Billabong Pipe Masters: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016

Billabong Pipe Masters: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016

Billabong Pipe Masters: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016Here are the seeds and R1 heat draws (row=heat) heading in to the 2016 Billabong Pipe Masters, the 11th and final stop of the WSL Championship Tour.

H6: 1. John John Florence 24. Jadson Andre 36. wildcard
H5: 2. Gabriel Medina 23. Kanoa Igarashi 35. wildcard
H4: 3. Jordy Smith 22. Keanu Asing 34. Bede Burbidge
H3: 4. Matt Wilkinson 21. Nat Young 33. Ryan Callinan
H2: 5. Kolohe Andino 20. Miguel Pupo 32. Alex Ribeiro
H1: 6. Julian Wilson 19. Wiggolly Dantas 31. Jeremy Flores
H7: 7. Adriano de Souza 18. Conner Coffin 30. Adam Melling
H8: 8. Joel Parkinson 17. Stu Kennedy 29. Kai Otton
H9: 9. Filipe Toledo 16. Josh Kerr 28. Alejo Muniz
H10: 10. Kelly Slater 15. Caio Ibelli 27. Jack Freestone
H11: 11. Sebastian Zietz 14. Italo Ferreira 26. Davey Cathels
H12: 12. Adrian Buchan 13. Michel Bourez 25. Matt Banting

Billabong Pipe Masters: Past Results 2012-2015

Billabong Pipe Masters: Past Results 2012-2015

Here are the Billabong Pipe Masters winners and past results from 2012-2015.

Winner Runner-up Semis Quarters R5
2015 Adriano de Souza Gabriel Medina Mick Fanning
Mason Ho
CJ Hobgood
Kelly Slater
Adam Melling
Josh Kerr
John John Florence
Keanu Asing
Joel Parkinson
Jeremy Flores
2014 Julian Wilson Gabriel Medina Josh Kerr
Adrian Buchan
Filipe Toledo
John John Florence
Alejo Muniz
Kai Otton
Owen Wright
Michel Bourez
Mick Fanning
Sebastian Zietz
2013 Kelly Slater John John Florence Joel Parkinson
Mick Fanning
Yadin Nicol
Julian Wilson
Sebastian Zietz
Miguel Pupo
CJ Hobgood
Nat Young
Kai Otton
Jeremy Flores
2012 Joel Parkinson Josh Kerr Damien Hobgood
Kelly Slater
Sebastian Zietz
CJ Hobgood
Yadin Nicol
Shane Dorian
Kieren Perrow
Dane Reynolds
Gabriel Medina
Miguel Pupo

Quiksilver Pro France: Groundswell’s Hot & Cold Picks 2016

Quiksilver Pro France: Groundswell’s Hot & Cold Picks 2016

Quiksilver Pro France: Groundswell's Hot & Cold Picks 2016

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his Hot & Cold France pundit picks for 2016. For his detailed write-ups and other WSL Championship Tour contest picks, check out his forum posts.

HOT: Medina, Jordy, Parko

COLD: Slater, Italo, Ribeiro

ROLL THE DICE: Flores, Freestone, wildcards

BEWARE: Toledo, Bourez, JJF

– Groundswell -more-

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Hurley Pro Trestles: Groundswell’s Hot & Cold Picks 2016

Hurley Pro Trestles: Groundswell’s Hot & Cold Picks 2016

Hurley Pro Trestles: Groundswell's Hot & Cold Picks 2016

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his Hot & Cold Trestles pundit picks for 2016. For his detailed write-ups and other WSL Championship Tour contest picks, check out his forum posts.

HOT: Mick, Toledo, Jordy

COLD: Wilko, Nat, wildcards

ROLL THOSE DICE: Kolohe, JJF, Conner

– Groundswell -more-

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Hurley Pro Trestles: Past Results 2011-2015

Hurley Pro Trestles: Past Results 2011-2015

Here are the Hurley Pro Trestles winners and past results from 2011-2015.

Winner Runner-up Semis Quarters R5
2015 Mick Fanning Adriano de Souza Filipe Toledo
Gabriel Medina
Joel Parkinson
Wiggolly Dantas
Adrian Buchan
Nat Young
Miguel Pupo
Italo Ferreira
Kelly Slater
Owen Wright
2014 Jordy Smith John John Florence Adrian Buchan
Kelly Slater
Mick Fanning
Gabriel Medina
Adriano de Souza
Joel Parkinson
Michel Bourez
Miguel Pupo
Owen Wright
Taj Burrow
2013 Taj Burrow Julian Wilson Jordy Smith
Michel Bourez
Kai Otton
Pat Gudauskas
Travis Logie
Josh Kerr
CJ Hobgood
Adriano de Souza
Mick Fanning
Adam Melling
2012 Kelly Slater Joel Parkinson Mick Fanning
Adriano de Souza
Taj Burrow
Adrian Buchan
Jordy Smith
John John Florence
Julian Wilson
Jeremy Flores
Josh Kerr
Gabriel Medina
2011 Kelly Slater Owen Wright Heitor Alves
Julian Wilson
Adriano de Souza
Josh Kerr
Mick Fanning
Joel Parkinson
Taj Burrow
Jeremy Flores
Damien Hobgood
Adrian Buchan

Billabong Pro Tahiti: Groundswell’s Pundit Picks 2016

Billabong Pro Tahiti: Groundswell’s Pundit Picks 2016

Billabong Pro Tahiti: Groundswell's Pundit Picks 2016

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his Hot & Cold Teahupo’o pundit picks for 2016. For his detailed write-ups and other WSL contest picks, check out his forum posts.

