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Preview: QuikPro France

Multiple winner Gabriel Medina alley-ooping above the french beachbreaks

France is always interesting to watch, but it has felt even more exciting since the pool event was added to the tour. The Freshwater Pro undoubtedly has its flaws, but the WSL hardly help themselves by juxtaposing it against the Tahiti and France events. Tahiti, with its fear factor and raw power, makes the pool … 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

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.

Preview: QuikPro France

Sorry it’s late; I’ve been killing myself trying to get our fantasy game ready for France (see bottom). The France-into-Portugal leg is always a quick turn-around, with massive world title and qualification narratives woven between high-tide holds and lay-days. It’s the business end of the season, so you better get those fantasy teams lit: Conditions … Read more

Contest Wash-Up – QuikPro GC 2018

Contest Wash-Up I’ve learned a lot about myself at this event and through this injury and the birth of my baby girl Olivia. Honestly, watching the birth of my first child gave me unbelievable strength to just suck it up, come down here and do what I needed to do. – Julian Wilson Julian Wilson … 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

Contest Metrics – QuikPro GC 2018

Welcome back. I may not have a brand new fantasy game ready to go for the first event of the year (dammit), but I still have plenty of stats. In fact, I have back-logged all of the 2013 season into my databases so that all of the data and projections now draw from 5 full … Read more

Injuries/Wildcards – GC 2018

It’s a box-fresh season and already there’s whispered drama surrounding the final make-up of surfers for R1 at the QuikPro Gold Coast:   Kelly Slater – IN We’ve heard it told that Kelly’s foot still has some healing to go before he’s 100%. I’ve even heard that he has had another minor surgery recently 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