HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (Monday, July 22, 2013) – Round 1 of the Men’s ASP Prime Vans US Open of Surfing is LIVE this morning in clean three-to-five foot waves at Huntington Beach Pier and today’s action is set to complete the first 18 heats of Round 1 action.
The fourth of eight ASP Prime rated events on the 2013 calendar, the Vans US Open of Surfing has drawn several of the world’s best surfers to the iconic Huntington Beach Pier amphitheater in search of valuable ratings points and the coveted 100 thousand dollar prize purse.
Today’s ASP Prime action represents the third day of Vans US Open of Surfing competition, with the previous weekend kicking off action with Men’s Pro Junior and the main event trials. Surfers enjoyed pulsing four-to-six foot waves over the weekend and smaller, but consistent conditions are expected to deliver throughout the day.
Watch the action LIVE via http://www.usopenofsurfing.com/surf/
In addition to all of the ASP action, the 2013 Vans US Open is a massive action sports festival that will also include the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, BMX and Skate Competitions, performances from Modest Mouse, The Faint, Matt Costa and more.
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UPCOMING VANS US OPEN OF SURFING ROUND 1 MATCH UPS:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Tom Whitaker (AUS), Chris Ward (USA), Gabriel Medina (BRA)
Heat 2: Adam Melling (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA), Shaun Joubert (ZAF), Luke Davis (USA)
Heat 3: Kolohe Andino (USA), Jay Thompson (AUS), Marlon Lipke (PRT), Adrien Toyon (FRA)
Heat 4: Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Jesse Mendes (BRA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Dylan Graves (PRI)
Heat 5: Julian Wilson (AUS), Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Kanoa Igarashi (USA)
Heat 6: Brett Simpson (USA), Stu Kennedy (AUS), Alex Ribeiro (BRA), Olamana Eleogram (HAW)
Heat 7: Miguel Pupo (BRA), Willian Cardoso (BRA), Torrey Meister (HAW), Lincoln Taylor (AUS)
Heat 8: Michel Bourez (PYF), Keanu Asing (HAW), Joan Duru (FRA), Dane Reynolds (USA)
Heat 9: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Mason Ho (HAW), Messias Felix (BRA), Nathaniel Curran (USA)
Heat 10: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Peterson Crisanto (BRA), Andrew Doheny (USA), Vicent Duvignac (FRA)
Heat 11: Aritz Aranburu (EUK), Mitchel Coleborn (AUS), Chris Friend (AUS), Cory Arrambide (USA)
Heat 12: Kelly Slater (USA), Nathan Yeomans (USA), Jean Da Silva (BRA), Heath Joske (AUS)
Heat 13: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Nathan Hedge (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Garrett Parkes (AUS)
Heat 14: Dusty Payne (HAW), Dion Atkinson (AUS), Cory Lopez (USA), Ricardo Dos Santos (BRA)
Heat 15: Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Granger Larsen (HAW), Conner Coffin (USA), Hodei Collazo (EUK)
Heat 16: Kai Otton (AUS), Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR), Jack Freestone (AUS), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 17: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Brian Toth (PRI), Ezekiel Lau (HAW), Sunny Garcia (HAW)
Heat 18: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Tanner Gudauskas (USA), Michael Dunphy (USA), Charles Martin (GLP)
Heat 19: Damien Hobgood (USA), Marc Lacomare (FRA), Matt Banting (AUS), Tomas Hermes (BRA)
Heat 20: Josh Kerr (AUS), Dale Staples (ZAF), Perth Standlick (AUS), Nathan Florence (HAW)
Heat 21: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Dillon Perillo (USA), Evan Geiselman (USA), Alain Riou (PYF)
Heat 22: Travis Logie (ZAF), Beyrick De Vries (ZAF), Gabe Kling (USA), Jano Belo (BRA)
Heat 23: Alejo Muniz (BRA), Mitch Crews (AUS), Hizunome Bettero (BRA), Romain Cloitre (FRA)
Heat 24: Nat Young (USA), Tim Reyes (USA), Billy Stairmand (NZL), Maxime Huscenot (FRA)