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2011 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Preview

Huntington Beach's Brett Simpson looks to three-peat at the U.S. Open of Surfing

Updated: August 7, 2011, 10:41 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

Preview Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Final

This week former world champion CJ Hobgood tweeted, "Correctly guess how many air reverses will be performed @usopenofsurf and I will give u my surfboard."

He followed the thread up with, "The correct answer should be fairly obvious: Too many."

The Nike U.S. Open of Surfing is upon us, and yes, sure as the Huntington Hop defined the event in the '80s, this year the world's best will be peacocking ...

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