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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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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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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Newport Beach’s Taco Bell Cantina is Fast Food with Booze

Taco Bell Cantina just opened in Newport Beach, a tiny wedge of an eatery standing tall and proud next to Stag Bar on 22nd St. off W. Balboa Blvd. (Yes, it’s in the same location as the now-defunct Original Pizza and yes, its presence represents the encroaching maniacal claws of rampant consumerism on our small,…

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Newport Beach Dog Beach

Location of Newport Beach Dog Beach: 7482 Seashore Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92663 Hours of Operation: Technically all beaches in Newport Beach are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., so it’s safe to assume that if you’re planning a trip to Newport Beach Dog Beach, technically called Border Beach, you should fit your excursion squarely within that…

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Four Dog Friendly Newport Beach Spots

This one is for all those who’ve ever come home from a long day at work, opened the front door and found your dog sitting with a goofy, irresistible grin next to what used to be a super-expensive pillow, now super-expensive pillow-shreds. Little Cooper has that distinct look on his face; not quite understanding your…

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