ASP Fiji Pro Pundit Red Bull Cheat Sheet 2014Chris Binns, Travis Ferré and Derek Rielly give their predictions and picks for the 2014 contest in Fiji.
Kelly will win the Fiji Pro for the third year in a row, and his number one ranking will go from surprising-given-average-form to downright formidable. In his veteran years the sport’s greatest needs pristine conditions to elevate his game, and Cloudbreak is where the Slater juggernaut will work its way through the higher gears and get rolling. Or, the surf will suck and he’ll flop, but that’s doubtful at best.
– Chris Binns -more-
It’s really hard to do this. But it’s a new year. Kelly doesn’t sport a mountain wave sticker. John John is rated 15th or something. And Michel Bourez is on a tear. What fun! I’m going to go out on a limb here, because let’s be honest, I don’t have anything to lose: I’m picking Owen Wright. Why? It’s just one of those years. Unpredictably predictable.
– Travis Ferré -more-
I will have to make it clear that this year is a fairy tale. After the briefest of stumbles Gabriel will win Fiji, possibly Tahiti, probably Trestles, at least one event in Europe and will round out the year with a Pipe Masters and the biggest WT margin in the history of man. Fiji is the starting line.
– Derek Rielly -more-