Huntington Beach, California - The 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing is set to kickoff, with the nine-day marathon event running from Saturday, July 26 through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the historic Huntington Beach Pier.
Stop No. 6 of 10 on the 2014 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT), the ASP Top 17 will headline the event alongside a Men’s Prime Qualification Series (QS) contest, dual Pro Juniors and several expression sessions and surf celebrations.
Carissa Moore (HAW), 21, current ASP World No. 1 and defending event champion, will lead the women’s elite to the hallowed sands of Huntington Pier in an attempt to strengthen her rankings’ lead and defend her prestigious title.
“It’s great to be back in California and I always love coming here,” said Moore. “The US Open has a strong history and we have an exciting title race this year. Sally (Fitzgibbons) has been on fire the last few events and it’s been a little while since our last contest in Fiji. I’m looking forward to putting the jersey back on, I have some good boards under my feet and I hope we can put on a good show for everyone.”
While the Women’s event offers crucial points towards the 2014 ASP World Title, the Vans US Open Men’s Prime contest will play a vital role in determining qualifiers for the 2015 ASP Dream Tour.
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