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Hurley Pro Trestles Fantasy Chatter

Owen Wright – The big guy is one of my favorites but for the money I am sitting him. I expect to him somewhere between round 5 and the quarters.

Julian Wilson – He surfs waves of any size well so he is a pretty good pick. I see him somewhere between the Quarters and the Finals.

Filipe Toledo – This man is ranked 4th in the world right now and if the last day is head high or smaller, he is my pick to win. His wins in Brazil and Snappers were phenomenal to say the least.

Kelly Slater – The 11 time champ always has the potential to win an event, especially at Lowers. However, he has not had the consistency he has had in his past title runs. For this reason, I am sitting this legend.

Italo Ferrera – Another guy I picked for my team. This rookie has shown a knack for winning heats and upsetting big seeds. He is a solid competitor and if Lowers’ left turns on look out.

John John Florence – I thought he should have won it last year. His heat 4 win over ADS and Slater was some of the best surfing I’ve ever seen at Trestles. If the waves stay overhead for the event, he would be one of my picks to win the event. I expect to see him in the quarters at least regardless of the size.

Adriano De Souza – The #1 seed coming into the event has had a stellar year and has a history of landing big results at this event. Based on my local intel, I am picking him to win the event. This is based on what I have seen at Lowers in the last week. He appears to be very focused and hungry for a title.

Mick Fanning – Another potential winner who has a history of nabbing big results, especially on years in which he is in the hunt for the title. I expect this 3-time world champ to make it to the semis. I don’t have him on my team simply because he costs a lot and Fantasy Surfer doesn’t give you enough $$ for all the stars.

Gabriel Medina – He has looked very inform the last few events but my local intel has produced some inconsistent results. I see Medina finishing somewhere between the 5th and quarters but I wouldn’t be surprised if he wins the event. Like slater, he know how to turn it on when it counts.

Jeremy Flores – This kid has returned to form. Fresh off a victory in Tahiti and he has a nice seed. I expect him to make it to the quarters with his rail work.

Joel Parkinson – The former world champ has been off this year a little. He still has a complete game but I’m sitting him for the event.

Taj Burrow – Boy does Taj love lowers. He won the event a few years ago and could go far in this event. However, I’m sitting him for this event as I think the younger kids have arrived.

Kolohe Andino – I have witnessed many amazing waves from Brother at Lowers this summer and he seems to be in great form. He is seeded low so it will be a real feat for him to get through the 3 round because he will go against the high rated guys. I do see him winning his heat in Round 1 and he could potential make to the final heats.

Michel Bourez- He has a very low seed so like Kolohe he will have to beat one of the top guys. I’m sitting him as I think he goes down in the 3rd round.

Nat Young – I’ve been on the fence about Nat for this event. His wicked backhand could deliver him a solid result but I sat him for the event.

Bede Durbidge – Another guy I’ve been on the fence about. I sat him for the event but those frontside snaps could see him into the quarters.

Miguel Pupo – I belive this style master will do well and finish somewhere between the 3rd and 5th round.

*Thanks to WSL for video

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New Point System for 2011 Fantasy Surfer

We wanted to point out that there is a new point system that was implemented for Fantasy Surfer in 2011.  You can see the point break-down below and make up your own mind whether its a good or bad change.  The team at Pro Surfing News unanimously believes that the changes are more fair and should reward the team that pick the surfers that make into the semi’s and finals.

