Posts Tagged ‘huntington beach’

March 8th, 2016

Peter Taras No Longer Photo Editor At Surfing Magazine

We just got off the phone with our good buddy Peter Taras and he has confirmed he is no longer the photo editor at Surfing Magazine, but Jimmy Wilson (former assistant photo editor) is taking over. Peter will now oversea all website and social media aspects for their website.

Jimmy gave Peter a nice farewell package – Peter landing this months cover shot of Kolohe Andino surfing on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The 50ft American flag provided by the Ten group.

Hey wait a minute Mr. Taras – did you get the whole “flag” idea from our shoot with Scotty Stopnik?


Resource: The American Life

August 6th, 2015

Herbie Fletcher In The Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational

Photos of Herbie Fletcher longboarding in the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational from Huntington Beach are now live on Herbie’s page

Here comes Herbie

Herbie making it to the final where he beat out many of the young hipsters


Very rare do you see Joel Tudor smile – so you know Joel was stoked that Herbie showed up

Christian doesn’t need an invite – he just shows up and goes out

“Turn the board around Christian” – Herbie (Herbie wanted to show the traction)

June 27th, 2015

66 Surfers Ride The Biggest Surfboard In Huntington Beach

On June 20, 2015 Surf City USA and Visit Huntington Beach broke the world record for “most people riding a surd board” atop the worlds largest surfboard. The board, measuring in at 42 feet long, was rode by 66 people for 12 seconds, breaking the previous record of 47 people. Replay XD was part of the action bringing in all the angles! Shot 100% on Prime X.

Brett Simpson with his daughter


June 5th, 2014

Vans US Open of Surfing Teaser

VANS BRINGS FAMILY AND COMMUNITY FOCUS TO THE 2014 VANS US OPEN OF SURFING – Vans Joins City in Celebration of 100 Years of Surfing in Huntington Beach
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to announce the highly anticipated return of the Vans US Open of Surfing to Huntington Beach, California, July 26-August 3, 2014. With a focus on family and community, the Vans US Open of Surfing will host the world’s best surfing, skateboarding and BMX action in Huntington Beach as the city celebrates 100 Years of Surfing. The event will feature Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) men’s and women’s competitions, the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, and Van Doren Invitational Skate and BMX contests as well as family activities including movie nights and art exhibitions.

“This is an important year for the Vans US Open of Surfing, the City of Huntington Beach, and the sport of surfing. We are thrilled to celebrate 100 years of surfing in Huntington Beach with this iconic and globally recognized surf, skate and youth festival,” said James Leitz, Senior Vice President of IMG, owners and operators of the event. “Surf heritage, youth culture and the beach lifestyle are alive and well at the Vans US Open of Surfing.”

In 2013, the Vans US Open of Surfing saw surfers Alejo Muniz and Carissa Moore crowned champions in tough competition from the world’s best. Action packed with consistent and challenging surf, competitors traded wave for wave in heated competitions. For 2014, the Vans US Open of Surfing is a pivotal point on the Men’s ASP Qualification Series and Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT). For the men, a win at the Vans US Open – ASP Men’s Prime event – will earn them valuable points toward a coveted Top 10 QS ranking. And for the women, with a close race for the ASP World Title, the Vans US Open of Surfing marks a key midseason stop on the Women’s WCT. Alongside the ASP QS and WCT competition, Vans will host the ASP Pro Juniors for men’s and women’s, prepping the field for a spot in the coveted ASP World Junior Championships.

Exciting surf exhibitions will also feature fan favorite, the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, an innovative surf series that showcases the expressive style and creativity of longboarding in its purest aesthetic. Directed by international surf icon Joel Tudor, the invite-only competition is set to host 16 talented longboarders exhibiting the unique evolutional style of longboarding today.

The Vans US Open is thrilled to bring the most anticipated bowl riding competition of the summer, the Van Doren Invitational, back to Huntington Beach. Converging in the center of the nation’s largest action sports festival, the Van Doren Invitational challenges the world’s finest crew of Pro and Amateur bowl riders to step up in one glorious all-cement playground, the Vans Pro Bowl. Witness unparalleled competition as the biggest names go for broke August 1-3 for their share of more than $135,000 in prize money and top honors in the most premier skateboarding and BMX events in the Open’s history.

“Vans is again honored to be back on the sand in Huntington Beach for our second year at the Vans US Open of Surfing. We look forward to bringing world-class competition across, surfing, skateboarding and BMX to So Cal, the epicenter of action sports, as well as showcasing the true Van Doren spirit of family to hundreds of thousands of fans on the beach and on the live webcast,” said Doug Palladini, Vans Vice President and General Manager of the Americas.

For the time in between the competitions, Vans has put a special focus on the 100 Years of Surfing in Huntington Beach celebration, and other family-friendly activities such as the Van Doren Village, the Art and Soul of Surfing exhibit at the Huntington Beach Art Center, a free and public showing of Vans’ newest surf film Get-N Classic Vol. 3, and family movie nights.

The 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing will run from July 26 to August 3 and use the official hashtag #vansusopen. All events are free and open to the public and can be viewed daily on the live webcast at CBS Sports will also air two live one-hour wrap up shows throughout the course of the event. The surfing event will also be broadcast internationally, bringing the live action to more than 110 countries around the globe.

The Vans US Open of Surfing is proudly sponsored by FIAT, iON Cameras, G-Shock, Pacifico, Paul Mitchell Salon Haircare, Red Bull, and GrindMedia.

