Ten years of training and competing has led Huntington Beach local Brett Simpson to the elite ASP World Tour—the third from Huntington Beach to ever accomplish the feat (Jeff Deffenbaugh and Timmy Reyes being the first two). To celebrate the momentous event and give Brett a proper send-off to the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, Huntington Surf and Sport hosted a party this past Friday and premiered Brett's first movie, GO BRETT, which was filmed and edited by former TransWorld SURF intern Aaron Lieber.
Support was the word of the evening. From the Huntington Beach Mayor Cathy Green to HB's top locals and cheerleaders, all were in attendance to show Brett how much he means to Southern California's Surf City. “It is athletes like Brett who help make this city’s next generation the best they can be,” said Green.
We caught up with Simpo before he jumped on a plane that evening bound for the Gold Coast of Australia.— Mimi LaMontagne