Newport Channel Inn

NEWPORT CHANNEL INN is the perfect base for your vacation adventure. The glistening waters of Newport Harbor, the Balboa Fun Zone, Catalina Island ferry, harbor cruises, boat rentals, Balboa Island, bicycling, kayaking, sport fishing, whale watching, golf, world-class dining, entertainment and shopping, and our famous sandy beaches are but a few of Newport Beach's many offerings!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

World of Jenks, MTV, U. S. Open of Surfing episode

The “World of Jenks” television episode entitled “Me and My Surfboard” is currently airing on MTV. Host Andrew Jenks and his film crew stayed at the Newport Channel Inn this summer while spending a week filming professional surfer Anastasia Ashley prepare for and compete in the U. S. Open of Surfing competition.

The U. S. Open of Surfing is the biggest surfing competition in the world and takes place each summer just up the beach from the Newport Channel Inn, near the Huntington Beach Pier. This event draws tens of thousands of fans and the world’s best surfers, including many that stay at the Newport Channel Inn during the competition.

The episode begins with Jenks, a New York City boy, wondering what it is like to be a surfer. Anastasia Ashley, rated among the top 50 female pro surfers and recent winner of the Pipeline Pro Competition, is filmed being interviewed by Surfer Magazine and, and offers very candid responses to Jenks' questions. She tries her best to teach Jenks to surf. The episode is an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the challenge of competitive surfing, and the artful filming makes you long for “a day at the beach”. Check your local TV listings for airing times!

Make plans to stay at the Newport Channel Inn next summer and check out the 2011 U. S. Open of Surfing in person! Reservations: 949 642-3030, or check out our website at

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