Vans US Open Update
Day 6 and 7 see the Men's prime event narrowed to 24 competitors, with three Euros remaining.
The swell subsided for most of yesterday at HB, with the morning’s Women’s heats benefitting from the day’s best wind conditions. But organisers powered on regardless with eight “no-lose" heats in Men’s Round 3. Brazilian William Cardoso continued his destruction of the southside HB pier break with a heat score of 17.20. Fellow Brazilian Jadson Andre had the heat of the day with a 17.97 overall score. Hawaiian Keanu Asing has silently strung together a solid tournament, with today’s 16.73 adding fuel to the fire.
On the Euro front, Jonathan Gonzalez and Charly Martin also earned leads straight through to Round 5 by winning their heats, while Maxime Huscenot joined them today by besting Californian Tim Reyes in their Round 4 heat. Unfortunately WCTer Aritz Aranburu was less fortunate in his Round 4 bout against Jordy Smith.