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

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Opening weekend of the Nike U.S. Open of Surfing paddled off to a wild start in Huntington Beach with crowd density and traffic usually reserved for finals weekend, according to the Orange County Beach Blog.

Five O.C. Juniors made it into the quarterfinals and Courtney Conlogue of Santa Ana was the first woman to compete Monday morning on the women’s World Tour. You've got the next seven days to partake in the sandy action, hear some bands (Jimmy Eat World, the Sound, MGMT) starting on Thursday. Check out a week's worth of events and follow the competition results here.

For surfing action in LA county, here's a new list from CBS Local of their Top 5 Surf Spots.