…on a surfboard shaped at the …Lost factory in San Clemente by Matt Biolos. Riding a 6’0 1/2 x 18.5 x 2.25 Driver model Julian used his backside combo rail work to take the win from Miguel Pupo. Waves were really bad and Julian found the few lefts with clean face on them during the final. Congrats Julian on your first US Open win. Also, Carissa Moore took 2nd in the Women’s on a 5’9 1/2 x 18.32 x 2.20 CM Pro shaped by Mayhem. Check out a few pics below from our week at the US Open.
It was Julian’s backside combos that gave him the win in the final. Photo: usopenofsurfing.com
Happy camper. Photo: usopenofsurfing.com
Carissa Moore launching on the inside shorebreak.
The Ho family at Michael’s Surfing Walk of Fame inductee ceremony.
Local hero/anti-hero Ryan Carlson showed up to watch Michael get inducted.
Tom Curren with Mason and Coco.
Someone gave Michael Ho this model of him winning the 1982 Pipe Masters with a cast on his right arm. It’s made out of toilet paper.
Ben Aipa talks story with Coco and Mason.
Alex Smith and Dylan Goodale scored some of our “Legend” tees at Michael Ho’s post party at the Surfing Magazine bar.
Cory Lopez with Michael Ho and one of Mike’s old Surfing Mag cover shots.
Bruce Irons and Gaston (the owner of the bar) at our Ward Stories party.
Oliver Kurtz and Evan Gieselman at the Ward Stories party.
Michael and Mason watch a screening of the first four episodes of the Ward Stories series during the party.
Philip Watters and Gabe Kling shared a few drinks at the party.
Team …Lost autograph signing at 3:00 PM – photo taken at 3:10 PM.
3:20 PM – Mason, Michael and Chris all show up fashionably late.
Even Nate Fletcher showed up to sit in with one of his heros.
Ian Walsh stopped by our autograph signing riding a …Lost SurfSkate. He said he brought it with him from Maui to be his “US Open Mobile”. He was spotted all week riding it from his room at the Hyatt to all the events he had to attend.
Michael Ho next to his plaque on The Surfing Walk of Fame.
The family out to support Mason in his heat.
Mason and Uncle Derek before an early morning warm up session.