Top Surfing Photos from the 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing

Pro surfing photos

As promised here are a few more photos from last week’s Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. This time it’s all about the surfers.

Like many of the other photographers at the event, which there were probably hundreds of them, I was trying to cover as much of the surfing event as possible. Considering that hundreds of photographers were at the beach, the media tent and along the HB Pier, the amount of photos that I’ve seen online is actually very small.

Even on Flickr only a couple of photographers have shared any pictures. As for stock image sites that cater to sports or surf photography are also lacking any interesting photos from the event. Hopefully more will find their way online soon.

As for here at OCSurfPix, lets start our photo tour of the surfers.

First, here’s the crowd favorite Alana Blanchard during the semi-finals on Saturday. Followed by the crowd almost mobbing her as she returned to the beach. Plus, Bianca Buitendag and Nikki Van Dijk.

US Open of Surfing


While some of the pro surfers are competing, those that are scheduled to compete on a different day can usually be found practicing on the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier or just south of the competition area.

During the week, I noticed that Jr Pro surfer Tatiana Weston-Webb was free surfing north of the HB pier. Here’s a few photos of her having a great time. Plus one of her just before her heat later in the week.

North side of HB Pier

Below are a few pictures from earlier in the week at the US Open, including Kelly Slater and Jean da Silva.



Finally, here’s a good shot of the beach during the week. It’s a good example of how committed the die hard surf fans are in Huntington Beach during the US Open of Surfing.

Huntington Beach

Ramon Ambriz

Ramon has been an avid photographer for over 20 years. He runs and contributes to several photography sites including OCPix and OCSurfpix. His main expertise is in advertising and online marketing but photography has always remained a top priority. For digital downloads of most images on this site, see our OCPix site. We also offer a variety of photography services in the Orange County California area. Follow my personal sites at the links to the left or if you need to contact me:

2 thoughts on “Top Surfing Photos from the 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing

  • August 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    I am a retired univ. professor who is writing a book on beaches. I am including a couple of photos of crowded beaches and found your 2013 photo of the surfing competition at Huntington Beach, CA. I would like to include it in my book with Pineapple Press. Credit to Mr. Ambriz will be provided in the figure caption. I thank you very much for your consideration.
    Richard A. Davis, Jr.
    Dist. Univ. Professor Emeritus
    Univ. South Florida

    • August 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Richard A. Davis, Jr.,

      Thank you for the inquiry about the crowded beach photo in Huntington Beach. I sent you a reply via email.

      R. Ambriz


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