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By Mike Sciacca | August 8, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Brett Simpson is the $100,000 man. Again. Just after noon today, right about the time the sun began to break through the heavy overcast, the Huntington Beach native thrust his arms high into the air at the sound of the final horn, directing his triumphant pose toward the massive throng that packed the south side and top of the Huntington Beach Pier, knowing that he had just won the Men's title of the U.S. Open of Surfing...
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 3, 2011
It's said that all good things must come to an end. Late Wednesday morning at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, Brett Simpson's two-year reign did just that. The Huntington Beach athlete was among the Men's Prime Draw, Round 1 heat competitors on day four of the Nike U.S. Open of Surfing, but did not advance after placing third (10.24 score) in a heat headed by two young hotshots: first-place Thiago Camarao of Brazil, who won with a 13.17 score, and John John Florence of Hawaii, who finished second (12.26)
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 7, 2010
Six days before the Women's final at the U.S .Open of Surfing came the big announcement. To the winner of Saturday's finale would go a record $50,000. That was $30,000 more than the previously set first-place prize of $20,000, which was also a record. No wonder Carissa Moore of Hawaii was all smiles late Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier. Moore emerged from a frustrating waiting game with fellow finalist Sally Fitzgibbons of Australia to win the coveted Women's title.
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By James Pribram | August 11, 2010
Last year, one might have called Brett Simpson's winning the U.S. Open of Surfing a Cinderella story: winning the biggest event in his backyard and becoming the first hometown local to win one of the most prestigious events on the World Qualifying Series tour. It certainly cemented his Huntington Beach roots and folklore. However, coming back and defending such a title while defeating fellow world tour stars of the likes of Kelly Slater (Cocoa, Fla.) in the semifinals and current No. 1-ranked surfer in the world Jordy Smith (South Africa)
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September 1, 2010
Edison featured twice on TV The CIF Southern Section has joined forces with Fox Sports Prime Ticket and Fox Sports West to present the High School Football Game of the Week for the 2010 regular season. Edison is featured in two of the telecasts in the 10-game schedule. The Chargers' Sept. 24 nonleague game at Cerritos College against Servite will be televised at 7:30 p.m. on Prime Ticket and their Nov. 11 Sunset League game against Los Alamitos at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach also will be televised at 7:30 p.m. by Prime Ticket.
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August 11, 2010
Just double it once more, and we'll call it a day. When the festivities died down at this year's U.S. Open of Surfing, that was the thought that lingered in our minds. For the second straight year, the world-famous surfing competition proved to be a showcase for Surf City, USA, and also a showcase for its homegrown talent — local Brett Simpson, who won the world-record $100,000 purse for the men's title in 2009, pulled off a repeat last weekend. For the second straight year, too, the prize for the women's champion more than doubled in the course of the event.
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By Andrea Hanst | July 8, 2011
Well, here we are in the throes of another spectacular summer, and just days after the Fourth of July — a holiday that has put Surf City on the map with the "largest parade west of the Mississippi. " Another recent big event on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier is the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. National Championships, an extremely significant opportunity for young men and women to compete from schools all over the U.S. andHawaii. We all should know what transpires next in Surf City: the US Open of Surfing sponsored by Nike 6.0 and Hurley, the biggest and baddest surf contest in the world!
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By Joe Haakenson | November 16, 2011
Last time we checked in with him, Brett Simpson — "Simpo" to his friends — was leaving the water on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier with his head down. It was his first heat of the U.S. Open of Surfing in August and he was trying to defend the title he had won twice in a row, pulling in a cool $100,000 with each win. But Simpson was one-and-done, eliminated from the competition, forced to get over it and move forward. It's been a crazy year for the Huntington native, with highs and lows and not much middle ground.
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By Joe Haakenson | June 29, 2011
So last week, Huntington Beach gave Kelly Slater a key to the city. Well deserved. Didn't they name a street after him, too? You know, Slater Avenue, between Talbert and Warner avenues? Anyway, he deserves it. Some call him the best surfer ever, and it's hard to argue when you go on facts — like the fact that he has won 10 ASP World Titles, including one as recently as last year. No one has won even half as many men's world titles as Slater, and four years ago, he passed one of his childhood heroes, Tom Curren, to become the all-time leader in World Championship Tour (WCT)
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By Joe Haakenson | March 14, 2012
Competitive surfers these days are looking for an edge. Whether they're in high school or already surfing on the world stage, they want to get better. And believe it or not, there's a way to improve without even getting wet. Paul Norris and Jon Brown promise they can make it happen. Last month they opened the doors to Extreme Athletics, a surf-specific training facility in Costa Mesa that is open to anyone who surfs and even those who are just thinking about it. Norris, 31, and Brown, 29, are surfers who know a little about how the body works - Norris has a degree in exercise science and Brown has a degree in kinesiology.
