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By Jessie Brunner | June 14, 2007
Audiences at Edwards Big Newport had an opportunity to meet professional surfer Rob Machado twice at a Quiksilver-sponsored event on June 6 — once in human form and again as a penguin. Machado, who won last year's U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, joined more than 400 people at the theater for an advanced screening of Sony Pictures' "Surf's Up," an animated action-comedy profiling a young penguin surfer as he prepares for his first pro competition. In addition to providing advice to animators, Machado lent his voice to the film, starring as a penguin version of himself, complete with his signature hair and goatee.
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)
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 31, 2003
Mike Sciacca It was nine years ago that Jeff Deffenbaugh made waves at the U.S. Open of Surfing. The Huntington Beach High graduate was 22 and making his way among the professional surf crowd at the 1994 U.S. Open of Surfing. He was confident, yet loose and excited, he said, to be surfing against the best of the best. "I remember it being wild," said Deffenbaugh, now 30. "I entered the event with nothing to lose. It was my first U.S. Open and it turned out to be memorable."
NEWS
By: | August 25, 2005
Date for Celebrity Surf Jam is set Music and surfing will combine to form the first Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Surf Jam on Sept. 11 at the Huntington Beach Pier. Popular musicians and professional surfers make up the roster for the event, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Musicians scheduled to participate include Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger and Ben Kenney of the band Incubus; Peter DiStefano of Porno for Pyros; and Jim Lindberg of Pennywise.
NEWS
October 23, 2003
RICK FIGNETTI It looks like a late Indian summer week here in Surf City for October, with some scorching air temps at the beaches, which climbed into the 80s. So sun worshipers are loving it, with sunny skies and a combo that, with a blast of west swell again, gave overhead sets in the lineup. Water temps are in the mid-60s too, giving us pretty epic conditions for this time of year at our local beaches. Heading up north this week will be the Foster's U.S. Surfing Tour for its final stop of the 2003 season.
NEWS
August 3, 2006
There is a lot to like about the Bank of the West Beach Games, which includes as its highlight the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing — a signature event held every year in Surf City, U.S.A. Along with the surfing competition, there are BMX events, volleyball, concerts, promotions — a full week or more at the beach that captures what summer in Southern California lifestyle is all about. (We can understand why some people don't like the games, but, all in all, the event serves the city well by reinforcing its image as a summer haven and, not insignificantly, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to downtown — with their money.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 31, 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.
FEATURES
By RICK FIGNETTI | May 3, 2006
FOR THE RECORD The April 27 column "Wet and Wild with Rockin' Fig" misidentified the event won by local surfer Brett Simpson. He won the Vans Pro Championship in Huntington Beach in March. Pat Gudauskas won the four-star Le Vende Surf Pro in La Suazaie, France. . Things are heating up on the West Coast. This week saw the start of the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' four-star, $75,000 Body Glove Surf Bout at Lower Trestles in San Clemente. The 14th annual bout started on Tuesday and will run through Saturday at the classic point break.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | January 29, 2009
A local champ, a perfect-10 score, great conditions and an exciting two days of competition made up the RC’s Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge, presented by Jack’s Surf Shop. The two-day competition, at the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier, wrapped up Jan. 21. In the Pro/Am event, Huntington Beach’s Brett Simpson took the title and the $4,000 first-place prize that went with it. Simpson, who turned 24 earlier this month, was able to knock off Rob Machado (Cardiff)
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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)
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By Rick Fignetti | September 24, 2009
The Assn. of Surfing Professionals’ World Tour’s Hurley Pro at Trestles finished up in some fun two- to three-foot surf Saturday. All through the contest, the 2007 world champ, 28-year-old Australian Mick Fanning, was living up to his nickname, the “Speedster,” generating some lightning-fast turns. In the final, Fanning was up against one of the raddest freestyle surfers around, 24-year-old Dane Reynolds, from Ventura, who was busting some of the sickest airs all contest.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | January 29, 2009
A local champ, a perfect-10 score, great conditions and an exciting two days of competition made up the RC’s Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge, presented by Jack’s Surf Shop. The two-day competition, at the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier, wrapped up Jan. 21. In the Pro/Am event, Huntington Beach’s Brett Simpson took the title and the $4,000 first-place prize that went with it. Simpson, who turned 24 earlier this month, was able to knock off Rob Machado (Cardiff)
NEWS
By Jessie Brunner | June 14, 2007
Audiences at Edwards Big Newport had an opportunity to meet professional surfer Rob Machado twice at a Quiksilver-sponsored event on June 6 — once in human form and again as a penguin. Machado, who won last year's U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, joined more than 400 people at the theater for an advanced screening of Sony Pictures' "Surf's Up," an animated action-comedy profiling a young penguin surfer as he prepares for his first pro competition. In addition to providing advice to animators, Machado lent his voice to the film, starring as a penguin version of himself, complete with his signature hair and goatee.
NEWS
By RICK FIGNETTI | February 15, 2007
The North Shore was pumping last week for the final day of the four-star Monster Energy Pipeline Pro presented by Billabong. The surf was big-time rolling in, anywhere from 8 to 15 feet at Banzai Pipeline. Some huge barrels were seen as contestants charged the big surf, with an incredible number of boards snapped in half over the week in the heavy conditions. In the final, local standout Jamie O'Brien, who lives right at Pipe, was the man of the hour, pulling into a bowly left backside and getting shacked to score an eight-point ride, the high wave of the 30-minute final.
NEWS
By RICK FIGNETTI | December 21, 2006
The final showdown of the year went down at legendary Pipeline during the Rip Curl Pipe Masters last week. Mother nature sent some 8- to 12-foot surf to the barrel that breaks over a shallow reef and produces some of the hollowest waves on the planet. The final was a déjà vu duel between the two best surfers of the past five years — Andy Irons and Kelly Slater. Veteran East Coaster Cory Lopez made the heat too, as well as Mr. Casual, Rob Machado. But it was Irons who struck first, with a massive backside deep-tube ride on a left, where he got spit out and hit a big floater, to receive a 9.87 score.
NEWS
August 3, 2006
There is a lot to like about the Bank of the West Beach Games, which includes as its highlight the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing — a signature event held every year in Surf City, U.S.A. Along with the surfing competition, there are BMX events, volleyball, concerts, promotions — a full week or more at the beach that captures what summer in Southern California lifestyle is all about. (We can understand why some people don't like the games, but, all in all, the event serves the city well by reinforcing its image as a summer haven and, not insignificantly, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to downtown — with their money.
NEWS
By RICK FIGNETTI | August 3, 2006
Finally, some surf for the finals of the $185,000 Honda U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Pier last weekend. The tropical swell, compli- ments of a hurricane that went through the swell window the middle of last week, gave us some 3- to 6-foot plus, peaky lines. The U.S. Open final saw more than 100,000 spectators lining the pier, on the sand and filling up the grandstand seats. It was packed — possibly the largest crowd ever. After starting out with more than 500 surfers, it was Cardiff's two-time U.S. Open winner, big crowd favorite Rob Machado and the big boy from Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Roy Powers, in the 30-minute final.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 31, 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.
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