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 [...]
Here’s some Instagrams from Team Riders: Gregg Nakamura, Teppei Tajima, Joel Centeio, Kekoa Bacalso, Brett Simpson, Taylor Knox, Mick Fanning, and Shane Dorian!
Look for the MENS Round 2 to start up again later today. The forecast looks good! Check out: http://live.ripcurl.com/bells-beach-live-webcast.html Despite coming up a little short, Dusty killed his heat and showed that he’s going to keep the ball rolling after his Margaret River win last week. Simpo killed it too and is looking for some [...]
In the first Event of 2013 at Snapper Rocks, Mick, Brett, and Dusty looked amazing! Mick carved his way to a 3rd place finish, while Brett had his best finish at Snapper. Dusty was also a standout in the event doing a crazy air reverse and adjusting his feet MID-AIR! We know that good results [...]
We’re very honored to have such living legends on our team! How’s this lineup! Surfing’s top guns in all areas of surfing: Big Waves, Competition, Small Waves, Airs, Power, Barrels… Everything!
Mick and Brett were ripping and went straight into Round 3 with a win. Both of them are looking deadly! Dusty will be surfing in Round 2 when they start the contest up again. He’s looking in great form! Photos Courtesy of the Quiksilver Pro office contest site: http://quiksilverlive.com/progoldcoast/2013/
Yesterday, Teppei and Keanu made it into the Round of 48 #1 & #2! Unfortunately, Teppei fell short in his next heat, but great surfing, Teppei! Good luck, Keanu! Yesterday, Simpo ripped his way into the Round of 48! Watch Keanu, Brett, and the men surfing LIVE now! http://surfest.prosurfinglive.com/live.php
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Almost all of our riders use Instagram to show the world what’s been going on in their life. Here’s a few photos of the Instagram family from last week (or earlier).
Brett Simpson rips in any size surf. Here’s a quick video showing his abilities in Small waves and Big Barrels! Simpo is gnarly! Link to Video: http://vimeo.com/52514419
The World Tour Portugal Comp Waiting Period has started. Mick, Taylor, Brett, and Dusty are ready for Battle!
Last year this contest went off! Hopefully, the waves cooperate and make it another exciting contest!
Mick Fanning and Brett Simpson won their 1st round heats, while Taylor Knox and Dusty Payne are going to battle it out in Round 2. With the waves being punchy, hollow, and powerful, all of the Vertra World Tour surfers are looking to do well in this event! Here’s a video from the Quiksilver Pro [...]
Quiksilver Pro France starts TODAY! Go get em Mick Fanning, Taylor Knox, Dusty Payne, and Brett Simpson!
It’s going to be an exciting event! Watch it Live here: http://quiksilverlive.com/profrance/2012/
Brett Simpson gets ready for battle! Mick after an early morning warm up. Mick narrowly beat Freddy P, but he’s into Round 3. Photos via Hurley Pro website. Check out the Hurley Pro Event website! Link: http://www.hurley.com/hurleypro/
WT HURLEY PRO at Trestles Waiting Period STARTS TODAY! Good Luck @mfanno @taylor_knox @brettsimpo @dustypayne
The waiting period for the HURLEY PRO starts today! Mick leads the pack into this Event ranked #1! The Vertra Family is excited to watch Dusty, Taylor, Brett, and Mick kill it at Trestles! Good luck, boys! Check out the HURLEY PRO VIDEO TRAILER of BRETT SIMPSON! He’ll definitely be one to watch out there! [...]
The Hurley Pro WT Event at Trestles starts TOMORROW! We’re excited to see @mfanno @taylor_knox @dusty_payne @brettsimpo
We’re excited to see the current World #1 Surfer put on a jersey again! Here’s some footage from earlier this year: http://youtu.be/lXfcbGZUmlo We’re really excited to see local boy, Brett Simpson show everyone how gnarly he is at Trestles! Definitely someone to watch. Here’s a quick video of him earlier this year at the Nike 6.0 [...]
Brett Simpson surfs THAT good. He surfs in the Hurley Pro in just about a week and he looks fit and ready to throw the jersey on. Watch this clip from 1 Hr in HB: https://vimeo.com/47952497
Simpo is getting ready for the Hurley Pro at Trestles coming up in less than 2 weeks! Taylor Knox enjoying some tube time at home! Thanks Surfline for the photos.
Day two of the Billabong Pro Tahiti finished up the second round of competition in moderate 2-4 foot surf. With the swell backing down contest organizers made a good call to push on through to complete round 2 but hold off on round 3. Although there were long lulls between sets, like yesterday when the [...]
Day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti commenced in fun three to five foot waves at Teahupoo today. Although there were some long lulls when the waves did come in there were some excellent tube rides and radical surfing going down by the World’s best surfers. Amongst those surfers were the Vertra International surf team in [...]
Mick Fanning currently sits atop of the ASP World Championship Tour heading into the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Tahiti is the 5th stop of the the WCT and is the mid way mark of the 10 event tour. As Mick’s focus is to earn big results at every event he enters, coming into this event in [...]
Brett Simpson powered pass Travis Logie in the dying minutes of his Round 2 heat. With strong winds out of the Northerly direction is changed the face of Cloudbreak’s barreling lefts to tricky and choppy surf. Simpo’s never give up attitude shown hip perform to full potential on an average wave to earn the score [...]
Volcom has it’s own style when it comes to events. One of their signature things is to have short video interviews of the surfer prior to the event. Check out video interviews for Brett Simpson, Taylor Knox and Mick Fanning! The event is looking good to start tomorrow 6/3/12! Don’t forget to watch it LIVE [...]
Thanks to the crew at Surfline.com for an update on the Nike Lowers Pro warm up session yesterday. Vertra athletes Kekoa Bacalso, Taylor Knox, Joel Centeio and Brett Simpson have been looking in form according to reports. You can watch them LIVE at the Nike Lowers Pro. Heat Schedules are below.