I finally have something to talk about, cracking the top 20 of our comp for the first time in over a year I would think! Hard to believe we are at Brazil already, halfway into the season & overall I think that I am only sneaking into the top 100 of our comp, it is not looking good for me saving Tradewind Surf's money & winning my own board. First pick for the Brazil contest is my favourite non Aussie surfer John John Florence. The second surfer I have picked is Italo Ferreira.
Already into the fourth contest of the WSL year & the second Aussie leg. Keramas was one to watch & so was Bells meaning it has been a pretty good start to the year. I had another ordinary showing at Keramas but better than Bells, I think in part because the top ten fell to pieces in the round of 32.
It's like the season never finished, straight back into it & over to Bells for the original Easter contest! We have nearly 150 Tradewind Surfers in the league, so the winner needs to put in hard work to take home the board this year! Straight into my picks & I have switched it up, but am feeling good about it. My Top tier has Wade Carmichael as I feel his surfing suits Bells & the guy is a giant killer, no surfer seems to phase him, my next Bells picks is Jordy Smith bru, he rips at Bells & has rung the bell before.
Back again for another year! Snapper kicks off in a few days & we have fresh new competition for Tradewind Surf Fantasy Surfer competition. This year the board for the winner of the year is back up for grabs. Straight into my picks for Snapper & I have heard that the waves might not be great for the window, anything can change but my first pick is Filipe Toledo for obvious reasons in small surf. My next pick is Julian Wilson. He has a great history with the Quikky Pro & he is going to be looking to go one better for 2019.
This one is exciting! Back to Keramas for the WSL event. Its hard because apart from the Mad Hueys contest there is not much to go on other than highlights from four years ago, which is actually worth a look on the video we have posted. For my picks, I have gone & given it a shake with the most exciting surfers I can find, the first one being Julian Wilson, it's looking like John is going to maybe have a bit of a World Title Gap year so to speak & I would love to see Julian bring a world title home to the Sunny Coast.
After a big anticlimax in Margarets, but everyones limbs in tact, it's time to put picks in for the Oi Rio Pro. Let's hope we get a winner in this contest. First up I have gone with Filipe Toledo & Griffin Colapinto, these two could easily win & I feel like the choices up in the top tier across the Fantasy population are going to be split fairly evenly, so have gone with a slightly different pick to maybe what I normally would.
Two contests in & while I started with a hiss & a roar, it was short lived for me at Bells & I ended up in the middle of the field. For Margarets, I have thrown a bit of caution to the wind to see what might happen! My top tier picks are Julian Wilson & Owen Wright, both should do a good job, as they are experienced out there & plenty of swell is on the way.
Here we are ready for the Bells stop of the 2018 WSL tour! Congrats to Antone Nulley from Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast who took out the first round at Snapper. Probably should mention the other person from Coolum Beach, Julian Wilson who actually won the contest, was so good to see the Sunny Coasters smash it down there.
Back again for the Fantasy Tour of 2018. We had so much fun last year we thought why not do it all again! Il get straight into it with my picks for the top tier & I have gone with John John Florence & Julian Wilson, I think John is going number 3 this year & I think Julian could have a great year also after the birth of his first child.
So here we are at the end of the year! One contest to go until we organise the top prizes, who is going to get the boards ? I know one thing, it's not going to be me, but il give you the picks one last time for the final contest of they year, WSL Pipe Masters. On the top of the board, I think that most of us picked him every contest of the year, I have John John Florence & also Julian Wilson, it was a toss up between him & Owen but I would like to see Julian do a good job out there!