Qualifying: The US Open of Surfing, part two
Ask a groupie, ask a fan, or just ask an athlete — and they’ll all tell you that there isn’t any event like the US Open of Surfing. Held annually in Huntington Beach, the Open is a bona fide circus. It attracts record-shattering crowds year after year, all in a place that isn’t quite as […]
Ask a groupie, ask a fan, or just ask an athlete — and they’ll all tell you that there isn’t any event like the US Open of Surfing. Held annually in Huntington Beach, the Open is a bona fide circus. It attracts record-shattering crowds year after year, all in a place that isn’t quite as picturesque as Fiji.
With challenging conditions in the water — and more than madness on land — Evan Geiselman, Damien Hobgood, Pat Gudauskas, Nathan Hedge and Ezekiel Lau all try to use the US Open to get them one step closer to achieving their goal of a berth on the 2015 WCT. Is it dramatic? Sure. So watch it all unfold in the newest episode of Qualifying.
Carissa Moore is now two heats away from her 6th World Title, btw.
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