ASP Fiji Pro Power Rankings by Ross Williams & Martin Potter

ASP Fiji Pro Power Rankings Ross Williams Martin Potter 2014

ASP Fiji Pro Power Rankings Ross Williams Martin Potter

Ross Williams & Martin Potter’s Power Rankings

Ross Williams & Martin Potter give their analysis of the field coming out of Fiji as we head into J-Bay.

There’s starting to become daylight between the younger guys and the usual suspects. The young guns are getting more experience and starting to work out the game and how to beat these older guys–’cause it takes a lot more than good surfing to win events. They’re also getting bigger and stronger and it’s starting to show.
– Martin Potter -more-

It’s actually pretty complex with the swell — or lack thereof — that really created these results in Fiji. That being said, Gabriel Medina is well rounded. You can see him winning here when it’s six- to eight-foot. And as our veterans get older and older, guess what? Guys like Gabriel are going to get 9s on closeouts. It’s only going to get harder from here on out, and slowly but surely we’re going to see different names winning world titles. That’s just the nature of it.
– Ross Williams -more-

ASP Fiji Pro Pundit Ross Williams

ASP Fiji Pro Pundit Ross Williams 2014

ASP Fiji Pro Pundit Ross Williams 2014

Ross Williams’ picks

Ross Williams gives his start ’em, sit ’em list for the 2014 ASP Fiji Pro.

More than almost any other location on tour, the Fiji Pro is where the veterans will take advantage of the kids that are a little wet behind the ears. Gone are the luxuries of air sections and potluck wave catching, Cloudbreak and Restaurants are all about experience and the hunger for getting deep. I’m thinking most of you know whom to avoid here, but it’s the sly choices that should help push you ahead of the pack. I agree you should always back up your crafty pick with the obvious ones. Not choosing Kelly here is like not choosing the Lakers to beat the Clippers… Wait, bad example.

– Ross Williams -more-

Billabong Rio Pro Pundit Ross Williams

Billabong Rio Pro Pundit Ross Williams

Billabong Rio Pro Pundit Ross Williams

Ross Williams’ picks

Ross Williams gives his picks for the 2014 Billabong Rio Pro.

When picking your team for Rio make sure you have the conditions in mind. It would be a mistake to simply chalk up this beachbreak as a small-wave wizard’s paradise. It’s actually a pretty hollow wave that offers plenty of power, making Rio a good location for all-sized surfers. Think of the guys who are good in the barrel and take full advantage of big ramps. This is where I insert Gabriel’s name.

– Ross Williams -more-

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Pundit Picks by Ross Williams

2014 ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Pundit Picks by Ross Williams

Ross Williams winning the Clash of Legends in Hawaii 2011

Ross gives his picks for Margaret River

Ross Williams starred in Taylor Steele’s Momentum Series and became a professional surfer in 1990. He spent 10 years on the World Tour and four times ranked in the Top 16. Ross gives his ASP Fantasy Surfing Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2014 pundit picks.

If you are looking to get some secure points in the bank, Nat is your boy. Consistency is only part of the equation for this athlete. Nat conjures up a crazy cocktail of power and flare that seems to detonate anyone in his path in a repeatable fashion. -more-
– Ross Williams