Billabong Pipe Masters Picks for Fantasy Surfer 2012

Last Event of the Year - The Billabong Pipe Masters

Last Event of the Year – The Billabong Pipe Masters

Wow! It is hard to believe that we are rolling up to the last event of the year for 2012 and it is almost time for the last event which is the Pipeline Masters. With a few days left, it is time for some to pick their last team for Fantasy Surfer. Well, for this event, it is time to scrap about 80% of my stock team and add a different twist to my team.

My picks are:

Kelly Slater

Mick Fanning

Owen Wright

Jeremy Flores

Fred Patacchia

Shane Dorian

John Florence

Jamie O’Brien

Some others who would be a solid pick:

Keiren Perrow is a good pick because well…he has that rep and is a former winner.

Dusty Payne is a second strong pick at pipe.

The Hobgoods are solid.

Josh Kerr is a very solid backhand tube rider and could do well.

Must Haves:

Without a doubt, most will have Kelly on their team and either Fanning or Parko. John John Florence is the next no brainer. I would say Jeremy Flores should be your next. Why? Jeremy is not the best air guy but his surfing kicks up a few notches in barreling lefts. In fact, he is a must at Chopes and Fiji.

Trialists

Kai Barger is a good choice and so is Kalani Chapman. Ricardo Dos Santos is a good choice as well. He has taken out a lot of big guns at Chopes and has proven to the thorn in Kelly’s side.

Jamie O’Brien is another no brainer. He has not had the best results here lately on the WCT events but he did get second at the last pipe event. This is his back yard.

Good luck in the last event of 2012. I will gladly give input to anyone who asks!

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