Navigating the 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing


The Vans US Open of Surfing is a nine-day FREE event (you don't need ANY tickets to join in the fun or to view any of the competitions), jam-packed with action in the water and on the sand. Here are a few basic things to keep in mind when you're with us on Huntington Beach.

  • No animals are allowed on the beach (service road is ok).
  • No coolers, skateboards, bikes, glass, umbrellas are allowed in the concert venue and all bags are subject to search entering the concert.
  • In the venue- all large coolers and large bags, for everyone’s safety, may be subject to search. Refusal could result in being removed from the venue.  Remember to report all suspicious bags or activity to Law Enforcement.
  • No Sharpies or Paint – If you are caught writing or painting on people you could be removed from the venue.
  • Alcohol – we will be using undercover officers this year to identify alcohol violations – 0 tolerance – you will be cited or arrested.
  • Parking and traffic will be congested – please use the FREE shuttle service from HB High School and Edison High School on Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th.
  • No selling or handing out any products unless you are a vendor in the US Open or have a mobile vending permit and business license from the city – this includes downtown!
  • The Huntington Beach Police Department, Fire Department and Marine Safety Division are working closely with IMG to provide a safe and fun event.  IMG reserves the right to remove anyone from the event for any reason.  Also remember the slogan, “If you see something, say something” report any suspicious activity or bags to public safety immediately – you are our eyes and ears.

The Sun is HOT! Don't Forget to Bring:

  • Hat and Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen (apply regularly throughout the day, especially after going into the water).

Additional Beach Etiquette:

  • If you’re cooling off in the water, swim between the appropriate flags and obey any instructions from lifeguards.
  • If you or anyone needs help, be sure to contact a member of event staff, lifeguards, or call “911."
  • Keep a close eye on personal belongings.

Event Parking is VERY Limited:

  • Please visit Public Transportation for more information on utilizing public transportation options, in addition to our free shuttle service!