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US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach KTLA Channel 5 Broadcast Live
on July 28th from the Pier
Don't forget to go to the Huntington Beach Pier to support the City of
Huntington Beach in a KTLA morning broadcast.
The US Open of Surfing competition in Huntington Beach is part of the
Bank of the West Games. This is one of the largest live-action sports
events in North America, featuring the Honda US Open of Surfing, plus
skateboarding, BMX, and freestyle motocross. Other entertainment at the
Games includes volleyball competitions and concerts at the Bank of the
West Concert Stage. The Bank of the West Games begin on Friday, July 22
and conclude on Sunday, July 31.
The Honda US Open of Surfing, presented by O'Neil, will take place from
July 22-31 with pretrial rounds held July 22-24. Top surfers from around
the world will compete in this event, which is North America's highest
rated qualifying event and the world's largest surfing competition. Some
of the surfers that will be competing for the prize purse of over
$125,000 include Taj Burrow, Kelly Slater, Cory Lopez, Andy Irons,
Rochelle Ballard and Chelsea Georgeson. Other divisions also include the
Lost Pro Junior, the Target Women's Junior Pro, and the O'Neill US Open
The Soul Bowl, another featured event at the Bank of the West Beach
Games, will be held from July 28-31, and will showcase sports super
stars of skateboarding and freestyle BMX competing to take home the top
prizes. A highlight of the Soul Bowl will be the Arrowhead it's Better
Up Here Contest, a competition for the highest air for skate and BMX.
From July 29-31, spectators can enjoy one of the three freestyle
motocross demos that will be taking place every day. Featured athletes
may include Jeff 'Full Tilt' Tilton, Tommy 'Tom Cat' Clowers, Ronnie
Renner, Mike Mason, and Taylor Sterner.
The Karch Kiraly Invitational, a 4-man Pro Beach Shootout, will also be
taking place on the beach during the Bank of the West Games. This four
on four volleyball competition includes nine total matches, 11 men and 4
women. This event will take place on July 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
and on July 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
From July 29-31, the Bank of the West Festival Pavilion will be set up
on the beach. This interactive festival area will include the Honda Base
Camp and the TransWorld Village, a gaming lounge, and more than 70
sponsor displays and vendor booths, and will keep everyone entertained
in between the sporting events.
KTLA will be broadcasting live from Huntington Beach at the US Open of
Surfing on Thursday, July 28. In addition to showing the action live at
the Bank of the West Games, KTLA will also showcase Huntington Beach
with stories on its history, local businesses, schools, and other
special interests in the area.
The public is encouraged to come down to Pier Plaza by 7 a.m. to see the
filming of the KTLA Morning News: First Edition, co-anchored by Emmet
Miller and Michaela Pereira
Don't forget to visit www.bankofthewestbeachgames.com for more
up-to-date information on any of the sporting events and to get a list
of the artists who will be performing this year on the Bank of the West
Concert Stage on July 30-31.