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Fantasy Surfer Results and Scores for Billabong Pro J Bay

2010 BILLABONG PRO J-BAY FINAL RESULTS:

48 Tom Whitaker – 0 Points
47 Mick Campbell – 1 Point
46 Shawn Joubert – 2 Points
45 Patrick Gudauskas – 3 Points
44 Roy Powers – 4 Points
43 Jadson Andre – 5 Points
42 Jeremy Flores – 6 Points
41 Marco Polo – 7 Points
40 Daniel Ross – 8 Points
39 Taylor Knox – 9 Points
38 Blake Thornton – 10 Points
37 Luke Munro – 11 Points
36 Drew Courtney – 12 Points
35 CJ Hobgood – 13 Points
34 Kieren Perrow – 14 Points
33 Dale Staples – 15 Points
32 Fredrick Patacchia – 73 Points
31 Bobby Martinez – 74 Points
20 Tanner Gudauskas – 75 Points
29 Nate Yeomans – 76 Points
28 Jay Thompson – 77 Points
27 Luke Stedman – 78 Points
26 Chris Davidson – 79 Points
25 Joan Duru – 80 Points
24 Ben Dunn – 81 Points
23 Dean Morrison – 82 Points
22 Travis Logie – 83 Points
21 Neco Padaratz – 84 Points
20 Kelly Slater – 85 Points
19 Tim Reyes – 86 Points
18 Kekoa Bacalso – 87 Points
17 Michel Bourez – 88 Points
16 Matt Wilkinson – 97 Points
15 Adrian Buchan – 98 Points
14 Dusty Payne – 99 Points
13 Tiago Pires – 100 Points
12 Mick Fanning – 101 Points
11 Brett Simpson – 102 Points
10 Andy Irons – 103 Points
9 Owen Wright – 104 Points
8 Dane Reynolds – 113 Points
7 Damien Hobgood – 114 Points
6 Adriano de Souza – 115 Points
5 Sean Holmes – 116 Points
4 Taj Burrow – 125 Points
3 Bede Durbidge – 126 Points
2 Adam Melling – 141 Points
1 Jordy Smith – 150 Points

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Swell Forecast Looks Good for Billabong Pro JBay

After a long lay-off for ASP WCT contest, most spectators are eagerly awaiting the Billabong Pro at Jeffrey’s Bay.  This is the 5th spot on the ASP World Tour one that usually proves to be a showdown in the iconic right-handers. Early surf forecasts look very promising for solid surf and good conditions. 

THURSDAY 15th
SWELL/SURF: Solid SSW swell with 6-8’+ faces and a good chance for larger waves, if the storm continues to behave as fore.
WIND: Moderate SW wind.

FRIDAY 16th
SWELL/SURF: SSW swell ping off, but still fairly solid leftovers in the morning in the 4-7′ range (on the face). Smaller in the afternoon.
WIND: Moderate W wind.

SATURDAY 17th
SWELL/SURF: Possible slight reinforcing bump of SSW swell building through the afternoon for 5-7’+ faces, and possibly larger, if storm behaves as fore in the next few days.
WIND: Light WNW wind.

SUNDAY 18th
SWELL/SURF: SSW swell possibly remains up early, before ping off through the afternoon for more 5-7′ faces in the morning, if storm behaves as fore in the next few days.
WIND: Light to moderate N/NW wind in the morning, becoming WNW for the afternoon.

Watch Last Year’s Final 2009 Billabong Pro J-Bay
 


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Joel Parkinson Out of Billabong Pro at JBay

Joel Parkinson officially pulled out of this week’s Billabong Pro at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, after badly slicing his foot while surfing at his home break of Snapper Rocks a few days ago.

“I just pulled into a barrel and have been taken out by the foamball, and pretty well straight away I’ve felt the board hit me,” says Joel, the current world number 8. “I knew immediately it was a pretty serious cut. I didn’t want to look at it when I came in because I knew it wouldn’t be good.” Joel was helped up the beach to a waiting ambulance by good friend and three-time world champion, Andy Irons who had been surfing with him.

The cut is on the underside of Joel’s right foot, just in front of his heel. Due to fly out early next week for South Africa, the injury will not have time to heal and as such Joel has made the decision to miss the Jeffreys Bay event, where he is the defending champion.

 

 

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Taj Burrow Wins Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Taj Burrow has taken out the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover over Jordy Smith, in rippable two-to-three foot waves at Snapper Rocks.  The opening event of then 2010 ASP World Tour season, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast started the year off with a bang, bringing the greatest assemblage of surfing talent in history to one of the most iconic point breaks in the world, and the world’s best surfers shattered high-performance barriers once again.

