Futures Team Rider Brett Simpson Takes Back-to-Back US Open of Surfing Titles
Huntington Beach – Local favorite Brett Simpson (Huntington Beach, CA), 25, defeated current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World No. 1 Jordy Smith (ZAF), 22, to win his second consecutive ASP PRIME US Open of Surfing presented by Hurley and Nike 6.0 title while clinching the highly sought after $100,000 check at South Huntington Beach Pier in two-to-four foot (1 meter) surf. Simpson’s fin of choice was the Hamish Graham Super Stix RTM. Simpson was elated to take his second consecutive US Open Championship, and credited his fins as a key part of his victory saying, “I love these fins! They turn my boards into magic! I’ve been using them consistently and they give me that extra confidence I need.”
In the hotly contested Pro Junior, Futures also won with Evan Geiselman (New Smyrna Beach, FL), 17, using the new AM3 template. Evan put in an impressively progressive performance to clinch the ASP Grade-2 US Open of Surfing Pro Junior to solidify the title of 2010 ASP North America Pro Junior Series Champion. He was extremely committing and pushing the performance envelope on every wave.
Also of note in the Pro Junior final was the surfing of Alejo Muniz, using the Black Stix EA model. Alejo posted one of the highest scores of the final but an interference penalty was too much to overcome. His surfing was very impressive however.
Sage Erickson also won her Women’s Junior pro final on Futures and the new AM3 template, the same fin used by Geiselman. Sage, who was the runner-up in last year’s Women’s US Open Pro Junior, jumped out to an early lead in the stacked heat and led the field throughout its entirety to clinch her first ASP victory over last year’s winner Malia Manuel (Kauai, HI), 16, ASP Women’s World Tour campaigner Coco Ho (North Shore, HI), 19, and reigning ASP Women’s World Junior Champion Laura Enever (AUS), 18.
Futures Fins congratulates all these riders for their performance. Their surfing and feedback continues to drive us to produce the lightest, fastest, highest performing fins on the market today.