US Open of Surfing

July 23 - July 31, 2018

The Vans US Open of Surfing is the world's largest surf competition and lifestyle festival. Each summer, over half a million people cruise the sand on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier for nine free fun-filled days. Watch as the best surfers in the world compete for one of the largest prize purses in the industry at this annual World Surf League qualifier.

In addition to surfing, the event includes world-class skateboarding and BMX competitions, movie premieres, retail and art exhibitions, and product demos and samples from your favorite action sport industry brands, including title sponsor Vans.

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The list of US Open of Surfing champions reads like a list of Who's Who in Surfing since its first year in 1959. It includes Filipe Toledo, Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Andy Irons, Brett Simpson, Julian Wilson, Alejo Muniz, Sunny Garcia, Stephanie Gilmore, Carissa Moore, and Orange County local Courtney Conlogue. The competition was previously called the OP Pro before adopting the US Open of Surfing title in 1994.

The US Open of Surfing typically takes place in late July or early August. Those wishing to attend should make plans in advance, as nearby hotels tend to sell out each year. Be sure to arrive early in order to park (or take the free shuttle!) and get the best viewing spot on the beach or up in the complimentary stadium seating! More information about the US Open of Surfing can be found on their website.