Surf Contests

Check out the photos taken Saturday morning in OB at the 2010 GROMFEST. The waves made for a great competition and all the local support was awesome. Look forward to an update to this post with full results and recap in the near future. Thanks for a great event.

UPDATE: Results

Little Wahine: 1.Tiari Thompson 2. Angelina Rose 3. Emily Rose 4. Brooke Young 5. Devon Donlon 6. Malia Humphrey

Wahine: 1. Vicki Gonzales 2. Katie Majors 3. Maddie Saxon 4. Kelsey Purbaugh 5. Rowan Griffiths 6. Lauren Reynolds

Grom: 1. Noah Jackson 2. Austin Correia 3. Jake Donlon 4. Chase Rodi 5. Riley Lane 6. Woods Rodi

Menehune: 1. Keone Betanzos 2. Zack Clark (SC) 3. Robert Lujan (SC) 4. Jordan Collins 5. Joshua Collins 6. Sean Purbaugh (SC)

Junior Boys: 1. Joe Diamond 2. Cody Sherman (SC) 3. Austin Nizic 4. Corten Singer (SC) 5. Kealoha Betanzos 6. Quetzal White

Longboard: 1. Josh LaRocco 2. Kyle Costa 3. Nathan Strom 4. Emmett Bartlett 5. Kye Miranda 6. Trey Saxon

Incase you missed it live or online we have collected some results for you from where you can find “heats on demand” as well as the rest of the results including women and junior results and stats. Also browse the gallery below for pictures from the Weezer concert and Hurley High School “Walk The Walk” fashion show.

US Open of Surfing Men’s Final Results:

1 Brett Simpson (USA) 13.97
2 Jordy Smith (ZAF) 8.33

US Open of Surfing Men’s Semifinals Results:
Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.00 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 12.80
Heat 2: Brett Simpson (USA) 13.37 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 13.33

US Open of Surfing Men’s Quarterfinals Results:
Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 17.66 def. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 16.10
Heat 2: Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.26 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 16.07
Heat 3: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.94 def. Granger Larsen (HAW) 7.43
Heat 4: Brett Simpson (USA) 10.14 def. Nathaniel Curran (USA) 9.74

US Open Pro Junior Men’s Final:
1 Evan Geiselman (USA) 12.57
2 Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.54
3 Kolohe Andino (USA) 8.23
4 Miguel Pupo (BRA) 7.67

Photo: Michael Lallande

That time a year again when the U.S. Open of Surfing rolls through Huntington Beach turning the streets, pier and beach into an absolute surfing zoo! South Coast will be there and we hope you will be too. Huntington is notorious for smaller surf for the contest which makes surfers like us always wonder why they schedule the contest in the summer and not winter. At least there is no harm in hoping for swell so that the world’s top surfers have a venue to show what separates them from all the rest of us out there. Regardless the atmosphere in HB is riddled with surf culture and you are guaranteed to be stoked on the outrageous amount of free energy drinks being handed out.

As far as the actual schedule of events the contest runs from July 31st until August 8th. You can watch live online at with up to the minute heat information and scores. When planning your trip to the US Open this year make sure you remember for ALL your surfing needs.

Make sure you follow the Billabong J-Bay Pro July 15th thru 25th taking place in Jeffreys Bay South Africa. Watch it online at and for ALL your other surfing needs shop between the heats. Supertubes all around!