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VANS US OPEN OF SURFING RETURNS TO HUNTINGTON BEACH The Vans US Open of Surfing will return to the southside of the Huntington Beach Pier this summer to host the world’s best action sports athletes from July 28 through August 5, 2018. The weeklong summer festival will showcase the best in surfing, skateboarding, and BMX, while providing engaging beach activities for the entire family to enjoy. This year’s surfing competitions include the highly-anticipated World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT) event, the men’s WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 contest, and the men’s and women’s Pro Junior event. The WSL Championship Tour is the world’s premier surfing series and crowns the World Champion at the conclusion of each season. A star-studded lineup of competitors at the Vans US Open of Surfing, Stop No. 7 of 10, will feature California’s own Lakey Peterson (USA), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Sage Erickson (USA) and newest resident Caroline Marks (USA) vying for valuable points at home. This marks the eighth year that Surf City, USA has hosted the women’s CT. Erickson is gearing up to defend her title but will have to take on former event winners Peterson (current World No. 1) and Brazil’s Tatiana WestonWebb (current World No. 3). Also in attendance will be the top Pro Junior talents set to stake their claim at the iconic beach break after a Hawaii-surfer sweep in 2017 by Brisa Hennessy (HAW) and Cody Young (HAW). This year, a strong North America contingent is on hand to keep the event titles on home soil, including two of 2018’s most in-form surfers, Kirra Pinkerton (USA) and Crosby Colapinto (USA). 10 | July 26, 2018 | OC WEEKLY SURF GUIDE

Across the sand, an exciting battle of professional skateboarding awaits as the Vans Park Series, the premier competition in park terrain skateboarding for men and women, meets in Surf City for the third qualifying stop on the 2018 VPS Pro Tour. Featuring a new expanded women’s Pro circuit, the Vans Park Series welcomes all prospective women competitors to enter for their chance to skate in the World Championships. The Vans Park Series Pro Tour will determine pivotal Men’s and Women’s rankings in the race to the Championships, while the Vans Park Series Continental Championships slates to crown a new Americas champion, challenging qualifying regional men and women competitors to claim glory on their home turf. For BMX fans and longboarding enthusiasts, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series will charge in full force, offering record-breaking BMX maneuvering by the world’s most talented BMX riders in the industry, while the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational longboarding series re-emerges with its first-ever all-women division, showcasing style and grace from the best female loggers in the sport. With activities and workshops scheduled every day beginning July 28, Vans US Open will ignite a plethora of live action summer entertainment, including surfboard shaping workshops, live art installations, customization workshops, music lessons, movie nights and much more. Stay tuned for the full schedule of events at VansUSOpenofSurfing.com. For more information, including continued updates and scheduling, please visit VansUSOpenofSurfing.com


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SATURDAY, JULY 28

EVENT SCHEDULE

SOUTH OF PIER

8:00am - 4:00pm

JUNIORS TRIALS

MAIN BREAK

7:30am - 5

12:00pm - 3:00pm

WOMENS VPS CONTINENTAL PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

8:00am - 1

3:00pm - 6:00pm 8:00am - 4:00pm 7:00pm - 9:00pm 8:00am - 4:00pm

MENS VPS CONTINENTAL PRACTICE STOKE-O-RAMA MOVIE NIGHT: CAN’T STEAL OUR VIBE JUNIORS TRIALS

VANS PRO PARK SOUTH OF PIER PIER AMPHITHEATER MAIN BREAK

5:00pm - 7

WOMENS VPS CONTINENTAL PRACTICE MENS TRIALS MENS VPS CONTINENTAL PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK MAIN BREAK VANS PRO PARK

FRIDAY

MENS TRIALS FINALS MOVIE NIGHT: CAN’T STEAL OUR VIBE

MAIN BREAK PIER AMPHITHEATER

12:00pm - 1:00pm

WOMENS VPS CONTINENTAL FINALS

VANS PRO PARK

7:30am - 5

6:00pm - 7:00pm - 1:50pm 6:00pm8:00am - 6:30pm

MENS VPS CONTINENTAL FINALS MENS TRIALS BMX FLATLAND DEMO

VANS PRO PARK MAIN BREAK PIER AMPHITHEATER

10:30am -

- 2:40pm 7:00pm2:10pm - 9:00pm 12:00pm - 1:00pm

MENSLILO TRIALS FINALS MOVIE NIGHT: AND STITCH WOMENS VPS CONTINENTAL FINALS

MAIN BREAK PIER AMPHITHEATER VANS PRO PARK

7:30am - 5:00pm 6:00pm - 6:30pm 9:00am - 12:00pm 7:00pm - 9:00pm 12:30pm - 7:00pm

