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US Open of Surfing Opens Account

by on Tuesday 23rd July, 2013   15646 Visits   Comments

THE US Open of Surfing kicked-off in decent waves at Huntington Beach Pier you’ll be pleased to hear. Unfortunately looking at the forecast that might well have been the best of it.

Less surprisingly Kelly Slater notched the day’s high score with typical aplomb. “There are a few barrels out there,” He said. “There’s a lot going on and it’s a busy week and you kind of hope for those morning glassy heats, especially when there’s some swell. There’s some energy out there now, but it’s really windy so you’ve got to wait for the second, third or fourth wave and that’s where I got that barrel.”

Word is the women will be up on Tuesday before the swell drops further on Weds before starting to come back on Thursday. Frustratingly for the event, whilst it will not ever be flat, they are sandwiched between two decent swells with the forecast promising a chunky bump a couple of days after the window ends.

VANS US OPEN OF SURFING ROUND 1 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Chris Ward (USA) 12.83, Adriano de Souza (BRA) 12.14, Gabriel Medina (BRA) 10.77, Tom Whitaker (AUS) 6.60
Heat 2: Jadson Andre (BRA) 14.50, Shaun Joubert (ZAF) 12.06, Luke Davis (USA) 8.76, Adam Melling (AUS) 8.20
Heat 3: Kolohe Andino (USA) 11.70, Adrien Toyon (FRA) 11.20, Jay Thompson (AUS) 11.20, Marlon Lipke (PRT) 9.10
Heat 4: Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 13.76, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 13.30, Dylan Graves (PRI) 12.26, Jesse Mendes (BRA) 11.90
Heat 5: Julian Wilson (AUS) 14.77, Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 13.03, Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 12.93, Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 12.10
Heat 6: Alex Ribeiro (BRA) 14.10, Brett Simpson (USA) 13.83, Stu Kennedy (AUS) 11.76, Olamana Eleogram (HAW) 7.77
Heat 7: Miguel Pupo (BRA) 12.60, Willian Cardoso (BRA) 11.64, Torrey Meister (HAW) 11.00, Lincoln Taylor (AUS) 6.84
Heat 8: Michel Bourez (PYF) 16.00, Dane Reynolds (USA) 12.40, Keanu Asing (HAW) 12.07, Joan Duru (FRA) 10.44
Heat 9: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 14.33, Nathaniel Curran (USA) 8.80, Mason Ho (HAW) 8.74, Messias Felix (BRA) 8.20
Heat 10: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 13.50, Vincent Duvignac (FRA) 12.14, Peterson Crisanto (BRA) 9.40, Andrew Doheny (USA) 8.14
Heat 11: Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) 12.60, Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 10.30, Chris Friend (AUS) 9.33, Cory Arrambide (USA) 8.54
Heat 12: Kelly Slater (USA) 16.67, Nathan Yeomans (USA) 11.80, Heath Joske (AUS) 8.46, Jean Da Silva (BRA )8.13
Heat 13: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.20, Garrett Parkes (AUS) 11.97, Heitor Alves (BRA) 11.94, Nathan Hedge (AUS) 6.70
Heat 14: Dion Atkinson (AUS) 10.20, Cory Lopez (USA) 9.84, Victor Done (USA) 9.43, Ricardo Dos Santos (BRA) 6.24
Heat 15: Granger Larsen (HAW) 12.67, Hodei Collazo (EUK) 8.57, Conner Coffin (USA) 7.53, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 7.24
Heat 16: Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 13.00, Yadin Nicol (AUS) 12.77, Jack Freestone (AUS) 10.70, Kai Otton (AUS) 10.16
Heat 17: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 12.23, Sunny Garcia (HAW) 11.50, Brian Toth (PRI) 7.50, Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 7.23
Heat 18: Michael Dunphy (USA) 12.56, Charles Martin (GLP) 11.37, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 11.23, Tanner Gudauskas (USA) 10.00

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