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Jul 30, 2018

Waves of the Day: Watch the Best of the Vans US Open

The Vans US Open of Surfing - Men's kicked off on Monday morning in glassy but inconsistent 2-3 foot conditions for the first day of the event window. Completing Round 1 and half of Round 2, a number of the top seeded competitors were eliminated with California's Kei Kobayashi providing the day's first upset, overthrowing current CT World No. 7 Willian Cardoso, former CT competitor Ryan Callinan and QS vet Carlos Munoz. Trials winner and wildcard Reef Heazlewood also eliminated Australian standout Mikey Wright in Round 2.

The Vans US Open action will resume tomorrow at 7:30 am. PDT. Here's a look back at some of the early round standouts:

Round 1, Heat 2: Mateus Herdy Gains Early Round Momentum

Brazilian Mateus Herdy Throws Air Reverse for Round 1 Lead
The surfer from Florianópolis earns one of the higher scores of the day with a 7.67 and a Round 1 win at the Vans US Open.

Round 1, Heat 4: Mitch Crews Earns Round 1 Win

Mitch Crews Builds Speed in Round 1
The Australian earns a 7.17 and a Round 1 win in Huntington Beach.

Round 2, Heat 1: Kei Kobayashi Makes Headway

Kei Kobayashi Keeps Momentum Going in Huntington
Kobayashi takes a Round 2 win after earning a 7.17 at the Vans US Open.

Round 2, Heat 2: Keanu Asing Looking Comfortable

Keanu Asing: "That Felt Good"
The former CT competitor earns a 7.17 and a Round 2 heat win on the first day of the Vans US Open.

Round 2, Heat 3: Wildcard Dominates Round 2 Heat

Reef Heazlewood Wins Round 2, Eliminates Mikey Wright
The wildcard earns a 7.5 to take a Round 2 win and eliminate Marco Giorgi and Mikey Wright at the Vans US Open.

Round 2, Heat 4: Ramzi Boukhiam Finds High Score

Ramzi Boukhiam Battles Back for 7.83
Ramzi Boukhiam earns one of the higher scores of the day 7.83 and a Round 2 heat win at the Vans US Open.

Round 2, Heat 6: David Van Zyl Finds Rhythm

David Van Zyl Finds Needed Score in Round 2
The surfer from South Africa earns a 7.5 to overtake the lead in Round 2 Heat 8 of the Vans US Open.

Round 2, Heat 8: Joshua Moniz Wins Round 2 Battle

Joshua Moniz Takes Lead with 7.9
The surfer from Hawaii earns a 7.9 to take a Round 2 win over Griffin Colapinto, Barron Mamiya and Oney Anwar.
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