Photos, Videos: Tatiana Weston-Webb, Filipe Toledo Win The 2016 Vans US Open Of Surfing

Photos, Videos: Tatiana Weston-Webb, Filipe Toledo Win The 2016 Vans US Open Of Surfing

The 2016 Vans US Open of Surfing crowned its victors on Sunday, July 31, and saw some impressive ripping by our homegrown heroes. This year, Tatiana Weston-Webb of Hawaii and Filipe Toledo of Brazil claimed victories on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, celebrating their wins in front of some 100,000-plus spectators.

Weston-Webb carved out her first elite Championship Tour win at Stop No. 6 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, beating out fellow Hawaiian charger Malia Manuel in a tough Final. Her path to victory knocked out local hero Courtney Conlogue in the Quarterfinals and local favorite Lakey Peterson in the Semifinals—but we still love her. And she certainly loves the win, and the $60,000 paycheck. Her sweep and Final score of 14.26 advanced her two places to fourth on the Jeep Leaderboard.

“To be honest, I had a tough week last week because I lost out in the first round of the Supergirl Pro QS event. I just wanted to get my confidence back up. I knew I had a tough draw here in Huntington, especially going against Courtney (Conlogue). She is at her home court, and she is so amazing out here. After beating Courtney, I got a lot of confidence. I had to surf the Final against my fellow Kauian Malia (Manuel), and she has been ripping all event. I can only go up from here, and I want to keep this roll going and hopefully win some more events in the future. I just want to thank my family, sponsors, and all the fans for their support. This win is for everyone.”
-Tatiana Weston-Webb

Toledo clinched his second Vans US Open of Surfing win, having earned the honor in 2014. Beating out homegrown Kanoa Igarashi in an explosive Semifinal and Ethan Ewing of Australia in the Final, Toledo secured the win for the Men's Qualifying Series 10,000 event with a score of 14.90 and the $100,000 prize purse.

“That’s a really special moment for me now after I’ve had a really blessed week surfing against all these great guys. I’m so stoked to have two titles here in Huntington. The crowd is just amazing here, and I have the best support coming from my family and friends. This is big confidence builder moving into Tahiti, although I know that’s a totally different wave. Just winning a contest is such a great feeling. I had an amazing week, and this win is for all my family, friends, and fans that support me so much. Competing against Ethan (Ewing) in that final was so crazy. He absolutely rips, and I know he’s poised for a big year with his Ballito result and this runner-up. This wave is one that I’m super comfortable in, growing up on beach breaks like this my whole life and now living down the road. It just feels like home to me.”
-Filipe Toledo

Watch Final highlights below.

Big ups to our homegrown and Southern California rippers on their performances this year, including Conlogue (HB), Igarashi (HB), Brett Simpson (HB), Peterson (Santa Barbara), Nate Yeomans (San Clemente), Conner Coffin (Santa Barbara), Griffin Colapinto (San Clemente), and Derek Peters (HB), who claimed the wildcard spot with his trials win.

More big ups to Justin Quintal of Florida, now six-time winner of the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, the world's most progressive longboarding contest. Watch highlights below.

Here's a glance at the current WSL Jeep Leaders:

Looking to the Pro Junior event, 17-year-old Luis Diaz of the Canary Islands and defending champion 14-year-old Caroline Marks of Florida brought home wins.


Skate

In Skate, nearly 100 skateboarders battled it out in a built-to-spec custom designed park course for a chance to compete in the first-ever International Skateboard Federation-sanctioned park terrain Vans Park Series World Championships, to be held in Malmö, Sweden this August. Chris Russell of Hermosa Beach reigned victorious in the Vans Pro Skate Park Series, scoring his Malmö ticket. Watch highlights below.


BMX

In BMX, 35 of the world's best riders duked it out in the Van Doren Invitational for the coveted $50,000 prize purse, with Matt Cordova of Lake Elsinore earning the big win. Watch Final highlights below.

Until next year, get radical.

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