2016 US Open of Surfing Showcasing WSL Surfers in Huntington Beach July 23- 31

2016 US Open of Surfing Showcasing WSL Surfers in “Surf City”
Huntington Beach California July 23rd-31st


Finals Day Surfing Action – More Video Highlights Below –

2016 US OPEN OF SURFING FINAL RESULTS

Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s Final Results:
1 – Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 14.26
2 – Malia Manuel (HAW) 10.96

Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s Semifinal Results:
SF 1: Tatiana Weston- Webb (HAW) 14.26 def. Lakey Peterson (USA) 10.96
SF 2: Malia Manuel (HAW) 13.33 def. Tyler Wright (AUS) 10.83

Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s Quarterfinal Results:
Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA) 12.50 def. Sage Erickson (USA) 11.17
Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 15.23 def. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.00
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS) 14.10 def. Keely Andrew (AUS) 11.17
Heat 4: Malia Manuel (HAW) 10.50 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 9.74

2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Top 5 (after Vans US Open of Surfing):
1. Tyler Wright (AUS) 43,450 points
2. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 42,900 points
3. Carissa Moore (HAW) 37,300 points
4. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 35,150 points
5. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 31,450 points

Vans US Open of Surfing Men’s QS10,000 Final Results:
1 – Filipe Toledo (BRA) 14.90
2 – Ethan Ewing (AUS) 10.46

Vans US Open of Surfing Men’s QS10,000 Semifinal Results:
Heat 1: Ethan Ewing (AUS) 14.60 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.53
Heat 2: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 15.67 def. Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 13.40

Vans US Open of Surfing Men’s QS10,000 Quarterfinal Results:
Heat 1: Ethan Ewing (AUS) 13.40 def. Ryan Callinan (AUS) 12.40
Heat 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.43 def. Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 3.63
Heat 3: Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 13.04 def. Bino Lopes (BRA) 11.83
Heat 4: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 14.20 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 12.63

Tatiana Weston-Webb and Filipe Toledo Win Vans US Open of Surfing

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (Sunday, July 31, 2016) – Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) claimed victory today at the Vans US Open of Surfing in front of a capacity crowd on the Southside of the Huntington Beach Pier in three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 meter) waves. Weston-Webb prevailed at Stop No. 6 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT), while Toledo won the Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 event.

Weston-Webb claimed her first elite Championship Tour victory today by taking out Malia Manuel (HAW) in a tough Final at Huntington Beach. The win sees earned her 10,000 points and advanced her two places to 4th on the Jeep Leaderboard.

“To be honest, I had a tough week last week because I lost out in the first round of the Supergirl Pro QS event,” said Weston-Webb. “I just wanted to get my confidence back up. I knew I had a tough draw here in Huntington, especially going against Courtney (Conlogue). She is at her home court and she is so amazing out here. After beating Courtney I got a lot of confidence. I had to surf the Final against my fellow Kauian Malia (Manuel) and she has been ripping all event.”

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The Final saw an all-out clash between Hawaiian chargers Weston-Webb and Manuel. Manuel kept busy to put points on the board and charged with back-to-back waves under Weston-Webb’s priority. Weston-Webb fired back with an excellent 7.33 and a 5.63 to regain control with fifteen minutes left on the clock. Manuel continued to chip away at Weston-Webb’s 12.96 combined score. A set out the back in the dying minutes of the heat gave Manuel one last opportunity, but she was not able to find the 7.79 required to close the gap and Weston-Webb took the win.

“I can only go up from here and I want to keep this roll going and hopefully win some more events in the future,” continued Weston-Webb. “I just want to thank my family, sponsors and all the fans for their support. This win is for everyone..”

Manuel’s 2nd place finish at the Vans US Open of Surfing is her best result of the 2016 season and will keep her at 8th to on the Jeep Rankings. Manuel previously dispatchedTyler Wright (AUS) and six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) to earn her first Final berth of the year.

“Being back here in the Final at Huntington Beach is very special,” Manuel said. “Eight years ago I won this event and it was a long time ago, but it is always a nice feeling to make the Final. I’ve gotten a couple of second place finishes these past couple of weeks. California is a second home for me and it is nice to come back and see everyone and all the surf fans.”

