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Contest Preview (lite) – Bells 2017

Ok, who had JJF last event? It’s hard to think of any other surfer coming into Bells, but you need a team of 8 so let’s get cracking… Conditions Coastalwatch were kind enough to fill the void left by the WSL’s forecasting department by dropping this excellent piece detailing all of the various breaks on … 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

MargiesPro WSL and Fantasy Surfer Outlook

Well, we gave you about 78% good advice for Bells, which is a very good success rate.  We hope to have helped you pick your team for either site, and as always give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook to let us know if we did!  Select the tabs to see our overview for each … Read more

2015 Rookie Preview: Ricardo Christie (NZL)

Ricardo Christie – NZL, R                  Rank:  32             Proj: 31

Here’s a guy with no CT experience, not even as a WC, and he’s never won a QS. So what’s he doing in the top crop?   Well, Christie cleaned house in the 2014 MQS as best you can without a win.  He posted 39 heats over 12 events for a sub-average 3.25 REA and 477.04 TFP, but held up an impressive 15.9 AHS over that stretch. With no FA and a sluggish 7 QSF, though, it’s tough to see Ricardo faring better than 30th overall this year.

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2015 Rookie Preview: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)

Wiggolly Dantas – BRA, G                 Rank:  24              Proj: 13

Officially welcomed to the show this year is Wiggolly Dantas, a member of the new Brazilian generation aimed at staking their claim among the elite.  Like the other meninos on tour, Dantas is well rounded and suited for any conditions, capable of dropping big points from the air or behind the curtain.

Last year, Wiggolly shred through the QS, notching a 3.92 REA in 51 heats for 556.07 TFP.

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