ASP J-Bay Open Pundit Red Bull Cheat Sheet 2014Derek Rielly and Chris Binns give their predictions and picks for the 2014 contest at J-Bay.
Until this year, turtle-eyed Filipe’s surfing resembled a wounded marine trying to attract the attention of a helicopter. But what was he, 15? 16? Now Filipe saturates our little computer screens with the most torrid turns you might ever imagine, attacking the collapsing lip from ingenious angles. In the absence of any real swell at J-Bay this year, and not that Filipe necessarily needs it to be small anymore but it does amplify his advantage, Filipe will win, and he will win by a discomfiting margin.
– Derek Rielly -more-
Perhaps Taj Burrow not winning any events so far is the reason for his unusually consistent levels of consistency, and could see him closer to a title come year’s end than ever before. Or perhaps we just jinxed him, and he’ll win J-Bay then tank the next couple en route to his usual streaky top five finish.
– Chris Binns -more-