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Op Pro Huntington Beach


Clamorous midsummer professional surfing contest held between 1982 and 1998 at California's Huntington Beach Pier. California had previously hosted international pro events (the Katin Team Challenge, the Sutherland Pro, and the U.S. Pro, among others), but this was the first time the sport was tied into high-end West Coast marketing and promotions.

For its first 10 years, the Op Pro was the world's biggest and best-publicized surfing contest, covered by local and network news, reported in ne...