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By RICK FIGNETTI | September 13, 2007
The big show’s in town: the WCT Boost Mobile Pro presented by Hurley, which started last Sunday at Lowers, taking advantage of the leftover southwest swells from last week. Some heavy heats were seen as former world champ from Florida, C.J. Hobgood, blasted some sections and an aerial to take a win in the first round, as did Hawaiian Freddy Boy Patacchia, speed lining some of the lefts. Also looking good was the current points leader, Aussie Mick Fanning, who slashed a wave right to pieces, throwing some huge water and getting the high-scoring wave of the event thus far, in the mid-9 zone; almost perfection.
July 24, 2003
The Philips Fusion Philips U.S. Open of Surfing begins Saturday with opening round heat competition in two sports. The competition continues Sunday through Wednesday, all leading up to Thursday, the official opening day of the sports and music festival. THE SCHEDULE SATURDAY 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -- Lost Pro Junior, Round 128 (heats 1-16) 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -- O'Neill U.S. Open Longboard, Round 48 (heats 1-8) 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -- O'Neill U.S. Open Longboard, Round 32 (heats 1-8)
July 26, 2007
TODAY 7 a.m.: O.C. Fair Cattle Drive (Surf Stadium) 7:30 a.m.: Men (Round of 96; heats 6-24) 3:30 p.m.: Boost Mobile Shoot Out (heat 1) 3:50 p.m.: Boost Mobile Shoot Out (heat 2) (Soul Bowl) 11 a.m.: Skate practice 1 p.m.: Bike practice 3 p.m.: Open practice (Concert Stage) 3 p.m.: Teen Vogue Fashion Live! 6 p.m.: Beach Festival Village closes FRIDAY (Surf Stadium)
September 16, 1999
Huntington Beach High's Micah Byrne began his National Scholastic Surfing Association Southwest Conference season opener with a big win as he turned back a large and competitive field to capture the Open Mens Division (16 and up) Wednesday at Salt Creek in Dana Point. Battling 2-4 foot waves with heavy rights off point and a Open Mens field that contained 72 contestants, Byrne won the third of 18 Round One heats on the day, finished second to Che Stang in the fifth of nine Round Two heats, then came back to win his Round 3 heat, where he edged Edison senior Tim Reyes, who finished in second place.
July 29, 2004
TODAY 8 a.m. -- Honda Women's U.S. Open of Surfing, Round 64 (heats 13-16), USO Surf Stadium 9 a.m. -- Soul Bowl (open practice) 9:20 a.m. -- Honda Men's U.S. Open of Surfing, Round 96, (heats 1-8), USO Surf Stadium 11 a.m. -- Soul Bowl (skate practice) Noon -- Vortex -- Teen Vogue "Catch the Wave" 12:40 p.m. -- Honda Women's U.S. Open of Surfing, Round 32 (heats 1-8), USO Surf Stadium 1 p.m. -- Soul Bowl (BMX practice) 3 p.m. -- Soul Bowl (open practice)
July 28, 2005
Today 7 a.m.: U.S. Open, Men (round 96; heats 19-24) 9 a.m.: U.S. Open, Women (round 48; heats 1-12) 9 a.m.: Festival Village open 11 a.m.: Skate practice (Soul Bowl) 1 p.m.: Bike practice (Soul Bowl) 1 p.m.: U.S. Open, Men (round 48; heats 1-5) 3 p.m.: Open practice (Soul Bowl) 3 p.m.: Teen Vogue Fashion Live!, Concert Stage Friday 8 a.m.: U.S. Open, Women (round 24; heats 1-6) 9 a.m.: Festival Village open 9 a.m.: Open practice (Soul Bowl)
July 29, 2010
Saturday 7 a.m.: Venue opens 8 a.m.-12:11 p.m.: Junior Men's Surf (round of 64; heats 1-12) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Open Skate (Public Park) 12:12-2:59 p.m.: Junior Men's Surf (round of 48, heats 1-8) 3-4:23 p.m.: Junior Women's Surf (quarterfinals, heats 1-4) 7 p.m.: Venue closes Sunday 7 a.m.: Venue opens 8-10:47 a.m.: Junior Men's Surf (round of 32, heats 1-8) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Open Skate (Public Park) 10:48 a.m.-1:35 p.m.: Men's Surf Trials (round of 32, heats 1-8)
May 19, 2000
The National Scholastic Surfing Association will present the 2000 Western Regional Championship, beginning today, at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The three-day meet concludes with Sunday's finals. Competition each day begins at 6:30 a.m. More than 400 of the West Coast's top surfers from the NSSA's Southwest and Gold Coast conferences are scheduled to compete. The Western Regional Championships is a six star rated event which serves as a qualifier for invitation to the 2000 NSSA National Championships, which will be held June 27-July 1 at Lower Trestles.
