If you are a surfer in California or anywhere for that matter or just a fan of surfing then you most likely went to see the U.S. Open of Surfing at the Huntington Beach Pier at least once in the past two weeks.
In all the years I've lived in California this was the second time I've went. In years past having lived on Kaua'i for 10 years I've known a couple of the contestants, and remember them fondly as I was sitting on the beach watching them as little "groms" tearing it up on the wave. They were so good back then and I was not surprised when they became a well know sensation. It was nice to see Keala again. Not a surprise that I loved watching the little ones on the other side of the pier and seeing how crazy good they are and some look to be only about 8 years old! It was getting quite crowded as you can see but as the final heats were starting up ready it got to be crazy crowded.
My girl and I stood under the pier and watched from there, it felt so good to get wet, it was another hot day and the cool water felt good!
I have never seen it like this....so many people here. There were umbrellas and bodies as far as the eye can see! And look at how blue the water is, it was so clear and a great day to just hang out at the beach.
We sat for a little while up on the bleachers, it was a good view but got very hot so we came back to under the pier.
Here I am with my li'l one stopping to take a selfie at the Surf Competition....what about you have you ever gone to the U.S. Open?
and one more last picture of my girl coming in after a morning of surf...the waves weren't too bad this day but the water felt fine! And best of all a pod of dolphins swam right by her while she was waiting to catch a wave.