Billabong Pro Teahupoo Tahiti Pundit Picks: The Blind Team

Billabong Pro Teahupoo Tahiti Pundit Picks: The Blind Team 2014

Billabong Pro Teahupoo Tahiti Pundit Picks: The Blind Team 2014

Surfer Stats

Shea Lopez, Derek Rielly, Nick Carroll, Ross Williams, Groundswell and the other pundits offer great insight into the surfers when offering their pundit picks. We do it differently. For our Fantasy Surfer pundit picks, we look at the numbers and not the surfers’ names. We go in blind. For Teahupo’o, the Blind Team is picked based on past results in barreling waves (vs power or performance). For our personal club teams, we pick based on our guts and who we think are in form, but for these picks below, we remove all of the mind games. Here you go. The Billabong Pro Teahupoo Tahiti Pundit Picks: The Blind Team.

Team Teahupo’o Avg pts (barreling waves*)
Kelly Slater $11,500,000 159
Josh Kerr $8,000,000 117
Julian Wilson $7,750,000 109
John John Florence $6,750,000 130
CJ Hobgood $5,500,000 126
Sebastian Zietz $5,000,000 93
Owen Wright $3,250,000 111
wildcard $1,500,000 50
Total: $49,250,000 895
*Barreling waves: Pipe 2012/2103, Tahiti 2012/2013, Bali 2013, Fiji 2012/2013
Past results wave type FS Points FS Rank
Team J-Bay power 843 #1,559
Team Fiji barrels 600 #26,727
Team Rio performance 837 #1,044
Team Bells power 710 #17,472
Team Margs performance 840 #1,033

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Billabong Pro Teahupoo Tahiti Pundit Picks Groundswell

Billabong Pro Teahupoo Tahiti Pundit Picks Groundswell 2014

Billabong Pro Teahupoo Tahiti Pundit Picks Groundswell 2014

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his Billabong Pro Teahupoo Tahiti pundit picks for 2014. For his detailed write-ups, check out his forum post.

HOT: Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, Gabriel Medina

WARM: Joel Parkinson, Julian Wilson, Fred Patacchia

BOOM OR BUST: Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Kai Otton

COLD: Jordy Smith, Michel Bourez, Adrian Buchan

– Groundswell -more-

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ASP J-Bay Open Pundit Groundswell

ASP J-Bay Open Pundit Groundswell 2014

ASP J-Bay Open Pundit Groundswell 2014

Groundswell’s picks

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his ASP J-Bay Open pundit picks. For his detailed write-ups, check out his full forum post.

HOT: Mick Fanning, Kelly Slater, Michel Bourez

WARM: Jordy Smith, Kolohe Andino, Nat Young

COOL: Joel Parkinson, Adriano De Souza, John John Florence

COLD: Goofyfoots, Wildcards

– Groundswell -more-

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ASP J-Bay Open Pundit Picks: The Blind Team

ASP J-Bay Open Pundit Picks: The Blind Team 2014

ASP J-Bay Open Pundit Picks: The Blind Team 2014

Average FS Points by Wave Type

Shea Lopez, Derek Rielly, Nick Carroll, Ross Williams, Groundswell and the other pundits offer great insight into the surfers when offering their pundit picks. We do it differently. For our Fantasy Surfer pundit picks, we look at the numbers and not the surfers’ names. We go in blind. For J-Bay, the Blind Team is picked based on past results in power waves (vs barrels or performance). For our personal club teams, we pick based on our guts and who we think are in form, but for these picks below, we remove all of the mind games. Here you go. The ASP J-Bay Open Pundit Picks: The Blind Team.

Team J-Bay Avg pts (power waves*)
Mick Fanning $11,250,000 147
Adriano De Souza $9,500,000 120
Josh Kerr $8,000,000 111
Bede Durbidge $5,750,000 94
CJ Hobgood $5,500,000 94
Miguel Pupo $4,750,000 86
Owen Wright $3,250,000 84
wildcard $1,500,000 50
Total: $49,500,000 785
*Power waves: Snapper 2013/2014, Bells 2012/2013/2014, Margaret River 2014
Past results wave type FS Points FS Rank
Fiji barrels 600 #26,727
Rio performance 837 #1,044
Bells Beach power 710 #17,472
Margaret River performance 840 #1,033

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ASP Fiji Pro Pundit Groundswell

ASP Fiji Pro Pundit Groundswell 2014

ASP Fiji Pro Pundit Groundswell 2014

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his ASP Fiji Pro pundit picks. For his detailed write-ups, check out his forum post.

HOT (no surprises here):
Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, CJ Hobgood

WARM (almost a lock to end up on your teams):
Mick Fanning, Gabriel Medina, Jordy Smith

COOL (you may win or lose the event with these guys):
Michel Bourez, Owen Wright, Glenn Hall

COLD (if these surfers do well, it would REALLY surprise me):
Brett Simpson, Alejo Muniz, Adrian Buchan

– Groundswell -more-

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Billabong Rio Pro Pundit Groundswell

Billabong Rio Pro Pundit Groundswell ASP 2014

Billabong Rio Pro Pundit Groundswell ASP 2014

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his Billabong Rio Pro pundit picks. For his detailed write-ups, check out his forum post. Like for the final few rounds at Bells, Jordy seems to have been left out…again. Poor guy.

HOT (no surprises here):
Mick Fanning, Adriano De Souza, Owen Wright

WARM (almost a lock to end up on your teams):
Kelly Slater, Filipe Toledo, Michel Bourez

COOL (you may win or lose the event with these guys):
Josh Kerr, Miguel Pupo, Kai Otton

COLD (if these surfers do well, it would REALLY surprise me):
Brett Simpson, Tiago Pires, Kolohe Andino

– Groundswell -more-

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Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Pundit Groundswell

ASP 2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Pundit Groundswell

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Pundit Groundswell

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his picks. For his detailed write-ups, check out his forum post. The comp should start today or tomorrow. Now’s the time to second guess yourself and pick a completely new team in a state of panic.

HOT (no surprises here): Mick Fanning, Nat Young, Kelly Slater
Others to consider in this group: Taj Burrow, Jordy Smith

WARM (almost a lock to end up on your teams):
Owen Wright, Joel Parkinson, Mitch Crews
Others: Michel Bourez, Josh Kerr, Adriano de Souza

COOL (You’re rolling the dice here, but you may win or lose the event with these guys):
John John Florence, Filipe Toledo, Bede Burbidge
Others: Julian Wilson, Gabriel Medina, Fred Patacchia

COLD (if these surfers do well, it would REALLY surprise me):
Brett Simpson, Kai Otton, Jeremy Flores
Others: Travis Logie, Tiago Pires, All the wildcards -more-
– Groundswell