Pictured: Recent Corona Open Mexico victor Jack Robinson (AUS) will kick off the US Open of Surfing pres. by Shiseido in Round 1 Heat 1. Credit: © WSL/ Jenny Herron
- Men’s Round 1 Heat Starts at 8:05am PDT
- Some of the World’s Best Ready for Their Huntington Debuts
- Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
The US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach presented by Shiseido, a men’s and women’s World Surf League (WSL) Challenger Series (CS) event, has been called ON for an 8:00am PDT start. Two-to-three foot swell pulses into the Huntington Beach Pier for some of the world’s top competitors to begin their week-long campaigns toward a major victory.
Round 1 Heat 1 opens with recent Championship Tour (CT) Corona Open Mexico victor Jack Robinson (AUS) taking on Brasilian threat Rafael Teixeira, Tahiti’s rising star Kauli Vaast (FRA), and one of Hawaii’s prodigies Barron Mamiya.
The opening day will also feature CT and Olympian Kolohe Andino (USA) (Heat 10), recent WSL Rip Curl Finals contender Conner Coffin (USA) (Heat 12), 2018 US Open runner-up Griffin Colapinto (USA) (Heat 13), 2020 Corona Open China victor Shun Murakami (JPN) (Heat 3), 2015 US Open winner Hiroto Ohhara (JPN) (Heat 5), CT qualification threat Jake Marshall(USA) (Heat 5), and former CT competitors Micahel Rodrigues (BRA) (Heat 15), Jesse Mendes (BRA) (Heat 16), Caio Ibelli (BRA) (Heat 17), and many more.
Partners for the US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach pres. by Shiseido include Michelob Ultra, Jeep, Hydro Flask, Expedia, Red Bull, Oakley Sunglasses, and BFGoodrich join with event partners Frontier, Flying Embers, Fu Wax, Super73, DraftKings, Waterloo, and IKEA along with local sponsor Visit Huntington Beach representing for Surf City USA.
Watch the US Open of Surfing presented by Shiseido LIVE September 20 – 26 on WorldSurfLeague.com and YouTube, as well as the free WSL app.
COVID-19 Safety Protocol Update
The health and safety of athletes, staff, and the local community are of the utmost importance and the WSL has been working closely with local authorities to put a robust set of procedures in place. This includes testing and advance screening protocols, physical distancing and limited personnel on-site.
About the WSL
Established in 1976, the World Surf League (WSL) is the home of the world’s best surfing.
A global sports, media and entertainment company, the WSL oversees international tours and competitions, a studios division creating over 500+ hours of live and on-demand content, and via affiliate WaveCo, the home of the world’s largest high performance, human-made wave. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the WSL has regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA.
The WSL annually crowns the men’s and women’s surfing World Champions. The global Tours and Competition division oversees and operates more than 180 global contests each year across the Championship Tour, the development tiers, including the Challenger, Qualifying and Junior Series, as well as longboard and big wave properties.
Launched in 2019, WSL Studios is an independent producer of unscripted television projects, including documentaries and series, which provide unprecedented access to athletes, events, and locations around the world. WSL events and content are distributed on linear television in over 743M+ homes worldwide and across digital and social media platforms around the world, including WorldSurfLeague.com.
WaveCo includes the Surf Ranch Lemoore facility and the utilizing and licensing of the Kelly Slater Wave System.
The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke.
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