US Open of Surfing is a popular annual event held on
the beaches of Orange County in Huntington Beach. The crowd shown in the
video is mild compared to the final days of the surfing competition.
Like previous seasons,
the waves have been mild for the US Open of Surfing, making for another
challenging year to shine in just so-so conditions. But that doesn't stop
world class surfers from looking great, nor does it stop crowds from
swarming to the beach. The Honda U.S. Open of Surfing which is sponsored by
O'Neill is the world's largest professional surfing competition. In
Huntington Beach, action sports, bands, skateboarders, FMX'ers and BMX
athletes compete, drawing an estimated half a million (though some say it's
more like 1 million) spectators to this Orange
County beach event.
12 acres of fun for old
and young at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying
Series (WQS) 6-Star event pits surfers such as Adam Robertson (Victoria,
AUS), Darren O'Rafferty (Coff's Harbor, AUS), former elite Foster's ASP
World Tour competitor, Chris Davidson (AUS), Nathan Yeomans (San
Clemente, CA), Adrian Buchan (Avoca Beach, AUS), Josh Fuller (Gold Coast,
AUS - North Shore, HI), Greg Cordeiro (Santa Catarina, BRA) and
Granger Larsen of Lahaina, HAW, against each other.
Sunny Garcia (North Shore, HI), former ASP World Champion (2000), is back on
the circuit after incarceration for tax evasion. Fans can expect to
see much more of Garcia, who's back and showing his stuff.