US Open of Surfing 2022

8:00am 30 Jul - 10:00pm 07 Aug, 2022

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Huntington Beach, California, United States

US Open of Surfing 2022: The largest surfing event in the world

Upwards of 700,000 will people pour into this sunny SoCal beach town to watch the world’s best surfers compete against one another in the US Open of Surfing. For the annual Huntington Beach surf competition 2022 is expected to be a stellar year – with both rising and established stars promising to dominate the waves and deliver jaw-dropping performances. It’s an event you don’t want to miss. 

Named one of the best events for surf addicts, the US Open in Huntington Beach is one of the world’s premiere surfing events. The US Open is a phenomenon. It’s chaotic, boisterous, and you can expect to see plenty of colorful characters among the massive Huntington Beach US Open of Surfing crowds.

Your experience at US Open of Surfing

Aside from your typical surf fans, street performers, Californians hailing from all over the state, beach bunnies with their heavily tattooed boyfriends, and people who could only be categorized by miscellaneous also come to watch the US Open of Surfing. Alas, you have to take the good with the bad and it wouldn’t be the world’s largest surfing event without such charismas to join us.

The World Surf League (WSL) is pleased to announce that the US Open of Surfing 2022 in Huntington Beach will be the fourth stop on the Challenger Series and the only stop in the US giving the chance to both male and female surfers to qualify for the CT. 

Best Views of the US Open of Surfing

Not surprising to surfers, the most exciting heats of US Open surfing usually take place early in the morning before the wind kicks in. Arrive early and stake a claim to the stadium seats, beachfront area, or stand on top of the Huntington Beach Pier for a unique view of the contest.

US Open of Surfing 2022 Schedule

The 62nd US Open will be the fourth stop on the Challenger Series 2022 Schedule on July 30 – August 7, 2022. Surfers will be battling it out to gain valuable points to qualify for the 2023 World Championship Tour. 

Challenger Series 2022 Schedule

Gold Coast: Stop 1 on May 7-15
Manly:  Stop 2 on May 17-24
Ballito: Stop 3 on July 20-27
VANS US Open of Surfing: Stop 4 on July 30-August 7
EDP Vissla Pro Ericeira: Stop 5 on October 1-9
Quiksilver Pro France: Stop 6 on October 15-23
Piha: Stop 7 on November 5-13
Haleiwa: Stop 8 on November 26 to December 7

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Aside from the iconic surf competition, the US Open also hosts skateboarding contests, BMX events, live music, fashion shows, brand booths where you can score free swag, and much more.

Also, be sure to cross Pacific Coast Highway, to stroll along the stars of the Surfing Walk of Fame. Every year during the Vans US Open surfing luminaries like Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton and Stephanie Gilmore are named to the Walk of Fame, or inducted into the nearby Hall of Fame – worth a visit if you love surf culture and history.

How to get to Huntington Beach

Head to surf city Huntington Beach, California. Address: 400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, California

Where to stay in Huntington Beach

Accommodation tends to fill up far in advance, and parking can be chaotic with hundreds of cars competing for the same spot. When choosing a place to stay, opt for somewhere as close as possible to the Huntington Beach Pier, where the US Open will be taking place.

Paséa Hotel & Spa is a great place with a chill vibe, hip decor and pool with a view. Another option is the Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort. If you prefer self-catering, check out 252- Four Bedroom, a house with a kitchen, dining area and a nice garden with a fireplace.

Best Hotels and Self-Catered Vacation Rentals in Huntington Beach

That way, you can be near the action without having to brave the traffic. And with all the early morning surfing competition to watch, you’ll be grateful for the short commute.

How to get around Huntington

Huntington Beach is plagued by parking meters and two-hour parking limits. During the US Open, congestion is rampant. Bring or rent a bicycle to explore the area, especially if you arrive late and have to park far away. Though many contest-goers use a skateboard as transport, it will be annoying to carry throughout the day and is susceptible to getting stolen.

For more information, head to The Ultimate Guide to the US Open of Surfing

Photo Credit: US Open of Surfing, Vans

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7 thoughts on “US Open of Surfing 2022

  1. Neeraj says:

    I would like to book this event. Please advise how to book.

  2. jean says:

    yo what’s up with this umbrella.

    & how do i obtain one. I saw 2 people on my beach today w one. but they are absolutely not online. found one one ebay for $150

  3. Kathryn Shryne says:

    I’m trying to get tickets to US open 2019 in Huntington, I cannot figure out how to buy tickets or what the schedule is.

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  5. Michal says:

    The event looks so amazing. Hopefully, nothing is gonna change and it will happen this year. Thanks for sharing the article.

  6. Kari Plo says:

    Is there any news on the open being cancelled or is it still set to take place this August 2020? I can’t find any info on it and I’ve called several places who can’t give me any answers either…PLEASE HELP AND ADVISE!!

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