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Event Preview: Tahiti Pro

Slater threading a Tahitian beast in 2014

With J-Bay a distant memory, and the putrid taste of Huntington still souring our collective mouths, it’s pretty easy to get excited about Teahupo’o. It will be interesting to see how the tour elite handle going left, especially when it’s double-overhead and 1′ deep. Traditionally, Tahiti is where the world title picture starts coming into … Read more

Event Preview – Bali Pro

Trainspotters may have noticed that I didn’t manage to throw up a post-Bells wrap. I owe all 16 of my regular readers an apology; I just got snowed under and let it slip. I hope my abbreviated version below will suffice (to those uninterested on my Bells musings, just scroll a little down the page … Read more

By the Numbers – GC Review

With a great contest wrecked by a lame ending, we only place certainty in the fact that he who pays the piper calls the tune. – Longtom I was surfing D-Bah (yesterday) and it was pumping but whatever. – Gabriel Medina, on the WSL’s Sunday ‘postponements’ Look; I’m not wasting your time or mine in … Read more

Event Preview: Gold Coast

I say it every year, but how good is it to have the new season upon us? In 2019, John John and Kelly have more questions than answers over their heads, Julian, Italo and Filipe are looking to break through for a maiden championship, rookies are looking for validation or glory, return surfers seeking retribution, … Read more

2019 Fantasy Surfing Preview

So, we’re here. The new WSL season is upon us. Before we dive in for another 9 months of pro surfing across 8 countries and 770 heats (men and women), we thought it might be worth covering the various changes that 2019 will bring. Fantasy Of course we’re opening with this. If you played FSS … Read more

Fantasy Surf Sessions – An Update

While most of the tour have spent their off-season chasing waves, chasing tail, or chasing a productive training schedule, we’ve been working hard on our site over at Fantasy Surf Sessions.

Contest Preview – Margaret River

  As a proud Australian surfer, even I have to admit that 3 events is a lot for one country. No other country gets more than one (except the USA, which has one event in a pool that is hours from the coast and one event in Hawaii, whose surfers generally don’t identify as American). … Read more

Contest Preview – QuikPro GC 2018

A lot has changed in the 12 months since I last wrote this contest preview: we have a CEO (hello Sophie; I know you’re reading); contests in wave pools have become a thing; the WSL is planning to forgo a Pipe showdown in order to run a boat-trip grand final; and Willian Cardoso qualified to … Read more

Update: Fantasy Surf Sessions

At the end of the 2017 season, we promised you a brand new season with a brand new fantasy game. A better game. A game run by me. Now, with less than a week until the new season, you’re probably wondering what the hell happened. Fair enough, too. It turns out that building a brand … Read more