Tradewind Surf Fantasy Surfer Picks Margaret River
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. My middle tier is a bit of a risk & different to the way I would usually go, but il see how it fairs, Patrick Gudauskas is in there, as is Frederico Morais, Wade Carmichael & Jordy Smith, mainly big guys in there, who im hoping can man handle those wobbly Margarets nuggets. I would like to see Wade have a good contest as he is off to a pretty good start in his rookie year & the guys at JR Surfboards are right behind him this year!
The bottom tier was easy for me, I have John John, who has not looked himself this year yet, but is only a matter of time, he demolished everyone in the field at Margarets last year, hopefully he can do it again. Then last but definitely not least is Sebastien Zietz, a former runner up, he is smooth as you like out at Margarets & can make plenty of heats if he is on! Strange that like that Mick is gone off the contest scene, was great to see him in the Final at Bells, what a career, has been great to watch him from the ONE/HB Pro Junior days right through to his last contest at Bells last week! Good luck in the picks everyone, thanks.