Pictured: 2019 US Open runner-up Liam O’Brien (AUS) is searching for a 2021 victory beginning in Quarterfinal Heat 1. Credit: © WSL/ Kenny Morris
- Men’s Quarterfinal Heat 1 Starts at 8:05am PDT
- Women’s Semifinals to Follow, Two Event Victors Set to be Crowned
- Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
Finals day of the US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach presented by Shiseido, opening stop of the World Surf League (WSL) Challenger Series (CS) event, has been called ON for an 8:05am PDT start. Men’s Quarterfinals take to the water ahead of women’s Semifinals matchups as two event victors await to be crowned by day’s end.
A clash between event standout Jake Marshall (USA) and Round 4 breakout Callum Robson (AUS) starts finals day action before Championship Tour (CT) veteran Kolohe Andino (USA) takes on an in-form Nolan Rapoza (USA) in Quarterfinal Heat 2.
Quarterfinal Heat 3 witnesses a 2019 US Open Semifinal rematch between two former US Open runner-ups Liam O’Brien (AUS) and Griffin Colapinto (USA). Finally, Kanoa Igarashi begins for his search of a historic third US Open title starting with Lucas Silveira (BRA) in Quarterfinal Heat 4.
Women’s Semifinal duels will see a generational battle in each heat with former CT competitor Coco Ho (HAW) taking on the rising Kauai, Hawaii, talent Gabriela Bryan in Semifinal Heat 1 before 15-year-old Caitlin Simmers(USA) takes on fellow Californian, two-time US Open victor and CT veteran,Courtney Conlogue.
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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Upcoming US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach Men’s Quarterfinal Matchups:
QF 1: Jake Marshall (USA) vs. Callum Robson (AUS)
QF 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Nolan Rapoza (USA)
QF 3: Liam O’Brien (AUS) vs. Griffin Colapinto (USA)
QF 4: Lucas Silveira (BRA) vs. Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
Upcoming US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach Women’s Semifinal Matchups:
SF 1: Gabriela Bryan (HAW) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)
SF 2: Caitlin Simmers (USA) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)
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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