July 30, 2010 |
The U.S. Open of Surfing, the world's largest professional surfing competition, begins its nine-day run Saturday in Huntington Beach, where top surfers will compete for a piece of the $350,000 purse, including the $100,000 first prize in the men's division. Huntington Beach native Brett Simpson, who last year became the first Surf City USA native to win the Open, is back. He faces heavyweights Mick Fanning ( Australia), Taj Burrow (Australia), Andy Irons ( Hawaii), C.J. Hobgood ( Florida)
July 26, 2008 |
Brett Simpson of Huntington Beach put his local knowledge to use in winning his heat Friday in the round of 48 at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Simpson, 23, produced the third-best wave score of the event, a 9.87 out of a possible 10, and later tacked on a 9.00, giving him the third-best heat score of the event (18.87).
July 9, 2013 |
Rihanna's next fashion collection for British label River Island is due out this fall, and her co-designer Adam Selman told British Vogue it's been the most fun, but a challenge because they both grew up in warm climates -- she in Barbados, he in California. She seems more comfortable in summery attire, such as some of the costumes she's wearing on her current tour. [Vogue UK] Stephanie Gilmore, a five-time Assn. of World Surfing Professionals world champion at age 25, is joining the surf team sponsored by Roxy, the surf-influenced apparel company announced via news release on Monday.
September 12, 2013 |
A top women's surfer wants Orange County surf clothing company Roxy to stop using sexy images of its sponsored female surfers and instead focus on their athleticism. Three-time world champion surfer Cori Schumacher hoped to send a message by delivering to the Huntington Beach company more than 20,000 signatures from people upset about what they said is the ads' focus on women's bodies instead of their graceful skills in the water. Schumacher said she was upset by what she described as a recent "all sex, no surf" Roxy ad that showed Australian surfer Stephanie Gilmore partially clothed in bed, then showering, as a promotion for a Roxy-sponsored surf contest.
July 29, 2007 |
Courtney Conlogue makes it clear that education is just as important as her burgeoning surfing career. In a women's semifinal Saturday at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, the 14-year-old from Santa Ana learned a lesson in wave priority from the event's eventual champion, Stephanie Gilmore of Australia. Conlogue was leading Gilmore with about three minutes remaining when Conlogue took off on a wave that failed to add to her lead.
July 27, 2008 |
The youth movement in women's surfing took center stage Saturday afternoon alongside the Huntington Beach pier. Malia Manuel and Coco Ho, two up-and-coming teenagers from Hawaii, were the final two competitors remaining at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing, creating the youngest women's final in event history. Manuel, who will turn 15 next month, claimed an early edge in the 30-minute final and made it stand up, winning with a best-two-wave score of 14.34 points. Ho, 17, struggled to find a groove in the deteriorating conditions and finished with a score of 7.90.