By Mike Sciacca | January 29, 2014
The Sunset League girls' basketball race had the chance Tuesday to become a wide-open affair. With the first-half of league play coming to an end, the outcome of one game on Tuesday's schedule, Huntington Beach at Los Alamitos, determined which team, or teams, would be in the league lead. Turns out, that lead still belongs to Huntington. The Oilers gained further distance between the rest of their Sunset foes as they scored an important, 53-43, victory over the Griffins. The win capped a 5-0 run during the first-half of league action, and put the Oilers, ranked fourth in CIF Southern Section Division 1A, at 18-2 overall.
By Candice Baker | September 3, 2013
Back to fashion: Teen Model presents a back-to-school fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster. The show includes a fall trend preview, performances and surprises. It is co-sponsored by Macys and Quinceanera Magazine. Information: . Spice it up: Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza is holding its annual Chile Fest, a tribute to the world-famous chile festival in Hatch, New Mexico, through Sept.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 24, 2013
Residents of a senior mobile home park in Huntington Beach are furious about a memo they received last week telling them the park would soon be open to all ages, an apparent reaction by the owner of the property to the city's intention to restrict such conversions. Folks from the Rancho Huntington Mobile Park on Brookhurst Street appeared at a meeting Monday of city's Mobile Home Advisory Board and vented their anger over the notice. During the meeting, city staff alerted the nine-member board that an ordinance restricting such action was being written.
By Mike Sciacca | January 23, 2013
The lead in the Sunset League girls' soccer race belongs to one team this week. A week ago, Edison and Los Alamitos shared the league's top spot. After results from games played Jan. 17 and Monday, that lead now belongs only to Los Al. The Chargers (4-0-2 in league) trails the Griffins (5-0-1) by a half-game in the league standings. Edison, ranked seventh in CIF Southern Section Division 1, fell from a tie for the top spot on Jan. 17 after playing Huntington Beach to a 1-1 tie. On Monday, the Chargers picked up a 2-1 victory over Newport Harbor, getting two scores in the second half from Mackenzie Cerda.
By Mike Sciacca | October 24, 2012
It's Bell Game week, and nothing more needs to be said to the Edison and Fountain Valley high football teams. Nothing seems to rev up the passions of both squads, their respective schools and communities, more than this game. It will be played for the 43rd time at 7 p.m. Friday at Orange Coast College before what figures to be yet another full house at LeBard Stadium. "It's the one game students from both schools go to," Edison Coach Dave White said. "People paint themselves, have a lot of spirit, and it's a game where records don't matter.
By Mike Sciacca | August 1, 2012
Brett Simpson was happy to move on through. Dane Reynolds was relieved to survive difficult conditions. Two of the world's top surfers were among several athletes Tuesday to win their heats and advance at the 2012 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Men's Prime competition. The U.S. Open, which started Saturday, runs through Sunday at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. In addition to the surfing aspect, the event includes skate competitions, music, art and interactive booth vendors.
By Mona Shadia | June 13, 2012
A group of Marina High School seniors from two departments collaborated and built a house for the future. About 30 students from the Construction Technology and Advanced Placement Environmental Science departments incorporated scientific techniques to build the 20-by-16-foot house that provides natural lighting almost year round, and saves and generates energy without a single solar panel. The house was built with passive solar techniques that cool it down during the summer and heat it during the winter, said construction teacher Bob Meade.
By Mike Sciacca, | August 3, 2011
It's said that all good things must come to an end. Late Wednesday morning at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, Brett Simpson's two-year reign did just that. The Huntington Beach athlete was among the Men's Prime Draw, Round 1 heat competitors on day four of the Nike U.S. Open of Surfing, but did not advance after placing third (10.24 score) in a heat headed by two young hotshots: first-place Thiago Camarao of Brazil, who won with a 13.17 score, and John John Florence of Hawaii, who finished second (12.26)
By Mike Sciacca, | 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.
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