VANS U.S. OPEN / Women

Vans US Open – Women

Blue Tile Obsession

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~Alice Walker

Today was a good day. Vans U.S. Open continued with its magical mayhem on the sands of Huntington Beach. There were the usual sounds, crowds, police arrests, checkpoints, security, predictable attitudes, music, fried foods, energy drink company banners, giveaways and teenage buffoonery to be found in copious quantities. Something new and entertaining was on display in the bowl for everyone to see this day. A girls contest was held and it proved to be interesting.

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I walked around during practice and watched the girls prepare. I saw some of them anxious and some oblivious to the crowds and hype. When asked, a few of the girls expressed surprise at even being in a girls contest of such magnitude. They felt like they were lucky to be included. Personally, I felt that each…

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