Gabriel Medina (BRA), 19, will take on fellow countryman Adriano de Souza (BRA), 25, in Heat 1 of the Vans US Open of Surfing.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (Monday, July 22, 2013) – Round 1 of the Men’s ASP Prime Vans US Open of Surfing is LIVE this morning in clean three-to-five foot waves at Huntington Beach Pier and today’s action is set to complete the first 18 heats of Round 1 action.
The fourth of eight ASP Prime rated events on the 2013 calendar, the Vans US Open of Surfing has drawn several of the world’s best surfers to the iconic Huntington Beach Pier amphitheater in search of valuable ratings points and the coveted 100 thousand dollar prize purse.
Today’s ASP Prime action represents the third day of Vans US Open of Surfing competition, with the previous weekend kicking off action with Men’s Pro Junior and the main event trials. Surfers enjoyed pulsing four-to-six foot waves over the weekend and smaller, but consistent conditions are expected to deliver throughout the day.
In addition to all of the ASP action, the 2013 Vans US Open is a massive action sports festival that will also include the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, BMX and Skate Competitions, performances from Modest Mouse, The Faint, Matt Costa and more.
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