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Friday, July  31, 2015

Vans US Open of Surfing Schedule:

  • 7:30a- 11:30a Men: Rd 3 (H1 - 8) Surf Stadium
  • 8a- 7p Vans Store & Merch Kiosks Open
  • 9:10-10:55a BMX Practice 35 Min Each / H2, H3, H4, H1  Vans Pro Bowl
  • 10-11a Surfing Walk of Fame HSS on Main Street
  • 11- 12:45p BMX Prelims Vans Pro Bowl
  • 11:30a- 1:30p Women's: Quarter Finals (H1 - 4) Surf
  • 12:50- 1:30p BMX Practice Vans Pro Bowl
  • 1:30- 2:50p QUARTERS / DTI Longboard Surf 
  • 2- 4p Skate Practice & Rider Registration Vans Pro Bowl
  • 2:50- 3:40p Semi-Final DTI Longboard  Surf Stadium
  • 3- 4p VANS BMX Team Autograph Signing Sponsor Village / Vans Motorhome
  • 3:40- 4:30p Life Rolls On: Expression Session Surf
  • 4- 6p Van Doren Invitational / Pro Skate Qualifiers Vans Pro Bowl

Grunion Run at HB - expected times: 9:50-11:50 p.m.  Out of towners and locals visiting the US Open have questions about the grunion run, as the beaches close at 10 p.m. So how do you catch them when the beach is closed? Answer: You must obtain a fishing license to be on the beach fishing for grunion after 10 p.m. You can buy a day license at WalMart on Beach Blvd. & Talbert Ave., Big 5 Sporting Goods, Sports Chalet, Dick's Sporting Goods, Sharkbait, Mahi Tackle, Mako Matts Marine, Pacific Edge and Fishermans Hardware HB.

Surfing Hall of Fame - at Huntington Surf & Sport. Inductees  Gordon Clark, CJ Hobgood & John Davis, three legendary watermen,   a visionary surfboard blank manufacturer, a former world and U.S. Open of Surfing champion and a local icon are inducted into the 2015 Surfer’s Hall of Fame.   The 2015 inductees will have their hand and footprints immortalized in cement for the ages on Friday, July 31st at 10 a.m. in front of Huntington Surf & Sport. The event is open to the public, free-of-charge.  

Surfer/Model Anastasia Ashley Meet & Greet - at American Apparel in Downtown HB. While you're at the US Open, see sexy surfer Anastasia Ashley  from 2-4pm! Location: 207 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648  Free to the public!

Whatever Band - at Nadine's Irish Mist. Sunset Beach. Time: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. no cover. The Guinness is superb, the staff and guests are friendly, and  Steve Fisher will be on  with Reed Larrimore on keyboard. It's another great musical night in the best Irish pub in SoCal! Location: 16655 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA. Call: (562) 592-7000

Sugar Lips, band - at Harvey's Steakhouse. Time 9 p.m.  - 1 a.m. Location: 6060 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (714) 842-5111

Echo Love Chamber, band  - at Tumbleweeds  Bar & Grill.   Location: 21094 Beach Blvd. Call: (714) 960-2776

Redneck Rodeo, band - at Perqs Bar. Time: 9 p.m. Location: 117 Main St., Downtown Huntington Beach, CA Call: (714) 960-9996

Outer Wave, band - at Don the Beachcomber. Reverb drenched surf music for the masses.  Location: 16279 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA. Call: (562) 592-1321

Poetry Reading and Workshop with Mariano Zaro & Scott Noon Creley - at Tebot Bach Poetry Club. Mariano Zaro, author of four poetry books, earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Granada (Spain) and a Master’s in Literature from the University of Zaragoza (Spain). He teaches Spanish for Heritage Speakers at Rio Hondo College (Whittier, CA). Scott Noon Creley, a founding director of The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, holds an MFA in poetry from California State University, Long Beach, and a BA in writing from UC Riverside. Location: Golden West College Community Room 102, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach, CA. 

Huntington Beach Adventure Playground - through August 21, 2015.  Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $3 child. Location: 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.  Call  714-842-7442.

Big wave surfer Chris Bertish - at HB Art Center. Winner of the Mavericks Big Wave Invitational at Half Moon Bay, Chris describes adventures in extreme Stand Up Paddle-boarding. Time:  6:30-8:30 p.m.  Admission is free. Location: 538 Main St., Downtown HB, CA.  Call (714) 374-1650

Project Self-Sufficiency Non-food Donations Drive Thru - at Rodgers Senior Center, 1706 Orange Ave., Huntington Beach, Ca. Time: 9 a.m. - Noon & 4-7 p.m. Needed items include liquid hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo & conditioner, household cleaners, etc.

Free Summer Bus Shuttle 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Nearby: Orange County Fair. New ice skating rink ($10 flat fee - 1 hour includes skate rental) and Ice Museum returns. Time: Noon-Midnight. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, Ca. Three Dog Night & Jefferson Starship in Pacific Amphitheatre, tix start at $20,  

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