MENS VPS CONTINENTAL FINALS TBD BY WSL BMX FLATLAND DEMO BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE MOVIE NIGHT: LILO AND STITCH VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK MAIN BREAK PIER AMPHITHEATER VANS PRO PARK PIER AMPHITHEATER VANS PRO PARK

6:00pm - 6:30pm

BMX FLATLAND DEMO

PIER AMPHITHEATER

TBD BYTHE WSL MOVIE NIGHT: GOONIES

MAIN BREAK PIER AMPHITHEATER

BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE STOKE-O-RAMA VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE JUNIORS TRIALS TBD BY WSL BMX FLATLAND DEMO WOMENS VPS CONTINENTAL PRACTICE VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE MOVIE NIGHT: THE GOONIES MENS VPSCUP CONTINENTAL BMX PRO PRACTICE PRACTICE MOVIE NIGHT: CAN’T BMX FLATLAND DEMOSTEAL OUR VIBE

VANS PRO PARK SOUTH OF PIER VANS PRO PARK MAIN BREAK PIER AMPHITHEATER VANS PARK VANS PRO PRO PARK PIER AMPHITHEATER VANS VANS PRO PRO PARK PARK PIER AMPHITHEATER AMPHITHEATER PIER

TBD BYCAN’T WSL STEAL OUR VIBE & BLUE INTENSITY MOVIE NIGHT:

MAIN BREAK PIER AMPHITHEATER

VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE MENS TRIALS

VANS PRO PARK MAIN BREAK

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MONDAY, JULY 30 6:00pm - 7:00pm

MONDAY, JULY 30 - 5:00pm 7:00pm7:30am - 9:00pm SATURDAY, JULY 28 9:00am - 12:00pm 8:00am - 4:00pm JULY 31 TUESDAY, 12:30pm - 7:00pm 8:00am 7:30am - 4:00pm 5:00pm 6:00pm - 6:30pm 12:00pm 3:00pm 9:00am - -3:00pm 7:00pm - 9:00pm 3:00pm 3:30pm -- 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm -- 6:30pm 9:00pm 6:00pm

TUESDAY, JULY 31 - 5:00pm 7:00pm7:30am - 9:00pm SUNDAY, JULY 29 - 3:00pm 8:00am9:00am - 1:50pm WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 3:30pm - 6:30pm

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2:10pm - 2:40pm 7:30am - 5:00pm 6:00pm - 6:30pm 12:00pm - 1:00pm 8:00am - 12:30pm - 9:00pm 6:00pm7:00pm - 7:00pm 1:00pm - 7:00pm 6:00pm - 6:30pm

BMX FINALS PRO CUP PRACTICE VANS PRO PARK MENS TRIALS MAIN BREAK TBD BY WSL MAIN BREAK DEMO WOMENSBMX VPSFLATLAND CONTINENTAL FINALS VANS PRO PIER PARKAMPHITHEATER BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE VANS PRO PARK MOVIE NIGHT: CAN’T STEAL OUR VIBE & BLUE INTENSITY VANS PRO PIER MENS VPS CONTINENTAL FINALS PARKAMPHITHEATER VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE VANS PRO PARK BMX FLATLAND DEMO PIER AMPHITHEATER

7:00pm - 9:00pm 7:30am - 5:00pm

MOVIE NIGHT: LILO AND STITCH TBD BY WSL

PIER AMPHITHEATER MAIN BREAK

7:30am - 5:00pm 1:00pm - 7:00pm 9:00am - 12:00pm

BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE TBD BY WSL VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK MAIN BREAK VANS PRO PARK VANS PRO PARK

