Simpo stumped

Defending champ Brett Simpson loses in Rd 1 at U.S. Open

Updated: August 7, 2011, 10:43 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

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Two boards under one arm, hood pulled over his cropped head, eyes buffered by dark sunglass, "Surviving, that's what it was all about," noted CJ Hobgood, giving one last turn towards the beach.

"It's pretty tough out there today," told a dozen other competitors.

Carissa Moore called it "tricky."

In summation, that's what Wednesday meant for you if you were a surfer at the U.S. Open. ...

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