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Pete Devries @ 2007 Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill  


Pete Devries @  2007 Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill - Huntington Beach - July 20-29, 2007

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» updated Jul/24/2007
Heat # 5	MEN	ROUND OF 144

Red	1	12.00	MIKE TODD  USA  
White	2	10.10	IAN WALSH  HAW  
Blue 	3	8.23	BUD FREITAS  
Yellow	4	7.47	PETER DEVRIES  CAN  


» updated Jul/23/2007
Heat # 5	MEN	ROUND OF 192
Blue   1st	11.27	PETER DEVRIES 	 CAN  
Yellow   2nd	10.10	CASEY BROWN 	 HAW  
White   3rd	7.43	DANIEL JONES 	 HAW  
Red     4th	 6.63	MARK MATHEWS	  AUS  


» updated Jul/22/2007
We just got back from the third day of competition. I surfed my fourth heat of the trials at 7am this morning and won it with an 8.5 and a 6.0. I ended up starting in the first round of the trials and surfing in the first heat of the day. I'm staying in Carlsbad with Jeremy Sherwin so we've been waking up at 5:00 am to make the drive up to the event in time for my heats.

On the first day the waves were waist to chest high and fun with a little south wind effecting it. The sandbars are tricky this year with sets over waist high breaking out the back and (if you pump hard enough) reforming through to the shorebreak; anything smaller waits until it hits the shore to break. I had a couple lefts in the first heat that I connect through to the inside to get two 7's. In the second round it was high tide and everything was focused on the quick closed out shorebreak. I managed to get an 8 at the start and backed it up with a 6 to take the win. My thrid round was yesterday and the conditions continued to get smaller. I caught a knee high wave and did a little snap then threw the tail on a close-out to get an 8.33. I backed it up with a 4.77 to make the heat.

After making it through the 1/4 finals of the trials I am now into the main event and round of 192 which I will surf tomorrow at some point. They should have the heat draw up tonight and I assume the will have live webcast tomorrow.
Pete



Heat # 1	TRIALS MEN	ROUND OF 201
Red	1	14.50	PETER DEVRIES	 CAN  
Blue	2	11.07	SEAN MARCERON	USA  
White	3	9.24	CHRIS DRUMMY	USA  
Yellow	4	0.00 0  - 

Heat # 1	MEN TRIALS	ROUND OF 216
Red	1	13.10	PETER DEVRIES	 CAN  
Yellow	2	10.00	TOMMY O'BRIEN	USA  
Blue	3	9.43	BRANDON GUILMETTE	USA  
White	4	5.77	IAN EKBERG	USA  

Heat # 1	MEN TRIALS	ROUND OF 248
Yellow	1	14.73	PETER DEVRIES	 CAN  
Red	2	12.53	RICKY WHITLOCK	USA  
Blue	3	11.77	KENTA KAYASHI	JPN  
White	4	11.67	JESSE HEILMAN	USA  


Heat # 1	MEN TRIALS	ROUND OF 280
Red	1	14.63	PETER DEVRIES	 CAN  
White	2	12.94	IAN EKBERG	USA  
Yellow	3	7.00	JACOB KIRSHENBAUM	USA  
Blue	4	4.13	GARY WHEELER	USA  


Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill

MASSIVE HONDA U.S. OPEN OF SURFING PRESENTED BY O'NEILL

ENVELOPES THE HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER, JULY 20 TO 29

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The world's largest professional surfing competition, the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill, returns to the Huntington Beach Pier from July 20 to 29, 2007. More than 500 world-class athletes representing a dozen countries will battle over 10 days and across four divisions, all chasing a $175,000 prize purse and the chance to become part of the U.S. Open's coveted lore.

"The U.S. Open of Surfing is the biggest WQS surf competition in North America and draws more spectators than any other surf event in the world," said O'Neill Clothing Chief Executive Officer Toby Bost. "The U.S. Open has a rich history in surfing and showcases the best surfers in the world battling it out for the six star titles, and we are stoked to be part of that energy for the fifth year."

The giant Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill boasts North America's only six-star World Qualifying Series (WQS)-rated men's and women's competitions, longboarding and men's junior (19 and under) disciplines. The Honda Men's U.S. Open showcases 288 competitors and a $125,000 purse while the women's division offers $30,000 in cash prizes to its field of 60 women.

The $10,000 Lost Pro Junior for men (field of 128) is the largest event of its kind in the U.S., with many competitors doing double-duty in the "open". The junior division historically offers a glimpse of surfing's next generation of top pros, with a champions list headlined by Kelly Slater, Rob Machado and Andy Irons. The $10,000 O'Neill U.S. Open of Longboarding features soulful maneuvers on nine-foot (minimum length) boards mixed with modern aerials and awesome displays of power.

For many years the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing's WQS format featured a four-person (top two surfers advance) format from start to finish and a priority system drastically different from the Association of Surfing Professional's (ASP) elite World Championship Tour (WCT).

In 2005 the U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill men's, women's and men's junior divisions adopted a uniquely modified version, one that prepares competitors for the grand prix circuit. Quarters, semis and finals all feature man-on-man competition utilizing the WCT's priority system, ironically first used at this venue in 1982. The round just prior to the quarter-finals, will pit three competitors with the top two moving forward.

While tracing its roots to the "U.S. Championships" first held in 1959, the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill – taking over for the venerable Op Pro – blasted onto the scene in 1994 when Shane Beschen defeated now eight-time world champion Kelly Slater in a final witnessed by an unheard of 65,000 cheering spectators (the duo would flip-flip podium positions in 1996). In addition to Slater and Beschen, the list of prior champions now reads like a who's who of professional surfing—Rob Machado, Andy Irons, Cory Lopez, Taj Burrow, Layne Beachley, Sofia Mulanovich, Chelsea Georgeson and Lisa Andersen.

The U.S. Open of Surfing anchors California's quintessential action sport, music and lifestyle festival, the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing and Beach Festival. More than 600 world-class surfing, skateboarding, FMX and BMX athletes compete amid America's largest ocean-front exposition. All of the action will be accessible live on www.usopenofsurfing.com.

"The U.S. Open of Surfing continues to reinvent itself each year as it grows in size and stature," said James Leitz, Vice President of IMG. "O'Neill's presenting sponsorship allows IMG to maintain the event's relevance among the surf community."

Bost also commented, "By being apart of the U.S. Open we are able to bring more awareness to the O'Neill Brand, while also giving back to our community, retailers and consumers."

The Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill will be broadcast to 60 million households on the highly acclaimed action sports, music and youth lifestyle magazine show on "Fusion TV", now airing on Versus (formerly Outdoor Life Network). Three one-hour Fusion TV programs will air on Tuesdays and Saturday's for consecutive weeks in August/early September 2007.

All events during the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing and the Beach Festival are open to the public, free of charge. The early rounds of surfing begin on Friday, July 20 and run through Sunday, July 29. Festival activities, BMX and skate competitions begin on Thursday, July 26 with FMX starting on Friday, July 27th.

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