The 2014 Vans US Open will celebrate its 20th anniversary, between 27th July and 3rd August, in Huntington Beach, Surf City USA.
The prestigious American title is up for grabs exactly when Huntington Beach commemorates 100 years of surfing in town. The event will attract Dream Tour, Qualification Series, and Pro Junior surfers from all over the world.
Kelly Slater, Julian Wilson, CJ Hobgood, Alejo Muniz, Carissa Moore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Stephanie Gilmore, and many more will try to earn valuable points toward the overall rankings. A good result at the US Open of Surfing usually means success at the end of the season.
The organizers behind the Défi Wind Gruissan and the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) are planning a windsurfing marathon in Maui, Hawaii.
According to Philippe Bru, founder of the French windsurfing race Défi Wind, and Sam Bittner, director of the American Windsurfing Tour Director, Défi Wind Maui may be a reality in the next years.
"I attended the Défi Wind Gruissan, in 2013, and knew right away I would love to see an event like this in Maui. Philippe Bru and I met up in Tahiti this past week for a racing event, and when we talked about the idea of working together to create the Defi Wind Maui, it was a perfect match," explains Bittner.