12:30pm - 7:00pm

VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

2:00pm - 4

6:00pm - 6:30pm

BMX FLATLAND DEMO

PIER AMPHITHEATER

4:00pm - 5

7:00pm - 9:00pm

MOVIE NIGHT: THE GOONIES

PIER AMPHITHEATER

SUNDA

7:30am - 5:00pm

TBD BY WSL

MAIN BREAK

8:00am - 5

9:00am - 3:00pm

VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

1:00pm - 2

3:30pm - 6:30pm

BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

2:40pm - 3

6:00pm - 6:30pm

BMX FLATLAND DEMO

PIER AMPHITHEATER

4:15pm - 4

7:00pm - 9:00pm

MOVIE NIGHT: CAN’T STEAL OUR VIBE & BLUE INTENSITY

PIER AMPHITHEATER

7:30am - 5:00pm

TBD BY WSL

MAIN BREAK

8:00am - 12:30pm

BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

1:00pm - 7:00pm

VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

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MONDAY, JULY 30 8:00am - 12:30pm

TUESDAY, JULY 31

7:30am - 5

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2:00pm - 4

SATUR

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8:00am - 5

1:00pm - 2

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EVENT SCHEDULE CONT. 7:30am - 5:00pm

TBD BY WSL

MAIN BREAK

7:30am - 5:00pm

WOMENS DUCT TAPE INVITATIONAL TBD BY WSL

MAIN BREAK

8:00am - 11:00am

BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

2:00pm - 5:00pm

VPS WOMENS SEMI FINALS

VANS PRO PARK

VPS QUALIFIER PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

5:00pm - 7:00pmAUGUST 2 THURSDAY,

7:30am - 5:00pm 7:00pm - 9:00pm

TBD BY WSLNIGHT: ELECTRIC ACID MOVIE

MAIN BREAK PACIFIC CITY

7:30am - 5:00pm

WOMENS DUCT TAPE INVITATIONAL TBD BY WSL

MAIN BREAK

8:00am - 11:00am 7:30am - 5:00pm 2:00pm - 5:00pm 7:30am - 5:00pm 5:00pm - 7:00pm 10:30am - 12:35pm 7:00pm - 9:00pm 2:00pm - 4:00pm

BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE TBD BY WSL VPS WOMENS SEMI FINALS WOMENS DUCT TAPE INVITATIONAL TBD BY WSL VPS QUALIFIER PRACTICE BMX PRO CUP QUALIFIER MOVIE NIGHT: ELECTRIC ACID VPS GLOBAL QUALIFIER

VANS PRO PARK MAIN BREAK VANS PRO PARK MAIN BREAK VANS PRO PARK VANS PRO PARK PACIFIC CITY VANS PRO PARK

7:30am - 5:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm 7:30am - 5:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm

TBD BY TBDWSL BY WSL WOMENS DUCTDUCT TAPETAPE INVITATIONAL TBDTBD BY WSL WOMENS INVITATIONAL BY WSL BMXVPS PROWOMENS CUP QUALIFIER FINALS

MAIN BREAK MAIN BREAK MAIN BREAK MAIN BREAK VANS PRO PARK VANS PRO PARK

VPS GLOBAL VPS SEMIQUALIFIER FINALS

VANS PRO PARK VANS PRO PARK

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 10:30am - 12:35pm 1:00pm - 2:00pm 2:00pm - 4:00pm 2:00pm - 4:00pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 8:00am - 5:00pm SATURDAY, JULY AUGUST 28 SUNDAY, 5 4:00pm - 5:00pm

VPS FINALS

TBD BY WSL

VANS PRO PARK

MAIN BREAK

THURS

- 5:00pm 8:00am8:00am - 4:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm

WOMENS STOKE-O-RAMA TBD BYDUCT WSL TAPE INVITATIONAL TBD BY WSL

BREAK SOUTH OF MAIN PIER MAIN BREAK

- 2:00pm 8:00am1:00pm - 4:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm

WOMENS FINALS JUNIORS VPS TRIALS WOMENS DUCT TAPE INVITATIONAL TBD BY WSL

VANS PRO PARK MAIN BREAK MAIN BREAK

7:30am - 5

2:00pm - 4:00pm 12:00pm - 3:00pm 1:00pm - 2:25pm 3:00pm4:00pm - 6:00pm - 5:00pm 2:40pm - 3:55pm

