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Huntington Beach: 25 years after riots

Updated: August 3, 2011, 4:46 PM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN Action Sports

The world's biggest surf competition has so far passed without incident this week on the sands of Surf City USA as thousands of locals and out-of-towners descended on southern California's Huntington Beach for the 2011 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing. But such seaside tranquility has not always been the case. This year's installment marks the 25th anniversary of the now-infamous riot on the beach.

On that Labor Day weekend in 1986 during Ocean Pacific Pro Surfing Championships, the ...

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