SURFING NEWS: US Open of Surfing – In Hindsight, Riot a Good Thing
August 3, 2013 ; Encinitas Ca. — Surfing News – Surf News – Surf Industry Insight
US Open of Surfing – In Hindsight, Riot a Good Thing
No one was seriously hurt and … (for more watch the Down The Line video blog below).
Locals have complained that for years the tournament has attracted people who drink in their cars, urinate in public and leave trash behind. Michael Heh, who has lived off the main drag since 2009, said the event this year seemed like more of a nuisance than in years past.
Of those arrested in connection with the riot, only one was from Huntington Beach: 24-year-old Andres Gomez, who was booked on suspicion of refusing to disperse and resisting arrest.
Huntington Beach police said the others booked on suspicion of charges related to disorderly conduct and resisting arrest include Michael John Lytle, 30, of Anaheim; Michael Anthony Avila, 28, of Santa Ana; Joseph Monterrosa, 28, of Ontario; Adam A. Cecot, 18, of Irvine; Chase Scott Christman, 19, of Simi Valley; and Kyle Roger Crott, 18, of Riverside.
Meanwhile, a few days later, a few miles down the road, Anastasia Ashley had this warm up dance going on:
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