2011 US OPEN OF SURFING

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8/8/2011: Update from Mayhem’s Blog: We had a good run. Most everyone we made boards for used them in the event. By the final day when there was 8 people left, 4 were on our boards (Kolohe, Dusty, Coco and Carissa). We went into 4 semi finals with a board in each one… and got slaughtered. Dusty ripped the bag outta his semi but got Slatered. Kolohe couldn’t get a good inside ramp to finish off any of his waves strong. After giving a clinic on where female surfing is headed in her quarter final, Carissa got nipped by Lakey and didn’t make the final for the first time this year… and Coco surfed her heart out, getting her best wave with just a couple minutes left only to be beaten by a buzzer beater at the last (actual last) second. Coco’s dad, Mike, was so bummed… I said to him “You lost 1 semi today… I lost four!”. KA did make the Pro Jr Final on Saturday, getting second.

8/7/2011: Kelly Slater wins the ASP Prime 2011 US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA. San Clemente’s Kolohe Andino made an amazing run to the semi-finals (including a quarter-final win over Dane Reynolds) on his Mayhem shaped board but fell short against eventual finalist Yadin Nicol. Dusty Payne also made the semi-finals riding a board shaped by Matt Biolos. In the Women’s division both Carissa Moore and Coco Ho made the semi-finals on their Mayhem shapes. Photos coming.


Kolohe grab rail bottom turn. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe…the magic starts with the bottom turn. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe Andino. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe and Dylan Goodale in the expression session. Photo: Kurt Steinmetz


Shot 2 of the sequence. Photo: Kurt Steinmetz


Basic Kolohe Andino turn. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe Andino. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Our team rider Patrick Ivison got some very impressive waves in the Life Rolls On event during the US Open. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe from the pier. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Huntington throws down the occasional barrel or two every now and then. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


And Kolohe found one. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe Andino. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe getting mobbed by some fans. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


This landing had to be a tough one. Kolohe Andino. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe probably surfed more heats than any other surfer in the event. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe Andino. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe Andino. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Tail wofts like these are a lot harder than Kolohe makes them look. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Another heat??? When’s this thing over??? Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe got more photos than anyone because he was in the water more than anyone. Just in case you were wondering. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe, Dane, and Peter King. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Advice from Snips has proved to be very valuable. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

8/2/2011: Tiny conditions today as they ran the first 16 heats of round 1 the Men’s Prime division. …Lost rider Hizunome Bettero won the first heat of the day. Cory Lopez lost a super close one in heat 3. …Lost Surfboard’s rider Richard Christie won heat 5. Mason Ho went down in his heat agains Slater. Luke Davis’ run in the Prime event ended. Kolohe Andino advanced behind Adam Melling and Julian Wilson won the last heat of the day on his Mayhem shape.

Luke Davis. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Dusty Payne. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Dusty Payne with his Mayhem shape. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Hizunome Bettero. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Hizunome Bettero. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Jesse Mendes. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Jesse Mendes. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Cory Lopez. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Julian Wilson. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Cory Lopez and Dusty Payne. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Julian Wilson. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Luke Davis. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

…Lost surfboard’s rider Richard Christie. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Taylor Clark and fan. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Luke Davis. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Carissa Moore. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Carissa Moore. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Dylan Goodale on his Mayhem shape. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Coco Ho. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Kolohe Andino. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Taylor Clark on his …Lost Surfboard in the Pro Jr. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

World Junior Champ Jack Freestone on his Mayhem shape in the Pro Jr. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Balaram Stack on his …Lost surfboard in the Pro Jr. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Kolohe Andino. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Balaram Stack. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Coco Ho on her Mayhem shape. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Kolohe Andino. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

Taylor Clark. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Jesse Mendes.   Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Hizunome Bettero. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Hizunome Bettero. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Julian Wilson. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Julian Wilson blowing the tail out. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Coco Ho blowing up. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


New Zealand’s Richard Christie turned some heads in HB. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Richard Christie boosting. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Richard Christie. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Richard Christie. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Richard Christie on rail. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Richard Christie. Photo:USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Carissa Moore. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Carissa and fans. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Carissa Moore. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Carissa Moore. Photo:USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Carissa Moore. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Carissa Moore with her magic Mayhem shape. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Dusty Payne. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Dusty Payne. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Dusty Payne. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Dusty putting his Mayhem on rail. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Dusty Payne. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Standard Dusty turn. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Dusty midway through a 9.67! Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe Andino getting ready for one of his many heats on the way to the Mens semi final and 2nd place in the Pro Jr. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe and Luke cruising. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe, all smiles after every heat. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe pre heat psyching. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe slob grab. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe..landed it. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe Andino. Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe coming in. Photo:USOPENOFSURFING.COM


Kolohe boosting! Photo: USOPENOFSURFING.COM

8/1/2011: Capo Beach’s Luke Davis earned a spot in the ASP Prime US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach by advancing through the trials yesterday on his Lost surfboard. Luke is also still surfing in the Pro Jr division. Congrats Luke and good luck.

From ASPWORLDTOUR.COM

Luke Davis (Capistrano Beach, CA), 18, got off to a slow start to open his Nike US Open Pro Junior campaign, but fought back in the final minutes of his heat to earn the round’s highest heat-total of 15.27 (out of 20 and a position in the Quarterfinals.

“It’s a lot higher tide than earlier when I surfed and it’s pretty slow,” Davis said. “Everyone got waves and I pretty much had nothing. It was pretty tough, you pretty much have to be on the set waves out there.”

Davis, who also advanced into the main event via his success in the trials, is hunting a solid result at the Nike US Open Pro Junior to qualify for the ASP World Junior Tour and while the young Californian’s focus is still on the ASP Pro Junior ranks, he’s looking to focus on building his ASP World Ranking.

“I want to finish up strong in this event to qualify for Worlds,” Davis said. “A top spot at Worlds is definitely my goal. I’m not trying to think about that too much right now, but I’m also trying to build my seed on the World Ranking. I’m going over the Europe after this as well.”

Kolohe Andino (San Clemente, CA), 17, relied on his refined heat strategy to take win his Round of 32 heat against a tough international field despite the tricky inconsistent, onshore conditions on offer.

“I knew that first heat would be a hard one because I had John John (Florence) and Hiroto (Arai) is good in small waves,” Andino said. “It’s pretty inconsistent and you have to focus on getting your turn on the outside and one on the inside. It’s a simple formula, but when the waves are harder it’s almost more simple.”

Andino, current leader on the ASP North America Pro Junior Series, is looking to solidify his regional title with another top result at the Nike US Open of Surfing before heading into the final event of the year.

“I’d like to get another good result here because I’m so comfortable here at Huntington with my boards and competing so close to home,” Andino said. “I’m excited, but there is amazing talent in this event and I’ll just take it heat by heat. It should be a fun week.”

Photo courtesy of USOPENOFSURFING.COM