FINALS WOMENSVPS VPSSEMI CONTINENTAL PRACTICE WOMENS BMX CUP FINAL

PRO PARK VANS PRO VANS PARK VANS PRO PARK

8:00am - 1

MENS VPS CONTINENTAL PRACTICE VPS FINALS BMX PRO CUP FINAL

VANS PRO VANS PARK PRO PARK VANS PRO PARK

2:00pm - 5

7:00pm - 9:00pm 4:15pm - 4:30pm

MOVIE NIGHT:BMX CAN’T STEAL VIBE PRO CUP OUR AWARDS

PIER AMPHITHEATER VANS PRO PARK

5:00pm - 7

8:00am8:00am - 1:50pm - 5:00pm 2:10pm - 2:40pm 1:00pm - 2:25pm 12:00pm - 1:00pm 2:40pm - 3:55pm 6:00pm - 7:00pm 4:15pm - 4:30pm 6:00pm - 6:30pm

MENS TRIALS WOMENS DUCT TAPE INVITATIONAL TBD BY WSL

MAIN BREAK MAIN BREAK

BMX PRO CUP AWARDS BMX FLATLAND DEMO

VANS PRO PARK PIER AMPHITHEATER

7:00pm - 9:00pm

MOVIE NIGHT: LILO AND STITCH

PIER AMPHITHEATER

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 8:00am - 5:00pm SUNDAY, JULY 29

MONDAY, JULY 30 7:30am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 12:00pm

TBD BY WSL

MAIN BREAK

7:30am - 5

7:00pm - 9

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2:00pm - 4

SATUR

8:00am - 5

8:00am - 5

1:00pm - 2

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12:30pm - 7:00pm

VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

6:00pm - 6:30pm

BMX FLATLAND DEMO

PIER AMPHITHEATER

4:00pm - 5

7:00pm - 9:00pm

MOVIE NIGHT: THE GOONIES

PIER AMPHITHEATER

SUNDA

7:30am - 5:00pm

TBD BY WSL

MAIN BREAK

8:00am - 5

9:00am - 3:00pm

VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

1:00pm - 2

3:30pm - 6:30pm

BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

2:40pm - 3

6:00pm - 6:30pm

BMX FLATLAND DEMO

PIER AMPHITHEATER

4:15pm - 4

7:00pm - 9:00pm

MOVIE NIGHT: CAN’T STEAL OUR VIBE & BLUE INTENSITY

PIER AMPHITHEATER

7:30am - 5:00pm

TBD BY WSL

MAIN BREAK

8:00am - 12:30pm

BMX PRO CUP PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

1:00pm - 7:00pm

VPS GLOBAL PRACTICE

VANS PRO PARK

TUESDAY, JULY 31

2:00pm - 4

8:00am - 5

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

ORIGIN/DESTINATION

OPERATING HOURS/FREQUENCY

LAST DEPARTURE FROM DOWNTOWN

1

Huntington Beach High School (1905 Main Street, enter off Utica Avenue) to Main/Orange

10am - 10pm Departs approx. every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour

9:30 PM

2

Edison High School (21400 Magnolia Street) to Main/ Orange

10am - 10pm Departs approx. every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour

9:30 PM

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

ORIGIN/DESTINATION

OPERATING HOURS/FREQUENCY

LAST DEPARTURE FROM DOWNTOWN

1

Huntington Beach High School (1905 Main Street, enter off Utica Avenue) to Main/Orange

10am - 10pm Departs approx. every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour

9:30 PM

2

Edison High School (21400 Magnolia Street) to Main/ Orange

10am - 10pm Departs approx. every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour

9:30 PM

3

Huntington Beach Civic Center (2000 Main Street)

10am - 7pm Departs approx. every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour

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 only be available for regular weekend service shuttles. For more information, go to www.SurfCityUSAShuttle.com. 18 | July 26, 2018 | OC WEEKLY SURF GUIDE


