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December 23, 2004
RICK FIGNETTI We left off last week on the North Shore of Hawaii with that massive swell expected to hit at the end of the week, and it did. Reports of huge 30- to 50-foot swells meant it was time to start the Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. The sight around Waimea Bay was heavy traffic on the highway and the cliffs were lined with massive amounts of spectators checking out the 20-plus best big wave riders in the world. Huge surf , with good shape that lasted all day was the call, with air drops, big turns, heavy wipeouts, breaking way out the back with giant close-out sets too. Taking the win was Bruce Irons who caught a macking 50-footer, survived a heavy takeoff, powered the wall, raced across the Bay, then threw a huge cutback, reforming it into, a giant closeout shore break left, getting the heaviest barrel, all casual, before destruction.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | June 8, 2013
Jake Bauers felt the heartbreak of a loss in a championship game last week. What a difference a week makes. Bauers, a Marina High senior first baseman, was drafted No. 208 overall, in the seventh round, by the San Diego Padres in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday. Bauers, who has committed to the University of Hawaii, has until July 12 to decide if he wants to turn pro or go to Hawaii. "The guy can hit to all fields," Coach Robert Marshall told the Los Angeles Times last month.
SPORTS
July 29, 2010
Below is a list of the men and women who have won at the U.S. Open of Surfing: U.S. Open Men 2009: Brett Simpson (HB, Westminster) 2008: Nathaniel Curran (Oxnard) 2007: C.J. Hobgood (Florida) 2006: Rob Machado (Cardiff) 2005: Andy Irons (Hawaii) 2004: Taj Burrow (Australia) 2003: Cory Lopez (Florida) 2002: Kalani Robb (Hawaii) 2001: Rob Machado (Cardiff) 2000: Sunny Garcia (Hawaii) 1999: Shea Lopez (San Clemente)
NEWS
July 28, 2005
Here are the men and women who have won the U.S. Open: MEN U.S. Open of Surfing 2004: Taj Burrow (Australia) 2003: Cory Lopez (Florida) 2002: Kalani Robb (Hawaii) 2001: Rob Machado (Cardiff) 2000: Sunny Garcia (Hawaii) 1999: Shea Lopez (San Clemente) 1998: Andy Irons (Hawaii) 1997: Beau Emerton (Australia) 1996: Kelly Slater (Florida) 1995: Rob Machado (Cardiff) 1994: Shane Beschen (San Clemente) WOMEN U.S. Open of Surfing 2004: Chelsea Georgeson (Australia)
NEWS
July 29, 2004
The men and women who have won the U.S. Open are: MEN U.S. Open of Surfing Cory Lopez (Florida) -- 2003 Kalani Robb (Hawaii) -- 2002 Rob Machado (Cardiff) -- 2001 Sunny Garcia (Hawaii) -- 2000 Shea Lopez (San Clemente) -- 1999 Andy Irons (Hawaii) -- 1998 Beau Emerton (Australia) -- 1997 Kelly Slater (Florida) -- 1996 Rob Machado (Cardiff) -- 1995 Shane Beschen (San Clemente) -- 1994 WOMEN U.S. Open of Surfing Chelsea Georgeson (Australia)
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | September 5, 2005
Mona Cheshire spent her final decades living in Newport Beach, but she never lost the aloha spirit. Some of her happiest moments were spent conversing with relatives at luaus in her birth state of Hawaii. Cheshire often hosted parties and took pride in entertaining guests by playing the ukulele or performing a hula dance. "Hawaii is real family-oriented," said Richard Flory, Cheshire's son-in-law. "There's an openness and sense of connectedness that Mona really embraced."
NEWS
July 21, 2005
Mike Sciacca The world's largest surfing competition, the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill, gets underway Friday at the Huntington Beach Pier. The U.S. Open of Surfing anchors the Bank of the West Beach Games. More than 600 athletes from around the globe will compete in surfing, skateboarding, BMX and volleyball. The Bank of the West Beach Games run July 28-31 at the pier. More than 500 world-class surfers from the U.S. and abroad will compete over a 10-day period in five divisions of competition.
NEWS
October 21, 1999
Pat Gleason of Huntington Beach has qualified to compete at the 1999 Ironman Triathlon World Championship, which will be held Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. More than 50,000 triathletes from more than 50 countries annually attempt to qualify for the world's most famous endurance event. Gleason earned a spot in the world championship by finishing in third-place in the Men's 35-39 Division in Chicago earlier this year. Gleason will be a first-time competitor in Hawaii.
NEWS
March 15, 2013
Employees from Aloha Pavers will hold their second annual Dog Beach cleanup Saturday morning. A green tent will be set up at the parking lot between Goldenwest Street and Seapoint Street along Pacific Coast Highway where they will be handing out bags and T-shirts to those who help that day, Aloha Pavers spokesman Michael Finnican said. Aloha Pavers is a Huntington Beach business that installs stone walkways for homes in Orange County. The cleanup will start at 9 a.m. at Huntington Dog Beach and will go on throughout the entire day and the public is encouraged to come out and help, he said.
