Show Main Navigation Show Member Options Follow Us

Ride the rail, wave, & crowd with ink: US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach

When it comes to the combination of surfing, skateboarding, live music, and little clothing, only one place comes to mind: Southern California. It comes as no surprise that the Nike US Open of Surfing is currently being held at Huntington Beach Pier through Sunday, August 5. With surfers in the waves, skaters on the rails, and singers on the stage, you are guaranteed to see a great variety of skin covered in ink.

As the day began, the first highlight was the skateboarding. From open skate for all to the serious pros, it was quite entertaining [and sort of scary!] to watch as the guys and girls mastered the concrete course designed in part by the Nike Skateboarding team. They must be fearless as they attempt the impressive tricks, wowing the crowd with every steady landing, and brushing off every seemingly painful fall as if it did not hurt at all. Big name skaters such as Sammy Baca (photo below courtesy of Thrasher Magazine) showed the little ones the ropes… or the rails and ramps.

When the skaters went to break, it was time for the surfers to take the spotlight. Lakey Peterson, 17, took the win today. With a name as cool and unique as ‘Lakey’ and an Olympian swimmer for a mother, it is safe to say she was born to rock the water. She proves that theory factual with the help of her surfboard. Find out more on this California native at her website, Her sponsors are Nike wetsuits, clothing, and footwear, Smith sunglasses, and Channel Islands surfboards.

It’s safe to say, and interestingly so, that it’s easier to find a tattooed skateboarder than a surfer. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that their beautifully defined bodies are covered with wetsuits the majority of the time. That is my guess. The crowd of fans was full of fun ink, though, head-to-toes in the hot sand.

For more information, updates, and scores, visit

7 Comments to “Ride the rail, wave, & crowd with ink: US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach”

  1. Like it

    How do you get your blog published on the Amnesty International site?

  2. Trackback says:

    Like it

    I have a WordPress blog and what I need is to rotate my blog posts over and over with a preset time interval. And also I’d like to shuffle my posts. Would RSS feeds pick up the rotated blog posts as new ones? Does someone have this PHP code? Thanks.

  3. Trackback says:

    Good info

    I would like to setup wordpress blog that would allow people to sign up to receive news letters and updates? Do I need to download wordpress to my computer? Is there any pre-made templates for this type?.

  4. Healing’s Dragon

    to seek out troubles to enhance my website!I suppose its ok to produce utilization of a few of your ideas!!

  5. Dee Frueh says:

    turned into weapons-grade uranium considerably far more quickly than 5 percent. Iranannouncedthat it wouldenrich uranium to new levels close to weapons-grade to produce fuel for proposed nuclear-powered oil

  6. Ha, thanks. I am truly fairly pleased with my system, but it is really not the easiest to suit and I get frustrated once i won’t be able to even have a chance to test.

  7. best website templates

    Concerning me and my husband we’ve owned extra MP3 players over time than I can count, which includes Sansas, iRivers, iPods (basic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few a long time I’ve settled down to one line of gamers.

Add a Comment

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars Rated: Not Rated // 0 votes
Loading ... Loading ...