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AS THE VANS U.S. OPEN OF SURFING COMES TO HUNTINGTON BEACH T U R N S O N TO H O S T A W E E K O F

events shows & viewing parties This July 29 through August 5, as the Vans U.S. Open of Sur�ing once again heats up Huntington Beach, all roads lead to Paci�ic City—the ultimate place to enjoy and view the US Open and everything that surrounds it. The annual U.S. Open of Sur�ing is here and for nine days spectators will be treated to world-class sur�ing and events both on and off the pristine beaches and waves of Huntington Beach, CA. For visitors, there’s plenty to see and do during this year’s Surf Open. Paci�ic City— situated just south of Orange County’s famed Huntington Beach Pier— is offering a fantastic line-up of original, diverse and interactive events, promising attendees a great time. Experience curated events that include; Hurley Recordings Music Stage (August 2nd, 3rd & 4th from 5-7pm) featuring The Molochs, Tijuana Panthers

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Enjoy Music Under the Stars! Pacific Symphony’s

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Pacific Amphitheatre @ the OC Fair & Event Center

WITH FIREWORKS AND CANNONS

WITH FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILM

Tchaikovsky Spectacular Sat • Aug. 18 • 8 p.m. Richard Kaufman, conductor Don’t miss Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” with John Williams’ Academy Award®- winning score performed live to picture, and experience the magic once more. TM and © Universal Studios

Sat • Sept. 8 • 8 p.m. Carl St.Clair, conductor Vadym Kholodenko, piano End the summer with a bang! Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s greatest hits, including the First Piano Concerto. Plus, thundering cannons and spectacular fireworks in the “1812” Overture!

Tickets start at $25.

Kids under 14 half-price in most sections.

(714) 755-5799 PacificSymphony.org

Supporting Sponsor

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and “Bigger Than Plastic: A Conversation on Micro Plastics and Sustainability” moderated by Surfrider CEO Chad Nelsen and featuring panelists WSL Surfer Lakey Peterson, Jedidiah Jenkins, and WSL’s Reece Pacheco on July 31st at 6:30pm, “Salty Surf Artifacts” Art Gallery featuring new work by Scott Richards and Mark Cunningham

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destinations, offering a freshly curated mix of casual shopping and dining. Under DJM’s team of experiential retail and development experts, Pacific City has today grown to include 62 national and local tenants including Equinox, Hurley, Urban Outfitters, Bear Flag Fish Co., Simmzy’s, Bluegold, The Bungalow, Sephora, H&M, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Drybar, Philz, Lemonade,

and many more. In early July, renowned lifestyle brands Vissla and Slowtide also joined Pacific City’s roster with their first ever physical brick and mortar locations in a continued example of the property’s growth as a hub for regional surf culture. As one might imagine, the U.S. Open casts Huntington Beach, even more than usual, to the forefront of the surf industry. So, if you find yourself among the hundreds of thousands of surf aficionados who’ve trekked to Huntington Beach, immerse yourself and experience the wide range of exciting events Pacific City has to offer.

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ummer’s here, and it’s time again for one of Orange County’s oldest traditions. Are we talking about the Orange International Street Fair? Nope, we’re talking about the US Open of Surfing. Once again, OC Weekly is back to guide you through all the dramatic twists and turns of the world’s largest and oldest active surf competition. So, grab that S.P.F. 30, your best $5 sunglasses, and start crash-dieting to perfect your beach body because the US Open will be here from July 28 to Aug. 5. For those who didn’t know, the US Open is the oldest surfing competition in the world. Founded in 1959 and titled the West Coast Surfing Championship, the competition helped streamline Huntington Beach from a post-war oil town to the center of the surfing would. Though it’s not the oldest continuous competition–that honor belongs to the Bells Beach Pro in Australia–the US Open is undoubtedly the world’s most-viewed surfing event. According to the OC Register, the nearly 500,000 estimated attendees in 2010 spent $21.5 million in Orange County, $16.4 million of which was spent directly in Huntington Beach. This year’s contests promise to outshine all previous years. Sponsor Vans has upped the ante in 2018 by adding the BMX Pro Park series to the skateboarding and surfing competitions that have made the US Open an international treasure.

