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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 – Portugal 2017

Our heat score projections and stats are taken from 2014-2017 WSL contest data. Some 2017 rookies include data from previous WSL events, but many do not have relevant results in significant categories, including data for this particular venue. Their modelling is much less reliable and they may have skewed projections due to their averages being … Read more

Injuries and Wildcards – Portugal 2017

Kelly Slater – OUT injured Surfer/Beachgrit said he was in, Surfline claimed he was out. Everyone else was unsure. He’s not in the draw, so the WSL have settled the debate.   Nat Young – IN as injury replacement Nat got a handy 9th in France and jumped 4 places up to 29th. He could … Read more

Injuries & Wildcard Update – Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Here is the draw & updated wildcard/injury replacement info for the Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2016 (18th – 29th October)   INJURIES Bede, Owen and Mick will again be OUT, with Stu Kennedy, Seabass Zietz and Dusty Payne respectively. Although there are no official (new) changes to the draw in regards to injuries, it could be worth taking note of the following: Keanu Asing – Looks like there’s … 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