“I’m so happy right now – it’s the best feeling on Earth!” Burrow said. “It’s unreal. I have a good group of friends with me and my parents are here supporting me. To have everyone cheering me on in the final is really special.”  While the young South African led throughout the first half of the 40-minute Final, it was Burrow who changed the tide with a mid-heat assault, racking up several solid scores in larger set waves amidst the deteriorating conditions.  “I didn’t feel like I surfed my best in the Final,” Burrow said. “I kind of just did what it took to win. I just waited for the best waves, did a couple nice turns – nothing too wild. I’d rather have taken Jordy’s approach, catch lots of waves and just let loose. That’s kind of my strategy normally, but it worked fine. Being a bit more patient and selective than usual definitely paid off. But I knew Jordy could unleash and get the big score any moment.”

Burrow, who has secured victories in the previous two events entered (Pipeline in December and Burleigh Heads in February), has been in sensational form over the past three months, and will look to continue the momentum in 2010 as he hunts down his first ASP World Title.  “What can I say? I don’t know,” Burrow said. “I surprised myself really. Obviously, Pipe was the biggest event I could ever win. I was just overwhelmed. I felt like retiring after that event. I just couldn’t believe it, and didn’t think it could get any better. I guess I’ve taken the confidence from it and worked on some good boards. Burleigh Heads was a good warm-up. I felt good that there as well – there are fun little rights, and then here, I took a while to get rolling, but I just built up momentum. I felt great out there and here I am on the podium again, it just feels unbelievable.”

Smith, who went on a giant-killing spree at the event, eliminating former nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 38, in yesterday’s Round 4 before posting the best result of his young career.  “It’s my first Final so I’m pretty stoked,” Smith said. “It’s unfortunate that the waves went kind of dead in our heat there, but we tried our best. It’s been a great event though and I’m looking forward to the next one.”  Long touted as one of the most dominant forces in the surfing world, Smith had yet to realize his potential in the competitive realm, but if this event’s performance is any indication, the powerful natural-footer is a near-certain threat for an ASP World Title.  “I just feel a lot more comfortable with myself this season,” Smith said. “I’m having a lot more fun with my surfing and everything seems to be coming together for me. I’m amped with a Runner-Up finish here and hope I can keep the momentum up for the rest of the season.”

Dane Reynolds (USA), 24, looked the form surfer of the event yesterday, defeating defending event winner Joel Parkinson (AUS), 28, with an impressive 19.20 out of a possible 20. However, the young Californian was unable to find a rhythm in today’s challenging conditions, bowing out of the event with an Equal 3rd at the hands of Smith.  “I felt pretty good yesterday and it felt like my equipment was finally working,” Reynolds said. “Even though the conditions weren’t as good today, I thought I could catch an average wave and surf it well enough to get a good score, but that didn’t happen. When the other guy gets a good roll going, it’s hard to come back – or it is for me anyway.”  With his penchant for churning out Earth-shattering performances and a good start to the year, several pundits are considering Reynolds as a legitimate ASP World Title contender, but the humble natural-footer has yet to commit such a goal.  “I’ve never been in this situation before so it’s hard for me to say (in regards to motivation for the ASP World Title),” Reynolds said. “When you’re a little kid, everyone always tells you that the ASP World Title is the goal, but there’s only one each season and 45 guys going for it. It hasn’t been a goal for me yet.”

Bobby Martinez (USA), 27, matched his best result on the Gold Coast today, collecting an Equal 3rd (his first in 2006), but the sole goofy-footer in today’s event was clearly upset about the deteriorated conditions.  “It’s disappointing to finish when it’s windy like this today,” Martinez said. “We all want to surf when it’s glassy, and I’m disappointed that we have to finish today. I did my best to mix it up out there, but it’s very challenging out there on your backhand today.”

Highlights from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover can be found via www.quiksilverpro.com.au. For the first time in the events’ storied nine-year history, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast was televised LIVE on FUEL TV in Australia, beaming the world’s best surfing right into your living room.   To find out how you can watch the world’s best surfers in one of the world’s most iconic point breaks LIVE on FUEL TV, check out www.foxsports.com.au/fueltv

In honor of the final day of competition, ASP International is launching the desktop widget, bringing you LIVE scores, results, heat draws, etc. Access to the ASP Widget can be found on the ASP homepage.   The next stop on the 2010 ASP World Tour will be the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach from May 30 through April 10, 2010.