FEATURES
By Mike Sciacca | July 25, 2008
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Huntington Beach athletes Timmy Reyes, Brett Simpson and Chris Waring all ripped their way into the Round of 48 in the men’s pro division Thursday by winning their respective heats at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing at the Huntington Beach Pier. The Round of 48 gets underway today, following the conclusion of the Round of 96 (heats 21-24). Reyes, currently ranked No. 14 on the Assn. of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, overcame a slow start but went on to post scores of 9.17 and 8.60 (out of a scale of 10.00)
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SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | June 8, 2013
Jake Bauers felt the heartbreak of a loss in a championship game last week. What a difference a week makes. Bauers, a Marina High senior first baseman, was drafted No. 208 overall, in the seventh round, by the San Diego Padres in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday. Bauers, who has committed to the University of Hawaii, has until July 12 to decide if he wants to turn pro or go to Hawaii. "The guy can hit to all fields," Coach Robert Marshall told the Los Angeles Times last month.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 10, 2013
A trip to Hawaii resulted in another tournament championship for the Huntington Beach High boys' volleyball team. A year ago, the Oilers captured the title of the Kamehameha Cup. During spring break last week, the Oilers returned to the tournament, and again claimed the crown. Huntington went 6-0 at the event and capped its run on Saturday with a 25-19, 25-14, victory over Kamehameha Kapalama. The Oilers, ranked No. 5 in CIF Southern Section Division 1, won by sweep in three of their six matches.
NEWS
March 15, 2013
Employees from Aloha Pavers will hold their second annual Dog Beach cleanup Saturday morning. A green tent will be set up at the parking lot between Goldenwest Street and Seapoint Street along Pacific Coast Highway where they will be handing out bags and T-shirts to those who help that day, Aloha Pavers spokesman Michael Finnican said. Aloha Pavers is a Huntington Beach business that installs stone walkways for homes in Orange County. The cleanup will start at 9 a.m. at Huntington Dog Beach and will go on throughout the entire day and the public is encouraged to come out and help, he said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 18, 2012
Huntington Beach started the second half of Sunset League boys' volleyball action Tuesday with another sweep and maintained its status as the league's top team. Sixth-ranked Huntington took a 25-16, 25-17, 25-15 victory from visiting Fountain Valley. Also Tuesday, second-place Newport Harbor scored a 30-28, 25-19, 25-15 win from Edison and Los Alamitos outlasted Marina, 25-23, 25-21, 15-25, 25-18. Huntington improved to 6-0 in league and 16-3 overall after sweeping visiting Fountain Valley for the second time this season.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 24, 2011
The Edison High football team is in Hawaii this week, not only to enjoy the sights and sounds of Maui but to open its 2011 season. The Chargers launch their campaign Friday at Baldwin High in Wailuku. The game marks the fourth time in the past 10 years (2002, 2005, 2008, 2011) that they have opened their season on the islands. The Chargers are 1-2 in their previous three visits 5-3 overall playing in Hawaii. Friday is the first meeting between the two schools. The Bears went 9-2 last year and have won six straight Maui League championships.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 7, 2010
Six days before the Women's final at the U.S .Open of Surfing came the big announcement. To the winner of Saturday's finale would go a record $50,000. That was $30,000 more than the previously set first-place prize of $20,000, which was also a record. No wonder Carissa Moore of Hawaii was all smiles late Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier. Moore emerged from a frustrating waiting game with fellow finalist Sally Fitzgibbons of Australia to win the coveted Women's title.
SPORTS
July 29, 2010
Below is a list of the men and women who have won at the U.S. Open of Surfing: U.S. Open Men 2009: Brett Simpson (HB, Westminster) 2008: Nathaniel Curran (Oxnard) 2007: C.J. Hobgood (Florida) 2006: Rob Machado (Cardiff) 2005: Andy Irons (Hawaii) 2004: Taj Burrow (Australia) 2003: Cory Lopez (Florida) 2002: Kalani Robb (Hawaii) 2001: Rob Machado (Cardiff) 2000: Sunny Garcia (Hawaii) 1999: Shea Lopez (San Clemente)
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | January 21, 2010
Kody Afusia made a recruiting trip across the Pacific Ocean over the weekend and it confirmed what he already knew. The Ocean View High senior lineman wanted to continue his football career with the University of Hawaii. Afusia has committed to the Warriors, he said Monday night. “I felt like they were all family,” Afusia said. “I’ve liked the school since I was 6, 7 years old. When I got there, I just felt like it was home. I liked the dorms and I loved the weight room.
FEATURES
By Rick Fignetti | November 19, 2009
The surf scene now shifts to the North Shore of Hawaii for the big powerful waves that break there in the wintertime. The first event in the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is the six-star Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa. The event started in some smaller surf, two to four feet, and a couple upsets have happened already, as last year?s champ, Tahiti?s Michel Bourez, lost out, and former Triple Crown winners Derek Ho and Kaipo Jaquias didn?t advance, as well as Hawaiian hotties Mason Ho and big wave standout Makua Rothman just missing the cut. A few of Huntington Beach?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | November 5, 2009
It might have taken a psychic to guess that Therese Coniglio had a novel inside her when she was living in Hawaii and producing a public-access show about reggae. In fact, that was exactly what it took. The Huntington Beach resident, who moved to California in 2001, often visited a psychic in her former home state to seek direction in her life. During one visit, the psychic told her something she hadn’t anticipated. “She said, ‘Write the book,’” Coniglio said.
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