Beyrick De Vries: vertical approach | Photo: Michael Lallande/US Open of Surfing

The 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing has entered Round 2, at Huntington Beach Pier, California.

South African surfer Beyrick De Vries managed to secure an important place in Round 3, after winning his heat against Mitch Crews, Nathan Yeomans and Miguel Pupo.

"When I was out there, it was mellow because I got my two waves very fast and I was able to relax in the last half of the heat. Nate is really good and then with Mitch and Miguel, they're on the CT, and you know they are going to get scores so I couldn't relax that much," says De Vries.


Kanoa Igarashi: pumped | Photo: US Open of Surfing/Michael Lallande

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.


Cloud 9: Putra Hermawan at work | Photo: ASP/Hain

The 20th Annual Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup will deliver ASP Qualifying Series points for the first time, between September 24th-29th, in Siargao, Philippines.

The event will surely offer pristine barrels, in a wonderful scenario, and it will distribute points for both the QS and Asian Surfing Championship (ASC).

"That wave at Cloud 9 is really good. Surfing Cloud 9 is like surfing my home break, Lacerations in Nusa Lembongan. Last year was my first time to surf at Cloud 9 and I'm so stoked to win the event in really fun barrels. I'm so excited to go back there again," says pro surfer Putra Hermawan.