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Slater & Zietz are out, Carissa & Coco still in, at the U.S. Open

The ASP Prime Vans US Open of Surfing hosted the Round of 24 in peaky two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Huntington Beach Pier, deciding the Round of 16 compliments of some intense battles from the world’s best surfers.

Michel Bourez (PYF), 27, continued his tear at the Vans US Open of surfing, trumping 11-times ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 41, with patented power surfing and progressive above-the-lip maneuvers. Slater would put in a valiant effort in the dying seconds of the match in an attempt to surpass the Tahitian, but would fall shy of the score required, securing Bourez’s position in the Round of 16.

   

Surfing Walk of Fame adds seven new legends

In the shadow of the US Open of Surfing, Surf City USA’s Main Street was blocked off to honor the newest class of inductees to the Surfing Walk of Fame on Thursday morning.

Through a selection ballot, a host of respected surf industry veterans, former professionals and surf journalists narrowed down a field of hundreds of candidates to name the seven 2013 Surfing Walk of Fame’s honorees in their respective categories – Taylor Knox (Surf Champion), Donald Takayama (Surf Pioneer), Jack McCoy (Surf Culture), Keala Kennelly, Sharron Weber (Women of the Year), Roy Crump (Local Hero) and Father Christian Mondor (Honor Roll). 

   

2013 China Uemura 29th Annual Longboard Surfing Classic

Oahu south shore beach boy China Uemura has been involved with water sports all of his life.  He can usually be found at his office at Ala Moana Beach Park (under a tent in front of the concession at the Kewalo's side of the park). 

The people of Hawaii have sponsored China’s professional surfing career as he traveled the world in professional longboard surfing events representingHawaii.  In turn, he gives back to the community.

   

Hurley Pro wildcard to be chosen by video

After two months of collecting entries and two weeks of deliberating, Hurley announced today the Top 16 contenders of its digital wildcard contest: The Hurley Pro Video Trials. Public voting will commence on July 29 at thehurleypro.com.
 
Close to 100 of the nation’s best surfers submitted entries for this first-of-its kind video contest, with Dane Reynolds, Mason Ho and Luke Davis being three of the standouts. They will now compete for a coveted wildcard slot in the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles, September 15.

   

Surfing Walk of Fame's 'Woman of the Year' inductees.

Two ladies from Kauai are going to step into the Walk of Fame Thursday 7/25/13. Sharron Weber and Keala Kennelly. Congradulations from all of us here in Hawaii! Here's alittle of their stories. When you purchase your first surfboard from a reigning U.S. Champion, only good things can follow. This was the case when a 15-year-old Sharron Weber moved to Oahu from Virginia in 1963. Weber scooped up a used board from Linda Benson and set out on her own competitive quest.

   

Women's WCT event fires at Vans US Open

Pauline Ado © ASP/Rowland

Top Seeds Produce Mixed Results at Vans US Open of Surfing

Wednesday 23 July, 2013 : Huntington Beach - The Vans US Open of Surfing, stop No. 6 of 8 on the Women’s ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), took to the water today, completing Round 1 action in peaky two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves. Huntington Beach Pier would host a series of mixed results from the ASP Top 17, with both shock upsets and top scores from the event’s top seeds...

   

Day 4 Recap - Men's Prime, Women's WCT

Kolohe reaching new levels pictured.

Wednesday's  Vans US Open of Surfing schedule is jam packed with action – the day begins with Round 2 (Heats 1-6) of the ASP Women's WCT at 7:30am local time, followed by men's ASP Prime Round 2 (Heats 7-12), Junior Men Quarterfinals (Heats 1-4) and Junior Women Semifinals.

The Vans US Open of Surfing, stop No. 6 of 8 on the Women’s ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), took to the water today, completing Round 1 action in peaky two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves. Huntington Beach Pier would host a series of mixed results from the ASP Top 17, with both shock upsets and top scores from the event’s top seeds. GO LIVE HERE

   

It's hard to grasp so lets keep trying...

Koa Rothman's life changed May 15, 2013 - This 20' Tahitian Mega wave Teahupoo was filmed by Mike Jones Azhiaziam international. With the contest coming mid August it's time to dream.

   

Trials & Junior events fire at Vans US Open

Day two of the Vans US Open of Surfing completed the 24-man trials, with four international standouts advancing to the men’s ASP Prime main event in clean four-to-six foot (1.5 metre) waves at South Huntington Beach Pier.

Gabriel Medina (BRA), 19, who was forced to surf the trials due to an entry error, delivered an electric performance throughout the three-round trials, igniting the Huntington Beach lineup with a vigorous attack on both his forehand and backhand.

“I forgot to sign up for the event, but I’m pretty stoked to make the trials,” Medina said. “I knew it was going to be hard and I was just trying to get a few waves and warm up for the main event.”

   

Clay Marzo resurfaces after months in West OZ

 

Fans of Clay Marzo have been treated to rare new footage of the enigmatic surfer over the past few weeks. He guest starred on an episode of the “Surf House” web series on the North Shore of Oahu and dropped an edit by Tom Jennings from his current digs in Western Australia. Well known as one of the most wildly talented surfers in the world, Marzo has Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism, and he shies away from competition and crowds on any kind.

   

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