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Preview – Portugal 2017

Have you had time to catch your breath? The dust has only just settled on the QuikPro France, and yet Portugal is already building momentum. Are you in the running for anything fantasy-wise? Maybe some beers or dollars at your clubhouse friends’ expense? Maybe the whole shebang? Portugal is where the world title picture really … Read more

Notes From The Line Up – Aritz Aranburu

Hi there folks out there in Stats Land. We’re super stoked to be able to share with you today the insights of an elite level surf athlete who has spent a lot of time surfing with – and against – the best surfers in the world. He’s a Euro local and a barrel hunting machine. … Read more

Injury Update – Tahiti Pro

Here is the wildcard and injury replacement info for the WSL Mens Billabong Tahiti Pro 2016 (19-30th August) Owen Wright & Bede Durbidge – OUT Both still out for another event, and still being replaced by Stu Kennedy and Sebastien Zietz. In case you haven’t heard Owen has officially declared the 2016 season as injury recovery time, and we look … Read more

2015 Pipe Masters Fantasy Outlook

Updates (10 December,  2015) Owen Wright’s injury and status are still unknown.  The latest suggests it could be water in the lungs – not something of a long-term worry,  but would definitely impact his participation in the Pipe Masters.  We’ll keep an eye on it at our Injury Hub,  but since we didn’t suggest him … Read more

Pipe Masters Fantasy Research Tools

Enjoy our Fantasy Research Tools for the Billabong Pipe Masters!  Including Conditions AHS and Fantasy Surfer Pts/$ Tables.  With plenty of time until December 8th,  there’s no excuse for losing! Join our Surf-Stats Clubhouse (Password: fantasy)  and try to beat our projections-based  Numbers Team  for the Pipe Fantasy Championship Title and $10 in credits!  Don’t forget … Read more

The Fantasy Wash Up: Post-Portugal Recap

Firstly, let me apologise for the lateness of my article;  Travis Logie forced me to go on hold every few hours in order to reflect the true nature of the contest.  The final result may be spectacular,  but you could just lose your mind getting to it. Speaking of losing one’s mind:  How bat-shit-crazy was … Read more

Men’s Portugal Recap

Wow,  the Moche Rip Curl Pro was intense!  We saw some very unexpected results with ratings leaders Mick Fanning and Adriano de Souza eliminated in R3,  Julian Wilson and Owen Wright out even earlier in R2 and Gabriel Medina unable to capitalize with a QF loss (moving up only one spot).  The biggest jumps were … Read more

The Fantasy Wash Up: Post France Recap

We have a new champion!  No,  not Medina.  I’m talking about Aaron’s Picks;  the latest event champion in the Surf-Stats Clubhouse.  Aaron’s score of 600.97 narrowly put him in the lead over Pest’s Picks to take out 745th position overall and claim the coveted bragging rights until the next contest.  Unfortunately,  that will only be … Read more

J-Bay Fantasy Outlook and Projections Tables

**John John Florence has withdrawn from the J-Bay Open, replaced by Tomas Hermes and affecting the Heat Draw – New Draw (With Tiers Highlighted)    Injury News for J-Bay and the Fantasy Outlooks Tabs down below.  Enjoy! Injuries Update – 10 July, 2o15 Matt Banting (OUT) – Knee:  10 July, 2015 – Matt Banting is the latest to go … Read more

Top Picks – 2015 Men’s CT Bells Beach

Here we are, just two weeks from the 2015 Bells Beach CT and the Men’s Heat Draw has dropped! Maximizing your R1 Bye potential will give you a huge edge in CT #2 this year.  Those mind-blowing upsets at the Gold Coast stirred the rankings beautifully for drafting solid quality at Bells.  Like fish in … Read more