Despite being eliminated by Manuel in the Semifinals, Tyler Wright (AUS) reclaims first position on the Jeep Rankings with the 6,500 points awarded to her at this event. Wright’s 3rd place result in Huntington Beach has earned her the right to wear the coveted Jeep Rankings Jersey heading into the next event on the CT, the Swatch Women’s Pro.

Lakey Peterson (USA) was eliminated in the Semifinals by Weston-Webb. Peterson, who suffered a sidelining injury earlier this year, charged through her first event of the 2016 season to earn a 5th place result.

Weston-Webb knocked out Huntington Beach local Courtney Conlogue (USA) in the Quarterfinals. The heat saw both surfers charge for the win, but Conlogue was not able to close the narrow 0.23 point gap required to advance. Conlogue has finished in the top five at every CT event this season, with only the Fiji Pro matching her 5th place result in Huntington Beach. Today’s result will see her move from 1st to 2nd on the Jeep Leaderboard.

2016 WSL Rookie Keely Andrew (AUS) was eliminated in the Quarterfinals by Wright. Despite Andrew’s elimination from the event, the rookie put on a great performance leading up to the Quarterfinals as she knocked out top ranked surfers Johanne Defay (FRA), defending event Champion, and three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW).

Alongside Weston-Webb’s massive Women’s CT win, Filipe Toledo (BRA) finished off a phenomenal run at the 2016 Vans US Open of Surfing Men’s QS10,000 with a second title to his name. The Brazilian showed off his signature flair over the stylish power surfing fromEthan Ewing (AUS) to take another massive win at Huntington Beach, California.

“That’s a really special moment for me now after I’ve had a really blessed week surfing against all these great guys,” Toledo said. “I’m so stoked to have two titles here in Huntington, the crowd is just amazing here and I have the best support coming from my family and friends. This is big confidence builder moving into Tahiti, although I know that’s a totally different wave, just winning a contest is such a great feeling.”

2014 Vans US Open Champion Toledo has secured two Men’s QS10,000 titles in the shadow of the Huntington Beach Pier. The Brazilian had the crowd on their feet leading up to his win at the Vans US Open of Surfing. Taking down the powerful Michel Bourez (PYF)in the Quarterfinals and hometown hero Kanoa Igarashi (USA) in an explosive Semifinal, Toledo scorched his way through the final day of competition.

“I had an amazing week and this win is for all my family, friends, and fans that support me so much,” Toledo added after his celebration. “Competing against Ethan (Ewing) in that final was so crazy, he absolutely rips and know he’s poised with for a big year with his Ballito result and this runner-up. This wave is one that I’m super comfortable in, growing up on beach breaks like this my whole life and now living down the road it just feels like home to me.”

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Previous day results and news –

The VANS US OPEN OF SURFING returns to the shores of Surf City, USA this July 23-31. Held at the iconic Huntington Beach Pier, the Vans US Open of Surfing has evolved into one of the largest action sports festivals in the world encompassing competitions that features leading athletes from the surfing, skateboarding and BMX worlds. Beyond the premier sports competitions hosted by the World Surf League and Vans Pro Skate Park Series, the annual event includes free activities for attendees of all ages.

Following incredible surfing from the world’s best women, the Vans US Open of Surfing Men’s QS10,000 scorched through thirteen heats of high-performance surfing. Battling through the windy conditions of the afternoon, more top seeds made their debut in a phenomenal fashion, completing Round 2, Heats 6 through 18. Returning to his hometown in defining fashion, Kanoa Igarashi (USA) put on a showcase despite the victory-at-sea swell on hand. Shouts were coming from everywhere on the beach as Igarashi blasted the event’s highest heat total thus far with a 17.23. The 18-year-old earned an 8.83 right away and backing it up with another excellent 8.40 to solidify his win, in turn putting the field in a combination situation. Davey Cathels (AUS) came into Huntington Beach feeling relaxed and ready to take on another QS10,000. Earning a ninth-place finish at the Ballito Pro QS10,000, Cathels is on the hunt for another good result to back up his No. 23 spot on the CT. With his experience at the highest level of competition, the Australian is feeling comfortable in unfamiliar territory. Sebastian Zeitz (HAW) took down one of the most anticipated heats on the draw in Round 2, featuring fellow CT competitor and rookie of the year front-runner Caio Ibelli (BRA), top event threat Mitch Crews (AUS), and one of yesterday’s standouts Victor Bernardo (BRA). Zeitz posted a near-perfect 9.07 on a running lefthander that allowed him to open up on multiple times. The Kauai, Maui native knows how important it is to get a good result on the QS10,000 level as his CT injury replacement spot is a hot commodity. Other notable standouts amid an action-packed Round 2; Kiron Jabour (HAW) posted an impressive 16.43 heat total, Griffin Colapinto (USA) earned a second heat win as a wildcard over Jordy Smith (ZAF), and Granger Larsen (HAW) topped QS No. 1 ranked Leonardo Fiorvanti (ITA) and No. 2 Connor O’Leary (AUS).

