Pros Catch Waves at Hurley US Open of Surfing

Southern California hosts the best surfers from around the globe for the Hurley US Open of Surfing.

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Southern California hosts the best surfers from around the globe for the Hurley US Open of Surfing. Here’s Kellen Ellison (USA) in his first heat in the men's trials round of 172.
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Michael Bailey (USA) goes vertical on a backside off-the-lip. The event is held in Huntington Beach every July.
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Keito Matsuoka (Japan) turns off the top on a backside maneuver en route to winning his first round heat.
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Kekoa Cazimero (Hawaii) hits the lip in his first round heat.
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Richard Christie (NZL) pulls a frontside grab-air maneuver in his first round heat.
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Monyca Byrne-Wickey (Hawaii) hits the lip in her first round heat during the Nike 6.0 Junior Women's Grade 4 event.
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Jenna Balester (USA) cuts a turn in her first round heat during the Nike 6.0 Junior Women's Grade 4 event.
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Nikki Viesins (USA) cuts a turn backside in her first round heat during the Nike 6.0 Junior Women's Grade 4 event.
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Sara Taylor (USA) hits the lip in her first round heat during the Nike 6.0 Junior Women's Grade 4 event.
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Keito Matsuoka (Japan) slides off the top in his second round heat.
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Nage Melamed (Hawaii) makes her way out of the water after her first round heat during the Nike 6.0 Junior Women's Grade 4 event.
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Cannelle Bulard (REU) turns backside off the top in her first round heat during the Nike 6.0 Junior Women's Grade 4 event.
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Richard Christie (NZL) walks out of the water after his first round heat.
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Austin Ford-Smith (USA) gets airborne in his second round heat.
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Austin Ford-Smith (USA) grabs his outside rail as he turns off the top in his second round heat.
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