John John Florence
And a sacrificial lamb.
So I am pretty happy with my last result. I cleared the 900 point mark but since many have close to the same team; it will take something major such as Travis Logie winning an event to shake up the ratings board.
I have never surfed the place but it seems to be fairly predictable with a barrel section to open and a face to blast tricks at the end. Goofy footers seem to get shut down in the long run here.
Beyond my picks, I could see a few others doing well here. Taj Burrow and Josh Kerr come to mind fairly quickly. Kolohe Andino could be a solid pick as well. On the face, Michel Bourez could also be lethal.
I can’t wait for this event to start. So far every contest has delivered even after days of grumbling about bad starts and blowing contestable days. By the time the event wraps up, I am happy with the waves and the performance level. Even the dreaded Billabong Rio Pro served up some barrels.