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Wash-Up – Bali Pro(tected)

Contest Wash-Up The Bali Pro was a bit of a slow-burner; it started off with maxed-out morning sessions followed by onshore breezes and delayed rounds. Meanwhile, Cloudbreak was gaining the surfing world’s full and undivided attention while crazy people rode liquid death-traps. To be honest, it was hard to get … Full

Preview – MR Pro Uluwatu

Is this a proper preview? Hell no; everybody’s teams are already locked in. This is more of a basic overview from a stats persepctive, and maybe some insights for those who don’t mind a little bit of casual betting here and there. Join us while we join the dots on … Full

Preview – Bali Pro(tected)

The Oakley Pro at Keramas was debuted on tour in 2013. We’d seen video footage and heard plenty of stories, but nobody really knew what to expect. It was like a search event, and most were psyched. Once it started, the waves and surfing both fired, and surf fans seemed … Full

Metrics – Bali Pro 2018

Bali is back, baby! Sure, it’s been 5 years, and sure, most of the tour wasn’t around back then, but we’ve still got enough relevant data on reefs, rights and wave heights to help whittle down the best of the fantasy lot. All of our ‘career’ average heat score and … Full

Wash-Up – Rio Pro 2018

Contest Wash-Up The lead-up to Rio was a little undercooked, to put it mildly. The Founders Cup had just finished, and the surfing world was almost universally under-whelmed with pool wave contests. It turns out that most surfers actually wanted the unpredictable imperfection of the contests about which we so … Full

Full Preview – Oi Rio Pro 2018

The cancellation of the Margaret River contest left many surf fans with a bad taste in their mouths. We lost all narrative tension regarding the contest rounds and emerging champion, we were starved of any real title race variation, our fantasy teams were all shot to pieces, the potential for … Full

Oi Rio Pro – Metrics 2018

I have waited long enough for the WSL to move on from their wave machine experiment and get back to the core business of managing the world tour. There is still no heat draw or mention of wildcards (as of publishing), so I’ll offer what I have for now. I’ll … Full

Special Preview – Founders Cup

We needed something to fill the void after the Margaret River Pro fiasco. While the quasi-Olympics-team-event isn’t a part of the tour, its novelty and immediacy put it slightly above the Oi Rio Pro when it comes to quenching my pro surfing thirst. Plus, there’s a guarantee of no sharks. … Full

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