Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: Ross Williams’ Pundit Picks 2015Ross Williams gives his start ’em, sit ’em list for the 2015 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the second stop on the WSL Championship Tour.
Start ‘Em: Mick, Jordy, Melling
Sit ‘Em: Pupo, Hall, Asing
First and foremost: Get your forecast on! If you intend to nail your picks for Bells you’ll need to be on top of conditions. The contest takes advantage of a variety of breaks based on tides, so a surfer who would normally excel in one kind of break may end up with poor results if the event changes location. Bells’ four options for breaks include the Bells Bowl, Winkipop, Rincon and Johanna.
We won’t know for sure where the comp will run until each morning’s call, but here’s a crude scale with which to guesstimate: Lots of big swell, think Bells Bowl. Mediocre swell, think low-tide Bowl and high-tide Rincon. Small-to-weak swell think Winkipop. No swell at all think Johanna. My picks are based on mediocre swell, which is the most likely scenario based on the current forecast.
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