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By Joe Haakenson | March 14, 2012
Competitive surfers these days are looking for an edge. Whether they're in high school or already surfing on the world stage, they want to get better. And believe it or not, there's a way to improve without even getting wet. Paul Norris and Jon Brown promise they can make it happen. Last month they opened the doors to Extreme Athletics, a surf-specific training facility in Costa Mesa that is open to anyone who surfs and even those who are just thinking about it. Norris, 31, and Brown, 29, are surfers who know a little about how the body works - Norris has a degree in exercise science and Brown has a degree in kinesiology.
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By Joe Haakenson | November 16, 2011
Last time we checked in with him, Brett Simpson — "Simpo" to his friends — was leaving the water on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier with his head down. It was his first heat of the U.S. Open of Surfing in August and he was trying to defend the title he had won twice in a row, pulling in a cool $100,000 with each win. But Simpson was one-and-done, eliminated from the competition, forced to get over it and move forward. It's been a crazy year for the Huntington native, with highs and lows and not much middle ground.
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 3, 2011
It's said that all good things must come to an end. Late Wednesday morning at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, Brett Simpson's two-year reign did just that. The Huntington Beach athlete was among the Men's Prime Draw, Round 1 heat competitors on day four of the Nike U.S. Open of Surfing, but did not advance after placing third (10.24 score) in a heat headed by two young hotshots: first-place Thiago Camarao of Brazil, who won with a 13.17 score, and John John Florence of Hawaii, who finished second (12.26)
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | July 27, 2011
Going with the flow. That's the way Brett Simpson is approaching this year's U.S. Open of Surfing. Simpson has been at the top of his game at his home break the last two years, winning the coveted Men's title consecutively. The 26-year-old Huntington Beach High School graduate and Surf City resident begins his quest for a three-peat early next week when the Nike U.S. Open of Surfing launches nine days of action sports competition Saturday at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
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By Andrea Hanst | July 8, 2011
Well, here we are in the throes of another spectacular summer, and just days after the Fourth of July — a holiday that has put Surf City on the map with the "largest parade west of the Mississippi. " Another recent big event on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier is the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. National Championships, an extremely significant opportunity for young men and women to compete from schools all over the U.S. andHawaii. We all should know what transpires next in Surf City: the US Open of Surfing sponsored by Nike 6.0 and Hurley, the biggest and baddest surf contest in the world!
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By Joe Haakenson | June 29, 2011
So last week, Huntington Beach gave Kelly Slater a key to the city. Well deserved. Didn't they name a street after him, too? You know, Slater Avenue, between Talbert and Warner avenues? Anyway, he deserves it. Some call him the best surfer ever, and it's hard to argue when you go on facts — like the fact that he has won 10 ASP World Titles, including one as recently as last year. No one has won even half as many men's world titles as Slater, and four years ago, he passed one of his childhood heroes, Tom Curren, to become the all-time leader in World Championship Tour (WCT)
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September 1, 2010
Edison featured twice on TV The CIF Southern Section has joined forces with Fox Sports Prime Ticket and Fox Sports West to present the High School Football Game of the Week for the 2010 regular season. Edison is featured in two of the telecasts in the 10-game schedule. The Chargers' Sept. 24 nonleague game at Cerritos College against Servite will be televised at 7:30 p.m. on Prime Ticket and their Nov. 11 Sunset League game against Los Alamitos at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach also will be televised at 7:30 p.m. by Prime Ticket.
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By James Pribram | August 11, 2010
Last year, one might have called Brett Simpson's winning the U.S. Open of Surfing a Cinderella story: winning the biggest event in his backyard and becoming the first hometown local to win one of the most prestigious events on the World Qualifying Series tour. It certainly cemented his Huntington Beach roots and folklore. However, coming back and defending such a title while defeating fellow world tour stars of the likes of Kelly Slater (Cocoa, Fla.) in the semifinals and current No. 1-ranked surfer in the world Jordy Smith (South Africa)
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 11, 2010
Brett Simpson is The $100,000 Man. Again . Just after noon Sunday, right about the time the sun began to break through the heavy overcast sky, the Huntington Beach native thrust his arms high into the air at the sound of the final horn, directing his triumphant pose toward the massive throng that packed the southside and top of the Huntington Beach Pier. A sweeter sound there wasn't for the 25-year-old, a graduate of Huntington Beach High School: He had just won the coveted Men's title of the U.S. Open of Surfing presented by Hurley, Nike 6.0 and Converse, for a second straight year.
NEWS
August 11, 2010
Just double it once more, and we'll call it a day. When the festivities died down at this year's U.S. Open of Surfing, that was the thought that lingered in our minds. For the second straight year, the world-famous surfing competition proved to be a showcase for Surf City, USA, and also a showcase for its homegrown talent — local Brett Simpson, who won the world-record $100,000 purse for the men's title in 2009, pulled off a repeat last weekend. For the second straight year, too, the prize for the women's champion more than doubled in the course of the event.
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