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Event Preview: Bells Beach

If it wasn’t for the last day, I’d have said that the DBah Pro was a roaring success. The we’re-going-to-snapper-wait-we’re-just-going-to-hold-off-until-the-swell-dies postponement of the finals was a bit iffy, and there were some less-than-ideal judging calls, but let’s not split hairs; it was fun to watch, it ran quickly through the waiting period, and we had … 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

2019 Fantasy Surfing Preview

So, we’re here. The new WSL season is upon us. Before we dive in for another 9 months of pro surfing across 8 countries and 770 heats (men and women), we thought it might be worth covering the various changes that 2019 will bring. Fantasy Of course we’re opening with this. If you played FSS … 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.

Opinion: The Pipe Pig

The Pipe Invitational has started and the surf is less than inspiring. The WSL must still be relieved; after four consecutive lay-days,they had milked the teat of world title scenarios dry. In case you somehow missed it: If Medina makes the final, Filipe/Julian can suck eggs; if he places 3rd, they need to win, and; … Read more

Preview: Pipe Masters

No other event compares to Pipe. World title races aside, the wave itself provides a spectacle that is unrivalled in our sport, and no single title is more coveted; it’s our super bowl, our play-offs, and our world cup all in one liquid monster. Enough preface, let’s dive in. Conditions Pipe has so much rich … Read more

Preview: Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Julian Wilson threading a Supertubos barrel

So, here we are: between European legs, and things are tight. A tight turn-around, a tight title race, and tight fantasy contests. How good was Rhino? How sweet is it to have a proper title race? With the short turn-around between events, this preview will be a little brief, but the stats will still be … Read more

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

Preview: Surf Ranch Pro

I think whoever can handle the pressure the best is gonna win. That’s what it’ll come down to – Griffin Colapinto Are you excited by the Surf Ranch event? Does it tickle any of your fancies? It’s certainly going to be a bit of a fantasy dud as far as contest formats go, but let’s … Read more