BMX MEN

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the Vans BMX men’s Pro Park series at the US Open. Edgar is the reigning world champion of the Vans BMX Pro Park series, and is coming off a hot win in Sydney, Australia, at the first stop of the 2018 Vans BMX Pro Park series. Last year, the 25-year-old Corona native placed second at the Huntington Beach stop of the Pro Park series, but was still crowned the overall winner. Following his first place finish at 2018’s inaugural event in Sydney, a win at the US Open would bolster Edgar’s chances to reclaim his title as the best male BMX park rider in the world. But there’s more to Edgar than sheer BMX talent. A quick look at his Instagram page reveals that Edgar is a big fan of scaling the sand dunes of Ocotillo Wells in his 4x4 Toyota truck with his girlfriend, model Mel Rodriguez. Check them out on Instagram @larry_edgar and @melalicia

BMX WOMEN

Teresa Azcoaga is simply the gnarliest rider on the Vans BMX women’s circuit today. Her 89.00 score at the Vans Pro Cup Sydney destroyed the next closest competitor, Angie Marino, by nearly 6 full points! Although she placed 6th at last year’s Pro Cup final in Huntington Beach, Azcoaga undoubtedly has the hardest charging style. At the US Open, it’ll be easier to spot Azcoaga in the air than in the pool. Her ferocious style relies on speed, massive tweaked airs over steep hips, and butter-smooth carving. CONTINUED ON PAGE 32


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The 24-year-old from Spain doesn’t appear to have any social media accounts, but you can check out her profile on the Vans BMX Pro Park website, or at www. vitalbmx.com.

SKATE MEN

Pedro Barros is skating better than anyone on the Vans Pro Park skate series in 2018. The 23-year-old Brazilian’s second place finish in Brazil and first place finish in Vancouver make him the favorite to win the third stop of the tour at the US Open. Barros has won six X Games gold medals in skateboard park, three X Games silver medals in Skateboard Park, and has never finished below a silver medal in the event since turning pro in 2010. Barros skates a pool harder and with more technical precision than any other competitor. During his gold medal run at Vancouver in July, Barros blasted out of the pool with vicious 15 foot high backside airs, and coupled his powerful grabs by finessing backside tail-slides and ultra-technical ollie 360s to fakies. You can find him on Instagram @pedrobarrossk8 If anyone can challenge Pedro Barros, it’s Alex Sorgente. Sorgente was hot behind Barros at the Vans Pro in Vancouver with a third place finish, and was the 2016 Vans Pro Park series overall winner. After putting down a 57 in his first run of the 2017 X Games, Sorgente was deep behind contest leader Tom Schaar, and needed a pristine second run in order to place. Sorgente’s second run was brilliant. He masterfully nailed kickflip indie to fakies and giant spine transfers with ease. When all was said and done, Sorgente took home the gold in the 2017 X Games. Check him out on Instagram @alexsorgente 32 | July 26, 2018 | OC WEEKLY SURF GUIDE

SKATE WOMEN

Yndiara Asp, like her fellow Brazilian Pedro Barros, is undoubtedly the most exciting skater in her division. Asp’s high-speed skating, coupled with her technically demanding bag of tricks, won her a silver medal at the first stop of the 2018 Vans Pro Park women’s circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her tweaked stalefish grabs and high boneless airs out of Pro Park pools hark back to the style of legendary pool skaters like Lance Mountain and Christian Hosoi. Since being signed to Santa Cruz Skateboards in 2017, Asp has laid siege to the sport of park skateboarding. In the past year, she’s gone from obscurity to being one of the most dangerous skaters in the world. Don’t believe me? Check out her Instagram @yndiaraasp Probably the most consistent skater on the women’s circuit today is Jordyn Barratt. Barratt always seems to be at the top of every major contest. She’s finished with a bronze in Women’s Skateboard Park at X Games 2016, and silver the following year. PHOTO BY JOANNE BARRATT

Additionally, Barratt and the US Open are historically intertwined. Back in 2016, when Barratt was only 17, she became the first woman to compete in both the surfing and skate competitions. That same year, she won bronze at the US Open skate contest. Barratt is a huge fan of punk rock legends like the Misfits, she and frequently skates with the X Games legend Bucky Lasek. Check out her Instagram @jordynbarratt CONTINUED ON PAGE 34