HOT: Slater, Medina, JJF

COLD: Toledo, Jordy, Ibelli

ROLLS THOSE DICE: Dusty, Wiggolly, SeaBass

BEWARE: Wildcards

– Groundswell -more-

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Billabong Pro Tahiti: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016

Billabong Pro Tahiti: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016

Billabong Pro Tahiti: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016Here are the seeds and R1 heat draws (row=heat) heading in to the 2016 WSL Billabong Pro Tahiti at Teahupo’o.

H6: 1. Matt Wilkinson 24. Stuart Kennedy 36. Bruno Santos
H5: 2. John John Florence 23. Davey Cathels 35. Hira Teriinatoofa
H4: 3. Gabriel Medina 22. Conner Coffin 34. Alex Ribeiro
H3: 4. Adriano de Souza 21. Miguel Pupo 33. Kai Otton
H2: 5. Italo Ferreira 20. Kanoa Igarashi 32. Keanu Asing
H1: 6. Jordy Smith 19. Dusty Payne 31. Ryan Callinan
H7: 7. Michel Bourez 18. Kelly Slater 30. Matt Banting
H8: 8. Julian Wilson 17. Nat Young 29. Jermey Flores
H9: 9. Sebastian Zietz 16. Josh Kerr 28. Jadson Andre
H10: 10. Adrian Buchan 15. Joel Parkinson 27. Alejo Muniz
H11: 11. Caio Ibelli 14. Kolohe Andino 26. Jack Freestone
H12: 12. Filipe Toledo 13. Wiggolly Dantas 25. Adam Melling

Billabong Pro Tahiti: Past Results 2011-2015

Billabong Pro Tahiti: Past Results 2011-2015

Here are the Billabong Pro Tahiti past results from 2011-2015.

Winner Runner-up Semis Quarters R5
2015 Jeremy Flores Gabriel Medina Owen Wright
CJ Hobgood
Italo Ferreira
Kai Otton
Josh Kerr
Kelly Slater
Filipe Toledo
Bruno Santos
Aritz Aranburu
Wiggolly Dantas
2014 Gabriel Medina Kelly Slater Bede Durbidge
John John Florence
Adrian Buchan
Kolohe Andino
Dion Atkinson
Owen Wright
Michel Bourez
Tiago Pires
Kai Otton
Brett Simpson
2013 Adrian Buchan Kelly Slater Kai Otton
Mick Fanning
John John Florence
Josh Kerr
Julian Wilson
Fred Patacchia
CJ Hobgood
Jeremy Flores
Joel Parkinson
Jordy Smith
2012 Mick Fanning Joel Parkinson John John Florence
Owen Wright
CJ Hobgood
Gabriel Medina
Jeremy Flores
Ricardo Dos Santos
Damien Hobgood
Julian Wilson
Kieren Perrow
Taj Burrow
2011 Kelly Slater Owen Wright Josh Kerr
Travis Logie
Brett Simpson
Jeremy Flores
Matt Wilkinson
Raoni Monteiro
Chris Davidson
Fred Patacchia
Kai Otton
Michel Bourez

J-Bay Open: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016

J-Bay Open: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016

J-Bay Open: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016Here are the seeds and R1 heat draws (row=heat) heading in to the 2016 WSL J-Bay Open.

H6: 1. Matt Wilkinson 24. Davie Cathels 36. Steven Sawyer
H5: 2. Gabriel Medina 23. Dusty Payne 35. Alex Ribeiro
H4: 3. Adriano de Souza 22. Josh Kerr 34. Kai Otton
H3: 4. John John Florence 21. Kanoa Igarashi 33. Kenau Asing
H2: 5. Italo Ferreira 20. Miguel Pupo 32. Ryan Callinan
H1: 6. Mick Fanning 19. Conner Coffin 31. Alejo Muniz
H7: 7. Filipe Toledo 18. Kelly Slater 30. Matt Banting
H8: 8. Adrian Buchan 17. Kolohe Andino 29. Jadson Andre
H9: 9. Jordy Smith 16. Wiggolly Dantas 28. Adam Melling
H10: 10. Caio Ibelli 15. Joel Parkinson 27. Jeremy Flores
H11: 11. Julian Wilson 14. Nat Young 26. Jack Freestone
H12: 12. Sebastian Zietz 13. Michel Bourez 25. Stuart Kennedy

J-Bay Open: Ross Williams Fantasy Filter

J-Bay Open: Ross Williams Fantasy Filter 2016

Ross Williams' picks

Ross Williams’ picks

Ross Williams gives his fantasy filter pundit pick list for the 2016 J-Bay Open in South Africa, the 6th stop on the WSL Championship Tour.

Tier A: Wilko, JJF
Tier B: Mick, Parko, Julian
Tier C: Slater, Callinan

J-Bay is a long wave — a fast wave — so any issues get completely magnified: a funky style, a bad board, any problem linking your turns. The guys who flow — Mick, Parko, Jordy — completely stand out above the rest here, more than any other wave on Tour. And another thing that really sets it apart is the wave dictates everything: where you can turn, get barreled, race, relax. Surfers have to read the wave properly at J-Bay or they’re toast. You don’t really get a choice in the matter. You do what the wave calls for, and you better do it quick, or your opportunity is lost.

– Ross Williams -more-

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