 

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST FINAL RESULTS:

1 – Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.57

2 – Jordy Smith (ZAF) 12.56

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST SEMIFINAL RESULTS:

SF 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.67 def. Bobby Martinez (USA) 13.00

SF 2: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 16.30 def. Dane Reynolds (USA) 8.96

ASP WORLD TOUR TOP 5 (After Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast):

1 – Taj Burrow (AUS) 10000 pts

2 – Jordy Smith (ZAF) 8000 pts

3 – Bobby Martinez (USA) 6500 pts

3 – Dane Reynolds (USA) 6500 pts

5 – Joel Parkinson (AUS) 5250 pts

5 – Bede Durbidge (AUS) 5250 pts

5 – Adriano de Souza (BRA) 5250 pts

5 – Kai Otton (AUS) 5250 pts

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Fantasy Surfer Values 2010

ASP MENS TOP 45 STARTING VALUES (for QUIKSILVER GOLD COAST)


1 – Mick Fanning (AUS)-12,500,000
2 – Joel Parkinson (AUS)-12,000,000
3 – Bede Durbidge (AUS)-11,500,000
4 – Taj Burrow (AUS)-11,000,000
5 – Adriano de Souza (BRA)-10,500,000
6 – Kelly Slater (USA)-10,000,000
7 – C.J. Hobgood (USA)-9,500,000
8 – Bobby Martinez (USA)-9,000,000
9 – Damien Hobgood (USA)-8,500,000
10 – Dane Reynolds (USA)-8,000,000
11 – Jordy Smith (ZAF)-8,000,000
12 – Taylor Knox (USA)-7,500,000
13 – Tom Whitaker (AUS)-7,500,000
14 – Kieren Perrow (AUS)-7,500,000
15 – Fred Patacchia (HAW)-7,000,000
16 – Dean Morrison (AUS)-7,000,000
17 – Kai Otton (AUS)-6,500,000
18 – Kekoa Bacalso (HAW)-6,500,000
19 – Mick Campbell (AUS)-6,500,000
20 – Chris Davidson (AUS)-6,000,000
21 – Michel Bourez (PYF)-6,000,000
22 – Ben Dunn (AUS)-5,500,000
23 – Adrian Buchan (AUS)-5,500,000
24 – Tiago Pires (PRT)-5,000,000
25 – Jeremy Flores (FRA)-5,000,000
26 – Roy Powers (HAW)-5,000,000
27 – Drew Courtney (AUS)-4,500,000
28 – Luke Stedman (AUS)-4,500,000
29 – Andy Irons (HAW)-4,500,000
30 – Dan Ross (AUS)-4,000,000
31 – Patrick Gudauskas (USA)-4,000,000
32 – Jadson Andre (BRA)-4,000,000
33 – Adam Melling (AUS)-3,500,000
34 – Owen Wright (AUS)-3,500,000
35 – Luke Munro (AUS)-3,500,000
36 – Jay Thompson (AUS)-3,000,000
37 – Nathan Yeomans (USA)-3,000,000
38 – Dusty Payne (HAW)-3,000,000
39 – Brett Simpson (USA)-3,000,000
40 – Matt Wilkinson (AUS)-3,000,000
41 – Tanner Gudauskas (USA)-3,000,000
42 – Travis Logie (ZAF)-3,000,000
43 – Marco Polo (BRA)-3,000,000
44 – Blake Thornton (AUS)-3,000,000
45 – Neco Padaratz (BRA)-3,000,000

2010 ASP WOMENS TOP 17 STARTING VALUES
1 – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) -10,000,000
2 – Silvana Lima (BRA) -9,500,000
3 – Sofia Mulanovich (PER) -9,000,000
4 – Coco Ho (HAW) -8,500,000
5 – Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) -8,000,000
6 – Melanie Bartels (HAW) -7,000,000
7 – Chelsea Hedges (AUS) -6,000,000
8 – Paige Hareb (NZL) -5,500,000
9 – Rebecca Woods (AUS) -5,000,000
10 – Rosanne Hodge (ZAF) -4,500,000
11 – Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) -4,000,000
12 – Carissa Moore (HAW) -3,500,000
13 – Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) -3,000,000
14 – Lee Ann Curren (FRA) -3,000,000
15 – Bruna Schmitz (BRA) -3,000,000
16 – Nikita Robb (ZAF) -3,000,000
17 – Amee Donohoe (AUS) -3,000,000

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