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By Mike Sciacca | July 21, 2006
Of all the contests held in exotic locales all over the globe, nothing seems to get surfers fired up like competing at the Huntington Beach Pier. And of all the worldwide contests, this one draws a top-notch crowd, three Laguna Beach surfers agreed. "That's one thing that makes the U.S. Open cool," Laguna's Brad Burdick said. "There's a huge crowd on hand and it gets all of us pumped up. It's great to have something like this just down the road. Unlike traveling for a competition, I get to sleep in my own bed, which is great."
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By Mike Sciacca | July 18, 2008
When the U.S. Open of Surfing, presented by O?Neill, launches its 15th year of competition today, it will do so by offering its most diverse and largest field of competitors. Rippers from around the globe will be after the same prize: the glory of winning on one of the biggest surfing stages in the world. Laguna Beach will be represented in the contest. Founded in 1994, the U.S. Open of Surfing spearheads Go211 Live and runs through July 27 at the Huntington Beach Pier.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 27, 2007
Having recently returned from what he called a "good trip" to South Africa, Mike Todd has had little down time back home. He's getting ready to embark on what figures to be for him a whirlwind close to the summer. The Laguna Beach resident and professional surfer began competing Wednesday at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill taking place at the Huntington Beach Pier. Todd began the competition in the Round of 144. Crowds are expected to swell in excess of 400,000 during a 10-day event that began last Friday.
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May 22, 2009
Laguna Beach resident Whitney Pavlik and partner Stacy Rouwenhorst will be in action this weekend at the Huntington Beach Pier in the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Huntington Beach Open. Pavlik and Rouwenhorst are seeded 12th. Main draw competition at Huntington Beach begins today and continues through Sunday, when the women?s final is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the men?s final for 3:30 p.m. The tournament is at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Pavlik, the 2008 AVP Rookie of the Year, and Rouwenhorst most recently finished tied for 17th over the weekend at the Assn.
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May 28, 2004
Rushing, Golubow win singles titles Twelve division championship matches were settled last weekend as the 47th annual City of Laguna Beach Tennis Tournament finals were completed at Alta Vista Park. John Rushing won the Mens 5.0 singles title, and the Women 4.0 winner was Jill Golubow. Team Orange County surfs to another win Team Orange County defeated Team San Diego Sunday in final day showdown of the O'Neill Game Weekend to earn the right to host the National Surf League Championship Weekend.
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August 2, 2002
Mike Sciacca Bron Heussenstamm is off to Europe next week for competition, looking for a chance at redemption. The Laguna Beach native was anything but pleased with his showing in the $150,000 Philips U.S. Open of Surfing at the Huntington Beach Pier Wednesday. He was eliminated from contention for the men's title as he finished third among four competitors in an early morning heat -- the second heat of the day, in the round of 160. Shaun Burrell of the USA won the heat with Hawaii's Benel Eleogram placing second.
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August 1, 2008
Stand-up paddle surfing debuted at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing on Sunday, with the Corona Stand-up Paddle Surf Challenge at the Huntington Beach Pier. The first-time event featured a standout surfer from Laguna Beach and showcased some of the world?s top surfers competing on individually chosen, Surftech-built stand-up paddleboards. Laguna Beach resident Pat O?Connell, a former World Championship Tour surfer, was one of eight athletes in the competition. Noah Shimabukuro of Oceanside won the inaugural event by scoring 16 out of a possible 20 points.
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August 6, 2004
Mike Sciacca Although Pat O'Connell felt he hadn't reached his potential at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill, the Laguna Beach athlete's performance at the Huntington Beach Pier last weekend was more than enough to turn some heads. O'Connell was impressive in riding his way into the men's quarterfinal round, where his bid to win his first U.S. Open title ended. The men's winner was Australian Taj Burrow, whose score on a last-minute wave Sunday catapulted him from third place to his first U.S. Open victory.
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By Chris Williams | July 17, 2009
The biggest show in surfing is coming to our northerly neighbor this week in the form of the U.S. Open of Surfing presented by Hurley. This is the Super Bowl of surfing as far as crowds ? 500,000 people are expected to attend ? and glitz, but typically not for the quality of the waves themselves. No disrespect to Huntington Beach, but up against other competition venues such as J-Bay and Pipeline ... well, you get it. The last surfer standing of this Huntington Beach competition will be holding a big cardboard check in the amount of ?
