Get Hyped For The Nike US Open!

2011 Nike US Open Of Surfing Returns To Surf City July 30 – August 7

Major Celebrity Appearances Planned Including Concerts By MGMT, Jimmy Eat World and a Fashion Show Hosted By Vanessa Hudgens

WHAT: The 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing, the summer’s biggest youth culture festival, returns to “Surf City, USA” (Huntington Beach, CA) July 30 – August 7. Currently in its third year under the Nike 6.0, Hurley and Converse banner, the nine-day event showcases the world’s best surfers, skaters, BMX riders, musicians, emerging designers and artists.

U.S. Open spectators will enjoy an interactive festival featuring more than 100 exhibits, autograph signings, DJs, guest emcees and prize giveaways. All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC or can be viewed live daily at www.usopenofsurfing.

WHO: The world's leading professional surfers including 10-time world champion Kelly Slater, 4 time women's world champion Stephanie Gilmore and former 2-time US Open winner Brett Simpson back to defend his back-to-back titles.

On Thursday, August 4, Vanessa Hudgens and Tristan Wilds will host the 2011 Hurley Walk the Walk National Championship and join supermodel Marisa Miller as judges of the competition.

MGMT, Jimmy Eat World, The Sounds and more will perform on the U.S. Open Music Stage from Thursday, August 4 to Saturday, August 6.

WHEN: Saturday, July 30th – Wednesday, August 3rd

Surfing Competitions – check online for daily heats and start times

Wednesday August 3, 2011
TransWorld SURF's latest surf flick Surprise Excitement Party and Red Bull's Minor Threat movie premiere at the Lido Theater in Newport Beach. Show starts at 8pm and is free to all!

Thursday, August 4, 2011
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM – Competition (Surfing) – Men and Women
6:00 PM – Walk the Walk Fashion Show Hosted by Vanessa Hudgens and Tristan Wilds
6:45 PM – Concert: The Sounds – US Open Music Stage

Friday, August 5, 2011
7:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Competition (Surfing) – Men and Junior Women
5:30 PM – Concert: Dead Country – US Open Music Stage
7:00 PM – Concert: Jimmy Eat World – US Open Music Stage

Saturday, August 6, 2011
8:00AM to 4:00PM – Competition (Surfing) – Men and Women; Junior Men and Women Finals
1:45 PM to 4:00 PM- Competition (Skate) – Coastal Carnage Qualifiers
12:45 PM to 2:00 PM – Competition (BMX) – BMX Pro Team Jam Session
5:30 PM Concert: Surfer Blood – US Open Music Stage
7:00 PM Concert: MGMT – US Open Music Stage

Sunday, August 7, 2011
8:00 AM to 3:15 PM – Competition (Surfing) – Men and Women Finals and Awards
2:30 PM to 4:15 PM – Competition (BMX) – BMX Pro Team Jam Session and Awards Ceremony
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Competition (Skate) – Coastal Carnage Finals

WHERE: Huntington Beach Southside Pier, Huntington Beach, CA.

NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned Nike subsidiaries include Cole Haan, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand. For more information, visit