Vans US Open of Surfing 2013 Rounds 1 and 2 results and photo special

Carissa Moore surfing straight outta Mars

Omgee Vans, the new sponsors of the US Open of Surfing, have got themselves a good photographer this year. Or maybe it’s the same dude (C Lallande since you’re asking) seriously upping his game. Sure those wide-brown Huntington Beach pier poles provide a rad backdrop whoever you are but they don’t help you get red flare shots like the one of Carissa Moore above or this Courtney Conlogue black and whiter below.

Courtney Conlogue pre-game face


We also like this dusty atmospheric crowd shot (on a tangent love how many people are wearing bikinis and seeing these numbers at a midweek contest bodes well for surfing right?)

Dust bowl but not a depression

Some young Alana Blanchard fans…

“I love you so much I might drop my phone”

But the frothers around Kelly Slater (top) and Evan Geiselman (bottom) prove guys get it too

Spot the Slater
“We’re so over Beiber”

And oh yes the contest! Here are some great shots from that. Top is Sofia Mulanovich, then Alana Blanchard above Pauline Ado.

It was great to see the ASP Women’s World Tour kick off again after the wave no-show at the Roxy Pro. If you need a reminder of who’s in the running for the World Title read point 1 of this piece.

So the results from the Vans US Open of Surfing Round 1 were:

Heat 1: Silvana Lima (BRA) 13.00, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 10.44, Bianca Buitendag
Heat 2: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 14.46, Rebecca Woods (AUS) 10.44, Laura Enever
Heat 3: Alana Blanchard (HAW) 12.43, Tyler Wright (AUS) 11.90, Leila Hurst (HAW)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.87, Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 13.93, Paige Hareb
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 16.70, Malia Manuel (HAW) 14.10, Sage Erickson
Heat 6: Pauline Ado (FRA) 15.33, Coco Ho (HAW) 10.60, Lakey Peterson (AUS)

And from Round 2:

Heat 1: Bianca Buitendag 14.50, Paige Hareb 8.33
Heat 2: Coco Ho 11.80, Rebecca Woods 11.23
Heat 3: Tyler Wright 12.66, Leila Hurst 12.00
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore 15.20, Sofia Mulanovich 14.17
Heat 5: Lakey Peterson 16.76, Sage Erickson 11.77
Heat 6: Laura Enever 16.37,  Malia Manuel 15.27

So we have some juicy match ups ahead of us in Round 3 which kicks off later on Thursday. Stay tuned for updates and head here for Live Coverage 


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