Flashback to the 2018 Vans US Open of Surfing

From the Vans US Open of Surfing press box, the shore at Huntington Beach is a labyrinth of bright umbrellas. To the right, the pier is lined with spectators hunched over the wooden barrier, fixed on the churning water below. Sometimes sheets of water are pitching fast toward the shore. Sometimes it’s flat. (“Lake Huntington”…

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Three-Part Women’s Empowerment Series at Fashion Island

If well-behaved women rarely make history, then the ones who roar are rewriting all the books. Unleash your inner lioness at Fashion Island this summer and find inspiration in the words of bold trailblazers. Orange County United Way and Bank of America have teamed up to present Local, Global & Me, a Women’s Empowerment Series. The free, three-part…

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Vans U.S. Open of Surfing: Day 6 Was Upsetting

Day six of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach proved just as action-packed as the past five, as sixteen of the world’s best female longboarders took to the water as the Finalists in the inaugural Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational were set. In a surprising upset, 2016 WSL Longboard Champion Tory Gilkerson (USA)…

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Editor’s Opinion: What the Bird?

A letter of (potentially) unpopular sentiment from our Editor in Chief …  Blah, blah, blah innovation. Blah technology. Blah the encroaching arm of disruptive businesses with aesthetically pleasing Instagram accounts and cool, one-word names. I get it. Those black scooters by Bird, a dock-less scooter share company based in Santa Monica, Calif., are solving some…

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Vans U.S. Open of Surfing: The Return of a Defending Champion

Things are certainly heating up on the beach in Surf City. 2017 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing defending champion Kanoa Igarashi scored the highest points on a wave and the round 2 of the Men’s Qualifying Series 10,000; and Men’s and Women’s Pro Junior Final match ups are set. The men also narrow their field…

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Vans US Open of Surfing: Four Days of Competition Down

Day four of the 2018 Vans US Open of Surfing presented by Swatch is in the books! The competition was firing in Huntington Beach yesterday with the Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 (Round 2, Heats 9-16) and the Men’s Pro Junior Quarterfinals and Semifinals.

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2018 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing: Weekend Recap

The 2018 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing kicked off this Saturday with sloppy little waves, white wash and a lumpy ocean. Still, the young surfers prevailed despite challenging conditions, finding good waves among the bad as an umbrella-shaded crowd cheered them on from the Southside of Huntington Beach Pier. 

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‘Time Well Spent’ Lives Up to Its Name

Once in a while, a special film comes along that has the ability to transport you — mind, body and soul —  from the time the lights dim to the time the credits roll. You can’t quite figure out how you’ve changed but when you leave the theater, you feel somehow different. Transformed. Time Well Spent,…

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Lido Theater Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Rock ‘n’ Roll and Movie History

If you’ve been wondering how the Lido Theater, Newport Beach’s iconic ode to all things classic film, will celebrate it’s 80th anniversary, wonder no more: Back-to-back events are set to ring in the milestone this August, and they’re both being organized for a fantastic cause.

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Lido Marina Village Debuts ‘Fourth Fridays’

Starting tomorrow, Lido Marina Village will celebrate ‘Fourth Fridays,’ ringing in the final weekend of the month with local crafts, a photo booth and more. 

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