FINALISTS:
1st – 200 points
2nd – 175 points
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SURFERS LOSING IN SEMIFINALS
3rd – 151
4th – 150
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SURFERS LOSING IN QUARTERFINALS
5th – 128 points
6th – 127 points
7th – 126 points
8th – 125 points
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SURFERS LOSING IN ROUND 5
9th – 103 points
10th – 102 points
11th – 101 points
12th – 100 points
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ROUND 4 (NON ELIMINATION)
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SURFERS LOSING IN ROUND 3
13th – 86 points
14th – 85 points
15th – 84 points
16th – 83 points
17th – 82 points
18th – 81 points
19th – 80 points
20th – 79 points
21st – 78 points
22nd – 77 points
23rd – 76 points
24th – 75 points
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SURFERS LOSING IN ROUND 2
25th – 45 points
26th – 46 points
27th – 45 points
28th – 44 points
29th – 43 points
30th – 42 points
31st – 41 points
32nd – 40 points
33rd – 39 points
34th – 38 points
35th – 37 points
36th – 36 points
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ROUND 1 (NON ELIMINATION)

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Picks from Fantasy Pro Shea Lopez

Fantasy Surfer is back and The Quiksilver Pro could be starting in hours.  Hopefully you have picked your team. 2011 Snapper RocBlame it on the chaos of the holidays and the change to the One World Rankings—which sent several WT competitors to Brazil only days before the Quik Pro at Snapper to chase very important points for both the mid-year cut and end of season standings—but this year’s off-season flew by. Barely a week away, the world’s best surfers will be competing in front of a huge crowd on the beach at Snapper, and an unbelievable number of webcast viewers around the world.

It’s usually easy to tell which surfers spent the break between the Pipe Masters and Snapper training for a grueling year ahead and which surfers used that time to knock back a few hundred cold ones with his friends and family, as their performances and results often speak volumes.

Snapper is as high-performance as a wave comes, and if you aren’t prepared physically and mentally to be at your very best, you’ll be left in the dust by those who are. Historically, local Gold Coast WT competitors have cleaned up at Snapper, and now with more and more moving there every year, it is only going to get more difficult for rookies and foreigners to get a good result under their belt at the first event of the WT year.

My Fantasy Surfer Team for the Quik Pro:

Parko and Mick are easy picks to perform well and potentially add another win at their homebreak. Both surfers were no-brainers when choosing my Fantasy Surfer team. These two good friends and sparring mates continue to push each other to be at the top of their game, and on top of the world.

Taj Burrow has the ability at Snapper to do anything fellow competitors can do, only better. More than any other competitor on Tour, I hope he finds the ability to put it all together—as he is very capable of doing—and not only win Snapper, but the 2011 World Title as well.

Jordy Smith will come into Snapper fitter and more prepared mentally than ever before. If the waves cooperate and he is able to unleash his full potential on the innocent walls of Snapper, only a few surfers even stand a chance of putting him down. For 2011, the World Title is his to lose before the season even begins.

Josh Kerr is a much different surfer and the contest world is a much different place than the last time he was on the World Tour. All this change should bode well for him, and starting the year at the wave he grew up surfing can’t hurt either.

Julian Wilson impressed me tremendously during the Triple Crown last year (at least the two events he was able to surf in) by systematically picking apart his waves and competitors en route to back-to-back finals. With Snapper just down the road from his Sunshine Coast home, Julian should feel very comfortable for a rookie. Now if he adds a few more explosive moves to his proven Hawaiian competitive formula, Julian will be giving the established hierarchy fits.

Alejo Muniz is another rookie who performed marvelously in Hawaii while securing his spot on the World Tour. The very determined and well-rounded Brazilian should find the waves at Snapper very much to his liking. A result here would set him up for a much easier transition into competing on the World Tour.

Dusty Payne is coming off a tumultuous rookie season that ended with one of the most amazing come-from-behind victories of all time to beat Mick Fanning and remain on the World Tour for 2011. This year, he will be much more prepared and adjusted to the performance required to win at the highest level. It was never a question of his skill in 2010, but for 2011 look for Dusty to put out a much better representation of this amazing talent.

Other Good Picks for Snapper:

Kelly Slater is still the best, will always be the greatest, and stands a good chance of winning Snapper…if his head is in the game. We’ve been down this road year after year: Will Kelly retire (again)? Will Kelly give his all competing for the World Title (again)? Will Kelly even show up on time for his first heat (again)? Will Kelly continue to amaze us with his longevity, brilliant performances, and untouchable competitiveness? YES! The main reason Kelly isn’t on my FS team is he was $500,000 too costly for by budget.

