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Injuries/Wildcards – Bali Pro

‘Ocean surfing’ is so hot right now, and Keramas is a marine playground. Let’s see who’s in and out… ************************UPDATED**************************** Surfers Out: Caio Ibelli – looking at the WSL rankings page, Caio had already logged an injured for this event before the draw was up. While it’s bad news for Caio, it virtually guarantees him … 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

Injuries and Wildcards – Tahiti 2017

Here’s the latest regarding the upcoming Billabong Pro Tahiti (August 11):   Kelly Slater – OUT This is just a formality, as even mainstream news outlets have been reporting Slater’s foot injury since he pulled into a close-out during the J-Bay contest. If this is news to you, then you’ve been avoiding surf media for … Read more

Injury & Wildcard Update – QuikPro Gold Coast 2017

Updated…   We’re less than a day away from the new season, but we’re still awaiting finalised heat draw and wildcard announcement from the WSL. Obviously we’ll update this page as news comes to hand, but here’s what we know so far: Nat Young – IN as trials winner A few people said that Nat … 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

Injury Update – QuikPro Gold Coast

There are a few injury concerns going into the first event of the 2016 season, with some major confirmations already flowing through from WSL: Sponsor Wildcard – Mikey Wright Trials Wildcard – Wade Carmichael Mick Fanning – watch this space The seemingly constant footage of him finding shade in a super-bank barrel has obviously dispelled … Read more

Pipe Invitational Trials

More than a few of you have asked for details regarding the Pipe Invitational (AKA Pipe Masters Trials).  Here are some quick facts to help you understand how it works and why they won’t be able to run the Masters on the same day. Pipe Invitational Quick Facts $100,000 total prize purse ($10,000 1st place, … 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