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  • 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...
  • Joe Surf: He's a warrior for the water

    Joe Surf: He's a warrior for the water
    At first glance, one might see "Eco-Warrior" and think it's this summer's blockbuster with DiCaprio or Pitt or Affleck. No, it's just little ol' James Pribram trying to save the world. Don't think he can do it? Don't tell that to Maira Khan, whom...
  • Surfing star Slater to get key to city

    Surfer Kelly Slater may hail from Florida, but if he ever had any doubt that he's welcome in Huntington Beach, he'll know for sure Tuesday. That evening, Mayor Joe Carchio plans to present the 10-time world champion with the Key to Surf City....
  • City Lights: Slater handles himself like a pro

    I got to be a celebrity once, kind of. It wasn't at Barnes & Noble or the Academy Awards or anything like that, but at Girls Inc. of Orange County. I had covered a few stories there as the Daily Pilot's education reporter, and when I arrived to write...
  • City Lights: Al, like other celebrities, isn't that weird

    City Lights: Al, like other celebrities, isn't that weird
    As I've noted before, I don't get awed by meeting celebrities. Over the years, I've encountered Rainn Wilson, Giada de Laurentiis, Gillian Welch, Kelly Slater and a slew of others, and the feeling is always the same: a second or two of giddiness, followed...
  • Joe Surf: Now that Slater's got the city key, come on back to compete

    So last week, Huntington Beach gave Kelly Slater a key to the city. Well deserved. Didn't they name a street after him, too? You know, Slater Avenue, between Talbert and Warner avenues? Anyway, he deserves it. Some call him the best surfer ever, and...
  • Joe Surf: Women are the ones to watch at the US Open

    Joe Surf: Women are the ones to watch at the US Open
    More and more girls, young women and even not-so-young women are surfing these days, so it stands to reason that the professional women are on the rise as well. The US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach will have plenty of interesting storylines playing...