The Top 20 Photos From The US Open

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Julian squeeked through in both his quarter and semifinal heats and both times celebrated as the score was announced after the heat finished. Photo: Checkwood


A one man wrecking crew during the 2012 US Open Of Surfing, TWS Photo Editor Aaron Checkwood was all over the beach and pier during the Open. Now that he’s had some time to recuperate from the madness, here are his favorite 20 images and the short stories behind them.