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.
We have crossed the half way mark in our Fantasy Surfer contest & we would like to say thanks for everyone who has been putting there picks in each contest & having some fun with us!
For J Bay, I am sitting in 72nd & have put my picks in already. I have gone with Jordy Smith at J Bay, surely this is a no brainer ? It seems this year though, expect the unexpected. After a bad result last contest look for John John to step it up at J Bay & the same deal with Mick, he loves J Bay & South Africa.
This is probably the hardest contest for me to have a crack at picking, so expect me to be down the bottom again. Jordy Smith has won this event before so expect him to be up there after a really big win at Bells. Il sound like a broken record but John John Florence is the man of the moment & has to be in the team!
In one fell swoop, or should I say one swell swoop, Snapper is done & we are already thinking about Margaret River in a weeks time! But first, congratulations to "Telmo's Picks" who convincingly took down the other 100 Fantasy Surfer competitors & won the Snapper comp in the Tradewind Surf Fantasy League. His prize of a Famous pack is on the way!
It has been a long 12 months for Tradewind Surf but we have come out the other end ready to rumble in 2015. A total program changeover, making the store, a little easier on the eyes & a whole lot better to use. It's ironic then we think that we have come out of the blocks in 2015 with a fresh new layout, right when the World Surf League has kicked off at Snapper, for their first ever contest, with a whole new look & depending on how you look at it, bigger & better than ever.
I normally come out this time of year & say Happy New Year to everyone & what a great life it is & how happy we are with everything blah blah blah. This year i still think all of those things. Tradewind Surf has had a few troubles & at the risk of sounding cliche at this time of year again, we have come through them & are charging along again, getting you all your surfboards & accessories with ease!