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Van Doren Invitational -- Skate

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Alana Smith

Photograph By Brian Shamanski

This week, skateboarding royalty meets surfing's finest in Huntington Beach California at the 2014 U.S. Open of Surfing. Held in conjunction with the surf competition is a skateboarding competition thrown by Vans known as the Van Doren Invitational, and the first competitors to hit the bowl was the women's division. What follows is a shot of the action earlier this week, followed by more throughout the weekend. Here, Alana Smith blunt fakies the deep end of the bowl.