The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing took place July 20th – 28th in Huntington Beach, CA. As part of the Red Bull Signature Series, it’s regarded as the biggest surf event in the world, attracting crowds in the millions who come to soak up the laid-back atmosphere and perfect California weather.
The event drew the biggest names in surfing, including Dane Reynolds, 11-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater, defending 2012 event champion Julian Wilson, defending 2012 women’s champion Lakey Peterson, current ASP Women’s World No. 1 Tyler Wright, local favorite Courtney Conlogue and top-ranked ASP Women’s World Championship Tour Surfer, Carissa Moore.
Known to locals as Surf City USA, Huntington Beach is the epicenter of U.S. Surf Culture. Those that couldn’t be in California for the festival can catch the competition on NBC on September 7th at 2:00pm ET.
Alejo Muniz and Target’s Carissa Moore ended up winning this year’s U.S. Open titles.