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June 26, 2008
The Nike 6.0 Pier Pressure, presented by Jack?s, returns to the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier on Sunday and Monday. The event follows the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. Nationals, which began Tuesday and runs through Saturday. The event has been upgraded this year to an Assn. of Surfing Professionals Grade 4 event, making it the highest rated Pro Junior ever in North America. As a Grade 4, the Nike 6.0 Pier Pressure has a $20,000 prize purse, with ample points up for grabs that will have a major impact on the Pro Junior ratings.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 20, 2006
Of all the contests held in exotic locales all over the globe, nothing seems to get surfers fired up like competing at the Huntington Beach Pier. North America's highest-rated qualifying event, the $185,000 Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill, begins Friday with early round trials at the pier and runs through to the championship finals on July 30. The U.S. Open of Surfing anchors the 2006 Bank of the West Beach Games. The men's and women's divisions are six-star World Qualifying Series events and 500 world-class surfers are expected to compete in Surf City.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 27, 2006
The 2006 Bank of the West Beach Games featuring the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill opened last Friday, but the main thrust of the games begins today at the Huntington Beach Pier. A wide range of events take place today on 12 acres surrounding the pier, beginning with U.S. Open of Surfing men's competition and ending with the Boost Mobile Pro Surf Trials. Also today, an interactive festival village officially opens and Teen Vogue Fashion Live! will take place on the concert stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Alexander | March 22, 2007
Thousands upon thousands of people are expected to flock to the beaches south of the Huntington Beach pier this weekend for the popular, if sometimes controversial, first competition in the National Professional Paintball League's Super 7 World Series of Paintball. Admission to the event is free Friday through Sunday, and a news release from the paintball league estimates attendance at the finals on Sunday alone at more than 50,000. "This is the biggest event in paintball," said Owen Ronayne, head of sales for Huntington Beach-based WDP Paintball, Inc., an equipment manufacturer.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 27, 2008
Nathaniel Curran said he was in somewhat of "a daze" in the immediate aftermath of the Men's final at the U.S. Open of Surfing Sunday. As Curran and his finals foe, Tim Boal of France, awaited official word on who won the coveted title, the two were mobbed by the media and well-wishers at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. And they waited. And waited. But Curran, a resident of Oxnard, said he had been told earlier that he was the winner. He was just waiting for confirmation.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 25, 2013
Courtney Conlogue has her groove on at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Just don't ask her how she's slipped into it. "I don't want to think about it....I don't want to jinx anything," said the 20-year-old, eyes smiling and with a light, rolling chuckle in her voice. "All I know is that I was relaxed today. " Relaxed, perhaps. Smart in her approach and the leader throughout the Women's Round 3 30-minute heat Thursday at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, definitely.
SPORTS
September 5, 2012
The first event of the 2012-13 National Scholastic Surfing Assn.'s Southwest Conference Open Season is Saturday and Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier. The 10-part series also returns to the pier Dec. 1-2. The NSSA's Southwest Conference Explorer Season will hold its third series event Oct. 6-7 at Ninth Street in Huntington Beach. * Beach volleyball finals in Surf City Huntington Beach will serve as host site for the seventh and final event of the 2012 Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series, the National Championships, Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2009
Boardfest ?09, the largest youth boarding event of its kind, will be Friday through Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier. The event features surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding competitions, fashion shows, live bands, surf and skate clinics, an interactive exposition, and a Labor Day salute to Girl Power. More than 100,000 spectators ? primarily tweens, teens and young adults ? are expected to attend. Key components of the weekend include the nation?s largest girls?
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By RICK FIGNETTI | May 18, 2006
The National Scholastic Surfing Assn. is hosting its Western championships on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier through Sunday. Rippers from as far south as Imperial Beach and as far north as Santa Cruz will try to win the last big event before nationals in June. Top-ranked competitors in all age brackets, from mini-groms to super-seniors, will compete. We've had a pretty solid south swell all week, and a west swell is scheduled to hit by the weekend, so it should make for some great surfing action.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 12, 2014
Ed and Mary Moynagh's relationship started with a simple question: "How's your day going?" Less than six months later they tied the knot. There was no time for cruising in the slow lane for Ed, 83, and Mary, 63, who won the Huntington Beach Business Improvement District's "Love in the HB" contest by sharing the story of how they met at the Huntington Beach Pier. "(At) my age, you have to make these decisions without fooling around," Ed said. "You have to really want to do this.
