US Open of Surfing
Held in the always interesting Huntington Beach, the US Open of Surfing is the wildest event surfing. Hoards upon hoards of people descend upon Huntington Beach as the world’s best surfers make the most out of summertime in HB. SURFING takes over a bar off Main Street and renames it The Pope’s Living Room for the event. And boy, is it a debacle.
A contest that has forever been used as precursor for surfing success. SURFING magazine, the official media sponsor of NSSA Nationals, gets to know the groms so you can learn about tomorrow’s superstars, today.
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
The most coveted contest series in existence, most claim that winning the Triple Crown is second only to winning a World Title. As the official media sponsor, SURFING brings you daily coverage of the events as well as an online Flipbook of each contest.
Rip Curl Grom Search
Around the US and in Puerto Rico, Rip Curl does what they do best: search. In this case, they’re searching for the top regional talent. To what end? To send them to the Bells Beach WT stop for a chance to battle it out for the coveted Grom Search Title. Look for online wrap-ups, photo galleries and videos after each event on surfingmagazine.com
Follow The Light Grant
Created to honor legendary SURFING photo editor Larry “Flame” Moore, the Follow the Light grant gives budding surf photographers a chance to have their work seen and celebrated, and awards the winner with $5,000 to help launch their career. Past winners have gone on to become staff photographers for SURFING, Surfer and many brands, and include Duncan Macfarlane, Chris Burkard and Todd Glaser.
A unique SURFING property, readers scour Google Earth for unsurfed breaks and submit their entries for review. The winner goes on an exploratory editorial trip with pro surfers for an article in the magazine. With scores in both Mexico and Africa from these trips, look for another win this year, somewhere in the Pacific…maybe…
Volcom VQS Tour
Regarded as the most fun series known to amateur surfing, the VQS entices the best surfers in each region to be a part of the madness. On land, you’ll see wheelbarrow races, pie-eating contests, ketchup fights and various other types of tomfoolery. In the water, you see really good surfing.
Camp Shred is an event for family and friends of all ages. Held at the San Elijo campground in Carlsbad, CA, the event features the world’s largest surfboard demo day. You can test-drive any board you can think of, and you can hear the tunes of live bands. There are also food trucks and, of course, a beer garden.