Monday, July 31, 2006
The US Open of Surfing has five divisions, Men's, Women's, Longboard and Junior Men and Women. These five stories are about people who interest me.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
USO - Sponsors
All pro events live or die on the value provided their sponsors. We take a close look at how O'Neill, Honda and Bank of the West activate their sponsorships at the Beach games.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
USO - Media
At the Bank of the West Beach Games and the Honda US Open of Surfing, strong media coverage is vital to satisfy sponsor commitments and to ensure the ongoing production of the event.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
USO - HB Lifeguards
For 10 days over 300 yards of Huntington Beach are set aside for "competitors only" as the Honda US Open of Surfing runs on the south side of the famed Huntington Pier. The HB Lifeguards manage this beach closure and provide water safety services to the event.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
USO Surfline and ASP North America
Two essential components in the operation of the Honda US Open of Surfing are the surf reports that come in daily from Surfine.com and the organization of the surfing events by ASP North America.
Monday, July 24, 2006
USO - Surf Industry
With over 500,000 spectators expected at Huntington Beach over the duration of the Honda US Open of Surfing, a solid performance in the surfing events is increasingly important to the young surfing hopefuls and for the surf industry team managers who oversee their careers.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
The US Open of Surfing - Under the Scaffold
The 2006 Honda US Open of Surfing began on Friday, July 21st at Huntington Beach and Kanga Cairns had a close look at the operations behind the scenes that make the event run like a well oiled machine.