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By Matt Szabo | September 4, 2009
Laguna Beach?s Taylor Pitz has been named to the 2009-10 PacSun USA Surf Team following her performance last week at the SIMA Surfing American USA Championships at the Huntington Beach Pier. Pitz, who will be a junior at Laguna Beach High, made the U.S. team for the third straight year. She was one of five selected for the girls? Under-18 team, along with U.S. Open women?s champion Courtney Conlogue of Santa Ana, Kaleigh Gilchrist of Newport Beach, Lakey Peterson of Santa Barbara and Quincy Davis from New York.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 27, 2014
It was just a matter of time before Laguna Beach High, a school steeped in a rich volleyball tradition, tried its hand in the sand. For the first time, the school is fielding a girls' sand volleyball team. The Breakers are in their second week of their inaugural season playing a sport that is not sanctioned by the CIF Southern Section. Laguna is part of the Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League, which began in 2012, and added a boys' IBVL season last year. The league works under the Amateur Athletic Union.
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By Mike Sciacca | October 17, 2013
It's been a different type of season for Rachel (Wacholder) Scott on the national Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach volleyball tour, but it will conclude this weekend for the former Laguna Beach High athlete on familiar sand. Scott, a 1993 graduate of Laguna Beach, will close out the tour when she and playing partner Jen Kessy vie for the women's title at the smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach. The four-day tournament, the last of seven stops on the 2013 AVP Tour, started Thursday and concludes with women's and men's championship finals Sunday at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
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September 9, 2013
One week after winning the prestigious Manhattan Beach Open, Whitney Pavlik (Laguna Beach) and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings (Manhattan Beach) just missed out on capturing another title on the 2013 Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Pavlik and Walsh Jennings reached the women's final at the AVP Cincinnati Open Monday but the No. 2 seeded team in the tournament was upended by the No. 14-seeded team of Emily Day and Summer Ross. Day and Ross scored a 21-15, 21-11 victory to take their first tour title.
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August 29, 2013
Former Laguna Beach High volleyball standout Whitney Pavlik (Laguna Hills) and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings (Manhattan Beach) won the women's title Sunday at the 53rd annual Manhattan Beach Open. It was the third-straight triumph for Pavlik at Manhattan Beach, who had won the women's title the previous two years with player partner Jenny Kroop. The pair, which was coming off an equal fifth-place finish at the Salt Lake City Open Aug. 18, pocketed $20,000 and 750 points for Sunday's win. The Salt Lake City Open and Manhattan Beach Open events were the first two of seven total stops on the 2013 Assn.
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July 12, 2013
Junior Breakers Summer Volleyball Camp is a grass-root youth organization focused on teaching young athletes the basic fundamentals and strategies of volleyball using the techniques and philosophies taught at Laguna Beach High School. Camps will be held between 4 and 6 p.m. daily starting Monday through Thursday. Subsequent camp dates are July 29-Aug. 1, Aug. 5-8 and Aug. 19-22. Participants will receive instruction from current Laguna Beach High boys' volleyball head coach Scott Panaro, additional Laguna Beach High volleyball staff members and current players.
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By Mike Sciacca | September 24, 2012
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Seven stops over the course of five months ended Sunday for the team of Whitney Pavlik and Jenny Kropp, who went out in style at the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series. Pavlik, who grew up and lives in Laguna Beach, and Kropp, a resident of Hollglen, won their sixth women's division tournament in the seven-event series. The pair defeated Laguna Beach High alumna Rachel (Wacholder) Scott and Lauren Fendrick, 21-14, 21-18, in the women's final at the Huntington Beach Pier.
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | July 29, 2010
Ryah Arthur and Eli Viszolay are heading into the U.S. Open of Surfing in different ways. The Laguna Beach athletes will be a part of the world's largest professional surfing competition, which begins its nine-day run at the Huntington Beach Pier on Saturday. Arthur, 22, will go as a competitor; Viszolay, 18, as a contributor. The summertime classic is North America's only combined Assn. of Surfing Professionals Men's Prime and Women's six-star event. "No other surf contest compares to competing in the U.S. Open," Arthur said.
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James Pribram | June 4, 2010
I f you're in Laguna Beach on Saturday, stop by Thalia Street beach between 2 and 4:30 p.m., when I will be hosting a surf-a-thon along with pro surfer Jon Rose other celebrity guests. While the general public is encouraged to join us in the water or just hang out on the beach and enjoy the action, this annual event will be raising money for Costa Verde International School, located in Sayulita, Mexico, and revered as Mexico's first green and sustainable school. After the surfing event, there will be a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mozambique.
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By Matt Szabo | February 5, 2010
The defining moment of Taylor Pitz?s experience at the International Surfing Assn. World Junior Championships probably occurred in Qualifying Round Three. Pitz had done well in the first two heats at the event, which concluded in Piha, New Zealand, on Jan. 28. She won both her first two heats, but the third round was stacked. The Laguna Beach High junior would be going against her PacSun Junior National teammate, Courtney Conlogue of Santa Ana, who finished second individually at the event last year and was also the 2009 U.S. Open of Surfing women?
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