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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

Contest Metrics – Billabong Pro Tahiti 2017

Tahiti now has the unenviable task of following a truly epic J-Bay contest; one that provided a spectacle for fans and managed to raise many surfers’ AHS for 2017. Mind you, Tahiti can wow fans with the best of them. The success of this contest will depend on the conditions, just like your fantasy team. … Read more

Contest Preview – JBay Open 2017

Image: Gabe attempting some mid-heat spray intimidation against Slater in 2015 (Kelly won the quarter-final) Fiji feels like a season ago, no? JBay is a world away from tropical Fiji, a fact which the the stats reflect quite clearly. Let’s don the neoprene, stretch the quads and test our mettle against the wild southern point-break. … Read more

Injury Update – Oi Rio Pro

Kelly Slater – OUT Slater doesn’t need a reason, but here goes: because he’s down on form, doesn’t like the contest at the best of times, the forecast sucks and he has a world-class wave pool at his disposal. Does anyone blame him? Replaced by TBA Joel Parkison – OUT No reason given. Is he … Read more

2015 Pipe Masters – R2 Update

Update: 13 December Live Projection for the Pipe Masters following R2:[table id=190 /] As the drama is defers,  it compounds;  this anticipation can’t be good for my heart. There’s no shortage of potential discussion following the 2015 Pipe Masters’ Act II,  a Round that taught every CT invasive a lesson in elimination.  Jamie O’Brien and Mason Ho avoided this massacre following their R1 … Read more