Us Open Of Surfing Survival Guide
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(photo credit: Brandon Means Photography)

Whether you are an HB local or visiting during the summer chances are you know the US Open of Surfing. It is the biggest surfing event in the world and attracts nearly 100,000 people a day to Huntington Beach. The US Open, which started in 1959 as the West Coast Surfing Championship, lasts just over a week and features some of the best surfers on the planet. If you plan on checking out some of the action this year here are a few tips to ensure that you have the best possible time.

-Get There Early
Parking can be a nightmare downtown on any given summer day, but it's nothing compared to traffic during the US Open of Surfing, especially as the week goes on. Get to the Main Street early and get yourself a decent parking spot.

-Know Your Other Options
Wake up late? It happens to the best of us. Luckily there are a variety of shuttle, taxi and bus options to get you to the Open. Or you could always bring your skateboard/bike/rocket-skates and make the trek that way.

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(photo credit: Brandon Means Photography)

-Bring a Backpack
As stated above, there are a ton of people out during the US Open of Surfing. Bring a backpack to keep all of your belongings safe and sound, such as your phone, camera, sunscreen and water. On that note…

-Bring Water and Sunscreen
This may seem like a no-brainer but you'd be surprised. Bring a reusable water bottle that you can fill up at various stations and apply sunscreen often to ensure that you stay hydrated and happy for a days worth of fun in the sun.

-Watch the Surfing
This one may also seem obvious but the US Open of Surfing is a huge social event as well as the worlds largest surf competition. With all of the great bars and restaurants downtown HB has to offer it's easy to get caught up in the party, but take some time and check out the best surfers in the world do their thing!

Keep these easy tips in mind and you should have a blast at the US Open of Surfing this year!

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Posted 31 Jul 2014 17:56.