GenPink.
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