Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Past Results 2014

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Past Results 2014

Here are the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro past results and winners from 2014.

Winner Runner-up Semis Quarters R5
2014 Michel Bourez Josh Kerr Dede Burbidge
Kelly Slater
Jordy Smith
Gabriel Medina
Joel Parkinson
Nat Young
Miguel Pupo
Yadin Nicol
Filipe Toledo
Adriano De Souza

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Groundswell’s Pundit Picks

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Groundswell’s Pundit Picks 2015

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Groundswell's Pundit Picks 2015

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his Hot & Cold Drug Aware Margaret River Pro pundit picks for 2015. For his detailed write-ups and other WSL contest picks, check out his forum posts.

HOT: Fanning, Kerr, Jordy

COLD: Simpson, Dusty, Hall

BOOM OR BUST: JJF, Ace, Julian

CAUTION: Taj, Bourez, ADS

– Groundswell -more-

Check out all of our pundit picks posts.

Surfline Power Rankings: Andrew Kidman’s Review of the Surfers

Surfline Power Rankings: Andrew Kidman’s Review of the Surfers Fantasy Surfer

Surfline Power Rankings: Andrew Kidman's Review of the Surfers

Surfline Power Rankings

At present, the two-wave structure more often than not rewards mediocrity, surfers attempting to “build a house.” I want to see that “house” destroyed by a wrecking ball of performance. I want to see the surfer that does the best surfing in the heat win. I’m tired of watching average surfing defeat a surfer like John John or Jordy Smith whom both more often than not lose because they can’t find a backup wave. By changing the format to one wave it would force the competitors to go for broke from the get go. -more-
– Andrew Kidman

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Blind Team Results

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Blind Team Results 2014

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Blind Team Results 2014

Surfer Stats

Before the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, we picked our aspwedge Fantasy Surfer team without looking at the names–we only used past results (see the graph). We call these our blind picks. Based on the forecast, we picked this team based on past performance wave results. The last day was clearly wave for the power surfers, and the day at The Box favoured the barrel-riders. Even still, the team beat all of our club teams (which based on our results, wasn’t a huge feat), and did score a respectable 840.

*Avg FS pts Margs pts
Taj Burrow $10,500,000 147 86
Jordy Smith $9,500,000 130 127
Adriano De Souza $8,250,000 133 102
Michel Bourez $7,250,000 113 200
Filipe Toledo $6,000,000 118 103
Travis Logie $3,250,000 92 38
Owen Wright $3,250,000 82 83
Yadin Nicol $1,500,000 66 101
Total: $49,500,000 881 840

*based on WCT performance wave results from 2012-2014

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Taj vs Bede Re-run

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Taj vs Bede re-run

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Taj vs Bede re-run

“Breaking Bede” by Mimi LaMontagne

With 3 minutes left of R3:H1, Taj needed an 8.17 to catch Bede. Taj chose his wave and started paddling, but got his hand caught in Bede’s leash. The judges decided to re-run the heat at the end of the day. Crazy start and finish to the day. Here’s the video of the incident, as well as the ASP interview with Bede after the re-run.

Rather than drag himself home to have a cheeky cry, Taj went straight to the judges booth. And for good reason, because after a few hours of debate, a re-surf was called. According to some rule in some unknown ASP handbook, the situation had caused an impediment to Taj’s ability to surf the wave to his full potential, and therefore, to win the heat (and it did). So at the end of the day, after the whole of round three had finished and the waves were beyond gross, Taj and Bede paddled back out. Taj, determined. Bede, angry, cold and ropeable. But Bede went out with ferocity. -more-
– Mimi LaMontagne, Surfing Life

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R3 Recap

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R3 Recap 2014

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R3 Recap

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R3 Recap

If you missed Round 3, check out the ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R3 Recap.

I’m happy to get another chance, but when you win and you’re frustrated, you don’t feel like you’ve set any benchmark or standard for the event. A couple heats before mine, JJF and Gabriel, they both surfed so well in this contest and they slated each other twice. They had to put each other out in this last one, and it’s a shame because they’re the two standouts. It’s a bummer.
– Kelly Slater

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R2 Highlight Video

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R2 Highlight Video 2014

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R2 Highlight Video 2014

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R2 Highlight Video

Miss Round 2? Check out the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R2 Highlight Video …including John John’s 9.83.

The only performance of any note today was John John, who flawlessly linked together a 9.8, before weightlessly wafting one of the most beautiful airs we’ve ever seen on the next wave. We’ve always said that round two is all about the losers – round three wins are what really matters – but John John’s win was just a cut above.
– Wade Davis, Surfing Life