Billabong Rio Pro Pundit Shea Lopez Picks 2014Shea Lopez makes his Fantasy Surfer picks for the 2014 Billabong Rio Pro.
A tropical opposite to the veteran-favoring Bells event, Rio de Janeiro requires youthful exuberance to shine. The quick, thick, and challenging sandbars of Rio can be a tuberiding treat or aerial feast for those with the right skill set. It’s a highly-charged atmosphere on the beach, which buckles some competitors and brings out the best in others. With a fun swell forecasted to kick off the waiting period, you can expect the Top 34 to showcase some great surfing in the opening rounds.
My Fantasy Surfer team lost a few of the older, more grounded surfers. Replacing them are younger guys with plenty to prove.
– Shea Lopez -more-
|Avg pts (performance waves*)|
|John John Florence||$7,250,000||102|