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U.S. Open of Surfing psycho recap


Love it or loathe it, you can’t argue that there isn’t some incredible high-performance surfing going down at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California. Yeah, some may complain about the quality of the surf, but perhaps those Debbie Downers need to think in a more “glass is half full” manner and embrace the aerial antics currently taking place at the venerable Huntington Beach Pier. We caught up with one of those high-flying contestants, Dylan Graves, to get his thoughts on why the pier is such a good wave for airs, and who to look for above the lip line …

What makes HB Pier a good wave for airs?
It seems to always produce a good section with a soft landing. In my heat the other day, there was a light onshore breeze that helps keep your board under your feet, so that helps, too. On the outside part of the wave, you know the landing is going to be soft because it goes into deeper water, so the landing is going to be nice and soft. The inside is a completely different story though. … But if you get an air section on the outside it’s really fun.






Malia Manuel Drops a 9.63






Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s Round 2 Results:
Heat 1: Johanne Defay (FRA) 13.44 def. Alessa Quizon (HAW) 11.83
Heat 2: Paige Hareb (NZL) 13.76 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 13.43
Heat 3: Malia Manuel (HAW) 15.17 def. Leila Hurst (HAW) 6.67
Heat 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 14.67 def. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 13.97
Heat 5: Laura Enever (AUS) 12.67 def. Alana Blanchard (HAW) 11.00
Heat 6: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 11.43 def. Pauline Ado (FRA) 8.10


Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s Round 3 Results:
Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 18.13, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Tyler Wright 
Heat 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) 13.37, Laura Enever (AUS) 9.00, Nikki Van Dijk 
Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.03, Johanne Defay (FRA) 9.10, Dimity Stoyle 
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 14.16, Lakey Peterson (USA) 12.50, Paige Hareb 


Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s Round 4 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) vs. Nikki Van Dijk 
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 3: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Paige Lareb (NZL)
Heat 4: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) vs. Lakey Peterson (USA)


Vans US Open of Surfing Men’s Round 3 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Josh Kerr (AUS), Mitch Crews (AUS), Maxime Huscenot (FRA)
Heat 2: Beyrick De Vries (ZAF), Tim Reyes (USA), Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Adam Melling (AUS), Charles Martin (GLP)
Heat 4: Keanu Asing (HAW), Aritz Aranburu (ESP), Bino Lopes (BRA)
Heat 5: Matt Banting (AUS), Michael Dunphy (USA), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 6: Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Kanoa Igarashi (USA)
Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA), Ryan Callinan (AUS)
Heat 8: Kolohe Andino (USA), Garrett Parkes (AUS), Peterson Crisanto (BRA





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