Brett Simpson from America defeated South African and number one rated surfer in the world Jordy Smith in the final of the US Open which was held at Huntington Pier in 2 – 4 foot surf today.
Jordy had a good run into the finals, defeating Mick Fanning in the semi finals and Miguel Pupo in the quarters. He didnt get the waves he needed in the final and eventually was downed by a score of 8.33 to Simpson’s 13.97.
Simpson, who is currently competing on his rookie year on the ASP Dream Tour, jumped out to a quick start in his matchup against the South African juggernaut in the Final and built momentum throughout the heat, leaving Smith looking for a near-perfect score in the final moments of the ASP Dream Tour campaigner’s bout.
“Jordy has been getting quick starts, so I tried to go out there and get a decent start,” Simpson said. “I got a five, and it was a low scoring heat, but all the waves I caught I maximized. Jordy had that one wave, where if he pulled that air it could have been a different ballgame.