The world’s largest surfing event has returned to the shores of Huntington Beach, California, after being canceled in 2020.
2021 – US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach reactivation takes place from September 20 to 26. As a major stop on the World Surf League’s (WSL) world tour, 96 male and 64 female professional surfers competed for the first place cash prize of 20,000 20,000 for both the men’s and women’s divisions.
The competition, previously known for drawing over 50,000 people, is divided into five stages of a round of four surfers per heat until they reach the sixth round of the final round this Sunday, where surfers are judged by their two highest ranking waves, their One to ten points at 30-minute intervals of heating.
The surf conditions on Tuesday morning were as wide as 1-– feet with light winds, but the lack of energy in the picking waves posed a challenge for surfers as they pumped through the flat parts of the surf with their boards.
“We’re actually lucky that even this northwest has swelled slightly,” Big Wave Surfer and WSL commentator Peter Mail announced during the competition.
He smiled, “Because if not, it would be even smaller.”
If Surf succeeds in creating a reformer division, competitors can use the remnants of the wave in their most powerful tactics before the wave crashes into the sand.
The final heat of the women’s competition on Wednesday saw surfers – Molly Picklam (Australia); Alyssa Spencer, 18, Carlsbad, California; Ella McCaffrey, 18, of Encinitas, California; And Nadia Aerostarbe (Spain) – Fight it from the beach and Huntington Beach Pier to the waves of hundreds of people from the unruly waists to the high waves of the chest.
McCaffrey quickly catches the first wave of heat drop-in and then comes a confident turn at the top of the wave. After creating the flat part, the wave speed increased near the arrow allowing him to complete a final snap of the judges, the judges gave him 4.83 out of 10.
This was followed by Erstarbe, whose offensive style brought the most air, pumping his board into the steep part of the wave and throwing two rear snaps, but unfortunately his board stumbled shortly after his second tactic.
“The fall will definitely have an impact,” Mail commented.
“Even if you have a nice strategy, a fall usually leaves a sour taste in the judge’s mouth and doesn’t necessarily throw big numbers.”
The next wave of heat saw Spencer show a rocky starting path by failing to access a surfacable part of his wave and removed it for a better alternative.
Everyone watching the competition has the option to choose “Who Wins” among the heat surfers, and McCaffrey is predicted to be the favorite of the WSL fan-picked warmth, receiving 51 percent of the vote. With more than 20 minutes left on the clock, he had the necessary time to make an electoral decision about his impending wave.
Picklam started to go through the next wave, only to have to pull even after not getting the speed needed to go inwards, getting 0.57 to watch the judges.
Although each woman was able to commit to several point-making techniques during 15 waves, only two of the hungry competitors would go ahead to win.
“Looks like there might be a chance here,” Mel saw Picklam paddling in the high waves of his chest.
“It could be a big moment …”
Now the heat was the last 3 minutes and Picklam, still in last place, needed 7.16 to advance to the next round.
With no more time for wave selection, he climbed into a wave and made a small top turn while surfing towards the pier when his wave began to flatten.
He then reverses his board vigorously through the flat part with the eddy current flowing in the opposite direction, allowing his speed to throw his fins over the wave and completing a turn to finish a dual wave. The judges gave him 5.30, taking him to 3rd place in the heat.
Spencer, surfing the heat wave just before Picklam, will win among four women with a score of women.17.
He will advance to the next round of the competition to be held tomorrow, along with Eurostarbe who scored .8.3 from the competition judges.
The two women will continue to advance to the final round to be held on Sunday, which is predicted to improve surfing conditions.
Watch the US Open of Surfing Hunting Beach live: https://www.worldsurfleague.com/watch
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times