Miguel Pupo has a hot coffee. His girlfriend is in good health — probably no fever — and is therefore not very hot. She’s quite pretty though.
Mitch Crews isn’t having the best year on the WCT. But with tail-high hucks like this, he’ll surely be re-qualifying via one tour or another.
Remember when Timmy was on the ‘CT? Well, the dude just won a Prime in South Africa and is looking sturdy in his hometown of HB. I see you, 2015 tour.
When Kolohe Andino was a grom surfing NSSAs in Huntington, he probably dreamt that he’d one day be signing autographs at the US Open. Now that he’s signing autographs at the US Open, he’s probably nostalgic about the days when he could just stroll up the beach after a heat — the sand is always softer on the other side of the pier.
The waves in Huntington Beach don’t exactly favor Dane Reynolds, but his surfing doesn’t beg for favors.
We’ve said it before, might as well say it again. Matt Banting will qualify for the WCT. Probably this year.
And Cory Arambide, part 2. This man has a reason to be pumped — his sole sponsor is a banana company. Godspeed, Cory.
Jordy Smith apparently forgot that he’s 6’2” and weighs nearly 200 pounds. And there goes everyone else’s excuse.
All Photos: Jimmicane
They said it wouldn’t be as crazy. No concerts. More of a police presence. A focus back on the surfing. But reputations don’t just die over the course of the year, and the 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing is already one of the weirdest, wildest and most fun showings in the history of the event. Teenagers are finding new, innovative ways to embarrass their entire gene pool via the English language and body paint. The crowd is as eccentric as ever. And the unpredictable heats won’t cease — Alex Ribeiro beating Dane Reynolds, Conner Coffin and Alejo Muniz? Totally saw that coming… The waves have been strangely fun and everything else has been just plain strange. Ah, it’s good to be back. Keep checking in, because we’ll be bringing you the triumphs and tribulations from all shades of the US Open. It’s going to get weird. But after all, that’s what makes this event beautiful.