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  • Haakenson: Surf world moves on after U.S. Open

    The U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach wrapped up the season for the women on the Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Tour, withAustralia'sStephanie Gilmore winning the world championship for the fifth time. Gilmore is quickly becoming the Kelly...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Predicting a Slater win at J-Bay

    After a two-and-a-half month break, the ASP World Tour is back until July 25 at one of the world's most exciting surfing breaks in the likes of Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. After a stumble in the first event, finishing in equal ninth, Kelly Slater has...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Smith takes Billabong Pro, No. 1 rank

    Well, so much for my call that Kelly Slater would continue his run of finals in the two previous events and win the 2010 Billabong Pro held at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa. Instead, it was hometown hero Jordy Smith taking his maiden victory on the ASP...
  • U.S. Open of Surfing Past Winners

    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)...
  • Surfing Soapbox: High stakes in imminent U.S. Open

    Imagine that the sun's out and one of the most anticipated surfing events in Southern California is almost upon us. Yes, the U.S. Open of Surfing is coming to Huntington Beach and begins its epic nine-day run Saturday with Courtney Conlogue and Huntington...
  • Simpson repeats as men's champ

    Simpson repeats as men's champ
    Brett Simpson is The $100,000 Man. Again. Just after noon Sunday, right about the time the sun began to break through the heavy overcast sky, the Huntington Beach native thrust his arms high into the air at the sound of the final horn, directing his...
  • Hawaii's Moore wins Women's final

    Hawaii's Moore wins Women's final
    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....
  • Surfing Soapbox: With his second U.S. Open win, Simpson now a real threat

    Last year, one might have called Brett Simpson's winning the U.S. Open of Surfing a Cinderella story: winning the biggest event in his backyard and becoming the first hometown local to win one of the most prestigious events on the World Qualifying...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Next events could help Slater

    Here we are going into event No. 5 out of 10 on the ASP World Tour, with Jordy Smith winning event No. 4 for his first world tour victory. This after Kelly Slater had gone on a mini two-event hot streak of his own, winning one and placing second...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Pressure is on in ASP World Tour

    As of Tuesday, the Billabong Pro being held at Teahupoo, Tahiti, again saw small surf in the one- to two-foot range and has forced event organizers to call another lay day. However, a slightly improved forecast for later in the week could see the world'...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Front-runner falls to local surfer in major upset

    The Billabong Pro — being held amid some of the most hollow and dangerous waves in the world, with famous left barrels — resumed Tuesday in clean three- to- four-foot waves for the completion of Round 2 and the first 12 heats of Round 3. The...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Recharged at 32, Irons ready for comeback

    Don't call it a comeback, because Andy Irons has been here before. Nineteen times, in fact, to go along with three world titles. But Irons' 20th win of the world tour might be not only the sweetest but also the most defining moment of his career....