US Open of Surfing July 25-August 2, 2015

 

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US OPEN SCHEDULE tba

past events schedule to the free US Open of Surfing

updates at vansusopenofsurfing.com

WEDNESDAY

Time, Event, Location

  • 7:30 a.m.-10:30a.m.
    Women: Round 2 (Heats 1-6) at Surf Stadium
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Vans Open Skate and BMX Public Bowl
  • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Mens: Round 2 (Heats 7-12) at Surf Stadium
  • 1 -3 p.m.
    Girls Skate Contest at Concrete Bowl
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Women: Round 3 (Heats 1-4) at Surf Stadium

THURSDAY

Street Closures

  • 6 a.m. 24 hour closure at Walnut Street from Main Street to alley West of Main Street
  • 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed first block of Main Street for Surfing Walk of Fame Ceremony.
  • Noon to 8 p.m. Closed northbound 1st Street from PCH to Atlanta.

Time, Event, Location

  • 7:30 a.m.-9:30a.m.
    Women: Round 4 (Heats 1-4) at Surf Stadium
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Vans Open Skate and BMX Public Bowl
  • 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Mens: Round 3 (Heats 1-8) at Surf Stadium
  • Surfing Walk of Fame 10 a.m. at Jacks Surfboards
  • 1:30-2:40 p.m.
    Junior Men: Quarter Finals (Heats 1-4) at Surf Stadium
  • 4 -7 p.m.
     

FRIDAY

Street closure:

  • 24 hour closure Walnut Street from Main Street to alley west of Main Street, till Monday.
  • 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed first and second blocks of Main Street.

Time, Event, Location

  • 7:30 a.m.-11:30a.m.
    Mens: Round 4 (Heats 1-8) at Surf Stadium
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Vans Open Skate and BMX Public Bowl
  • Surfers Hall of Fame 10 a.m. at HSS
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Women: Quarter Finals (Heats 1-4) at Surf Stadium
  • 12 -2 p.m.
    BMX Qualifier at Concrete Bowl
  • 1:30-3 p.m.
    QUARTERS / DTI presented by Pacifico (Longboard) at Surf Stadium
  • 3 -3:45 p.m.
    Life Rolls On Expression Session at Surf Stadium
  • 4 -7 p.m.
     

SATURDAY

Street closure:

  • 24 hour closure Walnut Street from Main Street to alley west of Main Street, till Monday.
  • 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed first and second blocks of Main Street.

Time, Event, Location

  • 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Mens: Round 5 (Heats 1-8) at Surf Stadium
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Vans Open Skate and BMX Public Bowl
  • 12 -1:30 p.m.
    Semi Final & Final / DTI presented by Pacifico Longboard at Surf Stadium
  • 12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Jr. Women: Semi Finals (1 & 2) at Surf Stadium
  • 1:20-2:10 p.m.
    Jr. Men: Semi Finals (1 & 2) at Surf Stadium
  • 2 -3 p.m.
    FINAL / BMX at Concrete Bowl
  • 2:10-2:40 p.m.
    Reef "Clash of the Now" at Surf Stadium
  • 2:40-3:10 p.m.
    FINAL / Vans US Open of Surfing Jr. Women's at Surf Stadium
  • 3:10-3:40 p.m.
    FINAL / Vans US Open of Surfing Jr. Men's at Surf Stadium
  • 3:40-4:10 p.m.
    Vans US Open of Surfing Awards: Jr. Women & Men, DTI at Surf Stadium
  • 4 -6 p.m.
    Skate Qualifiers at Concrete Bowl

SUNDAY

Street closure

  • 24 hour closure Walnut Street from Main Street to alley west of Main Street, till Monday.
  • 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed first and second blocks of Main Street.

    Time, Event, Location
  • 8-10 a.m.
    Mens: Quarter Finals (Heats 1-4) at Surf Stadium
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Vans Open Skate and BMX Public Bowl
  • 10-11 a.m.
    Womens: Semi Finals (1 & 2) at Surf Stadium
  • 11 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
    Mens: Semi Finals (1 & 2) at Surf Stadium
  • 12:10-12:40 p.m.
    Reef's Clash of the Legends at Surf Stadium
  • 12:40-1:15 p.m.
    FINAL / Vans Women's US Open of Surfing at Surf Stadium
  • 1 -2:30 p.m.
    Skate Semi Finals at Concrete Bowl
  • 1:15-1:50 p.m.
    FINAL / Vans Men's US Open of Surfing at Surf Stadium
  • 1:50-2:20 p.m.
    Vans US Open of Surfing Awards: Women & Men at Surf Stadium
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m.
    FINAL / Skate at Concrete Bowl

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THE VIBE: (Our take, not on the official program) First week is surfing competition and is low-key. Surfers Village or Beach Village (some similar name) is open for you to check out vendor products and sometimes get a small sample, or purchase goods such as t-shirts, etc.

