The Top 20 Photos From The US Open

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They call it the surf stadium because spectators can get birds-eye views of rippers like Nate Yeomans doing their thing. 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.