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SPORTS
By Michael Miller | January 15, 2014
It was a jarring note to begin a year of celebrating surfing - an image of a shark with its mouth wide open, looking set to devour a board like the one it was painted on. But if it garnered attention for a cause, mission accomplished. Tuesday morning at Duke's by the Huntington Beach Pier, the Rotary Club of Huntington Beach kicked off its Surfboards on Parade campaign with the first of 25 boards that will be displayed around town in the coming months to help fight skin cancer.
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By Michael Miller | January 8, 2014
When George Freeth arrived in Huntington Beach a century ago, it wasn't Surf City yet. Not even close. On June 20, 1914, Freeth attended the dedication of the Huntington Beach Pier and gave a demonstration of a sport that few, if any, of those present had likely seen. Henry Huntington, the businessman whose name graced the city, had invited Freeth to "walk on water," as the promotions put it back then. This year, Huntington will commemorate 100 years since the Hawaiian surfer first brought his board to town.
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By Beau Nicolette | December 10, 2013
With a half moon lighting the calm surf, Joseph Ali figured he would go lobster hunting Monday night at the end of the Huntington Beach Pier. After more than an hour free-diving through the barnacle-covered pilings, the Huntington Beach resident came to the surface hugging a nearly 18-pound monster "bug. " "It's the biggest lobster I've caught in my life," he said of the spiny crustacean. For Ali, 27, whose parents own Zack's Pier Plaza, going out alone in the 53-degree water to hunt among the pilings did not warrant a second thought.
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By Michael Miller | November 18, 2013
If Christopher Meredith wins the top prize at the Huntington Beach Downtown Artwalk's year-end showcase Thursday, he may make a gracious speech thanking his supporters. Then, the next week, he may make another one over Thanksgiving dinner. Meredith, a Fountain Valley resident, has been a visual artist for two decades. But if not for the urging of one patron - which is to say, his mother-in-law - he never would have created the image of the Huntington Beach Pier that will join other works from this year's artwalk at the Shorebreak Hotel.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | November 13, 2013
Lifelong Huntington Beach resident Andrew Arnold, 54, died Nov. 5 after being injured while body surfing. His death marks the end of three generations of his family working as Farmer's Insurance agents at the Huntington Beach branch. Arnold died after suffering unknown injuries while body surfing on the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier on Nov. 4, Interim Marine Safety Chief Michael Baumgartner said. Arnold's older brother, Tom, said his sibling suffered a neck injury, possibly from hitting a sand bar under the water.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | October 29, 2013
Longtime surfers who know their way around a wave congregated on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier on Saturday morning for the third annual Senior Surf Invitational. The 72 riders were greeted with 4- to 6-foot waves for this foggy, yet warm, session. And the best part was the waves were theirs for the day. "I'm not really into competing. I just like surfing," said Steve Berger, a 63-year-old competitor in the Division 3 category, for ages 60 to 64. "It gives me a chance to get out there on south side with nobody out. That's the main reason I go. " The Huntington Beach resident has competed in all three events in the contest for surfers 50 and older, placing first for the Division 3 category the first year.
SPORTS
October 2, 2013
O'Neill is calling on the public to help determine four wild cards for the O'Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational at Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz), Nov. 6-10. Billy Hopkins, 21, and Quinn McCrystal, 23, both of Huntington Beach, are among eight finalists in contention for a wild-card spot. The other six finalists are Dylan Goodale, 22 (Kilauea, Hawaii); Chris Foster, 23 (Kapaa, Hawaii); Andrew Jacobson, 18 (Malibu); Kalani Robb, 36 (Sunset Beach, Hawaii); Kilian Garland, 26 (Santa Barbara)
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By Paloma Esquivel | September 23, 2013
On a sunny September day, Christina Ayres lay on the sand near the Huntington Beach Pier, tanning in a pink bikini, and ticked off the things that identify a 909er. Bad clothing - " 'Jersey Shore' style," the 29-year-old explained. And meth addicts. "That's what you hear on the news. " Over on Main Street, Ryan Kaupang, 21, had a more specific description: "White kids that dress like bros," he said, "bros" meaning people who wear cut-off jerseys and motocross gear and "try to act like tough guys.
SPORTS
September 4, 2013
Gina Taglieri, who prepped at Huntington Beach High and is now at junior at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., has been selected as the Empire 8 Conference Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week. Taglieri, a midfielder, scored three goals for the Presidents, who opened their 2013 season last weekend. She scored twice and assisted another score Friday in a 5-3 victory over Kenyon. On Sunday, she scored late as the Presidents finished off Oberlin, 5-1. During her first two years at Washington & Jefferson, an NCAA Division III school, Taglieri had scored only one goal in 35 game appearances.
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