Vans U.S. Open Of Surfing in Huntington Beach

July 2023

8 AM - 4 PM

The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing is the world's largest surf competition. The event will include world-class surfing and product demos and samples from your favorite action sport industry brands. The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing is free to the public with a large event footprint south of the Huntington Beach Pier. Walk to the event each day by staying at one of Huntington Beach's oceanfront hotels and explore our numerous outdoor activities, places to eat and surf culture while here in Surf City USA®. 

Surf Competition in Huntington Beach 

With Huntington Beach's consistent waves and wide-open beaches, the U.S. Open of Surfing has hosted this annual event since 1959. In 1964 it became known as the United States Surfing Championships and in 1982 was called OP Pro for its sponsor, Ocean Pacific. Since 1994 the event has been named the U.S. Open of Surfing. The event attracts the top athletes from around the globe in surfing, skateboarding, and BMX. 


Event Schedule

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The US Open of Surfing is having a filled packed event schedule with surf, skate, and BMX competitions. Check out the event schedule on the Vans US Open of Surfing website with the dates and times of each competition. 

Every year the Surfing Walk of Fame inducts members in the categories of surfing champions, surf pioneers, surf culture, a woman of the year, and more in downtown Huntington Beach at 10:00 AM. This yearly event will take place on Thursday morning August 4th at 10:00 AM in front of Jack's Surfboards at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. 

This year the Surfers' Hall of Fame will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a rededication ceremony from the Pai Family, who founded the iconic cement memorial to the world's best surfers, industry leaders, and those who have supported the stoke of surfing. In addition to the rededication ceremony, the Surfers Hall of Fame will induct its 2022 honorees including Peter Mel, Martin Daily and Michele Turner on Friday, Aug. 5 at 9 am at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street.

US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

Community Marketplace

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The community market will be open for all nine days of the event from 10 AM to 4 PM on the sand. At the community market, discover local brands such as Cult Bikes, Seea, Jokers Skateshop, Costa Mesa Ceramics, Pura Vida, Vinyl Solution, The Inconvenience Store, and NPO organization – Sustainable Coastlines and OC Coast Keeper.  In addition, they will also offer Stitchbox on-site repairing wetsuits for the local community and on Thursday, August 4, 2022, local surf collectors like Dale Smith, Rocky Sabo and Mikey Whaley, and more will be there from 10 AM to 4 PM for a board swapmeet. 

US Open of Surfing

Vans Surf Camps

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Join Vans US Open of Surfing on August 3rd or 4th, 2022 for a morning surf session led by City Surf Project. The surf camp is for kids between 8 to 16 years old and carters to various surf skill levels. Public sessions will run from 9 AM to 11 AM. Check-in at the Vans Camp Surf tent that will be located by Tower 5 on Huntington City Beach on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier before 9 AM. Make sure to pre-register via Eventbrite as no on-site registration will be available. Wetsuits will be available for use, but it is recommended that kids bring their own if they have them. After the surf session, Açai bowls will be provided by Sambazon. Each participating kid will also receive a unique Vans Surf Camp T-Shirt to take home. 


Vans US Open of Surfing Youth Surf Sessions

Where is the US Open of Surfing

The U.S. Open of Surfing will be located south of the Huntington Beach Pier

  • Guests should anticipate little to no shade. Bring a beach umbrella if you need a shaded area.
  • Yes, you could watch the surfing competition from the Huntington Beach Pier. 

Places To Stay

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Dotting Pacific Coast Highway are luxury resorts and affordable hotels in Huntington Beach, California

Parking at the US Open of Surfing

Come early to the U.S. Open of Surfing to get a parking spot.