Brett's about to pack up and head to Australia for the start of the 2013 ASP World Tour, which kicks off on March 2nd at Snapper. But first thing's first — a chat with Peter King and a quick surf out front at Southside HB pier to make sure his equipment is working right (spoiler alert: it is.) Brett's looking good going into 2013, so stay tuned for more goodness from the hometown hero.
The Hurley van just met up the Edison High School Surf Team at the HB River Jetties for some more surfboard demo fun. Not only was there some great surfing going down on all the new Bob Hurley, Lee Stacey and 'Doc' Lausch shapes, but Brett Simpson donated one of his surfboards to Matt Fewell as a congratulations for having the top GPA on the team. As Coach Zoran Forgiarini explained, "Matt has impressively carried a 4.0 GPA throughout his four years at Edison, is the first one in the water every morning, never complains, is always eager to get better and has received a full academic scholarship to continue his studies next year at Cal State Channel Islands." Big thanks to the Edison High Surf Team and Coach Zoran for the good times and for taking our new boards for a test drive. Check the photo highlights below. Photos: Derek Bahn
Our surfboard demo tour stopped by the HB Pier where we met up with the HBHS Surf Team to have them test out some new Bob Hurley, Lee Stacey and Jeff 'Doc' Lausch shaped-boards. There was plenty of coffee talk in the parking lot with HB legends, Brett Simpson, 'Doc' Lausch, Andy Verdone and Brandon Guilmette, as well as just enough windswell for the HBHS crew to get a feel for the boards. Check the photos from the morning surf practice below. Photos: Derek Bahn
After a tough start to his third year of the ASP World Tour, Brett Simpson rebounded at Bells, finishing equal 9th in a hard-fought Round 5 clash against Kai Otton. The ASP recently caught up with Simpo to get his thoughts on the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, what he’s doing on his short break and how he’s gearing up for the upcoming Billabong Rio Pro in Brazil. Head over to aspworldtour.com and give it a read.
By now you probably all know Mick beat Kelly in one of the most exciting finals of all time. Mick did some turns, Kelly did a big air, our boy Simpo had a solid showing, so forth and so on. But what you probably don't know about, is all the fun that went down behind the scenes. Lucky for us, we had our friends from Life Without Andy there in and around the competitors area to capture all the moments before, during and after the action at Bells. Check it out below.
Struggling to make it through the last day of the week? We're here to help with a heavy dose of new, surfy web clips. First up is Brett Simpson surfing fun waves around home and giving some candid insight into the life of competitive surfing. Then we got Conner Coffin's highlight reel from his big win at Pipe last weekend. Next, is young up-and-comer, Matt King, blowing up on a choppy, weathered left. And lastly, there's the teaser to the latest outlet for surf shreddage, 'What Youth'. Enjoy!
With the Quik Pro right around the corner and stitches removed from his foot, Brett Simpson preps for Snapper Rocks in some warm water peaks around the Gold Coast. He's also gotten pretty good at taking long strolls on the beach in his new Phantom Block Party boardshorts (we promise we didn't pay off the editor of the video). So head over to his new site, simplysimpo.tumblr.com, to watch some surfing, beach strolls and the neat stuff in between.
Did you know 20252 is Smokey the Bear's own zip code, snails can sleep for three years and Brett Simpson dabbles in acting from time to time? Yeah, we didn't either (about the Brett acting part). But we just received a copy of his latest "multi dollar" production, shot on location at the HB Pier. It's actually very worth a watch — right up there with the classic John Wayne flicks. Check out Brett and JS Surfboards' new model, the Pier Pony, and their motion picture right here. P.S. Brett costars with a pony — a real one.
It might be hard to believe, given his recent exploits — namely the way he's scored at home and a dream trip to Ireland — but Brett's more than ready to kick off the 2012 campaign on the Goldy. The guy's a true competitor, and as he told the ASP in a recent interview, he can't wait to get the jersey back on next week at the Burleigh 4 Star. For Brett's full interview on the upcoming year head over to aspworldtour.com.