Dane Reynolds still hasn’t confirmed that he will be competing at Snapper, or else he would be a definite choice for any FS team at any right pointbreak.
*Ed’s Note: Dane has officially withdrawn from the event.

Bobby Martinez was remarkable last year at Snapper. The rest of the season, not so. But to get last year’s third-place finisher for only $4 million—that’s a great buy.

Pat Gudauskas can be downright explosive. At only $3.5 million, that explosiveness can mean trouble for anyone he surfs against and a great value for your FS team.

Michel Bourez, Adam Melling, and Taylor Knox are all powerful regular-footers that can drown their opponents with the sheer volumes of water they displace. In an era when many competitors are too busy trying to get tricky with the lip, these three can make all those tricks look downright childish with their commitment to the rail.

Owen Wright is goofyfooter, thus stands a very difficult road ahead of him if he is to place well at Snapper and ultimately compete for a World Title. He is the first goofyfooter in a long time that actually has a shot at making both things happen.

Hope you enjoy the show in 2011. It’s setting up to be a great one!  This article was written by Shea Lopez and originally published by SurferMag.

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2010 Quiksilver Pro France Ready to Roll with New Swell

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 2: Dane Reynolds (USA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Luke Stedman (AUS), Julian Wilson (AUS)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Maxime Huscenot (REU)
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Chris Davidson (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 8: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Michel Bourez (PYF), Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Heat 9: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 10: Owen Wright (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT), Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 11: Damien Hobgood (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 12: Andy Irons (HAW), Bobby Martinez (USA), Kai Otton (AUS)

The Quiksilver Pro France will be webcast LIVE via http://quiksilverlive.com/profrance2010/

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Shea Recaps Hurley Pro Day 1

Hurley Pro Day 1 Review by Shea Lopez

After getting a 33rd in Tahiti, Taj Burrow won his Round 1 heat with a total score of 16.10. There are two types of breaks on tour that separate the phenomenal from the very talented; the large and life-threatening (Teahupoo and Pipeline), and the perfect rippable wall (Snapper and Lowers). When these waves are on, everyone strives to be phenomenal but in reality only a certain group of surfers have that kind of ability. The new judging criteria further separates the two, and as a result we’re seeing fewer scores dropping in the excellent range (7.5 and above). In Round 1 of the Hurley Pro, with perfect right and left walls peeling down the cobblestones, only Taj, Jordy, Andy, Michel, and Jadson had heat totals in the excellent range, and only Jadson went to the air for his scores. The bottom line is this: catching a good wave shouldn’t be a reason for an excellent score, it should be a reason to perform well enough to deserve an excellent score. Today, the judges consistently reinforced that philosophy with a phenomenal performance from the tower. Expect everyone in the newly-minted top 34 to take note of today’s scoring and adjust their surfing accordingly.

Coming off the emotional rollercoaster in Tahiti, the talk around the contest tower centered around the new tour format. And I have to admit that as much as it sucked kicking so many guys off tour after Teahupoo, the first round at Lowers showcased a much higher level of talent than the previous events have. And with the forecast calling for even better waves, the match-ups will only get heavier from here on out. Now it will be interesting to see how the three man heats in Round 4 will effect the flow of the event.

Jadson, Taj, Kelly, Mick, Davo, Michel, and Adriano. Several others showed glimpses of putting it all together and I’m sure others will come back Thursday with a much better performance after having a few days to find that missing element.

