Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Jimmicane

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Jimmicane 2014

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Jimmicane 2014

Jimmicane’s Passion Picks

Surfing Magazine’s Jimmicane gives his passion picks for the 2014 Quiksilver Pro France.

Pick ‘em
The Elite: Medina, JJF
The Grinders: Kolohe, Ace, Julian, Toledo
The Strugglers: Melling, Simpson

Skeptical
The Elite: Parko
The Grinders: Wilko
The Strugglers: Raoni

Nowhere is more of an unknown from a conditions standpoint than France. It might be howling offshore, 8-10 feet and look like Sunset beach. It could be head high lefts breaking a half mile out, or double over head, heaving barrels 20 feet from the shore at La Graviere.

– Jimmicane -more-

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Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks: The Blind Team

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks: The Blind Team 2014

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks: The Blind Team

Surfer stats

Shea Lopez, Derek Rielly, Nick Carroll, Ross Williams, Groundswell and the other pundits offer great insight into the surfers when offering their pundit picks. We do it differently. For our Fantasy Surfer pundit picks, we look at the numbers and not the surfers’ names. We go in blind. For France, the Blind Team is picked based on past results in the European leg. For our personal club teams, we pick based on our guts and who we think are in form, but for these picks below, we remove all of the mind games. Here you go. Take it for what it’s worth. The Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks: The Blind Team.

Team France Avg pts (euro waves*)
Joel Parkinson $11,000,000 150
Julian Wilson $6,250,000 133
John John Florence $6,750,000 126
Kai Otton $5,750,000 122
Filipe Toledo $4,000,000 115
Owen Wright $6,250,000 114
Nat Young $8,250,000 108
wildcard $1,500,000 50
Total: $49,750,000 916
*euro waves: France 2012/2013, Portugal 2012/2013
Past results wave type FS Points FS Rank
Team Trestles performance 891 #3,558
Team Teahupo’o barrels 822 #11,818
Team J-Bay power 843 #1,559
Team Fiji barrels 600 #26,727
Team Rio performance 837 #1,044
Team Bells power 710 #17,472
Team Margs performance 840 #1,033

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Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Shea Lopez

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Shea Lopez 2014

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Shea Lopez 2014

Shea’s detailed write-up

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Shea Lopez picks his team for the 2014 contest at Hossegor.

After watching Lowers, I picked a Fantasy Surfer team for the Quik Pro France that I feel can excel in the wide range of conditions on offer at any event there, due to enormous tide changes and varied weather conditions. With swell forecasted from multiple storms circulating the Atlantic at this time, here’s hoping the Top 34 find a wave-park of opportunity along Hossegor’s fabled stretch of sand.

– Shea Lopez -more-

Gabriel Medina $10,250,000
Jordy Smith $9,000,000
John John Florence $8,250,000
Nat Young $8,250,000
Julian Wilson $6,250,000
Owen Wright $6,250,000
Sebastian Zietz $4,500,000
Filipe Toledo $4,250,000

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Quiksilver Pro France Seeds

Quiksilver Pro France Seeds 2014

Quiksilver Pro France Seeds 2014Here are the seeds and R1 heat draws (row=heat) heading in to the 2014 Quiksilver Pro France.

1. Gabriel Medina 24. Tiago Pires 36. Dane Reynolds
2. Kelly Slater 23. Matt Wilkinson 35. Matt Banting
3. Joel Parkinson 22. Kai Otton 34. Raoni Monteiro
4. Mick Fanning 21. Filipe Toledo 33. Jeremy Flores
5. Michel Bourez 20. Sebastian Zietz 32. Brett Simpson
6. Taj Burrow 19. Fred Patacchia 31. Travis Logie
7. Adriano De Souza 18. CJ Hobgood 30. Artiz Aranburu
8. John John Florence 17. Julian Wilson 29. Jadson Andre
9. Kolohe Andino 16. Miguel Pupo 28. Dion Atkinson
10. Nat Young 15. Adrian Buchan 27. Alejo Muniz
11. Jordy Smith 14. Bede Durbidge 26. Mitch Crews
12. Owen Wright 13. Josh Kerr 25. Adam Melling

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Ross Williams

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Ross Williams 2014

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Ross Williams 2014

Ross William’s picks

Ross Williams gives his start ‘em, sit ‘em list for the 2014 Quiksilver Pro France at Hossegor.

Start ‘Em: JJF, Owen, Jadson
Sit ‘Em: ADS, Bede, Melling
Darkhorse: SeaBass

More than any other event on Tour, competitors need to be very patient and, more importantly, flexible with their equipment and state of mind. The waves are often perfect in southern France but there’s always that small window where the wind, tides and swell cooperate making for that magical session of heavy pits and pure happiness. The reality is most competitors will be forced to challenge themselves with not only their opponents but also the conditions. What does this all add up too? Pick dudes that are adaptable and have a knack for being creative.

– Ross Williams -more-

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Quiksilver Pro France Past Results 2010-2013

Quiksilver Pro France Past Results

Here are the Quiksilver Pro France past results and winners from 2010-2013.

Winner Runner-up Semis Quarters R5
2013 Mick Fanning Gabriel Medina Filipe Toledo
Joel Parkinson
John John Florence
Julian Wilson
Kai Otton
Kelly Slater
Brett Simpson
Jordy Smith
Michel Bourez
Taj Burrow
2012 Kelly Slater Dane Reynolds Joel Parkinson
John John Florence
Gabriel Medina
Kai Otton
Kolohe Andino
Miguel Pupo
Adrian Buchan
Bede Durbidge
Michel Bourez
Owen Wright
2011 Gabriel Medina Julian Wilson Jordy Smith
Taylor Knox
Alejo Muniz
Kelly Slater
Michel Bourez
Taj Burrow
Adrian Buchan
Damien Hobgood
Owen Wright
2010 Mick Fanning Kelly Slater Adrian Buchan
Brett Simpson
Daniel Ross
Jordy Smith
Kieren Perrow
Michel Bourez
Jadson Andre
Owen Wright
Taylor Knox
Tom Whitaker

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Groundswell

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Groundswell 2014

Quiksilver Pro France Pundit Picks Groundswell

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his Hot & Cold Quiksilver Pro France pundit picks for 2014. For his detailed write-ups, check out his forum post.

HOT: Medina, Fanning, ADS

WARM: Owen, Nat, Toledo

BOOM OR BUST: JJF, Jordy, Taj

COLD: Julian, Simpson, Flores

– Groundswell -more-

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