The U.S. Open of Surf at Surf City itself did not disappoint this year. Wether you caught it from the pier or from the shore, the action was amazing. I was happy to attend day 5 for a couple of men’s heats and then a few of the ladies. Caroline Marks was impressive along with Teresa Bonvalot, whom I photographed a few years ago. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get any shots of this year’s winner, Caitlin Simmers, but it was still pretty great to see these athletes strategize on wave selection and priority, even when the waves didn’t co-operate. Baring ✈️ tickets to Portugal in October or Hawaii in December, I’ll just look forward to next year and seeing some great surfing once again!