Jay Caspian King, a bad-yet-dedicated surfer, and distinct surf industry outsider, has published this article after visiting the US Open at Huntington. The 'essays' are short and well worth your time. Great reading:
What a great read. That fella's got writing skillz.
Took quite a while to get through though including the vids.
Also ties in nicely with a couple of the recent Swellnet articles.