Huntington Beach, California/USA (Tuesday, July 23, 2012) – The Vans US Open of Surfing saw several top seeds stumble in the Women’s Round 1, ASP Men’s WCT surfers continued to rampage through the early rounds of men’s ASP Prime competition with defending event champion Julian Wilson (AUS), 24, leading the charge.
Wilson would ignite the highest scores of the Vans US Open, launching a massive backside air-rotation for a near-perfect 9.83 out of 10. The Australian would combine the score with an additional excellent ride of 8.30, securing the event’s high heat-total of 18.03 out of 20.
“That air felt good,” Wilson said. “It was one of the ones that you just go for and you don’t always have the highest percentage on, but I kind of surprised myself. I was in a position in the heat where I could go for it. It was good to land it and it gives me confidence.”
Michel Bourez (PYF), 27, continued his dominance at the Vans US Open today, besting Miguel Pupo (BRA), 21, while eliminating local hero Brett Simpson (Huntington Beach), 27, with his patented power game.
“I’m not an air guy and I just stick to my plan,” Bourez said. “I knew Miguel (Pupo) would go for big airs and you never know with Brett (Simpson). I think he injured himself, but I hope he’s alright.”
Tomorrow’s Vans US Open of Surfing schedule will be action packed with Women’s WCT, Men’s Prime and Pro Junior action unfolding at Huntington Beach Pier. Watch the action LIVE via http://www.usopenofsurfing.com/surf/
In addition to all of the ASP action, the 2013 Vans US Open is a massive action sports festival that will also include the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, BMX and Skate Competitions, performances from Modest Mouse, The Faint, Matt Costa and more.
VANS US OPEN OF SURFING MEN’S ROUND 2 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Jadson Andre (BRA) 13.67, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 13.47, Chris Ward (USA) 10.27, Adrien Toyon (FRA) 9.86
Heat 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.27, Adriano de Souza (BRA) 12.60, Shaun Joubert (ZAF) 11.27, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 10.40
Heat 3: Julian Wilson (AUS) 18.03, Alex Ribeiro (BRA) 12.27, Dane Reynolds (USA) 6.26, Willian Cardoso (BRA) 6.10
Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) 14.04, Miguel Pupo (BRA) 13.90, Brett Simpson (USA) 12.66, Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 9.50
Heat 5: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 11.30, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 10.84, Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 10.10, Nathan Yeomans (USA) 7.00
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.20, Vincent Duvignac (FRA) 12.50, Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) 10.83, Nathaniel Curran (USA) 9.37
VANS US OPEN OF SURFING MEN’S ROUND 1 RESULTS:
Heat 19: Marc Lacomare (FRA) 11.70, Evan Geiselman (USA) 11.74, Alain Riou (PYF) 10.87, Dillon Perillo (USA) 9.60
Heat 20: Perth Standlick (ZAF) 12.77, Josh Kerr (AUS) 12.66, Dale Staples (ZAF) 9.23, Nathan Florence (HAW) 5.37
Heat 21: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 14.60, Evan Geiselman (USA) 11.74, Alain Riou (PYF) 10.87, Dillon Perillo (USA) 9.60
Heat 22: Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) 14.57, Gabe Kling (USA) 11.67, Jano Belo (BRA) 8.44, Travis Logie (ZAF) 7.30
Heat 23: Mitch Crews (AUS) 13.54, Alejo Muniz (BRAZ) 13.33, Hizunome Betero (BRA) 11.27, Romain Cloitre (FRA) 9.23
Heat 24: Nat Young (USA) 13.93, Tim Reyes (USA) 13.34, Maxime Huscenot (FRA) 11.06, Billy Stairmand (NZL) 10.17