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WOMEN’S CT SURF

Name a better surfer on the Women’s CT in the past 10 years than Stephanie Gilmore. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Gilmore is currently first in the 2018 CT, thanks to her three gold and one bronze medal finishes this season. Gilmore has already won six world championships, including one during her miraculous 2007 rookie season. Last season, the 30-year-old Australian finished second in the Women’s CT. Though her career took a dip when she finished 12th in 2015, Gilmore rebounded quickly, finishing fifth in the following year, and second last year. Follow her Instagram @stephaniegilmore Santa Barbara native Lakey Peterson is second in the Women’s CT this year, and is quickly gaining on Stephanie Gilmore. Peterson finished second to Gilmore at the J-Bay Pro event early in July, and seeks redemption at the US Open, one of her favorite competitions. Peterson finished second at the 2011 US Open, and finished first the following year. A check on Peterson’s Instagram page @lakeypeterson shows her dedication to surfing, and her love of working out.

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Brazilian Peterson Crisanto is the guy to beat in the Men’s QS at the US Open this year. Crisanto is currently first in the Men’s QS, and is coming off a first place finish at the Ballito Pro on June 25. The 26-year-old Brazilian’s Instagram @peterson_crisanto is an homage to surfing. Searching though his Instagram, you’ll find an endless stream of pictures showing Crisanto flying high above massive waves. His style is sure to impress at this year’s US Open as Crisanto tries to replace Huntington Beach local Kanoa Igarashi as this year’s US Open Men’s QS champion.


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It’s during these nine days of the Vans US Open of Surfing that really allow another one of Huntington Beach’s finest surfing by-products to shine: surf food! The local restaurants of Downtown Huntington Beach open their doors to showcase a taste of HB: which is to say, laid back, cheap, tasty and of course, hand-held — all well within distance of a riding a beach cruiser to.

paired with some tasty fish and chips and catch a live original band.

So whether you’re looking to keep your beach body or carbo-load to fuel you for the next competition, allow us to present 10 must try restaurants if you want to taste the rainbow of Huntington Beach beach food mainstays

_______SESSIONS WEST COAST DELI

_______BRUXIE

Ever since it opened in Old Town Orange eight years ago and single-handedly ignited the waffle sandwich craze, Bruxie’s expansion seemed inevitable. It has since opened shops in Santa Monica, Brea, Chino Hills, Huntington Beach, Irvine, San Diego and Vegas, baby! They’ve mastered their recipe with a crispy, not-so-sweet waffle. Then, the crunchiest, juiciest, most delicious fried chicken ever. And boom! Awesomeness was born.

_______GALLAGHER’S PUB & GRILL In case the rest of OC hasn’t been paying attention, live music in Huntington Beach is actually starting to become a thing again. In the last 12 months, an infusion of popular events like Punk in Drublic Fest, Coastal Country Jam, and Like Totally ‘80s Fest are opening a new chapter for local music festival goers. But what about the sounds of the HB bar scene? The seaside city still has a long way to go to reclaim the glory of the days of Safari Sam’s and The Golden Bear. Thankfully, the new owners of Gallagher’s Pub and Grill, one of oldest bars in Downtown HB, is returning some vitality to the city’s Main Street scene. Belly up to the bar and enjoy a cold pint 3 8 | July 26, 2018 | OC WEEKLY SURF GUIDE

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Take a break from the Huntington madness, and walk up Main Street and drop into Perq’s for $4 Jaeger shots and Upheaval IPA. The sandwiches at Sessions West Coast Deli aren’t just sandwiches. They’re the kind on which the kitchen slather aioli, not mayo, and the thousand island is called a million island because, you know, it’s better. Of course, these not-just-sandwiches are also made with bread from Dean Kim’s OC Baking Co., arguably the contract baker of choice for when a premium sandwich shop such as Sessions wants to stick out amongst the recent crop of premium sandwich shops. Sessions’ dedication and commitment to its community has made it a hub for local surfers, skaters and Orange County diners looking for great sandwiches. What better place to conquer your hunger at the beach?

