Showcasing the best in surf, skate, BMX, music, fashion and art, the 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing is taking place from July 30th - August 7, 2011 in Huntington Beach, CA.
Last year Carissa Moore won the U.S. Open of Surfing, an event that organizers like to refer to as “the greatest show in surf.” Located on the south side of the famed Huntington Beach Pier in Southern California, as far as sheer scope and size, nothing on the Association of Surfing Professionals calendar even comes close to comparing.
Landing in "Surf City, USA" from July 30 through Aug. 7, the actual event site stretches over 14 acres of sand. Last year the contest, rated a Prime event by the ASP, drew over 500,000 people to the beach. But most important is the $460,000 prize purse up for grabs, which makes it the richest event of the year, and thusly attracts the world’s most prominent surfers.
If surfing doesn’t tickle your fancy, no sweat. You can dig on the Converse Coastal Carnage pro/am skateboard event. Look for Pedro Barros and Curren Caples to be the headliners in the bowl.
For those that prefer two wheels over four, the Nike 6.0 HB BMX Pro will be offering something unique to the bikers in the crowd. Presenting a new format for BMX and featuring Drew Bezanson and Corey Martinez, it promises to be pretty spectacular.
All Events are free and open to the public.
Date and Time:
July 30 - August 7, 2011
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