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Event Preview – Margaret River

Bali Wash-Up With such a tight turn-around, this was always going to be a squeeze. We’ll drop some Bali knowledge once our Margies stuff is set. Watch this space. Margaret River Conditions The WSL have plenty of venue guides, such as here, or the Ben Mondy overview of the place here. There’s also a detailed … 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

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

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 Metrics – Margaret River

We have included the data for Jay Davies, Jack Robinson, Yadin Nicol and Jacob Wilcox in case they are added to the draw via a trials win. All of our our ‘career’ average heat score and win % statistics are taken from 2013-2018 WSL contest seasons. They do not reflect the entire careers of surfers … Read more

Injuries/Wildcards – Margaret River 2018

Well, the seeding isn’t much more settled after a tumultuous Bells contest. Let’s dust off our #cheersmick hangovers and cast an eye over the final event of the Australian leg:   Jeremy Flores – OUT (officially) Flores has recently become a father for the first time, with his longtime partner and French model Hinarani de … Read more

Injuries/Wildcards – Bells 2018

The seeding is all over the place after some of the upsets at the Gold Coast. Let’s look at the R1 possibilities for yet another historic Bells contest: Kelly Slater – OUT 30% of WSL fantasy teams had the GOAT in their team. Despite the warnings we gave. Kelly has given plenty of notice to … Read more

Contest Wash-Up – Margies 2017

The West is Wild. “I love surfing this break, and just going fast and doing big turns.” And didn’t he just? You know: go fast, and do big turns. That’s exactly what John John did; and by gosh, he did it well. I don’t remember those turns for a few years back, but we can … Read more

Full Contest Preview – Drug Aware Pro Margaret River 2017

Fantasy fans and tour surfers alike have barely had time to soak up the glory that was the 2017 Gold Coast event before the  Margs beast started calling our name. Let’s see where it leads… Conditions Is there a contest that’s harder to pin down in regards to conditions than Margs? The fact is that … Read more

Data and Projections – Margaret River Pro 2017

UPDATED* * These tables have been changed since Italo’s official withdrawal, with his data having been removed. Nat Young’s data was already in the tables, so it was not added. Please note also that previous local wildcard surfers Jacob Wilcox, Jay Davies and Jack Robinson have also had their metrics added to allow for any … Read more