Another year has come and gone and it's safe to say we're pleasantly exhausted. Nine days filled with dust clouds, exciting surfing, waterpledging, concerts, skating, art and so much more. It's hard to pin point the best things about the US Open, but we do know that it's our favorite time of year. Capping off the competition in the water was an edge-of-your-seat final with Miguel Pupo vs Julian Wilson. Sadly, Miguel lost, but not without a fight it was either surfer's game right up until the end. With record-breaking crowds, all the surfer's showed up to compete and win. Concerts from the likes of Best Coast, Grouplove and TV on the Radio served as the soundtrack of the beach for not one, but three full nights of music. Movies premiered, concerts were played, art was created and champions were crowned (congrats to Conner for winning the Men's Junior Pro and Miguel for making it to the final). And that's a wrap on your US Open of Surfing 2012. Until next year.