California’s U.S. Open of Surfing canceled over coronavirus

  • In this July 28, 2019, file photo, thousands of people converge on the beach during the U.S. Open of Surfing competition in Huntington Beach, Calif. The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, a summer competition that draws thousands each year to Southern California's Huntington Beach, has been canceled because of the coronavirus. Organizers announced the cancellation on Monday, June 15, 2020 citing "continued health concerns and current guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic." The event will return in 2021, organizers said. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, a summer competition that draws thousands each year to Southern California’s Huntington Beach, has been canceled because of the coronavirus.