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HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA - The Vans US Open of Surfing will return to the famed shores of Surf City USA starting July 29 through August 6, 2017.

Continuing the tradition of competitive

surfing in Huntington Beach since 1959, the Vans US Open of Surfing is one of the largest action sports festivals in the world. The highly-anticipated summer event will feature an exceptional entertainment experience, filled with world-class surf, skate and BMX competitions, in addition to the Van Doren Village, which will host art exhibitions and hands-on creative workshops for attendees. “The Vans US Open of Surfing delivers a truly collaborative and engaging arena that brings Vans’ beloved pillars of action sports, art, music and street culture to life,” praised Mitch Whitaker, General Manager of Vans, North America. “Whether you love surfing, skateboarding or BMX, or feel an artistic urge during one of our artist workshops, the Vans US Open revels in the opportunity to bring the entire community together in honor of the industry’s most creative and talented pursuits.” This year’s surfing lineup will include the sixth stop on the Women’s World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), in addition to the Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 event and a combined WSL Pro Junior event. The WSL Women’s Championship Tour event will witness the world’s best surfers will take on the southside of the Huntington Beach pier for an opportunity to improve their world title campaigns. The elite field will see the Top 17 battle for the win, including Santa Ana local Courtney Conlogue (USA), defending event winner Tatiana WestonWebb (HAW), reigning WSL Champion and current World No. 1 Tyler Wright (AUS) and six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS). In addition to all the action in the waves, the custom concrete Vans Pro Park on the sand at the Vans US Open festival will once again showcase the incredible athleticism of the world’s elite professional skateboarders and BMX riders. Featur10 | July 20, 2017 | OC WEEKLY SURF GUIDE

ing current world champions Alex Sorgente and Brighton Zeuner facing off against top contenders like Pedro Barros, Curren Caples and more, the Vans Park Series brings the fast-paced energy of men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding back to the beach in 2017 with the final VPS World Championship Pro Tour global qualifying stops. Additional Vans Park Series programming this year will include crowning the first-ever VPS Americas Continental Champions of park terrain skateboarding, the open pathway to the 2017 VPS World Championships. Meanwhile, expect BMX to cap the week’s excitement as stars Gary Young, Chase Hawk, Sergio Layos and more battle it out to determine a new world champion in the culminating event of the inaugural Vans BMX Pro Cup Mens World Championship Series. The Vans US Open of Surfing will be broadcast LIVE from July 29 - August 6 via VansUSOpenofSurfing.com, WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL app and on Facebook LIVE via the WSL’s Facebook page. Also check the local listings for coverage on CBS Sports Network in the U.S., Fox Sports in Australia, ESPN in Brazil, Sky NZ in New Zealand, SFR Sports in France and Portugal and as part of the EDGEsport Network. Recognized as the largest professional sports competition and action sports festival in the world, the Vans US Open of Surfing is currently sanctioned and operated by the World Surf League under license from IMG, the event owner. Official partners of this year’s event include Vans, Jeep, Airbnb, Michelob Ultra, Hydro Flask, G-Shock, LifeProof, CLIF Bar, D’Angelico Guitars, Red Bull, Frontier, Ralphs, Peet’s Coffee, and 7-Eleven. For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com and for continued updates and scheduling for the Vans US Open of Surfing visit VansUSOpenofSurfing.com.


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TRANSPORTATION/SHUTTLE INFORMATION: Weekend 1: July 29-30 (Saturday/Sunday) ROUTE 1

Origin/Destination..................................Huntington Beach High School (1905 Main Street, enter off Utica Avenue) to Main/Orange Operating Hours/Frequency..................10am - 10pm - Departs approx. every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour Last Departure from Downtown...........9:30 PM ROUTE 2

Origin/Destination...................................Edison High School (21400 Magnolia Street) to Main/Orange Operating Hours/Frequency...................10am - 10pm - Departs approx. every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour Last Departure from Downtown............9:30 PM

