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Contest Analysis – Meo Rip Curl Pro 2016

The post-France-pre-Portugal window is always pretty tight and the deadline is looming, so we’ll cut the fluff and jump straight in (although the WSL has decided to write up a nice little pre-amble, if you’re into that sort of thing): Conditions France and Portugal offer pretty similar conditions parameters, so the modelling will be fairly … Read more

Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal Projections

*Please note that wildcard Frederico Morais’ data is based purely on his scores from the 2015 Portugal contest (in which he was a quarterfinalist) and his AHS for the 2016 QS season. His projections are not entirely reliable for this reason. This data takes the 2014/2015/2016 results into consideration and give a slight weighting to … 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

Men’s Portugal Fantasy Outlook

France was a lot more entertaining than we though it would be,  and our picks did pretty well.  There’s nothing better than the Tier A Lock taking the cake at 9% started – thank you,  Gabby!  Our second Tier A pick Adriano de Souza locked in the second-best score amongst the upper crust as well. … Read more