Brett Simpson of the USA finished equal 25th in The Ballito Pro presented by Billabong after placing third in Heat 6 of Round Three at
Josh Kerr, Ethan Ewing, Ezekiel Lau and Leo Fioravanti are out. Keanu Asing and Griffin Colapinto keep climbing.
Brett Simpson of the USA advances to Round Three of The Ballito Pro after placing second in Heat 9 of Round Two at Ballito, South Africa.
The list of elite surfers prepping for a weekend in Huntington Beach is extensive -- but they'll have their work cut out for them.
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The hometown favorite left nothing in the water as he swept the stacked competition in all conditions.
Spend a lay day from the Hurley Pro Trestles swinging the sticks with WCT pros Sebastien Zietz and Brett Simpson.
Taj Burrow defends his Trestles title, taking on Brett Simpson in Round 2.
Reigning World Champion Mick Fanning faced off against SoCal native Brett Simpson and Brazilian Miguel Pupo.