US Open of Surfing 2011 Day One at Huntington Beach

2011 Huntington Beach US OpenThe US Open of Surfing 2011, day 1 (one) opened with the Junior Men and Junior Woman surfers in a warm afternoon.

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day to be at the beach. However surf conditions were just ok, about 2-4 ft early in the morning. Later in the afternoon the winds kicked in and the Junior Women heats were mostly sloppy with the occasional 2-3 ft waves.

The surfers made the best of it and so did the spectators. The US Open of Surfing venue had many activities for the fans, they have a music stage, Nike Hurley Converse Retail Store, the colorful art/graffiti wall, not to mention all the promotional samples being given out from many different booth sponsors.

Like many of the the other surf photographers, I was shooting from the beach as well as from the Huntington Beach Pier. This first day for me was more like a “scout day”, testing to see where the best places to shoot from when I come back the rest of the week. This is a week-long event and doesn’t end until Sunday August 7, which I plan to attend most of the days.

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Here are just a few photos from Day 1 (one) at the US Open of Surfing 2011 at Huntington Beach.


The Surf Stadium at the 2011 US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach California.

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Haley Watson heading out to heat #2 for the Woman’s Junior round of 24.

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The crowds at the US Open of Surfing.

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The art/graffiti wall turned out to be a popular spot at the US Open of Surfing venue.

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Alexa Frantz, Naomi Stevic and Alisha Gonsalves wait for the start of their heat of the Junior Women’s round of 24.

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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: ray@ocsurfpix.com

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