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May 10, 1994
Billy Oswald of Huntington Beach won his third-round heat Monday to advance in the junior division of the 1994 World Amateur surfing championships at Barra Da Tijuca, Brazil. Oswald has won three consecutive heats and is one of 14 U.S. Surfing Federation team members who have advanced. Also advancing were Huntington Beach's Jason Harcharic in the men's division and Laguna Niguel's Curtis Payan in the bodyboarding division. The contest continues through Saturday.
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August 6, 2011 | By Matt Stevens
Sitting on a table siphoned off from the rest of the sand, two pieces of upright wood faced the thousands of spectators clogging Huntington Beach. The trophies for the Nike U.S. Open junior championships sort of look like slices of a log that have been shined, engraved and affixed to a mount. They are small but proper, and Lakey Peterson stared back at them before she dived into the ocean with her surfboard. By the time her feet hit sand again, the 16-year-old Peterson was being carried off the beach in triumph, and about 10 minutes later, she was thrusting one of the pieces of wood awkwardly into the air. It was hers now. "I was looking at that trophy before the heat, and I wanted it so bad," Peterson said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1986 | HEIDI EVANS, Times Staff Writer
The judges at the Op Pro Surfing Championships in Huntington Beach apparently pulled a fast but wise one on the fans watching the contest in an effort to save them from the violence that erupted behind the viewing stands Sunday. There were approximately 20,000 spectators watching surfing finalists Mark Occhilupo and Glen Winton battle it out for first place when the judges told the crowd that an additional heat was needed to determine the champion of the world-class event.
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April 11, 2008 | Pete Thomas
A significant turning point for Maya Gabeira -- one of many in her turbulent life -- occurred Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5., 2006. She'd moved from Brazil to Hawaii and had become passionately addicted to surfing large waves. "Waimea was the first huge wave I ever saw, and I just felt that was what I wanted to do for my life," she says.
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November 24, 1994 | RICK FIGNETTI and DAVID REYES, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil
The West Coast has sent one of its strongest contingents of surfers, including 22 from Orange County, to the U.S. Amateur Surfing Championships, going on through Saturday at Sebastian Inlet, Fla. And, according to U.S. Surfing Federation officials, the state slate includes probably the strongest group of juniors (age 15 to 17) assembled, said Jane Moysa, secretary for the U.S. Surfing Federation's Western Region. "I think that the East Coast is really scared.
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July 29, 1989 | MIKE REILLEY, Times Staff Writer
Joe McNulty's earliest childhood memories weren't of playing on a swing set with his four older brothers in the back yard of their home in Capistrano Beach. "We never even had anything like a swing set or a basketball hoop in our yard," he said. "All we did was surf." With the pounding waves of the Pacific Ocean only a few feet from his back door, Joe was a reluctant student of the surfing game. But to keep up with his brothers, he had no choice but to learn.
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April 11, 2008 | Pete Thomas
A significant turning point for Maya Gabeira -- one of many in her turbulent life -- occurred Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5., 2006. She'd moved from Brazil to Hawaii and had become passionately addicted to surfing large waves. "Waimea was the first huge wave I ever saw, and I just felt that was what I wanted to do for my life," she says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1996
Surfers of all ages, from amateurs to professionals, may take part in the Community Services Department's surf championships at 54th Street's beach Friday through Sunday. Some of the proceeds will go to Community Services youth programs. The deadline for early registration is Wednesday. The entry fee is $25 for amateur contestants and $50 for professionals. The registration fee on the day of the event is an additional $10.
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October 10, 1992
Kelly Slater of Huntington Beach advanced to the fourth round of the Miyazaki (Japan) Pro surfing championships Friday with a victory over Hans Hedemann. Slater, the current world tour points leader, defeated Hedemann, 20.49-15.5, in the third round and will meet Tony Ray in today's fourth round. Slater's lead in the overall standings was helped Friday when second-ranked Shane Herring and third-ranked Damien Hardman suffered third-round upsets.
