|Pictured: Brianna Cope (HAW) will be in the final showdown of The Ultimate Surf with her US Open debut set for tomorrow. Credit: ABC
The Ultimate Surfer season finale, which airs tonight, September 21, at 10pm ET/PT on ABC, features US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach pres. by Shiseido competitors Ezekial Lau (HAW), Brianna Cope (HAW), and Tia Blanco (PRI), alongside 11X World Champion Kelly Slater, who surprises the finalists with a once-in-a-lifetime coaching session. After a neck-and-neck race at the Final Surf Off, one man and one woman are crowned The Ultimate Surfers, winning $100,000 and the opportunity to compete on the WSL CT.
A 7:30am PDT call will determine a likely 8:05am PDT start for women’s Round 1 Heat 11 with men’s Round 2 on standby.
Global partners for the US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach pres. by Shiseido include Michelob Ultra, Jeep, Hydro Flask, Expedia, Red Bull, Oakley Sunglasses, and BFGoodrich join with event partners Frontier, Flying Ember, US Army, Apple Test, Fu Wax, Super73, Regional, DraftKings, and Waterloo along with local sponsor Visit Huntington Beach representing for Surf City USA.
Watch the US Open of Surfing presented by Shiseido LIVE September 20 – 26 on WorldSurfLeague.com and YouTube, as well as the free WSL app.
COVID-19 Safety Protocol Update
The health and safety of athletes, staff, and the local community are of the utmost importance and the WSL has been working closely with local authorities to put a robust set of procedures in place. This includes testing and advance screening protocols, physical distancing and limited personnel on-site.
US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach pres. by Shiseido Women’s Round 1 (H1-11) Results:
Heat 1: Caroline Marks (USA) 11.10 DEF. Daniella Rosas (PER) 9.50, Tia Blanco (USA) 9.36, Natasha Van Greunen (ZAF) 6.67
Heat 2: Kobie Enright (AUS) 12.73 DEF. Vahine Fierro (FRA) 12.43, Meah Collins (USA) 9.67, Savanna Stone (HAW) 7.43
Heat 3: Kirra Pinkerton (USA) 12.34 DEF. Dominic Barona (ECU) 11.54, Tessa Thyssen (FRA) 9.23, Maud Le Car (FRA) 6.97
Heat 4: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 15.10 DEF. Gabriela Bryan (HAW) 13.00, Autumn Hays (USA) 8.60, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 8.20
Heat 5: Keely Andrew (AUS) 11.40 DEF. Leilani McGonagle (CRI) 10.34, Zoe Benedetto (USA) 9.83, Luana Silva (HAW) 9.40
Heat 6: Sarah Baum (ZAF) 9.87 DEF. Pauline Ado (FRA) 9.44, Holly Wawn (AUS) 8.73, Ellie Brooks (AUS) 7.63
Heat 7: Macy Callaghan (AUS) 12.60 DEF. Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 11.00, Samantha Sibley (USA) 10.66, Kailani Johnson (IDN) 7.36
Heat 8: Coco Ho (HAW) 12.76 DEF. Sawyer Lindblad (USA) 11.03, Minami Nonaka (JPN) 9.73, Carolina Mendes (PRT) 7.30
Heat 9: Yolanda Hopkins (PRT) 9.37 DEF. Garazi Sanchez-Ortun (EUK) 9.26, Isabella Nichols (AUS) 7.50, Chiasa Maruyama (USA) 6.74
Heat 10: Keala Tomoda-Bannert (HAW) 12.26 DEF. Ariane Ochoa (EUK) 9.53, Sol Aguirre (PER) 8.56, Mahina Maeda (JPN) 8.33
US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach pres. by Shiseido Men’s Round 1 (H19 -24) Results:
Heat 19: Jordan Lawler (AUS) 12.66 DEF. Alonso Correa (PER) 12.10, Weslley Dantas (BRA) 11.03, Billy Kemper (HAW) 10.10
Heat 20: Willian Cardoso (BRA) 12.70 DEF. Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) 11.67, Ian Gentil (HAW) 10.73, Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF) 7.37
Heat 21: Edgard Groggia (BRA) 12.40 DEF. Kade Matson (USA) 12.37, Wade Carmichael (AUS) 9.93, Charly Quivront (FRA) 9.47
Heat 22: Maxime Huscenot (FRA) 12.30 DEF. Evan Geiselman (USA) 11.60, Lucas Vicente (BRA) 11.50, Michael Dunphy (USA) 11.07
Heat 23: Reef Heazlewood (AUS) 12.13 DEF. Joao Chianca (BRA) 11.56, Crosby Colapinto (USA) 10.37, Mason Ho (HAW) 9.33
Heat 24: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) 15.00 DEF. Shane Sykes (ZAF) 8.70, Slade Prestwich (ZAF) 7.43, Tristan Guilbaud (FRA) 7.26