2015 Vans US Open of Surfing
“Surf City USA,” it’s a pretty loaded title to live up to. But California’s Huntington Beach has certainly earned its reputation. For over 50 years this beach town has hosted one of the largest surfing competitions in the world, the U.S. Open of Surfing.
From July 25th to August 2nd the eyes of the surfing world will once again be on Huntington Beach for the 2015 edition of the Vans U.S. Open. Over the years, as the event has grown in popularity, more and more spectators have come to watch the world’s best compete. This year’s competition is expected to draw around 500,000 in-person spectators with over a million more watching the live webstream. The event is free to attend and is worth the trip for even non-surfing fans!
The nine-day event features four different competitions including junior events for both men and women along with senior level events such as the men’s Qualifying Series and the Women’s Championship Tour.
Some of the more notable surfers to pay attention to this year include last year’s women’s champion Tyler Wright, of Australia, who is currently ranked #5 in the world. Additionally, Filipe Toledo from Brazil who also competed in the 2014 U.S. Open is expected to be a force at this year’s event.
Surfing Walk of Fame
Each year, in conjunction with the U.S. Open, another major surfing event takes place at Huntington Beach, inductions into the “Surfing Walk of Fame.” This honor includes bestowing individuals with titles such as “Surf Pioneer,” “Surf Champion,” “Surf Culture,” Women of the year,” “Local Hero” and an addition to the honor roll. The price for this event is $40 per ticket, for more information call 714-536-6567. This event takes place on June 30th at 9:00am.
Join the Conversation on Social Media
Be sure to use #vansusopen to tag and search for event-related posts on social media. Also follow the event on all of their accounts for updates, pictures and news including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Youtube.
Vans U.S. Open of Surfing
When: July 25th through August 2nd
Where: Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach CA
Admission: Free to Attend
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