Pipe is the biggest stage in surfing, and Kelly loves a spectacle.
Will the come-back event prove a successful one? That's between him and the fates, but Kelly, at this rating/price vs. his level of experience, has got to be the safest fantasy 'risk' this season.
Nat Young - OUT
Nat scored a bunch of events as an injury replacement, but the King wanted his spot back.
Dusty Payne - IN as trials winner
Benji Brand - IN as trials runner-up
Event Heat Draw
Update: All seeds are in place except for wildcards. Benji is literally ONE place above Dusty on the QS rankings (72nd and 73rd respectively). This means that we will see Benji in Heat 5 against Gabriel and Pupo and Dusty against John and Wiggolly in H6.
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