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Kanoa Igarashi, Courtney Conlogue claim U.S. Open of Surfing titles

Kanoa Igarashi, Courtney Conlogue claim U.S. Open of Surfing titles
Kanoa Igarashi rides his final wave to victory over Griffin Colapinto in the finals of the 2018 Vans U.S, Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Huntington Beach’s Kanoa Igarashi and San Clemente’s Griffin Colapinto found themselves in a “can you top this” men’s championship heat, with Igarashi ultimately getting the best of Colapinto in the Qualifying Series 10,000-point event.

For Igarashi, the victory was his second in a row, matching fellow Huntington Beach native Brett Simpson as the only back-to-back men’s U.S. Open winners.

The women’s final pitted the world’s No. 1-ranked Stephanie Gilmore, a six-time world champion, against Santa Ana’s Courtney Conlogue, who is just getting back from a broken foot. Conlogue came out on top in the final, winning her second U.S. Open, nine years after her first one in 2009. The contest was the Championship Tour event for the women.

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Kanoa Igarashi celebrates after defeating Griffin Colapinto in the finals of the 2018 Vans U.S, Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.

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Fans stand at the water's edge during the finals of the 2018 Vans U.S, Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.

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Fans mob Griffin Colapinto after he placed second in the finals of the 2018 Vans U.S, Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.

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Courtney Conlogue competes in the women's semifinals of the 2018 Vans U.S, Open of Surfing. Conlogue would go on the win her second second U.S. Open, nine years after her first one in 2009.

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Courtney Conlogue celebrates after defeating Stephanie Gilmore in the Women's Final of the 2018 Vans U.S, Open of Surfing.

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Griffin Colapinto competes in the men's semifinals of the 2018 Vans U.S, Open of Surfing. Colapinto went on to win the heat, but lost in the finals to Kanoa Igarashi

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Stephanie Gilmore competes against Courtney Conlogue in the women's finals of the 2018 Vans U.S, Open of Surfing.

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Carissa Moore competes against Stephanie Gilmore in the women's semifinals of the 2018 Vans U.S, Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.

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