Billabong Rio Pro Final Day HighlightsCongratulations to Michel Bourez with his second win of the year. Many Fantasy Surfer teams were hit by at least one of the many upsets. Fantasy Surfer players weren’t the only ones that noticed.
If you look at who did well in this event, many of them are surfers that nobody expected, and that’s because the luck factor is very important here, especially compared to other locations. A lot of the guys won because they caught a good wave out of nowhere – not because they surfed better than the others.
For the competition, the important thing is to have waves that allow us to display our performance at its best, not let us win because “I was lucky”, and “Ah, I managed to find a barrel”. Unfortunately, that happened a lot here this year.
– Kelly Slater -more-