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Vans Officially Cancels The 2020 US Open

Today, the owners of the event, IMG, and Van's, who is the main sponsor, have officially cancelled the US Open Of Surfing that was scheduled to take place the first week of August.

Even though the fools at WSL had already announced the "surfing world is on hold" and their CT tour for 2020 would not happen, it wasn't till today that the QS & Juniors Huntington Beach event, which also includes BMX and skateboarding contests, had been officially cancelled.

Besides being a Coachealla for kooks, and 909er bros, the US Open did have a longboard invitational, a Life Rolls On Expression Session, and the skate and BMX contests.

But surfing competitions are still going to be happening down at the HB Pier, the NSSA contests are going on still.

The Nation Scholastic Surfing Association announced its coveted national championships will be held at the Huntington Beach Pier.

The 2020 West Coast regional championships have been given the go-ahead for July 9-12 at the pier, and the nationals are slated to follow Aug. 1-8.

“The kids have been just going crazy not having the jersey on. It’s their lifestyle,” she said. “I’ve been working really diligently with the city of Huntington Beach, just keeping completely updated regarding when we can get back up and running, safely. I just got the word this morning from the city of Huntington Beach that we are able to push forward with our championship event. It made my year.”

Though most big events have canceled for the year, Aragon said she “held out hope” and was going to hold off as long as she could to avoid canceling.

The championships draw the top young talent from across the United States, though some competitors may have trouble traveling, or may not want to with coronavirus concerns still lingering, she said.

She said the organization will adopt whatever safety protocols they have to, looking to the state, county and city for guidance.

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