Californians Take Top Spots in U.S. Surf Open

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Huntington Beach local Kanoa Igarashi placed first in the men’s division of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing this year.
— Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©

Newport Beach’s neighbor city once again held the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing and this year the top spots for men and women’s divisions went to Californians.

Huntington Beach local Kanoa Igarashi placed first in the men’s division and Ventura resident Sage Erickson earned the honor in the women’s group.

Thousands of people gathered on the beach near the pier during the week-long competition. The massive sports action event was held July 29 to Aug. 6 in Huntington Beach.

For more information, visit vansusopenofsurfing.com/2017.

Ventura resident Sage Erickson recently won the women’s division of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing.
— Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Last year’s winner in the women’s division, Tatiana Weston-Webb of Hawaii, catches a wave during the recent 2017 surf open in Huntington Beach.
— Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Thousands gathered near the Huntington Beach pier between July 29 to Aug. 6 to watch the competition.
— Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
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