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Brett Simpson wins U.S. Open of Surfing

July 26, 2009 |  3:51 pm


Brett Simpson won the U.S. Open of Surfing in his hometown of Huntington Beach this afternoon in front of an estimated crowd of 140,000.

Simpson recorded scores of 7.83 and 9.10 in the second and third waves, respectively.

His 16.93 score bested Australia's Mick Fanning, who finish with 12.50 (5.00 and 7.50).

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-- Mario Aguirre

Photo: Brett Simpson lifts the record $100,000 check for winning the U.S. Open of Surfing men's final. Credit: Mario Aguirre / Los Angeles Times