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Old Pros Take On Young Bloods at US Open of Surfing in Tuesday's Round 1 Heats

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Yesterday's Round 1 competition of the ASP PRIME Nike US Open of Surfing was a match-up between the sport's veterans and the up-and-comers of the next generation, recaps Surfline.

The waves at Huntington Beach Pier were coming in between one and three feet for the day that found 17-year-olds like Gabriel Medina of Brazil and "Wildcard" Evan Geiselman of Florida in the same water as well-known surf talent like Kelly Slater, 39.

More than 10,000 spectators took to the beach to watch the first day of action in the competition, which is a significant one as it is "the last ASP PRIME contest before the midyear cutoff for the elite ASP World Title Series, making the event crucial for surfers' qualification campaigns for the back half of the year," says Surfline.

Today, for day two, it's the finish of ASP PRIME Round 1, and the opening half of Round 2, and the ASP Top 17 in Round 3. If you can't head to Huntington, you can watch the webcast online.

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Previously: Waves Gone Wild: US Open Of Surfing Takes Over Huntington Beach