"This [U.S. Open] has become a 'must-do' event for a lot of the top surfers," Leitz said. "The contest kind of fell off a bit, what with guys touring all over the world. But now, with 30 of the top competitors set to enter this year's contest, Huntington Beach has re-established itself as the place to be.
"For the women, the [World Championship Tour] likely will be crowning a world champion here in Huntington. The lineup for the Juniors is 'sick,' as they say, and the Pacifico Longboard competition also is stacked. The competition will be amazing."
The U.S. Open of Surfing sports action package includes several skating events. The Converse Coastal Carnage, a pro/am skateboarding competition set to begin its fourth year, is expected to draw approximately 40 of the top skateboarders from around the world.