The U.S. Open of Surfing begain its 15th year of competition on Friday, July 18.  The 10-day event is being held south of the Huntington Beach pier and concludes on July 27.  The surfing event is expected to draw over 500 athletes worldwide from 28 countries.  Surfing competition will include mens’ and womens’ pro and junior divisions, plus longboarding.

In addition to the surfing championship, there will be an array of sports activities, including skateboarding and BMX competitions. 

Nearby, the 2008 induction ceremony to the Surfers’ Hall of Fame will take place on July 25 in front of the Huntington Surf & Sport.  The Huntington Beach Walk of Fame (2008 unveling) will take place on July 24 in front of Jack’s Surfboards.

A local newspaper, the Huntington Beach Independent, will post updates throughout the event and the schedules on their website.  Visit