HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing was underway in Orange County on Sunday.
Three-hundred world-class athletes will compete in the event, which kicked off Saturday in Huntington Beach and continued Sunday with the men’s trials.READ MORE: Man Climbs Downtown Transmission Tower Prompting Train Closures On West Side Of LA River
A half-million fans are expected to flock to the area over the coming week.
In addition to the sports competition, artist exhibits, beach activities and interactive displays will also be featured. BMX and skateboarding competitions are also included in the event.READ MORE: Hedman, Kucherov Propel Streaking Lightning Past Kings 6-4
Steve Van Doren, whose father started the Vans company in 1966, was in attendance, helping cook hot dogs for the public.
“One thing that my dad instilled in me, who started Vans, is that we’ve got to go and be a people person,” Van Doren said.MORE NEWS: Suspect Identified As Shawn Laval Smith In Murder Of Brianna Kupfer, Hancock Park Furniture Store Employee Found Stabbed
For more information, visit Vans U.S. Open Of Surfing online.