 Kelly Slater who put on a very professional performance in Round 1, has been the face of surfing in America for two decades. But Dane Reynolds, the only person capable of replacing Kelly, stole the show on day one with the highest heat score. In the first round, Dane rode 11 waves and it wasn’t until waves nine and ten that he completed a wave and scored a couple mid-6’s. But he treated his Round 2 heat against Kolohe Andino with a seriousness that we’re not used to. He switched boards, had a warm up session before his heat, and was aggressive beyond his normal nonchalant self. The results spoke for themselves. On a couple average set waves, Dane was able to post the highest heat total of the event without ever going to the air. Not only is his aerial surfing untouchable, but so are his power hacks. Now if only he’d surf for 8’s and 9’s on every wave instead of 10’s we’d have another world title contender in the mix.

With a new swell predicted to arrive Wednesday evening. Event organizers are expecting to get underway first thing on Thursday morning with the remainder of the second round. This article was written by Shea Lopez and published by SurferMag.com.

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2010 HURLEY PRO Match Ups for 1st Round

 HURLEY PRO at TRESTLES ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:


Heat 1:
Dane Reynolds (USA), Chris Davidson (AUS), Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 4: Taj Burrow (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Kai Otton (AUS), Rob Machado (USA)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Luke Stedman (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 8: Bobby Martinez (USA), Michel Bourez (PYF), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Jadson Andre (BRA), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 10: Andy Irons (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT), Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Heat 11: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Owen Wright (AUS), Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 12: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Damien Hobgood (USA), Kieren Perrow (AUS)

Watch the 2009 Hurley Pro Finals —Mick Fanning vs. Dane Reynolds 

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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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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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Fantasy Surfers Hot Picks for Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Here it is, the start of the 2010 ASP season and we are fast approaching the start of the Gold Coast events.  As the Fantasy Surfer technical team works around-the-clock to bring you the brand new www.FantasySurfer.com, we offer a quick preview of our hot lists of surfers to watch out for on the Gold Coast.  Take notes – trading will open shortly and you’ll want to be ready to stock your team for this event. 

1 – Mick Fanning ($12.5 million)
First pick of the year goes to the defending world champion who is once again in his own backyard.  He has won this event twice before and made it to the semifinals before he lost to eventual winner Joel Parkinson.  he’s been training his butt off in preparation for a title defense, so don’t underestimate the surfer who ended the second half of 2009 on the hottest of hot streaks.

2 – Joel Parkinson ($12 million)
Sometimes devastating losses can ruin a career.  Some surfers never recover after losing a title in such dramatic fashion as Joel Parkinson has.  Mick Campbell and Danny Wills suffered devastating losses to Slater in 1998 and have never recovered (Campbell is still on tour again after several years away, and Wills has since retired).  Rob Machado finished runner-up once and never even came close before he dropped off the tour in 2001.  With an event in his own backyard and a winning attitude, the odds are in his favor that Parko will put 2009’s devastation behind him.  He may not be able to snap back into world title form right off the bat, but it wouldn’t be out of the question to see Parkinson make the semifinals at the Quiksilver Pro just going upon local instinct.

3 – Dane Reynolds ($8 million)
Dane is starting the year in the Top 10 for the first time in his short career, and it could be the latest stepping stone in his assection to the throne of ‘Best Surfer in The World’.  Should he catch fire at this event, this could be the one of the last times we see him valued under $10 million.  The test for Dane will be getting through the top seeds once he makes it to the Quarterfinals.  Blowing up and scoring huge heat totals are great, but up until his performance at Trestles last year, it had yet to get him to a final.  If he could take a note from Quiksilver teammate Kelly Slater and peak at the right moment, surfing just well enough to win – he could potentially save his best performances for the later rounds and walk away with multiple event wins this year.  At the same time, we also need to realize that 2010 is ONLY Dane’s 3rd year on tour.  He’s still piecing together the early stages of a career that could reach meteoric porportions.

4 – Tom Whitaker ($7.5 million)
Calm, quiet and relaxed.  Whitaker is that guy you never hear a lot about, but he makes a lot of noise if you know what you’re watching.  He never really seems to have disasterous results – a product of consistency.  We’ve all been waiting for the moment when he actually wins an event, but that might not be what you should be looking for.  Whitaker is a consistent performer.  He will more than likely be valued at the mid-level all year, and consistently nab you some solid scores.

