One more month until the 2012 U.S. Open of Surfing comes back to HB! Are you guys ready for the music, art, free swag, crowds, and the best in skating and surfing?
Festivities will run from July 28 to August 5 on the south side of the Huntington Beach, CA Pier.
If you’ve never been, nearly 300,000 people come to town along the 14-acre stretch of sand for the massive event, which includes the big surf competition, skate and BMX areas, retail shops on the sand, and about 60 vendor booths.
The US Open Music Stage, one of the most popular events of the festival, will host a soon-to-be-announced lineup of bands that will surely rival last year’s MGMT performance. Plus, check out one-of-a-kind retail and brand experiences, public skate courses, movie premieres, 100 interactive exhibits, autograph signings, DJs and giveaways.
Of course, the real draw is the surfing and skating! Anchored by the world’s largest professional surfing competition, the US Open is a pivotal point on the ASP World Tour for both the men and women.
For the men, a win at the US Open – a North America ASP Men’s Prime event – will earn them valuable points. And for the women, the US Open of Surfing® marks the final stop on the 2012 ASP World Title Tour. With everything on the line and a close race for the World Title, the US Open will potentially crown a women’s World Champion in Surf City this summer.
Will Kelly Slater again dominate, just coming off a win at the Volcom Fiji Pro, to take a second consecutive U.S. Open title? What about Carissa Moore, the 2011 Women’s World Champion? It will be exciting to watch if they can repeat last year’s wins.
All events are free and open to the public and can be viewed live daily at www.usopenofsurfing.com. With more than 3.6 million webcast viewers last year, the webcast broke viewership records and expects to deliver content to even more viewers worldwide this year.