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It was one year ago this week that Andrew Doheny reached the final heat of the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' World Junior Championships in Bali, Indonesia, finishing in second place in what was considered a breakthrough performance by the Newport...
Brett Simpson was happy to move on through. Dane Reynolds was relieved to survive difficult conditions. Two of the world's top surfers were among several athletes Tuesday to win their heats and advance at the 2012 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Men's Prime...
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Over the final few days of the 2012 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing, Julian Wilson earned the moniker, Comeback Kid. The 23-year-old Aussie, ranked 10th in the world, started earning the nickname Saturday when he rallied to eliminate...
The quest for a repeat gold medal came to a halt Wednesday for the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team. Defending champion Team USA was eliminated from medal contention by Italy, which scored a 28-26, 25-20, 25-20 quarterfinal round victory at Earls Court...
Tags: Germany, Italy, Awards and Prizes, Tunisia, Russia
Wing Lam still isn't quite sure what happened to his last name. The former Wing Lee had his moniker changed somehow when his family emigrated to the United States from Brazil in the 1970s. Either his father misspelled it, or the immigration official did,...
A couple hundred people paddled out on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier Sunday while hundreds more lined the pier or stood on the sand to honor Surfline.com founder Sean Collins, who died of a heart attack Dec. 26. Collins' two sons, Tyler and...
Tags: China, Quiksilver Incorporated, Heart Attack, Surfing, Australia
Now that the 2011 Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Tour is complete — in case you've been in a coma, Kelly Slater won his 11th World Tour crown — the ASP has named the 34 competitors for next year's ASP World Tour title: 1. Kelly Slater...
It stands to reason that Corona del Mar High School's surf team was resurrected out in the water, surfer to surfer, as they waited for the next set to roll in. The Sea Kings surfed Wednesday against Mater Dei in their Sea View League opener, a noteworthy...
No, there's no truth to the rumor that Kelly Slater will compete in this Saturday's Huntington Beach Senior Surf Invitational. While Slater indeed is the old man of the ASP World Tour, he's still a young man by any other standard at age 39. The HB Senior...
It's said that all good things must come to an end. Late Wednesday morning at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, Brett Simpson's two-year reign did just that. The Huntington Beach athlete was among the Men's Prime Draw, Round 1 heat...
Tags: Converse, Inc., Tyler Wright, Nike, Inc., Australia, Hawaii
Below is a list of the men and women who have won at the U.S. Open of Surfing: U.S. Open Men 2009: Brett Simpson (HB, Westminster) 2008: Nathaniel Curran (Oxnard) 2007: C.J. Hobgood (Florida) 2006: Rob Machado (Cardiff) 2005: Andy Irons (Hawaii)...
Six days before the Women's final at the U.S .Open of Surfing came the big announcement. To the winner of Saturday's finale would go a record $50,000. That was $30,000 more than the previously set first-place prize of $20,000, which was also a record....
Tags: U.S. Open (golf), Australia, Kelly Slater, Hawaii
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