US Open Sponsored by Philips
Philips Electronics Sponsors The $350,000 Action Sport, Technology And Music Festivals Featuring Men’s And Women’s Surfing, Skateboarding And Bicycle Freestyle
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – The East and West Coast’s largest professional surfing competitions anchor the second annual Philips Fusion Series July 29 to August 4 in Huntington Beach, Calif. and August 22 – 25 inVirginia Beach, Virginia. The $350,000 action sports, technology andmusic festival, sponsored by Philips Electronics, attracts more than 600world-class athletes from across the globe and features surfing,skateboarding and BMX in innovative venues along with an interactive festival area and live concerts.
In California, the $240,000 Philips Fusion presents the ninth annual U.S. Open of Surfing, a six-star World Qualifying Series (WQS) men’s and women’s event held at the famed Huntington Beach Pier. The $150,000U.S. Open, which also features a longboarding competition and the Billabong/Boost Mobile Junior, historically attracts more competitors than any other pro surfing competition in the world and offers the largest WQS points allocation of any mainland American event this year. The U.S. Open is co-sponsored by Chevy Trucks, Paul Mitchell Salon Haircare and 180 Energy Drink.
World-class surfers slated to compete include reigning world champion C.J. Hobgood (Florida), former world champion Sunny Garcia (Hawaii), reigning U.S. Open champion Rob Machado (Cardiff, Calif.), Taylor Knox(Carlsbad, Calif.), Pat O’Connell (Laguna, Calif.), Keith Malloy and Tim Curran (Ventura, Calif.). Top women include reigning world champion Layne Beachley (AUS), former world champ Lisa Andersen (Ormond Beach,Fla.) and Holly Beck (Palos Verdes, Calif.).