Weekend 2: August 5-6 (Saturday/Sunday) ROUTE 1

Origin/Destination...................................Huntington Beach High School (1905 Main Street, enter off Utica Avenue) to Main/Orange Operating Hours/Frequency...................10am - 10pm - Departs approx. every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour Last Departure from Downtown............9:30 PM ROUTE 2

Origin/Destination...................................Edison High School (21400 Magnolia Street) to Main/Orange Operating Hours/Frequency...................10am - 10pm - Departs approx. every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour Last Departure from Downtown............9:30 PM ROUTE 3

Origin/Destination...................................Huntington Beach Civic Center (2000 Main Street) Operating Hours/Frequency...................10am - 7pm - Departs approx. every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour Last Departure from Downtown............6:30 PM Complimentary shuttles will run every half hour. Last shuttle leaves downtown at 6:30 p.m. Regular Surf City USA Shuttle weekend service will also be running on these dates. Please note, live GPS tracking will be available for all service shuttles.

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Pacific City & LOT 579: Huntington Beach’s Coastal Food Haven & Hang Space

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teve Van Doren’s famous free hot dogs, grilled daily during the Vans US Open of Surfing, are undoubtedly one of the event’s hottest beach bites. But for those seeking refuge from the sand, a short walk south along Pacific Coast Highway lands you at Pacific City, where you can relax, refuel, and shop in relaxed style. Here you’ll find Huntington Beach’s trendiest new eateries, lounges, boutiques, and LOT 579, a modern food hall serving everything from local craft beer and surfer-sanctioned fish tacos to homemade ice cream and spaghetti grilled cheese. Not to mention killer ocean views. At Pacific City, grab an oak-charred burger and craft brew at Simmzy’s, taco plate and blackberryjalapeño margarita at Ola Mexican Kitchen, or seasonal comfort salads and herb-infused lemonade at…wait for it…Lemonade. Gone country? Old Crow Smokehouse delivers the best in southern barbecue and cocktails. Craving seafare? Bluegold’s gone California coastal with fresh oysters from the steam kettle—and do keep your eyes peeled for LSXO, a delicious nod to District 1 in Saigon “hidden” inside the restaurant. For fresh sushi and sashimi, hit Backhouse Yakitori + Sushi or Bear Flag Fish Co. inside LOT 579. More inventive bites await inside the seaside food hall, like Pie-Not’s Aussie-style meat and veggie pies, American Dream’s authentic burgers paired with more than 60 beers on tap, and Il Barone Sicilian Street Food’s handmade pizza. Elk and bison jerky sound good on a hot summer day? Stop by Mahogany Smoked Meats to get your fix. There’s always room for coffee and dessert, and here you’ll find everything to quell your sweet tooth. LOT 579 houses Portola Coffee Lab, Frosted Cupcakery, Hans’ Homemade Ice Cream, and Popbar, aka handcrafted gelato on a stick. A stroll around Pacific City will land you inside B.CANDY, Gelateria Zomolo and San Francisco-based Philz Coffee; we highly recommend their sweet and 2 0 | July 20, 2017 | OC WEEKLY SURF GUIDE


creamy Mint Mojito. Speaking of cocktails, libations pour with panache in Surf City USA. A row of 24 taps awaits at The Dudes’ Brewing Company, don’t miss “Reverse Happy Hour” at Saint Marc Pub-Café, Bakery & Cheese Affinage, and The Bungalow exists as the hippest spot in town to sip craft cocktails by the sea. Ways & Means Oyster House hosts fabulous food and drink specials daily, like their bottomless Saturday brunch mimosas and not-to-miss Fizz Fridays, featuring select champagne! If you’re still able to walk, Pacific City’s curated collection of boutiques covers every lifestyle, featuring KIN, Sunglass Resort, Molly Brown’s

Swimwear, Free People, H&M, Tommy Bahama, and Tankfarm & Co. And make sure to stop by TOP DOG barkery•bath•boutique…featuring great treats and accessories for your best friend. While salty locks and sunscreen faces look good on just about everyone, you can reset at Drybar, Rudy’s Barbershop, Sephora and M.A.C Cosmetics. Enjoy live outdoor music on the main deck on select days, and we dare you to pass up a free game of ping-pong or corn-hole before returning to the pier. And be sure to pencil in an outdoor screening of “Jaws” on Wednesday, August 2, at 7 p.m. There’s something for everyone at “The City”!

