July 29 - August 6, 2023 at Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Huntington City Beach
Huntington Beach, CA
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. -- The annual surfing festival in Huntington Beach is held the last week of July and often into the first week of August. This event often was held on the same weekend as the South Bay's International Surf Festival but has not been impacted by that event, which is a four city festival with many of the competitions open to the public.
Showcasing top talent in surfing, skateboarding and BMX competitions, the nine-day festival also offers a full calendar of family-friendly activities. The entire event is free and open to the public. Surfing, skateboarding and BMX competitions, family-friendly activities, community market, giveaways, sustainability panels and art installations.
Athletes scheduled to compete include two-time Vans US Open of Surfing Champion and Olympic silver medalist Kanoa Igarashi, WSL Women’s World Longboarding Champion Honolua Blomfield, style maven Karina Rozunko; WSL Challenger Series standouts, Olympic skateboarder Zion Wright; BMX medalists Dennis Enarson and Dakota Roche, and many more.
US Open of Surfing is a six-star World Qualifying Series (WQS) competition in which surfers from around the globe come to HB (not the other HB -- Hermosa Beach with the other festival) to surf and hopefully win one round which is added to their surfers' ranking in the international contests.
US Open has
a storied past that you may find interesting. It attracts up to
500,000 visitors who want to experience the youthful beach vibe of a surfing
village atmosphere, right in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles / Southern
California. Come check it out!
317 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA
vendors: usopenofsurfing@ imgworld.com
Bonfires and BBQs: Bonfire rings are first come first serve. City regulation: No person shall light or maintain fires or coals, except in the City provided fire rings or in self-contained BBQs kept within six (6 at feet of a City provided fire ring. Disposable heating BBQ materials must be deposited inside City provided fire ring. The heating element of self-contained BBQs must be raised at least eighteen (18 at inches above the surface of the sand.
Places to eat
Fred's Mexican Cafe, Sancho's Tacos, Avila El Ranchito, Pete's Mexican Cafe, Sharkeez, Wahoo's Fish Tacos, Luggatti's, Coach's Mediterranean Grill, Subway, Avocado Cafe, IHOP, Sugar Shack, Hurricane's Bar & Grill, Dukes near the pier, Ra Sushi, Gallaghers, Bomb Burger, Bruxie's, Johnny Rockets, BJs Pizza, HB Beer Co, Aloha Grill, Killarney Irish Pub, Beachfront 301, 25 Degrees, 2nd Floor, Banzai Bowl, Blackbull Chop House, Cucina Alessa, G's Boat House, Jan's Health Bar, Ka Shabu, Longboard Pub, Luigi's, No Ka Oi, North Shore Poke Co, Pizza Lounge, Sandy's Beach Grill, Sertino Cafe, Shades, Spark Woodfire Grill, Subway, Super Hero's Sandwiches, Subway, Thai Wave, Zimzala
At Zack's next to HB Pier, at Dwight's on other side of pier, 200 Main St. parking garage 1st floor, portable units set up for July 4 all along Main Street
Dogs on Beach
Dogs are allowed on Dog Beach which goes from Golden West Street to Seapoint Street. They aren't allowed on other beaches.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.