A full list of today’s surf contests is as follows:

WOMEN’S: ROUND TWO (H1-6)

H1

H2

Red

Gilmore, Stephanie

AUS

1

Fitzgibbons, Sally

AUS

1

Blue

Van Dijk, Nikki

AUS

2

Quizon, Alessa

HAW

2

H3

H4

Red

Conlogue, Courtney

USA

1

Moore, Carissa

HAW

1

Blue

Collins, Meah

USA

2

Tuach, Chelsea

BRB

2

H5

H6

Red

Defay, Johanne

FRA

2

Buitendag, Bianca

ZAF

2

Blue

Andrew, Keely

AUS

1

Enever, Laura

AUS

1

MEN’S: ROUND TWO (H6-18)

H6

H7

Red

Andre, Jadson

BRA

1

Callinan, Ryan

AUS

2

White

Martin, Charles

GLP

2

McGonagle, Noe Mar

CRI

3

Yellow

Florence, Nathan

HAW

4

Veminardi, Medi

REU

4

Blue

Chapman, Cooper

AUS

3

Kennedy, Stu

AUS

1

H8

H9

Red

Ibelli, Caio

BRA

4

Pupo, Miguel

BRA

3

White

Crews, Mitch

AUS

2

Whitaker, Tom

AUS

2

Yellow

Bernardo, Victor

BRA

3

Jabour, Kiron

HAW

1

Blue

Zietz, Sebastian

HAW

1

Boukhiam, Ramzi

MAR

4

H10

H11

Red

Cathels, Davey

AUS

1

Fioravanti, Leonardo

ITA

4

White

Yeomans, Nathan

USA

2

Larsen, Granger

HAW

1

Yellow

Camarao, Thiago

BRA

3

Mignot, Nomme

PRA

2

Blue

Payne, Dusty

HAW

4

O’Leary, Connor

AUS

3

H12

H13

Red

de Souza, Adriano

BRA

1

Smith, Jordy

ZAF

2

White

Hiquily, Mateia

PYF

4

Carmichael, Wade

AUS

4

Yellow

Braye, Mihimana

PYF

2

Colapinto, Griffin

USA

1

Blue

do Carmo, David

BRA

3

Bettero, Hizunome

BRA

3

H14

H15

Red

Ribeiro, Alex

BRA

3

Coffin, Conner

USA

1

White

Dora, Yago

BRA

1

Ribeiro, Vasco

PRT

3

Yellow

Robinson, Jack

AUS

4

Gouveia, Ian

BRA

4

Blue

Duru, Joan

FRA

2

Lopes, Bino

BRA

2

H16

H17

Red

Igarashi, Kanoa

USA

1

Cardoso, Willian

BRA

4

White

Lacomare, Marc

FRA

3

Aranburu, Aritz

ESP

3

Yellow

Santos, Robson

BRA

4

Meister, Torrey

HAW

1

Blue

Stairmand, Billy

NZL

2

Muniz, Santiago

ARG

2

H18

Red

Flores, Jeremy

FRA

2

White

Dunphy, Michael

USA

3

Yellow

Walsh, Ian

HAW

4

Blue

Geiselman, Evan

USA

1

In skateboarding, contenders for the Vans Pro Skate Park Series Women’s World Championships were determined with Hanna Zanzi claiming first place after a seven year hiatus. The Vans Park Series Huntington Beach Women’s Global Qualifier results are as follows:

1st – Hanna Zanzi

2nd – Lizzie Armanto

3rd – Jordyn Barratt

4th – Brighton Zeuner

5th – Nora Vasconcellos

6th – Allysha Le

7th – Julz Lynn

8th – Bryce Zettstein

9th – Yndiara Asp

10th – Nicole Hause

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