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Preview: QuikPro France

Sorry it’s late; I’ve been killing myself trying to get our fantasy game ready for France (see bottom). The France-into-Portugal leg is always a quick turn-around, with massive world title and qualification narratives woven between high-tide holds and lay-days. It’s the business end of the season, so you better get those fantasy teams lit: Conditions … Read more

Preview: Surf Ranch Pro

I think whoever can handle the pressure the best is gonna win. That’s what it’ll come down to – Griffin Colapinto Are you excited by the Surf Ranch event? Does it tickle any of your fancies? It’s certainly going to be a bit of a fantasy dud as far as contest formats go, but let’s … Read more

Preview: Tahiti Pro

“(at Teahupo’o) There is nowhere to hide and nowhere to run” – Joel Parkinson Event and Forecast If J-Bay is one of the most respected waves in the world, then Teahupo’o has to be the most feared. Surfline’s slightly dated but incredibly detailed ‘Mechanics of Teahupo’o’ gives an insightful overview as to the background and … Read more

Preview: J-Bay Pro 2018

For this year’s J-Bay event, we’re trying a new format of delivery. The hope is to make your contest preparations a little more streamlined by putting everything in one place. Sure, it means that the full preview will be have to be completed in stages as the information becomes available, but it also means that … Read more

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 this Frankenstein’s Monster of a … Read more

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 stoked with the tour’s new … Read more

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 win % statistics are taken … Read more

Injuries/Wildcards – Bali Pro

‘Ocean surfing’ is so hot right now, and Keramas is a marine playground. Let’s see who’s in and out… ************************UPDATED**************************** Surfers Out: Caio Ibelli – looking at the WSL rankings page, Caio had already logged an injured for this event before the draw was up. While it’s bad news for Caio, it virtually guarantees him … Read more

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 a Mikey vs. Jesse heat … Read more

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 try to update in time, … Read more