Vans US Open 2018: Date, time, TV, online live stream

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The Vans US Open 2018 in Huntington Beach will feature plenty of action on the waves and at the venue near the pier. Here is how you can catch the action.

Huntington Beach, the oceanside city south of Los Angeles billed as Surf City USA, first hosted what was then known as the West Coast Surfing Championship in 1959. By 1964, the annual competition there in the summer had blossomed into the United States Surfing Championship. Over the next decade, Huntington Beach Pier became a destination for surfers and surf aficionados.

Between 1973 and 1981, the competition died off. After nearly a decade of hiatus, though, the event returned thanks to sponsoring Ocean Pacific. By 1994, the event was once again the US Open and that dormant stretch was a thing of the past. For the past 36 years, the annual tournament has maintained its rightful place on the surfing calendar.

The competition has morphed in recent years to include skateboarding and BMX among the festivities. The main events are all concentrated during this final weekend of the weeklong festival. Admission is free if you are in the area near the south side of Huntington Beach Pier.

If you can’t make it in person, television coverage for the weekend of competition is nonexistent. Thanks to the wonders of self-broadcasting technology via the internet, though, here is how you can catch each event live online.


Surfing is the primary reason for the week of events in Huntington Beach. Pinning down exact times for competition is a bit tougher, though, as it is dependent on a committee who assesses the condition of the waves. Conditions are expected to improve with each passing day, setting up for an intense final weekend of action.

Both women’s and men’s events are planned in the surf for the final weekend. Kanoa Igarashi, the Huntington Beach-born defending champion of the Vans US Open, is back looking to repeat as the winner. Igarashi recently encountered heat after his recent decision to represent his ancestral Japan instead of the United States in Olympic competition two years from now, but the focus will be on his surfing this weekend.

Igarashi will face a loaded field in this year’s US Open. Kolohe Andino and Sebastian Zietz both look ready to take on the defending champ. Australian surfer Matt Wilkinson could also be a contender for the spoils.

Here is how to catch the skateboarding action on Sunday live from the Vans US Open at Huntington Beach.


Saturday features plenty of skateboarding action, as the men’s and women’s competitions conclude with the finals. The women get the stage first, and we could see some fierce runs by skaters like 13-year-old X Games champion Brighton Zeuner. Veteran Lizzie Armanto won at Huntington Beach in 2013 and 2014 and will be hungry for a third title in the city. We could also see regular podium finisher Jordyn Barratt in the mix.

On the men’s side, big names in the mix include Tom Schaar, who came in third at the recent X Games Minneapolis. Brazilian skater Pedro Barros, who failed to reach the podium for the first time at the X Games in his career, will look to redeem himself in Huntington Beach. You won’t want to miss the action on Saturday when the men and the women take to the park set up south of the pier.

Here is how to catch the skateboarding action on Sunday live from the Vans US Open at Huntington Beach.


The festivities in Huntington Beach wrap up on Sunday with the BMX competitions. Women will get the first chance to tackle the park, and we should see some solid runs. It is a deep field spanning several generations. The youngest two contenders, 16-year-olds Hannah Roberts and Jesse Gregory, will compete alongside 37-year-old veteran Nina Buitrago. All of them, though, could be chasing Spanish sensation Teresa Azcoaga for the podium.

On the men’s side, the field will be just as deep. 2017 Vans BMX Pro Cup overall champion Larry Edgar will be among the favorites. He’ll need to watch out for riders like Canadian star Corey Walsh and fellow Americans Kevin Peraza and Dennis Enarson. They will be joined by more than a dozen other pros and 19 qualifiers and invitees for the Sunday showdown.

Here is how to catch the skateboarding action on Sunday live from the Vans US Open at Huntington Beach.

While there is no televised coverage of this year’s Vans US Open from Huntington Beach, the live streams from the event webcast provide a great look in at the competition from wherever you have internet access.

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For those unable to converge on Huntington Beach in person, the webcasts provide the next best thing. Be sure to check in during the final weekend of action.