U.S. Open of Surfing


U.S. Open of Surfing

The U.S. Open of Surfing is a week-long surfing competition held annually during the summer in Huntington Beach, California. It is held on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The U.S. Open is part of the qualification process for the ASP World Tour.

As part of the event, notable people in the world of surfing are added to the Surfing Walk of Fame and to the Surfers' Hall of Fame, both directly across from the pier.

History

The U.S. Open, then called the United States Surfing Championship, was first held in 1959. In 1982 it became known as the OP Pro for its sponsor, Ocean Pacific. The event was named the U.S. Open of Surfing in 1994. [cite web |url=http://www.surfcityusa.com/press/backgrounder/surfing_culture/index.php |title=Surf City USA Surfing Culture |accessdate=2008-07-23 |author= |date= |work=City of Huntington Beach web site |publisher=]

References

External links

* [http://www.go211.com/usopenofsurfing/site6.html Official web site]


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