Sunday, July 31, 2011

U.S. Open of Surfing 2011 Details

The U.S. Open of Surfing, a week-long surfing competition held annually during the summer in Huntington Beach, California, kicks off Saturday, July 30, 2011, until August 7, 2011.

The 9 days event is expected to bring some of the world’s top surfers and other athletes together in a 14-acre festival area.

This year's event kicked off with young surfers starting the competition in the waves, and crowds showing for an early glimpse of the festival area.

In the water, junior men and women competed in 3-foot, wind-chopped surf. On the sand, the booths were setting up, with some like PacSun giving away swag to people playing games at their booth.

The event will also features the latest surf goods, skate bowls, free concerts with big bands and a fashion show put on by high school students from around the nation.

U.S. Open of Surfing Schedule of Activities:

Sunday - Surfing: Junior Men and Men’s Trials
Monday - Surfing: Women and Junior Men, Skate: U10 Skate

Tuesday - Surfing: Men, Skate: U10 Skate

Wednesday - Surfing: Men and Women, Skate: U10 Skate w/ Ambassadors

Thursday - Surfing: Men and Women, Walk the Walk Fashion Show – 6 p.m. at US Open Music Stage, Concert: The Sounds – 6:45 p.m. at US Open Music Stage

Friday - Surfing: Men and Women, Concert: Dead Country – 5:30 p.m. at US Open Music Stage, Concert: Jimmy Eat World – 7 p.m. at US Open Music Stage

Saturday - Surfing: Men and Women; Junior Men and Women Finals, Skate: Coastal Carnage Qualifiers, BMX: BMX Pro Team Jam Session, Concert: Surfer Blood – 5:30 p.m. at US Open Music Stage, Concert: MGMT – 7 p.m. at US Open Music Stage

Sunday - Surfing: Men and Women Finals and Awards, Skate: Coastal Carnage Finals, BMX: BMX Pro Team Jam Session and Awards Ceremony

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