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July 23, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those big shoulders shrug and a little smile sneaks across Mindy DeArmond's face. There isn't much secret to her surfing success. Her strength is clearly strength. "I just have huge shoulders," DeArmond said. "I surf with a lot of power." The Oxnard teenager was hoping to bull her way through the women's division of the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach this week. She was hoping muscle might compensate for a lack of experience in this, her first professional contest.
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July 27, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
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.
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May 10, 1990 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The waves are lining up and peeling off the point at Malibu with their usual uncanny precision. A dark figure drops into a wave and cranks a sweeping turn across the face, a strange black veil flapping madly behind. As the camera zooms in, it becomes clear the surfer is a woman . . . wearing a habit. The scene seems to give new meaning to the term "flying nun."
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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 5, 1994 | JODY BERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tricia Gill left the women's surfing tour six years ago because the demands were wearing on her. She still wanted to surf, but not on demand. She wanted to choose when she would compete. This year, Gill chose to surf both the Op Pro and the U.S. Open of Surfing. Without the pressure of world standings and constant competition, she has shined in the two contests at Huntington Beach Pier. Thursday, in the second round of the U.S.
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July 10, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dennis Mongrain swings his surfboard around in the water, points himself toward shore and starts paddling. As the wave lifts his board, he jumps to his feet and begins to skirt across its smooth, arching surface. His face brightens with a broad smile. It's a moment of joy and peace, something akin to a religious experience for Mongrain, who should know about such things because he is a Roman Catholic priest. "I really look forward to getting out there," Mongrain said at the rectory of St.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
July 27, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
October 7, 1996
Geoff Moysa of San Clemente turned in the top performance for the United States Sunday at the World Surfing Games off Huntington Beach Pier. Moysa, competing in the longboard division, won his heat with a score of 24.61 out of 30. His best wave score was 9.67. Competition continues at 8 a.m. today in junior surfing, men's bodyboarding, longboarding, women's surfing, women's bodyboarding and knee boarding.
SPORTS
July 25, 2000
* What: $300,000 action sports festival features men's surfing with the $100,000 U.S. Open of Surfing, women's surfing with the $25,000 U.S. Open of Women, plus juniors' surfing, longboarding, bodyboarding, BMX biking, skateboarding, in-line skating, a beach exposition and outdoor concerts. Wakeboarding and freestyle motocross will take place at Lake Elsinore. * Where: South side of Huntington Beach Pier * When: Today through Sunday. Women's semifinals, final (1:50 p.m.
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July 23, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those big shoulders shrug and a little smile sneaks across Mindy DeArmond's face. There isn't much secret to her surfing success. Her strength is clearly strength. "I just have huge shoulders," DeArmond said. "I surf with a lot of power." The Oxnard teenager was hoping to bull her way through the women's division of the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach this week. She was hoping muscle might compensate for a lack of experience in this, her first professional contest.
SPORTS
August 5, 1994 | JODY BERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tricia Gill left the women's surfing tour six years ago because the demands were wearing on her. She still wanted to surf, but not on demand. She wanted to choose when she would compete. This year, Gill chose to surf both the Op Pro and the U.S. Open of Surfing. Without the pressure of world standings and constant competition, she has shined in the two contests at Huntington Beach Pier. Thursday, in the second round of the U.S.
SPORTS
May 10, 1990 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The waves are lining up and peeling off the point at Malibu with their usual uncanny precision. A dark figure drops into a wave and cranks a sweeping turn across the face, a strange black veil flapping madly behind. As the camera zooms in, it becomes clear the surfer is a woman . . . wearing a habit. The scene seems to give new meaning to the term "flying nun."
SPORTS
July 29, 2011
What: 2011 U.S. Open of Surfing. Where: Huntington Beach. When: July 30–Aug. 7. Schedule of events Saturday Competition (surfing): junior men and junior women. Sunday Competition (surfing): junior men and men's trials. Monday Competition (surfing): women and junior men. Competition (skate): U10 Skate. Tuesday Competition (surfing): men. Competition (skate): U10 skate. Wednesday Competition (surfing)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1989
To my knowledge, the only male to give birth to live offspring is the sea horse. This does not affect his ability to swim or otherwise enjoy all the pleasures of the ocean. Such information gives me cause to wonder why men running the "Winterfest" contest in Laguna Beach feel that females of the human species are unable to compete in surfing competition ("Women Makes Big Waves After Mostly Men Chosen for Surf Contest in Laguna," Feb. 5). Since the male surfers have exercised such discriminatory behavior, I shall be rooting for the one woman they allowed to compete (with 24 men)
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