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August 7, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lifeguards zipped around the morning surf on Jet Skis, but the juxtaposition of new and old didn't faze David Nuuhiwa Sr., who on Tuesday blessed the start of the U.S. Open of Surfing as part of an ancient Hawaiian ceremony. "This goes with us wherever we go," said Nuuhiwa, as he unpacked shiny ti leaves and elie, Hawaiian rock salt from the island of Kauai.
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August 8, 2011 | Matt Stevens
The men's U.S. Open of Surfing final at Huntington Beach turned out to be so lopsided that even a competitor like Kelly Slater started feeling sorry for his counterpart, Yadin Nicol. For 31 minutes of the 35-minute final Sunday, Nicol did not ride a wave even though his opponent ended up giving him first crack at whatever was out there. "When you're that guy that's leading, you're just hoping time is running out," said Slater, who led the whole way. "And then I just started feeling so bad. I came up to him and said, 'Man, I am so frustrated for you right now. I have priority, but you can have whatever wave you want.' " The 10-time world champion dominated the mediocre conditions and won his second Open title.
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August 3, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in 1988, a rebellious Dave Parmenter paddled out for his heat at the Op Pro surfing championships on a longboard, prompting laughter from contest judges and the fans on the beach. Who was Parmenter kidding? No way could someone riding a heavy 9 1/2-foot longboard compete against the sharp-cutting, six-foot shortboards at the prestigious Op Pro. Parmenter couldn't keep up, losing his heat by several points to Australia's Richard Marsh.
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July 26, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
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).
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August 2, 1994
What: U.S. Open of Surfing, fourth stop on the world championship tour. When: Today through Sunday. Where: South side of Huntington Beach pier. Purse: $105,000 for men's competition, $25,000 for women's, $5,000 for longboarding and $5,000 for bodyboarding. Schedule: Competition begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, at 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday and at 8 a.m. Sunday.
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August 7, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Denoal Goffaux came to watch the U.S. Open of Surfing on Saturday afternoon, he got more than he bargained for. In addition to watching several hours of world-class surfing competition, the 25-year-old tourist from Belgium walked away with free pop music cassettes, posters, magazines, stickers and cups.
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July 26, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
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).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2001 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those who make money off the world of surfing have discovered they must add another ingredient to lure additional spectators to one of the nation's most elite wave-riding competitions. Land. And so it is that the U.S. Open of Surfing is putting an increased emphasis on the landlocked sports of skateboarders, inline skaters and stunt bicyclists.
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August 1, 2005 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Others had more incentive to perform well this week at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing, but Andy Irons and Rob Machado relied on their experience and ability to reach Sunday's final. Irons, a 27-year-old from Kauai, Hawaii, held on to defeat Machado, 13.10-12.66, in small surf alongside the Huntington Beach pier.
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July 28, 2005 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
The ripple effect from an airline strike in South Africa washed ashore at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. A handful of surfers from the 44-man World Championship Tour scrambled to make heats Wednesday in the round of 96. Some were stranded in South Africa, where they had completed a contest Friday at Jeffreys Bay. One competitor never arrived because of the delays, and those who did were hardly feeling their best in the small, inconsistent surf.
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July 30, 2007 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Everything was in position for a thrilling men's final Sunday afternoon at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing. The waves were just slow to arrive. In the end, former world champion C.J. Hobgood of Florida performed well enough in the small, inconsistent surf alongside the Huntington Beach Pier, providing the cushion in a 12.60-11.17 victory over teenage phenom Jeremy Flores of France. "I have been thinking and dreaming for many years of winning this event," Hobgood said.
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July 29, 2007 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
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.
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July 26, 2007 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
The name resonates through the Hawaiian Islands like the vibration from a volcanic blast. It awakens memories of brothers Michael and Derek Ho, who set the bar on the famed North Shore and left the rest of the surfing world playing limbo. Mason Ho was born into that Hawaiian royalty nearly 19 years ago. And this week at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, he hopes to add to the family legacy.
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July 25, 2007 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Though the electronic monitoring device was firmly wrapped around the right ankle of Sunny Garcia, he was feeling considerably lighter in the shoulders Tuesday when he arrived at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Garcia, a 37-year-old former world champion from Hawaii, is under house arrest in Newport Beach this summer. He pleaded guilty last October to tax evasion charges and spent three months in federal prison before his release in April.
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July 31, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
If a statement was made on the final day of the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing, it began during the quarterfinals, on a large left-handed wave on which Rob Machado performed the kind of mastery that has made him a favorite among fans as well as today's top pros. It continued through Sunday's semifinals when the goofy-footer from Cardiff-by-the-Sea disposed of one of his biggest admirers, and concluded in the form of a triumph over Roy Powers and an unprecedented third U.S.
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July 30, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Mike Losness entered the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing as an underdog with a big bite. A three-time National Scholastic Surfing Assn. national champion, he began his pro career full of promise, but year after year he failed to live up to potential. He entered the six-star World Qualifying Series Tour event at Huntington Beach Pier ranked No. 222. His best finish on the WQS was 158th and his best result at the U.S. Open was 113th in 2001.
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July 29, 2002 | Dan Arritt
Consistent head-high surf is expected today at the Philips U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, remnants of Hurricane Elida off the coast of Baja. According to Surfline, the surf forecasting service for the event, the tropical south swell will peak this afternoon with some sets shooting through the Huntington Beach pier two to three feet overhead. Hurricane Douglas, which also originated off Baja, created similar conditions Thursday along Southern California beaches.
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July 25, 2007 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Though the electronic monitoring device was firmly wrapped around the right ankle of Sunny Garcia, he was feeling considerably lighter in the shoulders Tuesday when he arrived at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Garcia, a 37-year-old former world champion from Hawaii, is under house arrest in Newport Beach this summer. He pleaded guilty last October to tax evasion charges and spent three months in federal prison before his release in April.
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July 29, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Rob Machado might not win the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing, but on Friday he achieved something few others in the star-studded field will achieve: immortality. Immediately after an electrifying triumph in the round of 48 of the six-star contest at Huntington Beach Pier, the slender goofy-footer from Cardiff-by-the-Sea was ushered across the street and inducted into the Surfers' Hall of Fame. Machado drew laughter when he expressed concern over stepping into the wet cement with sand on his feet.
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July 28, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
For at least one day, it was a typical Honda U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach. The waves were small in the morning and got smaller in the afternoon, when a brisk southwest wind turned them into nearly uncontestable slop. Yet for many of the local competitors used to such conditions, the good news Thursday was that they advanced to the round of 48 and anticipate a predicted spike in the surf today and perhaps into the weekend.
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