ASP Fiji Pro 10 Lessons From Derek Rielly 2014
10 Lessons from Derek Rielly
Derek Rielly gives us 10 lessons learned from the ASP Fiji Pro.
But for a hiccup in Brazil, Gabriel would have three in the bag. As it is, he’s 2000 points clear. And he will win three more events. Fiji was second gear for Brazil’s first-ever surfing world champ.
This is the Kolohe we were promised two years ago.
Under six feet and even the perfection of Joel, Mick and Kelly ain’t enough to swing a heat from the hungriest of South American or Californian teens. The difficulty for our three favourite veterans is, how do they compete with Gabriel, Filipe, Nat and Kolohe now that all have hit their richest vein of form?
Filipe Toledo has the ability to humiliate very single surfer in any sub-six-foot conditions, Gabriel and John John excepted. This year will become his practice run. Next year gets real.
It’s a fact. Margaret River ain’t world-class. Even the crummiest of Cloudbreak made it look sub-par.
John John just ain’t interested. At least not when it comes down to letting your eyes bulge and your dignity disappear. John John will never sacrifice steeze for a heat win. And he will entertain, as did Dane, but it won’t last forever.
The mystery of Julian Wilson. As good as Gabriel or any of the vets. But only scratching into the top 16, and that’s with four second-lasts. It’s as mysterious as the fabled disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370.
– Derek Rielly -more-