Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks

Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks 2016

Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks 2016

Shea’s detailed write-up

Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks his team for the 2016 contest in West Oz.

Much like Bells, Margaret River is exposed to the brunt of open-ocean swells and the unruly weather associated with them. The waves at Main Break are a challenging mix of slabbing lefts and rights, wrought with constantly morphing sections and sloping walls that shift with the tides. In the past, surfers who’ve shined at Margarets were able to have the foresight and good sense to switch out their equipment based on the ever-changing lineup. When it came to picking my Fantasy Team, I opted for surfers who could adjust well and roll with the myriad conditions on offer in WA.

– Shea Lopez -more-

Kelly Slater $6,500,000
Joel Parkinson $7,000,000
Conner Coffin $4,000,000
Matt Wilkinson $7,500,000
Caio Ibelli $5,000,000
Josh Kerr $6,000,000
Jordy Smith $7,000,000
John John Florence $7,000,000

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Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Past Results 2014-2015

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Past Results 2014-2015

Here are the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro past results and winners from 2014-2015.

Winner Runner-up Semis Quarters R5
2015 Adriano de Souza John John Florence Nat Young
Taj Burrow
Jay Davies
Michel Bourez
Julian Wilson
Kelly Slater
Jeremy Flores
Sebastian Zietz
Owen Wright
Josh Kerr
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

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Seeds & Heat Draw

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Seeds & Heat Draw 2016Here are the seeds and R1 heat draws (row=heat) heading in to the 2016 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, the 1st stop of the WSL Championship Tour.

H6: 1. Adriano De Souza 24. Kolohe Andino 36. wildcard
H5: 2. Mick Fanning 23. Matt Banting 35. wildcard
H4: 3. Gabriel Medina 22. Caio Ibelli 34. Sebastian Zietz
H3: 4. Filipe Toledo 21. Jadson Andre 33. Stuart Kennedy
H2: 5. Julian Wilson 20. Michel Bourez 32. Adam Melling
H1: 6. Italo Ferreira 19. Keanu Asing 31. Ryan Callinan
H7: 7. Jeremy Flores 18. Adrian Buchan 30. Davey Cathels
H8: 8. Kelly Slater 17. Matt Wilkinson 29. Conner Coffin
H9: 9. Nat Young 16. Kai Otton 28. Alex Ribeiro
H10: 10. Josh Kerr 15. Taj Burrow 27. Kanoa Igarashi
H11: 11. Jordy Smith 14. Wiggolly Dantas 26. Miguel Pupo
H12: 12. Joel Parkinson 13. John John Florence 25. Jack Freestone

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Past Results 2012-2015

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Past Results 2012-2015

Here are the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast past results and winners from 2012-2015 at Snapper and Kirra.

Winner Runner-up Semis Quarters R5
2015 Filipe Toledo Julian Wilson Miguel Pupo
Adriano De Souza
Wiggolly Dantas
Taj Burrow
Mick Fanning
Bede Durbidge
Glenn Hall
Italo Ferreira
Matt Wilkinson
Jordy Smith
2014 Gabriel Medina Joel Parkinson Adriano De Souza
Taj Burrow
CJ Hobgood
Kelly Slater
Mick Fanning
Miguel Pupo
Fred Patacchia
Josh Kerr
Mitch Crews
Nat Young
2013 Kelly Slater Joel Parkinson Michel Bourez
Mick Fanning
Bede Durbidge
Julian Wilson
Matt Wilkinson
Taj Burrow
Adam Melling
Brett Simpson
Jeremy Flores
Travis Logie
2012 Taj Burrow Adriano De Souza Jordy Smith
Josh Kerr
Adrian Buchan
Joel Parkinson
Kelly Slater
Owen Wright
Heitor Alves
Julian Wilson
Michel Bourez
Miguel Pupo

Billabong Pipe Masters: Seeds & Heat Draw

Billabong Pipe Masters: Seeds & Heat Draw 2015

Billabong Pipe Masters: Seeds & Heat DrawHere are the seeds and R1 heat draws (row=heat) heading in to the 2015 Billabong Pipe Masters, the 11th and final stop of the WSL Championship Tour.

H6: 1. Mick Fanning 24. Sebastian Zietz 36. Bruce Irons
H5: 2. Filipe Toledo 23. Kolohe Andino 35. Jamie O’Brien
H4: 3. Adriano De Souza 22. Michel Bourez 34. Jack Robinson
H3: 4. Gabriel Medina 21. Keanu Asing 33. Wade
Carmichael
H2: 5. Owen Wright 20. Jadson Andre 32. Dusty Payne
H1: 6. Italo Ferreira 19. Adrian Buchan 31. Glenn Hall
H7: 7. Julian Wilson 18. Kai Otton 30. Ricardo Christie
H8: 8. Jeremy Flores 17. Matt Wilkinson 29. Jordy Smith
H9: 9. Kelly Slater 16. Taj Burrow 28. CJ Hobgood
H10: 10. Nat Young 15. John John Florence 27. Brett Simpson
H11: 11. Bede Durbidge 14. Wiggolly Dantas 26. Adam Melling
H12: 12. Josh Kerr 13. Joel Parkinson 25. Miguel Pupo

Billabong Pipe Masters: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks

Billabong Pipe Masters: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks 2015

Billabong Pipe Masters: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks 2015

Shea’s picks

Billabong Pipe Masters: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks his fantasy team for the 11th and final stop on the 2015 WSL Championship Tour.