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July 18, 1988
Dino Andino of San Clemente captured the championship of the Pacific Sunwear surfing tournament, the ninth in a series of 15 competitions, in Malibu Sunday. Andino was the unanimous winner in the men's division, defeating Mike Lambresi of Carlsbad, the defending United States champion and current points leader. John Parmenter of Huntington Beach finished third and Chris Menzie of San Diego fourth. In the bodyboard competition, Mike Stewart of Kona, Hawaii, the defending U.S.
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August 3, 2003 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Chelsea Georgeson not only surfed better than the remaining finalists Saturday in the U.S. Open of Surfing women's competition, she outscored every rival who paddled out this week. Georgeson produced the highest women's heat score of the event and one of the highest wave scores in winning the women's title at the Huntington Beach Pier. Georgeson, a 19-year-old Australian, finished with a best-two-wave heat score of 17.
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August 1, 2002 | Dan Arritt
Erica Hosseini, who will be a sophomore at Newport Harbor High in the fall, won her heat Wednesday in the women's division at the Philips U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Hosseini, 14, who became the youngest surfer to reach a final of an Assn. of Surfing Professionals event when she finished second in April at Trestles in San Clemente, advanced to the round of 48, which will be contested today and Friday. Kim Hamrock of Huntington Beach also won one of six women's heats Wednesday.
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July 19, 2000 | JOHN WEYLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Five years ago, Sunny Garcia sat in the shade of the Huntington Beach pier and described his relationship with Kelly Slater. "We're good friends," he said. "And when we watch each other surf, we sit on the beach and pray the other one loses." Unfortunately for Garcia, Slater's prayers were answered much more often. Slater, whose radical maneuvers were revolutionizing the sport, had already won two Assn.
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February 11, 2000 | MARTIN BECK and JOHN WEYLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Professional surfers have long complained about the mushy waves at Huntington Beach, the only mainland stop on the World Championship Tour, but because most of their sponsors are based in the Southland, they have begrudgingly showed up for the annual summer event. Now, they'll be coming to Orange County because of the waves. Lower Trestles, arguably the best surfing spot in Southern California, will host its first Assn. of Surfing Professionals WCT event, the Billabong Pro, scheduled for Sept.
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August 10, 1997 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a week of poor surfing and energy-zapping waves, Lisa Andersen was at the end of her rope Saturday. So when Andersen paddled out for her heat in the women's championship at the U.S. Open of Surfing, she was so tired that she just wanted to let the current take her on down the beach. Fortunately for Andersen, Hurricane Guillermo was weakening and she was able to shrug off her frustration to win the Open women's title.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1996
Surfers of all ages, from amateurs to professionals, may take part in the Community Services Department's surf championships at 54th Street's beach Friday through Sunday. Some of the proceeds will go to Community Services youth programs. The deadline for early registration is Wednesday. The entry fee is $25 for amateur contestants and $50 for professionals. The registration fee on the day of the event is an additional $10.
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August 27, 1985 | KURT ROSENBERG
The largest surfing competition in the nation--the Ocean Pacific Pro Surfing Championships--starts today at the Huntington Beach Pier. About 150 competitors are expected to participate, including all of the world's top-rated surfers. The contest was scheduled to start this morning at 6:30 and runs through Sunday. In today's California trials, 96 men are entered and will compete for 24 places in Wednesday's events.
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July 25, 1995 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kim Mearig, 31, once one of the world's best women surfers, gave up the waves five years ago to become a mother. But after having Justin, 3, and Kaitlyn, 8 months, she began to miss the salt and sand and decided to make a comeback this week at the Op Pro Surfing Championships at Huntington Beach. After easily advancing to the second round Monday, Mearig, who lives in Santa Barbara, looks as if she has not missed a beat.
NEWS
November 24, 1994 | RICK FIGNETTI and DAVID REYES, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil
The West Coast has sent one of its strongest contingents of surfers, including 22 from Orange County, to the U.S. Amateur Surfing Championships, going on through Saturday at Sebastian Inlet, Fla. And, according to U.S. Surfing Federation officials, the state slate includes probably the strongest group of juniors (age 15 to 17) assembled, said Jane Moysa, secretary for the U.S. Surfing Federation's Western Region. "I think that the East Coast is really scared.
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