I love surfing as much as the next guy, but if this is what the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach is all about, I'm going to stay away. Apparently shit went down after the competition ended this Sunday, with "absolute bedlam" breaking out in downtown Huntington Beach. A full-scale riot broke out around around 7 p.m. on Sunday. Via the LA Times:
One witness, Russ Mundi, who attended the surfing contest, said he saw crowds tip over portable toilets and defy orders from police to leave. He said police fired what smelled like tear gas. "I heard shots going off, and the whole crowd just started running," he said.
The videos show all sorts of chaos and general mayhem: Porta-Potty tipping, Bros fighting, a bunch of little swaggy brats in board shorts with dumb tattoos that look like Justin Bieber clones. Rioting during the biggest surfing event in the country must be Southern California's equivalent to WVU losing to PIttsburgh. Minus the couch burning, of course.
Ever more Bro fights!
[Videos via Deadspin]