We all know Brett “Simpo” Simpson for his outstanding achievements of winning the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach twice in a row in 2009 and 2010! The US Open is one of the most challenging events that any surfer can take down because you are up against 100+ of the World’s best surfers as compared to the WCT Top 44 format (at the time) and not to mention the challenging waves and conditions that South Side HB offers. To win this event once is a prestigious accomplishment, but to go back to back that’s just amamzing and a feat that has only also been done by the late Andy Irons. Now that is a statement in itself!
A really cool fact about Brett’s father Bill Simpson is that he played in the NFL. Bill was a defensive back for the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills for eight sucessful seasons. Brett’s definitely a chip off the old block as his work ethic to strive to be the best proved true when he qualified for the elite ASP World Tour in 2010 with a big boost from his US Open victory. Despite his cool, calm and collected demeanor, Simpo is a savvy competitor and is driven to win. He is one of the most respected surfers on tour coming up through the Hobgood stable in his rookie years as he was able to learn the in’s and out’s of the tour from the best. Now in his fourth season on tour Simpo has his sights set on cracking the Top 16 in 2013. Check Brett out tomorrow in the Billabong Rio Pro http://wctbrasil.com/rio13
Name: Brett Simpson
Hometown: Huntington Beach
Homebreak: HB pier
Mom and Dad: Bill and Lynn simpson
Sponsors: hurley, Nike, Hss , dakine, Vertra , hdx, future fins., Toyota of HB.
Facebook: Brett Simpson – Athlete Page
Vertra 5: Brett Simpson
5 Influential People in your Life and why?
-Mom and Dad because they have taught me to be kind and work hard for everything.
-CJ and Damien Hobgood because they have helped when I was getting starting on tour and their knowledge is priceless!
5 Things people may not know about you.
-I Drive a Toyota Tundra
-I love seal beach
-Chicken Parmigiana is my favorite
-Tried to surf goofy foot when I started surfing
-I love basketball shoes…
5 websites that you look at daily.
5 Things you want people to remember you as.
5 Places you want to go to/go back to before you die.