Welcome to the 2010 U.S. Open of Surfing

It's the biggest surf contest in the country, and in 2009 it drew more than 500,000 rabid surf fans to the sands of Huntington Beach, Calif. The gathering of humans that is the Hurley U.S. Open is back this month for nine days of mayhem, surfing, a bikini or two, and all the tattoos and raised trucks that Orange County can muster. One hundred twenty-eight of the world's best will be in full regalia. Here are a few names to keep an eye on. (Courtesy Hurley)