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US Open Surfing Event Huntington Beach Photoss

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Winner takes all in the US Open of Surfing Competition photo. This event is held annually in Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach, Cali, U.S. Open of Surfing and Beach Games―You don't have to know anything about surfing to enjoy the enthusiasm at this annual Orange County beach event that for surfers, is but one stop in the journey to win big bucks as they travel around the globe, challenging themselves and their surfboards to global waves.

The surfing event is part of a system of World Qualifying events. Some have questioned the validity in giving Huntington Beach a 6 star (top) ranking as a competition. It's number of stars has very little to do with quality and height of waves in recent years, but more to do with the fanfare. Sponsorship and great promotion have transformed an ordinary surfing event into 10 days of competitions, games, bands, giveaways, honor ceremonies and more.

The final Sunday heightens to one last round determining the top winner for the cash prize in this particular surfing competition. The winner is usually determined between noon and 2:30 p.m. on this special day, in which you'll find standing space only on the Huntington Beach Pier, one of the best vantage points to see the last rounds of surfing.  On the ground at the beach south of the pier it is a madhouse of people crowding to see the winner run out of the water.

The rest of the final day winds down with bmx bike demos, skateboarding in a big bowl built on the beach for the event, and thousands upon thousands of people searching for some excitement among the booths that giveaway posters and a variety of items.