Alonso Correa of Peru surfing in Heat 1 of the Round of 96 at the US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach presented by Shiseido on September 21, 2021 at Huntington Beach, California, USA. (Photo by Kenny Morris/World Surf League)
- Men’s Round 2 Heat 9 Starts at 8:05am PDT
- Women’s Round 2 To Follow Men’s Action
- Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
The US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach presented by Shiseido, a World Surf League (WSL) Challenger Series (CS) event, is back ON. Continued two-to-three foot, choppy conditions await competitors as they look to separate themselves from the pack. Action resumes with men’s Round 2 Heat 9 will start at 8:05am PDT with the Women’s Round 2 to follow the men’s action.
A reinforcing windswell continues to push two-to-three foot surf into Huntington Beach Pier’s iconic southside arena for the remaining women to make their highly-anticipated debuts.
Day 3 will kick-off with another stacked heat featuring former Championship Tour (CT) Caio Ibelli (BRA), Liam O’Brien (AUS), Alonso Correa (PER) and 2021 Championship Tour rookie Matthew McGillivray (ZAF).
Hometown hero Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) returns to the water in Heat 12 as some of Round 1’s standouts join him in another superheat featuring annual CT qualification threat Evan Geiselman (USA), 2019 US Open Pro Junior victor and 2019 North America Regional Pro Junior champ Kade Matson(USA), and Australia’s aerial expert Reef Heazlewood.
The women will get their Round 2 underway with the likes of world-class competitors Caroline Marks (USA) (Heat 1), Keely Andrew (AUS) (Heat 2), Coco Ho (HAW) (Heat 4), Courtney Conlogue (USA) (Heat 7), Brisa Hennessy (CRI) (Heat 7), and many more hoping for their shot at a Round 3 spot.
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.
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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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