The highly anticipated US Open of Surfing is set to take place in Huntington Beach from July 29 to August 6, 2023, featuring exciting surf competitions and the renowned Huntington Beach Longboard Classic. While Vans is no longer the sponsor, the event promises a fresh lineup of activities, including beach games, food trucks, live music, athlete signings, surfboard shaping, WSL Rising Tides gatherings, and new additions such as freestyle motorcycles. Stay tuned for more exciting events and activities to be announced.
The US Open of Surfing is one of the biggest annual events in Orange County, drawing approximately half a million viewers every year. Downtown Huntington Beach has hosted the event since 1959. The surfing competition has transformed into one of the biggest extreme sports festivals in the nation, featuring world-class surfing, skateboarding, and BMX competitions.
Wallex US Open of Surfing Presented by Pacifico
Dates: Saturday, July 29, 2023 – Sunday August 6, 2023
Where: Huntington Beach Pier
Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Events run daily from as early as 7:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
Surfing will take place daily 7:30AM to 4PM
Surf competitions at this year’s event include:
WSL Challenger Series
Surfers compete in the Challenger Series to qualify for the Championship Tour as pat of an ten event series. A total of 80 male surfers and 48 female surfers will participate in the six events, vying for points to secure a spot within the Top 10 men and Top 5 women rankings.
Huntington Beach Longboard Classic
Longboard Competition featuring 20 men and 20 women. The first of a four event series in the WSL Longboard World Tour.
Motorcycle, BMX & Skateboard Events
- Freestyle Motorcycles – The Nitro Circus’ Full Throttle FMX will be making its debut at the US Open this year and spectators can expect to see many well known riders showcasing their skills.
Activities include the following:
- Beach Bar Open (21+)
- Air Force Flyover
- Food Trucks
- DJs and Live Music
- Athlete Signings
- Live Art
- US Open Retail Store
- Sponsor & Partner Activations
- Cup Noodles Geo Selfie Live
- WSL One Ocean x Shiseido Public Beach Cleanup
- Awards Presentation
Surf City Nights
Downtown Huntington Beach’s weekly street fair and farmers market. Check out the fresh produce, products by local artisans, enjoy crafts, games, and other kids activities, food trucks, and more. Event is held on Main Street from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday Night.
Surfers’ Hall of Fame
The event takes place August 4 at the corner of PCH and Main Street near Huntington Surf & Sport.
Free Shuttle Service
It’s not easy to get in and out of Downtown with your own car during the US Open of Surfing. Check out the Huntington Beach free shuttle service instead. Additional service hours may be available during this years event.
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Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.