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US Open of Surfing :: Simpson Shreds Slater

Huntington Beach in California saw a crowd of 10,000 people to watch local favorite Brett Simpson take out 9-time World Champion Kelly Slater and current #1 Jordy Smith at the 2010 US Open of Surfing. The waves were only 2-4 feet high and the surfing wasn’t that great, but the event was huge and a lot of fun for the crowd.


Web Surfing

Wicked WebcastingWicked Webcasting

Every day was broadcasted on www.usopenofsurfing.com and you could watch all the competitions live. The webcasting was awesome. While you were watching the surfers competing live, scores, instructions and rules were all posted right there for viewers to follow the action. It made the action fun and easy to follow.


Semi-Final Slater

Brett's BeachBrett's Beach

Brett took on Kelly in the semi-finals. He only really took a run at three waves while Kelly paddled into about 10. Brett’s quality over quantity earned him enough points to edge out Kelly’s top two scores by only 0.04 points to advance him to the finals where he took on Jordy, the World’s #1-ranked surfer.


Big Money Brett

$100,000 bucks for Brett$100,000 bucks for Brett

Brett grew up surfing Huntington Beach so it was easy for him to know which waves to go for in the small 2-4 foot sets. At times the water looked like Lake Michigan and it was pretty intense just waiting to see if another wave would come for Jordy to catch Brett’s high scoring rides. Brett dominated the finals and the crowd carried him to the stage where he collected a $100,000 check and his 2nd straight US Open Trophy.


Extra Events

Surfing Comp Set-UpSurfing Comp Set-Up

The US Open of Surfing was probably the most fun surfing event out of the professional tour. There was always something going on from morning until night.


  • Fashion Shows
  • Concerts
  • Murals and Graffiti
  • Skateboarding
  • BMX riding
  • Old School Surfers
  • Tons of Prizes
  • Weezer

Weezer in Wonderland

WeezerWeezer

Mark this time on your calender for next year, because if you happen to be in Los Angeles for the summer, you might want to make your way to Huntington Beach to party with the US Open of Surfing.


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