Last Thursday the BMX arena usually opens, along with skateboarding. This is when the festival amps up all the way through Sunday. By Saturday & Sunday parking barely exists near the beach, traffic comes to a creep.

 

Vendor and Sponsor opportunities: usopenofsurfing@imgworld.com

Hotels near US Open:

Shorebreak
Best Western HB Inn
Hilton Waterfront Resort
Hyatt Regency Beach Resort

Local Info

Bonfires and BBQs: Bonfire rings are first come first serve. City regulation: No person shall light or maintain fires or coals, except in the City provided fire rings or in self-contained BBQs kept within six (6) feet of a City provided fire ring. Disposable heating BBQ materials must be deposited inside City provided fire ring. The heating element of self-contained BBQs must be raised at least eighteen (18) inches above the surface of the sand.

Places to eat
Fred's Mexican Cafe, Avila El Ranchito, Pete's Mexican Cafe, Sharkeez, Wahoo's Fish Tacos, Luggatti's, Coach's Mediterranean Grill, Subway, Avocado Cafe, IHOP, Sugar Shack, Hurricane's Bar & Grill, Dukes near the pier,  Gallaghers, Bomb Burger, Bruxie's, Johnny Rockets, BJs Pizza, HB Beer Co, Aloha Grill, Killarney Irish Pub, Beachfront 301, 25 Degrees, 2nd Floor, Banzai Bowl, Blackbull Chop House, Cucina Alessa, G's Boat House, Jan's Health Bar, Longboard Pub, Luigi's, No Ka Oi,  Pizza Lounge, Sandy's Beach Grill,  Shades, Spark Woodfire Grill, Subway, Super Hero's Sandwiches, Subway, Thai Wave, Zimzala

Public Bathrooms
At Zack's next to HB Pier, at Dwight's on other side of pier, 200 Main St. parking garage 1st floor, portable units set up for July 4 all along Main Street

Dogs on Beach
Dogs are allowed on Dog Beach which goes from Golden West Street to Seapoint Street. They aren't allowed on other beaches.

US OPEN Surfing Championships  2013 info

 From the shoreline to the street, the action continues to thrive with the introduction of a brand new bowl jam, the Van Doren Invitational. Featuring a $130K total prize purse, the contest is set to host the most talented and diverse crew of Pro and Amateur riders in skateboarding and BMX. Holding true to Vans heritage, the Van Doren Invitational is pleased to bring back BMX and women’s skateboarding events, along with the new Van Doren Shop vs. Shop bowl battle. In another exciting first for the Open, the inaugural Van Doren Invitational will take place in the first-ever all cement bowl on the sand in Huntington Beach, with a design inspired by the legendary bowlriders’ mecca, the Skatepark du Prado bowl in Marseilles, France. Fueling anticipation for the soon-to-be-announced line up of bands, House of Vans, the company’s Brooklyn-based music, action sports, art and street culture hub, will make its first appearance on the west coast as host of the Vans US Open music stage in Huntington Beach.

For the time in between the surf, skate and BMX action, Vans is proud to present the Van Doren Village, featuring the world’s largest photo booth, a Vans Custom Culture DIY art exhibit, and the Van Doren Kitchen, where event-goers can get BBQ burgers and hot dogs from Steve Van Doren himself. Other attractions include 100 interactive exhibits, autograph signings, DJs, giveaways, public skate and BMX course, movie nights, and a film premiere. With activities for everyone, the Vans US Open of Surfing will be the go-to event this summer.

“The US Open of Surfing is alive and well,” says James Leitz, Senior Vice President of IMG. “IMG is proud to deliver the Vans US Open of Surfing, an experience like nothing else in action sports. This event is deeply rooted in Southern California surf culture and epitomizes a lifestyle we all share.”

The 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing will run from July 20 to July 28. All events are free and open to the public and can be viewed daily on the live webcast at www.vansusopenofsurfing.com and via the US Open app. Having initially broken viewership records over the past two years, last year’s event garnered momentum bringing the viewership to 1.5MM+, with the expectation to grow even more worldwide this year.

Here is the full 9 day schedule

NOTE:

Due to the riot which ended the US Open of Surfing on July 28, 2013, it is quite likely that 2014 will be downscaled to include mostly surfing elements and less entertainment such as free concerts on the beach. Senior VP of IMG Marketing, James Leitz, said he wants to continue with  the event in Huntington Beach. Details will be posted when the information is available.

 






 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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