Pictured: Caroline Marks (USA) already has two US Open Pro Junior titles and now looks for a major Challenger Series win starting with Quarterfinal Heat 1. Credit: © WSL/ Kenny Morris
- Women’s Quarterfinal Heat 1 Starts at 8:05am PDT
- Men’s Round 4 To Follow Women’s Action
- Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
The US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach presented by Shiseido, opening stop of the World Surf League (WSL) Challenger Series (CS) event, is back ON. Continued three-to-four foot sets pulse into Huntington Beach Pier’s southside lineup for women’s Quarterfinals action followed by men’s Round 4 to determine their respective finals day draws.
Two-time Pro Junior victor, Team USA Olympian, Caroline Marks looks for her first major US Open win but has to overcome emerging talent Gabriela Bryan (HAW) in Quarterfinal Heat 1.
Quarterfinal Heat 2 features San Clemente, California, upstart Sawyer Lindblad will square off against an in-form, former Championship Tour (CT) competitor, Coco Ho (HAW) followed by Japan’s Sara Wakita taking on phenom Caitlin Simmers (USA) in Heat 3.
Wrapping up Quarterfinal action, two-time US Open victor Courtney Conlogue (USA) looks to bring her home crowd a historic third title but has to deal with rising star Bettylou Sakura Johnson (USA).
Men’s one-on-one duals start today in their Round 4 beginning with Encinitas, California’s, Jake Marshall takes on event threat Shun Murakami (JPN).
A clash of world-class surfers between CT star Kolohe Andino (USA) taking on The Ultimate Surfer winner Ezekiel Lau (HAW) highlights Round 4 Heat 3.
Hometown hero Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) takes to the lineup to close Round 4 action against fellow Californian Kade Matson as Igarashi searches for a third US Open victory.
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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