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.
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.
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.
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.
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.