Van's US Open of Surfing

July 28, 2018 - August 5, 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.


Huntington Beach Pier
Main Street & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
*South of the Pier, in front of Duke's Huntington Beach

Where to Stay

Photo Credits: Ryan Longnecker

Maps & Parking Lots :


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Main Promenade Parking Structure

This 830-space parking and retail structure is located on the east side of Main Street between Walnut and Olive Streets. Validations are available at participating downtown merchants. Holiday and special event rates are effective May 1 through Labor Day each year. Parking after 9:00 pm is $5.00 flat rate and no validations are accepted. Parking rates listed below:

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Main Promenade Parking Structure Rates Cost
First 30 minutes (included as part of the first hour) No Charge
Up to 2 hours $1.00 per hour
After 2 hours $1.00 each 20 minutes
Maximum Daily Rate - Non-Peak $15.00
Evening rate (after 9:00 pm) Flat Rate $5.00
Fourth of July - Flat Rate $27.00
Maximum Daily Rate - Peak (Memorial Day thru Labor Day) $17.00
Maximum Daily Rate - Peak Season Holidays and Events Memorial Weekend / Labor Day Weekend / U.S. Open / AVP $20.00

Strand Parking Structure

Located at 155 Fifth Street with entrance off of Sixth Street. Operating hours are from 9am - midnight. For further information, phone LAZ Parking at (714) 536-4600. The Municipal Beach/Main Promenade Parking Structure parking pass is Not Accepted at the Strand Parking Structure.

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Strand Parking Rates: May 16 - September 14

First 2 hours or less $2.00
Each 20 minutes thereafter $3.00
Daily Maximum $20.00

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Pierside Pavilion Parking

Pierside Pavilion parking garage in Huntington Beach near the bustling Main Street shopping and dining area is contained in a commercial building with restaurants, shops, offices and an elevator. There is one entrance to the car park area of the building on Walnut near Main Street. 

Pierside Pavilion Parking Rates

July 23rd - July 24th: $25 all day
Weekly Rate: $20 all day | $1.25 per 15 mins
July 30th - July 31st: $35 all day
Complimentary valet services will be provided on the weekends.

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Downtown Metered Parking: Rate is $1.50 per hour, 2 hour max in Downtown Business Area;  Enforcement Hours are 6am - Midnight

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Information sourced from Vans US Open of Surfing. 

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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.