The count down is on for Teahupoo & lets hope we see the guys pulling into some monsters! Straight into the picks & for my top tier I have gone with Julian Wilson & Gabriel Medina for obvious reasons, with John still out injured, I feel like either of these two could take it out.
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.
On the back end of the season now & we have, what looks like there could be a few waves for the Teahupoo contest. I have changed up my approach this contest to hit & hope! Except for the top end, John John Florence & Owen Wright are my two top guys, through the middle check out Ace, he has won here in the past & is a Goofy foot. Medina is the same deal & Flores can make problems for the top guys at Chopes!
Here we are again, contest number 5 & bogey Brazil out of the way. Congratulations to Adriano Desouza on a much deserved win on his home turf! Once again, I was not able to pick my nose. Congratulations to everyone who did well & continues to do so, we are nearly half way to giving the boards away!
This contest, if your game to listen, I think Owen Wright is going to go a long way in Fiji, John John Florence also. Get Kelly in there also & don't forget Gabriel Medina who has ruled Fiji in recent years also.
This year has been nuts if your a fan of the surfing game & if your reading this then I am guessing you are ? Who would have seen Wilko take the yellow jersey at Snapper then have another win & a final under his belt after J Bay to still be on top coming into the final half of the season! I heard an inside whisper of a top Aussie claiming that he thought Italo Ferreira would win the title this year, which could still happen, but no predictions about Wilko.
Madness to think we are only a few months away from crowning another Surfing World Champion! It has seriously been a funny old year. Snapper was absolutely ordinary at best, same as most of the other contests with flashes of perfection here & there. The question has risen again though, who is going to be world champ. Apparently not Freddy Pattachia who belted out a ten in his round one heat at Trestles the other morning came in & called it quits, what a way to go out!