• Griffin Colapinto Finishes in Second at the 2018 Vans US Open

With his second place finish at the 2018 Vans US Open, Griffin Colapinto takes the positive momentum from this event and moves forward -- currently solidified in both the QS Top 10 and CT Top 22 before the Surf Ranch Pro September 6 - 9.

“I’ve never won a QS event so that’s a hard one to swallow, but it still leaves me with a bunch of fire so I’m really excited to just keep working hard,” Colapinto said. “My favorite moment of this event was in that Final. I think that’s one of the best back-to-back exchanges I’ve ever had in a heat so that’s all I really care about. I’ll just decompress for a few days. I feel like my strategy and my surfing was there throughout the whole event. At the end it just came down to the waves. We both didn’t fall and I just have to keep putting myself out there and I’ll have to stay ready for when that time comes.”

Griff will look to keep this momentum rolling at next week's Tahiti Pro Teahupoo - the event's window begins August 10th.

Photos courtesy of the World Surf League (@wsl)