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10 ESSENTIAL HUNTINGTON BEACH RESTAURANTS BY EDWIN GOEI Huntington Beach: If there’s a city in our fair county that people not from around here think of when they think of California surf culture, this is what they see in their heads. Well, at least the beachy parts. The Beach Blvd. part? Not so much. Point is that there’s more to HB than Main Street and the pier. This is a list of your humble food scribe’s essential Huntington Beach restaurants. Some are old standbys even the tourists know about. Some are newer. All make HB one of the best eating towns we got. As usual, the list is alphabetical. What’s missing? Tell us in the comments. 25 DEGREES JONATHAN HO

Liza and Tim Goodell’s self-described “bordello meets burger and wine bar” is overtly sexualized and slutty in its theme. The wallpaper pattern looks like it was picked out from the lacy unmentionables section of a Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog. But its meals ply the manliest of appetites with hefty portions of the manliest of meals: burgers with patties as thick as a DC comic-book superhero’s biceps, cooked bloody. BLACK TRUMPET BISTRO If you had to describe Black Trumpet Bistro to friends, you’d tell them about the paintings of Miles Davis, Satchmo and Johnny Coltrane on the walls. The space is small, the appropriate size for a restaurant calling itself a bistro. It has velvet-lined benches, an open kitchen and shelves of vino near the back. But because the Black Trumpet cherrypicks its dishes from Italy, France, Spain, Greece and Morocco, you’re better off just telling them it 22 | July 20, 2017 | OC WEEKLY SURF GUIDE

cooks everything. It’s entirely possible to construct a meal here in which every course hails from a place nowhere near the last. Start with pita bread and a complimentary house dip concocted by mixing feta cheese, olives, pepper flakes and olive oil into a chunky slurry. A falafel can be had as an appetizer followed by an Italian caprese salad. After that, a fuming crock pot of French onion might be your soup. And your main course could be Spanish paella studded with shellfish and squid. CUCINA ALESSA You’ve been to the other Alessa’s, now make your pilgrimage to the original. The butternut-squashstuffed ravioli swims in a lick-your-plate-clean brown-butter sauce and is sprinkled with crispy fried sage leaves. The caprese smacks of garden freshness and has puffy, light-as-helium cheesy breadsticks with which you wipe the plate clean. And the carpaccio of cured filet mignon—thin tissue-like sheets of prime beef, drizzled with olive oil and spritz of acid—would normally cost five times as much at Italian joints of this caliber. The pizza is also worthy and so is the crispy calamari, which is as greaseless as they come. DON THE BEACHCOMBER Be lulled into a happy mood by the serenading ukulele player and the refreshing, faintly applecinnamony mai tais, just like everyone else in the place. If you’re looking for the term to classify your fellow revelers—normal, everyday folks who dress up like tourists in their off-time and converge upon places like Don’s for the pure escapism it brings—they’re called tikiphiles, members of a not-so-hidden subculture who long to relive their tropical vacations past. There are waterfalls, lots of bamboo. It’s like being in Disney’s Tiki Tiki Tiki Room, except that it’s places like this that inspired the Disneyland attraction, not the other way around. NORTH SHORE POKE COMPANY

