Fantasy Surfer: Jeffreys Bay Recap
Jordy Smith – 1st place – he has arrived – old school power and new school moves for the “new” judging criteria – watch out Slater and bye bye Fanning and Parko.
Andy Irons – 9th – respectable – but taken out by over scored wildcard Sean Holmes- I have been harsh on AI, but he seems to be sobering up and his surfing shows -hope he keeps going!
Kelly Slater – 17th – beaten by an over scored local wildcard Sean Holmes – but if he is only putting up 13 points in a heat, he deserves to lose. 9 time champs do not lose to a wildcard!
Taylor Knox – a 33rd on a wave designed for you? This makes no sense. Is the end here for the old man of the tour? I hope not, but it looks that way.
Timmy Reyes – wildcard – only wins one heat – seems that the Edison High School Charger has never recovered from the knee injury
Dale Staples – local wildcard – loses first two heats
Next up on August 23rd is the Teahupoo,Tahiti contest and it if it HUGE, Smith and the young guys on tour will have to prove that they have the brass to surf one of the most dangerous waves on the planet.
Stay tuned for my prediction for the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
Patrick Reilly is not a grom. He is actually the Fantasy Surfer Editor @TheFantasyFix.com.
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