5 – Kekoa Bacalso ($6.5 million)
Bacalso is the reigning rookie of the year, and there’s a great reason he was the highest placing rookie in 2009 – everyone underestimated him.  He’s a solid surfer in any conditions, and his powerful turns could be the difference maker in a tight heat at Snapper Rocks.  He’s valued at twice what he was at the beginning of 2009, but he’s well worth the investment.

6 – Michel Bourez ($6 million)
Athletically, there are few surfers on tour who can match Bourez.  Only a few names come to mind – Mick Fanning, Taylor Knox, Joel Parkinson.  Is Bourez in the same talent level as those three?  Not yet.  But he’s fit enough to compensate for rookie mistakes (2009 was his rookie season).  Look for Bourez to cut down on those mistakes this year and start his climb up the ratings.  He’s fit, focused, and regularfoot.  Those are three things that can only help him on the Gold Coast.

7 – Andy Irons ($4.5 million)
Unless you chose him as a wildcard last year, it’s a pretty safe bet you’ve never seen a 3-time world champ valued at such a bargain basement price.  If news about Andy Irons is to be believed, he’s back in fine form and has regained his competitive desire.  I’m not so sure he’s at his best form just yet, but at $4.5 million, he’s pretty hard to pass up.  A great price for such an experienced competitor.  If he makes it past Round 2, you’ve already scored a great bargain.

8 – Owen Wright ($3.5 million)
Owen has no problem taking down the top seeds.  His performances at Bells and Portugal last year were testament to that.  What he could have difficulty accounting for is Snapper’s tight pocket.  No goofy foot has won at the Quiksilver Pro since Mick Lowe did it over six years ago.  But don’t hold that against the kid – he’s an imposing presence that could shake things up considerably if the conditions start to deteriorate.  Any rookie is a gamble, but this one could have better odds than the rest.

9 – Luke Munro ($3.5 million)
A local veteran who is making his return to the WCT tour, Munro is a darkhorse pick at probably one or two venues on tour – and the Gold Coast is one of them.  If you’re going to pick him up at any time this year, this is the place.

10- Dusty Payne ($3 million)
Remember a few years ago when Dane Reynolds burst onto the scene and everyone selected him for their team right off the bat?  It took a little while before most Fantasy Surfer players remembered that he was just a rookie and even with all his tremendous talent, he still had to get used to surfing in such high-pressure heats.  Payne falls into the same boat; tremendous talent, but he’s going to need a little seasoning.  He stays on the hot list based on his potential alone.  In a year or two, he’ll be on this list likely because of his results as well. 
* Article was posted from www.Surfermag.com

 

 

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QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST 2010

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover will be featuring the world’s best surfers from February 27 through March 10, 2010 and will be web live via www.quiksilverpro.com.au.

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1:
Dane Reynolds (USA), Roy Powers (HAW), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 2: Damien Hobgood (USA), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 3: Bobby Martinez (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT), Tanner Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 4: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA), Ben Dunn (AUS), Marco Polo (BRA)
Heat 6: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Michel Bourez (PYF), Blake Thornton (AUS)
Heat 7: Taj Burrow (AUS), Chris Davidson (AUS), Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 8: Mick Fanning (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), TBA
Heat 9: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kekoa Bacalso (HAW), TBA
Heat 10: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Mick Campbell (AUS), TBA
Heat 11: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Drew Courtney (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 12: Taylor Knox (USA), Luke Stedman (AUS), Nathan Yeomans (USA)
Heat 13: Tom Whitaker (AUS), Andy Irons (HAW), Jay Thompson (AUS)
Heat 14: Kieren Perrow (AUS), Daniel Ross (AUS), Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 15: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Owen Wright (AUS)
Heat 16: Dean Morrison (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS)

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