The 2011 season of surfing started out exactly how Brett Simpson had hoped it would. A couple solid results at the first two events on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour in Australia had the Huntington Beach local pumped. In just his sophomore season on the “Dream Tour,” Simpson was proving that he belonged.
Simpson responded. A guy who got his start and built his repertoire surfing less-threatening beachbreaks near and around the HB pier paddled into two-story tall waves, pulling himself into barrels that could probably fit his lifted truck.