Fantasy Surfer

10.25.16

Blogs

John John Wins World Title

Hawaiian slams the door on his first world title.

Peneiche, Portugal; John John Florence has officially clinched his first career world title with a semifinal victory at the Meo Rip Curl Pro combined with a Jordy Smith loss in the following semifinal. This is Florence’s first career world title and he becomes the 4th Hawaiian male to win the title following Derek Ho, Sunny

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10.16.16

Fantasy Surfer

Portugal Insider: Tiago Pires Edition

The veteran breaks down your must-know information for Peniche

The European leg of the Tour wraps up in Peniche, the epicenter of Portugal’s surf scene, before the final event takes competitors back to Pipeline. As far as Fantasy Surfer predictions went, the results of the Quik Pro France defied conventional picking, and according to Portugal’s best-known surfer, Tiago Pires, the same unpredictability applies to

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10.13.16

Fantasy Surfer

2016 Meo Rip Curl Pro Preview

All the info you'll need for the upcoming event in Portugal

The World Title race is down to just a few contenders barring a major upset in the next two events, and as always, Portugal will play a major role in determining who our world champ will be. John John Florence sits squarely in the driver’s seat, but an early round exit could easily open the

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9.29.16

Blogs

Quik Pro France Heat Draw

All the info you'll need for the 2016 Quiksilver Pro France

Here are the facts: WHO: The WSL Men’s Top 34 + 2 wildcards & the WSL Women’s Top 17 + 1 wildcard WHAT: Stop #9 of the Men’s & Women’s 2016 WSL Championship Tour WHEN: October 4-15, 2016 WHERE: Landes, Aquitaine, France TIME ZONE: Landes / Hossegor is in France This means that 8am October

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9.29.16

Fantasy Surfer

Fantasy Insider France: Maurice Cole Edition

Doesn't get much simpler than this

Australian shaping guru Maurice Cole moved his board-building business to Hossegor, France, in the early ’80s. He didn’t make that move for the moules frites, though that’s a fine enough reason. Cole was entranced by the relatively empty tubes spinning up and down the beaches near Hossegor. So was Tom Curren, and the two built

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9.5.16

Blogs

Swatch Women’s Pro Preview

All the details you need for the ladies at Lowers

The women’s ‘CT is set to hit stop number two of the California circuit more than a month after Tatiana Weston-Webb tore through the Huntington chop and won her first headline event, the Vans U.S. Open, and climbed her way to no.4 in the rankings. Lakey Peterson’s back and healthy, Tyler Wright secured the yellow

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9.5.16

Blogs

Hurley Pro Trestles Preview

Heat draw, wildcards, injuries - It's all here

The end of the Billabong Pro Tahiti led to two of the Tour’s biggest disruptions of the year: John John overtaking Wilko as points leader, that glowing yellow halo suiting JJF quite nicely; and Kelly Slater’s return to form, his winning performance securing a top-10 position, jumping 11 spots to No. 8 and now in

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8.15.16

Fantasy Surfer

Tahiti Insider: Raimana Van Bastolaer Edition

The Teahupo'o legend breaks down a winning combination for the South Pacific's iconic reef wave

How’s your Fantasy Surfer season looking since J-Bay wrapped up? Event number seven on the ‘CT, the Billabong Pro at Teahupo’o, Tahiti, is right around the corner, which means it’s time you should put together a tube-threading dream team. Whom better to learn from than Tahiti’s bona fide ambassador, Raimana Van Bastolaer? I recently called

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8.9.16

Blogs

Billabong Pro Tahiti Preview

Heat draw, wildcards, injuries - It's all here

Mick Fanning found redemption at Jeffreys Bay, and now there are several surfers who are looking to capitalize on his absence for the upcoming Billabong Pro Tahiti. Despite surfing an abbreviated year for several events, Mick has arguably been the giant killer so far in 2016, vaulting to fifth in the rankings after J-Bay and

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7.4.16

Fantasy Surfer

J-Bay Insider: Shaun Tomson Edition

Mr. J-Bay cooks up a recipe for success at the world's best right-hand point

Shaun Tomson on what makes a successful J-Bay competitor

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