Vans US Open of Surfing: Day 1 Photos

posted by / Photos / July 23, 2013

All Photos: Jimmicane

South swell barreling into the pier. That's how we like it here in HB.

South swell barreling into the pier. That's how we like it here in HB.

Still pumping out frontside grab air-revos on command. Jadson Andre.

Still pumping out frontside grab air-revos on command. Jadson Andre.

Gabriel Medina and another early round bomb out in 2013. Just hasn't been his year.

Gabriel Medina and another early round bomb out in 2013. Just hasn't been his year.

Have you tried the new flavored Red Bulls? Kolohe prefers the red one.

Have you tried the new flavored Red Bulls? Kolohe prefers the red one.

Adam Melling got in a fight with the pier. Guess who won.

Adam Melling got in a fight with the pier. Guess who won.

One of the best single manuever waves of the day. Pat Gudauskas, hammer time.

One of the best single manuever waves of the day. Pat Gudauskas, hammer time.

The lovely Leila Hurst.

The lovely Leila Hurst.

Dylan Graves put his wildward to use sticking this massive backside punt, but had the unfortunate luck of drawing Patty G and Seabass.

Dylan Graves put his wildward to use sticking this massive backside punt, but had the unfortunate luck of drawing Patty G and Seabass.

Would she still be laughing if she realized they just missed a Julian Wilson run-by?

Would she still be laughing if she realized they just missed a Julian Wilson run-by?

Decision time with 15 year old wildcard Kanoa Igarashi. Oh the options!

Decision time with 15 year old wildcard Kanoa Igarashi. Oh the options!

Huntington Beach always comes alive for local superstar Brett Simpson. Could he get win number 3?

Huntington Beach always comes alive for local superstar Brett Simpson. Could he get win number 3?

Option A: this. Option B: crowded ass north side. You choose.

Option A: this. Option B: crowded ass north side. You choose.

Alex Ribeiro spin to win.

Alex Ribeiro spin to win.

Keanu Asing put up a fight against a stacked heat with Dane Reynolds and Michel Bourez.

Keanu Asing put up a fight against a stacked heat with Dane Reynolds and Michel Bourez.

Dane Reynolds is here ladies and gentlemen. Tune in.

Dane Reynolds is here ladies and gentlemen. Tune in.

Would anyone argue Michel Bourez being in the best form of his career? The guy is on fire right now.

Would anyone argue Michel Bourez being in the best form of his career? The guy is on fire right now.

Mason Ho dancing with danger.

Mason Ho dancing with danger.

No matter how hard you hint at a 10, the judges won't give you one. Nice try though Ace.

No matter how hard you hint at a 10, the judges won't give you one. Nice try though Ace.

Here are two reasons to stop by SURFING Magazine's bar during US Open. The Pope's Living Room, at South Walnut and Main Street, will be on every night. Nage Melemed and Alana Blanchard.

Here are two reasons to stop by SURFING Magazine's bar during US Open. The Pope's Living Room, at South Walnut and Main Street, will be on every night. Nage Melemed and Alana Blanchard.

Nate Yeomans floats on to the Round of 48.

Nate Yeomans floats on to the Round of 48.

100k to the winner and a shit load of excited fans on the beach. Kelly Slater will be there.

100k to the winner and a shit load of excited fans on the beach. Kelly Slater will be there.

Hang around fans, and bring your sharpie tomorrow.

Hang around fans, and bring your sharpie tomorrow.


 

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