The 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing entered Round 1, in peaky one-to-three foot waves at Huntington Beach Pier.
The first upset of the competition came in Heat 15. Alejo Muniz, defending event champion, was eliminated by Alex Ribeiro and Dane Reynolds.
"I knew I’d have to get the best waves. Conditions were tough with the low tide, but I just tried to relax and have fun. I’ve been training three times a day, five days a week to prepare for this event, and that win felt really good," says Ribeiro.
When the giant water curtain closes, it can be scary. Brad Domke is ready to conquer the world. His wipeouts are as epics and his greatest rides.
Brad Domke is one of the best wave riders of all time. He may very well win the Billabong XXL Ride of the Year award, in 2015, after riding the biggest skimboarding wave of all time, in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.
On the 5th July, 2014, Domke tried all waves, in finless mode. He was able to escape a few monsters, got barreled, but also got pounded by massive walls of brown water.