Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
You never know what you’ll see at Vans US Open of Surfing (July 29 – August 6).
SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel love watching the surfing competitions and everything else. Whether you’re hanging off the Huntington Beach Pier or at the water’s edge, there’s always something going on.
Just ask HB local Rick “Rockin’ Fig” Fignetti. Fig has been the announcer at 19 Opens! And when surfers are in town they always stop by his surfboard shop on Main.
The top surfers, skate and BMX stars will be out in force to show their best stuff. Plus there will be games and activities for everyone.
To see the surfers of tomorrow, head North of the Pier for the annual groms Stoke-O-Rama hosted by Vans and the surfing Gudauskas brothers.
Surfrider Foundation members will be there sharing the stoke and helping to keep the beach clean.
There’s always something new at the Open…with the surfing community, organizations and businesses joining in.
One year a new company with a cool, action camera showed up to wow the crowds – it was GoPro!
McDonald’s introduced its McCafe at the Open, too. Its pop-up Cafe on the beach was a big hit.
And when Fiat wanted to showcase its mini Fiat 500s it made a gigantic splash – with the cars floating on the water!
Everybody – well, almost everybody – wants to be at the Open.
Who knows what you’ll see at this year’s Open?
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