For more information on Huntington Beach’s celebration of 100 Years of Surfing, please visit

About Vans
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear and apparel brand. Vans collections include authentic footwear, apparel, accessories and snowboard boots that are sold globally in more than 170 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. VF Outdoor, Inc. owns and operates more than 415 stores of the Vans brand in the United States and internationally, each offering a range of Vans footwear and apparel while communicating the brand’s rich heritage. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of musicians, artists and athletes on boards and bikes all over the globe and through progressive events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans Downtown Showdown, the Vans Pool Party, the Vans Warped Tour® and surfing’s most prestigious contest, the Vans US Open of Surfing. Vans, “Off the Wall” Since ’66

About IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 30 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include College, Media, IMG Academy, Events and Federations, Golf, Tennis, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; world-class partnerships with sponsors, brands and broadcasters; and marquee assets across entertainment, events and fashion.

January 27th, 2013

Late 90’s Surfing Photos

Aaron Aquino – Central Coast

Beach Babe – US Open, Huntington Beach

Bob Pearson – Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz (shaper/owner Pearson Arrow Surfboards)

Chad Towersey (brother to Punker Pat)

Darren Delmore

Darryl “Flea” Virostko, Josh Loya and Josh Pomer – Way north of Santa Cruz

Eric Soderquist – Pismo Beach

Evan Futterer – Central Cal

Bronze Time – HB

Lauren – Pimso Pier

Fred Swegles – (maybe the only surf photographer that ever shot Minolta)

Jeff Flindt – US Open (former senior photographer for Surfing Magazine now living in Sweden)

Jeremiah Blackwell – Pismo Beach Pier

JJ Ayala – The Wedge

Jordan Hetrick – Newport Beach

JP Patterson – The Wedge

Kai Meyer – Cardiff

Les Walker

Nick Carroll – (brother to legend surfer Tom)

Pat Caldwell – Dana Point

Raffi Meyer, Kainoa McGee, Paul Roach, Aka Lyman – Seaside Reef

Paul Roach – (in his patent position)

Joe Grodgzen, Ross McBride, Scotty Carter, Paul Roach, Nelz Velocido – 10st, Laguna Beach

PJ Wahl – Carpoforo, Big Sur

Point Mugu

Reef Promo Models – US Open (the models at the signings would not be the girls in the pictures/posters due to the fact the girls at these signings had to have pretty faces as well as good bodies)

Homeless – Hollywood

Rick Gannon – The Poles, Oceano Dunes

Robbie Crawford – The Wedge

Ross McBride – Point Mugu

Cory Lopez – The Wedge

Evan Futterer, Rick Gannon, Chris Doll, Walter Cerney – Point Sal


Xanadu – Lower Trestles (one thing about Xanadu when he surfs he does not go right, he’s a goofy foot)

January 17th, 2013

Vans US Open Of Surfing

How is that sounding for this year?


September 27th, 2012

American Pro Surfing Series Comes To HB

Round 64 Heats:
1: Matt Pagan, Ryan Carlson, Trevor Thorton
2: Parker Coffin, Kellen Ellison, Chucky Rigano
3: Chris Ward, Jason Harris, Jeremy Jennings
4: Kalani Robb, Ian Crane, Mike Tamburello
5: Chris Waring, Kyle McGeary, Tyler Killeen
6: Rudy Palmboom, Frank Curren, Bryan Van Arsdale
7: Cory Arambide, Alex Gulett, Brandon Roberts
8: Anthony Ruffo, Nic Hernandez, Mark Moreno (Ruffo is in jail, call your alternate)
9: Brad Ettinger, Donavon Stapleton, Alex Stephenson
10: Nate Yeomans, Christian Saenz, Alex McDonell
11: Mike McCabe, Jamie Miestrell, Matt Taylor
12: *Tom Curren, Taylor Clark, Chris Bartovich
13: Hunter Lysaught, Bobby Morris, Ivan Longoff
14: Colin Moran, Willie Safreed, Andrew Jacobson
15: Teddy Navarro, Adam Lambert, JD Lewis
16: Torry Miester, Matt King, David Giddings

August 13th, 2012

Walking In Circles

Not sure how this was made, but it’s pretty cool – Huntington Beach

August 3rd, 2012

Nike US Open Photos From Friday

Alex Knost

Brett Simpson


Chris Del Moro

Dane Reynolds


Jeff, Bob, and Ryan Hurley

Jesse Mendes

Joel Tudor and Jamie Obrien

Julian Wilson

Kalani David

Kelly Slater

Kolohe Andino

A Man (funky sunglasses)

Nathaniel Curran

Nike US Open

Pat Gudauskas

Scotty Stopnik

Stu Kennedy

Timmy Reyes

April 3rd, 2012

Nat Young & Keanu Asing Win Vans Classic

Yesterday they finished the Vans Pier Classic presented by Jacks Surfboards in solid 6ft plus wind blown storm surf.

Keanu Asing sticking to his backside the whole event

Junior Final Results
1 12.07 Keanu Asing HAW
2 11.37 Andrew Doheny USA
3 7.93 Ian Gentil HAW
4 4.77 Conner Coffin USA

Nat Young’s backside was highly talked about over the loud speaker, but in this comp he proved his frontside can be just as lethal.

Mens Finalist (all Cali boys)
1 15.07 Nat Young USA
2 14.87 Nathan Yeomans USA
3 10.66 Chris Ward USA
4 7.00 Chase Wilson USA