My wife and I went down to watch the men’s round of 16 at the Hurley US Open yesterday. (Unfortunately we weren’t able to stay for the women’s semis and finals, which was a bummer.) But the waves were still going berserk and the jet skis (PWCs) were still towing competitors out to the line up. Not common in Huntington, there were even some serious barrels ridden this round. Crazy. Kelly Slater rode a particularly huge wave, got covered up and emerged victorious with a 10. Couple broken boards, couple upsets (Rob Machado did not win his heat)…it was a stacked and exciting Round of 16.