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November 1, 2007
Huntington Beach resident Tom Jones is on a crusade to raise money and awareness to fight plastic pollution in the oceans. A former prizefighter and all-around extreme athlete, he has been making his way down the entire 1,250-mile California coast on a paddleboard as part of his Paddle for a Plastic Free Ocean. On the ocean since early August, Jones finally stopped in at his hometown this weekend. Supporters and the environmentally minded came out for an ecological fair and beach cleanup, where residents could learn about plastic pollution and alternatives to the material and other topics.
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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)
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September 29, 2000
Shaun Ward's bid to win the Men's Division event on the opening day of the 2000 Southwest Conference Explorer season came up short Thursday as La Jolla's Ian Rotgans took the competition at Salt Creek in Dana Point. Ward, a Huntington Beach resident, won his opening heat, finished second to Mike Lamm in a quarterfinal heat, and was second to Max Hoshino in the second of two semifinal heats. Ward was the highest finisher among Huntington Beach surfers in a five-star rated competition that featured 1-2 foot mushy peaks.
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August 4, 2005
Joel Tudor maneuvered his way through substantial surf Saturday to win the $10,000 U.S. Open of Longboarding title. Tudor and success have become synonymous in the event, which he won for an unprecedented eighth time. He has entered the U.S. Open of Longboarding 11 times. The Del Mar resident overcame an early lead by Colin McPhillips to win Saturday's final at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Tudor showed his mastery of his craft with such moves as "walking the nose," "helicopters," and "hanging 10."
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June 1, 2000
Although local surfers fared well at the recent National Scholastic Surfing Association's fourth annual Western Regional Championships, not one of the numerous Huntington Beach athletes were able to come away with a division championship. The Western Regional showcased more than 400 top surfers and bodyboarders from the NSSA's Southwest and Gold Coast Conferences in a three-day event that was held at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The Open Mens Division, the most prestigious of the 16 contested divisions the NSSA has to offer, was won by Kyle Knox of Imperial Beach, giving the 17-year-old his first NSSA championship.
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By Rick Fignetti | January 24, 2008
What?s up with our governor? Last week Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he had plans to close 48 state parks and beaches. Bolsa Chica and San Onofre might be on that list. Aren?t there other ways we could trim that budget, without risking the lives of the people who use those areas? To really heat it up, Schwarzenegger endorses the 241 Toll Road extension, which will ruin San Onofre State Park. The state wants to build right through the middle of it, causing big-time pollution. The project would result in a more than 50% loss of the area.
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By Michael Sciacca | August 9, 2006
Dodger Kremel took the ultimate joy ride of his young life Sunday.The 22-year-old seemed unfazed by the stout field of accomplished finalists he was part of in winning the $10,000 O'Neill U.S. Open of Longboarding at the Huntington Beach Pier. U.S. Open of Surfing records show that Kremel became the first Surf City athlete to win a U.S. Open competition. He was hoisted up on the shoulders of friends and carried up the jam-packed beach, where he accepted hearty congratulations from a sea of spectators.
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By Rick Fignetti | January 24, 2008
What?s up with our governor? Last week Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he had plans to close 48 state parks and beaches. Bolsa Chica and San Onofre might be on that list. Aren?t there other ways we could trim that budget, without risking the lives of the people who use those areas? To really heat it up, Schwarzenegger endorses the 241 Toll Road extension, which will ruin San Onofre State Park. The state wants to build right through the middle of it, causing big-time pollution. The project would result in a more than 50% loss of the area.
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November 1, 2007
Huntington Beach resident Tom Jones is on a crusade to raise money and awareness to fight plastic pollution in the oceans. A former prizefighter and all-around extreme athlete, he has been making his way down the entire 1,250-mile California coast on a paddleboard as part of his Paddle for a Plastic Free Ocean. On the ocean since early August, Jones finally stopped in at his hometown this weekend. Supporters and the environmentally minded came out for an ecological fair and beach cleanup, where residents could learn about plastic pollution and alternatives to the material and other topics.
NEWS
By Michael Sciacca | August 9, 2006
Dodger Kremel took the ultimate joy ride of his young life Sunday.The 22-year-old seemed unfazed by the stout field of accomplished finalists he was part of in winning the $10,000 O'Neill U.S. Open of Longboarding at the Huntington Beach Pier. U.S. Open of Surfing records show that Kremel became the first Surf City athlete to win a U.S. Open competition. He was hoisted up on the shoulders of friends and carried up the jam-packed beach, where he accepted hearty congratulations from a sea of spectators.
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By By Dave Brooks | February 2, 2006
Surfline.com guru Sean Collins has written a guide to state surf spots, but don't expect him to do all the work for you.The more Sean Collins teaches us, the more he wants us to learn for ourselves. Take his new book, "California Surf Guide: Secrets to Finding New Waves." Packed between the 200 pages of high-resolution graphics and surf images are condition descriptions of nearly every Golden State surfing location, from the shark-infested Russian River mouth to the stinky surf ghettos of Imperial Beach.
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August 4, 2005
Joel Tudor maneuvered his way through substantial surf Saturday to win the $10,000 U.S. Open of Longboarding title. Tudor and success have become synonymous in the event, which he won for an unprecedented eighth time. He has entered the U.S. Open of Longboarding 11 times. The Del Mar resident overcame an early lead by Colin McPhillips to win Saturday's final at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Tudor showed his mastery of his craft with such moves as "walking the nose," "helicopters," and "hanging 10."
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
October 5, 2000
Shaun Ward's bid to win the Men's Division event on the opening day of the 2000 Southwest Conference Explorer season came up short Tuesday as La Jolla's Ian Rotgans took the competition at Salt Creek in Dana Point. Ward, a Huntington Beach resident, won his opening heat, finished second to Mike Lamm in a quarterfinal heat, and was second to Max Hoshino in the second of two semifinal heats. Ward was the highest finisher among Huntington Beach surfers in a five-star rated competition that featured 1-2 foot mushy peaks.
NEWS
June 1, 2000
Although local surfers fared well at the recent National Scholastic Surfing Association's fourth annual Western Regional Championships, not one of the numerous Huntington Beach athletes were able to come away with a division championship. The Western Regional showcased more than 400 top surfers and bodyboarders from the NSSA's Southwest and Gold Coast Conferences in a three-day event that was held at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The Open Mens Division, the most prestigious of the 16 contested divisions the NSSA has to offer, was won by Kyle Knox of Imperial Beach, giving the 17-year-old his first NSSA championship.
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