As the 2015 season comes to a close and the collective focus of the surfing world shifts toward Pipeline, we’re left with a bevy of World Title scenarios and a solid near-term forecast. The early rounds of the event are sure to pack fireworks as competitors gunning for requalification stare down World Title contenders. As a venue, Pipe is our coliseum, and the World Tour surfers are our gladiators. To do well here, you’ll have to be ferocious, calculating, and ready to push yourself over the ledge. It’s this mindset that has set the tone for my Fantasy team.

– Shea Lopez -more-

Kelly Slater $10,000,000
Owen Wright $9,250,000
Italo Ferreira $7,750,000
Josh Kerr $7,500,000
John John Florence $6,250,000
Wiggolly Dantas $4,750,000
Dusty Payne $3,000,000
Bruce Irons $1,500,000

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Billabong Pipe Masters: Ross Williams Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

Billabong Pipe Masters: Ross Williams Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em 2015

Billabong Pipe Masters: Ross Williams Start 'Em, Sit 'Em 2015

Ross Williams’ picks

Ross Williams gives his start ’em, sit ’em fantasy pundit pick list for the 2015 Billabong Pipe Masters, the 11th and final stop on the WSL Championship Tour.

Start ‘Em: Medina, JJF, CJ
Sit ‘Em: Toledo, Wilko, Hall
Darkhorse: Bruce Irons

With a great forecast on offer we should see a traditional looking lineup at Pipe and heavy Pipe favors brave surfers. I’m looking to load up my team with guys who love to put themselves right under the hood at Pipe, maximizing the surf with nothing but evil little smirks on their faces.

The men who can comfortably put themselves in the right spot when those thick slabs come marching in from second reef will be marching through heats. Plus, true Pipe Masters are able match guts with technique. The big winners will comfortably slide down the face and tuck into the barrel with the lip chasing them down. These are the players you want on your team when the waves are pumping at Pipeline.

– Ross Williams -more-

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Billabong Pipe Masters: Past Results 2010-2014

Billabong Pipe Masters: Past Results 2010-2014

Here are the Billabong Pipe Masters winners and past results from 2010-2014.

Winner Runner-up Semis Quarters R5
2014 Julian Wilson Gabriel Medina Josh Kerr
Adrian Buchan
Filipe Toledo
John John Florence
Alejo Muniz
Kai Otton
Owen Wright
Michel Bourez
Mick Fanning
Sebastian Zietz
2013 Kelly Slater John John Florence Joel Parkinson
Mick Fanning
Yadin Nicol
Julian Wilson
Sebastian Zietz
Miguel Pupo
CJ Hobgood
Nat Young
Kai Otton
Jeremy Flores
2012 Joel Parkinson Josh Kerr Damien Hobgood
Kelly Slater
Sebastian Zietz
CJ Hobgood
Yadin Nicol
Shane Dorian
Kieren Perrow
Dane Reynolds
Gabriel Medina
Miguel Pupo
2011 Kieren Perrow Joel Parkinson Kelly Slater
Michel Bourez
Jamie O’Brien
John John Florence
Evan Valiere
Gabriel Medina
CJ Hobgood
Kalani Chapman
Taj Burrow
Shane Dorian
2010 Jeremy Flores Kieren Perrow Kelly Slater
Dane Reynolds
Owen Wright
Adrian Buchan
Jordy Smith
Taylor Knox
Taj Burrow
Bede Durbidge
Dusty Payne
Damien Hobgood

Billabong Pipe Masters: The Race for the Title

Billabong Pipe Masters: The Race for the Title 2015

Billabong Pipe Masters: The Race for the Title 2015It all comes down to Pipe! As we enter the 11th and final stop on the WLS Championship Tour for 2015, Mick Fanning has the lead and is arguably the favorite to take the title. But five other contenders are still in the chase: Filipe Toledo, Adriano De Souza, Gabriel Medina, Owen Wright, and Julian Wilson. Here’s what they will need to do to beat Mick and clinch the title:

If Mick finishes 25th/13th at Pipe:
– Owen & Julian will need a 1st
– Medina will need a 3rd or better
– ADS will need a 9th or better
– Toledo will need a 13th or better

If Mick finishes 9th:
– Medina will need a 1st
– ADS will need a 5th or better
– Toledo will need a 9th or better

If Mick finishes 5th:
– Medina will need a 1st
– ADS will need a 3rd or better
– Toledo will need a 5th or better

If Mick finishes 3rd:
– ADS will need a 2nd or better
– Toledo will need a 3rd or better

If Mick finishes 2nd:
– ADS will need a 1st
– Toledo will need a 1st