Five WSL Championship Tour Title Threats

Five WSL Championship Tour Title Threats 2015

Five WSL Championship Tour Title Threats 2015

Five stealthy world title threats

Brian Roddy lists five surfers flying under the radar for the 2015 WSL Championship Tour title.

Forget about the obvious frontrunners for a moment, here’s five challengers flying under the radar.

1. Julian Wilson
2. Filipe Toledo
3. Dusty Payne
4. Owen Wright
5. Kelly Slater

– Brian Roddy -more-

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Groundswell’s 2015 WSL Championship Tour Predictions

Groundswell’s 2015 WSL Championship Tour Predictions

Groundswell's 2015 WSL Championship Tour PredictionsGroundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his predictions for the 2015 World Surf League Championship Tour. Below is a list of his predicted top 10. For his detailed write-ups, check out his forum post.

1. John John Florence 6. Kelly Slater
2. Julian Wilson 7. Joel Parkinson
3. Mick Fanning 8. Owen Wright
4. Kolohe Andino 9. Taj Burrow
5. Gabriel Medina 10. Filipe Toledo

– Groundswell -more-

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CJ Hobgood: Psychology of the Sticker (Part 3)

CJ Hobgood: Psychology of the Sticker (Part 3)

CJ opens up about the highs and lows of life on tour. The mid-2000s saw an upswing for the Floridian and his twin brother, Damien–but things changed abruptly, leaving him to reevaluate his identity, priorities, and dreams in the surf world.

Matt Wilkinson Halftime Huddle

Matt Wilkinson Halftime Huddle

Matt Wilkinson Halftime Huddle

Interview with Matt Wilkinson

Chris Binns interviews Matt Wilkinson after his impressive performance at J-Bay.

I had a really bad start to the year. My surfing was feeling fine, I just couldn’t really put a heat together. I was getting one big score and no back up, or just having really slow, low scoring heats. It was frustrating, and I was definitely losing confidence, but strong results at Ballito and J-Bay have got me feeling good about myself again. I’m probably gonna win the rest of the events this year, and it will be awesome.

– Matt Wilkinson -more-

Will Kelly Slater Chase 12th World Title?

Will Kelly Slater Chase 12th World Title? 2014

Will Kelly Slater Chase 12th World Title? 2014

Craig Jarvis’ interview with The King

Craig Jarvis interviews The King about J-Bay, Jordy Smith, Gabriel Medina, board choice and his competitive mind set.

And what else is up with Kelly right now? There was that round three loss at J-Bay to Matt Wilkinson, and more interestingly, the total nonchalance with which Kelly behaved afterwards. A man usually so compelled to win, disarms when he accepts (or appears to accept) an early loss so calmly. He joked afterwards about Wilko getting slower waves, he charmed the mainstream media, and talked freely to spectators and fans. He looked a man in a happy place. We wanted to know about Kelly’s feels towards the tour right now, what his opinion on the Jeremy Flores incident is, or Jordy Smith’s early J-Bay loss, and how Mr Slater’s feeling about 2015 in general…

– Craig Jarvis -more-