_______WAHOO’S FISH TACOS

Though it’s fodder for those who sneer that Wahoo’s has become corporate, it doesn’t take away from the accomplishments of brothers Wing Lam, Eduardo Lee and Mingo Lee, who pioneered taking vaguely Mexican, Brazilian and Asian flavors to make something very Californian, uniquely OC. The 2nd generation restaurateurs parlayed a love for surfing into a successful restaurant empire which started in Costa Mesa and over the years Wahoo’s has strived to be a part of the communities they serve which now include California, Colorado, Texas, and Hawaii. And then there’s the substance without which no Wahoo’s meal is complete: the wonderful chili paste called CONTINUED ON PAGE 40_______


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“Mr. Lee’s.” It’s named for the family patriarch and the only artifact that Wahoo’s shares with Shanghai Pine Garden. This is real, unadulterated sambal. As with Midas, it turns everything it touches into gold. The tofu-centric Wafu bowl, in particular, becomes a willing, blank canvas for liberal slathers of the complex flavor and depth of this paste. When Mr. Lee’s is on the job, the Tapatío bottle will be left untouched.

_______GRINDERZ The fanciest thing here is a fine chipotle mayo dressing you should get on the side, with Thousand Island on your patty. Oh, and there’s a turkey burger for people who want to watch their calories (and if you’re one of those, just stick to rice cakes, as delicious as the turkey patty may be). Everything else is unadulterated Americana. The potato bun is sturdy and chewy; the beef, sweet and juicy. Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions add tart and crunch. Eat one, or make it a double, and you’ll wonder why anyone ever wanted to put a fucking egg inside a burger. _______SECRET SPOT

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The most interesting thing about the Surround Sound burrito at Huntington Beach’s Secret Spot is that there isn’t very much that’s burritolike about it at all. Sure it comes wrapped in a warm tortilla like most other burritos out there, but here–at this vegan-centric after-surf shack run by a staff of friendly (if perpetually slow to cook your food) stoners–this tortilla’s innards have nothing to do with refried beans, rice or even spiced meat from a spit. In their place instead is a semi-healthy mix of fried potatoes, gobs of melted cheese, creamy avocado and a dousing of sweet and savory homemade BBQ sauce, all of which swirls around your choice of protein to make the best foil-wrapped, handheld surfer fuel in the whole damn county.

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_______BODHI TREE CAFE Surf City’s Main Street scene can overwhelm the senses, so a nice, quiet place to feed your mind and body is Bodhi Tree. The uninitiated may see a plate of crispy lemon “chicken” or a bowl of sizzling rice soup with “pork” and think they have stumbled into a typical Asian restaurant. But Bodhi Tree’s tasty meats are mock; all dishes are vegan. And un-mock meat eaters and those who won’t eat anything with a face love this place equally. It’s so peaceful you’ll find enlightenment after the fifth bite of each dish, guaranteed.

_______THE LONGBOARD RESTAURANT & PUB The Longboard Restaurant and Pub bills itself as the “best restaurant and pub in the world as we know it.” There’s a full bar (and several flat-screen televisions set to sports networks) in front and a cozy patio area in back, so take your pick. Whatever beer you’re drinking–yes, you are still drinking; it’s Surf City in the summertime, bro–it’ll go great with either the Jamming Jerk Wings or the barbecue tri-tip sandwich.

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_______SEALEGS AT THE BEACH Thanks to rosé being THE booze of this summer, every mass-market bar in Orange County makes some version of frosé—the pink wine in slushy form. But the best one is SeaLegs At the Beach’s White Girl Frosé. It’s not just that the spot is gorgeous, the upcoming concerts great, or that owner Alicia Whitney is a former Weekling. It’s not even its name, which comes from the White Girl Wine that SeaLegs uses as a base. It’s the gargantuan 20-ounce souvenir cup the drink comes in—perfect for MILFs and GILFs alike. And then comes the actual drink. White Girl Rosé itself is fine, tastes a bit like watermelon. But the SeaLegs folks put something in the slushie part of it that makes the drink perfect for its Bolsa Chica State Beach location—effervescence or magic or something.

SOUTHERN TWIST Add 1.5 oz. of root beer to make it a Bold Root Fashioned.

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