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August 6, 2010
2010 U.S. Open Surfing
U.S. Open of Surfing is celebrating it's 51st year beside the historic Huntington Pier which is considered the birthplace of California's surfing culture. The nine-day event ends on Sunday, Aug. 8. (28 images)

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Luke Davis of the US competes in his heat during the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 4, 2010. The event celebrates it's 51st year beside the historic Huntington Pier which is considered the birthplace of California's surfing culture. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston


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World Champion Kelly Slater of the US competes beside the pier during the men's heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 4, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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World Champion Kelly Slater of the US does an aerial as he competes during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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World Champion Kelly Slater of the US competes during the men's heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 4, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Evan Geiselman of the US does an aerial as he competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Evan Geiselman of the US does an aerial as he competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Evan Geiselman of the US does an aerial as he competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Evan Geiselman of the US does an aerial as he competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Miguel Pupo of Brazil does a cutback as he competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Miguel Pupo of Brazil does an aerial as he competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Miguel Pupo of Brazil does an aerial as he competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Miguel Pupo of Brazil does an aerial as he competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Jeremony Flores of France competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Adrian Buchan of Australia competes during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Jihad Khodr of Brazil competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Jadson Andre of Brazil competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Oliver Kurtz of the US competes beside the pier during the men's heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 4, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Corey Lopez of the US competes beside the pier during the men's third round heats of the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 5, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Evan Geiselman of the US surfs close to the pier as he competes in his heat during the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 4, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Damien Hobgood of the US does a cutback close to the pier as he competes in his heat during the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 4, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Blake Thornton surfs close to the pier as he competes in his heat during the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 4, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Surfer Kekoa Bacalso paddles through the pier as he competes in his heat during the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. on August 4, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Justine Dupont, of France, carves into a wave during the U.S. Open of Surfing on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Huntington Beach, Calif. AP / Adam Lau



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Carissa Moore, of the United States, surfs in the women's heats at the U.S. Open of Surfing on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Huntington Beach, Calif. AP / Adam Lau



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Surfer Sofia Mulanovich, of Peru, carves into a wave during the women's heats at the U.S. Open of Surfing on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Huntington Beach, Calif. AP / Adam Lau



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Francisca Santos of Portugal surfs during the women's heats at the U.S. Open of Surfing on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Huntington Beach, Calif. AP / Adam Lau



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Felicity Palmateer of Australia carves into a wave during the women's heats at the U.S. Open of Surfing on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 in Huntington Beach, Calif. AP / Adam Lau



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Stephanie Gilmore of Australia carves into a wave during the women's heats at the U.S. Open of Surfing on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 in Huntington Beach, Calif. AP / Adam Lau



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