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Despite being located one avenue shy of Main Street’s foot traffic, North Shore Poke Company is already doing steady business on what seems like ex-kama’aina word-of-mouth alone. Shawn Gole, who conceived of the concept with his father, Mark, is the chef, but his duties don’t have so much to do with cooking as it does mixing the poke together like a garden manger operating on overdrive. At a cold station behind the cashier, he spoons out cubed raw ahi from a chilled trough, tosses it with sauces and vegetables as soon as he gets an order. He produces five distinct flavors and packs them up with rice in clamshell containers. This is poke as it should be—served as takeout or eaten in a sunny room with reggae in the background. RED TABLE They have many iterations of fries here. You need only order one set. As is everything else on the menu, it’s meant to be shared. Order the deviled eggs, which come with a spicy sauce, or the bacon-wrapped dates. Both will go quickly. But for all the creativity and confidence chef Louie Jocson exudes, there’s always something personal, casual and warm in his cooking and this space. You order at the counter and sit yourself in a shabby-chic room that looks like some eccentric person’s attic.

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with china and proper silverware because, if you didn’t already know, it used to operate out of a food truck. Old luxe lonchera habits die hard. The chefs still make their chowder fries like they did on the road, in which they take perfectly good fries and perfectly good chowder and drop them into the same cup. It’s a favorite of the food-truck faithful who used to have to eat standing on their feet— now, in a sit-down. THE CORNER The item that everybody will ask about is owner/ hef Chris Grodach’s “48-Hour-Fries.” The effort undertaken to make these potatoes seems Thomas Keller-esque in its meticulousness—appropriate, since Grodach once worked at the French Laundry. They’re soaked in water overnight to wash away all surface starch, then slow-poached in saltwater, dried with fans, frozen stiff, and, finally, fried to order. It would be a disappointment if they ended up tasting like any old French fry, and they don’t. The crust has a crunchy, grainy texture, as if it was coated in microscopic sugar crystals. But the interior texture isn’t fluffy like mashed potato; it tastes like the root itself. TK BURGER

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From this iconic location in Huntington Beach overlooking the Pacific to the genteel, leafy suburbs of Mission Viejo, each branch of TK Burger is happily assimilated into the neighborhood in which it resides. But it all started here, in a shack not much bigger than a garden shed. The few tables it has surrounds the kitchen in a room so small it would probably have to be evacuated if the ventilation system ever crapped out. You eat here while inhaling the atomized beef fumes, sitting elbowto-elbow with surfers. Unshakeable trademarks established at this seminal TK Burger are now part of every store in the chain: surf stickers and vinyl album covers; framed surf photos of local beaches; modern rock blaring from stereo speakers; and of course, the unwritten TK Burger company rule that requires all cashiers must be cute and female. 2 8 | July 20, 2017 | OC WEEKLY SURF GUIDE


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kj/vj mix Sundays 9pm-1am

Karaoke

TUEs • Fri • sat $3 Wells $3 Shots

on Karaoke Tues

714.826.0570 |4360 Lincoln Ave. Cypress

9 Big Screens • 8 Beers on Draft!

Now Open!

DATE % CHANCE OF 4 FT OR BETTER

Chance of Chest High or Greater Surf for Huntington Beach Pier

21% 36% 43% 36% 43% 36% 50% 29% 36%

SATURDAY JULY 29

SUNDAY JULY 30

MONDAY JULY 31 TUESDAY AUG 01

WEDNESDAY AUG 02 THURSDAY AUG 03 FRIDAY AUG 04

$1 OFF

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The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Orange County is pleased to recognize:

Doheny Liquor & Jr. Market Capistrano Beach

Larry's Liquor & Jr. Market San Clemente

Minute King Market & Deli - Irvine Blvd. Newport Beach

Aurora's Market Dana Point

Dad's Liquor San Clemente

Arco AM/PM Costa Mesa

Super Stop Liquor Dana Point

7-Eleven - 1118 S. El Camino Real San Clemente

Powers Liquor Costa Mesa

Buena Vista Market Dana Point

Marina Liquor Costa Mesa

Sam's Market & Liquor San Juan Capistrano

Back Bay Liquor Costa Mesa

Capistrano Liquor Mart San Juan Capistrano

Bal Harbor Liquor Newport Beach

Qwik Korner Liquor Costa Mesa

Beach Front Liquor San Clemente O'Shea Brewing Company Laguna Niguel Tony & Rami Liquor Mission Viejo

For participating in responsible beverage service training and supporting underage drinking prevention. Visit www.ncaddoc.org for more information.

FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY HEALTH CARE AGENCY - ALCOHOL AND DRUG EDUCATION AND PREVENTION TEAM

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B.CANDY Backhouse Yakitori Bluegold The Bungalow Earthbar Gelateria Zomolo Lemonade LSXO Ola Mexican Kitchen Old Crow Smokehouse Philz Coffee Saint Marc Pub-Café Simmzy’s Ways & Means Oyster House

AT&T CherryHills Market Heirlooms & Hardware The Plantation TOP DOG barkery•bath•boutique

WEAR

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Brandy Melville Barnabas Clothing Co. Crazy Shirts Francesca’s Free People H&M Irene’s Story KIN Linksoul Molly Brown’s Swimwear Seafolly Smocking Birds Baby & Children’s Boutique Sport of Kings Forever Young (SOKFY) Sunglass Resort Tankfarm & Co. Tommy Bahama The Wearhouse Boutique West of Camden

Bear Flag Fish Co Beau Soleil Kitchen Burnt Crumbs Frosted Cupcakery Hans’ Homemade Ice Cream Il Barone Sicilian Street Food Mahogany Smoked Meats Petals & Pop Pie-Not Popbar Portola Coffee Lab The American Dream The Dudes Brewing Company

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PRETTY + PAMPERED Drybar Holly & Hudson LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics M.A.C. Cosmetics Rudy’s Barbershop Sephora

GET FIT Equinox


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US OPEN OF SURFING

Drink Specials

DOWNTOWN HUNTINGTON BEACH LEGENDS SPORTS BAR

EL RANCHITO

$5 DRAFT

$5.50 DRAFT

DOS TOROS

BAJA SHARKEEZ

$6.50 DRAFT

$13.50 - 32OZ

301 Main St, Huntington Beach (714) 374-2175 LegendsSportsBar.com

221 Main St, Huntington Beach (714) 536-3194 DosTorosHB.com

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318 Main St, Huntington Beach (714) 960-9696 AvilasElRanchito.com

211 Main St, Huntington Beach (714) 960-5282 Sharkeez.net


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US OPEN OF SURFING

Drink Specials

DOWNTOWN HUNTINGTON BEACH

KILLARNEY PUB & GRILL 209 Main St, Huntington Beach 714) 536-7887

$7.75 SCHOONER

CRUISERS

$5

210 5th St, Huntington Beach (657) 301-2200 CruisersPizzaBarGrill.com

$6.50 PINTS

PERQS

OFF

117 Main St, Huntington Beach (714) 960-9996 PerqsBar.com

$20

FRED’S MEXICAN CAFÉ

EVERY SPENT!

NOT VALID W/ ANY OTHER DISCOUNT OR PROMOTION

$6 PINTS 300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach (714) 374-8226 FredsMexicanCafe.com

$8 TALL

G’S BOATHOUSE RAW BAR & GRILL 200 Main St, Huntington Beach (714) 969-3100 GsBoatHouseHB.com

$6.50 PINTS

SAINT MARC PUB-CAFE, BAKERY & CHEESE AFFINAGE 213 N. Harbor Blvd. Santa Ana, 92703 714.554.4495 | Open 24/7 spankysonline.com 4 0 | July 20, 2017 | OC WEEKLY SURF GUIDE

21058 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach (714) 374-1101 SaintMarcUSA.com

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US OPEN OF SURFING

Drink Specials

DOWNTOWN HUNTINGTON BEACH

2ND FLOOR

126 Main St, Huntington Beach (714) 969-9000 2ndFloorMainSt.com

$6 PINTS

PACIFIC HIDEAWAY @ SHOREBREAK HOTEL

500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach (714) 965-4448 PacificHideawayHB.com

$6 PINTS

Special:

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PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

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